Sunday, March 31, 2013

What To Do When Your Orchid Loses Its Flowers....

I've been meaning to do this post for a while now. I got a beautiful Orchid for Christmas last year from the wonderful family I babysit for, and so I have been looking after it as best I can.

A few weeks ago all the flowers on my Orchid fell off, and the stems were turning a yellow / brown colour, so I went in search of what to do next, because I had never owned an Orchid before. I found great advice and so I tried it out - I'm hoping it'll all work out in the end. I also found out that they only flower for 6 months of a year, which bumbed me out, they are so pretty and hoped they would flower more often.

Anyways here is what I did :

My Orchid with no more flowers and the stems turning light green / yellow / brown

Close up of the top two stems

Take some gardening scissors and cut about an inch from the base of the stem. For me it was about two nodes up from the bottom. Snip the ENTIRE stem off

This is how much stem you should cut off, you can see the difference in colour change from the bottom up to the top where there are two stems

This is what your Orchid should now look like, just a short little stem like this to start growing a new stem and hopefully new flowers when it has fully grown :)

I water my Orchid using the 3 ice cube way. It is so much easier to not over water the Orchid, and I found it was sufficient enough for mine. So once a week I put in 3 ice cubes at the base. I am still trying to figure out how and when to do the re-potting part, once I have, I will do another post! :)

Happy Easter....

Happy Easter everyone!!

I know I have been EXTREMELY slack at posting, but school has really taken up a lot of my evening posting time! So just wanted to stop for a bit and post and say Happy Eater to everyone that reads this :) Last night I died eggs for the first time ever, it was pretty neat, I enjoyed it! I did some glitter ones, majestic marbled looking ones and some plain ones using a wax crayon! I had to try it myself, we don't have kids yet so why not try it if I haven't experienced it yet? LOL

Hope you all have a great day! What did you do to celebrate your Easter this year?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March Birchbox....

Woohoo!! My March Birchbox arrived today, and yes I couldn't WAIT to open it and see what I got this month.... This months theme is "March Madness".... Again I was impressed, wasn't disappointed at all with this one. I actually checked out the sneek peek video of what we could get in the boxes and two of the items I was hoping to get I got :) I would have loved to get a sample of an eye shadow, but gosh the samples I got were really awesome this month too :)

Here the pics :

Woohoo!! I got a pic of the box it comes in this time....


Here is a list of the samples I got :

1. Madewell for Birchbox Emry Board
2. Vasanti - BrightenUp! Enqymatic Face Rejuvenator (Enriched with Papaya Micro-crystals and Aloe)
3. Twistband
4. Lipfusion Infatuation - La Lip Jole
5. Whish Shave Cream

I really wanted to get the Twistband and the Whish Shave Cream. The Whish Shave Cream smell AMAZING. It is blueberry scent - omg WOW!!

The Twistband is pretty cool too, they have a website, check it out : The Twistband

If you would like to try some yourself - go ahead! It's easy to cancel!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Birchbox February 2013....


Well I must say I have been pretty busy with school, and it has kept me away from blogging. We just had "Winter Break" last week, and somehow the week just got away from me - boo!! :(

Anyways, I received my first Birchbox in February! It was really late, because it got snowed in with that big snow storm that hit, but I got it and I was really impressed. There were some really cute awesome samples in my box, so thumbs up to Birchbox for February 2013!!

Here is what I received in my box :

My First Birchbox....



All the samples I received....

From top - Right to Left....

1. Beauty Protector - Protect & Detangle Leave in Conditioner
2. WEI Pomegranate Buffing Beads
3. Juicy Couture - Couture La La Purfume
4. Golden Root - Purifying Mud Mask
5. Ghiradelli Caramel Chocolate
6. Color Club - Professional Nail Lacquer - Mamba Color

So pretty excited about receiving my March 2013 Box, hopefully it will not disappoint :)

If you would like to try some yourself - go ahead! It's easy to cancel!!

Have a fab new week friends!!