11 March 2014

For the first time in a long time..

 .. I feel I have something to say.

I have been lusting over the Vivienne Westwood/Melissa Lady Dragon heels for a couple of years. The past couple of weeks, I have been lurking Ebay and other various sites for my size, affordable, payable with Paypal, with shipping to Canada. It hasn't been an easy task; that's a lot of specific criteria! I first fell in love with the Dove/Red Heart and Lychee/Red Heart. Unfortunately, because my search was so narrow, I wasn't going to be able to pick up a colour I really wanted. I still wanted the shoes so badly, though! I thought to myself, the Mango isn't bad. I can work pink hair and blue hair, why the hell not rock bright yellow shoes? I wasn't even sure what size would fit, because I heard a lot of mixed reviews on how these shoes fit large, small, and true to size. I usually wear 6, 6.5, or 7, so I went with the 6. They are perfect. I also love the colour way more once I saw them in real life. I couldn't be happier. They are incredibly comfortable and smell great (sweet, candy/plastic).

On the topic of makeup: I cleaned out my storage and threw some things out. I have a lot of eyeshadows and palettes I never or at the very least rarely use. I am going to challenge myself to do looks with makeup I don't typically use for a while and I want to post each day's face. Finally, something to motivate myself!

How are you all doing? I have never had much of a following here, but we'll see who's still around. How do you feel about the Lady Dragons?

28 December 2013

another blog post before 2014

..sorry they are so few and far between! I thought I would want to blog more lately (not in school full time the last semester, new city so less friends/commitments as before I moved, etc). It will sound like another empty promise if I just say I plan to do more with this, so I won't say anything anyone will try and hold me to. I want to, I really do. I will try. I might just make it more general than "here are some photos and reviews of products," because I don't buy nearly as frequently as other bloggers do. I want to talk beauty and fashion and music because that is my jam.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a good Christmas! What kind of goodies did you get? I'm over the moon, deliriously happy with my Naked 3 palette, it's easily one of my favourite gifts. Do you have it, and what do you think?

1. Christmas Eve getup. You can never have too much pink. 
2. Boy chose acid pink Docs for my gift! They are never coming off.
3. Naked 3.
4. I have wanted a navy blazer with gold buttons forever. Dreams came true boxing week shopping. 

12 September 2013

Baby's First Video

Okay, it's not beauty-related. But I made a Youtube video! I get so nervous and self conscious, I fancy myself a writer and I'm NOT usually one for public speaking. But I was pretty passionate about saying a few things about judging other peoples' looks and style, so I did my little piece. It's long, so you don't really have to watch it. I kind of just ramble about how I'm sick and tired of people putting people down and talking behind their backs about their faces, bodies, styles, and choices. Some things people cannot change. Some things, people do just because they LOVE it and it's THEIR lives. I am trying so hard not to see someone wearing something I wouldn't and make a comment under my breath or to my friends about "that ugly shirt" or "that isn't appropriate for her body type." I just don't care anymore. I think people should be happy and confident in their skin, and I have no right to stomp all over them when they walk into a room feelin' FINE about their outfit for the day. Just.. stop yourselves! It's hard at first, but then you feel much less like a giant jerkbutt and you find a new appreciation for people with different styles than your own.

Let me know in the comments what you thought - if you take the time!

PS. I'll probably be blogging more. I shirked some responsibilities and I'm not back in school full time again until January. Woohoo! 

30 July 2013

all things eyebrows

One of my very first posts two summers ago on this blog was related to my eyebrows. It was a bit of an odd post, I'll admit, but I wanted to cover all the bases regarding how I feel about my brows. I know that they are a huge deal when it comes to an overall look, and they can make or break a pretty face. I was not blessed with a nicely shaped brow like some people are, and I am extremely self conscious of the little brow that I do have. I will reiterate what I have said before: I do not shave, or overpluck my brows. I was quite literally born with a larger-than-average space between my eyebrows, and I have received much criticism because of this. I get called names ("no-brows, albino brows" etc., as well as nasty comments about how I do not know how to leave the tweezers alone, etc.). You can imagine. I don't always enjoy posting photos on the internet because it eventually becomes a topic of conversation. I submitted a photo to a Tumblr blog a few years ago and got some hate mail about my eyebrows - of all things! Anyway, I think I've made my point. And I really desperately want some instruction and help on how to fix/help my look. I'm so envious of girls who can fill in a nice brow!

So this is my lovely face at the moment. I have an Avon brow pencil in "Dark Blonde" and an NYX Eyebrow Kit For Blondes. I wet a tiny angled brush, outline my natural brows in the powders in the eyebrow kit, and then sometimes go over with the pencil after. They are fine, but I am far too nervous to make them thicker and I'm worried they are a huge weak point. I love the look of more "painted" on brows, I can't really think of another way to describe them, but so many of you lovely bloggers do a fabulous job. This is new territory, and I would love to hear from you about products and directions to a nice, filled in eyebrow! If you've seen a good eyebrow post already on another blog, you can also point me in that direction.

I love you guys! And I'm so sorry I never post.

13 June 2013

It's been a while

I know that hardly anyone read this to begin with, but I did want to make a quick update and share some things.

I had a bad last semester (January-April 2013). Many personal things were going on, school ended up going less than acceptable, and I am now no longer attending the same college. I quit before finishing my degree (which would take another two or more years) and I am no longer invested or interested in what I was in school for. I have applied other places, and I'm moving, and that's a lot to swallow. I still have a huge interest in beauty blogging, and I am going to try again to do a better job of it.

I want to still make this a beauty-related post, and so I will quickly ramble about a couple of things I've been utterly in love with as of late!

When I saw the new Avon Cosmic nail polishes, I overlooked them. They didn't seem to look like holos when I saw them in the catalogue. But then I saw some swatches pop up online and nearly bought every colour. I still want Saturn and Super Nova (orange and a pinkish red, respectively). I have the next two days off work (I work with food and cannot wear polishes), so I slapped Radiant on as soon as I was home tonight!

 I super recommend you try them out. I have no idea how they remove yet (sparkles may be a bit stubborn, so be prepared).

Next up is my all-in-one, uber-versatile beauty product.. are you ready... ?


I originally bought it for my hair, I coat my head with it before I colour at home and also as a mask sometimes. Then I started putting it on my legs after I shower. And it makes your lips really smooth. And it's an amazing moisturizer and base for foundation. You can Google all its beauty uses.. it's seriously my new favourite thing. This jar was $7 at Bulk Barn.

Last of all, I finally invested in a beauty bloggers' old favourite: Naked II. I had a gift card for Sephora from Christmas I still hadn't used, so I got this and their Full Action mascara, which is my favourite of all time. 

I know you've all seen and heard about the Naked palettes, so I'll just leave a couple of my own pictures up and then I'm all done! I mean, this is my small update, and I hope to have more to say and share soon.