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Makeup / Essence - Pure Nude Highlighter
« Last post by SusieQ on Yesterday at 10:03:10 AM »
I've been using this for over three months and barely made a dent.  I purchased mine at Ulta and it's under $5.  Every time I use this, I get at least 4-5 compliments and always ask what I have on.  It doesn't look much when you swatch it on you hand but once it's on your face, it gives you the prettiest glow.  But, be careful because you may think you don't have any on and if you put more on, you will be seen from outer space. Less is more with this product.

The color or name I have is Be My Highlight 01. 
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Makeup / BoxyCharm
« Last post by SusieQ on Yesterday at 09:56:50 AM »
Anyone subscribe to this monthly makeup box?  I've been on the fence for over two years and may try it.  I don't really need anything but it would be nice to try something new a month and not have to go a store like Sephora and get tempted.  It's $21 if you want to pay monthly and less if you opt for a longer period when you sign up.  I may try a six-month subscription and it's $19 a month.  A friend at work subscribes to it and she loves it. She receives 4-5 full size products and usually the entire box cost over $100.
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Home and Garden / Re: Orchids
« Last post by SusieQ on Yesterday at 09:51:59 AM »
Diary - I had already thought that this would be a good thing to start but you kind of fleshed out what I need to include in one.

Videos - I will watch some of the recommended videos. I have a hard time sitting still for videos. I guess they aren't my preferred method of learning though I acknowledge they have a place. Sometimes there's just nothing like seeing and hearing about how to do something. More importantly, I'll share them with DH. I think he likes videos more than I do.

It's hard to keep up with the diary since I like to spend my time with my orchids instead of in front of computer but it's just one of those things that has to be done.  :lol:

I find it difficult sometimes to watch videos, too, and I love orchids!  There is nice gentleman from the UK and has a lovely voice and he is also making videos everyday - he is retired - and have many people subscribe to him.  But, his videos are often half hour long. I just can't commit to that much watching when I have a full time job, family to take care of and hundreds of plants to care for, too.  But, many seems to like watching his videos. I think I try to watch 2 or 3 of his videos a week. Usually during lunch time.  But, it's just too much sometimes.  I think the last time I watched his videos was last week and he already 15 new videos. Maybe when I retire...I'll have more time :lol:
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Home and Garden / Re: Orchids
« Last post by SusieQ on Yesterday at 09:44:02 AM »
But - that growing space is already being sucked up by his budding interest in hydroponics (water culture). He already has numerous small hydroponic gardens growing herbs and starting seeds. He's about to bring two bigger ones into commission with Romaine and a few other vegetables. I wish he had been a bit less haphazard about setting up his gardens down there. They don't use the space very efficiently but it's his lab so I don't say anything.
It took me over a year to find the set up that worked for me and the orchids.  Lots of moving things around and buying equipment.  As time goes and as things grow or not grow, your DH's grow space will go through many phases.  Lots of frustration will follow.   :grin:
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Home and Garden / Re: Orchids
« Last post by SusieQ on Yesterday at 09:37:12 AM »
SusieQ, Thank you so much for the advice, I have passed it on to DH, who is very grateful.
I have watched your videos , they are very interesting and you have a lovely voice!
Styyna, I don’t know if this little lemon will ever blossom. It would be a miracle!  In my parents’ garden in Portugal we had a lemon tree. It gave two crops a year, excellent fruit, large and beautifully scented. We also had a fig tree, a couple of plum trees, a quince tree and a medlar tree.
I'm sure the orchid will give you and your DH many blooms for many years!  Your lemon tree looks great, mila!  It's a seedling but I would say in a year or two you will have lemons on that tree! 

You're too kind, milla and I do appreciate you watching my videos.   :)
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Makeup / Re: Sephora is offering free shipping for $10/year....
« Last post by SusieQ on Yesterday at 09:33:42 AM »
I had thought about this but too much temptations and don't really need anything.  :)
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Home and Garden / Re: Orchids
« Last post by Styyna on Yesterday at 05:58:07 AM »
Wow, as usual you are just full of great information, Susie!

Diary - I had already thought that this would be a good thing to start but you kind of fleshed out what I need to include in one.

Space for orchids - if we get that fixture it will go in our dining room, in the only space we have for displaying orchids in our main living area. DH has a whole huge underground, heated garage for additional growing space.

But - that growing space is already being sucked up by his budding interest in hydroponics (water culture). He already has numerous small hydroponic gardens growing herbs and starting seeds. He's about to bring two bigger ones into commission with Romaine and a few other vegetables. I wish he had been a bit less haphazard about setting up his gardens down there. They don't use the space very efficiently but it's his lab so I don't say anything.

Videos - I will watch some of the recommended videos. I have a hard time sitting still for videos. I guess they aren't my preferred method of learning though I acknowledge they have a place. Sometimes there's just nothing like seeing and hearing about how to do something. More importantly, I'll share them with DH. I think he likes videos more than I do.

There's no such thing as too much information!! It's one of the things I like most about the world of the internet. If I have a question I can come here or I can go to Google and embark on a learning quest at any time of the day or night.

Thanks again! :)
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Makeup / Re: Sephora is offering free shipping for $10/year....
« Last post by Styyna on Yesterday at 05:44:37 AM »
There was a time when I would have jumped on this but now I find that I'm less likely to order makeup and related beauty products online. I want to see and touch products before I buy if at all possible. That is probably the result of living for 12 years in a village so remote that ordering cosmetics online was the only way to get new things more than once a year.

Besides being a good deal for regular customers it's a shrewd move on Sephora's part. Once people have "invested" their $10 they will want to maximize it and will be more likely to place orders. I don't know what their shipping was like before (it's been a long time since I ordered from Sephora) but I presume people will react as I have done to Amazon's Prime program. Knowing that I don't have to pay additional shipping charges makes it very easy to place an order for just one or two items at a time. Several orders of just one or two items add up in a hurry.
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Makeup / Re: Where to (re)start?
« Last post by SusieQ on May 22, 2017, 10:31:57 AM »
Sounds like you will have a fun day!  Looking forward to hearing about your outing!
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Home and Garden / Re: Orchids
« Last post by SusieQ on May 22, 2017, 10:30:18 AM »
Hi Styyna!  That's a nice set up if you have room but you will find your orchid collection growing each year so you have to take that in consideration.  :grin:

Yes, each type of orchid genera will require different light requirement.  For instance cattleya and vanda will require lots of light but not phalaenopsis type of orchid. Milla has a phalaenopsis.  They candle foot lighting to measure light requirement.  Do I go by that...not always. I mean, I'm not exact. You can by gadget to measure light or use the white paper/shadow method but I  opted not  to buy the gadget because a lot of orchids sold now have been hybridized and what may be good for the species may not for the hybridize orchid. Like most plants, your orchid will give you signs when she is unhappy about something.  I'm a bit nutty where I do check my orchids daily.  When you first buy a plant, you inspect it and look at it a lot before you buy it.  When you get it home, you expect that plant to be in the same condition weeks after you've introduced it to your home environment.  If not, it will give you signs and that's where the intranet comes in.  I'm always on the intranet looking and reading.  I also recommend an orchid diary. There are apps out there but I just created a spreadsheet. The name of the orchid, when I purchased it, vendor name - in case I need to order and happy or not with the plant - when it was repotted, when it bloomed and how many blooms, lighting, humidity, watering need, etc.  This helps in case you buy another orchid and you already have the same type. You can refer to the journal about where you need to place it and how much care you need to give it.

If you have not found them yet, I recommend you watch missorchidgirl: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissOrchidGirl She's in another part of the world and she's the one that pushed me down orchid hole!  I no longer watch her as often as I used to but she has great repotting videos. She also started making videos everyday and it just got too much for me. I usually look at the title of the videos and see if I am interested.  Like everything else on the net - take it with a grain of salt.   There is Brads greenhouse. I watched him more now.  There is young man, he is just graduating from high school this month. We've adopted each other.  :lol: He is my orchid son and he calls me his orchid mom: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpXRn36LefCwgxUJBKcIVRw. If your up to the extreme, there is a girl on youtube that we call the WC Queen!  Water culture (WC) is the current rave now.  Your DH may not want to watch her because I see him as an old school grower.  You may want to take a peak and see her huge success in using only water to grow orchids. You can now go on vacation and not worry about your orchids anymore! I try to watch videos made in the US because that at least gets me close to the same weather and know what type of orchids will more likely to grow in my environment. There is another lady but she gets too loud. She lives in  Florida and her videos are helpful but she's loud and i can only take her once a week. But, she knows her orchids. Let me know if you want to listen to watch her. 

I'm sorry that I gave you so much info.  :grin:
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