Happy Canada Day!
I have been slacking big time and I keep saying I’m back but life is crazy!
- Get G
Buy a Car
- Travel Somewhere
- Tree Top Trekking
Toronto Maple Leaf Game
Nuit Blanche Blue Jays Game
- Wonderland Water Park
- Rogers Center Tours
- Elora Gorge
Imagine Dragons Concert Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson Concert Ed Sheeran Concert
More to be added!
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Dior Liquid Eyeliner – Black
I was so use to using a pencil eyeliner but I wanted to move on to bigger and better things when it came to eyeliner. I decided to give Dior a try since I already love their mascara so much, boy was I right! For a first time user it was pretty easy to hold and get the hang of it! I got this at Sephora for $45.00.
Skin Care Favourite:
Quo Dual Ended Blackhead Remover
Don’t you just love popping zits or blackheads with your fingers? Yep, we all do but it’s actually bad for your skin. Quo from Shoppers Drug Mart has a tool that’ll do it for you without harming your skin or pushing more bacteria into your face (assuming you clean your tools)!
Hair Care Favourite:
Milk_Shake Silver Shine Shampoo
Ever since I became a blonde (almost white) I’ve needed a purple shampoo to help keep it blonde! Silver Shine is a purple shampoo, for those of you who don’t know what a purple shampoo is, I will explain!
When you lift your hair (bleach and tone, highlights, balayage) there is a natural remaining pigment. If your hair is black, dark brown, medium brown, or light brown when you lift your hair it will lift red. If your hair is a dark blonde, medium blonde or light blonde it will lift red/orange, orange, and yellow/orange. Now if your hair is very light or almost white your hair lifted to yellow and pale yellow, which brings you to where my hair was before we toned it – yellow. To get rid of the yellow your toner will have to have violet in it (ash). Now sorry to break it to you but toner FADES, no matter what a hairstylist tells you it will fade, unless you buy shampoo that will help it. I’ve toned my hair once and used this purple shampoo (to keep yellow away) and it works wonders but I will have to tone my hair soon because it only does so much. You can get this at Trade Secrets for $28.00.
The North Face Agave Full Zip Fleece
I have The North Face basic rain jacket, that means its just the outer shall and it’s not exactly the warmest for Canadian weather so I got this to go under it! It’s a mid-light fleece, so it’s not their heaviest but not their lightest either. You can get this at The North Face for $130.00.
Free Spirit Treadmill
This is more a love-hate relationship but I am a lucky woman who gets to have a treadmill at her home so I don’t have to go to the gym…yet. Mine is very old but it works! Now I’m not saying you need to go out and buy a treadmill I’m just saying get up and MOVE!
Sit Next To Me by Foster The People
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Now this isn’t the most exciting news but it’s something I’ve been meaning to get. Most people when they hear the word ‘visa’ they think a travel visa but in Canada we have a credit card called Visa.
It was a simple and easy process for me, I already have other accounts with this bank and I got auto-approved. It takes 5-10 business days in order to reach me and I’m looking forward to it.
Now and days you pretty much need a credit card and I need to start building up a credit score so I can buy a car or a house with my boyfriend. I’m excited that I’ve done this step because it’s on my list of stuff that I need to get done in order to move on up in the world.
Just a quick post in order to keep up with my 2015 list!
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In Canada spring is the great season after winter, where the sun is shining, it’s plus 5 degrees out, the snow is melting causing puddles everywhere and you’re okay with that, because winter is over!
A new season means new gear! I put together a list of the spring must have for this year! Lets get started…
1. Leather Jacket
Collarless Faux Leather Overpiece
Dynamite – $54.95
The weather is warm and you just do not want all those layers anymore! Set your body free with this faux leather jacket from Dynamite.
2. A Cami!
Cami with Buttons
Dynamite – $22.95
I love this and I totally want to buy this for myself, this is a perfect tank to go under a faux leather jacket on a warm day!
Adjustable Pendant Necklace
Dynamite – $12.95
Wear it long or short, which ever goes with your personal style. Simple and sweet.
4. The Right Jean
1969 Legging Jean
Gap – $79.95
It’s not quite shorts weather just yet so why not go for a great pair of jeans? Try my personal favourite Gap Legging Jeans! Comfy and light material that moves with you, great for flats or heels!
5. An Awesome Scarf
Daphne Infinity Scarf
Roots – $30.00
I love the colours and so badly want this that I’m probably buying this today!
6. Rain Boots!
Kamik Rain Boot
SoftMoc – $54.99
With the snow melting there’s puddles everywhere and puddles mean wet feet. Keep your toes happy and dry with my personal favourite rain boot! (Psst, these are made in Canada!)
There you have it everyone my spring must haves for 2015! Let me know your feedback and your favourite spring must haves!
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Make Up Favourite
tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant
I believe I got this for Christmas 2 years agao and I still have it and lots of it. It’s not an everyday make up routine, maybe once a week. I tend to use it whenever I have chapped lips that just started to get bad. It’s great because it gets rid of all the dead skin and your lips start to feel good again. You can get this product at Sephora for $21.00.
Skin Care Favourite
Dove Revive Dry Spray Antiperspirant
I saw all the commercials for this new product and I wanted to try it out for myself. I use the normal Dove deodorants so I’m familiar with the company, I must say I’m pretty impressed. It smells great and you don’t have to worry about those clumps that can happen. Now the bottle says it’s 48 hour protection – that’s a straight up lie – it works like your normal deodorant, you’re gonna have to reapply. You can get it at any local store that sells beauty supplies, mine was roughly $6.00.
Hair Care Favourite
Organix Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Penetrating Oil (Dry and Coarse Hair)
I got this because we all know I work in a pool and it kills my hair. I’ve been using this for about 2 years now and love it, you don’t need a lot, maybe a little drop, rub it in your hands than put it in your hair. I mostly put it in the ends because that’s where it gets the worst. You can put too much in your hair and make your hair greasy looking. You can get this at any beauty supply/drug store roughly for $6.00 to $7.00.
St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash
So the story with this one was I ran out of body wash at my boyfriend’s house and forgot to buy more. When I was in the shower one of the roommates body wash was there. She’s my friend so I just used a little bit. It made my body feel so soft and clean, I went home and bought some for myself; and it smell pretty good too. The best part is after I come out of the chlorine and I use this my skin isn’t dry and itchy anymore. I got this at Target for $4.00.
My good friend decided that she was going to have a wine and cheese night, and I’m not much of a wine drinker but I do love sangria. My boyfriend got me hooked on it, anyways, I started looking online and I know the Girls’ Night Out brand is pretty good. I found sangria flavoured wine! It’s pretty damn good, I shared it with my family before the wine and cheese night, and we finished the bottle pretty damn fast. In the summer you can totally put it in a jug, cut some fruit up and sit outside with it. It is definitely a good starter wine. Here in Canada we have a alcohol store called the LCBO, you can get it there for $8.95.
Dice by Finley Quaye and William Orbit
This song is mostly know from the show The OC, all their soundtracks are amazing! I was obsessed with this song when I first heard it and I’m glad I found it again. Let me know if you like it!
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera – Black
I’ve wanted this camera for years but it’s so popular and kind of hard to find. My sister found it for me and gave it to my for Christmas. The pictures are smaller than normal Polaroid cameras you grew up with or that your parents had but you can get a camera with that size film. The camera is $99.99 at Best Buy, it comes with 2 film packs (20 pictures), the only problem is finding more film, they sell out fast and cost $12.00-$21.00. You also can only get photo albums for it on Ebay right now, they haven’t gotten that for, nor do I think they will. They seem to focus on the cameras only. It is still an amazing and fun camera, old things are coming back!
Alright and that’s it for February Favourites, let me know what you think of my products or tell me what your favourites were this month.
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Welcome to 2015! It has been off to a great start for me and I hope it has been for you as well.
For years I haven’t made any resolution but now that I’m getting older I really need to be making realistic goals for myself. I know I have The 2015 List but those are just fun things I want to do throughout the year, here I’m going to make a small list of the things I want to improve in myself.
1. Eat healthy. I don’t mean by going on a full on diet that never works because the word “diet” means a temporary change. What I mean about eating healthy is not worrying about calories, just eating healthy foods and feeling great inside and out. Also a little add on to eating healthy, I want to add in that I want to drink more water.
2. Cut out pop. I don’t drink that much pop to begin with but it’s something no one should have. It’s full of sugar, bad for your teeth and your body. It will be hard because pop is an addiction because of what’s in it but I’m sure I can at least cut it down some more.
3. Be more positive. I do have to admit I do find myself being more negative than positive and that’s something I want to change. I just want to see the positive side of things and stop worrying as much, now that doesn’t mean not caring but a way to have less stress.
4. See my Dad once a month. If you have read my blog you may know that my Dad lives 45 mins away and I don’t have a car, which makes it hard to go see him especially with work mixed into it. I just want to see my dad more often and making a goal of going up to see him once a month is a great way to do that, I mean in my opinion.
5. Get organised. I have a great deal of stuff crammed into my small room, most of it is stuff I need and use but it’s just not organised. I actually already started this today because having a clean room, to me, is less stressful. Start with getting rid of clothes, throwing out things I don’t need or use anymore, and organizing the items I do need to keep and use.
6. Stop procrastinating, just do it! This is a bad habit of mine and I’m sure many other people have this problem too, we all wait to the last minute. I did it all throughout high school and my days now. I need to time manage better and get things done on time but in a timely manner with my 100% effort, not last minute crap. The just do it part is a way of saying go do the things you wanted to do, if you’ve wanted to travel to somewhere new, just do it. If you wanted to buy a car, work your ass off and just do it!
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Because tomorrow night I am going to Nuit Blanche for the 6th year I want to write to you about what goes down and what you should plan for!
What is Nuit Blanche? A free all-night contemporary art event.
Where is Nuit Blanche? Streets of Toronto, Ont, Canada.
When is Nuit Blanche? This year it’s Oct 4th, 2014 from 6:53pm to sunrise.
First of all you would want to know more about it so you can check out their website http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca
Prep! You need to know that there are some options for you when you come to this awesome event. For those of you who are out of town or who just want a nice place to stay, they have hotel options for you. I’ve been going to this for awhile so I’ve learnt from my mistakes. The first couple of times I went with friends who lives in Toronto so it wasn’t bad at all, ever since then I’ve went with people from Brampton. Even though Brampton is only 30 mins away it’s hard to get around with transit since no one really comes and goes from Brampton to Toronto. My sister and I for last year and this year got a hotel, it helps a lot of they lower the prices of the REALLY nice hotels. You can find the hotel specials on their website.
What to bring! It’s fall in Toronto and I know global warming is making it all messed up but for this weekend it’s suppose to cold, and wet. Before you head out make sure you 100% check the weather and be prepared for anything!
Dress warm – last year I wore jeans, riding boots (but changed to Toms), Roots sweater and a fake leather Billabong jacket with a toque (I’m just Canadian like that).
Rain, rain, go away – because it says it’s going to rain I plan on bringing a mini umbrella (Shoppers Drug Mart sells them) they fit into a purse and my rain boots just in case.
Bag – DO NOT bring your most expensive purse the you have to carry, bring a cross shoulder bag. I know you I have a big, expensive bag but don’t do it. I usually bring my Coach cross shoulder bag that EVERYONE has. Guys or girls you can also bring a backpack!
Camera/Cell Phone – Take all the pictures you want, I took lots! Use your cell phone camera! Nuit Blanche has their own hash tag, #snbTO Make a fun night of it!
How to get around! YOU WALK! Yup, you need to wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a shit load! The TTC and Go Train have extended service because you do have to travel to different zones. Nuit Blanche also makes a Speical Event Day Pass, it’s 1 price ($11), unlimited travel! It’s a pretty sweet deal and you should get it because I’ve gotten it and used it every year.
Even Guide/Map! If you check out the website they have it already on there and you can print it out. If not you can find one of their Info Centres they have set up around Toronto to grab one. I really suggest you do this because it has all the zones, where all the art is and it tells you what it is, who made it and a little info on every piece of art.
Where to eat! FOOD TRUCKS! The website has a list of all the food trucks, check them out right away because if you wait you won’t get the really good stuff!
I do suggest going out later because right away it will be crazy busy! I do hope this helps you but can find most of this info and more on their websites. If you have any questions you can ask me as well!
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ps. I will be posting pictures later on!
As I said the other day I was going to an aquarium today! Blackfish had made an impression on me since I felt bad for half these fish.
I’ve heard that the line up were crazy since this place is still brand new, that was one thing we were worried about since we didn’t order of tickets early. You can do that by going online to http://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/.
When you first walk in there is this huge shark tank that isn’t covered and you can look down into the water to see all these fish swimming around. When I fish looked at this tank I got so creeped out because all I saw was this….
(It’s a sharks fin just going around on the top like what you would see in the ocean. It’s a bad picture because I was still trying to figure out what setting on my camera I should use.)
After that the fun begins like right away, there was fish everywhere you look and info all over the walls. Most of the time I just looked at the fish so later on in life I would like to go back and actually read the things and signs on the walls.
There was some pretty interesting fish. At one point we saw a huge crab and I mean huge! I would cry if I saw this in the ocean. There was also blue lobsters I think they were. My boyfriend was with us and he knows all the fish so most of the time he was telling us about them.
(This was the huge crab)
(Here is the blue lobster)
Alright lets be honest, everyone goes to this place because they want to see the sharks swimming over top of you and to pet the crab, sting rays and sharks. We did it all, I even went up into those crawl holes to end up inside the tanks but not get wet.
I do not like fish, one time I went swimming with manatees and I was dying. Touching these animals was actually such an accomplishment for me it’s insane. Throughout the whole thing I couldn’t find a puffer fish which was making me sad. I love puffer fish I even have my own dead one that I got from south carolina. All of the sudden there was a tank that just had puffer fish in them with a climb in hole. I was so happy!
(The teeth are the scariest part!)
(Puffer fish tank that I found! Love these little guys.)
(These are the crabs that you get to pet, I’m not going to tell you how they feel so go find out for yourself!)
(This is me petting the shark, you can probably tell I was completely gross out a little bit.)
Alright so the last thing that I’m going to talk about of what I saw is the jelly fish. Most of you probably have friends who have gone to this and have taken pictures of these fish. They are crazy and probably one of the best things they have there. The background is a dark blue so the water pretty much matches, the fish are bright colours but they also change colours. At one point they were the normal white/clear, then it went from pink to red to dark red to blue. It was the craziest thing to see so go check it out.(You’re welcome Ripley’s.)
(Jelly fish in the dark red colour)
Some tips for when you go.
1. Buy your tickets early. We had no idea if it was going to be packed or not and remember that there is a chance that multiple schools could be there on a field trip. We were lucky and only had one school there, plus all the other adults that aren’t in school or took off work.
2. Bring a drink. The guy at the front after you get your tickets will tell you that you have to finish any drink you have before you go in but just bring a drink and put it in your bag. There is no water fountains and you could get thirsty, we had our own drinks.
3. Coat check. The weather wasn’t back today so we had just our light winter jackets on but if you go on a really cold Canadian day you will probably wear a heavier jacket. They have a coat check right beside the tickets, it’s $2 a hanger which isn’t bad at all.
4. Read the signs on the wall. When you get there you get all excited and just want to see all the fish, this is what happened to us but we had my boyfriend that knows a shit ton about animals and fish since he owns them or has had them in the past. Like I said I want to go back again one day and read all the signs just so I know whats going on.
5. Pet the animals! There’s three spots that you can touch the fish, two of the spots have just the one type of fish but the last one with the sting rays has a couple of baby sharks mixed with them and you can’t touch those since they will bite you. I have no idea why they were in the tank that you pet animals but just avoid them and you’ll be okay!
7. Go to the gift shop. You would think they just have stuff from the aquarium but they other stuff. Like I said they had a random stuffed animal of a dart frog and they don’t even have frogs there. So go!
Another thing checked off my 2014 List, here’s the link to the list to check out what else is on there!