What I Got From My Sister-In-Law

My older brother got married last year during Spring and took his wife to the United States for a year. When they got back, she surprised me with chocolate truffles, a baby pink faux fur vest, and a Sephora Tote Bag (as shown). In the Sephora Tote was a matching Sephora Gift Box and in the Sephora Gift Box there was…

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Mr. Bean Coco-Berry Coffee Bean Scrub

I’m tough enough to remove your skin’s imperfections, yet leaving you feeling softer and smoother than ever.

Caffeine will stimulate blood flow and help reduce the appearance of cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, age spots, varicose veins and psoriasis.
Demerara Sugar and Himalayan Salt will exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin, acne, whiteheads, blackheads, breakouts and other skin blemishes
Coconut Oil will hydrate and moisturize your skin
Cocoa and Vitamin E are high in antioxidants which nourish and protect the skin, promoting cell repair and rejuvenation

Vegan Friendly / Cruelty Free / No Parabens / No GMO / Organic Ingredients

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Childish Gambino – Redbone

There wasn’t a ton of vocal stuff done … I think people hear “Redbone” and are like, “Oh, he pitched up his vocals,” but there was no vocal pitching on the album—I just sang differently.

That falsetto though! Who else mistakenly thought that the vocals were sung by a woman? The last song I heard by Childish Gambino was Heartbeat and that was a good while ago. An Xbox friend played Redbone in the party (party chat, respectively) around Ramadan time, I believe, and I’ve been absolutely obsessed ever since! On paper, it’s not exactly my favored style of music (I’m not one for some soulful crooning) and yet I’m completely in love with this song! It’s got such a chill, sensual vibe that’s reminiscent of 70’s music, which for some reason elicits all kinds of feels (for me, at least), regardless of the fact that it’s not my typical preference. Several months later, Redbone is still a favorite of mine! At this point, I’m thinkin’ it’s safe to say that it probably always will be (bumping it up to classic status, in my book). I’ve always found Donald Glover endearing but this song makes me straight up love the guy! Not quite sure what’s up with that scary image but I’ve grown accustomed to it now. There are so many different versions of this song, it’s ridiculous! This particular version is everything!

Here’s a few more gems:

Carrefour Hypermarket Haulage

I don’t normally shop at Carrefour at the Avenues, but I do tend to park my car in their designated underground parking area quite often. Quite frankly, the Avenues is huge, which makes it easy for people to get lost (just me? okay!) in the underground parking area. That’s why I prefer having someone else (anyone else, really) take me to the Avenues rather than driving myself there. Even after all these years, I still can’t remember which escalator leads up to which area of the mall. They all look pretty much the same to me. That’s why, when I’m not parking outside (Ikea parking or Forever 21 parking), I’ll go for the underground parking at Carrefour. I know what to look for (shopping carts on a flattened escalator), I know where it takes me (to Bath & Body Works and Boots facing Carrefour), and I know how to get back to my car (using the Carrefour escalators as a focal point lawl). In addition to all that, using my phone, I’ll snap a photo of the number on the column (just to be safe). You might think that’s overkill but I actually got lost down there once (whilst wearing uncomfortable shoes). It wasn’t pretty. It felt like I was in Mad Max and it was survival of the fittest! After going around in circles for what felt like hours (30 mins in reality), and when I couldn’t walk any longer (I was dying!) I gave up and plopped down on the nearest sidewalk and prepared my goodbyes. My mom told me to quit whining (no sympathy whatsoever) and get back home because it was getting late. Luckily, they’ve got a protocol in place for this sort of thing at the Avenues. The security guys roaming around the underground parking area have these little golf carts that they can drive you around in, until you find your car! So… anyways, I don’t normally shop at Carrefour but this time instead of zipping past it (on my way to Bath & Body Works and Boots and such), I had time to kill so I decided to browse around for a bit. There wasn’t anything particularly exciting but I did come across Essence in their makeup section, which I thought was pretty cool!

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The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover

Gentle, effective cleansing lotion with soothing camomile.

I still couldn’t find my beloved Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Makeup Remover (reviewed here) so I went back to The Body Shop to pick up another Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser (reviewed here) and wouldn’t you know it, couldn’t find that one either! I’m cursed (lawl)! I don’t particularly care for other forms of makeup removal (cleansing balms, oils, micellar water, etc…) and generally prefer to use the cold cream method (or lotion or gel, basically anything that can be wiped off with a cloth or tissue, and doesn’t leave any annoying residue). I picked up the Camomile Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover because it had similar packaging (sorta’) to my beloved Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Makeup Remover, supposedly removes Waterproof Eye Make-Up, and lastly because Camomile (Chamomile) is meant to be skin-friendly (soothing to skin and whatnot).

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