Friday, November 17, 2017
Sometimes I forget. I'll fall into a routine of using the same eyeshadow palettes for a while, then mix it up, and fall back into that same habit. The reason for this is pretty simple: I forget what I have. Unless there is a specific idea that has popped into my head, a palette I've remembered, or I actually have time to dig through my collection (for a special occasion rather than a quick-and-easy everyday look), then I am likely to stick to my trusted favourites. As a result? Amazing palettes don't get nearly enough use. One of my resolutions from this past year was to change that. To focus on using more of what I have. Which is how I found myself doing another self-imposed shop my stash challenge.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
High up on the list of things I love? Shopping and sales. There is something indescribably exciting about a gorgeous new outfit that won't cause you to overspend. As great as that feeling is? It is becoming harder and harder to come by. Especially during the pre-holiday season. Retail stores have a habit of increasing their prices in preparation for the hoards of seasonal shoppers that will soon begin their search for the perfect gift or holiday outfit. You don't have to worry about that with Yoins! They have beautiful clothes and accessories....not to mention some fabulous deals.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Shopping and travel are two of my favourite pastimes. Every once and a while? Those loves are combined. That happened recently when my mom and I took a shopping bus tour to Eerie, Pennsylvania. We actually took this same trip last year and had such a great time that we decided to go again! Essentially, it is a three-day trip, full of shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Since the holiday season is quickly approaching (can you believe it?!) this seemed like the perfect time to share a little bit of my experience with you all. And hopefully inspire you with your own seasonal shopping. Here goes....
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Few things inspire me as much as fashion. There is something about the way a perfectly chosen outfit can make you shine from the inside out! Suddenly, you feel transformed. You hold your head a little higher....you walk a little taller....and you are eager to run into someone you haven't seen in a while. For me? Fashion is confidence. It might have something to do with the cut, the pattern, or the fabric of a particular piece, but whatever the reason, the right outfit can make you feel amazing. That is why I have been doing a bit of browsing lately. I've been checking out the wide selection of items available from FashionMia.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
You’ve heard it before. Taking care of your skin is a must! It is the best way to look beautiful! There is no doubt about it. Proper skincare is important. Which is exactly why magazines publish article after article about the dangers of not washing your face, not using the right products, and so on. (Which only manages to create serious feelings guilt when you leave your makeup on overnight!) Lately, I have been thinking about my own habits. In terms of both nutrition and my regular skincare routine.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
There are few actresses in Hollywood that are as charismatic as Kate Hudson. She has a way of lighting up the screen. Or red carpet. Or really anywhere she happens to be. It is a rare quality that leave me in awe...and has made her one of my favourite actresses. In addition to loving her on-screen work, her books Pretty Happy and Pretty Fun are both full of positivity, solid life advice, and joy. A little while back, Kate dazzled at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Beverly Hills. She showed up wearing a black and white dress by David Koma, and reactions have been mixed. On that note! Are you ready for another installment of love it or leave it?
Sunday, November 5, 2017
I love birthdays. While many of my peers cringe at the thought of another year gone by, there are few things I look forward to more than my birthday. I guess I’m a bit of a birthday brat – even now. There’s a reason for it! I have a twin brother, so growing up we always shared our birthday parties, cake, and sometimes even our presents. Once I was old enough to organize my own birthday celebrations, I went full force. I invited every single one of my friends out to dinner, organized themed get togethers, and spent the entire month of October in blissful anticipation. It felt good to celebrate my birthday my way.