Paris Haul #3: Facials

Here's the third and final part of my "Paris Haul" series, and this time I've added just about everything else. I did also buy four pair of jeans, three t-shirts, a skirt, a hoodie and a jacket, but I didn't bother photographing any of those. Maybe some other time. Probably not. Anyway, below you'll find everything facial, a few tools and a couple of fragrances.

Since I'm very aware of having readers who couldn't care less about makeup and shopping, those of you who are interested will have to click "continue reading" for the juicy details, including pictures. And with this I conclude my haul. Grin


Le Quartier Latin, Paris

I'm sitting in our hotel room in Paris as we speak, trying to muster up a post to update you all on how we're doing down here. It was so strange coming back, we both immediately felt at home when we drove into the city, it's like we belong here. The weather has been so-so, overcast and a bit chilly, but I'm not complaining. So far we haven't done anything special really, we've just been walking around, visiting brasseries and cafes, having a good time enjoying our vacation. So far we don't have much planned, but exploring more of the city by foot or bus. I'm in love with Paris, and I hope we've made an annual thing out of our Paris escapades.

I haven't been shopping much yet, I'm sure I will once we hit Champs-Élysées and I can go nuts at the ginormous Sephora there, but I did shop a little in the duty-free on-board the boat and I went to M·A·C Pro and the smaller Sephora yesterday. At the duty-free I bought one Chanel Les 4 Ombres in "93 Smoky Eyes", a Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in "Sari d'Eau" and a gift set from Dior consisting of a Crayon Eyeliner in black, Diorshow Extase mascara and an adorable mini Quint in "004 Mystic Smokys". I wasn't really planning on buying anything from M·A·C, but since they just launched their Semi-Precious collection from which I wanted two of the mineralized eyeshadows, I popped in to pick them up before they sell out. I ended up with "Smoked Ruby" and "Golden Gaze", in addition to two of the new brushes: 235 (split fibre all over eye) and 128 (split fibre cheek). I also wanted the 234 (split fibre eye blending), but apparently this M·A·C hadn't stocked it? Oh well. I'll look for it in another store later. Lastly I went to Sephora to look around, where I bought the smallest bottle of the new Dior Miss Dior Cherie (eau de perfume) as I've been lemming it for a while now.

Oh! And we went on a macaroon spree today, picking up assorted ones from three different stores to try them out. I didn't think I would like them at all, but I was wrong and I think they'll be amongst the things I'll miss the most when we leave. We stopped by Dalloyau first, then Maison Georges Larnicol and Gérard Mulot, who had the largest sortiment of the three. Let me just say that the first box of eight macaroons are already long gone, and I'm suspecting the rest of them will have a very short lifespan before devoured.

Apart from everything else I'm just admiring the gorgeous diamond ring I'm now wearing on my right ring finger. My previous post doesn't need my explanation, does it? I must be the luckiest girl in the whole wide world as I'm now engaged to the very best guy out there! He surprised me yesterday when he got down on one knee, pulled out a ring and asked me to marry him.. and there was absolutely no doubt in my mind when I gave him my answer. I don't understand how he managed to keep it a secret, I can usually tell straight away when he's hiding something, but this time he really did it. What can I say? I love my darling fiancé, and there's nothing I want more than to spend the rest of my life with him.

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Life is good and summery!

Burberry Summer 2011The last few days have been wonderful! Nothing special has happened, but the weather has been absolutely gorgeous, and when the weather is nice I automatically feel great both physically and mentally. I wish we could have summer all year around. I really do. I'm not built for Norwegian winters. OK, so.. when I become a millionaire, I'm moving to the Caribbeans.

Speaking of the Caribbeans, or not really, we went to the movies on Sunday to watch the newest "Fast & Furious" movie. Yep, I absolutely love the whole lot of them, and I'm not afraid to admit that Paul Walker has most of the blame. He's the one actor I've had a crush on for as long as I can remember. Remember my post for a Christmas a while back? No? Let me refresh your memory, take a look here. No, I still don't believe in Santa. Imagine that. It's been seven years, and I still have the hots for Paul Walker. I'm quite sure it's healthy to have a Hollywood crush. But let's return to the Caribbeans, if I manage to tear myself away from Mr. Walker for a second. We have tickets to see the new "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" when it premiers on May 18th! This is another movie series I'm a big fan of, and I might have a tiny little crush on Captain Jack Sparrow as well. The character, not Johnny Depp. I was a little bit bummed when I realized it was tickets for the 3D showing, but what the hell.. another thing to look forward to in the near future.

We've been at Trondheim Torg a couple of times this week, and today we walked there for the first time this year. I don't really like going there when I'm broke, I always find something I just have to have, which is a little distressing when I don't have the money for it! Now, since I found a little cash when I went through my wallet yesterday I purchased the new limited edition fragrance by Burberry called "Summer for Women" (notes: pomegranate, orange, green leaf, rose, freesia, lily, cedar wood, sandalwood, white musk) at Cubus. Why there? Because it was 51,- NOK cheaper there than at Esthetique. "Summer" is a light, fresh fragrance which takes be back in time, to a time when I was young, innocent and completely free of care. It makes me happy, and I love having the scent of it around me.

I've never really collected fragrances. I'm kinda picky and tend to stick with the ones I really like, but checking out the testers at Esthetique has become my new hobby. I smelled three different fragrances from Clean, didn't like any of them, hated the new scent from Escada, but ended up trying on the new Dior "Miss Dior Cherie" (notes: italian mandarin, egyptian jasmine, patchouli) just for fun. Oh, the Eau de Perfume, that is. Funny enough I didn't really like it at first. It felt a little too strong and overpowering for my liking, but somehow it grew on me. I accidentally sprayed a little on my scarf when I tested it, and I haven't been able to stop sniffing the spot where "Miss Dior Cherie" still is very much noticeable, several days later. I've decided to splurge on it, but not before I'm at a tax-free store or in Paris.

56 more days! Life is good, and I smell delicious! Grin

Photo: "Summer for Women" by Burberry