I was supposed to be working from home today – and I worked… on shopping!
Firstly, I had to make a necessary purchase of MS Office since I’ve been using a trial version at home. That was a good purchase (ie. necessary for work and tax deductible).
Then I decided to stuff work and go shopping – my basic premise being I can work tomorrow but the shops will be really crowded and awful. I just wanted to go look at luggage for my holiday – too easy, you’d think. Wrong.
First up – boots from an op shop on Smith St. Undecided if this was good or bad. I shouldn’t buy boots from the op shop on account of they are secondhand footwear – ick (this is the second pair of secondhand boots I’ve bought recently). But they were only $10 and I need boots and all the ones in the shops are ugly.
Then a Crumpler bag. Extravagent but necessary for my holiday. Plus it’s a “laptop” bag – ie. tax deductible and useful for many things. And I’ve wanted one for ages. So good.
I went to the surf shop in the mall to look at luggage cos I heard Billabong does good luggage. It was okay but I didn’t buy anything.
Okay, this is where the good Kathryn breaks down. Myer Shiseido counter – over $200!!!! OMG! Okay $59 of that was a loan to my sister (we both needed the skincare pack) and I did get the best ever foundation – like the foundation I’ve been looking for my entire life and never found before. The one and only foundation for me; the foundation of which I approve.
I’ve been wanting to check out Shiseido because we have been watching a lot of Japanese dramas and they are always sponsored by Shiseido and everyone has lovely skin.
Oh yeah and I also got a cream eyeliner with brush. Now I just have to practice applying it.
Then I got luggage – was only looking cos I’m supposed to be getting it for my bday, but I found an awesome purple wheelie bag in Strandbags for $89. I got that plus a smaller carry bag (for shoes and stuff).
All up, that is a lot of money to be spending.
Oh yeah and I also fit in a session with my PT. Lots of soft, wimpy stuff on the fitball… ha ha ha ha… *whelps of pain*.
Finally, I have a crazy plan. Since I’m totally hopeless at packing, before I go away I’m thinking of taking pics of all my possible outfits then posting them so ppl can advise me on the best options. Stay tuned.