Thursday, December 15, 2011

Under $50 Christmas Gifts for Her

If your like me an just realized how fast time flies you are probably freaking out, because Christmas is a week away!! Here is a guide I made for some gift ideas for your loved ones. 
Here are some great gifts under $50

$8-$10 Umbra ring holder via Umbra 

$10 iphone case via

$15 via Sephora 

$25 LeSportSac Kevyn Cosmetic Bag via LeSportSac

$30 via 

$38 via Sephora

$48 Glimmer Wonderland Eighteen Piece Mini Nail Colour Set via Sephora

Hope you all have a GREAT HOLIDAY and find the perfect gift for the special someone! 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Wishlist For My Birthday/Xmas

Rebecca Minkoff Mac via rebeccaminkoff

The 11" Satchel by The Cambridge Satchel Company, except I cant decide if I want red or fluroscent yellow? 

Cynthia Vincent Leopard Clutch via piperlime

Caudalie Anti-Dark Spot & Radiance Set ($89 value) via Sephora

Dr. Scholl's for Her High Heel Insoles via

Animal Wall Switch Stickers via mochithings
Hopefully I get some of these things for xmas/bday!!! :) 

Did You Ever Stop and Notice?

"In Washington, DC, at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.
About 4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
At 6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
At 10 minutes:
A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent – without exception – forced their children to move on quickly.
At 45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while.
About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.
After 1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.
This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.
This experiment raised several questions:
*In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
*If so, do we stop to appreciate it?
*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made — How many other things are we missing as we rush through life??"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cambridge Satchel Company

I spotted these on Refinery29 "The 10 Greatest Style Moments of 2011"! I cant believe I missed these! 
These amazing neon bags are from Cambridge Satchel Company and only retail for about $150. 
via rdujour

The yellow fluro is definitely going on my Christmas wishlist!! 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter

I saw these at Walmart over the weekend! I was so excited because I didn't expect Canada to get them so fast! Were usually decades behind :(! 
 The lip butters feel super moisturizing! I'm loving "Berry Smoothie", its a berry pink color which comes off like your lips, but better!
From L to R: Creme Brulee, Pink Truffle, Berry Smoothie, Strawberry Shortcake
The only downer to this product is the price is a bit steep, $8 for a fancy drugstore lip chap? Wait for it to go on sale!
Have you tried these yet? Which color is your favorite?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Leopard Spots

I love this OOTD! I have always been a fan of leopard print and I'm loving the way a blouse effortlessly makes your outfit uber chic! 

ZARA coat. OLD NAVY blouse. GEORGIE pants. MIU MIU satchel. SAM EDELMAN ankle booties. MY AUNT MADE MY infinity scarf.

How are you wearing your spots? 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Sears is having a great deal! For $90, you get a package with:

  • Full Size 15g Renergie Lift Volumetry Eye (Original price $80)
  • 7ml Genifique
  • 125ml Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover 
  • Cils Booster XL Mascara Base
  • 8 Eyeshadows 
  • Le Crayon Khol in Black Coffee
  • L'Absolu Nu Lipcolor
and a gift with your choice of skincare if you purchase $34 or more. So you also get this!
  • 7g Renergie Lift Volumetry Eye 
  • Renergie Lift Volumetry cream 
  • Blush in Rose Fresque 
  • 4 Eyeshadows 
  • Lipcolor 
  • Mascara
Close up of the eyeshadow, blush and lipcolor

I think this would be a great Christmas gift for mom! You get 13 different items for less than $100! Definitely worth it in my opinion! Drop by Sears before November 26, 2011 for this fabulous offer! 

I ♥ Your Blog Tag

I Love Your Blog Tag

Got tagged by Bella Chic! Thank you ^^

1. Why did you create this blog?
I created this blog as a personal blogging site about all the things I love (beauty, fashion, food, travel, life). 

2. What kind of blogs do you follow?
I mostly follow beauty, fashion and design blogs

3. Favorite makeup brand?
I don't think I could pick just one makeup brand. I love trying all types of different makeup from drugstore to high end. I do love Illamasqua for their cream blushes, Maybelline and Lancome for their eye shadows, L'oreal for their liquid liner and mascara. 

4. Favorite clothing brand?
Again, I can't pick my favorite as I dont only shop at one store. But if I had to... it would be Club Monaco and Zara. 

5. Your indispensable makeup product?
Mascara! I love how brings out your eyes!... or concealer for my dark circles! 

6. Your favourite colour?
Black and gray! I practically wear it every day! 

7. Your perfume?
Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey,  Marc Jacobs Daisy, Dior J'adore, Anna Siu Dolly Girl and DKNY Be Delicious

8. Your favourite film?
Probably any cartoon! I loved Monsters Inc, Up!, Finding Nemo and Toy Story

9. What country would you like to visit and why?
UK because I would love to see their museums and I want to shop till I drop! 

10. What is your favourite TV show? 
The Big Bang Theory! I love Sheldon!!

I Tag... 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Beauty Diary Sake Yeast Mask

My skin has the winter blues! It's been very dull and lacking a certain glow. However, I shouldn't fully blame winter for my dull skin. It's probably due to my late nights and lack of exercise. I decided to use the Sake Yeast Mask to give my skin a little bit more radiance. 

Here is what claims:
"My Beauty Diary Sake Yeast Mask is enriched with Sake Yeast Extract, which works to boost metabolism and skin renewal by increasing temperature of skin surface. Collagen, the principal element for cuticle renewal, is added to provide skin with necessary nutrients.
Cactus extract containing Flavonoids, Polysaccharides and amino acid helps hydrating skin, while Grapefruit Extract controls sebum secretion, and Algae Extract helps improving metabolism.

For all skin types. For sensitive skin, please undergo dermatological test before use.

How to use it
Place mask on cleansed and toned face. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and then peel off. Gently massage until all remaining beauty lotion is absorbed". 

What do I think? 
This mask smells like alcohol (sake or vodka). The mask out of the package wasn't too juicy, like FaceQ Masks. After removing the mask, my skin felt soft and a bit brighter as the package claims. My acne scars still are visible, but I wasn't expecting miracles. I'm unsure about controlling sebum secretions or improving metabolism, but my skin feels refreshed after.
Rating: 4/5 
I think this mask is good for hydrating and brightening. My skin feels very fresh after. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Beauty Diary Natto Rejuvenating Mask

As the weather changed, so did my skin. I am starting to get small dry patches around my nose and some parts of my cheek. So, I decided to use the Natto Rejuvenating Mask last night to give my skin a little boost. 

Natto is fermented soy beans. Here is what claims: 
"My Beauty Diary Natto Mask is enriched with Natto extract, which contains Isoflavones to prevent formation of free radicals, reducing the appearance of all signs of aging, such as wrinkles, slacking etc.
It also contains r-PGA which not only forms a moisture film on skin to prevent moisture loss, but also permeates into skin to boost NMF (Natural Moisture Factor). Bio-active Silanols and Algae Extract work to restore radiance and elasticity.

For all skin types, particularly for dull, dry, loose skin.

How to use it

Place mask on cleansed and toned face. Leave on for 20-30 minutes and then peel off. Gently massage until all remaining beauty lotion is absorbed.

Country of origin

Suitable for
all skin type / dry and delicate skin"

What do I think? 
I can't quite define the smell of this mask, but its not strong nor disturbing. It's mild, and I believe most people would not be offended by the smell.  After the mask, my skin felt soft and hydrated, but no brightening nor lifting effects as the package claims. My dry patches around the nose still exist, but my face does not feel as tight as pre-mask. 

Rating: 3/5 
I think this mask is not bad for hydrating. However, I don't believe it does anything else for the skin.

My Beauty Diary

Look out for My Beauty Diary Mask Reviews!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Heres an old NOTD from the summer when we went camping.  

Base: Revlon Minted
Top Coat: Wet n Wild Party of 5 Glitters 

Kimchi Fried Rice

Apparently Korean Kimchi is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It helps eliminate cholesterol and promotes intestinal health.  It has garlic and chili peppers which has loads of vitamin C or helps preserve Vitamin C which will help keep your skin and hair nice and healthy. It has other great benefits such as regulating blood sugars, clearing out our pores, keeps us thin and boosts our energy! So its a good thing I love kimchi!

Heres a quick and easy kimchi fried rice recipe. Hope you like it! 

  • Rice from the night before (because its not as moist) 
  • Kimchi
  • Kimchi juice 
  • 1 egg

How to: 
  • Fry your egg first
  • Microwave your left over rice 
  • Heat your pan to high heat 
  • Add a small amount of oil 
  • Add your rice to your pan 
  • Chop your kimchi into small pieces 
  • Add kimchi into middle of pan 
  • Turn down heat to medium 
  • Add  your kimchi juice 
  • Fry together until every piece of rice is fully saturated with kimchi juice 
  • Fry until rice is almost dry 
  • Plate and add egg 

Monday, October 31, 2011


I'm a leopard for Halloween this year. It's a fairly simple (and cheap) costume, just some furry ears, a tail and loads of black eyeliner! 
What are you guys dressing up as? 

Dr. Seuss and I

Hope you have a SPOOKY HALLOWEEN! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ms. Farmer

If you read my posts from previous years, you know I want to be a farmer... however, I dont have a very green thumb. Before this year, everything I touched, basically died on me! But not this year! :)! 

Here are some sweet peas L started for me in spring :)! 

 Now look at them! 

and my strawberry plant this year produced more than 3 starwberries the summer! It grew like 10! haha its not much of an improvement but I'm still a better farmer :)! 

Too bad summer is over where I live. I'll have to wait till next year to grow more! 

Do you grow anything? If so do you have any great tips? 


Everyone... meet Kiki. He has a stash and white shoes. 

Mission Hill

I loved the beautiful architecture of the Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna, BC. Even if your not a wine lover, go check out the winery. It was absolutely gorgeous! 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm still alive...

Hey guys! I've been pretty busy travelling the whole summer so I haven't gotten a chance to blogged much. Hope you guys had a great summer!  I'll blog about my trips and I have some reviews soon! 


Thursday, July 14, 2011

"I'm going to be a widow"

After a long shift at work, I usually leave all the stress and emotions as soon as I walk out the front door. However, today, I found it quite difficult to do so. I could not stop thinking of the hour I spent crying with a family I just met. The patient just told his wife and three children that he was diagnosed with cancer and had 6 months to live. This was the first time I experienced the shock a family encounters the first time hearing such tragic news. The cries and screams seemed louder than they actually were. The phrase "I'm going to be a widow" still echo in my head. What do I say to this family? I had nothing to say. All I could do was lend my shoulder, a comforting hand, listened and answered any questions they had. After such an experience, does one get better at comforting someone on such issues? or will one slowly get desensitized to life and death as many have working in a hospital? There is really no point to this post, I just wanted to share my experience at work today. 

Hope you had a better day than me. 


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Look What I Found!

I was at Walmart last night to pick up a new shovel for my garden and look what I found!! Sally Hansen has a new collection out - "Crackle" Overcoat! It retails for $6 each and comes in 8 different colors. I picked up the Silver and Purple as my "Silver Shatter" from OPI is totally ruined after using it once :(!
Are you interested in Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat? Have you tried it yet?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I haven't bought myself a new bag this year since there hasn't been anything that has caught my eye yet. But then again I wasn't craving for anything till now.... 
I was checking out and found oh soo many bags that I would love to have in my collection! 
Check out the PS1 in these amazing colors!! 

or how about this Kate Sapde Essex Scout in Carribean Blue 

Mulberry Oversized Alexa Bright Cabbage Soft Buffalo

Juicy Couture Black Star Satchel 

I want them all! :D! But probably my first choice out of all of these would be the PS1 in either Violet or Red! 

What about you?? 

Miss Marc

I paired these super cute Marc by Marc Jacob Miss Marc flats with an over sized black pocket T from Joe Fresh, Forever 21 black skinny jeans, an old leather jacket from Hong Kong, a Return to Tiffany heart pendant and my gray Miu Miu bow satchel.

Hope you like!

Mini Revlon Nail Lacquer

I found these mini Relvon nail enamel sets at Walmart for about $5 per 3 mini bottles.
I went to Walmart hunting for a light baby blue nail polish and found this! I have been obsessed with bright summer colors and these satisfy my cravings!
Each mini bottle is 0.25 fl ox/.75ml which is about half the regular bottles. Not a bad price considering a regular sized bottle costs about $4.

What do you think of these?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Backstage Pass

I love this OOTD! Especially the dress! I found this amazing "Backstage Pass" dress at Roxy about two weeks ago and fell in love with it! It has bow tie in the front with a small peep-a-boo hole for a little interest and flare. I paired with with a simple black cardigan from Club Monaco, BCBG generation sandals and a white leather Micheal Kors tote (not shown).
Check out your local Roxy if you like it! :)! Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cuba Part 1

I was MIA for a bit last week because I went to................. 

(You probably guessed from the title :P) 

Our ride... too bad the window was cracked thou ><

Super tall cactus

Our resort

haha a picture of all our pale legs before we tanned 

Sex on the beach - pretty but only the bottom two layers were tasty!

I dont know what they were doing behind there...

View from a bus 

Blast to the past! 

Why isn't our graffiti this cute? 

Lobster tail for $10!

I didn't go any where without my umbrella because I was afraid of turning cha! 

Beautiful beach

Thats all the pics for now! Until next time!