Saturday, April 25, 2009

Charming Hair Care Products - got2b Smooth Operator Line

I'll confess to buying these two products for three reasons:
i) The packaging and dangling charms are deliciously cute
ii) I thought they would look lovely on my bathroom counter
iii) They smelled pretty

They have got to be the cutest hair care products I've seen! They do work pretty well and the Smoothing Satin Drops make my hair feel really silky. The hairspray isn't the kind you use to try and keep an updo in place but more of a finishing spray - something to use after you've blow-dried or straightened your hair to smooth away any remaining flyaways. I also love how amazing my hair smells after using them. They are generally not must-haves, but they're definitely fun products to play around with!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Exam Time Treats

Hello everyone! I'm sorry for the lack of updates recently. I'm in the middle of exams but am ALMOST done with classes and exams...FOREVER (I think?).

Perhaps not the best thing to do during exam period, but I went on a four-day trip to New York City last weekend for a family reunion. While I spent two days in the hotel room writing a paper on Intellectual Property Rights and Development, I did get to spend some time with the family. I didn't get out to do as much shopping but did spend the week before online shopping during my study breaks. I shipped a few items to my brother's place in New York but didn't end up picking them up until a few moments before I left to La Guardia airport.

My trip back to Canada was far from pleasant and included many delays at the La Guardia and Toronto airport, as well as an overnight stay at the Sheration Airport Hotel (perhaps the only slightly positive thing was that Air Canada agreed to pick up the tab for breakfast and the room). I had no access to my study materials (they were in my checked-in baggage) and my laptop battery had died (I sadly left my laptop cord in my suitcase as well!). So to entertain myself in my hotel room, I tried on my newly-acquired jeans and make-up colours. Unwrapping the packages was kind of like opening christmas presents and was such a nice treat - especially after all the flight delays and exam-period stress!

I finally picked up a new charm to replace the old one on my Tiffany & Co. toggle necklace. I actually got the necklace 3 years ago, before they introduced the charm collection. It hurt a little watching them replace the original charm, but it was mildly therapeutic too. I love their quaint little charms and their removable clasps, making it easy to customize your pieces as well as allowing you to attach charms as accessories onto other things: purses, key fobs, silk cords..etc.

The make-up and beauty products were all from and I was totally persuaded since they're doing their Build-your-own Gift with a purchase of $39.50. I picked up a few items that I had used and loved in the past: Estee Lauder's Sparkling Clean Cleanser and Double-Matte Powder Compact. Bloomingdale's just changed their Estee Lauder gift-with-purchase but it still includes some really good products; the bonus offer is among one of many that Bloomingdales is currently having and the offers continue on til the third week of April. I also replaced my supply of Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, it's such a good staple product!

The jeans were from Gilt Groupe; they had a Rock & Republic sale a week and a half ago. I love Rock & Republic jeans for their showy details and fit. My one beef with them is that they're generally made with a thinner denim which wears down pretty easily.

It's back to studying for my last exam of my Law School Career. I will be back to regular posting in a week!!! To all my other fellow bloggers in school, best of luck on your exams and papers! <3