Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Romp

I. Love. Rompers.

Rompers are the best laid-back summer outfit of all time. There is nothing more freeing because you don't have to be as conscious of how you sit as you would in a dress and most are made of comfortable breezy material that allows you to stay cool on those HOT summer days.

This one is obviously a bold floral pattern, from Fairweather and was only $15! They are my favourite thing to wear lounging by the pool or at the beach although the band does leave impressions on your stomach, it is just so easy to slip on and off. I also love to wear them when you know you will have a long day in the sun because you don't get awkward strap tanlines and as I said before you stay cool!

What do you guys think of rompers, are you a fan or not? Where do you get your rompers, what do you accessorize them with?

Monday, June 25, 2012

What a Peach!

Recently I was perusing the aisles of the new large Rexall near my house, and came across the Essie Spring collection. Unlike OPI I feel like the Essie collections go completely unnoticed by me, and I tend to just randomly pick up polishes when I see them. As opposed to the hype behind a lot of OPI collections.

I really like 'A Crewed Interest' because it is a true peach shade, which I have been craving to add to my collection this year. I got this opacity like most Essie polishes with 3 coats. It is very non-offensive and brings out Summer in your nails with out having to go the neon route.

I have really grown to like Essie and it tends to go on sale at either Wal-Mart, Shoppers or Rexall pretty often, so check for deals. My sights are currently set on Mojito Madness and Bikini So Teeny, because I do love the colours and I wont lie, I love the names.

What polishes are you guys after, or trends? and what are you thoughts on Essie?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Graduate

YAY! Four years of university and I am finally done! I'm so happy to be done this time in my life / a little scared because I feel like since I didn't feel like a legitimate adult before, I am now :|

Don't mind the complete cheesy/fake smile, I was soooo excited about this dress and had to share. I had found it online from Jacob and when you signed up for their emailing list you got an additional 20% off!

I didn't want a white dress because I felt like that is a high school thing but I still wanted it to be nice, but not floral or anything too crazy. As you may know already I love bows and love the retro-ish vibe, when I saw it I had to have it.

After getting up at 6:45am, having to sit through that very very long ceremony and then taking photos and having refreshments, it was a long day and required a nice big ol' meal. This is the outfit I wore after the ceremony, essentially my eatin' clothes... :
Tank Top: Forever 21
Cardigan: GAP
Skirt: Banana Republic

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Princess Bun

I have finally mastered the princess/donut bun! It has taken me ages to finally get it, I first tried when CarlyCristman did a tutorial but I cut the sock wrong, and then it just didn't look all that great. 

Then when I got back home for summer I wanted to try again but I couldn't grasp the full donut look like in the photo until... duh nuh nuh naahh
HeyKayli's video.

I love the whole shaytards family and am subscribed to them all, so that video just popped into my subscription box and it finally "clicked" for me. 
I think the key tips are:
1. cut the sock at the toe (duh its in both videos, but the first time I cut at the ankle)
2. roll the sock down your hair, kind of like when putting on pantyhose (that is what creates the great effect)
3. if you have layers just be conscious of if they are falling and shove them up through the sock before they are able to fall and make it messy

The best part about this bun is how secure it is, you literally don't need bobby pins, I put them in out of paranoia but I can literally shake my head and it doesn't fall out.

I keep trying and failing and the french-braid at the back of your head that leads up into the sock bun, but so far no luck...

Let me know if any of you are into the look of the sock bun, or think its an awful trend that needs to disappear, or any variations you have seen or tried! Also if any of you have any tips on flyaways that would be great to!!

ps. if you are wondering, geez she has great skin, no that is not the case. I have been playing with the airbrushing on and pretty much turning myself into the scary toddlers and tiaras photos, don't judge haha

pps. I'm not naked, just wearing a romper.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Produits Fran├žais

A couple of days ago I tweeted that I was pee pants excited, and I still am. So, my mom had to go to France, and of course I had to ask for a little somethin somethin from a pharmacie.

Essiebutton and Lisa Eldridge both have put up videos somewhat recently about products from France, and like most international people I just admired it and moved on, because the prices are way to high to buy without trying in Canada.

So when my mom said she was going all I could think of was the Caudalie Eau de Beaute, that many of bloggers are raving about. I love it, although the smell is strong, I personally really really like it, it is very minty and really refreshing to breath in. I think I'll make a separate post cause I really do love it.

Then, this was definitely inspired by Estee, the NUXE reve de miel lip balm. I put this on before bed and my lips are extremely soft and they still feel moisturized when I wake up, it lasts forever on your lips. Normally I hate citrus, if someone sprays air freshener or cleans with citrus scent I go mental because I dislike it so much. But the scent of this, although lemony is very sweet. This as well as the Beauty Elixir come in glass containers, which I really enjoy because they just seem better and I love packaging.

Then the travel set, includes Caudalie: Gentle Conditioning Shampoo, Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Quenching Sorbet Creme and Cleansing Water. I haven't tried any of them but am really excited to.

Then because my mom clearly wasn't from France the lady was super nice and gave her a bunch of samples!
Which include: Caudalie Night Cream, Bioderma Shower Gel, Avene Emollient Balm, Bioderma Suncream and Topicrem 3D Sparkling Body Milk. 

Then my mom just brought back the Eiffel tower filled with candy. 

I just had to share, because I was really excited, if you own any of this stuff tell me if you like it, hate it, what you use it for? and if you don't what is something you can't get in the country you live in that you lust after, I think I would have a mile long list of things from the UK...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Rose Gold NOTD

Joe Fresh: Sunkissed and Revlon: Sparkling

I think I have found a new favourite nail combination. The rose gold craze has been going on for quite some time, and as I don't own any rose gold  jewellery, so I figured I could jump on the band wagon with my nails.

Many people have come up with their own creation using Orly Rage or layering Essie Luxe effect in A Cut Above over other nail polishes. As I was perusing through Wal-Mart about to buy the Essie polish I found this colour by Revlon.

It is the colour Sparkling, and while it isn't a good dupe for the Essie colour, it will do the job I want it to do, for half the price. I also don't like to shell out a whole bunch of money on glitter polishes because I tend not to wear them so often because of the tediousness of removing glitter polish.

Anyways, I really really enjoyed the way this combination turned out, I left it on for quite some time and would find my self staring at my nails far too often hah