If you’ve ever spoken to me before or even seen around my house you simply cannot miss my love of Sanrio – mostly Hello Kitty but the San-X characters are absolutely adorable and can do no wrong. Today I was tempted and failed each time in trying to abstain from buying every Hello Kitty thing I saw at the mall. I purchased something Hello Kitty from every store except where I got a manicure and a pedicure.
It all started out so innocently – my friend Chandra [whom I lovingly call Hussyface] wanted to see one another since it had been far to long. It was decided that we should spend some actual time in the company of another lady AND do something stereotypically girl-centric. So we decided to get our nails done. With my crazy sickness and her being all pregnant it took some time engineering to get it all together. It was originally much bigger, more fancy, more DAMN WE ARE AWESOME, but instead we just went to the mall. We were really meaning to have an epic plan so when she called today stating epic plan would have to wait the mall was decided. Naturally I agreed right away and we set a time to meet – right after I get off work.
I looked down after having that conversation and realized I was in a short dress that was tight at the bottom and wearing kitten heels. Pretty much the exact opposite of what I really needed to be wearing. I messaged Hussyface and she said go to Forever 21. So I started there in a shop that really can only a vaguely disguised level of hell. You walk in and it’s just a storm of terrible color pallets, unlined everything, shoddy seams and clothes that are far too trendy for me since I dress like a geeky old lady on the best possible day.
I went in looking for capris or shorts or hell anything that would fit since they design things for women missing hips. I went through in a simple circle around the store ended up with about 16 things in my hands that had no business being there. Baby pink cardigan WHY DID I PICK YOU UP, some sort of safari-esque shirt that was sheer – WUT and a lot of just garbage. I tried on about 13 pairs of shorts none of which I would even buy because I am an old lady and prefer mid to high waisted things because they just look better on me. I was sad, I was late, I was on the edge of a total panic attack then I saw a red hello kitty bag – something I rationalized I needed because I was wearing clothes and they sure don’t fit in my purse. So I snatched it up took a deep breath and went on the Forever 21 treasure hunt. On this hunt I found a pikachu long sleeved grey top, then I found a tank top to go under it, then.. then.. dammit I still needed shorts. I did not want green, or floral, or some ugly neon or even black (since I own 1 paid of shorts and they are black) but I did want a neutral. And then I spotted it – wild tan mid-waisted sailor shorts. It was all alone. I went to comfort it and then when it least expected it I snatched it off the shelf and RAN into the dressing room – about 45 seconds later I was RUNNING to pay for everything.
I left, went to the only restroom I could thing of and changed like a crazy person in a stall and went to find Hussyface. We then got very quick pedicures (because I know you care deeply about what is on my toes it is in fact China Glaze Secret Periwinkle [I used to have walls this color – Oh high school]) then quick manicures (China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise). We weren’t quite ready to be done so naturally we decided to be
stupid awesome and go to Sephora.
On the way there Hussyface was like LOOK AT THE VANS STORE. So I did and then I just started to hemorrhage money. They have a giant Hello Kitty display. My heart was beating fast and I knew it was a bad idea. I put the shoes back, I put the tank top back but in my hot little hand I was holding a weird shirt with hello kitty on it. It’s like part tank top part t shirt all hello kitty. I purchased it and then we went on our way to Sephora or really some form lady candy shop.
Hussyface tried on all the makeup and got one of the ladies there to do her makeup bidding. I was looking for something specific – matte eyeshadow. It’s hard to find in the summer. Girls apparently like being really shiny in the summer but only in the mornings because by noon it has all fallen under their eyes. I just needed some mattes for work. And I found them in a cute box. Nice, not ugly, not showy, not boring and I can wear them all the time. I have a night out pallet set [Tarte for True Blood] and I just used up every last bit of the Urban Decay Naked pallet, but I didn’t love all the colors and I wanted something different. So this was it. I thought I was done I grabbed a pallet and headed towards the register. Then BAM roll on scents in little summer sized bottle – OH GOD ONE IS A HELLO KITTY HEAD. I put some on – not gross, light, fruity, ladyish and sweet. Plus my skin didn’t melt off – A WINNER. I then purchased the two items as quick as possible and ran out of the mall.
I am much poorer now – but it was a good girly day. I don’t have many of those. I have a handful of ladies I consider my friends and then it’s a bunch of nerdy guys. So I would do it again in a heart beat.
What is a good girly afternoon for you?