Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I need some FEEDBACK!

Hey my loves,

I need some feedback from you guys.  Would you be interested in "health, fitness, and healthy eating" component to my blog?  I have recently made some changes to my diet (meaning what I eat... Im not on a 'diet') and I have been hitting the gym at least 4-5 times a week.

Please leave a comment below telling me if you would be interested in recipes, workouts, etc.



What You Can Expect!

Hey my loves!

Just wanted to let you know what you can expect in the next few posts!

1) What I picked up at MAC
2) New ESSIE nail polishes I picked up (from their Fall 2011 collection)
3) New hair products I am using and what I like/dislike about them

So stick around for some awesome new posts!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Don't Worry, Be Happy: How to deal with the stress of school and/or life!

Hey my loves!

I thought I would do a post about stress and back to school.  This time of year tends to be really stressful for young teens, teens, and young adults.  Many of us are going back to school or starting out at a new school/college/university for the very first time.  It can be really scary!  I remember when I started university, I was terrified.  I thought for sure I was going to be crushed by the workload; it was so overwhelming and I really had to try hard to keep my head above water.  I didn’t have anyone I could turn to and say “hey how do I cope with all of these new changes in my life?!”… So I am hoping I can be that person for you!

A few things to remember:

1)      Change is good!  It might not feel like it but trying new things, going new places, and the butterflies in your tummy that go along with it are all GOOD things!  You will become so much wiser, stronger, and self-assured.  YOU CAN DO THIS!

2)      You are NEVER alone.  You might think you are the only person who is scared or stressed or unsure of what they are doing in life but I promise you, everyone else is just as unsure… They are feeling the same way as you.  There is a funny quote, but I can’t remember who said it… “Everyone hates their 20’s, that’s why they all drink so much…”  It is so true!  Many people are unsure of who they are at this age (and even older!) life expects a lot from you and sometimes it is hard to know where you are going.  But don’t fret; enjoy each and every day and don’t stress about tomorrow.  You are on this path right now and who knows, next week it might change and all of the sudden you realize that cooking is really your passion, not physics… and that is OKAY!  Or you might go through all of high school thinking you are going to go to university to become a doctor, and then at the end of grade 12 you realize you really want to be a mechanic… GO FOR IT!  What I am trying to say here is follow your passions and you will be happy.  Money will come; don’t get too focused on that part…

3)      Making new friends is HARD!  People get into little cliques and act like they don’t want any “New Friends”, you know what? THEIR LOSS!  You are a wonderful person with so much to give; don’t waste your time trying to fit in to some group that acts like they are too cool to be nice to you or accept you as a friend.  Those people rarely turn out to be nice people.  And, if you ARE one of those people, give it up… you aren’t that cool :P

4)      When you are trying to make new friends, remember what I said about passions… If you love cooking, painting, karate, reading, snowboarding, knitting or WHATEVER!  Join a club or a group or take a cooking class (even if you are the most amazing cook, you can always learn something new, or meet someone cool!).  Like-minded people are bound to make great friends!

5)      Dealing with stress is SUPER CHALLENGING! Sometimes you can feel like breathing is impossible, or even getting through the night is going to be too hard… I promise you, tomorrow is a new day and it is yours :)  An AWESOME way to get rid of stress is exercise!  Go to the gym or go for a walk with your dog, parent, or friend… or hey, even go by yourself and just let your mind relax!  Another SUPER important thing is SLEEP!  Your body needs sleep in order to function.  If you deprive yourself of sleep you will be a mess and you will only be hurting yourself in the long run.  Not to mention that lack of sleep results in some serious side effects!  Just Google it, or check out this website:

6)      Homework… you need to PLAN PLAN PLAN!  Get an organizer or a calendar and write out when every single assignment is due, quiz is happening, exam is scheduled etc.  This way you can plan out your week/month/semester etc.  There is nothing worse than realizing you have 3 papers due within a week and you COULD have started them all earlier if you had only planned ahead.  So don’t make that mistake; plan ahead now! :)  Also, make sure you leave yourself enough time to do your readings and assignments properly.  There will always be time to go hang out with friends, go to the bar (if you are old enough), party, etc.  You have the rest of your life to have loads of fun; be responsible and “do what you gotta do so you can do what you wanna do” (Denzel Washington).

7)      On the other hand, make sure you HAVE FUN!  Don’t get all bogged down worrying about stuff; be a kid/be a teen/be a young adult!  Live your life :)

Most importantly, never lose sight of who you are… Don’t change for anyone and always listen to that little voice deep down inside; it won’t let you down.  Stress is only temporary and I hope you picked up a few tips on how to cope! 


Sunday, September 11, 2011

JDRF Ride for a Cure

Hey everyone, I am participating in the Ride for a Cure (JDRF) and I need your help!  My goal is to raise $250... Will you please donate? 

If you donate $20 or more you will get a tax receipt automatically!  To donate please go to this website:


Friday, September 9, 2011

Giveaways and my blogging style

hey my loves!

don't be discouraged if you werent one of the watch winners... (I announced them on Twitter).  I love doing giveaways and there will be many more in our future :)

The more followers I get, the cooler the giveaways I can do.  So tell all of your friends to check out my blog and if they like it, they can subscribe!!

Most of you know that the bigger the blog (more followers) the more attention they receive from beauty companies out there... It's a win win situation for them if they sponsor a giveaway on a big blog... LOADS of publicity for them and SUPER cool prizes for us!

I always said that I do this blog for YOU and I will stay true to that.  I don't want to be one of those bloggers that gets ripped to shreds on those beauty guru gossip websites.  I didn't create this blog to "get famous" or get loads of stuff for free and rub it in anyone's face. 

I have and will accept gifts from beauty companies out there; it's how I can try out so many different things!  I will NEVER be paid off (to say I like something even if I dont) and I will never say I like something JUST because it was sent to me for free... you NEVER have to worry about that my loves!

Anywhoooooooo just felt like saying some of those things and reminding you that your chances of winning a giveaway here on my blog are pretty good since I love doing them! :)


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kelly Cutrone

Hey my loves!

I just bought Kelly Cutrone's 2 books...  So far I love the first one I'm reading!  Her writing style is much like her personality... sharp and funny.

I can't do a full review on them, as I only started reading the first one, but I just thought I would let you know what I am reading right now!

Have you read either of her books?


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips

Hey my loves!
I am always searching for new and cool products and this one is prettttttttttttttty cool!  The Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips are super easy and fun.  All you have to do is match up the polish strip with the nail that fits the best (16 strips, 2 strips of each size) and then peel and stick!  It is ACTUALLY that easy.  I cannot paint my nails to save my life.  More ends up on my elbows than my nails.  So when I discovered this I thought it would be a really cool way to have funky nails (that are supposed to last up to 10 days... mine lasted more like 7, but I'm hard on my nails)!

They have such cool designs, the other day I used the Cheetah polish strips, I had about 10 people stop me in the mall to ask where I'd had my nails done.  They were so shocked to hear I did it myself with Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips!

Have you tried these before?  What are your thoughts?


Covergirl LastBlast Volume

Hey my loves!
Well, TiffanyD wasn't kidding when she said this is her FAVE mascara... I decided to pick it up at my local Shoppers Drug Mart and I see why she loves it.

This mascara rocks!  The formula is fantastic, it coats every lash and DOES NOT FLAKE!  Mascara and I have a love hate relationship and I am really surprised that I havent found one thing to dislike about this one yet.  It does NOT burn, flake, clump, goop, dry out, weigh down my lashes, or anything!

The brush on the wand is a short plastic brush, so if you don't like those kinds of brushes, you probably won't like this mascara, but I still urge you to give it a shot!

I can even apply this mascara with UNCURLED lashes and my lashes look full and beautiful... I'm sold :)

What is YOUR FAVE mascara?


Lovestruck by Vera Wang

Hey my loves!

I purchased a new fragrance at Shoppers Drug Mart last week and I am LOVING it!  It is the new fragrance by Vera Wang... LOVESTRUCK!

Here is some info on it from the VW Blog...

Lovestruck is about the emotion and rush you feel when you are falling in love and going for it… those heart-pounding moments of spontaneity!” –Vera Wang
The fragrance is a sparkling addictive floral you are sure to fall in love with. There’s an instant attraction to the mouthwatering pink guava and mandarin, followed by a delicate mix of tuberose and lotus blossom. Behind it all, precious woods and sheer musk envelope a passionate elegance.

Vera Wang Lovestruck was inspired by a modern day twist on Romeo & Juliet. It captures the feeling of a woman who is struck by love, captivated by passion. It represents an irresistible romance. She is madly in love and she’s going for it."

I am a sucker for love and R&J is one of my favourite plays... so this seemed like the perfect perfume for me as soon as I heard about it!  I really love it; the bottle is BEAUTIFUL and the scent is devine.  It isn't too strong but it DOES last quite a while.  I wouldn't, however, categorize it as "long lasting".  I might have to do a little test to see how long the scent lingers throughout the day... after a few minutes I become desensitized to it and can't tell... So Im not that good of a judge!

Have you tried this perfume out yet?  What is your go to perfume for fall?


Tarte: Lipsurgence Lip Tint

Hey my loves!

So I was at Sephora the other day and I picked up a Tarte lip product.  It looked really cool and when I sampled it at the store it looked great on!  I brought it home and used it today and the entire tip broke off!  The lip product looks like an oversized crayon... that might help you visualize where the breakage occured.  I am so mad!  I'm going to have to scrape off that part and put it into a container that I can dip into with a lip brush.  That is SO not what I was expecting :(  It's not cheap either, so I am a little disappointed.

I haven't had the best luck with Tarte and I really wish it wasn't so.  I am going to cross my fingers that the lip product doesnt keep breaking every time I use it.. cross your fingers for me! :)


Thank you!

Hey my loves!

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who entered my giveaway :) There were two lucky winners and they have both been notified.  I love doing things like this for you guys, it feels nice to give back to you when I can!

Ultimately, I do this blog for YOU.  I tell you about cool things I have tried, or things I think you should just skip past in the store... So thank you for following this blog and giving me the opportunity to share one of my passions with you :)


Berry-licious Smoothie

You might be wondering why I am writing about a smoothie on a beauty blog... but there IS a method to my madness :)

Do you know how amazing blueberries are for you??? 

1) They have the HIGHEST antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruits!
2) They neutralize free radicals in the body.  In turn, this helps you look and feel younger! (not to mention prevent diseases)
3) Last, but certainly not least, blueberries can keep your brain and eyes sharp!

Smoothies are great for the morning rush and they are so healthy (if you make them right ;) hehehe)


1 cup frozen blueberry/raspberry/blackberry (frozen fruit mixture)
2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
1 swirl of honey (optional)
1 mint leaf (optional)
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (or you can use bottled OJ... jsut stay away from anything that you have to mix... try to stay fresh!)


If your smoothie is a little on the thick side, add some water (or more OJ) to the blender and mix again.

Enjoy!  It's DELICIOUS! :)