2013 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Beauty Picks

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Good morning, gorgeous! I know this is a little delayed (I wanted to have something to post for the weekend, so it’s been waiting in my drafts since Friday), but here’s a few quick beauty picks from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

The products are a blend of exclusives, sets, and discounts, and the sale will be running until August 4th (two weeks from today). Shop it here, or click on the products below!

So this is a… problem. | The Leather Jacket Dilemma

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I’ve been thinking some Serious Thoughts about leather jackets recently, and (in light of a short Twitter conversation with a few of my favourite human beings on the interwebs), I thought I may as well get my predicament out there.

Because I’m sure lots of you will be having the same problem.

Just kidding! No one else is having this problem, because I’m a good number of degrees weirder than the rest of the world. But hey! What’s a blog for if you can’t bitch about clothes every now and again?

(Basically, I just want to find a warm, soft, secondhand leather jacket with an asymmetrical zipper and a bit of a masculine edge. Is that really so much to ask for?)

(See, but that’s funny, because it really, really is.)

The problem(s)

Basically, there’s this thing wherein when I put on a leather jacket, I look like I’m on my way to beat someone up. (Conversely, when my adorable older sister puts on the same jackets, everyone around her is faced with an unbearable urge to give her candy or pat her on the head.) It’s not my best look, by far.

(Unless I’m going for “aggressive to a fault,” I guess. Though I can’t really think of a situation which would call for that.)

That’s problem one.

Problem two is that I’m not really into leather. I’m not vegan, or even vegetarian, but there’s just something kind of uncomfortable about the idea of wearing something else’s skin around, you know? I’ll make an exception for shoes (preventing back problems is always a priority for me, and I’ll take good arch support wherever I can find it), but I’ll avoid leather bags and belts if I can.

[ Aside: If it’s something that I could find non-leather, I’ll go for the non-leather version. If not, I try not to get too hung up over it. At the end of the day, it’s a squeamish issue for me, not an ethical one. ]

Anyhow, leather biker jacket ramble –> over. I think I’d like to go secondhand or vintage if I do pick one up (smaller eco footprint, not directly supporting the businesses producing leather, etc), but I’m still not sure.

In all likelihood, I’ll just put it off until I forget that I wanted a leather jacket in the first place. Crisis averted! 

Quips, questions, qualms: hit us up in the comments.

Ramblings | Marcelle opens an online shop & Rae blathers on about her favourites

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

After quite a lot of anticipation, I have some awesome news for you ladies – Marcelle has opened up its online doors for US and Canadians shoppers! While most Canucks will probably keep shopping in-store to avoid shipping & pick up limited-edition items (which won’t be stocked online), I think this is awesome news for American gals.

I mean, Marcelle. It’s MARCELLE. *flails* (If I couldn’t get my Marcelle staples, I’d probably go nuts within a year. I’m very, very attached to them!)

I absolutely adore…

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But I need

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New at… Sephora

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I’m just loving the clean feel of the ShopStyle boxes — plus, we can now keep these posts to a reasonable length! My goodness, did they ever get long before.

I personally can’t wait to see the Stila cheek colour in real life. I know items like this one (ahem, Smashbox?) are (excuse my French) a load of total bullshit 95% of the time, but I still want to check it out! Can’t blame a gal for being curious, right?

And one last item, which is incredibly thrilling (but not available through the above widget.) Very cool, MUFE! I can’t wait until this is in stores. The swatches on the Sephora site look amazing, of course, but I suppose we’ll just have to wait a bit and see if they’re just as gorgeous in real life.

A new shop in San Jose

Friday, July 23, 2010

The image says it all! If you’re in the area, I’d definitely recommend checking it out ;) As I’m sure you all know by now, I just adore what I’ve tried from the line so far. If you do go, don’t forget to check out their gift sets, which are oh-so-cute!

(Not in the area? No biggie! This week’s online special is a seven-piece Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize kit for just $55 including shipping, and the sets are always available on the site. Seeing as the kit’s name is basically my mantra, and that the pieces are worth $122 in total sold separately, I’d say it’s a pretty good buy! Yah, it’s on the pricey side, but you get a ton of product for the cost.)

Congrats on the new shop, 100% Pure!

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