Lemming No.1 - Tsumori Chisato for Shu Uemura Starry Kitty Mirror
When the Tsumori Chisato X Shu Uemura Collection just came out, I fell in love with the kitty theme and dreamy/starry design...Although the face highlighter and lipstick (from Fuzkittie) have the cutest packaging ever, I wasn't that concerned until I saw the mirror in Catherine's post(she has a matching manicure!) I am not an impulse shopper (yeah, right...) when it comes to something expensive...so there were two little guys fighting with each other...
My subjective self:
"OMG the kitty is so cute!"
"And come on, this is literally starry night/eye in your pocket."
"I will sure use this (unlike the my other "toys".)"
"The compact is slim and easy to carry!"
"15 dollars is not too bad. (Compare to a $20 blush that I never use)"
"It comes with a pouch to protect the kitty! "
My objective self:
"The pouch is pink...urgh."
"And it looks pretty cheap in picture (would be worse in real life)"
"The mirror is a gift with purchase in Asia" (So it's like a $15 markup)
"It looks quite huge to carry around."
"And it's not as delicate as the highlighter compact."
"It doesn't look substantial/tough from the picture."
"Square mirror is more likely to break mathematically speaking."
"It's less 'beautiful' than round ones aesthetically speaking."
"Woman, do you know how many mirrors do you have?"
"It cost 8 dollars to ship this from Nordie...no coupon code"
"Claudia would be mad that I love another cat." (What am I talking about, she is not even my cat)
6:11 Objectivity prevails. (Note to Chisato-san, your stuff are cute, but not quite Anna Sui...)
Lemming No.2 - Guerlain Rouge G (the fight between my two inner children continues...)
"Look how incredibly nice it looks on Pink Sith!"
"Since when are you into lipstick?"
"You will leave fingerprint allover the bulky tube."
"This cost $45. ( which translates to an arm and a leg in your dictionary)."
"It kind of reminds me of Sally Hansen lipstick that's around 10 bucks (Temptalia has more swatches here )."
1:4 - If I like A but not B while A belongs to B...Then I don't like A.
Lemming No.3 - Anna Sui brow powder (Would it be a "Yes" since it's one of my favorite brands?)
"There are not many Anna Sui products that still keeps the Victorian rose design."
"The two shades look so natural and wearable " (for a blond)
"Drawing eyebrow with a pretty compact is such a glamorous thing to do(especially if you watch Chinese ancient costume drama)."
"You already look like crayon shin-chan without any brow filling."
"You hate compact that comes with brushes (as they all suck but look ugly when lost)."
"Oval compact is not nearly as pretty as the round ones."
"You have plenty of brown shadow that you 'use' as brow powder."
3:4- A close match but I think I still want something from Anna Sui this winter.
Lemming No.4- Digital Single Lens Reflex camera
The "lame artist":
"It just looks so cool!"
"It takes very sharp pictures."
"It doesn't eat away color (see Karen at MBB and Temptalia) ."
"It works at low light intensity.""
The Broke College Student:
"Professional camera for lip gloss/squirrel !?"
"It's too heavy to carry alone all those text books."
"You might as well buy ticket to Poland to follow Blechacz."
"Midnight is for cramming not swatching lip gloss."
4:4 Rationality rules, I don't even want to buy a replacement point and shoot.
Lemming No.5 -An Endless Supply of Junk Food
"Your butt will be as big as that of Claudia."
"You will get high blood pressure..."
"yada yada yada"
"They are [as] yummy [as American food can get]!"
"Not to mention saving you tons of time."
"You can get unlimited refill at the big M."
"I don't care!"
If I come up with N reason to say no, there is always N+1 reasons to say yes...When it comes to junk food. (Yes, I am a lost cost.)
Whenever I am shopping, this is what is happening inside my mind: I go through an internal struggle as my two split personalities argue with each other. At the end, the side with more point wins (that's the reason I don't feel like listing pro-cons in my reviews as I have already run through them in my brain before I make the decision). Since I can't multi-thread like a duo-cord microprocessor...those chit-chat runs in a humanly speed, which makes shopping with me a "pain in the @$$", according to my friends.
For those of you who finished reading my novel, what's on your holiday wish list ?