Thursday, August 21, 2008
There is something therapeutic about shopping akin to chocolates and Will Smith movies.
Though, I like to think, my therapy needs are different.
I have these dry spells for months together wherein I go without buying even a peanut and then in one fine moment all hell breaks loose and it is Shopping Festival the whole month!!
(Er..Will Smith movies are therapeutic through-out the year however :D)
This month of the year I have been diseased by the “Shopping spree” viral.
I happily squandered away all my (non-existent) wealth in all my (non-existent) needs.
I bought me-self clothes, shoes, bags, junk jewelry, accessories…Even a fluorescent pink umbrella!!
I had it all.
Everything that a woman needs!
I owned the universe….
…… my friend told me about a Sale on cosmetics….!!!
I had a fatal flaw
I didn’t have enough. (What a catastrophe!!)
So my friend and I decided to sneak away a few hours after lunch to check the colorful counters.
(Never mind we had a work deadline to meet by 5:00 p.m. This was an E-M-E-R-G-E-N-C-Y!!!!!!)
Invariably when it comes to cosmetics I end up at the doorstep of Maybelline.
Today was no different!
I dabbled with many products from various brands, until my face resembled a mud pie, and my hands and chin took on an eerie purple glow.
And then I knew the only way to salvage the remnants of my face lay in the miracles of Maybelline!!!!
I gravitated towards Maybelline counter and greedily picked many shades and colors of various girlie things. Till I was finally infused with supreme satisfaction!!
It is a feeling that you get when you are on “Damn the diet” and indulge in a huge cheeseburger, fries and some more fries and finish it with a thick chocolate milkshake…Sigh!
Proud with all my new acquisitions I was about to leave, when the sales lady gently nudged me towards the new water-proof eyeliner.
Oh wow! (My bank balance has already plummeted to a minus number!)
Me: So it’s new?
Lady: Yes, it’s the latest, its marvelous, selling like hot cakes..yada yada yada yada
(Like I needed more convincing!)
Me: So…how much is it?
Lady: Oh! It’s on sale! Going dirt cheap, you absolutely cannot miss the offer…yada yada yada yada
Me: Give me a digit!
(Ok! After that I need to sell my kidney and live on liquid diet in my painted eyelids!)
I deeply contemplated if I needed a kidney or the eyeliner
…..I still couldn’t give up on the fantastic eyeliner!!
Me: water proof, ye say????
Lady: Absolutely! Stays on for hours together …yada yada yada yada yada..
Me: Er…how do I take it off?
Lady: Oh! Easy! Just wash your face with water!