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?