Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday | Too Faced Everything Nice

Too Faced has some lovely holiday sets this year (as they do every year). This one just might be my favourite. It just has everything-shadows, blushes, bronzer, brushes, mascara, and a cute pouch. I think this would make a lovely gift for the make-up lover or someone new to make-up as it's all encompassing.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Review | JustFab Lisander OTK Boots

I love the look of over-the-knee boots but couldn't seem to find a pair that were tall enough or skinny enough or would actually stay up the entire day. Until now. JustFab is a site I am pretty new too, but after seeing the Lisander boots, I thought I would take the gamble.

Plated | A Food Subscription Service

I have been tempted to try a food subscription box for awhile now. What can I say, I love sub boxes. With a code from My Subscription Addiction (one of my favourite sites for all things sub box), I got two servings of two different meals. I chose the Butternut Squash Mac 'n Cheese with Kale and the Tofu Carnitas Burrito Bowls.

I love this box for several reasons. 1. It was so, so, so nice to have two dinners already figured out. I actually was happy to cook when coming home from work. 2. Both meals were delicious. I will definitely be trying them out again. I was worried that two servings would be just that, but I was pleasantly surprised to be able to have seconds and leftovers for lunch.

The menus change each week, and there is quite a bit of variety. If you are a vegetarian or have other dietary concerns, they are clearly labeled on the site. There aren't many vegan options, but the burrito bowls were.

I am excited to try Plated out again. If you are interested in trying it, you can follow my link here. And don't forget to use a code for some free meals!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday | Bite Beauty Best of Bite Set

Bite Beauty is a brand I am getting more and more obsessed with. After purchasing this little duo, I have wanted to add more shades to my collection. This set definitely caught my eye as I love the winter shades, and lip pencils are one of my favourite lip products.

My First Video | Holiday Gift Guide


I can't believe it. I made a YouTube video and man was it difficult!

1. I was extremely nervous (does anyone like the sound of their own voice??)
2. My nice camera does not do video, so I tried a point & shoot-fail 
and then had to settle for an iPhone.
3. The white balance...is so off. 
4. Editing.is.so.tedious.awkward.jump.cuts.everywhere.
5. It takes forever to export & upload
(& then you find out it's wrong,  and you have to do it again.)

Plus, a million other things....

Okay, back to the video. It's a Holiday Gift Guide. I hope it's at least a bit helpful/entertaining/something. Most of the items have been (or will be) reviewed on here for some more in depth photos and descriptions. Here is a list of the products mentioned...

Too Faced Everything Nice Palette
Too Faced 5 Star Favorities
Tatcha Miyabi Holiday Set
Tatcha Kinhaku Holiday Set
Starbucks Dot Collection
SugarPaper LA x Target
Candles


Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail | November 2014

I have been patiently waiting for a stationery subscription box, and of course, A Beautiful Mess delivers. I love their blog for cute DIYS and inspiration, so I was stoked that they are delving into the sub world. This box is "Happy Mail" which features cards and other stationery items. There is also a "Messy Box" in the works for crafting.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Birchbox | November 2014

This month's Birchbox theme is 'Giving', and they partnered with (RED) to raise money and awareness for fighting AIDS.  I love that they are donating $1 for every photo of the mailer that features facts about the syndrome.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Playing Tourist in NYC | Brooklyn

We love showing off our borough when we have friends & family come to town. It's a side to NYC that most people never see. Though, if you have been following my blog or Instagram, you have probably become familiar with Brooklyn Bridge Park, Park Slope, & Prospect Park. We were a little less hustle & bustle this day as the previous one in Manhattan was a long one.