Wednesday, December 22, 2010

things i bought for myself when i should have been shopping for others

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I surely can't be the only one guilty of this! I just couldn't help it. These products were literally calling my name, it would have been rude of me to just walk away! It started at Sephora when I went to pick up a gift card for a friend:
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In addition to the gift card, I ended up leaving the store with this. Damn you, Sephora! Making me spend my hard-earned money on make-up yet again ; ). I actually don't think I can walk into the store without buying something for myself. Anyways, this time I picked up Urban Decay's Sustainable Shadow Box full of 10 beautiful eye shadows, a mirror, a brush and a travel sized bottle of UD's Eye Shadow Primer Potion (below). And the case is made out of sustainable bamboo so I thought by buying this not only would my eye makeup look amazing I would also be contributing to earth's greater good. Ha! I'm not allowed to use the shadows until Christmas Eve. (Says me).

I have the regular sized Primer Potion and love it. This one will be great for traveling.

Next I went to Winners to shop for my Grandmothers. I always seem to find the best deals there. In addition to picking out a photo album and gloves for one Grandma and tea cups and saucers for my other Grandma, I came across this Nicole by OPI nail polish in 'It's Gold Outside" for $6.99. It's a great color to wear during the holidays and looked so lonely on the shelf so I had to snatch it up and take it home. I'm saving it for Christmas Eve as well.

On my way to the check-out counter I found this Elegant Eco Conscious Bamboo Collection Round Brush with natural bristles for $10.00.  When this one was calling my name it had a Brooklyn accent. And I'm a sucker for accents.

Then it was back to Sephora where I decided on the spot that of course I need a toner! And I need it now! Last week I started using Biotherm's Biosource 3 in 1 no-rinse cleansing micellar water that purifies the skin, tones and removes eye makeup. It really makes my skin feel fresh and clean and it smells really nice, which isn't always the case with skincare products. And I love that it's a toner and makeup remover in one. It was a bit pricey at around $33.00 and it's the first toner I've used but I'm impressed so far. Do you use a toner? Which one?

My mini shopping spree ended at home. Online. With these shoes. Oopsies.

 I fell in love when I saw these beige faux shearling Straugter boots online at Aldo where it stated that the heel was 1.5 inches. Yeah right. I bought them but when they arrived in the mail and I tried them on the heel was way too high, I'm talking 3.5 inches. I can't walk in that high of a heel! Just putting them on made my back feel like it was out of line and gave me a headache. So off they go back to Aldo. Sorry, little booties!

I should mention that I actually completed all my Christmas shopping for family, friends and coworkers, I didn't just spend my money on myself! It's called multi-tasking ; ). Have you done any Christmas shopping for yourself? Or is it just me?


26 comments:

Call Me Alisha ッ said...

its all good.. sometimes when your shopping for others you feel left out so i guess it good to shop for yourself as well..! happy holidays

Courtney Erin said...

You gotta treat yourself too - and it looks like you got a really good haul. Usually when products call to me its with a French accent so I kind of love that a Brooklyn dialect features in your shopping excursions. I love the Urban Decay palette (I just really love that brand); it looks like there are some great shades in there.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I love how you're saving everything until Christmas Eve. That makes it fair, right? Haha! I love that UD palette you bought. I'm torn between that and the Naked palette. Decisions, decisions.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i took a day off work last week to stay home and do NOTHING - turned out running all over the place - stopped at 3 malls - but i was good - i only bought myself 2 sweaters @ Nords, i thought i deserved them ::o)

*Happy Holidays*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Marie a la Mode said...

Jessica: I actually wanted the Naked Palette but apparently it's sold out everywhere! In Canada, at least.

Amanda said...

"One for you, one for me." I my holiday shopping rule! Great buys. Thanks for sharing.

:), style-dc.com

JennaStevie said...

I definatly end up doing that sometimes too, go shopping for everyone else and end up buying myself something as well.
Those eye shadows are ammmmazing!! Might have to add it to the last minute wish list :)
xJennaD

StyleFrost said...

Love the colours in that palette! Those boots are gorgeous but are very high, I can't wear really high heels like I used to!

Pop Champagne said...

that's a lot of will to save it until christmas eve! I heart urban decay eyeshadows and their eye primer, and those boots are soo hot with the buckles

My Republic of Fashion said...

I don't think I have ever walked out of sephora empty handed!! I love that palette. Great hairbrush, also. I need a new one bad. Hello, boots! Beautiful!! :)SarahD

Tracy@mybestbeautybuys said...

Does anyone leave Sephora without buying something for themself? ;) Nice buys.

WobiSobi said...

OOOOOOOO, I love those boots!

SiSi Sparkles said...

Those kinds of buys are so fun! LOL Sometimes I actually leave the store and realize I forgot to get something for the person I was shopping for in the first place. Great buys!

a pretty penny said...

Oh man, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who loses all self-control in Sephora. I swear I get some kind of "pretty high" every time I walk in and lose all sense of reality (and bank balances).

Lee Oliveira said...

Oh marie.. those uncle boots are fabulous..
love the colour
LOx

Nic Nic said...

shopping is so distracting, dont worry your haul justified it! XD cant wait to see those boots on you!

Natasha said...

Looks like you found some great tings! The makeup pallet looks amazing...I'd love to see some tutorials with it!!
I was the same way when I was shopping...I kept telling my hubby that it's sooo much easier to shop for myself...I found soooo many Christmas presents for me...haha..oops

Ashley said...

Love love love the Urban Decay palette! I think I saw it this weekend and ALMOST splurged. I'm glad I didn't, because my mom surprised me with a boxed Urban Decay kit with 2 eyeshadows, a mascara, an eyeliner, a lipstick, and a mini tube of eye primer. It's great! Urban Decay is probably one of my favorite brands.

I love all your other stuff too. And don't worry...I hate to admit it, but I think I've bought more for myself than for other people. God, I'm horrible.

Mimi said...

haha, that's okay, marie! you're done with christmas shopping for everyone and also for yourself, yay! :D

p.s. and yeah, sephora really does that to us... we just have to buy everything that catches our eyes. ;)

<3, Mimi

J. said...

Good Multi tasking Marie! I love the urban decay eyeshadows!
Good work, thanks for sharing!
J.

helena said...

Wow those boots are awesome and so is the nail varnish (:
x

NaomiDee said...

ooooh im loving those boots, such a shame you had to return them :(. I havnt bought anything for myself all month and its KILLING me haha. roll on january! Happy Christmas and new year Marie! :)

Cecylia said...

I love those boots too! I saw a pair at Christian Dior but they didn't have the shearling. Love your blog!

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c'est freak, le chic said...

I'm terrible for this - I always get side tracked when shopping for other people's presents and buy myself things that I can't say no to, ha. Funnily enough, I bought a Primer Potion as well and it's GREAT for making my eyeshadow stay put. Merry Christmas x

emily said...

Haha I'm definitely guilty of the same thing! I love the eyeshadow palette, Urban Decay is a favorite...and it's too bad those heels couldn't be shorter!

 
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