Hello! Uh, so it seems like the "pick a certain day and post something everyday" idea didn't turn out quite the way I was hoping. I'm not sure why I keep putting off posting; it actually makes it harder to make quality posts because I forget things or I don't take pictures of everything like I should; things like that. As you can see from the title, this post is going to be about my last magazine order! ("Last" as in the last one I received, not the last one I'll be making.) I placed this order on 2/24, and I think it shipped out shortly after that. I got it...Thursday last week? So around 3/14 it got to me.
Here they are after just opening the box! I get really excited and open them during my lunch time (I get to come home from work for lunch). This box had the same green paper as the last one, which I assume is because they were shipped out within a few days of each other. They usually pack them with more neutral colored tissue, but the green was a nice touch.
So that was my latest magazine order from Japan! This is my smallest order so far, but like I said, I just really wanted to get the Angelic Pretty mook ordered. Some people are trying to sell them for $35-$45 not even including shipping, which is absolutely ridiculous. This whole order cost me around $50 INCLUDING shipping, so I paid around $20 for it. I do have my sights set on some more magazines I'd like to order, but I know I need to be careful and not go overboard. Afterall, I can't even read these magazines (I took 2 years of Japanese in college, but Kanji was my weak point) and I have very limited access to a lot of the fashion and beauty items contained therein.
Now, to change gears completely, I have a few other random things I wanted to post, but that don't really need a post of their own. First, I found this super cute picture of Karl Lagerfeld and his cat, Choupette in my Nylon mag. I thought it was too great of a picture to just throw away with the rest of the magazine (I have a bad habit of keeping old magazines, thinking that I'll one day have a creative use for them, like making a collage or something but I never do and so I make a conscious effort to throw out magazines when I finish reading them), so I torn it out and framed it!
Going back to this being completely random, ever since I had a bad reaction to the argan lip balm I had gotten with my 500-point Sephora Beauty Insider reward, I've been looking to find a good lip balm. My lips get super super dry and flaky in the winter. I used to use the moisturizing kind of Chapstick (it comes in a blue tube), but I've been trying to shy away from using lip products with stuff like petroleum and mineral oil in them. I was having good luck with Burt's Bees, until the skin around my mouth broke out and cracked really bad from the argan oil lip balm. After that, it just seemed like the Burt's Bees balm was making it worse (I have two different varieties, the original and the nourishing one with mango) so I eventually had to go back to my blue Chapstick. It helped heal my lips and skin and I've been afraid to go back to the Burt's Bees. I started to also wear lip gloss again (I had stopped because I was afraid that I might have an infection or something; the corners of my mouth cracked TERRIBLY. It was really painful and they're still not fully healed) but now it seems like my mouth corners are cracking again. I heard some good things about the EOS balms, so I figured I'd give those a try since they're supposed to be 95% organic and 100% natural. They have a few different flavors; a mint one, a "summer fruits" one, a melon one, and a new lemon one (but that one is a different formula since it contains sunscreen and isn't 95% organic and 100% natural like the others). Since I don't like melon, and was afraid of trying the mint (one of the issues I had with the Burt's Bees was the camphor in the original; it irritated my skin and I was afraid the mint would, too), I picked the "summer fruits" one. That was a bad decision.
I really, really want to like this lip balm. I think the packaging is cute and fun to use and like I said, there's nothing wrong with the balm itself, just the taste of it. I might go back and buy the other three flavors to try them out as well. They're only $3 each, so it's not a big investment.
Moving on to more unrelated things, I made Rice Krispie Bars!
That should be it for now (it's actually not, I ended up going shopping and I bought some neat things, but those are for another post). I did place a couple orders with Sephora, but I think I'm going to start talking about things I order when they actually get here. Posting a picture of what's coming is nice and all, but I think it makes more sense to just wait. Also, it's more fun because then you guys don't know what I'm getting!
Thanks for reading! <3