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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fitness Stuff Arrived (Pvbody & Hautelook Shipments)

Pvbody shipment took a while to show up. While I did have to call customer service to get my discount code and shipment status taken care of (I ordered on December 30th and my tracking continued to say "Initiated" until I called last week), I understand that they're a new company that had limited staffing which got overwhelmed with the number of orders coming in.

Nux top and Ellie bottom

The top and bottom I received fit well and are of good quality. Sad I didn't get a chance to get a Lululemon piece before they changed their business setup but I'm satisfied with what I received. Normal subscription was $50 and I got my shipment for $20 which is nice.

Starting February 1st they'll be changing from a pay-monthly-subscription-and-receive-random-brand-selections (similar to Birchbox or Ipsy) to a VIP club-type setup where you get some picks by "stylists" of some sort every month and you can either select from those or the rest of the site for a discount or skip the month (similar to JustFab or any of the -Mint sites). They will also stop selling random brands and will debut their own in-house brand called "Ellie".
New Balance - Minimus Trail Running Shoe
New Balance - Trail Shoe
The two sets of shoes both fit well. I got one for general fitness and one designed for a barefeet feel, the Vibram soles similar to the "toe shoe" five finger line of the same brand. I'm happy to have gotten these at a discount since I probably would just have dealt with my now 3-4 year old sneakers instead of retiring them to Goodwill.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Uwah! Lurves! -- Philosophy Purity Facial Cleansing Gel & Eye Makeup Remover Review

I've only had this for a few days so far but I adore this face wash. I had been using the normal Purity on and off through the years with my Clarisonic, swapping between that and the Japanese Juju brand HA foaming face wash with a Sephora silicone facial brush.

While the normal lotion-ish Purity cleanser is good, I always felt it wasn't perfect for me. It didn't wash away all my makeup, leaving residue when I used toner, and I felt it made me break out just slightly more than when I used the Juju. Just to add for reference my skin is oily to combination.
Anyways! This seems to be working great. It doesn't feel greasy nor does it dry my face out (which is important in the winter). It cleanses my makeup away and there's no leftover residue on the cotton ball after toner. I've used it with smudgeproof liquid and gel liner though I still haven't used it with waterproof mascara yet.
I'd recommend this product.

This was purchased by me and was not given for review by the company.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Face Plasters (Updated!) Now Available

Remember those old prim face plasters I had before on marketplace? Probably not. :p Likely because shortly after their release, tattoo layers came out and then they were obsolete along with all the other prim-based facial items that weren't piercings.

But yay, now I have an update and converted them to the prized tattoo/makeup layer. The old versions have been scrapped BUT these are available in a pack of 14 for only 70L$. Pretty good I'd think. I might come up with a nose type or knees eventually. We'll see. Anyways, enjoy.

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