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.


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