Today was brilliant. In honor of Mother's Day, my too-cool-for-school son let me drag him downtown with nary a complaint, and we meandered all over Recoleta, first stopping for lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe (I was craving quesadilla with mango salsa, though it would prove to be slightly less than delicious), then sidewalk-cafe sitting timelessly engrossed in our respective books, then wandering into Farmacity, where to my delight I unearthed a plethora of items from home--all stuff I would normally lug back here in my check-in too. So yay, less future baggage for me, and that's always a good thing.
What I found:
- Olay Daily Facials disposable cloths
- Olay Total Effects 7x moisturizer (this baby's almost 20 bucks in the States but only 48 pesos [~16 US] here so go figure)
- Neutrogena T-Sal Therapeutic Shampoo
- Aquafresh White & Shine toothpaste
- Aleve (!), the 12-hour kind
I love the expat life, I really do, but I can't seem to let go of certain brand/product preferences, and hell, if it makes life just that much easier, wtf not? It's not like I'm eating babies for breakfast or anything...
And because I miss having a camera, I'm posting an old picture I took of a candy I love here, proving that I can indeed adapt (I hardly buy American candies as a factual matter, so applaud me). Ladies & gent, may I present the bemusingly, bilingually named Kinder Bueno--I mean, kid good? (speaking of eating babies for breakfast)--from the folks who brought you those cool toy eggs.
Two fingers of wafer shells filled with a fluffy hazelnut creme, veneered in just the right amount of chocolate. So, so sexy. So, so dangerously crack-like good.