Tuesday, April 22, 2014

the top 10

i usually check out my stats at the end of each month, to see most popular blog posts, referring sites, audience, yadda yadda. but every once in a while i'll have a gander at the yearly-to-date numbers, just to see if the top 10 countries (of those readers) who follow my blog has changed at all. and here they are (with # 1 generating the most hits etc.):

1. USA (i have 3 times as many american readers as i do from my own country! doh, canada...)
2. Canada
3. Russia
4. UK
5. Germany
6. France
7. Australia
8. China
9. Ukraine
10. Brazil

a HUGE shout-out to all my readers - thank you SO very much!!
parisgirl xo

Friday, April 18, 2014

malbec of the week: terra andina

raspberries! that's the first flavour i tasted when i took a swig of this awesome argentine malbec. YUM!!

terra andina rich malbec 2012
for more info click here

Thursday, April 17, 2014

what's in my bathroom: DIY beauty elixir

i love this DIY beauty elixir. i tinkered with a couple of versions (different quantities of essential oils, how much witch hazel to add blah blah), until i came up with this lovely concoction. this elixir is perfect for spraying on your face to set makeup and give a dewy finish, or to spritz throughout the day for a refreshing pick-me-up (it's the peppermint that does it!) whenever someone comes into my office, they remark on how beautiful it smells.
happy face, happy nose, happy me! and now, happy you, too!

parisgirl's DIY beauty elixir

what you need
30 drops of organic sweet orange essential oil
15 drops organic rosemary essential oil
10 drops organic peppermint essential oil
1 tsp. organic witch hazel
1/8 tsp. organic vegan glycerine (you can substitute regular if you want)
1 medium sized brown or blue glass spray bottle (like the one above)
distilled water

how to do it
 put glycerine and witch hazel in bottle. add  essential oils. fill bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water. put spray mechanism in place. leave for a day or two in a dark place for scents to mingle. shake before using. spray away!

Monday, April 14, 2014

i like beer too...

one of the benefits of living within a block of a bar is finding random beer glasses on my front lawn when the snow melts! this hefty glass (once washed and sterilized) is perfect for a transitional beer like Mill St.'s vanilla porter. salut!

Friday, April 11, 2014

what's in my bathroom: gumdrop

lovely pale-ish pink that leaves a hint of colour but doesn't make me look like i met damon salvatore on the way home...

revlon colorburst lip color in 060 gumdrop