Money Money Money

Despite that title putting ABBA into my head, I did not see Mamma Mia this weekend. I saw Dark Knight like half the world did. It was soooo good. It was LONG but I would (and probably will) see it again. I was on the edge of my seat, filled with suspenseful tension. And Heath Ledger’s Joker was so incredibly creepy. I want to watch him again and again. His voice, his body language, his movements… mastering these are things an actor dreams about! To think that this was the boy I loved from “10 Things I Hate About You” so many years ago. And now he’s gone. It’s hard to wonder about how many great roles he will never play. So sad. Oh, but how funny was he as the nurse?

On Friday I got paid made my credit card payments. On Saturday I went a little crazy at the mall. Worth it? To me, yes!

I spent a lot of money. Not TONS, but a lot, at least to me. Especially since I’ve been meaning to get my hair cut, and that is not cheap. This money that hemorrhaged from my bank account probably helped cause the panic attack I had when I got home. Honest to God panic attack. It was a little scary and it happened just as David had to leave for his show, so not only was I all freaked out, but I scared him too!

I survived, by sitting on the floor of the living room, the A/C turned on high, and watching Freaky Friday on ABC. Oh, and talking to myself. I then went online to self diagnose my panic attack. “Fear of ‘losing it’ or going crazy”? That was me! This does not happen to me very often at all, but this was the first time it seemingly happened over NOTHING. I’m guessing that it was a combo of being rushed, spending more money than I realized, and being hot and humid. But still, it was weird.

Anyway, then I played with my beautiful new purchases. I thought, hmm, maybe I should return something. I don’t NEED all this stuff. But then I realized that I really really wanted it. And it did not give me another panic attack. So I’m keeping my baby.

I went to Sephora with Sandy. She may not be a girly girl all the time, but she has it deep inside! We spent a LONG time wandering around this store. I described it as porn, especially the makeup brush section. She agreed.

I’m slightly obsessed with mascara, so when I saw this mascara set I had to buy it.

And I did. It’s like I died and went to heaven. I can’t wait to play with them all.

Aren’t they cute!?

I purchased that, but Sandy wasn’t done browsing yet. So I browsed some more. I decided I was way overdue for a Foundation Brush, and the saleslady agreed. Of course she did.

Then we were directed to some bath products that were 50% off! Well, at that price, how could I NOT buy the Asian Ginger Dry Oil body spray?

So now I have another $30 in my basket. I had been drooling over this Urban Decay eyeshadow palette the entire time I was in the store. Not only is the package pretty, but the colors are incredible. I’m a huge sucker for packaging style. Which explains my frequent purchases of Benefit products. So cool!

Suddenly my mind said “What the heck?” and I picked up the Urban Decay palette. And went to the register before I could change my mind. Pricey? Yes. But I told myself that I no longer have cool eyeshadow colors and it had been forever since I bought any new eyeshadow.

So now I am the happy owner of these beautiful eyeshadows.

I am going to have FUN with these! Look at that green!

But Sephora was just the warm up to my shopping excitement. Sandy and I walked towards Barnes & Noble to meet up with the boys who just couldn’t wait outside Sephora any longer. Lo and behold, what do we see? Yellow dot clearance SHOES outside of Boston Store!

We practically run to the 9.5-10 table and rummage through all the boxes. And then I see pink. And a BCBGirls box. And I suck in my breath. And I pull out the box. And I almost faint that THESE shoes are here. I first saw these shoes months ago. And I loved them at their full $98 price tag. They were just so cool! Then I loved them when they got marked down to $70. Just a couple weeks ago I saw them on clearance (IN A SIZE 10) at 60% off. And yet, I didn’t buy them.

But now, out in the mall air, exposed to everyone, I felt that I had to have them. At 70% off, they were around $30. I didn’t really have the money, but I thought of one last possibility. My mom. I dialed her cell phone and she answered right away. I told her that I was at Boston Store and tried on some shoes that I had to have. She says “At Mayfair? Where.” I looked around, and there she was.

She was on her break, at that very moment. I brought the shoes over to her, and even she thought they were awesome and that I had to have them. I handed over my cash and she went and purchased them, right then and there. It was meant to be! $23 later, they were mine. MINE!!!!

Are they ridiculous? Yes. But then, so am I.

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9 Responses to “Money Money Money”

  1. Sierra Says:

    I love it! I may have been known to tizzy myself into a self-induced panic attack after shopping before. So, I completely understand. That mascara set is awesome. I, too, love mascara and have tried many of those. I actually like Sephora’s brand the best–I’ve had more than one person ask me if these are my real lashes. Yes!

    And, you really can beat fabulous shoes for only $23! WTG!

  2. Mishy Says:

    great deal on those shoes, sounds like you are a decent bargain shopper.

  3. Andrea Says:

    I always freak out after buying stuff. In fact, I just walked out of Target $143.11 poorer. It hurts, doesn’t it?!!?!

    I’m dying to go into Sephora but I know I’ll walk out with too much fun stuff…like those eye shadows!

  4. julia Says:

    I can’t help but laugh at your panic attack, even though I know it’s not funny. And I love how we convince ourselves that we NEED stuff like this. I’m with you—Sephora is a black hole and I could drop major cash in there. Which is why I haven’t stepped inside the place since before my wedding:)

    Love the purchases!

  5. Ginesa Says:

    Yet another person who can drop major cash at Sephora…lucky for me – or rather, lucky for my pocketbook – I normally go there when I have Pnut with me…trust me, having a small 10month old baby who wants to grab evreything in sight is definitely helpful when trying to NOT spend money! But I so love looking around in there…sigh…

    And that mascara set is to DIE for…I want to go there NOW and buy it!

    The shoes are fabulous – they look great on you! And for $23? Fantastic deal!

  6. kelly Says:

    Sephora is DANGEROUS! I indulged in some shopping myself this weekend also. I felt a little bad about it at first, but not so much anymore. I justified everything.

  7. Bria Says:

    while shopping with nick i found the most amazing pair of black patent stalletos that fit.. i was soooo gonna buy them… but i had some minor restraint… damn…. wish id have just gotten them…

  8. msoj Says:

    Heaven knows I only land here for the make-up tips

  9. Sandy Says:

    Oh lord I’ve been dying to back there. I want brushes!!!

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