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Haul: Le Metier de Beaute Birthday

Clockwise from right:
Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Eye Shadow in Chameleon
Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Madaket
Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Eye Shadow in Tamarack
Le Metier de Beaute True Colour Eye Shadow in Bordeaux

On this last repeating day of our century, I'm turning 23.  I can't remember if I've ever posted about my birthday before, but I couldn't not -- 12.12.12!  I knew I'd regret it if I didn't.  A part of me also wishes I were turning 12, but then that got me thinking.

23's not a landmark birthday, but this year has been a strange one for me.  For the first time in my life, I haven't been in school, I've lived completely alone, and I've written somewhere other than this little corner of the internet.  These changes have been anticipated and gradual, and honestly, I feel like the exact same person I was 17 and heading off to boarding school.

One very pronounced change has been all the grown-up makeup I've been buying.  I've always been obsessed with quality and texture, but now I can feel my relationship with cosmetics changing.  Before, I'd lunge at anything new, fresh, different and purchase even if I had something exactly the same in my collection -- buyer's blindness if you would.  Not to say that that's not still happening, but I've been looking to fill holes in my collection, or replace sub-par products with higher quality versions.  Not to worry any of my younger readers though, as there will still be a new Urban Decay palette that tugs my heartstrings and leads me to my nearest Sephora.

The photo above is a tiny Le Metier de Beaute haul I made a few days ago -- they had these at Winners, of all places, and I leaped on the chance.  I've never tried their products before, so I'm excited to play with these and let you know what I think.  First impression:  These have insanely long names.  The packaging is gorgeous, but a little fingerprint-y (hey, I didn't say my vocabulary would mature).

For those who have celebrated with me, wished me well and put up with my non-stop chatter, thank you.  It has been a fantastic birthday experience so far, and I can't wait to see where the next 12 months take me.

I hope they bring Twinkies back though.


  1. oh my gosh! Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! I've never tried anything from Le Metier, but it looks gorgeous!

  2. Happy Birthday!! Your post reminded me that I"m not 21 anymore lol~ =P

    Chameleon looks like a really nice colour =]

  3. Happy Birthday :) What a great selection of Le Metier.

    1. I was super lucky, but I think it's made me lust for a million things!

  4. Happy Birthday! And what an awesome score from Winners!!

  5. great birthday haul xD
    hope this new year of life treats you well :)

  6. Happi belated birthday!! Hope it was a great one~~

    Hope you don't mind sharing this special day cuz... I got married 12.12.12. :D

    1. Congratulations!! It's so nice to see you back on the blogging circuit too =)

  7. Omgawwwwd, I can't believe you found those at Winners. Seriously, I'm heading there. Like wow!


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