Apr 29, 2011

English Roses

To wake up at 3 a.m something important must have to be happening and it's the royal wedding! I have to admit it maybe wasn't all worth waking up 'cause now I'm extremely tired. None the less I have to keep moving and I plan to wear my Union Jack floral shirt from Delia's. I love this shirt 'cause it's not your normal Union Jack because of the floral pattern. 

I also have been reading some cool beauty blogs lately like May Loves Makeup who happens to be from England. Her blog is all about new and cool beauty products. 
(The writer of the blog)

(The blog's title)

So if you woke up at 3 a.m I suggest you read it because your gonna be very tired and it might just wake you up. (Well at least a bit.)

Apr 28, 2011

Defend Yourself

(I just love the picture of the eye and it's from
an issue of Teen Vogue, just to let you know.)
Normally the ultimate rule for applying anything on your face is never put it near your eyes but this rule doesn't apply to Aloe Eye Defence. This is a moisturizer for the eye area and I think it's good because it doesn't make the sensitive area react. To apply it you just put 1 or 2 drops on your finger tips and dab it to the area around the eye. I also find that it makes the circle under your eyes less noticeable. A few days ago when I applied this cream my eyes started to run but today when I applied it my eyes didn't run it might have all just been a fluke but I wouldn't suggest putting it to close to your eye. A good rule is don't put it in contact of your eyelashes I know this from a few not so pleasant experiences.

Apr 26, 2011

The Perfect Balance

It's weird 'cause I get one face cream that helps oily skin by drying it so then I have dry skin so I need moisturizer. It's really hard to find a balance in face creams and such but I think I've found something that works. I found The Body Shops Aloe Protective Restoring Mask that you leave on for 20 minutes and then wash off. It moisturizes but doesn't make my face oily it also makes my face glow, feel clean, and fresh. I'd give you more information on what it does exactly but the Body Shop's website isn't opening for me so I'll tell you what it says on the container. "Sensitive Skin- Intensive treatent with prebiotics to strengthen skin's natural barrier." At first I thought this product was to runny because while I was at the Body Shop testing it I opened the lid and it came sloshing out all over my hand and the floor. It isn't though, but it doesn't dry on your face. This product is also recommended by Vogue. Later this week I'll be blogging about the Body Shop's Aloe Eye Defence but after about 20 minutes of wearing it  my eyes started running but it could have just been because of my cold but I'll get back to you on that later.

Apr 24, 2011

Crazy For Chocolate

It's Easter and although it's not actually a celebration of chocolate I still think chocolate plays a big part in the day, so what a better day to wear chocolate flavoured lip gloss. I'm wearing Maybelline's Shine Sensational Lip Gloss in the colour of Crazy Caramel. I know it's not actually chocolate flavoured but it has a picture of a chocolaty caramel thing on the tube so I think it counts. I find the colour really rich but it doesn't make your lips look dark because it's sparkly. Speaking of sparkly I'm eating Godiva's dark chocolate mint pearls out of a sparkly tin. 

These chocolates are so good and they also come in flavours like milk chocolate and chocolate raspberry. So even if you don't celebrate Easter sit back relax and eat some chocolate unless of course your like allergic.

Apr 23, 2011

Spring's Steps

This winter I lived in Ugg's and black boots so I needed to update my shoes for spring so I got Keds. Some people think that Keds aren't so stylish but I think they're pretty good because they make my feet look smaller unlike Converse which make my feet look really long. I got mine in a dark grey 'cause I find that colour is nicer for spring than black but doesn't over due it and they also go with a lot. While I was shopping I also tried on Toms. I love the idea that you buy a pair and then they give a pair of shoes to someone in need. On me they didn't look so good but if they look good on you I think they're a really good choice. 

Apr 21, 2011

Lilac Lover

 I love spring colours like baby blues and light pinks but my favourite is light purple. So when I was given this lilac coloured nail polish for my birthday I was thrilled. It's called "Lacey Lilac" and it's made by Sally Hansen. Normally I don't like Sally Hansen's polishes because they don't go on smooth and they always chip but this polish went on really smooth it also hasn't chipped yet. I find that the colour of this polish is also very Eastery.

You know what's also Eastery, is flowers and as a birthday card I got this plant me card which I think is a really cute idea. You can get them in tons of different styles too! 

Hope you like this post whether you're one of those people who likes to do their nails or if you're the kind of person who likes to be outside in the garden. 

P.S Just to let you know, I'm going to put Wednesday's Words on pause for a while because I've realized that there aren't that many songs about lip gloss and lip stick but I'm planning on adding something else so stay tuned.

Apr 19, 2011

Clean Skin and A Better World In 1

(While I was shooting these pics my dog sorta got in the way, it's not relevant but
 I thought it was a pretty cute shot.)

There are only 2 days left until Earth Day. For Earth Day the Body Shop created a shower gel line with 100% biodegradable ingredients and it's put in a 100% recycled plastic bottle. I really like the product 'cause it moisturizes the skin and if you apply it with a bath lilly it also exfoliates. You can buy them in 6 different scents and there is also an un-fragranced one. It's not really my thing to go outside on Earth Day and pick up garbage but  using this instead of something that harms our earth is a pretty good start.

Apr 17, 2011

I Wish Testers Could Last Forever

I was in Sephora yesterday and I just love that if you ask for a tester they'll give it to you. This makes it much easier to buy beauty products because who likes trying used lip gloss on. I got a tester of Make Up Forever's Lab Shine lip gloss in the colour of Amethyst. I love everything about this gloss except it doesn't have a scent which I like having. They were also handing out testers of  B.Kamins Bio-Maple Lip Balm. This entire brand was apparently inspired by a cold fishing trip to Canada. As for the lip balm it's really natural because it makes your lips look smooth but doesn't add any shine which is nice on some occasion. The only thing that sucks is that I like them both alot which means the testers won't last long. 

Apr 16, 2011

These Leaves Have Silver Linings

My latest obsession is rings! My favourite is this silver coloured ring from Aldo Accessories in the shape of 2 leaves that I got as a birthday gift. It's totally not your normal ring. 
Just to let you know, the skin that touches the ring might turn a bit green 'cause of the materials but to stop that you're supposed to put clear nail polish on the underside of the ring. My cousin told me that and I'm telling you because it's normal to have a green thumb but it's just weird to have a green finger.

Apr 14, 2011

Raise Your Claws

I was devastated when I heard about what happened in Japan but it's nice to know that celebrities feel the same way and take actions like Lady Gaga did. I was surfing the web when I found out about Lady Gaga's Earthquake Relief Wrist Bands. They're only $5, all the money goes to helping Japan, and they're pretty stylish. Even though they're only $5 they've made millions to help out Japan. I really like mine although it smells bad because of the plastic (that will fade though) and it's a bit big but it's making a big big difference. 

Apr 13, 2011

Let Your Pink Shine

It's Pink Day, which not only raises awareness to stop bullying it also gives you the opportunity to deck yourself out in pink, which I did. I wore a pink t-shirt, a pink flower clip in my hair, and 2 pink rings. I decided not to wear pink pants though 'cause I live in blue jeans. The 2 rings I wore were very playful and bright but today they sent a very important message. 
I hope you let your pink shine today!

Apr 11, 2011

A Peachy Treat

It was so nice outside yesterday, except for the random flash hailstorm I ran into, so I decided it was time to wear some light-coloured gloss. My fave light gloss is Maybelline's Shine Senational lip gloss in the colour of Peach Sorbet. I know I've blogged about other colours in that line but that`s only because they're really good and because I'm trying to get every one. This one has a pink shiny tint, really brightens up a face and it brightens up a day.

Apr 9, 2011

The Future Is Blue and Shiny

You know what would be a cool job, getting to name the colour of nail polish. It would probably be really fun 'cause anything sorta goes. For example I have a polish called "Guchi Muchi Puchi". The name makes it  really weird when someone asks you what colour you're wearing 'cause you have to reply with that. So after I got that I'm always expecting something really strange but when I got this blue sparkly Nicole by O.P.I. polish the name was completely normal. It was called "Rich In Spirit" which is nice but not out of the ordinary. I would have called it something like "Blue Robot" or "The Future Is Blue". None the less it's an extraordinary polish because the colour is great and it goes on really well which probably has something to do with the new perfect stroke brush they added to this polish. So the name might not be out of this world but the rest of it really is.

Apr 7, 2011

N Is For Nail File

It's my birthday so I'll be posting a lot about some new things I've gotten like cool earrings and of course, lip gloss. The first things I want to show you are these really awesome nail filers by Revlon. I'm in love with the designs and the colours. My favourite is the Paris one because I really want to go but it's sorta sad because  for now that emery board is as close as I'm gonna get.

Apr 5, 2011

The View Is Great

This afternoon I went for a jog and realized I'm sorta out of shape because after 1 km I got really tired then I just sorta walked the rest of the trail. 

My favourite part about jogging is getting to carry around a cool water bottle. Mine is a reusable purple Vapur water bottle. It's really neat because once you're done with it you can fold it up.

I also really like to buy running shoes. I didn't wear my nice ones though because they always end up getting really muddy. Today they got really wet because I sorta walked right through a puddle.

The final thing I liked about jogging was the amazing view.

Apr 3, 2011

Lip Gloss Where You Least Expect It

You know those stores that sell something normal like books but then you end up buying candy there instead? Well that's what happened to be except I ended up buying lip gloss. So I was shopping at Pier 1 when I found lipgloss which I thought was pretty weird considering it's a home furnishing store. I ended up buying the lip gloss. The flavour, which is Blueberry Parfait, is horrible if you get it in your mouth by accident but it's super shiny. The tube is really cute and makes your think of summer.

Cookies + 1000

I can't believed I reached 1000 page views! To celebrate I made chocolate chip cookies that spell out All That Shines. I wish I could share them with you because I only made them thanks to you. 

Apr 2, 2011

The Nail Polish Rainbow

I'm a big fan of nail polish because it's a whole other way to add to your outfit. I'm also a big fan of Shoppers Drug Mart because they have a large selection of really cool beauty products so while I was out shopping I found a few really daring nail polish colours that I think must be shared. ( Sorry the picture quality isn't so good, I was taking the shots from my i-Pod touch. )

I find this Nicole nail polish has a really rich colour but also looks really fun.

This sparkly gold colour screams "look at me" but in a good way.

I had to add this pic because I just love all of these colours!