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"Why then the world's mine oyster, which I with sword will open."


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Review: YesStyle.ca Bags Part 2 of 2

I ordered 4 bags at a time from YesStyle.ca back in September 2012 and did a post on the casual bags in Part 1 here. I also purchased two bags which were a little more formal.

I put on a dress from 59th Street that I also ordered from YesStyle for $20 CAD to match these bags. I haven’t worn it in public yet because it seems too formal for casual dates yet too casual for formal ones. I’m not sure when and where I can wear this!

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OOTD and FOTD: My LBD from YesStyle for NYE

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas! We lost power from a massive ice storm, so keeping warm was definitely a priority. I’m getting a little sick, but I refuse to miss another New Year’s Eve. One year I was down with the flu and it was horrible being alone and sick in the house while everyone was out.

I’m wearing a Little Black Dress for New Year’s Eve. Everyone’s got their favourite LBD – mine is this one by 59 Seconds from YesStyle.ca

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OOTD and FOTD: Not-So-Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

My workplace was having a party where we were supposed to wear ugly holiday sweaters. Some people showed up with ugly non-holiday sweaters, some with non-ugly holiday sweaters. I saw this sweater on YesStyle and thought that sweater was wintery enough to be a holiday sweater.

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Review: Yesstyle.ca Bags Part 1 of 2

I wrote a review for yesstyle.ca two years ago when I first ordered off the website because I couldn’t find any reviews commenting on how trustworthy it was. Since then, I’ve made quite a few orders and I dug up some pictures I had taken of a bag haul from YesStyle from last year. I got 4 in total: 2 bags that were more casual and 2 that were more sophisticated.

This post will focus on the two casual bags that I bought from YesStyle.ca

Faux Leather Trim Backpack – 59 Seconds

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OOTD and FOTD for the Cold Weather

It’s been below 0°C (or 32°F for all you other folks) all day today and I always have trouble dressing for cold weather. I usually end up in my skinny Bootlegger jeans and a t-shirt under a nice warm hoodie. I’m clearly deviating from the norm today. There’s no natural light today and I have no place in the house suitable for a photo shoot. So, I apologize in advance for my distracting Pokemon poster (yes, I did line up and watch the movie in theatres back in ’99 and got some exclusive Pokemon cards out of it).

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FOTD and mini shopping spree!

So I thought I’d try out the Mai Couture lip gloss I received in my April Glymm Box as well as a makeup look for my date this weekend 😉

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Win stila from Topbox

Fellow Canadian beauty addicts, Topbox is hosting another contest, ending April 18th:

Entering is via Facebook – if you’d like, please enter as my referral 🙂

Best of luck to all of you, and hope that one of us wins and can share the love by blogging about it!


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Mishmash of tidbits

So many little things I want to talk about – here’s a mishmash of some of my favourite blogging topics all in one post.

1. Art on MS Paint

I’ve been working on my poster presentation, and I prefer having diagrams and images on all of my powerpoint presentations rather than blocks of text. I’ve always hated siting in lecture where the prof reads off slides filled with rows and rows of text. Why bother lecturing? I could just read it on my own – don’t waste my time and put me to sleep.

Here’s one of the diagrams I drew on Microsoft Paint – pixel by pixel. No tablet, no PhotoShop. Time consuming, but oh-so-satisfying, because it is completely personalized for me, by me.

Wow, the resolution is terrible as a jpeg. It looks so much nicer as an original Paint bmp, but WordPress won’t let me upload bmp files 😦

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3/4″ FITI Babii Nano-Ceramic Tourmaline Styling Iron Review

I got this straightener for $1 CAD when I ordered my Clarisonic Mia 2 on Fabove.ca last month. (Yes, you read that right. $1.00 CAD!) The offer is still on now, if you’re looking to get a Clarisonic.

I’d left this FITI iron at Dark’s place because I already had my Solia hair straightener (featured here) at home, and it’s always nice to have a straightener for those bad hair day emergencies.

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More ALDO boots and coupon codes

Remember when I was lamenting over these boots and how I’d refused to pay $170 CAD for them?

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Well, these black leather boots are sold out for sure, but yesterday afternoon I lucked out while I was aimlessly browsing ALDO online. They had the dark brown ones on sale for $119.98 CAD! I ordered them before I could re-think it. Which was a good thing, because I just checked now and they’re out of the dark brown. They still have the black suede ones for $59.99 and a light brown for $74.99 – neither in my size though.

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