Haul + Vacation Pics

Monday, May 28, 2012
obligatory picture of a palm tree
Hey folks!

I'm finally back from California. First off, I'd like to thank all of you who wished me a happy birthday, via Twitter or comment! Thank you so much, it meant a lot to me.
I had a great trip, and of course I brought back a few things! I haven't really HAULED HAULED in a long time, so enjoy the picture spam! These pictures also include some polishes that I bought right before I left.

I was at American Apparel (not my style but they make some damn good polishes) and a lot of their polishes were marked down 50%, down to $3 and discontinued. If you live near one, RUN and get some! Left to right: Neon Orange, Factory Grey, California Trooper, Palm Springs, Rouge, Trenchcoat, Mac Arthur Park.

I was really excited to see a Rite Aid  (kinda lame, I know), because I haven't lived near one since I lived in the Philadelphia area. I of course, needed to pick up some polishes that I haven't seen in my area. The Essence polishes were from an Ulta in Sacramento, I had never seen a full Essence display! Left to right: Sinful Colors UFO, Sinful Colors Pearl Harbor, LA Girl Fruity in Sparkling Peach, CQ Rustic Dream, Chameleon Waltz, Essence Nail Art Magnetics in Miracle Shine! (+ star magnet), Essence Time for Romance, Essence Nude It!, Essence Passion for Fashion and Essence Nail Colour 3 duo in Midnight Date.

Some things I picked up in Japantown in San Francisco- just odds'n'ends. Left to Right: makeup sponges, mask, nail art storage case from Ichiban Kan and two pore masks from Daiso.

Last but not least, MAC Hey Sailor! Highlight Powder in Crew. There's a few more items that aren't pictured, but I'll post about them later (my first Ozotic and HITS polishes!).

Whew. No more buying things. EVER.

Onto some vacation pictures! Some of these I already posted to Instagram (@MakeupWithdrawal). I love my new phone (HTC One S), I think that it takes some pretty nice pictures.

View from the plane.

Tried In-N-Out burger for the first time. Animal style, with onions (Morgan's recommendation). Not too bad! I still prefer Five Guys.
I'm a squirrel whisperer. On the campus of Sac State, I discovered that I could make this chirping sound that attracted squirrels. Seriously, they would run at me and stand up, just like in this picture.

I also went to San Francisco, had a blast!
Ice Cream from Bi-Rite, as per Cat from Strawberry Mochi's rec.
Er, Morgan is kissing me, not mugging me.

Birthday cheesecake. I absolutely adore key lime pie cheesecake.
We went to Monterey to go to the beach on my birthday... and it was cold, windy with a bit of rain. Combine that with being carsick. Fail! Morgan felt so bad that the next day we had a birthday do-over (even though it was completely not his fault, can't control the weather!).

I'm also sort of obsessed with the wide array of flora and fauna in CA that doesn't exist in MN... so...

Potted plants around San Francisco.

Have a great night! I'm so glad to be back.

Memorial Day- Thank you for those who served and didn't come back and the sacrifice your families made.

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1 comment:

  1. I wanted to wish you a happy birthday, but it seemed like the comments were tied in with the contest and I didn't want to enter the contest. Your birthday is the day after mine. :) I'm glad you had a happy birthday and a great trip! Awesome haul and those flowers/plants are beautiful!


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