The day after she left, I decided to go on a shopping trip, dragging my boyfriend along with me, and this time I looked only for things she would like. I had the idea to bundle them all together and ship them off to her as a surprise (this post won't go up until I know she's gotten the package so I don't spoil the surprise), in case she needs a little pick-me-up after her first week, or just for the thrill of getting her first package at school.
The first things I got her were two lipsticks from MAC, one for going out and one to wear to class or more low-key events. She has determined that she has the same skintone as Estee from Essiebutton, so I of course picked two Essiebutton-approved shades. I know my sister loves her bold orangey-reds so I just had to get her Lady Danger, a matte formula which MAC describes as a vibrant coral-red. For a more class-appropriate shade I chose See Sheer, described as a grapefruit pink. This one is a lustre finish, so it is more sheer and creamy, perfect for everyday and easy to apply. Next I picked up the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in shade 20 (sand). She had been saying before she left that she wanted a good do-all concealer, and this is my favorite concealer I've tried (I use the shade 15, fair). I also got her Stila's Kitten eyeshadow, because she went through a period where she always borrowed my Stila In the Light palette and left a rather large dent in this shade, so I assumed she really liked it.
I also picked up an Essie nail polish in the shade Tart Deco, because she had been wanting that before she left, too. Lastly on the beauty front I picked up a box of Biore pore strips to use on pamper nights with her friends.
I couldn't send a care package without including snacks, so I also included a couple of her favorite sweets that I know she didn't bring with her.
What kind of things would you send in a care package? I need ideas for the next one I send her!