Wednesday, December 30, 2009

FOTD; "I'm the only one in the restaurant wearing lipstick."

MAC Prep And Prime Primer
Almay Nearly Nude Foundation
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
MAC Powder Blush in Harmony
MAC Eyeshadow in Phloof! (Highlight)

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Eyeshadow in Phloof!
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Covergirl Lashblast Mascara in Black

Anastacia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony
Maybelline Greatlash Mascara in Clear

MAC Lipstick in Vegas Volt

I got this lipstick for Christmas; it's 'Vegas Volt' by MAC.
It's new favourite, well for the moment. Who knows if anything with replace 'Show Orchid'.
It's in my favourite lipstick finish by MAC, Amplified Creme.

Sunday night I want out to dinner with friends.
No we didn't go out to the sushi restaurants I so normally frequent, because I got outvoted.
We went to Boston Pizza. And there was a Canucks game, so everyone was wearing jerseys.
But I had some good pizza.

I basically wore this outfit, but with jeans instead of leggings, and gray Converse instead of boots.
And with the addition of this.

Yes, it's an Alexis Bittar necklace; my mom bought it for me on Boxing Day (The Canadian/UK/Australian version of Black Friday.)
I was so shocked she got me this; I'd mentioned in passing that i was thinking of buying it and was ecstatic to see she's gotten it for me.
It meant a lot to me; I did not expect a present, especially right after Christmas.
I love my mom.

I actually wore it with my dog tags as well, but I put it on after I took the photo; those three necklaces are the new vintage scarves.

Oh, and btw, my mom also got me the 2010 Olympic mittens.

Those things are so warm, I couldn't believe it.


Sunday, December 27, 2009

OOTD; Christmas Eve

_ Striped top from H&M
_ Black blazer by Only
_ Black jeans by Mavi
_ Russian seal necklace by Pyrrah
_ AIDS awareness necklace
_ Rose studs by Mimi And Marge
_ 'Turned Up Turquoise' by China Glaze

So, as to be all inclusive, Happy December!

My family and I always have Christmas Eve at our house, and go over to our cousin's on Christmas Day. The above is what I wore on Christmas Eve; I wanted to look slightly conservative, since my family was going to be there, but I wore my Pyrrah seal (!!!) and my dog tags to make it a bit more me.

Christmas was awesome, needless to say; I got some amazing gifts and I had Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off.
I'll do a Christmas haul in a bit; I'm going to have more time off work soon, AKA more time to post here =)

This is one of my Christmas presents, the Russian seal by Pyrrah; they're pendants made from real 19th century seals used in Europe.
I absolutely love these designers, and they're from Vancouver.
If you're coming to Vancouver this February for the Olympics, I recommend this brand; each seal has a meaning to go along with each picture, so they're sentimental gifts.

On that note, I also love Mimi And Marge, another Vancouver designer.

My coworker is so sweet; when I bought these studs, I had actually tried on the rose ones as well, and was debating which ones to buy. Obviously I decided on the studs; I told her about my little Sophie's Choice, and for Christmas she got me the rose studs!
Thank you so much Sarah <3

Nails of the day!

'Turned Up Turquoise' by China Glaze.
I made a bet with my friend; I have a friend who I regularly discuss nail polish with, since we're both super into it. We both agree hands down that OPI is the best, obviously.
Anyway, she hates China Glaze with a passion. She says it's not worth the price, it chips, I wish I had a third point, etc.
But I always see people on blogs raving about China Glaze, so I said I'd try out some and give her my verdict.

My answer? Not as good as OPI, but sill good.
I did find it better than the average drugstore brand, and it coated evenly.
This polish was a bit weird because it was quite matte; I added a top coat, since that's not my cup of tea, but if you wanted some matte turquoise nails, get on that.

I know I've been lax in posting; I work in retail and it's been insane. But I'll have some downtime now (until the Olympics), and I promise to post more.
Plus, I got gift cards to Sephora and MAC, so I'll be on a make-up kick for a little while.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Inspiration; Christmas Wishes

True Story;
When I was really little, and the internet was yet to be wildly in use, my Dad had a tiny little computer that was one of the few connected to the world wide web. Every Christmas, my dad would use this crazy new invention called 'email' and mail my sister and my wishlists to Santa up at the North pole.
Maybe not the most traditional holiday memory, but it's what we did.
To this day I still write a Christmas list every year and magnet it to the fridge.

Yes, it's a bit selfish and presumptuous, listing out the material things you want and expecting people to buy them for you, but why should kids have all the fun?

My inspiration for you all is to write out a Christmas list and stick it to your fridge; it can be materialistic, or selfless, or it can just be wishing for a happy and safe new year. Whatever.
But the material ones are more fun.

Madison’s Christmas List 2009

1) Set of Sigma Eye Brushes

2) MAC Lipsticks

Vegas Volt
Film Noir

3) ‘The Teen Vogue Handbook’ by Teen Vogue

4) ‘That Extra Half An Inch’ by Victoria Beckham

5) 'The Sartorialist' by Scott Schuman

6) 'Stripteese' by Dita Von Teese

7) Rain By Marc Jacobs

8) Make-up bag from Sephora

9) Giftcards

10) Marc Jacobs wallet in black, red, or dark purple

11) Milk Chocolate Terry’s Chocolate Oranges!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

OOTD; Work Then 'Brothers', AKA 'You Are About To Watch Two Hours Of Tobey Maguire Not Blinking'

_ Gray graphic t shirt from Primark
_ Black cardigan from Zara
_ Belt from Primark
_ Black leggings from American Apparel
_ Scarf from H&M
_ Fingerless mittens from Urban Outfitters
_ Leather jacket from New Look
_ Assorted rings from Rings Eclectic, the Richmond Night Market and my Mom's jewelery box
_ Stud earrings by Mimi And Marge (To become my new regulars)
_ Black ankle boots from Spring
_ Black men's laptop bag from H&M (not shown)
_ 'Teal The Cows Come Home' nail polish by OPI

This was on Saturday; I worked until close, then had to race to Tinseltown to go see 'Brothers' with a couple of friends, but I'll get to that in a bit.
Nails of the day!

'Teal the Cows Come Home' by OPI. This was my favourite, until it was dethroned by 'Russian Navy', then that by 'You Don't Know Jacques' (Thought I'd posted a picture of my wearing this, but I guess not). My tastes have become more muted, haven't they?
This will be the last NOTD for awhile; later that day at work, I broke my right middle finger nail in half. It's still attached, but it hurts and I am not going to be putting nail polish remover near it any time soon.
It's sad, but at least my nails grow fast.

I also have a bit of a haul for you; the scarf in the above picture, and my new earrings. I always past that scarf in H&M and loved it, so finally I went to H&M on impulse and just bought it. it offers almost no warmth, but it's pretty.
I also bought these Mimi And Marge silver stud earrings.

(LOL at the close up and all my skin imperfections)
I got them because I can wear them from day to day (only I would say that about studs) and I'd never seen anything else like them. Plus they're very Lady Gaga and/or Rihanna.
There were some other Mimi And Marge earrings I wanted, that I'm thinking about.
Do I really wear earrings all that often though?

On to the movie; my friend Sara (who was the friend in this post) saw the trailer to 'Brothers' twice when we saw the movies aforementioned in the link about. Basically, it's the most intense thing ever. Literally.

So obvs, we marked December fourth, the day it came out, and decided to see it as soon as possible.

This is one of the reasons I didn't love 'Brothers'; I had expectations.
I always try to never read any reviews of a movie outside The Vancouver Sun so as to taint my idea of a movie as little as possible, or I try not to get hype up a movie in my head.

'Brothers' was good, but I wouldn't see it again.
The acting was amazing, Tobey Maguire's unblinking eyes deserve an Oscar, for serious, but the story was a bit flat.
I won't spoil anything, but I'll say that the movie tried to be a look into a captured then freed Marines eyes, but it just didn't work.
Maybe if there had been more conflicts and secrets around him; I get that it was all supposed to be in Tobey Maguire's head, but the film just wasn't that deep.

I got to stare at Jake Gyllenhaal for over an hour though, so I'm not complaining.

If you need a reason to see this movie though, see it for the child actress who plays the eldest daughter. Oh my god.
She is the best child actress I have ever seen; I thought she was on par to every other actor around her.
The dinner table scene? Everyone in the theater went dead quiet after it, even those annoying faux gangsters behind us who'd brought beer.

'Brothers' was good, but it won't be winning any Oscars, at least in my book.
One last thing, how long was that winter?
Seriously, the entire movie takes place in one season and it just never stops snowing.
I get that Tobey Maguire leaves in November, and I guess he comes back in march, but still, it doesn't snow that much.
It was originally a Danish film, so maybe it snows for that long in Denmark, but not in middle America, director.


P.S. This post is brought to you by Elsie not moving out of the shot.