Update – 4/26/14

(Originally written on 4/26/14)

Hello.
I haven’t updated in a while honestly because there’s so much going on in my personal life. My mother’s having to move and now another family member is probably (read likely) to have to move. On top of that, me and my husband are going to have to move as well. Also, depending on where we move, we may have to give up one of the cats for adoption. Aside from all that, there’s been all the recent deaths in the family. Finally, there’s my health. It’s not so great right now. I still need to get officially diagnosed, but I might have mitral valve prolapse which is a heart valve issue. Yeah, I haven’t been feeling too great lately. Also, none of the computers in the house work right now. I’m actually typing this from my 3ds right now. ›_‹ Anyway, that’s what’s going on. It’s a very stressful time for me right now, which is aggravating my heart condition. Whatever that condition may be.

Till next time

AHO

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Esperanto Blog Update

A while back I created a blog that was to be dedicated to my study of the language Esperanto.
I have now closed it.
Reason being is that I found somewhere else to blog that’s designed for language learners.
This place is called Lang-8.

My plans now are to use my lang-8 blog to practice.
Then I will use this blog to post updates regarding my progress.
I also plan to use lang-8 and this blog in the same way for my Japanese studies. 

I have now added Esperanto and Japanese as categories on the right hand side. 
This will make it easier to find my language related posts.

Originally, I was going to post this before I deleted my Esperanto blog.
Unfortunately, I was sick with a particularly bad sinus cold for several weeks.
For a while, I didn’t feel like doing much of anything. 
So, that’s my reason for the lack of updates/new posts.
I’m all better now though. Hence the update. 🙂

I’ve got a couple of new posts I’m working on that’ll be coming soon.
One is a beauty haul post and the other is about my nails.

Stay tuned for those. 
Thank you so much for reading.

Till next time.

AHO

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Clinique & Merle Norman!

Hi everyone.
On Friday the third (of this month) me and my mom went to our local mall.
She was nice enough to buy me some makeup. 🙂
(She bought herself some makeup too.)
First we went to Clinique because they were doing an event type thing.
It was where if  you tried on at least one type of makeup you would receive one of their Quickliner Intense for free.
There was a choice of Intense Charcoal, Plum or Ivy.
I chose the  (05) Charcoal and my mother chose Ivy, but was given Charcoal by accident. 😦
Me and my mother both kinda wished we’d chosen plum after the fact. 
Note: There was no purchase required to get the Intense Quickliner.
The makeup that my mom bought me was:
and my shade is (2) Alabaster
The other thing that I got was concealer.
Specifically it was:
My shade is (01) Light Neutral
What I got to try out was their new CC cream in the shade Light.
Now let me first say that I usually don’t care for liquid foundations, but I was impressed by this one.
I even wondered about the coverage because of  the comparison to their BB cream on their website.
(Click on BB or CC. Which one’s for you? And you’ll see the comparison.)
The website claims that the BB cream has better coverage so I had my doubts.
But, when I put the CC cream on face and under my eyes. I was super impressed. The coverage was great.
Especially, under my eyes. I have horrendous dark circles due to having allergy eyes.
After that, I wanted to go to the Chanel counter and try out their bronzer called Soleil Tan De Chanel or Bronze Universal.
I  was not really impressed.
However, I think the problem for me was that my skin tone is just too fair.
There’s only one shade of Bronze Universal and it’s pretty light.
So, after the lady applied it I just couldn’t see much of a difference.
(I don’t have very much experience using bronzers by the way.)
After that, we went to Merle Norman.
I love Merle Norman makeup. It’s awesome.
If I remember right my mother bought foundation, an eyeshadow, and blush.
And since they are having a gift with purchase going on right now she got that too.
Again my mom was super nice to give me the gift with purchase.
The only thing she kept was the Miracol Creamy Formula Revitalizing Cream which is a mask.
The other items were:
A bronzer! Remember that other bronzer I’d just tried?
I like this one so much better.
This one is called Pool Side.
Next is:
It’s basically a chapstick.
It smells amazing.
It smells like vanilla and it’s super smooth.
It’s awesome and I love it.
And the last item is:
Their Lip Polish in the shade Modern Princess.
It’s a bit too pink for me, but I’ll still wear it anyway. 🙂
So, that’s all that came in the gift with purchase.
Just today, I went to RiteAid and picked up a lipstick for two bucks!
It is Revlon Color Stay Soft & Smooth.
I got #220 Smooth Coffee
I know the lighting isn’t that great but here’s a swatch.
It’s a really nice bronzy brown shade.
However it turned out a little dark for me, but it worked out okay when I used a light hand.
It is what it says too. Soft & Smooth.
It went on well and felt good on.
Yeah, I had to get some new lipstick because my Clinique Tenderheart is almost gone. 😦
I love that shade by the way. It’s a great nude color with a little bit of brown to it.
Till next time!~
AHO
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Update! – Sick of being sick! :(

Hi everyone!

So um where to start. 

Me and my husband just recently got over being sick.

It was not fun let me tell you.

Aside from that, both of my cats were sick as well.
Tigger was the most recent one of us to be sick and it was very brief. It was only for one day.
Spooky, on the other hand, had a terrible time with her poor tummy.
She’s had this problem once before.
The first incident and this one had their differences though.

The first time this happened, which was a few years ago, she had vomiting.
It was extreme because nothing would stop it. We kept taking her to the vet and trying different medications until finally one worked.

This time she had the vomiting but it started off not as bad.
It obviously progressed until it was. The difference this time was the diarrhea.

Last time it took three visits to vet before she got well.
This time it took just one. 🙂

I thought her illness was caused by the fattiness in some treats that I gave her.
The vet however didn’t think this was solely to blame.
She recommended a new diet though.
She wanted her to have something that had would aid in digestion.
She adjusted to this new diet with lightning speed.
Tigger is on this new diet as well.
They both love it.

Now all of us are well and I’m so glad.

Thanks for reading.
Till next time.
AHO
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Manga Mini-Haul!

Hi everyone!

Surprise (mini) haul!

I say surprise because, I totally forgot that I still had credit left at one of my local used book stores.

Once I realized this, I went there and got these!

It’s volumes 18-20 of Fruits Basket.

I’m so glad to have found these. They’re not in the best shape, but that’s okay.

Now I just have to track down the final 3 volumes and I’ll be done collecting this series. 🙂

As always, thanks for reading~

Amy/エイミー

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Ulta Haul

Hi everyone!
Recently I went to Ulta to get in on some of their recent sales.
Here’s what I got:
This bag came with the 5 items below.
It was part of a deal to get selected items 5 for $10.
They threw in the cute flower bag for free.

The color of this polish is called Brownette.
It’s beautiful.
It’s brown with lots of copper.
It comes out more of a pinkish copper on the nails.

So that wraps up the items that were 5 for $10.
Below is a huge case of makeup that I got for $20.00.
It was on sale from $25.00 

*Sorry about the glare*
This set comes with:
8 palettes each designed to give you a different look.
3 dual tipped sponge applicators

3 Brushes including:
A blush brush
an eyeshadow brush &
a sponge tipped brush/applicator

2 double sided (pencil) eyeliners in:
Deep Brown – Black &
MajestyPeacock


3 mini lip glosses in:
Flirtini – a neutral pink
Sweet – Pink &
Poppy – Pink/Red
last of  all it comes with an item that looks very much like a wallet.
The “wallet” was designed to hold 1 of the 8 palettes, has a mirror & space to hold 4 more items from this set!

Honestly, this set is awesome. You get so many colors and shades of eyeshadows and blushes. 
The best thing about this set is that it’s so easy to grab your make-up and go. 
If you’re interested in this set I’ve provided the link below. 🙂
That wraps it up for this haul.
Thanks for reading!
AHO
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Long time no post.

Hi everyone!~

It’s been ages. Actually it’s been five months since my last post here.

I’m sorry for the lack of content but there have been lots of things happening in my life.

For one thing, I just got married last month! 🙂

Also, because of that I’ve moved.

I’m still in the process of moving all my stuff even now.  (^_^;)

The main reason I’ve haven’t updated this blog is that I’m still unemployed. Until that changes, I can’t really do any more haul posts. 

The plans for this blog are to do haul posts, and the occasional review. I also have plans to do a post about how I became an otaku. So look forward to that. 

Also please note:

The plans to review Someday’s Dreamers are still in effect. At the moment though, I don’t even have those volumes of manga with me. They just haven’t made the move yet. The review will happen, just sometime down the road. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this. 🙂

To keep up to date with me, feel free to visit my twitter. (Link is below)

https://twitter.com/Heather__Ogle

Updated link (3/30/14) : I now have a Google+ page!
https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/117358051548544125218/117358051548544125218

Updated link (3/30/14) : I also have a brand new Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/WhiteCherry.5

Follow me there and Twitter for updates from all my blogs. 🙂

Amy/エイミー

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