Sephora Appreciation Club

Sephora, the world’s largest beauty retailer, has spurned offers from Myer and David Jones to set up outlets in department stores and will open its first stand-alone stores in Australia next year.

With this juicy piece of news being slathered all over the news, I thought I’d share what I’m getting in my Sephora order using an USA shipping address. Membership to the Sephora Appreciation Club is free, however your beauty obsession must be proven with possession of copious amounts of makeup. Let me show you what I’ve treated myself to for a VIP serving of appreciation…

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So only eight products for meeeee, this is practically a beauty diet I mean, for me, c’mon!

 

All the thoughts, all the time

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1. I am just a little crazy obsessed with Emma Watson’s style at the 2014 Oscars (above).
2. I am impatient for the year to go faster. It is not a good feeling and I hate it but cannot help it.
3. On April 7th I am seeing Divergent at the movies with a few friends, yay!
4. Then on April 8th I am doing a Sephora order, cannot figure out what to be more excited about haha. With this and a huge MAC order, I don’t think I will be buying any cosmetics until September when I visit Sydney for IMATS. Baha, not. #beautyjunkie
5. Adam got a job, started Monday and it is in town, hooray! Will be weird to have him home and going to work after three years of DIDO.
6. I have got a severe backlog of magazines again, ugh. No more buying magazines.
7. Let’s just call this week FAT WEEK, cause my clothes are breaking left right and centre.
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8. I downloaded the Tapatalk app for Vogue Forum and am stoked at how easy it is to use.
9. Why does Samsung and Telstra feel the need to release brand new phones the month after I upgraded??? Curse you, S5!
10. I had a bit of an uber geek moment today when I saw my two loves collide – technology and makeup – through the Loreal and Google Glass collab video. I’ve been waiting for this forever (five years)!
11. Consider January Jones my #wcw. Guh.
12. Basically my work dilemma every morning re: all the black clothes.
13. Can’t remember who this was but I adore her “lob” and will be taking it to the hairdresser next time with me!
14. Today my Priceline reopened and I was able to swatch the new Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks – holy smooth and crazy pigmented, Batman! – the fuchsia and orange shades will for sure be joining my army.
15. Oh hi, Dior fluidsticks. Hurry up and come to my local counter, yeah?
16. Has anyone seen The Garden of Words movie? Is it on par with Ponyo or anything in that same genre like Howl’s Moving Castle.
17. I am mobile-Wordpressing to get this posted because I have been lazy. If you believe that any of these pictures are yours, ping me!

Thoughts of the week 14/3

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1. One month on from my birthday and I’m still receiving parcels from my online shopping binge. Ooops.

2. Veronica Mars the movie came out today, and being a backer of this fantastic Marshmallow-funded project, I got a copy of the digital download. Loving it! LoVe, forever.

3. I saw the good doctor yesterday and he has deemed me PCOS-ridden on my remaining ovary. Next stop, a dietitian to try and drop the weight I’ve gained since going off the Pill in November.

4. Tonight I’m going to see Vampire Academy with a good friend at the movies. Hooray for delayed Australian releases… not!

5. I don’t think I’m going to renew my domain name (did I already blog about this, I can’t remember?) so next month look for me at http://www.zygomaticfiend.wordpress.com instead.

6. Housesitting for my parents this weekend, looking forward to having a long hot bath and having the bed to myself – Adam will be staying home so that he can watch the Friday night footy, and will be sleeping like a starfish for the first time in months.

7. Thanks to this post, Natalie has me updating my wardrobe once again. Three cardigans in the grey, black and white are winging their way to me now. Also, a black Target body con dress graced my fine self last weekend as both a new work staple and the perfect LBD for the evenings where I just don’t know what to wear. Winner.

8. Best makeup decision I’ve ever made? That Smashbox Wondervision Sparks palette. Case in point, see following photos for one very happy woman.2014-03-12 08.30.02 2014-03-12 08.30.049. After much whinging I have finally succumbed to the organisational heaven that is Evernote. No more bothering with other cruddy apps and note taking, other than my notebook.

10. My fingernails have been going through some kind of growth spurt lately, and for once I’ve been able to give myself a manicure TWO weeks in a row with success. #itsthesmallthings

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Thoughts of the week 1/3

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Whoa, I really let this one go huh??

Let’s see… what’s been happening:

a) I had an ultrasound recently and the results weren’t all that great.

b) I’ve been online shopping like crazy.

c) I have barely been reading anything it feels like. My piles and shelves of books feel like “to be read” is just a dream notion of mine.

d) Work has been hectic.

e) Adam is still home but we’re hopeful there is a job on the horizon, so fingers crossed for that.

f) My makeup storage has fallen apart, my silk pillowcase went DISGUSTING (it now feels like velvet when you run your hands the wrong way on it, NOT silky feeling anymore at all) in the wash, and my microSD card for my phone died a diseased death. #firstworldproblems

g) I’ve been watching a few movies lately, and a decent amount of YouTube videos also. Whilst wearing zit fighting masks. Gah.

h) I’m halfway through four weeks of Revlon online training and it’s fun as.

What’s new with everyone else?

March on

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  • Veronica Mars is going to be available to everyone worldwide on March 14. This is exciting news because I pledged at a level that gets me a free digital download of the movie. Stoked because my days off should be Thursday/Friday which covers that 48 hours. Yes.
  • Vampire Academy will be in cinemas here on March 6. I excitedly thought it would be out in Australia on Valentines Day and made plans with friends to see it only to find out that I would have to wait. The books were great so even though the trailer doesn’t appeal to every single atom in me, I’m still excited to see this.
  • Revlon Australia’s facebook page has confirmed that the beginning of March will bring the new Colorburst Matte and Lacquer Balms range to Australian shores. I’ve had a play with some testers and CANNOT WAIT!
  • My local Target will finally have NYX installed on March 7. FINALLY. I went to Canberra end of November and they already had NYX installed however for some reason despite the original quoted date of January for Mackay, we get March. Go us.
  • I’m making it a personal goal to do NO online shopping in March. Since February was my birthday month I went a little crazy online ordering which was fine but now I’m going to dial it back a notch.
  • I’m waiting for my manager to get back from three weeks of leave which ends on the 8th and then I MAY be visiting my sister in Sydney for her bridal shopping weekend. Not sure at this time.

So quite a few nice little things happening next month frivulously anyway.

Happy as can be

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Happy as can be
Falling into you, falling into me (so yummy)
How do you do, come and meet the queen, cake and cream
Blow your dreams, blow your dreams, blow your dreams away with me
Blow your dreams, blow your dreams, blow your dreams away with me
So yummy

Tell ‘em that it’s my birthday
Tell ‘em that it’s my birthday
Tell ‘em that it’s my birthday
When I party like that
Every night’s my birthday
They don’t know, so it’s okay
Tell ‘em that it’s my birthday
When I party like that

What a perfect ‘quarter century’, I have been so spoilt and feel so lucky to have the amazing friends and family that I do. Yesterday afternoon I was saying I’d had the most relaxing day and was so blissfully content… and then we went to meet my parents for drinks before dinner and only my Dad was there. Go next door to the place we’re having dinner… and my sister and four of my closest friends were there!!! Surprise dinner, much??! It was so fantastic and the degustation dinner was delicious – five courses and then a dessert course. I drank a cocktail called a Bee Sting AND got carded for ID (every girl’s dream once they stop asking is to be asked, haha). Took heaps of photos and unexpectedly received a bunch of amazing and thoughtful gits.

I am so excited for what this year will bring. I can’t thank everyone enough for bringing such happiness into my life, I am so truly grateful.

Thank you, thank you, thankyou.

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Hold on tight!

Hold on tight!

My last week of being twenty four is almost over! Here comes twenty five!

I have a small wishlist that I’m fairly certain I shall be fulfilling either myself or through my nearest and dearest, much love to them.

On Wednesday, I’m taking the day off work (my rostered days off are Thursday and Friday this week, so I get a mid-week three day “weekend”) and getting my hair done in the morning followed by deluxe manicure and pedicure at Ella Bache with a close friend, then having my makeup done at Chanel before dinner at a local restaurant with Adam and my parents. The next day I plan on getting an hour long (minimum) Thai massage and seeing a movie with some friends.

How do you celebrate your birthday?

What’s In My Cart

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Soooo being kept inside on Australia Day due to the rain meant a little bit of online shopping. Very naughty of me. On the bright side, the audiobook didn’t cost me anything as it was my free book for signing up with Audible, as recommended by Kimmy.

ALSO: This video makes me want to organizeeeeeeeeeeee.

Have you bought anything cool online lately??

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