Thursday, November 23, 2017

currently loving: prom dresses from 27dress


There is something about a beautiful dress. It has a way of making your heart beat faster! Especially if it comes in a beautiful shade, has a bit of shimmer, a stunning neckline, or some fabulous detail work. In my life, there have been a few occasions where an over the top dress has been required. Like themed parties, special events, and of course, my wedding day. Another time when you will need a gorgeous and glamorous dress? Prom. Now is the time to start thinking about what you will wear. The best place to start your search is 27dress.com. The website has a ton of head-turning pieces to choose from.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

but now you're gone....i'm just a daydreamer.


I still remember the first time I laid eyes on him. It was a sleepy Sunday morning and I was flipping through TV channels aimlessly. No one else was awake....so I had the luxury of choosing anything I wanted. There were too many options. Until I landed on a re-run of The Partridge Family, that is. As a fan of 70s television shows, it seemed a logical choice. Plus, I had a vague memory of watching the show with my mom when I was very very young. All was going well and then bam! David Cassidy walked onto the screen. My heart skipped a beat. My breath caught in my throat. By the time he started to sing (in that red velvet jumpsuit), I had fallen, hook line and sinker. Yes, that was the day that I fell in love with a 70s icon.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

wet n wild coloricon loose pigments: yay or nay?


It isn't often that limited edition Wet n Wild products are available where I live. Every once and a while, there will be a small, understated stand with a handful of products. But most of the time? There is very little. Which is a shame, since Wet n Wild is such a standout drugstore brand. They have a ton of fabulous products. In fact, almost everything that I have tried from them has been fantastic quality. Especially their eyeshadows! So of course, when I saw a tiny little stand of limited edition Wet n Wild Halloween themed makeup, I went for it. In addition to the cream face palette that appeared in my Halloween post (it helped me create this Sally-inspired look) there were also a couple of loose pigments to choose from.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

zaful review: fashion, makeup, and accessories


It gives me a thrill. Opening up the mailbox to see a package full of new clothes, makeup, and accessories from Zaful. A flurry of questions instantly run through my mind, like: What is inside? Will everything fit? Will I fall in love with it all? That feeling of giddy anticipation essentially sums up my typical experience of online shopping. While I do not enjoy the waiting part (I am someone who struggles with patience), I do enjoy the moment when it arrives. A little while ago, I placed an order with Zaful that included a sweater, sweatshirt, two chokers, and a makeup palette.

Friday, November 17, 2017

shopping my stash: too faced power of makeup palette


Sometimes I forget. I'll fall into a routine of using the same eyeshadow palettes for a while, then mix it up, and fall back into that same habit. The reason for this is pretty simple: I forget what I have. Unless there is a specific idea that has popped into my head, a palette I've remembered, or I actually have time to dig through my collection (for a special occasion rather than a quick-and-easy everyday look), then I am likely to stick to my trusted favourites. As a result? Amazing palettes don't get nearly enough use. One of my resolutions from this past year was to change that. To focus on using more of what I have. Which is how I found myself doing another self-imposed shop my stash challenge.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

sales, savings, and seriously stunning fashion with yoins.


High up on the list of things I love? Shopping and sales. There is something indescribably exciting about a gorgeous new outfit that won't cause you to overspend. As great as that feeling is? It is becoming harder and harder to come by. Especially during the pre-holiday season. Retail stores have a habit of increasing their prices in preparation for the hoards of seasonal shoppers that will soon begin their search for the perfect gift or holiday outfit. You don't have to worry about that with Yoins! They have beautiful clothes and accessories....not to mention some fabulous deals.

Monday, November 13, 2017

if you can't stop thinking about it...buy it.


Shopping and travel are two of my favourite pastimes. Every once and a while? Those loves are combined. That happened recently when my mom and I took a shopping bus tour to Eerie, Pennsylvania. We actually took this same trip last year and had such a great time that we decided to go again! Essentially, it is a three-day trip, full of shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Since the holiday season is quickly approaching (can you believe it?!) this seemed like the perfect time to share a little bit of my experience with you all. And hopefully inspire you with your own seasonal shopping. Here goes....