Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Haul: Retail Therapy

I recently broke up with my relationship of a year & have been feeling pretty down, so what better way to get rid of the blues then with a little red retail therapy?

* OPI nail lacquer in Alpine Snow & Italian Love Affair
* Diamond tennis bracelet & turquoise earrings - Aldo
* Black pumps, red button-down top, & pearls - Forever 21
* Paper blanks diary - Book Warehouse
* Viva Glam lipstick in Gaga - MAC

All the items were bought with full intention to be enjoyed on nights out with my girlfriends. And the diary is to record all the new escapades I'm going to have! :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

How To: Stretch Your Shoes

Have you ever bought a pair of shoes that's just a tad bit too small? If so - this trick is for you!

What You Need:
  • 2 Ziplock bags
  • Water
  • Freezer
  • Leather or suede shoes (This trick doesn't work with plastic)

  1. Fill two zip-lock bags with 1.5 cups of water each.
  2. Insert a bag into the toe of each shoe. Make sure the water is stuffed all the way to the end of the shoe!
  3. Put the shoes into the freezer and wait for them to freeze (this takes a couple hours).
  4. As the water freezes it will expand and stretch your shoes out to a max of one shoe size!

Afterward you can enjoy perfectly fitting shoes :)

 * Shoes from Forever 21

Refreshing Poolside

So far my summer nail colour of choice has been China Glaze's "Refresh Mint". A light mint green creme from the Spring 2010 Up & Away Collection. I had to hunt this bad boy down all over town because the Sally Beauty Supply where I get my China Glaze polishes was out. Eventually I ended up ordering it online from http://www.head2toebeauty.com/index.html.

Here's me wearing the shade while on vacation in Florida in May.

The shade once again, while enjoying a root beer!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I love Sophia Coppola, Virgin Suicides & Marie Antoinette are two of my favorite movies. I love the way she makes her films like a picture, she captures "the girl", her style and her vibe. She recreated 18th century France with an 80's feel - Genius! Her new movie Somewhere comes out in December, and it stars Stephen Dorff & Elle Fanning (who I love)! Elle played the young Cate Blanchett in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button & in my opinion she is living up to her sisters shoes completely. Here's a look at the trailer!


Monday, July 12, 2010

A Wander in the Park

This past weekend I managed to get out and about for a little sunshine, food and good times with friends. We visited a haunt of ours that we traffic when in need of a quiet Sunday brunch. The Hart House in Burnaby is also a classic spot for a wedding, and indeed a wedding was being set up as we ate.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sex & the City 2 Inspired Nails

After watching the much anticipated Sex and the City 2, I was dying to explore some graphic colourblock nail designs inspired by Samantha's intricate nail art in the movie. I was particularly intrigued by her red and gold minx half moon shaped nails...

This is the version I came up with using some of my old Sally Hansen Chrome polish in Crystal & Revlon polish in Blackberry. This look also references a Dita Von Teese nail moment.