Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I have never been in this store but I have admired their store front for years. I don't wear dresses that much but I love seeing these independent services make it.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Diego Rivera

I knew nothing of Diego and very little of Frida Kahlo until I went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2008 and decided at the ticket counter to pay the extra $10 to see Frida's exhibition. It blew my mind, she is amazing and because of his major influence on her life I can't help but be blown away by him as well. If you ever get the chance to see her work do it. You don't need to know anything about her because you will learn so much through her art. I fell in love with her during the allotted 30-45 minutes that I was given that day. Here are the 3 pieces that stood out the most and one in honour of Diego.
The Two Fridas
Henry Ford Hospital
The Broken Column
Diego and I

I apologise for not displaying his work on his actual birthday, but I have not taken the time to study his paintings as I still love her so much.

Monday, December 5, 2011


French manicure sparkles!!!! In light and dark.

It's surprisingly easy to do this one. But I do promise to clean my edges up and add even more moisturizer to my hands, this camera picks up everything.

Friday, December 2, 2011


It has taken over 30 years, but I have discovered that I too, have healthy strong nails. I was struck with a picking and biting my nails curse from a very very young age but I never went to the point of almost biting them entirely off. I just never left them alone and therefore they were always a bit short, always have a piece that needed to be cut and were weak from me always going after them. Nothing stopped me, even wearing coloured nail polish still had me at them when there was no polish on......until a year ago, when I moved in with a stranger who told me I just had to leave them alone, and in the process she became a great friend who has fabulous nails. She saw my minor habits, spoke up about it and I stopped touching them and I can't believe it but I have strong nails that don't break or split or need to be worried about. They look fantastic and are getting stronger by the day. I'm very proud of myself and my tiny child like hands have never looked more feminine!

In addition, I have been painting my nails for years and have become quite good at it. Going for a manicure would be a waste of money with my quick technique and wholesale deals. So I have started to experiment with all of the cool looks out there. I've already tried the reverse manicure that didn't go so well but thanks to Refinery 29 I was given some tips and now have a nail pen. Here is the Chevron which I liked a lot but I think it still needs work.