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Thursday, 28 October 2010

The Real OC

my almost two year old has a habit of putting things in order. i think she got my OCness. if there is such a word.

she always puts her rubber ducks side by side in the bathroom after she takes a bath...
and she stacks her plastic cups after she brushes her teeth. without being told. i did  not know, being OC is hereditary.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

beauty buy

since i ran out of my day moisturizer, i have been wanting to buy and try clarins. the thing is you can't always buy this product anywhere. it's normally just available in debenhams. so on the weekend that we visited mk shopping center, i made sure i buy one. i was lucky because they have a promo on that day. with one skincare product, you get for free, a mascara, beauty balm and facial exfoliator. i have used the moisturizer for a week now and haven't seen any dramatic changes to my skin. i spent a fortune on this product and it works just as good as my cheaper alternative Olay day moisturizer which even comes with spf 15.  if by the time i finished the pot and i don't see any major changes then i'll go back to my ever trusted Olay moisturizer.

lesson learned. just because something is expensive does not mean it is good. though i swear on my Chanel foundation.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Instant Starbucks

who wants starbucks coffee in the comforts of their own home? that person would be me. so i got really excited when starbucks people sent me this freebie consisting of 3 sachets of their new VIA ready brew. that means i won't have to go to the nearest starbucks which is about 30 minutes drive.all i have to do is add water. tried it the next morning and the smell in the kitchen is like i had coffee brewing. the taste was good but not the same as the one you get from the in house barista. i have read somewhere though that they are coming up with flavored ones like vanilla,mocha and caramel. maybe these ones are better. i am a sucker for flavored coffee. i love nescafe's flavored coffee and my all time favorite is Costa's hazelnut latte. but that would be another story.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Reminiscing Barcelona

on board ryan air

inside our hotel room

the birthplace of Zara and Mango

casa mila

la sagrada familia

gaudi's architecture

las ramblas


dot com

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the world wide web has become such a dependable place for doing just about anything. one of the best things to be done in it is shopping. i can say that my life has never been easier because of it. i mean, i can do what i love in the comforts of my own home. i love it's a treasure trove for just about anything. you name it, they've got it. i used to mainly just buy books on this website but now, anything from toys to kitchen items, i now get there. for clothes and shoes, and are my "go to" websites. they deliver goods in no time. with littlewoods, shipping and returns are free of charge so i order what i want in two sizes, fit them in my own time at home and what i don't like, they pick up from my address free of charge. i have also done my share of online shopping from john lewis, next, marks and spencer, cath kidston and of course, ebay. i also rent my dvd's online from i am on a lower tariff which is £5.99 for 3 dvd's a month. they also have higher tariffs with as much as 2-3 dvd's at a time in your possession up to unlimited number of dvd's a  month. but 3 a month suits me as i don't have much time to spare. the nice thing is they send the dvd through post. you can keep it with you as long as you want and then send it back to them using the pre paid envelope. it's so handy.

lately, my weekly food shopping has become really time consuming with a toddler in tow. so i have been doing my food shopping online as well. i started using but has since moved to .it saves me so much time. it saves us two to three hours on the weekend. instead of trolling around the supermarket,  we can spend it doing something in the house or just being around ava while waiting for the groceries to be delivered.

the internet can be a boon or a bane, depending on how you use it. definitely for me, it's a boon,

Sunday, 3 October 2010

A Match Made In Heaven

cinderella found her shoes...then married her prince.

...and here's wishing they will live happily ever after.