Monday, May 8, 2017

Mail Time

Last week was a good week for me. Two friends of mine sent me packages! I love mail. It's probably one of my favorite things in the world. I got my first pen pal when I was around 10 or 12 from a J-14 magazine, which I embarrassingly filled out hoping I'd be paired with Aaron Carter. When I went to Florida in 5th grade I seriously think I sent about 20 postcards to friends because I couldn't leave anyone out. A few years ago my friend, Mackenzie, and I sent watercolor paintings to each other for fun, which we need to do again when I return. Finally, Remember this post from all the way back in 2012? Yeah, I go a little overboard with sending packages. I'm surprised how much of this I've documented.

The first package (pictured above) came from my friend, Katherine, at 8 Months in Ukraine. I don't really know how it came about, but I think I saw one of her posts where she received letters from friends and I thought, I should send her stuff from Russia, since she lived in Ukraine, has been to Russia, and studies Russian. She messaged me back saying we should be pen pals and a new friendship blossomed. She sent me such a cute assortment of stuff and, most importantly, Sour Patch Kids. I had intentions of saving a few for A to try, but that didn't happen.
The next package came from my friend, Ariana, who is currently living in South Korea, and blogging about her experiences at ArianaImnida. Ariana and I actually met in our TESOL courses at Cleveland State. She has the coolest style, and when I met her I thought, "I have to be friends with this girl!" but she seemed too cool for me. :) Since our CSU days we've stayed in touch, and I'm so glad she started a blog. A while back she wrote a post about her Korean beauty haul which inspired this post. I think after she saw that post she sent me a message saying she wanted to send me Korean beauty products. I realized that it was a great idea and that I should send her a package from Russia, minus beauty supplies because I would have no idea what to get. Plus, are there any Russian brands? Please comment below if you know of any.
A went with me to pick up the package since it was delivered to a different post office. I think he was more excited for it to come than I was. We weren't even a foot out the door when he made me stop to take pictures of the box. Then he kept begging me to open it while we were walking. We stopped in the middle of the sidewalk to try to open the darn thing, and I think Ariana knew that would happen because she had everything in the adorable bag below. I was able to leave the box in a garbage can and easily carry everything else.
I can't wait to try everything, especially the Clio Conceal-dation because I need a good concealer. My skin is absolutely terrible and nothing I've tried covers the imperfections well enough. Remember when my biggest problem was hating my freckles? Oh, I'd take back the days when I didn't break out like I'm 13. Maybe I'll do a post later on what products I like and didn't like. Not that it would really matter since I don't live in Korea, but maybe it'll be something when I lack inspiration for new posts.
I wish I had money to send everyone packages, but, unfortunately I don't. Do you like sending and receiving mail?

8 comments

  1. fun! Also love your nail color in this post!!

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    1. Thanks! A student, who has the same birthday as me, got it for me as a gift because I had complimented hers :)

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  2. I love this post! Korean beauty products are something I want to try once I have more funds to put towards make up. As far as Russian specific brands, the only one I have found that I think is Russian is гурмандиз.

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    1. I'll have to look for that brand next time I go to the mall.

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  3. Sour Patch Kids are the best (although I'm annoyed that they added a blue one, which isn't great and there always seems to be too many of them). My mouth waters just thinking about them haha

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    1. I don't even think I realized the blue one was new. I think I just eat them too fast to notice the colors.

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  4. Wow, that skin care sampler is awesome!! I would have liked to send you more stuff like that, but I was a little skeptical of the postal system. Let me know what your address is when you get stateside. :)

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    1. Yes, will do! I love having pen pals! :)

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