Sunday, February 14, 2010

Here Comes Alice on Happy Heart's Day

I was just browsing through multiply for the Alice in Wonderland + Urban Decay Book of Shadows collabo, when i chanced upon Greenboxunlimited. I quickly messaged them if its still available. A day later i think, I received a text asking if I was still interested. I asked the BF if he could purchase the palette for me on Valentine's and forgo the usual bouquet surprise. He said, yes. As if he'd say otherwise, right? It's Valentine's.

If there was something I learned in my 26 years, it's that guys don't get how I think. I don't know about you but I gave up on "expecting" and "assuming" that the guy i'm dating or in a relationship with can read my mind. Really, they can't and most often they don't even make an effort. Not to burst anyone's fantasy/romantic bubble but it's nice to give our man a break and say out loud what you want and want to happen.

When the BF paid for the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Palette, it didn't lessen the essence of gift-giving. Waiting for courier to deliver the package made me and BF anticipate on what it would look like in person. When the courier got here, let's just say we were both excited to open the package. He even said, "Buksan mo na. Gusto ko makita kung gano siya kaganda." I know it was tough for him to buy something he hasn't seen in person but I'm glad he changed this tradition for this one Valentine.

Remember Pretty Woman where Richard Gere and Julia Roberts were shopping inside the store and he just nodded and smiled whenever he liked something on Julia? Ron is that kind of guy. He's really that manly man and I just love that about him. He knows how to take charge of things but knows also when to back off. I really love that about him. Some girls may get tired of that and I admit sometimes I do as well, but I wouldn't want him to change. After all, it's a two-way street for us. Me being able to tell him anything lets him loosen up and do the same. Now I know what to get him for our anniversary. (how much does a treadmill cost?)

Many would say that my relationship with Ron is unsual, out of the norm. Others would say that its boring because we hardly have anything in common. But at the end of the day, no matter how much I can't stand basketball or his love for Chinese movies on cable, I still want to cuddle up to him and sleep while he watch. Every morning when he's busy watching an NBA game, his shout of excitement when his team wins makes my day. Then he would go back to bed when he sees i'm up and tells me those wonderful three words.... "Kain na tayo." (Let's eat). You see even if he wakes up early, he always wait up for me so we can have breakfast/brunch/lunch together. :) Kain na tayo is like him saying "Good morning. I love you." to me everyday.

There is nothing wrong with saying what you want . If you read FHM as much as I do, you'd know that guys love girls who has their own minds but maintain a certain finesse and decorum. You don't have to be a nagging GPS with him but if he asks you want you want, don't just say "Kaw? What do you want?" or "Kaw bahala." Instead, tell him you've been craving for Mang Jimmy's sisig or some coffee at Bo's. If he disagrees then suggest something else. As much as guys have a hard time figuring us out.... I've given up a long time figuring them out. :) LOL. After all, if they really want to surprise us, nothing can stop them dudes. :)

Enough about my relationship and my attempt at relationship advise. Here's Alice, currently residing at my place... :)



What a dream come true! When Disney called to ask if we would design a product for the launch of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, we were like, “Um…. Yes!” The result is this truly amazing (and seriously collectible) Book of Shadows.

Open the palette to reveal a pop-up scene of Alice in the mushroom forest. Her “drink me” bottle discarded, she staggers past towering mushrooms, only to cross paths with a very peculiar, hookah-smoking caterpillar. A large mirror rests behind the scene – you feel as if you are transported into the film itself.

Hidden inside a secret drawer are 16 best-selling Eyeshadows, given topsy-turvy names like White Rabbit, Jabberwocky and Oraculum. Alongside them lie travel sizes of Eyeshadow Primer Potion and two 24/7 Eye Pencils. From smoky neutral eyes to flashes of hallucinogenic green and purple, the looks you can create are as endless as the rabbit hole itself. Anyone who loves Urban Decay, Tim Burton, Disney, or Alice in Wonderland absolutely MUST have this palette. Even the Mad Hatter would say this Book of Shadows delivers it all.

Fill Weight: Eyeshadows: 16 x 0.8 g e 16 x 0.03 US oz; Eyeshadow Primer Potion: 3.7ml e 0.13 US fl oz; 24/7 Eye Pencils: 2 x 0.8g e 2 x 0.03 US oz

source: Urban Decay website


i love the details of the palette!


I made an attempt before of creating a pop-up back in elementary school but my bestfriend and I were distracted with pre-teen crushes to finish it. hehehehe.


oohhh! a potion! what does it do??


the journey to mushroom forest is such a curious concept that Urban Decay chose to take.
I wonder if they chose a different part inAlice in Wonderland? Like the ones with the flowers? Oooohh... I would want that palette i'm sure.




This set contains:
(16) Eyeshadows:
-Underland (Flash)
-Alice (Painkiller)
-Oraculum (Baked)
-Queen (Last Call)
-Chessur (Chopper)
-White Rabbit (Polyester Bride)
-Wonderland (Maui Wowie)
-Curiouser (Grifter)
-Muchness (X)
-Mushroom (Mushroom)
-Midnight Tea Party (Midnight Cowboy Rides Again)
-Vorpal (S&M)
-Absolem (Homegrown)
-Drink Me Eat Me (Sin)
-Mad Hatter (Twice Baked)
-Jabberwocky (Oil Slick)
-Travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero and Flipside
-Travel-size Eyeshadow Primer Potion

source: Sephora.com


I know I already have 75% of the colors in this palette but those that I don't made it all worth it to get this still. Besides it is such a great collector's item. :) And its Alice in Wonderland!!!


Urban Decay Collection
le sigh!


thank you Gracie, Cam and R!

I rate this item 100% great.
You'll really make someone extremely happy (ehem! even for yourself)
when you purchase this item.
This palette spells double L-O-V-E.

Happy Valentine's everyone!!!
Kung Hei Fat Choi!!

much love
Shen

9 comments :

melandria said...

this is really awesome. Happy Valentines too.

lelila said...

it's so pretty noh! i'm glad you had a smooth transaction with greenbox unlimited, can't say the same with me and jheng, although it ended up ok, the stress it caused us overshadowed the joy we felt that alice finally arrived.

anyhow, i haven't used my palette up to now haha.

Pammy said...

That's really sweet of your boyfriend and I'm glad he supports your passion in make up. Most of the guys I dated doesn't like make up so it's really cute when a guy is cool with their girls wearing make up. :P

Hey, I miss Mang Jimmy's sisig and tapa. :P

Askmewhats said...

Congrats sis! for the Alice palette you deserve it! and i enjoyed reading your post, so true, guys like it when girls are straighTforward and tell them what's on their mind! Glad you and R have such a great relationship worth reminiscing! :) Happy Hearts day to both of you and Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Crystal Gale said...

That's a really gorgeous palette! I have thought of getting one but I still can't afford it..but maybe I can in the fututre if I'm more stable.

Happy heart day! And that's a very spot on advice on love and relationship ^_^

thinay said...

Hi! Im so happy you got Alice for Hearts Day.I so want to have one. Sana makabili na ako:) And,I want to collect the other two din:) ehehhehe

Lanie said...

Happy that you have the alice palette na. I will have to wait for mine to arrive in March :)

Lauren said...

Oooh you have all three Book of Shadows! Lucky lucky. :D

Ariane Denise Lunod said...

wow OMG iwant those ALICE collections too!kainggit!=D

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