Mr. Postman never fails me!

The last couple of days I've been feeling a little better, and I'm hoping it's going to last - although every time I dare to think the thought I go back to feeling lousy. I called my doctor for an appointment as I said I would, but I couldn't get one until December 13th. Oh well, I'm not on the verge of dying so I guess I can wait another three weeks.

Mr. Postman always knows how to cheer me up, so today he brought me no less than four packages for me to enjoy! The most important of the four was my Logitech Wireless Trackball M570, which I bought to see whether or not it'll make a difference for my shoulder, and then also my neck. I've been suspecting that my shoulder's hurting because of my extensive use of a computer mouse, and that the pain continues up into my neck. Hopefully I'll get accustomed to using a trackball again soon, because at the moment it's pretty much impossible to use for precision work like photo editing.

The remaining three packages were not as important, but equally fun! When I opened up the first package I found two NARS eyeshadow duos in Cheyenne and Wicked. If you ask me NARS eyeshadow duos are way too expensive, but I chose to get these mainly because I wanted to when Sephora recently had a $10 each offer on them. I didn't bother using a personal shopper service for only $20, so I decided to get them off eBay for $14.95 each instead - pretty OK price for a NARS eyeshadow duo, if you ask me. Unfortunately I'm a little disappointed in Wicked, it being a lot lighter than I imagined. Cheyenne on the other hand is really nice!

NARS: Cheyenne

NARS: Wicked

In the second package I found four M·A·C pigments in Chartreuse, Golden Olive, Cornflower and Violet which I bought through Specktra. I really enjoy plowing through the clearance bin on Specktra, buying items like eyeshadows and pigments from collectors. Genius when it comes to pigments, especially if you prefer them in the old original jars, like I do.

And from the last one I pulled out a .925 Sterling Silver necklace personalized with my name. I absolutely love it, even though I'm one of those girls who can't stand Sex and the City where these personalized necklaces gained popularity because of the one "Carrie" wore. Oh well, I don't really care. Mine says "Shamini" and I adore it!

The image of NARS Wicked has been flipped for design purposes
Photos © Shamini Thevarajah '10