Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Luxe for Less - Quilted Biker Jacket

Well there comes in time in every girl's monthly budget she admits to herself that she hasn't won the lottery and Pay Day is painfully far away. But does that stop her wanting nice things? Of course not - does anything?

We've all been there, but there is hope. 
This is where Luxe for Less comes in. 

It has two meanings, say it out loud - looks for less. Put together that killer outfit without killing your bank account. And also, get that luxury look with out the luxury price tag.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Three Men I Plan on Spending my Weekend with

... Besides my Boyfriend, obviously

lurcher mix puppy

This not-so-little guy will be running around and wrestling with other pups at a DSPCA King of Paws Play Date.

Great socialisation for them, all the dogs are within the same age bracket, they learn about play and proper behaviour and you can practice some of your training too. The play dates are free, but you have to register so they know how many dogs will be there. You are asked to make a small donation if you can.

Play dates or indoors, well supervised and the single best way to spend an hour on a Saturday! Honestly, it's a happiest place on Earth. Let me spell it out for you - it's a room full of puppies!!! It's impossible not to fall in love with them all and pretend your's isn't the one humping the chair ...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hallelujah, my skin is saved - La Roche Posay Nutritic Intense Riche

I often hint at the state my skin is in - and I realise I never really explained what I was talking about. To be honest, it was embarrassingly bad. Very dry and flakey - hardly lasting a day with any moisturiser I tried and I was also starting to break out (and only in one or two very specific areas too). Anyone who has seen me recently was probably too polite to note the flakey concealer drying out my easily-dried out skin (I'm looking at you Collection 2000) or how my foundation was okay from a distance, but not that great up close. I only posed for pictures from a certain angle, and I've even avoided going out because I was having "a bad skin day" - but of course I'd never admit that.

So my skincare regime was undergoing an overhaul. While it was going well I had yet to find a moisturiser. Then were looking for participants for a trial of a new La Roche Posay product for people dry skin. I signed up, forgot all about it and then somehow made the cut! So I was sent out a pot of La Roche Posay NUTRITIC INTENSE RICHE and then something magical happened.

It worked.
La Roche Posay Nutric Intense Riche

Saturday, February 9, 2013

My new love affair, lighting up my life with Chanel

First of all. This is not a review. Attempting to catch up on over a week's worth of blogs has left me weary of glowing reviews and endless swatches. Oh the swatches. Also new job (yay!) requires me to write almost constantly, checking myself, word counts, structure - so I would much prefer to just ... write for the moment. If that's alright with you of course.

I blame Kelly Hope Murphy for this. She got her hands on the limited edition Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder. I missed my chance to have someone pick it up duty free but I chanced my arm and cautiously approached the Chanel counter.

chanel illuminating powder