Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Hair Trend?

I spotted a new trend today, and I think it will take the fashion world by storm. The creativity is so amazing, and the combinations are endless. It could be as dramatic or a subtle as you like.
Drew Barrymore was spotted wearing this trend at the Toronto International Film Festival. It looks like she put the tips of her blond hair into black hair dye, resulting in a creative look that she can totally pull off.
The thing that I love most about this look is that the possibilties can be anything. Brown with purple, Brown with blonde, Brown with Red, I think you get the idea.
The only thing is, the precsion might be hard to replicate yourself. Salon or at-home treatments? The decsion could go either way.
What do you think of this daring look? Would you ever consider it? Would you go to a salon to get this look, or do it yourself at home? Comment below!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Coach Stuff :)

Ok, so my official new obsession is Coach. And today i'm here to show you some of their shoes!

FYI, all photos are from coach.com and all products can be purchased at coach.com or Coach stores!
Ok, so let's get started!

First up is a classic flat, accented with a bow:
This is the Skyla flat, priced at $158. This is in black, but it also comes in pink and navy. Notice the Coach detailing on the gold bow decoration!
Another one of my favourites:
This is the Shimmer Ballet Flat, which is also in black, with blue and silver models as well. It is priced at $148.

My last pair of shoes on this list:
The Shine Ballet flat, priced at $138. These come in 3 other varieties as well.
Thats it! Like I mentioned, all of these can be purchased at coach.com and Coach stores. And all photo credit goes to Coach Leatherware and coach.com.
Thanks for reading, and please follow my blog for more updates!
What is on your Coach wishlist? Or do you have a wishlist for another brand? Post your comments below!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

MAC Colour Craft Wishlist!!

I'm SO sorry I haven't posted in such a long time. I've been busy with the YouTube thing. But, I felt this was a very important post because it's crazy how cool this collection is!

Ok, so here's a promo picture:

Cool, eh?

And here is my wishlist:

Eccentricity Mineralize Eyeshadow $19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN

Natural Flare Mineralize Eyeshadow $19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN

The eyeshadows are four mineralize eyeshadows in one, but unlike their duo cousin, these are clearly separated.

The collection is available July 9th in North America.

What's your wishlist?


Promo picture and compact pictures credit goes to Temptalia
Swatches credit goes to erine1881 on Specktra

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mourning Sally Girl Nail Colour-Curfew

Those were some pictures of my new favourite polish-Curfew. This is by Sally Girl, and almost all Sally Girl items are .99 cents (1.39 in Canada).

I am mourning this because I dropped it on the floor, and it broke. 20 minutes later, its all off the floor and I'm quite sad because it broke. I'm gonna have to buy another one!

So, on to the application. It's kinda thin, you can probably see parts where you can still see my nail through it. It took 3 or 4 thin coats to get this opaque. I think I used 3.

Its such a great polish. I have 5 (now 4) others, and I'll review those once I use them.

Sally Girl Nail Colours and the rest of the Sally Girl line is available at Sally Beauty Supply and online at www.sallybeauty.com

What do you think?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My YouTube account!


It feels like it been forever and a day since I've written. I decided I would share my new exploration: YouTube.

It's not like i've never heard of YouTube, it's just exciting that I got an account! It's based mainly on makeup and beauty videos. I hope you all will check it out, and if you have an account please subscribe and comment!
My first video is a slideshow of various MAC cosmetics products.
Enjoy, and if you have any questions/comments/requested videos, feel free to ask!!

Here's a link to the video:

Monday, April 20, 2009

My MAC Wishlist

I've never shared this before, but I am a HUGE MAC cosmetics fan. I love their nail lacquers, and the whole 'look' of the brand.

I was looking at the website Temptalia, which has a lot of previews and things for upcoming collections, and thought I would share my wishlist for upcoming MAC collections.

Rose Romance:

Release Dates: April 23rd, 2009 (North America), May 2009 (International)

I'm loving the nail lacquer Love and Friendship:

The thing I adore about MAC nail lacquers are the price and colours. At only $11.00 USD and $13.00 CAD, it's a real steal. The bottles are cute as well, which is a bonus.

Next, the Just a pinch gel blush

It's like a cream cheek tint, looks very nice.

Lipstick in Way to love (far left):

I've never used a MAC lipstick before, so if someone could tell me if they are worthwhile buying, that'd be great!
The pigments look nice, but too bright blue and too dark purple for me.

Style Warriors Collection:
Release Dates: May 28th, 2009 (North America) and June 2009 (International)

Nail Lacquer in Violet Fire:

It looks like a sparkly bright purple, with a hint of metallic in it.

Thats it for the Style Warriors collection that intrests me. I know that some people will be all over the eyeshadows and pigments. They also have a leg spray in this collection.

I'm interested in the Slimshine Lipstick as well, it looks like a alternative to lip gloss and lipstick. All most like an in between.

Links: Rose Romance Collection, Style Warriors Collection and MAC Cosmetics Canada

Credit to Temptalia for photos, release dates, and information on collections. Credit to MAC Cosmetics Canada for information on Slimshine Lipstick.

Do you see anything that catches your eye in upcoming MAC collections?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Butter London's Earth Day Celebration

When I started this blog, I mentioned how much I love nail polish. Well, today I am posting a blog about nail polish!

Butter London makes nail lacquers in a wide-range of colours, ranging from the conservative nail gal to the wild nail fanatic. The company also has 3-Free polishes (no Formaldehyde, Toluene, or DBP).

In celebration of Earth Day, the company has a 5 for $40 sale. You can pick 5 nail lacquers for only $40 dollars. It looks like a great company, and since thats $70 dollars in savings, I think i'll take advantage of such a great offer.

Photo credit: Butter London

I really like Artful Dodger, Muggins, Bezzie Mate, HRH, Queen Vic, and (I can't decide.. any help?!). I have no idea what those names mean... just going on colour swatches :)

Anyone else taking advantage of the amazing offer?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


New post time :) !!! Sorry I haven't posted in such a long time, I've been very busy. I know from personal experience, it's a very tough decsion chossing a cell phone provider. So, I'd like you all to post what cell phone provider (ex. Bell, Rogers, Fido, etc.) you use, and please rate it on a scale of 1-5, 5 being 'awesome'. If you could write a short review on the company, that'd be great too. No need for a page-long review, just a couple of sentences. It'd be a real help to all of the readers, and I'll post some of your reviews on another post.
DISCLAIMER: By posting your comment, you give me permission to use it on another post. (Example:
Emily wrote: I'm with the cell phone provider.......) and use your name, Anon, or your username, whichever you use to post a comment.

Comments are always welcome!


Monday, March 30, 2009

Back to the Future: My Exchange at Future Shop


So, I decided to post a new post early this morning, as I really have nothing else to do :)

About a month ago, I bought a Sony mp3 player from Future Shop. 2 days ago, the earphones stopped playing music for some unknown reason. So, yesterday I went back to return the earphones.

However, once I got to the exchange desk, they did not know the value of the earphones, so I had to return everything; including my mp3 player.

So, now I have to put everything on it again; music, photos, videos. Everything.

Overall, my experience was pleasant, however I was not very happy that I now have to put everything on it again.

I have had nothing but back luck with my purchases at Future Shop. My camera broke, my portable DVD player was missing a cord (so I couldn't use it on Christmas Day!), and now this.

I'll let you all know how my new mp3 player is.

Anyone else have any experiences (good or bad) at Future Shop?

Talk to you all soon,


Sunday, March 29, 2009

My Allowance

My name is Emily, and welcome to Emily's Allowance!

I named this blog Emily's Allowance because:
1. My name is Emily
2. Although I don't recieve an allowance, I am always looking for new things to purchase.
3. I love to write, and a blog seemed perfect!

Some facts about me:
1. My name is Emily
2. I love purple.
3. I love nail polish.
4. I have a Silky Terrier named Sophie.

I'll be posting about my experiences as a consumer, nail polish tidbits, things that I want to buy, and other things that come to mind!

Talk to you soon,