20.10.14

‹ The Post-Midterms Treats ›




Five midterms, five days. I spent my Thanksgiving weekend locked up in my room pencil in one hand, calculator in the other. If I wasn't madly punched away at my calculator, I was madly typing away on my laptop hoping for my code to compile. This past Saturday afternoon at 4:30PM, I closed my last midterm exam booklet and felt immediate relief. Sunday afternoon, I ventured out to the mall and decided to treat myself to a couple new things I had had my eyes on for some time. 

A couple weeks back I was browsing the Aritzia online shop because hey, I get distracted sometimes. I came across the Sunday Best Blume Skirt in this gorgeous inky floral print and immediately fell in love with it. Across the website I found this skirt paired with a variety of tops making it an incredibly versatile piece. It can easily be dressed up with a nice collared shirt or dressed down with a plain tee. There were so many ideas of what I could wear it with from what already existed in my wardrobe that I just had to get it. It's the only skirt I own at the moment and it's enough. I can't wait to wear it in the autumn and winter with tights, and the spring and summer with bare legs. 

Then of course when I spotted the Sephora a couple shops down with a gift card in hand, I couldn't resist popping in to finally pick up the limited edition Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. How gorgeous is this!? I was hesitant to purchase it prior to seeing it in person as I already own the shade Luminous Flush separately but as soon as I saw it in person, I couldn't walk away without it. I'm too addicted to blushes and this particularly palette was too good to give up. I cannot wait to use it after properly photographing. #bloggerproblems, am I right? 

I spent the rest of my Sunday relaxing at home catching up with blog posts, watching YouTube videos and Modern Family, painting my nails, and talking to the boyfriend I neglected throughout the week. I'm still feeling so incredibly excited to have these new additions to my collection!

Have you treated yourself recently?


17.10.14

‹ Ten ›


1. I was born and raised in Canada. I grew up in British Columbia but now live in Ontario. 
BC will always be my home and I'll always be a West Coast girl at heart. There's something about that carefree West Coast lifestyle that I absolutely adore, particularly how it is on Vancouver Island. Perhaps it's because I grew up with it but I'm all about the local and organic everything. I get a warm and cozy feeling when in BC that I just don't feel anywhere else.

2. I adore my boyfriend and have never been happier. ♥
We haven't been together for very long but I have this connection with him that cannot be put into words. I hope this lasts. I really do. 

3. I am an only child.
Growing up I was always jealous of the other kids who had siblings. Over time, I grew to like being an only child. As I'm growing older and older, I have become closer to my parents and all that matters now is that we're happy, healthy, and complete, even thousands of kilometers away.

4. While my blog may make me appear girly, in real life I'm not at all and most of my friends are boys.
I actually have such a hard time relating to girls that sometimes it almost upsets me. I love gadgets and games, building anything that is 3D, automating everything possible, and just nifty things like that.

5. I'm studying to be an Electrical Engineer and it is what I have wanted to do for years and years. 
It's probably the toughest thing I've decided to put myself through but no regrets, no matter how painful the path is.

6. I'm not a very affectionate person so when people I'm not close with try to hug me, I freak out.
Don't touch me. Don't even try. Just don't.

7. I met my best friend when we were 7 and we've been best friends since.
She's the one girl that I have stuck with all these years, probably because we're pretty alike. She's doing engineering too but sadly at a different school as mine doesn't offer Biomedical Engineering. I don't get to see her often but no matter what, she will always be my best friend.

8. I like almost every shade of blue.
Don't ask me what each shade is called though because I really don't know my colours.

9. Chipped nail polish bothers me. Take that colour off and do it again. Please.
Or you know, sometimes I cheat and just trim my nails to cut the chipped tips off.

10. I love to travel but I'm terrified of planes.
I'm so weird about planes. I fly at least twice a year yet I'm still terrified of planes. I like building and working with planes too but nope, don't put me in one and launch me up in the sky. When I graduate though, I definitely want to do a cross Canada road trip. This country is way too beautiful.

So tell me about yourself or leave me questions to answer because I love Q&A posts.
If you've done a similar post recently, leave a link down below! I'd love to get to know you better too!

15.10.14

‹ The Repurchased ›


Being a beauty blogger I like to try out new things all the time but some things are good enough to always be part of my collection. 

The first repurchase is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. The tiny mascara does wonders to my bottom lashes as they are fairly long but quite thin. This mascara makes it so easy to add definition to my lower lashes and the formula ensures that there will be no smudging at the end of the day. It seems unnecessary as a regular mascara will typically do the job too but this one makes the whole process a lot faster and there's just something about the formula and brush that helps to properly define the lashes.

Before summer began, I picked up the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC30 and it was fantastic throughout the warm and humid days. Transitioning into the cooler months now, this foundation is still working incredibly well with my skin. After using it up to reveal the entire pan, I decided to repurchase it as it is really a good medium to full coverage foundation for my combination skin. It doesn't look powdery and has great lasting power, especially after setting it with a setting spray. 

Lastly, Bioderma. Need I say more? I have yet to try a makeup remover that I prefer more, particularly on the eyes. I prefer the original one with the pink cap but it's always sold out where I live in the mini so I settle for the one geared towards combination skin. It's a little less gentle but effective and still comfortable on my skin.

Are there any products you have repurchased recently?