Today I had a terrible, no good, very bad day, and I really just want to go to Australia. Well that is not completely true. Where I really want to be is on paid maternity leave. I say maternity leave rather than vacation because I will be busy doing things. I will be busy putting systems into place to make my life one that is worth living. I will be busy learning and doing and exploring. I will not just be sitting down eating bon-bons and watching the Ellen Show (although there is nothing wrong with that either!). Oh, I should probably state in no uncertain terms that I am not pregnant! But I want a paid maternity leave nonetheless.
So to try and turn the day around I actually took a lunch break. Like I left the office and went out. I found a little bagel shop in town and had my usual--whitefish salad with lettuce and tomato on an everything bagel. Man, let me tell you, it was just what the doctor ordered. By the time I got back to the office, about 50 minutes later, my anger and rage had simmered down. I no longer felt the need to punch my boss in the gut. I was able to be civil.
Now, on to the make-up part of the blog post. I am trying to save money, or rather not save so much as spend wisely. So when I needed a new facial cleanser I decided to leave my tried and true Clinique and move to something less costly. I found Say Yes To Blueberries, for like $12.95. I picked that one because it was anti-aging and we all know, when you hit 40 you need to start worrying about that stuff. One week later and my skin is parched in some place, oily in others, and broken out all over. I mean totally broken out, like ALL OVER. So clearly it was not working for me. I decided that today would be the day I would exchange it for something a little more in-sync with my skin.
Enter Sephora, that wonder store of cosmetics. I had one woman help me with the facial cleanser. She steered me in the direction of the Fresh brand. There was a Lotus Lovers Skin Care Collection nicely packed up and on sale. It was a great way to try the cleanser, the moisturizer, and the eye cream. All contained anti-aging ingredients and so sulfates. There was another woman to help me with the eye shadow and the liner. I knew I wanted to try the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner from my favorite blogger, Jennifer Ross, over at Pretty Neat Living. The eye shadow was a little bit trickier. I knew I wanted something light and natural to go with the fresh face spring look. But I couldn't exactly put into words what I was looking for. One was too dark and wintery looking. One was too glittery and show-y. Finally the wonderful cosmetician brought over a lovely Laura Mercier pressed eye shadow in Ginger. I loved it. It is exactly what I was looking for. Couple it with the new liner and I know it will be the look I am going for. Lastly, I knew about the make up remover from Jennifer Ross as well.
And I have to say, the time I spent at Sephora was priceless. Sometimes it is okay to be a lady and do a little retail therapy.
Why I'm Blogging
Just your average 40 something trying to find the way in which she can make sense of her life. I hope you'll join me for this journey.