• Life&Style

    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,…

  • Life&Style

    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…

  • Best Of's

    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…

  • Random

    Friday Thoughts

    I was planning to post a First Impression Friday of the Colourpop products that I recently purchased but I think I am going to wear them some more and report back. I didn’t love the overall look today but don’t want to count the products out yet. So, random thought post it is! And I am so freaking excited for it to arrive, I have a feeling it will be a little big but it’s still so cool. My vintage band t-shirt collection is so bitchin’, I need a Twisted Sister shirt though before I can really boast. Because it doesn’t feel like it, we had a string of too hot days…

  • Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday – Summer Flicks

    That are completely lacking in substance or meaning because sometimes one just needs to take a break and lounge in a little vapid naivety. A look back at the fresh-faced teen queens and heartthrobs of my youth in some of their most forgettable roles, enjoy 🙂 Can’t Hardly Wait – Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt circa the Neutrogena days and a whole host of other actors that we didn’t care about. It’s basically a movie about a group of high school kids at a graduation party. Hewitt gets dumped by her meathead boyfriend which creates an opening for the creepy nerd to declare his love for her. All of the high…

  • Entertainment,  Life&Style,  Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday – Binge Worthy Television

    Top Ten Tuesday is a Reddit classic but usually pretty specific to music, I will just be talking about whatever I want in this series; could be beauty, music, books, clothing – you get the idea. Today’s top ten will be my most binged shows and ones that I feel are worth your time (and emotional) commitment. Gilmore Girls – Of course this show was everything when I was a tween and then heading to college but I took a chance on a re-watch this winter and it is still just as good as it was then. It is the perfect mix of idyllic fantasy and reality, there’s a lot of…

  • Entertainment

    Stranger Things Tag!

    If you don’t know, which you probably do given the amount of times that I have mentioned it, I am a huge fan of the Netflix series Stranger Things. Season one is definitely my fave, I think that the story line gets a little messy in the second season but it’s still pretty great. The BF rags on the show because of how much of the content appears to be lifted from various popular movies and shows from the 70’s and 80’s and I think that this contributes to why I like it – it feels like something from my childhood. Alleged plagiarism aside, I am anxiously awaiting season three…

  • Books

    Summer To Be Read

    Ah, summer. Bees, sunburns, allergies, bees. I spent a lot of time indoors reading during the summer as a kid and to be honest, not a whole lot has changed since then. I take my chances with the bees these days and do read outside a lot more, usually in a full black ensemble and mosquito net, slathered in SPF 50 but I get outside 😛 Obviously, I don’t have as much free time now as I did then but I tend to read a lot more during the summer just out of habit and have quite a few books that I want to get through in the next couple…

  • Entertainment

    Current Youtube Short List

    I was going to post my ULTA haul but my ULTA has a commitment to putting product in the wrong spot and I came home with two products in the wrong shade. I could check the product before I leave and that would save me a lot of time but I forget and not to mention I feel like I just posted a haul and I don’t know how interesting they are…? I was surfing Youtube today on my lunch after not having been on there for ages aside from watching Adobe tutorials and I did a clear out of gurus who I find vapid and uninspiring. Rather than list…

  • Random

    Rainy Day Ramblings

    What is it about a change in the weather that gets me so distracted? Only drastic changes, if it is snowing for 6 months – that’s fine but we just went from 22 inches of snow, to mid-70’s and now rain. I literally have snow boots, rain boots, a coat, a slicker, a cardigan and a pair of sandals in my car. I mean, just in case because we don’t know what’s going to happen at this point. I am pretty sure that I mentioned it, I just finished the episode where Jimmy Barrett spills the beans to Betty about his wife and Don. Also, the episode where they go…