It has been so sunny here this week, I can't believe it. No clouds, blue skies, temperatures in the 40s and low 50s...what's happening?! I received some really good news yesterday via a very brief e-mail, and that information is that I'm being offered full tuition for my potential attendance to grad school. I told you about my admission last week, and that my financial package was still pending. Well, I guess it's pending no longer. I'm expecting to get a "big envelope" in the mail any day now, so yay :D When I read the e-mail with the offer I almost couldn't react. In fact I just felt like I was going to throw up. I believe what I said to Boyfriend was, "Oh, I shouldn't have eaten that tandoori onion..." Heh. I am still kind of in shock about it, but I'm starting to feel really, really happy.
Yesterday when I woke up Boyfriend brought me an Ulta mailer. He said, "Here, I found this in the paper. Let's go shopping." Music...to my ears. Let's go shopping...at Ulta? And you're driving?! Count me in. I was feeling kind of...well, awesome, because of the news I had just gotten via e-mail, so my wallet was a little looser than usual.
So here's OPI DS Mystery. I'm not entirely sure why it costs an entire four dollars more than a regular OPI polish. I had a coupon so I didn't actually spend that much on it, but still. I guess maybe because Designer Series polishes are usually holos? I guess sometimes holos do cost more. Anyway, Mystery is a polish I've wanted for a while. It's greenish-gold-purple duochrome-y glitter in a dark, dark purple base. I used three coats here and the formula was really lovely.
I really like this polish. I was kind of craving an interesting vampy after all my forays into pastels and brights lately. This definitely fits the bill. I wouldn't call it edgy per se, but it's definitely interesting, yes? My one complaint is that I really don't like the silver caps on the DS polishes. They look cheap and stupid. I much prefer the black caps.
I told you guys a couple posts ago that I was anxious for spring to start so that I could wear my new coral trench coat. Yesterday it was 45 degrees and too warm for my winter coat, so I decided it was high time to pull out the trench. There are no words for how much I love this coat. First, it's my favorite color of the moment, coral. Second, it has this interesting retro silhouette that I think would be flattering on anyone. The bottom of the coat (the "skirt" part) is really full, so it looks kind of dressy. For your consideration and viewing pleasure:
H&M coral trench, $49.99
Not exactly the most FLATTERING picture of me, but I promised to show you guys, so I'm pullin' through. I have such a colorful coat fetish. I love outerwear, especially trench coats. Sadly (or awesomely), because I bought this coat at the beginning of January, when I put it on yesterday it was slightly too big. I'm willing to have this tailored, though, because it's a really nice coat with a full lining and amazing pockets. What do you guys think?
Ulta is having a deal on Urban Decay right now where if you spend $20 on Urban Decay products you get two free "deluxe" versions of 24/7 pencils. I definitely wanted to take advantage of that deal, but $20 is a such a strategic amount. The eyeshadows are $17. The deluxe shadows are $18. The Pocket Rockets are $19. Good job, Urban Decay. Good job, indeed. Luckily I have been looking for an excuse to buy a full-sized version of the Skyscraper mascara which is $22.
Here's my full-sized Skyscraper by my baby Skyscraper that I got in the Hall of Fame set.
As soon as I started using my sample Skyscraper I knew that I needed the full-size. This product has super mixed reviews on MUA, but I love it. My eyelashes are naturally blonde and I really like natural-looking mascaras that give me some color and definition. Skyscraper won't really give you that dramatic look, it just makes your lashes look naturally awesome. And it makes them feel really soft. Win. For spending $22 I got to choose two 24/7 eyeliners from a pretty small selection of colors.
I got Lucky and Flipside
Good deal, though. The 24/7 liners are probably the best eyeliners available on the market. You guys should go to Ulta and take advantage of this deal. The new Stardust shadows are $20, so you could try one of those out. Apparently they're supposed to have no fall-out, which is baller. There is one called Diamond Dog that I want just because it's named after a Bowie album. After Ulta we went to a book store and I bought myself a gift for only $3.98!
Yay! Rob Rosenblum essays! Jasper Johns on the cover! Bring it on!
I love Half Price Books. For some reason there were like eight copies of this book in the art criticism section. Maybe since Rosenblum died semi-recently? Well, in 2006. Who knows. There is a biography of Clement Greenberg I have my eye on, too. Yay, books!
I think that's all for today. I hope it's sunny wherever you are, too!