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Tarte Cosmetics International Delivery and Giving into NYX Cosmetics

A few weeks ago I found out by chance that Tarte Cosmetics now delivers direct to Spain. Not all products are eligible but most of their products are. Prices are a little less than brand equivalent in Sephora España and I was able to take advantage of their Independence Day free shipping which included free international shipping. Usually free international delivery qualifies on orders over €65. A major draw for me to them is that they are cruelty free with a few vegan products. 

I was curious how they were able to cosmetics ship to Spain without getting flagged in customs. From experience and maybe the law’s changed within the last 3 years, Spain doesn’t allow the import of make up. It’s touch and go if parcels clear custom inspections and if it’s courier sent, it’s more likely to get stuck/flagged. The way they got around it was having (more…)

Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you had a great weekend! Yes, Weekend Friday Favourites on a Monday. I started writing this Sunday afternoon to complete it later Sunday evening. My eyelids were so heavy adding photos, they won, hence it being a Monday Morning Weekend Friday Favourites. 

So let’s great straight to it: Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week.  (more…)

Cheeky Parakeets

Every time I see one of Barcelona’s many cheeky parakeets a massive smile’s plastered on my face. Maybe it’s how they use the streets as arial streets, the flash of green as they fly by that does it. Maybe it’s how growing up in the English country side, tropical islands, animals and birds were only found in books, on TV or in day dreams. Our neighbour had peacocks which was as tropical as it got.

I’m not sure how colonies started appearing throughout Spain. Legend has it some escaped from shipping crates at the port or airport back in the mid 70’s. (more…)

Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend! A short favourites finds this week. This week’s been a little all over the place hence not having many favourites to share even though last week’s WFF didn’t happen. That said there are quite a few internet finds. So without further ado….

Alley Way Late Afternoon Sun

I think this is in El Born or in the centre. I can’t remember exactly where and I don’t recognise the buildings. (more…)