Nail Diaries: A Social Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! This year, as an early Mother’s Day present, I took my mum to see The Social, live.  For those who aren’t familiar with the program, it focuses on pop-culture and lifestyle topics, and is co-hosted by four admirable ladies of varying expertise: Melissa Grelo, Lainey Lui, Cynthia Loyst, and Marci Ien. We had…

Nail Diaires: Tale As Old As Time (Beauty & the Beast)

I was eight and Ry was ten when we were voluntold to perform “Tale As Old As Time” for our school’s talent show.  Okay, I’ll be honest; I can’t exactly remember how we got thrown into the lineup, but I certainly wasn’t the one to initiate the whole affair.  Long story short, I was shoved…

Nail Diaries: Irish Birthday Giraffe Print

I know, that title makes little sense.  But trust me, there’s a simple explanation.  You see, my birthday’s just around the corner, and I can’t help but feel a tad nostalgic over last year’s festivities in Ireland.  So I’m going to cheat a bit here, and throw in an excerpt from post I started to…

Nail Diaries: Island of Glass

Okay, okay, it’s been a while.  I know.  I owe Meg big time (as she keeps reminding me).  So here’s the first installment in the “Ry pays up and pulls her weight so Meg doesn’t disown her” series.  Here we go. After my whirlwind three-week, cross-Canada CaRMS interview tour, I was ready for a break….

Nail Diaries: Happy Valentine’s (Galentine’s) Day 3.0!

It’s that time of year again, folks.  Happy Valentine’s Day!  Know that we’re sending you lots of love every single day, but especially today. To prove it, we hereby give you (invalid) permission to treat yourself.  Stop hitting the books, drop that pen, step away from the keyboard.  Buy yourself that sweater you’ve been eyeing,…

Nail Diaries: Roots Cabin Socks

If you’re Canadian, then surely you’ve been exposed to the warm wonders of Roots.  And if you’re a Canadian post-secondary student, then chances are you’ve controversially spent more hours than you’d care to admit wearing Roots attire head-to-toe…in public (unless you go to McGill.  Kidding…sort of.) But as the temperature drops, it only seems fitting that…

Nail Diaries: Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! As Chinese-Canadians, Ry and I appreciate both parts of our heritage, which means celebrating both New Years.  And seeing as we tossed out a firework-filled New Year manicure for January 1st, it only seems fair that we do the same to ring in the Lunar New Year. As per Chinese tradition, red is…

Prompted Musings: My Favourite Colour

I’m 4000 words of written upchuck into an 1000-word personal essay.  It shouldn’t be the case, but writing about oneself is sometimes the hardest.  The self-reflection, the emotional turmoil, the discouraging thoughts like “why no, I haven’t quite gotten around to achieving world peace yet, but I have just rewatched the Lizzie Bennet Diaries for…

Nail Diaries: Burberry Plaid

While few of us will seriously entertain the thought of shelling out a month’s salary (often more) to call a designer piece our own, many of us will sheepishly admit to drooling over such luxury items.  As a full-time student, I certainly don’t have the funds to purchase a Céline or Chloé, but that doesn’t…

Nail Diaries: Happy New Year!

Happy new year, everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful Eve celebration last night full of laughter, cheer, a little bubbly, and in our case, the ear-shattering sounds of fireworks without any of the visual benefits.  And so, to fill this sad (but not so sad because indoor warmth and coziness) void in our…

Nail Diaries: Merry Christmas!

“We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas…” MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!!  Since I’m sure you’re all busy preparing for, and enjoying, today’s festivities, I’ll keep this short and sweet.  As the countdown to Christmas comes to an end, we hope you’ve all enjoyed putting up your trees, singing ALL the Christmas…

Nail Diaries: Countdown to Christmas

It’s official, folks.  We’re well into December, we’ve had our first snowfall, and the weather is finally cold enough to warrant bundling up in cozy winter scarves and hats.  The streets are decked out in lights and garlands, we can finally get our hands on a Starbucks Holiday Flat White (seriously, we look forward to this…