I went fishing for the first time on Sunday. I went with my boyfriend and one of my former Computer Science classmates. For the most part, everyone was pretty inexperienced with fishing, so we got a book on fishing (from my favorite DK series) that covered everything we needed to know — for now at least!
I felt like wearing my favorite Cal jacket (I graduated from UC Berkeley, so I have a lot of Cal items haha). My elementary school, high school, first and second universities have some kind of blue and yellow/gold combination as school colors, so I really love these colors together! It was a fairly warm and sunny day, but I wanted to keep myself covered in case there were bugs (and to prevent getting sunburned). So here’s what I ended up putting together as my “fishing outfit” for the day:
This is my blue and yellow makeup to match my outfit:
- MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” (entire lid)
- MAC Pro E/S in “Bright Sunshine” (inner corner, tear duct, and inner lower lash line)
- MAC E/S in “Freshwater” (center lid and center lower lash line; blend where it meets Bright Sunshine)
- MAC E/S in “Antiqued” (outer V and blend towards crease; also apply on outer lower lash line)
- MAC E/S in “Deep Truth” (apply and blend where Freshwater and Antiqued meet)
- MAC E/S in “Vanilla” (highlight; blend where it meets Antiqued)
- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in “Black Ink” (upper lash line)
- MAC Eye Kohl in “Smolder” (lower waterline)
- Lancome Oscillating Mascara (top and bottom lashes)
- Benefit Bronzing Powder in “Hoola” (contour)
- MAC Mineralize Blush in “Nuance” (on apples)
- MAC L/S in “Fresh Salmon” (yes, this was intentional! haha )
I like to use both moisturizer and foundation with SPF everyday, and it especially comes in handy when I’m outdoors for a few hours!
Here are some pictures from my first fishing experience:
I got a pink lightweight fishing rod! It’s called Ladyfish, and it’s from a brand called Shakespeare. I definitely recommend this to all you ladies who want to try fishing! I never thought I would be the type to like fishing, but I found it to be very relaxing and enjoyable — so much that I ended up getting an annual 2010 Resident Sport Fishing License ($41.50 in the state of California). The picture on the right is an action shot of me casting haha
This tackle box was great! It has four removable compartments as well as a larger storage area on top to hold larger items like canned bait, gloves, pliers, etc. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a cheap makeup case, tackle boxes are great to keep everything organized.
I tried out different types of bait (not live!), such as sweet corn, salmon eggs, and rubbery fish-looking things called Mister Twister (above).
Although I didn’t catch anything, I got a lot of practice casting (hurling the fishing line into the water with the fishing rod). It’s actually a lot like an overhead smash if you’re familiar with tennis/badminton. Next time, I’ll have to do more research on a place where there are a lot of fish!