Happy Birthday Ziggy!

So today was my special little guys’ birthday!  My American Eskimo dog Ziggy turned two today!  We did all his favourite things – park, walk, played ball, went to Petland and Pet Valu, got hamburgers, opened presents, and ate cake!  I got this super cute birthday cake special for dogs at a pet boutique.  It’s from a company called the Lazy Dog Cookie Co. and he seemed to like it, even though he was pretty full from dinner.

It's my birthday, I'll be sad if I want to...

Last year I went all out for his birthday including doggy friends, birthday hats (which he hates, hence the expression on his face) and even a DQ cake (which Dairy Queen messed up might I add). This year was a little more low key, we did all his favourite things.

Anyways, just thought I would do a quick post about my dog’s birthday. Do you guys throw birthday parties for your dogs too?  Please tell me I’m not the only crazy dog lady…

MAC’s Quite Cute Collection: Lipstick Favourites

From left to right: Quite Cute, Candy Yum Yum, Saint Germain

So I was so excited when I first saw MAC’s Quite Cute collection a few weeks back. The collection is full of pastel pinks and purples, which happen to be my favourite colours! Especially in lipsticks, which caught my eye first.

I went to check out the collection yesterday, the day it came out, and ended up picking up two colours. I got Quite Cute (creamsheen white lavender) and Candy Yum Yum (neon pink). When I first saw Quite Cute online I fell in love. It reminded me so much of Fashion Mews from the MAC Hello Kitty collection, which to this day remains my favourite colour of all time. I however, made the mistake of not picking up a backup so I had to ration out the lipstick. Of course, the stick is beyond unwearable now as there is nothing left in it.

Anyways, I knew I had to pick up Quite Cute (I’m going to wear it for a few days and see if I like it enough to get another one) but I was also thinking of getting Candy Yum Yum (CYY) as well. CYY is so neon pink it hurts. It’s pretty much straight out of the 80’s. This colour is definitely something that you pull out on a Friday night with your hair in a high fashion bun with minimal makeup. It’s super bold. If you want this colour I would recommend going to pick it up like now. I know both Quite Cute and Candy Yum Yum are already sold out on the MAC website, so if you see them at a counter or store and if you want it or thinking about it, I would say buy it. They seem to be going pretty fast.

I just want to note that this collection seems to be more targeted towards lighter skinned individuals, which fortunately for me, I fit the bill. Quite Cute can have that sickly look to it if applied on the wrong individual and Candy Yum Yum, well, I mean it’s definitely not for everyone.

Left to right: Saint Germain, Candy Yum Yum, Quite Cute

I only got the two lipsticks, but I do want to mention that they are also repromoting Saint Germain in this collection as well. I love Saint Germain, I bought it about half a year ago when I went to the MAC store and tried to find a dupe for Fashion Mews. It’s not the same at all, but it’s just the prettiest pink and it really makes you stand out. It’s bold, but definitely a lot softer compared to Candy Yum Yum.

The other two colours in the collection are Playing Koi, “a creamy white peach pink” (it really reminds me of Myth and I have that colour so that’s why I didn’t pick it up), and Play Time, “a creamy intense violet”. I might pick up Play Time, I’m currently thinking about it.

As for the rest of the collection, the eyeshadow quad is cute, but I might just pick up a couple colours from it and add them to my pro palette. I heard they aren’t that pigmented. The blushes are also nice, they have a cute little heart in them. I don’t need a new blush so I passed on these.

If you want to see the entire collection visit MAC’s website, and if you see something you like in store, I would pick it up right away.

What are your impressions? Anything on your wish list?

UPDATE: I picked up a back-up of Quite Cute last Friday, it was the last one in the store and it was a low traffic counter as well. I also picked up Play Time for my mom as she really liked the colour when she saw it online. It looked good on me but better on my mom, so I got her one. Nice daughter, huh?

Glitter… In 3-D! A DIY Project

Hi all!

So for awhile now I have had the idea to really spice up a pair of 3-D glasses.  A month back I came up with these beauties and although I haven’t seen a a 3-D movie since February (Never Say Never 3-D) to test them out, I thought I would share my creation with all of you!

I think that the 3-D glasses in theatres are just so boring, and okay, I know what you are thinking, “who cares, you are there to watch a movie, no one is going to be paying attention to what is on your face” but I love sparkly things so I thought, how cool would it be to bedazzle a pair of glasses??

I had a really cute headband that had little gems on it that unfortunately broke so I took off all the sparkles and attached it to these babies.  I thought I would share the process with all of you just in case you want to get creative too!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Gems- Like I said I got these from a headband that broke but check out an arts supply store like Michaels or even your local Wal-Mart.

  • Glue- I used eyelash adhesive because it sticks very well, but if you are very careful you can try this with super glue too.

  • Tweezers
  • 3-D Glasses- You get these for free when you watch any 3-D film, it is included in the cost of your admission.

Step 1: Dip the Gems in the Glue

Using your tweezers, pick up one gem at a time and dip it in the glue.  Wait for the glue on the back to get a bit tacky before you apply it to the glasses.

Step 2: Apply the Gems to the Glasses One at a Time

You will need to dip and apply each gem one at a time until the arm is full, or you could create some funky designs instead.  The glue I’m using is white but dries clear, there is some clear eyelash adhesive out there as well if you choose to use this as the glue.  I couldn’t find my super glue and I’m quite clumsy so I thought this would be the safest bet.

Once you have all the gems on there I do recommend going over the entire arms with clear glue to really set the gems.  After that you are done!  Pretty easy hey?  You can also add gems to the front of the glasses as well.

I thought it really added some flair to the entire look.

So there you have it! Bedazzeled 3-D glasses.  Like I said, I have not tried these out yet in theatres and I hope they don’t set off too much glare thus annoying people, but I think they are cute and totally make a statement.

Let me know if you try this and how yours turned out!

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