Når andre sover..

..leker jeg med leppestift

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah 2013


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.


  • 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!


M·A·C A Tartan Tale for Holiday 2010

tartan (plural tartans)

1. a kind of woven woolen cloth with a distinctive pattern of colored stripes intersecting at right angles, associated with Scottish Highlanders, different clans having their own distinctive patterns.

2. the pattern associated with such material.

3. an individual or a group wearing tartan; a Highlander or Scotsman in general.

4. trade name of a synthetic resin, used for surfacing tracks etc.

From Wiktionary

I really appreciate having things or happenings to look forward to, and this time - as many other - it's related to makeup. See, on October 28th M·A·C is releasing their Holiday 2010 collection in the US, namely A Tartan Tale. This is one of those larger collections consisting of lots of different elements, and it can be very hard to choose which treasures to get. Now this is a collection I'm liking! Everyone who knows me knows that part of my heart resides in Ireland, so when this Scottish inspired collection was announced it immediately caught my attention.

The names, the packaging (it's plaid, for crying out loud), the large amount of products - oh wait, that's a bad thing - is all appealing to me! I'm probably not the only one who's seeing their moolah sprout wings and fly off though.. I'm not feeling bad though, since I'm skipping the next three collections altogether.

MAC A Tartan Tale: Viva Glam Lip BagI have decided what to get from A Tartan Tale, and that's that. In addition to the items which I'm getting because I want them, I'm also getting the 'Tis Noble to Give Viva Glam Lip Bag - and the Viva Glam Mr. Teddy. I've been thinking about buying the Viva Glam V lipstick several times, and since I already haven't I'm getting this cute set - what can be better than supporting M·A·C Viva Glam and Kids Helping Kids? All proceedings go to the M·A·C AIDS Fund. And I'm really loving the red plaid bag it comes in!

More about my choices from A Tartan Tale later!

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