September 2012The Preppy Scientist: September 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Favourites: September

I cannot believe another month has gone by! I'm finally getting into my school routine and can't wait to share my room tour with you all! 

I had quite a few favourites this month - it was so difficult narrowing them down to a few! I hope you enjoy:

LashBlast Luxe Mascara

 Lashblast Luxe Mascara - Covergirl 






Chai Tea - Tetley 



What were your favourite things this month?

xo

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Style Notes: Tortoise Shell

I'm currently really loving tortoise shell! I just got a really cute pair of tortoise shell glasses and now I am completely in love with everything tortoise shell! Here are some items I have to get my hands on! 


Glasses - Derek Cardigan 

Faux Tortoise Shell Necklace

Necklace -  Privileged 


Watch - ASOS


Phone Case - Goincase


xo

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

#OOTD

Did you know that I share my Outfit of the Day on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram? Head on over to those websites and hit the follow button for your extra daily dose of The Preppy Scientist! 

Here are some of my most liked outfits:





xo

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Beauty Essentials

Whenever the weather changes, my beauty must haves do to. When it gets cooler I have to focus on moisture. I have naturally dry skin, and the cold weather doesn't do me any favours.  Makeup wise, I cut back on the amount of products I wear and keep the palette pretty neutral. I wake up pretty early everyday - so I don't really like piling the makeup on. Here are my fall beauty favourites: 


St. Ives Green Tea Scrub 
 Since my skin is dry, I need a light everyday scrub. This one is not too abrasive and smells really nice!

Cetaphil Moisturizer 
This moisturizer is non-comedogenic meaning it doesn't clog your pores. It also keeps my skin hydrated all day!

Maybelline BB Cream 
I prefer BB cream over foundation in the fall because it provides a great amount of coverage with added moisture. It also never makes me look like I am wearing makeup, which is nice.

Bare Minerals Blush 
I really like how smoothly this goes on! It gives me a nice that I lack in the fall/winter time. 

Body Shop Glimmer Cubes (Natural Palette) 
These eyeshadows aren't as glittery as they seem and really just open up your eyes and make you look awake (perfect for those early mornings). Unlike other eyeshadows I've tried in the past, the glimmer cubes actually stay put all day!

Clinique Black Honey Lipstick
 Don't be intimidated by the colour of this lip stain. It was designed to look differently on different people despite it's deep colour. For me it shows up as a berry red. It goes on like a balm and doesn't make your lips feel dry like many lipsticks. Definitely my favourite product of the season.

What are your fall beauty essentials?

xo

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pretty Protection

I recently bought a new laptop computer for school (super exciting), but it's too small for my old laptop case - and I don't like that it's sliding around in there! Of course that means I'm in the market for a new one! 

I'm not usually picky about laptop cases - but this time I really would like a cute one!
Here are some contenders:
diagonal stripe laptop sleeve

Diagonal Stripe Case - Kate Spade


May Flower Laptop Case - Lilly Pulitzer

Pretty Computer Case - Marc Jacobs
Edie attaché bag in two tone


xo

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Preppy Scientist Playlist (Number 6)


I like to keep my radio on in the background when I'm studying and through that I've discovered some really great music lately! 



Let Me Love You - Neyo



Give Your Heart A Break - Demi Lovato



Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop - Landon Pigg



Wide Awake (Cover) - Landon Austin

xo

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The 'In-between' Jacket

The weather is starting to cool down, and it's (sadly) almost time to break out your coat. In Windsor, the weather around this time is pretty fickle - and often the mornings are super cold and the afternoons are super warm. 

That kind of weather makes it pretty hard to get dressed in the morning so I like to rely on what I call my 'in-between' coat. It's not quite heavy enough to be a Winter coat but it is warm enough for those cooler mornings!

Here are some of my personal favourites:




Black Hooded Anorak - Old Navy

WOMEN'S POLAR HOODED JACKET
Polar Hooded Jacket - The North Face

Women's Sage Beadnell Jacket

Beadnell Jacket - Tuckernuck

xo

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hey It's Okay!




1. To tear up when talking to PNMs about how much you love your sorority.

2. Not to finish the last two questions on your calculus assignment.
3. To cradle your cat like a baby until she falls asleep
4. To by yourself new clothes...just 'cause
5. To take the elevator up one level
6. To still use your old laptop - even though you just bought a new one
7. To change outfits 3 times in one day
8. To get sassy when necessary
9. To still be afraid of lightning
10. To ditch the plans and go with the flow

xo


Monday, September 17, 2012

Out With the Old...



(Old and Dinky)

And in with the new!


(New and Shiny)

Please give me a day to get used to my new computer!

xo

Friday, September 14, 2012

Decorate Me: Decorative Cushions

Decorating is one of my passions! As a matter of fact - I would love to become an interior designer if science doesn't work out (but I'm 99.9% sure it will) - I digress. Decorative cushions are a great addition rooms. They don't necessarily need to 'fit' with the decor and are an opportunity to add some flair to your room! There is such a great variety of cushions available - so there is definitely something for everyone. 

Here are some of my favourites:



Canada Pillow - Brownie Box Trading
These ones are pretty pricey, but worth it because they are hand woven and 100% cotton! 

40 Percent Off SALE - Use Code ABC40 Outdoor Pillow Cover Cushion Cover 18x18 Ebony Black Chevron Zig Zag

I just love chevron!

I love the tribal feel here!




This cushion is just fun! I think it's super cute and less boring than a standard heart cushion.

xo

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reminder







Because it's starting to get tough here. 

xo

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blazers

Ask anyone and they'll tell you I am obsessed with blazers! I really love the element of structure they add to an outfit. They are also a great 'in between' piece for those days that are cool - but don't require a full jacket.

While I don't necessarily need any more blazers - here are a few that I would add to my collection:




PS: How do you like the handwritten title? I'm slowly mastering my tablet!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Currently Reading: Pick #2


I haven't managed to do a 'currently reading' post in a while, because I couldn't find a book I liked. But I'm back now with a fantastic novel called Divergent. 

In an attempt not to give any spoilers so here is the description from Goodreads:

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Exciting stuff right? 

I really enjoyed this book and since it's part of a series, I'll definitely be reading the next book Insurgent

PS: Did you read my first 'Currently Reading' pick?

xo

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ann Taylor Loft: Fall 2012 Lookbook



I love looking at the new arrivals my favourite stores get for Fall! My style has recently taken a shift from cute and preppy to more polished and preppy. I think it has to do something with being in my third year of schooling. I'm starting to think about my professional career after school is over - and it's had a huge impact on my style. These days I prefer tailored pieces, skirts and dresses. I hardly reach for jeans now. That's where Ann Taylor Loft comes in. Their new arrivals are amazing! Perfect for someone who appreciates 'grown' up clothing, but doesn't want to look dowdy. 






 

Super cute right?

All looks are available online!

xo