So last week on my birthday my daughter took the day off and we headed out to an upscale mall about an hour from home.
I "test drove" these beautiful Salvatore Ferragamo shoes . . .
and these . . .
|(these have a little peep-toe)|
Are they really worth $650 (for the top pair)? Or $595 (for the bottom pair)? Hmmm . . . all I can say is that they were gorgeous and so comfortable.
We were brought fancy bottled water on a tray as I tried on several pair. I could get used to this . . .
We also went into L.K. Bennett, a British company favored by the Duchess of Cambridge. I loved these beautiful shoes . . .
At $325, they are practically a steal, right? These were gorgeous and so much more comfortable than I expected. I don't even try pointy-toed shoes on because I assume they will squeeze my toes too much. The salesperson told me they actually have more width for your toes than the rounded toe shoes. True. Who knew?
Well, I didn't come home with any shoes, but it sure was fun.
I did come home with some new finds from Sephora, though.
Brow Wiz by Anastasia.
I've been trying to grow out my brows, and haven't plucked them in several months. There are a few empty spots where waxing has permanently removed hair.
I had been using the brow powder duo in soft brown, also by Anastasia, pictured above the pencil. Probably too dark for me, and it is hard to use a light hand with it.
The brow pencil, which I bought, is lighter (taupe), and by using soft, barely there, strokes I get a better result. The other side of the retractable pencil is a brush. I finish off my brows with a brow gel to keep longer hairs in place (kind of like a Donald Trump comb-over!). I've had those longer hairs brushed down and trimmed, but end up with bald spots, so no more.
A couple products from Caudalie, a French company. Love their stuff.
|Radiance in 10 minutes . . . hmm, I'll let you know.|
A freebie for my birthday . . .
|Two lip pencils from Nars; goes on smooth as silk.|
And something new, a spray-on root concealer.
As you know, if you've been reading along, I'm
going natural thinking of going natural. Depending on the day.
But I've been thinking about this for so long, I've decided I'm at least going to give myself a good three months or so of new growth, so I can get a good idea of what my real hair actually looks like.
This is it after skipping just one hair appointment.
There's a lot of silver in there. But there's more dark hair than I thought. I can't tell what it will look like. Fortunately, my hair grows fast. Hopefully, in a few months I'll have a better idea.
I won't bother with the root concealer until I have a bigger "skunk stripe" and/or if I have a special occasion.
Are you all interested in me documenting this progress?
After birthday cake, a celebratory dinner, and Father's Day triple berry pie, I got up Monday morning with a couple extra pounds. Time for immediate action!
My mother weighs herself every day. If she's even one pound up, she goes into action. Guess there's something to learn there.
Hope you all are having a beautiful week.