Saturday, June 7, 2014

Friday Facts: May Favourites

This month has been extremely busy for me. Between appointments, games, shows and competitions, I'm partially glad that the month is over and all I have to do now is focus on exams.

I ran out of a lot of products this week and so this meant that a quick trip to Sephora or my favourite drugstore was in check. There are quite a few things that I'm excited to share with you this month! I'm still in dire need of more products (I finished off my primer this morning!) and so I'm going to be filming a makeup haul video soon! So without further ado, here are my May favourites!

Beauty:


Rimmel Stay Matte: This mouse foundation is amazing! I've never encountered anything like it: it keeps my face matte all day long (from 7am to 8pm) and the texture is beautiful. It goes on so easily on the skin and the mousse texture makes it feel really lightweight on your skin. The formula is also quite thick which means that the coverage is amazing. The only thing is that it streaks which mean that you have to be careful when applying it. I found out about this foundation with this list; there's a whole bunch of other foundations that are good for oily skin. 

Bioderma Micelle Solution: After running out of my Bio Elita makeup remover, I went for a quick trip to the pharmacy and was told that this makeup remover was great for removing all makeup, including eyes and face. Seeing as it was a pretty good deal plus the fact that it also made it to Chatelaine's Beauty 100, intrigued me. I was so glad that I picked it up! Not only does it remove all of my makeup like a charm, but it also refreshes my face! The solution itself feels so thin, nearly the same consistency as water but it is so much more. It also distributes the product through a pump, which is a life saver if you happen to drop it! (happened to me once with this bottle, I was so glad that nothing spilled out!)

Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Smoke: I know that I've already raved about these eyeliners many times already, but after making a trip to Sephora a few weeks ago, I decided to pick up another set of 3 Urban Decay eyeliners (smoke, sabbath and Perversion) and I have fallen in LOVE with this colour! It's such a nice gray that it's perfect for every day makeup. It doesn't look to dramatic yet it still adds some boldness. I like to tightline my upper lashes with Perversion but line my lower lash line with Smoke because it gives a softer look. If you haven't tried Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliners then you're really missing out on something. Did I mention that they glide on like butter!?

Goody Bun Spiral: I didn't know if I should have put this one up because I kinda have a love hate relationship with this product. Firstly, I really like this product because they have the same concept as their spin pins which I absolutely love! In fact, they've literally replaced all of my bobby pins. No joke. You don't even need an elastic; all you have to do is twist your hair into a bun, spin the bun spiral into place and voila! You've got your bun! 

Now, here's the problem though: I can't seem to master the art of twisting it into place! At first, I thought that it was because my hair was too long or thick, but afterwards, I tried it on my mom (she has shoulder length, if not shorter hair) and I still had trouble. You see, it holds the hair perfectly, but it doesn't hold it close to the scalp. When I put it on, the result is a floppy, unattractive bun that just hangs there. I've managed on a few occasions to have it acceptably close to my scalp but it just ends up flopping after a while. Which is fine when I just want my hair out of the way but otherwise, my hair has never looked like the picture that's on the box (let's be real, when does it ever?)

So in the end, I would probably say that convenience wise, it's not too shabby but ultimately, don't bother with it unless you know how it works for sure!


Song:



The Fire by Kina Grannis is the song that I've been playing non stop on my phone. Something about the melody and her voice makes me want to listen to it over and over again. It's not a "pop" song that you here on the radio, which is what I like about it. It's unique and strangely enough, catchy as well. It reminds me of a certain movie or song that I've read/seen but I just can't seem to put my finger on it. Anyways, who can listen to it here.  

Book: 



The Fault Is In Our Stars by John Green is a very touching book about two cancer ridden teenagers who fall in love. Their adventure is an amazing one albeit the fact that their lives are very short lived. This book isn't like the normal book that's filled with false hope and a fairy tale ending. It's very down to earth and realistic, which is something that I really appreciated. I wasn't really interested by it at first, but my friend kept pushing me so I finally caved in and ordered it from Amazon. Plus, for those you have been awaiting for the movie, it comes out today! I know what I'm going to be tomorrow this weekend ;)

Food:


Lemon water has many benefits. The lemon gives you a great boost of vitamin C, it helps your digestion but mainly, it detoxifies your body and helps your immune system. I've been drinking this non stop, at least one cup a day and I've been feeling great. All you need is some boiled water, and half a lemon (rule of thumb: half a lemon if your under 150 lbs and a whole lemon is your over 150 lbs), more or less depending on your taste. Squeeze the lemon into your cup of water and voilà! You have yourself some lemon tea. 

Site:


This month, I've been rewatching a favourite tv show of mine: Les Colocs.tv. Featuring Québec comedians Alexandre Barett and Billy Tellier, this funny show is about two men who are trying to break through and become famous in the entertainment industry as comedians. As real comedians, there were definitely some points in their lives where it wasn't always easy and this show is mostly them trying to make fun of that. You obviously have to understand a bit of the Québec culture to understand some of their jokes, but they have great comebacks make even the littlest things funny. The show isn't on the MusiquePlus site anymore, but you can rewatch all episodes here.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Last Stretch...





Hey guys!

So tomorrow is my last day of school which means that summer is here! Unfortunately, with the way that my school works, I usually still have to come back for exams so basically, I'm not really done yet. I have my flag football provincials and a dance competition coming up this weekend and then I'll be swamped with studying, work and completing college papers for the next two weeks.

So I won't be posting a lot in the next two weeks but I do plan to be sharing my whole prom experience with you guys! Tomorrow I'll be posting my May Favourites and from then on I'll try to do my best posting wise.

For those of you in the same position that I am, I wish you good luck in all your exams and like my friend likes to say: "Bonne réussite!"









Photos from here, here, here and here

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday's Nifty Links








1. Summer is coming up and you know what that means: time to get back into shape to get our beach bodies back! However, it doesn't matter how much exercise you do. It becomes completely useless if you destroy all of your hard work with too much unhealthy foods. Here's a neat little way to monitor your portion controls. A Visual Guide To Portion Control

2. Something that I've been really enjoying is drinking some hot water with some lemon inside. No honey, no extra sweeteners. Not only does this cleanse my body, but it is also beneficial for numerous other things. I'm not the only one to say so either. The Benefits Of Drinking Hot With Lemon

3. I never knew that there was such a thing as an expensive and comfortable pillow. I'm all about having the comfiest bed ever so investing in a good pillow seems logical to me. Unfortunately, I have no idea which pillows are good to have but by the looks of it, I might want to invest in a Ploh pillow. Ploh

4. Many associate running as a boring, please-kill-me-now thing where they avoid it as much as possible. But I don't. It is a love that I have discovered in high school and since last summer, I have made it a habit to run minimum 5 times a week. I will admit it, there are some times where I don't feel like it, but in the end, I'm always glad that I did go for that run. The Terrible And Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What's In My Pencil Case?

Hey everyone! If you're just like me, you're always curious as to what others girls carry. Whether it is purses or school bags, I could literally watch hours and hours of these videos on Youtube. If you saw my What's In My School Bag Post, you can see that I had this pencil case. I used to carry around a cylindrical makeup case due to the fact that I'd carry around 5 different colours of each highlighter, pen and Sharpie. Plus I had a travel size hand cream, a lip balm, some bobby pins and some mini elastics inside. 

Not that I mind carrying all those things. But after a while, it kinda gets annoying and after much consideration, I finally downsized. 



I kinda miss my other pencil case but this one isn't as heavy anymore :)


Or else, I can also switch to this cute little bear pencil case if I ever I need to bring more things with me. 

What I carry:

Triplus Fineliner Pens: If you've never used these pens then you're missing out on a lot! These pens come in either small packages of 10 to the big 20 pack. These are supposed to be drawing pens but I use them to add a little bit more life to my notes. These pens are the best: they don't dry out if you forget to close the cap on them, they've got an amazing amount of ink (I've had these for 2 years now and their just starting to run out), they've got a very small .3 mm tip, they're super smooth and best of all, they come in so many pretty colours.

Staedetler Pens: As you may notice, I love anything Staedetler. From their geometry set to their erasers and everything in between. Their ball pens is something else that I like. They're less marker-like than their fineliner pens and more like traditional pens. However, they aren't as smooth but they have great colours and they are great pens to own.

White-Out: A must-have when exam time comes. You know that final exam you have to do in pen? Yeah, I'd be pretty screwed if it wasn't for white-out.

Highlighters: When it comes to highlighters however, Sharpie is my favourite brand. Maybe because that's all I've been using my life, but they also boast of an excellent ink life. I can usually carry the same highlighter for 2 years or more. These are great if you like to use a different colour other than yellow (if you use the original Sharpie highlighters in other colours, they tend to be too dark).

Mars Eraser: I like using an eraser holder like this one because I find that I tend to use it all unlike the traditional eraser where I lose it after having only used one half of it. Plus, you're hand also doesn't get cramped like when you're trying to use the last of your tiny piece of eraser.

B.I.C Mechanical Pencil: It's hard to go back to ordinary pencils when you're use to the convenience of a mechanical one. However, it's even harder to find a good working one. I like this B.I.C ReAction mechanical pencil because unlike many other models, this one feels sturdy and the lead doesn't break very easily. Plus, it writes very smoothly too, which is a must. 

Other: Post-Its and .5 &.7 led

That's it! :) What do you guys carry in your purses/pencil cases/ school bags? I'd love to know!



Monday, June 2, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Sheer Peekabo

Summer is all about fun colours and materials. I love the idea of wearing a loose sheer top with a cute bandeau or in my case, a polka dotted jean crop top. I love this outfit because of the different lengths and materials that it has. I have a long, wool-like cardigan with some short white shorts and a flowly blouse. It was a rainy sort of day so adding tights was the perfect way to keep warm.








(White jean shorts N/A, Lace flats from Aldo, Blouse from Garage, Crop top from Garage, Cardigan from H&M)



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Outfit Of The Day: Lace and Pearls

If you've seen my recent haul, then you saw that I purchased this really cute white lace dress. The sweetheart neckline and the lace is perfect for the summer and for any parties that you might have. Paired with a matching set of pearl earrings and necklace, this outfit screams elegance. I decided to wear this dress by itself today but the combinations are endless and I can't wait to experiment with this dress a bit more.








(White lace dress from Ardène, wedges from Le Château, pearl necklace & earrings were gifts, Essie nail polish in Full Steam Ahead)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday's Nifty Links







1. Forget having store bought or fair bought cotton candy. This recipe will show you how it's properly done at home. It won't be the fluffy kind that you know, but the fact that you can make something so pretty at home is already something quite amazing. Homemade Cotton Candy

2. Although I'm more of a dog person, I will admit it, cats are sometimes too adorable. These do all sorts of funny things that can always bring a smile to your face. Here are 21 to-die-for photos of cats trying to squeeze into little compartments. If I Fits, I Sits!

3. Not everyone has to like your outfits in order to be considered stylish. The most important thing is to love what YOU'RE wearing. Plus, some of the most stylish people out there aren't even dressed from head to toe in label. Here are 7 habits that you need to know. The 7 Habits of Highly Stylish People

4. No, ladies and gentlemen, you have not seen it all because Mark Phillips have just created a new substance: Palcohol. Having an active lifestyle but wanting to relax after a long day, this man didn't want to haul heavy bottles of alcohol with him. So instead, he created a new 'powdered' alcohol that has already been approved by the TTB. Where Will You Take Your Palcohol?

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