Friday, October 31, 2014

Favourites | October Beauty 2014

Well then, hellogoodbye to October. It seems fall is still here though so all is well. It's crazy to think the holidays are rapidly approaching. I have to admit I am super excited, but I definitely can wait. This year needs to slow down. I was just joking to Preston that old movies used to quote 2015 as the year for flying cars and such. Anywayyy back to the beauty. Not too many new favourites this month as I am quite enjoying my routine.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nail Art | Sugar Skulls

Happy Halloween!!! [Almost.] I have some cute little skelly-friends on my nails today. I saw this picture on Instagram and knew I had to try it out. Obviously, not even close to as good (Pshiiit Polish is ah-mazing!), but I love them. And if you are willing to let them be a bit imperfect, it doesn't take long to do. You just need a dotting tool.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Birchbox Man | November

I may have just sold Preston on my love of Birchbox. He is a super low-maintenance guy and figured he wouldn't be able to use all the fancy grooming products, but so far Birchbox has been right on the mark. Our first BB Man box was October, and we decided to get another month. So, I thought I would share. The theme this month is "On a Mission."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nail Art | A Subtle Fade

I love fall nail polish and sometimes face a bit of a dilemma when having to choose a colour. This gradient features two of my favourite fall berry shades, Zoya Monica and Zoya Margo, for a super subtle fade effect.

Monday, October 27, 2014

A $5 Too Faced Pretty Rebel Dupe

When I spotted this little elf set at Walgreens, I was excited. The colours looked so pretty, and for only five dollars, it was a steal. I was impressed that the set featured good mix of neutrals and jeweltones in fun combinations. It wasn't until I came home that it dawned on me....I already have these shades. No wonder I was so impressed with the colours; the same thoughts rolled in my head when I purchased the Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette. I couldn't help but laugh at my beauty junkie moment- I basically bought the same exact palette.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Little Sunday Routine

I try to use Sunday as a bit of a catch-up day. Monday-Friday is all about work, and Saturday I try to have one fun activity planned (Plus, spending the whole night catching up on my Coursera classes. School, I can't quit you.) This Sunday has been spent catching up on the blog, but I am penciling in some time to relax. Here are a few of the products that are on the agenda.

Seven

It has been a long, long time since I did a Seven. I had been blogging more regularly for awhile so it seemed redundant, followed by adding a full-time job to the schedule which seriously reduced my picture taking quota. I am still trying to find that work/life/hobby/learning/cleaning/friends/boyfriend/relaxation balance, but there are never enough hours in the day it seems...

[Going through this adorable list from Strange & Charmed as activity inspiration]

[Tested out this recipe from Nouvelle Daily. Yum.]

[Reuniting with old friends :] ]

[Can't get enough of the fall air.]

[Going to work isn't too bad with this view.]

[A festive weekend of Dino BBQ & Book of Life]

[& of course, pumpkin carving.]

Are you up to anything fun this Halloween?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Zoya Sansa

I shared some of the new nail polishes I picked up from Zoya's fall collection earlier this month. So I figured it was about time to show some swatches! This is Zoya Sansa. I have quite the love of purple polishes already, so adding the Game of Thrones reference just meant I had to have it even more.