Theatre of Zen is a variety blog of film reviews, film festival coverage, entertainment gossip, and musings on things that inspire zen.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A Girly Girl At Heart
I am the furthest thing from a diva or a high-maintenance woman. I live within my pathetic meager means, but do treat myself to awesome trips. I buy modest clothes ON SALE, but I have purchased some things not on sale, like the beautiful black top from Black House | White Market that was not on sale, that I really wanted! When you look at me, you'd think I just dress for comfort, and my style is basic business casual with a classic sensibility (ie. no fads). But when it comes to cosmetics, I buy it like it's going out of style, and I'm proud of it! I have been selling Avon for four years, and I am my best customer (a pathetically ridiculous admission), and I shop at Ulta and Sephora, and I go to Macy's for my Clinique needs. I hang out at Walgreens for my basic cosmetics and health needs. But then, for my most favorite lip glosses, I go to Neiman Marcus to get my Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss. They call it Brilliant because it is! As per the Chantecaille website, this is the description of this gloss:
Brilliant Gloss is made from a hydrating and enriching formula that imparts long-lasting color and brilliant shine. Safely plump lips for a perfect pout. This slick gloss also includes Green Tea extract to protect delicate skin.
And they ain't lying, it really is hydrating, the color last an amazingly long time, and plumps up my already naturally plump lips, and the Green Tea ingredient really hooked me as I drink a cup daily. I bought my first tube back in early 2011, after I saw my heroine Angelina Jolie apply her favorite Chantecaille shade 'Love' on while at the Golden Globes. I went to buy it, but it was sold out due to the ~Angelina Jolie factor~, so I bought 'Modern' and I fell in love. The saleslady told me that Angelina wore Modern in the film 'Salt'. A few months later when I attended last year's tiff, I went to Holt-Renfew and went to their Chantecaille stand, and bought 'Allure', which is apparently no longer available. The price is kinda steep for lip gloss, but you know what, it's worth it. To treat yourself to a high-end absolutely wonderful gloss is a fine thing to do for yourself. If you visit the website, you can see which shades they have available this season. Angie loves 'Charm' as well, but I'm going to stick with Modern, and I'll check out 'Flirt'.
It's these little things that can bring zen into your life!