Today I was super lucky and happy to get the chance to hang out with Lucy from Moonlight Gleam and Simply Blushed. We finally were able to confirm a date that would work for the both of us. During the week if I meet up with anyone it has to be in the morning because of Michael and school.
I picked Lucy at up the metro (subway) which is close to me and then we went to our regular breakfast place.
Lucy graciously gave me a stack of books which I am super thrilled to read as some of those have been on a wish list of mine for awhile.
The books are:
~Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
~Envy by Elizabeth Miles (we trade my arc for her finished copy)
~The Compund by S.A Bodeen
~The Complete History of Qhy I Hate Her by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
~Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach
~Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
~Then I Met My Sister by Christine Hurley Deriso
~SEnd by Patty Blount
~She Smells the Dead by E.J Stevens
~Into The Deep by Lauryn April
Then she gave me this super cute owl tote bag which I love. I was so thrilled to have gotten that. Those goodies were inside the bag. I was literally like a kid in the candy store pulling the items out.
I got an assortment of book marks. I love the Book Scent ones. I managed to hide those from Michael because he would want the root beer one until after I got the pictures done.
The loose items in the bag were a package of organic cotton wipes, two packs of facial wipes (which always come in handy for nights I am feeling too lazy to remove my make up), three plastic containers to put items in, a lip balm, two L’Oreal Paris nail polishes (330 Fleur de Lis & 260 Wishful Pinking and two Sephora by OPI (Lost without my GPS & How Cute Is That?)
Inside this cute little gold bag is a bar of soap (which is something special and I will be passing it on to someone so I can’t say whats on it or who its for just yet) and Foot Works Overnight Cream.
Lucy also gave me a ton of perfume samples cause she knows I love perfume. I got: Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir, LAdy GaGa Black Fluid, La Vie est belle by Lancome, maison martin margiela untitled, belle by Rihanna, Parfum D’Extase by Marchesa, , Outdorr Shower Fresh by Clean, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf and Angel by Thierry Mugler
I was blown away by this make up bag. It was filled and of course packed much nicer then it is now because Lucy was telling me how to use certain products that I have never used before. It was funny because when I was opening it in the car Lucy kept saying that I wouldn’t get it all back in but I did.
ELF complete coverage concealer light and medium, ELF Eye Transformer (this will change the look of your eyeshadow say if you have a fall palette you can instantly transform it into a summer look) and finally a selection of shimmer eye pencils by elf along with a black brightening pencil.
eye lid primer & mineral eyeshadow primer, Yves Rocher sexy pulp mascara, elf regular and waterproof mascara, & elf lengthening & defining mascara and elf baked bronzers in maui, st. lucia & los cabos
Elf baked blushes in the shades: pinktastic, passion pink, rich rose & seyenne by orglamix, eye shadows in the shades: blue moon, ocean dream, nouveau neutrals, teal dream & punk funk (love the colors and I can’t wait to use them) and then ELF conditioning Lip Balm SPF 15 in the shades: mellow melon, blissful berry, romantic rouge & nice and neutral and then rimmel sweetheart tulips.
Wow I am so appreciate all these awesome goodies Lucy. You were so generous and sweet. Love it all and I can’t wait to try them out.
After that we headed over to the mall to do a little shopping. I actually had a list and I am happy to say I only bought what was on that list and pretty much stuck to the budget I had set for myself. The following pictures aren’t in the order that we shopped.
Bath & Body Works was actually the last store we shopped in because I knew that the bag would be heavy. I bought the foaming hand soap in all the spring/summer scents. They were 7 for $25. I got First Bloom, tangerine, apple, pear, strawberry (x2) and inside the owl sleeve is a coconut one. Love the smells and I can’t wait to start using them.
Yves Rocher was actually one of the first places we stopped to shop in. I managed to find my Apple Delights on sale for $1 so I stocked up and bought 8 bottles. They are the mini ones. I also managed to get some freebies since I have a points card for the store and I got two cosmetic bags (a small one and a bigger one) and earrings with necklace.
The earrings are really pretty and since I don’t have pierced ears I will be passing them on to someone who does.
Here is the necklace which I really like. I can’t wait to wear this.
After that we went into Lush since its close by and I picked up two bath bombs. The white one is Sakura (When the blossoms burst forth in spring, it’s a tradition to take a picnic and bottle of sake and enjoy the beauty. Noriko, one of our product inventors, hails from Japan and this beautiful Bath Bomb represents what it’s like to be in a park while the breeze blows through the blossoms in the trees. Instead of heading to the park, lay back in serene waters while the gorgeous scents of mimosa and jasmine envelop you to give you the joyful feeling of springtime. Sakura: simple, elegant, and enduringly beautiful bathing.)
The blue one is Big Blue (Take a dip into the deep blue sea of our Big Blue Bath Bomb for an inspiring getaway to the seashore. Lavender is instantly relaxing on the body and mind, and lemon oil helps to keep you afloat. For a truly authentic experience we’ve added in some of nature’s finest ingredients – sea salt and seaweed. Packed with minerals, salt helps the body rid itself of toxins, while seaweed softens and soothes your skin. Just lay back and sail away to shores of uncluttered thoughts, softer skin and warm, blue seas.)
Then finally the second to last store we shopped in was Sephora. I went into buy the Smashbox Photo Finish. I had received a sample of the hydrating one and loved it and said that I would purchase this. I love how it makes my skin feel with make up on. Then at the cash Lucy was getting this Korres package and she was saying what a deal it was so I had to grab this since it was only $12. There is a lip butter and a hand lotion.
I redeemed 500 points and picked up ths Buxom Shimmer, Shine and Smoke set. Inside the box was:
– Divine Goddess Luminizer in Venus (1 oz)
– Buxom Lash in Blackest Black (0.2 oz)
– Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Sugar (0.07 oz)
– Buxom Waterproof Smoky Eye Stick in Silver Sword (0.015 oz)
I have never tried Buxom and I am excited to try it out.
Wow what a whirl wind day it was but it was so much fun. Love hanging out and shopping with you Lucy. Can’t wait to do it again.
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