Wow, there were so many cheesy and cliche titles I could have come up with for this post.
As previously mentioned about a gajillion times on my blog, I'm kind of a sucker for the Next Hot Thing.
My name is Capitol Hill Barbie, and I'm a trend whore.
All together now, "Hi Barbie."
Sometimes this pans out, other times, not so much. So when I recently hightailed it to Sephora to try out the latest rage, blue mascara, I was anticipating a minor disaster. More George Bush referring to the web as the "internets," less Britney exiting a car on a Saturday night.
I was surprised with the result that it looked kind of cool. I sampled Benefit BadGal Blue, which is apparently EXCLUSIVE to Sephora. I noticed that it made my eyes a little brighter and whiter. I layered it over the existing mascara, so the look was subtle, meaning that my fiance looked at me like I was an escapee from St. Elizabeth's when I asked him how it looks.
Whatever! He was wearing sandals with socks when I met him!
So I was pleasantly pleased with the results. However, I had a little sticker shock when I checked the price tag. So I scoured Sephora for some other options, and found that their house brand (which I've been hot and bothered about lately. seriously, it's like Wet n' Wild for the yippie set.) makes a few options like the Triple Action Mascara and the Mascara Fantastic Color for a much more reasonable cost.
While I liked the effects of the blue mascara, I considered carefully that it doesn't really fit into my (working in a ridonculously untrendy environment) lifestyle, and I passed it up. And then I think I bought my 30th pink lipgloss.
Hi, my name is Capitol Hill Barbie and I'm a lip gloss-a-holic.
Once more, and with feeling..."Hi, Barbie."
photo courtesy of sephora.com