Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

honesty, undoubtedly the best policy

Blouse & Pants from Old Navy  Boots from Winners  Jacket from Aritzia

When bloggers are on hiatus, it usually means they are incredibly busy with exciting things like traveling and wedding plans and new babies - or not as exciting but just as justified - studying and working. I however, have no such reasons for being absent for a week. Has it really been that long?

Since honesty is, undoubtedly, the best policy....I have to fess up. Every free minute I had this week was spent reading The Hunger Games. I snuck in reading during off time at work, I read on the way home. I read before, during and after dinner. I read in the tub, on the couch, while doing laundry and of course in bed till the wee hours of the night. I have to say, now that I'm done the trilogy I wish I hadn't read it so fast. Now I'm  limmited to obsessing over the movie trailer and trying to patiently wait until March.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

all you need is love - but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt

Blazer from F21  Blouse from Kenzie  Pants from Parasuco  Boots from Steve Madden  Sunglasses from H&M

Pink + Red | Everybody, Everywear

One February 13th, some years ago, I found myself in a chocolate store. Naturally of course. As I'm searching through the boxes, two young guys are furiously - almost - yelling at the sales associate. "What do you mean you don't have the low fat ones? How could they sell out? I can't buy regular chocolate... I have to protect my investment!" Needless to say I wasn't sure if I should laugh, or cry, or kick him. Instead I kept my fingers crossed for the poor gall. 

Happy Valentines Day lovely ladies and gents! May you never receive low fat chocolate (unless that's your thing..I'm not judging)

Thursday, February 09, 2012

take care ...

... of your hair! 

You guys asked, so here it is. My hair care routine. In no way am I a hair connoisseur, though secretly I wish I was. If it was possible, I'd probably be a hairdresser as a hobby. But I know never to say never. 

In the shower I'm loving...
1: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner - some seriously amazing stuff this is, and it's cheap!
2: Pantene Beautiful Lengths Replenishing Mask - holy grail product, a little goes a long way
3: The Body Shop Banana Conditioner - great for everyday
4: The Body Shop Banana Shampoo - super gentle on the hair
5: Yes to Carrots Pampering Conditioner - smells heavenly & paraben free! 
6: Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo - leaves hair soft and manageable, also paraben free!

After the shower I'm loving...
7: Macadamia Healing Oil Spray - instantly absorbs into hair for extra moisture, shine and protection
8: DermOrganic Argan Oil Leave-In Treatment - just as amazing (maybe more) as the above & MUCH cheaper

When using heat I'm loving...
9: Got2B Guardian Angel - I know this says 'flat iron' but it works perfectly for holding curls
10: TRESemme Heat Tamer Spray - by far my favorite, not greasy and smells awesome
11: CHI Iron Guard - pricey, does a great job, but easy to over use

For tools I'm loving...
12: Conair Infiniti Curling Wand - eliminates frizz and creates great waves
13: Conair 1 and 1/2 Barrel - perfect for big & bouncy curls, what you'll see me use 90% of the time
14: Rusk w8less Hair Dryer - incredibly lightweight and really fast drying time
15: T3 Flat Iron - one of the best flat irons I've tried, and doubles as a curler when traveling

16: In Shower Wide Tooth Comb - great for evenly distributing conditioner without breaking the hair
17: Flat Bottom Clip - use this to hold a bun when sleeping, prevents hair from being pulled by an elastic
18: Clips - sectioning hair when drying or curling
19: Big Paddle Brush - for everyday brushing needs, and perfect for blow drying straight
20: Boar Bristle Round Brush - easier on the hair than plastic and definitely boosts shine!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

if you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em

Sweater from J.Crew  Jeans from A&F  Boots from Local Boutique  Scarf/Earings from Aldo  Watch from Fossil   

This past week the animals round' here have been very confused. The spring like weather has made squirrels hurry up their mating, and I would know...oh the perks of living behind a ravine. Some of the geese decided not to migrate at all this winter, and instead took up residence in the parking lot. 

But the animals are not the only ones confused by the unexpected warmth, my closet is having a pretty hard time too. Blacks, that are usually staples during this time of year, have been pushed to the back and neglected, while the greys and nudes have slowly made their way forward.

Though you haven't convinced me yet weather, only left me slightly confused. I know you still have some snow up your sleeve. So for now, me and my closet are going to keep our guard up. At least for another month. Mister groundhog did see his shadow after all.
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