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Soooooo I was totally sitting on my phone while eating wings eagerly refreshing for your reveal @ hahahah. I was really thrown off when you said you got it though because the tracking hadn't updated after I spent all day stalking it, and it was acting like it wasn't going to be delivered until monday! So this was a surprise for me too hahahah.

 

I'm so glad you like the pokemon cards (picking those out may have been my favorite part :x)! As soon as you said you liked Eevee, I immediately thought of that holo card because it is just tooooo cute. I also didn't mention this in my letter because writing is so tedious, but the other three - Gothita, Minccino, and Cinccino are probably my top 3 faves from gen 5 so I had to share them with you. :) (my fiance and I collected gen 5 pokemon cards for a hot minute after impulse buying them at walmart out of nostalgia and then they just kept releasing them and we were like crap we have too many cards and no use for them bahahah).

 

Also the hello kitty thingy *might* be an ornament? I found it in the Christmas candy section that's all I know.  But... I SWEAR YOU READ MY MIND because when I grabbed it I was like "heh this is a throwback to my hello kitty icon days" - I'm really endeared that you remembered that. :3

 

Also thanks for getting me hooked on multichromes after looking at tons of them for you. When I got the KB Shimmer in the mail I just kept turning the bottle every which way and going "oooh prettyyyyy."

 

Anyway, I had a blast picking things out for you and I really enjoyed your reveal.  :wub:

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Soooooo I was totally sitting on my phone while eating wings eagerly refreshing for your reveal @ hahahah. I was really thrown off when you said you got it though because the tracking hadn't updated after I spent all day stalking it, and it was acting like it wasn't going to be delivered until monday! So this was a surprise for me too hahahah.

 

I'm so glad you like the pokemon cards (picking those out may have been my favorite part :x)! As soon as you said you liked Eevee, I immediately thought of that holo card because it is just tooooo cute. I also didn't mention this in my letter because writing is so tedious, but the other three - Gothita, Minccino, and Cinccino are probably my top 3 faves from gen 5 so I had to share them with you. :) (my fiance and I collected gen 5 pokemon cards for a hot minute after impulse buying them at walmart out of nostalgia and then they just kept releasing them and we were like crap we have too many cards and no use for them bahahah).

 

Also the hello kitty thingy *might* be an ornament? I found it in the Christmas candy section that's all I know.  But... I SWEAR YOU READ MY MIND because when I grabbed it I was like "heh this is a throwback to my hello kitty icon days" - I'm really endeared that you remembered that. :3

 

Also thanks for getting me hooked on multichromes after looking at tons of them for you. When I got the KB Shimmer in the mail I just kept turning the bottle every which way and going "oooh prettyyyyy."

 

Anyway, I had a blast picking things out for you and I really enjoyed your reveal.  :wub:

Well, my santee's actually said it was delivered around 1:30 today (before USPS tracking went down... apparently people are *really* sending out their presents now). Maybe she'll drop by? Or maybe they left it on the wrong doorstep? I guess we'll see!

 

Haha, do you have enough cards to make a deck to battle each other! One of my ex's, that was one of our dates... nerdy romance is so great  :wub: I've definitely thought about picking up a pack at least a couple of times in the last year, but then I was like "what would you do with it, Kyuu?!" I did try to figure out where MY binder went, actually, as recently as last month, and now you've reminded me again. Hmmmmmm

 

I really like the Minccino evolution line! Gothita is also super great. I actually really like the new gen pokemon. Peopled need to stop complaining because most of them are super cute.

 

I shook the hello kitty candy and/or ornament around and there definitely SOUNDS like there's candy in there. But I peeled off the stickers on the side, and I still can't pry it open. But I don't want to break it either... THIS DILEMMA. 

 

Thank you soooooo much again. I could tell everything was really thoughtful, and I really loved everything >.<

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If you hold the Hello Kitty ball upright (ornament hanger at top) with Kitty facing you and twist the front to the left, it should open.

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If you hold the Hello Kitty ball upright (ornament hanger at top) with Kitty facing you and twist the front to the left, it should open.

okay so I've been twisting it slowly and i know it's moved because the kitty's head isn't where it used to be in regards to the string, but i've been twisting it for 15 minutes and it's only moved like an inch.

 

LOL do they really expect little kids (whom I'm guessing many of these will be gifted too) to open these?! @[email protected]

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Well, my santee's actually said it was delivered around 1:30 today (before USPS tracking went down... apparently people are *really* sending out their presents now). Maybe she'll drop by? Or maybe they left it on the wrong doorstep? I guess we'll see!

 

Haha, do you have enough cards to make a deck to battle each other! One of my ex's, that was one of our dates... nerdy romance is so great  :wub: I've definitely thought about picking up a pack at least a couple of times in the last year, but then I was like "what would you do with it, Kyuu?!" I did try to figure out where MY binder went, actually, as recently as last month, and now you've reminded me again. Hmmmmmm

 

I really like the Minccino evolution line! Gothita is also super great. I actually really like the new gen pokemon. Peopled need to stop complaining because most of them are super cute.

 

I shook the hello kitty candy and/or ornament around and there definitely SOUNDS like there's candy in there. But I peeled off the stickers on the side, and I still can't pry it open. But I don't want to break it either... THIS DILEMMA. 

 

Thank you soooooo much again. I could tell everything was really thoughtful, and I really loved everything >.<

We actually did play the card game with them a few times. If my memory serves me right, I probably got mad and rage quit, or my kid brother came in and decided they were fun to look at and messed every thing up each time we played. Regardless, our relationship does revolve around all things nerdy (he's currently fixated on the new smash bros release).

 

I also totally agree with you about the newer gens I think overall they're a lot better quality than gen 1 but people are blinded by nostalgia I think hahaha.

 

I didn't realize how difficult the hello kitty ball was going to be to open 0_0 (i kinda wanna go buy another and try it out for myself bahhaha)

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I have a feeling the pictures are gonna be huge and I'm gonna have to edit this 15 times because I'm not sure how to put text between photos, but here we go. I may do better pictures tomorrow.

When I opened the box.

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Wow. There something under the worms.

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OMG. So Cute.

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And it's coffee creamer. I go through this stuff like crazy and I love peppermint. It will go perfectly with my peppermint coffee that I keep in my desk and make at work.

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Book.

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The box on the bottom was flat and very lightweight.

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So many foils. Holy crap. They look amazing.

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The card from the book.

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Square box.

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What's in the square box.

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Again, holy crap, I cannot contain my excitement. Thank you thank you thank you and each of these polishes matches my current polish obsession so well.post-84666-0-26633900-1418527568_thumb.jpg

The other rectangular package. Everything is so cute. I am going to lay it all out and get better pictures tomorrow, but it was so cute I wanted vto share eventhough you can't see everything.

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okay so I've been twisting it slowly and i know it's moved because the kitty's head isn't where it used to be in regards to the string, but i've been twisting it for 15 minutes and it's only moved like an inch.

 

LOL do they really expect little kids (whom I'm guessing many of these will be gifted too) to open these?! @[email protected]

Oh, I thought it would need to be twisted about 1/2 an inch. It should be one of those things where there's a gap in the threads (is that the right word?) and once it lines up, the lid kinda falls off.

 

ETA: Oh, too late.

And I see my directions are totally inaccurate.

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Oh, I thought it would need to be twisted about 1/2 an inch. It should be one of those things where there's a gap in the threads (is that the right word?) and once it lines up, the lid kinda falls off.

 

ETA: Oh, too late.

whoever designed this really wanted to torture little kids (and their parents) hahaha. It says age 3+ up

 

I'm like... i'm like more than two decades older than that and I can't open it XD

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And now the mystery is solved.  :lol:

 

Imagining a bunch of little kids struggling with this on Christmas morning amuses me because I'm evil like that. (I swear that's not why I sent it to you!!!)

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I was finally able to open my gift from @@formul8edphrase . She spoiled me so much.

 

Part# 1

 

 

Here's everything wrapped.

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First up: nail art supplies. Nail stripping tape, a dotting tool, nail glitter, nail studs and nail art stickers. I've been wanting chevron stickers forever, so I'm really excited to try them out.

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Next: Freeman Masks and Pure Smile face masks. I love facial masks so this is perfect for me.

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An Ipsy bag filled with some great samples. post-95851-0-95702800-1418540723_thumb.jpg

 

Frogs!! I squeeled when I opened these two! These are the cutest salt & pepper shakers ever! And these socks are amazing. I'm wearing them to bed tonight.

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Part# 2

 

 

 

 

Next up: Some rifle paper blank cards and Amethyst glitter sugar scrub. The cards have 4 different designs, they'll be perfect for sending notes to my best friend who recently moved away. I love body scrubs so I can't wait to try this one out.

 

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Peanuts by OPI! This set has been on my wish list ever since I first saw it. I'm so happy to finally own it! The best part is it comes with nail art decals.

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Zoya in Sailor and Rekha & Color Club in Hot Like Lava and Sexy Siren. I love all four of these but Sexy Siren is my favorite. Pictures do not do it any justice, this color is so beautiful!

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Some Rainbow Honey goodies. Rollerball and soap in Sweet Novemeber, l'orange ganache lip balm, polishes in café con leche and zi (purple). I really like Sweet November it's a very nice sweet scent. The lip balm is very moisturizing and I really like the scent. The two polishes are very pretty.

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Here's everything together:

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And I have to include a picture of the cutest signature ever! Thanks Gabranth!

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Overall, everything was beyond amazing and perfect. I feel so blessed that @@formul8edphrase was so generous and thoughtful. I can't believe she got me so many things from my wish list.

Thank so so much, you are the best!!

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Part# 2

 

 

 

 

Next up: Some rifle paper blank cards and Amethyst glitter sugar scrub. The cards have 4 different designs, they'll be perfect for sending notes to my best friend who recently moved away. I love body scrubs so I can't wait to try this one out.

 

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Peanuts by OPI! This set has been on my wish list ever since I first saw it. I'm so happy to finally own it! The best part is it comes with nail art decals.

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Zoya in Sailor and Rekha & Color Club in Hot Like Lava and Sexy Siren. I love all four of these but Sexy Siren is my favorite. Pictures do not do it any justice, this color is so beautiful!

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Some Rainbow Honey goodies. Rollerball and soap in Sweet Novemeber, l'orange ganache lip balm, polishes in café con leche and zi (purple). I really like Sweet November it's a very nice sweet scent. The lip balm is very moisturizing and I really like the scent. The two polishes are very pretty.

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Here's everything together:

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And I have to include a picture of the cutest signature ever! Thanks Gabranth!

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Overall, everything was beyond amazing and perfect. I feel so blessed that @@formul8edphrase was so generous and thoughtful. I can't believe she got me so many things from my wish list.

Thank so so much, you are the best!!

OMG, the Peanuts set was on my wishlist, too!!

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Overall, everything was beyond amazing and perfect. I feel so blessed that @@formul8edphrase was so generous and thoughtful. I can't believe she got me so many things from my wish list.

Thank so so much, you are the best!!

 

I'm so glad you liked everything! Gabs was so interested in my wrapping everything and packing the box that I thought he should sign the card too. He was less interested in what I was doing after I washed off his paw and I could finish packing the box in peace.  :D

 

I hope you enjoy it all!

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Ok, my turn. I got my package yesterday from the lovely @! I was so wowed and took a bunch of pictures, but then had a major back spasm and had to go hunch in a corner and cry for awhile before I could post. But it's better now and I can show off all my amazing gifts!
 

First, the package -- taped with pretty glittery tape! I'll have to find some of that for Christmas wrapping.
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The freaking adorable card! AHHHH, PENGUINS!  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:
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A sweet note about selection. I totally love everything, especially the things I might not have chosen myself.
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"What do you mean this isn't my Barkbox?"
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CRAZY ADORABLE ORIGAMI. (Sadly, the rosette fell victim to a curious poodle while I wasn't looking. But I saved the crane!)
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OMG, everything is wonderful! Revlon Parfumerie in Beachy (dark gold), Above the Curve in Pumpkin Spice Season (gorgeous shimmery nude pink), Revlon Parfumerie in Autumn Spice (shimmery reddish-brown), Fair Maiden in Evil Stepmother (holo wine red), FM in Sleigh Bells in the Snow (holo winter white - I'm wearing it now!), Zoya Oswin (red ultra-pixie dust), Nails Inc Disco Lane (black holo), a nifty striper that's also a pen in white, peppermint lotion, chocolates, and a maple syrup pop.
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"Wait, I want those chocolates and all I get is tissue paper?"
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I put on the hand cream right away.
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I love everything! Thank you so much, @:D  :w00t:  :santa:

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Guise! My Nails gift came today. It was so so overthetop amazing, I actually had heart palpitations while opening it. Not. Even. Exaggerating.

 

 

Okay so first of all, I don't know if you can tell by this picture but there was some serious box Tetris skills being exhibited here.

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Here you see everything laid out, just seconds before the carnage began.

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This was for Mr. Cultfigure who declined to be photographed so he used a body double. Sea Salt Caramels from Portland where all good things come from in his mind. Coincidentally, he is a man who even salts his salad so this was perfect for him. Apparently, I'm not allowed any. We'll see. Everyone sleeps sometime.

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I'm guessing that my SeSa is sharing a personal favorite here? If so, I'm in agreement that these are delicious!

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Oho, I think this gives me a hint about what else is in those pretty little packages

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Holy Sh...teampunk Ball Collection. Seriously?!

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Cats. Boxes. Natural symbionts.

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I need to stop here just for a second because I have too many pictures. To be continued.

Wow!! Love the Steampunk collection you received!!!! SOOO lucky!

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Ok, my turn. I got my package yesterday from the lovely @! I was so wowed and took a bunch of pictures, but then had a major back spasm and had to go hunch in a corner and cry for awhile before I could post. But it's better now and I can show off all my amazing gifts!

 

 

First, the package -- taped with pretty glittery tape! I'll have to find some of that for Christmas wrapping.

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The freaking adorable card! AHHHH, PENGUINS!  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

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A sweet note about selection. I totally love everything, especially the things I might not have chosen myself.

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"What do you mean this isn't my Barkbox?"

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CRAZY ADORABLE ORIGAMI. (Sadly, the rosette fell victim to a curious poodle while I wasn't looking. But I saved the crane!)

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OMG, everything is wonderful! Revlon Parfumerie in Beachy (dark gold), Above the Curve in Pumpkin Spice Season (gorgeous shimmery nude pink), Revlon Parfumerie in Autumn Spice (shimmery reddish-brown), Fair Maiden in Evil Stepmother (holo wine red), FM in Sleigh Bells in the Snow (holo winter white - I'm wearing it now!), Zoya Oswin (red ultra-pixie dust), Nails Inc Disco Lane (black holo), a nifty striper that's also a pen in white, peppermint lotion, chocolates, and a maple syrup pop.

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"Wait, I want those chocolates and all I get is tissue paper?"

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I put on the hand cream right away.

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I love everything! Thank you so much, @:D  :w00t:  :santa:

I'm glad everything got to you safely! at one point I was looking at the your instagram photo of your collection and going  :bandit: guess I better get creative. I hope I didn't get you any dupes!

 

Not sure if you opened it and just didn't photograph, but there are a few other goodies tucked in a red packet in the front too.

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