Friday, March 23, 2012

Shopping, Errands and Such

We all have our errands and shopping that we do weekly, biweekly or whatever.  I usually don't have a particular time in the day that I go out.  When I was in college I didn't have a car.  I would catch the bus and I would get up early!  I wanted to hit Walmart or whatever store, get back on the bus and be back on campus before everyone else was up and ready to start their day.  Once I graduated and came back home I would still do the early thing. I am not a fan of Walmart but if I have to go, I go eeaaaarly.  Target is where I usually go.  It never really bothered me no matter what time I went.  Recently though the times I have gone later in the day, I've gotten super annoyed.  One time I was tempted to leave my cart and walk out of the store.  The same goes with the grocery store.  I've been a few times in the afternoon and it wasn't that bad.  So I've come to the conclusion that in order to keep my sanity and not appear on the local news I need to run my errands first thing in the morning.  Just my random musings on my recent shopping and errands escapades lol!

(Courtesy of Microsoft)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Product Junkie Files: Informal Project 10 Pan

So I've slipped on my beauty no buy *head palm* d'oh!!  Buuuuut I said for each day I mess up is an additional day tacked on to my no buy.  So let's see how this goes #badjen.  In more happy news I've used up quite a few products in the last few weeks! *fist pump*  The products were hair care and skin care products.  Wish I could say they were makeup products lol!  Oh well lol!

I used up my Ojon Restorative Hair treatment.  I've had this jar I swear for like three years!  You're only supposed to use it once a week and the jar is a pretty decent size.

Another hair product that I have used up is the Ashea Shea Butter Pomade.  I started using this when my hair dresser recommended it to me a few years ago.  I looooove it!  Kind of obessesed with Shea Butter products.  I use this on my hair daily when I style it in the morning.

I used up quite a few Carol's Daughter products.  I used up the Lemon Ginger Mint Manicure, the Khoret Amen Hair Oil, Sugar Dipped Vanilla Shower Gel and Body Cream.  The hair oil used to be available in an 8 oz bottle.  Now it's available in a 2 oz bottle that comes in a set with a hair smoothie in the same scent.  It was the 8 oz bottle that I finally used up.  It took foooooooorever!

I used up the Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel.  I got suckered into this when I went to Ulta to repurchase Bare Minerals Purifying Facial Cleanser.  In January Ulta had a skin care event going on and a rep for the brand was in the store and pretty much told me the Bare Minerals face wash was trash and that Exuviance was soooooo great since it was created by dermatologists.  Well whopdedooooo! I kinda got pissed because, one I hate pushy ass sales reps and two it's a product that has worked well for me.  But like a big dummy I got what she was pushing.  She threw a deluxe sample of their facial mask to try out which is just ok to me.   The cleansing gel did cleanse my face along with removing my makeup but I just wasn't wowed by it and I didn't see any vast changes to my skin.  I had a small amount of the Bare Minerals cleanser left and went back and forth between the two until I used it up.  Bare Minerals is better hands down!  At least for me it is.  So I will not be repurchasing this the cleansing gel!  I already have a bottle of the Bare Minerals one ret to go!

Another skin care product I've used up in the Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin. Let me first say that I do not have dry skin!  I had been using the same moisturizer for combination skin which I love.  However with this wacky winter my skin needed something a little more.  I had a same of the Perricone Face Finishing Moisturizer that surprisingly I really liked and was tempted to get the full size once I used up the sample.  It's expensive though.  The regular size jar is $69.  Then I was like well let me try the Bare Minerals one for dry skin since I like the other products I had been using.  Also it's less than $30.  I've been using it since December twice a day and just now finishing the jar.  I probably will go back the the combination skin one once the weather warms up.  I may get another jar and use it as my night cream.  We shall see.

So progress is being made.  Woohoo!!!   Hopefully I'll report back soon on some other items!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


(Courtesy of Microsoft)

This morning I had a meeting to go to.  So I get up and go through the motions of getting ready.  In my mind I'm like I could reeeeaaalllly not go.  But I continue getting ready.  I leave and head over to my meeting.  I got there kind of early.  I could have went in but I sat in my car.   There was this somewhat paralyzing feeling that came over me.  I wanted to put my car in reverse and high tail it home! After the meeting I had an orientation to go to.  I'm sitting there at a long round table of sorts with the other people and I just wanted to leave.  I started getting antsy.  I didn't want to talk to anyone.  I didn't want to be social.

I remember a while back that someone posted a link to Twitter about the 10 Myths About Introverts.  When I read this I was like yes, yes, yessssss!!!  Myths #1, #2 and  #5 spoke volumes as to what I was feeling today.  Oye to the vey!  At the end of the orientation I was waiting on people, was getting very irritable and I just left.  I couldn't get home soon enough!  I'm sure I'm be called out for my behavior #kanyeshrug