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April 2012 Luxe Box from Loose Button

April’s Luxe Box actually arrived in May. Which is a little disappointing but my friend had warned me that Loose Button is usually late with the shipment of their boxes. I assume only people in the East actually got their boxes in April. I think it was a little later this time because of the confusion with their First in Line Program.

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Anti-Shopping Challenge Update #1

It’s been about three weeks since I started my shopping ban and I think I’ve been doing really well. I met with my bank manager today to order some cheques and he asked me, “How do you have so much money in your account?”. At that point, I laughed so hard I almost had tears in my eyes and I told him about my shopping ban. It’s not that I have so much money in my account but I guess he’s used to me not having so much money in my account. He told me that I qualified to get FREE cheques as long as I keep my balance above a certain amount. I told him it should be a problem if I adhere to my shopping ban. WHEEE! I like free things! 🙂

Since I can’t shop, I’ve decided to share some of my nail polish collection:

My nail polish rack

It doesn’t really fit all my nail polish. I think my collection has outgrown my rack. I need to either get another one, or give away some of the colours that I’m not really using.

Essie Chinchilly

This is one of my favourite colours at the moment. Not that I restrain myself in terms of nail polish colours, but it is conservative enough for the office but still very current. I have a business casual event so I decided to take off my OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui which is a beautiful shade of turquoise-y blue and paint my nails with a more appropriate taupe-ish colour.

Now for more online shopping torture:

Citizens of Humanity on

Skull & Bunny Avedon Skinny

I’ve always wanted a pair of Skull & Bunny jeans from COH and these are available from Revolve Clothing but not for international export. It’s better this way since last year’s Skull & Bunnys were way cuter and a boyfit which is more comfortable than these but the crystals on these are nice too.

Coach Sydney available at Coach Stores for $798.00

I’ve always been a fan of Coach’s leather. I love a bag with more than one way to carry it. Classic turnlock flap is reminiscent of vintage coach and the chain strap is so elegant. Not much brand-screaming with the subtle tags on the handle. Only drawback to the Sydney is that the chain is not removable. I guess only the Marc Jacobs Stam is perfect… *sigh* It will be mine! I guess I will not be using my preferred customer card to get 25% off on this bag. It is up for grabs to anyone in Vancouver who will be purchasing something from Coach before May 9th. Mother’s Day is coming!

All right, enough torture! Time for bed. 😉

Steveston for fish and chips at Pajo's

My Christmas Wish List…

I’ve been known to buy things off my own list before Christmas so if any of my friends are looking at this list, please be warned. 🙂

I think I’m being pretty reasonable with my list this year.  With the exception of number 3 on my list, the Balenciaga bag.  Besides, this is only a guideline for buying and they are merely suggestions.  If Santa decides to give me all these things this Christmas, I definitely won’t complain. 😉

1. Wii Fit Plus.  Price:$99.99 from Futureshop. I’m getting terribly flabby since I work at a desk 8 to 4.  Maybe if getting fit were a game, I would be motivated to do it.  Actually, Wii Fit looks like a lot of fun.  My new years resolution every year is to be more healthy and getting more exercise is one of the things I always vow to do.  My body needs it.

2. Konad Nail Stamp Kit. Price: $39.99 from Metrotown kiosk.  I would really like to experiment with nail stamps to see if they’re for me.  As most of you who read my blog know, I love nail polish!  They make these look so fun and easy that I just have to try them.

3. Balenciaga Large City bag.  Price: Too expensive to even dream about.  I’ve loved Balenciaga bags since I first saw them in Holt Renfrew.  I long for this bag so much that it hurts.  Maybe someday…

4. Pink Volant Moleskine Plain Notebook.  Price $16.00 for pack of two.  These notebooks are so handy.  I just bought a pocket sized one to throw in my purse and I love it.  They come in beautiful shades of pink too!  I want a bigger one now…

5. Essie Mini Fall Collection.  Price: $17.00USD online.  Essie nail polishes are really durable and chip resisitant.  Their colour selection is smaller than OPI but I find that their formula is a little stronger and more chip resistant.  The colours that they do have are quite pretty. I’m staring at my “mint candy apple” coloured nails as I type this.

6. Western Digital My Passport Elite.  Price: $149.99 from BestBuy for 500 GB.  I’ve been downloading all my shows onto flashdrives and watching them on my WD media hub and I would really like an external hard drive to put all my favourite movies and show on to.