Thursday, 10 May 2012

Favourites of the Day: May 10th

    

1. For What It's Worth - Stevie Nicks
One of the Greats. The above widget is a song from her most recent album (2011). Listen. listen. listen. listen. 



2. Sally Hansen Airbrushed Legs:
Never in a million years would I have guessed that I would, not only own this product, but love it. So, in case you haven't picked up from my previous blog posts yet I am a rare breed of pale. I've been rooting for "Pale is the New Tan" to become a reality, but alas, it never really got off the ground. In the summer, when everyone else gets a tan, I get a burn. So in the Summertime I tend to use self-tanner about once a week so I can at least look somewhat tanned (yet what I get excited about as a "tan" other people still call "pale"). Sometimes you don't have time to put on tanner (i.e. an overnight to sleep on it!) That's where this product comes in. If I'm going to be wearing shorts or a skirt to go out, this is essentially like a magical spray-on tan for your legs. You need to rub it in with your hands a bit to make it even (make sure to wash it off your hands with soap after!) Once you let it dry, it won't rub off on things (though maybe save sitting on bright white couches in case...) and it washes off right away in the shower. I think these are about $20 a bottle, and they they 4 different shades. When applying it, make sure you do it in a bathtub or shower or something so you don't get it all over anything else! And make sure not to spray it on your clothes! Now that Summer is here...going to be digging this out of my drawer for sure! It also makes your legs look really smooth - removes the appearance of scars or cuts or bruises you may have! Have you ever tried this product? Yay experiences or nay experiences?  
         


Photo from The Blonde Salad Blog
3. Black and Tan:
First off, I am so jealous of the Blonde Salad's wardrobe she shows off in her daily blog posts. I. Want. It. All. Here she is wearing one of my all time favourite colour pairings: Black and Tan! I don't care what the pieces are, shirts, pants, dresses, blouses, shoes, belts, purses, coats, whatever - as long as some pieces are black, and some are tan, and no other colours are in the mix, I'll think it's a perfect outfit. (Okay, not anything works, but it's pretty close). This colour combo definitely never goes out of style....so if you're having a hard time picking out an outfit - try to looks for some black and tan pieces in your wardrobe! :)
          
Photo from Florassentials
4. Peonies:
Peonies are one of my favourite types of flowers. I love how huge they are, and of course since I'm a bit of a girly girl in some aspects, I love the in your face pink! 
 Live Plants add life and freshness and beauty to a room that other decorations simply cannot compete with. Fresh cut Peonies in a jar or vase are a gorgeous addition to a Kitchen/Dining room/ or even Bedroom. So if you happen to have some growing in your yard, or for sale at a florist or grocery store near you, consider picking some up for your house!  Or the next time you are deciding on flowers to bring to your dinner-host, consider Peonies! What are your favourite flowers to have around the house?
      
Finally, Just a Quick Update/Review on Some Products I blogged about previously and have since tried out:

Free your Mane Shampoo and Conditioner: 
I received these in my April Glymm Box and was able to get 3 washes out of each (The packets are tiny, but you really only need a nickel/quarter sized amount of shampoo and conditioner when you wash your hair - even if it's long or thick!) At first I was really weirded out because a) there was no lather b) they smelled sort of like a man's product BUT, no product has ever left my hair as silky/smooth/tangle-free/clean feeling in my life - and I have tried A LOT of hair care products! I am going to try to test out another sulphate free shampoo that has a more feminine scent to see if the lack of sulphate was the reason for my amazing results, but if not, I am going to buy these in full size. I can handle the scent if it means excellent results! Especially since I usually use a styling product once I am out of the shower that will overpower with a new scent anyways. Have you guys ever tried sulphate free shampoo? Do you have any other sulphate-free brands to recommend? If you got the Free your Mane Glymm Box, what did you think of this product?


Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara:
I received this in my April Glossy Box and it is much cooler than I expected! I thought it was going to be a regular drugstore mascara (but was still excited to be receiving a full size!) but lo and behold, this one is different! I normally use an eyelash brush after I apply my mascara to make sure my eyelashes do not stick/clump together - but in this Masacara the wand IS an eyelash brush! It is a hard plastic brush applicator not a fuzzy wand like most drugstore mascaras. Mind Blown. This is amazing. This will save me an extra step in the morning - thrilled! Those of you with Glossyboxes, have you tried this yet?

       




















14 comments:

  1. I haven't tried the "Free Your Mane" samples yet...but they sound good! I'm going to give them a try tonight! Oh & I LOVE Peonies also...they are such a gorgeous flower! :)

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    1. Just make sure you're prepared for the not-the-greatest scent of it!

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  2. OMG, I haven't opened up the Marcelle mascara yet because I'm working through like 10 sample ones, but now I want to try it!

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    1. It's not as big as a full sized eyelash comb but one side of the applicator is definitely a HARD plastic comb!! I am in love with it - total surprise!

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  3. Great post!!! I like it!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  4. I have heard amazing things about the marcelle mascara! My mom is loving it- I haven't opened mine yet because I have two other ones I am already using up. I LOVE peonies too! they're magically large flowers, aren't they? ;)

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    1. So gorgeous - I need to find a way to somehow make them grow on my balcony....

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  5. So many great favourites! I love black & tan too and having fresh flowers around my house. Thankfully my bf is nice and buys them for me sometimes :)

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Lucky girl, I will have to start dropping hints for my bf :P

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  6. Hey Z,

    I just want to let you know that I completed my first tag blog post and I would like to pass it on to you. I tagged you in the get to know me tag, so I hope you have fun filling it out and answering my questions. I'm sure that your readers and I would love to learn more about the blogger behind this website!

    Click here

    Samantha
    nailartcouture.blogspot.com

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    1. I already did a full version of the tag with the 11 facts etc but I will definitely answer your questions in a post :)
      I love reading all these - it's fun to get to know a bit more about the other bloggers,
      xx

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  7. i'm SO glad to see that somebody loves stevie nicks just as much as i do! she's by far my favorite female vocalist. EVER.
    really love your blog as well! i am now an official follower :)
    take care!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

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    1. Her voice/songwriting is amazing! love her.
      And I'm following your blog too now :)
      xx

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