Sunday, 25 August 2013

Ardene and Yves Rocher Mini Haul!! :)

Hello lovelies!! I received a card in the mail saying I would receive a free agenda with any beauty purchase from Yves Rocher.  Yesterday I stopped at the mall to pick up some polishes and collect my agenda.  I thought the agenda would help me stay organized for blogging/youtubing :) Plus it's totally cute!! While I was at the mall I had to stop at Ardene too, of course. I love Ardene shoes; they are such a bargain and they have so many cute styles!!  They aren't amazing quality so they usually only last me 3-4 months but they are so cheap I don't mind.  Plus that way I get to try out more styles ;)  I thought I'd share my purchases with you, hope you enjoy!!

 
 
Yves Rocher Nail Lacquer in "Taupe" and "Bleu Violet"
 
 
These fab sandals from Ardene were 3 pairs/$15.00!!!
 
These cute flats were 2 pairs/$15.00 :)
 
Thanks for reading!! xo

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Book Review: I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

***WARNING*** Spoiler alert!!!
 
Sooooo I loved this book. I ate it up. I adore Sophie Kinsella (Confessions of a Shopaholic --hello!), she is among my top favourite authors.

 
The book, written in the first person (my favourite style) tells the story of Poppy, a fabulous 29 year old who seems to have everything figured out: she works as a successful physiotherapist (with her two best friends no less) and is planning her wedding to the handsome and very smart Magnus. But of course Poppy is a bit of a ditz and has misplaced her wedding ring. Not just any ring, an emerald family ring that belonged to Magnus's mother, Wanda. To make matters worse, Wanda and her husband Anthony are quite snobbish and Poppy is intimidated by them! Imagine already not being comfortable around your in-laws and having to admit to them you've lost the family gem!
 
Poppy meets Sam, the introvert business man in a strange way. When her phone is stolen by a mugger, she spots a cell phone in the trash and decides it will have to do. She NEEDS a phone so anyone who spots the missing ring can contact her. Turns out the phone belongs to Sam's company, tossed in the trash by his less than reliable PR who quit for a modeling gig. Sam agrees to let Poppy keep the phone until her ring is found as long as she forwards all his emails and texts to him. Poppy decides that Sam's emails have been unanswered for too long, and gives herself the liberty of answering for him. When did replying to your emails ever hurt anybody? Poppy will soon find out the consequences of her "helpful" gesture...
 
Through the cheesy but cute charades Poppy begins to fall for Sam and discovers Magnus has been cheating on her with her wedding planner, Lucinda. She is about to call off the wedding but Magnus makes a last minute attempt at saving the romance, and Poppy buys it. However, she cannot suppress her feelings for Sam and realizes Magnus has never genuinely cared about her. A cliché walk off the altar ensues. Sam is waiting for Poppy in the café across the street and the reader is left with the blossoms of their new romance.
 
This book was extremely girly, cheesy, and PREDICTABLE. I KNEW Poppy was going to end up with Sam after reading the first chapter. But I kept reading of course to see how it would all unfold. Kinsella did have a few tricks up her sleeve--I was not expecting the whole Magnus and Lucinda disaster (very ironic). I did suspect Magnus was up to something though, I mean who proposes after a month?? If you like super girly chick lit books, you will love I've Got Your Number.

Thanks for reading!! xo

Friday, 16 August 2013

Casual Summer OOTD (and apology for slacking!!)

Hello everyone :)  Sooooo this is my first post for the month of August #notaproudmoment I've been a little slacker lately!!  I take photos and plan stuff for my blog and never get around to posting anything.  Honestly I've been really hooked on Suburbia and neglectful!!! SHAME SHAME.  So here is a casual and cute summer OOTD for you.  I will get back on a somewhat regular posting schedule soon, I promise!!
 
You might have seen this top before, since I wore it in another blog post
(during my walk in the rain!!) It's from Forever 21 (of course).
 
The blue skinny jeans are from Bluenotes 
My flats are from Ardene (purchased last summer). 
Earrings from Forever 21 and headband from Aldo
 
Thanks for reading!! xo