Monday, July 30, 2012

Even more Polishes!

So the latest nail polishes that I am absolutely crazy for are these ones! 

This pink by OPI is from the Disney's Minnie Mouse collection and is called "If you moust you moust". It is an absolutely adorable shade which I picked up today! 

I also got a Revlon base coat on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart for $5.99 (half price!) and a super dry top coat from Essie! 

I am currently searching for the "Fly" shade of teal which is part of the Nicki Minaj collection for OPI. I've been a couple of places trying to find it but haven't had any luck so far. So I did what any girl desperate for a polish would do, (as suggested by a friend) I posted a question on their facebook page! 

I really I hope I get a response. It's the perfect shade of teal! And the other teal that I bought from Sally Hansen completely stained my nails and no amount of polish remover will take it off! 

Here's Fly, what do you think? 

Isn't it gorgeous?? Now if I could only find it....... There are virtually no shades of teal in essie or OPI as it is and that makes this even more difficult to track down I guess! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

My favourite Maybelline Products!

Here are a few of my favourite makeup products from Maybelline. Sometimes when you take a chance you can find a really great product!

Baby Lips by Maybelline is a line of lip balms that comes in a variety of shades and also a clear balm like this one. I first bought the "Pink Punch" shade below and wanted something clear and I found this one at Shoppers Drug Mart! It's perfect for summer because it is an SPF20 balm!

This is the first one I bought, Pink Punch and it has a great tint of colour and is a nourishing balm that I really love!

I have tried more mascaras than I can count. Even more than I have ever heard from because I receive some as gifts and my go-to mascara is still Colossal Volum' by Maybelline.

It was a friend of mine that intially recommended the Colossal mascara to me. I had never tried it but she spoke highly of it. I had always used Dior show and wondered if there was a mascara that worked really well to plump up my lashes that didn't cost the equivalent of half a tank of gas - and low and behold she was right!

I use it as a base coat and then a variety of different mascaras as a top coat depending on the day. I have tried many other Maybelline mascaras and this is by far the best for me.

What is your favourite Maybelline product?

I use a variety of makeup products but these products are my tried, tested and true and I have them in my purse wherever I go, and that is the reason that I am sharing them with you!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Should I get an E- Reader?

I have always loved the feeling of a paperback book but lately I have been more inquisitive about E-Readers. Just for the sheer convenience of being able to instantly download a book, and not having to go to the store or order books online and wait for them to be delivered.

Chapters Indigo does free delivery if you spend over $25 on books which isn't difficult but then you always end up buying more than one book because why would you pay for shipping?

With an E-Reader you can instantly download a book anywhere where you can get wifi access and download the book almost instantly!

The biggest question is do I buy an E-Reader like this kobo? Or do I buy an Ipad and then just download the kobo app?

The original kobo is on sale at Chapters right now for $99. Tempting, but the Vox reader which is more of a mutlimedia device is only slight more at $179.

I looked up a few details on the Vox and it plays movies and television shows and has sound where the original Kobo is just strictly an E-Reader.

Here's the real decision, if I'm going to spend $200 on an E-Reader for it's multi functionality, should I not just go ahead and spend $450 on an Ipad?

Decisions, Decisions! And I really don't know what to do! Do any of you have an E-Reader? Or an Ipad? What do I do? What is it like reading a book on an Ipad? Does the battery on the Ipad last as long as a kobo?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Public Service Announcement: Don't be a Jealous Bi$@h!!

Lately I have received a couple of very rude comments on my blog and I just want to say to anyone reading this - if you don't like what my blog is about - DON'T READ IT! 

You don't have to like what I buy or agree with my opinions, I don't care. If you are going to be rude, I'm not going to publish your comments! It's painfully obvious that you're just jealous - that's not my problem. 
Not that I need to answer to anyone but, no one else pays for what I buy but me. So if you are jealous of what I can afford, that's not my issue. I work my ass off to buy nice things. I pay my own way. Get over yourself! 

Nothing bothers me more than people who are rude, mean to others or animals and people that are jealous. There will always be someone prettier, smarter, richer, more successful, more dynamic, skinnier, and anything else that you wish you were. The most important thing in life is to be happy with yourself and with what and who you have in your life. Don't spend your time being negative toward other people. Jealousy is a truly nasty emotion - and it's a terrible shade a green! It doesn't suit anyone.

Remember that you have no idea what anyone else has gone through in their life. You also have no idea what they do to help others. On top of everything else I give in both my time and donations to numerous charitable causes.  

I'm sure your mother or your father told you "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!" 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

More Polishes!

This week I bought 4 new nail polishes, because Trade Secrets is having a sale! Buy 1 get the 2nd 50% off! I'm kind of going through a nail polish binge right now.... obviously! It's because I actually have time to do my nails! And it's summer and it's ooh so fun to have ooh so pretty nails!

I was also looking for another teal shade since the Sally Hansen one I most recently used stained my finger nails.... and I didn't really love that. I want a more subdued teal so hopefully a different location has a couple of shades to choose from! 

I also bought Macadamia hair therapy oil. I only bought a small bottle to test it out. 

Have you ever tried this? It's definitely going to be a trial and error at first but I hope it works! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nail Art Trends I'm loving!

Some colours and nail art trends that I am loving for summer! Have some fun with your nails with bright colours! 

I have never been a huge fan of polish on my finger nails but I'm getting more and more used to it and it keeps me from wrecking my nails because it's more unsightly if you wreck painted nails. Since removing the fake nails that I tried out for a couple of months I am trying to grow my nails out. 

I am so addicted to the pink shades that Essie has right now, it's hard to control myself from buying them all! 

Here are another couple of fabulous shades of Essie available! I can't pull off the yellow but maybe you can! 

Darker polishes in case you aren't a fan of bubble gum style pinks ;) 

Here are two shades that I paired together for a fun contrast. 

I've already changed my nails since last week and now have 4 purple fingers and 1 teal! I'm probably going to go back to solid pink over the weekend. I'm not great at doing my own nails, but practice makes perfect right? I hope so!

I just wish I could do both hands evenly! But I'm sure I'm not the only one who has this problem!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Global Warming: Scorching in Toronto!!

Has anyone noticed how obnoxiously warm it has been in Toronto this summer? Of course you have! But have you noticed this, how now you can go out in a short sleeve shirt and shorts or a dress at night, and not need a sweater? 

This just makes me thing that we are really wreaking havoc on our planet. What are the polar bears going to do?? They certainly don't want bikini weather! 

We need to seriously look at what we are doing to the planet. This isn't going to fix it's self. 

It's not something you think about when you go about your day, but if you days are as hot as mine have been lately, you really start to think about WHY it is so outrageously hot! And the fact that it has never been this warm in Toronto in years. 

For my American readers, it was about 111.4 degrees here today, and we are near to or setting records but at a very scary and consistent pace. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Perfect Zebra Bench : Found!

This weekend I found what I thought was the perfect Zebra bench for my front hall! 

I fell in love with it! But realized that it was probably too big for the hallway. I put it on hold until the end of the night and went to look at a couple of other stores. 

As my friend and I were walking out of the store we saw a similar but smaller wrought iron bench! 

I sat down on the bench to test it, and determined it was perfect! I picked it up and carried it to the cash! 

Not only is this bench amazing - I will also be able to recover it when I get tired of Zebra print! 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Customer Service is Key: Bowring made it right!

This week I was browsing the Bowring website and I noticed that the sofa I purchased was on sale. I was stunned! I purchased the sofa less than 3 weeks ago! And now it's on sale?? 

Obviously unimpressed with this, I took my receipt into the store for a price adjustment. 

Seeing as how I purchased the sofa 2 & 1/2 weeks ago, I felt it was not unreasonable to request a price adjustment for the full amount of the difference. 

After some difficulty I was able to get the District Manager to call me and we reached a mutual agreement. I received a full refund on a gift card to spend in the store. 

I was really frustrated that I even had to argue for the refund and believe that it should be 30 days for a price adjustment. In the end, I am satisfied with the outcome but was unimpressed that it took a considerable amount of my time to achieve. 

I really want a bench near my door for putting my shoes on and I am considering both of these benches. 

I'm not sure if I like the animal print on furniture that I'm going to have for a long time, which is why this bench might be better? 

The white one might be the better choice, and I really like the darker shade. 

I chose to buy my sofa at Bowring because it is a Canadian company and the sofa it's self was made in Canada. I think the company needs a better policy in place to ensure that it keeps repeat customers like myself and does not set up to rip them off. 

Thank you Bowring for being fair and reasonable, but customers should not have to fight for fair. It just goes to shoe, that you should be adamant when it comes to your money. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Where are the perfect denim shorts hiding?

I've been looking for the perfect denim shorts, in and around my crazy hectic schedule, and I have yet to find "the ones". 

Tonight after work and before school I stopped in at Joe Fresh and found some really cute teal shorts, in the exact style that I want the denim shorts, but in the wrong colour. 

I got them anyways because they will be really cute for colour blocking! 

I also picked up another pair of flip flops in silver! 

The hunt for the perfect denim shorts continues! Hopefully I will find them before summer is over.... although since it was about 42 degrees in Toronto today, I have no fear there are a lot of warms days left! 

I'm going to take a look at American Eagle tomorrow and see if I can pick up some cute shorts just like these ones! 

Wish me luck!