Saturday, March 29, 2008

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes... : Part 3

To complete the final segment of the 'shoes' series...we have these adorable Burberry pink 'candy novacheck' mules with kitten heels. I actually thought they were ballet flats when I saw them in store cos I'm not a 'mules' kinda girl....oh well!

My style is never 'cute and girly', but having just a bit of pink and small bows peek out from under my jeans or trousers add a little sweetness to my outfits. The low heel and ease of having to just slide my feet in make these shoes perfect for for my 'no fuss' approach to fashion.

So what if they're chav-tastic? XD

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes... : Part 2

Please meet my first pair of Miu Miu's: Dark silver flats with gold capped toes and ankle strap.

I haven't worn these out yet but I have a feeling they're going to be my favourite flats because they are sooooooo comfy! No scraping like my other elasticized flats and they actually feel like a shoe instead of a ballet slipper because of the padding and thicker sole. There's also very subtle toe cleavage.

Remember when Kate Bosworth wore this Prada dress and Miu Miu heels to the Costume Institute Gala last May? I saw this pic in a copy of Vogue last year and the shoes must have unconsciously attracted me to them when I saw them on the rack. I guess the 'mere exposure' effect I learned in Psych class really does work!

Although my shoes are from S/S 07, it's a good thing that mary-jane flats are still going strong this spring as shown above from the Chanel Spring 2008 Couture runway. Can't wait to wear mine!


Monday, March 17, 2008

Biotherm Gift Sets and GWP

If you're a fan of Biotherm's Aquasource moisturizer, you might be interested in purchasing it now because it comes with a Swarovski keychain. Personally, I don't see what's so special about it...but just a heads up to those who would like a cute bonus. $44 CAD
Personally, I would rather pick up the Unicef Set, also for $44 CAD. Along with the full size Aquasource moisturizer, you also receive the Aquasource SOS mask 20ml and Aquasource Superserum 5ml.

The best part? Biotherm will donate $1.60 from every set sold to Unicef's 'Nature's Gift of Water' program.

Check it out online at

Don't forget to get free shipping and your 2 free samples if you spend $55 or more!

I don't know if you can purchase the above sets in store, but Shoppers Drug Mart is doing the Biotherm GWP with $30 or more spent from now until March 28, 2008. I did notice a Biotherm eyemakeup set with eye makeup remover, mascara and Forget It concealer (my fave) for $44 or so.

more details on the GWP here.


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Shiseido 1-2-3 Skincare Samples at SDM

Phew...I'm on a roll with blogging today!

Saw a Shiseido Ad in Glow magazine for this month. Stop by any Shoppers Drug Mart that sells Shiseido and complete the skincare challenge to get a complimentary sample of the 3 step skincare. You get a package with a sample of the face wash, toner (softening lotion) and moisturizer.

I didn't have to do the "skincare challenge" so I guess you just have to ask them for it.

Click here for more info

Thanks to Amy for providing the link :)

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How much would you pay for...

patent leather flat sandals? these are by Prada so I know I can't say $50.

Here's my dilemma:
I need a pair of flat sandals for those long summer days of walking around the city...or town.

Comfort: I find thongs incredibly uncomfortable but that seems to be the trend for most flat sandals.
Style: I don't like gladiator sandals nor birkenstocks because I find them ugly (on me at least).
Financial: I can't justify splurging over $100 on flat, nearly material-less shoes. Look at
those soles! They'll be gone after a summer or two!
but, I found out that some fancier flat sandals these days cost up to $90 or so at Aldo and Nine West...

hrmm....... and the S.A. said these looked good (ITA). I tried on 4 pairs of shoes and only got the
thumbs up for these.

Well, there's still quite a bit of time until summer starts....should I just be patient and wait for another cheaper alternative to come to me?


Shoes, Shoes, Shoes....(Literally!): Part 1

Ta-Da! I know...they're not exactly what you think of when you hear 'Pedro Garcia' satin, no ribbons....just a plain pair of white pointed toe slingbacks w/ 3 inch heels.

I'm always scared of white items...but these will be a good way to train me to baby my items more...since I tend to be quite rough on shoes. Since I"ll be working in the summer (hopefully), these will be the perfect shoes that'll go with everything.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Though I'm no longer on the prowl for deals and steals, I did manage to catch the H20+ sale. This sale is occurring both in the U.S. AND Canada. And Canadians, you are also paying $18 CAD. I love you H20 for not jacking up Canadian prices. I also love you Coach and Tiffany's even though I haven't bought anything from you guys since your "price decrease". I hate you Payless Shoe Source because it's the first time I've wanted to buy something from you...but how can I for $50CAD when they are $25 USD on your website?

Back on topic, click here to see the full line of sale products. I ended up getting hand cream and the scrub since I have too many bottle of lotion lying around. But for such a good deal, I might go back and pick up more...

Been gone for too long...

I've been in a rut. A shopping and beauty rut to be exact. The never-ending snowstorms in Toronto aren't exactly helping. I mean, who wants to go out and shop when there's a blizzard outside? Also, who would want to stick icy, rock hard things into your eye every morning? I've been living in my glasses for the past 3 months, hence the beauty rut. Good thing my contacts last up to 2 years.

Anyways, here are the pics from the post 4 months ago *smiles sheepishly*

Le SportSac Tokidoki Adios Star BV tote: This side has better character placements and more characters. The other side has like 2 characters only! I guess that's what you get for a discounted bag. At least I got Latte and Cactus Boy! Can't wait to start using it for school come spring! Though this is many people's least favourite tokidoki pattern, it has grown on me because it looks less....childish? That's just mho...

Gerard Darel Pocket Saint Germain 24 heures: Bad picture. Great bag. I love it more and more with each use. The leather is soft and the bag is lightweight unlike Mr. Marc Jacob's bags. The extra pockets and compartments make it much easier to organize my things since the regular Saint Germain had only 1 interior pocket. It has replaced my desire for the Balenciaga motorcycle bag that I wanted ever since I saw an Olsen wearing it back in the day, and saved me $$$. I will definitely get my hands on another GD if I visit Europe. Montreal prices are way too high from what I know.

While I haven't shopped that much...I did get a number of spring items that I'm fairly excited about. I'll keep it in another post so I have more to post about later LOL.