<-- Just to help you imagine how I'm feeling right now.
Packages are slowly trickling in and our mailman is a very happy camper indeed. (However, the purse I keep my spare change in isn't...)
Therefore, I shall endeavor to tear myself away from Iain M. Banks' sci-fi masterpiece Excession and give you a quick review of what I got.
First one to arrive this week was Fan's yummy package. Now come my dear Readers and feast your eyes on those beautifully wrapped little boxes. :-D
The first one I opened literally made me squeal: it was a Smashbox Tokidoki eyeshadow quad and believe it or not, I've been wanting to try a grey that shade for ages. Also, I've been wanting a small compact that I can carry around and check my makeup in, and lo and behold Fan read my mind and sent me the perfect one: it's cute and black (almost), it's small but big enough that it gives a sufficient view of my face and it's actually pretty light too. Like I said: P-E-R-F-E-C-T. Also, the contents are perfect for creating a one-color wash on my lids (I haven't really managed to blend them well) and are very versatile.
I also got a Max factor foundation, but alas, it's too pink for me. So pink in fact that I'm actually considering using it as a blush. :-D
The third item is really amazing too: a full set of Rummy cards, each with a picture of some famous sight in Belgium. My parents and I went over it on Monday evening and couldn't stop oohing and aahing over the exquisite buildings, parks, landmarks and monuments we saw depicted on them. Yep, Belgium is now officially on my list of "Must visit!" places. :-))
Each of the three gifts was a truly delightful surprise Fan and I thank you for making this holiday season so much more special for me with your presents. *hug*
BTW, I got my package from Silk Naturals yesterday.
I watched the mailman make his rounds at the neighboring houses from the window, and I swear if I weren't so shy I would have actually gone out and stalked him all morning...
There were some lippies and eyeshadows in there for me, and I'm warning you that there's going to be some serious gushing done about 'Bitten' here on Binary Star the minute the weather clears and lets me take some good shots of it. For now, let it be enough that I love-love-looooove 'Bitten' to death and have just found another Holy Grail lippie, one I definitely won't be without anytime in the foreseeable future. (I knew I'd love it, but I didn't know my feelings would reach such levels of adoration and complete infatuation. I'm only reining myself in now because if I don't, I'll have exhausted my vocabulary of superlatives before I actually get a chance to review it.)
Also, I'm really excited about the 'Eyelash Conditioning Gel': it's supposed to facilitate the growth of eyelashes which would be great as I generally hate mascaras that lengthen and give volume (I'm just weird like that...) and would appreciate having some longer, fuller lashes to enhance with my fave mascara. (BTW, I got a new supply of that too. :-D)
Till then, have a great New Year's Eve tomorrow and let me know what you got for Christmas, be it related to beauty or not. ;-)