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POLICE FILES: Another dose of package porn (and why Tatin should be Marvel’s next superhero)

March 28, 2012 by pam

Dear Justice League. Or Marvel. Or D.C. Or whoever decides who can become a superhero:

I would like to nominate my friend Tatin to become your next superhero.

I am not exaggerating when I say she possesses super powers. Her special ability? Shopping.

Seriously. You can call her Super Shopper or The Incredible Shopper or Wonder Shopper or Fantastic Shopper and it would be completely justified.

I can already see her costume. A pink cape and really comfy boots. You can arm her with killer weapons – a pink credit card with no limit (yes, it has to be pink) and a shopping bag that never gets full. That shopping bag can be her superhero emblem.

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Tatin the Wonder Shopper will need a sidekick. Forget Demolition Man, let Batman keep Robin. Tatin will have the Amazing Dog Duo – Super Gucci and Mr. FantasTank.

I can already see her action figure flying off shelves. Her comic books will sell like crazy.

But you’re probably thinking – why is this person going on and on about costumes and emblems and sidekicks and action figures when she hasn’t even convinced us that Tatin should become a superhero?

Well maybe this will work.

Tatin recently went to Korea and asked if there were any nail polish shades she should look out for. Yes!, I said. Dior Riviera, Lucky and Plaza and Chanel Distraction, Attraction and Tentation.

She didn’t find them. Those shades aren’t available in Korea yet. But she found something better.

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Yes, Dior Les Violets Hypnotiques. The trio of purples that I thought had only been released in Europe.

And that’s not all.

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Yes, Glacier. And Icy Dew. From Dior’s Icy Halos Collection which I was prepared to wait months and months for.

And… that’s not all.

When Tatin arrived from Korea, she handed me a shopping bag. She handed it to me minutes before we were set to watch The Hunger Games and even though she wanted me to, I refused to open the bag. I was already hyperventilating because I was about to watch the film I’ve been waiting for forever. I was worried if I opened the bag and saw the goodies, my head would explode from too much excitement. I just couldn’t handle the sensory overload.

And so I waited. I waited until I got home that night, after crying in the cinema and a post-Hunger Games pizza. And then I peeked inside the bag.

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Whoa.

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These are wet nail protectors. Tatin said they’re to be used for typing when your nails are still wet. We couldn’t figure out how they’re used – but this video answered all our questions.

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And then this made my head explode.

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I love lunch boxes and tin boxes and own a number of them. This nail polish tin box – and how it put together two of my big loves – just blew my mind. And I’m pretty sure those bottles are Chanel.

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But we’re nowhere near done because I haven’t even shown you what’s in the box yet.

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Face masks! I love face masks and I’m amazed that Tatin knew this considering how our previous conversations about skin care went.

Tatin: “What soap do you use?”
Me: “Whatever’s there.”
Tatin: “Di nga? What do you use to wash your face?”
Me: “The shampoo that’s running from my hair.”

I know it’s strange, considering my very guerilla approach to skin care but I do love face masks. They’re fun and relaxing and – the best part – make me look like Hannibal Lecter.

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Another tin box, this time featuring another one of my loves – chicks (and ducks).

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There’s more.

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This is a polish remover dispenser. And because she knows my trauma from accidental polish remover leaks, Tatin said this one has a lock to avoid spillage.

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Teal glitter from Tony Moly. So pretty.

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And oh my god, look at this. Shooting Star, also from Tony Moly.

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So beautiful. The milky pink base and the colorful glitter remind me of guinomis, one of my favorite Filipino desserts. I can’t wait to see this on my nails.

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I gasped when I pulled these out. I didn’t know Etude House made magnetic polish!

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I’m excited to swatch these too! (And I promise to keep you posted about the arrival of Mag Play in the Philippines.)

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Nope, not yet done.

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Another love – lip and cheek tint! Can’t wait to try this too.

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And finally, the beautiful new Diors. Yes, my fingerprints are all over the caps because I couldn’t stop touching them. That’s how pretty they are.

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The purples.

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Orchid, Poison, Shadow.

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And Icy Dew and Glacier.

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I love them all.

Tatin attacks shopping missions with all her might. She has a knack for finding things that shouldn’t be there, the ability to read minds and find out exactly what you want before you even know it and her shopping instincts are unbeatable. She can rock your world with one shopping bag.

And that is why I think Tatin should become your next superhero.


26 Comments »

  1. Gwen says:

    Wow. I am so jealous of your Dior finds! I feel like Les Violets Hypnotiques is never coming to the US. :(

    • pam says:

      I hear it’s supposed to reach the US in June! Keeping my fingers crossed! I know a lot of US-based Dior fans are waiting for this collection :)

  2. Hands down, Ms. Tatin should become a superhero. :D

  3. V says:

    Amazing post and haul. Aww your friend is a great buyer and finder.

  4. Carol says:

    OMG I just died
    let me pick up my pieces so I can post a decent comment later

    • pam says:

      Hahaha! Carol, you’re too funny!

      • Carol says:

        ok, SO…
        hahaha
        man, she should have Petah as her partner and they would travel (fly?) around the world hunting down htf polishes – that’s def the type of comics I’d buy! they could be the SuperShoppers, WonderShoppers, MostfuckingamazingShoppers or whatever! haha
        I’m really curious about the nail protectors, but I’m sure I’d manage to ruin my nails anyway, lol
        I also looove tin cans – so useful for throwing the extra stuff lying around inside! I’m pretty sure they’re Chanels, too – the green one looks like Paul & Joe and the blue on the top like Sephora, I just can’t figure out the pink on the top and the spilling yellow!
        and everything else is so lovely, but the Diors… oh dear!
        starting right now I’m F5ing your blog every 5 minutes to see if your swatches are up! but no pressure! xD
        x,

        • pam says:

          Haha Petah and Tatin – an unstoppable duo :) I would totally buy the comics too!

          I will try the protectors soon, I’ll let you know if they work :)

          That tin can is awesome! Crazy awesome. I’ve been using it to keep my bottles for swatching :)

          And yes, the Les Violets swatches are finally up :)

  5. Miss Bun says:

    Tatin: “Di nga? What do you use to wash your face?”
    Me: “The shampoo that’s running from my hair.”

    HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHA. LOLLERBALLS.

    TATIN = WTF?!??!!

    THE VIOLETS COLLECTION!!! OMG I SQUEALED. LIKE, LITERALLY. AGGGGHH!! I’m so happy that she got them for you. Seriously, I CANNOT wait for your swatches!!!

    LOVE the photo of Tatin in Superhero costume. She needs a superhero NAME.

    • pam says:

      BUNBUNBUN!!!!!!!!

      Crazy right?! Please give her a name, since you rock at giving people nicknames :D

      And you deserve your own superhero name too!

  6. Silvermouse says:

    Oooh! Totally drool worthy!! I am desperately hoping those amazing purples will come out in Australia! And Icy Dew and Glacier!!! I cannot wait to see your swatches!

  7. Cristina says:

    OMG!!! You’re soooo lucky! Scan’t wait for the Les Violets swatches:) I can’t wait for these to get to the US! Thanks again for posting!

  8. Anneke says:

    You crack me up so often! Thanks for brightening my day with this post! you have the most amazing superheroes (/friends)! Very lucky. Can’t wait to see Dior Les Violets Hypnotiques swatches :)

  9. Tiffany says:

    Goodness, you’re so lucky! Those polishes are gorgeous and you own so many Diors, I’m jealous
    And I wish Etude House would come to the states, magnetic polishes here are a bit pricey -__-

    • pam says:

      Dior has been releasing so many collections – it’s so hard to resist!

      Etude House should really open stores in the US, it’s an awesome brand! And the prices are super affordable!

  10. Nikki says:

    I’m wearing teal glitter right now! It looks amazing set against navy blue/black polish, and absolutely easter-adorable against pastel pink too (I have both on my hands right now).

  11. Gabriella Duncan says:

    I am absolutely seduced by that nail polish tin box! :O Is there any way you know where she bought it from? I would sell my mother for that beauty. & love your blog posts! Been lurking for a while drooling over all the smexi nail polishes but haven’t been moved to post anything till now. ;] Cheers!

    • pam says:

      Crazy, right? :) I will ask and let you know. All I know is she got it in Seoul. Will find out which store :)

      Thanks, so glad you enjoy the blog :)

      • Gabriella Duncan says:

        EEP! Thanks so much for going out of your way to find out. I’m just completely smitten by it. Absolutely! Your swatches have inspired many impulse vanity purchases. lol I blame you for my lack of funds. :D Keep up the good work!

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