Dec 30, 2011

Winter Reading

I love having books that you can look at over and over again like the Seventeen Ultimate Guide To Style and Parisian Chic. The Seventeen book is more just a flip through book because it's mostly just pictures. I find it really great for fashion inspiration and cool ideas. The only problem is that it really makes me want to go shopping and buy a lot of clothing. 

Parisian Chic to the fashionistas guide to Paris. It has cool places to shop, eat, and stay in Pairs. It also has lots of fashion and beauty advice as well fun quirky illustrations. 

Dec 27, 2011

Moisturizing Honeydew

For Christmas I got the eos honeysuckle and honey dew lip balm smooth sphere. I've seen the ads for them in magazines a lot and the ads are what made we want the lip balm. Above is my picture trying to imitate the ad.
The lip balm has such a nice flavour and moisturizes very well. 

Dec 24, 2011

Gingerbread Cookies

What is better than homemade gingerbread cookies on Christmas Eve decorated with dried cranberries and chocolate chips. There isn't much more to say than yum and have a Merry Christmas!

Dec 22, 2011

Hold On

I recently did a post about my curling iron so I decided it's time to do a post about hairspray. I use hairspray normally when I curl my hair because if I don't the curls fall really fast. I've been using Finesse firm hold unscented hairspray for a while and I find it works quite well. It holds for a long time and doesn't seem to be heavy but I don't have anything to compare it to. I've found it great for this time of year because the wind is always blowing my hair about but this keeps my hair together.

Dec 20, 2011

I Heart Pretty Pictures

I found this website called We Heart It. This website is basically just a giant collection of amazingly wonderful photos. Here are some really nice ones I found on the site.

Here are some more Christmas/Winter inspirational pictures I found.

Dec 18, 2011

Tinsel Town Philosophy

I can't believe there is less than one week till Christmas! It's time to post about the final lip gloss in my Much Mistletoeing Philosophy set which is Tinsel Town. 

This is my favourite one because when it's on your lips it's the same colour as it is in the tube. It also has an amazing minty scent and a lot of sparkle/shine just like tinsel. 

Dec 16, 2011

Gift Ideas

This is a random gift idea post. Obviously these gifts are not for everyone but for someone that is into things like beauty and fashion these are some fun easy gift ideas.

1. Infinity scarves from American Eagle. They're great because you don't have to guess sizes
2. Lip gloss sets and a multi coloured tube of gloss from Sephora.
3. Fashion themed daily calenders from Coles (bookstores). Perfect because it's something you can use daily.
4. Decorative bottles from Ikea. They're nice because it's something that someone might not purchase for themselves.

Dec 14, 2011

Time For A New Curling Iron

I recently got a new curling iron from the brand Bella which is a brand sold at Shoppers Drug Mart. I needed a new one because my old one, right before I was about to use it, made a loud noise and then a spark flew from it. So I thought maybe I shouldn't use it again. I'm pretty sure the new one I got is a 1 inch. It claims to heat up in 30 seconds and it actually does! Sadly this curling iron doesn't get very hot so it doesn't create the greatest curls. However it works really well to put some body and texture in the hair. 

Dec 11, 2011

Baby Lips Are Here

I saw an ad for Baby Lips lip balm by Maybelline about 2 months ago and ever since then I've been on the look out for them. I finally found them today at Loblaws! They come in 6 different flavours and I decided to get "Peach Kiss". It has SPF 20 which is great and is supposed to moisturize your lips. I've only had it for one day and it seems to be keeping my lips moist. 

This one has a tiny bit of colour but not a lot. It gives your lips that no makeup, makeup look because it makes your lips look smooth and gives them just a smidgen of shine. The effects of it are nice but it's the packaging that is the deal breaker.

Dec 10, 2011

What I Waste Lip Gloss On (Part 2)

This is an updated version of what I waste lip gloss on. Now it is Starbucks's Peppermint Hot Chocolate which is only available around the holidays. 

It tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream but just with a lot more chocolate, it's also not as sweet. They serve it with whip cream and chocolate shavings which is my favourite part. 

Dec 8, 2011

Long Lasting Cream

I swim a lot so it's hard to keep my skin from getting dry. Normally I just use Aveeno's lotion but I decided to try out Aveeno's Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream. My moms dermatologist said that it's better to use cream than lotion because creams do a lot more for your skin (she didn't say exactly that but it was along those lines). 

This cream definitely lasts on your skin for a really long time but I haven't seen any big difference. Maybe I haven't used it for long enough yet?

It does not have a strong scent but it almost smells the tiniest bit like mint. The texture is also very thick. In this picture it almost looks like something you could eat. But don't eat it, eat a minty candy cane or something.

Dec 7, 2011

Clogs & Blogs

A few days ago was St.Nicolas Day so I decided to do a post about a lip product from Holland which is Purol's lip balm. This balm is so moisturizing and has a natural but really pleasant smell. In the picture there are also some spicy cookies and some half milk half bittersweet chocolate, which I'm eating right now. 

Dec 3, 2011


Winter is definitely in the air, so my love of sweaters has grown. Here are some really cute simple ones I found online.

Dec 1, 2011

Minty Coffee Anyone?

The absolute best part of this gloss is the flavour. It doesn't actually smell like marshmallows it smells just like a minty coffee. It has a strong scent which is nice, but I put it with some other glosses and they took on the scent which is annoying. It has a really pretty sparkly finish and is from the Much Mistletoeing Philosophy lip gloss set. I'm so excited for the holidays especially because for me yesterday was the first snowfall for the season!