Everyone settle in with your preferred beverage because this will, most likely, be a post that meanders from topic to topic - you've been warned.
Like most of you (I assume), when something new in the world of drug store mascara pops up on my radar I immediately want to try it. A couple of weeks ago, as I was scrolling through Instagram, I saw a post about L'Oréal Telescopic Lift mascara and how much the poster loved it - so on my next trip to the drug store, I bought it.
I am here to tell you - don't waste your time or your money. Well, I guess it's up to you but, for me, this mascara was an epic fail for a couple of reasons. One, it seemed a bit pricey for drug store mascara; strike one. Despite the interesting brush - which seemingly SHOULD have worked to separate the lashes (it didn't) the product was very gloppy; strike two. Finally, whenever I buy mascara, I triple check to make sure I don't buy accidently buy waterproof - so when I went to remove it that night I was shocked to discover that even with cold cream this stuff did not want to come off my lashes; strike three.
So, for now, I'll stick with one of my three current favorites.
And speaking of drug stores...I don't know if it's just my local CVS or if it's this way across the board. But our CVS has to be the most boring drug store ever. Never mind the fact, that whole shelves are just sitting empty for whatever reason. When possible, I love to poke around in a drug store to see what they have - but ours has absolutely nothing that appeals to me. It has the basics and that's it - which, I suppose, is good for my bank account as there are rarely any impulse purchases when I visit. But the other day, I wandered into Walgreens when I was on that side of town and it was a delight. And yes, impulse purchases were made.
Including a planner - as per usual, I am optimistic that THIS planner will be the one that keeps me on track and organized. The only difference is this year, I waited until we were halfway through February before buying one (instead of ordering the wrong year AGAIN in December). We shall see if this planner works magic (doubtful).
You can all rest easy now because The
Hoarder Husband has finally gone through his closet and he now has extra hangers in his closet. We shall all offer up a prayer of thanksgiving that it never occurred to him that he could go buy more hangers. I was pleased - particularly since he took it upon himself after he finally realized that I meant business - until I went into his closet to put away laundry and happened to look up. Apparently, since he didn't have hangers or space in his drawers, at some point he started squirrelling away random pieces of clothing on the upper shelves. *sigh*
I finished that challenging puzzle (featured in the link in the previous paragraph)
but much to my dismay... I somehow lost a piece.
For anyone keeping a record (and that would be me) this is the SECOND puzzle this year where I have somehow managed to lose a piece (HOW?! There are no pets or small children in this house to blame). I've searched high and low - the piece(s) are no where to be found. Very frustrating. I'm very tempted to order another one just to see if I can somehow keep all the pieces from disappearing.
But puzzling will need to wait because I'm still working on that Christmas stocking. By my best guess, there are about 1,500 stitches left - not counting all the detail stitches (I hate detail stitches - but that's what "makes" the project...) so I'm guessing we can count on this finally being done in, I don't know...April?