Today I went to the mall and it was bing, bang, boom, and I knocked out my quickie errands.

They just happen to be health & beauty related.

Bags of Kiehl's, MAC, and sephora products


Go to the MAC StoreNot the computer store. I just got one of those.  I’m good for many years, I hope, on the computer front.

But I did need to restock some makeup essentials: Studio Fix Pressed Powder (NC 43), Boot Black liquid eyeliner, Pink Freeze Eyeshadow, and lipglass in Prrr.

Mac eyeliner, lipgloss, foundation, and eyeshadow

I’ve previously mentioned my love of Mac.

Trays of eyeshadow and lipgloss


And Prrr

Pink lipgloss tube


A couple doors down, I went into Kiehl’s and picked up a tub of Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak

Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair PakI used to use this conditioner all the time, but forgot about it.  I brought a half-used jar down to Aruba on vacation and was reminded how much I love the stuff so picked up a fresh jar.  If you don’t have really dry hair, or coarse/thick hair, skip this product.

I still love my Enjoy! and talked about all my hair care products here.

Enjoy Shampoo and ConditionerThere were lots of hair products I reviewed in that post.


I hit up Sephora right after Kiehl’s and got a new set of tweezers.  

Two tweezers in a containerI admit, I am an eyebrow tweeze-aholic.

I recently dropped my uber fine-tip pointed tweezers rendering them pretty much useless because the tip got bent so these came just in the nick of time.  You don’t want to see a unibrow or anything, right?

Two tweezers in a containerThey sold 1 pair for $22 or 2 pair for $25.  I got the two pair even though I am not a slant-tip girl, but hey, I figure they may come in handy some day.

And so there you have it, bing, bang, boom. I was in and out of the mall, and parked, on a Friday afternoon in the summer, in 40 minutes flat.   I love efficiency!

Prior to even going to the mall, I stopped at the bank.  I love being debt free and saving money, too.  It felt great to make a sizable contribution to my savings plan before I even went to the mall.  And no, I could have gone to the mall with my savings in my wallet and the money wouldn’t have burned a hole in my wallet.  It was ear-marked for savings, period.

Now that 2011 is halfway over, I am proud to say that my 2011 Intentions and Goals as they pertain to finances are on track!

From my last post and there being A First Time for Everything, thanks for filling me in on any firsts you’ve had recently.

For anyone who had a question regarding Windows Live Writer, using it, how it interfaces with a Mac, if it was difficult to set up, etc.  I answered those questions in the comment field so if you’re curious, go check out my answers.

The short answer is that I am quite speedy blogging from WordPress’ platform with my new Mac and I really don’t see the benefit, for me, in using WLW.  It seems like it’s lots of extra effort and really, I don’t find the features that it offers that “amazing” in order to justify using it or spending lots of time in the learning curve process.  My opinions only, of course. I know some people adore it, and that’s awesome.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! And for me, what I am doing now isn’t broke so I plan to just keep on the way I have been which is just using WP.  Glad I tried WLW though.  Never know til you try and I may try tinkering around with it again in the future, too.

For now I’d like to tinker with a  Vegan Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffin

Banana Nut Muffin
Banana Nut Muffin


1. What was the last thing beauty product you bought?

2. Any health and beauty, hair, makeup, skincare or similar products you are in love with lately?

I discussed many of my hair products here

Makeup here and here

3. Weekend plans?

I am working, spending time with the fam, hopefully enjoying some nice weather (but it’s been overcast and June Gloomy the past few days) and I’d like to create some goodies in the kitchen.

Sneak Peak at something I created and it’s amazing:

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, i.e. Nutella + Peanut Butter

Jars of nutella and peanut butter

Enjoy your weekend!


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