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16 November 2008

I had mentioned earlier that I love recieving packages in the mail; it’s even more exciting when I get them rather unexpectedly. I do feel like a child on Christmas day – morning, rather – giddy with joy and close to bursting from all the inexplicable delight and anticipation as to what could possibly be under the shimmery, red wrapping paper. Sans the large, metallic bows, the sign of a UPS or what have you postal service box, on my front steps, is very exciting.

Thursday was the average weekday, following a rather monotonous routine. Wake up, get dressed, eat a vanilla yogurt (my absolute favorite), and get ready to leave. Yet upon walking down the stairs, a box awaited, casually placed by the front door. Of course, I ask with a rather blase attitude as to what it was & for whom the package was addressed to. My mother answers, not realizing my efforts to keep from bursting, that it was from my aunt. My aunt, the jetsetter aunt, beauty director of one of my favorite magazines EVER. Fabulous, young, and already so incredibly sucessful. I am so jealous.

So of course I was near bursting. And I couldn’t open in the box – school is such a spoiler. I must admit that I did forget about the package for the some six or so hours at school. But as soon as I came home and laid my eyes on the glorious package in red, white and blue, I remembered. I remembered, alright.

I’ve never been so annoyed at the little styrofoam thingies my entire life; just clawing them out (that was a bit graphic – it was more like brushing aside) layers and layers of the white pellets did take more energy then I planned. And alas, a box (two, actually) awaited. And I squealed.

The first?

Chanel goodies, in a lovely logo-emblazened mesh bag.

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Various stuff. So cute. 

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La C.

47 Comments leave one →
  1. thebaglady permalink
    16 November 2008 1:09 pm

    you are soooooo unbelievably lucky!!!! and that is just an understatement.

    that mac barbie lipstick is so fab. that nude pink is hot!!

  2. 16 November 2008 1:29 pm

    You are so incredibly lucky!! I would have given so much to recieve a package like many goodies. And so cool that your aunt is a beauty director for an amazing magazine.


  3. 16 November 2008 1:31 pm

    lucky girl!! What I wouldn’t give to wake up and find Chanel makeup in a package outside my door… 🙂

  4. 16 November 2008 1:42 pm

    wow! so lucky!

    so amazing!

    i adore chanel!

  5. 16 November 2008 2:53 pm

    Wow! You are so lucky!!

    (I get the same feeling too!)

  6. 16 November 2008 3:05 pm

    oh I looove the chanel stuff, you are so lucky 🙂

  7. 16 November 2008 3:26 pm

    OMG…I WANT IT ALL! You are sooo lucky!!

    Btw I think you should get the Minnetonkas your usual size. They come on whole sizes only.

  8. 16 November 2008 3:30 pm

    thank you honey!! 🙂
    and lovely goodies! i’m so jealous!!

  9. 16 November 2008 3:49 pm

    Omg you’re so lucky!!! How come I can’t have relatives in high places 😉

    BTW was wondering if you’d like to exchange links?

  10. 16 November 2008 3:52 pm

    oh and I just read your comment on fashion bananas blog about minnetonkas, and I tried them on a few months ago, and i’m a uk size 6 normally, but they were too small and I needed a 7…hope that helps! xx

  11. 16 November 2008 4:42 pm

    I love chanel in my cosmetics too!

  12. 16 November 2008 4:43 pm

    i am SO jealous!
    SHARE THE LOVE! haha 🙂

  13. 16 November 2008 4:48 pm

    i’m SOOOOOOO jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lucky you!!!! =)

  14. 16 November 2008 5:15 pm


  15. 16 November 2008 5:19 pm

    Wow!!! You are so lucky!! WOW. OMG. *shocked*

  16. 16 November 2008 5:20 pm

    Hey, wow. I love Chanel! 🙂 Would you like to link up?

  17. 16 November 2008 5:22 pm

    What a great surprise and amazing stuff!!!!

  18. 16 November 2008 5:29 pm

    Getting packages in the mail is the best! And what great things you got!
    But they leave the package at the door? Someone could steal it…
    Here, if no-one´s home when they deliver, they leave a note and you can pick upp your package at the postoffice…

  19. 16 November 2008 7:19 pm

    What a lovely package of goodies. I too feel myself getting giddy whenever a shipment arrives in my name! <3333

    Chanel in general is the best, but I do have an extra soft spot for their makeup line!!!

  20. 16 November 2008 7:33 pm

    WOW! How exciting, so many good things.

  21. 16 November 2008 8:03 pm

    What a fantastic surprise! So much beauty loot!

  22. 16 November 2008 8:23 pm

    Omg you lucky lucky girl. So jealous. It all looks so fabulous

  23. 16 November 2008 10:43 pm

    What fun things!

    And thank you for the comment, alas, it is not my outfit (I wish!), it is, she is so wonderful!

  24. 17 November 2008 2:46 am

    Wicked Aunt … can I borrow her for X-mas, lol. I love Chanel make -up, I don’t know what I would do without it… lol

  25. 17 November 2008 2:54 am

    WOW, all of the cosmetics are so beautiful with the vivid colors and the beautiful packaging. I totally understand about getting packages in the mail. You and is very sweet.

    Karen Olivia

  26. 17 November 2008 5:03 am

    Oh oh oh amazing!!! I cant think of anything more delightful that receiving that parcel in the mail. I’d get excited if someone sent me a pair of socks in mail! So you aunt works for elle? How divine!!!
    Wish i had a beauty director relative…

  27. 17 November 2008 7:41 am

    I want ALL your chanel makeup NOW.

  28. Michelle permalink
    17 November 2008 11:59 am

    ohmygod. you can imagine the expression on my face im sure.

    aww i’m so happy for you! you best be using that excessively! hahaha.

    and uh, when you get tons of goods and have nothing to do with them as a successful young jetsetting magazine editor, i better be getting some surprises in MY mail. hahahah ❤

  29. 17 November 2008 12:25 pm

    this stuff is amazing!!! i want it 🙂

  30. 17 November 2008 12:36 pm

    Holy crap you are SO SO SO lucky. I would die if I got something like that in the mail
    (I so need to become a beauty editor)

  31. 17 November 2008 12:45 pm

    Wow! I thought I was lucky to be able to buy myself a Chanel foundation once and you got all that FOR FREE! You are truly blessed by the make up gods, soo, enjoy it! 😀

    Katie x

  32. 17 November 2008 1:30 pm

    What a lovely bag, and the inside of it… 😉 hope you have a great day!

  33. carolyn permalink
    17 November 2008 1:36 pm

    like others said…
    i’m soooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous!!!!! (especially about the nail polish<333333333333)
    ❤ you La C.!

  34. 17 November 2008 1:51 pm

    i hope you understand how lucky you are! I barely can afford my powder.

    juliet xxx

  35. 17 November 2008 3:49 pm

    my goodness! your aunt spoils you rotten! very lucky 🙂

  36. 17 November 2008 5:00 pm

    That is an incredible surprise. I’m quite jealous at the moment! 🙂

  37. Milly permalink
    17 November 2008 5:04 pm

    you are one lucky gal!!!!! great stuff!!

  38. 17 November 2008 6:49 pm

    Wow, fabulous surprise!!

  39. 18 November 2008 1:21 am

    Wow, I am SO jealous!

  40. 18 November 2008 3:52 am

    Oooh lucky! What an exciting package, those Chanel goodies look amazing…

  41. 18 November 2008 11:36 am

    Now that’s Christmas few weeks earlier. Chanel-xmas! :))

  42. 18 November 2008 3:30 pm

    How AWESOME is that?!?! All of it looks beyond cool, and you are so lucky to have an aunt as awesome as that!!!

  43. 19 November 2008 9:18 pm

    Oh what a lovely gift pack!! You are going to have so much fun with all that lovely stuff 🙂 Chanel nail polish….droooools.;)
    Thanks for stopping by always and commenting. We appreciate it no end!
    And in response to I think, a few posts back about Ms Roitfield’s legs, I love those frickin Givenchy’s.

  44. 20 November 2008 9:27 am

    omg! jealous of you for having such an aunt! haha aww you are so lucky and those chanel items look sooo lovely xx

  45. 20 November 2008 8:53 pm

    You’re jealous!?
    We should be jealous of you
    so lucky!!

    But that is a great surprise =)

  46. 21 November 2008 7:57 am

    Wow, a whole lot of nice goodies!! You have such a great aunt!

  47. 21 November 2008 8:35 pm

    what i lucky girl!! reading your entry made me feel just as giddy! lol. your aunt is a sweetheart!

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