Happy New Year!

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Christmas holiday cozy outfit red Zara turtleneck sweater Simons leg warmers sheepskin slippers tree living room decor

2017 was a bit rough for me, but I’m thankful for a lot, not least of which is this blog. I had been toying with the idea of starting one at the beginning of the year. Then, due to my freelancing workload going down, I found myself with a ton of extra time on my hands that I tried filling with painting, playing with makeup, going for bike rides etc. And eventually figuring out how to get a small corner of fulfillment in my life by going back to some of my favourite hobbies (I have many) that I had put by the wayside in the past couple of years, namely writing and photography. Continue reading “Happy New Year!”

Glittery Party Makeup Tutorial

Glittery Party Makeup Tutorial

I can’t be the only one who appreciates a good layer of glitter on the face. And let’s be honest, it’s not always the most appropriate for every day. But I can’t imagine a better time to bring out all the sparkles than the holidays.

This is my first makeup tutorial on the blog, so please go easy on me. It’s difficult to do makeup and be the photographer at the same time! I’m focusing mostly on the eyes which are undoubtedly the star of the show. (Also please ignore my frizzy hair, ever since I started dying it, styling it causes it to frizz out…) Continue reading “Glittery Party Makeup Tutorial”

DIY Holiday Mantle Garland

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I made a “real” garland for the first time last Christmas and was super happy with how it turned out. I was really looking forward to making another one this Christmas, but to be honest, I’m not 100% happy with how it turned out. It’s way bushier than I intended it to be, but I also don’t care enough to redo it, haha. I’m learning how to be less of a perfectionist. There’s a time and a place to be relentless, and a time and a place to accept things and move on.

I still think it looks good, and anyway, the process was still super satisfying, as DIYs tend to be. Here’s how I made my Christmas fireplace garland from real evergreen branches!

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DIY Holiday Planter Arrangement

DIY Christmas Holiday planter display

You may have noticed by now, but I love decorating the front door with the seasons and holidays. It just adds a little extra something special to the joy of coming home after a long day out. This year for the holidays/winter season, I decided to use my trusty porch planters to create a lively evergreen porch display. Here’s how I did it! Continue reading “DIY Holiday Planter Arrangement”

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Tarte Glitter Treats Liner Set No Shower Happy Hour YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 4 Rouge in Danger Bite Beauty Multistick Brioche Boscia Luminizing Black Mask Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask Huda B

I haven’t been wearing a ton of makeup this fall, for a number of reasons. I go through phases with makeup where sometimes I’m just not feeling it, haven’t got a lot of inspiration etc. Also, I had my laser eye touch-up in October so I wasn’t able to wear any eye makeup for a couple of weeks.

All this to say….That didn’t stop me from going a little crazy during the many sales this month. There was the L’Oreal warehouse sale, the Sephora VIB sale and I had a 20% off coupon for Tarte’s website….In my defense, I haven’t been indulging in new products as much as previous years, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to stock up since I could take advantage of some discounts. So stop judging me! She yells defensively…

Tarte Glitter Treats Liner Set No Shower Happy Hour YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 4 Rouge in Danger Bite Beauty Multistick Brioche Boscia Luminizing Black Mask Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask Huda B

Truth be told, I went a little crazier than I had originally planned….I don’t know what happened, guys. I just kept adding things to my cart. WITH ABANDON. It was equal parts exhilarating and shameful. Where are my fellow makeup junkies at? You know what I’m talking about….

So, here’s a roundup of my purchases with some swatches of the makeup items and a short blurb if you’re interested in knowing more about why I bought them. This is gonna be a long one, guys… Continue reading “Sephora VIB Sale Haul”