I hope everyone had a happy Christmas!
This one was especially rough for me without my mom so next year, I’m going to make major effort with proactive steps to get through the holidays easier.
Having all my usual traditions taken away, I felt completely lost and cried a good part of Christmas morning sitting on the sofa while D slept in. I was angry with him for not getting up early with me to open presents like a kid but honestly, I should’ve just stayed in bed late too and enjoyed the rare opportunity. Unfortunately, anxiety took over and I was a wreck and it took hours to get a grip. I kept getting these wild urges to throw the ham out the window, get dressed and just get in my car and drive, but I just paced like a caged animal. So much drama and enough of that.
In addition to the early dresser from IKEA, D surprised me with a much appreciated gift certificate to a spa I used to go to a lot when I worked at a nearby restaurant. It’s been 10 years since I’ve gotten any pro treatment! I’ve been perusing the menu and plan on a pedi and hot stone massage real soon, because my back is still killing me.
I’ve also been revisiting makeup blogs that I had given up on when I quit having the time in the morning to give a shit. But, I’ve been waking up earlier and earlier lately and putting more effort into my face before work. I could easily drop a few hundred bucks on my Sephora wish list now. It’s kinda ridiculous considering I have a makeup trunk and 3 bags – one for in the morning, one for my bag and one for touch-ups at work.
Here are some of the serious splurges that haunt me at the moment – from least to most painful:
OCC Lip Tars – I’m debating on Momento, Lydia and Marion
$16 – These need to be applied with a lip brush – so high maintenance – but I’m really curious about their texture, high pigment payoff and staying power.
Clinique Take the Day off eye makeup remover
$18 – Through some strange twist of sample receiving fate, I’ve managed to have a mini bottle of this in my medicine cabinet continuously for years. Now I’m out and nothing else takes off my waterproof eyes like this stuff does.
Lancome EFFACERNES – Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer
$30 concealer. Jesus. I hear nothing but amazing things about this. I would definitely need to go to the Lancome counter and find the right shade and only when they’re having some insane gift with purchase special going on.
LORAC Pro Pallette
$42 – Lord knows I don’t need anymore eyeshadows but there’s something about this one that tickles my fancy waaay more than the UD Naked palettes. (1/2 matte 1/2 shimmer, 4 more colors and $8 less dollars)
Givenchy – Photo’Perfexion Fluid Foundation SPF 20 PA+++ (in Perfect Vanilla)
$48 foundation. I’m straight losing my mind! I got a sample of this stuff and sweet christ it’s amazing. I’ve saved the last half of it for a special occasion.
Atelier Cologne – Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue
Okay, so you can get 1 ounce for $65 or 6.7 ounces for $175. The math is so so painful. I have one drop of a sample left and it kills me. This is pure sex and I want to drench myself in it.
So instead of thinking about sad things… these are the things I choose to keep me up at night.
Tell me about your Christmas and anything Santa didn’t bring that’s tempting your credit card!