Hard FailsApril 14, 2014 - Author: Amy
Let’s get the first thing out of the way.
Do you guys read Rachel’s blog, Maybe Matilda? If you don’t, I wish you would. Great blog by a great writer with great style and a sense of humor to match all that greatness.
Sometimes she writes about beauty tips, and one in particular had caught my attention a couple of times. She puts Monistat chafing relief powder on before her make-up. Apparently it makes your face all smooth and the make-up goes on better. I was curious, but hadn’t tried it yet. Then Michelle at Décor and the Dog left a comment that she does the same thing and that it’s awesome. And she’s a pharmacist, soooo.
I went to Target on, of all days, re-stocking day. I tried to blend into the boxes as I lurked in the most embarrassing aisle of the store. I found the space where the Monistat should have been, but it was empty. Of course.
The little restocking fella noticed me then and asked if he could help me find anything.
Admit it, or run away quickly?
I admitted it. And he had no idea what I was talking about. Called his friend over. Friend had no idea what I was talking about. I walked away in shame and mortification.
Went to Walgreens. Found it. Success! And no witnesses!
I was super excited to try it out, and for the first several days of use went around asking people if I looked especially beautiful that day so that I could share my new beauty secret with them and feel like I belonged in the upper echelons of style gurus. (Even though I kind of didn’t think it made much of a difference, if I were being honest.)
A few days later, Rachel sent me a pic of her new box of anti-chafing Monistat and rubbed in my Target snafu some more.
Hardy har har.
But her box looked different than mine did… so I ran upstairs to investigate.
And sure enough.
You guys. I’d been putting anti-itch cream on my face the entire time.
If I ever get around to finding the actual anti-chafing stuff, I will be sure to give you a full report. In the meantime, feel free to admire Rachel and Michelle’s smooth faces.
And now for another fail at buying things!
There is an art gallery going out of business with some wicked good prices on, specifically, some buffalo prints by Nancy Glazier. (My fave.)
D and my MIL surprised me with a couple of really nice ones, then me and D went back in to scavenge some more.
We found these four:
For a really great price. They’re a bit oddly shaped, so when he offered to frame them at 25% off, I said sure!
$600 later, I had total buyers remorse and called and cancelled the frame order. (And made D go look the poor, retiring owner in the eye and retrieve the prints we practically stole from him.)
So now I need your help. Is there somewhere to order slightly oddly shaped mats and frames? Do I DIY it, and if so, how? Any genius idea besides framing??
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