Gloss gorgeous: lip gloss that wears off into to a lip stain (in Pop)
Dew Drenched lipstick: pink posy (the tube is so cute... smaller than my thumb, but it's full-size inside!)
and, an SPF face lotion for oily skin. It is actually AMAZING. Not greasy or goopy at all.
So, I'm all set for summer!
Was reading an interesting article about "Killer Fashion" in the paper today, and learned something new about the "Mad Hatter" character...
...hatmakers were forced to rely on cheaper furs such as rabbit. But in order to turn these alternative materials into the desirable hats, hatters had to brush them with a mercury solution which led to mercury poisoning.
"Symptoms of mercury poisoning included pallor, anemia, disorientation and trembling," says Matthews David -- the exact symptoms that Johnny Depp displays as the crazy Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's current box office hit Alice in Wonderland. Matthews David says that Alice author Lewis Carroll grew up in one of England's busy hat making centres in the 19th century. It's likely he saw the "mad hatters" that led him to create the fictional character in his now famous book.
Researchers have found famous artists have kept increasing the size of food portions featured in paintings depicting the Last Supper... They discovered that over the years, meals grew by 69%. As well, the plates were 66% larger and the bread rose by 22%.
On another note... getting the flu is an excellent way to lose 4lbs in a day. Ugh!
(Although I do have to admit it's not the most slenderizing skirt, I saw one of the girls on ANTM wearing a skirt of the same fabric on the show!)
Drapey top: Urban Outfitters
Tube top: Garage
Legging tights: H&M
Anyone wanna come down for April 1st?
These Alice-themed heels. Splendora.
Oh, and on that note... I saw Alice in Wonderland on opening night, last Friday. I loved it. It was way less acid-trippy and had an actual moral going on. 3D, I'm not so fussed about, although it was cool for the falling-down-the-rabbit-hole scene. Definitely a go-see!
Luckily, I have this portrait of me to brighten the evening.
Flashcards deluxe. One of the few apps I've ever paid for, worth every penny of the $3.99! Totally recommend for anyone who needs to practice anything (it also uses pictures & music / voice memos), it seriously has every option you could think of, and is easy to upload your flashcards onto the website and download onto your iPhone. BRILLIANT. I actually WANT to practice my vocab cause it's so awesome.
Anyways, check out the HEELS!
Job update: boo, my availability might not work for the yoga reception job. But there is a good chance I'll make it off the waitlist and into Moksha teacher training this summer in Toronto, considering the glowing review my studio owners wrote to the Moksha founder! Everyone keep your fingers crossed!
this was actually one of the activities at my contiki group interview, haha. I'll change it up a bit though. Pencil & notebook, a hatchet, a water jug, and a book on survival. (preferably the one by Les Stroud, Survivorman!)
what is your greatest fear?
being miserable in life.
Do you want to be buried or cremated?
Cremated, we take up enough space during life as it is!
Ask me anything
- Finally getting moved into the big room.
- My WALLPAPER!
- the possibility of things maybe finally falling into place!
- The quick return to my pre-B.C. weight (I was afraid of the scale for a few days!)
- Olympic photobook!
- Finally finding a good red lipstick!
- hacking fit during a group interview.
- My Spanish course.
- cleaning said big room.
- Not being in Vancouver anymore :(
3/4 Tee: American Eagle
Groove Pants & The Vest: Lululemon
Bow necklace: Tiffany
It's a complete disaster area! Combine all the unwanted junk of the 2 adult females who have occupied it in the past 13 years.
What will survive?!
Not much, probably, but I'm defo keeping my massive teen book collection (Nancy Drews and The Babysitters Club for my future niece!), my baton medals/ribbons (to prove I didn't waste 9 years of my life), the Polly Pockets (just cause they rock), and my college supplies & texts (cause I spent a small fortune on them).
Otherwise... PURGE! Kind of hilarious to see the shoes & bags I rocked as a teen. Definitely didn't go with the flow.
1. Stop buying unnecessary things. Only buy the necessities, and always ask yourself: is this truly necessary?
2. Get rid of the obvious things. Stuff that’s getting in your way, that you rarely ever use. You can often fill up a few boxes immediately, put them in your car, and donate them to a thrift shop or to friends and family the next day.
3. Get rid of more obvious things. Now that you’ve cleared up some of the clutter, you can take a look around and start seeing other things you rarely use. Box these up as well.
4. Clear the clutter on your floors. If your floors are barely visible because you have clothes and boxes and different items all over the place, start clearing your floors.
5. Clear other flat surfaces. Shelves, table tops, counter tops. They don’t have to be completely clear, but should only have a few essential objects.
6. Start going into closets and drawers. One place at a time, start clearing out clutter.
7. Cut back another third. At this point, you should have simplified drastically, but you can revisit what you still own and see things you don’t really use that often.
8. Start letting go, emotionally. For emotional reasons, there will be things that you “just can’t part” with — clothes or shoes or books or mementoes or gifts, childhood items. This is difficult, but given time, you’ll learn that such attachments aren’t necessary.
9. Get rid of another third. At this point, you’re pretty minimalist, but you can cut back more.
10. Et cetera. The process will never end, until you actually give up everything.
reblogged from Daily Cup of Yoga & mnmlist
The video is one continuous nearly 4 minute clip, which took engineers about a month and a half to build and test a Rube Goldberg machine to match the audio timing with perfection. Each reset of the machine took about an hour to reset, even with hiring an extra 30 people specifically for that job. It reminds me of a ginormous MouseTrap game board.
Check out The Making Of (1, 2, 3 & 4).
Damian is kinda hot.
video reblogged from RaymitheMinx
So, another item crossed off the bucket list. I can honestly say it was the best experience of my life. Canada rocks!!