New palettes from Wet n Wild

Mr. Postman certainly knows how to make my day better, and today he left me no less than four packages! Awesomeness! When I ripped open the first one I found the three new eight pan palettes from Wet n Wild Color Icon™ in Comfort Zone, Blue Had Me At Hello and Petal Pusher (swatches at Sasquatch Swatch here, here and here) - and the second package contained even more Wet n Wild, namely three Color Icon™ Trios in Silent Treatment, I Got Good Jeans and I'm Feelin' Retro (swatches at Beauty Gala here, here and here), in addition to one of their matte lipsticks in Mauve Outta Here or Rose Flamboyant.

Wet n WildComfort Zone · Blue Had Me At Hello · Petal Pusher

I was a bit baffled by the third package, as I couldn't remember ordering more than the first two, but when I opened it up I remembered that I won a contest by VampyVarnish on Twitter a few weeks ago. It was kinda funny, because I was playing World of Warcraft and decided to multitask out of the game to check something. I don't remember what distracted me. I then coincidentally noticed a question on Twitter from VampyVarnish where she asked how old she was when she first caught interest of makeup, and I posted the first number that popped into my head: 19. A few seconds later she posted another tweet, announcing me as the winner and today I received my prize: one M·A·C Marvel eyeshadow from Mickey Contractor! Imagine that, I actually won something.

The fourth and last padded envelope contained two silver bracelets from one of my cousins in the US. Such a nice gesture!

Mr. Postman certainly knows how to make a girl happy! Wink

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '11


Hanging with Fieran and Pinchy

I have really been looking forward to this weekend for more than a month, since Fieran and her man was coming to visit me and Pinchy here in Trondheim. We've been messaging back and forth on Twitter for quite some time now, and social as I am I really enjoy meeting the people behind the nicknames I know so well. Of course my body had to f*ck it up for me, so today I was unable to join them at all. I'm not feeling well, and I had a hard time getting out of bed today. It was kind of sad, as I would love to join them before they had to go back to Oslo, but what can I do?

We were out together yesterday. Our first try was at Choco Boco Nordre where I was unable to participate since their "ramps" were not ramps at all, being hazardous to use with a wheelchair. Oh well. Trondheim is an old city, and I'm used to encountering places I cannot enter because I have wheels. We then went to Bær & Bar at Solsiden, which was completely packed with people, where we sat for a little while before we moved on to our apartment. Finally somewhere calm enough to talk! Later that evening we decided to go to Old Dublin Steak House for dinner - my very favorite restaurant in Trondheim. In the middle of dinner I suddenly started feeling dizzy, and with the dizziness comes the nausea. I was so devastated I almost started crying, but I did my best to stay as long as possible.

Fieran came bearing goods and gifts, and in addition to Oomph and Marvel eyeshadows, Siahi Fluidline from M·A·C Mickey Contractor and two palettes from Inglot Cosmetics, she had also bought me Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Amethyst as a gift, an absolutely gorgeous purple duo-chrome (check Café Makeup for swatches). Thank you so much, Fieran - a perfect gift for a purple lover like myself. Grin

It was a real pleasure to finally meet Fieran and her man, to spend time with both my girls, and I hope I'll get the chance to see them again soon. We had a wonderful time yesterday, and I'm so glad our men also seemed to have things in common so they could talk about gadgets, cars and electronics without having to partake in our never-ending rantings about everything beautiful, colorful and limited edition. I'm very grateful for having such wonderful friends and family in my life, it really means the world to me. You make my days so much better when I'm feeling down, and I seriously don't know what I would do without you.