Wednesday, June 29, 2011

a maxi-dress addiction.

THE SEARCH HAS GOT ME HOOKED

I have FOUND a maxi-dress that flatters me! YAY!!!Summer has come to Vancouver....actually not quite yet...cause there is barely any sunshine....and ONLY the annoying mugginess. But HEY, on an optimistic note it is great for strutin them maxi-dresses.
I went shopping the other day and was awe-struck by the summer left-over sales!! Maybe the lack of sun does do some good???? But holy smokes!! Every store had every size (well at least my size....) in every colour, ON SALE!!!
you know.....I have tried maxi-dresses here and there but zero luck. I find the whole process like finding a pair of jeans (incredibly difficult and giving up is not an option). I didn't have a vision on what kind of maxi-dress I wanted, but once I tried this on I was HOOKED.









maxi-dress: Mink Pink / belt and necklace: vintage / wooden bangles and wedges: ALDO / purse: Louis Vuitton

Here I am wearing a black slip from hanky panky but I can change up the outfit by buttoning down and wearing different coloured bandeau's!!

now to find a colourful patterned maxi-dress.......
YES 
I AM ADDICTED!
and so the search continues....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

THANK YOU!!!

Today, I'd like to take the time to say THANK YOU!!! for the great people in my life that have helped support my blog! I LOVE YOU ALL!

some shout outs:
to my logo designer, you are miss talent.
the beautiful gal that bought me my first camera tripod
my mom for getting me funky clothes from Japan so I can use it on my blog (which I haven't used yet, because they are beyond out-there that I can't seem to put an outfit together....but mom I love you for it)
all the followers, "likes" and comments - you know who you are!!!!
Last but definitely not the least, all the bloggers out there that give me inspiration and fuel my ambition!

Cheers guys!

PS. I have a new blog page coming with some great new ideas, so stay tuned! It will be up and running but the end of this month! (hint: I'm moving to another country!!)





Saturday, June 18, 2011

STAY! not Fade AWAY~!

a very frequent question I was asked throughout my make-up counter career was this:

HOW CAN I KEEP MY MAKE-UP STAYING ON LONGER?

the answer? just prime'n spray, with urban decay!!! (wow it rhymes!)

to prime the eyes:

this product is great for oily eye-lids and lets face it, eye-shadow creasing on the eye-lids look pretty nasty.......with this product, I can go from work to dinner and clubbing without touching up my eye area! dead serious! 
how to use? 
just smooth it over the eye-lids up to your brow bone and just on the corners of your eyes, or anywhere you put eye shadow!! It prevents smudges too!

and finish with this spray:


this is the miracle worker: it keeps your make-up lasting on FOREVER!~!! amazing stuff! It does this thing where your skin looks amazing... especially when you take pictures, it looks like you've been photoshoped!

here is proof! there is no photoshop done! if I may say so, I'd say my skin looks pretty darn good!




Urban Decay is definitely a brand that doesn't get enough attention, not because they are bad products but I believe that their packaging and how they market themselves really limits their clientele. The whole potion idea and odd names of their products makes them sound gimmicky! ANYWAY putting that aside, I have used many MANY eye primers because it is a pet peeve of mine to see eye-shadow creasing......and urban decay is down right the best one.
PLUS the majority of make-up lesson video's on YOUTUBE use urban decay eye primer as their number one choice. SO I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
It is only $22 cdn at sephora

MUST TRY!!!!!





Tuesday, June 14, 2011

the LOCK to a girl's heart!

on the note of cleaning and making things look new, I have another great tip for you all!
this may be a bit more handy then the previous post. If you own a Louis Vuitton BAG that has theiR signature LOCK, you would know that the brass starts to tarnish....TARNISH PRETTY BAD! and it looks super UGGOOO!!
I took a before and after picture so that it is more convincing then my last post (I'm learning everyday!) so here is my lock from my speedy.....it is approx. 3 years old....and I take pretty good care of my bags....but as you can see, it looks pretty bad.

BEFORE: 



AFTER:




so SHINY you can even see the reflection of my iphone cover!!! (hello kitty)

WHAT IS THE SECRET?

TOOTHPASTE AND A BIT OF WATER!

take a cotton pad or a paper towel, wet it and add a bit of tooth paste so it bubbles.
Then wipe away!

TRY IT!!!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Peanut butter and Christian Louboutin SHOES?????

There are some shoes in my shoe closet that I take extra care of....the reason being.......I AM IN LOVE! or THEY WERE SIMPLY DAMN EXPENSIVE ! and I'm pretty OCD about my shoes and how I organize them. I keep them in their original box and even put a mini picture on the front. This makes it easier for me to match  my shoes to my outfit!!!


I was cleaning up my shoe closet when I realized that many of my shoes need repair or a good polish. I am actually a big advocate of purchasing SHOE CARE!!!! many shoe sales associate's try to sell you the appropriate shoe care along with your purchase in a gimmicky kind of way but people, pay ATTENTION because THEY ARE TELLING THE TRUTH! Shoe care REALLY does PROLONG the life expectancy of your shoes! 

So I have purchased and used many over the years, for practically every type of shoe material; leather, cloth, suede, nu-buck.........you name it, I have it all! And they work!!!

So today I thought I'd share some products that restores your leather shoes all for about $8 to make it look NEW AGAIN! works super well EVEN ON A PAIR OF LEATHER CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN'S. 

this is recommended for high quality leather shoes where the color of the leather isn't just sitting on the surface (or else color might rub off and please do not use on patent leather)

THE OUTER SURFACE WITH:


this product is super easy to use, it dries quick and the oil distributes evenly to give you the best shine!
You can purchase this at walmart in the shoe section.

THE LEATHER SOLE WITH:
Now, I know you are thinking WTF, and why would you need this for the sole of your shoes? 
WELL this may be a bit circumstantial.

BUT, I find that from the back when you walk, IF the heel of your shoes along with the curvature arch of the heel is clean and shiny it is SEXY and REALLY makes it look NEW!

OCD much? but ELEGANCE is all in the DETAILS MY FRIENDS!!!!
IT IS FOR:
  1. Removing the sticky guck from the bottom of your shoes from sale price tags! (SO UNFLATTERING)
  2. AND TO MAKE THE RED SOLE OF YOUR CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN's SHINE!!!!

THE PROCESS:
  1. First you take a slab of peanut butter (creamy is best but crunchy works too) thin even layer
  2. Then leave it on for a few minutes
  3. Lastly take a paper towel and remove it in a circular motion.

I KID YOU NOT, IT REMOVES THE GUCK OFF AND MAKES IT SHINE!!!!  
try it, I just finished doing that on my LOUBOUTIN's! 

tell me how it goes!