i'm a little sad about not signing up to be a stylist for stella and dot but i know it was the right decision because i spent all weekend contemplating it when normally, i would just go ahead and do it if i really wanted something. although the perks are amazing and i could get some really nice pieces out of this, i just don't think i would put much as much effort as i should into building a client base. what i would really be doing is using the stylist role as an excuse to buy more "inventory" when that really means "more stuff for kathy to play with". sigh.
so i saved $200 (the start up cost) and instead, got these beauts to make me feel better:
like i need more lip gloss but this is such a pretty and natural color i had to have it. it's rare that i find a color that brings out the natural color of my lips and it was a limited edition so i had to buy it.
my friend, steph, has been raving about this product so i decided to give it a try. it was an impulse buy really, because it was in one of those bins by the cash register (i hate those things). it was $18 and i haven't been happy with my current serum so i thought what the hell. you basically massage a few drops into your skin and wait for your skin to transform to the suppleness of a baby's ass.
i did a little research on this and discovered that it's a naturally dervived oil from the argan tree which is native to morocco. these trees have been around since the tertiary period and due to the small amount that is naturally produced and in very specific areas of the world, it's considered a rare oil. by the way, the tertiary period is when dinos walked around; yeah, those trees are that old. argan oil is reputed to have anti-aging qualities, high in fatty acids and loaded with anti-oxidents so $18 for a historic, rare oil that promises youth seems like a steal to me. you can basically use this anywhere: your hair (for split ends), nails and cuticles to give it a boost of moisture. i slathered this on my face and concentrated on problem areas. so far, me likey; some of my dry patches are even gone.
stila smudge pot in black
i have an old smudge pot that has lasted a long time without smelling weird but i had to ditch it the other day because it's starting to dry out which is indicative of it finally expiring. instead of going with a pretty blue cobalt which i figured wouldn't be appropriate for work, i went low key and stuck with black. stila smudgepots are awesome - once dry, it refuses to budge. best.
then i had to browse my new favorite store, locale, and this is what i found. dammit.
i will not buy this boot because i already have 2 pairs but these are so pretty and great for fall :(
i've been addicted to this stupid game:
talk about video game throw backs. the goal is to plant telsa coils, bombs or use the green glue to trap and/or zap the ghosts and prevent them from crossing the screen. you can even get all ghostbusty and capture the ghosts in a chamber. i discovered this while reading some of my tech feeds and this was listed as a top 10 game for android but i don't think my phone is 100% supported since the fucking thing keeps freezing at the most inopportune time. but, i've read that it works well on other android phones and it's free for a limited time (because of halloween). it's lots of fun, highly addictive and if it didn't freeze on me so damn much, i'd be playing it right now.
kayla has been fighting a cold all weekend which sucks because it's halloween and i'm hoping that she'll be ok for trick or treating tonight. she had to miss school today which is a shame because the kids are all dressing up but i'd rather make sure that she's not getting bronchitis so we're going to the doctor's this afternoon. at least she'll be getting the TLC treatment for colds: snuggling while watching her favorite movies.