Thursday, June 16, 2011

Let the Preparations Begin- D.I.Y Boots

This summer one of my goals was to do several D.I.Ys : )
One of my most recent D.I.Y. (Do. It. Yourself) projects is that I started to work on my boots for my 2K11 costume.

I decided to re-use my boots that I bought last year, which I had previously spray painted silver.

After finding my boots from underneath my bed, here is a picture of what they look like one year later. lol
(Note these boots were originally black)

I started my D.I.Y project by spraying a primer...

I then airdryed the boots outside overnight.

I resumed two days later.
Subsequent to priming the boots, I sprayed the first coat of spray paint to one side of each boot.

Here are some pictures:

Stay Tuned to Future Updates! : )

So have you decided what you are doing about footwear?
Boots? Sneakers? Flats?
What is your preference?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Makeup Monday

The countdown and preparations are underway for Toronto Carnival 2K11! One thing which might be on your mind is figuring out what to do with your makeup on the day of. Are you thinking about booking a makeup artist? Or are you going to try to do it yourself???  

Something I find helpful is looking at pictures of MUA (Makeup Artist's) work for inspiration. Soooo with that said, we are pleased to introduce a new series called Makeup Monday's!  

The premise is that on Monday's we will feature a MUA, who has created two looks for a selected costume.Whether you prefer minimal makeup or a more extravagent look on the road, it is our hope Makeup Monday will help in your planning!

Today's featured MUA is Chineen and this week's selected costume was Tribal Knight's Legends of Olympus.

Now onto the Looks:

 Look #2

Chineen can be contacted by email at
Or check out her youtube page at

Please feel free to leave any suggestions for costumes that should be selected as the inspiration. Also if you are playing mas this year, please check out The Roll Call to rep your section and band!

Hope you enjoyed the first Makeup Monday : )

P.S. Any makeup artists who are interested in taking part in Makeup Monday's please feel free to contact me @

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Caribana on a Budget

Caribana is around the corner. 6 WEEKS AWAY!!! For those people who have already chosen their costumes and made their down payments, they know the time will come very quickly. But has anyone started to think about what parties they want to attend that weekend? Trying to attend all the parties can get VERY COSTLY at $60 dollars and more a party. But if you start thinking about it now most of the major parties have an early bird price, making those same parties $15-$20 dollars. And don’t worry if you live out of town you can buy your tickets online at So what parties are you planning on attending?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Upcoming Event- Looking for a Corset?

A good friend of mine is hosting an shopping event this Sunday.  
Check out the details below:

"Ladies Candi Apple Couture welcomes you to an intimate shopping affair, we are introducing a new product to our collection. Corsets ranging in size xs-6x and we want you to come and feast your eyes on these Candi treats. Corsets are a timeless addition to any wardrobe for an evening in or out on the town

….Also be the first to preview and pre order from the new collection to be debut 2012.."

Sunday June 12
3:00pm - 7:00pm
20 Sewells Road
1st Floor Conference Room

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Roll Call!

Soooo... As there is less than 2 months to go until the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto 2011, I think it's time to do a ROLL CALL : )

Leave your name (if you choose to be Anon# that's fine too!) and section under the comment section to be added to the roll call.

Who are you playing with this year?
(Note: I tried to find all of the logos for the bands, but was unable to find a few)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Upcoming Kiddies Band Launch Dates

Here is some information for some upcoming launch dates for Kiddies Carnival.

Saturday, June 4, 2011
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mas Camp: 460 Coronation Drive, Scarborough

Tribal Knights
Saturday, June 4, 2011
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mas Camp: 83 Dynamic Drive, Unit 10-12, Scarborough

Mas Toronto
Sunday, June 5, 2011
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mas Camp: Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club, 730 Military Trail, Scarborough (401 & Morningside)

Black Sage Carnival
Saturday, June 11, 2011
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mas Camp: 60 Barbados Boulevard, Units 4 and 5, Scarborough

LiL Nationz
Saturday, June 18, 2011
3:00 p.m.
Mas Camp: 6519 McNicoll Avenue (@ Victoria Park)

Sunday, June 12, 2011
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Mas Camp:
1710 Midland Avenue, Unit 8, Scarborough