Friday, 18 October 2013

FAVORITES: October '13 **HUGE**

Boy, has this month been flying by!

Here some things I've really been diggin' lately: 

Fashion / Beauty:
This month, I'll start with my beauty favorites.

So, I'm sure you've all heard of Bioderma; the french cleansing water/makeup remover that everyone's been obsessed with for the last little while.

I was sauntering through the beauty boutique in my local Shopper's, and Makayla spotted it from afar. We both stood there in awe as I made the decision of dropping almost 30$ on this small bottle of cleanser. Little did I know what a miracle it would work on my dry skin, and how long it takes to actually get to the bottom of the bottle. (quite a while!) I'm still not even a quarter way through, and I've used it every day for a month now!! It takes your makeup off smoothly and gently, and doesn't have an overpowering scent. A+ beauty product! I will definitely be repurchasing.

That same day, I made another crucial decision which was to get my liquid eyeliner in bright blue instead of plain black. Best choice I've ever made! I LOVE this stuff. The one I got is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof eyeliner in Cobalt. I really like the way it looks when I do a thick cat eye with the shade of green my eyes are. Not to mention the product itself is true to it's title. It goes on very smooth, the tip isn't too big, and it does in fact stay all day. COOOOOOL!

My final beauty favorite is one I've loved since last christmas. That would be Coach's Poppy perfume. This, to me, is the perfect fall scent. A lot would say it's very spring-ish, but I don't know. I think it suits autumn better. Although it is fruity/flowery, it's a really warm scent, and light as well. I love it!

Onto fashion!

A messy OOTD ft. the jacket, the shoes and the glasses you'll hear about next.

After seeing Nicole Loher of The Style Student rant and rave about how awesome the eyewear brand Warby Parker is, I just had to give it a go! I've been looking since last year for the perfect pair, and I finally committed to it about 2 weeks ago when I place my first order. The process was very chill. They came in fast, which is a surprise because nothing in Fort McMurray (other than Lulu Lemon) gets here in under a week. :( I'm very pleased with the fit and the quality. The glasses/shipping weren't expensive at all, and they got my prescription spot on too! Very great experience with them. So I will be sure to order all of the rest of my eyeglasses off of their website from now on!

Upon finishing the ultimate boring french class, a great idea had dawned on me: I NEEDED TO PAINT MY ESPADRILLE TOMS. I got these babies for 9.99$ at Urban Outfitters last year just because. Although they're much too big (8.5) and an awful color, I told myself I needed them regardless. So I bought them, and never wore them in public. But I never would have thought that they would make a good craft idea for the future.

A view of the back of the shoes ^

So I got home from school on that cold/painfully boring day, and just freestyled all over them with acrylic paint, sparkly pipe cleaners, decorative beads, and fake flowers. They actually turned out really cute, and I'm glad I did it!

Next I have the light coat I got from Simons last year for 30$ on a trip to West Edmonton Mall. The pattern on the front really drew me to it. I don't know. I really like the color scheme for the fall too. Deep purples, yellows and blues. I've been wearing the absolute crap out of this baby.

Last for the fashion favorites I have knitted head wraps. These things are PERFECT for the cold months/just really bad hair days. I picked up these two from Aldo a couple weeks ago and couldn't adore them any more!

(please excuse the creepy eye shots)

Music / TV:
I don't have too too much for music favorites this month, and actually nothing new for TV! Really I've just been listening to the same stuff (with a few exceptions which I'll get to in a second) and watching the same great shows as per usual. 

WE FINALLY GOT A MUSIC STORE IN FORT MCMURRAY!!! Okay, well it's probably the smallest HMV that exists.. BUT WHATEVER. It still sells CDs and DVDs, and that's all I go in for. Although they're too small of a store to sell vinyl, so that really sucks.

But I digress.

I took a quick trip in there to get a few CDs for my car, due to the fact I still hadn't purchased myself an aux cord. I ended up getting a few gems, but the one that stuck out to me the most was Franz Ferdinand's Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. Particularly Evil Eye and Brief Encounters. Seriously though, I've always been a fan of theirs, and it's cool that they're still so awesome after all these years of pumping out catchy hits. Great CD, you all should check it out!

Along with that, I've really been into hip hop lately. This past summer, I've gone a little deeper into looking for great hip hop artists, and boy have I found some great ones! Parker (otherwise known as 'Dumbfoundead') would be one of those great ones to work out to. Jenn from Clothes Encounters liked his video for BKFAM on YouTube, and I accidentally clicked it as I was half asleep at 4am, and ended up really enjoying his sound. He now accompanies me as I jog through the trails.

FINALLY, ROOKIE YEARBOOK TWO IS OUT! I've been awaiting its release for so long, and I'm so please with how it turned out. I've had a hard time pacing myself though, LOL. I just want to read the whole thing in one night, but I know I have to savour the feeling of reading each article, stepping back, and being like "WOW, WHAT DID I JUST READ?!"

In the best way possible, of course!

Each Rookie staff member seems to relate to me in one way or another. It's just cool to read things that real people wrote based on their real experiences, and stuff. The entire Rookie empire should be put in a permanent museum display for enhancing my life in soooooo many ways. I really don't know who I would be, actually, I'd probably still be the most confused and bitter teen I was prior to discovering the website/myself. A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++.

A few of my favorites (so far)

For my birthday present, I was lucky to receive a record player from my parents. (THANK YOU SO MUCH MA & PA, LOVE YOU!!) If you've ever been into the Urban Outfitters in West Ed, you've probably seen the one I got. It's made by Crosley, and it's a nice turquoise blue. The sound it makes is great, and it was relatively inexpensive for the quality. Along with the player itself, they (+ Makayla) got me a few records of course!

(the records I've been enjoying the most)

 Now this last one is probably the most important/exciting one of them all.

You may notice the clip of the buildings at the bottom of the moodboard located at the top of this post. Those buildings belong to the city of Vancouver. The city that I, Jaime Lynn Samson, will be moving to following graduation this coming spring. I KNOW, I KNOW. WOW. I seriously haven't been able to get it off my mind since a few days ago when my parents made the difficult decision of actually letting me move out at the age of 18. Although moving away from my family is incredibly scary and saddening, I know that my time spent in Vancouver will be filled with so much greatness, it'll make up for the lonely nights that are sure to come.


****imagine yourself here****

I'm just excited to actually go to a school where I can excel greatly, because I've been having such a hard time (STILL) obtaining the grades I'd like since moving to Alberta where the education system is much more difficult to do well in than Nova Scotia. That's not to say that the people are more or less smart in either, I just find it much more difficult here.

But yeah.

Vancouver is going to be great for me, I think. It's just such an incredible place for young adults to go and live healthy, happy, and inspired. PERFECT. I can't wait!!

So that's that.
I hope you all enjoyed this month's favorites, and are doing well as the seasons change.
Stay groovy, 

LINKS (Click to explore!!):

Franz Ferdinand
Brief Encounters
Evil Eye
Right action

Parker (Dumbfoundead)


Unknown said...

hey! your blog is seriously the coolest thing ever. love. btw how do you acheive those awesome messy type collages?

Jaime Samson said...

Hey there! Thank you so much :) I use photoshop to create the collages. I start with a patterned background, then begin to layer each clip on top placing them however I feel looks good!