Soapbox Podcasts Relating to Political Prisoners

Cindy Sheehan is still on break diligently working on her new book, but in honor of Bradley Manning, we are
compiling a list of Soapbox Podcasts related to
political prisoners and other US (in)justice system related

Please check it out and listen if anything strikes your fancy!

This complilation reflects the seriousness with which we take this issue.

The Soapbox believes that trying to remove specks out of the eyes of other world leaders about this issue while ignoring the huge log in Obama's eye fails to address the true issue:
The US incarcerates more people per capita than any other country and it is obviously at least two different (in)justice systems--one for the rich and another for the poor.     

Here at the Soapbox, we also think it's tragic that more people in the US have heard of Putin's Pussy Rioters than of Bradley Manning, Lynne Stewart or the Cuban 5.
(We try to change that!)  

 (From Earliest to Latest)

Radicals - January 11, 2009 (SOAPBOX #1) with Debra Sweet, Gloria La Riva, & Greta Berlin.)

Tortured Prisoners; Tortured Economy - February 8, 2009 (SOAPBOX #5, with Matt Daloisio from Witness Against Torture, & Economist Paul Craig Roberts)

Torture as Policy, then and now - June 07, 2009 (SOAPBOX #21 - Cindy chats with San Francisco Black Panther Party member Richard Brown about the case involving torture, institutional laziness, corruption, cruelty, and ineptness and the trial for murder he is involved in, beginning tomorrow in San Francisco.  We need to address society's use of Torture as Policy, whether occurring today or 38 years ago in New Orleans, conducted with help from the SF PD.  See Cindy's op-ed from Friday's SF Chronicle "Drop charges in 38-year-old murder case". Her article appeared on page A - 13.)
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Injustice to one = injustice to all - June 14, 2009 (SOAPBOX #22 - Cindy interviews Khalil Meek of the Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), about another travesty of justice involving the so-called Holy Land Foundation 5. Ever since the the murders of 9/11 our Nation has seen far too many travesties of justice - all rooted in fear. While it would be presemptuous to label any one of these "the worst", this is surely an outstanding contender for that title! Please visit their site, and donate anything you can to help fund the legal appeal appeal of these brothers: Muslim Legal Fund of America.)

Two-fers - August 9, 2009 (SOAPBOX #29 - Cindy features two guests: Manny Badillo, who is co-ordinating NYCCAN - a ballot initiative demanding a full and private investigation into the 9-11 attacks that includes subpoena power and immunity for so-called whistle blowers, plus Francisco Torres (a member of the "SF-8") who was falsely accused of murder by confessions that were gleaned from torture:  In 1971!  We want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!  Check it out!

M*A*S*H Who, Igor? - October 4, 2009 (SOAPBOX #36 - Cindy's guest is Mike Farrell - Captain B.J. Hunnicutt he's not. But he is a famous actor - and a died-in-the-wool progressive activist. (He's been a fiend of Cindy's for quite a while.) Mike shows himself to be a very serious intellectual, with plenty of insight to offer on the key issues of the day - up to and including the death penalty. Yes, this was a really worthwhile discussion. It even included talking about the executed - but innocent - Cameron Todd Willingham. (Scalia says "It's OK: We gave him a fair trial before we killed him.") So WAKE UP & tune in, folks!

STOP the KILLING - January 24, 2010 (SOAPBOX #47 - Cindy welcomes Robert R. Bryan, defense attorney representing Mumia_Abu-Jamal.  He has been described as "perhaps the best known Death-Row prisoner in the world," and his sentence is still one of the most debated today.  On Friday, 1/15/10, the US Supreme Court was to hear Pennsylvania's effort to execute Mumia, so arguments are still going on.  Please tune in and let Cindy and Robert update you.  Listen in!

Blast from the Past - January 31, 2010 (SOAPBOX #48 - Cindy says farewell to beloved and revered Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 - January 27, 2010), an inspiring and influentual American historian, author, activist, playwright, intellectual and Professor of Political Science at Boston University from 1964 to 1988.  He was interviewed on this show by guest-host Cynthia McKinney on September 27, 2009.  His trenchant insights are especially valuable now following the attempted health care reform melt-down and the planned "budget freeze" on help for the people - but no budget freeze on help for the war industry.  Cindy replays the interview.  She also hosts Betty Ann Peltier, sister of designated (and innocent) scapegoat Leonard Peltier, convected for the deaths of two FBI agents at Wounded Knee in 1975.  (At one time it was widely known that the FBI never proved Leonard was even at Wounded Knee when the agents died.)  Please tune in and let us inform you.  It's worth checking out!

Criminalized Dissent - April 4, 2010 (SOAPBOX #55) - Cindy welcomes three friends who were "guests" of our Gubbermint for 50 chilling hours during the opening of Camp Out in protest of our ever-surging Nobel Peace Prize Lauriate's addiction to: - to surging, (thereby killing lots of our soldiers, along with innocent Af-Pak civilians.)  This week's show is about criminalization of protest and dissent.  Cindy's guests are three Gubbermint "guests" who got arrested with her on March 20th: Elaine Brower, Jon Gold, and Matthis Chiroux.  Elaine is with the World Can't Wait (WCW) and Military Families Speak Out (MFSO).  Jon is an active 9/11 Truther, from way back.  Matthis is an active war resister and member of Iraq Veterans Against the the War (IVAW).  All three thought that D.C. officialdom this time was starting to get much nastier in repressing dissent than "back in the good ole days" - but all felt they had clearly done the right thing, and they all were happy for having made that choice.  So hey, boyz and grrls, please listen in for our show.

Just Say Now  -  August 15, 2010 (SOAPBOX #67) - Cindy welcomes Tommy Chong to chat with him about legalization/decriminalization of marijuana, and the use of hemp for plastics and fuel.  Tommy Chong is a marijuana activist, and a supporter of marijuana legalization and medical use of marijuana.  (Only I really must apologize for something here, boyz and grrls:  This episode's name is a blatant rip-off of Jane Hamsher's most outstanding and desperately needed Marijuana Legalization campaign.)  We also speak with a San Francisco pot activist, Mesha Monge-Irizarry, who will talk about these issues from a local standpoint.  Former Soapbox guest Ralph Lopez offers his EXPLOSIVE observations:  He notes that the Wikileaks soldier who found the rocket launcher at the scene (last week's guest, Ethan McCord) says "No Attack Was Imminent."  McCord discussed these observations in last week's interview.  The massacre video showed 12 men, including two Reuters newsmen, standing on a street corner before being fired upon with the Apache's 30mm cannon, resulting in what appears to be unprovoked murder. The video caused an international outcry after it was leaked to the media by the government watchdog Wikileaks.  The presence of the rocket launcher that McCord found was seized upon by defenders of the attack as proof that the attack was justified, and offered as evidence of an impending ambush.  There's only one problem: Ethan McCord says "It ain't so!"  Click here to read Ralph's article and listen to the interview.  Today's discussion asks "Why is our nation jumping so rabidly on the Save Drug Cartel Profits bandwagon?"  I mean, come on.  Haven't we already tried prohibition, back in the 1920s & 1930s?  Do we really need to guarantee the continuance of drug related carnage, exactly as bootlegging profits fed Prohibition carnage back then?  It looks like we will need to use the power of NO to stop rewarding drug cartels with Marijuana profits and generate some desperately needed State revenue.  Please use the link above to listen to today's discussions.

Anniversary Madness  -  January 16, 2011 (SOAPBOX #81) - Cindy presents admirably scurrulous election satire by no less than George Carlin, and then "celebrates" two anniversaries, one famous and most healthy for our nation - but oh so hated today by the "religious right" (which is really neither) - Roe versus Wade - and the other, a truly sickening anniversary, that of the opening of Guantanamo Bay Prison, on Jan 11th, 2002.  Roe versus Wade is commemorated by Somer Loen, a long-time activist for the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights, or BACORR.  The disgusting opening of Guantanamo Bay Prison by Matthew Daloisio of Witness Against Torture, another long standing activist against our modern Imperial "Death State" (as so eloquently designated by one of our webmaster's heroes, Arthur Silber).  Cindy and Matt have an illuminating discusion about Guantanamo and its meaning for America's future.  A future which we all hope will be far brighter than today's sad state of affairs.   Please use the link above to scope out the madness!

Dissent, as a Federal Crime  -  May 8, 2011 (SOAPBOX #96) - Cindy hosts Ralph Poynter, husband of Lynne Stewart, telling us Lynne's story:  Lynne found the truth:  Told the truth:  Learned too many of the powerful - hated the truth.  Eventually she was convicted of supplying her blind Egyptian cleric client (Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman) TO THE TERRORISTS - by virtue of having defended him.  Which, of course, she was legally obligated to do.  They also found her guilty of "conspiring to kill American Citizens overseas" - avoiding pesky embarrassing questions like asking which American citizens (i.e., who?)  Without raising questions like what did she plan to do to them?"  Without specifying "when did she originate this unspecific - but still nefarious (huh?) plan."  Finally, the prosecutors skipped questions of the form "overseas, where?"  So let's see:  She's guilty of a crime.  We don't know what the planned crime was.  We don't know who the targeted victims were.  We don't know when did she "conspire."  We don't even know where this conspiracy was planned.  WE KNOW NOTHING.  Having said that, I can but recommend: listen in as Ralph rips into this "school of thought" - and tears them some brand new anal orifices!  How 'bout some Mother's Day cards and letters for Lynne, boyz and grrls?  She has risked so much for all of us.  Life in lockup is very hard on dissidents. To at least some degree her life in lockup depends om how many people respect & support her through snail-mail and post cards.  Her mailing address is LYNNE STEWART; 53504-054; FMC CARSWELL; FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER; P.O. BOX 27137; FORT WORTH, TX 76127.  The more public support she has, then the less official harassment she must face.  Please use the title link above, and listen to their revelational discussions.

It's f*^&%ing STUPID to hand out Death Penalties!  -  October 9, 2011 (SOAPBOX #112) - Cindy brings aboard Martina Correia, sister of the likely innocent - but still executed - Troy Davis.  Today we all dwell in a dungeon of economically-driven inequality, where so-called "cop-killers" are put to death but killer cops go free with at most a slap on the wrist. (Ask the relatives of Oscar Grant, executed by BART police as he lay on the ground, unarmed and fully cooperating.  The unprovoked killing was captured on numerous videos and went viral on YouTube.  Oscar's killer was eventually found guilty of "involuntary manslaughter.)"  Now it's too late for Oscar.  It's also too late for Troy.  And back in the present day, Martina is carrying on the fight for accountability.  Cindy and Martina discuss this killing, who is responsible and how they can be held to account for what they've done.  They talk about the Georgia Parole Board - which will spare the life of one who pleads "guilty," but vengefully kills any who insist on their innocence.  This is state sponsored killing of the innocent.  Of course, bear in mind that some who proclaim their "innocence" are actually guilty; but who among us are wise enough to NEVER make a mistake?  Who is wise enough to carry the burden of choosing life or death - for others?  Cindy and Martina continue to explore the relevant issues here.  Please use the title link above this paragraph to listen in to Cindy and Martina!

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November Make Up Haul (updated)

I mentioned before that I was going to be posting some make up hauls monthly and this is what I purchased this month. I didn't realize how muc it was until I did this post. Okay I seriously need to stop buying LOL
This is my haul of the month and its Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart in the rest of Canada)
~QUO (Orly) Magnetic Nail Polish. I saw this and loved the shade. Its called Attract and repel. Its purple with some reddish sparkle to it. I love the shade as its a deep plum but the only thing is I don't find the magnet works very well with this. Not sure if I did something wrong.

Has anyone else bought this? If so how do I use it? Is it like the other magnetic polishes out there?
~Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Towelettes. This is only a 10 towelette pack. I really liked this. Its a nice smell and it worked really well to clean off the make up and it helped soothe the face.
I was looking into trying some towelettes for when I go on vacation because I this is where I admit I suck big time at taking my make up off during vacation. Its hard when you have been out all day sight seeing/shopping etc and you go back to the hotel and all you want to do is crash.

The last item I bought at Pharmaprix was the L'Oreal BB Cream. Its in fair 810. I like this one, although its not a favorite and I felt like I had to use more then the other BB creams I have tried in the past.
The next stop was the Dollarama. We went in for one thing and I came out with two things.
~Maybelline has these cute little pods of eye shadow out and I really like the Lux Lilac shade. Its nice to use for a smoky eye effect or even alone.
~I wasn't going to pick the nail polishes up at first because there wasn't any colors I really liked and if I did it was one polish in a box of four (the other colors were awful) so upon digging around on the shelf I spotted theses ones. A friend of mine has used them and she likes them. I really like the blue and the sparkly one.
I ended up placing an order online with Sephora and this is what I ordered: 
With orders you place online you get to pick three samples and at the time there wasn't much that interest me so I picked a perfume sample by Justin Bieber "Girlfriend", a sample of L'Occitane hand cream (I have been wanting to try this brand out but there is none close to me) and perfume sample by Coach.
I love the packaging of the Coach and as you can see I got two different kinds.
So this is my first order from Sephora. The above mentioned samples, Purity facial cleanser has been something I have been wanting to try after hearing about a Canadian YouTuber rave about it so I picked up this small bottle and the last thing was this Kat Von D palette.
I have seen her line at Sephora and thought it was really nice so when I saw this palette on sale I picked it up. Even the outer packaging is really nice.
This is the palette case. Its sort of like a rubberish packing. Very nice and durable.
If I am correct the above picture is what the shades are. Its the Little Sinners palette. I really like the shades and since getting it I have mixed and matched it up making so many different looks.
This is a swatch of the shades. I have to admit that I was a little worried about Brave Awakening at first but once I put it on I really liked it.I thought the shades were ver well pigmented. I always tend to use galore as my base shade and then build from there.
Also because I spent a certain amount ($25 I think) I was able to pick up this cute Cinderella make up bag filled with an assortment of samples.
 Then just before the month is ending I got my second Sephora order. I ordered this because Lucy from Moonlight Gleam told me about the mystery bag so I went ahead and order a little thing that was on sale.
Its a six shade Shimmer Harmony Gloss. This is what it looks like opened and I wish I could tell you the shades
The best I can do is just tell you the colors and they are all glitter based so from top to bottom: copper, purple with blue glitter, goldish sliverish glitter, yellowish goldish glitter, light red/pink glitter and a darker red glitter. Its sold out so that's why I can't tell you what they are.
So with any order you can pick three samples I and got Taylor Swift perfume sample, LaCosta sample and bascia sample as this was another good one I have been hearing about.
This was the mystery bag and its nothing special.
I picked up a bunch of masks because I have decided that once a week I need to do a me day/night to relax and unwind and what better then to do a mask?

Glossybox November Edition

Glossy Box is my second favorite beauty box subsciption services out there. Although this month I was a little nervous because in October they announced that it was going to be $21/month and you know what that means with a price increase? Less products or even crappy products but I have to say I am impressed with this months box.

I am always a little jealous of the US Glossy Boxers because they always seem to get a Glossy Mag in their boxes. I really hope they continue this perhaps not with every box but at least four times a season.

With that being said, I was a litte diappointed with it because there was nothing really related to the items we got in our boxes or in our boxes. There was alot of higher end items which not all of us can afford.
As you can see Glossy Box went all holiday themed this month and I thought that was a really nice touch. The outer box remained the same it was just inside with the tissue paper, ribbob and sticker. I wonder if the other boxes will follow suit in December?
This is a close up of the sticker and tissue paper. I wish this picture did the packaging justice but it doesn't. The box was heavy like it always has been. I think this is why I love Glossy Box, they seem to be constent with what they send out.
Are you ready to get into this month's box? I sure am....
If you remember Kryolan sent us Glossy Boxer's an exclusive item a few boxes (lipstick) and this month they sent us another exclusive item, its a blush. I honestly don't have any blushes so having one that is an exclusive item makes me excited to try it out.
Its in the shade Glossy Rosewood (sorry for the blurry picture) Its a very nice shade when it swatches and I am sure it will look very nice.

Its a full size 2.5g and its $16.73
For some reason I have never seen this in the stores because I am sure I would have bought it had I. Its Maybelline's MNY my gloss. It goes on clear with some glitter. I think it would look really nice on top of a lip stick. I like the consistency of it.

This is another full size item. Its 9ml for $7.49
I always get excited when the beauty boxes include a nail polish and finally someone got it right with sending something that is holiday-ish. Unlike another beauty box I got recently that sent me a summer shade that they classify as a holiday color and they continued to tell me to try it out saying I would like it, I did like it but wouldn't wear it during the holidays because it was a summer shade.

Anyways this is a full size product. Its Nicole by OPI its in the Kardashian Kolor holiday shades collection. I haven't bought or used anything in this line until now. (I am not a Kardashian fan!)

15ml for $10.99 and its in the shade A Gold Winter's Night. I really like this and I am sure it will look really nice on top of a darker shade of polish since its a clear polish with glitter in it.
This is a new to me item. I have never heard or seen this around so I am excited to use this and as you know I love all kinds of bath products. Its Vitabath Moisturizing bath and shower gelee.
This is what I found online about this:
In the shower or bath, Vitabath moisturizing gelee gently cleanses with a luxurious, creamy lather. Nutrient-rich formulas contain Vitamins A and E and botanical extracts to help soothe, condition and moisturize the skin.
The classic Vitabath® moisturizing gelee has nearly twice the essential ingredients and half as much water as other brands. Quality ingredients and rich fragrances indulge the senses and nourish the skin for a relaxing and invigorating, at-home spa experience.

Benefit from the Fragrance Collection Body Wash Skin Nourishing Formula!
• Vitamin A, B3, B5, C & E
• Sulfate & Paraben Free
• Antioxidant Rich Superfruit Blend of Acai, Goji, Coffee Fruit, Noni, Pomegranate, Green Tea & Mangosteen
• No Petro-Chemicals or Triclosan
• Free of propylene glycol, DEA, TEA, mineral oils and silicone.

This is actually a full size item. 60g for $15.00 and 170g for $18.00. I got 60g. I love the smell and not sure what it is exactly since I can't seem to find it on the bottle but looking on the website I think its this In Bloom BEACH BLOSSOM with Passion Flower Extract.
Another brand I know very well and really like is Curel. I know we have gotten similar in previous boxes but honestly I don't mind I really like since its something I use all the time. This time we got hand & Cuticle Therapy Cream. Winter time is always brutal on my hands and I need something that will last with numerous hand washings and this does it.

This is another full size item. Its 100ml for $3.99
I believe I got this shampoo and conditioner in a previous box but honestly I don't mind because I did use up the last bottle I got from a previous box and really liked it. I liked the smell and the way it made my hair feel after using it. This is actually on my list to repurchase when I run out of the ones I am have on hand.
The shampoo is 400ml for $9.99 (full size) and the sample is 89ml for $2.22
The conditioner is 400ml for $14.99 (full size) and the sample is 89ml for $3.36
The final item in the box was this Uber Loyalty card giving us 50% off online purchases. Not sure if this will be something I would use since I have to pay for shipping but I might hold on to it and check the site for sales or promos.
So the value of the box is almost $60 and thats not including the loyality card. As you can see the box did pay for itself and I am excited to use the items.

What did you get? What did you think?

Cindy in Sarasota: January 3-5

Book Event
Revolution, A Love Story
by Cindy Sheehan
1359 MAIN ST

Empties of November

I have decided to do something new  here on the blog and that is sharing with you the products I have used up through out the month. As you know I get tons a beauty boxes and samples through out the month and I need to become accountable for that and not just put them away.

So I have to apologize for the crappy photos. For some reason I thought they were clearer. Something I need to work on for next month.

This month we went through two bottles of bath & Body Works hand soaps.The first one is sweet pumpkin and the other is hot apple cider foam soap. We loved them both but I think my favorite is the hot apple cider. I still have a few more bottles in the cupboard.
This hot chocolate mask was a mess. If you happen to pick one up to use its really good but don't use a white face cloth like I did. This will stain it even after washing in cold water. I liked this mask because it felt like it really cleaned my face and it left a nice soft smooth face. This might be something I would re-purchase after using up what I have now.
I also used up some of my fortune cookie items and they both were bath bombs I got in October Cram Your Face in my Sweet Pumpkin Pie and Cram Your Face in my Sweet Pumpkin Pie the pumpkin shaped one. I loved both of these items and this would be something I would repurchase.
Also used up were some items I got in the October Natural Beauty Box was Happy Pumpkin Exfoliating Mini Sugar Pumpkin Soap and Burst Organic Beauty Bar Love Bubbles Body Wash. I loved the smell of the pumpkin exfoliating soap it smelled like the spices you use for making pumpkin pie. I loved that one said was for exfoliating and the other side was smooth. I have to admit it took me a few times to get use to using it but after I did I loved it and I ended up using it every other day.

Burst Organic Beauty Bar Love Bubbles Body Wash was used on the days I didn't use the exfoliating and I loved the smell (coconut & vanilla) and it lathered really well on my sponge. It was the perfect item for the cool fall November days.

I also used up another item I got in a sample and it was from Sampler Village and it was lotion from a Canadian Company called Me and the Boy. I loved this for the smell (cotton candy and citrus) and for the texture (it was like a whip cream) and it went on nice and not cakey or greasy. This was the perfect summer reminder scent. I managed to get three uses out of it.

Speaking of summer scents on one particularly cold November night I decided I wanted to soak in a hot tub and use something that was summer or fallish and I remembered the Yves Rocher Apple Delight bath fuzz so I popped that in and wow it was like being in a apple orchid. I loved that for awhile afterwards you could still smell this even when the water was long gone.

I also managed to use up an Algemarin foam bath (after getting one in a previous sample box I had to find this and I managed to find a pack at the dollar store so I picked up one) and at Walmart I found this stress away and it was perfect to unwind after a stressful day. These are all items that i would repurchase when I run out of what I currently have.
Many years ago I slipped at work and banged up my knee pretty bad and many years later I still suffer from aches and pains in the knee and I finally found something that works amazingly and its Aleve. I am so happy that they finally came to Canada.
One of the candles I got from Bath & Body Works was finally used and its Sweet Pumpkin. I love the way it burned (nice and smooth) and the scent it gave off. It was very much like pumpkin pie very warm and enticing. Although I have to say that one morning I forgot I was burning it and was like hmm I smell pumpkin pie I wonder where its coming from.
I had cleaned out a make up bag I took to NYC in June and stumbled upon this small Colgate Total toothpaste and figured I should use that up before it expired. I love going to the dentist because he always gives me these samples and I am finally making it a point to use them up. Thankfully I didn't have to throw any away yet.  I love this tooth paste and its one I have repurchased and use.
I also got a sample of this Downy Unstoppable in the mail and i wish I could remember the scent but I can't. Sadly this is something I wouldn't repurchase because I discovered I am allergic to it. It had a nice scent.
I noticed this month I wore alot of nail polish (I think it was to distract from my pale white hands) so I wanted to finish up my cutex bottle (this has been open for about a year now and it was a small bottle) this would be something I would repurchase because you always need a nail polish remover.
I also made it a point to use up these little pouches of the wipes. When I got Julep in the past they sent out little wipes and I found out. It was an okay wipe it did remove the polish. Since its part of a subscription service I won't be getting any more.
Another item that was from a beauty box was the LA Fresh ones. I liked the scent and it removed the polish since discovering you can only order online this won't be something I would purchase.
The other wipes are from Walmart and I found them in the travel section (where you get mini's of products) and I really like them and this would be something I would repurchase again.The wipes are soaked in solution and the polish comes over very well and in most cases with just one wipe of the nail.
This summer when we went to Lake George I made it a point to not travel with full size items so I found this Herbal Essence shampoo and conditioner sample in my cupboard and figured I would use them up will months later I still had some left so I used them up. Not my favorite shampoo and conditioner because of my hair.
I was thrilled when I spotted this can of Frizz Ease John Frieda hair spray in the US that I had to pick it up. I love the John Frieda line for Frizzy hair. This is now my go to items in shampoo and conditioner as well as hair spray.

Another sample I really loved was the Fekkai I got in a beauty box recently. I managed to get two uses out of the shampoo and conditioner. I loved the scent and the way it made my hair feel. Upon checking them out online I saw they had a line for frizzy hair so I will be purchasing that very soon in the next few weeks when I finish up what I currently am using.
Another sample I got to use up was the Olay wipe and I like it. Not sure if it will be something I would repurchase only because there is so much out there but it was nice to try something different.
Sadly I had to throw away this Quo eye primer because it smelled weird. I don't think I was more then half way through it so that was a disappointment considering what I paid for it.
Alot of the times I have to admit that I get lazy in removing my make up at night and instead of cleaning properly I use the make up remover wipes and I have to say that I am loving the Simple wipes and this was a pack I had from the summer that used up. I also tried out the Equate ones which weren't my favorite as I found them to dry out really fast. I also made it a point to use up the sample ones I got and both are from a beauty box. LA Fresh I didn't like at all and I think it was the lavendar scent that did it and the other was a bamboo one (which I can't remember). I think for now I will stay with Simple unless I hear of some good recommendations. Do you have a favorite?
Don't ask me why I picked this up because honestly I don't know. I saw these at Walmart and was like wow eye brow shapers and its quick and easy. This would be perfect in between waxings on my brows. Well I took one out and would you believe that is just a piece of freaking tape that did nothing to remove hair  around my brow? I followed the instructions and in all honesty its just tape so sadly this went into the garbage and it will never be bought again.
So this is what I used this month. Not to bad eh? What about you? Did you get through your products this month?

Countdown to Christmas

Wow where did the time go? I can't believe that tomorrow is December 1st. The last few months have flown by.

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that starting tomorrow I will be doing a Christmas countdown. I have a whole bunch of fun things set to post through out the month. There will also we some scattered give aways through out the month as well.

Hanging with My Sister Haul

Its not very often that I get to go out shopping with my sister but when it does happen we always have so much fun.  Thankfully when she called me to see if I wanted to meet up and do some Christmas shopping it worked out. Although I have to admit that I am pretty much done mine.

We decided to meet at the mall just before opening to avoid the rush and the crowds. Parking can always be crazy at the mall this time of year and its always packed.

The first place we went to was Bath & Body Works. Our favorite.
I decided to pick up some winter/holiday soaps. The scents I got were: Snow Frosted Apple, Iced Gingerbread, Candy Cane Bliss, Fresh Sparkling Snow and Winter Spice and Vanilla. I just have to say that B&BW has the best scented soaps.
One of the reasons we wanted to go to B&BW was because they had the 4oz candles on sale buy one get one free and I also had a coupon that if you spent $10 you got a free 4oz candle so I picked up the following candles: Merry Cookie, Frosted Gingerbread, Peppermint Mocha, Winter Candy Apple and Twisted Peppermint. They all smell so delicious that I can 't wait to burn these.
I was also on the hunt for a nice Christmas shirt for Michael to wear on Christmas day and I found this one at Sears and I really like and I think it will look good on Christmas day.
After Sears we decide to go in and look around Forever 21. They day we were there, there was a sale and I spotted some things I just couldn't pass up on.
The first thing that caught my eye was those cute owl pjs. Love them. It came with a tshirt and short. In that same section I spotted these owl pj pants. They are sort of a flannel. Then as we are getting ready to pay we spotted some really nice scarves and I am a sucker for a pretty scarf so I picked up a champagne colored one and this Tiffany blue one (sadly the picture makes them look another color). They are both sparkly and very long. I can't wait to add them to my wardrobe.
I was looking at these items by the cash and I needed some stuff to put in a stocking stuffer so I grabbed them.
Not sure what shade these eye shadows are but they are really nice and I am really impressed with the pigmentation on them.
I have a weakness for Strawberry flavored Gloss.

One of my pet peeves is when items are marked with a shade so I have no idea what the following shades are but its in the Light Pink/Multi Color Collection
Turquoise Glitter, Purple Glitter and Rose Glitter
Pale Pink Glitter, Gold Glitter, Silver Glitter and Multi Color Glitter
After that we went into H&M and I can honestly say I have only been in a few times and nothing has ever caught up eye until today.
I thought this white top would be nice and it goes so well with the scarf I bought at Forever 21. It was quite sheer as you can see
So I picked up this tank top to do under it. I have worn it a few times and I really like.

Then the last place we went into was Sephora. I wanted to pick up my birthday gift from them. If you are a Beauty Insider you always get a birthday gift in your birth month.
So while I was in line I picked up two things. One was this foundation brush. I have a really good one that I use all the time but when I wash it I wanted a second one to have as a back up and that one was really cheap and junkie so I ditched it and figured I would pick this one up to try. The brush seems really nice. The other item I grabbed was the Jose Maran Bearnaked nail wipes. I thought this would be perfect to toss in my make up bag when I travel.
I was super excited for the Birthday gift because its something I have been wanting to try for the longest time but just couldn't commit to the price tag.  Its from a company called Fresh and its Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo. Mini Sugar Rose its a tinted lip treatment and the other is a lip treatment and its nice that both are SPF 15.
I think that its really nice that Sephora does that for its clients and that they change it every year.
 Then just before we called it a day, I was surprised with these wonderful goodies as a early bday present.
The first two essie's were packaged together and they are in the shades A Cut Above & Eternal Optimist and the other essie is nothing else metals.
It was funny because these are words she is always telling me.
I have been raving about these color burst lipsticks by Revlon to her and this just happens to be one of her favorite shades so she thought I should try it to .
Its in shade Pink Truffle #001

Thanks hun I love the little goodies and spending the morning shopping and hanging with you. We will have to try to do it a little more often,