My weekend was pretty relaxing. On Saturday, the bf and I had hotpot for lunch at the Far East Mall in Richmond. While I was walking around, I spotted something familiar in the middle of the mall -- it was The Face Shop! Appearantly the Santa Clara store is thinking about opening another store in the bay area, and they are testing out the market in Richmond. So all you east bay girls, we might have our own The Face Shop soon! :)
Since AbcGrrrl (Edna) was driving to SF for Father's Day weekend, and we had planned on meeting up that afternoon on her way up, I called her in excitement to tell her to stop by and check out The Face Shop and meet there instead.
It was really exciting seeing Edna again, and this time I got to meet her sister as well :) We each brought "love bags" for each other, with stuff that we've been collecting for one another since the last time we've met.
Edna LOOOVVES me!! Look at all the goodies she carefully picked out for me, and my kitty-cat Mia too! She knows Mia liked a special treat that her cat Peter also liked, and gave me more :) She got me more Li Hing sour apples! She gave me a bag last time and I couldn't stop raving about how yummy those were. If you haven't tried it, you've got to try this Hawaiian snack...yummiest thing ever!
Of course, what's a beauty blogger w/out beauty products! Edna got me my first 2 China Glaze nail polishes, including "For Audrey". A while ago she was asking me whether if I have that color, and I told her no. Now I know why she was asking! You sneaky sneaky :p She also knows that we both love the Benefit creaseless cream shadow/liner, and gave me another one in R.S.V.P -- a great color to add to my collection. That Benefit Kitten body puff is just the cutest thing ever, and she knows I'm a sucker for anything cat related :) Then she gave me a sample of Benefit That Gal primer to try, because she told me it was one of her favorites. I'll try that soon and let you all know how it is! The orange tube is the warming lotion that Fuz mentioned in one of her Imomoko hauls before, it's suppose to warm up your body on contact for those chilly days. We both thought this would be perfect for the chilly SF weather, I can't wait to try this out! (just have to wait for the weather to cool down soon! haha) Edna also gave me her Bumble and bumble thickening spray. I always complain to her about how flat my hair is and that I'm always looking for products to volumize my hair. So she gave me hers to try!
I am saving the best for the last to introduce! Not only did she write me a sweet love note, but check out her cute business card!!! They have the cutest design in the back! Thank you sooooo much Love! I love everything you picked for me, and I can't wait to see you again soon :D
So back to The Face Shop, here is what I got, not so much (...wait till you check out Edna's haul :p). We both gave each other the Okay to purchase some stuff this time because 1) we never get to visit The Face Shop since the store is so far away from us, and it was rare that they came to the east bay, 2) we are (almost) done with Project 20! I'll update on that in a later post :)
More sheet masks, a green based primer (which works really well on evening out my red cheeks), and an apple flavored hand cream that smells oh-so-good and looks sooo cute!
Also, the sales lady told us that if you go to their website, and see anything you liked. You could call their Santa Clara store, and they could ship the products to you! Here is their business card w/ contact info:
On Sunday, we went to visit Mia. She's being taken care of by the bf's dad while we are preparing to move.
This is Mia during her car ride:
A picture of her shamelessly licking her foot and giving me the dirty eyes:
I also bought some pretty beads and another thin-nosed plier for doing my crafts. I'll talk more about my recent creations later :)
And finally, I'll finish off the post with my golden kiwi! I tried these bigger, sweeter version of green kiwifruit during my trip to New Zealand and loved it! So I was really excited when I found some in the grocery store. It's sooooooo good!