I don’t like it!

There are lots of products that I buy and love. (Like the gosh cosmetics primer!) This one is just not one of them. In the style of AllThatGlitters21, I present a series called “I don’t like it!”

The title is pretty self-explanitory, but basically, it’s about a product that I tried and didn’t necessarily like for whatever reason. This one is about from the Physicians Formula: Bamboo Wear line Bambuki!

What really made me realize how much I don’t like this brush is when I was cleaning my brushes tonight! I clean my brushes with baby shampoo, and I LOVE the smell of it, but I noticed that when I was cleaning my bambuki, something smelled like wet dog.  And there is no dog in my little apartment! I couldn’t understand where it was coming from, but it finally hit me that it was the brush!! I couldn’t believe it. It’s probably because it’s made out of 100% natural hair, but my MAC 217 is made of goat hair, and that has never, EVER smelled like dog! Maybe this means that they made the bambuki out of dog hair? Who knows.  Other than the whole smelling like dog ordeal, it’s incredibly difficult to clean. It feels like every time that I clean it, the bristles get more matted.

The brush itself isn’t overly soft. I had heard from numerous online blogs that kabukis were supposed to be incredibly soft, but had never seen one before, so I never really had anything the bambuki to. At first, I thought it was awesome! It picked up a lot of product, and it looks super cute. HOWEVER, my opinions on this changed dramatically when I went to the mall last weekend and was introduced to the Too Faced kabuki! Oh my gosh. It was just sitting on the shelf not in any packaging, and I’m pretty sure it belonged to the makeup counter, like it wasn’t on the shelf anywhere, but it was THE softest brush I have ever felt in my whole. Life.

From then on, my bambuki has been pretty much dead to me. It’s scratchy, and it just isn’t that good, I wouldn’t waste my 13 dollars on it. In the meantime, I bought an ecotools “bronzer brush” which seems to work in the same fashion as a kabuki. I’ve been using it instead of my bambuki for using setting powder… It’s soft, but it has a really huge handle, which is weird to me. ANYWAYS. I think the next high-end brush I invest in will have to be the too faced kabuki. I wish I had like, asked the makeup counter lady about it. Maybe she would have let me keep it. Or maybe not, haha!




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Gosh Cosmetics Velvet Touch Primer

The best part about today was the fact that I got up at 9:00 AM to a snowstorm outside. At first, I was really, really angry because Alexa and I are in the same class, and I knew she was going to make me go to class. When we were ready, we left around 10:10 to walk to class. Let me just tell you; it was a LOT snowier than we expected outside!!After walking most of the way to school, complaining about how soaked we were getting, complaining about how cold it was, complaining that our hair was getting wet, relizing that we were going to be late for class (which the professor HATES), Alexa finally turned to me and said “Is my eye makeup running down my face?”  “Umm, yeah. Is mine?”  “Yes… Let’s go home.”

Definitely one of my favorite moments of the week. The fact that our makeup was getting ruined was enough to make us turn around and go home! Also, on top of ALREADY being late for class, we would have to go to the washroom, wash our faces off, get to class… it was just a mess. So we headed home,put on some trackpants and made waffles for breakfast! Yummy!

A few minutes ago, I was shopping around for makeup online looking for items to add to my wish list (I have a physical wish list done up with price comparisons and everything!), when I had to itch my nose. When I did, I realized that even after walking for ten minutes with snow on my face, sitting around being lazy all day watching TV, resting my face on my hands, my foundation was miraculously STILL on my face! That’s when I realized that I really needed to put it out there to the world just how great this new product that I have is!

At the begining of November, I had to go to Shoppers Drug Mart to get some acne medication for a really bad breakout. I had to wait 20 minutes, so I decided to shop around. I found this great Primer, Gosh Cosmetics Velvet Touch! I have to say that it’s probably one of my favorite products that I own.  It’s very lightweight and I wear it over my moisturizer and under my foundation. It really does deliver a “velvety” touch to it, my skin feels very soft and smooth! It definitely helps to keep your makeup on ALL DAY LONG, even through a snowstorm and a lazy day! It was one of the more expensive products I’ve purchased, I’m pretty sure I got it for around 23 dollars at Shopper’s Drug Mart, but I’ve heard that it’s comparable to Smashbox Photo finish, which I’ve heard is a really great primer. I don’t really have anything to compare it to, but I do know that it has great staying power, and feels great on your skin!

Anyways, I just wanted to share that. It’s time to cook myself some supper and clean my room, I’m heading home for the weekend! I can’t wait to see my puppy tomorrow!


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I’m obviously good at commitments.

so BEDM went well, hey?  Yeah.. I’m going to have all of the normal Internet excuses about being away. I’ve been busy, whatever.
Here are some of the things that happened since my last blong on May Fifth!

  • MY BIRTHDAY! I turned 19 on May 6th, which was really fun! On the day of my birthday, I got my dad to drop off the car to me at around 10:00 ish, and then Brandon came over, since he had to work that night! He brought me Cupcakes, each with their own design. (I’ll put a picture up later, I took one on my mom’s camera.) We went out for lunch at Pizza Delight, and it was wonderful. I bought two Pac Man scratch tickets, and got Id’d for them! I didn’t win anything, though. That night, I went to Don Cherry’s with my family for supper, and got to have my electric popsicle and birthday Crepe, which was AWESOME. 🙂 I picked brandon up after he got off work, and we went to my house for presents (my parents gave me a dress that I picked out, as well as a Crock Pot for cooking next year! Brandon gave me the Hills Season on DVD, as well as my cupcakes, and a balloon!)And a cupcake cake from Sobeys. However, we all agreed that it wasn’t as good as the cupcakes that I make, and it certainly wasn’t as good as the cupcakes that Brandon made me. 🙂 The next day, I went out for dinner with a few of my friends, which was fun. I went out with Kayla to some bars afterwards! 🙂
  • I got a job! Since I turned 19, that meant that they were allowed to hire me at Bacalao at the Inn! Definitely one of the highlights on my birthday!! I’ve really enjoyed working there so far – everybody is super friendly and fun to work with. It also doesn’t hurt that the food is awesome! 🙂 (Oh yeah… tips are good too. haha!)
  • I made a lot of cupcakes. With all of my daytimes free at home, I made lots of treats. Cupcakes. Muffins. Cookies… yeah, all that good stuff. 🙂
  • I haven’t found a house yet! Yeah…. I still haven’t found a house. But Alexa and I have been looking like crazy to try to find one, however nothing has worked out as of yet… so if you know somewhere that we can live, let me know. That’d be AWESOME.
  • I got ANOTHER job at Ability Employment! I really like it so far, it’s a really rewarding experience. I love planning things and interacting with people, so it’s a perfect job for me! The people I work with are great, as well as the people who come to the centre – they always say something to put a smile on my face, even when I’m having a terrible day!
  • I almost Resigned from my restaurant job. It was getting too much for me to handle working 5 days a week, 8:30am until 9 or 10pm. However, Jonathan asked if I’d rather work one day a week – any day I wanted! That sounded great to me, and I really didn’t want to QUIT the job, so I told him that I’d love to do that! I was really happy about that.

Anyways, life is great for me right now! I’m going to TRY to write more blogs. I’m not going to guarantee that I will.. but I’ll try. 🙂




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I always like days that I feel busy instead of just lazing around doing nothing.

I don’t really feel like I have much to post today. I babysat, the kids were extra good… that’s about it! haha.

Tomorrow’s my birthday! 🙂 expect a fun post.



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Through the Years – Kindergarten

Today was my first of three days babysitting, which inspired me to do another “Through the Years” blog. Whenever I get around children, I get reminiscent.

So Kindergarten.. This is where things start to get sort of mish-mashy in my mind, because to be honest, I don’t really remember much about CERTAIN years of my life, I just remember events, and not really how old I was.

I do remember, however, that this was the year that my Uncle Danny got married, and I got to be the flower girl. I was really excited about this since my friend Meagan got to be a flower girl in her Aunt Cindy’s wedding, and I saw her pretty dress, and the video of the wedding, and being the control freak that I’ve always been, I was naturally jealous that she got to be a princess for a day and I didn’t. This is also the time that I discovered elevators, which you can read about in my post, Elevators.

One really random memory of kindergarten was about this girl who ended up failing a grade and was  a year behind me for most of school, but she was in the afternoon class of the same kindergarten class as me. My class of about 30 students was broken up into a morning session and an afternoon session – half the kids would come for the morning, then the other half would come for the afternoon, and then switch each month. Well, when I wasn’t around, there was this girl who used to sit in my seat, because she was in the opposite class. She wasn’t very nice and one day when both sessions were together for a session, she took my chair, and I had nowhere to sit!! It was for health day, and each kid had to bring in a healthy fruit or vegetable. I was cucumber, which I thought was hilarious, because my dad hates cucumber. I don’t know why I found this funny, I just did.

Something else that happened in kindergarten : KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION! obviously. 🙂 I didn’t have a huge part other than a little reading part that went “boats, planes, trucks, a rocket ship, a bus and a submarine!” The theme of our graduation was transportation. It was cute, but my dad had to miss it because of the chicken pox!

Which leads me to something else that happened in kindergarten – the chicken pox. I don’t really remember much about actually HAVING the chicken pox other than I woke up in the morning thinking I had a bunch of pimples all over my body, and immediately started picking them off! I showed my mom and she told me to stop scratching at them, and that I would have to stay home. she made me take an aveeno bath, which I wasn’t pleased about to begin with, but while I was in the bath, I missed Sailor Moon, which was my favorite show at the time. I even had a MASSIVE purple sailor moon bookbag. Appearantly that was the year of purple and sailor moon. My pop winter came to look after me when I had the chicken pox, claiming that he had already had them before (when he never!) so that he could come look after me, and he told me a joke that went like “do you want to buy a chicken? here! take my chicken pox!” or something like that. I thought it was hilarious at the time! I ended up passing the chicken pox on to my dad, my brother, and my pop! I felt really bad about it.

I also had a “boyfriend” in kindergarten named Zachary. I don’t remember how it came to be, but I’m pretty sure it went something like him telling me I was his girlfriend, so automatically we were “boyfriend and girlfriend”. We even went on a “date” to the mall with his mom and his sister selling girl guide cookies, and we made a fort with the empty boxes. His mom told me she was going to trade him for me, because his sister had lots of barbies I could play with. I thought that would be fun, haha! But alas, our “relationship” automatically ended with the last day of school. Like all great relationships do, of course!

I think grade one is going to be a much more interesting post! 🙂



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May 3rd, 2010

Today was probably the first day of all the days that I’ve been home that I wasn’t completely bored out of my tree! I got up at 8:00 this morning and got a shower to get ready for the memorial service at the school. Thankfully, while I was in the shower, my dad called the dentist and was able to get me an appointment first thing in the morning before the service! I found out that I have a tooth infection, so the dentist prescribed me some antibiotics and i was on my way.

I went to pick Kayla up for the memorial service when I was finished at the dentist.  I wasn’t as close with Denika as many of the people at the memorial today, but I’m glad that I got the chance to work with her. There were so many people at the memorial that were touched by her life today, it was overwhelming. The service was absolutely beautiful. It’s amazing how such a large, versatile community can come together at a time like this, and it really showed through the service. Sometimes, teenagers can be harsh. High school is full of silly drama, but everybody saw through that, and supported each other through such a rough time. Rest in peace, Denika. You are certainly loved and missed.

After the service, I went to get my prescription filled, at which point I landed a babysitting job for the week! Cheers to having something to do this week! When I got home, I took a nap, my grandparents came for a visit, I went out to supper with my family and Brandon came over! We didn’t do much of anything tonight, because of the fact that my tooth is still aching, but I’m hoping to make some cupcakes in the near future…. I’ll take pictures!

Off to bed for another night on the couch. Yay for toothaches!



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Day two – This is real dedication right here.

As you may or may not remember from yesterday’s post, I have been fighting a losing battle with my second-to-last molar tooth on the top right side of my mouth. However, I somehow remembered that I’m supposed to be writing a blog for every day in may, so I got my brother to fetch my laptop for me, since I’ve decided not to move from the toothache bed my mom constructed for me. (Thanks mom! =) It’s right now that I’m RIDICULOUSLY thankful that I’m no longer in st. john’s, and my parents are here to take care of me. I have no idea what kind of state I would be in if this happened to me in residence.)

I’ve never EVER had a toothache before, and anybody who has ever had a bad toothache before knows that a toothache is almost (but not quite) comparable to kidney stones or giving birth. Quite honestly, this is the absolute worst pain that I have ever been in. I don’t even think it hurt this much when I fell and sprained my knee, or when I sprained my wrist after chasing my friend around at a dance in the seventh grade. I’m not even sure if it’s the actual PAIN that makes it worse rather than the panic I’m feeling knowing that I have NO IDEA when I’m going to be able to see a dentist, or when he’s going to get to fix it to make it stop hurting! I’m cursing the healthcare system right now that they don’t have a dentist on call at the ER… I realize that it’s probably a stretch for me to wish such a thing, because a toothache is certainly NOT  a life or death situation, but it really feels like it at the moment. I’m tempted to take some pliers and just haul it out like they did in the old days – but I know that THAT would probably not do me any good, not to mention how much pain I would be in if I pulled out my tooth. ha.

Thankfully, my parents know how bad it is to have a toothache, so my dad searched up a home remedy in order to try to ease my pain. He took an ice cube and rubbed it between my forefinger and thumb. I don’t know if it was the placebo effect, or if there was some kind of science behind it, but after about three minutes of ice on my skin, I was hardly concentrating on my throbbing tooth! It was like a brain freeze for my hand!

Anyways, I’m going to go and try to get some rest, but I wanted to keep my promise of blogging EVERY DAY. =) It’s a goal.

Fingers crossed that I get to see the dentist tomorrow!



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