summer in style

Cropped Shawl
Beige , Black Velvet, and Denim 
Long Sleeves
Black drape Cardigan, long mint green light cardigan, black military blazer

I took the time to spring clean and organize my clothes by type (jacket, blouse, jeans, etc.), style (e.x. jeans - skinny or boot cut) and colour and now I can't find anything! Funny how when my stuff was a mess I knew where everything was and now that its organized I don't have a clue.

the best memories

The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the fainthearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal.
Victor Hugo
No cell reception, no internet, 4 channels of television (showtime, ABC, CBC and home renevation). A healthy break for us.
227532_10150190619674244_596804243_6790634_4543956_n2227826_10150190629689244_596804243_6790804_6930587_nThis week I got back from a 4 day trip to a historical town in Northern British Columbia with my school.  It was happiness, unexpected.   
20 years from now i;m not going to remember a lot from high school, but these moments out of the ordinary; spring break in New York, Barkerville with my classmates, these are the things that will stick. These are the memories worth every penny  they cost to make.  These are, the best memories.

* some photos are from my friend.

nivea rich regenerating night care

i bought this because i really liked Nivea creme, it was too greasy and thick for me but it really made my skin super soft.  I have oily/combination (in the winter) skin but I bought the sensitive skin one because I was thinking that the sensitive skin formula would make my skin softer. As it turns out, over moisturizing doesn't do your skin any good. As your skin doesn't absorb it, it sits on top and can make your skin look dull. The thing about this product is that it's less thick than Nivea creme but it has the consistency of butter at room temperature. Its easy to spread and smooth but greasy and in fact, one of its main ingredients is hydrogenated vegetable oil (margarine).  A little does goes a long way and although its only 48 grams of product this will probably last you a year.

I know someone who has really sensitive skin, she was born with enzyme and this is one of the only creams she doesn't react to. this has been working for her however it does list fragrance and cetyl alcohol ingredients. Personally, I didn't really like it because it made my face feel greasy after i applied it and other than moisturizing it doesn't really give any other benefits. There's no antioxidants or BHA or AHA exfoliating ingredients and it also didn't make make my skin as soft as nivea creme. 
The glass packaging is nice but jar packaging isn't as sanitary as a pump bottle and environmental wise the glass jar is thicker than it needs to be making it a bit wasteful.

bottom line: this isn't a face cream i'd go back to, its OK but nothing special.

EDIT: this post was originally posted on Wednesday, somehow blogger accidentally set it on private and deleted all the comments.