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