For the past couple months, I have been counting the days ’till my trip to Toronto…we’re headed up for what will likely be one of the most fabulous bachelorette parties I will ever be on. However, I have to be honest – another strong contender for my excitement is the fact that I’ll have access to so many brands we just don’t have here in the good ol’ East Coast. Chantecaille, Giorgio Armani…ohh man, it’s going to be another crazy shopping spree, with a whole lot more damage than was done in Maine.
One of my most eagerly anticipated purchases has also been one of my biggest lemmings for almost the past year. I have tried securing this item from multiple sources on MUA, only to be rebuffed. I have endured anxiety over the possibility of this item being long gone by the time I get my chance. This has been probably the most frustrating, enduring lemming I’ve had since I gave in to my serious obsession with cosmetics.
Today, that lemming became a mere memory.
I happened to stop in to Mills Brothers for a quick visit and chat with the ladies there – I like to call them my ‘second family’ ;) While chatting, I happened to mention to the Bobbi Brown SA extraordinaire, Sandra, that FRED. salon also carried Lippmann polishes. To my complete surprise, she casually told me that there were *gasp* new shades in stock. *Note: The last time I spoke to someone at Mills regarding Lippmann polishes, they told me that they had little intention to re-stock them, and as such I’ve sort of forgotten they exist, as they shades available at that time were of no interest to me. As I nearly ran for the display, trembling with anticipation, I was overwhelmed to find that almost ALL of the recent shades – such as Boom Boom Pow, Ruby Red Slippers, Waking Up in Vegas, as well as the entire Spring/Summer line – were on the shelves, sparkling beautifully. And none more so than my ever-elusive ‘Across the Universe.’Oh yes, my friends. I have FINALLY secured the one polish I have been yearning for without relief. No more will I have to annoy you with my repetitive mentions of how ‘this polish will be mine.’ I don’t have to gaze enviously at the swatches and wish, and wish, and wish. It’s MINE now. My precious.
…Ok, enough with the crazy. But seriously, yee-frickin’-ha that I finally got my greedy hands on this!!! It’s about damn time.
As much as I’m so terribly excited to wear ATU, I am still very much loving my ‘Snog’ mani, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the unveiling. Also of note, I picked up ‘I Know What Boys Like’ for good measure – what can I say, I love my blue polishes :) *FYI, at Mills, ATU retails for $22 and ‘Boys’ for $20*
So, after that mega-ramble, tell me: What lemmings are plaguing your mind? What’s on your list that you’re just dying to get your hands on??? Do tell!!