Monday, 22 May 2017

May 2-4 2017

Hi friends! For May 2-4 this year I went to my parents cottage with Simon. I had a really relaxing time and was able to see my friend Alicia whom I hadn't seen since the Christmas holidays. We went for dinner at Paulo's in Belleville and it was delicious! It rained on an off all day Sunday but I was still able help my mom with a bit of gardening and go for a walk around the village. On our way home Simon and I made a quick detour to Wellington to stop at a lookout point on Lake Ontario. It was a bit foggy but still pretty!

Hope you had a great weekend as well!! Thanks for stopping by! xo

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Taste of Summer OOTD

Hello lovelies! This week we had a little heatwave and the temperatures soared. The leaves on the trees grew like crazy these past two days and so many flowers have bloomed. Feeling the sun soaking into my skin once again was amazing.  

These photos were taken super early this morning before work in my backyard, so you get to see a little sneak-peek! I finished staining my deck earlier this week and it feels great to be done. I kept my outfit super casual with Birkenstocks because I'm all about comfort (I usually wear them with socks tbh).
 Top: Kelso (borrowed from my Mom!)
Skirt: Dynamite
Sandals: Walmart
Watch: Avon
Bracelet: Rainbow-Loom made by yours truly a few years back
My tulips are fully open and gorgeous! 

Hope the weather is fabulous where you are as well! Thanks for stopping by! xo

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Neutrogena RapidClear Overnight Acne Control Gel

Hi loves!! It's been over a month since my last blog post, I can't believe how fast the time has flown! I've been quite busy with spring things, that is, giving my backyard some much needed TLC. When Simon and I bought our house, the backyard was an overgrown disaster. We've been working hard fixing up the lawn, the gardens and the deck. We are almost done and super pleased with the results. More to come on that, but now let's get back to what this blog post is about.

A little while ago, I popped into the drugstore since I was low on my moisturizer, and came across a Neutrogena value set containing a moisturizer, a cleanser and the RapidClear Overnight Acne Control Gel. The set was on sale for cheaper than buying the moisturizer I usually buy on it's own, so of course I snatched it up! Unfortunately, I'm still dealing with acne and I'm getting close to 30 (I'll be 27 in less than a month--eek!). I'm always interested in trying new products to keep my acne at bay. I have to say that I'm extremely impressed with this gel! It kind of reminds me of the Proactiv mask that you're supposed to leave on for 10 minutes and then wash off. However I find the Proactiv mask was always hard to wash off, as it often stuck to my skin. The Neutrogena RapidClear Overnight Acne Control Gel is meant to be applied before bed on any blemishes, and left on for the whole night. In the morning, this gel washes off super easily with any face wash. It also doesn't have a smell (unlike the Proactiv mask which smells like sulphur). I've been using this product for about a month and a half and my acne has improved a ton! I get much less blemishes and when I do get some, they are much smaller. The gel "dries your pimples up" and makes them much less red and swollen. If you have an unsightly zit in the evening, after using this product overnight your zit will be much less noticeable and easily covered up with a bit of concealer.

Have you tried the Neutrogena RapidClear Overnight Acne Control Gel? What is your go-to acne control product? Thanks for stopping by! xo

Sunday, 9 April 2017

April Sunshine OOTD

Hello lovelies!! It's finally getting warmer here! There's a French saying that goes: "Au mois d'avril, ne te découvre pas d'un fil" which means "In April, do not remove a single thread". The literal translation doesn't make much sense, but the saying means that in April, it's still too early to be putting away all your winter gear as the temperature can still go below zero degrees (and often does!). The first few days of April were quite cold and rainy. However, this weekend has been gorgeous and well above zero so Simon and I decided to go for a long walk near the Ottawa river. As you can see, it's still a bit gloomy out as the trees are still barren but the gorgeous sunshine made up for it!
Bodysuit: H&M
Tank top: Bluenotes
Jeans: Urban Planet
Shoes: Converse
Jacket: Forever 21
 
 


Hope you are all having a fab weekend! xo

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Be Kinder to Yourself

Sometimes I feel like I'm my own biggest critic. I can be a perfectionist at times and I overthink tiny details. I decided to write this post to help anyone who might also struggle in this area. We should love ourselves and encourage ourselves, not focus on our flaws. It's important to remember that no one is perfect. If you've made a mistake today, forgive yourself! Remember that tomorrow is a new opportunity to try again. If you're kind to yourself you'll feel more positive, and it will be easier for you to be kind to others. Here is a list of ways to be kinder to yourself:

-Take deep breaths; relax
-Take a bath
-Drink a lot of water
-Let go of negative thoughts
-Go for a walk
-Eat healthy
-Treat yourself to a sweet
-Stop comparing yourself to others
-Listen to the wind in the trees
-Exercise
-Take time for your hobbies
-Spend time with animals
-Remember that you're unique

What are some of the things you do to be kinder to yourself? Thank you for stopping by! xo

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Backyard Wishlist

Hello lovely readers! The first day of spring is right around the corner (finally!) and I'm really looking forward to sunny days spent in my backyard. Currently my backyard isn't very exciting, but I have lots of ideas to spruce it up. I can't wait to start working on my garden. However, that won't be for a while since the ground is still frozen and mostly covered in snow... so for now I'm dreaming. Here is my current wishlist:
1. Play Day Transparent Inflatable Family Pool WALMART (here)
2. Intex Double Quick III S Hand Pump WALMART (here)
3. Quadral Patio Slab RONA (here)
4. Roma Planter CANADIAN TIRE (here)
5. Canterbury Urn THE HOME DEPOT (here
6. Parsons Collection Swing CANADIAN TIRE (here)

What are you looking forward to this spring? Thanks for stopping by! xo

Images from:
http://www.canadiantire.ca/
https://www.rona.ca/
https://www.homedepot.ca/

Collage made with:
http://www.ribbet.com/

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Schwarzkopf Got 2b Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion REVIEW

Hi friends! In today's blog post I wanted to share my appreciation for the Schwarzkopf Got 2b Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion with you. This serum has been a LIFE SAVER for me lately! I have damaged, dry hair and unfortunately I have a lot of pesky fly-aways. It's been raining on and off for the past while, and rain always makes my fly-aways much worse. If I wear my hair down, I apply a small amount of serum into the ends of my hair to keep split-ends at bay. When I wear my hair up, I apply a small amount to the sides of my head. This serum has kept my hair under control and smooth all day long with either hairstyle! 

The Schwarzkopf Got 2b Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion contins cashmere (how fancy), and smells amazing! I really love the texture of this serum: it's not sticky or oily at all. It just melts into the hair and does a fantastic job. This serum also contains a UV protectant as an added bonus!!

What's your favorite hair serum? Thanks for stopping by! xo