Monday, 27 May 2013

A beautiful color

It's summer and we love to use vibrant colors on our nails.
But no need to spend a fortune to buy new nail polish colors !

Here's a trick I saw on youtube, I don't remember exactly where.

You only have to put a first layer of white.
Then you can put the color you want.

I would suggest the LA Colors white which costs about $ 2 at Jean Coutu or the essence white at Pharmaprix for about the same price.
The bottle of LA Colors is a bit bigger.

Since we won't see the white, no need to spend a lot on it :-)

I do not know if you can see the difference between the two fingers, but the left one is more pimpant.
I do not think the picture does justice to the colors.
Obviously, once you have completed your manicure, you will not see any white around.
As I did this as a test, I have not put much effort into it.
This technique works well with colors that are already vibrant but for which you want even more sparkle!
I used SpaRitual Dreamsicle color

Monday, 20 May 2013

Eyebrows threading

This is the method that I use for my eyebrows for some years now.
It costs me a big $ 4 each time.
I have to go every 2 or 3 weeks.

No product is used, so I know it is not tested on animals.
In addition, unlike wax, skin cells are not torn during the operation.

I do not say it does not hurt, but as it is fast,we do not suffer too long.

I found you a video on youtube that demonstrates the art.

I always go at Dees but there is also IndoPak

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Tea is ready!

Some nice David's Tea

Why am I talking about tea ? Because animal testing can go that far...

Around a year ago, PETA found out that Lipton was doing it for its teas.
Thanks to the organisation's work and to the public reaction, Lipton that belongs to Unilever, did put an end to the testing. (only for the tea, not for the other products!)

If you want to know more about that, you may click here.

That is why I also check teas now.  :-)

I wrote (in french) to David's tea and got an answer that is really clear :
No animal testing on ingredients, formulations or finished products.
They make sure their suppliers don't do animal testing either.

When you write to a brand, you should always expect an answer that is that clear. That's the only way you'll be able to tell if the brand is Cruelty-free or not.

Now, let's talks about the teas!

Iced teas

Since summer is almost here, let's look at some iced teas!
There is 39 different flavours at David's tea.

I'm pretty sure you'll find one you will like :)  Here are some examples:

Blanc coco
coconut grove

La grande aventure de Kiwi
kiwis big adventure
Oolong au cédrat
citron oolong

Songe d'une nuit d'été
midsummer night's dream

Mangue punchée
mango fruit punch


Saturday, 11 May 2013

a dog with rythm!

It is totally not what I talk about usually!

But this video is way to funny to not share it   :-)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Mother's day !

The month of May is the return of spring and the sun but also the return of Mother's Day!
This year, it's the 12th it happens!

Here are few gifts ideas

A vegan Matt & Nat bag and wallet ?

matt and nat
 A Lush bath flower ? Or a bouquet ?
TulipeFleur maman

Thés pour tous

A perfume ?
Tickets for the Continuum show ?
in Montreal
What will you give your mother this year ? 

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Real feathers are so out!

You like feathers but knowing it is brutally taken on live birds bothers you ? Me too.
Here are some more interesting options that are cruelty-free.
Chic Iridescent Peacock Earrings Free US Shipping

Chic Iridescent Peacock Earrings Free US Shipping

Recycled Black Faux Feather Earrings

Dangle Earrings Metallic Glitter Dipped - Faux Leather Feather Earrings Accessories - Surgical Steel Available - FREE US SHIP
Black Swan - Faux Leather Feather Earrings - Surgical Steel Available

 Still prefer the real feathers look ?

No problem !

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery !

Faux Feather Beaded Earrings with Leaf Charms

Bohemian Earrings / Boho Black Peacock Feather Earrings- Shoulder Dusters

Red/Rose Faux Feather Earring with Red Rock Bead and Gold Wire
Red/Amber/Black Spotted Faux Feather Earring with Black, Purple, and Wooden Beads, Black Suede, and Gold Wire

What am I going to choose now ?

Staedtler vs BIC

Not too long ago, I have put BIC on the wall of shame.
I know many of you were surprised.

Here's an alternative !

Yes, you know that brand.
The famous eraser!

Staedtler also makes pencils!

That's the perfect alternative to the BIC ones

STAEDTLER elance metallic ballpoint pen 421 25S2

Staedler is PETA approved