Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Right Now: 08.31.14 (1530)

I was so sad to learn that siddathornton has stopped doing her Sunday Currently posts! I didn't link up every week, but they were fun to do every now and then when I felt like it. I'm going to branch out and do my own list. I'm not making it a link-up for now, but please get in touch if you'd like me to. I may do so if I get enough interest!

right now....

Reading: Love, Anthony by Lisa Genova. This is a wonderful, character-driven novel about two ladies who have been touched by autism. I should finish it this weekend. I have a novel called The College Girl on deck. I've also been reading a lot of on-line news articles on palliative care at work.
Writing: I'm smack-dab in the middle of a long weekend in which I have a lot of "me-time" and "couple-time". I'm so happy to be spending a good part of the day blogging. Life has been incredibly demanding lately, and the blog had been neglected. I'm working on three posts today.
Clicking: WhoWhatWear, The Knot, everyone's ALS ice-bucket challenges.
Seeing: A relatively empty Starbucks. I am stupidly facing the bakery display case. A ginger molasses cookie is tempting.
Smelling: Ginger molasses cookies (help) and Juicy Couture perfume.
Hearing: Folk music.
Feeling: A bit chilly. I moved out of the sun because I was too hot after drinking my chai latte. I've moved on to a green iced tea, and I'm cold. On the whole, I'm feeling quite relaxed (bet that won't last long...) I'm also feeling very fortunate as the next few months are going to be filled with celebrations.
Wearing: Joe Fresh shorts, a black H&M tee, black Chucks, aviators, and Sally Hansen lilac nail polish a nabbed at Target for $2 the other day.

Anticipating: My bridal showers this month, several fun parties in September, and the Altuzarra x Target collaboration launching on Sept 14.

I hope you're all having a perfect Labour Day weekend.

Glitterary Girl

Friday, August 29, 2014

White on White

One trend this summer that I've been drawn to in particular is white on white. It looks so fresh! I think it can be translated to fall as well as long as you played with "autumn" textures like faux fur, wool, or leather.

Tee: Old Navy
Skirt: Club Monaco
Sandals: Aldo
Bracelet: Forever 21
Hair Flower: H&M

This week has definitely been about wearing some of my favourite summer pieces, because you never know when the weather will turn! A little piece of me is kind of excited for boots and sweaters... and pretty much everything that is new in Banana Republic right now.

Glitterary Girl

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Night Skin Care Routine

A little while ago, I shared with you my daytime skin routine. I'm trying hard to be diligent with my skin in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding.  Nighttime skin care is quite important as your skin is very clean, allowing for anything you apply to really be able to sink in and do some magic!

I start by cleaning with the same thing I do in the morning, The Body Shop Nutraganics Foaming Cleanser.

Second is my Olay Regenerist Intensive Repair Treatment. I use this on my forehead and the smile lines around my mouth. It doesn't cause me any sensitivity, but my skin isn't very sensitive as a rule. I bought it quite some time ago and it was on clearance, so I'm not sure if it's been discontinued.

Third is The Body Shop Nutraganics Smoothing Night Cream. This leaves my face feeling really soft and well-moisturized.

Last is The Body Shop Nutraganics Smoothing Eye Cream. My eyes never feel dry after using this product. I love how the dispenser allows you to get the exact right amount, so you're not wasting anything.

That is my basic routine and then once per week I exfoliate and on another night I use a mask.

My go-to exfoliators are The Body Shop Aloe Gentle Exfoliator and The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion.

I've usually been using some samples I've had of masks from The Body Shop, but last week I used a mask I found at Target, the Cucumber Peel-Off Mask by que bella. My face has been so soft ever since! I can get rough spots on my cheeks at times, and I have had none since I tried this mask. For $1.99, it was a great deal and I have enough left over to apply it again.

I buy my products from The Body Shop when they are half-price (happens once per month or so, although the products last a lot longer than that).

Do you have any night time products that are must-haves? I tend to be a product junkie! I'm happy with what I'm using now, but admit I really would like to try the new Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum.

Glitterary Girl

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Short Time for Shorts

Oh my gosh, it's the last week in August! Only one more week to wear "true" summer clothes. After this week, it'll be about transitioning to fall (here in Nova Scotia anyways). Better get your super-summery outfits in this week while you have the chance!

Shirt and shorts: Gap
Sandals: super old and the brand has worn away :)
Sunnies: Coach

I'm not one to stick to the "no white after Labour Day", but I admit that full-on head-to-toe white is something I'll be doing this week and then not again until the bridal shower and wedding day.

What will you be wearing before the air gets chilly? Crop tops? Flip flops? Straw hats?

Glitterary Girl