Thursday, September 1, 2011

Products I've Finished - August

It's that time of the month! Time to talk about my completed products.

Aussie Sun-Touched Shine Shampoo - I really love this stuff, but I can no longer find it at my local Target. This shampoo is quite cleansing so I didn't use it all the time as it could get too drying, but it is one of my favorite shampoos. I'll definitely repurchase if I can find it again.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Facial Cleanser - Well that certainly is a mouthfull! A good cleanser, although I didn't notice a lot of redness reduction. But I think my skin is getting more sensitive, so I will need to hunt for a cleanser that works on acne, but isn't too harsh.

Softlips Vanilla Lip Protectant - I used to love these as a teen. I think these work in a middling sort of way. It is nice if your lips are in decent shape, but if you need some serious balm due to chapped lips, this won't help. Will I make it a point to repurchase, probably not. But I always need more lip balms, so if this is on offer I may grab a few. :)

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream - I have a love hate relationship with cuticle treatments. My cuticles are always in bad shape and need constant tlc to stay manageable. This ... wasn't the worst cuticle cream I've tried, but it stayed thick on my cuticles and didn't seem to absorb well. Plus I hate pots for products. I always get project under my fingernails and that just seems wasteful. Not something I would repurchase.

Hmm ... not a lot of things I would repurchase this month. Oh well, I have plenty of products to work through. I am going to Austin Texas for a short visit, then I am moving out there late October. So I want to use up as many items as possible so I have less to move with!

What did you finish up this month?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WoW-ness Wednesday!

Tra-la-la! I've been leveling up my little pally, and enjoying the hell out of her. She is level 71 now. I am hitting a little bump in healing though. I find when you go from one expansion to a different one, there is a little bump in healing. I got a bit dejected after a few wipes, but that is how you learn. I've got into the swing of it and find healing so enjoyable.

I may be falling out of love with my main though, which is a tad sad, but it happens. I find the dps urge to top the meters annoying, so I'm on a break from the main until I figure out how to heal on her too. :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WoW Wednesday!

Welcome to WoW Wednesdays! I figured this would be the most reasonable way to fold in my WoW ramblings into this blog. Overall, this will be a place for me to geek out about all things WoW. This week wasn't that exciting, but I did manage to get the Swift White Hawkstrider.

Hooray new mounts! I always love getting more mounts. :) That is all for now. Have a lovely Wednesday!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Books

The first Sunday of the month at work is Nancy Drew Book Club day. Normally I work Sundays, but lately I haven't, so I was able to bake some chocolate chip cookies and go to the Book Club meeting. You would think working at a bookstore I would get tired of talking about books, but I just love them! So today I picked up a few new additions to my little library.

Nancy Drew #17 for next month and Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace.

Just look at the cover for Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself! I always see this series at work and think to myself 'I have way too many books, I don't need more.' But ... yea, there is only so long I can hold out. This series was written in the 1940s, and is based off the authors childhood. At least that is what the back of the book says. It just looks too good to pass up.

When I first started this blog, I was hoping to make it a beauty blog, and separate my bookish ramblings in a different blog, but I've realized I'm just not interested in separating all my different types of ramblings. So this blog may be changing, beauty related posts will remain, but I'll be talking about books as well, and possibly World of Warcraft, as the game has eaten my life.

I hope this changes will come smoothly, and that you all will stay readers. Have a lovely day!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Finished Products of July

One idea I would like to bring to this little blog is the "finished products of the month" posts. These posts are a great way to see what products I actually use. I was inspired by LilLadyLife, but I know other bloggers have done this as well. Here is the teeny amount of products I used up in July.

Sephora Guava Passion Scrub - I really liked this scrub, not too harsh and lathered really well. I could definitely see myself repurchasing this, maybe in a different scent though.
Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Bath & Shower Gel - A really lovely shower gel. It reminds me of Philosophy shower gels in that it can be used as a bubble bath too. I love the Rosewater scent, but if over used it can be a bit cloying. I like it, but it is out of my price range at the moment. So I won't be buying it again any time soon.
Body Shop Olive Glossing Conditioner - I bought this when I visited my Dad ages ago, then lost it in my travel bag. Oops. Anyway, I thought this was a decent glossing conditioner. Nothing special though. It did smell amazingly like olives though...
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm - Love this stuff! This is my favorite lip balm. I will always repurchase Burt's Bees.

Appology & Changes

Hello Everyone, sorry for the long absence. I hope to get back into the swing of posting regularly. I do plan on some changes to ye old blog though, so the tone of this blog may change a bit. Hopefully I won't loose too many of you.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Long time, no haul!

Hello Ladies! Sorry for the massive away time. I really have no excuse. I figured what better way to get back into the blogging than by posting some of my recent hauls? I've got a bunch of them, so you have been warned.

This is part of an Ulta haul, all China Glaze nail polishes. I love that Ulta has a little clearance section of last seasons nail polishes. I always go a bit wild there, but $3 for China Glaze? How could I possibly say no? I picked up six polishes from the Vintage Vixen Fall 2010 collection.

& Here are the swatches.

I don't know why, but my camera decided to hate Bogie & Midnight Mission. Bogie is much more purple in real life, and Midnight Mission is much more blue. This are much more fall than spring and summer colors, although I always love purple toes, no matter the season.

I hope everyone is having a good spring! Take care & have a lovely day!