Resos

There’s been a lot of change in my life over the last couple of years. I’ve changed jobs a few times, moved twice, gone back to school, and now I’m trying to make a go of it in Vancouver. I feel almost at a bit of a crossroads: I’m about to turn 100 33 (ack!!), and I haven’t got a job, a car, or a home of my own. This is not exactly what I had envisioned for myself. However, in spite of all that I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time. City life agrees with me.

In the spirit of positive thinking I’m working on a few New Years resolutions in the hopes that 2013 will be the year that things finally start to come together for me!

Here’s hoping!

1. Buy fewer clothes, shoes, and accessories and appreciate what I’ve already got.

Sarah

2. Buy less make-up and use up my huge collection!

make up

3. Spend more time with my friends.

Harm

4. Read more good books and watch less tv. Any suggestions?

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5. Find a job that I love but don’t get discouraged if it takes a while!

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

The Chopping Block

Curly hair is dry to begin with, add to that winter weather, an ombre dye job, and infrequent haircuts and we’ve got a disaster my friends. A couple of weeks ago my hair was in truly terrible shape. Frizzy, staticky, and crunchy feeling. It was not pretty. I decided to try out a hair mask. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and I was desperate for help. Off I went to Sephora (is there any other place???) in search of a remedy and I decided on the Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment.

I had it out of the packaging and spread all over my locks within 10 minutes of being home. One thing I really love about this product is the way it changes from a solid to a silky oil when you rub it betwixt your palms. The scent is interesting, it reminds me of nutmeg. I can definitely see some people hating the smell, but I didn’t mind it. The instructions said to leave the product on for 20 minutes and then wash it out. Friends, I am a renegade: I left the treatment on over night. The results? Silky soft, managable hair free of static and full of body… for one day. The second day after the treatment my hair reverted to it’s initial state and I ended up getting it all chopped off.

My room-mate, who has medium length, wavvy, fine hair had much better luck than I. Her hair ended up super soft and lovely after the treatment. Perhaps mine was just too far-gone.

ojon 2

 ojon 1

 ojon

Have you had any luck with hair masks?

Soirée Style

Happy Thursday friends! I hope you are all having a stellar week!

I do love Christmas but I don’t usually get too into the spirit until a few days before the big day itself. This year, however, there’s already a pint-sized Christmas tree in my apartment, and I’m endlessly humming Christmas tunes! It’s funny because, for the first time in a long time, I won’t be spending the holidays with my family this year.

Mini

Anyway, I’ve got a few fêtes to attend over the next few weeks, and I’m daydreaming about new outfits to wear. Here are a few of the items on my holiday soirée wish list.

 Lulus 

Glisten

Modcloth

Squares

Modcloth 

Red

Lulus

Do you have your eye on any new holiday attire?

 

Revlon, a Review, and a Recap

Happy Monday my lovelies! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

I love nail polish but I rarely paint my nails. It just seems like a lot of effort, and I’m kind of anal so the second it chips I have to take it off. That said, as I mentioned in my last post, I had a bunch of girlfriends over on Friday night and we had a nail painting party! We had a great time. Everyone painted their nails, and we all got a little light headed from the fumes! I picked up bottle of Revlon’s Brilliant Strength Nail Enamel in Enrapture just in time for the party. It’s a really pretty plum colour with a bit of gold shimmer. I thought it looked nice and festive; ’tis the season afterall! The brush was nice and wide, which I like, and the polish went on smooth. I applied two coats and topped it off with my Revlon topcoat. I love the way it looks; it’s a beautiful colour for winter. I slapped a bit of sparkly O.P.I. on the ring finger of each hand and voila, there you have it!

Revlon

The polish is starting to wear off a little on the tips of my nails but, apart from that, it’s holding up nicely so far! The price point is around $6 so I’m pretty happy! If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to incorporate a little festivity into your look this polish is a nice way to do it!

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On my finger is a Social Experiment cocktail ring. Get your own here!

Yesterday I attended The Style Common’s Deck Your Closet event at the Four Seasons Hotel. It was a lovely event and my room-mate and I scored some great deals (the best of which was a Michael Kors purse for $50!). As we were leaving to hotel we spotted Jody Claman of The Real Housewives of Vancouver! We asked her for a photo and she was happy to oblige. She was lovely! It was a fun way to end a lovely morning!

How was your weekend?

Jody Claman

An Excess of Exclamation Points!!

Happy Friday friends! I’ve got a fun evening planned – a bunch of girlfriends are coming over for an evening of pizza, cupcakes, wine (obvs!), and nail painting! It should be a great girly evening!

Here are some of the nail trends that I’m tempted to try, even though I have no talent for this kind of thing whatsoever!

Glitter tips are so festive!
Nail 2

 Ombre hair didn’t really work out for me, maybe I’d have better luck with ombre nails!
Nail 3

Another festive look!
Nail 1

What are your plans for the weekend?

Images found on Pinterest.

Sartorially Puzzling

Ok my darlings, here’s a puzzle for you. An of-the-moment item I am luuuurving is the cape. I think that the look is trés glam, and makes the wearer look like they just jetted in from Paris.

Here’s the pickle though:  how on Earth do you carry your purse??? These are the things that keep me up at night!

cape 1

 cape 2

First world problems. Am I right?

What fashion items leave you scratching your head?

Images stolen borrowed from Asos.