Pinspirations

Some of my inspirations lately...


This beautiful backpack/shoulder bag


Gorgeously huge florals, like these elegant magnolias


I think this fall is going to be all about huge knits sweaters again for me


Anyone who knows me at all, knows I love me some good pattern mixing and a structured vintage purse


Really loving the vibrant colors, patterns and relaxed vibe of loafers


And of course, who wouldn't be inspired by the amazing colors of the beach


What's been your inspirations lately?



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#365outfit Challenge week 28

Tee: Club Monaco | Denim shorts: Garage | Ring: random shop in LA | Bracelets: Pandora, Joe Fresh


Tee: Dussault | Skirt: Zara | Watch: Invicta | Bracelets: Urban Outfitters, Aldo, Joe Fresh, vintage | Sunnies: English Laundry 


Chambray shirt: American Eagle | Leather shorts: Bedo | Bracelets: Pandora, gifted 


Tee: Forever 21 | Skirt: Aritzia 


Dress: Urban Outfitters | Purse: gifted


To make up for last week's lack of photos, here are a slew for this week!  Bright colors, pattern mixing and arm swag are what I'm all about style-wise these days.  I've been having a fantastic summer going for lots of long walks with Mr. Artist and The Doo around the neighborhood.  I think my recent break has allowed me to refresh myself and I feel so full of energy and peace lately.  Incidentally, my tee in the 2nd photo was designed by Mr. Artist! It's a parody of Kim Jong-Il for the brand Dussault.  This particular tee was a reject off the production line as the colors got reversed, but I still like it!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!!

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Lush debuts first cosmetics line: Emotional Brilliance + Giveaway!

By now you are probably sick of reading blog posts talking about Lush's premiere makeup collection, Emotional Brilliance, so if you are, just scroll through all the pretty pictures and skip down to the goodies at the bottom!  If this is all new to you, then let me tell you about this new makeup line by Lush!

This vegan, handmade and organic makeup line features a full smorgasbord of products for eyes, lips, and face, each made with the TLC Lush is renowned for.  

A few weeks back, I was invited along with several other local bloggers to check out the event at the Robson store location in the heart of downtown Vancouver:




Consultants roamed the store answering questions and offering drinks in the newly renovated space.  I was relieved that Lush seemed to have cranked up their ventilation that day as normally I dread entering Lush because of its over-powering smell.






The Emotional Brilliance line is characterized by its bright, saturated pigments.  What looks like little chemistry tubes are actually lip, eye and cheek colors, each named after a powerful emotion, like Calming, Drive and Independent.  Since all the bottles looked the same, it was really difficult to tell what was to be used for what, but maybe Lush did that on purpose to encourage users to think of the products as all-over, rather than specific types of makeup?  Most of the colors leaned more towards technicolor dream-coat than everyday wear, making these a bit unusual for me.  The bright lip colors looked really fun, but I have heard that they are rather drying.





Besides makeup, Lush has also come out with a series of solid perfumes.  Although the perfume sticks are brightly colored, no need to fret as the fragrance goes on sheer!  There were a bunch of exclusive to the Robson store on display as well as the normal lines containing scents of Orange Blossom, Jasmine, and Vanilla.  I tried on the Vanilla, which smelled just heavenly and not over-powering.

Besides eye and lip colors, the line also includes skin products, such as a blush pink translucent setting powder, a moisturizing mascara, a highlighter, and a bronzer.  Each product comes in a recyclable jar and is suited for all skin tones.






Are you intrigued by the Emotional Brilliance line?  Well then I want YOU to try it out!  I've got the entire Lush Emotional Brilliance line to giveaway, including:

  • 2 eye pigments (see pic 4 of post)
  • 1 lip color (see pic 4)
  • 1 bronzer
  • 1 translucent powder
  • 1 skin illuminator
  • 1 mascara

Each of these products range around $20 each so this entire package is worth around $140!!

So how do you win all of this?!

Doing each of these will get you 1 entry:

  • Leave a comment (with your email) describing why you should win the Lush products
  • Leave a comment telling me how you've subscribed to my blog (Bloglovin, rss, Google Friend Connect)
  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet "I just entered the Lush makeup giveaway from @mizzjblog and @LushCosmetics! http://ow.ly/cwG40 "

This contest is open to the US and Canada only.  Entries will be accepted until 12am August 4, 2012.  Good luck!

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What's for dinner: Grilled chicken with roast potatoes, kale and mushrooms


Lately, I've been having cravings for freshly cooked and flavourful vegetables rather than a juicy piece of steak.  Perhaps it's because I've been trying to be more healthy and fit lately, or it's just the warm weather making me crave lighter fare, but whatever it is, veggies are the way to go!  This dish is something I whipped up for Mr. Artist and me a couple weeks ago.  It's light, but filling and filled with simple flavours.  I hope you enjoy it too!

To make, you'll need:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 stalks of kale, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup of mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon
  • 7 nugget yukon gold potatoes, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tbsp butter
Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place on a hot skillet covered with a thin layer of olive oil.  Cook on each side for 4 mins until all pinkness is gone.

Meanwhile, put potatoes in a salted pot of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes, or until potatoes reach the desired consistency.  The potatoes should be soft and easily fall apart with a fork, but still have enough firmness to be picked up with a fork.  Once done, drain potatoes into a colander.

Once the chicken is done, remove onto a plate and cover to keep warm.  In the same pan, add the mushrooms and cook for a couple minutes in med-high heat.  Once the mushrooms are almost done (they will turn dark, shrink and become soft) throw in the kale.  Don't be alarmed if your pan overflows with kale as it will shrink a ton!  Add a few tbsp of water as needed to keep kale moist as you toss the veggies around on the pan, picking up the flavour bits left by the chicken.  Cook for 1 minute.

Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces, or leave whole and serve with vegetables immediately.  Cut the lemon in half and squeeze half a lemon's worth of juice over each serving of kale.  Dish out the potatoes and dab with the butter, allowing it to melt.  Now eat!


Cooking time: 45 mins
Serves: 2

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Support independent fashion with Boticca

For some, the ultimate fashion high is obtaining that coveted item that everyone wants, that one thing that people are on wait-list for months for and which barely have time to gather a shadow on the shelf before it's bought up.  For others it's about the exclusivity, the hunt to find unique items that have people asking you, "What brand is that? Where did you get that?"  If you count yourself in the latter, then Boticca is the place for you.

Boticca is an online marketplace for sourcing unique, one-of-a-kind designs from around the world.  Inspired by a find in a crowded Marrakesh market, the founders of Boticca decided to bring that treasure hunting feel online.  Connecting international independent designers to the world, Boticca fosters a fashion community where small production runs and creativity thrives.

When I went to check out Boticca, I was pleasantly surprised by the variety I found.  Designers from such far-off places as Beirut, Australia, Taiwan and Greece sold everything from bracelets to rings, scarves, iPad accessories, to totes.  Similar to Etsy, everything is handcrafted, but Boticca is waaay less cutsey-quirky.  

While there was tons of fantastic jewelry, I found myself most attracted to the handbag section.  Shoulder bags, clutches, satchels... there was a little bit of everything and every style here.  Here are some of the favourites I'm eyeing:




This leather and canvas bag has me seriously considering wearing backpacks again.  Convertible into a shoulder bag as well, this bag is perfect for throwing over your shoulder and pairing with everything from those perfectly faded jeans to that flowing floral dress.



Torula has some really fantastic handbags (see above and below) that I've just fallen in love with.  I love the simple ribbed folds of the Big Ben and the soft, buttery sheen of the leather.  The Art Deco styling of the Chinatown purse below is made fresh again with a silver-gold metallic finish against crisp white leather and a removable chain strap.  Both bags are trendy and youthful, but not overly so as to be dated in a few years.  Definitely investment pieces that won't hurt your wallet!





This clutch by Lebanese designer Dareen Hakim, is a stunner.  What's impressive about Hakim is how she so deftly intertwines her design sensibilities with her Lebanese culture.  The gold plates on her clutches spell out phrases in Arabic, bestowing the wearer with well wishes of luck and love.  This particular clutch says "Love is blind."



Finally we have another unique clutch by Humawaca. Made of leather and suede, this cute clutch has a removable strap and cute cut-outs.  I'm really feeling the rather architectural feel of this handbag and its use of a soothing color palette, which give it a sophisticated and elegant feel.


Which of these handbags is your favourite?


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Buy: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain review



The Product
Revlon has just released a new line of chubby lip pencil/balms aiming to meet all your moisturizing, lip coloring needs in one product.  Designed for women on the go, this lip balm stain comes in 12 layerable colors for when you feel like a vampy red, a pretty pink, or a luscious nude.

Lately I've been feeling the nude lip tones so I opted for the Charm shade, which is the palest color in the line.  A baby-pink-peach color, will this lip stain give me the perfect glossy nude lip I've been dreaming of?

Price & Packaging
At just under $10, these lip stains are reasonably priced for a drugstore brand.  I quite like the chubby lip pencil style of this product as it gives you a bit of precision if you need it, but you can also just slather it on like a gloss with its thick applicator.  The pencil also fits neatly in a clutch, or purse and I love how you never need to sharpen it!

Effectiveness


Please excuse the scary close-up of my lips!  As you can see here, the Charm shade is a fantastic nude.  My natural lip color is actually a shade or so darker than this and this lip stain lightens that considerably giving me a pretty peachy lip.  As well, it's a bit glossy, which always helps lips look youthful.

My only complaints with the product are that

  1. You have to apply a LOT of product to see any color pay-off. I would love for Revlon to put out a super pigmented version of this.  I get that it's a balm stain, but if I want less color, I'll just use less product.  With one swipe I get about as much pigment as a dab of Vaseline, which is to say, zero.
  2. This product is not a great balm.  It does have a bit of balm-y, moisturizing texture, but not enough for my perennially dry lips.  I prefer to wear this over top of my usual lip balm.  Without lip balm, the color settles into lip lines horribly.


In 140 characters or less:
Great layerable product that comes in tons of pretty shades. Could be more moisturizing and pigmented, but it still does the trick!

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#365outfit Challenge week 27

Skirt: Winners | Purse: c/o Shoppalu | Belt: Olivia Boutique | Cardigan: American Eagle | Banana Republic


Tank: swapped | Floral bolero: vintage | Shorts: Forever 21 | Espadrilles: Aldo

Ugh. July has been horrible for photo taking for me.  Ironically, the weather has been fantastic so unlike during winter, there's been ample light for outfit photo taking.  So what's my problem?  I've been being a bum that's why and going out to the beach too much to remember taking photos and photos of me in my beach gear isn't very interesting.  Sorry guys, the sunshine is calling to me! I'll be better next week.

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Style Inspiration: Clemence Poesy

I always love a style challenge and for a birthday party coming this weekend, the birthday girl chose a theme for everyone's outfit.  Considering many of the guests are fellow bloggers, this was of course greeted with much enthusiasm!  Fitting with the birthday girl's classically chic style, she chose "Parisian style" as the theme.

Hmm Parisian.  I do love me some girly style, but I'm not much for typical French style - I'm more of a boots and slouchy sweater coat than a tweed and pearls kind of girl.  It's not to say that I don't admire that type of style (I do), but I think my style leans towards a casual-er look to compensate for the impression others take of me as being prim and proper!  Not sure where they get that idea - obviously they've never seen me first thing in the morning.

In any case, after doing some research, I found out that I was utterly wrong about French style.  French style is more than just classic elegance; it's an attitude, a way of thought in how you put things together.  Many iconic French style icons even err more on the bohemian, vintage side than the polished side and it is in icons like these that I found my French niche, so to speak.

One French beauty who has always stood out to me is Clemence Poesy.  You may remember her from her brief stint on Gossip Girl, but this model/actress is known world-wide for her effortless, vintage-inspired, French style. 

Poesy's style can be broken down into 3 key looks:


Schoolgirl Chic


Must-haves:
  • A-line mid-thigh to knee-length skirts
  • Feminine touches: ruffles, bows, lace, pleats, sequins, beads, buttons
  • Perfectly loosely fitted blouses
  • Cream, black, white, navy, camel, blush
  • Structured totes and clutches



Boots are made for everything


Must-haves:

  • Ankle moto-boots
  • Mix with look #1 or #3



Boho elegance


Must-haves:

  • Funky hat
  • Solid colored, slightly sheer, oversized blouses
  • Perfectly loose patterned tees
  • Colored denim
  • Ankle boots
  • Boyfriend blazers
  • Fringed purse

Each look here exudes French effortlessness, that certain "oh this? I literally just threw it on last minute with my eyes closed" attitude.  While I'll never nail that attitude, I can certainly achieve these looks with the items in my closet - but which one??  Readers, I need your help!


Which Clemence Poesy look should I wear?




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#KeepItReal challenge follow-up to why I quit bikinis

I was blown away and so touched by all your responses to my #KeepItReal challenge post that I had to write a follow-up post on the responses and aftermath of the post.

A couple weeks ago, I wrote an essay detailing my body image struggles centered around bikinis and why I chose not to wear one.  After the post, I got tons of comments on my blog and in person about the article.  The reactions seemed to fall into various categories ranging from heartfelt thanks to me for sharing a story that spoke to their own experiences, to sharing their own stories of body image struggles, to the reactions below.

Not to dwell on the negatives, but it seems I'll have to in order to clarify what I had hoped to be an uplifting, relatable anecdote.  Here's my clarification on 2 groups of responses that affected me after publishing the post:


You don't need to wear a one-piece, you look great so wear what you want!
Thank you people with these opinions.  I'm happy to hear that you think I look good and I agree with the sentiment that people should wear what they choose, but I do disagree with the slightly implied sentiment that I'm not wearing what I want. I can wear a bikini.  I know this.  I've seen tons of people with much flabbier bodies sporting strings on the sand, but just because they have, why should I be questioned for choosing not to?  I'm not a stick, but nor am I huge.  I choose not to wear a bikini because I don't feel the need to show off as much of myself as others do and to wear an outfit that is comfortable.  Who wants to be constantly checking that they aren't coming untied, or popping out when they go for a dip in the ocean?  Sometimes I do yearn to wear a bikini more for the lack of tan lines, but most of the time I feel comfortable and sexy in my one-piece.  If I do find styles that fit well and leave me feeling secure of no wardrobe malfunctions, then perhaps I may go back and rock that bikini!

If you don't like your body, then why not change it?
There seems to be a strange culture around body image.  If you're deemed too curvy for the ideal, you're "encouraged" to lose weight, even if you're perfectly healthy, and called lazy if you cannot, or do not.  If you're deemed too thin, then you're also called unhealthy and labeled as a stick, anorexic and boyish.  With either extreme, the onus is on the person to change themselves to fit the mold.  This attitude is unhealthy.  I definitely think we control ourselves and our destinies; rather than whining about what you don't have, it's better to work on what you can do, is something I've always believed.  However, I draw the line at thinking that anyone who is healthy deserves to be open for criticism by others and made to feel that they are failing to take care of themselves.  Why can't we encourage health and beauty in all its forms?  Perhaps it is because we're such a visual culture that we cannot judge something that comes in various sizes, and therefore we need to pick a cookie-cutter definition for all ages, all sizes and all races - but I challenge you to think, when has life ever been cookie-cutter?  

I can't recall saying I was unhappy about my body, yet many who read my post seem to believe I am.  I don't know anyone who can say they are 100% happy 100% of the time with themselves, so I find it highly unrealistic for others to tell me that I need to work on my self-esteem issues.  Throwing stones at glass houses much?  

It seemed that many had a problem getting past my headline, or even the second paragraph and drew assumptions that I was hiding, that I had weight and confidence problems that I could magically exercise away.  Let me tell you - I am HAPPY with my body, as happy as anyone raised in such a hyper self-conscious society can be.  My choice to quit bikinis was to free myself from the yoke of society's expectation of sexualizing myself as much as possible.  

I chose to be myself and take a different path.  

I chose to promote a different sense of beauty.  

I chose a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy, exercising and enjoying my food rather than calorie counting myself to oblivion.


I hope this post helps clarify anything that seemed like a loose end in my post and that it encourages others to face their demons and fight free of them to be happy, healthy people.  I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments!



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Ask MizzJ: Great patent flats for any price range

Awhile back I received an email from a lovely reader asking me about how to find black, or navy, patent leather flats.  I was thrilled to think that I could help out with this reader's conundrum, so I got my googling fingers ready for some shopping!

Everyone should have a couple pairs of good quality leather flats in their closet.  A good pair of black flats are uber versatile for any occasion, with any outfit and will save your feet during times when heels would be just masochistic.  If you've already got black, navy is a great secondary choice that allows you to branch out a bit, without sacrificing any versatility.

Here are some options I found for each price range:

Low (< $50)

 It doesn't get any more basic than these Aldo Ohearn flats - patent, slight slight heel and a trendy almond toe.  These babies are on currently on sale for only $17.49!!


If the Ohearns are too boring for you, add in a classically chic ballerina bow with these Aldo Konya flats - only $40.


Medium ($50-150)

 I loove these Kenneth Cole Reaction flats.  The shiny leather isn't as slick as patent, but it does give a more natural polish feel.  Plus the navy color makes these flats super fun for summer - think nautical striped dresses, cute white preppy capris, and even colorful vintage-inspired floral dresses! At $59 these puppies won't break the bank either.


Next up are these Michael Kors Odette patent flats, available for $119.99.  How can you resist shoes that are named after the Swan Princess?  These classic almond-toe flats are very chic, but what makes them great is that they're built for the real working woman;  featuring a durable rubber sole, you can be rest assured that you can walk in all conditions without worry of slippage.  These are chic flats made for running for the bus, the subway, or that cute guy.


High ($150+)


 Now onto the designer finds!  I've always coveted a pair of Tory Burch flats and these Chelsea Ballet flats are quintessential Burch elegance.  Unlike the ubiquitous regular ballet flats though, the Chelseas' feature the TB logo as a delicate little charm under a ballerina bow.  These beauties are also available in Black and a very smart Sangria red and will set you back about $195.


Finally we have the gorgeous, classic, drool-worthy Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Classic bow flats.  I've had the pleasure of seeing them in person as my blogger friend Sheila owns these in nude!  These flats are a work of subtle elegance from the pretty patent finish, the proper (but not prim) bow, to the discreet Ferragamo label.  These flats come last in my list as they are the most expensive at $448, but they are the most beautiful.

I had great fun answering this classic fashion question.  If you have a fashion or beauty related problem, feel free to email/tweet/leave a comment with your question!


Which of these are your favourite?



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Buy: Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads



The Product
An oil free, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free use & toss makeup remover pad, the Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads are a quick and easy first step to cleaning off all your day's dirt and makeup for your nightly routine.


The Guts
Contains aloe, cucumber and green tea extracts to cool and soothe tired eyelids, as well as moisturize your lashes.


Price & Packaging
At less than $5 a pack, this product is very affordable. One container fits 80 pads, which depending on how much makeup you use, should last you almost 3 months if you wear makeup everyday.  The container is a nice screw top, similar to a Pringles chip jar; however its a tad big, which makes it a bit bulky to stuff into your toiletry bag when travelling.


Effectiveness
On a typical workday, I wear eyeliner (gel, long-lasting Bobbi Brown formula), eyeshadow, brow pencil, and mascara.  I usually only needed 1 pad, both sides to get rid of all my eye makeup.  Typically, the hardest things to get off for me is mascara.  2 pads will do the most thorough job, but I try to stick to 1 and then use my face wash to take off any leftover bits.

I'd say the pads do a very effective job.  Simply press it on your eye for a couple seconds, then gently wipe all that makeup away!  They have a light, cool scent from the cucumber and didn't leave me with any oily residue.  After a minute my lids were dry, making them great for removing makeup for a fresh application.


In 140 characters or less
Effective, cooling and moisturizing eye makeup remover!

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#365outfit Challenge Week 26

White tee, gray beaded tank: gifted | Leggings: Costco | Nails: Revlon Neon nail polish


Dress: Winners | Flats: Gap 


Chambray tee, denim shorts: Forever 21 | Purse: vintage 


Sweater: Urban Outfitters | Skirt: vintage | Brogues: American Apparel


How do you describe your style?  I probably think about this too much, but I have a hard time pinning down what my style is.  It's very definite, as evidenced by the fact that friends always go "oh that's so you," but how do I articulate what "me" is???  The closest I can come is vintage-downtown-girly.  I sometimes feel all over the map and this week's outfits are evidence of that as I swing from lazy sweats to nautical, to Canadian tuxedo to hipster librarian.  Sigh, maybe I should just call my style schizo.


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Food & fashion good times: Converge on Main St | July 19, 2012

SALE ALERT!!

If you love local, cute, hip, fashion, then you have got to hear about the Converge sale happening from 6-9pm July 19! 

Over 20 boutiques and restaurants along Vancouver's vibrant Main St. have come together to host an evening of food, drinks and good times for the city's fashionable elite.  Whether you're in the mood for baby clothes, a cute new purse, that perfect LBD, or you just feel like a good nosh n' shop evening with your girlfriends, there's a little something for everyone.

Check out the event's full details online and see below for locations and sales details!





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Cookie Monster: Got a cookie? Share it maybe?



Cookie Monster was always my favourite.


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American Apparel hires 61 year old model



Wonders never cease.  The brand known for its racy and downright pervy images of hipsters has now found a new way to shock us - and I kinda like it.  Meet Jacky, American Apparel's latest campaign model.  She's definitely hitting a different demographic for AA, but after reading the story of how she ended up in an AA ad on Fashionista, I can see she actually fits the brand quite well:

  • Living in hipster digs in NYC - check
  • Smoking like a hipster in NYC when discovered by fellow hipster in puffy coat - check
  • Open to posing with legs spread wide open while wearing a leotard, NBD - check
Jacky was discovered by pure happenstance, having had a random encounter on the street with an AA employee walking by who commented on how "regal" Jacky looked smoking.  The second encounter was when the two met again while both were alone dining in a restaurant; their eyes met, they drank wine and the rest is history.

At 6 feet tall and with long flowing hair and piercing eyes, one has to wonder if Jacky was a model in her youth, but she claims this is her first gig.  Her photos have a warmth and wisdom to them that I find refreshing to the usual Lolita fare AA normally spits out and it's very cool to see that even seniors can look edgy in over-priced basics.  I guess I will save and not donate my old AA leotards for when I'm old!



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Ditch: LUS S-line Body Glove



The Product
As you age, many "wonderful" things begin to happen to your body: wrinkles, sagginess, spots, and... cellulite.  Though regular exercise can help prevent those dreaded body dimples, sometimes it's our genes that doom us no matter what we do.  Can beauty products like the LUS S-line Body Glove help to firm, tighten and rejuvenate tired body skin?  Only one way to find out.

Price & Packaging
For the price of $24 (plus shipping) you can get a box filled with several sets of body gloves, which I guess is pretty good value per glove, about the same price as a paper face mask.  Each mask is encased in its own plastic sleeve and similar to paper face masks, the glove itself is soaked with product when you bring it out.  The glove is designed more like a mitt which you fit over your hand with a small hole for your thumb.  There are 2 sides to the glove: a dotted side that exfoliates and a smooth, grainy side that provides cellulite-busting ingredients to skin.


Effectiveness
Having never tried products such as these ever before, I was quite curious.  I don't have any major cellulite, just some very slight dimpling on my thighs.  I used the gloves once a week post-shower.

The exfoliating side felt very nice on my skin; very scrubby and grainy, while the moisturizing side felt like I was rubbing a face mask across my body - think very moist and a smooth, papery texture.

The only problem with this product was that by the time I did my thighs thoroughly, I didn't have much product left for my stomach, back and triceps.  If it's a body product, one might as well use it all over right?  I think to properly massage my body all over with the product, I would've needed several gloves for one session!  I think the lack of product coverage was a big setback for me as after several weeks, I didn't see any noticeable difference in cellulite or circumference of my thighs in general.  The only positive benefit was that I felt my skin to be softer after application than if I had just applied moisturizer alone.


In 140 characters or less
Similar to a face mask for the body. Moisturizes & softens, but no change in cellulite.


By the way, Glow and Glamour, the online boutique that provided me this product for review is having 2 great giveaways! Check out the details below and be sure to visit the site to enter!





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Get to know me: 25 random questions

I was recently tagged by fellow blogger Sarah to answer these "25 random questions."  I love these type of chain posts as they are a great way to find out random bits of info about your fav bloggers!  Here's my answers and be sure to check out Sarah's here.


1. Where were you 3 hours ago? - At home

2. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? - Yes, lots! Closet would be my pink Hello Kitty apron

3. What are you wearing right now? - Vancity tee by local designer and jean capris

4. What are the colours of your bedroom walls? - Plain cream

5. Who is the last person you sent a  message or comment /BBM? - Sarah

6. What does your last text message say? - Discussing this!

7. Can You Taste The Difference Between Pepsi And Coke? -  I think so

8. Is your hair curly or straight? - Straight as a rod

9. Which is the hardest thing you ever had to do? - Let go of someone I loved very much because we just weren't healthy together

10. Favorite 2 color combination? - tough! Right now, I'm into combos that slightly clash with each other

11. What is your favorite accessory? - Purses

12.Which current celebrity's style do you admire most? - that's a tough one! Not sure, but Jessica Alba always looks good

13. What is your favorite fashion store/shop? - Forever 21, Zara, Topshop, Aritzia, Community vintage

14. When was the last time you drove out of town? - Whistler couple months ago

15. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? - traffic noise outside

16. What was the last thing you bought? - 2 pairs of shoes from Aldo, a pair of Toms-like shoes and a pair of nude pumps

17. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? - go back to sleep!

18. Favorite Food? - argh another tough question because I love so many things! Since dinner is coming up soon for me while writing this, I will say spaghetti

19. Biggest turn off? - People are who cocky and arrogant. Basically anyone who thinks they're superior

20. What do you always have on you/wear? - my engineering ring and my Pandora charm bracelet from Mr. Artist

21. What does your screen name mean/ how did you come up with it? - it's a play on the Mr. J and Ms. J from ANTM haha

22. Favorite style of top/blouse? - Loose, oversized button down

23. Favourite tv show? - Game of Thrones

24. What is a favorite TV show from your childhood? - Captain Planet

25. What does your dream bedroom look like? - comfortable and girly, preferably with a hot man and a dog.


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#365outfit Challenge Week 25

Scarf: H&M | Cardigan: Urban Outfitters | Capris: Winners | Shoes: Toms | Eel-skin clutch: Jalda


Tee: Forever 21 | Skirt: Aritzia


Sweater: vintage | Shorts: Guess | Clogs: Michael Kors


Bracelets: gifted, Pandora, vintage


I've been having an obsession lately with macadamia nuts.  My family recently went to Maui and brought back bags of these delightful goodies.  Honey roasted, chocolate covered, even plain salted - they all taste SO GOOD.  Does anyone else agree with me that these little nuggets are amazing, or am I just plain, nutty?


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