brown paper packages tied up with string...and other things

there's something about receiving packages that's ridiculously exciting. i always get a kick out of opening boxes and things. i get rather impatient and tear them open right away.

it's embarrassing.

i bought this new oilily fragrance on ebay. it smells wonderful; very clean, fresh, and flowery. i don't wear perfume that often, but i really like this one! that's a good thing too, considering i bought it based on the pretty bottle alone (i'm a sucker for pretty packaging). that's bad, i know, but they didn't have the one i originally wanted (papillon by oilily) and figured their other fragrances would smell just as good.

i also bought this azalea glossy lip tint from FlourishBathBody's shop on etsy. it's absolutely perfect! not only does it provide a lovely sheer wash of pink, but it's super moisturizing too. it's my favorite lip balm right now. i love it so much i might have to buy it in another shade (or two).

i did a makeup/random swap with valencia and just received her package the other day! it was filled with all sorts of goodies: blush, lipstick, eyeshadow, sunglasses, a bow hair tie, and a sleeping mask. she even added a handful of colorful origami hearts! they're so cute. i couldn't figure out what they were made of at first, and she told me they were STRAWS. how cool is that? i really want to make some sometime.

and finally, i received a rebecca minkoff handbag from tweetmybag! i won their 2nd giveaway a few weeks ago and i was reeeeeeally happy because, well, i never win anything. i can't wait to use it! you'll see it in a future outfit post for sure. be sure to check out the site. you can post your outfits/handbag photos and comment on your favorites.

anyone else get any fun packages in the mail or buy yourself something sweet?