Thursday, September 6, 2012

I've Got the Whole Package!


I think. I hope?! Take one look at this picture and you'll understand what I mean. :D


This is how every package that has been sent from the US here to India has arrived. I'm 90% sure that on the boat ride over (plane?), the employees use them as trampolines. I can't find any other explanation of how a sturdy box could end up in THIS condition. Sure, it DID travel about 10,000 miles, so I guess I won't bitch too much about it, because, like many things in this world: It's what's on the inside that counts.

So before I get to the box, let me explain the backstory. My pencil nails happened to make it into the September issue of Glamour magazine. That's right, the Fashion issue with Mrs. Gorgeous Soccer Player Beckham herself on the cover. Exciting stuff, right? Well, I don't really have access to Glamour here in India, so the fabulous Maria (of Cult Nails fame) offered to send me a copy! Little did I know that accompanying that magazine would be all THIS:



Seriously?! This is probably one of the most thoughtful, awesome, and PERFECT 'care packages' I've ever received! It's a whole lot of what I've been missing here in India–Maria must be psychic! There are Reese's peanut butter cups, which I've been craving like mad, but for some reason chocolate/peanut butter candy combinations haven't caught on here. There was all the makings for my beloved Starbucks Caramel Macchiatos (caramel!!): caramel sauce, Starbucks Espresso Roast, and Starbucks Vanilla Syrup- WITH THE PUMP!!!! Coco definitely chose wisely when she had Maria add Twinkies and Hostess Powdered donuts (which, due to the above picture are more like donut powder–still going to eat 'em :-P). Like Mary Poppin's carpetbag, each time I put my hand in, I pulled out something new: hairties and a set of three super cute stacking zig-zag rings, LA Fresh hand-sanitizing and nail polish removing wipes, Burt's Bee's tinted lip balm, nail gems, studs and metal leaf, and I haven't even begun to talk about the nail polish! OH, the polish! As soon as I got home from work tonight, I was polishing a nail wheel as fast as my paws would let me! :D (and let me tell you, I think I might be in love with them)  (pictured from top left: Enticing, Evil Queen, Princess, Vicious, Deal With It, Feel Me Up, Time Traveler, I Got Distracted, Let Me Fly, Nevermore, Wicked Fast topcoat X2, Get it On basecoat, Alter Ego, Two Timer, Deception, Doppelgänger, Charlatan)

Material items aside, the thought that Maria and Coco put into this package left me feeling truly touched, overwhelmed (in a good way), and over-the-top giddy. 'Thanks!" hardly begins to describe how grateful I am, but I offer it anyway. Thank you so much, Maria and Coco, you ladies made this nail blogger's day. (Ask my co-workers <--I was positively giddy this afternoon!)

A couple bonus donut bag pix :D lol




28 comments:

  1. Very nice :)
    ~Trendy Tips
    polishednailart.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh wow that was SO sweet of them! I think I would probably throw up and cry all at once if someone sent me a package like that haha.

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  3. That package makes me drool (in more ways that one!). How sweet of M to do that for you! I love that the polish community takes care of each other.

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  4. That is so wonderful! What a great gift! I mailed my brother cany and chocolate chip cookies while in Iraq from US and put them in the metal cookie tins and they arrived safely all but the box they were in lol

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  5. Care packages are the BEST when you're far from everything familiar. This is such an amazing one! And the bag of donuts had me laughing, I'd eat those with a spoon haha

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  6. Wow, what an amazing gift :)

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  7. wow thats so nice! I love seeing what people receive :)

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  8. You must be stoked! What an awesome care package! Congratulations on your feature. yay!

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  9. Oh, my word- are those Donuts or DO NOTS?
    (Poor squished treats- thank heaven they'll still taste good!)
    But how nice of them to send the fabulous goodies- at least none of the liquids were flattened!
    Now I gotta go get a copy of that Glamour- you're in it! How cool!
    ReaderRita

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  10. I've never commented on your blog before, despite loving your designs, but those doughnuts made me and my husband laugh so much. Huge congratulations on your magazine success, very well deserved.

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  11. How lovely of them! Incidentally, I have been looking for zig zag stackable rings for ages! x

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  12. Awwww lovely !! Great package and such thought xxx

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  13. Oh wow! How thoughful of her! I would have been soooo excited to get all of that stuff - mostly the polish! :]

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  14. Lol same happened to me when I was overseas in Iraq lol

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  15. my Husband and I just moved to Taiwan a little over a month ago... glad to know what to expect when our first care package arrives! I also find it hilarious that the nail polish survived but the donuts didn't.

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  16. It is because of that article that I found your blog! Turns out you're quite creative...so I added it to my bookmarks. Keep up the great work

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  17. I love care packages. Mine thankfully fared much better on arrival to Switzerland. It's nice to get little pieces of home. :)

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  18. That is so incredibly sweet. I can't help but chuckle at the fact the bag says powdered donuts which is exactly what's in there now. :D

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  19. What a strange package! Seems to be a lot of random items!! Sure you loved it!
    btw, I inspired in your last nail design and i posted it.. I am not very proud of the final result.. :-) (left hand painted, night, bad light..) DO NOT PANIC!!!

    http://manicurarte.blogspot.com.es/2012/09/manicura-letras-hi-nails.html

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  20. Awww how thoughtful! Bet you didn't know what to use.eat/drink/play with first! xx

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  21. i think thaty besides polish.. the twinkies were the most amazing thing there.. i love twinkies and everytime a person goes to the US i give them 5 bucks and ask them to bring me twinkies.. the sad part is that almost all the time, i receive my 5 usd back :(

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  22. Wow!! :) This among so many other reasons is why I LOVE being apart of the nail bloggin world/community... So SO many thoughtful people who go out of their way for one another. You are so lucky to receive such a lovely care package, I can't wait to see the manicures you create with those polishes :)

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  23. I'm loving those iridescent top coat colors on the bottom row of the picture. You obviously have a wonderful fan base! Thanks for such lovely nail inspiration! :)

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  24. That was such a thoughtful thing for her to do! I would totally eat those donuts with a spoon too. Powdered donuts rock!

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  25. Wow! That is sweet. I always love your blog and I have read lots of great things about Cult Nails which I follow as well. This just shows true thoughfulness!

    scarter305 at aol dot com

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  26. That is so awesome of Maria! I think I need to go make an order now. lol ;)

    Congrats on the magazine article. I need to see it...

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  27. I'm commenting late, but better late than never, right? lol

    What an awesome, awesome care package! It is so nice to see that people can still be so nice to each other like that. Does a heart good. Congrats on being in the mag! I'll have to go to the library and look you up now. :0)

    Angela of OlderLadiesLikeColorToo.blogspot.com

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