Monday, 31 December 2012

Lifestyle: Random Favourites of 2012

Here are some random lifestyle favourites:

TV Shows & Movies
Pretty Little Liars
Covert Affairs
Once Upon A Time

Body of Proof
Rise of the Guardians
Dark Knight Rises
Men in Black 3
Hunger Games
Game of Thrones

Beauty & the Beast
Vampire Diaries
True Blood

Books & Literature
Hunger Games
Mastery of Love
Life of Frida Kahlo
The Continuity Girl
Pride & Prejudice
Eat Pray Love

Udi's Blueberry Muffins

Pumpkin Pie
Cherry Pie
Lamb Vindaloo
Butter Chicken
Korean BBQ

Starbucks Matcha Soy Latte
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
Green Tea
Raspberry Ginger Ale
Green Tea Ginger Ale
Twinings Black Currant Tea
Earl Grey Tea
PiƱa Colada
Naked Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Monkey Bay Whites
Oyster Bay Whites
Elder Flower Soda

Apple Juice
Guava Juice

Artists & Songs
Five for Fighting - Augie Nieto

Augustana - Wrong Side of Love
Coldplay - One I Love & Yellow
Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts

Hedley - Amazing
Lifehouse - Hanging By A Moment
Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates
Taylor Swift - Teardrops on My Guitar
MoZella - Can't Stop
Duffy - Mercy

Beauty Review: Givenchy Mister Mat

I purchased this product just before the holidays. I finally had time to try it out for two weeks. I figured Christmas parties and New Years I would make use of a good primer. This primer was recommended by the sales ladies at Sephora. I also read great reviews on Makeup Alley.

I found the scent to be overpowering. I was greasy within 6 hours. This product also made my skin breakout. The texture is a powder gel, dries quick and smoothes skin. I find it also dries very fast, which makes you use more product.

This product is not for me. I will be returning this to Sephora.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Beauty & Fashion: What I Got for Christmas Part Uno

Last month in November I was in Toronto visiting my family and friends. We had an early Christmas gift exchange. But what I really loved about Christmas this year is that I got to spend time with my family and friends. Something I enjoy the most is good company. 

Here are somethings that I received for Christmas this year:

J.Crew Pink Studs (Left)
Twinings Assorted Tea Selection

Starbucks Rodarte Mug

NARS hearts Vancouver Collection

J. Crew Pink Bangle
NARS hearts Vancouver Collection

NARS hearts Vancouver Makeup Bag

NARS hearts Vancouver Nail Polish in Saratoga

NARS hearts Vancouver Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

NARS hearts Vancouver Lipstick in Dolce Vita

NARS hearts Vancouver Blush in Orgasm
Burton Snowboard Jacket
Nike Dri Fit Workout Shirt
Forever Living Bee Propolis Cream
Lindt Lindor White Chocolate Truffles Mmmm Mmmm Goodness from my BFF

Beauty Review: December 2012 Glymm Box/Bag

Hello Beauties,

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Sorry this post is so late, please excuse the holiday postal service disruption. I'm pleased to say that I like everything I received this month. They are all products that I would use. At first when I picked up my box at the PO I realized that the box was not sealed. It looked like someone had opened it. Usually the box closure tab is sealed with the Glymm monogrammed tape. This box closure tab was not sealed. It looked like the tape was torn off. I panicked for nothing, everything was safe and sound in it's packaging.

This month's products include:

Suncoat Peelable Water-based Nail Polish 8mL, I can't seem to find a name for the colour only #26 is embossed on the bottom of the bottle. I believe this is the colour Majestic Purple, I found it on their website at It is a deep plum with micro shimmers. This is a full size product and it retails for $7.99.


Glamorous Long Stay Lipstick in #07 Sunblind (it doesn't tell you the name on the package, but I looked it up on What a shame, I opened this lipstick only to find that it was broken. The lipstick itself was detached from it's casing and smashed inside the lid. It's too bad, as the colour was nice. A nice rosy pink/red colour., I think I might be able to save it and depot into my palette this weekend. This is full size product and it retails for $8.00.


Lashem Eyelash & Brow Enhancing Serum, I've always wanted to try one of the brands on the market. But have never got around to purchasing one. What better than to have a sample of this one to try out. I'll let you know how I like it in a future beauty review. I received a little vial of this product, I'm guessing about 2 mL which would be equivalent to approximately $35. The full sized product is 4.2 mL and retails for $69.99. Oh look this same sample is available for free on an Asian beauty store. To my surprise the full size product retails for a lot cheaper in Asia, almost a $30 difference.


Last but not least, one pair of falsies by Lashem. Just in time for NYE yay! Even a bonus that the first time use, these lashes do not require glue. Because I just ran out of glue last month. Can't wait to try these lashes. They look full and beautiful. This is a full sized product and it retails for $5.00.


Thank you Glymm :)

Happy Holidays to All~

Vivian from MayDayDesigns

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Fashion: What's your Style?

Most of my friends have a specific style or a signature look. Friend A has a Casual Preppy style and Friend B has City Chic style. Have you ever wondered what your style is? Well instead of me trying to help you define your style with a signature look or style. I would like to share my style with you. I consider myself to have an eclectic style. I like to pair vintage with modern. Rocker chic with glam. I like to mix and match. Fashion should be fun and you should feel like you :)

Here are some of my Basics this Winter:

Dark Blue Skinny Jeans
Stone Wash Blue Skinny Jeans
Black Skinny Jeans
Black Leggings
White Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Tees
Black, White & Nude Super soft lightweight Tank Tops
Black Opaque Tights
Black Wool Cape Coat
Black Knee High Boots
Vibrant Handmade Circle Scarves

Navy Boyfriend Cardigan
Vintage Cobalt Blue Wool Pencil Skirt
Vintage Houndstooth Wool Pencil Skirt
Poppy Red Down Vest
2010 Olympic Mittens

White Pearl Studs

Silver Cross Necklace

Vintage & antique style Jewellery
Tan/Beige Wool Wrap Coat

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Beauty Review: November 2012 Glymm Box/Bag

Sorry for being so late with my review of the November Glymm Box/Bag. I was away on holidays most of November. I'm currently writing a blog about where I went on vacation. Hence I won't be elaborating on the topic on this post.
Moving on, the November Glymm subscription has kept the sample quality up this time around. Although I don't really like receiving little perfume samples in a vial. The other product samples make up for that mishap. And hurray! Glymm does listen, I got my info card back. I missed them dearly. I usually get my boxes delivered late in the month and by the time I receive my box I have to dig through a hundred emails to find the link to the product info. And who knows if I deleted it or not. So yay Glymm! The info card saves me the hassle.
This month we received a coconut based shampoo and an argan oil based conditioner by a Canadian brand named Lys Parisien Professional. The full size retails for $24.00 (500mL) each. Our samples were 60mL each. Approximate value of $6.00 combined. They both have a thick golden yellow creamy consistency as well as a light herbal scent.
We also received a slice of Scintallating soap by Villaness Soaps. I love the smell of peppermint and vanilla. It is Cruelty Free, which is great for our furry friends. This soap makes me think of the Christmas Story, if only soap tasted as good as it smells. Hehehe. The full size retails for $5.50 (3.5oz). I'm guessing this slice is approximately 1/3 of a full size soap bar as it is not marked on the package. Approximate value of $1.85.
Next up, we received a vegan nail polish by the brand The New Black. My colour is Gold Grenade? Hmmm somehow this orangy red doesn't seem to match that name. I think the colour is beautiful and two coats is all I need. I believe this is a full size item. These polishes are sold in sets of 3-5 for $15.00-$24.00. Approximate value of $5.00.
We also received a 0.7mL vial of perfume by The Beehive. The scent I received was Honey Blossom. I don't like the strong scent of this perfume. Also I don't think this should be considered a deluxe sample either. Perfume samples of this sort are usually free at department stores and Sephora. The full size retails for $35.00 (100mL). Approximate value is under $0.35.
Last but never the least, this month's Glymm bag is a semi matte embossed snake print. It has a brown and gold GLYMM logo. A black zipper with gold hardware. This is the full size bag and it retails for $12.00. As much as I like changing my makeup bags. I can only use so many in a given year.
I wish Glymm would go back to a box type service and give us something more useful. Perhaps something we can collect. I was thinking along the lines of foldable cardboard or recycled plastic makeup organizers or brush holders. Change it up a little. It could be fun. There are some other beauty boxes out there that send you little crystals. And some that send you a treat like a mini jar of jelly beans.
Happy Holidays :)

Have a Jolly Blogmas!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Travel & Lifestyle: Negril & Montego Bay, Jamaica

This was my first time in Jamaica and I must say I like it there. The weather is hot year round and the people are very friendly.

Negril was where I stayed. The beaches were clean and quiet. You can easily find a secluded area where you can kick back and read a book. I enjoyed meeting the local vendors, the artwork they sold was beautiful. I like supporting local artists.

Montego Bay seemed to be the nicer parish compared to Negril. A lot of our American and Canadian businesses exists here too. I heard there used to be McDonald's there. But they were all bought out by Burger King.

Shopping is moderate in this travel destination. There is not a lot of things you could buy other than liquor, cigars, local artwork and handmade jewellery. Blue Mountain coffee is also a superb choice for ones who enjoy a nice cup of joe.

I'm a fanatic for sandy beaches and warm weather. I've always enjoyed sunshine and tropical weather. I will definitely go back to Jamaica again. The local temperature does not fluctuate a lot. It is always in the 20c's to 30c's even when it is rainy season.

On the Beach, people watching and reading PLL's Flawless

Watching the sunset in Negril, Jamaica

Fashion Hauls & Reviews Coming Soon

Sorry to my blog post readers/viewers. I do realize this is suppose to be a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog. So far it's been more beauty than anything.

But I am going to make an effort in posting more fashion trend blogs, some reviews as well as a haul or two. I believe the upcoming fashion blog should be a Christmas Presents blog. Or what you would call, ''What MayDay got for Christmas!''

I have recently went on vacation for three weeks too. I will be posting some pictures of the places I've been and things I've seen. This will be a part of a Travel & Lifestyle post. I love to travel and that is a passion of mine. LIVE TO LEARN, LEARN TO LAUGH, LAUGH FROM YOUR ♡.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Beauty: Current Autumn/Winter Skincare Routine

Nars Skin Purifying Cleanser
Saje Bamboo Charcoal Konjac sponge
Lush Grease Lightning
Lush Tea Tree Water
Organic Rosehip Oil

Just as simple as 5 items. I cleanse with the Nars face wash on the konjac sponge.
Apply Grease Lightning to my spots and entire tzone.
Then I close my eyes and spray tea tree water on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.
I drip 3-4 drops of rosehip oil on my finger tips and pat it all over using clean hands.
If your lips are chapped I usually use 1 drop of Rosehip oil to moisturize them. Or coconut oil works well too.
voila :)

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Beauty DIY: Egg White & Honey Mask

It's the time of the year when our skin becomes a little more chapped than the warmer months. What better to do than a DIY facial mask? And even better, you can find all these things in your kitchen.

What you will need:

1 egg white
1 tsp raw honey
(Just use regular honey if you don't have raw honey)

Literally it's as easy as 2 ingredients. Place it in a bowl and whisk till the egg whites and honey get frothy.

Apply to face, avoiding mouth and eye areas.

Let dry.

Rinse with lukewarm water.

Egg whites help tighten pores and honey helps moisturize.

Finish off with toner and moisturizer of your liking.

Happy DIY-ing :)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Beauty Review: Femme Couture Lightning Lash Mascara

This product was a part of my October 2012 Glymm Box samples.

When I first saw the brush on this mascara wand I was reluctant to try it. Maybe just because it looked so different than what I've used in the past. I've never used short rubbery bristled mascaras before.

But I decided to try it anyways. I was surprised that I actually like this brush. It has a very smooth even application and it does not clump. My lashes are defined nicely.

The only bad thing is that it's not waterproof and it flakes. I would probably still use this for my daytime office looks. But if this mascara comes in a waterproof formula then I would definitely give it a whirl.

Happy Movember :)