Monday, April 23, 2007

The quest for perfection

I am on the quest for the perfect mascara. Well, if I'm being honest, I'm on the quest for the perfect lipstick too. And just the right headband. I keep seeing ads for mascaras that promise to make your lashes look full and beautiful, so I buy into the lies and go out to the nearest drugstore and purchase them, only to be disappointed yet again. I bought L'oreal Voluminous masacara in carbon black. I bought it because my sister had bought it and her eyes looked so beautiful I swear she could have been wearing fake lashes. That's how good they looked! So two of my girlfriends and I literally ran to Walgreens at midnight just for this mascara. Ehh, well. None of us have had the same luck with this particular brand that my sister has. Now that I think about it, Becky's eyes look pretty good (much better then mine) when she's not wearing any makeup. She's one of those blessed people that look like she's wearing eyeliner even when she's wearing nothing. Yeahhh, so why didn't I remember this before running out and spending almost $10 on probably the clumpiest mascara I've ever owned? *rolling eyes*

Onto the next product. I'm more of a lipstick girl anyway. I love the brown-ish pinks, those are my colors. Raisinberry, along those lines. So, my friend Laura gets free samples from her Lancome purchases. Gives me one of the lipsticks. It's truly the best lipstick I've ever had--I love it better then anything I've ever used!! YAY! Lipstick bliss! It lasts me a month or so -- then POOF! It's gone. I've been trying to match it ever since. To no avail. The name means nothing to me -- so I guess I'll have to break down and spend $22 on a tube of lipstick (just don't tell Brian)...

And lastly, my friend Carrie (who keeps me in style, or at least tries to, LOL), tells me that headbands are all the rage. So I've been looking for one that will a) be comfortable and b) look cute and c) stay in and not drive me insane and remind me that I'm wearing a headband. I know, that's a tall order!
Last night I was at Wal*Mart and found a cute one made of metal (silvery) that has a cute design on it. We'll try it! I bought one last week at Penney's that is cute and black, but way too wide for my head. Made my head look like it got caught in a vise.

So, we'll keep looking. Queen Latifah is advertising a new mascara -- she tells me it's not the mascara, but the secret is in the brush we use... Well, why didn't I think of that?? ;) And I'll continue stalking women down who have good lipstick and ask them what color they're wearing (seriously! I do that! I've gotten a few weird looks but mostly women get it).. and I'll keep buying headbands. At least till Carrie tells me they're out of style, then I'll stop.

Oh the things we do for love! Err, style! :-D


Karianne said...

Hey Cathy, I'm not sure if I thanked you yet for the comment last week, so if not, "Thanks"!

I use Mary Kay mascara when I use mascara which is about 2 days from never. And Carrie is so right about the headbands, but I can't find any that don't give me a headache. You might want to try doing the scarf/wrap thing, tucking the ends in underneath. That's the most comfortable that I've found!

Anonymous said...

Cath...try the Mary Kay lipsticks. You get free samples. Did you hear what I said????

F-R-E-E S-A-M-P-L-E-S!!!!

And they've got some nice pinkish/browns. I use the neutral liner with Shell stick. Perfect, I think.

And girl, I'm sharing your pain on the mascara. You know I'm a MK girl but the 'scara I have now clumps nad makes me a sad, unhappy Mary Kay girl.

Love your blog, btw!! And lol---I am always thinking "What can I blog about? Can I blog about the fact that I got free deodorant in the mail today?"