we're into it, for summer


Time to get outside, enjoy the nice weather, and get in shape for swimsuit season. Loopy and Saucy splurged on a couple of pairs of Sketchers Shape Ups while in Calgary on the weekend. Will they work? The mere act of getting out and walking might be what does the trick but Saucy is game to give it a try anyway.

Asian treats and groceries from Chinatown! This weekend's finds include strawberry Kit Kat bars:... and more bottles of Ramune, the Japanese marble drink. Just remove the cap, invert it, and use it as a tool to release the marble into the neck of the bottle to open the drink. The marble with swirl around in its confines while you take sips.


Loopy lurrves Japanese Pocky sticks! Saucy does too. These won't help getting ready for swimsuit season...


Oh, maybe just a few... strawberry flavoured!



Hair Tinsel... Beyonce wore these to the Grammy Awards. These fine strands of mylar are woven and tied to the base of about ten hairs on your head, near the crown. If attached securely, you can wash and gently brush your hair and they can last for weeks. Saucy took Loopy to a salon to have a few pieces put in at $7.50 per set of three.


Unamused, Saucy hit eBay when they got home from the Salon and ordered a pack of 2800 assorted strands for $16.99 (with free shipping) from a vendor overseas. They arrived quickly and Saucy has been practicing her hair flair on any visiting Cheerio that stands still long enough. She has this brilliant idea to master the tight little knot required, teach a few of the Cheerio mothers and some of the Cheerios... and have a fundraiser called BEAR HAIR FLAIR next year... what do you think of that, Dear Reader?

Oh, and unless your hair is quite short, make sure you order the 1 metre lengths... anything shorter is just too fussy to work with. There are plenty of instructional videos on YouTube.



Saucy cashed in her Shoppers Optimum Points for a set of Harajuku Lovers Summer Cuties scents. G, Love, Angel, Music and Baby, all dolled up for the beach and smelling like summer. Too cute for the vanity!


Jewelry artist Tarina Tarantino turned Saucy and Loopy onto embellished tiaras, over the top Hello Kitty necklaces and hot pink hairdos. Now, she has a line of cosmetics:


The packaging is glitzy and stunning... Saucy and Loopy are enchanted. An overwhelmingly beautiful selection of pinks for eyes, lips and face. Time to stock up! Can you imagine the photo shoot possibilities? Where on earth can Saucy find a hot pink wig so far away from Halloween?


Loopy lurrves her Tokidoki messenger bag and laptop case. The patterns are so cute and fun:


Now, Tokidoki has created a line of cosmetics for Sephora. It's bright and playful, just like the brand. Tokidoki means "sometimes" in Japanese... but this stuff is cute all the time.


Lastly, Saucy is way into her May scrapping challenge. She did four more layouts today alone. They're drying right now so she'll take pictures tomorrow. Luckily, she's also working digitally:




Reader, Saucy and Loopy enjoy a good tip from you. What are you into right now? Spill.

24 comments:

CuteStuffInside said...

What am I into right now? It's what I'm always into - purses - I LOVE purses. Especially bead-knitted purses - and basket purses for the summer. I've got some cute baskets just waiting to be transformed. Hey, I can make a purse out of anything! No cookie-cutter, department store purses for me!

S.W.A.K.

punkfaerie said...

If you are looking for hot pink wigs outside of Hallowe'en, try a dance or theatrical costume shop! They also have high quality high pigment makeup colours and a good selection of coloured tights....

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Unfortunately I just realized that all the things that I'm into (photography, Scrapbooking, Decor)are being put on hold :(
I guess thats what happens when you have a 1 year old and work full time. I think I'm going to make a date with myself and get busy

Kate's Cupcakes said...

What am I into? Let's see... I recently bought a Cherry Blossom Earring holder, which can be seen at Amazon here... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41dtUln4cPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg (which conveniently works for the mention the word cherry-chance to win a charm game.) Anyway, the earring holder is pretty and doubles as a little piece of art.

I am also into Dior Addict Eau Fraiche... version of the original Dior Addict that is more suitable for Spring. I love it!

Sandra D said...

Thanks for all the fun & Cherry pink suggestions - so perfect for summer! I am into gardening - have been hauling load after load of bedding plants into my backyard. Yesterday I got most of them into their new homes and then sat on my deck with a cool glass of **Lemonade** and enjoyed the view.

Victoria said...

I have the Reebok Easy Tones (first sneakers I ever paid more than $50 for!) I dunno how well they work, but they look a lot more sneaker like than the shape ups which I like.

I wore them for most of last week and I think it's why my legs are sore (of course all the time on ladders and spring grids could be to blame too).

sassy said...

love your "intos"!
we are full swing into party planning mode......2 week count down is on!

Doreen said...

What fun stuff you got! So CHERRY! Makes me want to drink a tall cold glass of LEMONADE! xxoo

Erin said...

I'm into sitting on my new patio furniture and drinking a cold glass of *lemonade*!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I have hair tinsel! Okay, just shiny grey strands...
Flavored kit kat bars are intriguing...

Anonymous said...

My favorite fruit in the summer are Cherries, and my favorite drink is Pink Lemonade, or Lemonade made from scratch! Went to Arizona last year with the in-laws and she made lemonade from her lemon tree....I tell you....there is nothing like it!

jennifer

Jerri-Lea said...

Love the list! We are just starting to find our summer favorites... toasted coconut dipped cone from the ice cream shack is high on our list!! Sea Salt & Pepper chips. Reusable snack bags. CD's recent fave is the "Pink LEMONADE" cupcake from {cupcake} Delight. We tried them yesterday on our way to the lake. I only wish Moto-Moto had more money in his wallet so I could have done more shopping at the Girls Tea Party. (Got the mail at work today thanks.)

MJ said...

I suspect I didn't get an email based upon your comments. I need to place LEMONADE on the grocery list for this evening to combat the summer-like weather we are having! I do love the CHERRY pink colour of the wig though!

Niki said...

Your pages are lovely.

S said...

Love reading your blog. I tried to find some hair tinsel for my girls but can't seem to find a good deal...would you mind sharing who you ordered through?

Crista said...

oohhh Hair Tinsel is all the rage in Calgary! Many of my daughter's cheer buds have them in.
Im not 'into' much right now... but getting my garden in order is constantly on my mind. And I am trying to get more done with my camera... so I guess I am into those things right now!
Love to hear feedback on the sketchers!!! They look uncomfortable and I am worried I would have some sort of a strange walk in them so have avoided buying them so far... so love to hear what you and Loopy think!

Saucy said...

The Shape-Ups are really very comfortable. I didn't get blisters and that is unusual for a workout shoe for me. I've taken Duke on several good long walks and Loopy and I have taken a walk every night in our neighbourhood with Wrigley. We like them but we'll let you know about the shaping up part! It might just be all that walking is what shapes you up, don't you think?

Lisa Russell said...

I am into the LEMONADE flavored girl scout cookies! Yum!!

Coco said...

Love the tiaras. Love the tinsel hair. I am about to start walking myself. Just bought new shoes today. So cute. Gray and PURPLE...

Love looking at the new things you post.

ChaChaneen said...

What am I into at the moment...? Definitely cosmetics! Lurve to dream that my vanity will someday look like the one in my mind! ha ha

Anonymous said...

I adore your lists and look forward to them each season! Going to look for the tinsel hair and that makeup for my daughter. Definitely let us know what you think of those shoes after a few weeks!

Saucy said...

The hair tinsel I ordered was eBay seller "The Princess Sunny Shop" - delivery was free and quick.

I learned one lesson, I need to read the descriptions more closely. I just assumed all pieces would be as long as the ones we saw at the salon... not good. For long hair, you need the 36" strands and they cost a little more.

For younger girls with shorter hair the 18" strands would be more than long enough.

http://myworld.ebay.com/princess-sunny-shop/

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