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    Friday Favourites

    Another Friday, another hot weekend ahead. I have no idea what I am doing this weekend, probably anything that can be done inside. First on the agenda is to get through my new BOTM book whose author is mired in a bit of drama at the moment. Riley Sager wrote a decent first thriller with Final Girls and I am just about to start The Last Time I Lied that has the same cabin in the woods thriller vibe. Apparently, Riley is a pen name for Todd Ritter but I guess I never think of an author’s gender when it comes to fiction books. Call it bizarre, call it idiotic,…

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    Decor Inspo – Bohemian Bedroom

    Ladies and gentlemen, if I can recommend one thing that one should absolutely not do after a broken relationship, it is revisit your wedding board on Pinterest. I don’t know what in the name of Samhain possessed me but there I was, bawling like a baby over my imaginary, beautiful wedding (really, it was going to be stunning). Honestly. The reason that I was on Pinterest is because I thought I was going to give my room a Bohemian, minimalist makeover with lots of pillows, low-profile bed, plush blankets, lots of beige – something got lost in translation. I don’t know if I just don’t like how low the bed…

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    Living Room Decor Refresh ft. IKEA

    Well, I survived my trip to IKEA this weekend and most everything that I wanted was in stock aside from two shelves that I had to order. I decided that I wanted the apartment to look totally different so I went with an Andy Warhol Hallucination motif which is working for me. Some of the stuff I already owned and was using in the bedroom but I am redoing that room as well and decided that some of the items would work with my motif. Here’s a little peek at what I purchased: The couch is not new and in fact, this couch has go to go. The new additions…

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    Friday Favourites

    It’s Friday, thank goodness – if there is anything that I love about the 9-5, it is definitely weekends off. I also had more fun working retail so I guess that there are trade offs but I am ready for the weekend. Friday Favourites are going to be posts where I round up some articles, recipes and other tidbits from around the web that I found particularly enjoyable or thought-provoking, let’s get started! This article on the origin of high-heels didn’t surprise me because I grew up with a mom who wore cowboy boots as fancy dress and when you think about it, they were originally created for cowboys! I…

  • Wishlists

    Summer Wishlist

    I feel like I am in a shopping mood but when I attempted to do some shopping this weekend, I only came home with two pairs of pants! I have been binge-watching CSI Las Vegas almost every night, nothing makes you feel better about your personal struggles than watching grotesque homicide investigations. I am going to the mega mall this weekend though and have some idea of where I am going and what I am getting. So, this isn’t as much of a wishlist as it is a shopping list but we will see how inspired I will be once I arrive at my destinations 😀 First stop is IKEA…

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    Top Ten Tuesday – Overpriced Items at Sephora

    I just used up a sample face cream that I liked much more than I thought that I would and about peed my pants when I took a look at the full-size retail price. We all know that makeup and skincare can be very expensive and I got to browsing the Sephora website to see just how out of hand it can get and was not disappointed. Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Brush Collection – This brush roll retails at a whopping 650 bucks! La Mer The Concentrate – Of course this brand had to make the list, one ounce of this elixir will cost you $370. Tom Ford Eye Color…

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    C’est La Vie – July To Do

    So, this was the first weekend that I was mostly on my own and it was different but not terrible…? I didn’t really have much to do, I just did stuff around the apartment but I have made a list of some things that I am looking forward to doing in the next coming weeks. Well, not an entire day but my hair is so overdue because I have been trying to get these highlights to grow out but finally scheduled a hair appointment. I figured that I might as well just get everything done the same day and get fresh polish and eyebrows as well. I have been contemplating…

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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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    When Love Isn’t Enough…

    Sheesh, this is a post that I never fathomed that I would be writing. I have been alluding to the fact that some stuff has been going on in my personal life but wasn’t sure what the outcome would be or if I wanted to share anything on my blog or not but since it will impact my bloggerlife, I guess I will. The BF and I have come to the decision to end our 6 1/2 year relationship and it really sucks. We have decided to be amicable and I don’t know if that makes it better or worse, I have only had one other ex-boyfriend and it was…

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    #wednesdaywisdom

    I have been on the hunt for the perfect athletic pant for ages, I used to wear some from North Face but they don’t make them anymore and the ones I have are so short I can’t wear them any longer. I don’t understand ‘athleisure’ clothing and that seems to be primarily what’s available unless I want just plain black clothing. I keep looking at Lululemon but holy smokes are they spendy – has anyone tried their clothing? I literally know nothing about the brand, I just have my eye on these running shoes: I have been looking for a soft running shoe and the shoes look great, they come…