Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Contest

It's contest time! In celebration of my subscribers, summer and all things awesome I'm having a visa gift card contest. The video below goes through the rules but you can read them on the contest page 
The contest ends Aug 31 so don't be too hesitant to enter. In fact why would you hestate at the chance to win a $75 visa gift card!

Enjoy Weekends: Club Cute

Pepi Sunglasses
45 GBP -
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Elastic Heart Belt
5 GBP -
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Milkshake Carton Lip Balms
5 GBP -

Umbrella Necklace
13 GBP -

taco belle cosmetics pouch
$16 -

One of my favorite outfits is jeans and a cute tshirt. Sometimes one just doesn't feel like going all out with a dress and heels. For days of just kicking back, jeans and a t-shirt are fantastic. This however doesn't mean you can't doll up with accessories. I love laid back outfits with wild accessories.

Have a great weekend ^-^

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thrift Store Styles

One thing worth loving is a thrift store. I'm lucky that there are a lot in my area and that they often have bag sales to afford me the opportunity to stock up on retro, vintage and sometimes just plain wacky items. But even the wacky ones find away to make an outfit "special." I got the jacket from a bag sale (I think it's even in a haul video) was stumped at first as to how to wear it but skinny jeans makes most things presentable.
I love the color of the jacket and the very retro style of it. It's the kind of material that's warm on cool nights, breathable in warm weather.

    The love of thrift stores is definitely a family thing. My sister made this outfit from a skirt she got from a second hand store. I love how she creativly made it into a dress. She looks like a country cutie.

My mom also joined the vintage fun.

I do shop in regular stores too.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July faves

Was anyone else exhausted in July? I’m not sure what it was—perhaps the sporadic days of heat we had here—but I think I slept away July. When I was awake though I was doing one of two things:

a) Listening to music. Summer tracks are fun aren’t they? Usually they’re nothing special, just fun upbeat songs but they make you reminisce when the snow falls.

b) Indulging in vintage random fun. I don’t even remember what I bought this month but my closet looks full of one vintage haul or the other.

Sexy Peel Soap by LUSHSome other things that kept me awake this July were

1. Lush soap. I did a huge lush soap haul, which you can check out here, and bought almost all the soap in the lush store minus one or two. I wanted to include some retro soap items, but maybe next time. I don’t have a favorite yet but I was really lush soap this month.  

2. Biore steam activated cleanser. I promise to do a proper review of this product, but for now you’ll have to take my on it when I say it’s wondrous. My sister bought it. I used it. I love it! My skin looks and feels great as a result of it.

Platinum Over Sterling Silver Diamond Accent Butterfly Band Size 73. Butterfly Accessories. A whole week was dedicated to this incredible creature, and now I’m seeing it on a lot more people in a plethora of different fashion accessories and items. Am I taking credit for this…eh, why not? Though in actuality I doubt my little blog is really starting any great trends. But honestly, don’t butterflies make you look good?

 4. Color Theory. Technically I haven’t bought his new album the sound yet, but I’m going to. Brian Hazard the genius behind the one man band color theory has created yet another piece of audio art. For those of you, who are unfamiliar with color theory, listen to the previews of his new album. Me trying to explain what it sounds like, or how good it is, would be a great injustice to his work. I will say however, that safe distance is a song that I will have on repeat for a long time.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pied de pepper foot lotion VS Fair Trade foot lotion

 Check out the Video review below

 Pied de Pepper Foot Cream by LUSH
Fair Trade Foot Lotion by LUSH 

Pied de pepper and Fair Trade are both excellent foot lotions by lush. I use them regularly and like them both. But lately I was wondering, is one better than the other?  For a week a tested pied de pepper on my left foot and fair trade on my right to see how they stacked up between each other. This comparison review covers scent, efficiency, effectiveness and overall value for money.


I personally like the smell of both of these foot lotions. Pied de pepper smells like ginger and cloves and has a very spicy smell and feel to it. Fair trade is a classy combination of spearmint and peppermint. Pied de pepper is more noticeable than fair trade but it’s not over powering. Neither of them smell pretty or fun. But instead smell “like they work.”  

How fast do they work?

Pied de pepper’s purpose is to reduce perspiration and soften hard skin. Fair trade on the other hand is meant to relieve aching feet as well as soften skin. As soon as I apply pied de pepper I feel the ingredients being absorbed into my feet.  M feet feel smooth and soft right away. Fair trade however, was always about 2-3 minutes behind. This is still very fast in terms working speed. But pied de pepper did begin to work sooner. 

How well did they work?

In terms of controlling my perspiration pied the pepper does do this. It also helps my feet when they are aching the way fair trade is meant to. But fair trade makes my skin feet softer, smoother and more relieved than pied de pepper. It also works longer than pied the pepper. 

My regime was usually to put both lotions on after my shower and not reapply for the rest of the day, at the end of the day I noticed that my feet were still soft but my right foot with fair trade felt more moisturized with no cracks around the heel. Now this is great for fair trade, the only con is pied the pepper is a little thicker in texture and so I only needed to apply a small amount. I found myself using a little more of the fair trade to get the same consistency.  Also pied de pepper, with all its spices feels more active than fair trade. I would say fair trade is more subtle than pied the pepper.  I can go through the day and not notice fair trade, but I definitely notice pied de pepper. 

Overall bang for buck

Pied de pepper sells at 15.95 for 100g which is not bad considering that you don’t need that much. A little goes a long way. Fair trade is 22.95 for 225. I can see why it comes in a larger jar since a lot more is required. However, its acting length is long lasting. And because you don’t need to reapply throughout the day one can make it last. Overall both are worth the price but it might be better spending a few more dollars for fair trade if you like the smell.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Chadwicks The Casual Trench

Is plain better sometimes? In the case of this Chadwicks casual trench I think so. You'll find no embellishments on this coat. I like this. It gives me the freedom to add more exaggerated pieces to spice it up. Or one could keep the entire style concept simple. 


Bandolino Women's Berry Pump

 Kate Spade Garden Grove Large Suzy Satchel

Small Guitar string earrings - Recycled Dew Drop


Friday, July 23, 2010

Enjoy Weekends: Mademoiselle

Scala Flower Hat Pin:
$9 -

Whose having an awesome weekend in the French countryside? Not me! But I'm sure if I was in France, I'd be having an awesome weekend in this outfit created by wildcat on I chose to add it to my enjoy weekends collection for it's soft and pretty relaxed feel.