Saturday, 20 October 2018

10 Questions About Fall

Hi friends and happy Saturday! I was tagged by Melissa over at Castles and Hurricanes to do the 10 Questions About Fall Tag. How fun! So far, fall 2018 has been gorgeous. The crisp air is such a nice change from the humid summer we had. Let's get into the questions, and don't forget to check out Melissa's answers here.

1. What is one candle you MUST light every fall?

I have a candle from Bath and Body Works called Pumpkin Caramel Latte that I only light a few times in the fall. I've had this candle for probably 4 or 5 years now, since I light it so rarely. It smells a bit sickly sweet but I love it! I light it rarely because I don't want to finish it (even though I could always buy a similar one). I actually have a funny story about it. I once lit it when my friend Alicia was staying over for the weekend. I woke up early to make breakfast and lit the candle. She woke up to the sweet smell and thought I was making pancakes. Unfortunately, I was only making scrambled eggs and toast... and Alicia was so disappointed! Oops!!

2. When you think of fall, what does it remind you of?

Crisp air, spectacular colors, sweaters, boots, and happiness!

3. What is your all-time favorite fall/Halloween movie?

I really love Silent Hill. For the longest time I didn't even know it was based on a video game but it's a horror movie I try to watch every October.

4. What Halloween costume do you have in mind?

Helga Pataki! Are there any other Hey Arnold fans out there? :)

5. What is your favorite fall trend?

Sweaters!! I love oversized sweaters and sweater dresses with leggings and cute boots.

6. When you think of fall, what drink comes to mind?

Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte, DUH!!!!!!!!

7. What is your go-to fall beauty product? A must-have staple!

I would have to say dark nail polish shades, and lots of lotion and moisturizer!! My skin gets so dry as soon as the season changes.

8. Do you prefer apple pie or pumpkin pie?

As much as I love all things pumpkin, I prefer apple pie. I'm just not a huge fan of the consistency of pumpkin pie. I love baking with real pumpkins, and last fall I made a pumpkin cream cheese loaf which was so yummy!!

9. Do you have any fall traditions? If so, tell us all about them!

My fall tradition is going to my family's cottage for Thanksgiving. Going to the cottage in October is so cozy.

10. The moment of truth: Is fall your favorite season?

YES IT IS!! What can I say, I'm a basic white girl ;)

Tag 5:

The last part of this tag is to tag 5 other bloggers. Here are the blogs I'm tagging:

Julz' Obsessions
Raining Cake
Veggie Vibe
Sparkling in Style
Fairytale Kiss

This was so fun to write! Hope you had fun reading it as well :) xo

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Aura Crystal Crowns by The Goddess Fab Jewelry Design Studio

Hello friends! Today's post is all about Aura Crystal Crowns by The Goddess Fab Jewelry Design Studio, located in lovely Prince Edward County, Ontario. All the pieces are carefully designed by Catherine Jean Tobias, who founded the company in Miami in 2011 before moving to Canada. I recently had the exciting opportunity to model some of Catherine's fabulous Aura Crystal Crowns.
Blue Aura Quartz Crystal Crown

The Aura Crystal Crowns are made with natural healing Himalayan quartz crystals, which have been treated with magical iridescent aura titanium coatings to give them their stunning colors, while maintaining the integrity of the crystal. The quartz stone is extremely versatile and has multiple functions including increasing personal energy levels, attracting prosperity and augmenting concentration. The quartz crystals are woven to the stainless steel crown with elegant silk cording. These Crystal Crowns will bring out your inner Goddess and are perfect for weddings, engagement parties, graduations, full moon or Goddess celebrations, or even just because! As Catherine says, "Honour your inner Goddess, She is powerful and strong!".
Blue Aura Quartz Crystal Crown
 Purple Aura Rock Crystal Crown
Purple Aura Rock Crystal Crown
 Bronze Aura Rock Crystal Crown

These stunning Crystal Crowns can be ordered directly from The Goddess Fab website, here. Let Catherine know Melanie sent you! Custom orders are also available if you would like a crown made from another crystal, such as Amethyst. While you're visiting the website, be sure to check out all of The Goddess Fab Jewelry lines. There are seven in total, so there is something for everyone!
Here is the adorable Ms. Touki, Catherine's fabulous dog wearing the Purple Aura Rock Crystal Crown. I'm wearing the Bronze Aura Rock Crystal Crown.

Thank you for reading! xo

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Forever Young by Jean Pierre Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes

Hi loves! I recently picked up these Forever Young by Jean Pierre makeup removing cleansing wipes at Ardene. The adorable packaging really caught my eye. These wipes are really affordable at 3 packs for $10.00. I wasn't sure what to expect quality wise, since makeup remover wipes are usually around $10.00 a pack at the drugstore. I am pleased to say that these wipes really impressed me! The wipes are very soft, and the waffle cone scent is so yummy. They do a great job at removing my makeup up. My skin is left feeling fresh and smooth.
The Forever Young by Jean Pierre Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes will definitely be my go-to makeup remover wipes from now on. They are cruelty free, and also come in coconut scent and unscented.

What are your go-to makeup wipes? Thanks for stopping by! xo

Monday, 6 August 2018

Santee USA Max Volume Waterproof Mascara Review

Hello lovelies! I came across the Santee USA Max Volume waterproof mascara at Ardene for only $3.90, and decided to give it a try. I wasn't sure what to expect since it was so inexpensive. I was pleasantly surprised by the creamy, gel formula. This mascara has a curved brush, which helps to reach the lashes in the corners of my eyes. I wouldn't say this mascara is very volumizing, but it did really lengthen my lashes. Although it is waterproof, it actually washes off fairly easily with a combination of face wash and miscellar water (no harsh rubbing was required).

I will definitely be buying it again! Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, 2 July 2018

Summer Heat OOTD: Playful Yellow Shorts

Hi loves! I've really been loving kimonos lately. I find they add so much flair to an outfit. They're great even on hot days, since the material is so thin. While browsing Ardene a few weeks ago, I came across this black lacy kimono and thought it was perfect since it can match anything. My shorts are also from Ardene. I love the playful yellow pattern, and the material is so soft and cozy! Its a long weekend here for Canada Day, and I'm relaxing at my parent's cottage. I wore this outfit for a dinner date with Simon at a little restaurant in the cottage village.
T-shirt: Denver Hayes (thrifted)
Kimono: Ardene
Shorts: Ardene
Sneakers: Champion (purchased at Payless) 

After dinner, we went for a walk in the village and I had fun posing in different places ðŸ˜‚
Here's a bonus picture of the end of the sunset:

Hope you are all having an amazing long weekend, and stay strong to those who are working today! Thanks for stopping by! xo

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Celebrating my 28th in Montreal

Hi lovelies, how is everyone? I turned 28 this past weekend, and I spent my birthday sightseeing in Montreal with Simon. We stayed at a lovely Airbnb from Friday until Monday. The weather was perfect, and we had fun trying restaurants and pubs we'd never been to before. We both had never been to the top of Mont-Royal, and the view was breathtaking. I last spent a long weekend with Simon in Montreal in 2014 (see my post here), and quite a few things in the city have changed since then. The Old Port now has its own beach and Ferris wheel! Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip:

 New Ferris wheel at the Old Port
 The Clocktower beach at the Old Port -- I love the boardwalk.
The Bonsai trees at the Montreal Botanical Garden were adorable.
 The botanical garden peaceful and gorgeous.
The koi fish seemed to like having their picture taken -- they would swim closer to the edge of the water when people passed by!
The greenhouses of the Botanical Garden had different themes. I liked this dessert theme.
The rose garden has over 1000 species of roses!
All smiles on top of the Olympic Tower!
Here is the view. You can see Mont-Royal in the right corner. 
Here is the stunning view from Mont-Royal!
Montreal has some really awesome murals. There was an art festival going on called Murale (I believe its still on until June 17), so more murals were being painted!

What's your favorite city for a long weekend getaway? Thank you for stopping by my blog! xo

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Floral Vibes: Spring OOTD

Hello lovelies! Spring is in full swing and everything is in bloom. I picked up this floral kimono in January when I was dreaming of warmer weather, and I was saving it for a sunny spring day. I'm so excited to finally be wearing it! Its super lightweight, and really adds a pop to an otherwise plain outfit.

Kimono: Trovaré (purchased at Suzy Shier)
Tank top: H&M
Shorts: Garage
Sneakers: Champion (purchased at Payless)

Here's to many more sunny days ahead! Thanks for stopping by! xo