Saturday, March 19, 2016

Still here

Hi all - 

I really hope to get back to reviewing soon. I can't believe it's been well over a month since I posted anything. But I have some good reasons. My husband was exposed to formaldehyde at his new job then we both got the flu again on top of it. That's the second time we had the flu so far this year and it sucks but I've learned some important lessons about what I eat. 

Anyway. I've been learning a lot about formaldehyde and since my husband apparently is sensitive to it I'm going to be a lot more careful with the beauty products I buy because many of them do contain formaldehyde. This is no joke. My husband had a headache for eleven days which was scary in itself. Typically if you have a headache for three days you should seek medical help. The longer you have a headache the more likely for chronic problems. I was absolutely terrified he was going to end up with chronic daily headache like me. For a few days his fever got up to 103 and the entire situation was just bad because I really couldn't do much to help him. Then  I started getting a fever just as his fever started going up again. I hope we're never in that situation again because it was very scary not knowing if he was going to get better. 

To make matters worse my little gerbil Marvin died the day before we both got really sick. I was too busy worrying about Mike to grieve. Now that I'm feeling better that's all I've been doing is grieving. I miss my gerbils so much. I hate being in our computer room because it's just so quiet and empty. I miss them and would like to get more but Mike wants to wait til we move so we'll see. 

My own chronic daily headache has not been nice to me this past week as I deal with all of this and more. It hasn't been all bad. My birthday was this week and I got a bunch of goodies I want to share with you. 

From my sister I got a ton of new beautiful polishes including two ILNP polishes which may have had me dancing and shrieking with joy. 

I can't wait to try these but I'm waiting til I'm feeling better before doing my nails again as to not irritate my throat. 

She also got me this Miracle Mat which looks like it'll be a lot of fun to play with and practice on. 

She also got me several sets of nail vinyls which I'm very excited to try. The vinyls I've used in the past were so easy and fun. Lots of new designs here so I'm looking forward to using them. 

Lastly she got me some nail sticks, brushes and a stamper with a clear end. The stamper will be very neat to try since I've had trouble placing my stamping in the past. 

I got a ton of new nail art goodies as you can see so I'm definitely going to have to step up my game. 

Yesterday I got one more present. This one from my sister in law. This is a set of LA Colors neon polishes with top coat. My cat was trying to get in the picture so that's why it's so dark. lol I swatched the colors and the formula seems very nice and the colors are a bit sheer but very bright. 

She also got me this facial products which will definitely be fun to try. 

Today I also got a few goodies in the mail to share with you. I FINALLY got my March Ipsy bag. I think it got lost in Chicago for a few days. I'm happy with what I got in this bag mostly because of the primer. One of the things I like about Ipsy so far is the more you review you get points for reviewing. Points can be used to get free products. In this picture is some finishing powder I got with my rewards points this time. I've never used finishing powder so it'll be fun to try that. 

Lastly I got some full size product samples from this site called PinchMe. This time I got some cat food and treats for Winslow to try. 

Can't complain about free. 

So that's about it from me for today. Hopefully I'll be back soon with more manicures and reviews. 

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