Monday, August 1, 2011

In and Out

Happy August!!
Here's what's been up and down on my mind as of late:


- shellac! I can't stop staring at my nails. They survived a weekend of breaking rolls of coins at work. This never happened.

- wearing minimal face makeup. I never thought I'd be a "tinted moisturizer" girl or a "just a bit of concealer" girl but I have been this summer and that makes me happy. Still totally into foundation but it's nice not having to wear it when it's a million degrees out in the summer time.

- anticipating Chanel Fall 2011 makeup to arrive at my counter... I look at the promo photos and I can't waiiiit to see that shiz in person. I don't know if it's just my counter or most counters in Canada but I haven't seen ANY of the fall stuff yet (didn't see it in Europe either) so I'm thinking it just got distributed in the USA sooner than in the rest of the world.

- day off tomorrow and wednesday, meaning I can finally catch up on videos that I need to record!

- my new iPhone 4

- still obsessed with Chanel Rouge Coco Shines

- Liz Earle cleanse and polish... whyyy must this only be available online (for us people that aren't in the UK) and with crazy shipping fees? :'( will post a review soon


- Apple OS X Lion... it may look pretty but it makes my computer freeze a lot more often and it made my recording software not recognize my webcam... dun dun dun... couldn't film today. I have since fixed it after a couple hours of panic but it was frustrating nonetheless

- the Bachelor/Bachelorette. YAWN.

- Sloane and E on Entourage. I'm so angry that the wedding is off. I was rooting for them, dammit.

- eating crap. I need to stock up on some of my favourite healthy foods because I ate astronomical amounts of pizza, pasta and every type of pork meat imaginable on my trip. Need to resume my workouts as well, but I'm lazy :(

Hope your week is off to a great start!! xox


  1. i'm with you on cleanse & polish! i absolutely ADORED it! i've since run out but i don't want to purchase one because the shipping fees are practically exorbitant! =(

    i'll definitely be stocking up when i go to London next year!

  2. You gotta love when your nails don't chip =) OPI is coming out with a shellac sometime this fall that I can't wait to try out!! Do you know the name of the CND shellac you have on your nails?

  3. I'm so glad to finally see one of your In and Out posts, I feel like it's been ages! I as well love shellac on my nails, it's crazy the amount of durability they have! I'm a huge fan :)

  4. A great list there, I am in love with the Chanel collection am picking up some peices from it this weekend=) x

  5. I've been hoarding the Coco shines! What are your favorite shades? And the fall collection is wonderful, I've been wearing the blush and plumentis lip daily even though it's still summer :)

  6. i hear ya sista! i need to get back to the gym and get my lazy but moving! so your not alone dont worry :) anyways is a Shellac better than Gel nails? id get the difference? great blog, reading it is one of my INs :)

  7. just wondering if you've ever tried the tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier and how it compares to the Dior Hydralife?

    can't wait for the Liz Earle review!!

  8. So the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish is good? I was sooo tempted to buy it online (as I live in Australia) but whoa whoa whoa the shipping price is so high :(

  9. Love your blog! Completely agree about Bachelorette...Out! lol

    follow if you like :)

  10. I really want to try Shellac! Sick of the chips...

    Also, I live in London and would be more than happy to help out with sending you Liz Earle stuff if you want. My shipping would be a lot more reasonable :)

    Kathrine x

  11. I'm all with you on the miminal face makeup this much easier!


  12. I got to try the Quartz nail polish and I love it. Its a pretty bronze/grey color with undertones of pink. The shadows are great too. Love new Chanel :)

  13. i heard the lion os has been having issues! :( anyway, i have an appointment for a shellac manicure, excited!

  14. @ Dani yep, they charge $17 for shipping to Canada... depressing.

    @ Bethany the CND shade I have on is called "clearly pink" and she used 2 coats :) she told me about the OPI stuff too, excited to see how they compare

    @ ambernicole I finally see what all the rage is about and I'm impressed!! I couldn't bare to never use my own nail polish again though, sometimes it's fun to change the shade every 2 or 3 days haha

    @ emma lucky!!! I am hoping it gets put out at my counter soon!

    @ delaneyjane the two I own and use all the time are Boy and Evasion.. would love to get a nice pink or cherry red shade next :) what are your faces?

    @ let them eat cake .. thank you :) I've never had gel nails, I've only ever had acrylics years ago but I think the difference is that the shellac doesn't damage your nail at all... they don't use the drilling machine to file any of your real nail down before applying the product! xx

  15. @ theyellowyolk I've never tried the Laura Mercier but I *think* it has more coverage than the Dior... I'm young to try it eventually though so keep an eye for it :)

    @ Gypsy it's a really amazing product, even better because it's all natural and free of sulfates & parabens

    @ beyondthebolt thank you :))

    @ Kathrine thank you!! I will definitely keep it in mind, how much is it in the shops in England?

  16. I feel your pain with the Chanel fall collection! I live in Winnipeg and my Chanel counter manager said it won't be in until about August 20th :(

  17. Wow...I love your blog.. Happy to follow you. Please visit my blog when u get a chance. I recently started one :)

  18. Sandra I think you would LOVE Aventure. It is a beautiful medium toned pink. I'm very fair and I love Monte Carlo as a cherry red, I didn't care for Rebelle as it was too harsh on me, but with your tan you might like it.

  19. I am interested to hear more about shellac! I don't fully understand the process. It would be great if you could do a post that walks you through it. Loving your blog and videos!

  20. Shellac sounds great!

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  21. Hey!
    Just found your blog, really like it! :)

    PS Is it just me who finds that you are ridiculously similar to Pippa Middleton?

  22. hey there, i'm having a makeup blog sale at, please check it out and see if there's anything you like and pass the word on!

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  23. uhuu i also do love my Ihope4, and absolutely hate the Bachelor series, ughhh

  24. Prices vary but I order from the UK site where a 100ml cleanser is £13.25 and the 200ml is £21.95. They also do lots of offers for kits plus free mini versions and things like that.

    Seriously, if you ever want anything just get in touch and I'll help. Shipping charges are my enemy!

    Kathrine x

  25. When your Chanel counter does finally stock the fall 2011 collection. Don't buy the pretty cream eyeshadows. They slip off the eyes. Even with the help of urban decay primer potion, it will just turn into an oily, creasy mess.

  26. The color is just too pretty ! I'm thinking of buying it.


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