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May 2011


Internal Clocks, Part II

Monday, 30 May, 2011

Back in March of this year, I wrote about my internal clock that felt awry. I was complaining that in my heart, mind and feet, basically my body telling me it was time to move to a new state or country.

Did I predict it or what? We’re doing a move to Sweden for six months, providing the biggest concerns of mine are taken care of – a) My husband’s status to apply for citizenship is not jeopardized and b) they take care of housing.

We’ll be living in Stockholm. It ain’t cheap. I know it’s not. Mr Carinae (aka @kaadian on Twitter) joked that I need to get used to Subway sandwiches and McDonald’s as a classy and fancy dinner. *cries*

I have a travel blog that I have to incorporate here. I started it when we moved to India. I do have other pieces and parts of my travels and I have to get it all together. Bleh. Another thing to add to my to do list. Never, all those years ago, when I was a starry eyed graduate from high school and then college, did I ever imagine I’d travel and live in places that people only read about or watch on tv. I’m lucky. I know I am. I don’t take it for granted.

On that note…the rest of this week will be dedicated to Swedish brand nail polishes – Makeup Store and Depend.

Depend – Numbers 045 and 206

Thursday, 26 May, 2011

Ok, I can’t stop giggling every time I write about this Swedish nail polish brand called Depend. I’m childish. I’m immature. I’m juvenile. What can I say? I totally ‘fess up to my faults. I’m also a disorganized organized mess. My Helmers are disorganized right now. I need a third Helmer and I can see Mr Carinae rolling his eyes at me…

Anyway, immaturity and disorganization aside, I really do need to stop laughing when I swatch these colors.

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Depend – Nr 035

Wednesday, 25 May, 2011

Part of the Swedish haul Mr Carinae brought for me while he was away on business, this is a drugstore brand. This sucker is really bright. I mean, really bright.

Like neon kind of bright.

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China Glaze Holographic makeup store

Makeup Store – Siw and Makeup Store v China Glaze 2Nite v China Glaze Kaleidoscope Him Out

Tuesday, 24 May, 2011

Mr Carinae went to Sweden last week on business…and since I didn’t go, I asked him to get me some nail polish. I didn’t care if it was drugstore or high end. I wanted something nail polish from Sweden…and he did not disappoint!

This is my haul…and of the two of the ones in the middle, I swatched the one in the right, in the black box. It’s called Siw.

It’s totally gorgeous…and I was motivated to do a comparison. Can see it all behind the jump!

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Chanel Mimosa

Monday, 23 May, 2011

Chanel Mimosa is sold out and is part of their Summer 2011 Collection. I went to my Chanel counter and they had it! Woo hoo. It was meant to be. One of three colors for Chanel’s Flowers of Summer (Les Fleurs d’été), Mimosa is a shade I’m somewhat happy I chose.

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Dog Pets

Sunday Post

Sunday, 22 May, 2011

I had to share this picture. If you don’t follow me on Facebook you have missed this gem. It was taken at my parents’ house. I had just made a late brunch – poached eggs, toast, bacon and pan fried potatoes. We were sitting at the couch watching a spot of telly. I put my plate down and felt like I was being watched…I was! Click the picture to get the full size image.

All you see in the foreground is food…and then you see puppy spy. Such a cute little guy. He hates it when he can’t see food. LOL He hates it even more when you’re eating and he wants some. The joys of owning a dog like this – they’re perpetually hungry, but don’t fall for the big sad eyes.

He is freshly shaved, in anticipation for the summer! How adorable does he look? He almost looks puppy-ish again, but the big ole head is a dead giveaway.