Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Book Update

So incase you haven't figured out from my previous post about reading, I am an avid reader. I always have been, but more so lately because when you have an hour break at work each day, it's nice to have something to read.

So the last book I mentioned was "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult. As I expected, it was amazing. Totally suspensful I didn't want to put it down. The ending was a total surprise.
Since then I have read "Plain Truth" and "The Pact" also by Jodi Picoult. I highly recommend these books and any other books by her. I looked her up on the chapters website and noticed she has a lot of books. Its my goal to read them all.

Here is the desciption for "The Pact" from Chapters:
Until the phone calls came at three o’clock on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily is dead—shot with a gun her beloved and devoted Chris pilfered from his father’s cabinet as part of an apparent suicide pact—leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.

Has anyone else read any of Jodi's books?? I would love to hear what you think!

Sunday, March 16, 2008


I must share my good news with everyone. I'm getting a promotion at work!
I'm now officially a pharmacy technician, and I'm going to be full time! I also got a raise to $10/hr up from like $8.35. Still not a LOT of money, but its definately an improvement. Looks like I'll be getting a car sooner than I had planned.

Also I will be able to get my 3500 hours by 2010 to write the exam to become certified. I think I have approx 1000 hours so far. I thoguht my hours so far didn't count because i wasnt officially a tech but my new boss said she will count them.

This came at the perfect time. I was feeling really stressed at work. A lot of changes going on with getting a new boss, plus I was really stressed about my wage because I felt I didn't get paid what I deserve. So this really made my day basically and now I feel I am a lot closer to getting where I want to be!

My Latest purchases!

Ok I have a lot of things to mention today!
First off, I received my order from Sephora, so I thought I would comment on my new products!
Just to refresh here are the products I ordered:
- Hope in a Jar 2 oz size.
- Smashbox "Try Me" set which includes : photo finish primer, clear lip gloss, photo op under eye brightener, a palette of brow powders, cream liners and brow wax and a double ended brow/liner brush. The primer, lip gloss and under eye things are small sizes (hence the Try Me title).

So far the Hope in a Jar I really like. This stuff was on the Oprah show. It is supposed to be like the miracle cream I guess. lol It says you will notice a difference within days and I have to admit so far they are right! I have only been using it for like 3 days and I am noticing a slight difference. Nothing huge yet but hey its only been 3 days. My skin looks a little brighter and ..more lively shall we say?? And the redish areas seem to be not as noticeable. I can't wait to see what it looks like after a month or more! The only bad thing I can say about it is that it smells bad. But the good outweighs the bad for sure!

I am also pretty impressed with my Smashbox set. I tried the primer and so far it seems good! It makes my makeup look smoother and after working all day it lasts a bit longer now. The eye liner brush makes it SO easy to apply liner.

In my order I also got to pick 3 free samples so i got : J'adore by Dior fragrance, Ojon restorative hair treatment, and Sugar Tint oil free tinted moisturizer.

Today I went shopping and I must share my purchases!!! I bought a new flat iron, a "pink dazzle" limited edition CHi flat iron! It's pink and sparkly and comes with a travel mat thing so that was pretty cool. I've already tried it and it definately works better than my old one.
I also went to the MAC counter at The Bay and bought two eyeshadows ( Vanilla and Naked Lunch) and a Beauty Powder Blush (Sweetness). Haven't tried them yet but I will be doing that tomorrow!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Finally bought my favourite perfume...

This is my favourite perfume ever...."Pure Poison" by Dior. I have always loved this perfume but never thought to buy it because its so expensive!! The largest size is like $120.00!!!
Well this year I decided that when I got my tax return I would buy myself some. So i got the money on Friday and today I finally bought it! Luckily I got to use my employee discount...but even with that the biggest one was still a bit more than I wanted to spend so i got the 50 mL size..its $87.oo but with my discount I got about $26.00 off so it was a pretty good deal! This scent is just so mesmerizing....so seductive...lol I'll stop now. Anyways...now I can finally say I own a bottle!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Who Loves Sephora?

This is a post for all you make up junkies out there...If you have never been to a Sephora store, you need to go. This place is amazing. Now, I live in Canada so we haven't had it that long, infact I think there is only 3 so far in Ontario if I remember correctly.
I'll always remember the first time I went there with my friends in college. Walking into the store I was in awe of all the colours and bright lights. There is literally so much makeup you do not know where to look first! It's quite overwhelming, really.
Anyways, today I am excited because I ordered stuff from Sephora online!!!! I got an email about a promotion saying if you bought the 2 oz "Hope in a Jar" for $38 you got a "deluxe sample" of their cleanser called Purity Made Simple. Well I had always wanted to try "Hope in a Jar" so I thought why not? Well, when i got to the site I found that $38 dollar tub was really $50 dollars for us Canadians (even though our dollar is worth just as much now), but I figured oh well. I also added a Smashbox "Try Me" set for only $29. Today when I finally placed my order I learned the promotion was over!! I was so disappointed! Oh well, I still got 3 free samples. Anyways...I can't wait to get my stuff in the mail...I just love getting packages in the mail!
If anyone would like to share their Sephora experience I would love to hear it!