Going on a 2-day Trip/What I Will be Packing:

Here’s what I decided to pack on my short trip:

  • BIODERMA Sensibio H2O I have exactly 1/2 the bottle left of the 100ml size
  • Chanel rouge coco flash 54 “boy” Chanel coco gloss 119
  • CHANEL mascara
  • Diptyque L’OMBRE DANS L’EAU roll on perfume oil and .25oz edt
  • Carmex classic lip balm .35oz tube
  • aveeno daily moisturizing loton 1 oz
  • LUSH lip scrub


Favorites of the Moment

nail polish: Chanel canotier

lip gloss: Chanel rouge coco gloss 119

lip scrub: LUSH (hadn’t bought this brand in years but realize why its always so popular I follow it with some body shop strawberry lippy balm or fresh’s mint)

I finally used the L’Occitane honey harvest body cream and I must say I love it. I will be using it on my dry arm chicken bumps because its got honey in it.


La Maison du Chocolat: Marron Glace

I knew of la Maison de Chocolat because I was gifted their chocolates when my cousin got married and went to France. They were very delicious and the boxes were a work of art. This time around, I was gifted the marron glace? spell check on that one its the glazed chestnuts. The glazed chestnuts came in a champagne pinkish gold box with 6 pieces and boy were they delicious! I’d definitely purchase those if I visited France.

Not a Fan of Snooty People.

The one thing I learned by being in customer service/sales is that we can’t “assume” someone is not worth our time or looking down on them because they are “in an unfortunate situation.” Empathy and sympathy are both important in people. Extremely inappropriate unprofessional behavior by people where I am currently at but also not surprised as I read reviews of how they look down on foreigners. No offense to the supervisor but he’s not a looker himself…rude.

So Much to Choose From.

Yesterday I bought a jar? of the L’Occitane ultra soft cream in “honey harvest” I also bought the extra gentle soap in the same scent. Its definitely honey with hints of citrus or some kind of fruit. The soap is shaped like a cloud which is adorable. I tend to wash my hands way more than I should so on days when I just need a quick wash, its what would be perfect may not need lotion to keep them moist.

I used to use their rose scented jar body cream and used it within a month or so because it was so amazing. The shea butter version without scents are not really my thing because the scent is over the top but this version and the rose I really love. The lush store is full of dreamy scents too. I completely understand my friends’ obsession with the brand. I would love a jar of the ro’s argan and maybe the karma one. I’m also curious of the argan body butter and the olive body butter from the body shop. Sometimes I wonder if my skin is so dry because I may have diabetes…I gotta work on eating better. Well…have a lovely day, reader(s).

Pierre Herme macarons and other things/bucket list.

I convinced myself one can’t die or atleast I can’t without doing the following:

  • eating the finest French macarons (I had Laduree)and today I had 3 wonderful pieces from Pierre Herme. Each piece is like 332yen which is like a little $2-maybe kind of pricey but wow, delicious. The PH ones are so delicious that I’m going to hand the award to PH. The women working at the PH counter were absolutely lovely. Letting me know that I shouldn’t pay more for the box unless its a necessity. I bought 3 flavors: pistachio, chocolate, and caramel
  • Visit a Lush store(done and good lord it smells amazing in there)
  • smell the various Diptyque candles up front(done)
  • get my hands on the Chanel “boy” lipstick(done) unique color excited to try it.

Drugstore PRICE(and normally drugstore find): St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub.

Either someone got it at Amazon or something but I had no choice but to beg someone to get me a tube of St. Ives because its cheap, some people I know swear by it and I couldn’t imagine someone “stealing something higher end if shipped” so here are my thoughts:

  • smells really good
  • not as gritty and rough on my combination skin
  • you don’t need to leave it on extra minute(s)
  • skin looks much smoother and giiiiirl I hadn’t had an exfoliator since late november
  • rating 9/10 for reasonable price, effectiveness and wonderful smell.

Formula Change? Kind of?

I don’t know if its just me or if the KGD moisture foundation seems less thicker which is what I liked about it. The color/shade even seems darker. Hmm. The only shade matches that work for sure right now for me is Chantecaille’s just skin in “glow” and ofcourse the Tilbury light wonder in #6. I mix both with Charlotte Tilbury’s wonderglow. When I want to do extra, I’ll slather on the L’occitane delicious multi-balm on my eyelids. works great on dry eyelids well dry skin in general. Then when I want to go that extra mile, there’s the paul and joe gloss in #6 Chanel gloss in 119 and some of that Chanel mascara.

I want some laduree cosmetics any thoughts, anyone?