Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 Golden Globes Best Dressed

I'm late on this post, but I usually share my thoughts on the best dressed and I am one who enjoys tradition. I did stop doing the worst dressed version a year or so ago, as I chose to not focus on the negative. Fashion should be fun and you should be allowed to take risks. Maybe you like something that others don't. That's okay!

Same can be said with the best dressed. Maybe you don't like some of my personal choices for best dressed. It's all personal opinion. But I don't want to bring attention to or say something is horribly bad that a designer worked so many hours on and that a celebrity and many others happen to love. You start questioning your taste and it can feel very polarizing. So I focus on the positive and here I am to share with you my favorite looks from the 2017 Golden Globes!

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  • Emma Stone in Valentino Haute Couture - My favorite of the night. Those stars and that pale pink! 
  • Brie Larson in Rodarte - Red hot! I love the drapey layers and that bodice. Simple, but far from basic.
  • Zoe Saldana in Gucci - I didn't like it upon first sight, but it really grew on me. It's practically Hermione from the Yule Ball. I'm soooo okay with that!
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  • Hailee Steinfeld in Vera Wang - I love lilac. It was one of my wedding colors! A bit risque on top as an unexpected touch!
  • Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad - Full on princess, like straight out of a Disney movie. The amount of detail is just right.
  • Millie Bobby Brown in Jenny Packham - Age-appropriate and stunning. Completely suits her sparkling personality!
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  • Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford - Mr. Suit & Tie! I love that charcoal jacket.
  • Donald Glover in Gucci - A brown velvet suit? It has some retro vibes going on and he really makes it work.
Whose style did you love on the 2017 Golden Globes Red Carpet? And can I just also mention how Tracee Ellis Ross wins with all of the bling she was rocking?! More is more sometimes!

Friday, January 13, 2017

What I Got For Christmas 2016

I'm not going to show everything. A lot of it will pop up in my Instagram feed over time, I'm certain. And I got a lot of the typical stocking stuffers of candy and little knickknacks that I am happy about, but I don't want to photograph or share every little thing. So instead, I'm sharing a few of the items that were deemed as my "special" gifts. That's what my husband and I call the gifts that are under our tree and the family tree at my MIL's.

Insert typical disclaimer here about the not bragging or rubbing things in anyone's face. I happen to enjoy these types of posts immensely and I often get ideas (and new additions to my wishlist) from seeing what others get for various occasions. If you don't like this type of post, I understand if you choose to skip it and read my other material. But do know it's not about the material things at all. As I noted in a previous post, my best Christmas gift came in way of a long lost wedding card from my grandmother. So many emotions! Feelings of love, happiness, faith, and peace. That's my Christmas.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2016 Beauty Favorites

Do you know how hard it is to narrow down the amount of beauty items that are the dearest to your heart within a year's time? Hard. Super hard. I've managed to get the number down to 12, but there are definitely some good products left out. But honestly, you can get a good idea of the items in my collection that get the most love by viewing my monthly favorites. That's partly how I determine what gets listed here- what got featured and used the most.

So let's see what products had me swooning this year! There's a few tried and trues and a few that were new to me this year. If you've done one of these round-ups, let me know!

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Sephora Boxing Day Haul 2016

Sephora is one of the only Boxing Day sales that I took advantage of. The other one was with a clothing store to grab some new pants for my husband. I didn't go overboard, but I think I got some impressive deals. One set that I wanted (the Boscia kit) sold out between me adding it to my cart and checking out so thanks for saving me another $15, Sephora. Ha!

If you've never taken part in their Boxing Day sales, every deal offered is C$15. Some deals are better than others. I try to do my homework before they go live to know exactly what I am interested in and what is getting me more bang for my buck. So here are the three items I chose from the sale. I also grabbed another set of my favorite hair ribbons to bump up my order to free shipping.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Blog of the Month: January 2017

In December, Andreanne from A Certain Romance was my featured blogger. You can read that post and see other past featured blogs under the "blog of the month" label! Being my blog of the month gets you a designated blog post, a sidebar button, and a mention on my Twitter account. The sidebar button stays up all month long. I don't believe in necessarily making bloggers pay for advertising and I'd much rather show you blogs that I really enjoy reading. And I hope you end up enjoying them too!

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This month's featured blogger is Melanie from I'm Not a Beauty Guru! Melanie focuses mostly on beauty, sharing her hauls, swatches, reviews, and more. And lately, she's been bitten by the same ColourPop bug as I have. I am telling you right now, it's contagious! :D Melanie is incredibly sweet and fun to chat with. If you check out her blog, feel free to let her know that I sent you!  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

InstaMonth for December 2016

Happy New Year! I'm back from my Christmas break and getting back into the blogging action. Time to dust off the keyboard and get caught up! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break. As usual, it went by far too quickly. Writing and saying 2017 still feels weird, but I am excited to see what the new year brings.

As for 2016, here are a few pictures from my Instagram last month. Gosh, that was sooo last year. ;)

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1. November favorites. // 2. Gift ideas for hosts of parties. // 3. Some new goodies.
4. These perfumes are A+! // 5. Intro to Tarte // 6. Arbonne Sheer Glow Duo
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7. Indy looking dapper. // 8. Smashbox Studio Lighting Secrets // 9. Cutest holiday sweater ever.
10. Holiday sweaters. // 11. ColourPop Bianca and Echo Park // 12. Care package from Australia!
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13. Happy place. // 14. Christmas essentials!

I'm so sad to see December end, because that means my favorite holiday is over for another year. My tree is still up for this week and I'm going to spend as much time in front of it as I can. I typically wait until January 6th for Epiphany to pack everything away. When do you take your tree down?

Friday, December 30, 2016

December 2016 Favorites

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend! And another one is just around the corner! This is the last of my scheduled posts during my break. I should be back to blogging early next week with my Christmas gifts, overall favorites of 2016, and all of that jazz. I know I'll have a lot of catching up to do with reading and commenting on your blogs!

Here are my favorites from December. I'm pretty sure you can see a trend going on here. Rosy eyes, glowing cheeks, and red lips. That is my no-fail holiday look! It's probably everyone's look, but hey, it's classic for a reason.

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I hope you all have a great start to 2017! I've just renewed my domain for another year, so it looks like you're stuck with me a little longer. Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadows in Supermodel, Flutes, and Wattles

Another ColourPop post! This concludes the items in my latest order. I might just put in another order during my holiday break. I keep seeing shades that I want to try! We'll see if my self-restraint holds out or not. But if you want to be an enabler, tell me some of your favorite CP products and shades!

In today's post, I am sharing my swatches of Wattles, Supermodel, and Flutes. I won't delve into the formula much, as I have already done that in the past on the Mile High set. You can see my other ColourPop reviews and swatches on the "colourpop cosmetics" label on this post.

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