February 25, 2011

Men & scarves

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I prefer seeing monochromatic (as opposed to patterned) scarves on men, preferably the chunky knit kind. How the first gentleman styled his scarf looks better to me than the "thrown around the shoulders" look some of the others are sporting.

What's your opinion?

EDIT: I just realized the second pic is of a man holding a cigarette. Totally didn't notice, sorry! I'm usually careful when it comes to posting pics of people smoking on my blog because I don't endorse it. I only accidentally realized it when someone commented that these men are smoking (hot). hahaha : ) I'll try to be more careful next time!

February 20, 2011

Tutorial: Cheap, rusted silver?

Many of us girls own a few "cheap" silver pieces.  By "cheap", I mean ones from Forever 21, H&M, Aldo, etc. These are obviously considered "fake silver" and they rust so quickly and easily!  A simple way to remove rust from cheap silver is to use toothpaste. : ) Please don't use this method on your expensive pieces... -_-'
  1. Squeeze a pea-sized amount of toothpaste onto your fingertip.
  2. Rub the toothpaste all over your silver gently.  You'll notice the rust coming off on your fingertips and you'll smell that disgusting "blood"/metal smell. Ick.
  3. Rinse the toothpaste off and VOILA! You've got brand new, shiny silver again. : )
I actually discovered this a few months ago, but didn't really have the chance to clean my earrings. Here are a couple of poor before/after pics of my Aldo earrings (taken from my Blackberry, sorry!).

For your other "better" silver, I recommend using baking soda. It really works! I tried this method out a few months ago, but didn't take any photos. Sorry!

  1. Line a bowl with aluminum foil (shiny side up).
  2. Put your tarnished silver into the bowl.
  3. Put a tablespoon of baking soda on top of the jewelry.
  4. Pour boiling water over it.
  5. Watch it fizzle and melt away the tarnish. ; )
You can find all of this on Google (like I did), but I just thought I should share it in case some people haven't thought of Googling it. :D

Oh and silver polisher always helps if you don't trust these "homemade" methods.

Hope this helps!

February 17, 2011

Gucci Pre-Fall 2011

[images via Fashion Gone Rogue; modified by me]

Smart, sexy, and sophisticated.  I think every woman wants a piece from this collection. I need that first outfit, but I probably don't have the height to pull it off like that model.

Are you drooling over any of these pieces or would you rather pass?

February 10, 2011

H&M Conscious Collection

[images via H&M, but modified by me]

"Conscious collection is part of H&M's actions for a more sustainable fashion future."

I can't wait for H&M's spring collection! I'm loving the neutral colours, scallop details, and light, feminine pieces. Above are a few of my picks. You know where I'll be on April 14th!

February 6, 2011

Print Leggings

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I think I might get a pair soon! :D

February 5, 2011

{CLOSED} Birthday Giveaway

Congratulations to Lisa for winning my birthday giveaway!
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I recently hit 400 Google Followers and thought I should celebrate with a mini giveaway! Thank you for all your support everyone! Your comments really make my day. <3 I'm making this end on my birthday so everyone has a little under a month to enter. : )

Day planner
ELF eyebrow kit
ELF natural lash kit
ELF matte top coat polish
China Glaze Refresh-Mint
L'Oreal Go 360° Deep Exfoliating Scrub (sample size)
Bath & Body WorksWarm Vanilla Sugar Hand Sanitizer
$5 discount to any purchase made through my store. (not pictured)
* And a random bonus gift(s) that will not be revealed until you receive it. *
Hint: It will be fashion-related, since all of the above items are beauty items.

Reason for each item
Currently, I can't go a day without looking at my planner. I hope this pretty one helps the winner out. The graphics inside are really cute and it goes by week and month.

The eyebrow kit is my go-to when it comes to daily makeup. It's perfect for filling in your brows. See the difference it makes!

The natural lashes are amazing! Just don't use the glue ELF provided. The glue is really bad. : ) See how the lashes look here!

ELF's matte top coat is pretty good for what it's worth! I recently did a swatch of it.

I'm giving away China Glaze's Refresh-Mint because I received one each from two fellow blogger friends. If you're interested, you can read all about why I received two here.

My current favourite exfoliator is L'Oreal's Go 360° Deep Exfoliating Scrub. It smells soooo pleasant and leaves my face feeling really clean, fresh, and smooth after. I hope the winner enjoys this sample sized one!

Rules (Open internationally)
The rules are pretty straightforward and have been consistently applied to most, if not all, of my past giveaways. I've disqualified a number of individuals in the past and will continue to do so, should there be rule breakers.

Be a public Google Follower of www.thelittledustprincess.com.

+1 Follow this blog using Bloglovin'.
+2 Follow me on Twitter AND click here to tweet. (You have to do both to qualify for two entries.)
+1 Copy and paste the code above to place my button on your sidebar. Blogs made specifically for giveaways will not be counted.


* Entries accepted until 11:59PM EST Monday, February 28th, 2011.
* * TLDP reserves the right to disqualify invalid entries without notice.
* * * Winner will be randomly selected using a random number generator.
* * * * Winner must claim their prize within 48 hours or the prize will be considered forfeited.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies of the prizes mentioned. Everything was purchased with my own money, except for the China Glaze nail polish (gifted) and the L'Oreal sample (bonus with purchase). Please note that I will remove some packaging, if necessary, to reduce the cost of shipping to the winner.


The winner of my previous giveaway is Lisa. I actually generated the number twice! I got 1 the first time, but realized the spreadsheet began at 2 so I regenerated it and got 5, which was STILL Lisa. I guess it was meant to be, Lisa. ; ) *phew* Congrats!!! :D

February 4, 2011

Breakfast 'n' Lunch

My boyfriend & I recently ate at Cora's for breakfast and Pixel 8 for lunch (on separate days). It was my first time at both of those places! Cora's is a large breakfast chain that can only be found in Canada and Pixel 8 is just a random Asian "lounge" place in Markham, Ontario (Bur Oak & Kennedy).

What a cute logo! (@ Cora's)

Boyfriend playing around with my G11's manual focus.

Boyfriend's Caffe Latte
I got a glass of grapefruit juice.

My Western omelette

Boyfriend's "Good Morning!"
(2 eggs any style w/sausage, bacon, ham, or bologna)

Boyfriend's chicken teriyaki rice @ Pixel 8 

My Japanese udon noodles
It was the only udon dish there and I will not be ordering it again.

I'm more of an "udon" person. What about you? Ramen or udon noodles?

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