Good Kathryn/Bad Kathryn

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.


5 responses to “Good Kathryn/Bad Kathryn

  1. The Crumpler bags are awesome aren’t they!

  2. Kathryn you dufus, I am sure you can get the Shiseido stuff much cheaper in Japan!

  3. Shiseido rocks. First bought eyeshadow back in 1980 and loved the range ever since.

    LOL at the wimpy stuff on the fitball. That’s what I used to think too.

  4. it is the answer to your needs- delivered in 4 days max and super super cheap- and now you know what colour etc to buy.
    (Must have been something in the air yesterday because I bought 2 pair of shoes, 2 t-shirts and other random things I “needed”)

  5. hello, I was wondering if you knew about Melbourne’s collaborative op shopping blog ‘I op therefore I am’

    there are links there to maps and addresses of Melbourne’s op shops. let me know if you are interested in joining.

    regards, Amelia

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