Friday, January 28, 2011

Collection Les Perles de Chanel

I'm sure I'm not alone in the blogging world when I say that the Chanel spring collection was the one I had been most anticipating (since December, right after the Holiday collections were 'done' for me), largely due to the Ombres de Perlées palette but also because the promo was so fresh and light and lovely.

I have spent more or less the last 2 months on-and-off phoning counters around my city trying to determine when the collection was coming in! I actually ended up purchasing several pieces from the entire collection and it was nicely capped off by a Chanel makeover today (in which I literally had Chanel on from the base up)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Photo-bomb: Cross Iron Mills, Canada Olympic Park, & A Shot of Downtown

It's almost the end of January (!) so I wasn't going to post these since they're very Christmas-themed (the remainder of the shareable pics from my cousins' visit up here) but my twitter-friends seemed receptive... so you're all subject to them!

I really thought we took them to more but I skipped out on the Calgary Tower visit (too cold) and then we spent most days at either my house, my sister's, or my various aunts and uncles... so I'll have to try harder to explore my city! These are my favourite picture from where we DID visit :D

This is actually right above Murale (AKA my favourite store ever) in the 'fashion district' of Calgary - it's really the outdoor mall part of TD Square. I'm not sure if the mural is the same - it changes periodically!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Holiday Palette Round-Up

Just a quick post so I can document what I purchased... and because I think all of these palettes are beautiful :)

This post is really short mostly because I didn't take good pictures of FOTDs with these palettes even though I've worn each of them 5+ times since getting them. Oops.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hello Kitty & Sephora

Look, an actual display!
I feel slightly better than dying now (though I'm still coughing) so I ventured out to the mall and to my surprise and happiness Sephora at Market already had the Hello Kitty display up! I wasn't expecting much since my near Nunu's store in Vancouver only had a stand, but look how pretty the whole display is! I was so *_* even though I'd been really cynical about the line beforehand.

I swatched all the eye products, and the cheek tints! I didn't swatch any of the lipglosses or nailpolishes as the lipglosses were all very transparent on me (NC35) and my hands, and I don't wear nail polish. Plus Nunu already swatched them.

All of these pictures were taken under a skylight (so as much natural light as possible) on an overcast day. :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Travel Alberta: Canmore, Banff, and Lake Louise

I'll be honest - I'm not a very good 'staycation' person. The only time I really travel around my own province is when we get visitors who have never been here. I'm not the kind of person who likes camping or hiking or generally outdoor activities (ha) so ... basically, my 'Travel Alberta' is a very rare occurrence.

I was lucky enough to have my cousins visit me right after Christmas this year so of course we took them around as much of Alberta as we could... roads permitting! This is really the first time I'd driven to any of these places in the winter (other than with school) so ... it was fun for me to see the place I've lived my whole life in a new light. This post is VERY picture heavy - we went to three different places in a day (and froze the entire time).

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Holidays in the Sakura Household :)

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday week! Belated Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to everyone!! I've got lots of random things to post (including a holiday-tour of Calgary courtesy of my cousins) but I wanted to share a few snapshots from the holidays at my house this year. 

I'm pretty sure that at this point my house was a fire hazard... no clear exit routes.... XD