Monday, January 28, 2013


I used to think there had to be one way to blog and only one way your blog can be successful. You had to have a clear direction of what your blog was about, you had to have content 3-5 times per week, high resolution photos, etc etc etc. Well you know what? I just want to write.

I debated for a long time whether to start a blog or not because I knew I could not hold myself to doing just one thing. I couldn't just blog about beauty or fashion or design or lifestyle. I knew this but I still gave my blog a label. And then a few months later, the inevitable happened. I got bored. I ran out of things to blog about and just stopped.

Remember those days of Xanga? Where people just wrote? I want that again.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bucket List

Sorry I've been MIA the past month. The past month has been...exhausting. My shift changed at work and now I start at 6 in the morning; trying to hang out with friends as much as possible without passing out on them because of the exhaustion; making the most of my day, etc etc. Not an excuse but just a small explanation.


This month I also thought a lot about the future. I usually do, and it's one of my flaws: being so worried about it that I forget to live in the present. But it's not bad all the time.
I started writing my bucket list. Yes, I'm worried about the future but this gives me something exciting to look forward to and I thought I'd share some of it with you:
  •  See a shooting star
  • Visit NYC
  • Swim with dophins
  • Go to the airport and take the next plane out
  • Ride a donkey up a side of the hill in Greece
  • Go on a yoga retreat
What's on your bucket list? I'd love to know!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Haul & Mini Review

I put myself on a shopping ban for the month of March.
I failed on day 1.
Then I tried to justify it by saying February was really short so day 1 doesn't count. But then I went out and bought stuff on day 3. SUPER FAIL.

Trying again in April...

But I'm super excited about the things I got! A lot of the stuff I bought is because Rhonda of .dotlash had mentioned them in her February favourites and her recent haul. Her videos & blog posts are bad for my wallet (Haha, just kidding Rhonda!! <3). First were these Loreal Infallible 24 Hour Eyeshadows. Great reviews on YouTube about these but every time I went to a drugstore, the testers were always so gross and unappealing. Rhonda talked about how amazing they were and then they were on sale at London Drugs for $5.99 when reguarly they were +$10 so I had to try them out.

I love Hourglass Beige. It's a perfect everyday lid colour. The other colour I picked up was Permanent Khaki because I love wearing greens and this one is absolutely gorgeous. I do find them a little hard to apply but still amazing. The little plug that it comes with is annoying though.

Revlon Lip Butters which I have talked about before. Picked up some other colours: Cupcake, Strawberry Shortcake and Cremesicle (because of Rhonda again!)

Left to right: Strawberry Shortcake, Cupcake and Milani Eyeliner
Cremesicle not shown because my friend picked it up for me while she was in the states (thank you!!) and I haven't seen her yet.

My friend, Simon went to Hong Kong recently and I asked him to pick up the Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream because I have heard amazing reviews on this. Although a bit pricey (~$35CAD), it's completely worth it. I am IN LOVE with this product. A more in-depth review will come shortly. Thanks Simon!

Milani Liquif'eye Eyeliner. I have heard amazing things about this eyeliner but it's super hard to find in Canada. FINALLY found one at Superstore. So smooth and creamy, probably the blackest black I have ever found and at $5.99 you can't go wrong with it. Unfortunately for my oily and watery eyes, I get raccoon eyes after about 5 hours.

Wet & Wild Single Eyeshadow in creme brule. I can't get enough of W&W products, great quality products for crazy prices. This colour is way too close to my skin tone though so I use it as a blending colour.

Revlon Nail Polish in Sparkling. Super pretty but I realize it's quite similar to my Essie Cut in Stone.

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I forgot to take this photo when I was taking photos for this post... and then I got too lazy to take the photo and upload it to my computer, then to this blog. Yea, I'm pretty lazy sometimes. Does this happen to any other bloggers out there?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

March Topbox

I have been on the wait list for Topbox since November, and it was definitely worth the wait. I love the packaging because it fits in my little mailbox perfectly so I don't need to go elsewhere to pick up the package or worry that they'll just leave it in the lobby. Shipping was pretty quick, but it can only be so fast with Canada Post.

For $10 a month, this Topbox was definitely worth it. As for my Luxe Box? Been having terrible experience with it, unfortunately. Receiving the same products month after month. Maybe I'll post what I got in that if it's worth it but for the past couple of months it hasn't been worth sharing.

Anyway, ending rant... moving onto better things!

This month I received:

Cargo Cosmetics Eyeshadow (full size) in Cannes
Redken Color Extend Shampoo & Conditioner packages
mark. Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain (full size) in Frilly
mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers in Shocking Purple and Tickled Pink
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes