Mail (eBay)

I received the nose stud I ordered from this eBay store yesterday. They shipped the jewel two days after my payment, which is OK... I was expecting it would be the day of the payment or the day after, but hey, I guess that's just because that's what I experienced with my previous eBay purchases.

It came with a free nose ring backing (which I absolutely don't know how it's supposed to be used?) and nicely wrapped in an organza bag and jewelry box.

The seller even included a 10% off coupon code on my next purchase (=

I couldn't get a nice picture of the stud with my camera (it's so tiny!) so here is the picture from the listing:

Here are the details of the item:

I've been looking for a high quality nose stud with a clear gemstone for a long time now, because the ones I had where all from Ardène (a store that sells cheap jewelry at inexpensive prices) and the gemstones either fell out or where sticking out of my nose (this one is designed to lay flat on the nose). I took advantage of the free shipping offer and bought this jewelry for $12.99.

After many tries, I've finally been able to switch jewel! I hate to switch piercing jewel, it either hurts (even with Vaseline or Vitamin E) or feels strange (especially my nose piercing). And I'm always scared the hole will close before I've been able to put the new jewel in even if I know it won't!

I took some picture to show you what the stud looks like on my nose, even if you can't really see it clearly:

yes, my nose is red because as I said, it hurt to remove the other stud

It's really pretty and sparkles a little when it catches the light. I went with the smallest size available (1.5 mm) just to be sure it would be OK for my future job or even if I decide to search for a student job.

Now I'm still waiting for my leggings to arrive. I ordered them before the nose stud, and the seller marked them as shipped before the stud, too! It's been more than a week now... I'm so impatient, I know xD

Cornell Cheerleaders Are Pretty Cute For An Ivy League School

I guess I just didn't expect the Cornell cheerleaders to be all that cute. I don't know why really. I guess that's pretty stereotypical of me. Of course, I am very happy to be proven wrong.

March empties + March favourites

I've finally used up three products this month - and since the beginning of the year! Here they are:

Avon On Duty 24 Hours Clear Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant: I hated it. You will see why in my upcoming review.

Freeman Goodstuff Organics Moisture Shea Butter Vitamin E Whipped Body Butter: This is LOVE. Everything is amazing about it! See my review here.

Fruits & Passion Orange Cantaloup Shower Gel: I feel like it takes forever to finish a shower gel, so I'm glad I finished one this month.

And now, onto my March favourites:

Avon Basics Extra Hydration Face Cream: I've been using it every day since I got it. It's great for winter, as it's thick (makes a great night cream, too). See my review here.

Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream with Eucalyptus Oil: I still can't believe I found this product in a Dollar Store for only 2$! It leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, not to mention this amazing fresh scent! Even my doggie noticed; he couldn't stop smelling my face the first time I used this cleanser xD See my review here.

Jessica Simpson Fancy eau de parfum spray: it's my all-time favorite fragrance, but I've found myself reaching for it more often lately (maybe because spring is in the air?)

Marcelle Minerals Powder Blush in Natural Glow: I've been sent this blush to try and review, and I've been using it every day since I got it. It instantly adds radiance to the face.

Marcelle Vita-Lip Plumping Gloss in Rio Rose: I got it at the last Marcelle/Annabelle Warehouse Sale (if I remember well). It's supposed to plump lips after a continuous use, but even if I haven't seen results so far, I like the high shine and glossy effect it delivers.

Dove Ultimate Go Fresh Energizing Grapefruit & Lemongrass Scent: I took advantage of a 2 for 5$ sale out of curiosity, and I'm glad I did! I've been wanting to try the Go Fresh products for some times now.

Meet my other love, Guimauve (it means "marshmallow" in French), she's a 3 years old gerbil:

She's busy tearing cartboard to build her "nest".

Oups, looks like she saw me xD
I think she's hungry!

And here she is! She like to go into her food jar, grab some things and go back in her house and eat them.

With my mother. Isn't she cute?

Iowa Cheerleaders Celebrate New Coach

The Hawkeyes went all the way to New York to find their new coach, Fran McCaffery. I don't know a whole lot about the guy, but based on what I've read it sounds like a really good choice. Of course, I'll believe his statement about up-tempo style in the Big 10 when I see it. Talk about boring basketball.

Kentucky Cheerleaders Were So Close To The Final Four

But don't worry. Next year there will be a whole new class of one-and-doners looking to take the Wildcats all the way. Hope the cheerleaders enjoyed John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins while they were around because I'd be shocked if those guys ever even step on campus again.

Review: Avon Basics Extra Hydration Face Cream

Price: 5.99$ for 200 ml / 6.7 FL. OZ.

The claims:
The Extra Boost: Vitamin A & C. The Basics Result: Helps protects skin's natural moisture levelagainst intensive winter conditions. Allergy-tested.
 How to use:
Smooth evenly over cleansed skin.

+ lasts all day
+ bonus-size
+ subtle fragrance
+ a little goes a long way
+ works great as a night cream (thick texture)
+ it's a face cream but it works well all over the body, too
+ inexpensive!
- greasy
- cheap packaging
- isn't absorbed quickly into skin

What I think:

I'm pretty impressed with this product! I haven't had many bad experiences with Avon skincare products, but let's say I didn't have high hopes with this face cream. It turns out to be exactly what I was looking for to protect my poor dry skin against the harsh winter weather. Yes, it's greasy, but I was looking for a thick cream. Also, this is a 2-in-1, as it doubles as a night cream! Oh and, of course, I wouldn't recommand to use it in the summer.

Take a closer look at that yummy texture (please excuse the bad lightning!) :


Recommend? yes

Rating: ★★★/5