I have to tell you about this lipstick, or lip stain rather.
A friend told me about it a while ago. She claimed that it stays on all night. What are the chances of a color staying on your lips after you eat, drink, kiss, or whatever else you do? But I figured I’d try it. It only cost $12 so I didn’t have too much to lose but potentially a new favorite to gain!
This lipstick is available in 30 different wonderful shades (click on picture for link). The one I’m wearing is ‘Keep up the Flame’ #025, but I have a feeling I’ll be adding more to my collection. This lipstick has 2 sides to it. One is the actual colour, and the other is the hydrating balm. After applying the colour your lips will feel a bit dry but that’s ok. Make sure the color dries completely and then apply the balm, which will hydrate your lips and add shine.
Hi guys! So I haven’t posted anything in 5 days *Gasp*! I know. I even missed Thursday Thought! But here’s why: As you know TIFF is in town, so naturally I had to be there. My friends and I didn’t get tickets to see any movies, not yet anyway, but we really wanted to be downtown for the hoopla of opening night! While we probably should have gone to King St. W. we decided to make our way to Yorkville instead, in the hopes of spotting some stars enjoying their evening. If you’ve never been to Toronto, you have to visit Yorkville. It’s a really cute area to just walk through, grab some lunch, go for drinks, and of course shop. This is the expensive shopping part of town, so if you’re into that sort of thing it’s fantastic! Just name it, it’s there. Otherwise, Yorkville is really great for window-shopping and inspiration. Because it’s an expensive area your chances of spotting celebrities there are pretty good all year round, not to mention during TIFF time.
What we learned is that to sit on the patio of certain places around TIFF time you need to make reservations. I’m pretty sure there were free tables but they must have been saved for celebs. Obviously we just didn’t cut it. Anyway, we ended up going to this adorable Italian restaurant called Trattoria Nervosa, and sat on their rooftop patio.
If you go, you should try their pizza and Aperol Spritzers. Both were divine! The pizza has a super thin crust, and tasted really fresh. They told us it was small, but we found it to be perfect for sharing.
I’m going to save your life (and your $$$) just a little bit right now. This was huge for me! Apparently you can take off shellac by yourself at home. All you will need is tinfoil, cotton pads, nail polish remover and scissors.
DO NOT just peel the nail polish off. By peeling it off you are removing the top layer of your nail along with the shellac, causing your nails to be brittle. Trust me, I’ve done it! It takes a long time for them to grow strong again. Instead, here’s what you do:
1. Cut the tinfoil into strips and the cotton pads into quarters
2. Put a nail polish remover soaked piece of cotton on your nail, and wrap it with a strip of tinfoil
*TIP: Don’t make the strips too short, you want them longer enough to wrap around your finger tightly.
3. In the salons they use Acetone, which is just a more concentrated grade of nail polish remover. Since what you and I have at home is not as strong, we need to keep this concoction on our nails longer. I kept mine on for about 25 min.
4. After 25 min remove tinfoil and scrape off the nail polish. At this point it should be soft and come off quite easily.
Then this will happen:
File the surface of your nails, and apply moisturizer. Trim your nails as you like and you should be good to go!
In Toronto we have an annual event called “Salsa on St.Claire”. The event happens in July when it’s usually warm, if not hot! There is lots of dancing, and food vendors from all over Latin America. It’s a grand time. Yesterday, however, it got rained on! The event still went on, food was delicious, people were dancing, and it was lots of fun, but my straight hair didn’t survive it, and wearing flip flops was a bad decision too.
I knew my hair would be curly by the time i got home – it’s naturally curly and I had no product in it. My makeup on the other hand was flawless! After being in the rain all day I got home to realize nothing happened to my makeup – even my eye shadow was intact. So I felt it necessary to share what exactly I had used that morning and give a quick kudos to these makeup companies. Read more