Saturday, December 24, 2011

Early Xmas

Yesterday I had a quick Christmas with my boyfriend as he went to his parents for the holidays. I also had my last shift at work before Christmas yesterday as well & my manager had little gift bags for us.

My boyfriend got me these two candles from Bath & Body Works; spiced apple toddy & marshmallow fireside, & a best of the 80's CD. Anyone who knows me really well knows I LOVE 80's music, totally listening to this CD as I write this post :) This CD features: The Pointer Sisters, Deniece Williams, WHAM!, Boy Meets Girl, Eddie Murphy, Dead or Alive, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Cyndi Lauper (looooveee), Terence Trent D'Arby, Men at Work.

He also got me this cardigan from Jacob, its super cozy. They didnt have my size so I got one size up & its the perfect sweater to snuggle up in!

This is what I got James! I dont think hes ever had a proper cologne of his own before so we spent some time at my work to choose a scent he really liked. Burberry London for men was his pick.

This is what I got from work, such a thoughtful gift bag! As you can see I got into the chocolates immediately, white chocolate is my favourite. I also got a beige scarf, Bioderma Sensibio micellular solution, Covergirl Natureluxe mascara in "black", La Roche Posay Toleraine Fluide "soothing protective non oily emulsion", Clinique Even Better "dark spot corrector", Benefit Ultra Shines Lip Shine in "foxy lady", Benefit Prrrowl "iridescent mascara topcoat & shimmering lipgloss", Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in "657", Diorshow mascara in "black", Dior Addict Shine fragrance sample.
Look out for reviews on these!

What lovely gifts, Im so thankful for having such great people at work & the best boyfriend ever. I love all of you. I hope everyone in my life & everyone reading this has a great Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate. Best wishes to you & your families!

xoxo Victoria.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Kat Von D: Tattoo Chronicles Candelabra Edition

Hey everyone! This is a review on the Kat Von D: Tattoo Chronicles Candelabra Edition eyeshadow palette. I got this as a present from my Aunt & Uncle (thanks!) & I thought it was so beautiful I had to post a review & swatches! Its sold at Sephora & retails for $49 USD, $59 CAD.

This is the front of the palette, the whole case is a black velvety material & the red is smooth metallic. The design was drawn by Kat & it opens like a book. 

 This is the first thing you see when you open it up. There are a few diary entries before you get to the makeup.

Next page.

Next page.

This is the makeup part of the palette. The left side is a mirror surrounded by shiny red & black designs, again by Kat. Then there are 12 eye shadows, 0.053 oz each & a full size Sin-Full Lash mascara in Puro Amor.

Close up of the eye shadows.

First Row

Second Row

Third Row

Fourth Row

Overall this palette is beautiful. The designs are gorgeous & the art work is amazing. The packaging itself is very boxy & strong with a light magnet keeping it shut. The eye shadows are a little powdery but are super pigmented. The majority are shimmer or glitter, the texture's remind me of Urban Decay. I havent opened the mascara yet, I will do a separate post on that when I finish the three I already have on the go. I think this palette is really great, I wish the shadows were a little less powdery but the quality is still pretty top. 

Rating: 4/5

xoxo Victoria.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy 21st Birthday to ME :)

I got a tattoo in honour of my mom. She believed loved ones reincarnated into hummingbirds & butterflies. Her favourite was hummingbirds, she had figurines & all sorts of hummingbird decorations throughout the house after my Nana (her mom) passed away. When she was in the hospital she told me she wanted my tribute tattoo to be of a hummingbird, & of course I added the breast cancer ribbon since that's what took her away from me. This is located at the top of my left boob "over my heart". The star is from a previous tattoo I got 3years ago.

 This is what my boyfriend got me for my birthday & of course my kitty had to join in. These are really warm, thick, ribbed leggings from Jacob, I have a huge obsession with leggings. Then he got me "Dressed to Dazzle" lipglass from MAC & "Unconditionally Fabulous" nail laquer from MAC.

These are from my dad, I bought all of these & he wrapped them. My mom always shopped for me so he had no idea where to start lol. I didnt realize how many shirts I had purchased until I took this photo. The dark brown top, the mint green top, the black top & the tights are from Costa Blanca, the light brown top, the blue top & the floral top are from Forever21, the purple top is from RW & Co., the pj pants are from Jacob, the booties are from Aldo & the perfume is Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture (amaaaaazing scent!)

 This is from my brother & his girlfriend. The chocolates are from Purdy's, the nail polish is from American Apparel, not sure where the beautiful scarf is from (everyone knows my love for zebra print!) & a $75 MAC giftcard (The Bay counters only)

This is the only thing I got from my mom, she had this put away for my 21st birthday since I was 5years old. This ring was my Great Great Grandmothers ring. It's over 100 years old & is actually my birthstone. The centre is the turquoise rock surrounded by little diamond chips. I was suppose to receive this from my mom herself, she always believed that 21 was a big birthday. Unfortunately I wasnt able to share it with her but she is always in my heart. I love you mom <3

Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday & celebrated with me. It was a great day. I slept in till noon, watched a movie with my boyfriend, had a mint hot chocolate from Second Cup, got my tattoo done, went to dinner with my dad, my brother & his girlfriend, my boyfriend, my roommate & my moms bestfriend & her 2 kids (they got me a $65 MAC giftcard <3) who are like family to me. I love all of you so much, thanks for making this such a special day for me & surrounding me with your love & support. It was hard without my mom.

xoxo Victoria.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Here's A Few Photos...

From a photoshoot I did about a month ago! I just got these two pictures from the photographer for a school assignment but hopefully I will get the entire set of shots that I did soon :)

When I get all the info on the models & who did the hair, I will include that under each photo!

xoxo Victoria.