I’m sending out a huge thanks to Bonnie of Gwen Delicious for this super fab giveaway! The lucky winner is:
Gorgeous flowers from a lovely friend.
My new “Bambuki” brush (Kabuki brush with a bamboo handle, not that you needed me to clarify that or anything). Seriously, it had me at Bambuki.
A new toiletries bag for summer getaways.
Pretty trays to help organize my dresser top.
Solid proof that I’m not the only peanut butter monster in this house.
Happy weekending my sweets!! xx
PS – Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!!
If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I’m all about this awesome key necklace from Gwen Delicious. Seriously, it’s such a perfect summer accessory. Sure, year around it will look amazing, but I love fun, sturdy pieces this time of year. You know, something that can handle tagging along on a beach adventure, battle a bit of sunscreen and surf. I’m a huge fan of jewelry at the beach and accessorizing your swimsuit.
Anyhoo, one lucky winner will get to choose from two finishes, a bronze or silver version. And I’m curious, what would you choose? Often silver is the clear winner when I ask this question, but I opted for the bronze version. Why? Well, I love to mix bronze with GOLD and SILVER accessories and since I plan on wearing my key all summer long, the bronze will be super versatile.
So, let’s get on down to the nitty-gritty shall we!
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Holy Monday Batman! How did that happen? Our weekend just flew by in a blur of sunshine and warmth. We tried out our new sprinkler (Thanks J,R&R!), ate delicious food and were even a teeny bit productive (insert back patting here). What did you lovelies get up to??
I’m super excited to post these pics because they are actually a little bit of a teaser for what’s to come tomorrow. My awesome and talented friend Bonnie, creator-extraordinaire of Gwen Delicious Jewelry recently gifted me this gorgeous key necklace. As a lover of key necklaces, I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. And since it’s no fun to be obsessed alone, Bonnie is also giving one away to a lucky reader! Who wants to be my necklace buddy?? Make sure to drop by tomorrow and add your name to the giveaway!
Outfit Details: Jacob tank, Jacob sweater, Wilfred shorts, Gwen Delicious necklace c/o, Michael Kors watch, Ray Ban sunnies, Aldo shoes, vintage clutch
My love of leopard is here to stay. And what would be a better addition to my family of kitty-cat accessories than a pair of leopard print sandals?
Lots of you have been telling me about your warm and sunshiny weather for ages now. So, I’m wondering, is there anything left of YOUR summer wish list??
Outfit Details: Wilfred tee, Gap denim jacket, Winners pants, gifted scarf, RW & Co. and Club Monaco rings, Ray Ban sunnies, nail polish
I reached for this trusty American Eagle tank top (similar one here) over the weekend and it occurred to me how often I do just that. It wasn’t expensive and I don’t even think I tried it on. Sometimes a quick, i-love-that, impulse purchase pays off.
What’s your favourite impulse purchase?
In an effort to spend a little less cash at Sephora (the girlie-girl’s Disneyland), I’ve been researching and trying out more drug store beauty products.
Here are a few of my current success stories:
1. Nivea Pure and Natural Hand Cream – I may have mentioned my sand-papery hands a time of two on the blog (check out some fab dry hand tips here!). I’ve tried loads of products and never really been super-wowed. And I’m still not. But I am pseudo-wowed, and that’s something!
The main qualities that I look for in a hand cream are 1. sink-in-ability (I hate creams that linger) 2. moisturization and 3. natural indregients. And this guy fits the bill pretty well on all accounts. There is a bit of a fragrance, but I don’t mind it. I slather it on with my moisture gloves before bed and I’m pretty pleased with the results. For 5.99, I’ll definitely repurchase.
2. L’Oreal Evercreme Deep Nourishing Masque – When I ran out of my favourite Phyto conditioner, I wasn’t, ok, the hubs wasn’t, too excited about spending over $40 to replace it. Enter new-Nat and the cheap beauty quest.
Overall, I’m really impressed with this conditioner. The first time I used it my hair was feeling uber parched. I mixed the conditioner with a little bit of lemon juice and slathered it on my dry hair. After about 20 mins, I shampooed and conditioned with the masque again. And let me just say Hallelujah, was my hair ever happy! It dried super soft and felt better than it had in ages. The only negetaive is that with my thick hair I’m going through the product rather quickly, but again, for under $10, no bigs.
3. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Lacey Lilac – I love this colour! Finally, a lilac polish that isn’t too light or watery. Although I’d like it to wear a little longer (a top coat does help), the colour pay off is great and 2 coats gives you a awesome, saturated finish. I’d even say that 1 coat is pretty if you’re in a rush. And hello? $3? Yes please.
So, tell me friends, what are your favourite cheap beauty products?? And since these are my June favourite, do you like the idea of seeing my monthly picks?