First experience at the Atlantic Ocean!

A few weeks ago I took a day trip to visit the Atlantic Ocean. I have to admit that the day started out as a disaster but I would do it again in a heart beat! At first I went to Crescent beach but since I forgot a towel, I had to go shop for one. However, there was not a store in sight that sold towels! 

So, I decided to take a trip up to Daytona Beach which is another hour-ish drive. Here is how my few minutes in Daytona went: I get there, pay for parking, get my stuff settled on the beach and take bear down to the water, get rained on, get stopped by beach patrol and told that no dogs are allowed on the beach, angrily walk back to the car, contemplate heading home, drive down to Flagler Beach (which allows animals). Quite busy for only actually being on the beach there for about 10 minutes, huh?

At that point, I almost gave up. However, it was a blessing in disguise since Flagler Beach was sunny and beautiful! I saw Pelicans for the first time ever and couldn't stop squealing over them. Bear had a fantastic time but was very unsure of the ocean hehe. It took forever to bathe him and to get rid of the sand when I got home, but that's how she goes!

That last picture is how Bear slept on my lap during the drive home. I think it's safe to say that he had a very fun day, but also an exhausting one. 

Have you had any amazing summer trips yet? 



Hi everyone!!

I can't believe some of you are still here! I'm sorry I have not posted in a hot minute, please forgive me? 

Some crazy things have been going on in my life which is why my posting schedule has been so hectic. For one, I moved to Florida. Yes, I am now in Florida, all of the way across the country from where I was. I will not get into why at this moment but just know it is something that I felt was necessary. Bear is having allergic reactions to being in this state but I guess that is a normal thing? Not sure! But I am hoping he will get used to it and stop scratching himself so much.

I've also been in a huge funk. I am going to be moving back to Canada some time in the near future to work on my self. I really want to love myself and cherish myself which is a whole lot harder than it sounds. I'm constantly emotional and down all of the time and that takes its toll on relationships and friendships. I feel bad leaving this place after I've only recently got here but it's something I have to do for myself, you know?

Anyway, how are all of you?! I will be updating and changing things on this blog over the next while so don't be too concerned if things look different next time you stop by :)

I've missed you all!!!! <3


Well, hello there!

Hi lovelies!

Whoa it has been a very, very long time since I have posted, which I am very sad about since I worked so hard to make it look as good as possible. I guess I kinda figured that since I've been uploading to my youtube channel that I didn't need to maintain my blog, I still kinda feel that way. What do you guys think? I'd love some feedback please!

Quite a few things have changed since I've last updated you all: I got a new job in retail which I really do enjoy. I'm junior management there which is a whole new experience for me but I love learning new things about it. My husband also got a new job but they are taking their time getting him trained, but that always seems to be the case with new hirees (is that a word? Probably not.)

We also got a dog! His name is Bear and he is part Dachshund and part Sheltie. We adopted him from the animal shelter about 2 months ago. He is 3 years old and probably the sweetest dog ever! When he finally saw him in person though, we noticed one of his ears is half gone which is sad but it makes for a cute characteristic!

I hope you guys had a wonderful year while I have been inactive here! I'd love to know how you guys are so please leave me comments down below! Can't wait to talk to you!

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Black Friday deals with Pixi!

Good morning! I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! Mine was full of food and great time with family. 

Pixi is having Black Friday deals and I thought I'd share them and their gloriousness with you all!

Save 40% off Eye Glow Cube, Soft Focus Fresh and Daylight Glow Collection.
See entire collection here.
Free shipping for orders $50 and up.

Save 30% off  the following awakening kits.
Features full size products of our Eye Bright Primer, Eye Glow Cube, Flawless Beauty Primer and Tinted Brilliance Balm in Nearly Naked. Normally $64.00!
See entire collection here.

Naturally Flawless features our best selling skin solvers. Featuring full sized Flawless & Poreless, Correction Concentrate and Flawless Finishing Powder normally $56.00, click shop now for discount price! 

Happy Shopping!!

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top 5 cruelty-free lip products

Today, I am here with yet another top 5 cruelty-free post! This one is all about my favorite lip products. I have a few high end brands and a couple drugstore brands, also one brand is a Canadian/UK only brand (as far as I know) but for us living in the US you can order from a website that I will show you later. Let's start!

Price: $24.00
Size: 0.10 oz
Available at: tartecosmetics.com - Sephora/Sephora.com - Ulta/Ulta.com
Comes in: 7 shades

Quoted from Tarte:
As a follow up to tarte's best-selling LipSurgence™ lip tints, these shimmering lip lusters give  lips a high dose of color and shine in an easy twist-up stick.

Product Performance: LipSurgence™ lip lusters combine sheer iridescent pure color with natural moisturizers that glides on smooth and soften lips. This proprietary formula effectively increases skin’s water content for a ‘plumped up’ appearance with a natural hint of shimmering tint and taste of mint. The result is naturally fuller, healthier lips without any irritation or stinging. The easy-to-use twist-up container eliminates the need for sharpeners.

Powered By: A proprietary blend of plant bio-nutrients, vitamins, and essential oils rich in emollients: these antioxidant free radical fighters (vitamin C & E, pepperming & jojoba oil) prevent premature signs of aging, while softening lips.

First up, is a brand that I mention a lot on this blog which is Tarte. The Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Luster in Sweet is a beautiful shimmering golden pink. Very creamy and moisturizing formula that lasts quite a few hours but not all day. It has a subtle mint smell which makes the lips tingle a bit (not painful) and feels cooling. I love this shade!

Price: $10.50
Size: 0.04 oz
Available at: Shoppers Drug Mart (Canada) - www.houseofgosh.com
Comes in: 6 shades

Quoted from GOSH:
GOSH VELVET TOUCH LIPLINER has a fantastic color pigmentation and is 100% waterproof. It is soft and flexible to apply and providers a superb edge to the lips, preventing lipstick from running into the small lines around the lips.

INSIDER TIPS: It is so creamy it can be used on its own, as a lipstick if an extremely durable, matte color is required.

GOSH Cosmetics Velvet Touch Lipliner in Pink Peony is the very first lip liner that I ever purchased. I'm sad that I never picked any up before moving to the US but everytime I go back to Canada for a visit I make sure to pick some GOSH products up. Now that you can order online though, it's fantastic!! These liners last foreverrr!! They are matte but not super drying, quite comfortable to wear on its own. Very pigmented. No scent. I also like how the color is on the end of the pencil so you can easily tell which color you have. Highly, highly recommend this product!

Price: $13.00
Size: 0.10 oz
Available at: Shoppers Drug Mart (Canada) - www.houseofgosh.com
Comes in: 10 shades

Quoted from GOSH:
a super soft lip product that has a moisturizing, softening and nurturing effect on the lips. It is available in seductive and sensual colours that leave the lips shiny, tempting, soft and super sexy. The colours are partially transparent with a hint of mother-of-pearl and with a mild taste of vanilla. 

It also contains vitamin E, which neutralizes free radicals.

Next, we have a couple of my favorite tinted lip balms! The GOSH Cosmetics Soft'N Shine Lip Balm in Scarlet & Passion Pink are absolutely beautiful and one of the best lip balms I have ever tried! Not super opaque but the moisturizing and softening effect more than make up for that. These make your lips shiny but not wet looking (which I love), also smell faintly of vanilla. Scarlet is on the top and Passion Pink is on the bottom. I have written a full review of these here.

Price: $4.50
Size: 0.18 oz
Available at: nyxcosmetics.com - Ulta/Ulta.com - Target/Target.com
Comes in: 24 shades

Quoted from NYX:
It’s double or nothing with this lip liner and lipstick in one. Our masterful Jumbo Lip Pencils infuse lips with alluring, nourishing color, and help you create a perfect pout. Line, define and color with one jumbo pencil. Plus the mineral oil formula does not dry out your lips and it goes on smoothly. We likey.

Alrighty, enough of the high end products and time for my drugstore ones! The NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils in Chestnut & Hot Red are highly pigmented, moisturizing, easy to apply and come in a huge array of colors. I love the pencil style lip products lately because they are so easy to use, you don't need a mirror. These can be used a lip liner or a lip stick. What's not to love!

Price: $12.99 (limited edition 4 pack)
Size: 1 oz
Available at: www.evolutionofsmooth.com - most drugstores
Comes in: 10 shades

Quoted from eos:
Show your lips some love with our Limited Edition Fresh Watermelon, Pomegranate Raspberry, Strawberry Sorbet, and Summer Fruit Lip Balms.

I love these lip balms!! The eos Lip Balm in Watermelon Wonderland which I got in the limited edition Alice in Wonderland set is amazing! They smell great, taste great, feel great on, look cute. I just love love LOVE these so much! Right now, they have a few different limited edition sets to choose from or you can just purchase the singles, but there is a flavor for everyone! I have written a review about these babies here.

And lastly, I have the beautiful swatches for you. I do love my pink lip colors but am also trying to branch out a bit with the red. They all have shimmer except for the lip liner and the red NYX pencil.

What are your favorite lip products?

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