Thursday, July 10, 2008

I went shopping...

So since I didn't hear back about the teaching position I interviewed for before the holiday, I decided yesterday to do a little retail therapy. It all started with Bonus time at Clinique at Lord and Taylor. And I must confess... I had never been to a L&T before. I feel in love instantly. I love their shoe department and I found the Clinique counter to be friendly and extremely helpful! I had to buy more mild facial cleanser and Take The Day Off makeup remover, which put me over the minimum for the Bonus. Here is my review:

Lipstick (Honeynut): A flattering neutral color; Could work as an emergency lipcolor or a banging around the house color

Repairwear: Not sure yet; I will try it out and get back to you

Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser: Looks good; Says to follow with Clinique Three Step line so why use this in the first place????

Fresh Bloom All Over Colour in Peony: Again, not sure; Need a brush for it so I'll let you know

I think there was more, but that's all I can remember right now. The bags are cute, but remind me of the Bonus bags from the Fall? The green and white one. Oh well, they are great for travel so I'll throw another one with my luggage.

After L&T, I went for a quick walk in the mall (since I've become a couch potatoe as of late and feel gross about it) and saw my mecca, J.Crew. They were having a huge sale so I wanted to stop in really quickly (telling myself that I didn't need anything and to make it quick). I walked out with a beautiful green halter dress, a green and pink polo, and a cute pair of green and pink flip flops for a grand total of 33.00!!!! Isn't that amazing!!! Everything was on sale, plus an extra 25% off that they were offering, plus the 10% student id discount. It was amazing.

My digital camera is dead so I won't be able to post pictures of the clothes but I promise to get them up.

That's pretty much it. I've been spending my days applying to teaching jobs and reading chick lit (I love Emily Giffin so I spent this week re-reading all her books, including the new one, "Love the One You're With") and now I'm starting a historical fiction novel called "The Lost Constitution" by William Martin. First, I love historical fiction (I'm a huge dork, I know) and it has to do with New England so that combination is a deadly one. I bought it for the husband since this is the first book in ages he has shown interest in but he is taking too long so I'm stealing it ;-)

Anyways, hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday. I promise to update soon, as long as something exciting happens!

5 comments:

James said...

Good choice with the Martin. You should also read Philipa Gregory. That is if you like Tutor England. If not, never mind.

KStar said...

Thanks, James! I actually have read most of Gregory's work... the only one left is "The Virgin's Lover" about Queen Elizabeth I.

Danielle A. said...

Yay for retail therapy and amazing deals. :)

Also... I'm so glad that you've been finding so much time for "fun" reading this summer. I know you missed that terribly.

rachael said...

I'm so jealous about your J Crew! Which shoes did you get? I have the critter-tabs in Wild Berry and I'm still breaking them in LOL

KiKi said...

I might have to get me that book, I am also a huge dork and LOVE historical fiction. Dorks unite. Let me know how it is as I am still working through the book I started before Conor was born!

P.S. Awesome to see you on Sunday.