Friday, January 15, 2016

What's in my Mail?

For the last few months, I've been posting my Ipsy subscriptions as they come in. Yesterday, it arrived, but it arrived with some other fun stuff that I had ordered from Amazon with my holiday gift cards. Anyway, I thought I'd share all the things that came in.

A few weeks ago I made a quick stop at Akin's to pick up some supplements and, of course, I perused the aisles for awhile. I found the neatest little tea press for loose leaf tea. I occasionally drink breakfast tea (something I picked up from a trip to Ireland), and I also keep a few different kinds of loose leaf herbal tea around as well. I have a tea ball, but sometimes I want more than one cup of tea. I decided not to buy the tea press I saw at Akin's because I had Amazon gift cards. This coffee press was cheaper than the tea presses and does the exact same thing, so I got it. I'm looking forward to drinking some English breakfast tea this weekend!

I do so love my music, and I have my favorite genres, but I really grew to love the band Alabama Shakes. I liked a few songs off their first album, but after they put out their second album I was properly impressed. So, I purchased it and it's going to be blasted in the car on my way to work today.

You all know from reading the posts here on my website, that I am obviously a vegan. To that end, I've been collecting some good vegan cookbooks. This is the fourth one I've purchased, and I've heard nothing but good about it. I cannot wait to start making some of the awesome staples that Miyoko has developed. Look forward to some related food posts!

I love me some tofu, but it needs to be pressed of the majority of its liquid before using. I usually accomplish this by taking a plate, covering it in a small stack of paper towels, setting a block on tofu on that, covering it with another stack of paper towels, adding another plate on top of this upside-down, and then stacking a bunch of cans on top. If I'm not careful, my cans come crashing down and my tofu quits pressing! The remedy? An actual tofu press! I can't wait for my next tofu scramble.

Last, but not least, my monthly Ipsy subscription arrived. From left to right:

*theBalm's Mr. Write Now eyeliner in Jac. It's a brown color, and I had just been lamenting the day before that I need a brown eyeliner (I've been using an old eyebrow pencil) so this was a pleasant surprise.
*hey honey's eye countour lifting fluid
*Mitchell and Peach's English Leaf body cream (smells heavenly)
*Hikari's cream pigment eye shadow in Mink. It's a brownish color and will go well with the eyeliner, which I'm sure was planned. 
*Lastly, a Beau Gachis smudge brush. I got a bunch of new brushes for Xmas, and I am excited to add this to my collection as I don't have enough really good eyeshadow brushes.

So, there you have it. I got all kinds of fun stuff in the mail yesterday! It was like Christmas Part 2.

Have a fantastic weekend my friends.


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