• Best Of's,  Blogtober

    Blogtober Day: XXVII – Best of October

    I am listening to the second Kathy Reichs/Dr. Brennan book and talk about a long slog of a book read by a mediocre narrator. I imagine that this is what I would sound like narrating a book, like a high-pitched Daria with unexpected accents thrown in for creative flare – the worst. I don’t think that you necessarily have to listen to all of the books in order to keep up with the story and I am about skip out on the 6 remaining hours of this one. I hate to be a quitter though. This post might be a bit long, I really dug into my everyday makeup bag…

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    Best of September, Halloween Decor & 31 Nights of Horror!

    You guys, flu season just started, actually I don’t even know if it that’s true but I’ve already contracted strep and now I have the flu within the scope of a month. I’m so pissed, I tend to make it through flu season unscathed, this better not be a prelude for the rest of the year. I have missed two days of blogging due to feeling like death so am just throwing a bunch of stuff into this post that I had planned for the last couple of days of September. I only have a few items that I would consider Best Of’s for this month and very few empties…

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    Best of August

    Everyone around me seems to be surprised at how quickly this year is passing and I am over here like; Is it Halloween yet? I just love this time of year, I know that spring time is traditionally considered the rebirth of life and new beginnings but for me, it’s fall. I think it’s a lot to do with the back to school season and feeling like you are embarking on something new. It’s always felt like a season of transition for me and I look forward to that feeling every year. Here’s a peek at what I was loving this last month of summer! aromatica Rosemary Refresh Toner –…

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    Best of July

    I wasn’t planning on doing a monthly favourites post because I don’t have very many beauty products but do have quite a few lifestyle bits so I am going for it! Mario Badescu Drying Mask – This mask smells like death but it clears stubborn breakouts like nothing I have ever tried before. I haven’t had too many skin issues but have had some stubborn spots, I use this mask to post treat my face a couple of times a week and it’s amazing! pixi Retinol Tonic – This is a super gentle, daily retinol toner. I don’t often get along with retinol but this tonic doesn’t bother my skin…

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    Best of June

    I didn’t share any products for Best of May since I could only come up with two products that seemed like favourites so I just saved those to talk about in this month’s post. I actually had a few things this month so let’s get to them. Drybar Hot Toddy – I purchased this after I started using the heat protectant spray and they work really well together. They both have the same musky scent that can be a little strong going on but I never notice it throughout the day. It gives my hair a little body and keeps it smooth without feeling sticky or weighing it down. I…

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    Best of April

    Remember when summer used to be a feeling not just a season? The feeling of elation and pure bliss as you threw open those double doors for the last time and embarked on 3 months of unadulterated freedom? It occurred to me while leaving work yesterday that I won’t ever experience that feeling again, summer is now just 3 months of trying to figure how to not sweat through your business casual clothing. That doesn’t mean you can’t peel out of your employer’s parking lot on a Friday night scream singing to the best nostalgic summer hits that your dusty ass Ipod has to offer. Before, we get to the…

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    Best of Brushes

    I have one spray bottle that disperses the perfect amount of product so after I try a new face mist in its original packaging, I will more than likely end up dumping it into my favourite spray bottle. I dump in small amounts from almost finished bottles so that I can chuck the package out as well so I tend to end up with some interesting concoctions. I don’t know what all I have in there right now but it’s amazing, I probably have about 8’ish different mists, I wish I could remember so that I could have this mix on hand all of the time. I have been wanting…

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    Best of March

    Eating some toast, minding my own business when I get asked if I wanted to go to Easter Mass. My response, totally unthinking was, No – I’m cool on Christ. Even I was shocked that this came out of my mouth! I immediately flashed back to my youth when I was discussing the Pope at the time (JPII) with my grandparents and I said, I think he is probably going to kak soon. In my defense, he literally passed away later that same year so I wasn’t wrong. Should one use kak and His Holiness in the same sentence? I mean, it’s probably frowned upon but sometimes I just don’t…

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    Best of February

    I skipped a Best of January because I didn’t have many products that I had been using habitually and really liking and I was trying a lot of new things. I try not to get in the habit of having all new products as favourites but it does happen. For February, I have quite a few products that I did just start using at the beginning of the year but have used them consistently enough now to know that I really do like them so here they are! Real Techniques Brush Crush – OK, legit the last time that I will talk about these 😛 I am obsessed with these…

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    Top 5 Posts of 2017

    I have been experiencing the worst eczema flare up that I have had in years, it’s all over my chest and neck – it is driving me bananas. I wear a lot of scoop necks and v-necks but I’ve been wearing turtlenecks and crew necks since this flare up and today I decided that I was going to wear whatever I wanted and not worry about it. Part of the reason was because of the rubbing, it irritates my skin more to have clothing constantly rubbing it all day and I just didn’t want to deal with it. The other reason was that I feel that I just need to get…