Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Of Books & Beauty

Dear Me,

Woohoo! Hubby dropped by at the local post office to retrieve my packages from overseas. Guess what? I got two (2) books from the mail!

Playing With Boys

I won this chick-lit book when Jai from Mami's Time Out had her first giveaway. It was 50-50 win since there were only two (2) participants. According to her, there were many hits but only me and another girl had the time to comment. Well, it was their loss for I had covet this fabulous, hardcover book by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez entitled "Playing With Boys."

Book synopsis:
The lives of three attractive, young Latina women living in Southern California become real as they search for love and success. Although each of them has a distinctive story and a unique approach to the meaning of life and love, ultimately their goals are the same: to achieve personal and professional success, good relationships with their parents and most importantly, lasting love with a caring partner.


Entitled Skid as authored by Rene Gutteridge, this softbound, Christian fiction book is already the third installment in the Occupational Hazards series.

I won this book from a book giveaway hosted by
CeeCee over her book blog at Book Splurge.

Book synopsis:
Blissfully unaware that Atlantica Flight 1945 from Atlanta to Amsterdam is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an eccentric female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude that definitely exceeds the limits for carry-on baggage.

On the other side of the cockpit door, the unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith, whose personal mantra of “What Would Oprah Do?” will be challenged by the sudden appearance of her ex and his new traveling partner. On her left sits Hank Hazard, whose unusually polite but constant requests–prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline-test the limits of the crew’s customer service.

But as Lucy and the rest of the crew discover, Hank’s odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board. Especially when an unexpected traveler sets this already bumpy flight on a course toward the unfriendly skies.

Yay! Additional books in my TBR pile. I better start reading my pile. Soon. :)

Any books you have acquired lately?

I ordered some Avon beauty products from my sister who does a business sideline on the side while being a full-time CPA. Sometimes I wonder if she really earns because most of the time, she buys the product and use it for her own. Although she got a number of orders, the money that she spent for getting her orders from the store outlet usually went to commuting expenses. Also, since the outlet is in the mall, her profits surely disappears when shopping streak strikes. Added to that, the expenses escalates when she goes out on a date (since she is already in the mall).

According to her, it doesn't matter. It's doing business combined with leisure. Hehehe.

Anyway, here are my purchases:
  • deep wash cleanser with tea tree and grapefruit

  • daily pore cleanser with tea tree and grapefruit

  • feminine wash with cherry blossom scent

What beauty stuff have you purchased lately?

1 comment:

It is always refreshing to know what is in your mind. Thanks!