mercredi 22 mai 2013

The end of radio silence


I've neglected my blog for a couple of months. This is no surprising as I've never been a pretty regular blogger anyway! Ahaha!

I should be back on tracks now. Over the past months, I've when though my finals, moved and my life when through some very positive changes! I'm now searching for an internship for the summer, I hope everything is going to work out!

Until next time! Xoxox

vendredi 1 mars 2013

April Cornell's Spring Collection 2013

April Cornell's new spring collection has lots of 1940's inspired pieces and lovely prints! There used to be a store really close to my town before but, it closed down many years ago. It think it's time for me to do a little road trip to their store in Burlington!

 

lundi 25 février 2013

Butterick's Early Summer Collection 2013 - Vintage Up-date!

Through their Early Summer collection, Butterick has made a new "Retro Butterick" patterns and two new "by Gertie" pattern available.

B5880 - Dress with "volant" and belt


B5882 - Dress with "shelf bust"

B5895 - Short shirt and high waist-pants 

I love the pants of that last pattern, this definitely goes on my "to-do" list!

mercredi 20 février 2013

Weaved Nails Tutorial

I haven't had the time to make any new post lately, thanks to mid-terms! But here is a nice video tutorial by CutePolish. I think it's a really pretty, fresh style for this spring! Enjoy!




mercredi 6 février 2013

Aldo's "Kustes" Unboxing and Review

Aldo is what Zappos used to be like in Canada. Great website, good sales and free shipping! Aldo started out as a regular shoes store back in 1978 with it's headquarters in Montreal. Before then, the company it self stared distributing their products in the Le Château stores in 1972. Anyways, I like what they do and I think we need more stores like that!

As part of their current half-price on sale items special, I got myself this adorable black pair of sandals. The style's name is "Kustes". They have a velvety like finish and cute cut-out heart on the front! I generally wear size 39 (or a wide size 8), but I went for size 38 for this one as I don't plan to wear them with socks. The fit is great! I'm glad I got them! And the shipping took an amazing 48 hours. Yes, I'm counting this in hours. It's fantastic! I'll definitely buy from their web store again.






mercredi 16 janvier 2013

BPAL Review Challenge: Undertow

My BPAL review challenge: Science theme! (#2 out of 10)

Wikipedia's definition: Undertow is a subsurface flow of water returning seaward from shore as result of wave action. This type of shore current can play a role in material deposition such as creating sand bars.

 
Origin of the perfume: Imp brough though the BPAL.org forum

The Lab's description: The Dark Side of Water: clean and purifying, yet menacing -- lotus and juniper with a hint of mint. A scent dragged up from the depths to the Stygian shore.

In the bottle: Very minty... and a strange piney and dusty scent that reminds me of laundry soap.

Really often, when smelling BPAL perfumes, certain scents trigger memories of places and their distinctive scents. When I smelled Undertow straight from the bottle, I had a vivid memory of a basement or a cold chamber in a old building, dark and filled with cans, wood, laundry soap and spiders.

Wet on skin: The source of that piney and soapy scent that is so strange to me definitely is the lotus and juniper.

Dry down: Gets more minty than "creepy basement-y".

Final: I love minty scent, but this combination is way to strange to me!... I won't keep that one. :(

mardi 15 janvier 2013

SparkleLux Giveaway by Dollie DeVille!

If you head over to Dollie DeVille's blog, you can participate in a SparkleLux giveaway!

SparkleLux is a little shop run by Miss Tayva, and she makes the cutest, sparkly, retro inspired earrings.

SparkleLux's scalloped earnings

We have until Sunday to participate! Good luck!