Ulta / Tarte Sale Haul

Ulta / Tarte Sale Haul

Before you lay into me, I have been on a new makeup fast since the last sale season in November. I didn’t buy any new products for four months! I started easing up on my diet around March with some drugstore purchases and went to Sephora a few times to swatch up a storm, but I never made any purchases.

I think having a “sale season” in cosmetics helps me a lot when I go on makeup diets. It gives me a clear goal/end-date which helps me maintain the diet. I know I’ll get rewarded for my patience eventually. Ulta and Tarte had a sale recently and I’ve been waiting patiently for the Sephora VIB sale since last fall. That being said…let’s get into part of the damage I did this sale season! Continue reading “Ulta / Tarte Sale Haul”

DIY Bleaching & Dyeing Your Hair Pink

DIY Bleaching & Dyeing Your Hair Pink

I can’t believe it’s taken me over a year to think of this, but I thought I’d make a post about how I get my hair pink. I get the occasional question about it and while I was trying to figure out how to do it on my own, I found myself doing a lot of Googling, with few helpful recommendations, so hopefully, you find this somewhat insightful. Continue reading “DIY Bleaching & Dyeing Your Hair Pink”

Spring Favourites

Spring Favourites

I always find the transitional period between seasons to be so reenergizing. You might be changing your wardrobe, updating your house, working on your garden…I feel like I’ve fully shed the heaviness of winter and I’m embracing the airiness and joy of spring! It’s inspired me to discover some new products and re-discover some old favourites.

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DIY Tiered Cake Stand

DIY Tiered Cake Stand

I had been stalking these vintage tiered cake stands on Etsy for a while but they were pretty expensive to get a really nice one, so I hadn’t pulled the trigger quite yet. Meanwhile, we were making our way through New Zealand for our honeymoon and stopped in a random little town to go to take a break and stretch our legs.

We stumbled upon this cute little shop full of new and vintage kitch, and lo and behold, the lady was selling tiered cake stands that she made herself AND do-it-yourself kits! They came with all the hardware, a drill bit and a photocopy of her handwritten instructions, all for under 20 bucks. Needless to say, I bought a kit immediately! Continue reading “DIY Tiered Cake Stand”

Blue & Coral Guest Bedroom

Blue & Coral Guest Bedroom

I’ve never had a guest bedroom before and it’s been put to good use since we moved in. We’ve already had four people/parties stay with us and I hope to have more in the future. My approach with furnishing and decorating it was really quite simple.

guest bedroom decor style interior decorating blue coral

I felt it would be too cluttered if I injected too many personal effects into the design or pieces of furniture or knick-knacks. So I instead placed the emphasis on colour in the room and that became the theme around which everything centered. Painting walls a bold colour is a great way to add personality to a space without having too many things on the wall or pieces of furniture. I went with a bright baby blue, which was the starting point to my whole “blue and coral” theme. I made sure to include lots of elements of white too, which I think is the best way to add brightness to any space and balance bolder colour choices, which stops everything from looking too chaotic. Continue reading “Blue & Coral Guest Bedroom”