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Mr. DHL made my day a lot better by calling me up early this morning to tell me he'd stop by later on to deliver a package for me. It wasn't that exciting as I hadn't gone completely overboard this time. It contained my M·A·C Jeanius haul + both blushes in "Overdyed" (bright magenta) and "Pink Cult" (midtone dirty neutral pink), the M·A·C Pink Power MSF from Wonder Woman, M·A·C Gotta Dash! (pale clean coral) from Sheen Supreme, some bottles of PocketBac® and a few drugstore items.

I recently found out that I could order from Drugstore, something I've been wanting to do for a long time, so I ordered the items listed below. It's quite weird that we have most of these brands in Norway, but not these particular products - at least not as I know of, and several of the items on my list are highly praised among my fellow American makeup addicts. I paid a total of $40 or about 217,- NOK with today's exchange rate.

  • Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara for Lash and Brow
  • L'Oreal HIP Bright Duos Shadow in "224 Showy"
  • L'Oreal HIP Color Rich Cream Eyeliner in "945 Teal"
  • L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner in "960 Carbon Black"
  • Chapstick Classic Lip Balm SPF 4 in "Cherry" and "Spearmint"
  • Chapstick Medicated Skin Protectant/External Analgesic Lip Balm
  • Nivea Lip Care in "Milk & Honey" and "A Kiss of Shimmer"

There won't be a lot of hauling to read about for a while now, I need so save up for our upcoming trip to Paris. I have to have at least a little money to spend in Sephora (where I can use my black membership card), M·A·C, Galeries Lafayette and wherever else I feel the need to splurge a little. Wink


Snow Storms and Lipsticks

The weather has been hideous the last few days, apparently we're experiencing arctic storms somewhere off the coast, with one minute of sunshine and a severe snow storm the next. So frustrating, I want spring now! Nonetheless I wanted to venture out for a bit. The reason? I survived a meeting I had dreaded very much for a couple of weeks now, and I even ended up smiling and I felt like that was reason enough for a little trip to the mall - McDonald's and M·A·C, here I come!

The Body Shop Earth Lovers™ Shower GelAfter eating I had to take a quick detour to The Body Shop to check if they had something new and exciting to tempt me with, and of course they did! So I picked up one of their new Earth Lovers™ Shower Gels in Apricot & Basil - would someone please get me a straw so I can drink it? It smells so delicious! It's a 100% biodegradable shower gel in a 100% recycled plastic bottle. When I was on my way to the counter to pay for it I noticed an ad for a lip product called Lip Line Fixer, which is a retractable, colorless pencil made to prevent lipstick from bleeding and help 'fill' fine lines. Even though I don't use lip products that often, I decided to buy one to try. According to nine reviews on MakeupAlley it seems to be a good product, so I'm kinda excited about it - and a colorless lip pencil sounds neat!

Even though I do my best to stay away from the M·A·C counter when I'm at Trondheim Torg, I couldn't resist stopping by today. I wanted to check out their new Sheen Supreme lipsticks, especially since Fieran had sent me the pink one called "Behave Yourself" (light blue pink) - thank you so much, sweetheart! I wore it today and I absolutely loved the way it looked on my lips. I'd describe it as something between a lip gloss and a lipstick, and it gave my lips a sheer, subtle hint of pink. Perfection! Since I really liked this pink lipstick, I wanted to check out a few of the other colors while I was at Trondheim Torg. I had my heart set on "Gotta Dash" (pale clean coral) and "Full Speed" (bright clean yellow pink), but they were out of "Gotta Dash". I haven't tried "Full Speed" yet, but I adore the color! You can see swatches of the new Sheen Supremes here, here and here on Temptalia.

Photo courtesy of The Body Shop