Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Favourites

These Tim Burton inspired Pokemon illustrations!

This recipe for white chocolate peanut butter cups! I need to make these!

This scarf!

These porcelain fortune cookies.

I would just love to have a desk/vanity set up like this in my room. It's gorgeous!

These amazing shoes!

This hot air balloon Disney made inspired by the movie Up.

This illustration of sharks and cats.

These gorgeous photos of London.

Yellowcard's new album, Southern Air! I've been listening to it on repeat all week!

This stop motion! It was created in one of my favourite book stores, Type Books, in Toronto.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Liebster Award

I was given a Liebster Blog Award by Lauren at Bonnes Terres, so I thought I'd do the tag that goes along with it! I have been tagged with this before but never got around to making a post for it, so I thought I'd do this one today!

The Rules:
1. Each person must list 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you, plus you MUST create a set of 11 new questions for the people you nominate.
3. Choose up to 11 bloggers linking them to your post.
4. Go to their page and inform them of the nomination.
5. Absolutely NO tag backs.
6. Remember to only tag bloggers with less than 200 followers.

11 Facts About Me:
1. I have been a vegetarian for nearly 4 years.
2. My hair is naturally blonde and curly! I first dyed it brown in 2008, and I've been dying it dark red since 2010.
3. My favourite tv show is Glee. I only started watching it about half way through season 2, but then I caught up online really quickly and I've been basically obsessed ever since! I can't wait for the season 4 premiere!
4. I'm pretty tall - 5'10"! With size 11/12 feet. Which sadly limits the shoes I wear since I don't like wearing very tall shoes, and often stores don't have my size! :(
5. I am a very picky eater. Especially being vegetarian and having more limited options to begin with. But there are a lot of foods I just don't like :x!
6. My favourite food is peanut butter. On sandwiches, crackers, a spoon - it doesn't matter. I love it.
7. I do not watch horror movies. I just can't, they'd just give me terrible nightmares!
8. I run a music webzine with my friend where we get to shoot concerts, interview bands, and other awesome stuff. We started it two years ago when we were just 16 and have gotten to do some pretty amazing things through running it.
9. I love to bake! And decorate cakes. It's so much fun and so yummy!
10. I learned everything I know about makeup from youtube beauty gurus! The first one I started watching - and still watch now - is xSparkage!
11. I start my second year of the graphic design program at my college next week! I can't wait!

Lauren's Questions For Me:
1. Do you like, love or loathe Marmite?
I've never had it! And I'm not entirely sure what it is to be honest...

2.What's your favourite cartoon character of all time?
Winnie the Pooh! As a kid my entire room was Winnie the Pooh - my sheets, wallpaper, pillows, toys - all of it.

3.Name three of your biggest fears.
Being alone forever, not having a successful career, dying.

4.What has been your proudest moment?
I'm really proud of all that my friend and I have achieved through running our webzine. We've gotten to shoot and interview some of my favourite musicians and we've done it all by ourselves with no help. One of the biggest things was when we got to interview Simple Plan at the Air Canada Centre this year, because they were one of my favourite bands growing up.

5.What is your favourite song(s) of all time?
I can't choose just one! I love Panic! At The Disco's entire A Fever You Can't Sweat Out album, that's probably my favourite album ever. I also reeeally love the song The Gambler by fun.!

6.Did you watch the Olympics if so how did it make you feel?
I watched most of the opening and closing ceremonies and like 1 game of volleyball. I'm not into sports that much. But the opening and closing ceremonies were really entertaining! I loved seeing the Spice Girls perform!

7.What do you like most about blogging?
I like having a place to post about things that interest me! I really love fashion and beauty, but I feel like facebook or tumblr may not be the best place for posting things like I post. So I love being able to post it on here and have people to follow as well!

8. What are your favourite shops?
Forever 21, the Material Girl line at The Bay, and Winners!

9.What's cooler than being cool? (if no one gets this i'll be distraught)
ICE COLD! Hahah, OutKast?

10.Have you got any pets, if so what pets? If not, what pets would you like?
Yes! I have a cat named Jaida!

11.If you had an unlimited amount of money and could go/do anything in the world, what would it be?
I would travel to the 3 places I've always wanted to travel most - New York City, London, and Paris. And a lot of shopping would happen in all 3 places haha.

The People I Tag:
Mish at MishMreow
Kassica at KassicaLife
Christa at ChrissyAi
Gabbi at Mieu Makeup
Kathryn at KatBlogsYeah
Julie at Oh So Kansas

My Questions for You!
1. What is your favourite tv show?
2. Do you prefer to wear pants or dresses?
3. What is your favourite food?
4. What website(s) do you visit most?
5. Who is your favourite singer/band?
6. If you could re-live any moment in your life, what would it be?
7. If you could meet any person, dead or alive, who would it be?
8. What's your favourite season?
9. What is your favourite quote?
10. What is the last book you read?
11. What's your favourite thing to do?

Fall Fashion Wishlist

These are a few things that I would like to add to my wardrobe this fall! I've really been loving denim, black & white stripes, and gold accessories lately! I also love simple, comfy pieces for layering. I've included links to all of these items below in case there's any you'd like to check out! Also, each item here aside from the satchel is under $35!

1. Vintage Denim Jacket (Forever 21) // 2. Leopard Print Flats (Payless) // 3. Striped Skinny Jeans (GoJane) // 4. Scoopneck Pocket Tee (Urban Outfitters) // 5. Upwardly Mobile Satchel (Modcloth) // 6. Contast Cross Sweater (Forever 21) // 7. Studded Bracelet (Urban Outfitters)

What are some styles you want to try this fall?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall Candles and Leopard Print

I went shopping a bit with my mom today and we picked up a few things! We got 2 candles from Bath & Body Works because the Slatkin & Co 3-wick candles were on sale for 2 for $30 (usually they're $22.50/ea). I had been wanting to get some 3-wick candles from Bath & Body Works for a while, because I have some of the little 1.6oz ones and I love them, and my mom hasn't bought any large scented candles for the house in a couple of years so we got them!

The first scent we got was Autumn which is described as smelling like "autumnal scents of dark pomegranate, sweet red apple and woodsy fir balsam", and the other one we got was Farmstand Apple, which is "made with notes of McIntosh apple, ripe pear blossom and woodsy oak". They both smell absolutely delicious. I also got a loofah, just because I needed a new one, and the ones at Bath & Body Works seem nice.

The other thing I got was this leopard print blouse from H&M! I'm a big fan of leopard print so as soon as I saw this shirt I immediately fell in love. I've really been into button-up shirts lately. They look nice and classic and can make any outfit look more pulled together. It was only $20, which I think is a fair price for a shirt like this. It also has the high-low style, with the back of the shirt being longer than the front. I can't wait to wear this with some black skinny jeans, my faux leather jacket, and my boots this fall!

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Blog Layout!

Hi everyone! I was getting kind of bored of my old layout and colours, so I decided to make a new one for fall! It still has a similar look as my old layout, just with some new colours, borders, and banners! I really love the deep raspberry colour I chose for the background and the little lace edges! Here's a comparison of my old and new layouts!

Also, I'm thinking of doing commissioned blog designs! I would design you a banner, background, sidebar image/description, link buttons, etc. all to your liking! I would probably have the price for it at around $15-$30 since I know not everyone can afford $100-$200 custom web designs. If any of you may be interested, please let me know! Also, let me know what you think of my new layout!

And check out these giveaways some blogs I follow are doing!
beautybyt2 100 Follower Giveaway | dawndugong 600 Follower Giveaway | sophiameola Giveaway

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Outfit of the Day: Little Black Dress

I really want to start doing Outfit of the Day posts! Especially with fall - my favourite season - approaching!

I wore this outfit yesterday when I spent the day in Toronto. I went to the city with my friend McKenna and we shopped a bit, ate at our favourite crepe restaurant (Cafe Crepe), and then we saw a few bands play at Sneaky Dee's! We saw Austin Gibbs and This Century, as well as a local band that opened for them.

I'm really looking to fall weather - I wish it could be here already! I love dressing for the cooler days with lots of layers and jeans and boots! I can't wait to get back to school too! I'll be starting my second year of Graphic Design this year. I really enjoyed last year so I'm really excited to get back to it!

Tote Bag: Material Girl
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: eBay

What are you most looking forward to this fall?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Favourites

I absolutely love the quote on this. So true.

These baby bats! Ahh so cute!

This, haha.

These cats!

This incredible drawing that was done with ballpoint pens!

This monkey seeing and kissing its reflection!

This Hank Green quote.

This digital illustration by Charlavail.

Theese adorable Up cupcakes!

Yellowcard's new song "Here I Am Alive" (featuring Tay Jardine from We Are The In Crowd) and the music video for it! I also just bought their new album "Southern Air" yesterday and have been listening to it on repeat.

~Instagram Faves~

I started reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower this week!

I went to the CNE with a few friends this week and it was my first time going since I was a baby!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

NY and Back to School Haul!

Hey everyone! In the past couple of weeks I've gone shopping a few of times and I thought I'd show you what I got!

When I was in New York last week for my trip to Darien Lake, we went shopping at the Walden Galleria Mall and I got a few things since they had some stores that we don't have here in Canada! I wish we had a Charlotte Russe up here! They have such cute clothing for awesome prices. I ended up buying a dress from Charlotte Russe, some shorts from Forever 21 (that were on sale - score!), and my mom got a couple of v-necks that ended up being too small on her so she gave them to me!

I went out again earlier this week and got a couple of fall/back to school items. I really needed a faux leather jacket because for the past 2 years I've just been borrowing my sister's, and I always ended up wearing it more than she did. So I figured it was about time I got my own! I also got a sheer printed blouse that I thought was so unique and I loved it! I really wanted a large tote bag that I could use for school to carry my laptop and supplies, because last year I was always carrying around an ugly laptop bag everywhere I went! I wanted something more fashionable that I could also use outside of school, so I got this studded tote bag! The inside of it is also hot pink!

I have a few instagram photos of me wearing these clothes too, so you can read on if you'd like to see those!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nail of the Day: Chiffon Chic

I got this nail polish in a buy one, get one free sale a couple of weeks ago and this is my first time wearing it and I love it! It's Maybelline Color Show in "Chiffon Chic". It's a gorgeous creamy cool pink. It took 2 coats to go opaque and applied really nicely.

I feel like I've been lacking in posts this week! If you guys have any suggestions for posts/DIYs/tags/etc. let me know!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Darien Lake!

I'm back from my trip! I was at Darien Lake from Monday until about 2am last night! I won't be doing a Friday Favourites post this week, so instead I thought I'd tell you guys a bit about my trip and show you some pictures!

I went with my parents and my best friend, Robyn. We drove there and camped in a tent trailer at the campground there. We went to the theme park Monday evening and all day on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then spent Thursday shopping in Buffalo at the Walden Galleria Mall!

The Ride of Steel was definitely my favourite roller coaster there! Robyn and I went on it 6 times! One time we went on it, it was POURING rain! I ducked and hid my face in my tshirt because the rain drops were hurting my face from hitting me so hard haha! A 206ft drop at 75mph + rain = ouch! Here are a couple photos of Robyn and I on it!

These troll tshirts were in the Ride of Steel gift shop and I thought they were hilarious. I kind of wish I got one!

Robyn and I and the Giant Wheel. We went on that only once, but it was so nice to see the view of the park from up there!

Here's a super cheesy photo of my parents and I haha.

Another favourite ride was Twister! We went on it sooo many times!

I haven't taken photos of the things I bought when we went shopping, but I bought this dress from Charlotte Russe, and this pair of shorts (on sale for $8.99) from Forever 21! I wish we had Charlotte Russe in Canada! I love that store!

Monday, August 13, 2012

I'm going on a trip!

I thought I would just let you guys know that I won't be posting for the next few days because I'm going on a trip! I'm going to Darien Lake with my best friend and my parents! I've never been there before so I'm really excited! It'll also be nice to go on a little trip before school starts up again in a few weeks.

I'll be leaving tomorrow morning (the 13th), and coming home on Thursday (the 16th)! And of course I'll post some pictures from my trip when I get back! Talk to you guys then!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Most Worn Summer Things!

Lately I've seen a bunch of YouTube beauty gurus doing this tag and it seemed fun so I thought I'd do it too! It's a tag where you share your most worn fashion/beauty products of the summer!

1. Most worn nail polish: OPI Pink Friday! It's the perfect creamy pastel pink!

2. Most worn hair product: I don't use many hair products apart from shampoo/conditioner, but besides those, the product I used the most is Bed Head "Spoil Me" Defrizzer spray! It helps to smooth my hair on days where it's humid and my hair is frizzy, and it also smells amazing! And I love the neon bottle.

3. Most worn bag: Most days I wear my Brash (from Payless) cross-body purse! I love the bright blue colour of it and it's the perfect size to carry around the few things I need! It also has a cute gray and black leopard print pattern on the inside!

4. Most worn shoes: My black TOMS! I've only had these for a month or so, but since I've gotten them they've basically been all I've worn. And they're super comfortable!

5. Most worn accessories: My new(ish) black sunglasses and my ring. I got these sunglasses only recently, but out of all my pairs of sunglasses, they're the ones I've worn most this summer! And I got this ring as a birthday gift from my parents when I turned 14 and I never take it off. It's not the most gorgeous ring but it just feels weird when I don't wear it haha! Besides that, I don't often wear a lot of jewellery!

6. Most worn clothing item: This black and white stiped dress from Forever 21! I got it late spring this year and I am completely in love with it. It fits me perfectly and I love the shape of it!

7. Most worn foundation: Revlon ColorStay foundation has been my favourite foundation for the past 6 months or so. I love how long-wearing it is and it has fantastic coverage! I wear the shade 110 Ivory.

8. Most worn blush and/or bronzer: The bronzer I wear every day (and have worn every day for at least the past year) is Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 021 Sun Light. It's the perfect matte bronzer to use for contouring!

9. Most worn lip product: My EOS lip balm! I've been wearing it so much since I got it! I love the smell and packaging, and it makes my lips nice and soft!

10. Most worn mascara: Maybelline One By One Volum Express! I love the large rubber wand, it really combs through and separates your lashes as you apply the mascara so it doesn't clump! It also adds lots of length and volume!

11. Most worn eyeshadow: I use my MAC Embark eye shadow almost every day in my crease. When I wear a neutral eye (which I do most days), it is always my go-to crease colour. It's a gorgeous matte dark, cool brown.

I'm not going to tag anyone specific, but if you'd like to do this tag then I tag YOU! Here's the list of questions typed so you can copy and paste them into a post if you'd like! And if you do this tag let me know in a comment, I'd love to see what your most used products are!

1. Most worn nail polish
2. Most worn hair product
3. Most worn bag
4. Most worn shoes
5. Most worn accessories
6. Most worn clothing item
7. Most worn foundation
8. Most worn blush and/or bronzer
9. Most worn lip product
10. Most worn mascara
11. Most worn eyeshadow