I just had the nicest visit with my little sister, Allie. She was passing through Vancouver on her way home from LA, where she attended a conference and presented a BOOK CHAPTER she’s written. That’s right! My sister will, very soon, be a real, live published author! How exciting is that?
Allie is a thrift store shopper extraordinaire, you wouldn’t believe the stuff this girl can unearth from the depths of a Salvation Army. So, of course, she was all over the plethora of antique and thrifting opportunities on offer in sunny LA.
One of her finds was this gorgeous little compact that she presented to yours truly!
It even has some of the original powder in it! I can just picture a glamorous lady of the 50s perched at her dressing table, wearing a silky peignoir, and powdering her nose! So glam! I’ve got it stashed in my purse at the moment but it’s almost too pretty for that; I feel like this should be displayed on my vanity table… which I really must buy one of these days. It’s on my list along with go through my shoes, come up with a proper filing system for my important tid-bits, and buy some resin display thingies for my make-up brushes. Still, nevermind, I love getting it out oh-so-casually to touch up my lipstick.
Allie purchased this little beaut from Dig Thriftique, a store which she informed me is run out of a little travelling van! Check them out here!
Ermagherd you guys, it’s been too long. I know that’s how I start every post now, but it’s true. I’m just swamped these days! Summer is just around the corner here in Vancity so it’s every spare minute outside for this poutiner (that’s a thing…). Add that to a busy job and weekends filled with shoppingeating vigorous exercise (yes, I did just say that), there’s simply not an extra moment.
Anyway, enough foolishness, on to today’s product! Caudalie Beauty Elixir is… is… fabulous. I LOVE it. I feel cheated because I haven’t had access to it before now. Yeah – I dig it.
According to Sephora, this little beaut “smooths the skin, tightens the pores, and provides an instant burst of radiance, as it stimulates microcirculation.” I’m not even completely sure what that means, but I can tell you that this stuff is amazing. You can use it as a toner, but what I like to do is keep it stashed in my purse for those, *ahem*, rare moments when I’m not feeling fresh as a daisy (let’s be honest, by 4:00 pm Friday I’m a hot mess). A spritz or three on the face and your make-up is refreshed, you smell like rosemary and general yumminess, and instead of greasy and tired, you look dewy and fresh! Magic! What I especially love about it is that I can freshen up without piling on a bunch more make-up. Win, win, win friends!
So I finally got around to framing and hanging the lovely art work I purchased for my bedroom in December! I just had to share this with you guys because it is so fabulous!
I purchased these lovely prints from I See Noise, an artist based right here in Vancouver! She has a great shop on Etsy; all of her prints are reasonably priced at only $20! There is a great selection of beautiful prints, like the two above, and some really cute sayings (I was sorely tempted by “Some Girls Are Just Born With Glitter In Their Veins”).
My bedroom is now complete! If you’re looking for a little something to amp up your space I recommend giving this great little shop a browse!
Happy Thursday friends! I hope you are all having a stellar week!
I do love Christmas but I don’t usually get too into the spirit until a few days before the big day itself. This year, however, there’s already a pint-sized Christmas tree in my apartment, and I’m endlessly humming Christmas tunes! It’s funny because, for the first time in a long time, I won’t be spending the holidays with my family this year.
Anyway, I’ve got a few fêtes to attend over the next few weeks, and I’m daydreaming about new outfits to wear. Here are a few of the items on my holiday soirée wish list.
Happy Monday my lovelies! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
I love nail polish but I rarely paint my nails. It just seems like a lot of effort, and I’m kind of anal so the second it chips I have to take it off. That said, as I mentioned in my last post, I had a bunch of girlfriends over on Friday night and we had a nail painting party! We had a great time. Everyone painted their nails, and we all got a little light headed from the fumes! I picked up bottle of Revlon’s Brilliant Strength Nail Enamel in Enrapture just in time for the party. It’s a really pretty plum colour with a bit of gold shimmer. I thought it looked nice and festive; ’tis the season afterall! The brush was nice and wide, which I like, and the polish went on smooth. I applied two coats and topped it off with my Revlon topcoat. I love the way it looks; it’s a beautiful colour for winter. I slapped a bit of sparkly O.P.I. on the ring finger of each hand and voila, there you have it!
The polish is starting to wear off a little on the tips of my nails but, apart from that, it’s holding up nicely so far! The price point is around $6 so I’m pretty happy! If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to incorporate a little festivity into your look this polish is a nice way to do it!
On my finger is a Social Experiment cocktail ring. Get your own here!
Yesterday I attended The Style Common’s Deck Your Closet event at the Four Seasons Hotel. It was a lovely event and my room-mate and I scored some great deals (the best of which was a Michael Kors purse for $50!). As we were leaving to hotel we spotted Jody Claman of The Real Housewives of Vancouver! We asked her for a photo and she was happy to oblige. She was lovely! It was a fun way to end a lovely morning!