Did you celebrate Mother’s day? I certainly did . It certainly feels good to know that someone appreciates you, doesn’t it? My daughter got me a craft flower bouquet from her school on Friday. I know that her teacher helped her with this project and it was so cute. And the main thing was she refused to give it to me because she liked it so much. And today morning she gave me a gift and I loved it. She gave me a Nook Simple Touch Ereader .
If you are following my blog for a long time then you certainly know that I already got Nook Color in 2011 for my Birthday and it’s still going strong and I love it. I love that I can add a SD card because if you are like me, a book lover, then you will have a lot of books in your ereader like me. Let me count, at the moment I have about 2210 books in my Nook Color . Yup and I know it’s a lot but I always add a book if I want to read it. So it kept accumulating and at the moment I still have those 2210 unread ebooks . Ok, Does this make you understand how much I love reading books . Even though the Nook Color has web browser, mail, etc, I never use them. The one major con I would say is that because of the color and lot of other stuffs in the Nook, I have to charge them everyday .
So moving on, I kept telling hubby that I am going to buy the Nook Simple Touch just for reading books. I just want that to store all my favorite books which I like to read again and again . Nook color for all the unread ebooks and Nook Simple touch for favorite ebooks which I want to read again . I told hubby I want that as our anniversary gift but I got it as a Mother’s day gift :yay: .
Thank you Baby A and Hubby for my gift which I absolutely love . I know that It will be loved.
Why do I feel that my daughter is going to be like her???
Today I am going to review 3 products which I am using almost every day.
Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash
I got this from the Vitacost long time ago. I was looking for some face wash which has no harsh chemicals since I am using them everyday in my face. This product caught my eye since it has tea tree oil and sea kelp. I was drawn to it and decided to get them and try it. I think the price was under $6 and I don’t mind paying that money if its going to protect my skin .
The pump bottle is easy to use and all it needs is one pump to wash your face. It smells like tea tree oil which I love. It does say that it’s for normal skin but I have a dry skin. I do feel that it slightly makes my skin dry but since I use my moisturizer as soon as I wash my face, it doesn’t bother me . I have used this for almost 2 months and I do like this one. But will I buy this again? Don’t know since I like to try different face wash all the time.
Naturally Fresh Deodorant
I saw this in my local grocery store and decided to try it since it says it doesn’t have any parabens and its hypoallergenic. I always had a bad reaction to deodorant. Since my college days I used the spray deodorants and within 6 months, I realized that I was having a bad reaction to it. My underarms started getting dark and itchy. And the skin will become raw from itching that I have to put non-itching lotion on them . It’s always a problem during summer because you don’t want to stink of sweat but you can’t do anything unless you apply deodorant. So when I read hypoallergenic, I decided to try this and see if it suits me. I got them in lavender and I think it was about $3 or so.
The smell is amazing and I love lavender smell. It is a roll on and I like it. It doesn’t make me itch and I loved it until I realized that it doesn’t last long. I think it will be better for just 2-3 hrs and then you start to sweat and ultimately stink . But I use this for my short trips to groceries or shops etc. I do like the product but it’s not long-lasting.
EB Crop Organic Chocolate Shampoo
I saw this product on one of my trip to TJ Maxx. The word Chocolate caught my eye and I decided to smell it and it smells amazing. Not exactly like chocolate but something spicy . I always have a problem with shampoo until I found that the paraben and sls free shampoo are better . And this is one of those all FREE shampoo for darker coloured hair and of course I had to try it . It retailed for about $7 and I think this is the most I paid for a shampoo.
It is a pump bottle and easy to use. I also loved the smell. The surprising note was that my hair was not problematic and even my scalp was clean . I loved the effect of it on my hair. I just went to the TJ Maxx next day and stocked up this for my future since I was sure it won’t be always available in that shop. It’s definitely worth trying this product my readers .
Its my Birthday Today . For the past few years, I have shown you guys what I got for my b’day so I decided to do the same this year as well. Every year I shop in Sephora on my birth month so that I will get my free b’day gift and I did the same this year as well. For the past 2 years, I have got perfumes but this year, I think I have all the perfumes I want and decided to look for other stuffs .
I couldn’t decide what to get and after lot of research, I finally decided to get the Benefit value set. I LOVE the value sets in Sephora. They have small sizes of lot of products and that’s all I need . I still have the Benefit value eye kit I got last year and I use them occasionally. It still has a lot of products and I will never end up using the full product anyway. I always throw the products away after I had them for 2 years or so and most of the time, It still has a lot of products in them. And that’s why I love this small-sized ones .
Anywhoo, this year I wanted to go to Sephora shop and not order online because I have to buy for $50 to get a free shipping and I know that I don’t want to do that. So Hubby took me to the nearest mall where they had Sephora. This mall has 2 Sephora and one was inside the JCPenny. So in the first shop I was browsing, I saw the clearance section and of course, I wanted to go and see what they had . They had a lot of Sephora’s own brand products mostly lip, skin, nail and eye products. So I got the Smoky Kohl in Copper, Lip pencil in Gorgeous Peach, Eye shadow in Sun Kissed and finally, Lavanilla deodorant.
And the Benefit set you see is the B’day Gift (yayy). It has a small mascara and a highlighter. I love their birthday gifts. Last year I got the Sugar lip product which had the original lip balm and the rose lip balm. After using them, I can actually understand why people spend about $22 for a lip balm. They are AMAZING. I have them in my hand bag and use them mostly during travel.
Moving on, then I went to the Sephora inside the JCPenny and was searching for the clearance section and what do I see? They have the Cover FX products on sale. OMG, I was beyond excited because I know that they are crazy pricey. After much debate with myself , I finally got the skin tint and the mineral powder. I did swatch them on my hands and it was pretty accurate. So decided to go for these colors. The skin tint alone has the original price of about $42 and the pressed mineral powder was about $32 . And the clearance price was about $17 and $14 respectively. I was just doing boogie in my mind .
And you want to know the best thing of all . I got the 15% off on all products for the Beauty Insider sale :yay: . I was totally excited after these buy and I can say that this is the best bargain birthday gift ever .
I also got another gift from my hubby . I had my eye on an online jewellery designer for a few months and I finally decided to order them. Its calle Hues Design by Ashwini. She doesn’t have a website but she does have facebook page and I ordered them after looking at some designs. They are amazing. I love her designs. They are mostly Indian designs and wanted to have one of her earrings . I finally decided to get one. I loved this design and it has pearls in it. I chose this because I could wear it with any colored dress. I still haven’t worn them.
Thank you hubby for all these gifts .
Sorry Reader for not updating my blog for about 2 weeks. We were sick most of the time. I was horribly sick with head cold during 3rd week of March and it lasted for almost 2 weeks. I had a bad nose block and I was using the spray every 3 hrs. I wasn’t sleeping properly and was horribly cranky . Then after I got better, my daughter got sick with Gastroenteritis which is diarrhea and vomiting. It lasted for 5 days and I was exhausted after this. She was still recovering and clingy after she got better. Being sick is not good for my blog thinking/writing process .
Moving on, updates from our life. My daughter is going to the day care for 3 hrs everyday and I am so happy that I am having some free time. But somehow this free times ends up doing housework or cooking etc. I realized it was not a lot of time but I am feeling better and most importantly she loves going to the day care. I think she was so bored at home and was feeling cranky. She loves it there .
Anyhoo, Did I tell you about our Vacation during March? We went to Hawaii . We went to the Kauai Island and it was such fun out there. Baby A loved the beaches and her swimming costume . We went to the Luau and they had varieties of live animals in the farm which she absolutely loved. She had her dad and uncle with her and she was content .
I will try to update more in the future but it is difficult with a toddler. And on the last note, It is “your truly’s” birthday this week and I got fantastic early gifts from hubby. It’s more like we can buy whatever we want gift . Will post the pictures soon.