Free gift

About once a quarter Clinique comes out with their free gift promotion. You know the one. Where they price everything just above the minimum purchase price requiring you to buy and additional $32 lipstick that you really didn’t need just to get the free gift.

I was at the mall with my friend Kathou a few weeks ago and Clinique was running the special. Unfortunately I don’t use this particular line of cosmetics. No free gift for me. Kathou, however, does. Kathou makes a purchase that awards her the obligatory free gift. Of course I am a little jealous, because who doesn’t like buying something to get something free? I actually considering purchasing something so I too could have the free gift. Of course what would I have purchased? Lotion.

Anyway, we leave the department store 1 free gift richer. (ok Kathou was richer by it, but I live vicariously through her sometimes)

About a week later I get this package in the mail from Kathou. I love mail. Especially surprise packages! I open it up and lo and behold the package contains a free gift from the Clinique counter!! The little note read that she needed some moisturizer and got another free gift. So she sent it to me. Isn’t that just too sweet? Aren’t I lucky to have a good friend like this? I am. Thanks K!

This quarter’s free gift is pretty cool. 2 cute little bags, a little mascara (jury is still out on this one), a lipstick (almost a rockin’ color on me) and a little eyeshadow. I am not one for much eye make up, but on occasion I like to look a little more than a mousy housewife. The colors are even decent in this one. A soft pink, a cocoa brown and a steel blue.

Blue? I don’t think that even in the 80’s I wore blue eyeshadow. I try out the pink and brown. Love them. However, today I thought I would give the blue a shot. Yes people… I willingly put on blue eyeshadow. I am not exactly sure if I should be proud of this or horrified. It actually looked half way decent.

My god! Am I going throwback? I have the sudden urge to hunt down some stirrup pants and leg warmers. Thank god my hair isn’t long enough to put in a side pony tail. Someone might have to do an intervention.

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