Monday, December 31, 2007

What to wear tonight?

I have no clue of how we are spending this New Years Eve evening. Therefore I don't know what to wear. I've got four outfits, two in case we want to go glam, and another two if we are going really comfy and relaxed.

The two dresses are the same in terms of color, but they are both different in style. If we go glam I am leaning towards the one on the right, its like a halterneck dress. Both have a bow that you tie in the back.

The bottom two I was thinking (of course with either leggings or denim) the one to the left hand side. You cant really see the color, its more of a charcoal grey. I might not even go with any of these, who knows. I'll give you guys and update on what I end up wearing.

Hope everyone has a great evening and an incredible New Year!

Happy New Year!!!

Today is New Years Eve, a day which marks both an end and beginning. This year was quite eventful, at the beginning of the year I got engaged. And in July, I tied the knot with my beau of almost four years. Although we went to New York City in November, we don't consider that our honeymoon. We are hoping a well deserved honeymoon will occur in 2008.

Just recently I have found my way back to what I use to love, writing. I hope to fill pages and pages here in the future, and hopefully acquire new readers and friends out there.

My plans for the up and coming year are many. I am hoping to do some travelling in the beginning of the year. I also have plans of going back to studying, which sounds crazy as I begged to get out of there.

I wish everyone a Happy New Year, may it be prosperous and eventful!

Crystalline Toasting Flutes by Swarovski

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Review of the Murad Mask

During the holidays I got the chance to try out that Murad mask (Exfoliating Fruit Enzyme Mask). The one I mentioned that I picked up at Sephora, while I was down in New York. Its not a mask that dries up like a mud mask, this one is a gel mask. It has a bit of a chemical peel effect, almost stings your skin. I like the result as it did leave your skin feeling smooth afterwards, and dead surface cells went away as I washed off the mask. But for those of you with sensitive skin, I would not recommend it. Otherwise a good product for those once in a while "pamper myself" moments.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Jumbo Lip Pencil

My all time favorite make up store were giving out a free Jumbo Lip Pencil. The offer was for Beauty Insider members and for today only. Although the boxing day rush, I got myself to the nearest Sephora store and picked me up one of these beauty items. There weren't many colors to choose from, so I just picked whatever.

Xmas has past...

I took a little break during the holiday, a well needed rest for sure. The dinner get together turned out pretty alright, I think all of us enjoyed it. Goodie bags seemed to be a hit, not many were expecting them. Yesterday was all about spending time with the family and watching the kids go nuts over their gifts. As I mentioned before, us oldies don't get to sit on Santa's lap anymore, so I wasn't expecting anything. But I guess I have been a good girl, cause I got a set of two lovely Japanese bowls with cherry blossom motive. And to add to my beauty collection I also got a set of Elizabeth Arden Lip glosses in a chic little photo book.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Giftwrapping and Goodie bags

Oh gosh, I have spent the whole evening wrapping Christmas gifts and making goodie bags. And I also managed to vacuum and finish off the laundry. I don't like leaving things for the last minute, but I find myself quite often in that position where I'm running around panicking. So now the gifts are wrapped, got two more gifts to go. But the last ones are always the hardest to figure out. The goodie bags are for tomorrow nights get together, that I planned for the "youngsters" in the family. I am hoping to turn this dinner to an annual event. I did the goodie bags last year as a surprise, so I thought it would be nice to do it again. I hope everyone likes it!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

eye candy

For the past few days, I have been coming home with my shoes all soaked from the snow. I close my eyes and dream of more pleasant weather. Weather suitable enough to wear these creations. I found this pair of adorable White Quilted Skimmers by Chloé. The soft leather has a stitched detailing to give that quilted effect. Awesome with a pair of denim.

And this black Valentino creation, just makes you want to faint! Its a Patent Pump with Bow. The heel is 4½", and the front is topped of with a chic little bow that gives it that little extra. Perfect for that dressy look or with a pair of skinny leg denims for that more casual chic look.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

A must have...

Last month, we flew down to New York City. This was during the American Thanksgiving holiday, so shopping was crazy. Plenty of good deals, and with the exchange rate, unbeatable deals. I am a new customer of Sephora, I have seen this store open its door but never really went in to get anything. So just before my birthday a few months ago, I decided to pamper myself by adding some products to my makeup kit. When I was down in NY, I picked up this awesome Sephora Nail File, made out of glass. It gives your nail edge that perfect smooth finish.

I also picked up a Exfoliating Fruit Enzyme Mask, by Murad. I haven't tried this one yet, but its suppose to dissolve dead surface cells and restore your skins natural hydration. Sounds perfect in this dull winter cold and snow! I will give a review after trying this out for sure.

Snowed in

I guess the biggest snowstorm of the year has hit Toronto, only days before Xmas. Yesterday, we just started working on the Christmas gifts. We have decided too only buy gifts for the kids, since I don't have kids, that means I don't get any. Yes, I know, too bad for me. But the look on these kids faces when they open their gifts is priceless, but this requires the perfect gift of course. I was hoping to finish off the gifts today, but I didn't expect the snowstorm to hit. Hopefully it will ease up in a couple of hours.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Smooth as butter

About a year ago, I came across this amazing Redken product. Its the Butter Treatment from their Smooth Down Collection. The collection is directed towards people with dry and frizzy hair. I have been using this and now I cant live without it. Its a rich luscious rinse-out cream that provides your hair with nourishment and control. The ionic smoothing complex contains: Macadamia Oil, which provides that intense smoothing. Candellila Wax, that helps control the frizz in your hair. And also Control Cationic Refiners, for manageability and that extra shine. Perfect for your hair!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Pampered in Pink

In my hunt for inspiration to decorate my home, I stumbled upon this room. Love the pink! So girly, that it is a bit too girly for me to suggest to my hubby. This is actually a hotel suite at the Park Hyatt here in Toronto. Its decorated by one of my favorite designers, Sarah Richardson. This suite only stays like this for a month, and all the proceeds goes to charity, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. I say its lovely!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

oh, so casual!

I'm a huge fan of Rachel Bilsons wardrobe, she does the casual and relaxed look so well. I like the somewhat preppy look without being "preppy". The shades are awesome too!

Its snowing

Sitting here at work, apparently there was no need for me to show up. Silly me didn't check the schedule to see if any projects had been assigned to me or not. So here I am waiting for an answer from our head office in LA, to see if they could spare me some leftover projects. Anyways, I thought the weather today was going to be nice, but now when I look out the window I see a snowstorm building up. Lucky for me I prepared for this by wearing my awesome and warm TNA jacket from Aritzia to keep me warm and toasty, yay for me!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

babyboom in hollywood...

The star elite continues to multiply. Another celeb is bringing a new generation of celeb babies into the world. First we had Nicole Richie, Christina Augilera, then JLo, and now Jessica Alba is expecting a bundle of joy in spring/summer of 2008.


Very first...

So this will be my very first blog. I always liked writing, so this will be a way for me to share some of my thoughts and express myself. Topics and subjects most likely to be brought up here are problably events in my life. I hope you guys find me interesting enough to keep coming back. Looking forward to seeing you guys dropping by and reading your comments!