Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wednesday Pics

I am curious about the practicality of this.

Yea, I'm totally flakey.  ;-)

These "saying" things are big on Piccsy and Pinterest.  But I would suggest if you are trying to be snarky, you should get the grammar part nailed first.   

Um, yea.  

 The neediness and baggage that these six words express is a ton of bricks.
 Wasn't it Coco Chanel that said that one should remove one accessory before leaving the house?  I think this person should remove several.  

Tilda, WTH?

Don't let the adorable-ness fool you:  this poor creature is scared sh**less.

I'm becoming less and less impressed of pictures of young guys with no shirts.  He just looks obnoxious, as teenage boys usually are, and he needs to pull his pants up.

I can't help it.  They both annoy me and intrigue me at the same time.    And I just really, really loved the movie.

Binge fail.

This?  Has made me completely re-think my use of ":-P"

Heck, yea.

 Can't we all just get along?

This is why dogs are super awesome.  

Thursday, May 10, 2012

TokyoMilk, Lollia by Margot Elena, and Birchbox!


I'm kind of excited to share a few things with you tonight.

First of all, I got the May 2012 Birchbox today.

Included was:

- Algenist - Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer:  Looking your age is so overrated.  This sophisticated moisturizer uses an exclusive compound to delay the cellular aging process.  Full size $90

-Color Club - Nail Polish in Clambake Coral:  Just in time for summer, this warm coral will set off your newly (self) tanned skin.  Full size $8

-Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide:  Smooth this lightweight fragrant serum through dry strands to add gorgeous shine.  Full size $42

-Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 in Glow:  Don't settle for anything but flawless skin - all over your body.  This tinted treatment erases blemishes and scars on arms, legs, and decollete.  Full size, $34.  

Kerastase -Cristalliste Bain Cristal:  This shampoo removes oil from roots while leaving ends healthy and soft.  Full size $36

Kerastase Cristalliste Lait Cristal:  Thanks to hydrating aloe, this rich conditioner seals in shine and moisture.  Full size, $39

Notecards:  Text Messages are no match for handwritten notes on fun, modern stationery.  Set of 12, $10

I am looking forward to using just about everything in this Birchbox.  I'll be interested to see if the Algenist works.  If something works, I might just pay the price to buy a full-size.   

I am also going to paint my toes tomorrow.  I haven't painted them since the LAST time Birchbox sent me a polish sample.  I think that was back in March!

But what I am REALLY excited about is that I won a contest in April, and I just received the package that I chose with my $75 gift certificate.  

It is from a company called "Lollia," and I first heard about them on The Foundary.  

If you aren't on The Foundary, you should be!  They send out emails daily (I look at all of them, though.  This is one company that the daily emails AREN'T annoying to me!).    It is along the lines of Gilt, Zulilly, and MyHabit, where companies offer their products at a steep discount for only a few days.  

I have gotten some great ideas and have bought a few things.  One of the things I bought was this Royal Bee Duvet, from Lollia.    

(I tried to upload the picture of the Duvet, but it wouldn't let me.  I would take a picture of my OWN duvet, but my husband is sleeping and I don't think he would appreciate me turning on the lights to get the shot.  Sorry, I only could provide the link for you.  ;-))

I LOVE the duvet, and pretty much Lollia in general.  But it was pretty expensive, so I "liked" it on Facebook.

Anyway, I won a contest they were holding for Mother's Day. And technically, I think the gift should be for my mother.  But....I bought the Mother's Day product package that matched my Royal Bee Duvet.

It is the "Wish" Eau de Parfum, "Wish" Perfumed Shower Gel, and "Wish" Shea Butter Handcreme.

The "Wish" scent reminds me a lot of Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess, in that it is a summery, vanilla-y, beachy scent.  

And I LOVE the packaging.  I sort of want to keep it all, but I am keeping the eau de parfum, and I think gifting the rest to my mother.  Or maybe I will just keep it all and get her something different, since it matches my room.  Heheh.

Lollia also sent me some really awesome samples ~ I LOVE samples ~ which I tore into right away.  Which you can probably see from the picture.

Along with a small lotion sample of Lollia's "Calm" scent (which I like...almost more than the "Wish"), they sent me a TokyoMilk Bon Bon Bubbling Bath, Love & Toast "Pomme Poivre" handcreme, and TokyoMilk/Dark "Crushed" handcreme.

First, I used the bubble bath last night.  I have NEVER gotten such awesome and long-lasting bubbles from a bubble bath before.  Maggie was excited when she saw it, because it seriously looked like it was a bath out of a movie.

I am also a sucker for gimicky stuff, and I was intrigued by TokyoMilk/Dark.    The packaging is black, and has guns, bugs and poison on them.  The names are "Arsenic,"  "La Vie, La Mort (The Life, The Death)," and "Bulletproof," to name a few.

"Crushed" Handcreme came in the samples, and honestly, along with the Bon Bon Bubblebath, this will probably be my next purchase.   The description of the "Crushed" scent says it is a combination of earth and moss, crushed herbs, wild grass and jasmine

The smell reminds me of something from when I was young, and I love it.

Just wanted to share a few of my finds with you tonight.  

Since I haven't been updating my blog very much lately, I will probably  see you with my NEXT Birchbox!