Random Thoughts, Shopping

Modify Watches

I’ve always been a fan of watches for as long as I can remember and never leave the house without one on my wrist. So, when I saw Modify Watches’ Kickstarter campaign, I knew I’d be a backer. I chose their ModiFamily Starter Kit level. Their email said we’d be getting our backer rewards in June, so imagine my excitement when I received mine this week!


Loved their shipping packaging!

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Friends, Random Thoughts, Shopping

Magic Argan oil?

So, I’m not a makeup person at all. I put on moisturizer with SPF, BB cream, lip balm or lip gloss, and I’m out the door.

But, whenever I pass by Sephora at the mall, I usually stop in. It’s like a playground for me. I get to try on different makeups, perfumes, lip glosses, nail polishes, etc. At the end of another productive “playtime” at Sephora, I came upon Argan oil.

Moroccan women's cooperative

Moroccan women's cooperative - Wikipedia.org

I’d never heard of it, but the description on its supposed benefits had me curious. My friend tells me that it’s an oil from nuts that can only grow in Morocco. She said Moroccan women use the oil for their hair, skin, etc., and it’s shown to have hydrating and antiaging properties. Also, part of the profits of the sale of argan oil goes to a women’s collective responsible for making all the oil sold.

According to the placard in the store, the oil can be used as a skin treatment, a moisturizer, a cuticle softener, and for treating split ends. I massaged some in my hair while my friend put some on her hands. It added some sheen in my hair—not a gross she-hasn’t-washed-her-hair-so-it’s-oily shine, but an ooh-look-at-her-healthy-hair shine—and added some softness when I ran my hand through it. My friend noticed that the oil absorbed into her hands quickly and it didn’t leave any oil residue on her palms.

Now, I’m not saying it’s some kind of miracle oil, just merely stating our first impressions. I was definitely impressed with what it could do. It was $50 :!: for a 1.7 oz (about 50 ml) bottle! Pretty steep price for a little bottle. I’ll have to find a better value from a less designer brand.

Has anyone else used argan oil? Any thoughts on it? I’d like to know how well it works in the long-term before committing to buying it.


Food, Friends, Shopping

Successful shopping day!

Free Shopping Day

Free stuff!

Today, I accompanied my friend on a shopping trip to the local mall as she was looking for an outfit for her Kpop concert tomorrow. I’m low on cash, so I decided to cut back on my purchases. While my haul wasn’t as impressive as hers, mine were all free!

We went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch where I ordered small plates of Chicken Croquettes and Tempura Shrimp Stuffed Peppers. I didn’t finish all of my food and asked for the leftovers to be bagged. Our server agreed, but eventually forgot about it. When I asked her about it, she must’ve thrown away my leftovers because she gave me a new order of Chicken Croquettes to take home… FOR FREE! Continue reading

Family, Shopping

End of December raffle

Lots o' bags

Whoa, 10 purses!

Unbeknownst to me, my grandmother and aunt in the Philippines hold an end of December raffle in their provincial town giving away various things. They’ve asked my parents to bring some potential giveaways when they visit this month.

Instead of purchasing things, I volunteered to donate some bags that I’ve never used or only used once or twice. I figured someone else can enjoy them more than I did, and it’ll help unclutter my closet. (While some girls collect shoes, I collect purses.) Continue reading

Blog, Friends, Shopping

i am tuned in

During my mini hiatus, I helped code my friend’s website. I’m plugging it here because she has some nice merchandise and a (FREE!) kickin’ mix tape. Take a look