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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wedding (08.22.09)

This is what I wore to a wedding that I went to last saturday. I purchased this dress at Jacob for $39.99 (from $90). My shoes are from ALDO (last season) and I purchased those for $50 (regular price!). Plain and simple. I have also attached another photo of me with two of my girlfriends. The food could have been better but unfortunately.. it wasn't worth a cheat from my diet. I know I have been posting a lot of photos of clothing instead of doing reviews. Posting photos is easier to do for now. I got sick over the weekend so I wasn't able to do anything! I hate being sick!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Here they are!

As you know from my previous post, I was debating if I should keep the turquoise dress from Mendicino or not. Well, I did like the dress but I didn't feel that the dress was anything special. I went to Mendicino on Sunday to see if I could find something else.

I ended up purchasing this dress (sale).

What do you guys think? Good choice or bad choice?

I also have been talking about another Mendicino dress that I had purchased and I haven't posted a photo of it yet either. So here is it:

You will never believe how much it cost me. It was originally $310 then it went down to $150.. then it goes down to $79... PLUS 40% off! I was very excited. It's fun and you can wear this dress to any occasion. I did put the belt on because it just adds the final touch to the dress.

I mentioned I had purchased another dress from Denise in Helen and Terry's wedding post. This was the other dress I purchased along with the teal dress.

I purchased this dress on sale for $25 dollars! Sales, sales, sales. Oh I love them!

My bf's sister went to Disney World last week and she bought this Coach bag for me. She always buys us things from Florida when she goes with her kids because the sales in Florida are INSANE.

I will keep you guys updated.
OH and I will post photos of what I wore to the wedding I had gone to on Saturday.

Friday, August 21, 2009

To keep or not to keep?

I bought this with a friend and she wants me to wear it at her wedding in dominican. What do you guys think?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

OT: Getting to know eachother

I got tagged by the wonderful Miss Paparazzi Skin to fill out these questions! Thanks for the tagged. I didn't think a noobie would get tagged this early in the game.

Create a New Blog Post, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your title as "Getting to Know Each Other!", then tag as many people as you like. =)

1. What time did you get up this morning?
9:30am, to run some errands.

2. How do you like your steak?
Medium-rare is perfect for me.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
The Ugly Truth (I give it a 3/5 stars)

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Way too many to name. For someone who hasn't had cable for 7 years, I watch a lot of TV. (Thanks to the internet)

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I think I would have to say.... Italy or Australia.

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Egg white omlette with red and green peppers.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Sushi, sushi, sushi!

8. What food do you dislike?
I don't think that is possible... for me.

9. Favorite place to eat?
Just about everywhere.

10. Favorite dressing?
Yummy, yummy ranch or raspberry vinegerette.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
09 Honda Accord.

12. What are you favorite clothes?
Jeans and a graphic t-shirt. Nice and simple. Don't get me wrong, I love to dress up but being comfortable is always the best.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Spain, Japan, Berlin.

14. Cup 1/2 empty of 1/2 full?
1/2 full .. I suppose..

15.Where would you want to retire?

16. Favorite time of the day?
Early morning.. it takes me some time to get out of bed but my day does not seem wasted.

17. Where where you born?

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
I don't have a favourite.. whatever is on I suppose.

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
No idea

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
same answer as #19

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?

22. Bird watcher?

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I go through phases. I am currently a morning person.

24. Do you have any pets?
No but I am hoping to get a puppy soon.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
I am going to dominican in December for a wedding!

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
Everything, you name it. Doctor, architect, chiropractor, swimmer, musician, a CEO of a big company, etc.

27. What is your best childhood memory?
When I was 11-12 years old, playing man hunt at night time with all the kids on my street

28. Are you a cat or dog person?

29. Are you married?
No, but I plan to be by the time I hit 30!

30. Always wear your seat belt?
Yup, everytime. Thankfully, my car beeps when other passengers don't wear their seat belts. (I don't have to say anything so I don't look like some a bossy person)

31. Been in a car accident?
Yes, unfortunately. I am still dealing with paper work and attending physio! Ugh!

32. Any pet peeves?
Oh yeah! I get annoyed very easily with EVERYTHING. I know it makes me sound very bitchy and bitter but I guess I prefer things to be done a certain way.
Current pet peeve: when people don't organize their weddings properly or choices they make. I know what you're thinking, there are lots of ways to plan a wedding BUT like I said, I like things done a certain way.

33. Favorite Pizza toppings?
Everything but hot peppers and that fish topping. I never had it but I have smelt it.

34. Favorite Flower?

35. Favorite Ice Cream?
Plain ol' vanilla.

36. Favorite Fast Food restaurant?
I've been trying to hide from them but if I had to choose.. I'd say KFC. Nasty, I know.

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?

38. From whom did you get your last email?
Pervention, tips on how to lose weight.

39.Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Sephora or Shoppers Drug Mart.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Not yet. I am going tree trekking this weekend, does that count?

41. Like your job?
Hate it but I have been hunting for a new job (very difficult to find jobs.)

42. Broccoli?
Sure.. steamed, boiled or sauteed.

43. What was your favorite vacation?
VietNam or Cuba.

44. Last Person you went out to dinner with?
The Boyfriend.

45. What are you listening to right now?

46. What is your favorite color?
Green, green, green.. in any shade.

47. How many tattoos do you have?

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
I think I will tag 3 people.

49. What time did you finish this quiz?

50. Coffee drinker?
Yes but because I am on a diet I have cut down to 1 a week..

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This is a photo of me and Jo-Ann at Helen and Terry's wedding. I know it isn't the most flattering photo of me.. but I'm working on my physique as we speak.

The dress I am wearing was purchased from Denise at Square One shopping centre. The dress was originally 130. It got marked down to $65.00 with additional 40% off. It should have come up to $39.00 before tax. When I went up to purchase the dress it scanned $29.99 PLUS 40% off! The dress cost me only 17.99 (before tax). I couldn't believe it and to think I was contemplating because it was a bit loose around the bust area. I did purchase a maxi dress along with this dress. I will try to take a photo of that dress very soon for you guys.


Coastal Scents

How do you guys like Coastal Scents eyeshadow? I've seen a lot of youtubers use it but I'm still thinking. It's a great price.. I'm not sure what it is that is holding me back. Has anyone used it?

Dermaglow Correction Cleanser

Sorry I haven't been writing here. I've been stressed out about looking for a better job and keeping up with this diet of mine (I will update you guys on that another time).

So this summer has been one interesting summer. It has been raining a lot and it gets way too humid for me espeically after the rain stops. My skin gets very sticky and oily, making me feel very nasty! I was browsing Shoppers Drug Mart one day (one deadly store) and I was looking at a Vichy package that was on sale. There happen to be a specialist working at that SDM location on that particular day. She asked what it was that I was looking for. I explained to her my situation; my skin has been getting very oily and it makes me feel dirty. She recommended for me to try a gel cleanser, fragrance free. She showed me the Dermaglow, correction line. She said it is a safe bet to help my skin because there aren't as many chemicals as other cleansers would have. There are no fragrance, dyes or parabens in this cleanser.

Normally I don't believe sales associates because I feel they are trying to get the best commision they can earn. But she didn't work for Shoppers Drug Mart, she works for Dermaglow and wanted to teach the workers in the cosmetic department about the line. I know what you're thinking, she's scamming me into purchasing products from the company she works for but I genuinely believed that she was trying to help me. She also did mention that I can return the product in 30 days with my reciept used or not (for all of those who did not know you can returned used products).

I was very hesitant. It was a line I was not very familiar with. I have seen the line at Shoppers Drug Mart but I didn't give it a second look. I have been very pleased with this product. It has done everything it said it would.

-Clarifies skin and controls oil
-Reduces pore blockage
-Inhibits acne causing bacteria

My skin feels fresh and clean after cleansing my skin. My skin has helped with my oil control, oh you would not believe. Good-bye oil sheets! So let's look at this again,

1.) Fresh clean feeling
2.) Has helped oil control (significantly)
3.) Have cleaned my pores which has reduced the acne breakouts

1.) To me, $30 is a lot for 3.5 Oz
2.) The texture takes some time to get used to (it took me about 3-4 days to appreciate the texture and what it does to my skin, magic (haha))
3.) I can't think of anything else.

Overall, I give this cleanser a 10/10. I have tried a lot of products to help with my breakouts and I am very pleased with the results this Dermaglow Correction Cleanser. I have been using this product for approximately 2 weeks, no complaints yet.

Oh, and did I mention.. DERMAGLOW, THEY ARE CANADIAN?! Even better!

Go out and try it!