Stamp.. of LOVE

My face says HI I don’t think I’ve posted my face on this blog in entries yet haha! Isn’t this just a great one to post? I have EOS J-203 Grey (New Adult) on there. It’s probably not that visible though since I decided to do a blowfish face harhar. I took shots of just my eyes though – it’s on my tumblr. I will also be posting them here when I do reviews on them… sometime -shifty eyes-. My hair is actually wayy too long and started to look super bad, hence me clipping up my bangs . PS. You guys like my lame entry title? LOL

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. What’s everyone getting their mommy?

My mom started collecting stamps when she was young. Back then they had a glass table and in between would be stamps from different places. She remembers having cool triangle shaped stamps from Singapore that my grandpa’s uncle bought during his trip. A good family friend was over one day and my grandpa, being the giving person he is, gifted a bunch of these cool stamps they had . My mom still has some books in China that has stamps she collected since she was young. Canada too but my grandma kind of messed them up @_@.

When I was younger I remember seeing some cool ones she had bought since living in Canada. I didn’t really understand the meaning of them. I had pen pals when I was younger and I thought it’d be super cool to use these awesome stamps on my letters -young show off- . Now that I’m older I feel really bad because things like that cannot be returned.

For this Mother’s Day I decided to buy her a binder that is used to collect stamps again! Especially with the Royal Wedding happening there’s unique stamps coming out for the occasion! I wanted to help her start her collection with those . Actually I have no idea what the difference is between all the books.. albums, binders, stock books From the details on Canada Post, I’m guessing stock books only have certain number of pages, albums are smaller, and binders you are able to add sheets?? I decided to get the binders so she can add more sheets as she goes.

Grande Binder - Green

I like how they look haha. I was hoping to find something that looked like it had a bit of history behind it – would fit a book for stamp collecting, no ? Got the green one. Thought it was black, but it said green .

Going through the commemorative stamps I decided to get her two other ones too because the design on stamps or the sheet looks cool haha! Click for bigger view!

First one is obviously for the Royal Wedding. Second one was for Year of the Rabbit for our Chinese zodiac. Last one is for Method of Delivery. I like the floating barrel and the sled dog haha . I forgot though that the Method of Delivery one was up for pre-order that means it isn’t out yet . I was kind of freaking out because it comes out I think like May 12 or something like that and I got free shipping on my order because of the RW stuff. I was scared they’d hold back all the items until they have all the items because that’s usually what they do if you select free shipping or else you can select to have them ship separately . Thankfully though, CP seemed to have separated the in-stock and pre-order items and it seems both orders are still under free shipping !! I think this is the first time I’m singing high praises for CP LOL.

Ring Ring Ring~

Does anybody else’s workplace still use coiled phones LOL! They’re the bane of my existence. I always forget and another store would call in asking if we have a certain item that they’re out of. I’d turn around with the phone to get an ‘on hold’ card for the item.. BAM! Whole phone falls down LOL!! Super embarrassing.

 

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Turns out I suck at cordless phones too . I accidentally hung up on tech support because I put him on speakers while I was waiting for a page to load. I was going to undo speakers to talk to him and I accidentally pressed the flash button . Usually if you press it again it’ll go back to the first person. It doesn’t work that way for my phone for some reason.. I don’t even know how to undo flash on our home phone after having it so many years LOL. Yes.. I was praying they’d call us back because they DO have our number and I gave no signs that I would hang up on him =_=. We tried calling back after though and each time we called it said the service is unavailable LOL .

Skinfood Products Re-reviewed 2

Skinfood Premium Touch Pearl Brush


Is it weird that I started wearing make up only in my senior year of high school? haha! I feel like everyone starts experimenting with it so much more earlier than I did. I only started wearing it because I wanted my grad picture to look perfect. Lasts forever, you know? Anyway, after that time, my interest in makeup started to intensify and I wanted to try more and more. Thus the want to try out different ways to apply. Since I was literally just starting out though I wanted to get cheaper product so when I’m testing I don’t have to ruin expensive products.

I was eying the MAC 187 stippling brush but I didn’t want to plop down the cash I didn’t have for it. By chance, I saw this brush while I was ordering some Skinfood products to try out and I thought, “Why not? It’s affordable..” I saw why not later LOL.

If you’re just using it to buff on some powder I think it’ll be alright. I was using it to stipple on liquid foundation though and the more I used it the more annoyed I got. Initially it was okay but then little pieces of the hair started sticking on my face. I washed it a couple times and it never seemed be to be white as it was before. For some reason one day the ends of the hair turned green …. What the hell, right?

I thought maybe it’s because I stuck another brush with it to soak and somehow it affected it. I tried soaking it again but alone the next time and for a while longer than I usually leave it. Nope, worse than ever. It looks so bad right now = Like some ratty thing. At least I have the MAC 187 to take its place after that.. LOL ><.

Skinfood Aloe Vera Foaming Cleanser


“This soft, refreshing cleansing foam contains aloe extract that soothes sensitive skin, and cucumber extract to moisturize skin, while cleansing.”

Skinfood

To be honest, I never used this one for very long. If you have dry skin, definitely steer clear of this cleaner.

This cleanser looks a bit like cream when you squeeze it out but will foam up when lather it up. You don’t need much and the tube contains quite a lot – 130mL – so it’ll last you quite a long time.

The problem with this cleanser is… well.. everything.. LOL. I think it does the complete opposite of what it says in the description. As soon as I rinse this off  it feels like every single trace of oil is taken from my face. I know if you have an oily face you would hope your cleanser is able to clear the excess oil. However, I think this goes even further than your expectation to the point where your face is screaming at you to hurry up and put some sort of moisturizer back on asap.

You know when you put on peel-off masks and your face feels all tightened? I would probably equate it to that feeling.. LOL. I’m not a fan, can you tell?

I can’t believe they’re recommending this for sensitive skin.. I’m pretty sure your face would end up all red if you don’t slather on a bunch of moisturizer on after using this =

Skinfood Cocoa Lip Balm

Sooo…. I don’t think they sell this anymore LOL or should I say I can’t find it on the English Skinfood site? I can’t even find any reviews on this :( I’m quite sad because I lost this at the airport when we were waiting to board the plane to go Vancouver -woe is me-. I see that the Avacado one is still being sold though, but I haven’t tried that one.. maybe they both work the same?
 

I don’t really own lip balms because I don’t like sticking my fingers into the pot and putting them on my lips. The cute little tin pot made me buy it >_>! I ended up leaving it at home and putting it on before I put on my makeup when my hands are just washed.

Since it’s been so long I don’t remember the scent exactly, but it was a pleasant one. The lasting power for this was what made me like it the most. I’m always on the lookout for a good lip product because my lips get dried pretty quickly and I need something that will keep my lips nice and soft for a long time. When I use this I notice that I don’t need to keep reapplying it like I usually do with my lipglosses. Even chapsticks don’t do as good as this lip balm. Definitely a nice little product to keep in your pocket while you’re out. Too bad it’s not sold no more : (((

Baby Shower for Ella~

My coworker Jenni gave birth to her baby Ella to months ago and Jenn decided to throw her a baby shower. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go but since I never attend things my coworkers organize I decided why not this one? Leen said I should go too haha – do some bonding with them. I can’t even find a picture online of what I got Ella = Was actually debating if I should take a picture but I was like, “Eh.. maybe someone will take a picture at the party.” I’m pretty sure they didn’t because everyone got lazy after the 3rd one or so LOL I didn’t bring a camera with me so I don’t really have any pics from the shower until everyone posts them on facebook .

This was my first baby shower so I had no idea what going on haha! We played four games. Although by the second one all of us were asking if we could just skip onto the gifts since the games look longer than anticipated !

The first first game had to do with chocolate bars and diapers.. the image already makes you grossed out, right? LOL! We had to guess what chocolate bar it is in the diaper. It looked really gross because it’s melted. I think I only got one right in that game out of the five; I got the first one which was Oh Henry ! Steph was like asking if we could taste it haha! They all just taste like melted chocolate. I think the only way to actually tell what it is, is if a chunk of it hasn’t melted or you take a guess depending on the ingredients in it . There was also Caramilk and Crunch, but the hardest was the last one. It had what looked like smell rice crispies in it LOL.. that one one also looked the worst. Steph won this one, I think?

Second game was guess the baby food! We get a certain amount of points depending on how many ingredients there are. First one had three fruits. Laurelle saw me just sniff it and pass it on so she commented saying, “You’re not even going to taste it? Good luck .” Hey! I got 2/3 LOL! Apparently, cream corn tastes real nasty. Everyone that tried some had a super grossed out face. I only tried the ones I couldn’t really place. Most you can kind of smell and guess. I think usually if you can guess one ingredient you will know what goes along with it. For example, peas and carrots and apples and strawberries.

Candice and I tied for first place ! Someone was like do rock, paper, scissors.. but were were across the room from each other so we were lazy haha! We were about to just do a simple coin toss when Sally suggested that Jess picked a number between 1-10 and we can guess. Candice wrote down a number and I just said mine out loud. Turns out we both guessed 7 . Sally changed it to a number between 1-20. I guessed right on the dot – 12! Harharhar. Got a goodie bag .

I think the third game was guess the celebrity baby. You may think it’s along the lines of Shiloh or Violet, but no. It was a picture of a celebrity when they were a baby LOL. I think I only got two right and me and two other people tied for first spot… LOL! So hard .

Last game was pin the sperm on the egg… HAHA!! Jenni was the first to go and hers was right beside mine to the right. Second last was Sally. She actually had her hand hovering the middle of the egg but when she heard all of us go like, “OH” she hesitated and moved it. So hers is on the bottom left. We made Jenn go too. She ended up closest to the middle. Jenn’s was right under mine to the left.

I was praying that no one purchased the same gift as me since I knew mine was getting opened last. Especially when Jenni opened Steph’s first and then Laurelle told us she got the same exact outfit for Ella . Was different size though haha so Jenni kept it. Ella’s so big LOL. I think she was 9lb so they had to do c-section. Apparently out of 100 babies born, she’d be bigger than 97% of them .

I got Ella (with help from Ashley!) a cute lilac dress from Gap. I actually saw it on the site but it’s gone now o_O so fast. Actually, it seems like a lot of their stuff goes on sale pretty quickly. So maybe it’s worth the wait! The dress looked a little like this – ruffles~

We also picked out a cute panda print blanket from H&M. Sadly, I cannot find any H&M items online since they hate us Canadians… LOL. I was super happy when my dress got the most “AWW’s” which is saying a lot since after the first couple clothing sets everyone was all “awh’d” out bwahahaha !!