Sunday, November 30, 2014

Six Steps to 7th Heaven: Moroccan Clay Mask

Again, apologies ahead of time for the photo quality. My phone has an [un]surprisingly bad camera. I've been trying to get my skincare routine back on point. I usually use the face wash that I got from e.l.f a while, while back, but I wanted an exfoliating mask—something that went deeper. I browsed around and ended up snagging a deal.

The site that I visited is called 7th Heaven, and they have a good deal of masks there for purchase. I wanted to choose just one or two, but they have a special where you can buy six masks for $12. Not bad, so I went for it. Ohohoho, am I glad that I did. I got these on Halloween, and now almost a perfect month after the fact, am I sharing my find with you. I've great timing. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ice, Ice [Green], Baby

As a preemptive celebration of my new life choice, I've been spoiling myself lately. One of the things that I wanted to buy were lenses. I haven't bought or put in lenses in about six years or so. It's been a long little while. I had a few stores to choose from, and I ended up choosing the EOS Ice Green from MapleLens. Here are the stats!
Plano power [-0.00]
Diameter: 14.8m 
Base Curve: 8.8mm
Water Content: 38%
Shelf life: 1 year

Sunday, November 16, 2014

All Abroad the Aliexpress

Y'all, this article has been in the making for a little while now. It's been a bit of a struggle trying to figure out how to put this into words, because it's a bit of a two-parter.  I recently bought a new phone. I seriously wanted it, and I guess you could say that I just ended up spoiling myself. I'm an adult. ...Dammit.

Now, usually one would make this decision in person to get a feel of what they want and also because phone shopping can usually be done at cell service retailer, like T-Mobile or Verizon. Usually, and I wanted to buy an HTC in person, even if that meant I would have to get a contract plan. [Ech, I'd much rather not if I can prevent it. I grew up on that MetroPCS, you feel me.] But, to put it briefly, I remembered that I had a number of phones saved in my bookmarks. I still have flip phones saved—Japanese, mind you, but flip phones nonetheless.

My phone of choice ended up being from Aliexpress. I heard a lot about the web site, and I've visited its parent site, Alibaba, a lot over the past couple of years. I've explored and wondered about the sellers there. It is a giant marketplace, and since I'm a habitual eBay shopper, I already know how important it is to look into a seller, their reviews, and their wares. I've heard pretty good things about the site overall, but that was only recently. It's like the site is up and about, but what made me suspicious is that no one really talks about it. It's just there, and the sellers have a lot of traffic and varied reviews.

While suspicious, I still ended up investing a lot of money when I bought my phone.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Our Own Private JetPens

I've had the products sitting for a long time. I haven't really used them because I honestly wanted to write a review on it. I even still have one of them wrapped up as we speak! It's pretty insane. But here's my third purchase from JetPens. For those who don't know, I'm obsessed with paper goods, and I have probably more pens, notebooks, and journals than is absolutely necessary. And of course, I see no end in sight. JetPens is both great and dangerous because their products are reasonably priced and of excellent quality. Because of that, I've become a frequent customer.

I bought five new items from them on September 25th, and I got them on the 27th, if my folder name is anything to believe. They're pretty fast with their shipping, which is something I love about them. As you can see in the image above, the products came packaged together very nicely in bubble wrap. Which I saved.

And here are the contents outside of their bubble wrap.