essentials

Summer Beach Essentials

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It’s officially summer, and that means I’ve got one main thing on my mind—the beach. I get my love for the sand and water from my parents, and even though I didn’t grow up in a little beach town, I did spend a good chunk of my childhood at the beach, either locally or in Florida. (more…)

6 Favourites | Winter Edition

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I actually have not been loving too much product wise over the winter, as I have been using a lot of the same products and have been trying to use up a lot of old things as well. Since I have been using up old products, plus trying to save money, I do not have any new products I have recently added to my collection. That being said, these 6 products have definitely been standouts and a few of these I have mentioned in a few posts now, which really just cements my love for them. (more…)

New York City | What’s in my Travel Makeup Bag?

IMG_6023I’m leaving for New York tomorrow (insert high pitched squeal), so I thought it’d be fun to show you what I’m bringing with me on the makeup side of things. Personally, I love packing for trips as not only do I get to make a million lists, but I also get to bring out all my miniatures I have had stashed away for traveling. Most of the minis shown are either from ipsy, a gift with purchase or from the Sephora aisle of doom. I think I was successful in packing just the essentials, with a few options in regards to eyeliner and lip products. I know I will use all these products during my trip and can easily take a look from day to night with the products shown.

If you want to see what I’m taking with me to New York, carry on reading!

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Ready in 15 Minutes

IMG_5421I am the type of person who likes to get up at least an hour before I need to be out the door. I hate the feeling of being rushed and I feel like it starts my day off in a negative way. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy those extra minutes of sleep as much as the next person, but I enjoy being able to sit and leisurely drink my tea and eat my breakfast more. However, occasionally I do sleep through my alarm or—the more likely scenario—I am up early scrambling to finish a paper for school, which leaves me with barely 15 minutes till I need to be out the door. This picture accurately sums up those mornings: (more…)

Pamper Evening Routine

IMG_5222I love dedicating one evening a week to give myself a little TLC. I usually do this on a Sunday as a way to unwind from a (usually) long week and to leave me feeling in a better state of mind for the upcoming week. This is a great way to de-stress, relax and disconnect from the world for a few hours. I also always sleep much better after this. I thought I would share what I do during a pamper evening and what products I have been using! (more…)

6 Favourites | Winter Edition

IMG_5102Christmas is long and gone and it has now gotten to that point where I am over winter and ready for sun. As I type this the temperature is currently -14, high winds and snow. So, as I’m cozied up indoors with a cup of tea and dreaming of when I can put my parka in storage until next winter, I figured today would be a good day to share some things I’ve been loving during the winter months! (more…)

Everyday Bag Essentials

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I have found it incredibly helpful to have a bag which contains all my essentials for whether I’m in the city all day for school, headed to work, going straight from school to work, working out after class, etc etc. Having one bag which contains everything you could possibly need for any of these situations makes life a heck of a lot easier, especially when you are constantly switching from backpacks to totes to purses like myself. (more…)