Tuesday, 26 July 2011

[TRIP] Whistler - Top of the Mountain

Yesterday we took the long journey up to the top of Whistler and Blackcomb. It consisted of many chairlift and gondola rides. We even got to ride the Peak2Peak which has the longest length of unsupported span! The view up there was absolutely breathtaking!


Sunday, 24 July 2011

[TRIP] Whistler - Scenery

Today we just walked around the village, went to Starbucks again (my dad is hooked these days it seems) aaand just looked at the nice scenery. Here are a few shots:

My brother, Eric


Rings from the 2010 Winter Olympics

Saturday, 23 July 2011

[OUTFIT] Whistler - Part 1 - Update!

So my brother and dad went on a hike, my mom took a nap, so I was able to get some photos of my new stuff! Unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to get a proper front facing photo of the black cardigan/sweater, so I look kind of goofy in it. I also wanted to show you my neat white tank top. I love love love the back of it! I think it's very interesting. I got it at Urban Outfitters on SALE in Ottawa! There were a bunch and I was thinking "What is wrong with you people?! This shirt is so freaking sweet" so without even trying it on, I purchased it.

[TRIP] Whistler - Part 1

I'm in Whistler! This is only my first day here, so I don't have any photos yet, but there will be plenty to come! It's a heck of a lot cooler here than it is back home, which is quite refreshing. I'm here with my parents and my brother, and last night we just took our time to settle in and take it easy. We were all up rather early this morning because of the time difference and just took it slow. We finally decided to walk down the hill and walk around the village for a little bit. I got a lovely cardigan sweater, and a cashmere sweater with an interesting Peace sign on it (I'll have photos soon!) from Aritzia. Then we went to Starbucks, had a few drinks and watched the hundreds of people walk by.

I love taking it one thing at a time, just going with the flow. Later, I'm meeting up with Livvy! Who I haven't seen since February, so I'm very excited. Tonight we're celebrating her and Sarah's birthday! It should be a good time.

Friday, 22 July 2011

FLASHY Sandals

I was on Kayture's blog, and she's in Greece right now and picked up an AMAZING pair of sandals that I'm incredibly jealous of. They're so bright! but simple, which make them a fantastic pair of sandals.


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

[OUTFIT] Wilfred Dress

Aritzia is having some pretty sweet sales right now! I got this lovely dress for a really good deal! It's a size too small, but it's still wearable! I love the colours, the fit, and the softness of the fabric.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Bluesfest 2011

I only attended Bluesfest twice this summer. I went to see Mac Miller on the 15th, and Death From Above 1979 on the 16th. The show on the 15th was a little too overwhelming for me, but still fun. As for DFA, they were my FAVOURITE band when I was in 8th grade. They had stopped making music for a while, but got back together to do a summer tour, and they happened to stop in Ottawa! I was so incredibly excited to see them. It was really a fantastic show! I got goosebumps!

Mac Miller


Friday, 15 July 2011

[BEAUTY] A Case of Boredom - More Smokey Eye

Once again (not a surprise there, as it happens often and really easily) I got bored! I decided to try out some more smokey eye looks. This time I used more dark greens, which make my hazel eyes stand out a lot. I also added some of my usual cat eye black eyeliner, as well as a touch of pink lipstick on my lips.

[MODELS] Ramata!

My friend Ramata, who I met like 5 years ago when I was 14? is giving me a great opportunity! She's starting a really great blog, and asked me to help her out! So I met up with her today, and she explained everything to me, and it all sounds incredibly awesome! I told her I was definitely interested in helping her out. I'll have more details when it's ready to set up. Getting it ready with a good amount of posts might take a little while, so it'll only be up and running in September or so. I'll keep y'all posted ;)

Isn't she darling? 

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Chanel loafers

I  just had to post these...they're to die for! Love them

Monday, 11 July 2011

[OUTFIT] Vintage ADIDAS - Tee to Tank

I bought this vintage Adidas t-shirt quite a while ago now, and I didn't get around to working with it until tonight. It is a very boxy shirt, so I decided I'd cut the sleeves off. I'm tempted to cut the collar off, but the plaid is just too funny and I can't seem to let myself cut it off. With the scrap sleeves, I decided I'd make a sort of knotted headband, like I did for my headband on Canada Day. Let me know what you think?

Kinda gangsta-g wouldn't you say?

[FASHION] Refinery29 - Reader Perfect Outfits

I sent in a photo of my wearing my romper to Refinery29, not expecting much to happen. Then! My friend, who is presently doing an internship in New York, sent me this link! Emilie Young from Ottawa, Canada....no big deal....LOL! This got me so overly exciting. I'm just happy they chose me!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Boys Night + A Couple Gals

Last night, we all just chilled at my friend Nick's place. The boys had a few games of "beer pong" as I observed. I was the only girl there for a while until Harea's girlfriend, Zoe, showed up. We enjoyed some burgers, and drinks. It was a nice casual night! Minus all the mosquito bites I got around my ankles...

[BEAUTY] More Pink Lips & Boredom

I spent the day home alone today, and got rather bored...and what else to do I do besides take selfies to cure my boredom? It doesn't seem like there's much. It was still nice to take it easy today! Put on some pink lipstick, Viva Glam Gaga Lustre by MAC, as well as a top coat of slightly tinted pink lipgloss. I'd gotten this lipstick last summer when I was in Europe. It looks great with tan skin! Which unfortunately...isn't my case right now.

Please disregarding my horrible horrible nail polish job! I've been meaning to fix it...

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Back Home!

Unfortunately, the lighting in my house in Ottawa is horrible! We live downtown, so the houses are really close together, so we don't get a whole lot of sunshine in the house. So any photos I take inside this house...will likely be quite grainy. Anyway, I attempted to do my make up like Kayture's, but didn't quite succeed as well, because I fail at putting makeup on it seems. I tried! Ps don't be fooled with what looks like sunshine in the windows! It hardly shines through...

Darn grainy-ness...I'll be sure to take photos in more proper lighting next time...

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

[BEAUTY] Nars - BRIGHT Pink - Update

So I was looking on the Nars website, trying to figure out what colour she used. I'm pretty sure it was one of the Pure Matte Lipsticks she used because I asked for it to be really matte (I'm not a huge fan of glossy, especially when it comes to bright colours) and it was in a tube that looked similar to this...
But on the website, they don't seem to have a bright pink in that series...they only had it in the Semi-Matte, which I believe comes in a different looking tube, but this is the closest colour I could find...
"Funny Face" which is a "Fun Fuchsia". I don't know, I suppose you'll have to go to Sephora and figure it out? Or wait until I purchase this wonderful shade of lipstick!


I was at Sephora earlier this afternoon, and they do like lips, eyes or foundation (etc etc) for free! So I decided I would get my lips done, and to get a little bit of a change from the usual bright red I like to wear. I decided to go BRIGHT Pink, and I LOVE it! I forget what the number or name of the colour was, but it's by Nars, and I'm definitely considering purchasing it.

Please bare with me with the quality of the photos for the next couple of days! I will be reunited with my good camera on Thursday :)

I had to...POP!

I'm completely in love with this photo and had to post it here, as well as my tumblr. I love the blacks, and neutral colours with the animal print on the shirt, and then the red red lips just stand out so much! It's so lovely.

[MODELS] Hyoni Kang

I'm totally in love with model Hyoni Kang's street style look here. The layers of different shades of blue work very well together. It's a very fall-ish look, but I'm loving the layers and simplicity of it.

Monday, 4 July 2011

[BEAUTY] Light Smokeeey

I got bored again and did my makeup. I'm too tired to go to the gym today seeing as I only got in at 2 in the morning last night (silly bus). I left my Canon in Ottawa so I wouldn't have to travel with it again, so I've only got Photobooth for now. I'll recreate this look some other time as well and get some better photos

Liquid liner on top lid - Sephora in 01 Black
Pencil liner on bottom lid - Solid Black Eye Liner by H&M
Lipstick - Covergirl in 355 Tempt/Seduction

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Canada Day!

Canada Day 2011 was by far my favourite! I made lots of wonderful cocktails with Malibu, had some beer (definitely a must on Canada Day), some BBQ, and some pizza in the Market. We started off at our friend Tofu's, where we had a beer pong tournament (I was mostly the photographer) then! We were off to Sarah's (who I'm living with next year and we're both so excited!) and fired up the BBQ for some hamburgers. and THEN! We adventured off to the ridiculously crowded downtown Ottawa to find a spot to watch the fireworks. We were such a huge crowd going, but the end of the fireworks it was just Owen and I, we'd lost everyone else or people decided to just dip. I ran into some friends such as Amy Savage, Sara Ogilvie, Courtney McAllister! It was all so exciting! And the fact that I managed to run into them in the huge crowd of people is also quite amazing.

Anyway, all in all, I had a really great day! And I spent it with all the greatest people :)

P.S.....although a few were missing :( such as Ainslie Lahey! and Talia Kassner! We'll definitely have to party hard some other time to make up for it!

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