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i'll stop the world and melt for you

Outfit from last Saturday. Went to go see a show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with my mom, my aunt and uncle, and my cousin.

blurry pictures because: my camera sucks i don't know how to use my camera apparently


blazer - Top Shop / tank top - Sirens / necklace - Sirens / jeans - Primark / shoes - Spring
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I'll be your prom queen, you be my prom king

Betsey Johnson's Spring 2008 collection still has to be one of my absolute favourites. I did a blog post about it a few years ago- I wanted one of these dresses then, and I want one now! I think I'd just like to live in Betsey Johnson's mind for a day and see what goes on in there...

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#27: Read 50 non-crime books

I just finished reading The Help. It was recommended by my nesties. It is seriously one of the best books I have ever read. I woke up early and stayed up late to read it. It is based in 1960's Mississippi and is about a white woman writing a book on the delicate balance between white women and their maids. It is told from the point of view of the maids and the woman writing the book. I have to put this up there with To Kill a Mockingbird. Seriously, everyone should read this book.

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blonde blonde blonde

So I decided to just 'go for it' and bleach/dye my hair blonde!

I used Manic Panic Flash Lightening 30 kit, and then used Loreal in a medium ash blonde shade. I'm really happy with it, but I'm only halfway there... in a week or two I think I'll bleach it again to get a more 'true' blonde shade. all in all I'm so glad I did it!

sorry for the bad quality, i took these pics in photobooth. I'll post some better ones soon!
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#22: Make 10 New Recipes

I am on a roll right now with cooking, well for me anyway. Two weeks in a row, that is a roll for me. Ha ha. So tonight I turned to my Food Network recipe box once again. This time a Giada DeLaurentis creation.
Fusilli with Spinach and Asiago Cheese
Ingredients1 lb. fusilli pasta1/4 c. olive oil1 garlic clove, minced1 (9-oz) bag of fresh spinach, roughly chopped8 oz (1/2 pint) cherry tomatoes, halved1 c. Asiago cheese, grated1/2 Parmesan cheese, grated1 tsp. salt3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
DirectionsBring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but slightly firm to the bite (8-10 minutes). Drain pasta reserving 1/2 c. of cooking liquid.
Meanwhile, warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (2 minutes). Add the spinach and tomatoes and cook until the spinach wilts (2 more minutes). Add the cooked pasta and toss. Add the cheeses, salt, pepper, and the pasta cooking liquid and stir to combine.
Notes: I used mini fusilli because it was all I could find and it was not wheat. I have not had regular pasta in a while. I used organic spinach (one of the dirty dozen). I used Romano cheese instead of Parmesan because that is what I had. I also added a little more salt for taste at the end. Just a pinch.
Verdict: Yummy. I had to reheat it because the Hubs got home about an hour after he said he was. But I will definitely be making this again. Also next time I will add more tomatoes. I was thinking about it when I was cutting them, but decided to follow the recipe. Next time I will use the entire pint.

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The Battle with my Skin

Back in February about a week or two into the Blizzard of 2010 my forehead started breaking out. I have never really had issues with acne so this was new to me. I mean, I have gotten the occasional bump here and there, treated it, and it was gone. But this was different. My entire forehead was breaking out and no matter what I did it would not go away.
I knew it had something to do with my anxiety over all the snow. I don't know what my issue was, but I just felt like it (meaning the snow) was never going to go away. I started thinking maybe I had SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) or whatever that commercial is about how the cold and winter affect your mood. I don't know, maybe I do. But anyway, my forehead was breaking out and it was not going away.
So I had to think of something. Several of my nesties use the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) and they say it is great for acne so I thought I would give it a try. The method involves mixing oils to clean your skin. I know it sounds kinda crazy, but it does work. Anyway the method calls for using sunflower oil and of course I am allergic to that so I had to try something else. Several nesties said that they used jojoba oil instead. Bet, I had that in the house anyway. So I used the jojoba oil a couple of days to clean my skin. OMG, what a mistake for MY skin. The rest of my face looked great, but my forehead got even worse. It was not the substitute oil for my skin. Huge no no for me. I was about to give up this method, but I thought I would give it another try. So i mixed EVOO and castor oil and added a couple of drops of tea tree oil. OMG, wonders for my skin. The acne started drying out and clearing up.
I also to some micro-retin-A from the Hubs that he got from the dermatologist and started putting that on the affected area.
I also was coming to the end of my conventional moisturizer for my face, so I went ahead a bought the number 1 rated moisturizer by the EWG from Keys. While there I also bought their Healing Foaming Face Wash. I have started using both every day and my skin is 95% back to its old self.
So now I am a person with a face regimen. So every day I clean my face with the face wash and moisturize. Then once a week I do the OCM. It works for my skin. I will go into more detail about my version of the OCM soon. I am so happy to have my skin back. It has been a little over a month, but it has finally happened. So that has been my battle. I have made some mistakes but now I have products in my life that will be there for a long time.

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fall fashion faves: part 2

I was waiting to be blown away, and I was not dissapointed. Michael Kors, Isabel Marant, and Balmain especially- gorgeous! But I love them all. You can see part 1 of my fall fashion faves post here.

Yves Saint Laurent


Stella McCartney

Michael Kors

Jean Paul Gaultier

Isabel Marant

Emanuel Ungaro


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style star: Emily Haines

emily haines is amazing! emily haines! emily haines! she is so cool! emily haines! one of the best performers i've ever seen (frontwoman of METRIC), and she rocks a mini-skirt like no other!

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