Giveaway alert! from Makeup Zombie

Makeup Zombie has a giveaway on her site: Because I LOVE October, GIVEAWAY! …

Her blog is really cool, and I’m not just saying that because we share a name, either! I just love bloggers who use indie cosmetics and have some serious creative skills.


A gift from an overseas friend

An internet friend from Mineral Makeup Forums asked if I could make a purchase for her – some handbags that were on sale but not available in the UK. No big deal, I ordered it (with my credit card so I got frequent flyer miles heh heh), received it, shipped it out to her…probably 5 minutes total for all of that, and she reimbursed me immediately.

But! She surprised me by sending this thank-you gift!

My two favorite things – Hello Kitty and Avon Glimmersticks in Majestic Plum

The box is the Hello Kitty Liberty Lip Tint Trio, from the Hello Kitty Liberty Collection from Boots. How adorable is this set! I love Hello Kitty! Everyone knows that. But what was really sweet was that my friend remembered that Avon Glimmerstick in Majestic Plum was a Holy Grail item for me before it was discontinued! It’s still sold in the UK.

Such a thoughtful gift!



Keen hikers! and REI’s complete awesomeness

Last week I went to REI to get fitted for some hiking shoes. I decided on a pair of Keen hikers, but the pair I tried on was scuffed, so the store ordered some for delivery.

Here they are! These are the Targhee II Mid Shoes


I also got kitted out with wool socks. a moisture-wicking shirt, and a precipitation jacket. I might get some pants later.

As an aside – REI has the most amazing customer service of any place I’ve ever shopped. Seriously. They people who work there love their jobs, and take their customers seriously. No sales pressure, no hovering, just explanations and help when asked.


Sale Alert! Aromaleigh Weekly Sales! Discounted through November 1, 2012

Aromaleigh Weekly Sales! Discounted through November 1, 2012.


P90X Legs & Back workout today

This is not my favorite of the P90X videos. The people in this video don’t seem to like each other too much, and Tony Horton just talks way too much in this one, even though I typically enjoy Hortonisms. I can do this video in 35 minutes using the P90X book instead of the video. That’s a LOT of chatting time.

I did this at home today instead of at the gym. The legs portion is hard to do since there is limited floor space for stuff like Siebers speed skaters, and also because I’m trying to do kipping pull-ups now, and that’s kind of embarrassing to do in public.

I found this YouTube video explaining how to do them.

Basically, it’s using momentum to get my chin up to the bar. I can make it about half-way if I kip, so I’m feeling like I’m making some progress.