I’m not naturally this gorgeous. It doesn’t take too much effort, but it does require stuff. ‘Product’ is the term. There are regular hairdresser appointments to colour in the white bits. There’s the gunk that turns the bonkers frizz into proper curls. There’s different gunk that stops the make up sliding about and ending up in the wrinkles only. (It’s important not to confuse the varieties of gunk.)
I may well have fallen victim to an industry that tells me that frizz needs managed, or that streaky make up- or no make up- is a bad look, but that’s ok. I’ll never be a supermodel, but I feel more confident when my hair is under control. I try not to run out of the key products. Both can be bought in the fancy schmancy department store in town.
That way danger lies.
Browsing is not allowed. There is a sale on right now. Browsing is definitely not allowed. Honestly, I do not need aubergine pots and pans, even at 40% off. Certainly, I don’t need any china. There is, of course, a huge difference between ‘need’ and ‘want’.
I arranged to meet a friend in town. I gave myself a limited time only to shop for essential stuff. I had no time to browse, or wander, or look, or lust.
Still, somehow, this happened.