Spring Glitter

Spring came up way too fast, but it also means the weather allows for brighter colours!  Posting a few of my current makeup favourites, ones that I absolutely love!

Essie’s Pink-A-Boo nail polish.  A light shimmery pink colour, one coat is plenty!  (though it isn’t the easiest to get off with the glitter)

Two current must-have lip products; the first is a Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sky Pink, a light pink colour, and my all-time favourite lipgloss, MAC’s Cremesheen in Fashion Scoop.


Second Star To The Right

I am in love with a little thing called the ‘Peter Pan collar”; It adds a little ‘classic’ to an otherwise boring dress.  After a few days of looking for a nice, inexpensive Peter Pan collared-dress, I found one at Forever21, and absolutely love it!  It’s perfect for a summer day, or a night out.

I’ve recently been a bit busy with moving between apartments at the moment, so boxes are everywhere!

Dress and tights fmor Forever21, Shoes from Call It Spring, and watch from local boutique.
It’s been really nice weather recently here in Vancouver; I’m not used to so many days of sun!  Hope everyone else is having just as much luck!

Shopping on a Budget

Being a student, and keeping costs down, I am constantly looking for ways to find deals.  Here I’ll share a few with you that I have recently discovered in the past few months:

1. Look at the receipt!  Stores such as Aldo, and Garage have survey websites; once you fill out a survey, you are given a discount code, which you can then take with you for your next purchase!  It only takes a few minutes, but saving as much as 15% can help.

2. Discount student cards.  I own a SPC (Student Price Card), which, in the last few months, I have found can greatly help.  I’ve used this card at stores such as Old Navy, Payless ShoeSource, and Orange Julius, and can save up to around $1.00 per drink at OJ, and even a little more at Old Navy.  It may not be much, but in the end, it adds up.

3. Knowing the sales! Knowing when stores have sales can help, as well as knowing where the sales racks are.  They can usually be found in the back of the stores, but can sometimes have ‘looked over’ goodies.  Also knowing when sales times are helps as well; months such as January and February, where everyone is spending less (because of just having Christmas), stores will try to boost sales, and have a sale!  Also, some store websites can have discount codes to celebrate upcoming holidays, such as Mother’s Day, or Thanksgiving.

Also knowing when stores hold events; currently, until May 14th, Starbucks is having a half-off Frappuccino’s between 3-5.

4. My most important thing that I keep in mind: if i don’t remember about it the next day, then I don’t need it.  I generally have this rule, where if I can’t remember the item that I saw yesterday that I had thought I ‘could not live without’, then it wasn’t important to begin with.  If you don’t need it, then is it really necessary?  I just recently took many bags worth of clothes to Value Village because, as I was going through my closet, I found some items that I couldn’t even remember I had.  I took that as I sign that I didn’t need them, and may not even be wearing them in the future, so they had to go.  I actually felt good after giving them away.

The little things can really add up, so next time you go shopping on a budget, these are a few things to know and think about!  Have a great sunny weekend everyone!

Doorstep Elle Friday Night – Elle June 2012

Having grown up in a small town, where the only way I could escape – besides the countless books i read during lunch in high school – was through the pages of a magazine, I cherish those first few moments before i start to look through the pages of a fashion magazine; having no idea whats inside, and flipping through, learning more about whats out there.

I remember the first time I ever got a magazine subscription; I had just started high school, and fir Christmas, my parents had gotten my sister and me a yearly subscription to a magazine.  Fortunately, they mistakenly ordered Teen Vogue, even though my first choice was Seventeen, but when I got my first copy of Teen Vogue, I never looked back.  I can still remember that first issue I ever got, it had Scarlet Johansson, and Topher Grace on the cover.  Since then, I loved fashion, and I have still never stopped reading Teen Vogue, and many other magazines.

Friday night, I happened to find a magazine in front of my door; how it got there I have no idea, as I don’t remember ordering it, but nonetheless, it made my Friday night more eventful.  


Elle’s June 2012 cover has a gorgeous blue Chanel dress, and flipping through a few pages, I know I’m certainly going to enjoy reading this issue; one spread looks like mermaid-deep-blue-sea colours.  Yum!  I don’t know how it came to my door, but whoever put it there, I am eternally grateful!


Sneak Peek

My, how time passes so fast!  Being busy with school really makes the days fly by, especially with midterm week.  Thought I’d give a sneak peek preview of what I’ll be wearing tomorrow.  Luckily, it’s been warm enough the last few days that I’ll be able to wear something light.

And, of course, the shoes are to die for! They may be a little bit too small on one foot, but I love them!  I love flats for summer, possibly because no matter how much I love heels, I still can’t seem to walk in them as gracefully as I would like.

Till next time!