Am I right? Because let me tell you, this is pretty much the story of my life. So many amazing filters, and I feel like I’m always the last one to know! (LOL #sadtimes). But this won’t be the same for you! I’m letting you in on my favourite picture iPhone apps! Enjoy!
Line Camera – Line Camera is actually one of the first apps that I downloaded on my iPhone. It’s a pretty basic app– you can use different filters, write on the photos, and even put little “stamps” (like stars) on the photos. The best part about it? It’s completely free!
Framatic – I love Framatic! It’s an app where you can put several photos into different frames. This is perfect for publishing your OOTD (outfit of the day) posts! And it’s free!
After light – After Light was suggested to me by a friend on Twitter, and I love it! It has a nice collection of great filters that will make your photos look more “professional.” You can get this app for only 99 cents!
Pic FX – Right now, Pic FX is probably my favourite app. Not only does it have a bunch of interesting filters, but you can add little hearts, circles, etc. to your images… just like this one! For the hearts/circles/etc. filters, just click on “lights” when in the app. There are several to choose from! This app is $1.99, but so worth it!
Back in August, before I moved to Toronto, I bought two books: “Room” by Emma Donoghue and “A Stolen Life” by Jaycee Dugard. I read “A Stolen Life” in a day (it was just… wow. Words cannot describe it!), and I was plowing through “Room” quite quickly.
Once I moved to Toronto, things got a little busy. I tried finishing “Room” on the subway, but I kept forgetting to put it in my bag/was too tired to read at 6:30 in the morning etc. etc. I picked the book back up last week while on the greyhound to Ottawa and ended up finishing the other day. Let me just say: “Room” was amazing. Great book! Highly, highly suggest it!
I don’t know why, but this week has just been an off week for me. First, I ended up getting sick after my thanksgiving weekend in Ottawa. And then, I don’t know… I was put in a terrible mood for the rest of the week. I felt like my buttons were being pushed this week (well actually, they’ve been pushed all month long!), and I was pretty much at my breaking point.
But you know what? Sometimes it’s good to just “snap” a little. Especially if you tend to be passive in character. It just reminds certain people that “hey, you’ve gone too far and I’m not taking it!”
So to put myself back into a good mood, I decided to just relax a little: I (finally) finished “Room,” treated myself to mini DIY spa treatments (thanks to Philosophy!), and sipped on my favourite David’s Tea blend: Forever Nuts!
After a weekend of doing absolutely nothing (other than watching Halloween movie marathons!), I feel a little refreshed :)
Do you let people push your buttons for long? Or do you nip it in the bud immediately?
Thank God the weekend is finally here! While I didn’t work regular hours this week (due to Thanksgiving and getting sick), I felt like the week was never going to end. I felt like I was at my breaking point by Friday afternoon. But all is okay– It’s Saturday, and I’m cuddled up on the couch watching a Tremors Marathon on AMC (the best!).
I’ve always liked Philosophy. Now, I will say that I’ve only ever tried their bath and shower gels (I received a gift set last Christmas!), but I love them! The scents are out-of-this-world amazing!
Nancy, who is a huge Philosophy fan, held a Philosophy giveaway a few weeks ago, and I ended up winning! I was soooo excited! Philosophy ended up sending me a huge box of goodies (thank you!), but today I’m going to talk about one of the goodies they sent me: The Hope in a Jar moisturizer!
Our award-winning, lightweight daily moisturiser hydrates and provides antioxidant protection, while improving skin texture and tone, leaving it smooth and radiant.
contains the ester of lactic acid for exfoliation to help promote smooth, healthy-looking skin
contains beta-glucan to help give your skin a healthy, rosy glow
high-performance moisturiser with antioxidants to help protect skin against environmental attack
When I first tried this product, I was amazed at the texture! It’s like, whipped! So smooth, so silky! I seriously love the feeling of it! A++ for texture, that’s for sure!
I’ve been using Hope in a Jar all week, and I must say; I really like it! I have combination skin (oily parts around my cheeks and forehead, and very dry spots around my nose). I could never really get rid of the dryness around my nose (it’s really, really bad!). But I noticed that the dryness is completely gone after using Hope in a Jar! I am serious. I can’t believe it!
The thing I hate, however, is the smell. It’s quite disappointing. It’s such a great product, but the scent isn’t very pleasant. Thankfully, it isn’t very strong– but this is definitely something Philosophy can improve on.
If you’re interested in trying Hope in a Jar, Sephora sells the 2 oz jar (like the one I have) for $52 (see here). But if you want to test it out first, you can always ask a sales associate at Sephora for a sample!
Have you ever tried Philosophy Products? If so, which ones are your favourite? Which daily moisturizer is your favourite?
Since purchasing an iPhone last week, I’ve been downloading a billion photo/filter apps! One of my favourites thus far is the Pic Play Post app!
The app, which is only $1.99, allows you to put photos and videos into different frames! I swear, it is the most addictive thing ever. And it makes your instagram super interesting! Just take a look at the ones I made last weekend in Ottawa:
Neat, huh? So I have to ask…
What are your favourite photo/filter apps?
Please share! I’m always looking for new ones!
Living in Toronto has seriously taken a toll on my bank account (and not just because rent is more expensive either!). I mean, I have all of these big shopping malls around me (love!) and two Kate Spade stores! Two! I’ve already bought my first Kate Spade bag this month (with a coin purse!) and a skinny purple bangle… what else? Well…
Ever since I seen the bow bangle on the Kate Spade website, I wanted it! I mean, there’s no need to even stack the bow bangle with a bunch of other bangles… it looks completely adorable with just your watch or even by itself!
I did however have an issue with the clasp. It kept coming undone! It wasn’t really “clicking” in place, so it kept falling off (ugh!). Thankfully, the Kate Spade team here in Toronto helped me out and give me a brand new one! They said if there is ever a problem, just bring it back for an exchange or refund. Thanks, Kate Spade team!
After using up my tiny 4.5mL tube of prime time, I decided that I wanted to stock up on this wonderful product. This is seriously why I love beauty samples! I always tend to find a product that I really really like!
Prime Time works so well with my favourite foundation, Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H! You can be sure that I’ll be asking for more Prime Time for Christmas (it’s a great stocking stuffer for the beauty lovers out there!).