Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thankful Tuesday: Being girly

I'm wrapping my three thankfuls this Tuesday into one: I'm thankful that I went out shopping Sunday and indulged my girly side. I desperately needed a couple girly items, and I decided it was high time I treated myself! 

First up, Ulta -- my new favorite beauty supply store. I was on a mission to grab three things: a new bronzer, some bright coral O.P.I. polish for my spring toes and an eye-shadow brush (I'm sick of those stupid applicators that come with my shadows). I'm not posting a picture of the brushes because they are just brushes, but these other things are so fun!

Physician's Formula Sunny Buddy, $11.50
Let's talk about how cute this compact is! I heart the sunflower, and the powder actually contains sunflower extract! 

O.P.I. Hong Kong Sunrise, Do You Lilac It?, Cozu-Melted in the Sun, $8.50
So, I got my coral, which I came home and promptly painted on my toes. And, I got the lilac I've been admiring, and a neutral pink that sparkles! Ulta was running a sale: buy two O.P.I. polishes, get one free. I couldn't resist! 

I also breezed through the fragrance section to try Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker (one of you whose blog I read recommended it; I think you wore it on your wedding day). At first, I wasn't crazy about it, but it did last for the rest of the day, and it really grew on me. I think I might invest in it once I deplete my expansive fragrance collection -- I tend to collect perfume since I love it so much!

Next I walked next door (how convenient!) to DSW. I desperately needed new black pumps for work; my old ones are Naturalizers that I adore; they are so comfortable, cute and classic, but after five years, they need to be replaced. I found a stunning pair of Nine West pumps, but I need to return them for a larger size, so I'm going to post those later. 

Also on the list was potentially some cute flats and a new pair of formal silver shoes, since mine are ready for the trash. I allowed myself to shop the regular section for work-appropriate shoes, but for fun and formal shoes, I only shopped clearance, and I didn't find anything that fit well enough. So, I'm holding off; I'll rebuild the shoe wardrobe slowly. I did find these cuties though, which I wore to work today!
Chinese Laundry, $36
I have to say these shoes are super comfortable, adorable and sharp-looking... all for $36! I cannot wait for warmer weather when I can wear these with my dresses and capris! They also looked great with my jeans when I tried them on yesterday! 

I was glowing when I got home yesterday. Retail therapy mission accomplished! 


Vivian said...

Cute, cute purchases!! I love buying little beauty products like nail polish or a face mask... it cheers me up instantly! Hurray for cute shoes too!! Love your pictures. xx

Debbie said...

I love the type of warm fuzzies that only a good and productive shopping spree can give! I'm also a huge fan of the look of Chinese Laundry shoes..however I do find that the soles of some of their shoes tend to wear out fast.

D e g a i n e said...

love those OPI colors

D e g a i n e


Traveller said...

Love OPI nail-polish - I have a blue-grey one which I just adore.

Anna said...

1. adorable picks.
2. girly accessories and indulgences is one of my weaknesses!


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Ohhhh, I need some new coral polish!!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

What a great day!

I love OPI polishes.

Nicole Marie said...

i am obsessed with opi. we have probably the entire collection, ok well not even close, but a lot!

bananas. said...

you can't go wrong with black flats! or DSW for that matter. i always end up walking out with 3+ shoes.

Sierra said...

I looove flats and that OPI nail polish looks amazing!

Ashley said...

I love Ulta! Seriously, I used to talk about it non-stop on my blog. Love the colors you picked out too.