Monday, 3 August 2009

In the land of the spoiled...

Now I have been the procastinating blogger: I haven't blogged for a full week. Ok ok, I was in Liverpool for a couple of days, and celebrated my birthday afterwards...But I could of have blogged a bit in the weekend. Oh well...

I received my second Illamasqua haul. I ordered it the 23th of July and received it exactly a week later. Nice...I ordered the medium pencil in Exert and Obscene, nail polis in Hectic, Powder Eye Shadow in Fatal, 4-Colour Lip Palette in Test, Scandal, Brink, Tramp. Also the sheer Lipgloss in Enchant and the powder foundation in PF210.

Shiny and sleek black boxes....

Those pencils are Exert (steely grey) and Obscene.

The sheer lipgloss in Enchant

Nail polish in Hectic: I love the moody, murky colour of Hectic...It will be a wonderful colour for fall!

The lip palette in Test, Scandal, Brink, Tramp (not in the right order). Mmm, I have been testing these, but I am not that enthousiastic....they are definitely MATTE. I am probably too spoiled with smooth and dewy Japanese lipsticks to appreciate these fully. The colours are wonderful, though.

I also made my second order at Unearthed, which is an Etsy store that specialised on cuffs with special skins (animal skins). My first order from them had been in 2007. I went to visit their shop again, and fell in love with this bright, pink fishskin original and summery.

There is nothing fishy about this cuff (except that it is made from fishskin), he he.

Hello my pink fishy!!

Everything arrived meticulously packed and in a beautiful shape.
My last act of self-spoiling was...buying some products from Betsy's blogshop (

I bought three eyepencils, one mac and two of Giorgio Armani. Sweet Betsy included a pencil sharpener ánd a gorgeous, glowy Armani eyeshadow as well!!!

Ohhh, I like all of those pencils. ♥ ♥ ♥ THANK YOU BETSY!!!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Continuing the pencil-mania: I also picked up the September edition of the InStyle Uk edition: it came with 2 free Body Shop pencils in black and another colour. I picked the Silver grey colour, but you could also pick the teal or purple.

I do not buy InStyle that often, because it is often crammed with Celeb-mania. I prefer beauty-mania and fashion-mania over the celeb-obsessed. However, the content of InStyle Uk september is pretty good as well: they have some wonderful previews of Autumn fashion and some refreshing beauty tips...
Do the Japanese magazines publish lots of previews of autumn during this period (mid summer) as well? I should visit my Japanese bookstore soon to find out myself ;P
Alright, a healthy dose of self-spoiling! My reviews on the Illamasqua will be posted this week. I also want to review the Jill Stuart Lip jelly in 15 as well, but I am not sure it that will be this week.


Shopn'Chomp said...

Ooh, that fishskin looks crazy the bright pink color!

izumi said...

pink fish! so cute :) and enchant looks lovely!

hope you had a great birthday xD

Jamilla Camel said...

Liverpool! Not London ;-)

I love your Illamasqua haul!! I am waiting for their autumn collection to go up on their website.

Love the bracelet and happy birthday!!

P.S. If you don't want the lip palette, I will be happy to purchase it from you! Drop me a mail if you'd like to sell it!

En エヌ said...

Happy late Birthday!

All of the most current issues (September) of Japanese (Voce, Maquia, Biteki) beauty magazines contain fall previews. Both Biteki and Voce come with a small booklet of all the upcoming collections.

I cannot wait for your Illamasqua reviews. I wish the brand would come here but I don't think they would appeal to the Japanese market.

Blair said...

Great way to spoil yourself!

Valz said...

Illamasqua is love <3

BECKY (Embrace Your Imperfections) said...

what a great haul. Illamasqua packaging is just too pretty.

The Makeup said...

what an amazing haul! The illamasqua is beautiful! I think I need to hear more about the japenese lippies you mentioned, lol! Everything is beautiful!