Monthly Archives: January 2012

But all I got is a Photograph

I’m an unnaturally pasty person. This isn’t something I’m ashamed of, or try to hide, so finding the right make up line is hard, really hard. In school I’m required to do some television work, not cute hand held camera TV work, HD-cameras-that-costs-more-than-my-tuition-for-two-years work.

I’ve tested and tried a lot of products, but when it comes to what actually goes on my face, I try to avoid face make up. My skin is pretty clear naturally and I hate wearing anything that covers my freckles. I’ve tried MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15, but who can afford that all the time. The most recent line I’ve tried was Covergirl Natureluxe Silk Foundation. Yes it was nice, and yes Taylor Swift is a gorgeous girl, but I don’t appreciate having to mix two different colours so I can kind of match my skin tone.

You will quickly learn that I have a major girl crush on the wonderful Emma Stone. So when I saw that she was a new spokesperson for Revlon I jumped at the chance to try the new Photoready line. It was like the Gods had planned it because face make up was buy one get one. I was able to get the foundation, primer, concealer AND sculpting blush for half the cost. One thing I will stress is DO NOT BUY BLIND. There were testers so I was able to see just how perfect the “vanilla” colour was for my pale complexion. It is Friday and I’m in love with this line. I feel like I can touch my face, it lasts all day and it, to me looks flawless, which makes me much more confident when stepping in front of the cameras. So I would definitely recommend it for those looking for a easy (even though it’s four different products) make up routine. Some days I use the line and just mascara and feel confident, which is what good ‘ol war paint is all about.

I’m going to try and not do a lot of make up reviews so check out Jordynnes make up blog for more

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It’s the time of the season

For ginger locks. It seems celebrities are all coming over to the warm spicy side of hair colouring. Emma Stone switched from her natural hair colour of blonde, which she had while filming The Amazing Spiderman, back to ginger. Michelle Williams opted for a new warmer hue of strawberry blonde, and even Snooki has been rocking some red locks.

I have a very strong bond with red hues in my hair. As a pasty white girl with green eyes and freckles it just suits me. You know you’ve picked the right colour when people ask you if it’s natural. As a girl I think those are my favourite comments, “Your hair colour is gorgeous, is it natural? No? Could have fooled me.”

This year I am definitely going to try and maintain a light bright ginger tone like Mrs. Amy Pond (Karren Gillian). My hair is quite gingery, but of course for me it isn’t enough. I recently bought some extensions because my hair likes staying shoulder length and hair dressers refuse to let it just grow (not getting a haircut in non negotiable for me) and dyed them a shade very similar to this, and since my hair is fading they don’t match.

While I’m excited to have such a vibrant colour that matches my heritage, I think I’m more excited of the possibilities that come with longer hair. Buns, side ponytails, fishtail braids, heck any braid will do (they are my latest obsession). Here are some of the pictures that inspired me to take the leap and purchase someone else’s hair.

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I’m beginning to reach that wondrous age in which I need to step up my A Game and start looking more…hire able you might say.  Now that it’s back to school in my last semester before I decide to a) join the “big kid” world and get a job/career, or b) further my education for an extra year in Australia, I need to start looking the part. Since this time is quickly approaching I am trying my best at a “big kid” wardrobe.

In this attempt to do so I decided on this little number:

I find a blazer is an easy way to classify any outfit plus it makes me feel like Tina Fey, so no harm in that.

This skirt was the ultimate holiday shopping steal. H&M skirt for $7. While I love love love wearing skirts and dresses, in Canada the weather is getting much colder. It has yet to have a real snow fall but leggings (in my case multiple pairs) and boots are essential.

My favourite part is the necklace that I got this Christmas from my older brother. He took me to a tiny vintage boutique and pointed it out. Simply stunning and useful.

I find the simple outfits I put together look the best and easily say young and professional.

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Frankie Says Relax

Living in Canada it tends to get cold, really cold. One of the things I love, (besides my bed which contains too many sheets, comforters and pillows) is taking baths. It is the easiest thing anyone can do to relax.

Lush is one of my favourite places to go when I need a pick me up. It is my Tiffany’s. On my last visit soap was buy one get one so I picked up two bars of “A Ring of Roses.” I love the light rose scent it gives off, so to further compliment the rose scent I picked up “Rose Queen” bath bomb. The manager of lush gave me a sample of “Ros Argan” Body Conditioner, which is very similar to Olay “In Shower Body Lotion.” After a long workout I used all of  them and needless to say I want more bath bombs and I really want to get the body conditioner. It smells amazingly fresh, which surprises me because I usually don’t like scents like rose and lavender. I’ve found they smell too strong or too manufactured, but Lush uses all natural products and because they are so fresh almost everything has an expiry date.

While Lush bath bombs are absolutely amazing, you always have to clean the tub after. “Rose Queen” turned the water a light lilac colour and released tiny flower petals. I tried to take a picture of the water, but it came across looking dull and drab.

I think the rose scented products will be used very often this spring. Something about light smelling floral scents help put me in the mood and get over the fact that it is usually raining.

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What are you doing new years eve?

Oh the dreaded new years resolutions. we all make them. we all forget what they were a month or two later. so here’s my attempt at making some simple ideas and resolutions and giving them the good ‘ol college try.

Don’t be all talk.

When you like something about someone, compliment them, it really can make a world of difference.

It’s okay to get, but give a little bit more.

Stop and think: “is this gossip really necessary?” 

“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want”

and when all else fails and you want to feel all shiny and bright, but put on your tiffany & co. key  necklace, because nothing is more classy and feminine than a damn tiffanys item.

Perhaps posting these somewhere in my room can help me to remember that little ideas like these could potentially make a huge impact on my year.