I remember, just after my sister Tricia died, before we shut down her phone account, I must have called her voicemail a thousand times, just to hear her voice and say “I’m sorry” for everything that happened to her.
They say that time is supposed to heal, but hearing Adele’s song Hello has me dreaming about who we used to be, when we were younger and free.
The line “Hello from the other side” really gets me, and makes me bawl my eyes out — but that’s not a bad thing, because sometimes it’s good to have a cry and get it all out. It’s like I’m washing out my eyes with my tears, and once the waterworks are over, I can see much more clearly and remember to be grateful for everything I have.
Then I have to deal with the puffy, bloodshot eyes and red nose, but I actually think the swelling on my eyelids from sobbing works really well when applying eyeliner! I’m serious. Try it yourself and see.
The other thing that’s invaluable after a good old cry is Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum De-puffing Eye Massage, far left, €30, as the rollerball instantly cools, refreshes and hydrates puffy eyes on contact. I even use it on Maxi and Mini to calm them down after they’ve had their own crying sesh! For bloodshot eyes, I use a few drops of Hylo-Tear Eye Drops,€12.38; then, to cover up my red nose, I use Max Factor Colour Corrector CC Stick The Reducer, above left, €10.90 — it’s a green-coloured stick that neutralises redness perfectly.