April 28, 2010

NOTW + OOTDs + Wal-Mart haul

I had a calm week-end, as always. Saturday night, I went to Sara's house to have breakfast with her and some friends (we wanted to have a real breakfast in the morning but Sara couldn't, so we did it at night instead!) We ate eggs, toasts, bacon, beans, breakfast potatoes and breakfast sausages, and we drank smoothies. Yummy!

Friday and Sunday, I relaxed outside all day as it was warm and sunny. I read, painted my nails. Sunday, I ended the day by taking a bubble bath. I noticed that my father bought plain yogurt at the grocery store, but nobody eats plain yogurt in the family... I figured out it was a mistake so I decided to do a face mask with it. I will do a post about it soon!

Here, take a look at the bad sunburn I got on Friday (and a previous of the yogurt mask):

But not only did I got a sunburn, I also tanned a little - and I never tan usually!

Can you see the tan lines where my tee-shirt sleeves would hit? LOL.

For my NOTW, I searched through my mother's stash and discover a silvery nail polish without label. I used three coats to achieve the opacity I wanted as it contains more glitters than color:

with flash

without flash

I also painted my toenails with Annabelle Nail Enamel, but I have no idea of the name of the shade because my mother removed the label on the cap.

I'm really due for an at-home pedicure LOL.

I can't believe it snowed yesterday! And it was around 3°C... X_X

 Balou was almost begging to go play outside as he loves the snow so much, but he would have been all wet and dirty... Poor baby!

At least I let him go pee after his dinner =P

I shaved my legs during the weekend to be ready for shorts Monday, but although the day started warm and sunny, it ended breezy and cold. I wore sandals to school, but I'm glad I had pants and a vest on! As it was freezing and snowing Tuesday, I decided to wear my super warm leggings with boots (not sandals, this time LOL).

top: L'Aubainerie Entrepôt
cami: Stitches
leggings: eBay
boots: Giant Tiger

I also got my coupons by P&G and webSaver.ca in the mail yesterday.

What interested me the most was the $1 and $3 off any Clairol hair dyes (my favourite is Nice 'n Easy, and it's currently on sale for $5.98 at Wal-Mart) and the $1 off L'Oréal Go 360° Clean (I'm obsessed by the Scrublet!). 

If you don't know P&G brandSaver and webSaver.ca, you should definitely take a look. Sadly, the coupons are available to Canadian residents only.

So today I went to Wal-Mart to use some of those coupons before they expire (on June 21th, if I remember well?):

I got:

Clairol Nice 'n Easy in 123 Nautral Soft Black (left) and 131 Rich Dark Brown (right): I was a little lost because the look of the packaging was changed, but I figured out there wasn,t much of a difference between these two shades, so I decided to give a try to Soft Black for the first time.

123 Natural Soft Black (left), 131 Rich Dark Brown (right) 
with flash

123 Natural Soft Black (left), 131 Rich Dark Brown (right) 
without flash

Can you see a difference? I can't! (Please don't mind the red on the box on the left, it was a pink post-it reflected on the box)

Bonus pack of Pond's Dry Skin Cream (left) and Pond's Cold Cream (right): I actually cheated a little... We had the choice between three bonus packages: x2 Cold Cream, x2 Dry Skin Cream or x2 Deep Cleansing and Make-Up Remover, but as I haven't tried any Pond's cream before, I didn't wanted to buy two of the same product... so I ripped open two packages and exchanged products, and the cashier didn't notice LOL. I'm a real bad girl, I know =P But I'm happy because I've been looking for a cream cleanser for a long time now, and I also have dry skin, so I hope that Dry Skin Cream will works!

Topcrop Sun Crunch for Rat/Mouse: I usually buy the one for Hamster/Gerbil since it seems to contains more interesting things for my rat and my gerbil, but it was out of stock (as always).

Iams ProActive Health for Large Breed: We are supposed to feed the doggie wether ProActive Health Active Maturity Large Breed (because he is almost 11 years old) or ProActive Health Weight Control Large Breed (because the veterinarian says he is slightly overweight), but they are harder to find. Today, it's because the Active Maturity Large Breed was out of stock, and the Weight Control Large Breed wasn't on sale (the one I bought was a little less than $10 off). And anyway, Balou has been eating this one all his life.

This morning, I woke up to this:
Stupid snow! It's almost May! Go away!

I wore a scarf to go to school this morning, but when I came home around 1:00 PM, it was a little sunny and around 12°C. And look at the forecast for Friday to Wednesday:

(click to enlarge)

At least we will have some sun! Yey!

Here's my OOTD:
Barefoot! You can see my red toes (=

top: Stitches
cami: Jean Bleu
skinny jeans: Sirens

Balou loves the snow so much that he didn't wanted to stay inside! I let him go play in the little leftovers of snow. But the thing is, he didn't want to stay outside alone xD

I'm sorry, I chose the "compact" option by mistake, which lowers the quality to allow the video to be sent by email -_- I also tried not to talk because I hate my voice on camera xD Oh and I stopped the camera because Balou was about to poo LOL.

Oh yeah, and I have a little something coming up for you soon! Stay tuned! It's a surprise =P


  1. I like what you got in Walmart. Haha I like your changing Pond creams adventure in the store. I just tried their cream only once and I was quite satisfied.

    I'm gonna stay tuned ;)

  2. I love the P&G coupons! It snowed here too and I wasn't too happy but today it's back up to just below seasonal I think. So hopefully summer is just around the corner.

  3. Haha, you betcha! ;)

  4. it snowed where I am the other day too-I'm like what?!?! I'm ready for some warm weather now!!!

  5. woaaa tout un post!!
    C'est trop nimporte quoi la neige!! A montreal cetais plus pire tu trouves pas? Les rues etaient tous slushyy.. heeee!!
    En tk, c'est vraiment drole que tu parles de ton chien la, parce que j'ai vu Francois au train ajd, pis il me parlait de ton chien comme moi il allait toujours faire ces besoins a la meme place, haha, et qu'il aime que le monde joue avec lui!! Il a l'air trop adorable ton gros toutou!! Malgré qu'il soit vieux, on dirait encore un bébé!! haha J'aimerais le voir un jour!!

  6. Great post and haul! I can't believe it snowed!!! It's April almost May!!! :) It's been chilly the past few days here in the US (PA) as well. hope the warm weather comes back soon! :)

  7. Balou is so cute with the paw prints on the snow... hehe~ It reminds me of my Tobey and his paw prints on the wet cement. :/

    I like the Pond's Dry Skin Cream. It really worked well for my dry, winter weather. I hope it works for you too!... hehe~

    Isn't it typical for Canadians to speak French or learn French in school? I know here, in the US, we tend to learn Spanish... hehe~

  8. Cute outfits!! Wow it's still pretty cold over there! Love all the pictures of the outdoors.

  9. I like the outfit and leggings on you, cute combo for a casual fit.

  10. Whoa keep us updated on the yogurt mask! I want to know if it works. lol It's weird seeing snow bc it rarely snows in Houston. When it does, it's like a miracle. hahaha

  11. Awww Balou looks so friendly :) I really miss our family dog - he passed away in November. It's really hard :(
    Your grass is so green and nice! But yeah, that's a bit crazy to have snow. It was snowing in Calgary too this past week but that's Calgary LOL. Toronto has been nice and sunny - a bit breezy but that's okay.
    Sun Crunch reminds me of the "gourmet" guinea pig feed I use to buy for my guinea pig. But when I took him to the veteranarian, the vet told me that it's like feeding him McDonalds. Opps! LOL. That's exactly what she said and she's apparently a specialist for small rodents too. So with the vet's advice I actually switched him to Timothy Hay based pellets (not alfalfa based since she said that's bad). I know, it's no big deal but I just thought I would share :)
    I love your OOTD posts Gaby! You look beautiful in casual outfits :)
    LOL - you made me laugh when you said you switched the packaging on the Ponds products. I love the cold cream and the night lotion too. That combined with my Classic Olay lotion (the basic $10 pink one) is our family secret for anti-aging. Seriously! LOL and it's only like $10. Well, Ponds cold cream and Olay classic lotion have been around for eons so it must be good right? ;)
    Ouch, your sunburn sounds pretty bad - I hope it heels soon. And sometimes I like to eat breakfast food at night and dinner food in the morning!
    Have a lovely day!

  12. @Kasia_B: Glad you were satisfied with the Pond's cream. I've heard they were too oily? But I don't care, I need something for my dry skin.

    @Becka: Yeah, snow sucks! Especially in April!

    @Sarai: Yeah, that's fucked up!!

    @joycexc: Thank you! And snow sucks -_-

    @Angelique: Thank you!

    @♥bebesally: Thank you!

    @Leenda: The post aboyt the yogurt mask is up (=

  13. Thanks for sharing about the Websaver.ca, went and requested some coupons...waiting for them! lol :)