Dec 30, 2011

Holiday gifts and purchases ♥

Hello everyone!!
Hope you're all having a wonderful Holiday, I know I am. This year I have had such a wonderful holiday break, full of amazing adventures with amazing friends and my wonderful family. That is really all I needed and am so grateful for it all :)
I wanted to do a quick post and share with you my favourite holiday season gifts and purchases. This is in no way meant to be showing off, I just love reading posts like this from other bloggers so I really wanted to do one as well!

Topshop hat and scarf| PINK crop pants| a little moose| JCrew bracelet| Coach purse| Echo gloves

The Topshop hat and scarf and the little stuffed moose named moosey by me (original I know) were from my wonderful boyfriend. The purse was from my family. The gloves are from a Christmas giveaway by the lovely Aleeza from Stylish and Literate. I love these gloves which are meant to be used with touch screen phones while still keeping your hands warm, and they really do work! So, Thank you Aleeza! The bracelet and the crop work out pants were bought by me during the sales :) 

let me know what your favourite gift or purchase was this season or link me to your blog post!
Have a wonderful day :)

Dec 22, 2011


Hello all you lovely people,
I just wanted to do a quick post to let you know that I am not abandoning this blog. I won't be able to blog for the next few days because I'm going away until Christmas day and I'll be here:

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I will get back to blogging after that :)
wish you all an amazing holiday!

Dec 20, 2011

New Favourite Jeans

Top: Forever21| Jeans: Zara| Boots: Nine West| Scarf: H&M| Bracelet: local store in Quebec city| Nails: Essie Really Red

I have been loving coloured jeans since the summer. The first pair I wore were bright pink and last week I went to Zara, saw this green pair and I had to have it. I love the deep green colour and they are so comfortable! perfect for a last minute Christmas shopping trip ;)
what do you think of them?
Happy Tuesday!

Dec 18, 2011

What I'm loving ♥

In case you didn't know I am back on blogger now :) There are just too many limitations for me on wordpress so that is why I moved back!
This post is about things that I've seen online or in person and am loving now so I thought I would share them with you all.
3. Laren Elan Collections Bella Bracelet| 4. Aldo Rhoades Ankle Boots| 5. The Cambridge Satchel Company The Classic

I also just realized that I have full outfit right here haha that was not intentional!
what are some of the things you are loving right now?
Happy Sunday :)

Dec 14, 2011

Outfit Of the Day: Casual Plaid

After studying many hours and feeling like I was going to go crazy I took a mini break and went to the mall with my mom. I wanted to return a bronzer I had ordered from The Body Shop since it was too glittery for me, but more on that later. Another reason I went was to buy a couple of gifts but that was a flop none of the stores had what I wanted so I'll either be ordering the gifts in or going to different malls. We also went into honey, where my mom treated me to the cutest sweater, which I'm really excited to style!

Before we went my mom snapped a couple of photos of my outfit so here they are :)

Top: Urban Behaviour| Jeans: Forever21| Boots & Purse: Nine West| Earrings: Swarovski| Lipstick: Kenya by Vasanti

Have a wonderful day :)

Dec 13, 2011

Balmshell: a little haul ♥

Today I have a little haul to share with you. Last week Balmshell tweeted about a sale they were having, 70% off everything! so naturally I had to order. I really adore Balmshell, not only are their products without many chemical ingredients but they also have the cutest packaging for their products. A while back I did a haul and showed you a lipgloss I had bought from them here, I love that lipgloss, it's a very pretty colour and smells like candy. The only reason why I didn't buy more at the time was the price!

So on to the haul. I did not know how all  the colours would look on me, I didn't want to order one and then not like the colour, so I ordered a little pack of their mini glosses. I also ordered a lip and cheek stain :)

Here are the products out of the boxes! How adorable are these! and that little pamphlet came with the cheek stain and it's a little story related to the name of the stain!

The little box of mini glosses is perfect for trying the different colours (their most popular). I love all the colours and there are a couple that I will purchase full size once I finish these :) I think this box actually makes a perfect little gift too, for the make up lovers on your list.

Another item I ordered was their lip and cheek stain in the colour Gossip Greta, oh yes they have perfectly cute names as well. I have never tried a cheek stain before so I thought I would give this one a try. This product comes with a doe foot applicator for use on you lips. The top has a sponge applicator which is for use on cheeks. I actually really love this because I don't really want to touch my lips with the same thing that has touched my cheek.  It has a gel consistency when you first put it on your skin and you have to work it into your skin. I haven't tried this on my face yet but once I do I will let you know how it goes!

Ok, now onto the swatches!

Top to bottom: Darling You Look Fabulous, Shoe Fetish, Shop Aholic, Weekend In The Hamptons, Yummy Mummy. On the right: cheek stain Gossip Greta

These photos are both in natural light, but I thought I would show them both so you can get a better idea of how they would look in bright light and also when it's a bit darker.

Once you blend out the cheek stain it leaves a peachy stain so don't be afraid of the bright red! So all in all I really am happy with my order, the only thing is that I thought the mini glosses were a bit bigger than they actually are, but that is not a huge problem as I don't think I'll be finished with these for a while yet :)

I just checked this morning and the sale is still going on! So you can get your hands on any of these and more for 70% off! And you can find everything here.

I know I mention many Paraben-free products on my blog, and Balmshell products are all Paraben-free so if you would like a list of the ingredients in their products let me know and I'll be happy to share them with you here :)
Hope this post was enjoyable for you all :)

Have a beautiful day.

Dec 8, 2011

Holiday Wish List 2011 ♥

Zara Cable Stitched Sweater: $69.90| Micheal Kors Rectangle Case Charm Watch: $120| Origins Souffle Trio: $35| Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Studs: $32|Urban Decay NAKED Palette: $48| Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Slim Zip: $198| Love Ring: $185| SOREL Toffino (Chilli Pepper) Boots: $199.99| Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System-Jaguar: $129| Victoria's Secret PINK Wear Everywhere Pullover Hoodie: $44.50

I cannot believe there are only 16 days until Christmas! Although I haven't really been able to enjoy December as much since it's my final exam period at the moment but in a week's time I'll be free. Since I've been looking at other bloggers' Holiday Wish lists, I thought to share mine as well. Although getting everything on this list would be amazing, I don't expect to haha, I also did this so that it would be helpful as a gift guide for some. So hope you enjoyed this post and it has inspired you!

let me know what some of the things on your wish list are this year :)

Dec 4, 2011

Perfect Red Nail Polish: Essie's Really Red ♥

Yes I have yet another nail polish post, I'm sorry but it's the dreaded exam season for me which will last for about two weeks. I have just been studying in my little corner in my room and I don't really do much else, oh except I saw Tower Heist last night and me and The Boy had such a great time and laughed so much it was great :)

For my little study breaks that I take I usually just paint my nails while having a little chat with my mom so this is the result of my last little break!

Essie: Really Red

In natural light

With Flash

I had been looking for a true red nail polish for so long but I couldn't find the perfect one. Until last Friday after finishing my last week of uni and doing well on my practicals I decided to treat myself. I went to a discount beauty store near my school and when I came across this I had to have it, it was love at first sight.

Have a wonderful Sunday :)

Dec 1, 2011

Nail Look: Polka Dots

Hello lovelies,

Today I have a new nail look to share with you. I was inspired to do this when I saw a photo of the the lovely Gemma from gemsmaquillage wearing polka dot nails :)

Base coat: Essie Power Clutch

Polka Dots: China Glaze For Audrey

I can say that I LOVE this look! well I love polka dots and these two colours are seriously making me so happy together.

What do you think of this look?

Have an amazing Friday :)