Tuesday, January 3, 2012

In and Out, 03.01.12

I love the start of a new year. Over the past year I've become someone who always tries to challenge herself at the start of every month, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant the challenge. Sometimes, like last month, it's makeup related or sometimes it's on a more personal level. The past year was definitely a year of growth in a lot of aspects of my life. What better way to continue on my little journey than with the start of a new year? :)

So in with the positivity, in with quest to be more organized (my closet literally looks like a bomb exploded inside, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a small family of squirrels hiding in the corners and munching on old forgotten pieces of my 2005 wardrobe that I keep hoarding) and, more importantly, in with health! Drinking more water, eating better, exercising and all that jazz... I have had an incredibly tough last couple of months and haven't taken proper care of myself. My skin is a disaster, I barely drank 2 cups of water a day let along 2 litres and I've been surviving on refined carbohydrates. Gross.

Anyways, enough with the ramble and on to some more entertaining IN and OUTS!


- getting hair cut and the colour touched up. It feels thick and looks shiny and healthy. Win.

- Gossip Girl. I am SO happy I caught up with the current season over winter break. It's amazing and has re-stored my faith in the sinking ship that used to be that show! If you were a Gossip Girl fan and have abandoned the ship, please hop back aboard because you won't be sorry. You'll want to cause severe physical harm to a certain prince of Monaco, but you won't be sorry.

- Chanel Chance. I got an e-mail showing these cute purse sprays coming out this year with all the Chance fragrances (and I am obsessed with them all, I own Eau Fraiche but have currently been surviving off of samples of Chance original). I want all of these! How beautiful are they? I can only hope that they'll be available in Canada soon. 

- finding the sequin dresses I loved on the runway at Phoenix Fashion week! They were featured in the closing show of the week, Blaque Label, and they looked incredible on the models. So eye catching and beautiful. I found them online today in a few different colours and I was pleasantly surprised that the price tag was more than reasonable (compared to very similar offerings by Brian Lichtenberg which cost 5 times as much... plus I'm kinda sick of those extreme shoulder pads).
Anyways isn't this beautiful? They look stunning in person, I promise. I know that New Years eve has passed but there are plenty of fun occasions to celebrate throughout the year, so this baby is saved in my shopping cart. If you are interested, you can find them here or even better priced (thanks Kelly) HERE

- Peanut butter and Nutella

- Using products up

- no longer being on a nail polish ban *evil laughter*


- 2011. Don't let the door hit you on your way out :)


  1. i have that blaque label dress in white :) but i got it off karmaloop...it is cheaper there than singer 22, plus there is usually some promo code floating around. i didnt know they made so many different colors. cant wait to see what nail polish catches your eye this year :P

  2. Being more organized and drinking more water is on my list of resolutions/goals. I stopped watching gossip girl after the second or third season and I feel like I'd be so lost if I started watching again.

  3. LOVE the Chanel Chance purse sprays!! Must hunt them down here in the UK :) Xx

  4. I was the same way about Gossip Girl and now I can't wait to watch more and more. I was on team Blair & Chuck all along so I'm happy there's no more prince...or who knows...:s.

    Lovely ins but your out is my favourite!!!


  5. Nice Ins and outs. I am also trying to become more organized.


  6. Getting my hair cut and colored tomorrow to start the new year off properly groomed. And I'm herewith fulfilling one of my new years resolution: Comment more on blogs I read regularly. Lovely post as always. I like the ideas and suggestions!

  7. HAHA I love your blog!! Esp when you blog in & outs lol thanks for sharing the sequins dress I wanted to find a dress like that for a while!=)

  8. Great post hun, i am so pleased that you have re found your love with gossip girl. I have not watched any from this new season and i need to catch up. I think that i shall have to do this at the weekend.

    The Chanel sprays look great also I want one x


  9. Your love for nutella make me like you even more, hehe! Sadly none of the chanel chance fragrances work on me :-( Only Chanel no5 smells good and powdery.ty

  10. happy 2012!! I love your blog! Did you end up buying the dermalogica gentle cream exfoliant? are you going to do a review on it?


  11. i'm definitely on a health improvement plan for this new year as well! I was living super unhealthily in dec x(

    neways i'm thinking about doing a lipstick ban this year similar to your nail polish ban where I get to purchase only a few for the entire yr...because I blame YOU lol. I freakin ordered your beloved YSL rouge pur shine in #26! Knowing that you mentioned it was being discontinued I placed my order asap xPPP can't wait to use it =D

  12. I love your hair cut and color, pretty! Chance smells lovely.

  13. I agree your hair is looking beautiful shiny, thick and gorgeous recently.

  14. I just watched your Best of 2011 video, and was hoping you could do a tutorial on or explain how you use those Goody hairtwist bobbypin looking things. I've seen at London Drugs since forever and have always been intrigued by them!


  15. @ M&R it is SO easy... you literally just twist your hair up into a bun and screw the spin pin inside the bun!

  16. I defiantly need to drink more water for the new year too!! Love your blog! Now following! xoxo


  17. haha, mkay, I'll pick one up and give it a go :)

  18. What were the five nail polishes that you ended up buying for 2011? I wanted to do that this year until I bought 3 bottles just this week. So I don't think I'll be participating in that. ::Sigh::

  19. happy new year! i just raved about the Chanel twist and spray perfumes on my new blog. hope you get a chance to check it out. :)

  20. I love ur blog <3 plz check mine out and add if u like it :) follow me ill follow you

  21. New year ahoy! Diggin' your blog more than dog with a bone in a backyard.


  22. wow...that dress is has sure got a license to kill label :p


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