Monday, July 29, 2013

TAG | Get To Know Me - 21 Questions

Hi everyone! I decided to make a little tag about myself so you guys could find out a bit more about this blogger. So, without further adieu, here we go:
1. Are you named after anyone? - No, my grandma actually came up with the name and my mom liked it so much that it stuck. I was supposed to be named Gabriella. One of my middle names, Charlotte, though, is a different story. When my brother was little, he loved the story Charlotte's Web, so I was named after a spider.
2. When was the last time you cried? - Hmmm about a week and a half ago.
3. Do you have kids? - Not yet!
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? - Honestly, I have no clue. People act so different than how they think they act, if that makes sense. And also, it depends whether new me and old me were compatible, considering new me is 'another person'. This is what happens when I get asked complicated questions.
5. Do you use sarcasm a lot - Religiously.
6. Will you ever bungee-jump? - Only if I put on a diaper beforehand. I'd probably make a big deal about it and freak out beforehand and then someone would push me off and I'd want to go again.
7. What’s your favorite cereal? - Corn Pops! Loved them since childhood.
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people - Eyes, smile, presence. The way they interact and act around others, the way they react.
9. What is your eye colour? - Brown on the inside and green on the outside.
10. Scary movie or happy endings? - Happy endings!! I haaaaate scary movies unless they're thrillers, but that's more making me nervous and antsy than scaring me.
11. Favorite smells? - Fresh cut grass, fresh wood, gasoline, campfire, BBQ.
12. Summer or winter - I'm Canadian, what do you think? Always winter.
13. Computer or television? - Computer all the way. Plus, I can (and do) watch my fav shows online.
14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? - Florida when my fam went on a 2 week vacation. Beautiful, but incredibly hot.
15. Do you have any special talents? - I dread this question but I truly don't know whether I'm talented at something or just think I am. How about special passions? Knitting, writing, acting, makeup.
16. Where were you born? - Toronto, Canada.
17. What are your hobbies? - I love to write, knit, make jewelry, design. I'd like to start dragon boating, canoeing, jive dancing.
18. Do you have any pets? - Yes! My big boy Azor. He's a German Shorthaired Pointer and he's just turned 4 this month.
19. Favorite movie? - Ah yes, another horrible question. I HAVE SO MANY!! Savages, A Cinderella Story, How To Train Your Dragon, Pitch Perfect, Mean Girls, The Christopher Nolan Batman's, Kickass, American Beauty, The Avengers.
20. Do you have any siblings? - Yep, one older brother.
21. What do you want to be when you grow up? - Ideally, it's my dream to be an actress, but I would also accept having my own business, being a writer (be it a novel or a video game company), or anything artistic.
Ada xx 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

HAUL | Books, Forever21

Hello my lovelies! It's a haul day, what can I say? See what I did there? Me neither. So my cousin and I had a little adventure downtown. We were meant to do some shopping but we mostly ate at Jack Astor's and got lost 300 times because I'm a terrible navigator and should not be trusted with directions. We ended up going to a huge bookstore and browsing around. Surprisingly, my cousin is quite the picky one when it comes to books, whereas I stacked and stacked anything that caught my attention. I picked out three books that seemed the most interesting to me, and they were around $4.99 each.
  • The Daughter Game by Kate Long
  • A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware
  • The Pattern Scars by Caitlin Sweet
Realistically, do I need these books? Absolutely not, but I need these books. Do you see my dilemma? They are now 256, 257, and 258 in-line on my 'To Read' list. Kidding, but probably not.

We then finally ended up wandering into the mall where we walked too much and browsed too much. Forever 21 was really the only real stop and needed place we ended up in. As she looked through piles of clothes, I browsed the jewelry and spotted these adorable earrings. They're very tribal and I just love the size and the way they almost sound like wind chimes when the feathers hit each other. And the extra bonus? They were only $3.99.

In the line up for the cash, they always have bins of little things people can look through while they wait. As you may or may not know, I am obsessed with their nail polishes and obviously couldn't resist. But, I managed to overpower my obsession a little by only picking out one nail polish. I ended up getting Coral, which is just as the name suggests. I do have pinks and an orange or two, but I don't have any coral nail polishes so it was a pretty obvious choice.

The last item is one that was purchased seperately but does not deserve a post of it's own, and that's the Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips in the colour Raise a Glass. Now, I did only use these one time so perhaps I do need to try them a few more times to get the hang of 'em, but so far I'm not happy. I think my biggest problem with them is the fact that they don't stick to your nails very well. I found the ends of my nails (where you file), the glue would rub off and the piece would stick off. Although there's not really any dry time and it's a smooth, flat, even surface, they're more trouble than they're worth. I think I'll stick to painting them (which is therapeutic as well, extra plus).

Ada xx

Thursday, July 25, 2013


After a pretty slow and boring shift at work, I was finally released only to find I had nothing to do for tonight! So, as I usually would, I decided to take the night off and relax a little. Tumblr, here I coooomeeee!!! But not without a giant mug of hot chocolate and a sleeping puppy. The beautiful mug is a gift from my uncle, who brought it back from his motherland Poland. And the puppy is from a beautiful German Shorthaired Pointer mommy who's mommy is from Germany. And I am a nice Polish girl born and living in Canada, so we're got a nice range of countries to work with here.

I've recently been obsessing over a certain musician and band, ie. Phillip Phillips and Two Door Cinema Club. Can you say "playlist on repeat"? With the smoky, sultry voice of Phillip P. and the fun, enigmatic music of TDCC, I think I've got a nice playlist set up for indoor relaxation. The only thing I'm missing is a cute boy to cuddle with, but I'm starting to think that's too much to ask for at this point.

Ada xx

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

HAUL | LouLou Swag Bag

Hello everyone! I'm sorry about my disappearance, I recently spilled OJ on my old Macbook! I then spent a few days weighing my options before giving in and buying a new Macbook Pro. NO MORE LIQUIDS AROUND IT! Promise.

With that said and done, I have a haul I've been saving for a little bit to post. My Aunt went to a LouLou Magazine party and emerged with a swag bag. She's not one for those sorts of things, so when I came home after work, I got a nice surprise.

The bag was mostly samples, but hey, never complaining. So what was inside, you ask? Let me tell you.
  • A copy of the April 2013 issue (ok... maybe this bag is a little older than I thought)
  • Montagne Jeunesse Peel Off Mask sample
  • John Frieda Frizz Ease serum sample x2
  • The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Day Cream samples x3
  • Beyonce Pulse perfume sample (lovelovelove)
  • Burt's Bees Nourishing Body Lotion samples x2 (smell is meh)
  • Palmer's Cocoa Butter Oil sample
  • Unnamed body wash sample 
  • Dove deep conditioner
  • China Glaze full-size nail polish in Bahamian Escape (love)
  • A pack of cards
  • A LouLou notebook
  • A beautiful rose gold watch (lovelovelove)
 I am just so pleased with this bag and really hope my aunt has more parties to attend and more swag bags to not want. c;

Ada xx

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

TUTORIAL | Neutral Outer V

  • Quo BB Cream in Light/Medium
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW20 (as a concealer)
  • Sleek Luminous Pressed Powder in 01
  • MAC Surf, Baby! Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Lush-Light Bronze
  • Madison Street Beauty blush in Hydrangea
  • Benefit Watt's Up! highlighter deluxe sample
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
  • Rimmel London Colour Rush Duo Eyeshadow in Cream Caramel (light nude)
  • Maybelline Expert Wear eyeshadow in Creme de Cocoa
  • Sleek MakeUP i-Divine palette Au Naturel in Mineral Earth and Taupe
  • MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
  • Rimmel London Soft Kohl Kajal eyeliner pencil in Sable Brown
  • Shu Uemura eyelash curler
  • Make Up Forever Aqua Smoky Lash mascara (top lashes)
  • Maybelline Full N' Soft mascara (lower lashes)
  • NYX The Runway Collection in Champagne & Caviar palette (dark brown & black)
  • Quo eyebrow gel
  • MAC creamsheen lipstick in Angel
Everything Else:
  • Nails: Forever 21 in Mauve
  • Ring Finger: Forever 21 in Bronze
  • Earrings: Forever 21
  • Top: Tommy Hilfiger