May 2012 archive
Summer is literally just around the corner which means it’s time to bring out those gorgeous summer dresses! Don’t have any cute summer dresses? Don’t fret! Dydal is here to save you!
For those of you who aren’t familiar to Dydal, Dydal is an online clothing shop which offers a variety of clothes. From dresses, tops and skirts they have it all! We came across their website a few days ago and just fell in love with their dresses. They have so many different styles – from nudes and neutrals, color block and even some vintage inspired dresses!
Above, we have selected our top four dresses from Dydal.
The Dydal dresses we have choosen are:
Black Pascucci Couture Detachable Embellishment Maxi Gown
Blue and Beige Pinclove Button Down Midi Dress
Reverse Blocked Colour Mini/Maxi Dress
Blue Lovely Girl Structured 40′s Flare Dress
Be sure to check out http://dydal.com.au/ to find your perfect summer dresses for this summer!
As you guys know, our Firmoo giveaway ended quite some time ago. Today we are announcing the winners!
The two winners who will be receiving any pair of glasses or sunglasses of their choice are….
Lubka Kotmanikova and Allyanna Cruz! Congratulations girls, the staff from Firmoo will be contacting you shortly!
For everyone else who has entered, don’t be upset you didn’t win because our lovely friends from Firmoo are giving $25 vouchers to you all! We will be contacting you guys individually via email to give you the voucher code.
Thank you all for participating in our first giveaway. There are many more to come!
*Winners were randomly picked by random.org*
Trend alert! I’ve seen pastel clothing, accessories and bags everywhere. From being on the runway by Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu to Marc Jacobs. Everyone is going crazy for pastels this year!
Of course we all now know that pastels have made a huge debut this year, but now what? How on earth can we incorporate such colors into our daily outfits? Don’t fret – there are honestly so many different ways. From throwing on a pair of mint green pants to school, rocking a pale pink blazer at work and changing into that cute sheer maxi skirt when heading for a night out.
If you don’t have too much time to coordinate your outfit, you can always rely on four things: accessories, bags, shoes and nail polish! There are so many different types of accessories, from bracelets to rings to scarves any of them will give you the perfect touch of pastel in your outfit. And need I say less about shoes, bags and nail polish?! Again, there is a huge variety of bags and shoes available to use – just find your perfect shade of pastel and sport the new trend.
PS: Here’s the list of items shown in the picture
Chloe Classic Cropped Blazer
Sheer Dark Green Long Maxi Skirt
Taupe Eva Retro Sunglasses
Yellow Suede Platform Shoes
H&M Tank Top
H&M 2-Pack Bracelets
Vero Moda Lace Shorts
High Waisted Mint Pants
Lime Topanga Dress
Marc Jacobs “The Long Single” Shoulder Bag
For a while now I had been contemplating on ways to make my hair look more alive. I have very VERY thick dark brown hair and I wanted to do something that would give it a bit more definition. This was a challenge for me since I don’t like to dye my hair or put it through any chemical based products. A few months ago I came across a DIY honey hair lightening video on YouTube by AndreasChoice. I was amazed at how the honey had completely changed her hair colour and so I was curious to know more about it. As I was researching, I became aware that cinnamon was another key component used to lighten hair. In fact, there had been a few before and after pictures that showed how effective this treatment was. Cinnamon has a natural peroxide value that helps to lighten hair over time. Not only does it lighten you hair but it also helps to achieve a subtle red colour, giving those with dark hair a light tint/highlight.
Since I have dark brown hair I wanted something that would give me results fast! I took up the challenge and went ahead and made a cinnamon paste consisting of a tablespoon of ground cinnamon and hair conditioner. The first time I applied this to my hair I had kept it on overnight and when I washed my hair the next morning I couldn’t believe the difference. In just one try I was able to get a subtle red tint in my hair! Since the first time was a success, I went ahead and tried the treatment two more times. This time I kept the cinnamon paste in my hair for 4-5 hours. After the third time, I was quite satisfied with my hair as it had gotten two shades lighter and decided not to lighten it anymore.
If you’re looking to lighten your hair I’d highly recommend using this method before you go out and get your hair done. Not only can you notice the difference after just one try but the effect lasts for a long time.
H&M launched their Season of the Sun collection. This time around we had a hard time picking out our top five favourites, mainly because everything looked typical. Nonetheless, here is our top five picks from their brand new collection!
Bright Blue Dress – $19.95
Silver Tank Top – $5.95
White Patterned Dress – $14.95
Light Orange Shorts – $19.95
White Bandeu Bra – $17.95
It’s Neha here. It’s been a while hasn’t it? So much has been going on recently that I haven’t had time to post anything on the blog.
I thought I’d do something different then our usual nail tutorials, hauls and whatnot and just give you guys the lowdown on how my weekend went and what I did!
On Friday my school had a professional learning day, aka no school! I spent the day in Meadowvale visiting one of my close friends, Anuja. It was a girls day – all we did was catch up, hangout at her place and go for a few walks. I was so glad that we had a PD day on Friday. I’m at the point where I have to drag myself to school everyday. Summer and University are on my mind, I can’t even focus in school anymore. Graduation is so close that I can’t wait anymore!!
Speaking of Universities, I applied to three. York University for Communication Studies, Guelph Humber for Media Studies and Ryerson University three programs: Journalism, Radio & Television arts and their Arts & Contemporary Studies program. To be honest with you, I was extremely hesitant when I applied to Ryerson’s two prestigious programs, Journalism and RTA. Only 150 people get accepted into Journalism and I know there is also a small amount of students accepted for RTA (probably in the low 100′s or a lower number), I just thought it was next to impossible to be accepted to either programs since thousands of people also applied to them. However, I was in for a surprise yesterday evening. I logged onto OUAC (Ontario Universities Application Centre) and discovered I had been accepted to Ryerson’s Journalism program!! So far, I’ve been accepted to York and Ryerson for two of their programs (Arts & Contemporary Studies and Journalism). I still have yet to hear back for Ryerson’s RTA program as well as Guelph Humber. My acceptance to Ryerson for Journalism has put me in a dilemma though. I was so sure I was going to attend Guelph Humber this fall if I got accepted, because I thought Ryerson was out of the question. But now that I’ve been accepted I have no clue what to do! Ahhhh!
And how could I forget about mothers day?! We took our Mom out for brunch at one of our favourite restaurants called Saravanaa Bhavan, a south Indian restaurant which offers a variety of different foods. We all had some yummy Dosa (basically a crepe with lentils and whatnot). Other then that we just spent some quality time with our lovely mom.
Anywho, that’s basically my weekend! I hope you guys had a wonderful Mothers day weekend! And again, happy mothers day to all the wonderful moms out there. We’d be nothing without you!
One thing you must know about us is that both us sisters absolutely love shoes! We’ve decided to introduce a new feature on our website – every week we will be showing you guys our top six favourite shoes of the week. Enjoy!
1. Dolce Vita Vixen in Mint Suede
2. Jeffrey Campbell Shadow Stud
3. High Heel Peep Toe in Nude
4. Valentino Studded Patent Kitten Heels
5. Jeffrey Campbell Garret in Aqua Combo
6. Jeffrey Campbell Night Walk in Lavender Suede
Get a free mystery gift bag for Leap Year with orders of $20 or more, and enter to win a $100 e.l.f. gift card! Use code LEAP 2/28-2/29!
Last week I received a few goodies from Eyes Lips Face and I can honestly say that I am in love with these products! ELF has some really great products and the best part is that they are extremely cost friendly. Everything besides the High Definition Powder is priced for $3. The powder retails for $6.
Pink Passion and Berry Merry
Pink Passion is a matte pink blush. Depending on your skin tone it can either look like a pale or hot pink colour. I have read other reviews which claim to say that this blush seems to be the perfect dupe for MACs Pink Swoon.
Berry Merry is a shimmery berry-rose colour. The blush is heavily pigmented and consists of gold flecks which may be a bit extreme if not used with a light hand. This blush also claims to be a dupe for NARSs Sin.
ELFs Warm Bronzer is a gorgeous palette that will give your face that perfect healthy glow. Once again depending on your skin tone it can either be used as a blush to achieve that warm summer time glow or it can make for a beautiful highlighter.
Mineral Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer
If you’re on a budget and can’t afford to purchase Urban Decays Primer Potion this right here is the absolute perfect dupe! ELFs Mineral Eyeshadow Primer has a creamy texture and blends very well into the skin. Your eyeshadow will practically last all day without creasing!
Cream Eyeshadow in Dawn
Dawn is a beautiful brown-taupe colour with very subtle gold shimmer. This eyeshadow can be worn alone for an everyday look or can be used as a base. In fact, you don’t even need to use a primer underneath this since it doesn’t crease and lasts all day.
High Definition Powder
ELFs High Definition Powder has had a lot of raves especially since its another known dupe for Make Up For Ever’s High Definition Powder. I can’t say how similar the two product are since I have never purchased MUFE HD powder, but I will tell you that after you have applied this powder you are bound to achieve a flawless finish.