Saturday, August 30, 2014

Birchbox | August 2014

Better late than never with this Birchbox! This month's theme was 'Lighten Up'-transitioning from summer to fall and bearing through that August heat.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Party, Party

It seems like every weekend this summer I have been celebrating someone's birthday, and my own is almost here too! For my good friend Vanessa's birthday this past Friday, we played vintage video games at Barcade and sang (really, really bad) karaoke at a Japanese Sushi bar. It was truly a hilariously fun evening. For my mani, I used none other than Deborah Lippmann's Happy Birthday. I mean come on, it's perfect.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Product Empties #4

I've had these empties for a while now, but I find empties posts to be so annoying to right. Don't get me wrong, I love sharing and reading these little trips through the beauty trash, but they can be just so tedious to write. I am going to try to keep this quick and concise with some well-defined categories: love, neutral, & nope!

Love | A holy grail. Will buy again (exactly as is or maybe in a different scent).
Neutral | Not sold, but not against it. Won't be repurchasing. 
Nope! | We didn't get along too well. Formula, scent, effectiveness-something didn't work for me.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Short & Chic

I am not one to back down on nail art, even when I have super short nails. One of my favourites for short nails is the triangle tape mani. I actually probably prefer it on short nails. This burgundy & gold combo is Zoya Pepper & Zoya Ziv (both new to my collection-thanks Annisa!)

1. 2 Coats of Zoya Pepper
2. Place two pieces of clear tape to form a triangle shape on your nail.
3. Fill in the triangle with Zoya Ziv.
4. Pull off the tape while it's still wet for sharper lines. 
5. Seal with a top coat.

This colour combo is getting me hyped up for fall!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Favourites | July Favourites

I keep wanting to type 'August Favourites', I guess that's what I get for waiting to post this until now. Anyway, back to July favourites. I am keeping it simple this month with lots of repeats.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

JewelMint Mystery Box | Wanderlust & Co

I have been loving a lot of pieced on Jewelmint lately. They are so unique and have a lot of trendy pieces at reasonable prices. Not as cheap as Forever 21, but much better quality (typically). $29.99 is a bit of a splurge to me when buying a trendy costume piece, but I have found a few items that I have definitely gotten that use out of and more. Because I have been loving so many things off the site, I thought I would try ordering a mystery box. This mystery box was pieces from Wanderlust & Co. In looking at their collective pieces, I really liked them and though I knew you weren't guaranteed anything seen on the site, I figured I liked the vibe enough to take the risk. Plus, even if you just liked one piece you would get your money's worth. Though pieces are different in all the boxes, and this particular mystery box is sold out, I thought I would share it if you were curious to see what others got or wanted an idea of what the mystery box was all about. I know I googled past boxes to get a sense of the whole idea.


Monday, August 11, 2014


Sorry for the hiatus! I know I gave a bit of warning, but I didn't realize I would be out this long! Following a ten-day vacation with a new full-time job might not have been the best scheduling decision...But I am happy to be back. Stay tuned for July Favourites, a round of empties, and a short nails mani. Plus, anything else I can think of....