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25Jun/160

Brillz it iz!

Selv om man skulle tro en eller annen hadde chokehold på hverdagen min, og at det var grunnen til at den sparker og spreller, og oppfører seg helt umulig, skjer det ting innimellom som holder smilet på plass. I går for eksempel, var været helt nydelig og jeg bestemte meg for å tilbringe dagen i byen i stedet for hjemme (smart, for i dag er det overskyet og mye kaldere i lufta). Beklageligvis kan jeg ikke forlate leiligheten min uten å bruke penger, forstå det den som kan, så det ble en rimelig kostbar bytur etterhvert. Jeg måtte en tur innom Vinmonopolet, jeg snubla innom både Bogart.Cosmo og Høyer - utrolig nok uten å bruke en krone, jeg ble dratt innom Eye Factory, og i mellom disse stedene måtte jeg ha med meg et par garnnøster, et duftlys fra Voluspa, og helt sikkert noe mer jeg ikke husker i farta.

Uansett, Eye Factory ble liksom den store greia. Jeg hadde vel strengt tatt ikke bruk for nye solbriller, men jeg har sikla på et par Ray-Ban siden i fjor sommer.. som jeg trodde jeg hadde skrevet om. Uansett, jeg prøvde dem i går, likte dem akkurat like godt som i fjor, men de hadde ikke modellen med brune graderte glass som jeg opprinnelig ville ha. Dessuten likte jeg virkelig ikke at de var sammenleggbare. Hun dro frem en annen modell, som for meg så altfor store ut til at jeg hadde vurdert dem selv, men da jeg fikk dem på nesa var jeg solgt. Så utrolig lette! Jeg kjente nesten ikke at jeg hadde dem på. Innfatningen var liksom i gummiert skilpadde, og glassene var i gradert brun. Love! Som en liten bonus var de dessuten billigere enn de jeg opprinnelig hadde lyst på, så da jeg fikk vite at jeg kunne ordne meg brillekonto.. fikk de bli med hjem.

Ray-Ban Erika

Det stoppet dog ikke helt der, for i og med at jeg opprettet brillekonto tenkte jeg at det kanskje ville være den perfekte anledningen til å fikse meg et par briller som faktisk kler meg og kan avlaste øynene foran for eksempel datamaskina. Jeg har brukt linser hver eneste dag i vel sju år, og jeg vet at det overhodet ikke er bra for øynene mine. Jeg spurte henne om hun hadde en innfatning som kunne passe meg, og hun dro frem et par stykker som det var 30% rabatt på - og det var spot on! Riktignok så jeg litt nerdete ut, men jeg syns de var kjempefine, jeg elsket fargen og de var behagelige å ha på. Brillene er fra Giorgio Armani, og selv om jeg vet at jeg må venne meg til briller igjen, ugh, ser jeg frem til å kunne ta på meg briller når jeg står opp i stedet for å være avhengig av linsene.

Photo(s) © Ray-Ban

2Dec/1113

Sneak Peek: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow17 · 18 · 19

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '11

18Jul/1118

Shopping with Amira!

On Friday I finally got to meet my darling friend Amira for the very first time, and it was so nice finally seeing her! We've been chatting online for several years, but never had the chance to meet until now. We met outside Jardin du Luxembourg, and sat down on a bench in the park just talking until she had to catch her bus home. It's hard to explain, but it's so awesome when you meet someone in real life, who you've only known online, and you just click. I'm so lucky to have friends like her in my life.. just as I have Pinchy, Fieran and Ingrid, who always manage to magically brighten my days.

We decided to meet up again on Saturday to go shopping. Poor Øyvind, leaving with two makeup and shopping crazy girls, but at least he was able to bring his iPad to avoid death by boredom, or even makeup overkill. I have to say that I'm amazed by the bus system here in Paris, it's so easily accessible! We just have to point at my wheelchair and the driver stops, ejects the ramp, and I'm all set. Since we all needed some food we decided to start off at KFC, which I've never been to. Yes, I am a fast-food lover, so naturally it had to be checked out like everything else! It was crowded by doves, making my heart ache for them with all their injuries (some lacked feathers, others lacked claws and feet), but we managed to have a nice meal without any dove-crashing-into-any-heads-incidents while sitting there.

After having eaten a little we decided to venture on, and stopped by the huge Apple Store on Opéra because of it's nice architecture. I wanted to take a look at their accessories, and I ended up buying a Griffin A-Frame Stand for my iPad - I did tell you that I bought an iPad, no? Anyway. I'm loving the stand, it's the perfect height and everything. Makes nerding so much more convenient. We then moved on to the enormous department store called Galeries Lafayette, heaven for a shopping geek like myself! OK, so I was a bit overwhelmed when we entered, there was people everywhere not really minding me, but I still managed to navigate in between everyone (without injuring any toes). And the ceiling? So incredible! I'll go back and take some pictures during the week, I promise. Inside I found a gorgeous bright coral pashmina I had to get, now regretting that I didn't get one in another color as well, before hitting all the makeup counters. Honestly I can't really remember what we saw when, but the first counter we stopped at was M·A·C. Of course. Amira wanted to take a closer look at the new mineralize eye shadows from Semi-Precious, and I wanted the 234 brush which I didn't find at the local M·A·C. I scored! I don't remember if I said so already, but in addition to the two MES I got on the first day here I also got two more: "Dark Indulgence" and "Blue Sheen". They all look so gorgeous in the pan, and applied wet they are indeed to die for. I also purchased a bottle of Dior Rock Coat, a top coat meant to "smoke up" any regular nail polish. Quite cool actually! I might get a few other Dior nail polishes, we'll see what happens. There's a color called Nirvana, which keeps calling my name.

After a quick break at a Starbucks - I cannot understand why we don't have Starbucks back home, their Frappuccino® Chocolate Chip or even Java Chip is the most amazing beverage on Earth - the next stop on our plan was the other ginormous department store called Printemps. Another heaven! I immediately saw the Giorgio Armani counter, and wanted to take a look at their Eyes to Kill eye shadows. My God. It's something in-between a cream and a powder, without actually being a cream. So smooth, so nice, and the "02 Lust Red" is such an amazing color! I kinda wish I could get more, but with their steep price I refuse to dish out for more than maybe two. I'm lemming "04 Pulp Fiction" as well, but I'm leaning towards skipping it.

After seeing these amazing department stores it was time to head back to the hotel, and in the meantime it had started to rain. Like a lot. Like seriously. Stupid as I am I was wearing a white shirt, white linen pants and a white and silver scarf, so when we arrived back at "our" bus stop and had to walk to the hotel - without an umbrella - I suddenly realized that my clothes had indeed gone see-thru. I was soaking wet from head to toe! Oh well. Just a little everyday action there, I guess? Anyway, I had such an amazing day with Amira that no rain could ruin the day for me.

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