December Favorites

December flew by. Can’t believe it’s aready the end of the month! Just a couple more days until my birthday! But honestly. This month has been so crazy, as it usually is. Stress has been high because of shcool, but I’m pleased to say that I did extremely well in all of my classes, so the hard work paid off. Also, as I’m sure many of you can relate to, I’ve been caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season (check out my Vlogmas vlogs if you haven’t already!). And as if life couldn’t get any more crazier, I picked up food poisoning for the first time in my life, and let me tell you, it was not a fun experience. I would not wish that on my worst enemy!

But you didn’t come here for a review of my month, you came here for my December favorites! So without further ado, here they are!

Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish – Bare Bones

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This colour has been on my nails this entire month, which never usually happens. I really like the way it looks against my skin and it’s neutral so it will definitely work with anything. Not the most festive colour, especially considering that it was December, but you all know I’m a simple gal. The only thing about myself that I like to be flashy is my highlight okuurrrrr.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

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Okay so I’ve been using this for a couple months but I think this has made such a difference in my skin and has made it’s way into my everyday skincare army. It really helps with hydration and smoothness of my skin and I think it has helped a bit in making my skin brighter. The orangey/citrus scent of this is a refreshing burst and (I think) adds to how good my skin feels. Then again I could just be coming up with ways to persuade you to try this out. Who knows.

Vaseline Rosy lips

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I use Vaseline Cocoa Radiant lotion and got this as a free sample with it. It’s pretty much just Vaseline for your lips, but with a very light tint of pink and is rose scented. I usually don’t like rose scents but the scent of this is very light so I don’t mind it.

Too Faced Natural Matte palette

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I’ve talked about this pretty much everywhere but here it is again. This is my first high end eyeshadow palette and I think this is perfect for me. Perfect selection of warm neutrals that are all matte and extremely buttery. And the packaging is perfect, I could stare at it all day!

And that’s it. I can’t believe it’s the last day of 2016. I hope you all have had a fulfilling year and that 2017 will be even better for you. Realistically though, you will put in the effort to make 2017 a better one. Don’t sit around wishing for a measure of time to make your life better, get up and do it yourself!! I’ll see you all in the new year, take care!

💖, B

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H&M Haul

By now, you’re probably asking yourself if H&M is the only place I shop at. And the answer is: pretty much. I dislike shopping and I love saving money, so since I already work at H&M, I can shop every time I go to work and I get a discount too! Anyways, here are some things I’ve picked up recently

Purpose Tour Hoodie

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We recently got a bunch of Purpose tour merch and for some reason, I really liked and wanted this hoodie. I love hoodies. Catch me in them at home all the time. Since the Purpose tour merch is only in the mens section, this fits a bit bigger, but I don’t mind because I love that it’s a bit oversized. Everyone makes fun of me for it, but I don’t care, I love this hoodie!

Pile Lined Denim Jacket

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[This was sold out online but I’m sure you can find something similar at any store]

I have always loved the look of sheepskin lined denim jackets. Idk I think I just like sheepskin lined anything… Which is why I got this jacket (Although it obviously isn’t lined with real sheepskin). I won’t be able to wear this any time soon with the weather we’ve been having, but this will be a nice spring jacket. The sleeves aren’t lined, but the rest of the jacket is, so it’s the perfect balance of warmth and breathability. Just four more months until I can wear this…. Four… long… months.

Wool-blend Bomber Jacket

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Ever since we got this in a couple month ago, I’ve been lusting over it. I love bomber jacket silhouettes and this jacket is different because it’s made of a wool-blend rather than the typical satin-like bomber jackets that are everywhere these days. I also like that the bottom of the jacket isn’t cuffed, so if I wear a shirt that happens to be longer than this jacket, I won’t look like an awkward mushroom, and the shirt won’t gather all weird around my waist. If you can visualize what I’m talking about. Also the lining is the prettiest light, powdery blue color. Which is pointless because no one ever sees the lining but oh well.

Deep V shirt

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I bought this shirt because I wanted to wear my strappy bralette under it (Check out my VS bralette haul if you haven’t already). Since it’s a deeper V, it would show off the straps perfectly. However, the shirt is quite fitted and I got it in a 2 (I feel like I could have and should have sized up), so wearing this shirt with a bralette means that my boobs will definitely disappear.. But oh well! It’s still a nice shirt and if you’ve watched my vlogs, you would see that I have been wearing this shirt frequently since I got it.

And that’s it! Hope you guys enjoyed 🙂 I really need to find a better way to take pictures. A cellphone tripod maybe? Idk.

💖, B

 

What I Got For Christmas! 🎁

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holidays with the ones they love! To get me back into the swing of things here, I thought I would show you all the things I received this year! Also, I’ve been thinking a lot about how different Christmas is when you’re a kid vs. when you’re a bit older. I remember when I was younger, it seemed like it took forever for it to be christmas. My lists were very long and all I wanted to do was rip open presents. Now that I’m older, it seems like Christmas sneaks up on me every year. Instead of wanting to receive tons of gifts, I love giving meaningful things to others. Maybe it’s just because our concept of time changes as we get older. Idk. But anyways! Here’s what I got for Christmas!

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  • Too Faced Natural Matte Palette from my friend Mark
  • ELF Mad For Matte Palette from my sister
  • Kylie Cosmetics Matte liquid lipstick in Candy K from my godparents
  • Body Shop Pink Grapefruit hand lotion from my cousin

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  • “Best sister ever” mug from my sister – this mug is actually HUGE and I’m so excited to use it

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  • Magnetic bookmarks from my cousin

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  • Terry’s chocolate orange from my mom
  • Hickory Farms Mini Melt Away mints from my aunts
    • Both of these are “traditional” gifts haha I get them every year

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  • A bracelet from my godparents

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  • Fetty Wap vinyl from my sister

 

I also got a onesie from my aunt which I forgot to take a picture of. What were some of your favourite gifts this year? Let me know! And rest assured, you will be seeing more of me around in the new year.

💖, B

Vlogmas Week 3

I KNOW. I know. I have been terrible at updating my blog. I have a bunch of drafts ready to be published but they require me to take pictures of myself and I haven’t been ready! I got food poisoning this week and was in bed all day for two straight days, which really threw off my posting and editing schedule. These are all (legitimate) excuses (and I’m fine by the way!) and I will definitely try harder. I genuinely have a new found respect for those people who are able to balance work, school and social life with blogging or editing videos. End rant.

HERE’S MY WEEK 3 OF VLOGMAS THOUGH! Hope you all enjoy. Can’t believe christmas is literally in 3 days. Wild.

💖, B