I had a great weekend with my sister-in-law. She is so much help and she brings a real energy to our house. She's a high-powered lawyer, very classy, very stylish, very energetic, very hip. I love to hear about all the trendy restaurants she goes to, the lounges, the bars, the high-end dens of fashion where she shops. That's never been my scene, so it's like having a window into a whole new world.
We did make it to the mall and hit Sephora with hurricane force to get the supplies for my new "I want to feel pretty again" regime. I spent almost $100 on makeup and felt deliriously extravagant. When you consider that I have bought no makeup since about 1990, it's not such an indulgence.
Here's what we got. I would link to the products, but I when I'm at home I work in Safari which is not set up to do the links with the click of a button and I'm an HTML loser. So sorry for that. Anyways . . .
Benefit Dandelion Powder: a nice, rosy powder that brings your skin to life
Benefit Gilded (or something like that) eye makeup pencil: a warm gold color that you just swipe on like a crayon
Nars Orgasm blush: who can resist a name like that?
A few lip glosses from Aveda
Simple! Easy! Even I can do it! I tried it out yesterday and did feel instantly perkier, like I had a secret weapon. Part of me hates that makeup can give me a lift--I want to be able to feel good about myself without enhancement. There's another part of me that is just so grateful for the lift that I don't give a rat's ass how I get it.
My sis-in-law also gave me a pair of castoff Seven jeans. Ooh, la la! Nothing can stop me now. The jeans come at a good time. Last weekend I went to the mall with the intent of getting a pair of jeans. I left empty-handed because I couldn't find anything that I liked for under $50, even at the Gap. When did the Gap start charging $50 for jeans? Clearly I don't shop very often!