March 27, 2013

Spring Haul

Hi Everyone!

I have a quick haul post for you all.  I acquired these throughout January, February and March this year from Sephora and Jurlique.  Sorry that these photos are a bit dark.  The living room lights are more of a mood setter than something you can read a book (or take pictures) by.

First up, is Mr. P's haul.
Mr. P was running out of cologne so I picked him up some new ones.  His favorite here is Bvlgari Aqua Marine.  He tried out the 212MEN by Caroline Herrera, but it's not really his style.  It's different from his usual light and crispy scent.

 Next up, my hauls!

I had to restock on my Jurlique products.  Jurlique has this awesome deal where you can get free shipping on orders over $50 and you get to pick out 2 free samples of their other products in addition to receiving a third non-optional sample.  Sounds a little like Sephora's deals, right?  I got lucky and landed a code for a larger sample of their Brightening Serum.  I haven't used it.  I guess I'm saving the samples to use when I travel.

I picked up some more Wen Cleansing Conditioners.  I really really love what they've done to my hair.  They've restored my hair to what I deem pre-adolescent condition.  The only thing I don't like right now is the smell of the Fig cleansing conditioner.  It smells like cherry Halls cough drop.  But it works so I'm not going to stop using it.

I also picked up more Bio-Oil, which I love to use on my face and body post-shower.

So, I thought I'd let you know what I've been up to, why there's been a complete lack of postings.  It wasn't that I was tired of posting or anything like that.  I feel that my blog and my nascent website keep me sane.  The reason is that I didn't have time to post.  Mr. P and I became first time home owners and were busy moving from our apartment to the house.  We're really excited with our house.  It does come with its own set of challenges, but it's a small price to pay for our autonomy.  We spent February overseeing the upgrades to our electrical panel and the complete renovation of our backyard.  And we spent March moving from one place to the other.  Who knew we had so much stuff crammed into a tiny 1 bedroom apartment?!

Add to that, Mr. P and I are finally tying the knot in a few days.  We're getting married in our backyard with family and a few close friends in attendance.  Because we only began planning for it 2 weeks in advance of our wedding date, it's become more of a backyard bbq with a bonus wedding, rather than a wedding and reception.  It's okay though because it's the wedding we wanted ever since we realized we'd be owning the venue.  I'm also ok with a simpler event because I get really uncomfortable when I'm the center of attention.  Also, we have to go back to Taiwan again in a few months to get married there.  I think with the number of family there who will be involved with the planning process, I won't be able to get away with something as laid back as this one will be.

That's it for this post.  I'll see you all later!  Have a great Easter!

March 14, 2013

Finished! March

Hi Everyone! 

Sorry I've been away for a while.  It's been really busy and I'll give an life update later (if anyone still reads this blog).  

Anyways, I thought I'd send up my first post in a long time.  These are the products I finished in March.  I don't foresee any other products being finished this month.  (I didn't finish anything in February.)

First up, an Einstein Lip Therapy.  Loved this stuff!  It made my lips feel nice and tingly and it worked great a conditioning my lips.  I've noticed that my lips have become more chapped lately after running out of this lip balm/conditioner.

Next, Jurlique Balancing Cleansing Lotion.  This stuff is great!  I'm not sure if I love it more for the effects, the method of cleansing my skin, or for the smell.  But I was really sad to finish it.  I even used my pinky finger to scrape what I could off the sides of the bottle.

Lastly, Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner.  This is good stuff.  I'm still iffy about the price.  I won't kid you, this stuff is expensive!  However, when I review this product based on its performance as a regular type of conditioner and how you're supposed to use it, I have to admit that I love this stuff.  It has literally restored the appearance of health to my hair.  I don't have the frizz that I had before.  My hair shines like Goldilocks' and there's a QQ bounce and softness to my hair that not even Salma Hayek's Nuance Leave-in Treatment could give me.  I'll write a separate updated review on this product later.

That's it for my Finished March Products, aka March Empties!

I hope everyone has been in good health and are enjoying life to the fullest!  

Have a great day!
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