Monday, 30 December 2013

Oh Summer Candy Yearly Round Up

2013 has to be the most rewarding year of my entire life. Although this year brought me some downs including the death of my Grandmother and a difficult break up, it has also brought me many, many ups. I think this was the year I finally found myself, as cliche as that sounds. I know the person I want to be and I love the person I have become. My grades have gone up drastically, I landed an internship, a part-time job, had the first healthy relationship in my life, grew closer with some of the best friends I could ask for, lived on my own, travelled, forgiven those who have hurt me, apologized to those I have hurt, discovered and met amazing bands, and of course my biggest accomplishment: this blog. I never thought that I would receive so much support from this blog as I have. From my friends and family and my online network of friends, this blog has grown to exactly what I want it to be. Thank you for reading and commenting and supporting. Here is a collection of the top ten posts of 2013. Enjoy and I can't wait for what the new year brings to Oh Summer Candy.

Happy New Years!

Friday, 20 December 2013

DIY Christmas Gifts

Christmas is almost here and if you are anything like me, you haven't even started. Unfortunately, some of the Christmas gifts you were wanting to get for people, may be sold out, but there's always another option! So many DIY blogs right now are making amazing Christmas gift ideas. I conjured up some of my favourite DIY Christmas gifts to share with you. Not only do DIY gifts come from the heart, but they are easy on the wallet too! 

You can always count on A Beautiful Mess to make beautiful DIY gifts like this His + Her Coffee Giftbasket

A handmade Infinite Scarf to keep your loved ones warm during the cold season

Don't let Santa have all the sugar! Sugar Scrub

These Handwarmers warm your hands and your heart. 

Rolo and Hug Pretzels for your foodie friend. 

May have to make this Deer Fabric Sign for myself!

Merry Christmas Frugal Females!

Friday, 13 December 2013

Frugal Fashion Friday: Trend Drunk + Blogger Fashion Week

You know what I love? Online shopping and thrift shopping. You know what I love even more? A place where I can do both at the same time. Trend Trunk is a Canadian-based online consignment store where you can get brand new to pre-loved items for up to 80% off!

Currently, Trend Trunk is holding a Blogger Fashion Week from December 9th-December 15th and Oh Summer Candy will be featured on the final day, December 15th! If you want to shop some of my items (including the dress I'm wearing in my bubble gum photo) go check it out and be sure to shop at other fashionable Canadian bloggers closets 

Monday, 2 December 2013


What would my blog be if I didn't talk about Cyber Monday? It's the most wonderful day of the year for compulsive online shoppers. If your online shop doesn't have a sale going on today, chances are you won't be making any money. I collected a bunch of wonderful sales that are going on on the inter-web today. Have fun and stay frugal. 

Saturday, 23 November 2013


HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY OH SUMMER CANDY. It's been an amazing year. Creating and maintaining Oh Summer Candy has been one of my greatest and proudest accomplishments. The blog community is so welcoming, I have loved meeting, 
and working with all of you; I can't wait for what the future has in store. To all my readers, thank you so much for reading and supporting my blog, I read all your comments and appreciate you all so much.

To show my appreciation to all you lovely readers, I will be giving one lucky person a $25 gift e-card to Forever 21! Enter below and I will announce the winner in one week.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Etsy Love: Melisah May Art

Melisah May is an amazing artist in Australia who specializes in watercolours. Her work is UNREAL, I'm not kidding you. I purchased the Kurt Cobain Tribute and Amy Winehouse Tribute and I'm so happy with the result, it looks even better in person. She is extremely talented, you have to go check out her work. 

Here are some of my other favouries

 I could add this to my 27 Club collection. 

Saturday, 2 November 2013


I hope everyone had a smashing Halloween! My Halloween overall was fun, but dramatic. Unfortunately my friend got punched in the face by a male on Halloween night, which is still boiling my blood. On a brighter note, I was absolutely content with all my costumes! My friend Holly and I were Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World on Wednesday, I was Sailor Moon on Halloween night and Captain Morgan on Friday. 

 Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World

 Sailor Moon
Captain Morgan

How was your Halloween? What did you dress up as?

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

What I'm Wearing Wednesday: I'm a 90's Bitch

Where has Oh Summer Candy been? Well, I have been quite busy. Landing myself a serving job and a PR Internship at my University. I think this is the first time in my life where I feel like I'm going on the path to where I'm supposed to be. Unfortunately, Paul has moved out. Ontario wasn't working for him, I miss him everyday, back to long distance is not going to be easy.

What I'm Wearing: Bart Simpson Shirt/Forever 21, Plaid/Old Forver 21 (similar), Shorts/Vintage, Tights/Value Village, Boots/Just Fab (similar)

This outfit can't get more nineties. From the Bart Simpson shirt, military boots and plaid. So proud to be a 90s kid and ecstatic that I can rock this decade again. 
"You're from the 70s but I'm a 90s bitch. I love it!"

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Beauty Review: Bumble + Bumble Surf Spray

I know that summer is gone and autumn has arrived but that doesn't mean beach waves are out! I heard great reviews on Bumble and Bumble surf spray, minus the cost (man is it expensive) I bought a little, tiny, miniscule bottle of this stuff for $18 and it's literally the size of my palm, it's insane! When purchasing the bottle from Sephora, I also got a sample of their Shampoo and Conditioner. 

See how the bottle is literally the size of the sample package, pff. Anyways, I have used the surf spray by itself before and I wasn't hugely impressed, I definitely don't use it everyday (plus I try to savor the little bottle that I do have). It makes my already coarse hair even coarser and the waves aren't a HUGE difference. I thought maybe the shampoo and conditioner working with the surf spray would work together to make the waves softer. 

This is my hair naturally. Washed with my regular shampoo and conditioner: Moroccan Oil. 

My natural hair already has a bit of natural wave to it, let's see if B&B was able to define my waves a little more. 

Washed with Bumble and Bumble Shampoo and Conditioner. Sprayed with Bumble and Bumble when hair was damp. 

My hair actually looks flatter in the first picture than it does my natural hair. The second picture you can see some of the defined waves. I ended up putting my hair up because I didn't even like the way my waves turned out. Overall, not worth the money. My hair was (sort of) smoother using the shampoo and conditioner together with the surf spray rather than using the surf spray by itself, but not drastically. I won't be buying a big bottle of surf spray anytime soon, it's just not worth the money. 

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Featured Frugal Female: The Craziest Paradigm

Tell us about yourself and your blog
Hey, I'm Yuen, 17 years old and I blog over at The Craziest Paradigm I run a fashion blog with bits of beauty and lifestyle thrown into it (: Basically, my blog is my little slice of the web where I write about things I love and share ideas and inspiration with others - it's my rambles and thoughts in words!

What is your favourite item in your closet that is under $25? 
This is a tough one...I would say my light blue denim skater skirt because I can pair it with virtually anything (:

What drug store beauty product can you not live without?
Baby Lips lip balm! If there's one thing I hate, it's dry and chapped lips.

Are you more likely to thrift shop or buy brand new?
When it comes to clothes and materialistic items, I love to thrift because you can spend less, buy more and sometimes find really unique pieces ;)

What are you most likely to splurge on?
A dress or a pair of shoes!

Best budget-saving advice?:
Buy items for the next season. i.e buy summer/spring items during autumn/winter (if they stock it of course!) and vice versa because they'll often be in the end of season sale which means it'll be loadsss cheaper and you can just save it to wear during the appropriate time! 

Thank you so much for this opportunity!

Make sure to follow Yuen on her BlogTwitterFacebook, and LookBook

If you want to be a Featured Frugal Female email be at : summercandice93 [dot] gmail [dot] com

Monday, 23 September 2013

Music Monday

I first saw Great Bloomers when they opened for The Sheepdogs a year ago. I couldn't stop staring at one of the band members who in one of their sets killed it on the trumpet (love it when bands bring out the brass). They were unreal live and I instantly became a fan of this Toronto-based band. Today, while I was scrolling down my Facebook Newsfeed I read that the band would be breaking up and their last show would be in November. I am officially heartbroken. Before they disappear forever, I wanted to show all my readers who they are and what an amazing band they are. Check them out here and let's support Great Bloomers for the next couple months until they split. 

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Weekly Roundup

Hi everyone! This week was my birthday week, nothing really exciting to say about that. I guess people expect SO much for their birthday that it seems to be a let down. Just a typical night out with friends, nothing too special. Here is this week's weekly roundup

Pizzadilla Weight Watcher's Recipe healthy, original and delicious. 

Everyone needs a fabulous trench coat, I love this one from Zara

I've had this song stuck in my head since I watched We're The Millers yesterday.

Love this Turquoise and Gold combo


I live by this