One very pronounced change has been all the grown-up makeup I've been buying. I've always been obsessed with quality and texture, but now I can feel my relationship with cosmetics changing. Before, I'd lunge at anything new, fresh, different and purchase even if I had something exactly the same in my collection -- buyer's blindness if you would. Not to say that that's not still happening, but I've been looking to fill holes in my collection, or replace sub-par products with higher quality versions. Not to worry any of my younger readers though, as there will still be a new Urban Decay palette that tugs my heartstrings and leads me to my nearest Sephora.
The photo above is a tiny Le Metier de Beaute haul I made a few days ago -- they had these at Winners, of all places, and I leaped on the chance. I've never tried their products before, so I'm excited to play with these and let you know what I think. First impression: These have insanely long names. The packaging is gorgeous, but a little fingerprint-y (hey, I didn't say my vocabulary would mature).
For those who have celebrated with me, wished me well and put up with my non-stop chatter, thank you. It has been a fantastic birthday experience so far, and I can't wait to see where the next 12 months take me.
I hope they bring Twinkies back though.