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Rimmel, Boxed Wine and Hildie High Hair?

Category: SOF Divas’ Diaries ®  |  Permalink

Published: Sunday, April 1, 2012

 

More Adventures with LB!

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Rimmel, Boxed Wine and Hildie High Hair?

Earlier in the week I got a phone call from my BFF, LB. She had recently had some eye surgery, no not what you are thinking! But she is toying with the idea of maybe some plastic down the road but that is another topic of discussion.

Back to the phone call. She asked me if I could take her to the Doctor for a check up on her eye. Of course I could. Who would leave their friend to drive themselves with only one good eye?

So off we go to the Doc. As we enter the reception area it is literally a sea of grey hairs. I'm thinking, "Yikes we will be here all day!" LB turns to me and says, "Looks like it will be at least an hour before he sees me. Why don't you go do some errands?"

Off I go. First stop, Costco to return some Vitamins that were the size of horse pills! How is anyone supposed to swallow those things? Ridiculous. But I also learned that Monday's in Costco might not be all that bad. Not crowded but again a sea of grey hairs. Maybe that is just what Monday's look like?

So I leisurely stroll around Costco, of course walking out with a hundred dollars worth of impulse buying! Next stop Trader Joe's. Same thing! Well, now it is back to the Doc's office. Perfect timing, as I walk in LB is walking out to the reception desk.

Where to now? Well, I had been given a $100 gift certificate to Target that my husband had won at a charity event. When he gave it to me he made this comment, "I'm not sure if you can use this?" What? Of course I can use it! I'm not a regular at Target but I'm sure I can find some things in there!!" He was probably secretly thinking, "I hope she likes it and quits going to Neiman's." Right - like that is going to happen in his life time!!

Now we enter one of those super Target. I will be honest here, I had only been in one before in Oklahoma City. Long story but it was at midnight and we started counting teeth of the customers who were shopping there. Ouch, sorry but it was the truth. A very strange crowd frequents Target at midnight. Just saying. Wonder what the Wal Mart folks look like at midnight? Now that could be Halloween!!

But getting back to this store. My God, it had a super market the size of a football field and then the rest of the store just seemed to go on for miles. Well, LB being the consummate shopper, took one look at my wide eyed, deer in headlights face and said, "Don't worry I know my way around here. What do you want?"

Out comes the list and LB guides me to the correct isle. I'm now starting to enjoy this. I have the perfect guide and $100 of free money. What could be better? I know another zero after the last one to spend. Note: Needless to say I went over my $100 but think of all of the money that I saved!

But getting back to shopping, LB convinced me to buy a new eyeliner. What kind you ask? Rimmel of London, Exaggerate, waterproof eye definer. I was at first skeptical. I've been a Clinique girl for years now. Very sensitive eyes. But LB said hers were sensitive too and I was going to love this new brand. And cheaper than Clinique! Students, I'm here to tell you that I've been using it for a week now and I had no reaction. You know the blown up eyelids that can be red and scratchy! Hmm, I just might try some of their other products. Cate are you listening now? Everything does not need to be Chanel or Bobbie Brown. Even though I have nothing against them and frankly like their lipsticks and lip liners.

I think Rimmel might be another Flaunt Fiscal tip just like we give you in the School of Flaunt Handbook!

But getting back to Target, now we were leaving the cosmetic area and started to wander around in the wine isle. You aren't going to believe what we found there. OMG, wine in a box! I know you are thinking, "Where has she been? There has been wine in a book for years." No I'm not talking big boxes. They had 4 little boxes packed together that looked like juice boxes that you would put in your children's lunches. No I'm not suggesting that you put wine in with your children's lunches!! Puhleese!

LB and I are both immediately intrigued! We were like to high school kids, laughing at this. Here is how the conversation evolved. "LB, look at this. Wine you can put in your purse to go!" LB, "OMG, you could just keep a stash in your refrigerator of these. I love them. Only problem is you definitely have to watch what the kids are drinking now." Well, after a 5 minute discussion of how we would use this new form of boxed wine we decided not to experiment. I know party poopers. Maybe this summer?

Hours later we are finally back on the road again to go home. As we are cruising down the interstate, two new Corvettes pass us. One on the left and one on the right. I made a remark of, "Looks like they are racing one another." LB laughs and says, "Yea probably two 50 year old men that have Hildie High Hair in the car with them." I'm laughing out loud now and saying, "Hildie High Hair?" LB says, "Yea, you know the type of woman that only looks good in a bar after 10 PM!" Admit it students you know you seen them too!

Through my laughter I said, "Well, speaking of bars. Let's go home to my house and have a glass of wine. It has to be 5 PM somewhere."

Isn't it good to feel like you are sixteen again! Good friends so much fun!! Next time we have to take Cate with us.

XO,

Alexandra

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