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New Things: Stationery Adventures

By bailaoragaditana · May 5, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

This blog started out being about makeup, since I came to Sugar through BellaSugar and developed my incurable product addiction in the ever-supportive Beauty Product Junkies community, but over time I've started adding other things - inflicting upon unfortunate readers (just kidding, I love you really!) my dubious tastes in music and men, and even branching out to fashion with my ballgown dilemmas. And now, I'll be adding one of my lifelong obsessions: stationery. I mean, even before I was into makeup (or possibly concurrent with my discovery of Petite Miss, at least), I loved pens, and notebooks, and crayons, and I used to pretend to write in cursive by making swirls all across any piece of paper I could find. I used to beg my father to take me to Office Depot after softball games and swim meets, and I would gorge myself on college-ruled notebooks (so sophisticated! when you're eight...) and purple pens and mechanical pencils. I occasionally used these to attempt to write stories, but as there is nary a creative bone in my body, I had to find another purpose for them... so I practiced my handwriting, and even indulged in some innovation. It's made me rather vain about my script, if I'm completely honest. Total strangers in the library have approached to comment on the neatness of my notes, and one of the best (and weirdest?) compliments I've ever received was a friend's declaration that he would pay me to write love letters, just for the handwriting.

(I'm still not quite sure what to make of that, now that I think about it.)

I'm coming out of the (supply) closet as a stationery addict: I love pens and notebooks way, way, way too much for my own good. And I know I'm not the only one, so please feel free to share the love.

In conclusion: here, have a picture of some of my writing instruments.

Pens and pencils and erasers, oh my!

Thanks for reading!

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You MUST scan a sample of your handwriting for us now! I am dying to see it!

I've always loved to write with a fountain pen and brown ink, and I really believe that there is nothing like a hand-written thank you note! :)


I thought I am the only one with multiple pencil-cases/ pouches like yours...and we share the love for our notebooks and pens! :)

I think I can remember your handwriting from the package you sent me 2 years back, beautiful! :) It's a little curly, but not cursive, and easy to read.

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That's a lot for me!

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i think makeup addiction and pen/stationary addiction go hand in hand!!! :P

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Bobbi Brown

- BBU and Artist Lip palettes (anyone?)


- Rouge G L'Extrait gloss in Avarice & Luxure

Urban Decay

- Naked Foundation in 0.5

- Lip Junkie gloss in Naked2 and Strip

- Urban Lashes in Hot Number, Black Velvet, and Sly

- Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

- Eyeshadows in Vanilla, Suspect, Kush, Busted, Cobra, Blackout, and Secret Service


- Larger Than Life eye pencils in Rue de Rivoli and Via Appia



Bobbi Brown foundations - Alabaster

Bobbi Brown concealer - Porcelain

MAC - NW15/NC15/Light depending on product

MUFE Hi-Def Foundation - 110 Pink Porcelain

MUFE Velvet Mat+ Foundation - No. 15 Alabaster

Hourglass Immaculate - Porcelain

Chanel Mat Lumière - Rose Clair


All of the makeup I feature here is stuff I have bought myself or played with, or that has been given to me by friends and family as gifts (perhaps occasionally stuff that belongs to my friends, as well). I'm not a professional makeup artist, I've never worked for any companies that sell makeup, I have no connections to cosmetic companies, other than the standard relationship between junkie and dealer, and all opinions expressed in my posts are my own. Should a company, someday in the future, want to give me money or products, I'll be the first to say so, in nice big bold letters. I'll also let you know if I win products, as from the Sugar giveaways. Otherwise, you can safely assume it's all the result of my incurable addiction to beauty products.