November 5, 2012

Miscellaneous Haul


As many of you probably know (or maybe don't), I arrived home last Saturday. With home I mean my parental house, back in good 'ol Holland. It's been a bit colder here than in Paris, so thats a bit of a down point, but despite that, I'm glad I'm home. Though it does feel different, because of some reconstruction in the bathroom, attic, rooftop, hallway, it does feel like home.

I flew back home via Charles de Gaulle, the biggest airport in France. I was so anticipating for the tax-free shopping part, that I even left my apartment earlier to have some extra spare time to stroll down the shops. Because I know last time when I just had 45 minutes at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam), I didn't have enough time. Coming there I was already delayed because first they were afraid that there was a bomb because some idiot left a bag unattended. Then I accidentally packed 7kg too much in my suitcase (the max was 23kg), so I had to take the luggage out, and carry it myself. That was horrible. Still feeling the muscles in my arms ache as I type. Despite all that, I was still determined, and stoked to start shopping. Until I saw the actual beauty store. Jeez, it's the most disappointing airport shopping terminal I've ever been to, and I've been to quite a few. To keep a rant short, couldn't find anything I was looking for, or it wasn't in my shade, or they didn't even carry the brand.

When I was just browsing, and killing time (arrived too early remember) I swatched a Chanel concealer on my hand, and applied it to the slowly appearing redness on my chin. My reaction: shocked. Great matte, but not too matte, finish. Had to get that. Stayed on for a good few 6 hours. Will try it for a bit longer, and definitely review this baby!

A little while ago, I ordered a cute little bracelet from nelly.com a while ago when I received a €10 coupon because they caused some delay on my previous order. When I saw this I was sold. I'm loving rose gold, and have been looking for a cutesy string bracelet for a while now. Didn't have to blink twice when I ordered this, and I immediately could use up my coupon. Isn't the cat face cute?

So yes, as my arms are really killing me, I'll keep the post like this. Expect a good, decent beauty haul from me coming when I arrive back in Paris. I know what to expect from Schiphol's duty-free section, so yes... Ready to plunge my bank account ha ha!

Have you been buying beauty products/accessories lately?

x

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  1. Cool post dear :)

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    1. I know right, it's super cute, and actually a great accessory for all outfits! x

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  4. Home is where the heart is ^-^ Too bad to hear that your journey wasn't that great. That bracelet is really cute.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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    1. Forever, and always :-) And thank you, I've been wearing it loads lately! x

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  5. Hi girl, seems like you enjoy Paris and looking forward to reading your review about the concealer!! ^_^ xx

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    1. I am, I really am! Have only good things to say about the concealer so far, but want to test it a bit longer before I give a verdict ;-) x

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  6. Wow, that was quite the adventure then, yeah? I hate when I over pack and have to carry stuff, it's ridiculous. But woo about finding the concealer!!!

    xx,
    Justina
    www.abentpieceofwire.com

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    1. It was, it was! The thing is that I totally did not expect I'd pack 30kg. I mean... wow, thats a lot of stuff ha ha! x

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  7. Aw, you're back home already? I bet it's nice to see everyone, although I can imagine you had an awesome time in Paris! Is this concealer any good for the under-eye area by any chance?
    Hope you're well lovely :)
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Actually only home for a week, will return to Paris on Sunday! The concealer is a dream to apply, and I really like it for my under-eye area too. It gives a decent amount of coverage, and a matte/natural finish. x

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