I turned 27 on Sunday and it was a strange day. It wasn't like other birthdays where there's flowers, cards and cake, it was a lot more low key than that. Since my mother had surgery a little over a week ago, we have all been trying to help her much as possible during her recovery. She started feeling better on Sunday I took advantage of that and escaped for a little while.
Along with my sisters and my sister's friend, we drove up to Vancouver, BC, Canada. I just adore that city, approaching downtown and seeing all the buildings just warms my heart. Maybe it has something to do with all the glass but they are just so beautiful to me. We always do the same thing when we're in Vancouver, hit up all the Portuguese places, go to MAC, go to Lush and spend some time in Stanley Park. This time we did all that but we added a few new places in our routine. We went to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park Chinese Gardens, the metropolis at metrotown Mall and we got a little lost. Even though we all got a little testy while we were lost, it was still a good trip.
I think I made out pretty well with birthday loot. I spoiled myself a little at Sephora and got some goodies including new Caroline Herrera perfume, I got a new watch from the Swatch store in metropolis (they had a cool cherry ring but the size they had almost cut off my circulation), I got some new shower jellies from Lush, I got one of those decorator tables that you put a tablecloth and glass over for my bedroom and best of all, I got all the Holiday Seduction eye palettes and 2 of the Treasures lip products and all the eyeshadows from the new collection.
If you're ever in Canada, you have to go to Starbucks and try a Maple Macchiato. Canadians are all about the maple syrup and it sounded a little odd to me at first but once I tried it, I was in love. I think I may want some maple syrup in my coffee from time to time now. It was so good. Another thing to try is maple cookies (not the exact same ones, but you get the idea). I bought some of these while I was there in August and I wish I had bought more, it's like a maple bar donut in a cookie. I got more this time and even got a box for Colleen to say thank you for switching shifts with me so I could have my birthday off.
Isn't she cute? We put a little makeup on her at the MAC store, not the most perfect application but hey, she's only 9. It was actually pretty cute. She kept re-applying her LipSmacker all day because she felt so grown up.
I didn't get a card or flowers from my family but I'm sure that will happen Saturday. We're having a late dinner for my birthday. Instead of cake on my birthday, I had some natas. If we only had candles with us... ;) I was a little down thinking no one really cared it was my birthday but then my sister made up for it the next day and got me a cake. That was really sweet of her.
Did I mention I found a grey hair in my eyebrow? Who gets grey hairs in their eyebrows?