That time I put my bankcard in the bank notes slot

I had been wanting to go to Yves Rocher for a while now, cause even though I found replacements for the more urgent stuff at bol.com, my shopping list was getting longer and longer.
So, when the job hunting housemate told me he had a job interview almost next door to the Ghent Zuid Shopping Center, I decided to give him a ride and pop in and out of 2 or 3 stores while he did his interview.

Apart from Yves Rocher, I wanted to visit L&L to redeem the shopping budget I won with the scratch card two weeks ago and I wanted to pop by Essenza to check out their tea selection.

First stop: Yves Rocher, where it turned out that from the fruit mask line I always use, they no longer have the pomegranate version. They still have the Cranberry version but I still had a bottle of that at home, so I searched for an alternative since I like to vary between masks because of my very sensitive skin.
I ended up buying a cream mask (a type of mask I haven’t used before) for dry skin since I couldn’t find a sensitive skin mask.

picture: Yvs Rocher
picture: Yves Rocher

I did however find the teal coloured self sharpening eye pencil I was looking for and a teal coloured nail polish, win!

Since they didn’t have any pocket-size sunscreen or nail brushes, my next stop became Kruidvat. Where I bought a small bottle of their SF 50+ kiddie sunscreen since none of the other options had a high enough SPF factor for my ridiculously sensitive skin.
I combed out the very messy, overly warm and crowded store for a nail brush; but instead of finding one I almost fainted, which was my cue to go to the checkout counter and leave.
I did however find the brush over at Hema.

Next step L&L, but unfortunately their Ghent Zuid store is rather small and was rather crowded because of the sales, so I left almost straight away, because I started feeling faint again… not good!

By that time I really didn’t feel like popping into Essenza anymore, so in stead I chose out one of the taverns to have a drink and a bit of a read while I waited for my housemate, who was a bit worried that I looked a bit tired and extremely white by the time he arrived…

He was right about me being tired though. So tired even that down in the parking garage I managed to put my bankcard in the bank notes machine.
I managed not to panick (go me!) as the machine never really swallowed nor spit out my card. I even had the presence of mind to poke around a bit to force the machine to either swallow or spit out my card. Lucky for me it did the lather and I could continue my payment and get home (with a little stop over at Brantano to return a Skunkfunk order from over at Vente Exclusive since they size rather small).

Needless to say that I only did one thingĀ  when I got home: throw myself on the couch for a long nap.

Things I Like: Purple

As opposed to most of the other things I like, purple hasn’t been my favourite colour for as long as I can remember.
It used to be all shades of red (and clothes wise, red is still a favourite but that’s a story for another day), but that kinda changed around my twelfth birthday, when I got to choose my first grown up watch.

Since I have a tiny wrist, the (at the time) immensely popular Pop Swatches, were out for me. So I ended up discovering the beautiful United Colours of Benetton watch collection (by Bulova).
I fell in love with a beautiful watch that featured several shades of purple and as my love for the watch grew, so did my love of all things purple.

Just like with red, I kinda like all shades of purple (although not all shades are appropriate for all intents and purposes) and my love of purple is well spread around the house: there are ovbiously purple dresses, shoes and other items of clothing, but there are also over 10 pairs of purple earrings, several shades of purple nail polish, my favourite cup is purple with polka dots (double win) and my car is a deep blueish kinda purple.

My latest addition to my purple collection is a car key cover, which I ordered here, that arrived in the mail today. And which one of my housmates helped me get it around my key…

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Painting the town

I’m an absolute klutz when it comes to painting my nails. And, if possible, I’m an even bigger klutz when it comes to painting my toenails, eventhough the internet wants you to believe it is supposed to be easier.

Well, the internet is a liar!

On the one hand those spreaders they suggest you to use when you have stubby, curly, silly or shy toes, well they’re always to big and either don’t stay in place or give me cramps… not making it easier.
On the other hand they have a point with the fact that both your hands are available, but they forget to mention that you almost have to bend over backwards to get to your toenails.

I have however found that the right type of nail polish can help you a long way in covering up the fact that you’re a toenall painting klutz (for my fingernails I have found that delegating the task to my sister or mom when I’m over at their place also works like a charm).

option 1 – nude or light pastels:

I hardly ever do this myself because:
a) I’m an autumn type and we don’t do pastels very well
b) nothing screams summer time and gives an instant happyness feel like a bold colour on your toenails

option 2 – structured nailpolish:

Although they are a little harder to take off afterwards, any nail polish with a bit of structure or a little gliter, like the Opi Liquid Sand collection for example, is much more forgiving when it comes to being clumsy.

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One of my favourite colours is Tiffany Case, from their Bond Girl range,which I dubbed Easter Egg Wrapper Blue, before I bothered to look up the exact name when writing this blog.

Sumermoon’s bathroom confessions

I (almost) never buy bath products… Not that I don’t take baths or showers or don’t wash myself, it’s just that I don’t need to.

Thanks to the fidelity programme of my favourite brand, Yves Rocher, I regularly get samples or even full blown versions of their newest bath products, resulting in a cupboard full of foamy goodies that I hardly need to restock on.
And on top of that there is the occasional foamy goodie in a blogger event goodie bag.

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What I can’t resist however is their range of brightly coloured nail polishes in tiny bottles, so they don’t dry out before you’ve finished them.

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