Paris Haul #1: Nail Polish

I guess it's time to share my enormous humble *cough* Paris makeup haul with you guys. I've been dying to show you everything I picked up ever since we returned home, but I have to say that taking photos, editing and composing such a post is quite time consuming. A huge thanks to Øyvind for acting as my personal photographer, and for bearing with me and my mighty annoying perfectionism. Sorry for the delay, but now I'm back on track.

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. I have decided to break it all down into smaller posts, so stay tuned for more. Grin


Little Pieces of Treasure

I was very excited when Mr. Postman came by with a domestic package for me yesterday, since I was expecting a little something from the wonderful and talented Neglelakkmani. She made me a ring and a necklace using nail polish, and I'm in awe! Unfortunately the ring was bit too big for my stick fingers, but with a handy boyfriend like Øyvind we managed to fit it to my ring finger, and I've been wearing it with pride all day. My own little portable night sky! When I held the pendant up to the light I ended up just sitting there, flipping it back and forth to watch the amazing play of colors. Seriously, if you don't already own this nail polish you're lacking an essential piece to any collection. It's gorgeous! The pendant looks like it's filled with magic, plain out amazing. Grin

She used essie® "Starry Starry Night" for the ring, and Make Up Store "Lava" over a black nail polish for the pendant. These are definitely two pieces of jewelery I'll keep close to my heart. Thank you so very much, Karianne!

Do you wish to see more?
Visit Neglelakkmani or take a look at her Flickr gallery.

Photos © Neglelakkmani


O·P·I Pirates of the Caribbean 2011

OPI Pirates of the CaribbeanSilver Shatter · Gloss & Skullbones · Stranger Tides
Mermaid's Tears · Steady As She Rose · Sparrow Me the Drama · Planks a Lot

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '11


Easter Shopping

Juicy Couture SweetestSomehow I imagined there would be no shopping while in the middle of nowhere, also known as "home", but apparently there's no payday without at least a little shopping.. not even now that I've decided to start saving up money for Paris! I'm so weak I'm actually a bit ashamed of myself. I like eBay, and I've just purchased a pair of sunglasses which is something I actually need, so my conscience is.. pretty much clean. Not so long ago I watched a video by Macbarbie07, and I liked her sunglasses so much that I went on a mission to find out which model it was she was wearing. Unfortunately the temples of her model "Bronson" were too long for my tiny head.. I mean, I currently own a pair of Ray-Ban Junior sunglasses! I then changed my mind and started lemming a pair of "Classic" instead, but when the color I preferred turned out to be discontinued, I ended up with a pair of "Sweetest" sunglasses. I don't know when they'll arrive, I'm just hoping they won't be too large for my small face, making me look like some kind of insect. I can't stand that hideous trend. If they look amazing on me, I'll post a picture when I get them, promise.

Mr. Postman stopped by with two packages for me yesterday. One contained a 184 Duo Fibre Fan brush from M·A·C, and the second package held two Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes in "Tipsy" (coral) and "Natural Beauty" (muted strawberry red), two gorgeous blushes I managed to get my hands on thanks to Line! I could have ordered them from Sephora via MyUS, but this way I got them straight in my mailbox - much less hassle, and much quicker. For swatches of the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes, take a look here and here.

Deborah Lippmann Nail LaquersFieran also offered to buy me a few nail polishes from Deborah Lippmann, a brand I haven't tried before. Even though I certainly have enough nail polishes, I decided take her up on the offer and get three bottles: two glitters and one creme. The first one was "I Know What Boys Like", which is the periwinkle blue polish from the new summer collection. Who doesn't love periwinkle? Swatches to be found at Ommorphia Beauty Bar. The second one was "Lady Sings the Blues" (silver sparkled blue), a polish that immediately caught my attention after seeing swatches by Scrangie - and the third one was "Ruby Red Pumps" (Dorothy's shimmering ruby), a mesmerizing polish if I should judge by the swatches at Laquerized.

Now I'm going MIA for the weekend. Smile
Have a good one, people!

Photos: Juicy Couture and Deborah Lippmann