Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shopping, Highlights and a Guest Post

I don't know why I'm so obsessed with flats since it's already boot-weather! I guess there is always a time and place for comfy ballet flats...I picked up these 2 pairs this weekend:
The Old Navy metallic flats are ridiculously soft - they feel like bedroom slippers when you put them on - and for $20, they're even cheaper than Payless shoes (and they're of better quality).
I love the classic black and nude combination of my Aldo shoes - I've been wanting a pair like this for a while - especially after seeing how lovely Lilly's flats look with her different outfits:
Source: Lilly's Style
Speaking of Lilly - since she's on holiday at the moment (lucky girl!) I wrote a guest-post for her blog - please come check it out here. I wrote about 5 classic clothing items every blogger seems to have or want...and I linked to some mid-range and affordable alternatives.
Now back to my shopping - I bought this merino wool infinity scarf from GAP. I'm always drawn to charcoal grey items - although I'm not sure it's the best colour to choose, since it's so drab and can draw colour away from your face...but I can't help it, I love this scarf!
I repurchased my HG moisturiser and face wash from Shoppers Drug Mart, and also picked up two Tweezerman items: tiny purple tweezers (they're SO adorable!) and a metal lash comb. I've never owned a lash comb before - and this one's a bit scary because it's so sharp...but they're supposed to be great when you're using clumpy mascaras, so I'm going to give them a (careful!) try. My Falsies mascara is fantastic and non-clumpy, but I've been trying out Revlon Grow Luscious mascara for everyday use - and it ALWAYS clumps up!
Jessica Alba looks so gorgeous in this picture - and I love her highlights. They are a lighter brown but are not brassy or bleached out. I've been in a hair slump, and I kind of want to get highlights now (though not as light as Jessica)...but I'm not sure if I should - my hair doesn't take well to "lifting" and often ends up too light - even if I go to a good salon and use all the products they recommend.
 Here's some examples of previous highlights...looking at the 2006 pictures makes me so angry - the colourist was SOOOO bad - she gave me such ugly CHUNKY highlights! I never want to have hair like that again.
What do you guys think - should I get highlights? How can I avoid ending up with white stripey hair?

14 comments:

  1. I hate the chunky white stripes too! I call them stripper stripes--ugh, I hate that. I always ask for color--not bleach and I stress that I want golden tones, not white. If it's too stark of a contrast still, I just ask for a toner to blend it more evenly. Highlights are fun but I find them to kind of be a PITA at this point, you know? I had really good luck pulling my own hair through a cap using a specialized highlight formula from Sally's beauty. I may do that again.

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  2. Love your blog- I'm a new follower! Those flats are so fab and so so affordable. Old Navy has definitely improved as of late. I love those Aldo flats, they're a great classic to have.

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  3. Andi - now I know what my 2006 hairstyle was LOL - stripper stripes! Since my hair is so dark (brownish black) they always have to use bleach to lift it...I wish it was an easier process!


    SC - Thanks for following! I checked out your blog, it's lovely...makes me wish they had a Charlotte Russe here - their clothes are so nice!

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  4. Gosh Ella! You and I are birds of the same feather ;) I love this post! I too am obviously obsessed with flats. Lilly's are gorgeous, and I have admired them for a long time. They remind me of Chanel. I also am drawn to charcoal! I am unsure why, but I just find it flattering against my dark features and it's less stark than black.

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  5. Noelle - we really do love a lot of the same things...I'm always admiring your gorgeous cream lace tops (another of my can't-resist items). Now that you mention it - I find black quite stark too - so maybe that's why I'm always drawn to charcoal items.

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  6. Hi Ella, what a fun post. I really like your shoe pics, i have been coming across lots of people who have raved about Old Navy shoes, so I think that it is time that I should check them out. Also lash combs are great, i use mine on a daily basis, if not i like like scary spider eyelash woman. Alright, i'm on my way to check out your guest post :)

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  7. MMC - good to know that lash combs work - I don't want to look like 'scary spider eyelash woman' either LOL! Thanks for checking out my guest post :-)

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  8. LOL, I have that Tweezerman lash comb too and I'm always a little afraid to use it! But it does work very well! I have to go check out those Aldo flats, they look very Chanel.

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  9. Louise - Apparently Browns also makes a lovely chanel-esque flat - but I think they're double the price of these :-( I used the lash comb today - it worked well, but my Revlon mascara still sucks!

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  10. Those aldo ballerinas are cute!


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  11. Love both ballerinas! As for highlights just say exactly what you want and watch them carefully. If you see him grab too much hair say something!!

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  12. Thanks for the advice - I think I'm going to be very vocal and picky this time when I go to get highlights :-)

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  13. OMG I LOVE that charcoal gap merino infinity scarf! I had the same one and sadly I left it at the cheesecake factory and it was stolen. If you ever want to sell yours, let me know! I know I sound like a total creeper, but I loved that scarf! ;) My email is in my linked profile! Thanks!

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