I sometimes think this blog is all about me...
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Today I am blogging about two of the most trivial things in life: my hair and my favorite eye make-up remover.
The only thing that could possibly make this post any more ridiculous is if I talked about my unibrow, or more, the battle I wage against one.
Anyway, if you came here today for deep thoughts or encouragement, you might want to stop reading. This post is about as deep as a pond in Arizona.
So on with the story. I have used Nutrogena oil-free eye make up remover F-O-R-E-V-E-R! And ever!
I have tried a few other products here and there but there is nothing that can compete with my favorite brand. Right as we were packing up our bags in the desert I used up my last drop, so I ran to the local drugstore to get some more. They were out.
So like any other frazzled woman who is about to move across the country, and is a bit hormonal, I went on a hunt for my make-up remover like a bear who hasn't eaten in awhile.
I found my self at Target where I had found that Nutrogena decided to change everything about the old product and replace it with pre-moistened pads; in quantities of 30 and in a large and cumbersome plastic jar.
This did not make me happy.
But since I love change so very, very much, I hastily bought a 30 day supply for 7 smackeroos and found the nearest Starbucks to drown my sorrows.
Since I am trying to keep my kids from saying that awful "H" word, I will only say that I very, very strongly and emphatically dislike the new eye make-up remover. Not only were the pads not wet enough, but you had to rub at your eyeballs until they were pink to get the mascara off. With the number of crows feet that have appeared on my eyes I can't afford to be rough with them. It took twice a long to remove my mascara, and did I mention there were only thirty in a package?
To add insult to injury, after the wrinkle causing scrub-up each night, I still woke up with coonies.
To recap: this remover cost twice as much for a third of the product and limited me to 30 uses.
When I used the last pad last night I gleefully, and yet sadly, threw the empty jar away. What was I going to do now?
Today while shopping at the department store mecca of homemakers everywhere, I thought I would see if the Nutrogena people might have seen the error of their ways. They hadn't.
BUT! Target had! Right next to those Nutrogena pads was the Target brand of the same Nutrogena product, at the generic price!
I'll let you know how it compares.
All right, moving on now. I bought hair color today. Loreal Paris: Natural Match in Warm Dark Brown.
It is everything it says it is: very warm, very dark, very, very brown. I'm trying to take Moriah's advice and remember that it will look darker for the first few days.
It's dark. I mean, it conjures up the word Goth in my head. I don't thinks quite there, but it's pretty dark.
I miss Melissa.
I will post pictures, but I am going to wait until tomorrow when the light is better.
Yeah, I know, just call me chicken.
La Vida Dulce!