Monday, November 22, 2010

Pre-Christmas shopping for Mama, by Mama

This time of year is for sharing, giving and spending time with those around us that really matter.  And what better way to do that then by hitting up the stores with friends and shopping for myself. Yes, shopping for moi. I've already got my Christmas shopping done for the kidlets and my cheap-ass brothers are getting gift cards (it's more than they ever get me, believe me.) So really I just have a bit of shopping left to do for my parents and a few friends and that's easy peasy.  Since I'm so on top of things the obvious choice was to go shopping this week for a few things I've had my eye on...

Aldo Accessories-  Leopard print scarf and black Toque (that's a winter cap, for my non-Canadian readers)
I've been on the hunt for a good leopard print scarf for a while and this one is pretty decent though it's ridiculously long (am I supposed to wrap it around 5 times?) 
 I also happen to think that I look way cuter in the hat than the white mannequin head in the pic. Just my opinion.....

From Sephora I picked up the Urban Decay "Little Sins" eyeshadow Primer Potion Set
Nars Lipgloss in "Greek Holiday" (who doesn't love a holiday in Greece?)
Benefit Bronzer "Hoola" (my cheeks have never looked so contoured!)

From Walmart I picked up 2 pairs of Ardelle Lashes, 108 and 105. Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer, Revlon ColorStay Foundation (my new fave everyday foundation) and the much hyped Wet n' Wild Colour Icon palette in "Lust" (before you get all "Wet n' Wild, say what? Just let me say that this palette is phenomenal with great pigmentation. Wet n' Wild has come a long way since I was in grade 7....

From Shoppers Drug Mart I picked up the Smashbox Ultimate Eyes box set, (similar to the one at Sephora right now) so much product and only $62.00

 From Winners (Canada's TJ Maxx) an elf Kabuki brush and 32 eye palette. I'm starting to really love elf's products, the prices are amazing and the quality is pretty darn good too

And from the mother-ship, MAC, I picked up another bottle of Fix + setting spray (best invention ever!), "Cream cup" lipstick, "Melba" blush, "Soft and Gentle" Mineralize Skinfinish and "Rubenesque" Paint Pot

 {Pics of clothes on the hanger just never look as good....}

And finally from The Bay, I fell for this London Times one shoulder dress, it was $125.00 but I stole it for $49.00 with this weekends sale and the 20% off card I was sent in the mail from Bonnie Brooks (president of The Bay), I can't help but say her name in a mockingly low and gravelly voice...since she insists on doing her own radio ads 

Maybe it's a bit ridiculous to shop for yourself before Christmas, but sirsly if you knew my family you'd understand that never in a thousand lifetimes would they get me the things I like/want/need unless I specifically spelled it out for them. And since you could not pay Husband or my brothers to step foot in Sephora it's really a lost cause.  My mom and dad gave up on trying to find me what I like a long time ago so they default to Cuisinart food processors and Holt Renfrew gift cards, not that I'm complaining....


And really, at the end of the day I'm not a kid anymore. Christmas is about spending time with the people that matter most, not expecting them to buy you lots of gifts. Am I right? 
Or, is it your tradition that your friends and family make a point of checking off everything from your Christmas Wish List?

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17 comments:

Marie a la Mode said...

Oh wow! You bought more makeup in one weekend than I do in a year! Good for you! Looks like you got some fantastic products. I LOVE Wet 'n Wild Color Icon pallettes, I am actually wearing their shadow on my lids right now!

And I had to laugh at your "by Bonnie Brooks" comment, I totally heard her voice in my head when I read that ; )

Suburban Princess said...

I would rather buy my own presents too. That way everyone is happy :O)

I dont know that I would ever need that much makeup tho lol! What is the setting spray?

Luana Pinheiro said...

I loved everything beautiful blog, you have very good taste

Blushingloves said...

You've got your self a huge haul there doll!!Enjoyed it so much!And I still cant find the WetnWild palette!!And I want it badly!!!
xxxx

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Oh- love, love, love it all!!
Do you have Target? The ones here sell the elf products for next to nothing. I have several as well.
Also, how I love Sephora, ULTA is my passion. Very similar to Sephora but way cheaper.

Pop Champagne said...

HAHAHAH Bonnie Brooks DOES have such a low voice! oh my gosh! she sounds like she's been smoking all her life. anyways fab dress you got at the bay though! :D

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

I always buy my own presents!!

That dress is SO HOT! What a steal!

DeefromCG said...

Oh wowza, the dress is HOT, you rock!
I also buy my own presents, like tomorrow when I´m going to meet two of my friends in front of our local H&M at 7 am because I want a Lanvin coat and dress and shirt and...oh well ;)

I love all the make up, MAC the mothership! Ha, your´re so right...xx

melifaif said...

Good for you!!! I never shop for myself anymore, so I say, YOU GO GIRL!!!! Plus, we are spot on!! Me and you, kid. We go together like a graham cracker and a marshmello!!!! I am loving everything - I mean all of it!!! Down to the colors of your gloss...sheesh! Lovin' the "winter hat" and scarf. I know you will ROCK IT OUT!

Lady Mama said...

Holy make up! I'm impressed. And no, I don't think it's ridiculous to shop for yourself before Christmas at all. You deserve it.

Tamara Nicole said...

Sweet stash of makeup! I usuall buy one or two items at a time, you must be in heaven right now:-) And hey it's all good to get yourself some gifts too, I say it's from Santa Clause! Hee hee

Sara Louise said...

Well done Mama! Well done!
That dress is fab and you've got yourself a treasure trove of makeup! And you're dead right, no one else would be able to buy you that stuff! Merry early Xmas to you! xo

Alicia said...

woot woot!! mama got the goods! i plan on doing the same thing this friday....all my shopping for the family is done so i plan on picking up some goodies for ME!! love the dress, so fabulous!

Pres. Kathy said...

Love everything! I think it is time for me to go shopping!!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Cor, look at all the make up goodness! yum!

I know what you mean about X mas and gift giving/receiving! It's good to treat yourself too.
I'm working all the way through, on X-mas day and NY day too! Yikes!
x.o.x.o

bananas. said...

good girl! i'm glad you took care of mama first. enjoy your new goods!

Miss*Kimmy said...

Oh wow, this is a lot of stuff!
Let us know how UD primer set works out, I really want to try some of there eye stuff.

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