Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mission accomplished...

Our trip to retrieve Paige's birthday present was a success. Especially because we were able to retrieve a few other things while we were there like these shoes. They were on super clearance which is a must for me. I get no joy from paying full price for something, but point me to a super sale and the endorphins go wild. And because I "needed" a pair of plain black pumps (Rick found that very hard to believe) these were perfect. Looking at this picture I see that another thing I need is a tan. And the sad thing is that it would have only taken me a quick minute to get one if I had used one of my favorite products, which I will take this opportunity to share with you.

Introducing Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. L-O-V-E it. This is my Sunday morning best friend. No more pasty white legs sticking out of my dresses. Did I say I love it? My mom and I happened upon this product a few years ago at a yard sale. I never asked her how she felt about hers, but I fell in love with it right away.
I love it because it's instant and only semi-permanent meaning that it washes off with soap and water (or the next time you shave your legs). I also love that it's very easy to distribute evenly. I just spray a few stripes of it around my legs then rub it in until I get the perfect coverage. If it gets too dark say around the ankle or knee area I just rub it in and problem fixed. Just be sure to wash your hands when you're done because they get crazy dark and messy from the process.
I like to wear a very subtle amount just to tone down the blinding affects of my natural legs, but you can also put it on pretty dark if you want to. It's fabulous, fabulous I tell you. Up here on the mountain I've only been able to find it at Walgreen's, but I'm sure you valley folks and other city dwellers will have a few other choices. Go get some today and tell me if you L-O-V-E it too.
P.S. I get the dark kind or "Deep Glow" even though I'm fair because I think it works the best. And DON'T try to spray it on in true airbrush fashion. It works much better if you spray a few stripes (front, side, back) then rub it in.
In celebration of his birthday, which is today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE (no it's not snowing here in July but the only other recent pictures of him have me in them and I don't want to be in the picture) while in the city Rick and I also went out to dinner. We had a wonderful time together but I must say that I much prefer little "Mom and Pop" eating establishments over the large chains. I can taste the love in the food at the small places I really can. I mean, you never see the large chains featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and other such shows now do you. And it's not just because they happen not to be Diners, Drive-ins or Dives, it's because there's no LOVE baby and I need the love I just do. But the food was edible and I got plenty of love from my dinner date so all was well.
In the end we returned to a houseful of happy children, eager to dive into the new goodies we brought home from Sam's Club (I swear they kept Paige's present on purpose so we'd come back to spend more money).
I love the city
I love my family
And I L-O-V-E that birthday boy of mine.
Man with all of this love oozing out of me, I think I should go cook something.
Which reminds me, I haven't even begun to think of the perfect birthday dinner yet. OOPS.
Any ideas?


Lene said...

Oh those shoes!!!

I feel the same way about chain places. I want to eat someplace real. I have a resturant for you the next time you come down to the valley. It was on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

4boyzmdmom said...

Thanks for the tip, from one pasty white to another!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeanette...I never could get the spray to work. Even though I 'have' to wear nylon there have been weekend outings when I wish I had brought something like this with me....talk about white legs! I'll have to give this another try when I get home. Thanks! By the way, do you know how hard it is to find nylons these days? I asked for them in a store the other day and the 'young' girl had no idea what I was talking about. hmmm