On Friday night my boyfriend and I went to the Waterfront to eat at Bravo and visit some of the stores. His original idea was to see Iron Man 2, but I refused. The evening was enjoyable, and we both learned a lesson about makeup.
Matthew wanted to buy something in Ulta because his future sister-in-law, Heather, just had a birthday. He thought it would be a good idea to pick out some cosmetics to send to her in Florida. I was excited because it would allow me to shop around but not be tempted to buy anything for myself. Lately I have been spending too much money on blush and eyeshadow. About halfway through our trip we made it into Ulta. I looked at some of my favorite brands and then realized that I really don't much about Heather. Matt's brother has only been dating her for about a year, and they live in Florida. I have only seen her twice, both at family events, so I never got the chance to say much besides, "Hello."
As I was looking, I was wondering how I could pick out a cosmetic for someone I barely know. Also, how could I pick out colors for someone with a permanent tan? I was about to tell Matthew that I just couldn't do it when he spoke up. He wondered if Heather would be offended by receiving makeup and skincare products. I told him yes and we both realized how strange it was to be shopping for makeup for someone esle. I suggested we look at body lotions, which are much more neutral gifts.
The day after our shopping adventure I spent a few moments with Matthew's mother at a family party. I explained to her how Matthew and I realized that it's weird to buy cosmetics for other people unless you know exactly what they want. She said she wouldn't know, she never wore makeup....thus, I must be Matthew's makeup muse. Sorry, Heather. I hope body lotion is okay!