December 31, 2012

Mode Choice | OOTD: Work

Some times its really easy to get into a routine and be lazy. When I get dressed for work fashion or looking cute it the last thing on my mine. On some rare occasions you might see me in a blazer and dress pants. 

I usually wear a very 'naked' face for work. 

This is me before I head out. 

I think I do a pretty good job at covering my acne. You will still be able to see some for my imperfection but I'm okay with it. 

Bye Pretty Bee's.

Accutane | Week 10

Just wanted to stop by and tell you how it’s going.

This week I decided to do a detox which I am now thinking was a bad decision. My body is already dehydrated from the Accutane but I felt so heavy and gross.

My tummy has not been bothering me this week and the breakouts on my cheeks have somewhat healed. The dry patches on my arms are not getting any larger.

Some people have mentioned that they feel like their hair is thinning when on Accutane. 
When I was on Doxycycline I felt like my hair was thinning out. It was very scary. Now that I am on Accutane it is growing back at the normal rate. *Honestly I feel likes it's growing back faster but that might be because it wasn't growing. Now I'm like Ape Women. Jkz.

Before I started Accutane I was doing electrolysis I was asked to stop by my derm but my plans are to continue with the treatment. I will have a short review on the topic later this year.

December 28, 2012

Appraised | Planner Pad 2013

I used the Planner Pad system last year and felt that it was a great investment.
I will first start by saying that the planner itself is not overly expensive ($26  US) but the shipping cost for Canada is almost equal to the cost of the planner.

I would have loved to receive this as a gift but sadly I didn't ask for it.
I  felt that some people, AKA BF, would not be willing to fork out $61.99 US (Cost of Planner, My name imprinted and month Tabs) for a planner.

I know when I was looking to purchase this planner last year it was really hard to find photos. FYI, all pages in the black planner are white not beige (my camera did that).

The box comes packaged in a plastic bag with no bubble wrap. Nothing was damaged in my package which I was super happy about. I placed my order on the 13th of December and received it on the 24th.

You received a guide on how to use the planner pad system, accessories for travel, accessories for the planner and an order form.

I ordered the planner, my name imprinted on planner and monthly tab dividers.
Over the course of the year my planner held up very well. I am satisfied with planner pad the only complaint I have is the amounht the shipping costs but then again I received it pretty quick.

If you ordering a planner then we both know we are a bit OCD. I believe that it is important to see the thickness of the planner. This bad boy is thin which makes it super convenient to loge around

There are some pages that give you examples on how to use the system.

I usually don't follow instructions when it comes to planners but I tried to with this planner and in a way I stuck with it.

More guild lines. I ripped these pages out last year.

Overall dates for Years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Then there is map of the US with time zones.

An overall of 2013, 2014 and 2015 with some room for writing. I used this section for birthdays.

I had mentioned that I bought the monthly tabs and here they are. Last year I was cheap and bought the sticker ones which folded over. These ones feel more sturdy. 

The tab is the notes page on right side. You can see how it connects to the planner.

Here's close up.

Weekly view.

December 26, 2012

Accutane | Week 9

Hello wonderful people!
It seems like I finished off last week with minor breakouts on my cheeks. I think that's a good thing. In my mind I feel like the pimples that have been flat on my cheeks are finally coming up. Woohoo.

I continue to feel dehydrated and the eczema on my arm is starting to travel. Anyway, here are some photos... They might look scarier than normal because I had just washed my face.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.

December 20, 2012

Mode Choice | Favourite Shoes 2012

2012 is coming to an end and  I thought that I should show you some of my favourite (Canadian spelling) shoes of this year.

I never thought I collected anything but I am coming to realize I love shoes. I really love shoes. One more time, I LOVE SHOES. Weird, I know.

It is a long and arduous process for me to buy a shoe. I don't like buying shoes just to buy shoes. I need to love the shoe I am buying. Of course there are emergencies when I just have to pick one but I prefer to really think about the shoes I add to my collection.

I don't have any designer shoes right now but I will buy one.
I have promised myself a designer shoe. hehehe.

FYI, I love shoes but I do not baby them.
They are shoes and must be worn... Otherwise they will feel lonely. :(

Brand: Steve Madden
Okay... I just bought these. But I have been lusting after these for soooooo long. I am in-love.  

Brand: Jessica Simpson
This is a pretty good picture of the shoes. I wrecked these shoes earlier this year. I wore them even after the heel started splitting. They were comfy and looked good with any outfit I paired them with.

Brand: Lovely People
I showed a lot of love to these shoes over the summer. To say I love them is an understatement. For me this was the perfect shoe; a little bit of heel and no platform  They were super comfy and still looked good when the wear started to show.

Brand: Unknown
If ever I have wanted to feel bad girl I have wore these. You can see from the state of the inside and front of the shoe I wore these a lot. I guess I was in a bit of a mood all year long. lol

Brand: Vivianna Collection
Oh the classic pump. I absolutely love these. I have revived them so many times. I don't know what I will do when these are completely gone. All the shoes I have see are platformed and I can't say I'm a fan.

Brand: Le Chateau
These are a recent purchases. They are super comfortable and fun. These puppies act as my 'nude' shoe... I don't have any nudes.

As you can see the shoes that are my favourites are very basic and fall in the nude pallet.

Mode Choice | OOTD: Diner with my Love

You will start to notice a theme with what I wear. If its boring I apologize.
I would love to wear legging and a blazer all the time but sometimes it's not appropriate.
Anyway, me and my bf are going to have our Christmas dinner this Sunday and I decided that this would be okay to wear. I haven't chosen my shoes yet. I have a feeling the weather will decide for me.

Blazer: Zara
Top: Alfred Sung
Leggings: Guess
Clutch (I use it as a Make-up Bag): Winners

Mode Choice | OOTD: Casual Party Look

I just wanted to pop in and show you what I will be wearing tomorrow for my casual work Christmas party. This is probably everyday wear for some of you but our office dress code is extremely casual. I usually wear boot cut jeans and a tee.

Blazer: H&M
Lace Tank Top: Material Girl
Undershirt: Old Navy
Leggings: Guess
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Clutch (I use it as a Make-up Bag): Winners

December 17, 2012

Accutane | Week 8

Today my tummy is super upset but it will not keep me from posting my Accutane update. We are now on week 8 of the treatment and there have been many changes along the way. This week my skin has been very smooth but I have had minor break outs on my chin and forehead that have now healed. My skin still appears to have pink marks under the skin so I still wear a light coverage foundation. I have been using the MAC Moisture Tint in Medium with a translucent powder from Mineral Hygenics.

My dosage was increased again. I will be taking 9 pills a week. I decided that the days I take a double dose will be on weekends.

I always look soo bad in these photos.

Anyway with the holidays now in effect (or at least dinner parties) I have gain the 2lbs I had lost last week. Let us hope that I do not gain any significant weight before next week. If  your wondering I did not go to the gym this week. BAD SAM. And as for my skin care I have only  slightly improved from last week.

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all!

December 10, 2012

Accutane | Week 7

Hey Guys! This week I had no new break outs. Any scabs I had healed quickly and the dryness I experienced was more manageable. My lips are still peeling, my tummy continues to hurt and I have been sleeping an insane amount. I have lost 2 lbs and feel very tired and moody.
Last week I was a very bad girl. Not only did I fail with my skin regime but I also skipped Accutane once and Diane 35 once. Some might say that I am anal-retentive about taking medication for skin care. Skipping doses is not common practice for me.
Honestly I feel like I've let myself go a little. This week I shall force myself to be better. I will try to go to the gym at least twice with week and couple that statement with “I will not eat out this week”.

Oh God my eyebrows! They look soooo gross.

December 05, 2012

Accutane | Week 6

Well guys there's really not much to say about last week. I saw improvement but then had two mammoth  pimples. My tummy started hurting again and I am dry all over. My eczema is starting to flare up on my arms. My neck and ears are still recuperating.