Monthly Archives: January 2012

I spotted this over at The Beauty Department last week and I was all over it! I was curious to see if it would work on dark hair, so I risked looking like a hot mess going to work today and woke up an extra fifteen minutes earlier to experiment.

Supplies: chalk pastel, water, flat iron, brush, gloves (optional)
1. I bought the Prismacolour Nu Pastel over at Woolfits on the weekend
2. I bought a pale purple, bright blue and a pale blue. I found that the bright blue worked the best on dark hair.
3. Section off your hair, twist it at the end and wet it with water.
4. Wet the chalk pastel.
5. “Chalk” your hair until the whole tip is covered in colour.
6. Use a straightener to go over it to lock the colour in.
7. Finish your whole head and brush out the twisted hair.
8. Ta Da!

The bright blue worked really well against my dark brown hair but I did turn my whole sink blue and dyed my straightener blue. The whole process only took me 10 minutes but I had to use 5 minutes to wash off all the blue on my hands. It lasted throughout much of the day but I had to spray perfume on my hair because the chalk pastels had a funny smell to it.
*Please excuse the horrible image quality of my iphone.


Pee and I went to the Come Up to My Room exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel this weekend. I missed it last year and so I was really excited to be able to go this year. Artists are given a room in which they could create an installation. My favourite was Wendy Fok‘s piece (the last two images) where she played with light and shadows to create four city skylines.

I actually wore pants this week! Amazing! I can’t remember the last time I wore actual non skinny pants. I live in tights in the winter, do you? I loathe having to stuff pants into winter boots. I hope you all have an exciting weekend, I’ll be hopefully checking out Come Up to My Room at the Gladstone this weekend!

You’re hibernating and don’t want to hit up the grocery store? This is for you.
I am all over this, time to dig up my old chalk pastels.
I’m trying to come up with 99 reasons why I need to buy these.

This week theme is turning out to be home decorating, I think this shows my desperateness to move out. Anthropologie has been in Canada for a couple of years now but I usually stay away from the store and the website because everything is so painfully beautiful that I can’t bear not to buy anything. So in order to save myself from bankruptcy, I steer clear of it in Yorkville and I freeze my credit card in ice cubes before I dare enter their website because I have no self control when it comes to their home decor.

bookcase / console / bed / bedding / chair / dining table

I was home sick all last weekend so I had plenty of time to finish up some home diys I had started on. I had eyed this diy by eat live shop for awhile now and I just haven’t gotten off my butt to put it together. I picked up some frames from Ikea and the dollar store and painted all the boards white. And thank goodness my father is quite the handyman and helped me drill them into the wall. I’m useless when it comes to handling tools.

So remember awhile back, I was enamoured by Junkaholique‘s styling of Rusts‘ jewelry display? I went into Indigo a couple of weeks ago looking to buy a couple of magazines when lo and behold, I literally clear out their Christmas sale inventory and I’m hobbling back to my car balancing three large bags. I kept to my shopping rules though, everything was 50% off or more! I ended up buying several birds, animal candles and the globe with antlers wrapped around it that I’ve been ogling at since before Christmas. I threw in a doillie, a cake stand, some toy animals I had painted and dipped into glitter and placed a couple of necklaces, rings and brooches.