Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My 24 Hour Trip to Stockholm

This post is picture heavy; Sorry, but I just couldn't help myself..:)

So, dear boyfriend and I went on a 24 hour trip to Stockholm last week to watch his brother perform in an orchestra playing in the Royal Castle. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, for those who don't know, and is about 3 1/2 hours drive from where we live.
It felt great to get away and spend some time alone just the two of us, even if it was only for 24 hours. It's hard to leave the little one (she's 13 months), but she was very well cared for and spoiled rotten by her grandma as usual :D
The concert was amazing, and also we sat 1 meter behind Crown Princess Victoria who will become Queen of Sweden one day; it was a nice bonus.

Anyway; of course I did a little shopping as well. Although I mostly did shop for my daughter and my niece, this is what I got for myself:

L-R: Isadora blush brush, MAC Phloof! palette eye shadow, Make Up Store foundation brush (no 366)

Close up of the brushes

MAC Palette Single Eye shadow in "Phloof!"
(Shade description: Frosted off-white (Frost))
Sorry about the blurriness...

I cannot believe I haven't discovered this shadow before; although I mostly use mineral makeup these days, I really like this one. It does a great job brightening my eyes.
I'm very happy with these brushes also; the foundation brush does a great job distributing foundation evenly in a thin layer. Same goes for the blush brush. Like I said above, I mostly use MMU nowadays, but occasionally I still reach for traditional makeup, depends on my mood :D

I paid around $13 for the M•A•C shadow, $30 for the foundation brush and $12 for the blush brush.
I do think Isadora is available in other countries, but I'm not sure about Make Up Store.

Misc Stockholm pictures...

City Hall
Panoramic view

Riddarholmen; winter view
Old City (to the left) and the Royal Castle (to the right)
Crown Princess Victoria

That's it for now; see you soon :)


Phyrra said...

Beautiful, truly beautiful.

Nixxy said...

Oh, drool! I'd LOVE to live in a country that had castles! Stockholm looks absolutely gorgeous. Sigh :)

Vanessa said...

Thanks ladies!
Yes, it is a beautiful city, especially in summertime. I so agree with you Nixx; castles are fascinating :)

Robyn said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos.