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20Dec/126

Sapphire, o’ gorgeous Sapphire!

Det er litt merkelig at jeg gjennomgår en språkidentitetskrise hver gang jeg lider av akutt bloggtørke, men nå har jeg altså hoppet over på norsk igjen for å se om noe av snerten kommer tilbake. Bær over med meg. Jeg vet at jeg er forvirrende, vinglete og ganske slitsom, men det går seg til. Etterhvert. Sikkert. Nå som klokka har passert midnatt (teknisk sett er den vel snart halv fire), og vi offisielt skriver 20. desember, sitter jeg her og glaner på TV (mens jeg funderer på hva jeg skal blogge om). På bordet mitt står en åpen DHL-eske, søpla er overstrødd med tom emballasje, og på "skrivebordet" ligger det ferdig redigerte bilder av det som var i esken. Nå lyver jeg egentlig litt, for akkurat dét skrev jeg den 13. desember. Bygones. Det som imidlertid er tilfelle er at jeg enda ikke har skrevet et eneste ord om innholdet i DHL-pakka mi. Om verden fortsatt består på.. lørdag, så lover jeg å gjøre en innsats så snart jeg har tid. For om Ragnarok lar vente på seg skal vi kose oss sammen med familie fra begge sier i noen dager!

Jeg hater å bevege meg utendørs på denne tiden av året, men for å komme meg ut litt har vi satt av dager hvor vi tar turen ut for å handle - ja, for å komme meg ut litt, og for å handle litt mer fornuftig. Å planlegge middager for en hel uke har vel aldri drept noen! Anyway. Den 12. dro vi en tur til Sirkus Shopping, og planen min var å kjøpe en pose fyllvatt. Kom jeg hjem med fyllvatt? Nei, men det jeg derimot hadde med meg hjem var en flunkende ny Laura Mercier Caviar Stick i Sapphire. Til mitt forsvar var fyllvatten utsolgt, og da syns jeg på en måte at det var greit å ta med seg noe annet hjem. Som et bytte liksom.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick: Sapphire and AmethystSapphire · Amethyst

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick i Amethyst, som også er avbildet over, var én av godsakene i DHL-pakka mi. Siden jeg nå har fem stykker i samlingen min har jeg tenkt å skrive en aldri så liten anmeldelse om ikke altfor lenge, for disse små skattene fortjener så absolutt litt ekstra spalteplass.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2012

27Feb/1216

Haul: Nordstrom, Stila and eBay

One should think I'd be done shopping for a while after London, but no. Mid-month means an account refill, and money equals the joy of online shopping! ..to a certain extent of course, paying my debts, bills and other expenses always come first.

Nordstrom

  • M·A·C Crushed Metallic Pigment in "Butterfly Party"
  • M·A·C Crushed Metallic Pigment in "Aloha"
  • M·A·C Eye Shadow x4 in "Call Me Bubbles"
  • Tweezerman ProCurl Lash Curler

For the first time in a long while I found something I really wanted from M·A·C: Crushed Metallic Pigment in "Butterfly Party" and "Aloha" from the M·A·C Vera collection, and the "Call Me Bubbles" quad from Shop M·A·C. When I first started out as an innocent little M·A·C enthusiast a few years back I might have picked up all three quads in this collection, but now I feel like it's pointless and a waste to pick up a quad for one or two colors. "Call Me Bubbles" was the only quad I could picture myself using, and it's perfect for springtime. Interesting enough I didn't feel like any of the lipsticks were worth going bananas over, although I did like "Runaway Red" - but seeing as it's a blue-based red I figured I'd leave it be. After seeing a lot of swatches of the "Shop & Drop" quad I'm leaning towards picking it up while it's still available as it's said to have wonderful pigmentation, and.. it's purple, need I say more?

MAC Vera: Butterfly Party and Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment

I already own a few different lash curlers, but I haven't really found one that I love. I'm lemming the infamous lash curler from Shu Uemura I was planning on getting in Paris last summer. Unfortunately it was quite expensive there, and I didn't feel like spending €40 on a lash curler. So I decided to try out the one from Tweezerman instead. I just realized that these two lash curlers cost exactly the same in the US, so I might as well have gotten the Shu Uemura one.. but I already placed the order. Do your research people, preferably before ordering, it might turn out to be the intelligent thing to do!

8Jan/1213

Haul: Nordstrom, Sephora and NARS

When I was bored I used to shop to console myself. Then I started shopping when I was feeling down to make myself feel better. Now I'm not sure why I shop anymore, but I really enjoy waiting for Mr. Postman or Mr. DHL, for unraveling what's hiding inside bubble wrap and cardboard, and to behold the beauties unveiled. Yep, I'm a classic shopaholic. Although it might sound quite materialistic.. my stuff really makes me happy, and I need this kind of happiness in my life as long as my body keeps pulling all kinds of nasty tricks on me.

Now it's time to share another haul, a collective one, which Mr. DHL brought me in mid-October. If you don't care much for haul posts or the likes of it, you might as well stop your reading here. As I've done earlier I've decided to break this haul into two parts, where this post is the first one out. Please note that this is indeed a collective haul, which means that everything has been purchased over a certain period of time - in this case, about four months.

31May/1110

Hauls + Splurges = Treasures

Even though I've decided to stop shopping for a while, I had to ask Øyvind to stop by DHL today to pick up a package for me. Mr. DHL didn't call me this morning, although the tracking told me that my package had arrived and was sitting in their office, all lonely and sad. It contained a collective haul consisting of products from M·A·C, Urban Decay, Origins, Stila, Benefit, Jack Black and Tarte! Man, that list made it sound like I've gone mad with my VISA once again, but I swear it wasn't that bad. I've actually been a good girl since I said I'd stop shopping for a while to save up some fun money for Paris, apart from a tiny little slip where I ended up getting a few items from M·A·C when ordering some things for a good friend of mine. Oh well, nothing too bad at least, and I think I've been good.

Let's move on to my precious DHL shipment, shall we? I'm well aware of my list being a bit long, but bear in mind that these items have accumulated through April and May and some where purchased at a discount.