Lucy in her box!


Lucy in her box!

Lucy approves of Lush being against animal testing for cosmetics!



‘If you want to go fast, go alone; If you want to go far, go together’

I came across this website and had to share! The styles are awesome and what a great cause! I plan on ordering a pair for a Christmas gift for myself from the cats and a pair for my sister-in-law. They are super cute PJs bought from an amazing organization!



The Story of International Princess ™ Project

In India, over 2 million women and children work as prostitutes (1).  Of the 200 girls and women who enter prostitution each day (3), 80% of them enter against their will and 35% are under the age of 18 (4). The women and children trapped in the sex trade are caught in a vicious cycle of poverty, illiteracy and disease that is seemingly inescapable.
In February of 2005, International Princess™ Project founder Shannon Keith went on a trip to India that opened her eyes to devastation of lives happening on the streets and in the brothels. After visiting a red-light district, she could not forget what she saw – young girls sold by their families, orphans picked up off the street by pimps, even young mothers just trying to feed their children. Many were held against their will. Others were trapped by economics. Those who escaped the brothels often returned just to survive.

Compelled by the magnitude of this reality, Shannon and her team of volunteers founded International Princess™ Project to advocate for these women, give them opportunities to restore their broken lives and empower them to live in freedom. The traditional Indian Sari, worn in even the darkest places in India, became the inspiration for International Princess™ Project. The sari’s bright color and beautiful design are fit for princesses.

Women who leave the brothels need occupational training and job opportunities to help them find dignity, self-worth and hope for a future outside of the red light districts. When women become a part of an International Princess Project sewing center, they take the first step toward supporting themselves in a dignified way.

PUNJAMMIES™, pajamas made from the beautiful Indian fabrics by women employed at sewing centers in India, are exported to the U.S and sold as a premium-brand of sleepwear. Proceeds from these sales go back to paying the ladies fair trade wages, money towards their living expenses, holistic support and restoration, funding towards their children’s schooling and operational support for the program.  International Princess™ Project is committed to creating self-sustaining enterprises in India that provide opportunities for women formally enslaved in prostitution a place to heal from the past and find hope for the future.

Purchase PUNJAMMIES™ and not only will you get some beautiful pajamas great for lounging or sleeping, you will empower women with dignity and hope.

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Last Day for Clinique Bonus @ The Bay!


Last Day for Clinique Bonus @ The Bay!

I picked up two of these. I love the Clinique Bonus Events. These typically run in the Fall and in the Spring at The Bay & Sears.

This one was a pretty good deal: spend $31.00 or over and receive the 7 piece gift.

My favourite foundation is Clinique Redness Solutions or Clinique Even Better (in shade 02). They both feel weightless and have very good natural looking coverage.

The cost at the Bay is $34.00 add on the free gift and I’ve gotten ‘good bang for my buck’.

The bonus gift:
Exclusive cosmetics bag
Repairwear Laser Focus Eye, 7mL
New Repairwear Laser Focus, 15mL
New Dramatically Different Moistuirzing Lotion+, 30mL
High Impact Mascara
YOUR CHOICE: Almost Lipstick in Lovely Honey or Luscious Honey
YOUR CHOICE: New All About Shadow Duo in Buttered Toast or Day Into Date

Another Shopping Haul (Material Girl, Expression)

Bracelette by ‘Material Girl’


Collar necklace by ‘Expression’

Earrings by ‘Expression’

Hair Elastic by ‘Material Girl’

I’m kind of liking the ‘metal’ look this fall. It’s a little edgy and fun. It also gives me a reason to use the ‘steel/gun medal’ coloured nail polish I bought last year.

Cherry Blossom Nail Art

I’ve been a little obsessive about nail polish this past year.

I saw a picture of some really neat nail art and decided I’d try to duplicate it.

I created a base coat with OPI Mermaid’s Tears.

Followed up with some black lines for the branches.

OPI Dim Sum Plum for the Cherry Blossoms.

Finished up by adding white dots in the cherry blossoms and completed with a top coat.

I was impressed! Mostly at my ability to be still and to keep my nails from getting smudged.

Cherry Blossom Nail Art

Cherry Blossom Nail Art

Cherry Blossom Nail Art