Nov
01
2009

  CVS Was Disenheartening

I took William out to the downtown mall for that Halloween shindig. He seemed to like looking at everyone in costume. I think it's interesting that he's watching and observing things that he's not going to remember at all in the future.

I wanted to get some new foundation since my bottle ran out yesterday, so I stopped by CVS on the way home. I was going to try the L'Oreal True Match foundation, but they were out of my color! EVERY other color was stocked, but there in the middle, N4 was completely gone. I walked over to Kroger to see if they might have it, but they only had Maybelline. So I walked back to CVS to pick up some gripe water for William. And they didn't have any gripe water, either! I was pretty bummed out that my attempt to get two items was a complete failure. So now I won't have any makeup to wear to church tomorrow.

When I got home, I looked online to see if anyone had a Lancome / L'Oreal color match code. These two brands are made by the same company, and I know my Lancome shade, so I thought maybe I'm NOT an N4 in L'Oreal and I could get an N3 at the CVS tomorrow since that was in stock. But I read reviews of the L'Oreal foundation, and people really didn't like it. So now I'm not going to bother with it.

I'm going to go to Sephora, and get some foundation there. I'm not sure if they're open on Sunday, so I might have to wait on that. I know they have the Lancome foundation I've been using, so I could just get more of that. But I might try something new. It's not that I'm unhappy with the Lancome, but the makeup companies are coming up with new technology all the time, and I want something with a little more coverage if it doesn't look thick. I get less sleep now than I used to (imagine that), and that really takes a toll on my face. That whole thing about needing "beauty rest" is totally right-- I look downright haggard some days after Will keeps me up at night. So I'll check out what's new at the makeup counter, maybe I'll find the magic potion that will give the illusion that my skin is as soft and pure as William's. So I won't feel like such an old hag next to my sweet little baby.

I've been in such a dismal mood lately, I think maybe the SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is kicking in before the time-change because of all the gray rainy days we've been having. I'll have to figure out how to work the sunlamp into my morning routine now that I've got a baby. I used to sit under the lamp while I drank my morning cup of coffee, but I no longer make coffee in the morning because I'm busy feeding myself and the baby. And even if I did, I don't know that I could count on being able to sit in one place for 15 minutes since William still needs a lot of attention. I'll have to work something out, the malaise is really getting to me.