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Ah ShoeMint. They make shoes I truly cannot resist. Meet Lorena, one of this month’s selections. Including shipping, my bill came to just shy of $100 CA ($79.98 in the US with free US shipping). Also available in Blush with black trim, Lorena is made from suede and has a 5″ heel with 1″ platform (ruh roh). There is a zipper up the back and lace-up front. I see this well-styled with some of my vintage flavoured dresses.


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Chloe Blouse Black | Bettie Page Clothing.

Here’s a breezy chiffon blouse for those hazy days. A front button-down style with gathered sleeves is a wardrobe staple I love. Available in black with white dots or pink with black dots in sizes extra-small to 4X. $53 US on Bettie Page Clothing.

Something to Walkabout

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I love these. They remind me of a lower heeled style that I wore in the 1980’s as a child. The shoes made me feel so pretty and grown-up. I’m having a lot of trouble resisting these. $68.99 US on ModCloth.

Something to Walkabout Heel | Mod Retro Vintage Heels |

Winsome Style Dress

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Winsome Style Dress | Mod Retro Vintage Dresses |

I love this dress even though it’s a completely inappropriate colour for both my life and work. The red is a great contrast, but the white is a disaster waiting to happen for this worker in a mineral exploration and camp services business. I would’ve jumped on this had it been in black or navy and red. $99.99 on ModCloth.

Shimmer Sheet Set

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Shimmer Sheet Set: Shop Luminizer | Sephora.

Here’s a pretty and handy idea from Sephora, oil blotting sheets with blush and highlighters within. I use oil-blotting sheets at least once a day, and I find the idea intriguing. The rating is a little low at only 3/5 stars, so I’ll be watching to see if it goes up. I don’t usually buy something unless a product is at least 4 stars to avoid crappy products. This sheet set is selling for $19 CA on Sephora.

Elegance at Its Best Full Slip

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Elegance at Its Best Full Slip in Peach | Mod Retro Vintage Underwear |

I really need one of these. Everyone’s been there, but a light source shining behind me resulting in a see-through dress sucks. Not as bad as the time I walked four blocks down Main Street with my skirt tucked into my pantyhose, but still a malfunction. The four blocks down a busy summer street with my ass hanging out finally ended when a kind passerby clued me in.

Available on Modcloth in ivory, peach, and black for $47 US. The sizes range from an extra-small to 3X.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo

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Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo: Shop Dry Shampoo | Sephora.

As an oily haired gal, I have come to appreciate dry shampoo. To baby my fine hair and help prevent damage I prefer to shampoo and condition my hair every two or three days. Because my hair begins to grease up after about 12 hours, I need to  either shower or use a dry shampoo to unplaster my hair from my scalp (I’ll take pictures one day when I feel a little braver). If I don’t, I look as though I haven’t showered in days because of my stringy and greasy hair.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo works like a charm. It resembles cornstarch when squeezed out of the bottle and leaves a fresh lemon verbana scent in my hair. After I rub it in and brush it out my hair has amazing volume without leaving a white residue in my medium brown hair. The squeeze bottle does not clog like the spray dry shampoos that I have tried. This is frustrating when the bottle costs $10-$20 CA and I have found that no matter how much hot water I soak the nozzle in, it remains blocked.

I couldn’t recommend this dry shampoo more. I just order my second bottle from Sephora for $11 US for 1 oz or $21 US for 2.5 oz.

P.S. My IPhone has dried after its dunking in the toilet and is now operational. My poor phone survived and I breathed a sigh of relief this morning. The toilet water drained the battery but it perked right up after charging.

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