Tuesday, 30 July 2013

My lucks ALMOST getting better

A few weeks ago I attended a job fair for an expanding mall in my area. A few calls later and I'm heading for an interview for Dyanmite Clothing. I was beyond excited. I really need a new job. And to finally work in a clothing store vs. a shoe store would be very nice ! I tried to look my very best. Which, in my fair opinion, I did. I was very pleased with my look. Rocking two new pieces of mine. First 6 leopard print tank with a zipper back detail. As well as my thirft store ind wedged notices. Which were a killer deal ! The interview went as well as I could have imagine. And as it was a group interview, the girls I was were with were lovely ! It already felt like store bonding ! They said we'd hear from them early next week, so fingers crossed for me ladies!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Provincials 2013

I'll keep it short and sweet. The past weekend my softball and I, headed to Cordova Bay to play in the U18B Softball Provincial Championship. For those who are not familiar with Vancouver or Canada, Cordova bay is in Victoria, Vancouver Island. From where I live, you drive about 30 minutes to the ferry terminal and then the ferry ride is about 1 hour and 35 minutes. Let me just say that Victoria is a very beautiful place ! I've been numerous times on the island cities and Victoria and I've never appreciated the scenery before. Maybe It was because I was younger or I've never taken the time to see it all. Never the less, I enjoyed my trip and playing some ball with my best friends.
On the ferry to Victoria

My two girlfriends and I, stopped by one of the many beaches in Victoria. It was beautiful

We went exploring around the water. Which actually felt amazing ! It's was warm. 

Janine on my left. Taylor on my right. Trying to take a semi-nice group shot of all us but you can't imagine how hard that is when Taylor's dad is taking the photo ! 

After exploring at the beach and taking a cruise, My parents and I headed to downtown Victoria. It just so happened that there was a car show downtown right at the time that we were there ! Some of those old school muscle cars were beautiful! I drooled. I am definitely a muscle car kind of girl. These buildings are the Paraliament buildings. Completely authentic.

We then took a walk by the sea harbour. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. It was a lovely sight. 

Me and Father Herbert 

The next day we decided to go back to downtown just for the food trucks ! There was about 10 or so food trucks lined up on a street, which selling different varieties of food and cultures. They all looked so good ! Being the Sea lovers that we are my mother and I settled for M Truck. 

My mother ordered the " Vietnamese Rock Shrimp Salad " which was good !  I only wish that the shrimp chucks were bigger. But seeing as it has chicken and shrimp, I understand.

I ordered the "West Coast Fish and Chips". It was Haddock fish, fresh fries and homemade tatar sauce. My god. That tartar sauce was to die for ! If I got my hands on the recipe .. 
Next we headed to this old school float and ice cream shop. I had seen it the night before with the lights on and the inside packed, blasting music. I peered into the window for the menu and made it my mission to come back and order something !

It was the cutest cafee ever ! Their menu was fairly large and all extremely affordable. I just couldn't get over what they offered and the set up. And the staff was super nice. After looking at the menu for about 5 minutes I decided that I would ordered a Dr.Cow. 

My Dr.Cow ! Vanilla ice cream, Dr.pepper, Cherry Cola and Whip cream. It was super delicious and the fact that they even make these drinks to go like this was amazing. Just from the set-up, I definitely thought that it was a sit down, serve kind of place!
Walking back to the car we ran into Sully ! I had to take a picture for my little cousins and the little kid in me who loves Monsters Inc. 

I also ended the day by buying a few bracelets. There was a super cute stand that sold these bad boys for 3 for $5, which I think is a deal. I grabbed two for two of my friends and put the rest on myself.
After Four games, a trips downtown, some crazy hotel nights, and trips to the beach our Victoria trip came to an end. We're one of the top ten teams in British Columbia. Woo !

If I were you, I'd plan a trip to Victoria soon !

Friday, 19 July 2013


Sorry I haven't been keeping up much. It's been a super busy, two weeks. Between softball and my injury .... (got hit in the mouth with a ball. Trust me, it was NOT pleasant). And now I'm off to Victoria, which is on Vancouver island for the weekend for my softball provincal championships. I will have a Full blog post on Victoria and my trip, as so as I return ! I can't so very much from my phone .. Wah :( even emails aren't  through properly ! But I will be home Sunday, and hopefully have everything situated by then.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

How Much For Your Soul And, Uh, : OOTD

D.I.Y Hydration Mask Brought To You By Skana Spa ( Guest post )

Michelle Pino from Skana Spa reached out to me a couple of weeks ago to do a blog post for one of their facial products. Their focus for the summer is to keep the face out of harms way and fully hydrated. And don't worry, my dear readers, it's a D.I.Y product. You can do this all at home and super fast ! And just in time for summer. As we all know, one of the main concerns about summer and the heat, for anyone who is into health/beauty is the suns effect on your face. It can be very damaging. Especially with our earth's O-zone layer has been decreasing. UV rays are very harmful and any girl OR boy, should always be protected. Skin cancer is also a leading cause of death in this generation, so ALWAYS, ALWAYS apply some kind of SPF sunscreen ! I know for myself personally, I get sun patches on my face when I'm in the sun un-protected for too long. I always try to wear a hat and a face sunscreen when I'm relaxing in the sun now. As well as, try this very simple hydration mask.

What You Need: Simply mix in a bowl the following:
  • one cup plain greek yogurt
  • half cup oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of honey 

Apply to the skin for about ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing off the mask with a warm washcloth. 
**(This all-natural recipe from the experts at Skana Spa of New York resort, Turning Stone, contains no harsh chemicals that might damage your skin. The yogurt acts as a hydrating moisturizer, the oatmeal is an exfoliator that sloughs off dead skin cells that make the skin appear dull, and the honey acts as a natural antiseptic that kills germs and wards off acne and pimples. You can do this mask once a week to help retain a youthful glow during the summer months.)**

Now, I personally, do not use face masks. That being said, I love the idea of face masks and facials, and everything that they do but, they have never really worked for myself. So I wrote this blog post for the many best girlfriends I have who use and LOVE face masks. Especially those that are D.I.Y such as the one above. Facials and face masks all work differently on everyone. It all depends on your own skin.

Anything marked with a (**) was NOT written by myself. Michelle and I had both written parts of this post.
Let me know how the Mask works out for you guys,