Monday, January 10, 2011

In & Out (the first one of 2011!)

IN

- LUSH Cosmetic Warrior face mask... it smells like garbage but it's been amazing at refining my pores (review coming up!)

- even though summer is a long way away... pictures from Dolce & Gabbana's Spring Summer 2011 collection makes me so excited. I need more white in my wardrobe!


(obviously I'd extend all these sexy offerings by an inch or 5, but hey... they look amazing!)

- a new semester, a fresh start... I'm really getting into the groove of it so far - even though fast forward 2 months from now I'll be FML-ing my life away during exams.

- The Daily Mail. It's a British newspaper... full of nonsense and news... I read it every morning and I am addicted. They report on anything from natural disasters to the fact that Nicole Kidman uses Botox (um, is this news? She hasn't been able to move her face properly since 2004). This particular headline from today's page made me extra happy:

Simon's representatives have declined to comment on this incident.

- being on a spending ban for the month of January... I'm at day 12 and I'm doing well! Have purchased very few things this month, and the ones that I did purchase, I used gift cards from Christmas... so the premise of not spending my own hard-earned cash still stands! :) Join me and tweet me if you feel the urge to buy something new, I tend to be really good at talking myself and others out of buying things haha

- Tom Ford for Men cologne... smells like "sex on wheels", as Dara BelleDuJourNYC would say. It smells great on men, but I prefer to wear it on myself with a mix of a more feminine fresh scent.

- the crab & spinach dip at The Keg. The Keg is a Canadian restaurant chain, a steakhouse, if you will. I have been absolutely addicted to their crab spinach dip and have been consuming it on a weekly basis. If you're in Canada and happen to drop by The Keg... give it a go!

OUT

- snow storms. Come on! I'm over it already. Driving was a nightmare today.

- those big Mega Metal eyeshadows from the new MAC Peacocky collection. Does anyone really need a blush-sized eyeshadow in their life? Especially since half of us have palettes and little pots of eyeshadows building up in our drawers... and I have yet to hit pan on an eyeshadow! That collection is getting a big pass from me.

- since I'm on an eyeshadow rampage... the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I just don't get it. Yeah it's nice, yeah, it's handy. But is it worth the freakout every time it goes back in stock on a website? I don't think so... not for me, anyway. There are plenty of eyeshadows out there that keep me distracted.

All in all I'd say this is a pretty great start to 2011! I hope you're all doing wonderful.

xoxox

Sandra

13 comments:

  1. - omg, yes to the peacocky eyeshadows! i was so on it when i thought they were regular size but when i saw it in purpose (and found out the price), i had to skip.

    - the daily mail always sucks me in! i don't check it all the time but when i happen to click on a link, i find i'm on the site for HOURS.

    - medium/well steak with white cheese sauce at the keg? yuuummm!

    -i'm kind of done with the naked palette, too. i was indifferent, then i got excited, now i'm indifferent again.

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  2. The naked palette...yes, finally someone said it. I don't own it so I don't feel I can comment on how brillant it is or isn't. But I'm so over hearing about it! Annnddd now I'm craving that dip at the Keg.

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  3. I love me some ruffles - and white is so beautiful...still - I think D&G's latest offering must have been inspired by infant rompers LOL! Still - I'm totally going to get the adult-sized/high-street versions when they come to the shops!

    I read the Daily "Fail" everyday LOL...the celeb stories are funny - but their apocalypse-type stories bum me out!

    Thanks for the Keg recommmendation - never been there, but if I go, now I know what to order!

    I'm cutting a lot of spending this year - saving up for a Balenciaga bag and also trying to use up my make-up to make space for some nicer stuff (mainly Chanel and Dior).

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  4. that lush mask sounds good, can't wait for the review! I've never tried lush products because i'm always scared my skin will react or breakout!

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  5. Loving D&G as well!
    Totally over Winter and not getting the huge eyeshadows from Mac, I can't even hit pan on a regular one!
    Love my Naked palette, though.

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  6. ahh I feel the same about the Naked palette! Sometimes I get wrapped up in the omg-its-back-in-stock frenzy, then I calm down and remind myself I already have a ton of shadows that look just like that!

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  7. I love your in and outs!

    -Daily Mail...stop reading it! It's utter crap but I understand..it's entertainment.

    -Big e/s..well...I guess is a kind of feeling you get more for your money and if you love a shade..then..it's worth it?

    -Naked Palette: again? Ohh no. I have, I like it...that's it. Nothing special.
    XXXX

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  8. Im excited to wear white this summer as well, paired with turquoise earrings! I unfortunately dislike manly scents on me.

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  9. I love that you're doing frequent posts these days! It makes me so happy to find a new post from you :) It's nice to hear about products that I know I can actually find in Canada because it's sooo frustrating when things end up costing 5x more because we live over the border! Keep doing your thing :)

    But, just FYI the Naked Palette is everything you've ever heard about it and so much more. I've had mine since August and I'm still addicted. Great value, great colours, and sooo convenient.

    Looking forward to more great finds from you this year!

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  10. I must have the long sheer number.... BANANAS!

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  11. Love your two makeup "outs"! Hehe! ;)

    xx

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