Seriously, dude, I go to Petco so often that when I see the Friskies delivery guy there restocking the gravy display, he gives me the “What’s up?” nod in the cat food aisle.
Like we’re buds. Because we see each other so often.
In my town, one of the upsides of frequenting the local Petco on behalf of my famously demanding feline employer is that there’s a Sephora right next door.
I know! It’s makeup/cat lady heaven…
So whenever Tabs sends me on a gravy run, I try to swing by Sephora (but please don’t tell Tabs, because I don’t want to hear his speech about personal errands on company time, blah, blah, blah…).
Yesterday Miss Thang (Tabs) was running low on Science Diet, Gravy and Greenies, so after restocking at Petco, I wandered next door to the Sephora to quickly look around, and check if the new Hourglass Ambients had arrived yet (nope!).
It was weird… Most of the time when I visit Sephora, I usually see a few guys either trailing their girlfriends/wives or waiting up near the front of the store with their noses buried in their phones, but yesterday, they were everywhere! — wandering the aisles like lost cattle, most of them with blank looks on their faces.
That’s when I realized: Valentine’s Day. I think there was some present shopping going on there…
Most of the dudes, bless their hearts, looked completely clueless, too. I thought, “Let me help you!” LOL! But I was under a tight schedule and had to get back to the office to give Tabs his daily full-body shiatsu massage.
If I had been able to offer assistance, I would have steered the dudes toward the new $45 Technicolor palette from Make Up For Ever first, with its eight powder shadows, four of them brights and four of them neutrals.
My inner film buff likes the inspiration behind it — the era in cinema when movies were transitioning from black and white to color, circa the 1930s — while my practical side loves that MUFE included classic black, brown, beige and white shades to go with the electric yellow, green, blue and purple.
So flexible! Plus, it comes with a step-by-step tutorial and two eye brushes.
Next, I would’ve herded those dudes over to the NARS counter to point out the new $59 And God Created The Woman Set.
Awkward product names aside, the set comes with a six-pan palette of must-have NARS neutrals like Alhambra, Kalahari, Galapagos and Night Clubbing. It also comes with a 0.09-ounce travel-sized tube of NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base and a diminutive #3 Eye Shader Brush.
Both the Technicolor palette and the (awkwardly named) And God Created The Woman Set are limited edition and exclusive to Sephora.
If I didn’t already have a good number of these shadows, I’d be dropping hints to El Hub. “Um, sweetie, can we stop by Sephora? There’s this new NARS palette I just want to look at…”
You know what would be really weird? If there was also a Petco store by the Sephora near you…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,