Eye Shadow Amethyst

November 26, 2009 by The Gossip Chic  
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Eye Shadow Amethyst

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Eye Shadow Amethyst
Eyeliner question?

Would this eyeliner: http://www.almay.com/Pg/Main/CatProdDet.aspx?catid=32&catnm=Eyes&subid=231&subnm=Eyeliner&prd=28613&osubnm=Liner
(in the color purple amethyst) Look pretty with this eye shadow on dark brown eyes:
(In the color sugar plum, the darker purple eye shadow)

I think it would look nicer if you used a paler version of the plum on your lids. Then blend the darker plum on the creases. If you use mascara lightly and use that shade of eyeliner it should tie together well. Purple shades always look well with brown eyes.

Review: Maybelline Stylish Smokes Eyeshadow (Amethyst Smokes)

The Great Rift

The Great Rift Valley is basically a huge crack, formed by the shifting of the Earth’s crust. It stretches approximately 6,000 kilometers, from south-west Asia to southern Africa. Its depth ranges from a few hundred to several thousand metres and its width from 30 to 100 kilometres.

A one hour drive northwest out of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, will bring you to the first of many spectacular viewpoints. On a good day, hundreds of people stop by to take photos and buy some curios. Some of items on sale are large fluffy sheepskin hats and rugs, soapstone carvings and colourful Masaai cloths locally known as “shukas”.

As the bus drives past the first of the view points, one has a splendid chance to look down into the valley. The sun casts the shadows of the clouds onto the valley floor, forming a mosaic of darkness and light across the patchwork of farms that dot the valley.

A volcano comes into sight. It is now dormant, but the mist pouring out of its crater (4 kilometres wide, at least, to my untrained eyes) could fool one into believing otherwise. The clouds start to dissipate and the sun comes out, lighting up the entire countryside in a yellow glow that serves to further highlight nature’s perfections.

A few more kilometres bring us to Lake Naivasha, the first of the lakes formed by the Rift Valley system. Its deep blue water edged with the bright pink of flamingos that call the lake home. From a distance, the lake looks like a giant sapphire surrounded with amethysts. However, Lake Naivasha is not unique in this; Lake Nakuru boasts a tremendously higher population of the graceful pink birds as well as many other species of endangered bird life.

A board beside the road points the way to a fossil site. The Rift Valley is full of historic sites of that sort. The world famous “Lucy”, a nearly complete Australopithecine skeleton, was discovered here. The Leakey family, well-known anthropologists, have dedicated much of their lives to digging in this location and they have been well rewarded.

The bus slows down as we come to a zebra crossing … literally! A small herd of zebra makes its way leisurely across the road, untroubled by the large yellow bus. It is not an uncommon sight in this part of the country, wildlife and man side by side. Cheeky baboons have been known to help themselves to travellers' water bottles, snacks and even cameras if they can get away with it.

Harmony is of great importance. Thousands of zebras must have walked across that spot when there was no road impeding their progress. No yellow bus full of tourists taking photos. I wonder if, one day, the only thing left of the awesome Rift Valley will be a few photos preserved in a museum: a dormant volcano, a curio seller holding a sheep skin, “Lucy” and a herd of zebras crossing the road. Oh, and perhaps a snap of an irate tourist taken by a cheeky baboon photographer.

About the Author

Stephanie Nuria, Freelance Writer.
Resides in Nairobi, Kenya.

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