I was on the phone with my niece the other day and I said, "I NEED Sephora."
Niece: "OMG I know. Me too."
Me: "I know I need something there. I just can't remember what it is."
Me: "I think I just need to be there. I really don't need anything."
I like being amongst the make up, the salesgirls who share my excitement of beauty products and get all fired up talking about the latest "this or that." I enjoy the music, the lighting, smelling every new scent and swiping every swatch of lipstick onto the back of my hand until I look as if I just stepped off the set LA Ink.
Niece: "Yes. I agree. We'll go."
Niece totally gets it. She's obsessed too. She knows too well the feeling upon entering the black and white striped storefront and being enveloped in a cloud of comfort that can only come from visiting one's happy place. She understands that lipgloss always fits and never ever makes your butt look fat. Kindred spirit. Mini Me. Soul Sista. Partner in crime.
Today I got a text from her.
Niece: "My neck, shoulder and back kills."
Me: "We need to save up and get a couples massage or a weekend getaway." This has me wondering if a "couple" of blondes would be bending the rules of what constitutes a couple?
Niece: "Oh, that sounds like a dream!"
Me: "We could sip champagne and eat chocolate covered strawberries."
What is it about little beauty and pampering fixes that makes our world a little more bearable? Even a DIY home pedicure always lifts my mood. Speaking of which...I think I will go treat myself to a bath full of bubbles and some pretty colored toes.
What is your favorite little pick me up to get your beauty fix?