Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nail Obsession of the Day: Wet 'n' Wild Sunny Side Up

Wet 'n' Wild - Wild Shine - Sunny Side Up
What a yummy, sunny colour! Wild Shine is very affordable — barely $1.50 at Walmart here in Canada. The formula is great — this is only 2 coats, plus Essie Good to Go top coat.
Wet 'n' Wild - Wild Shine - Sunny Side Up
My only negative comment about this polish line is that the brush is a little too skinny for me. Overall, Wild Shine is excellent value with lots of trendy shades to choose from.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

WTF Nicki Minaj: VMAs 2011

Nicki Minaj walked the Black Carpet at this year's MTV VMAs in this:
Nicki Minaj at the 2011 MTV VMAs
It's apparently constructed of random stuffies, slippers, bandages and solar collector parts. Love the addition of the hygiene mask — it really brings the outfit together. {crickets}

She's like the budget, flea-market version of Lady Gaga.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Red, Red Wine

As I was flipping through this month's Lou Lou magazine I was inspired by a fantastic page dedicated to fall's newest colour trend: Maroon. Call it Maroon, or call it Wine, Burgundy, Bordeaux, or Merlot — this dark red with blue undertones is a rich, classic colour that looks great with many skin tones. I've chosen some delicious finds for you to savour. Cheers!

Red, Red Wine

1. George blazer in Burgundy at Walmart $20

2. Essie Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux $11 at Shoppers Drug Mart or Walmart Canada

3. Dooney & Bourke Dillen 2 Large Pocket Satchel in Bordeaux $298 US

4. Michael Kors Vail Wedges in Dark Mushroom Kid Suede $195 US

5. Sephora Lush Flush Lip & Cheek Stain in Wine $12

6. Pepper.Werner Trousers in Wine from Theory $295

Bonus: Red Wine
Guest Contribution by Kathleen Rake
Now that we're getting ready for fall, despite summer having just arrived, a red wine with a little more weight than the ros├ęs and whites we’ve been sipping is the perfect companion for cooler evenings.

One of my favourite red wines from BC is the 2008 Nichol Vineyard Syrah, displaying classic Syrah aromas and flavours of black pepper, black cherries, and salami. This wine measures 13.5% ABV and rings in at $29.90.

A more wallet-conscious choice is an Italian wine I had just the other night: 2007 Monte Antico Toscana IGT, with 13% ABV and a price tag of $16. A blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cab Sauv, and 5% Merlot, this wine is juicy, fruity, earthy, and yummy.

Kathleen Rake a perpetual student of wine, who’s managed to marry her decades-long love affair with wine to her craft—writing. Read more of Kathleen’s wine-soaked musings at www.betweenthevines.ca. Feel free to contact her directly by e-mail at kathleen@betweenthevines.ca.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Polish Giveaway!

Check out Polish Infatuated's Cool Giveaway!
Beauty blogger Sharon celebrates her first year of blogging with a huge giveaway of 2 fantastic prizes! Contest closes September 18th. Good luck!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pon Pon Pon!

WTF is this? I don't know exactly, but it's catchy. I dare you not to sing along.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer Lovin'

Summer is here, finally! After months and months of waiting impatiently for the rain to stop, it is here. Here are some cute things I am lovin' for summer! I hope you love them too.
Summer Lovin'

1. Deborah Lippman nail lacquer in Yellow Brick Road

2. Suzy Shier maxi dress - on sale for $19.99

3. Aldo 'Kenne' earrings, on sale for $7.98

4. Cute sunnies from Skechers

5. Aldo 'Ruffina' flat sandals, on sale for $39.98 

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Confessions of a Secret Costume Addict

I have a secret. Well, not anymore since I'm sharing it with you now. I have had a secret career crush on Costume Design for quite a few years. The first time I became consciously aware that I was paying more attention to the costumes in a movie I was watching, was Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Not the greatest film, but I didn't care. I could feel my blood racing the first time Queen Amidala entered the scene in her red gown. I was hooked.
Red Invasion gown, from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, designed by Trish Biggar

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Spotted: Nyan Cat Earrings

Is there anything better than rainbow pooping poptart cats? Probably, but why not wear your favourite meme with these super cute Nyan Cat Earrings from ShanaLogic. Originally created by Chris Torres, this necklace was a collaboration between him and the amazing Claire Belton! $12.00 on-line.
If you've been living under a rock, turn up your sound, watch the Nyan Cat video and prepare to be amazed*.

*No actual amazement will occur.