Monday, May 5, 2014

Early May Haul

Now that exams are done and I'm back home in Toronto, it means that I have time to hit up the malls and go shopping. 

Since I'm currently in the middle of redecorating my bedroom at home, my mom and I decided to go to Homesense and I picked up these two white frilly (?) plates. Since my old jewellery chest was getting a little old, I decided to make myself a tiered stand to display my jewellery. 

Next I stopped by Zara home and picked up these two cups which I assume were originally meant to be rinsing cups...but hey, they matched my vanity and I needed a makeup brush holder and it did the job. 

While at the mall, it was inevitable for me to stop by Sephora. Since I've finally finished my old concealer (which I've had for over 3 years...yuck) I decided to give the NARS creamy concealer a try and I also picked up Oscar Blandi's dry shampoo since I've just finished up my Batiste one. I also popped into Kiehl's to purchase their oil-free toner. 
I decided to also pick up a keyboard cover from Pmall. Since I always eat or drink water while I'm using my laptop and crumbs always end up in-between my keys...I thought it was time I bought one of these.
I've got to say, my post exam residual anxiety has been very effectively cured by nothing other than shopping. 

Yours Truly, 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Bag Lady

 So I guess it's been a while since I've posted... a whole month and a half actually. Schools just been super busy recently and finding jobs for the summer was also a priority which means I had no time for blogging. But I'm back.. for now (: 

One of my roommates has already finished all her exams (super jealous) and returned to Toronto today so this morning, my roommates and I decided to go for brunch as our last outing of the year. We chose this retro style breakfast restaurant called The Bag Lady. 
All the decor and the dinnerware was really unique giving the place an extra cute touch. 
I ordered a breakfast burrito and a vanilla milkshake, both of which I highly recommend. 
The restaurant also sold some small gift items like homemade soap and greeting cards. 
If you're ever in the London, Ontario area, this is definitely a restaurant you should try. 

Yours truly, 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

February Favourites

February always goes by the fastest, especially since university students have reading week. But, I did come across a couple of products that I really started loving this month.
RapidLash - I know I've only been using this for about a week, but I swear I feel like it's working already :$... I've been using this on my eyebrows and my eyelashes and i feel like some of my 'bald spots' on my eyebrows are filled in more and my lashes feel a lot fuller and look so much nicer whenever I put mascara on. It's either the rapidlash or I'm just doing everything right in applying my makeup... 
OPI Lincoln Park After Dark - I got this as part of OPI's 'take ten' mini set which my best friend got for me for Christmas. This colour applies so nicely and is completely streak-free and opaque after 2 coats. I just think this colour looks so classy and chic for some reason... 
Rimmel Kohl Kajal in 003 Brown - I've always been a liquid eyeliner type of girl. But I tried using this one day to do my cat-eye and it worked so well! This has been my go to eyeliner every day since. 
Revlon Colourstay Shadowlinks in Cocoa - I've been using this as a eyebrow powder and the shade just works so well for me and I think it looks really natural. I have never used it as an eyeshadow though, so I can't really say much about that...
Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream - I purchased this years ago and only brought it out again this past week because my cuticles were soo dry. I totally forgot how well this works in moisturizing my fingertips! 
Rimmel Apocalips in Nova - I really like how smooth this lip lacquer applies and I like that it covers up dry parts of my lips so nicely without me needing to exfoliate my lips first. I don't usually go for bright-ish colours but I really do like this one! 
Essie Stroke of Brilliance - My newest nail polish purchase and it's so pretty! Looks so nice layered over other colours as well. 
Victoria Secret Juniper Berry & Watery Freesia Body Lotion - I absolutely love this scent. I just keep it in my bathroom and apply it every night after I shower. It's not the best best moisturizer but it does it's job. 
Johnson's No More Tangles  - I had stopped using this for a while but when I repurchased this a couple weeks ago, I now remember how good this stuff is! I use it all the time to sort out the stubborn knots that always form in my hair. 

Yours Truly, Janice 

Monday, February 24, 2014

RapidLash First Impression

 I am one of the unfortunate ones who were born with short, straight eyelashes. My boyfriend often makes fun of me since his lashes are even longer than mine... 
I purchased my RapidLash from Costco for about $43 before tax (online at Costco it costs $53.99 for some reason...) which is quite a bit cheaper than at Shoppers Drug Mart which sells it for $59.99 before tax. 
So far, I think the application of the product itself is quite easy. With a very fine tipped brush, it's easy to apply the product right at the roots of my eyelashes. I personally apply this at night right before I go to sleep however, I find that it stings my eyes a little and makes my eyes feel more tired. 
Anyways, I really hope this product works! Thanks for reading!
Yours Truly, Janice

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday Nails

Happy Saturday everyone! I had been eyeing up this gorgeous sparkly purplish-blue colour from Essie for the longest time and last weekend I finally bit the bullet and purchased it! While I own many sparkly colours, I always feel that they make me seem childish. However paired with this milky while colour (Essie's "limo-scene") I feel like this combination actually looks quite pretty! 

Yours Truly, Janice 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Whats in my bag?

I hope everyone has been having an amazing week! University students in the SouthWestern Region of Ontario currently have reading week... This week has been super busy with reading ahead for school, preparing for upcoming midterms and while trying to meet up with old high school friends who all have schedules like family doctors right now...
Anywho, after posting an OOTD with my Valentino Rockstud purse, I decided that I should do a quick whats in my bag. 
So here it is, this is what I carry around with me every day!
1. My black iPhone 4 - I guess this doesn't really count as 'in my bag' as I usually just hold it in my hand or keep it in the pocket of my jacket, but whatever.. it's with me every day
2. Headphones - I'm one of the lucky one's whose iPhone headphones still haven't broken yet! 
3. Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Handcream - Smells amazing! 
4. Agenda - This one is from J. Crew. The silver is amazing since I can find it easily in my bags. 
5. Keys! - the J keychain is a very old one from Coach which I got when I was probably in grade 7 or something... 
6. Camera - I didn't use to carry this around, but now that I have a blog, I feel obligated to... I use the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 
7. Prada Saffiano Leather Wallet - got this maybe 3 years ago and it's just as beautiful as it was in the beginning 
8. Western pen - because I go to Western University! 
9. Laneige blotting paper roll - because I have oily skin  
10. Burts Bees - to keep my lips silky soft
11. Lipstick of the day - today was the Japanese Brand Kate lipstick in BE-1 (a really pretty pinky-nude)
I hope you all have an amazing Friday tomorrow and thanks for reading! 

Yours Truly, Janice 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Haul

These past two weeks has been very very hectic with midterms and reports. But now I'm back in  Toronto for reading week and did a little bit of de-stress shopping and decided to do a little haul.
1. Striped Gap sweater - best bargain ever reduced from $60 to $20! 
2. H&M denim shirt - ... nothing much to say about this, just needed a new denim shirt
3. Forever 21 Maxi Dress - imo looks really really similar to the $60 one they sell at Aritzia but this one was only $21! 
3. Rimmel Apocalips in Nova - I really wanted to try these for the longest time and I finally bought it! But this colour is quite different from what it looks like in the packaging...which I should've known... but for some reason I thought it would look exactly like the packaging. This isn't a shade I would usually go for, but I guess it's a good change? 
4. Maybelline Great Lash clear mascara - I love using this as a brow gel, love love love 
5. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Kajal in Brown - I love the Kohl Kajal eyeliners and I just wanted a softer colour which I could use instead of black so yeah...
6. Johnson & Johnson no more tangles - I love this stuff. My hair is always always in tangles and this stuff makes my hair detangle like no other. And I really like the smell... Either way, I was running out of my last one and so I just needed to repurchase it. 
Thanks for reading! 
Yours truly, Janice