Sunday, 29 December 2013

Desserts for Dinner & Outfit!

     Today in the spur of the moment, my friend (Bernita) and I decided to go to this cute little patisserie called Cafe Princess. It was very cute to say the least, with the floral printed couches and all sorts of girly embellishments. It was fun to get out after being a house hermit for so long during the winter break, the spontaneity of it made it so much fun!

 ^ the store is cute right?
 ^ a princess waffle, green tea slush & mango slush

^ there were literally these random girls dressed up like dolls! the funny thing was that they didn't even work there, might have been their hobby or something, haha!

^ 'tis me! (sorry for the poor phone quality)

^ three cheers for my monogrammed necklace

Botton down: Abercrombie & Fitch
Jeans: American Eagle
Boots: Steve Madden
Bag: Steve Madden


P.S. I might do some fun stuff tomorrow so stay tuned for a possible post!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

'Tis the Season

     I haven't posted much lately because I never know what to write about or say so I thought that I would ease the transition by putting up an outfit post. I am beyond excited for Christmas to say the least, and after watching 'Frozen' in theatres with my mom today (which by the way was amazing!) I'm looking forward to the holidays even more! It's just such a great, positive, and uplifting movie which is currently impacting my mood I guess. Anyway, this outfit you will see is inspired by the inconsistent Canadian weather currently, so in order to accompany this fluctuating weather I tend to lean toward warm, stylish, and comfortable outfits.

Flannel: Winners
Quilted Vest: Old Navy
Necklace: Sears


Sunday, 10 November 2013

My Bucket List

     After being inspired by this video I have begun to compile a list of things I want to do before I die. It will obviously take a lot of effort to try and achieve them all but I feel like everyone has certain things they want to do in the future. As time progresses, more things will be added but for now this is my list!

     Some may sound ridiculous but who cares!

  1. Graduate high school
  2. Visit every continent
  3. Learn how to use a Yo-Yo
  4. Go to Disney World
  5. Go camping (in a real tent)
  6. Run a 5K
  7. Go horseback riding
  8.  Watch a musical live
  9. Start a tradition
  10. Go on a spontaneous road trip with friends
  11. Finish a diary 
  12. Throw a surprise party
  13. Go technology free for a full day
  14. Have a picnic with friends
  15. Go on a rollercoaster
  16. Go to a corn maze
  17. Have a water fight
  18. Become a swim instructor
  19. Visit every state in the USA
  20. Go on a safari in Africa
  21. Learn to play the guitar
  22. Watch all the Harry Potter movies
  23. Drive down route 66
  24. Attend a sleepover
  25. Go rock climbing
  26. Own a yellow rain coat (preferably this one
  27. Finish a rubix cube
  28. Fall in love

Friday, 8 November 2013

Choosing Happiness

     Lately I have been trying to change my outlook on life to a more positive approach. It is easy to wake up each morning feeling bummed out and already upset at the world. Just thinking about all the schoolwork I know I'll receive that day to add onto my already giant load of homework is making me feel miserable however, just a slight tweak in attitude makes all the difference. Before I get out of bed I tell myself that "today is going to be a good day" and genuinely mean it, and to me it really helps. I begin to go about that day with a happier state of mind and not dread it as much any more.
     It is undoubtedly difficult to maintain such positivity when life is not going the way you want it to unexpected low grades, falling behind in homework, approaching due dates with work that has yet to be started yet through perseverance it makes you a better person (or me at least). Life is all about balance, whether it's between work, school, and extra-curricular activities, it is important to limit and not overwork ourselves. We all know the saying "too much of anything is bad", and that includes schoolwork and even Internet; this goes without saying that by keeping harmony in all aspects of life we can really begin to appreciate the little things in life ultimately leading to happiness.
     When the world is hard on you and you feel like giving up before you even begin, remember my favourite quote by Babe Ruth.


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Fall Wish List

     Every once in a while I tend to wander over to various online shops just to browse at the beautiful fall-themed new arrivals. In order to control my shopping addiction, I put together four pieces that I have been lustfully eying online but do not have the heart to purchase, maybe one I will have acquired all these for my wardrobe.

Fall- Want List

Alex & Ani has the most adorable quintessential dainty bracelets. I would love to one day own the "S" initial one and my birthstone bracelet. How cute would it looked stacked together!
Gap has got to be one of my most favourite stores for basic and good quality pieces. Every time I  go to Gap I always make it a habit to wander over to the classic button-up section where the beloved gingham shirt is hung on a hanger to check if maybe just maybe it's on sale.
L.L.Bean boots are always adorned by many preppy girls, and me being the conformist I am love them too. I do agree that it's not everyone's cup of tea however I think they look really nice and not to mention very practical for the snowy Canadian climate. 
Well until next time!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Makeup Must Haves

     Like every other girl out there, I like to wear makeup to look more decent, feel more confident, and hide those little insecurities that surface my face. Although I only use a select amount of products, these few items are pretty much my everyday go-to necessities for getting ready in the morning. Without further ado, scroll down to see my makeup must haves!
^ the precisely displayed contents of my makeup bag 

 ^ a Sephora makeup bag I got once upon a time at a grand opening

      As you can see here, these are all my products used on my face, it's very minimal BUT it's all i need anyway. I'll just give a brief review of each product so you could get the jist of why I like them.

Urban Decay's NAKED Flushed Palette
A quick Google search will show you the inside of this amazing palette. What I love most about this is that all the face products you need are in there! (A bronzer, a blush, and a highlighter) I mainly use the bronzer for my face and it gives the perfect bronze glow to my skin. The glitterless bronzer is a perfect match for summer, since it won't clog your pores! The blush and highlighter are also amazingly pigmented.

MAC Studio Finish Pressed Powder
If you're looking for a light coverage powder for your face, look no further! This product took me an eternity to finish, especially since I was alternating between this powder and my MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural (which to be honest I like a bit better). MAC powders do a great job in keeping your face shine free all day.

Clean & Clear Oil Blotting Sheets
Speaking of shiny faces, these blotting sheets are absolutely amazing in getting those oily spots on your face. The quality of the sheets themselves are incredible since they don't rip with use opposed to those Boscia ones I own (no offense Boscia blotting linens, haha). A great investment in my opinion!

Benefit's Watts Up
On a more positive not of shine, this creamy Benefit highlighter (obtained from Sephora's birthday perks, p.s you should sign up to get one too on your b-day!) has a great creamy consistency with just the rights amount of shine, illuminating the face without looking tacky.

Whole Food's Organic Peppermint Chapstick
I love the smell of mint in general, so this lip product is perfect for other mint lovers out there! With just the right amount of mint without being too potent and the perfect amount of moisture, what's not to love? Oh and it's organic so that's another plus!

^ my everyday brushes
(L-R: Sigma F-40, Mac 217, Ecotools Bronzing Brush, Bare Minerals Brush)
          Going on a little tangent here, I have been loving these skincare products at the moment. My skin hasn't been very agreeable lately so these two products have been my lifesavers. Here's why!

Clean & Clear Persa Gel 5
I've read many reviews about this product and was hesitant to try it but am so glad I did! This acne medicated product can literally get rid of you zits overnight, and any upcoming and inevitable breakouts. A definite recommendation on my behalf, not only that but it comes with loads of product in such a tiny tube.

Clean & Clear Acne Control Moisturizer
I swear I'm not a Clean & Clear ambassador or anything but they just make such amazing products for my acne prone-combination skin. So with that, I decided to try their moisturizer, once again with many positive reviews I decided to jump on the bandwagon and purchase one myself to see what the fuss was about. I was quickly impressed by the product, it didn't give that sticky feeling some moisturizers do and paired with the Persa Gel 5, it worked wonders!

          Hope I didn't burn your eyes out, or tire your minds with this lengthy post but I just had to share my must haves with you readers! Hope you liked it.


Monday, 17 June 2013

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

     If it's one quote that got me through these past few stressful weeks it's the quote: "don't sweat the small stuff". I am pretty sure that everyone could relate to this in some way or another, whether we're cramming for exams (for me at least) or just feeling bummed out, we've all felt undeniably stressed. With exams coming to an end, and summer just around the corner, it's hard to keep priorities in tact. Personally, exam seasons are the worst, we start to feel regret for "not studying earlier" and in return develop beautiful dark raccoon under eye circles from all the late night studying. I don't know about you but sometimes I feel really down just thinking about ALL the work still needed to be done, and not having enough time to write notes and study for all my subjects. But if we really put things into perspective, a little stress is good; it drives motivation which inevitably leads you to do better in school. However, too much stress can make what I like to call "Teenage Depression"; this includes the feelings of hopelessness, never feeling like you're good enough, and the list goes on.
     School is important, yes, but we shouldn't slave over it and forget the things in life that we actually enjoy. In 10 years from now, I doubt we'll regret that ONE unit we didn't study for, or that ONE test we did poorly on. It's easy to get caught up in all the little things that make you frustrated rather than see everything as a whole.
     Take each day one day at a time, live in the moment, take a moment to unwind, and most importantly don't sweat the small stuff.

This is me very efficiently studying for math, haha.
Apologies for the disastrous after math of studying
 Hugs and kisses,

P.S. As I write this, I'm procrastinating for a law exam I have tomorrow, oh the irony.