23 June, 2008

Pretty pretty, shiny shiny


Well ok, perhaps they're not shiny, but I think they're rather pretty. Do you like them? These are my new boots for when we visit New Zealand. I thought a good pair of walking boots might be a good idea for tromping* around in. They're very comfortable, though I'm not used to the high ankle bits. The sales assistant suggested I wear them in gradually so I can get used to how they feel (even though I'd love to wear them to work and show them off!).

I ended up taking pity on J and Chickie over the weekend too. I went makeup shopping and sent them off to spend some of Chickie's birthday money. He ended up getting more Star Wars lego (surprise, surprise). I went to Myer's and chose the very scientific method of checking out the makeup on the sales assistants. Due to this I ended up at the Clinique counter, asked the advice of the lady there and she tried out a few things on me. I quite liked some of them (particularly the lipstick - Clinique Long Last in the colour called Merlot) but just as we'd finished the makeover the power to the centre went out. It came back on, went out again and stayed out. So... no buying stuff for me right then!

It looked like the middle part of the shopping centre had power so I said I'd go do my grocery shopping and come back afterwards to pick up what I'd chosen. Unfortunately, when I came back they had power but their registers still weren't working. I picked up the lipstick later from another store but I'll bet the store manager wasn't too pleased about things. This was a very busy Saturday afternoon.

* I love the word 'tromping'. I wonder if I can work it into a conversation (not connected to my new shoes) somewhere this week.

11 comments:

The Phosgene Kid said...

as in he made me mad, so I tromped on his head...

I doubt you need make up.

Sheila (Charm School Reject) said...

I love clinique lipstick and eyeshadow but hate their powders and coverups. Makes my skin feel funny.

I like your shoes!! and love Phosgene's sentence! lol

Hannah said...

Those boots are really nice.

I'm not much of a make up wearer either, and sometimes end up going to to buy a new set just because what I've got has got too old! Hope you manage to buy what you want soon.

Simon said...

You're coming to NZ? YAY!

Permanently, I hope. :)

Hope we can meet up or something. Be good to actually see you.

Good walking boots too. :)

The Phosgene Kid said...

Bring me back some kiwi feathers, they make great dusters...

Melinda said...

Definitely break them in. You'll pay for it if you don't. I'm trying to do that with my gorgeous new peep-toe pumps. But my bandaged big toes bear witness to the lack of progress. I love the word tromp. It sounds exactly like what it is.

h&b said...

I'm wondering about the colour of them though - cleaning mud off them will be a bitch - no ?

I've always liked those mustard-coloured Caterpillar tromping boots. Unfortunately I have short stocky legs, and when laced, I look like an oompa-loompa. Very sad, as i'd love a pair !

Sounds like a fun day shopping :)

The Phosgene Kid said...

very booty!!!

Sheila said...

where are you?!?!

h&b said...

also .. NZ'er *tramp* ( not tromp ).

I just remembered this now.
And how went the makeup ???

The Phosgene Kid said...

Hell of a hike!!!