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Thursday, January 31, 2013

DAT DRESS


A few weeks ago, Mitsu from Universal Doll was selling some items from her Liz Lisa Fukubukuro. It was a steal because, DUH AND/OR HELLO, Liz Lisa!!!  and her price was so extremely reasonable that I went crazy on Twitter to buy it!


I'm just so happy right now, this dress is so feminine and cute! It is a bit cold to wear it right now but I can't wait to wear it out. To top it off, Mitsu added a pair of her favourite lashes and a sweet card! <3


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My friend Julia asked me on Twitter what were my favourite Lush products... honestly, 180 characters are not enough to talk about my favourite products considering how Lush crazy I am!

Why I love Lush so much?

I could tell you about all that amazing vegan and eco-friendly stuff that have going on... but you already know that. The reason why I like their products so much is because the fragrances are nice. Simple as that. I'm also REALLY picky about customer service and there's nothing more annoying then a pushy sales person; every time I walk into Lush and ask for help, I feel like I'm hanging out with my best friend and just talking about beauty products. It's silly, but it's extremely important to me!

Bubble bars


Lush is really popular for their bath bombs but I'm really into their bubble bars! I like to take bubble baths while watching Netflix in my iPad! Bath bombs are a one time use kind of products whereas bubble bars, you don't have to put the whole bar at once. Protip: I like to use a pair of scissors to cut a bit of product every time I want to take a bath! My favourites are; The Comforter, Blue Skies & Fluffy White Clouds, Superstar (unavailable?) Candy Mountain (available during the holidays) and Christmas Eve (available during the holidays).

The Comforter and Blue Skies & Fluffy White Clouds (pictures from Lush.ca)

Massage bars


I mentioned before that my left arm is weird and how I have to constantly massage it so it doesn't hurt as much. I like to use their massage bars for that: helps relieve pain in my muscles AND smells so nice. Boyfriend associate their scent to me as I use them instead of perfurme! My favourites are; Shimmy Shimmy ( but I wished their also made a non glitter version of this one! ), Hottie and Tender Is The Heart.



Tender Is The Heart (picture from Lush.ca)

Hair & Others


Daddyo? Daddyo. Daddyo! You have blonde hair? Use this. You have crazy funky hair colour and you hate it when your bleached yellow tones start peaking through? Use this. That is all. Daddyo. Dry lips (damn you winter)... Mint Julips to the rescue! Given you could probably find a DIY version on this product online, I like how this tastes like mint instead of Olive oil...plus you can eat it once you're done scrubbing your lips!

Daddyo and Mint Julips (pictures from Lush.ca)


I've also just received other products so I don't have an opinion on those yet but I'm looking forward to trying out their solids soaps; Snowcake, Mr Punch, Queen of Hearts and Snow Globe (available during the holidays)!

Snowcake and Mr Punch (pictures from Lush.ca)

What are some of your favourite Lush products? I'm always looking to try different products :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lilac Dream



I'm not going to lie, going lilac was a bold and ambitious move. I had grown attached to my pink hair but realised that I was ready for something else... besides, every other day, someone would come up to me and tell me about some other girl's pink hair they saw....

At the end of November, I asked Noah from Paris Coiffure to bleach my hair as white as possible; we both thought it was going to be easy but we were so wrong! Given I had been dying my hair pink for a year, we knew there was going to be a lot of colour deposit but we didn't know how stained my hair was! In the end, there was still some pink left but after some toner, it was faded and would be barely noticeable under a purple colour.

after the bleach: still a bit pink.

I was in a hurry to dye my hair: I didn't want to have pink/silver ish hair so I used Manic Panic Ultra Violet since my La Riche Directions' hadn't arrived yet. It really helped kill some of the pink that was left in my hair and gave it a nice lavender shade!

using Ultra Violet: I was hospitalized later that day for the crazy rash you can see on my face and arms :(

The color was nice but I wasn't quite what I was aiming for: too pink, not lilac enough so when the La Riche Direction dyes arrived, I dyed my hair again, this time using a whole jar of Lilac!

using Lilac: uneven due my hair not being white everywhere, but still quite nice!

I then realized how painfully hard it was to maintain purple hair: pink hair was a breeze when I look back! With pink hair, I would go at least 4 weeks without touching up my colour because it was fading and uneven. With purple hair, I can't go beyond 3 weeks because by week 3, the colour is extremely faded and uneven! So I decided to use La Riche Directions in Violet and added some Manic Panic in Shocking Blue and the result was really nice! A bit dark but if there is one thing that's true for all funky hair colours: IT WILL FADE!

very dark and even! Guaranteed to last longer!! :D

11 days later, it was still looked A-MA-ZING for New Year's Eve!

SSSSUUUUPPPP


In the end, lilac hair is a lot more challenging compared to pink hair and I will definitely be blogging more extensively about it once I'm done experimenting with dyes and ratios. Which shade do you like the most?  :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Solei.is.Ray


Some of you may be familiar with my best friend and nemesis Ray...we argue publicly on Twitter all day, everyday... But I would like to invite you all to check out his work because it's truly mind blowing. I'm used to it, I see his projects at work, when I hang out at his place... he's always editing and working on something.

His most recent video features our good friend Aymen (motion capture extraordinaire and guy in black shorts) and our coworker Manuel (white loose top with black rimmed glasses). They're both amazing dancers; they combined their skills and Ray's genius video magic to produce the video above so please check it out and give my boys a holler on twitter @afternull and @manu_baribeau :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hi 2013


I hope everyone had a good time during the holidays and that you all celebrated with your loved ones! I took some times off from work and pretty much everything in life to rest and recharge myself. I also took some time to reflect back on 2012.

Winter

January was quiet and I found an amazing hairdresser (Noah @ Paris Coiffure Dorval ) at the end of the month and decided to fully commit to my pink hair by bleaching it! Things got serious in February with the student strikes everywhere and I was overwhelmed with the stress of how it would affect my studies: if someone is going to fuck my studies up, it’s going to be me, not students on strike (selfish, don’t care) so I got involved in the “NO” movement in my school. I never got involved in any school politics before so it was interesting and I met amazing people and learned so much about myself. I then celebrated my birthday quietly with my family with cake and flowers


Spring

Spring brought bad news... remember that bit about fucking up my studies... well that’s kinda what happened and I failed two classes. The news truly destroyed me and I didn’t really know what to do so I did a little bit a retail therapy and decided to focus on my job instead. I had no idea what to do about school at that point so least I could do was so focus on becoming someone within the company. I also attended the GlossyBox party where I met a lot of amazing bloggers, like Sarah-Jane who’s reallllly inspirational!

Summer

By July, I was burned out so I took a week off to travel to... Connecticut. Not as wild and exotic as South Korea but I was really happy to catch up with Braeden and to learn how to fish. I also got super long extensions (oh that I miss dearly!!) and attended Otakuthon as Babydoll from Sucker Punch! I got the ok from my neurologist and finally got my learner’s and started learning how to drive!!

Fall

From Otakuthon, my cosplay fever was back and I cosplayed Zatanna at the Montreal ComicCon and wore my Black Cat ( Felicia Hardy ) cosplay at a club and won 300$! To solve my little schooling problem, I decided to give university a shot and took one class of Mandarin at Université de Montréal. I also decided that it was time to redecorate my room... my computer also decided that it didn’t want to live anymore so I welcomed my first iMac instead ( dear Dell laptop, you are SO not missed!). I had enough of pink hair so I dyed it lavender/lilac!



The year ended by me falling sick again but that didn’t stop me from working and then taking some time off. I was back to myself by January 31st and started the new year partying! 

Overall, I think 2013 had extreme lows and extreme highs. I am way happier today than I was a year ago and I think I’ve grown a lot as a person from 2012.

 

I'm a little bit late but happy new year everyone <3 p="p">