Thursday, February 18, 2010

once in a lifetime

The mascot to the official Olympic mascots. I may have stolen it a few times to use as a pillow...
Zip-line above the city for free! But...
you have to wait 5 hours in line to do it!
Awwwww! Too cute for words!
Party in the streets.
Mommies and babies showing off their colours.
This is just awesome.
Love his orange suit. I believe they were supporting the Dutch? Not 100% sure...
Da-na-na-na-na-na, da-na-na-na-na-na, BATMAN!
Very true.
"We are the champions!"
Shake your tail feathers!

Monday, February 15, 2010

factory girl


Swatched Mouse (a light mauve grey) and Factory Grey in the store and fell in love with Factory Grey. It's a lovely creamy dark grey. The only downside is the brush is a little on the skinny side. Not at all like the OPI wide brush. It took me a while to get the hang of it and in the process, I ended up making a little bit of a mess on my nails. 

I might have to go back and re-visit some of the other nail polish colours, particularly the Royal Blue and Office (minty green). 


Sunday, February 14, 2010

happy heart day!

 Spread the love!

Photo courtesy of stock.xchng

Friday, February 12, 2010

with glowing hearts

 Cheer on the red and white! 

Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

mac attack

MAC cosmetics came out with a h-u-g-e makeup collection for February, one of the biggest collections that I've seen from them in a long time. I'm sure anyone and everyone can find at least one thing that they like in any one of these colour schemes:

Spring Colour 1 Forecast: If it giggles, tickles, teases, it's PINK.
Spring Colour 2 Forecast: If it's tawny, sensuous, glowing, it's CORAL.
Spring Colour 3 Forecast: If it's wicked, noble, naughty, it's PLUM.
Spring Colour 4 Forecast: If it's precious, excessive, golden, it's AMBER.

For me, I was mostly drawn to the Pink, Plum and Amber colour schemes. I really, really liked the promo images of both eyeshadow quads for the Plum and Amber collection. When the collection came out, I was on a mission to get both quad palettes, but ended up just getting the Amber quad. When I swatched the Plum eyeshadow quad, I found the colours weren't as pigmented as I would have liked them to be and the texture was a little grainy. But, I really loved the colours in the Amber eyeshadow palette. I thought the colours were great when I swatched them and they felt velvety to the touch. Definitely a must for my ever-growing make-up collection.

Starting from the top right corner and going clockwise (in the first picture above):
Manila Paper: pale frosted white gold - Veluxe Pearl (LE)
Flip: bronzed gold - Frost (LE)
Aztec Brick: frosted true copper - Veluxe Pearl (LE)
Creole Beauty: frosted dark golden brown (LE)

I might go back and re-visit some of the other items in the Spring Colour Forecast collections, namely:

From PINK:
Laugh A Lot lipstick: mauve pink - Lustre (LE)
Da Bling eyeshadow: pink with gold pearl - Veluxe Pearl (LE)

all the lipsticks!
Colour Me Coral: frosted light coral - Frost (LE)
Fresh Salmon: sheer bright pink orange - Lustre (LE)
Rose Maiden: frosted bright berry - Frost (LE)
Victorian: frosted light golden pink - Frost (LE)
Straw Harvest eyeshadow: frosty light yellow-orange - Veluxe Pearl (LE)

From PLUM:
Radicchio lipstick: sheer mid-tone blue mauve - Lustre (LE)

Also purchased the Viva Glam Gaga lipstick. It's a light blue pink colour in a Lustre finish, so you can build up the colour for more intensity. It's definitely a colour that I normally wouldn't choose for a lipstick. I tend to stick to berry and mauve-y tones and be a little more outrageous with my lipgloss choices. But, I thought I try something new this time around. And it's Lady freaking Gaga!


For more detailed descriptions, photos and swatches, check out Temptalia.

all hail the queen

The fashion world will miss the creative genius that is Lee Alexander McQueen.

Photo courtesy of FashionBank.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

the city is my canvas



Wandering downtown and taking in all the colours.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

cruising along the drive

Mexican shop with super cool figurines in their window display.
This sh*t is banans, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
This dog is HUGE; its paw was the size of my hand! It could have me as a snack...
Justice on the streets.
Wow... I didn't know they could make them that big. I can fit myself in one leg, easy!
Sofa cushions for giants.
An homage to the flock of crows that hang around the Drive?
He was a little camera shy, but look at his paws! So cute!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

this is talent

Freaking good.