Monday, October 20, 2014

Zoya Sansa

I shared some of the new nail polishes I picked up from Zoya's fall collection earlier this month. So I figured it was about time to show some swatches! This is Zoya Sansa. I have quite the love of purple polishes already, so adding the Game of Thrones reference just meant I had to have it even more.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Review | Best Skins Ever

A bit of a random review today, but with all the buzz about the latest iPhone, I figured some people might be interested. As you can see, I do not have the new iPhone. I actually have the iPhone 4. Yup, just plan 4. So old that I can't even update to the latest software. Even though my phone is over 4 years old, it is completely scratch free. Partly due to my obsessiveness about not dropping it, but these skins helped too. They are virtually undetectable, applying so smoothly. Unlike regular skins they aren't just a sticker that leaves bubbles and residue, just to peel off in a week. You apply them by spraying a bit of water (with a hint of dishwashing detergent in it) to the skin and then you apply it to your phone. You then smooth everything out with a credit card, and let it dry to seal.  If you treated yo self to the new iPhone, I highly recommend picking up a pack. They also have a ton of other model options too. They really are the best skins ever.

 How do you protect your tech gadgets?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette

In a recent beauty exchange, my friend passed along the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette to me. I was super excited to try this out. It's an all matte palette of a range of muted hues plus a "transforming pearl" shade to switch the finish. I used the warmer shades in this look and kept them matte. I still need to experiment with the pearl shade more! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Birchbox | October 2014

For October, Preston & I were both BB subscribers. I wish I got some shots of his box, but timing, though not good for pictures, was perfect for him to bring some of the samples for his trip. I just got my box a couple of days ago. The theme is "fanfare". Not too wowed by the theme, but it's a good variety of samples this month-all in true deluxe size too which is nice.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sick Girl's Guide

I feel awful about being MIA after promising a post a day. This weekend killed me. I first thought it was allergies mixed with the emotions of bad news, but then I succumbed to the fact that it was feeling more and more like cold/flu symptoms (after I got my flu shot last week, to my luck.) Today, I literally walked into work and was like "nope" and walked right back out. Fortunately, I was feeling well enough yesterday to run some errands- a.k.a. pick up some dayquil/nyquil and plenty of juice.

A few other things popped up in my cart in the Target aisles, such as a new pair of pajamas. This pair is so cute & comfy I actually don't feel to slovenly spending all day in them. Drinks. I should have known I was starting to feel under the weather because I was subconsciously buying a ton of juice. I have already gone through a whole jug of apple and now I am working on the grapefruit. Green tea is also a must have. It helps sooth and scratchy throat and helps calms me. Being sick stresses me out- I feel like I am wasting so much time when I have a ton of things I should be doing. I'm crossing my fingers I'll at least be able to muster the strength straighten up the apartment, so the day doesn't feel like a total loss. But until then it's lying on the coach with a wet washcloth over my forehead for me....

What do you do when you are sick? Any tips??

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Dinner & a Movie

It was quite the dreary day today, so Preston & I decided to postpone a walk around the park and do a dinner and a movie instead. We used to be avid movie-goers. Especially, when we first started dating in high school-it was just the default place to go. We would see so many movies that we would guess which previews would be featured before the film. Lately, we have been much more interested in watching TV series on the couch. I think it's more of a quality of motion pictures thing than an actual laziness. Anyway...I had been really wanting to see Gone Girl. I have read all of Gillian Flynn's novels last year and heard the screen adaptation was awesome. Preston was in Portland when it came out, so I was eager for him to come back so we could go see it.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Favourites | September Lifestyle

We are already a week and a half into October. Time is seriously flying. I am so excited about the upcoming weeks. I have so many friends & family coming to enjoy fall in the city. Today I thought I would share a few things that became favourites in September and so far this October.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall Nails | Zoya Ignite & Entice

Fall nails are definitely my fav. I love the deep jewel-tones and rich metallics. Zoya Nail Polish is hands (and nails) down my favourite brand, and their fall collections are the best. Ignite & Entice are this year's collections of foils and cremes. I picked up four shades from the collections, though I am certainly lusting after more.