Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pocket Rockets and the answer to a mid-life crisis

But I'll get to that.

First, I am waaaaaaay behind on blogging my pics from a few weeks ago. Kooba, NCSM (Newport Coast Soccer Mom) and I headed over to the Urban Decay makeup counter at Macy's South Coast Plaza for some "client research." And development, or something.

Before:



The bummer was that Kooba specifically scheduled our appointments that day because there was a special event going on where the Pocket Rocket model dudes were supposed to make an appearance and prance around in their bloomers, or something. Unfortunately, when we got there we discovered that the Pocket Rocket dudes were scheduled to come the following day. Here's what we missed:





Bummer.

Anyway, I was excited because I always lurve getting my makeup done, and most of the Urban Decay stuff was really new to me. And their products are very eco-friendly and most importantly, completely cruelty free.

Fortunately, the gays were out in full force for the event.



And the product packaging could NOT be better.



I nearly fell over when uber-low-may NCSM was finished. Rowrrrrrr.



And voila! The after:



So fun. I am a new fan of Urban Decay. My fave products:

Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin


and the 24/7 Concealer for under my eyes


I don't know how I survived without either of them. Gah!

The evening went even better when NCSM and I decided to further our client research and development over cocktails at Charlie Palmer at Bloomies.



YAY! Great times.

Now on to the secret to solving a 30-year old's midlife crisis.

BUY A BIGGER HOUSE!

Yes, the FGDs are now looking for a bigger pad to call our own. This past week, we checked out a great house in our current beloved community.

The kitchen was awesome and probably my favorite part (ironic considering entering my kitchen gives me hives).



Nice BBQ area which Mr. FGD turned his nose up at. Charcoal for liiiife, or something.



It even came with a really, really happy dog!





But, alas, it probably won't work for us. The neighbors' backyards seemed really, really close and it probably didn't help the seller that there were 3 screaming children, no SHRIEKING children, playing very loudly in the backyard behind the house. (Not to worry my fellow children haters...I loudly asked our realtor how much extra it would cost to get rid of "those annoying neighborhood children.")

Hopefully we'll get to see some more places this weekend. Wish us luck!

I should have known the answer to my crisis was in retail. On a bigger scale.



10 Comments, shout outs, and other gold diggin' love:

Winnie said...

Love the last comment about children. At least you learn about them before you bought the house. You look totally cute before and after the makeover! I almost kinda hate you.

dapotato said...

everything winnie said.

and i love how the pocket rocket dudes are paired with lip gloss colors (?).

Insomniac said...

Eff. That is a huuuuuge kitchen. I'd have plenty of room to spread out my takeout.

Rachael said...

Makeup, half naked hot men, and huge houses all in one post? Love it.

ssinca said...

I was about to say I hate you because of that house, but even though that one didn't work out, we all know you are HC+L so I'm sure your next house will be similar.

do you need a chef? I'm for hire, just sayin'.

Baby Mama said...

I loooove house hunting!! Good luck and I hope you find something kick ass!

wan-nabe said...

i honestly don't even see a difference in you in those before/after pictures, because you're already naturally gorgeous.

bitch.

[off to research the "sin" potion. i've never bought anything but the original version in the purple packaging]

weezermonkey said...

This post was not at all what I thought it was going to be, given the mention of pocket rockets in the title.

Bev said...

"Charcoal for liiiife"...my favorite part of this post.

amber said...

You ladies look purtty!

I'm drooling all over myself with that kitchen. Eff. I love my island, but I love islands that you can sleep on even more.

 
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