Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New stuff

I'm way behind in review and haul posts. Took a quick photo the other day to show you how far behind I am:
Lots of fun stuff, both hauls and swaps. Let's get busy!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Advent calendar

I must have touched hubby's Christmas nerve by presenting him with the Advent calendar I made for him. While still at work I received a text from him with the words "I have a surprise for you!". Coming home from work early he had gone to the mall and done some shopping, so when I came home I found the most lovely Advent calendar ever:
He went to my favorite tea shop (tea being my biggest passion right after beauty products) and bought lots of small baggies of tea, pralines and cookies.

I am a bit confused about this one though:
When am I supposed to open this???

Member event at The Body Shop

How I love having colleagues who at least partially share my love for beauty products! Suze asked me if I wanted to join her at The Body Shop's member event which takes place today and tomorrow, so we snug out of the office at lunch and bought some goodies for ourselves and a few Christmas presents as well.

I bought quite a few products from the lovely "Jolly Orange" line (didn't care much for "Cranberry Joy") as well as a present for hubby. As a gift I received a stocking filled with 3 full-size products: Hemp Hand Protector, Carrot Moisture Cream and Divide & Multiply Mascara. Very generous I think, and for once a GWP with very usable products!

A pile of hay...

Hey, isn't that hay? And snow?
 When I came home last night it was already pretty cold. The thermometer went down to minus 18 celsius during the night, brrrr. Nevertheless, I was determined to dig through the hay which I had put in my organic waste bin the night before in the search for the lost Heymountain sample.

A good thing about this cold weather is that all waste bin contents freeze over rather quickly, so no mess. But-  a waste bin is surprisingly steep! I thought I had removed all the hay when taking this photo:

Turns out I was wrong, so I kept digging.

The result? No sample to be found anywhere... :-( Well, hubby will get something else in his advent calendar instead, but I will make sure to order another sample next time I order from Heymountain!