Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tag | 50 Random Questions

I've been a little off the radar for the last couple weeks and I didn't want you to think I was neglecting you! So I went on tumblr and searched for the 50 Random Questions tag. 
I wasn't tagged by anyone..deal with it ;P

  1. Where were you 3 hours ago?- Sleeping in my bed, having a weird dream.
  2. Who are you in love with? Le boyfriend.
  3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?-Nope.
  4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?-A candle and a CD case/holder thing.
  5. When is the last time you went to the mall?- Last week.
  6. Are you wearing socks right now?-No
  7. When was the last time you drove out of town?- Hmm.. it's been a while. I flew out at Christmas.
  8. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?- No, not for a long time. What movie would you recommend?
  9. What was the last thing you had to drink?-Yes
  10. What are you wearing right now?- My pjs and my high school hoodie :)
  11. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?- I don’t have a car.
  12. Last food that you ate?-An everything bagel. Mmmm.
  13. Where were you last week at this time?- On my way to work.
  14. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?- Two button ups for work, a crop tank and some black tights,
  15. What is your favorite animal?- Probably a dog.
  16. Your dream vacation?- England or Greece! (Managed a trip to England last summer; would LOVE to go back!)
  17. Worst injury you’ve ever had? - Stitches in my forehead after tripping over my own shoe. *takes bow*
  18. Have you been in love?-I think so.
  19. Do you miss anyone right now?- Yes
  20. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?- I wish I had one haha.
  21. What are your plans for tonight?- Working until 9:30 :(
  22. Who is the last person you sent a text message?- John
  23. Next trip you are going to take?- To Johns parents for Easter.
  24. What do you want to know about the future?- Will my kids be assholes? haha
  25. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?- Not yet.
  26. Are you due sometime this year for a doctor’s visit?- I guess so?
  27. Where is your best friend?- I assume at work.
  28. How is your best friend?- Just dandy, thank you for asking.
  29. Do you have a tan?- I have a bit left over from my trip to Cuba!
  30. What are you listening to right now?- The sound my laptop makes when it's over heating.
  31. Do you collect anything?- Not officially. I'm a bit sentimental though.
  32. Who is the biggest gossiper you know?- I know a few, I try not to contribute.
  33. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?- I think back home with my mom.
  34. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?- Yes of course
  35. What does your last text message say?- "Meeting w my boss for the next hour and a half though. I'll tty after"
  36. Do you like hot sauce?- No, spicy doesn't agree with me.
  37. Last time you took a shower?- Yesterday
  38. Do you need to do laundry?-Yes. Our washer was broken for a week or so, so we've got quite the pile.
  39. What is your heritage?- Canadian, French, Scottish, Venezuelan (Spanish)
  40. Are you someone’s best friend?- I hope so.
  41. Are you rich?- Nope.
  42. What is your favorite food?- Candy, mashed potatoes, smothering steak, fresh baked bread.
  43. What is your Song of the week?- Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby - O' Brother Where Art Thou OST.
  44. The best thing you eat for breakfast? - French toast.
  45. How many languages ​​can you speak?- 2, English and French
  46. What color is your hair?-Naturally dark brown, right now it's kind of auburn-y brown
  47. How many brothers / sisters do you have?- One sister.
  48. Your OTP?- Mary Poppins and Bert haha.
  49. What color are your eyes?- Dark brown
  50. Do you have tattoos / piercings? - Just my ears pierced. Would maybe like to get a tattoo.

I tag you to answer these 50 questions! If you have any other questions, ask below!

I hope you have a great day guys :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Haul | Dynamite + Payless

Hey guys! 

Today I wanted to share with you a few things I picked up a couple weeks ago at Dynamite. 
They recently opened one up at a mall near me, and I'd never been into one before, so I thought I'd check it out. I managed to find four tops I really liked and as an added bonus they were all on sale!

I love this cute lightweight jacket. I've been seeing a lot of monochrome/ black and white for spring this year and I love the pattern! I picked this up for $22 (I think).

Keeping with the monochrome theme, I got this long sleeve crop tee. It's a really soft material and wont be too heavy even into the summer. This was only $15.

I also got this pretty royal blue top with 3/4 length sleeves. Also very soft, and I thought it could be nice with a pair of leggings or jeans. The neck line is really flattering as well; I think this was also around $20.

This is my favourite piece I got. It's again, really soft, and a bit cropped. It will be perfect when it starts to warm up a bit with a cute skirt or some shorts, and I've worn it a couple times recently with some high waisted jeans (check them out here, in my American Apparel haul). I love this sweater so much and it was also around $20.

I also popped into Payless one day just to look around. I have small feet (size 5.5) and I find Payless doesn't always have the cutest styles in my size, but I was pleased to find this pair of heels that I actually really liked. 

Please ignore the washing machine ;) haha!
They're the Fioni brand that Payless carries and they seem very comfortable; they have a thick heel, which is great for me since I'm a tad unstable in heels. I haven't had a chance to wear them out yet, but I can't wait until I do!
I seriously can't wait until spring. *sighs*

That's all for today folks! Which pieces are your favourites?

Have a great day :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Winter Favourites

Hey guys!

Winter is soon coming to an end (fingers crossed), so today I wanted to share some of the things I've been loving the past few months. Though chances are, with the Canadian weather, that I've still got several more weeks of miserable cold and snow. 
At least the sun is out today! Let's get started.

First up, are a couple of candles from Bath & Body Works. I'd never been that big into candles before now, but I was at the mall one day and Bath & Body Works was have a big sale while all their winter scents were out, so I went in to have a look. I think I probably sniffed a couple dozen different candles, some lovely some not so much, and finally decided on three. Two of them I really liked, the third (Apple Garland) smells lovely on it's own, but I find it doesn't give off much of a scent while it's burning, but maybe that's just my nose. Here are the two I loved:

Snow Day is a great Christmas/ general winter scent, that I would describe as minty-vanilla. I love this candle; it smells sooo good and my boyfriend likes it too! It fills our apartment with deliciousness and makes me crave something sweet. 

Black Tie isn't one of Bath & Body Works winter scents, I think it's out all year round (I might be wrong), but it's more of a night-time scent in my opinion. Although I've definitely burnt it during the day because I just love the way it smells. I would describe it as 'sexy man scented.' That's it. That's what I think of when I give it a sniff haha. I couldn't tell you what "notes" are in it (are there notes in scents? Or is that just wine and liquor?), I'd say kind of perfume/cologne-y. But basically, delicious, in a sexy kind of way. The boyfriend isn't as big of a fan of this one .. maybe he's just jealous ;)

Next up, a couple skincare items. In the winter my skin gets really dry and dull (doesn't everyone's?) and these products have really helped me out!

 Vasanti: Brighten Up Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator (mouth full) was recommended to me by Ande, a beauty blogger at thebeautyblog.ca. I needed a really good exfoliator and I kept buying ones that did absolutely nothing. This one works great! It really feels like it's doing its job and I can see that it's doing its job. My skin definitely looks brighter and less dull, it's smoother and I'm getting less blemishes due to clogged pores (gross).

I just spray it on after cleansing my face and before applying moisturizer. Now my skin is clear!
LUSH Tea Tree Water is my saviour! For the last two or so years my skin was having a slight freak out. I don't know what caused it, but I was constantly breaking out on my cheeks and chin, occasionally on my forehead, and it was very, very annoying. I'd never really had that many problems with my skin before, even though it is oily. But all of a sudden it decided to declare war on itself and have a connip-shit. Then one day I went into LUSH and saw this magical little potion. I'd heard good things about tea tree oils/waters etc. So I decided to give it a try. And I'm never letting it go.

*Another handy tip: Before Cuba I had some blemishes on my back. I sprayed some of the tea tree water on a cotton pad, swiped it over my blemishes and the next day the were reduced a lot and gone in a couple days!*

 I got the Body Shop Olive Beautifying Oil as a Christmas gift from my sister (along with a body butter and body scrub, also great) and my first thought was, "olive?" I didn't expect it to smell the way it does. It smells so good; not too strong, and quite fresh. I haven't tried it on my face or hair yet, but I love oiling up (ew, let's not use that phrase again) after a shower. It's helped with my hapless, wintery, dry skin and leaves me smelling great :) One down side, or rather something I had to get used to, was that it does leave you a bit sticky for a while after you rub it on. Not too long, but longer than a normal lotion.

 I'm loving the Rimmel Match Perfection blush in 002 Light/Medium. I bought this before my trip to Cuba and loved it in the summer weather as well as winter. I usually mix the two darker shades together and I like using it as a kind of blush/contour hybrid. All three make a nice rosy-ish shade. I think the idea is to blend it however you like to complement your skin tone. It's buildable as well, so you can have a more natural, or bolder look to suit your style.

That's it for my favourites this time around! 
Have you tried any of these? Any favourites of your own that you'd like to recommend? Leave a comment below!