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POLICE FILES: Chanel + Lippmann = more birthday surprises

October 24, 2011 by pam

(Warning: if you hate feet, skip this post. There’s a feet shot in this entry – just one.)

My birthday has been over for over a week now but the love hasn’t stopped.

A few days ago, I received a text message from Air21 telling me that a package was on its way to me. I thought it was odd since I wasn’t expecting any packages. I wondered if I had been Ebaying in my sleep again. A few hours later, the package arrived.

It was a gift.

I tore into it and found these inside:


Insantly, I knew who it was from. Smile, who is super awesome and super thoughtful and super kind and super funny and who will always be one of my most favorite people in the world.


Smile gave me two of her room and linen sprays – White Tea and Day At The Spa. When I say they’re hers, they’re really hers. Smile is the woman behind Amber Lights Laguna, a Filipino brand that produces homemade scented soya candles and room sprays. I love love love Smile’s scented candles (some of my favorites are Banana Nut Bread, Scotch Pine, White Tea and Day At The Spa) and I’ve been excited to try her room sprays. If you want to order, click click click.


She also sent me Chanel Coromandel which has been on my wish list forever and ever. I cannot wait to try it.

Thank you, Smile. Your card made me laugh.

A few days later, EJ and other friends from Globe dropped by my office. They gave me this pretty package.


I was touched by how excited they were about my birthday gift. They said it involved a bit of research.

And yes, they really did their research.


Not only did they get me Deborah Lippmann’s Yellow Brick Road and Purple Rain, both of which I’ve been lemming forever, they also got me Makin’ Whoopee, a fabulous pink which I couldn’t believe has slipped my radar. I love it.


I am touched by the effort they put into my gift. So sweet.


I have been obsessing over Deborah Lippmann’s polish so much lately. Aside from the glittery shades my brother gave me and the three from Globe, I also bought Superstar, Razzle Dazzle and Believe at Rustan’s.

And because Jill and I were leaving for New York on Saturday, we hit Nail Spa in Shang with our friends on Friday evening. There I got to use another birthday surprise – the Nail Spa gift certificates Mark and Donna and everyone at Stratworks sent me.

I brought a bunch of polish with me and ended up choosing Believe for my hands. Believe is a gorgeous silver gold that Deborah Lippmann created with Cher.


For my feet, I went for something a little crazier.

I originally just wanted Lippmann’s Lady Sings The Blues on my toes but the Nail Spa girls told me that the woman doing my pedi was excellent at nail art. “Why don’t you ask her to do skulls on your big toes?” they said.

And since Halloween is coming up, I said, “Why not?”

Brace yourself for the feet shot….

Here we go…


Pretty cool huh?

Thank you for the awesome birthday surprises and the overwhelming polish love.

My crazy skulls and I are very happy.


  1. Kitty says:

    OMG! It’s a sign! I was gonna give you my BN Purple Rain but decided last minute to put other things in the box. Belated Happy Birthday ulit!

    P.S. The item standing out in the box is my Birthday present to you. :)

  2. Cathy says:

    Soooooo cute!

  3. greenpease says:

    Weeee! Blushing!

    Belated Happy Birthday Hotness!!!

    Your are overflowing with kindness that’s why you’re so blessed. Imagine those tons of polish you have? That’s a good blessing, isn’t it? lol

  4. Parti says:

    You got really nice feet! :)

  5. Oooh I just wore Makin Whoopee last week! It is GORGEOUS!!! Nice to meet someone who has such love for DL as I do ;)

    You may want to check out the DL/Juicy Couture collections…I’m wearing Jewel in the Crown, which was created by DL just for JC and it is awe.some.sauce. I don’t think I would have purchased this alone but on my nail….WOW. It does come with Believe (and now I have 2 bottles) but really, who can’t use 2 bottles of neutral like that? It looks so very pretty on you!

    Happy way belated bday ;) The toes are adorable!!

    • pam says:

      Thanks so much! :)

      Ooh, I can’t wait to wear Makin Whoopee! It’s such a pretty color! And yes, I love DL! I’ve seen the photos of the Juicy Couture sets but I haven’t had the chance to pick them up yet! Soon! :D

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