A Happy Peach

Things that make my heart smile…


A Case of the Shopping Happies…

Dear Friends,

For about the last week I have been in Shopping lala-land. For me, the Nordies sale is a fun part of summer. Normally I save a good amount of money and go a little nuts. Unfortunately this year I have to restrain myself from the madness, which I thought would be a little heartbreaking, but turns out was a more liberating. Now, I did not go to all my favorite departments within the store, I just took a peek at some of the clothes and thought, eh it’s alright, but I have better at home. I avoided the shoe department, because I go a bit goofy around leather. I tested my luck in the handbag & accessories department, yet another challenge, my steely grip of self-denial wearing thin. I drooled over some Ray Bans, as my old ones were perched atop my head (yes I know that wears out the screws, but I try to nest it in a way which doesn’t damage it). I sighed as I passed the tiny Marc Jacobs bag, wondering where the big momma was (maybe sold out). As my little fingers grazed the table of wallets I thought, sigh, they all look so pretty. I almost gave in when I saw the kindle cover, but thought no, it’s given you nothing but problems, it doesn’t deserve a pretty home. Then I went to the Beauty section, sigh, now this took some doing to hold me back, but I only ended up with three things. That’s a win in my book. I was almost enticed by the spend $100 in Nars get a mini gift, but it was so small and I really didn’t need another super orgasm blush with trial size highlighter. Oh, and the Dior palette looks so small, for some reason I thought the product sizes would have been more substantial.

I had a really close call with the Deborah Lippmann products, I mean they are so pretty and the quality is so good, but I just ordered one from Zappos (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun) and thought better behave. But like a crow I am drawn to sparkly things. I almost buckled when I saw the “get this party started” set, but put it back, I knew I had to settle up and get out of there when I started picking things up randomly just to fondly the packaging and sniff the fragrance. But if you are looking to order online, I can tell you that the pictures you see online are exactly what you can expect. At least on my monitor.

Overall I just enjoyed shopping with my eyes and making it out of there alive. It was touch and go for a minute. The three little things I got made me quite elated. I have been in such a good mood, that I’ve been sharing it with family and even with strangers. I found myself doing little acts of kindness (which I normally do, but for some reason, I felt like a little happy fairy out of control) all over the place. As the day is coming to an end here, I thought I would share a fun little video that may give you the happies.

Please enjoy my friends,


Poor little dude was having a rough day.


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Nordstrom Anniversary Presale Goodies…

I popped my head into Nordstrom to do my Annual Norstrom Anniversary Presale purchases. I was actually going to satiate the curiosity, less with the intention of spending. There were many things that tempted me, but I decided to resist. Oh how that was a challenge, my heart is still be tugged by some of those little products. But perhaps this will make me stronger. I ended up only getting three things. Yay for me!!!

I feel in love with this soft pinky peachy nude. It applied a little streaky the first coat, but with the second coat it had a nicer smooth finish. I think it may be because I was standing trying to put it on and of course this was done on natural naked nails. It’s limited edition, and according to the sales girl once their sold out they won’t replenish. Which only goes back to the earlier discussion of limited edition and the frustration factor. I think it’s the sort of color that will look good on any skin tone, one of those safe bet colors.

Nars Vestale Nail Polish (limited edition) photo with flash

Nars Vestale Nail Polish (limited edition) without flash

The other items that I got my anxious little paws on were the Estee Lauder Double Wear Eye Cremes in Mochachino and Midnight Kohl. Last two they had in stock. Apparently Estee Lauder has not send them a new batch since in a while. I am not really understanding this. Something has to be amiss, I know that when they revamped the line last year it was hard to get items, but it’s been a couple of months, what is wrong with distribution. And I got the free gift, it worked out perfectly.

Estee Lauder Creme Eyeshadow in Mochachino and Midnight Kohl

The absolute truth is that I wish I could have bought more, but know that it would have been ridiculous to do so for so many reasons. But if you have a Nordstrom card, get thee to the presale, just incase they don’t replenish, you don’t want to be the only one without your desired product. Oh and for the lovely Eugenia, the Lippmanns were so pretty, but I didn’t see Butter London’s Wallis, I am not sure why though.