Friday, February 1, 2013

Recent purchases & review

Well I never thought I'd see the day, but shopping for myself is just not the same anymore. Don't get me wrong, I still love shopping or browsing, but a mall experience is just not the same anymore (sad trombone). For one, if I plan on trying anything on, I either have to go alone or make sure that Serena is with me to push one of the strollers. If I go and just take Layla and Mariam, I usually push Layla in her umbrella stroller and I wear Mariam in the Bjorn. This is how we get around anywhere when it's just us three. 

However, I did buy myself two things recently when I popped into Marshall's and Walgreens. I needed some new sunglasses because Layla had broken mine. The brand is Naturalizer.

Since I had already gone through the trouble of getting Layla out of the car in her stroller and had Mariam strapped on, I wasn't about to have gone through all that just for one quick stop, so I headed over next door to Children's Place where I bought Serena some jeans and found this adorable periwinkle skirt for Mariam. It's a 6-9 month so still too big for her, but I couldn't pass it up. It was a clearance item so I couldn't find it on their website anymore.

On a separate day, I bought a black eyeliner pencil from Walgreen's. "Ok, can I just say how freaking hard it is to find a decent waterproof black pencil eyeliner that doesn't smudge?" The first time I tried looking for a replacement, I must have debated for about half an hour and in the end gave up. Ha-ha! This is how serious I take my eyeliner. Really it's my "if I was stuck on a deserted island and I could only choose one makeup product" pick. So in the end, I decided on Rimmel's scandal eyes liner in Kohl. What I love about it is how easily it glides on. It is smooth and creamy like it says, but guess what? This one still smudges! Maybe it's just my eyes, and I'm just doomed to need to touch up some smudging after a few hours. I find that liquid liner doesn't smudge as often, but I'm more of a pencil fan. Another thing I'm not feeling is how black it is. At least they are true to advertising. For the price point of $3.99 though, it's really really good.


  1. Hi Francis,

    For smudgeproof eyeliner, I really love Avon. I can't think of the exact name (as I am currently out and waiting on a replacement) but it is a twist-up pencil and it is great!

  2. I looked online and found the name. It is Avon's "Glimmersticks Waterproof Eyeliner".

  3. Thanks. I'll check it out. An Avon store front actually opened up close to my house. ;)

  4. I'm in need of a new eyeliner -- I'll have to check out that one!

    If you get a chance, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post! xo

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  5. Love that gorgeous little skirt.

  6. LOVE those sunglasses! Gorgeous!!