It’s just occurred to me that I’ve been rather out of control when it comes to online shopping lately. It’s not like I’ve won the lottery or anything, I guess it’s just lack of self-control. Usually my frugal self will argue with my self-gratifying self and eventually win. But I suppose my frugal self has either been inundated with hormones, or maybe even gone on holidays. Either way I’ve been getting quite a few packages in the mail lately, and I thought I’d share what I got.
So it all started with the 120 palette that I bought off ebay. Though I like it, I think it might just be a bit too extreme for a subtle makeup gal like me, so I ventured over to Coastal Scentsto get the warm palette and a few inexpensive brushes. Then it was on to Everyday Minerals to finally get the stuff out of my wishlist: a flat top bush, 2 full sized foundations, 1 full sized blush, and a whole bunch of sample sized goodies including eyeshadow and brow colours. Shortly after that I saw a coupon code to get a free travel set of makeup from EyesLipsFace so I thought I would check it out. I ended up getting: an eyelash curler, nail polish, lipstick, lipgloss, eyebrow kit and 3 waterproof eyeliner pens. If you’ve ever checked out their stuff it’s ridiculously inexpensive, but when you slap Canadian shipping on it, it’s not such a great deal, so I probably won’t buy from them again. Besides, my wonderful free travel set had 2 smashed eyeshadows which of course had to be black and silver and covered all the other shadows, blushes and lip glosses to to point where I probably won’t be able to use any of them.
Away from the makeup purchases the last online indulgence came after reading Jenn’s post about EdenFantasys. I couldn’t believe the selection of toys. Have to admit it made me drool a little. I admit, I went a little wild in my order as I got 1, 2, 3 toys, some toy cleaner and a lock box for the toys (oh so important in a house with little eyes).
As for offline purchases, I got an Iomega 1T external drive to use for system backups and hopefully videos that I’ll be making with our new Canon FS200. The camcorder is a gift between hubby and me. It’s something that we both wanted and instead of getting each other little inconsequential things, we opted for the one bigger gift and will leave it at that. Besides, I think since little D is 2½ now, Christmas is mostly about him. Besides, with all the money I’ve unconsciously spent on myself, I definitely don’t need any more stuff.