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!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

January Favorites

January was a bit of a low key month for me. This year didn't start off as well as I had hoped. On a personal note, I had to put down my 17 year old cat, and that has just left a sad spot in my heart. I know my pain will ease over time, but for now I am still in a sad state over loosing my cat. I loved her so much, and will miss her.

Let's move on to something more fun, monthly favorites.

MAC's Soirée nail polish - Love love love this nail polish! It is festive and fun. I find that it lasts better and behaves better than most MAC nail polishes. My pet peeve with this polish was how it seemed like no one on youtube could pronounce the name correctly. But that is just me.

OPI's Rumple's Wiggin nail polish - This is such a lovely lilac, and it puts me in the mood for Spring.

RareMinerals Active Triple Treatment Eye Cream - I don't know if this is a holy grail item for me, but I do love it. There is something so luxe about a good eye cream.

Ecotools foundation Brush - I don't use this for foundation, I use this to put on moisturizer. That's a little trick I learned from make up artists. This is another little way to make your daily routines seem a bit more decadent.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light Medium - On low key days I really don't feel like wearing heavy makeup, or taking too long in the morning. Instead I reach for this and dust a little on and go.

Hope you all had a better month than I did, and here's to a better February!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Rite Aid Haul

I went a little wild at Rite Aid today. I have been feeling a little blue lately, and I am one of those people that enjoy shopping when blue. I'm really interested in trying the Happy Booster by Physicians Formula. You can get the Happy Booster as a bronzer, a blush or a translucent shade. I got the translucent, because I just don't wear blush or bronzer often. I'll let you all know how I like it.

These are the items I bought off of Temptalia's Editor's Choice Awards. Was anyone else tempted to go shopping after her round-up was posted?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Gwen Stefani

I love Gwen Stefani. I just adore her. It has something to do with how fabulous she is, and how she brings back all the good parts of me teen years. Going to see No Doubt in high school was one of the best experiences of my life. This love has rubbed off on my shopping decisions though. I own a bunch of Harajuku Lovers purses, and the perfumes. Something about Gwen just makes me want to get my wallet out. So of course when I saw this ad I thought "When can I go to the store to buy some lipstick!?" I haven't yet, but I am looking forward to the purchase, because let's face it Gwen + lipstick = a little slice of heaven.

Are there an celebrities that, when they back a product, you find that you simply have to try that product?

Monday, January 10, 2011

What's in my Makeup Bag?

Hello Ladies. I am so sorry for the long term absence. There really is no explanation other than normal end of school term & holiday issues. I really have loved having this blog, and enjoyed it when I kept it up, so one of my New Years Resolutions is to keep on blogging!

I've been trying to figure out a good way to start off the new year here, and have been planning on doing a new what's in my bag, but that will be a big post due to pictures. I keep so much stuff in my bag. It really is a catch all. So to instead I will reintroduce myself via the "What's in my makeup bag" tag.

My makeup bag is a little Harajuku Lovers one from a year or so ago. I carry
+ Harajuku Lovers perfume in Baby
+ Hello Flawless by Benefit in "Never Settle" Petal
+ Elizabeth Arden Good Morning Eye Treatment
+ MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner in Strobe Kiss
+ MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner in Strobe Rays
+ Burt's Bees Beeswax lipbalm
+ MAC lipstick in Ever Hip
+ MAC Tendertone
+ MAC Select Moisturecover in NW25

Mostly what I carry in my makeup bag is for when I need to be at work at 6am and I want something to make me presentable as the day goes. I just realized I have no eyemakeup in my bag. Weird.

Anyway, sorry to have stopped blogging for so long. I am so glad to be back though! Have a great day!