Yay! Who doesn’t enjoy shopping and drooling at their purchases afterwards? I’ve made a few trips to my favourite stores recently, and hit up online shops as well. Some of these include Urban Outfitters, Sephora, H&M, eBay, and Etsy.
My boyfriend was the one who told me about their amazing sale. 50% off their sale items. How exciting! I managed to snag 2 pairs of Jeffrey Campbell flatforms, as well as a pair from Deena & Ozzy with clear platforms.
In an attempt to try a new skincare regime that works for me, I used my 20% off VIB trip to find new products. I picked up Lancome Bi-Facil as a makeup remover, Purity by Philosophy for cleanser, Lancome alcohol-free toner, Fresh Sugar Lips in Rose (loved it when I got it as the b.day gift last year). I really wanted to pick up the Laura Mercier Artist Pro palette but it was sold out
I picked up two black dresses – one inexpensive and the other slightly overpriced (I think). I love the cage detailing above the waist, but I don’t think it justifies its $35 price tag. I picked it up because I knew I’d be upset if I didn’t. The other dress is a typical black bodycon with cut-outs ($15). Lastly, I picked up two sets of flower clips. I wear them a lot during the spring and summer, and the colours are so complimentary to my skintone.
I wish they had dance cams everywhere. Not only would it be amusing, but it’s hilarious. How can you watch this video without smiling or laughing?
We need more optimism in the world!
Another song on repeat for me for awhile now. It’s probably one of the rare “house” vibe songs I actually feel like I could dance to. It’s also on my playlist for the gym.
I have and always been a fan of Calvin Harris and this song just takes the cake.
“If I told you… your heartbeat lets me know you feel the same…”
I love Ipsy. It’s the best beauty subscription I’ve tried thus far. Not saying much since I’ve only tried one other. I’m really happy with what was in the bag this month – tons of full-sized products. In total, the bag is worth over $70! That’s amazing.
On another note, I also received a few goodies from two Etsy shops. I’m so happy to be able to share them with you. & while on the topic, as mentioned, one of the shops sent me a second package specifically for my subscribers.
To enter the giveaway:
- Must be subscribed on YouTube
- Must like my facebook page
- Comment on the YouTube video what your favourite Studio Ghibli movie is
What is it about these types of photos that appeal to us?
Perhaps with Polaroids, it’s the idea that at a single mark of time, the photo taken was the exact moment the photographer wanted to capture. It’s the limited shots on a single roll of film which a Polaroid camera allowed, plus not being able to instantly see the photos. It gives a sense of excitement.
But what about just vintage filters? Why do we choose to use them? Is it our fascination with the past, the technology, the unfocused or glared image? It puts an artistic element to the photos, and it also gives the image a totally different feel.
I won’t lie – I excessively turn down the contrast on a lot of my photos to give it somewhat of a retro/vintage vibe. I think it looks creative, and it feels like visuals to a teen angst novel.
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This has got to be my absolute favourite photo-editing app. They provide tons of amazing filters and frames that a professional photographer or novice would enjoy.
They also provide a square crop feature which is nice (especially for Instagram users). While also providing little sisters and decor for those who enjoy spicing up their photos a little further. Adjusting exposure, brightness, sharpness, and those type of photograph specifications are made easy with this app.
At the price of $0.99, this is one photo-editing app, you should definitely not pass up. Find it in the App Store here.
The beautiful artworks you see above are creations by Kristi Malakoff, a Canadian artist, who uses international money bills to create 3D polygons. Her patience and skill in cutting, folding, and pasting these bills from all parts of the world is quite admirable. The colours stand out and each shape is sharp and precise. It’s quite outstanding, isn’t it? I think they’d make beautiful centerpieces for side tables, or even an accent on a bookshelf.
For more of her work, visit: http://www.kristimalakoff.com