Monday, April 29, 2013

Revamp Your Room: Graphic Art

Hello loves! Welcome to the second installment of the Revamp Your Room series! In our first post, we showed you how to give an old item a new take by simply using spray paint. In this post we’re tackling graphic wall art!

Graphic Art is super funky and is a great way to bring bright fun colours and cool shapes into your space!

For the graphic wall art project you’ll need:
·      Canvas, in whatever size you choose 
·      Three colours of acrylic paint
·      Painter’s tape
·      Paint Brushes
·      Sponge Brush

You can find all of these items at your local arts supplies store, such as “Michaels”. The canvas packages can range from $10-$25, depending on the number of canvases in a package. I got a 2-pack of 12x12 for $10, and it was 50% off! So keep an eye out for coupons and sales! The three bottles of paint I got at my local Walmart, for $1.97 each, and a package of paintbrushes (non-professional) and painter’s tape can be bought for around $6 each at your local art store.

Now that we have everything we need, let’s get started!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Review: Archangel's Consort

    Hello all, This review is going to be about the third book in Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series called Archangel's Consort.

    Before I start on the review this is the third book in a series and in order to really understand what is going on in this book you have to read the first 2 in the series, Angels' Blood and Archangel's Kiss.

Monday, April 22, 2013


Everyone's been on such a health tip lately! And it's great, because staying healthy and eating right is important. If you're anything like me, it's hard to stay motivated to work out. For me, eating healthy isn't too hard because I'm a vegetarian, and I've trained myself to stay away from sugar, pop, and overall unhealthy foods because I dislike the way I feel after having them!

But the working out part..UGH I just suck at it! So I thought..what can I do to motivate myself? What do I like? I like clothes...and how can I mix these with working out to motivate myself? I started looking into fitness fashion and I found that the fitness is it's OWN WORLD entirely. And I started getting into sport wear and the fitness lifestyle!

Getting cool clothes to workout in, and some cool sneakers and accessories actually MADE me wanna work out and use the stuff I got.

Music Monday | Summer Jams

Heeeellllooo! SO, SUMMER’S ALMOST HERE! For those of you still writing exams, HANG IN THERE! You’ll be partying under the sun soon enough!

Since the weather has been warming up in our corner of the world my sister and I have become re-obsessed (truthfully we never actually stopped) with the song “Steal My Sunshine”, by LEN. It’s been on our minds, so we’ve been tweeting about it. Funny thing is LEN actually tweeted us back!

They’re super cool, which is probably why this track exudes just that. The minute this song comes on I feel like I’m no longer under the grey skies of the GTA, but rollin’ down the streets of Daytona on a vespa. Whether you’ve forgotten about it, or have never heard it before, it’ll definitely get you in the summer mood. Plus, the video is pretty awesome too!
The songs’ chill vibe and catchy melody make it the perfect throwback in the summertime, and are the reasons it’s on my list of best summer jams.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Forever 21

Hi dolls!

So, it’s safe to say that I am addicted to Forever 21. Seriously though, what’s not to love? Their clothes and accessories are inexpensive and really cute. I’ve been getting my summer wardrobe ready and obviously that means a few trips to Forever 21, in store AND online.

Shopping in stores is good if you need to try things on before you buy them or if you aren’t always sure about your size. It’s also nice to pay for your clothes and be able to take it home with you. I always like to buy my accessories in store because some accessories don't work on me. 

What I like about shopping online at forever – other than the fact that I can shop while in bed – is that you can always exchange the clothes in store or get a store credit. It’s as easy as bringing your receipt and whatever you want to exchange to a store. I hate when you have to ship things back if they don’t fit, such a hassle. I tend to find better deals online AND they have a bigger variety online than in stores. Another bonus to shopping online – the feeling you get when you get home from a long day at school and have a package from Forever 21 with a bunch of new clothes to try on! It’s the best :)

Here are a few of the things I recently bought from Forever 21:

Maxi dresses and skirts all $18.80 & under at Forever 21 

Necklaces: $3.80 & under
Bracelets: $11.80 & under
Rings: $4.80 & under
All from Forever 21

     Let us know what your favourite stores are and have fun shopping my darlings, kisses!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sample Showdown!

Hey loves! I've gotten through some samples in the last little bit so I thought I'd give my thoughts on them. This isn't a full review, just some short thoughts on each. I either got these at a drugstore, in a magazine or in the mail! So I didn't have to spend much to get them and it was totally worth it because I may actually buy some of them! ENJOY! 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Book Review: Archangel's Kiss

This review is going to be about Archangel's Kiss, book 2 is Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series.

Blurb at the back of the book: 
"Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find herself changed—an angel with wings the colours of midnight and dawn—but her fragile body needs time to heal before she can take flight. Her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel, Raphael, is used to being in control—especially when it comes to the woman he considers his own. But Elena has never done well with authority.

They've barely begun to understand each other when Raphael receives an invitation to a ball from the archangel, Lijuan. To refuse would be a sign of fatal weakness, so Raphael must ready Elena for the flight to Beijing—and to the nightmare that awaits them there. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan holds a power that lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena."

Before I get into the review I am going to start off by saying that you have to read the first book in this series in order to really understand what is going on in this book and not be confused.

Restaurant Review: Lunch Box

Hey everyone! I know it's been a WHILE, and I apologize, school's been killin' me! I went to this super cute restaurant the other day and I thought they totally deserved a blog post because it was just that good!

I went to lunchbox @ 1731 Bloor St. West, yesterday, and I was so please with my experience! First, I love the branding of this restaurant. It's cute, consumer friendly and simple. It totally gives you the "school" feel, with the chalkboard look of the menus and their little details like lunch boxes in their display case!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Music Monday | The Civil Wars

     Hi Guys! The latter end of last year and the beginning of this year I’ve gotten more into folk and country music. So for this Music Monday, I wanted to share the album “Barton Hollow” by a band called The Civil Wars with you! 

     Songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White make up this folk band, and use hauntingly beautiful melodies and amazing harmonies in every song on the album. I first took notice of this band when their song “Poison & Wine” was featured in the movie “Something Borrowed”. After listening to the song over and over, I decided to take a look at some of their others, and I was hooked. The combination of their voices and the raw nature of their songs was all I needed.

    I really love the fact that all I can hear are their two voices, and the minimal instruments they use. There is no feeling of over production, or too much going on. It has a very natural, relaxing, slow-paced feeling. My favourites off the album are definitely “I’ve Got This Friend”, “Barton Hollow”, which are two of the more “upbeat” tracks. “Barton Hollow” makes me feel like I’m in a really bad-ass, gritty, western movie, and “I’ve Got This Friend” makes me feel like I’m sitting on a front porch in the country side. Two of my other favourites are “Poison & Wine” and “The Girl With The Red Balloon”, which are two really slow, haunting tracks. If I’m caught in the right mood, “Poison & Wine” can usually get a tear or two outta me… LOL

     If you’re into the folk/country genre, or you’re looking to get into something new, check this band out!

     If you do, tell us what you think, or let us know what bands or artists you’re listening to in the comment box below!