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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Partying into 2012! Happy New Year!!!

The hours are winding down the the end of 2011 and everyone's getting excited for 2012. What did you guys like the most about2011? What didn't you like about it? What would you like to change for the coming year?
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lip Product Swatches (Duty-Free Day)

Hey all! Finally I have the post with the swatches for the lip products of the duty-free haul. Enjoy!

Lorac Lotsa Lip Plumping lipgloss in Foxy & Trixy:

Foxy is kind of a hard colour to describe for me. It's like a muted red colour, but it's in the same colour family as a burgundy, although lighter. Do you get what I mean? It's odd really, but the photos will show you exactly what I mean. 

Trixy is definitely easier to describe lol. A lovely lilac shimmer. A lilac gloss, weird you know, but it actually looks great on the lips on it's own. Both  of these glosses have a slightly pearly finish and microglitters. Neither of them feel grainy, but go one really smooth and are very high shine. They first time I tried it on, the brush-tip applicator tricked me into squeezing out too much of the product, so the colour was very strong and rich.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and Gift Cards!

Image is not my own.
Hey everyone, Merry Christmas! How's your Christmas going? By this time most of you have probably been stuffed full of food and are barely able to get out of your seats. Especially for those of us here in Barbados, the ham has been carved lovely and stacks upon stacks have reached our plates and filled our stomaches :). Makes me happy to think about ham.

Christmas is a time of stress and craziness but amidst all the Christmas rush and madness, we have to remember the reason for the season, which is Jesus Christ and His coming. So I hope you all remembered Him this year, because without Him, there would be no need for  gifts, or carols, no new curtains or even our beloved ham.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

To Him with Love- Outfits & Pets

Hello lovely people, it's coming down to the last stretch of the crazy Holiday shopping. Have you gotten something for everyone on your list but still cant find the right this for your boyfriend? Well it's your lucky day :) (Seriously, I sound like an advertisement....)  But anyway!

What guy doesn't like to look absolutely handsome in a nice pair of slacks and a cool shirt? I kow many guys actually prefer to look very relaxed daily, but when they go out it's all about that wow-factor, just like us girls. You know what makes guys feel even more special, wearing a nice outfit, knowing that their lady gave them one of their new favourite pieces.

Guys love Outfits
Get your guy something to suit his tastes, and if it's hard to find somethin gyou know he'll love, you can take him shopping with you for this gift. Though it might ruin the surprise of the present, you get time to bond and enjoy each other'ss company for the day. (Mind you, during the Holidays shopping can be rather stressful, but it's still plausible to have a good time.)

Guys love Pets

Another thing guys love... PETS! Cats, Dogs, fish, turtles/tortoises, iguanas, hammers, birds... the list is partically endless. A pet is a good companion, and it teaches responsiblilty too. It'd be like you and your boyfriend's little baby to spoil :). Pets are also great when it comes to sharing emotions, so it's really a plus for comforting your boyfriend when you're not there. Don't only give a great gift, give a pet a home :) You can check out the RSPCA and the newspaper classifieds for pets in need of homes.

If your boyfriend already has a pet or you already share one, why not give it a gift. It's always nice to receive something you need and the same goes for pets, a special treat, a new toy something along those lines.

 I really think that pets are a great gift to give and share with your guy, they allow you to bond and your relationship can grow from it, as you both learn to take care of someone other then yourself or your significant other. 

Enjoy your Holiday shopping and hope you find the perfect gift! ( I have just one more exam... FINALLY!!!)


PS: Just one more instalment in this series, kind of last minute gift ideas for both males and females.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

To Her with Love- Jewellery & Literature

Hello!! I should actually be sleeping or studying right now, but I've had this gift ideas seriesgoing on for quite sometime and would like to finish in time for Christmas Eve. Last minute shopping is always the most crazy!

Still trying to figure out what to get your girlfriend? How about a classic like JEwellery. Of course remember to stay within your price range because many times after Christmas we are all broke, but the world still goes on and we still have stuff to pay for.

Ladies love jewellery

I'm not going to speak too extensively on types of jewellery pieces or quality, because I'm definitely not an expert on it, haha. But do get her something nice, that she'd like. As I've said all along this series, pay attention to what she's wearing and you'll get a good idea of what to buy. Some women really like delicate pieces while others like more bold statement jewellery. Always ask the sale representative to help you out, that's what they're there for, and most times they do a great job at it.

Ladies Love Literature

From very young, girls love reading. I guess it's just one of those things that doesn't change over time. One girl may prefer romantic novels over a fashion magazine or a crafty DIY book, but the bottomline is women love to read.

You can get your girlfriend a year-long magazine subscription, or that boxed set of her favourite series so she can read all the sequels. You can get electronic books even, I'm sure with the right book, she'll love her gift.

A nice touch is adding a bookmark with a little note from you, she'll cherish it forever. OR you could write in the front of the book, but I wouldn't suggest that in case she wants to recycle her books or even return the book if she already as it.  With a bookmark, she can always have it in every book she reads.

I hope you're all enjoying your Holidays thus far... Mine haven't officially started. I have 2 more exams... sigh :(. But anyway... just 2 more posts on gift ideas. One more for the guys and finally a post on last minute gifts. (Might put a round -up after I'm finished)

Happy Christmas!


Friday, December 16, 2011

The Art of Gifting with Swatch (Contest Entry)

Hey all, I just entered this polyvore contest and tagged Ashley! Hopefully we're able to win 2 Swatch watches! Tell me what you think of the outfit :) It's for New Years!
The Art of Gifting with Swatch

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Huge make up haul! (Duty-free day!)

Hey all! This post is going to me very picture-loaded! Iwent shopping on Duty-free Day (9th December), and believe me when I say that was the best thing for some one like me who was always eyeing the cosmetics in Cave Shepherd. I didn't splurge on M.A.C. or any of the department store brands available in store, but instead drifted towards the Revlon products. Some awesome lip products I had heard many gurus rave about. (I still don't think I'm ready to completely step into M.A.C, especially not with the prices here lol).

I planned ahead and went to town a day earlier, so I could take into account the available items and the prices. I was extremely excited about the whole thing from the Monday I heard about it. Of course I made my list of stuff so I didn't forget anything and checked swatches online. That's always a good idea when you're going out shopping for new make up.

The lines were long in Cave Shepherd despite leaving home early (arriving around 10 a.m. I think), but I braved the wait for the love of make up and bargains! Onto the HAUL! All Swatches of lip products will be included in another post.

Monday, December 12, 2011

To Him With Love- Entertainment

Hey all! Time to find the perfect gift for your guy! Why not ENTERTAIN him? Take you mind out of the gutter... I'm talking about new video games, his favourite movie, that kind of thing! (Again I'll be keeping this nice and brief.. hahah brief) 
Gift Ideas- Entertainment

So your guy already has the "perfect" game consoler, but he's always playing the same thing. For one of his favourite games is bringing out a new version that he's been raving about from the time he read the article online. Why not get him it, he might love you forever LOL!

Now I don't know much about games actually, havent played any action games in quite some time, I doubt I would be anyway, unless it's Smash brothers, does that count? Anyway, I did some research and it showed the games I have pictured are very popular. I know just dance has been pretty popular because a lot of YouTubers have been submitting their videos to the contest that was going on. That looks like a fun bonding game. As always, Call of Duty (COD), which I personally dont see the fascination with it, it's boring (yes crazy comments now), but it is really beating some sales.

I'll tell you this, keep your ear to the wall when your guys and his buds are talking about games, you just might find out what he's been lusting.

On the other hand, your guy isn't really into games, but loves a good movie.Yes girls our definition of a good movie may not apply, but that's why some of us like guys, because they're differenent from us.

So put in the necessary research and you should be ble to come up with his favourite move, or a music he was coveting on dvd or bluray. Who knows, you could watch it together and bond :). The possibiltieis are endless!

Happy Holidays! (and Good Luck in Exams for those still doing them!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

To Her With Love- Fragrance & Nails

Hey all! I'm back to give you a few more ideas on what to get your girlfriend this Christmas. I'll try to be as brief as possible because I have some studying and sleeping to do hahaha.

Nail polish is a nice easy gift once you know the colours or brand your lady is into. It's always fun to get a new nail polish to try out and play with.  Not every girl might like nail polish but, every girl loves perfume right? And there's one to suit every woman out there, and your tastes too guys. Like I have been saying in basically every post, the item you choose depends on your loved one's personality and tastes.
Gift Ideas- Fragrance & Nail Polish
Ever realised how many perfume bottles lately are blushtones or purple? 

Friday, December 2, 2011

What I'm lusting: Beauty Holiday Wishlist!

Hey all! I haven't wrote a post focussing on actual beauty recently or myself for that matter. I've tried to keep off of the crazy school work rants, which I'm sure you're thanking me for. School has been hectic to say the least, and everything is finally winding down nicely with exams on the way. Of course there's a bit of stress for exams, but I'm trying to stay calm (we all know that can be pretty hard!).

In this post I'm going to be completely lustly and a tad selfish, hahaha I've warned you. I present to you my wishlist for Christmas.

Honesty, I'm pretty much always looking at beauty related stuff and liking some new thing or the other, but I always forget or don't see the need to actually keep a physical list. Some of these things have been on my mind, and seeing that I'm in the blogging mood, why not share a few with you all. You can also comment on what you've been lusting after for the Holidays or just in general. It's always interesting to see what others like.

Disclaimer: None of the images are my own of course, I'd probably have my own images if these things were mine hahah. (Used Polyvore for the collages)

M.A.C. Paint Pots- Rubenesque & Painterly

My Hoilday Wishlist

Thursday, December 1, 2011

(A late) Happy 45th Independence!

Happy 45th Independence!
(Image is not my own)

Hey all! I just wanted to run in a give a quick Independence hello to you all. Actually I'm late, but I was busy all day, finals are coming up.. meh :(. But on the good side, I had a day off, mostly because I ended up sleeping so much, hahaha.

Hope all my fellow Bajans had a great Independence day and as promised, I will continuing the rest of the Independence post. However that may be up by the weekend. I hope you don't mind the the wait.

Until next post.. Studying away the days...

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