May 4, 2013

May Day Haul & A Quick Hello

A quick haul post from The Face Shop to usher my return to blogging. I'll explain why I was absent at the end of this post.

Anyway, I needed to restock on some essentials and ended picking up a few other items.

Their Silky & Soft Cotton Pad is something I need in my life. After reading a japanese skincare book that stressed the importance of using a lotion mask prior to moisturizing, I've been stocking up on these. Another item I got for personal use is their eyebrow shaver. This is how I deal with wild brows in between my threading sessions. For my client kit, I restocked on the Herb Day Lip & Eye Make-up Remover. It removes stubborn make-up like waterproof eyeliner or mascara and with moderate use, will not cause any irritation.

Green is my favorite color and I really liked the brush applicator on their Wide Nails range, so I picked up a bottle. From their regular line, I got a color that reminds me of Robin's Egg Blue. Sorry, I don't know the exact names of these shades because I haven't checked the label yet.

They released a lot of new items and I decided to go for their Bye Bye Dark Circle Concealer and Bright Pact (its a brightening powder) because I am willing to try anything that will improve my ghastly dark circles. I also picked up their Color My Eye Brow gel because I am smitten with a similar product from Etude House and I'm curious if this performs just as well.

Finally, I thought I got a powder puff but it turned out to be a sponge puff. Shame on me for not reading the description.

The reason for this purchase - GWP. I know, I know... but the deluxe sample of their Natural Sun cream is something I will surely use and the Tint Lip Balm sample was just too cute to pass up.

So here's the story of my short absence. A lot has happened - my favorite cat, Magic, passed away and I am absolutely heartbroken. If you're following me on Instagram, you probably already know this. 

But what I haven't shared yet is that a few months after Magic's passing, we decided to foster an elderly cat named Robbie. He was rescued 4 months ago, and no one wanted to adopt him. When he was resuced, he was in terrible condition, he couldn't even move. The veterinarian told me that his kidneys are in bad shape and he needs to be on a special diet for the rest of his life. This made us want to care for him even more! He's a really sweet boy. Right now, we're just fostering him but I have a strong feeling he'll be a permanent addition to our home.

And speaking of home, we moved. Again! This kept me busy the most. I spent a month screening ads, contacting agents and viewing homes. And then a month and a half was spent renovating. Originally, the workers were supposed to only spend 2 weeks on the place. But things were more complicated than it seemed and more work had to be put into painting, constructing, etc. It's not a new place but the location and neighborhood is great. That being said, this isn't our last stop. In a few years, we are moving again. Come to think of it, this is the fifth time I've moved in 7 years.

It's also been a busy time for me at work, which is always good. But our family also had a major blow this year that just put all my plans to switch careers on hold. I can't talk about it just yet, but once everything is okay, maybe I can.

In the meantime, I do have a few products coming up for review. I just need to find a good spot here at home to take photos! I also stripped my blog of its pretty design because I want to change it but I still don't know exactly what to do yet. Ah, the problems bloggers face.

It's nice to be able to blog again. I'll post again real soon! :)


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