Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My new little bundle of joy!

So this is my new little guy! He was born on Aug 10 (so he's 5 weeks old today) and weighed 8.5 lbs and was 21.9" long. We are SO in love with him and he's such a great baby! He's growing waaay too fast though!

The above 2 were in the hospital.

Only 2 weeks old here, but doesn't he just have a wise-old-man look to him? LOL

Previous 2 at 4 weeks

Last 2 are from this week.

He's a little Mommy's boy already! If someone else is holding him and he starts fussing, I just have to walk over to him so he can see me and he quits crying. Gotta love that, he's well-trained already ;-)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Holy, pumpkin!

I popped into Meijer today for some baby formula (well, okay, that was just an excuse to check out the cosmetics endcaps, I do have about 12 cans on the shelf :P) and saw this year's pumpkin crop. Holy wow! There are so many different ones I'm not even sure I got pics of them all. And get this...I managed to not buy a single one! Nothing like 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave to force a low buy! ;) Click the pics if you want to see them in larger detail.

Fine glitters

Chunky hex glitters

Randoms: orange multi-size glitter in a black (jelly?) base, flakie, orange and and black bar glitter, holo bar glitter

Glow in the darks

Black lights


More randoms - holo moon shapes (I *think* it was only moons but I had to wrap up, an associate was getting suspicious of my picture-taking and kept moving in closer :P) in a black jelly base. I forget what the one on the right was - maybe it corresponds to the last close-up below? I don't know, I was a little overwhelmed, LOL!

Of course I didn't leave empty-handed though! They had a Rimmel display in the Halloween area. I'm not sure if these are new editions to the core line or not.

Thrill Seeker

Rags to Riches
For someone who professes to hate green polish, I sure have acquired plenty of it in the last 6 months! This is awesome - it's a cool olive with very find gold shimmer.

Finally, I was impressed by a Meijer visit for the first time in months! All the ones around me have been really lame lately - I used to be able to find new collections there reallllly early. Anymore...not so much!

Happy almost-Hump-Day everyone! :o)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Here come the Halloween displays! (Plus, surprise sighting of Dream Weavers)

I decided to pop into Rite Aid today since I was in the area (there are NO RA's in all of Columbus, Ohio - isn't that crazy?! There are CVS's & Walgreens on every corner!) for lunch. I was surprised to see Halloween stuff almost 3 months before the holiday, but even more surprised to see an untouched Wet 'n Wild Dream Weavers display! This NYC display was the only Halloween one out, but they had some more sitting in boxes waiting to be put out. I peeked around a little to see if I could find any pumpkin nail polishes, but no dice. I'm not sure how much the NYC stuff is new and how much is core. There were 4 rows of false lashes, 1 mascara (pretty sure it's core), 1 shadow palette, 2 polishes, 3 lipsticks, and 3 lip glosses.

I thought the glosses looked interesting (even though I didn't buy any) so I took pics.

This one has shimmer too, even though it doesn't show up very well in the pic.

I saved the most intriguing one for last. A black lip gloss. From the drug store. Huh. If I actually wore anything besides Carmex I'd have snagged this one just to see what it looked like on. My guess is it probably looks best layered over a lipstick or else I could see gray lips going on.

And then around the corner... *angels sing*... Dream Weavers! I really didn't expect to find these because I've been a little out of the beauty loop lately due to preparing for my baby's impending arrival - so I just read about these a few days ago. But...a FULL display! When I was at the register, the cashier looked at them and said "Oh, I wonder if these are the ones people have been calling about?" That surprised me because this Rite Aid is in a rural area. Guess I hit the jackpot today, huh?!

So anyway...a tiny haul + buffalo shrimp = a pretty good day!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Kleancolor Chunky Holo swatches

As promised, here they are! :-)

L to R: CH Teal over OPI Ogre-the-Top Blue, CH Candy over SH Shrimply Divine, CH Fuchsia over OPI Houston We Have a Purple, CH Purple over OPI Funky Dunkey, CH Bluebell over CC Pucci-licious (had to color correc the individual pics of this a bit since as we all know most cameras haaate blurples), CH Poppy over OPI Color So Hot it Berns, CH Scarlet over Essie Wicked, and CH Black over WnW Black Creme

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Kleancolor nail polishes... *I DIE*

I came home today to my eagerly-awaited package from Kleancolor...and boy, even though I'm all about instant gratification, these are SO worth the week's wait!!! Without further ado...

Chunky Holo Black, Chunky Holo Scarlet, Chunky Holo Poppy, Chunky Holo Candy (more pink than it looks - sorta pinky-coral)

Chunky Holo Fuchsia, Chunky Holo Purple, Chunky Holo Bluebell, and Chunky Holo Teal (Teal is just as duochrome as the other 3 here but it doesn't translate on camera well)

I didn't do any swatches yet, sorry! Preggers + long day at work + voting + back is *killing* me = one tired JenJen! :D. I know these will probably look best layered and I just don't feel like figuring out what to put them over tonight! So look for another post within the next week with swatches. :)