Face of the Day: The Jury Duty That Never Was

Jury duty. That’s what I had to look forward to today.

The letter I got in the mail told me to be there by 8:15 AM. Since I wanted time to get ready, I got up at 6:40 AM. Way earlier than I normally get up. But I wanted to look nice.

Since I saw this as somewhat of a professional experience, I chose to do my makeup like I would if I had a traditional job. (I don’t have one of those, though. I’m self-employed, so I can look however I want, normally.)

This is how I showed up at the municipal court house:

As you can see, I have a lip ring. I normally take it out for Makeup Files pictures so you can focus more on the makeup than the jewelry, but I’m showing it here so you can get an idea of my full jury duty look.

I used to keep my lip ring in older Makeup Files posts, but I got a lot of mean blog comments telling me I’m ugly and stuff because of it. The nerve of some people…

fotd110410-02This is my idea of going neutral. I used Revlon Matte Eye Shadow in Vintage Lace at the inside corner of my eye and outward about a third of the way across my lid. Then I used the gold shade of the L’Oreal HiP Metallic Shadow Duo in Gilded on the other two-thirds of my lid. Finally, I used Revlon Satin Eye Shadow in Shimmering Sienna in the crease for a bit of dimension.

I threw on Incolor FabuLiner Liquid Eye Liner in Brown on the top lid, and Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner in Black on the lower water line. And I topped it off with some Max Factor Volume Couture Mascara in Black Brown.

Totally drug store makeup.

Now, back to my jury duty story.

The letter I got also gave a number to call the morning of the jury duty. When you call, it’s supposed to say if the trial is still going on. Because, if not, you don’t need to come in.

I called the number, but the answering service had an error, so it didn’t say one way or another whether I needed to be there.

Off I went to the courthouse. I parked in a parking ramp, headed over, and walked up to the counter. I said, “I’m here for jury duty.”

She asked my name, and I gave it. Then she said, “Oh, we tried to get a hold of you but we didn’t have your contact information. The trial was settled out of court. We don’t need you. Bye!”

That’s right. I got up at 6:40 AM, got all dolled up, drove over there, and then didn’t even need to be there.

Too bad that phone number they gave me didn’t work, huh?

So, no jury duty for me. And I was actually kind of, sort of, looking forward to it, too.

I hope your morning is going better than mine. 🙂


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  1. Oh no!! What a pain to make all that effort in getting up early and driving over there just to find out you didn’t have to. AHH. I was supposed to have jury duty on Monday, but they keep saying “check back tomorrow after 5 to see if you still need to come in.” I’m like, uhhhhkay.

    At least you look super cute and have gorgeous makeup for the day. 🙂 And I like your lip ring. Badass.

  2. oh no, I’m sorry you had to get up so early and get ready when it wasn’t needed anymore! That’s awful!

    I like this look, it’s simple but beautiful. And I like the lip ring too.

  3. Sorry to hear about your jury duty story. But at least you don’t have to sit in court, right? I love your conservative makeup. Those who said mean things about your lip ring are just bullies. Or chickens 🙂

  4. aww I’m sorry -___- I hate it when things like that happen. But your look is very pretty!
    and you lip ring is cool, although I don’t think I could ever get one (VERY low tolerance for pain over here)

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