Got a package from Sephora thursday. It contained...
My Coral Rush Juicy Tubes Cherie!!! It only took them three tries.
I bought a smaller purse last month.
I'm one of those people who likes to carry everything they could possibly ever need at any given moment... Always be prepared, right? If you want to carry that amount of stuff, you need a purse that can accomodate that amount of stuff.
I switched over from my cute white leather bag to a knock-off Balenciaga bag. I know, I spend my money on what goes inside the purse. I'm too afraid to carry an expensive bag. It screams "STEAL ME!". Either way, it was huge and it fit all of my stuff.
It was so big, that when I bought something new, I could just put it right in my purse. After a little while... My purse became really heavy. I'm serious. Like 25-lbs heavy. I got tired of carrying such a heavy purse, but was afraid to give up carrying the amount of stuff I had in there. What if I needed that thing? What would I do without it?
It got to the point where I didn't care that much anymore. I bought a cute little bag from TARGET. Yep! Target. It's really cute. I don't care how much it cost. It's like... At work the other day Tara came in with her brand new $1800 Louis. I like the bag, but... What does she carry in it? Yeah, keys, phone, lipgloss. ONE lipgloss. So... you have a bag that costs more than you probably make in a month, but you don't have anything IN it. Uh, yeah. I like stuff. I don't care what I carry it in.
Ok, getting to the point here. I switched over to my small new bag and packed only the bare necessities: Keys, phone, wallet, checkbook, concealer, brush, 5 lipglasses, 5 MLS, lotion, OPI Mrs. O'Leary's BBQ, Nars Orgasm which doubles as my mirror, and one of those Tide to Go pens, that I never have when I need it.
I was doing okay on the bare essentials, but slowly began to accumulate more... stuff. One day I wanted to wear my Pink Icing Juicy Tubes, so I put that in there. Then I wanted to wear my Dessert Bunny gloss, so that went in. About 10 glosses later, my purse is starting to look fat. But I don't know what to take out! I feel like I need everything in there.
And so begins again the cycle of destruction. Little purse doesn't hold enough, switch to a bigger purse. Bigger purse is great, but doesn't hold enough. Switch to a large purse, and it's full. Large purse gets too heavy and it's back to the little purse....
I do this a few times a year. It's sad.
On a more beauty-related note, even though it's getting cold out, some of us still prefer to be shaved, waxed and plucked to utter perfection. And just because you're buried under layers of clothes doesn't mean you don't have some sort of irritation associated with that. The miracle product: Tend Skin. Seriously, this stuff owns. I don't know if I'd survive without it. Now matter how much razor burn or how many of those annoying little bumps you get from waxing... Tend Skin makes it all go away. Sometimes the same day you use it.
I sound like a salesman now. I'll stop. Bottom line: Tend Skin = Love.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Got a package from Sephora thursday. It contained...
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
So.... Sometime last week I ordered some stuff from Sephora, and when it arrived one of the items was wrong.
I ordered a Juicy Tubes CHERIE in Coral Rush. They gave me a Juicy Tubes in Coral Rush. Yes, it's it same color but there is a difference!
Juicy Tubes Cherie:
Now you can see my bewilderment a little bit here... One comes in a boring silver box, and one comes in a pretty flowery pink box. Don't get me wrong, I love my Juicy Tubes, but Juicy Tubes Cherie are so much cuter... and limited edition.
I call up Sephora's toll free number (they have excellent customer service, by the way), and she laughs about it and immediately ships me a new one.
Today my replacement package arrived, and I opened it to find.... A Coral Rush Juicy Tubes. Juicy Tube. Whatever. No pink flowers or sparkles or anything.... Arggggh.
I call Sephora again, and I start to tell them what's wrong... The girl starts laughing... She says she talked to me last time, and she couldn't believe how the warehouse could screw it up again. The packing slip even SAYS they put a Juicy Tubes Cherie in the box! But clearly, they did not.
Now I am waiting for my Juicy Tubes Cherie in Coral Rush. Maybe I should have gotten Honey Violet instead.
Fragrances I'm wanting:
Miss Dior Cherie
Lolita Lempicka L
Aquolina Blue Sugar
CB I Hate Perfume Burning Leaves Absolute
I really want that last one. Burning Leaves. No, not so I can be all cliche because I like Type O Negative... ("Her perfume smells like burning leaves/Every day is Halloween...")
Got to play with my new MAC this morning. Whoooooa awesome. I used the Magenta palette...
Zinc Bar lid to brow, Pale Out on lid, Sumptuous Olive on outer crease blended to outer brow, Nocturnelle lining the bottom. I must say it turned out quite well. I'm not sure if I'm digging Grey Grape, but I haven't had a chance to really... work with it. Matte. Blah. I hate Mattes. But I'll stop before I put my foot in my mouth.
I talked to Brea @ My Lip Stuff , and she said she could make me some stuff! Almond butter stick, spray, Cookies and Cream spray, and possibly a Pink Cake butter stick! She's coming out with her limited edition Christmas ones next week or so, so I may order some along with them.
If you haven't checked out My Lip Stuff, please do so. Brea is a kickass lady and she makes some totally kickass balms. In every flavor you could ever want. And the other stuff she makes is awesome too. Especially the body butter sticks.
Hmmm... what else is new? Oh yeah, I really love my Philosophy. I got my auto-delivery yesterday (lol, shut up. I am that obsessed): Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Melting chocolate, and Toasted Coconut Marshmallows. Ohhhhh man they are SO GOOD. Today I used the Senorita Margarita hot salt scrub (which is divine and a total miracle product) and then I used the MCC Ice Cream 3-in-1 and it kinda reminded me of a Mojito. So good. Drooling.. Drooling... Must... not... eat... soap...
Friday, October 21, 2005
Today I got my MAC order... Holiday palettes.
Olive, Magenta and Teal eye palettes. Magenta and Olive Brush sets. Pictures to come.
I haven't gotten a chance to actually open them and play with them yet.
I think I was the first one to order, too. I stayed up till around 11 o'clock the night before release. I finally went to bed and asked K to call me if they went up on the site. About a half an hour later he called and I ordered away.
About 10 minutes later I got an email from MAC saying that Holiday sets were available for purchase on maccosmetics.com.
In other news... There's word of Marilyn Manson releasing a new fragrance in late 05 or early 06. What it smells like is anyone's guess. As long as it's not the smell of Urine, Jack Daniels and cheap weed, I'll probably buy it. It's also rumored that there is going to be a Marilyn Manson cosmetics line to follow. I thought he used MAC? Whatever. It sounds interesting.
I also heard word of two new fragrances that I have to have. Lolita Lempica L, which has been released but I have no idea where... Probably similar to the original (one of my personal favorites) with notes of cinnamon and vanilla.
And.... Aquolina Blue Sugar for men. This sounds interesting. I have the original Pink Sugar, but the idea of a man wanting to smell like cotton candy is... intruiging. Either way, I'll buy it when it does come out.
Jessica Simpson endorsed Dessert Beauty also has a new line out, available exclusively at... Oh God... Wal-Mart. Considering the target audience is 13-year-old girls, this seems to be an excellent marketing strategy.
I own pretty much everything in the high-end Dessert parent line, and a few things from the slightly nasty drugstore Dessert Treats line... I'm actually interested in trying the new "Sweet Kisses" line. The fragrances are Vanilla Cupcake, Strawberry Sorbet, and Creme Brulee. And nothing is over $20.
I've been ordering like mad from Sephora. I got an email a while ago for an exclusive 12-item deluxe sample thingy, and it was totally awesome. I thought I hated Hard Candy, but I got a mini lipgloss in that set, and now I think I have to have a full size one. Mmm.... chocolate cake.
Sephora also kindly delivered my Dior Hypnotic Poison (my new absolute favorite signature scent...), Britney Spears Fantasy (Don't laugh... it actually smells good.), Stila Mini Lipglaze set, LipFusion minis, Philosophy Muffin Man suitcase, Philosophy Cinnamon Buns lipshine, Lancome Juicy tubes and Juicy Tubes Cherie, new Sephora Piiink my Kiiiss set (don't ask me why it has three iii's.... I have mo clue), and a couple other things I can't remember at the moment.
November 10th is the release for the MAC holiday Temptations, which I'm anxiously awaiting. I missed them last year, I'm so getting them this year.
It seems like MAC is releasing a new collection every week now.