Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gift Your Mom a Glossybox!

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I have always thought that buying flowers is completely wasteful. Prices are inflated during special occasions and they only really last a week. Florists don't exactly pay the special attention to them because they have so many orders to get through. I believe that there are other ways to show your sentiments to the special woman or women (if you have multiple motherly figures) in your life. One option is the Mother's Day edition of Glossy box

For $40US (free shipping in the US) you will get 6 full size product value over $430! I say that's a better deal than a $90 bouquet of flowers. For my Canadian friends, it is the same cost plus an additional $5 shipping charge, not including tax or duties. With our exchange rate, you're looking at about $55. Check out what's included after the jump!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Firmoo Glasses Review: Purple Power!

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I was recently contacted by Firmoo to check out their vast new collection of glasses. I've collaborated with Firmoo before, so I did not hesitate to say yes again! Buying anything online is always a huge gamble no matter what kind of product it is. Electronics may not work, clothes may not fit, the quality is not up to par with what you expected, and sometimes you might not even get the things you ordered. I've had my fair share of buyer's remorse when it comes to online purchases. I can say that Firmoo has been very consistent with their customer service, their product quality, and delivery time.

There are hundreds of different designs to choose from at an amazing price. Buying cheaper glasses is a great way to try on different styles without burning a hole in your pocket. You can be as bold as you want or you can go with something classic. This website allows you to upload a photo so you can virtually try the glasses on so you can get an idea of how you look like. The glasses seem to range from $10 to $66, which is amazing considering brand name glasses can easily go up to $800 or more. I do love to indulge in designer frames, but sometimes I rather wear cheaper glasses when I'm going to the gym or doing something a little more physical where my glasses may fall off.

Check out my review after the jump!

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Valentino Spring 15' Inspired Nail Art

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Happy Easter everyone! For this nail art, I wanted something easter themed and of course, fashion related. I felt this dress from Valentino Spring 15' collection is the perfect fit. I love the mix of pastel colours and the cutting within the fabric. It looked too messy to apply the complete dress pattern onto one single nail so I decided to section it off. 

I decided to use the "plastic bag technique" for the first time. Essentially you paint a patch of clear coat on a plastic bag and allow it to dry completely. I found that if you stick it in the freezer, it will dry up in 10 minutes rather than 30 or more. Next you create the design, let it dry, add another layer of top coat and let it dry completely. Once all your decals have dried, simply peel it off and transfer it onto your nails, add some finishing touches and seal it with top coat. Yes, it uses a lot of top coat! 


I have to say this technique was a lot of hassle. There were a lot of waiting time involved but the end result is totally worth it. It definitely eliminates the problem of having one perfectly manicure hand and one messy hand.  

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Glossybox Relaunch in Canada

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My fellow Canadian Ladies,

If you were saddened by the fact that Glossybox Canada left us two years ago, well I got some great new for you! Glossybox USA is now shipping to Canada. If you recall, Glossybox has always been generous with their "samples". Often time, you even get a few full size products. Check out my March box, here! I was definitely impressed!

If you've tried these beauty boxes before, their subscription plans are quite similar. For US customers, you can choose to pay a monthly fee ($21 US/month), bi-yearly fee ($126 or $21 US/month) or you can save by subscribing to a 12 month package ($220 US or $18.33/month). For the Canadian ladies, taking additional $5 a month shipping and current exchange rate into consideration, that's about $33 CAD/month,$198 CAD/6 months, and $356/year. These prices can be higher because the customer may need to pay the taxes on these items. If their box is as consistent as the one that I received for review, it's definitely worth the splurge! 

Will you be subscribing? 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Blumarine Spring/Summer 15' Nail Art

I am on a roll! This dress from the Blumarine Spring/Summer 15' collection caught my eye because I always loved a blue-green tone in combination with white and brown.  The flower and leaves details are absolutely gorgeous. The mix of different textures and elements also makes the dress very interesting. This design was made entirely free-hand with a very fine brush that I bought from an art store recently. It is my new go to nail art brush! The one I purchased is called Cotman 000 paint brush from Midoco. There were a lot brushes of similar thickness, but I just chose the most inexpensive one.


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