Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Package Came!

Hello! Yes, as the title says, I got a package today! My magazine order from mid-January finally arrived! I was actually really surprised to see it today; it shipped around Feb. 12th, I chose SAL shipping, and after throwing no mail on President's Day into the mix, it only took it about a week to get here. I was telling one of my co-workers that I was hoping it would come today, but that there was no way it would since it had only been a week, but there it was!
I was able to open it earlier in the day, but I didn't get a chance to look at anything until I got home from work, so some pictures are from the daytime and some are from the night (and thus are a little blurry and poorly lit. Sorry about that...)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Branching Out

Hello! I wanted to get a quick post in because I am so excited! Why am I so excited? I just bought two Liz Lisa 2013 lucky packs!
Note: I found this photo on the internet, so I don't know where it's from. BUT, it shows the different lucky packs Liz Lisa had this year (I think there were different ones you could only get in the store that had floral patterns on them...). I was browsing the webshop for fun, and I saw that they still had the Sweet Ribbon Big Tote and the Sweet Ribbon Boston lucky packs in stock. I've been digging the clothing available from Liz Lisa and thought this would be the perfect way to get some! My only hurdle was finding a shopping service that I felt comfortable using, since Liz Lisa doesn't ship internationally. I know a lot of shopping services for things from Taobao, but I didn't really know any for Japan. I'm not sure if I was just searching for the wrong things or looking in the wrong places, but it was a little tricky to find a service I wanted to use. I know there are services like Tenso and From Japan, but--and I don't know why--I wanted to go through a small shopping service. I did manage to find one that looked nice through Live Journal, so I placed my order with her. I hope it comes soon! (I'm hoping in maybe a week. She said she'd purchase it as soon as I payed, which I did as soon as she invoiced me, and she ships EMS, so it all depends on how long Liz Lisa takes to send to her!).

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello! Yes, as my title says, Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! I actually didn't do anything special today since me and my husband both work (and he's working rather late), so we have plans to go out and have a special day on Saturday! We did, however, get each other presents!
This is what I got him, all nicely wrapped! I got the wrapping paper for $1.00 from Target. It was kind of weird since it was like a plastic film and not actual paper, but it did its job rather well! Remember when I posted before about getting my order from Japan with the black sugar candy and mini chocolates? I can finally show you what else I ordered!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Snow Day!

Hello! Okay, it's not technically a snow day since it's Sunday and I have today off, but it is snowing quite a lot outside and it may possibly continue into tomorrow (which would then maybe be a snow day!). I feel bad for my husband since he had to go into work today, but if the weather takes a turn for the worse, he'll hopefully be able to come home early.  I just hope that his drive home will be safe and uneventful.

Due to the snow, I have some time to just hang out here and get a blog post out before it because as jam-packed as the previous one! After I got my order from Sephora on Thursday, I got an e-mail that said my hair oil had come back into stock! I'm running really low, so I decided to go ahead and order it, along with a nail treatment trio and a new mousse I've been wanting to try. I don't normally order things so close together, and I really want to avoid any extra purchases since the Innocent World oddment packs may be coming up any day now, but I really needed more hair oil.

Here's my order! Same as always, full sizes on the right, samples on the left. I also was able to get a 500 point Beauty Insider set; I'm really excited for this one. It's a sample set of Josie Maran Argan Essentials and it comes with some Bear Naked Wipes, Argan Cleansing Oil, 100% Pure Argan Oil, and an Argan Lip Treatment. I've only tried the cleanser before, but it was really nice and I'm always looking for solutions for my dry lips. The black bag is a special fragrance sample set; I picked the "addictive" set which includes samples of Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb (I have a lot of samples of this, including a really big deluxe one, but this is one of my favorite perfumes ever, so the more, the merrier!), Lancome La Vie Est Belle, Prada Candy, Hanae Mori Butterfly, and Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy La Fleur.  I was torn between this set and the "Playful" set, but even though I seem drawn to "fresh" scents, I never like them on me. I must just have weird body chemistry.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Many, Many Things

Hello! Goodness, it has been a while! I do apologize for that, I've been a bit busy. But! I have a whole bunch of pictures for you, so hopefully that makes up for it. Actually, I have so many pictures, I'm...not too sure if I'm going to talk about things as much as usual. Possibly another perk for you? Possibly. Oh, I also want to apologize for the relatively poor picture quality of most of these. I had to take them in poor lighting (or, when it's nighttime in my apartment) and had to chose between harsh flash or being unable to see things clearly. A lesser of two evils choice, sadly.