It's a really stressful time in my life right now. There are so many things going on that I just hope work out for the best. I've recently decided that if things don't start looking up by the summer that I will move back to Chicago to be with my boyfriend and to try to build a life together there. Following that decision, I thought I should save as much money as possible. This post serves to show you how well that's going (ie not well). It started out innocently enough. I was at Marc's, a discount store that I believe is regionally specific to northeast Ohio (like Drug Mart. holla!) and I spotted the new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line for something like $5. I think that's less than they cost at Walgreens or CVS, so I picked up the only one I'm interested in.
I didn't feel too bad. What's $5 in the grand scheme of things after all? Then things rapidly started going downhill in another area of my life and I did the only thing that makes me truly feel better. I shopped. I went to H&M and found this dress
Embellished shirt dress, $34.95
Hm. Well, it looks okay. But I do love the diamond patterns. It's kind of shapeless on me, though somehow I feel it makes me look small because I'm swimming in it. How to fix this problem that's not really a problem at all...
Studded belt, $12.95
Okay. Not THAT bad. Right? In the grand scheme of things? Right? Am I right? *sigh* After I made these purchases I was walking through the mall trying to decide where to go next when I spotted this jankity salon. I ventured inside. And then...and then this happened:
China Glaze Rodeo Diva, Fall 2008, Flannel Fixation
China Glaze Rodeo Diva, Fall 2008, Hay Ride
IN MY OWN MEEK SELF-DEFENSE, I have wanted this entire collection for ages. See, it came out when I wasn't truly into nail polish yet. I really became hopelessly addicted to polish in...probably the early spring of 2009. By that time Rodeo Diva wasn't on shelves anymore, so I've been quietly lemming the entire thing for a year now. These bottles have probably been sitting on those dusty shelves at Jankity Salon since like September 2008, so they could all do with a good shakin'. Aren't they pretty, though? My little gems. Jankity Salon also had the Bahama Blues collection, so I might be going back for that someday.
I was going to use a Rodeo Diva polish and show you guys today, but I'm still wearing that Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. This stuff wears like iron. A polish usually doesn't last one entire day at my job. This is my fifth day wearing this blue, and I only have a couple little, hardly noticeable chips. The next couple weeks I will probably be showing you only Rodeo Diva polishes. I'm sorry. I know I'm like, so unfashionably late to this party, but I must wear them all. Does anyone have a favorite polish from that collection? Any recommendations for what I try out first? Of course I already had Wagon Trail and I wear it all the time, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to have a back-up :D Oh, and by the way, I'm returning that dress to H&M, so that makes the huge purchase less awful, right? I'm keeping that belt, though. It's hot.
Alright, that's all for today. I leave you with a bonus picture of my cat, Raven, watching what I like to call Cat TV (aka, reality. He just loves to look out the window).