Thursday, February 11, 2010

A new hue

Lately, I've been feeling like I'm in a rut. Personally, professionally, health-wise, you name it. I know this happens to all of us. And I know everyone has their own way of trying to get out of said rut. For me, I usually get the urge to change my hair (I wish I got the urge to exercise but unfortunately, no). This explains why the other day I had the crazy thought that maybe-- just maybe-- I should run to the drug store and pick up a box of hair dye. Luckily, my common sense prevailed. Please, if you ever see me with a box of store-bought hair color, you have my full permission to tackle me to the ground. I don't trust myself to not turn my hair some frightening shade of orange (think clown).

Anyway, whenever I am in a rut, I also get the urge to . . . buy a new lipstick! Isn't that so 50s housewife of me? And it is much easier and cheaper than going to the salon. So, the other night, after doing an interview, I popped over to my local CVS. I strolled the makeup aisle for a good 15 minutes, looking for the perfect pick-me-up shade. It was impossible to see what some of the colors looked like through the packaging, but luckily I came away with a winner: Maybelline's Color Sensational Lipcolor in Pink Peony. The name is what got me. The new tube has already found a home amongst my overwhelming stockpile of beauty products. And I took the color for a test drive yesterday. I think it's very spring. But tell me what you think! (Excuse the poor bathroom lighting.)

And tell me too, what do you do to bust out of a rut?

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bianca said...

oh my gosh, you and I are so similar. When I'm a rut I love buying lipstick/gloss. I have so many that it's a bit out of control, but it makes me happy.

That shade is PHENOMENAL on you! It's very spring. I'm still looking for a pink lipstick I love. I should check out the Maybelline line.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

SO pretty! That is such a great shade on you!!

Haha, I usually exercise :P Or take a much-needed weekend to myself and RELAX!

Erin said...

Ooh, that colour is FABulous. It looks so great on you. Brings out your eyes totally.

I like to buy a new lipstick once in a while to perk myself up, too...

Katy Mary said...

When I'm in a rute I usually buy a new pair of shoes :) lipstick would be cheaper though lol, I love the shade and it looks fab on you!

A Wedding Story said...

I think this is the time of year to be in a rut. To get me out I like a new lip gloss or nail polish, but the ultimate is getting highlights!

Andhari said...

I think you look beautiful :) did you feel better?

If I feel in a rut, I usually ask my friends to go out. If they're busy, I take a personal day. Going for a massage, and maybe frozen yogurt. Little pick me ups help me feel betterm

Andy said...

that's the perfect shade of pink! looks good on you too. might just have to buy one! thanks for sharing dear.

have a lovely valentine's weekend!