Monday, July 23, 2012

Lace and Neon

What I have been wearing the majority of summer is jean cut offs and crop tops. It may not be the classiest ensemble but when it is 30+ degrees I don't care.

The shirt I got on sale from American Eagle marked down to $9.99 and they had 30% off sale items! woop woop!The shorts don't come off as bright as they are, but I love them. And I'm obsessed with the back of the shirt with the lace detailing.

I always wonder when reading some blogs, how do they stand the heat in some of the layered outfits girls wear in the summer? What has been your guys' summer staples? 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Nail Art Fever!

I have once again contracted nail art fever...

 I think I was going through a bit of a funk and only painting my nails one solid colour. But the urge has suddenly sprung up again.

It first started with MissJenFabulous on youtube and her fishtail braid nail tutorial which I tried but it was a little messy, but still fun and posted a picture on Instagram: "click" 

But then I found thekatizzzle on Instagram and had to try these nails. (you should totally watch her videos / read her blog I had a mini marathon after I found her.) Anyways this is what I came up with.

Its pretty easy, especially if you have many colours of one shade, just paint the base white and with a dotting tool or toothpick create a diagonal line of dots!

I used: China Glaze - For Audrey, Nicole by OPI - Blue Lace, Joe Fresh - Cement, Powder Blue, Cobalt and Persian Blue, OPI - Stranger Tides and Sally Hansen Xtremewear - White On

Then since I'm still kind of into the tribal trend and most tribal nail art is impossible to do I did this little number.

Just paint your nails the base colour, I chose yellow and blue. Then pick the colour you want in the middle I chose coral. And with a black striper I made the two lines at the edges of the coral and then made the zigzags. To finish it off. I used the opposite base colour with a dotting tool in and spaces and topped it off with a top coat!

The colours I used were Joe Fresh: Butter, Powder Blue and Coral. And the L.A. Colors Nail Deco in black.

P.S. Don't mind the messiness, I lost the brush I use to typically take off the excess polish :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What have I been up to...

This summer is flying by...
In my mind I blog often, but really I don't, I take photos and even will edit them, but actually writing the post I just never get to. So I figured since it has been over two weeks since the last time you heard from me, I would update you on what I have been up to.

So, on June 25th I had planned on making an outfit post for Michael Jackson, I never really get to wear this shirt and if any day, June 25th is the day to wear it.


In honour of the "king" of pop, I sported my 80s shorts, with my I "glove" MJ t-shirt. While I had a mini marathon of his music. So I figured I would show you guys.


Then, me and my family celebrated Canada Day on the 1st and me and my cousins matched, and we ate smores, picked strawberries and had fireworks!

Next I did some DIY and baking which I suppose you might like to see.


That may look vile, but believe me it is delicious. It is a smores brownie, what you do is buy or if youre feeling ambitious make a graham cracker crust in a pie tin, get brownie mix and bake it in, then when that cools you get Fluff or Kraft Jet-Puffed and smear that on top and sprinkle that with chocolate chips. It is so disgustingly delicious, and so sweet you honestly can only handle small portions but I dare you all to try it.

Then because I feel like it is just a summer thing to do, I did some tie-dye.

We used the Tulip kit and it was worth every penny, they save so much time and give you so much precision with the bottles. And also some may be skeptical about trying a bathing suit, and although the colours aren't as vibrant as with the natural fabric, it stayed after I went swimming in a pool, so I would call it a success!

So that is a little bit of what I have been up to, I will try to post more but you can always follow me on Twitter or Instagram by the username: AlsLoves. I'm debating on whether I should put myself on a schedule, what do you guys think, and what have you all been up to this summer?