Sunday, September 09, 2007
(You have to say that like the opening notes of the title song from the musical "Oklahoma." Doesn't that sound neat?)
I fell in love with a store a few months ago.
An online store.
An online store called Sephora.
It was a long-distance relationship. The nearest Sephora store to my home was over an hour away, so I had to make do with occasional web encounters.
But not any more.
They've opened a brand spanking new location at the Wolfchase Mall, just a stone's throw from Amanda's new digs.
(Too bad it'll be completely lost on her, since she DOESN'T WEAR MAKEUP!)
(As the British slang goes, that's well shameful)
Anyway, we (mom, AM, and I) went to Amanda's last night to take her some more stuff.
And eat at Moe's.
And visit Super Target.
(Man, I have SO got to find a way to move to that area. And have a good job, so I can hang with the Starbucks crowd.)
And I convinced mom to take us to Wolfchase so I could take the new Sephora store for a spin.
Mom really wasn't sure what this Sephora was that I was going on and on about.
And then she saw for herself.
And it was love at first sight.
Ever been in a Sephora store? No? Let me bring you up to speed.
It's like the Health and Beauty Aids section of your favorite store, except much much bigger. Or, like the cosmetics section of a department store, except the sales staff is knowledgable about all the products, and they don't try to push any particular line.
And you can try everything.
Did you hear that? Say it with me now. EVERYTHING.
Guess what little red head walked out of there with blue eyeshadow and gold lips, and a wee little bottle of orange nail polish?
(No, it wasn't Jason, although one of the male sales associates was wearing more makeup than I was. He looked better in it too. Great cheekbones!)
I got some Rosebud Salve and AM got the aforementioned nail polish.
And mom? She walked out with about $50 in various skincare products. She's a junkie. I remember her using Oil of Olay when I was about three years old, which would've made her about 25 at the time.
The woman is serious about her skincare.
And I got to introduce my young daughter to the joys of beauty products.
And the joys of sampling all those products free of charge.