Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hello Wednesday.

Ah, Wednesday again. Wednesday is one of those words I really have to stop and think about when I type. That and February. You know...your fingers stop and go WED NES DAY. Don't they? Mine do.
Anyway, not much going on around here. We're back to spring out here in CA. Last week it was super duper hot, and this week it's maybe 70 degrees. I'd so much rather be hot than cold. And yes, in my opinion, 70 is sweatshirt weather.
So, since nothing exciting is going on I thought I'd do a little product plugging or maybe unplugging in one instance....Things that I've come across lately that I really like, really want or really make me angry.
Lip Gloss-I'm not a real girly-girl. I don't wear a ton of make up and I certainly don't spend a lot of money on it. You won't see me at the MAC counter at Nordstrom. Not me. Well, unless they're giving something away free! But what girl doesn't appreciate a good lip gloss? I was browsing the isles of my most Favorite Store the other day and came up on this lip gloss on an end cap. This link isn't to the exact product...I couldn't find it on their website. It's WetSlicks AmazeMINT from Cover Girl. It's both amazing and minty. :) For a $5 lip gloss, you can't really go wrong. The color looks bold in the tube, but is very stuble when you put in on. It's not sticky AT ALL. The mintyness is tingly and possibly freshens your breath a bit and lasts for a good hour. It's my new favorite thing.
Another product from Cover Girl is this mascara. Again, for about $7 you can't go wrong. It's not perfect, but I don't think a perfect mascara exists. Take a look at that brush it's crazy! Plus, how could I not like it? The tube is orange. I love orange.
Ok, on to clothes...
I may be the last person on Earth to find this website, but maybe not. Have you seen the cute stuff at Boden? They are a little clothing company from the UK. I requested a catalog from them last week. They seriously have the CUTEST just my style. Look at this cute skirt! I love it. Very classy/casual, made for women, not girls. A teensy bit out of my price range, but I think I'm ready to start investing a little more in my wardrobe so that things will last a little longer...oh and fit right.
I bought some tank tops at Old Navy the other day and I'm not kidding, within one washing, one of them had a hole in it. I know it was only like $7. But still. It should not get a hole that quickly.
A few weeks ago I was shopping for a new bathing suit. I needed one for our trip next month. For a few days in June we will be attending our church retreat as a family and I needed a hmmm...more conservative suit that covered my booty well. I had this $25 gift card from Spiegel that I've had in my purse for over a year now. I thought this would be a great opportunity to finally use it to pay for most of the new suit. So I go to the website, find one I like, add to my cart and proceed to check out. Hmmmmm....I say.... I've entered my credit card info but there's no place to enter my gift card number. So I pick up the phone and call customer service. After several touch tone options I'm directed to a live person who tells me "don't worry, it's on the next screen" and then she hangs up. Why didn't they just offer to take my order over the phone??? Frustrated, I put down the phone and push "next" on my screen. And what do you know? It simply says "Thank you for your order!" Ahhh!!! SO, I pick up the phone again. Dial customer service. Get some other idiot on the phone who tells me my online order won't be in their system for another hour or two and to call back later. Huh?? Grrrrrr!! So, I hang up again. I go and run some errands. Come back home and call AGAIN. Go through all the touch tone HOOPLA and get this message: "Thank you for calling Spiegel. Unfortunately, we are experiencing technical difficulties. Please call back another time." Click.
This goes on for A WEEK. A week went by before I could reach anyone at Spiegel by phone or email. I was finally able to send them a nasty email and cancel my order. Horrible, horrible customer service.
And then they go and send me a catalog in the mail. With all kinds of cute stuff in it. Of course.
I will not be tempted by you Evil Spiegel!
And I will not link you to them on my blog. I just can't do it.
And finally, one more product I like....for my scrapbook friends...Zach's Life papers from Little Yellow Bicycle. I ordered some from Memorable Seasons last week and it is just beautiful paper! It looks way better in person than on the computer or in a magazine. If you have boys, check it out.


beth said...

ummm yes...boden is awesome! i have a wish list going for that store.

and the mascara. i bought it. loved it. then it started getting really flaky. little pieces would end up on my glasses and my cheeks so i switched. hopefully you won't have that problem.

and 70 degrees sounds awesome. people would be in their swimming suits if it was like that here. :)

Brown English Muffin said...

YOU TOO I have to do it with February ALL the time...even now I copied and paste February from your post so I didn't have to type it!!!!

Brown English Muffin said...

"70 is sweatshirt weather" can you come and tell my day care that....I mean I understand that they are running around all day but first thing in the morning there's no way she's hot in 68 degree weather!!! Please leave her long sleeve shirt on PLEASE!! Then you ask me why does she keep getting a runny nose!!! DUH!

Brown English Muffin said...

ok maybe i should just leave this comment window open and append as I see fit...

oh yeah so you're an target end cap person know they make those for ONLY certain people!! I mean I don't even get drawn in by the candy aisle at the check out but those end caps!! Geez!!!!

Brown English Muffin said...

ok but what are you going to do with that gift card for Spiegel? Are there other stores that accept it...maybe who knows...Spiegel is expensive anyway!!!

Oh yeah that skirt from Boden is I have to find out if they are big back home

Melissa said...

we had a couple cooler days here...basically no humidity.

and to this day, i still can't spell definetly (is that right, who knows? no spell check here).

UGH. happy wed nes day to you too!

camport said...

I like's been awhile since I browsed their site. Hm, may need to check 'em out again.

LOL over your WED NES DAY, too funny!


nicole said...

ok love that off to waste some more of my time online browsing their site....

and hmmmm. 70 sounds perfect to me :)

Brown English Muffin said...

Corey I really don't recall what channel it was on...but I was able to go back to video on demand and type in Walmart and find it as a free item...not sure I would have paid to watch it again...but it was really interesting though.

What company provides your cable? We have Verizon Fios.

Brown English Muffin said...

not sure if you watch tv over the internet I tend to NOT do that but I'm going to have to in order to catch up on LOST!!! (I'm so lost since the kept moving around the schedule) anyway here is a link to the documentary but it's 97 mins long a long time to me to be glued to the computer!!! LOL Walmart - High Cost of Low Prices