Switch ‘n bitch and clothing exchange

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Jeans top from the clothing exchange, grey pants from Forever 21 (26$), earings from Value’s Village (3.99$) and hat from beach shop in LA (12$). 

Clothing exchange

My experience

Last week I went to a clothing exchange event with one of my friend. She heard of this event on a Facebook group filled with people from Montreal interested in tradings. On the group, a girl proposed an evening of clothes swapping at her appartment. We both went. We each brought clothes that we didn’t wear anymore, but that were still nice looking. I brought 19 pieces. At the girl’s place we were about 12 random women from 16 to 40 years old all strangers to eachother. We divided all the clothes in big piles for every sizes (from XS to XL). Six girls at a time we would go through the piles and choose one item, try it on and if we liked it we kept it and let another person sort through the piles and so on. 

The only rule was to get as much pieces as you brought. Since I brought 19 pieces I technically could pick 19, but I only found 7 items I liked. 

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Black sweater from the clothing exchange, shorts from Urban Outfitters (60$), necklaces from Ardene (10$). 

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Tortillas for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Homemade thin crust pizza.
Homemade thin crust pizza.
Tortillas are cheap, tasty and you can make it whatever you want! When I moved out of my parents’ house I used to always get tortillas in my groceries. It’s about 1$ when it’s on sale to 3$ at regular price for a pack of 8 tortillas. I used to always prepare them with a slice of ham, cheese and lettuce like a sandwich, it was good, but not yet delicious. During the years I tried new things and new ways to dress the tortillas. I did homemade pizzas, morning burritos, chocolate and banana sandwich, mexican pitas, tofu and apple pita sandwich, etc.

Today, I present you with two of these recipes that could be all you eat on one entire day without being bored! The morning burrito for breakfast and the homemade thin crust pizza for lunch and/or dinner!

The morning burrito

This recipe is McDonald’s inspired, but is so much better for your healt and to taste also.

Ingredients (for one person):

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tortillas
  • 1/2 cup of grated cheese
  • Hummus
  • Fresh parsley
  • One slice of onions

Preparation:

  1. Scramble the eggs in a pan (using a little bit of olive oil if necessary).
  2. At the same time, heat the two tortillas in the oven so they become just a tiny bit crispy.
  3. Take the tortillas and spread hummus (the kind you like, roasted pepper for me) all over them. Add the scrambled eggs, the grated cheese, the onions and the fresh parsley.
  4. Roll the tortillas and eat it!

**Tips: You can change the hummus for mayonnaise if it’s all you have. You can also add more vegetables if you want. 

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Makeup: When it’s worth paying more or not!

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Coral lipstick by Kate Von D and lilac lipstick by coloupop.com.

I used to buy makeup to the drugstore or Sephora without really shop and look elsewhere if I could get better deals for the same quality. I started looking online and asking my friends where they would buy makeup. Also, with time, I learned which products are worth paying more for and which aren’t. Here are my tips for each beauty products!

MASCARA

Personnally, I think mascara is not worth paying a lot for. I already bought a 25$ mascara at Sephora and it wasn’t better than my 10$ Revlon one. In fact, when I’m broke I buy the great lash mascara by Maybelline for 6.99$ and it works perfectly fine (I even already red an article by a famous beauty artist saying that it was is favorite mascara) !

LIPSTICK

For the lipsticks, I wouldn’t buy very cheap brand that I don’t know of just because you put this product on your lips all day and sometimes all night. I like to use the color sensational ones from Maybelline, they are approximately 12$ in Canada. They stay all day even if you drink and eat (of course you have to do some touching up during the day thought). What I like also about them is the crazy choice of colors and the fact that the brand always keeps their classics while renewing their selection.

I also discovered a website that sales lipsticks for as low as 5 and 6$. It’s called colourpop.com, they also give you a 5$ discount for your first order. I did tried their products and I absolutely recommend it. A friend of mine got a very big order from them and gave me one of her’s ultra matte lipstick in Lychee color (lilac). I tried it one day at work and all my colleagues kept asking me if it was MAC. And hell no it wasn’t MAC! The trick is to get with a group of friends and pick a few items each that way you can split the shipping fees.

I really am a lipstick girl that’s why I have another tip for you about the subject. I already received a Kate Von D makeup kit as a gift and honestly it’s a great present. These kits include various small lipsticks of many different colors. It’s perfect because you don’t have the time to get bored with the color since it’s just the right size once your done with it you wouldn’t wear it anymore anyway or the color wouldn’t be fashion anymore. These kits still exists and it’s a deal for all the products you get: 30$US for 3 lipsticks and 3 nail polish. Plus, it’s very good quality they stay all day and the colors are really nice.
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