Monday, 31 March 2014

Ready for April Showers!

The weather inspired me this week. We finally are getting normal temperatures for this area and all the snow is melting. Yeah! {Insert happy dance here} But with all the melting snow the ground is becoming mucky which got me thinking about what I would have on my essentials list for a rainy spring.

Here's my list:

Ready fro April Showers

ASOS funnel neck trench coat, 93 CAD / Chooka polka dot boots, 72 CAD / Steve Madden canvas pouch, 60 CAD / Topshop dog umbrella, 35 CAD / Rifle Paper Co quote wall art / Metal home decor, 15 CAD

What's on your essentials list for a rainy spring?

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

March 2014 Beauty Box 5

I received my Beauty Box 5 for March this week.

March 2014 Beauty Box 5
 Here's what was in this month's box:

1. Jane's Pick All Natural Soap - Scent was too strong for me.

2. Tree Hut Shea Body Butter - Loved this product!

3. Bellepierre Cosmetics Make-up Base - Haven't tried this yet but it should make a good eyeshadow base.

4. H20 Plus Hand & Nail Cream - Received this sample last month and didn't like the scent.

5. Swissco Loofah & Terry Facial Pad - Haven't tried this yet but an excited to try this.

I have given this beauty box subscription a three month trial and though I have liked some products most of them haven't been for me. I decided that I will cancel my subscription. It was a great way to get introduced to some new products and try them out before making the big purchase.

Have you ever tried something and hadn't had it turn out?

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Spring 2014 Fashion Picks

Last week I did my Spring picks for outdoors so this week I am doing my fashion picks.

Spring Fashion 2014

Scotch Soda slim fit shirt, 130 CAD / Mango leather bomber jacket, 150 CAD / McQ by Alexander McQueen elastic waist pants, 340 CAD / Sam Edelman wide flat shoes, 160 CAD / Ted Baker mint green purse, 330 CAD / Links of London black and gold jewelry, 260 CAD / Green necklace, 19 CAD / Dorothy Perkins black earrings, 12 CAD / Butter London metallic nail polish, 17 CAD / Butter London pearl nail polish, 17 CAD

I selected mint green as my colour for spring. Mint is so good with so many other colours I already have in my closet likes grays, navy, fuchsia and black. The colour reminds me of spring which I really want right now as I am writing this post during a blizzard.

Gold is still my favorite metal right now so I had to pick some gold accessories. They look great with mint, black and denim.  

I have wanted a chambray shirt and black leather & fabric bomber for a while now so they had to be on my list.

A new nail polish is always on my list to buy at the start of a new season. I get so excited over new colour. It's also an affordable and easy update your wardrobe.

Another look I have wanted to try for a while now is patterned pants. I have a lot of blue jeans so I am looking to change it up.

Tip: Use these boards for ideas like I do. Some of these pieces are not in my budget so I use this list as a guide and find items that are in my price point. 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Easy Spring Outdoor Updates

It may still be Winter here but I am determined to stay positive that Spring is just around the corner. This winter has seemed to go on forever so what helps me to get through these cold, snowy days is planning for new updates for our yard.

Here are some things that can get you thinking about the warm sunshine and forgetting about the these last few blah days of winter.

Spring !

Pier 1 imports outdoor furniture, 410 CAD / CB2 cantilever patio umbrella, 585 CAD / Outdoor decor, 155 CAD / H M outdoor decor, 28 CAD / Flower pot, 185 CAD / Serena Lily outdoor table, 215 CAD / Crate and Barrel blue outdoor pillow, 39 CAD / String light, 19 CAD

I think the best way to spruce up your curb appeal after a long winters is with a new house number {I don't mean every year but maybe every five years. House numbers are like jewelry for your house. A new piece of jewelry can do wonders.}

Another way to update the curb appeal of your house is with a new door mat. These mats can get destroyed by the bad weather. You can either do a bright pop of colour or a simple statement mat.

A new umbrella is also a great way to update your outdoor space. Mine is faded from all the sun exposure so i am on the hunt for a new one. I especially love the cantilever style because you can change you shade coverage as the sun moves during the day.

The one piece of outdoor furniture that I am missing is a lounger. I really like to read outside in the spring and summer so a lounger is perfect. I like the simplicity of the one in the picture and the woven base adds great texture.

Some small things you can do is to add some pops of colour with string of lights, an accent table, or new flowering plant.

What do you like to do to spruce up your outdoor space for Spring?
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