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Archive for October 23rd, 2013

1st Birchbox Thoughts

I received my Birchbox on 10.19.2013. I have been using some of the products.
I have been using the Avène Cleanance Soap-Free Gel Cleanser. I can not begin to explain how much I LOVE this cleanser. Having combination skin and risk of blemish’s has always been a struggle. I have been using this since 10.20.2013 It does not dry my skin out, no tight feeling and it smells so In fact today I placed an order for the full size for only $16. It is a product of France. I have used Curly Hair Solutions™ Curl Keeper I will be giving the remainder of the sample to a friend. I am not a fan at all….it makes my hair crunchy 😦 my search for a curl enhancing styling product that does not make it crunchy continues. I have been using ChapStick® Hydration Lock since 10.19.2013 It makes my lips so smooth…definitely will purchase this item.
DDF® Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer Moisturizing Serum has been used for the past 3 days. It maybe my imagination but I believe the lines on my forehead are less noticeable. theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen is what I was sent.I like that it gives just a hint of color as I am very minimal with makeup at work. I work at a pediatricians office and taking the time to do full makeup is not something I care to do in the morning so this is something that I like. Although I like it I am not sure I am willing to pay $17. Overall I was very happy with this month’s box.

I was flipping through one of my sewing books today looking for my next project. It was around the time I remembered that I have projects in the wings. I need to make a bag using the pig fabric I have for a co worker, I need to make a wrist key strap for a co worker (who happened to be my 1st follower…she has been so patient), a set of 4 fabric napkins for a my mother in law’s birthday package and a table runner for my sister in law. Guess I need to stay away from the sewing books and start sitting in front of my machine  🙂 There is this  coupon organizer that I so want to make as well as a sewing machine cover (already know what fabric I am using….so excited). Hoping to get to these fun projects soon. 

My Love just left to pick up dinner…I decided not to cook so off to get Chinese Food. Thinking I may surprise him and make Pumpkin Cookies tonight. If I do that then I must go now as I am 1/2 done painting my nails. 

Enjoy what the rest of today brings you!


A closer picture of the completed Mug Rug


I took this picture to give you an idea on the size

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