|the Color Stylist|
While I love Estee Lauder, I don't always buy it or wear it. But I love it to the extent that my friends tease me about it. I am an outdoors girl but have been known to carry a lipstick in my pocket. My philosophy is we don't have to be ugly in the woods. Doug and I went on a back packing trip in Colorado once and he told everyone that all I had in my backpack was make-up. I am here to tell you that is not the truth, but I did take clean underwear for every day and baby wipes and some lotion and Burt's bees for my lips. I do think make-up helps my appearance and if I don't have anything else on, I like to wear lipstick and under eye cover (to hide those dark circles).
There is something about Christmas shopping, too. I am supposed to be shopping for others, and somehow I end up buying for myself. One year (prior to the aforementioned backpacking trip) I went to the mall up north in Indianapolis and the first place I visited was Galyen's. Oh, how I miss Galyen's. It was heaven to me. Pure heaven. My children used to literally bodily pull me from that store. So I go to the mall to shop for others and start to look at backpacks. I had looked and looked and could not get the right one to fit my frame. I found an excellent salesman and he found a Gregory that fit me just perfect. What could I do? I HAD to buy it. So, afterward, I'm carrying this $250.00 backpack to the car and think (gulp), now I need to start shopping for others.
I have a friend that enables me in my selfish problem. She and I buy "one for me and one for you" gifts. We've been friends for years- since we were seventeen and we have so many things that are alike- tops, earrings, bags. Her daughter recently said to me "my Mama has a shirt like that." Well, her Mama bought the one I was wearing. I said "Honey, your Mama and I have a lot of things that are alike." It is a lot of fun.
Do you suffer from the same malady? Do you buy for yourself when you are supposed to be buying for others? If not, bless your heart. As for me, I can't help myself!