Friday, 28 June 2013

Not Such A Secret Anymore

Hey everybody! Another little NOTD that I've been holding onto forever. This is a gorgeous little Essence gem. Seriously, I love the Colour And Go line so much I may just have to suck up my dislike of the new bottles. This is A Lovely Secret by Essence, a pretty little purple with the most gorgeous shimmer. But the weird thing about it is the shimmer isn't shimmery, per say. It's almost like one of those grey undershirts with the craft type pattern. The ones that are a million little flecks of different greys? Well I just lost all of you.
Anyways, this is a cute little purple with a gorgeous formula. Three coats and it was nice and smooth, and it lasted forever without chipping. And it's unique. Ahh, what a dream polish. So sad it's discontinued. If you get the chance, snatch this baby up. Now.
Three coats, natural lighting.

Friday, 21 June 2013

It's Never Too Late? Right?!?

Eek! DOn't you hate it when you realize you forgot to do soemthing that you really needed to do? I went through one of those when I come up in the middle of the night and realized that I never posted my April Haul! I haven't posted any in a while actually, so in the next short while there's going to be a couple! Yay- if you like them of course- if not, ou have my permission to not read them :) In total, I bought 18 polishes, though 5 of them were free. And knowing me, everything else was pretty cheap. With that said, lets take a look!

I went out to Square One for a free tube of Clinique mascara from the Sephora, and left with a couple of goodies. None of the Icing minis have names, but four out of the five have different kinds of heart glitter, so for $2 all together I couldn't say no. Right? I'm a sucker for cute shaped glitter, Or any glitter, in general... At Sephora I got a Hello Kitty nail polish in Blueberry (because I love blue and am a crazy cat lady), and a Sephora+Pantone in Rose Gold. They were both an additional 15% off, so they came out to just over $6 together. Woot!

I know how I've been having some issues with China Glaze's interactions with some bloggers, but yet I own two more. It' s become harder and harder to actually find companies that are cruelty free and have great track records all arund, so I think I'm just going to have to start picking my battles. I've heard about so many people having great PR interactions with China Glaze, so I think I'll stick with them, for now at least. Plus, Victoria is obsessed with Josh Ramsay, so since Sally's was having a B2G1 free, I gave her a Mosiac Madness that matched Josh's hair. They came out to $4.80 all together. The OPI suede was $4.99 at Winners and the three Oz shades I won from a raffle at a beauty supply store. From left to right, Mosiac Madness, Glitz N' Pieces, What Wizardy Is This?, Don't Burst My Bubble!, Lights of Emera City and Ink Suede.

Finally, here are the Mish Mash purchases of April. I grabbed them from here and there. The NOPI in Top Of My World was $5.99, Beyond was the same price as well. The two Juleps, Debra and Leila, were a gift and Essence Shopping @ Portobello Road was $1.99.

Thanks for tuning in! I'd love to get a comment about what you'vev gotten recently. Anything good?

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Double The Fun

Incase you didn't already figure out I was excited by the surplus of explanation marks (I was thinking 12, but went with a wee bit more subtle).
Anyways, something very exciting has happened here in the RQA household. Last Sunday, we were blessed enough to get a little kitten! Yes, I know! Blue has been home alone longer and longer, and we wanted to get her a little buddy to hang out with. So we drove a couple of hours away, and came home with a fluffy 8 week old bundle of fluff.
Meet Lily.
It's a little different having two cats now, but after a day of two of hiss and run, we now have hours of cuddle, run and wrestle. Lily has fit in perfectly, and she is a gorgeous Snowshoe. We originally wanted another Siamese, but we saw her picture and fell in love. And she still had the little jewel blue eyes.
And yes, she is adopted!!!! We found her on one of the internets best resources, . She is a purebred, her mother and the other kittens were dumped, and they are all perfect snowshoes. Just goes to show you that shelter pets aren't old, unwanted, ugly things. There's an abundance of all animals, including pure breeds, babies and even both in one package! It's no secret that I have been volunteering with Toronto Cat Rescue for years now, and have over a hundred hours logged with them. Shelter pets are definitely the way to go. There's one for everybody and they are usually much cheaper. A pet quality snowshoe easily costs 3x as much as Lily normally, plus she has all her shots, has been microchipped, and will be spayed free of charge. It was all included in the adoption fee.
Anyways, I am giddy. And so is Blue, she loves having a friend. We all get cosy wt night, and they'll lie on me and groom each other. Insert awws here, I know.
Also, in case anyone noticed, yes, she does bear a striking resemblance to Tard, aka Grumpy Cat :P
Look at the pictures, and try not to scream 'IT'S SO FLUFFY!!!' with delight.

Friday, 7 June 2013


I think school is killing me. I mean, it's only 6 more days of it, but it the past little bit that's the hardest. Teachers just love to pile on the crazy homework. Who needs slope anyways?!?! X-y intercept my ass...
Anyways, just a quick post for today. My nails have been going vast amounts of time without polish, hopefully 2+ months of Vacay will remedy that.
Here's China Glaze's Mosiac Madness. 2 coats over Julep Debra. Honestly, I found this collection a little blah. I just don't think anyone really needs 6 of the exact same polish in different colours. A smaller collection or a little bit more uniqueness would have been much appreciated. But it was clearance, so ah well.
Formula was average, a bit thick, but I think that somewhat helped with glitter application.
Anyways, nothing fancy, but a gorgeous polish none the less.
See everybody later! Peace out homedogs!