After searching every Target, Walgreens, Rite-Aid and CVS in my immediate area and beyond with no luck in finding the new Physcian's Formula Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush, I tried one more time at a Meijer in Cincinnati that was on the way to our hotel. We went up this weekend for the Intergalactic Bead Show that was in town (more on that later!)
We stopped off at the Meijer after a fabulous (if somewhat too long) dinner at The Rookwood Bar and Restaurant to pick up some soft drinks, snacks and a box of allergy pills for me because Benedryl is a girl's best travel companion and I'd forgotten mine. Well, the er....tenth time's the charm, as this particular Meijer had one compact of the Rose blush left and two of the Natural color.
I have to admit that when it comes to makeup, I regress to the age of five. If it's got a gimmick, or has pretty packaging, or sparkles, or a cute design, chances are good I'll want it, regardless of what my rational brain tells me about the gimmick, promises or past experience. On the whole, I've had good experiences with Physican's Formula products, and after reading many good reviews of the Happy Booster blush, I was determined to try it. Besides, how can you turn down a compact that looks like this?
Since I already have a go-to peachy blush in Nars' infamous "Orgasm" color, I opted for the rose shade. My natural coloring is what they call "Peaches and Cream" - very fair with red cheeks, so I figured the Rose would be okay and would work with my skin tones. Of course, with the Rosacea in play, my skin tone can more realistically be called "Peaches and Oh My God, Who Slapped You?!", so I have a love-hate relationship with most blush products, but I figured with the new morning regimen of tinted moisturizer and mineral foundation, along with a nice synthetic brush and a light hand at application would help offset the overly-red, female news anchor look. The promised happy-boosting scent is all right. It doesn't make me sneeze, at least, and it's not unpleasant.
As for making me happier, well, I try to be happy as often as possible, if only for the supposed health benefits. I also figure that being cynical and sarcastic can still exist alongside happy if you do it right. As for making me look happier, I leave it to you to judge.
P.S. Greeter lady at that Meijer? Asking my husband whether or not he plays the bagpipes is NOT the right question to ask a 6-foot-plus man in a kilt. Instead of being pissy he simply said "No" and walked on, try asking yourself why you made that assumption and try not doing it next time, 'kay? Oh, I think my happy's wearing off. More blush!