Hello! I'm actually going to split tonight's post into three different ones! That way, I won't have to jump around from one topic to the next and you'll be able to read only what you're interested in (well, to a degree...)! This first entry is going to be about my recently received magazine order and my Sephora order as well as some extra make-up stuff! Actually, this one is going to end up being a little shorter than the other two...
To start with! My recent magazine order! I've been waiting a little bit for this once since I had pre-ordered the Gothic Lolita Bible #47 back at the beginning of February. I was really excited to get this order since I had gotten the Feb. issue of egg (recently, I've been interested in gyaru fashion, as you will see in the next two posts) to see what it was like, as well as two mooks with totes! I use CDJapan for all my magazine purchasing needs, and they always do a wonderful job.
This is how my box looked when I first opened it. Everything is wrapped nicely in bubble wrap and taped down to the bottom of the box to prevent the magazines from sliding around. Also, the green tissue paper is a nice touch.
Overall, another great magazine order! egg was really interesting to read; I haven't been into gyaru for very long, and there were a lot of great tips and outfit ideas. KERA is always a great magazine, and I'm much happier with this volume of GLB than I was with #46. Though, honestly, I'm not sure I'm going to get #48 when it comes out. I feel like I can get the same info from KERA and have more variety to look at. We'll have to see.
On to my other order from Sephora! This was a super small order since all I got was the item I had wanted but that was sold out in my local store.
Obviously, I don't have much of an opinion about this order besides "yay more Facial Radiance Pads!", but I was actually pretty disappointed with my Clinique happy sample. Usually, fragrance samples come in glass vials and may or may not come with a spray pump (I prefer no spray pump, I feel like I can control my fragrance level better if I'm able to apply it directly). This sample was really weird. It was like the cardboard booklets that a lot of sample come attached to, but the booklet WAS the vial. You pull the top up and then press the middle to spray it. This method just seems really cheap to me. I fiddled with it the first day I got, and the next day, when I tried to use it again, it seemed like it didn't want to work. Usually these samples will last me a while, but this one felt like it was meant to be a single use and that's it. Speaking of perfume samples...
Because I know you're dying to know (haha, most likely not...) these are the samples I have in order from top to bottom, left to right: Givenchy Play (this was a 100-point reward, thus it's a deluxe sample), Burberry Brit, Betsy Johnson Too Too Pretty, Lady Gaga Fame, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (if I had to pick a favorite perfume, this would be it. Which is why I have more than one sample of it!), Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy, Lancome La Vie Est Belle, Prada Infusion D'Iris, Paco Rabanne Lady Million, Hanae Mori, fresh Grapefruit, Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb (I did not know this was intended to be a men's fragrance. I think it's more unisex), Prada Candy, Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y., Escada Especially Escada, Thiery Mugler Angel, DKNY Be Delicious Intense, Diesel Loverdose, D&G The One, Boyfriend, D&G 3 L'Imperatrice, DKNY Pure Verbana (the larger, tear drop shaped bottle), Victoria's Secret Bombshell (this I got for free as a deluxe sample. Out of all the fragrances from VS, this is the one that I just wear anymore since it basically "smells like work" to me. It's a really great scent, very fresh, but yeah. Smell is a powerful thing when it comes to memory), my deluxe sample of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, Victoria's Secret Angel, Vixen, and finally Noir Tease. Goodness; that ended up longer than I thought! As you can see, I'm more of a "wear what scent fits my mood/outfit" than a person with a signature scent.
To wrap up this beauty post, new nail polish!
So that's the magazine and make-up part taken care of! Up next; a huge order of clothes!