I feel such an urge for mindless shopping yet trying to retain a modicum of control. This entails opening up countless browsers, loading up many imaginary shopping carts, experience weight of anticipatory regret and then the clicking out of browser windows. My "Let's Stroll" post spoke a bit about it.
The hours of sunlight in a day are slightly longer, but I truly feel like the lack of light is getting to me. Whether it's the physical manifestation of my paler skin, or the fatigue that comes from a vitamin D deficiency, I feel not at my very best. (nothing wrong with pale, I just mean, I feel very sun deprived) These are the times where the small itty bitty sparks of happy consumption behaviors are so appealing. It's not a very productive behavior in terms of self soothing. Its high is so fleeting.
Buying makeup is fun.
Researching beautiful things is fun.
Sharing information with readers is fun.
Paying the bill is not fun.
Discovering a dud is not fun.
Returning makeup is frightening.
The other day, I went to the Chanel counter and made a splurge. Slightly irrational, I might add, since I was just planning on swatching the Illusion D'Ombre in Diapason but ended up purchasing that plus the Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Controversy.
Feeling a few dollars richer, (which is kind of ridiculous), I went to the SURRATT counter. I've been eyeballing one of the lipgloss shades since my first visit at the counter. No, I don't LIKE glosses, as I said. But... it's BLOO VIOLET PURPLE!
|SURRATT Lip Lustre in Amethyste|
You have winter blues, too? The post holiday period is always such a let down. What are your best beauty and non-beauty mood enhancers? We can keep the discussion mostly legal in most of the US/ globe.