Sunday, 17 March 2013

Steam Cream Review

Hi everyone! It's clearly been a while... long story short there were a lot of personal matters I had to deal with and I really hadn't had the opportunity or inspiration to post. But finally, here I am! Ad today I have a review of a holy grail product for you...... Steam Cream!!!

This fabulous cream is made by the same creators of Lush--the store with the beautiful soaps and body products that smell amaaaazzzinnggg. This cream uses steam instead of chemicals to blend the ingredients (in a nutshell, more details on this are posted on their website!), and so this gives the cream a different texture and feel. Apparently, you can use it on your body, knees/elbows AND your lips.... Although I'm not so sure I liked it on my lips....

What first attracted me to this was the beautiful tin. The tin is something that can be re-used so easily because of the alluring design, which is another thing Steam Cream has come to be known for--their beautiful tins. With so many designs, there's bound to be something for everyone! It's really a nice touch that you can personalize your cream, and a great way to reduce and reuse!

The cream itself has a very soft, very moisturizing texture. Unlike a lot of other creams which require repeated applications to really absorb, or ones that sit on top of your skin and feel greasy, Steam Cream absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling so soft. In addition, it has a light herbal, lavender scent. I loooove lavender, so this was perfect for me. But even if you don't like scents, the smell fades fairly quickly (probably within 10 minutes), so it won't bother you for very long. The price is decent, it was around $20. Not amazing, especially for its small-ish size, but it's not bad either for its  luxurious feel and scent. I definitely want to collect more of these beautiful tins in different designs....    One tin will give you 75g of product. This design is the Yoshino pattern.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Maxi-mizing my Vacation (Part 2)

And finally, part 2! Again, I wore maxi dresses almost exclusively during this trip (except for travelling on the plane) because they're super comfy yet dressy, very on trend, and they saved me worrying about modest dress codes for all the religious attractions we had planned to visit. And so without further ado...

 At St. Peter's Basilica-- Dress: Victoria's Secret, Sandals: Locale, Denim Jacket: Forever21, Bag: Jeanne Lottie

 In Capri-- Dress: Old Navy maxi skirt pulled up, Sandals: Locale, Hat: Aldo, Belt: Jacob, Necklace: from Pompeii bancarelle
 On the Spanish Steps in Rome-- Dress: Club Monaco, Belt: Costa Blanca, Sunglasses: Point Zero
Bonus Plane Outfit-- Tee: Walmart, Wide legged linen pants: Victoria's Secret, Multiwrap cardigan: Jacob, Shoes: Birkenstocks

The trip was amazing, and a lot of fun! My favourite was definitely Capri because of the beautiful scenery and all the nature, but Rome and Pompeii have such rich histories it's amazing to stand there and picture what life would have been like all those years ago. If you ever visit Italy, especially Rome, I suggest visiting the bancarelle, or street shops, where they often just have a little tent. You can find a number of cute accessories and even clothes for very inexpensive prices, and they're (almost always) made in Italy! I might do a post on my haul in the future! : )

Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Maxi-mizing My Vacation (Part 1)

Last week I went with my family to visit Rome (as well as Pompeii, Naples, and Capri), Italy. It was a lot of fun, and of course fun to pack for! I think I had my outfits planned out months in advance! A number of the attractions we had planned to visit in Rome posed a couple of style concerns however, making this a bit of an atypical vacation for us. Since we would be visiting many churches, we needed to be dressed modestly (no knees or shoulders showing). Luckily, maxi dresses are having their moment right now! And luckily for me, they're my favourite trend of the moment!

Here's how I maxi-mized my trip!

 It was raining the day I wore this, and since the dress was really long, I didn't want it to drag along the ground and get wet/dirty. So, I improvised and tied the sides to shorten it and give it an asymmetrical hemline!

First Outfit: Old Navy Dress, Jeanne Lottie bag, Birkenstocks (Madrid style)
Second Outfit: Old Navy blouse, Tilley skirt, F21 denim jacket, Costa Blanca belt, Toms

Monday, 30 July 2012

Belated Canada Day OOTD

Surprise, surprise! I'm late with a post again... Hey, I'm still getting the hang of this whole blogging thing! Here was my outfit for Canada Day. A month ago. But I wanted to share it anyway, since it's really something that can be worn anytime. It just took its inspiration from the colours of the flag!
Also, I just got back from my vacation in Italy (yay)! Which I promise I will be making a post for soon!

Hope your Monday is going great so far!

 Dress: Aritzia, Cardigan: Jacob, Belt: Jacob, Shoes: eBay

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

I'm a Sucker for Chiffon...

I have a general love of breezy, romantic, feminine styles, and so this has led me to a dilemma... I bought this blue jersey high-low maxi for my upcoming trip to Italy (yay!), but I originally fell in love with a nude chiffon-y high low maxi dress. It was sooooo pretty, and could easily be dressed up or down for any occasion. But...the length was a little long for my liking and the material (polyester) was a little steeply priced for my liking.... So while I did end up buying this pretty blue jersey version, I can't get my mind off of the beige maxi! And now I wish I had taken a picture so I could compare the two... Hmm, guess I'll just have to go take a look at the dress tomorrow and try it on again for my final verdict! In the meantime, take a look at this fabulous dress by Ooyoo currently in Mendocino stores. It also comes in an orchid purple, khaki, and black.

Dress: Ooyoo

Friday, 13 July 2012

Summery Blue

This outfit was what I wore to my recent graduation (yay)! Only I forgot to photograph it when my hair actually looked somewhat presentable--it was an updo I did myself and everything! I don't have too much to say in this post, so I'll just comment on the fact that the colour of the dress matches the water. : )

Dress: Jacob, Shoes: Le Chateau, Clutch: boutique

Hope you're enjoying summer as much as I am!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Feeling Colourful

It's been a while! And a lot has happened for me since I last posted, once of them being that I have successfully graduated from my undergraduate degree! So now with a little more free time under my belt, I hope I can get into some more regular posts!

To start, here's my ode to the colour-blocking trend... Bright hues all thrown together on a bright, summery day!

Top: Jacob, Skirt: Old Navy, Shoes: Roberto Vianni, Clutch: Aldo

Hope your summer's off to a great start!