Hey guys, I’m so excited to share with you my latest haul, from the Land of the Rising Sun: Japan!! I didn’t go myself (I wish!) but a friend of mine was visiting Japan and offered to pick up a few things for me, how fortunate, right?!
 

Granted, I was *supposed* to be on a no-buy, but it’s not every day I can ask a friend to walk into a shop in Japan and pick up some things for me. I gave him a budget of around 5000 Yen (~$53 USD) and a few specifications. I didn’t feel too picky because no matter what he bought I was sure I’d like it (if not, I could trade it). I was not disappointed!
 

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Dated: 6th April 2013
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Image is a photo of 15 products from the body shop. On the left six round jars are stacked, largest on the bottom. In the back, tube containers are arranged from largest to smallest, left to right. In front, bottle/pump containers are arranged largest to smallest left to right. So much stuff!!
 

WOW that’s a lot!! Wait till you see my total! (Hint: it’s not scary!)

 
You guys know I don’t overuse the word “Epic”. This haul was so amazing. In order to understand what I did, I want to show you two parts of my preparation.
 

Step 1. I bought a Groupon deal, $20 to spend in-store at The Body Shop for $10 (I bought three of these). Restriction: only one per visit. Must be spend before Dec 20, 2012. So I used each one on different visits.
 

Step 2. Get a Love Your Body Card for $10 that gives you 10% off in store and online.
 

Step 3. There was a “Buy 1 get 1 half off” sale during the Veteran’s Day weekend, but if you had a Love My Body Card, the sale upgraded to “Buy 1 get 1 free” (up to three items free).
 

Image is a photo of four products from the body shop plus a love your body card. The back row there are two body polishes, satsuma and strawberry, in front is the grapefruit body scrub on the left, and the mango body butter on the right.
 
My total haul from the first day (Friday)

 
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Dated: 15th November 2012
Filled Under: Beauty
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Image is a photo of 10 products, each one is numbered. 1 is Softsoap body butter coconut scrub, 2 is softsoap body butter strawberry smoother, 3 is freeman feeling beautiful clay mask, 4 is freeman feeling beautiful peel-off mask, 5 is sinful colors nail polish in glass pink, 6 is sally hansen diamond strength nail polish in wedding crasher, 7 is wet n wild lipstick in fuchsia with blue pearl, 8 is wet n wild nail polish in white, 9 is wet n wild nail polish in black, and 10 is revlon nail art stencils in bows.Today I’ll share with you some goods I purchased recently from Walgreen’s drugstore. I shop anywhere I think I can buy good products, and this time I wanted to check out what Walgreen’s had. This was my first time in a Walgreen’s, actually, and I found it to have a good selection, about what you’d expect at any drugstore. I bought these products almost a month ago, so I’ve had a chance to try most of them out, so I’ll also be including my first impressions of many of the products. As always, note my special circumstances that may affect reviews or impressions of products, they may affect my opinions. Even better, you may share some of my circumstances! Read more…
 

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Posted by Cake-Pie
Dated: 10th November 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Reviews
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