It was a very belated happy birthday to me last week, when I met up with Annie in Glen Ellyn for dinner. She came at me with a bag of loot and I couldn't figure out why until it was revealed that she hadn't seen me since September. It's just turning into a birthday year for me; I like this trend! She gifted me with a teapot universe, salt & pepper magic wands [how did I not know about these?!], and I gifted myself a new MAC lipstick. I tried to capture the color on film but couldn't make it happen, so you get the outtakes instead. YOU'RE WELCOME.