Monday, January 12, 2009

Rambling and MAC

So I have a long list of movies to watch with the husby. He doesn't mind, he's quite the movie go-er himself. We watched "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" last Friday night. The movie was ammmaazzinngg! I loved it! I found out it was three hours long and I was bit worried that my mind would wander, or I might pass out in the theaters (I'm a grandma! It was a late night show), but luckily I didn't. I was fully absorbed. No worries, I won't write about any movie spoilers, but this movie made me realize a lot of things. Things that I want to add to my to-do list.

While Patrick was driving home, I told him, "I want to watch the sunrise one day! Let's wake up early one day and head somewhere with a nice view!" (Like we would ever wake up early enough!)... His response back was "Hahaha okay, why all of a sudden, you're trying to be like Benjamin Button!".. DANGIT! LOL! He caught me! Earlier that day, we were all hanging out with my brother and Kim, and I mentioned and how much I regretted not keeping a journal. It would have been nice to look back on my adolescent days to see how much I've grown, and even how naive I was. Man, I wish I kept a journal. Should I even start now? I'm approaching my mid 20s, but there's no way I could write in it everyday. Nothing exciting happens everyday in my life! I get up, I work, I go home, I cook, blegh blegh blegh....but the best part of the day is winding down with Patrick. I mean, I could write it when something exciting happens, right?

Okay, so I don't keep a journal nor a record. But! Me and Patrick had something to pull out and look back on when we got home. You know when you go through that dating phase, and you celebrate each month? LOL! Yeah, we'll call me corny or whatever, but we did that. The first month, Patrick gave me a card with a long letter inside. I told him that I loved getting cards, especially if it had a letter inside. So for every month, he continued to give me a card! I've kept them all! So we pulled out that box and I read through the 1st card. It was crazy! He called me, "Jen", which never happens now. He even mentioned that he saw us being together for a long time. Who would have though that 3 1/2 years later, he'd be my husband! Then Patrick pulled out an envelope, which had all our movie stubs and first time stuff. Matches from the restaurant we had our first date, the ski lift ticket when we went snowboarding for the first time together, first piece of jewelry given, etc. I love how we kept this stuff! Hopefully we'll have it to show to our children when they are old enough! Or even just looking back on how it all started...
Sorry, I know this was a lovey dovey mushy mushy post. LOL! BUT! I need to get back on track with this blog, I've been slacking! So this is me playing catch up...

As for MAC purchases, I took advantage of that MAC sale. MAC never has a sale! Since I just bought a blush palette in the beginning of the month, I only filled up three spots. I never really was a blush person until now, it really adds a nice glow to your face, just don't overdue it and look like a clown! So, I ended up buying three more to fill it up! Sunbasque, Plum Foolery, and Secret Blush (Beauty Powder Blush), brow set in ShowOff, and Verdigris eyeshadow. I ended up depotting these the other night, and let me warn you, depotting these blushes were a pain! I depotted Emote and Gingerly before, and it didn't seem that hard. But this time, I was struggling. I cut myself, EEKS! But it was just a small cut. BLEGH! Oh yeah, and because the formula is different for the beauty powder blush than the reg. blush, I cracked mine a little bit on the edges. DANGIT! But all in all, everything is removed and placed in the palette. The good thing, I have all my black MAC containers and I'm ready to Back 2 MAC and get some freebies for recycling! WOO!

Enough about that! The reason why I've been lacking on my posts is because I'm just plain lazy! I rather read the books that I got instead, too! That's right! I finally got some books! I'm not an avid reader like Patricia, or Janelle. I alway considered reading as a task, from college! And of course, I was traumatized with books I didn't like reading (except for Memoirs of a Geisha). But finally, I realized that I should pick up reading and read whatever I want to read. Reading is fundamental! LOL! So here are the two books I got!

So far, I'm loving "Confessions of a Shopaholic", I wanted to read this because the movie comes out in February and I really like to see how they compare. Plus, being the junkie and shopper that I am, makes it an even better read. Plus, everyone that read the series seems to like it. Then! I got this Bobbie Brown Makeup Manual because it was 20% off! I know everyone blogged about that COSMO Beauty Book, but I like this one! There's a lot of pictures to explain application with different face shapes, eye shape, skin, etc. It also has chapters on skincare and bodycare. The good thing is that the book isn't all about Bobbi Brown cosmetics, thank goodness, cause I don't own any of her stuff (yet!). =)

OH OH! And one more thing! When I hung out with Beth on Sunday, I was able to get this at Bed, Bath, & Beyond! It's a purse hook! WOOOO! I'll never have to put my purse on a chair, on my lap, or on the floor (which I wouldn't ever do!)! Call me a weirdo, but I LOOOOVVEE IT! Perfect for restuarants, bars, etc...The first time I saw this, a lady had it at Panera, and I was in complete shock! I was impolite and I stared.. SO WHAT!

Oookay, that's it for now! I know I need to keep up with this thing. I still have to write about...
  • Bombshell Beauty contacted me and sent me free hair products. Basically, it's like that Hair Bumpit thing you see on tv. I haven't tested it out but I will, and I'll do a review soon.
  • CIBU products. I always rave about CIBU stuff. I LOOOVVEE IT! It smells sooo good and PHO FINISH is absolutely amazing. It's the best hairspray that hold your hairstyle without stiffening it up!
  • Hair. I'm getting frustrated with my hair. This is the longest I've ever had it! I'm about to cut it soon, I think? If I don't chicken out! I really like Jennifer Aniston's hair in this photo... please don't mind the buttshot. HMM! If I decide to do it, I'll head over to the lovely Bubbles at Lynnhaven! Ladies, get your hair done at a Bubbles or Salon Cielo! The stylists are amazingggg! Plus you can get CIBU products while you're there!

That's all for now! One more day till FRIDAY!! GAH! I can't wait till the weekend.

Have a lovely day!


Anonymous said...

That's just the cutest thing - the box of stuff. I told CB to keep this gum wrapper for me before we started dating (when he was stalking me..hahah) and he still has his old wallet (at least he tells me)! Patrick is a rockstar. =)

A. Rose said...

Haha. We still celebrate each "monthaversary" whenever we can. Corny, I know. And I actually get irritated when he has to call me by my first name instead of my pet name. It just doesn't sound right. Is that how it is for you?

I'm loving your blush palette! I wish I could make one for my MSF's, but those are too precious to me to depot. Btw, I got the Charming Garnet set along with a few other things from the sale. I told you it was your fault! :P

I really liked Confessions of a Shopaholic...I can't wait for the movie!

Virgo Girl said...

Oooh, I love your blush palette! Aside from my latest Sephora purchase, I am not allowed to buy any make up until after the Hello Kitty release! :-(

I see that you are reading Confessions of a Shopaholic. I absolutely loved the Shopaholic collection. I can't say that I have read all the books...but I have listened to all of them! I am lazy and do audio books instead...I hope you enjoy the book though, I know I did!

DSKNguyen said...

That was the cutest post ever!! You and your husby are adorable, keeping all your movie stubs!! Your blog is basically your journal hun! lol, mine was (and still is) xanga. It dates back to I don't even know when! Maybe one day, I'll print it all out and make it into a huge book.

Sometimes I find myself going back through my old posts.

But yeah, BB was a great movie, I was surprised it was so long! But Brad Pitt is super cute, even as an old wrinkly little man!

I try to sell off all my stuff, jk, but I don't want to be a pack rat and keep everything I don't use because when it comes time to's such a pain. I learned that from moving my boyfriend's apartment!

Also, I hate depotting, I did 15 mac e/s to fill my palette then I was done FOREVER!! lol, I have another pan with just 2 e/s but I bought them in the pan. Never again will I depot!!

I love MAC sunbasque-great choice

Janelle said...

Yay finally a new post from you! :P

Hmm where to begin? What can I say that I can't already tell you on Gchat? haha!

Well I'm glad you're getting into reading. It's a great way to keep your mind sharp & to escape from real life! I loved Memoirs of a Geisha too! Did you see the movie? It was eh ok. The book was way better.

As for you & Patrick celebrating your monthaversaries.. LOL I know what that's like. It's cute you guys kept all those cards & gifts. Isn't it fun to look back on your relationship? I love reminiscing with the bf. <3

Btw, the CIBU brand manager left a comment on my CIBU post! Weeee!

Janelle said...

P.S. I think you should try the Jennifer Aniston cut. :) And I'm not just saying that cuz it's similar to my hair cut. I think it'll look good on you too!

Anonymous said...

I saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" too! with cathy,jaiden,honeylet,ellen,will,and marie. on christmas day! we were there at like 10 p.m went back home at midnight, we had no intention that it was 3 hours long. very good movie, but the intro about him was kinda scary,freaky,weird. lmao. well, back to the old grind!~

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M said...

confessions of a shopaholic is sooo much fun! but i didn't really like the other ones she wrote. :P

i actually loveee lush soap, just that that particular mask was a fail :P

Iyah said...

yay for more blushes!! :D I have the sunbasque and I love it! A girl can never have too many blushes :D

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Anonymous said...

hi jenny! it's sara! i found your blog somehow and now i gotta get me one of those purse hooks! LOL merz says he's going to another legwarmers concert this weekend. are you going? keep in touch!

Anonymous said...

hahaha my theory is that the snake was dead... but not too long because i think at some point it'll start to have diseases and putting that in a drink couldn't be good. it was so disturbing man.

Tina Marie Online said...

aww how cute. hey don't hate, me & my bf are still in the corny stage & we celebrate monthly anniversaries. ahahaha. yeah we keep everything too. he made me a treasure box with our names on it & pictures of us and i keep EVERYTHING in there. can't wait to look back at it years from now [yanno, if we're still together & stuff heheheh] *crosses fingers!!

kae said...

AWWWWWw i wish me and my husband were able to keep all of our stuff from when we were dating! we had some stuff somewhere in his house, but now we cant find it! and ughh ticket stubs seem to always get lost after i put them in my purse! o_O. but i kept all his letters from when he was in basic training! hahah. maybe i should do a box thing and find all the stuff from around the house while he's deployed. that'll give me another thing to do!

and ughh how DO you make it w/o your hubby, esp that you're completely ALONE!?? go get a PUPPY! lol

i love sunbasque! and i'm like you. the 1st time i depotted, i was fine, but last wk omgosh i was so scared and it was so hard for some reason. i wore an oven mit! lol. and good thing i did cuz i would've cut my finger.

Anonymous said...

Just visited your blog for the first time today. I like it!

I'm always curious on other peoples' cosmetic stuff, hehe... your MAC blush palette is really nice!
Mine has to be filled up with one more pan, then it is complete. But I haven't decided yet, which colour to take. ;)


Girl with Curl said...

Have you ever been to Twist? Seems like everyone around here goes to Twist or Bubbles and was just curious about how they compare. I've been to Twist but not Bubbles.

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