Items I love and want to own from ModCloth.com.
Regular nail polish can be full of some pretty yucky stuff, such as formaldehyde (causes cancer), toluene (can cause severe neurological problems when inhaled) and dibutyl phthalate (causes abnormalities in babies).
Not only are these nail polishes free of all that stuff, they are also free of animal products and aren’t tested on animals. Yay!
These are some colours that I am in love with right now.
Gabriel Cosmetics: Lotus
SpaRitual: Becoming Reality
No Miss Cosmetics: Gainesville Green
Butter London: HRH
That HRH colour from Butter London would go perfectly with the dress I’m wearing for the wedding on Friday, but I’ll be doing French tips instead. I just want to say that I only have personal expereince with SpaRitual polish, since I wore it for my wedding (Free Bird that I had done at The Ten Spot). A store in my area, Common Sort, is going to be carrying Butter London now and I’m excited to see what colours they have and give that brand a try. You can buy both Gabriel and No Miss nail polishes online at Vegan Essentials.
If you have other vegan nail polishes that you love, leave a comment! What has your experience been with these brands? Love them? Hate them? I might do a larger vegan nail polish post in the future.
I wore this on Casual Friday at the office. Every Friday, we get to wear jeans to work. I found these denim clamdiggers (Ok, what’s a vegan appropriate term to call them?) at Value Village last summer.
I’m lovin my new cardigan. I’m really into purple lately. The dress I’m wearing next week for my cousin’s wedding is purple and I got some purple flowers at H&M as well to put in my hair.
Speaking of hair, how do you like my hair in a Gibson Tuck (or roll, or bun)? With my new shorter hair, I’ve been looking or new hair styles and found this one on Sara’s Blog. Mine isn’t as polished, but practice makes perfect.
I’m still in love with the CoolCorc purse I won from One Green Planet.
The key on my necklace is another item I found at my Grandma’s house. She has so many old keys and doesn’t know what they belong to so I got to keep two. This is the shinier one and the other is pretty dull and rusty. They both have their own personality that I love.
No theme this week, just a few items I’m currently coveting from ModCloth.com.
I had my first return to ModCloth today, the Sweet Spectator Heels. *sad face* I had contacted B.A.I.T. asking about the composition of the shoe since their website doesn’t say anything about real leather, just faux, and the ModCloth site mentions both. I was told it was faux leather. I bought them, thinking ModCloth just made a mistake. Nope, the inside heel is definitely leather. B.A.I.T. apologised and if I had looked through their other shoes, I would see that they do mark other styles as vegan and some are really cute. I’ll likely give them a second chance. They should just add “leather” to the details of the shoes that do have it, which is mainly any shoe with a solid back instead of a strap. I bought some other shoes to wear to the wedding already. I’ll just use my store credit to get something else I like from ModCloth. Maybe one of these pretties?
On Saturday, Chad was riding in his first Alleycat Race, Global Gutz. The race ended at Cherry Beach, so I decided to make us a picnic dinner and use lovely picnic backpack my cousin got us for our wedding.
I made use some Tofurky wraps (tofurky, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, S&P and mustard) and brought some soy pudding for dessert, plus some cucumber water.
Chad was good and tired after the race, but I’m so proud of him for doing it!
We went and sat on the beach for a bit to eat and just hang out. It was a lovely day. I did go in for a dip, but there was too much seaweed on the bottom and floating in the water. I didn’t want seaweed in my hair. The water was really warm though.
Later that night we met up with Chad’s friend and went to a punk show at Soy Bomb.
I must be getting old because after the first band, Omaha, and one beer I was ready to go home. I left the boys to rock out and grabbed a streetcar, which was then held up by a school bus full of drunk college kids.
The next day, Chad had to work so I headed to the AGO to see the Picasso exhibit.
We aren`t allowed to take photos of the art pieces but my favourite was Reclining Woman Reading which is of his mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter.
It was so hot and sticky on Sunday that I really didn`t feel like going and trying on clothes, so I just went to H&M, picked up something I liked and took it home to try on. It fit so I`m keeping it. It`s a sweater though, so you won`t see it in outfit pics until this heat wave is done!
All in all, it was a nice fun weekend. What did you get up to?
The 7 of Wands, The Hierophant and the 6 of Swords.
Body (Reality) – 7 of Wands: Minor card, representing fire, action, creativity. Seven is a spiritual number of questioning and seeking. It means an inner quest. There is struggle, to stand my ground but I will be unsure of myself and my actions. I will need to look within to determine where I should direct my energies and if I should continue with projects I am working on. (No matter what, I am continuing with this blog!)
Mind (Thoughts) – The Hierophant: Major card. It was also chosen during my monthly reading so I guess my Hopes and Fears will show themselves this week. There is structure that I either need to conform to a rebel against.
Spirit (Subconscious Guidance) – 6 of Swords: Minor card, representing air, clarity of thought, creativity and invention. The Sword cards usually mean difficulties, but since 6 is a perfect number, this is a positive card. It means a balanced state of mind, the calm after the storm, communication and healing. I like seeing this card after the internal struggle I will have from the 7 of Wands, perhaps a struggle between conforming and rebelling. By the end of the week, I’ll be alright, Back to normal.
I have a feeling the cards are about our office’s Summer Retreat (which isn’t really a retreat, just lunch and a movie) because a restaurant was chosen that isn’t vegan-friendly. I sent an email to the organizer saying I would eat before hand. She didn’t reply before I left on Friday. I am determined to stand my ground on this though. I’ll still be there for the lunch, just not eating. I do not want to give in and have to eating a plain salad at this place when I can easily eat a yummy vegan falafel in the food court of the same building. I hate giving the impression to my co-workers that vegans can’t eat out, but this was just a really bad choice of restaurant. If it was up to me, I could have picked a far better place where everyone could eat a nice meal without feeling deprived. It looks like there will be calm and communication though so I’m not worried. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Have a good week everyone!
On Saturday I helped out 10,000 Tastes I was there from 11am to 4pm, spending most of my time passing out coupons and leaflets to people passing by and letting people know that there was FREE FOOD to be had!
It was a fantastic turnout and they gave out almost 8000 Gardein veggie burgers. There were lots of booths with free samples from Silk, Daiya, Earth Balnce, New Moon Kitchen and more. Toronto Vegetarian Association was there, as well as Snooters Farm ANimal Sanctuary, Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary, and Wishing Well Sanctuary.
All in all, it was a fun day and a total success. Can’t wait until next years!
Hi all! It’s Caturday, errr, I mean Saturday!
I’m going to be a busy bee today. First I’m off to 10 Thousand Tastes, 10 Billion Reasons at Yonge-Dundas Square. I’m volunteering there from 11-4 and it’s going to be awesome! Free vegan food! Fantastic speakers and kickin entertainment. Come on down and enter to win 2 free e-subscriptions to VegNews Magazine as well!
After that, I’m taking the train to Burlington for my cousin’s surprise buck and doe. I’m wearing this vintage skirt I thrifted this week as a dress so there will pics tomorrow. Actually, there will probably be pics of everything going on today!
So have a great Saturday and cross your fingers that Toronto doesn’t get rained on too much!
Who doesn’t love a long weekend? Yesterday was Canada Day here in the North True, Strong and Free. That means that Chad and I both have today off. It’s so nice to just relax at home.
It was a pretty eventful weekend. Not only was it Canada Day long weekend, but it was the end of Pride week and there was also that foot game some people were so concerned with on Sunday. I have no pictures relating to THAT, but here are some I took this weekend.
Saturday I went to Wychwood Market to meet some friends.
On Sunday, Chad was helping a friend move, so I hit up the Pride Parade on my own.
Now on to me relaxing final day to my weekend. Hope yours was as good as mine!