Monday, December 30, 2013

Lush cosmetics honey farm giftset review

One of my friends was sweet enough to get me the honey farm gift set from LUSH and I wanted to share a video review of it for anyone interested in purchasing it as a gift or for themselves. All the products have a delicious honey caramel scent to them and they are all full size. Watch the video to learn more about this lovely lush giftset.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Adama Minerals ClayMask Deep Pore Cleanser Review

I bought this from a few months ago due to the fact that my skin was having an excess of breakouts. It was $12.99 on iherb but I have seen it vitacost for less. This video details my experience with this product.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Budget Haul: Lush Christmas Giftset

I always look forward to Lush Cosmetic's Christmas items. But because I have a tendency to go overboard in that shop, I thought it would be wise to do a budget haul for a gift set. Check out the video above to see what my budget was and what I purchased.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

My Kawaii Beauty Colletion

Cute packaging always gets the better of me. When I see a product with adorable chibi faces, or pretty decor and embellishments, I feel inclined to purchase (even if I don't really need it.) Over the past while, I've collected a few too-cute-to-handle beauty items that I've been building my kawaii beauty collection with. They can be seen in the video below and links to available items are on the links.

Brush set
Jill Stuart Compact Blush
It's Skin Babyface petit blusher
Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Mist

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Beauty Review: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with vitamin E

I often use cocoa butter for my skin, but until I saw a youtube video promoting palmer's cocoa butter formula with vitamin E as a hair mask, I never considered it as something for my hair care regime. I decided to pick up a jar from iherb to try it out. Below is my review.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Beauty Review: Paula's Choice Pore Normalizing Cleanser

A while ago, my sister did a haul from Paula's Choice and seeing that I needed a new cleaner, threw in the Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser. The reviews were good, so I was excited to use the product. However, I don't know if I can share in the praise surronding this product. I used the entire bottle of the product, which took me a couple months. Below is a video review of my impressions of the product.

 I will say, I like how Paula's Choice has a smaller bottle one can try before committing to the bigger bottle. There's no way, I could have lived with the bigger bottle and the price is unfriendly for a budget seeker. 6oz is $11.00 and the trial size (seen in the video) is $4. If the product had worked, perhaps I wouldn't be concerned with the price. And despite the negative review, I also liked the packaging. It was easy to open and use. The opening makes it easy to control how much you use, so you can prolong and make the product last longer. I however, couldn't wait to be done with it!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

iherb haul is a online webstore that sells health-food, natural, organic, and cruelty free products. They have a range of items, from houseware to beauty, at (usually) affordable prices. I often shop there to get healthy raw or organic snacks, hair care, and skin care products. The tricky thing with the site is getting the best shipping deal. This relies on both package weight and price. Hence, it can sometimes be a balancing act to get all the items I need, at the price I want, without going over the weight limit for a fair shipping price. The video above show my most recent haul from I'm happy to say this was one of those times where I managed to balance everything out.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Favorite Collection:

Soft to the skin; can make a bold statement; looks good with almost everything--that's how I'd describe my new top from Astrid was kind enough to send me a top from her collection and it was simply love at first sight.

Included with the package was her lookbook, which gave me even more reason to fall for this collection. Astrid is an incredible designer. Her clothes are both versatile and daring. This isn't an easy task to pull of, since statement making pieces can often be too trendy. But with Astrid's line, it's easy to take any item and work it into your wardrobe. 

Whats more, my top is very comfortable. I love the feel of it; it's just so soft and of great quality. 

If you have a chance, check out Astrid at her Fashion Presentation on Sept 10 at the Apple Store, 1 block away from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Tents from 6-8 PM.

You can learn more about Astrid and her work at the following:
Twitter @ Astridland
Instagram: Astridland

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Kawaii Lipstick

I'm a sucker for cute packaging, but that doesn't mean I want to spend a lot on account of it. Aliexpress helped me get both cute packaging and affordable lipwear with this lipstick. It was 2.66 and comes in a variety of colors. Check out my review below for more info. 

It claims to be moisturizing, and it is. However, the color is a bit light for me. I'm not too bothered my that though since I feel it still looks good on.

You can find it here, if you are interested.

Friday, September 6, 2013

I heart these overalls

We made friends with the lilies, letting them be
They grew wild, uninhibited and free
For friends let friends live life as need be
 Friends simply want friends to be happy. 

For a while now, I wanted a pair of skinny jean overalls. This was easier said than done, as most were way out of my price range. But early this year, I found a pair on Aliexpress that fit my needs. The paticular seller I bought them from is no longer selling them, but searching "skinny denim overalls women" should turn them up. These were only $17.00  and I love them. They have a heart shaped pocket on the front, and embroidered hearts on the back pockets. While I was hoping for them to be a little more form fitting, I like the baggy roomy feel. They are super confortable, and I know I'll be wearing them for many suns and moons. The top is also from

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Feeling A Little Austen

While in Banff, my friends and I decided to buy hats from one of the local shops. I wish I could remember the brand for my hat, but sells similar styles. It reminds me of a bonnet from a Jane Austen Book. It does a great job of keeping the sun out.

I had been looking for a hat just like this all summer long, but the ones on etsy were a little out of my price range. This one was $27, which was more reasonable for my budget.

Once home, my family and I went thrifting where I found a lantern: another item I've always wanted.

I feel I should curl up with a cup of tea, while I read the Austen Collection.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Banff: Mountains and Memories

The mountains and evergreens of Banff welcomed my friends and I this summer. A day was spent treking through the small town, while we took in the daily life of those that live there. Pastry shops, sushi and local boutiques were all stops along the way.

Though not far away, it feels like entering a different time. Perhaps it's the pace. Banff, being a small tow, feels like stepping into a time period where you still knew the nieghbor, and the local bar knows your order by heart.

 When you live in a place so long, without really venturing out (that includes outside your own perspective), you forget what it may look like to someone else. The drive to Banff had it's postcard picturesque moments that left me in awe of my own Province.

The rains began to fall; the fog decended, and the scene took on a a mystic eerie feel, that made one both worried and yet inspired. It's the kind of scene that is beautiful to stare at from ones window, safe indoors, but creates feelings of deep caution when you have to drive in it.

The rains slide down the mighty mountains, unaffecting it's majesty, and slipped into the lake, making little ripples that carried on seemingly endlessly. The weather was gratifying. Not too hot, nor too cold. The rains brought out the mosquitos who enthusiastically followed us through our walk.

One of my favorite things about going somewhere else is trying new food. That's also the downside, since new favorite treats cannot easily be accessed. But it gives me an excuse to go there again. In Banff is a Pastry shop that sells ice cream and a dessert called "Beaver Tail." The Beaver is a big part of Alberta culture, so the name is fitting. The dessert comes in a varity of flavors, but my friends and I opted for Skor and cream cheese. It was delicious! The pastry itself is rich and kind of sweet, but the skor, frosting, and caramel...divine.
The sushi in Banff was also tasty and well priced considering that Banff food can be a bit pricey.

It's nice to get out of the city, even if you don't go very far. See other sights, engage in different activites, and give yor senses something new to take in. We saw muesum exhibits, horses pulling tourists down the street and locals going on with their ordinary days. And I wonder if they ever take the time to see their lovely little towne the way we outsiders do.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Kawaii Japan Food Erasers

I remember when I was kid, during back to school, there would always be that one kid that had the most adorable school gear. When I saw these kawaii food erasers, it took me back to those days when I wished I was the cool kid with the cute pencils and erasers (mind you I did and still do have some very kawaii writing utensils and notebooks)

These erasers are not the best quality. They're more for fun and play, but they are super cute to look at and a nice addition for ones kawaii stationary/writing collection. Or perhaps you know a little girl who is starting her first year of school. She'd definitely be the coolest kid in class.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Review of Russell Stover S'mores Bar

Years ago, Hershey had a smores chocolate bar that was absolutely delicious. But alas it has been discontinued. Ever since then, I've been looking for something that comes close. Today, I stumbled across a smores bar from Russel Stover while in the dollar store. I wasn't sure if the wrapper picture and the actual product would be the same, but it is very much a what you see is what you get deal.

Russel Stover is known for having good tasting chocolate. But as someone who doesn't really like chocolate, I can't really back up that claim. What I can say is the smore is almost the same as having an actual smore.

The graham crackers are crumbly but tasty, the chocolate and marshmellow are good and I liked how the marshmellow gave the same effect as it would have if it were roasted.

Combined together, it gives you the feeling of eating a smore by the camp fire, except it's cold. Though I don't have a sweet tooth, I would purchase this again.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Review of Fats Burger Backyard Burger

Fats burger is a diner that serves burgers, fries, shakes and other classic diner foods. After getting some not so pleasant news one day, I decided that best way to digest the news was with junk food. 

I've eaten there before and have liked it, but this time I wanted to try something different. I opted for the backyard burger, which has bacon, two oinion rings, lettuce, mayo, BBQ sauce, moza cheese, and a tomato. I don't like tomatos so mine was without. 

I really hope this isn't simply an item for their summer menu because this is one of the best burgers I have ever had! In fact, so far, I can say it is the best 'diner' burger I've had. 

It's so bad for me, but I could eat one every day. I think it is the added BBQ sauce and the cheese they used. The combo is just delicous. I'm craving it as I write. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Blog URL!

This blog was formally known as foreveryourgurl but I decided that because my url was commonly used as a username for "dating" sites, and I was being linked to such sites and spam sites, a name change was necessary.

I'm still going to post the same type of content, only with more reviews. As well, I will do giveaways more often.

My new name was actually inspired by my friend Amy from amyflyingakite, who once asked what I would name my company if I had one. I said "shades of Adelaide" if it was a beauty company. It sounds like an eye or lip palatte.

It suits me for several reasons, one being I really like rainbows. Another is that there are many colors to my soul. I like variety, and enjoy talking about a variety of different topics. So you can be sure to see different types of posts on here.

Sorry for any confussion regarding the name change.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Introvert vs Extrovert

One of the most mis-defined definitions in psychology is that of introvert and extrovert. It’s so mis-defined that even “experts” use the incorrect definition of it.

Most people think introvert and extrovert has something to do with how outgoing you are or even how you express yourself. It doesn’t. It deals with how you manage your mood and energy. Extroverts rely on external things to manage their mood, while introverts do it internally within themselves. The best way to describe the terms is with examples.

If you wake up a little a down, but the sun is shining and your favorite song is on the radio, and you find yourself feeling more positive you’ve handled your mood in an extroverted manner. An introvert can wake up to the happiest day and if they’re sad, they stay sad. Few things on the outside will affect their mood.

Extroverts seem more sociable because most extroverts rely on others as a method of improving their mood and energy
. Extroverts will call their friends when they are down, or will go to a party just to alter how they feel. An extrovert is more likely to ask their friends for advice, so going shopping in groups or texting all their friends for tips on what laptop to buy is common for extroverts.

Introverts are internal. When they have a problem they prefer to be alone and self-reflect so as to come to a long term solution. They rely on their own personal feelings to make a decision and if they do seek advice, they prefer tried and true expert advice or to talk to someone who has gone through something similar.

According to studies there are more extroverts than introverts, but many people actually sit close to the middle of the spectrum.

One isn’t better than the other and you can’t change how you are. Most psychiatrists say you’re born either or.

The upside to being an extrovert is that they can change their moods pretty quickly, for a temporary period. Listening to their favorite song, watching a good movie, or hanging out with friends can shift their moods to positive fairly quickly. Thus, extroverts can give the appearance of being happy or ok in a moment. Or they can be happy long enough to get through something. Example, their physics class isn’t so bad because all their friends are in it.

On the downside, extroverts are usually moody and rarely keep an emotion or energy level for a long period of time. They can start the day off good, but if one negative thing happens, their positive mood plummets. Even seeing a sad story on the news can put them in a negative mood. Extroverts are known to feel sad if their friend or loved one is sad.

Because they prefer to be distracted from their bad mood, they tend to always be seeking something to keep them up. This goes back to the misconception that they are more social. They may not be hanging out with their friend because they really want to; they could just need the distraction.

Extroverts can sometimes be clingy and dependent, because when they find a person who helps them maintain their mood and energy level, they are very reluctant to let go. Remember, extroverts are external. Their mood and energy is greatly affected by things outside of them.

The great thing about being an introvert is their ability to maintain a positive mood for a long period of time. Their sad friend or bad hair day isn’t going to get them down. Introverts are not as moody as extroverts, so when they’re up they can remain up for a lot longer. They are also better at solving their own problems and keeping themselves motivated. The internal introvert doesn’t need a team of cheerleaders behind them to get a job done; they can usually mentally talk themselves into doing it.

However, the ability to sustain a mood also applies to negative ones. Unlike the extrovert who can do something to switch their feelings, the introvert can remain in a negative slump for a lengthy period. This is largely due to the fact that introverts don’t like distractions, they want a solution.

They may try to alter their mood with a good song, but can zone into the bad feelings rather than the song. If you’ve ever tried to cheer up an introvert you know how frustrating it can be because nothing seems to penetrate the bad mood.

Introverts need to work through things themselves. Unless you’re going to offer a different perspective, most introverts can easily tell themselves what they need to hear. They are good at tinkering with their own minds and working their way to a solution. Introverts usually prefer to do this alone, where they can be within themselves and not be distracted. An introvert can’t snap out of things, but they usually are able to come back to a positive way of thinking.

Most introvert and extrovert tests online and even those giving by professionals aren’t correct because they focus more on the social aspect. I was able to do several with the panel and learned I’m an introvert. I always knew this though, because of the way I handle my problems. I don’t go to my friends, or seek a distraction. I tend to sit alone until I’ve thought my way through the problem or I’m ready to simply let go.

Introverts can love going out; they can be noisy, and opinionated.

Extroverts can be quiet, can be homebodies, and reserved.

How social or talkative you are has nothing to do with whether or not you’re extroverted or introverted. It’s a matter of how you deal with and maintain your mood and energy. Extroverts are external; anything on the outside can help them feel better. Introverts are internal, they prefer to self-reflect and alter their mood from the inside out.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Micha Boot Review

In May, I did an budget hall that included these boots. Known as the Micha Boot, I bought them for $59.90 and wanted to share my review of them with you.
What I love about them: These boots look great in person. I've received a ton of compliments on them. I was worried they wouldn't work with my wardrobe and style, but they look great with almost anything whether that be a summer dress, or denim, they just work. The crotched top helps to keep my legs cool on hot days. I was surprised by the quality of the boots. They also make for cute rainboots if it's not pouring heavily.

What I didn't love about them: These boots are easy to walk in and comfortable for the most part; however, my ankle bone was rubbing against the inside which made it a little uncomfortable. They feel better with socks on. Another thing to keep in mind is these boots are a size bigger. I usually buy a nine when buying boots but decided to go with an 8.5 based on reviews. The 8.5 is a good fit, but I may have been able to get away with an 8. I recommend going half a size or a size down from what you normally wear.

Flaws aside, I love these boots. They are very cute and perfect for summer.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Are you living for you?

The problem with people is they assume everyone wants the same things. As I talk to my friends and strangers, listening to their goals, I learn that they want to go down paths I wouldn't consider for myself and visa versa. But as individuals, and as a society, we tend to forget that it's perfectly acceptable for someone to want a different lifestyle from you.

For example, not everyone wants to get married and some people don't even want to be in a relationship. There's nothing abnormal about that decision. They have their reasons for not wanting one; and even they have no particular reason, it's still their decision and deserves respect.

Another example, not everyone wants to go to or even believes in higher education. Modern society has made it handy to have one, but classroom study does not suit everyone and not everyone has the desire to get a degree. There is no flaw in not wanting secondary education, especially considering the many successful people who didn't give college a single thought.

But try telling someone you plan to make different decisions from the accepted norm and you get skewed faces, long winded lectures or an outright argument. People have forgotten that we are not on this earth to conform to some definite way of living. We are here to try and make a life for ourselves that will bring us peace of mind and happiness and happiness is a very subjective thing.

No two people hold the same definition of happiness. It is something very personal. For instance, it would make my mother very happy to see me as a doctor. But it would make me miserable. I've decided to pick a field that she really has no interest in. She may not be happy about it, but she has no real right to deny me of my happiness.

However, I see parents, friends, and even strangers rob others of their chance to pursue happiness simply because it isn't what they want. I have friends getting degrees in industries that they can't stand and people being forced into lifestyles that their personalities are not suited for.

We don't all want to live in some chic LA apartment with our 6 best friends close at hand, throwing parties every weekend. Some would love that, but someone else would prefer a quiet country cottage surrounded by land and animals instead of people. Either way of life is perfectly normal. You may decide you'd be most content never settling anywhere.

Instead of giving people freedom to decide, society has given us a checklist to complete by a certain age and if for some reason we haven't done every acceptable thing we're considered failures.

This is one of the worst thing we have done to eachother. We are stripping people of their individuality and their right to have their own personal human experience. Life is actually very difficult when you have no sense of yourself. More and more I am meeting people who have no idea what they would like or what would make them happy because they have had little opportunity to explore it.

You have the right to make decisions that will suit you (as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else). Remember that there are billions of people who will never be able to make a single personal decision. Women in oppressed societies, people in tyrannical countries, they have no freedom to live for themselves. If you have even a small opportunity to create a life for yourself, take it!  Don't hesitate because it's not what society deems acceptable or because it's different from your friends. Take the chance to be happy; live in way that works for you.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I believe in daydreams

I believe in daydreams and warm cups of tea
Hand written postcards sent from you to me 

I believe in laughter shared with a friend
Long summer days that you never want to end

 I believe in lips that speak only of love
 The greatest of all reigns from up above

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A New Dawn

A new dawn broke through winter's chill
And with it, I could sense a thrill
From within me hope began to spill
It watered my garden of dreams and will 
Like Lillie's, and pretty daffodils 
My heart began to blossom and refill 
The life within me that was once so still
Now took flight like birds over hills
 The winter drew back into darkness until
The dawn of spring brought back my will

Riding Pants: Jacobs//Mulitcolored Strip Top: Aliexpress//Mary Jane kitten heels:Aliexpress//Ballon Necklece:Gift//Bracelet:Gift

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