Pretty Real Flowers ~ They die. I sad.
Pretty Wrapping Paper ~ They tear. I sad.
Both sad situations. Both I try to avoid. Right now, I have a bunch of red roses (shown in my Maybelline Color Show post here) that have dried up, and this feeling I get because I have to throw them out is....is.... not nice. Give me fake flowers and gift bags/boxes (no tape, please.) any day. Speaking of gift bags and boxes, maybe we take our heads out of them, and plonk them into pretty whimsical carry cases.....
I saw this carry case in Woodland Adventure Carry Case at Paperchase (a fun stationery store in UK) many weeks ago, and instantly fell in love with it! But I was skeptical about buying it, because of travelling issues and all. A couple weeks later, I thought: Whatever, I must have it. I went there and saw it's not in the same place it was the last time. I looked and looked around the store, and I found it hiding at the back of one table. Only one of its kind (there were about 5 last time), and I didn't feel good about it. Don't we all like to pick the best piece and usually assume the last one is probably defective? I asked the store assistant if they had another one.
She: "You want to buy 2 of them?"
Me: "No. Actually, there's a scratch on this one. Look.", I pointed to an almost undetectable silver hairline scratch on the box. Yes, it was quite a moo point, and I would've bought it if I had no other choice.
She: "Okay, I'll go check in the back for you, but we may be out of them."
She came back in 5 mins with the only one left in stock. It was wrapped nicely in transparent plastic bag which was twisted into a ruffle at the end (like a sack) and tied with a golden plastic ribbon. Brand new, unopened, untouched. I had to stop myself from jumping and clapping, and delightfully squealing "Ooh, me likey!"
I thought about how much I'd love to receive lots and lots of presents in it, hence this post. I randomly put some products in there.....
Let's take them all out.....
Lipsticks: Rimmel Moisture Renew As You Want Victoria, Bourjois Shine Edition #20 1,2,3 Soleil (swatch here), Max Factore Elixir #825 Pink Brandy.
The Body Shop Loofah, Vitamin E Body Butter, Wild Rose Hand Cream, Mango Shower Gel.
Nail Polishes- Bourjois Amande Defile, Maybelline Color Show Tangerine Treat (Swatch here)
Concealer- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer #20 Sand.
Powder- Bourjois Java Rice Powder (shown here)
Eyeshadow Palette- MAC Fabulousness Eye Kit Neutral Eyes (more pics here)
Jewelry ~ Claire's bracelets, Accesorize Bow Necklace (more pics here), Pearl necklace.
Btw, a sweater can also fits in there. Oh, and if you can find a tiara..... =)
If you're wondering what this is, it's a Vintage Sticky Notes Book. I just couldn't resist the cuteness!
|I stuck the mint mirror one on the box in pic above|
Will just list the prices of some stuff ~ The carry case was for £6 | Rs.604 & Vintage Sticky Notes for £4.50 | Rs.453. The Body Shop products I recently got online at 50% Off.
Hope you enjoyed this post & had a great weekend. I'm sorry for not posting much last week. I was gonna post on Saturday, but I fell sick. I disconnected myself from the online world, and didn't even turn on my computer. Now I'm fine, and have a lot of posts lined up before Christmas.
I wish we lived in a world where I could make lots and lots of these and send them out to ALL of you this Christmas =)
So, what items would you want to see when you open your 'Whimsical' carry case present? Would love to know!