Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Haul :: Tommy Bahamas Style Democracy Warehouse August 2014 Sale

Hi everyone!

I went to the Tommy Bahamas warehouse sale on the last day (just this past Sunday) in hopes of finding super cheap Hunter Boots and perhaps score some cheap J Brand jeans. 

Though I wasn't able to accomplish the former, I did accomplish the later!

I was able to pick up 3 pairs of jeans for $19.99 each!

Found two pairs of J Brands - one flared, one skinny (both size 25) and one pair of Bench white jeans. 

There wasn't much selection by the time I got there and majority of the jeans were size 25 with the odd 28/29/30. I did find one pair of 26 flared jeans though.  

Hope that helps anyone looking to see what is available for any of the future Tommy Bahamas, J Brand, Hunters, Bench, BB Dakota, and Mexx sales hosted by Style Democracy. 

I also stopped by the Crocs & More warehouse sale next door but there wasn't much that I was interested in. 

If you have any questions just ask them in the comments section!

elle xx

Friday, 28 March 2014

MAC Warehouse March 2014 Haul

Gift with Ticket Trade In

Not as great as it used to be!!!

$5 for Charity Bag (3 pcs)
Punk Couture - Matt Lipstick
Boss Brown - Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour
Raven - Kohl Power Eye Pencil

MAC 272 Angled Brush (Discontinued)

$10 each
Cosmo - Amplified Creme Lipstick
Must Be Red! - Cremesheen Lipstick
Nitro:licious 2046 - Lipglass

$12 each
MAC False Lashes Black

$4 each 
Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Sephora Haul :: Jack Black Lip Balm

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! 

Anyways, where I live, the weather is absolutely crazy at the moment! Yesterday it was approximately 10°C and today we had 10cm of snow! Talk about two different extremes! Anyways, Canada is especially known for its constantly fluctuating weather and this year is no exception. Since this week has been so crazy, despite my attempts to stay hydrated with lots of water, my lips are painfully dry and chapped.

To remedy this, I have been using Maybelline's Baby Lips, EOS Strawberry Balm, and Burt's Bee's Lip Balm. However, I find that these lip balms aren't very hydrating. Since I still have a $20 gift card to Sephora from Christmas I decided to try out Jack's Black Moisture Therapy Lip Balm in Lemon! It smells so yummy!

Jack Black Moisture Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 in Lemon - $9

Let's hope this solves my chapped lip problem!

Thank you for reading!
elle xx

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Chapters Haul :: Home Decor and New Exciting Read!

Hello Everyone!

Today, I wanted to share what I brought home today from Chapters/Indigo! Chapters is one of my favourite retail shops due to their vast selection of books, home décor, and fashion items! Typically, when you purchase things from their online webstore, some items are actually cheaper than instore. However, today I swung by my local Chapters and got the following items. I listed the price I paid for them and linked the webstore link. The webstore is amazing! It's usually cheaper and you qualify for free shipping for purchases over $25... and the package literally comes the next day!

Thanks for reading!
elle xx

Friday, 28 February 2014

Cravings :: Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge Chèvre Leather City

Hello Everyone!

Perhaps its Instagram or Tumblr's fault that my taste in things have increasingly more expensive over the last 2 years. While this is good since it makes me prioritize my purchases and become more financially conscious of my impulse and food purchases, it is terrible for my wallet. 

However, the good thing for me is that I recently got a raise at one of my jobs and I got a another job back in November, so hopefully my wishlist credentials will become a reality much quicker.

Anyways, I've never been a huge fan of Balenciaga when it became super popular a couple years ago, but this particular collection (seasonal = probably won't be able to get it by the time I save up for it *sigh*) as caught my eye due to the fact that it has more edgy hardware and is made with chévre (goatskin) leather (one of the more "softer" leathers). It also meets my standard handbag credential to have the choice of handles or cross body/shoulder strap.

Here's what's still available on the Balenciaga website (the mini version).

The regular "City" size looks more like this (and more expensive - $2,280).

Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City

It also came in a bordeaux/wine colour.

What do you think? Black or wine? Personally, I like the black but I feel like I have too many black bags and I should expand my bag colour repertoire. However, blacks are less worrisome and the signs of wear and denim colour transfer are less apparent.

Thanks for reading!
elle xx

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Surprise Gift :: Valentine Package from Australia!

Hello Everyone!

I am extremely ecstatic at the moment! I was not expecting anything in the mail (actually, no I am expecting a study guide for my chemistry class in the mail) and got a wonderful surprise from my friends in Australia. Thank you guys! It totally made my day.

The package included a card and various Australia exclusive goods that included: 2 bags of gummies from The Natural Confectionery, a jar of Vegemite, 2 different flavours of Tim Tam, a koala, and a business card holder.

I'm so happy!!!!
elle xx

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Nails of the Day :: Black & Silver

Hello Everyone!

Anyways, I'm not a huge nail art person and typically stick to navy blue or nude. However, I've been rocking this simple nail combination since my mom's birthday and really enjoy it. I find it work appropriate and I have gotten compliments from my co-workers and patients on it!

Alas, here is the "nail look"!

It's just a black creme nail polish paired with a sparkly silver accent finger. Pretty much any brand of nail polish will work for this look but for those who are curious I used China Glaze's 544 Liquid Leather (Black) and a random no-brand silver sparkle polish.

Thanks for reading!
elle xx