Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
of times, but here it is. We're gonna try and do these on a regular basis. I gotta learn not to make
I'm back and browner than ever. Yay sun!
Stay tuned for purchases pics...
Friday, June 26, 2009
Shipping Rates to Canada
$0-$49.99 — add $25.00
$50-$99.99 — add $50.00
$100-$149.99 — add $60.00
$150+ — add $70.00
Still a little steep for my blood. I don't mind spending money for something I really want, but I do mind paying a ridiculous amount for shipping. I was complaining about this to a coworker, who informed me that you can have your order shipped to a store for $50 flat regardless of how much it is. I think I'm gonna wait till I want a ridiculous amount of stuff or gang up with Nathalie and take advantage of this.
I work in ecommerce and often see complaints from customers who hate paying for shipping. I attribute most of Amazon's success to the fact that their products are reasonably priced and shipping is dirt cheap. Considering the economic state, I don't get why URBN thought increasing their shipping was a good idea.
I'd start boycotting all together, but I'm weak. WEAK.
Monday, June 22, 2009
My list of why I dislike heat is long. One of the main reasons is what heat and humidity does to my hair. My mom (who rules, btw) was pretty unconventional when I was growing up. When I was 8, she got a perm, so of course, I wanted one too. Being an only child, she didn't really know how to say no, so she took me and my virgin hair to the salon. It was doused in chemicals and I came out a few hours with a perm that destroyed the texture of my hair forever. Now, when left to air dry, my hair's frizzy, not quite wavy and generally unflattering.
Recently, I went to a new hairstylist, Agnes (who is amazing!). She cut off over 4 inches of split ends and she used Moroccanoil before blow drying and after straightening. For years, I've been spending a ridiculous amount of money looking for something that would tame frizz without weighing my hair down. Looks like my search is over. This stuff is formulated with argon oil, which has been shown to penetrate hair and skin rapidly, leaving it extraordinarily soft. I'm fairly certain that I'll never be able to be a wash-and-go kind of girl. At least I've found something that helps keep the coif looking natural and healthy (even though it's totally not).
Friday, June 19, 2009
Your new R Special Large Salma Satchel is stressing me out. It is so beautiful and I'm certain that it will make all of my outfits look way better than they actually are. Sadly, I don't have an extra $400 USD to spend on it at the moment. I know by the time I raise the funds, I'll have a hard time finding it anywhere.
Deep sigh. Anyone willing to make a hefty donation for the sake of my happiness?
Thursday, June 18, 2009
As of late, I've been breaking out randomly. I'm not talking about tiny pimples that can be covered with a touch of concealer. I'm referring to those painful eruptions that people from across the room couldn't ignore if they tried.
On our way to visit a friends' new apartment, my boyfriend thought it would be appropriate to peer pressure me into popping a pimple. He said that he had terrible skin in high school and that it would speed the process of healing. Desperate to reduce the size, I did - only to realize that it was a terrible mistake. I didn't think it was possible, but it got bigger.
Fueled by frustration, vanity and general lack of knowledge on how to rid of a pimple - I went to the local drug store. I picked up Clean & Clear's Advantage Acne Spot Treatment, which was roughly $11CDN at Shoppers Drug Mart. I hated the stuff. I felt like it burned my skin without making a visible difference. The pimple turned into an ugly, dry scab that made me even more self conscious. Since trying it, I've read/watched reviews, and it seems teenage girls on YouTube dig it. I find that so strange, because I really do think it's the worst stuff ever. Different strokes/folks I guess...
The next day, I went to Whole Foods desperately searching their skin care section for a solution. Too embarrassed to ask for help, I got Nathalie to ask a sales clerk where they keep their acne treatments. The sales clerk looked at her puzzled and said she didn't need it. Nathalie told her that it was for me. The sales clerk then walked up to me and stared straight at my skin misfortune. How humiliating. I'd probably be way more upset had she not recommended Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick. I'm a pretty big fan of their other products, so I shelled out $18 CDN for the stuff - steep for a pimple medication, I know. But it works! In a few days, the blemish was considerably smaller. Not gonna lie, there's a scar from popping (THANKS, ZACH) but I'm glad I found this stuff. Now, every time an unwelcome visitor pops up, I just roll this stuff over the area and it's gone pretty much overnight.
Monday, June 15, 2009
18th, online only. The discount will be 25% off all products on
Only available on the American and Canadian MAC websites.
The discount code is SUMO.
There's also usually free shipping on orders over $75.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Pictures to accompany Diana's earlier post! Jacob by Marc Jacobs items will include bathing suits, bathing caps (wtf?), hair clips, tote bags, plastic cuffs, necklaces (the mouse with floral ears is cute!), wristlets and tshirts. The collection, which appears to be more youth oriented, can be found at Marc by Marc Jacobs stores. (View more on the website under Specialty Items.)
I totally freaked out when I read that he's coming out with an affordable line called 'Jacob by Marc Jacobs'.
Now you can return to your regularly scheduled program.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
In my early 20s, my skin regimen consisted of cleansers and moisturizers that were currently on sale at the drug store. In my late 20's, I'm finding a little more effort is required to keep my face looking fresh.
Anyhow, I've been using Earth Science's Almond-Aloe Facial Moisturizer for almost two years now.I buy it regularly at Whole Foods, but I was really excited to find that they have an online shop. Honestly, it's the only moisturizer that doesn't make me break out. It's not greasy, and it smells incredible. Best of all, it absorbs incredibly well and works as a perfect base for my make up. The one I use doesn't have SPF protection (I know, tsk tsk!) but they do sell one with SPF 15 (next time, I'll get that one). I'm being real here, buying natural products is better for your skin. If you're looking for a good, lightweight moisturizer, this stuff is a winner.
Don't say I didn't tell you so.