Thinking Outside the Box

This weekend I overcame a huge obstacle in my life. Some of you may have dealt with this before. A big fault (and weakness I guess) of mine lies in my selection of nail polish color…and eye shadow for that matter. I set out with good intentions. I get to the store/nail salon. I pick out a color that I’ve never seen before! A color that really says “Mary!”. A color that represents what I’m about.

Oh, look. Mauve again.

As you may realize, this is a huge problem. Branching out is hard to do. I analyze each and every color available at the salon…but then you have “too pink” or “too bland” or “too sparkly”. And I always settle on the SAME color. “Yucatan if You Want to” from OPI is an all-time fav. Unfortunately, the crazies at OPI discontinued this blessed color. I GUARANTEE you that I always pick up that bottle…thinking it’s a new blend of color…and then say “oh, that one again.”

Well folks. I’ve done it.

I skipped on over to Ulta after work on Saturday (this Hawaii trip in the middle of a deadline was really not the smartest thing I’ve done) with my 20% off coupon and set to peruse the aisles. The problem with these sorts of stores is…I want it all. Clearly, I need the salon-style shampoo & conditioner, the special smoothing serum for my hair, the exclusive new brand of mineral eye shadow. Don’t panic, Seth. I resisted.

HOWEVER, I am pleased to announce that I am the proud new owner of TWO NEW SHADES of nail polish.

Coral Chic and Pink Lemonade!

Now, nothing about either of those screams mauve! So I’m making big changes. I also tried some different shades of eye shadow (a stickler for mauve and brown).

And all this went on while dear Seth was fishing at the coast. He really should go out of town more often. There’s no telling what else I’d learn about myself!!

Now let’s be serious – of course I also rented several movies for the weekend! And between work, Ulta, the pool, and cleaning, I somehow managed to watch Juno, Dan in Real Life, and The Jane Austen Book Club.

Now don’t shoot me, but I was not a big fan of Juno. I had really high hopes for this movie…and perhaps I’d worked it up too much in my head. I’ll admit, I was a little bored. The other two movies were not bad at all. I especially loved The Jane Austen Book Club and it almost persuaded me to go read more of her literature. Pride & Prejudice is my favorite after all (book, not movie).

The next couple of weeks are going to be busy, but thankfully I will be lounging on the North Shore of Oahu in just 2 measly weeks! Biker short tan and all.

2 thoughts on “Thinking Outside the Box

  1. FINALLY…someone who agrees w/me about Juno! I didn’t think it was bad, just not as great as everyone else thought it was. There were some funny parts, but it was all kind of weird, and dry to me. I don’t know any dad who would react that calmly to finding out their teenage daughter is pregnant!!!! I bet you are SO excited for your vacation…yall are going to have a great time! See you on Monday (let me know if you can think of something for me to bring)!

  2. congrats on the new paint colors…hopefully they go with all your hawaiian clothes :) that’s kind of disappointing about juno- i was planning on renting it this week!

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