Tuesday, 31 December 2013

The End of 2013

Hello beautiful people! 
Holy cow, this feels very weird.
I can't remember the last time I blogged and how much I missed it.
I know I said I would be back on the Christmas break and I kinda lied...oops.
However, I am back and if time allows me today you will see me later on!

So 2013 is ending and I am ready to welcome 2014!
Was 2013 an amazing year for me?
It had its moments. 
It was filled with many amazing memories but also a few struggles and hardships that I've had to work through and still am working through.
I'm grateful for all the memories that I've made with the amazing people in my life, but I am equally grateful for all the tough times.

I've decided to celebrate 2013 by sharing with you some of my favourite times throughout the past year.

By far the best thing that has happened to me this year is finding the bestest best friend there is.
You've heard about her before.
She's my favourite chummy, Madison.
I've known her for quite some time, but we've become so close within the best year.
I've been able to share every great and bad moment with her and I know that she'll always be there for me. 
She has the most positive and beautiful personality and it's very contagious. 
It's nice knowing that I have someone who understands everything that I'm feeling and knows how to make me feel better. She helps me work through problems and really helps me become a better person. 
I can't express how grateful I am to have her as a best friend.
I'm so excited for the many memories we'll be making this year.
I love her to the moon and back <3
love you chummy xx

The highlight of my year is definitely July 10th 2013!
(No Stephanie not because it's your birthday, you weirdo)
On July 10th, my best friend, our friend Emily and Stephanie's sister went to see One Direction in concert for our first time.
The day was just beautiful because we were also celebrating Stephanie's 19th birthday.
My love for the boys definitely grew after the TMH tour.
They truly showed how talented they are and how much they love their fans.
It's a night that I can't forget and I'm so happy I got to experience it with such amazing people!

This next memory might be a little strange, haha!
Getting my job at Harvey's...weird I know.
It was a job that I got out of desperation for money and one that no one thought I would last at.
Ha, I proved everyone wrong because I am still here!
The job isn't the most glamorous one, but it's one where I've met great people.
This job has given me a different perspective of working because all of high school I've been working at a dance studio.
I absolutely love the friendly environment that we have with the customers and each other.
Yes, there have been times where I've wanted to quit or I've had a meltdown.
But I've gotten through them because of three amazing guys that I've met there.
They have no idea that I have a blog, but I'm still going to thank them.
I have the best relationship with all 3 of them and I love working with them because they never fail to put a smile on my face.
So thank you guys <3

2013 has definitely been an experience.
One that has helped me grow as a person and know who is there when I need them.
To all the times where I've felt depressed and sad, I don't regret feeling like that because it's definitely help me become a better person.
To the boy that just shattered my heart- it sucks and I'm still getting over it. But thank you for making me realize many things about the male population and about myself.

For 2014 the only New Years resolution I will be setting is:
I want to work on my strength. Mentally I need to be a stronger person and I can't keep taking things so personally.
I'm ready to see what 2014 has in store for me.
I'm excited to be attending three concerts with my chummy.
We'll be seeing Demi and Fifth Harmony in March, Lady Gaga in June and One direction in August with Stephanie.
Whatever happens in this upcoming year, I will share with you here and I will tackle everything with positivity. 

That's all for now!
Thank you to everyone who has made my year special.
I hope you all have a fabulous New Years Eve.
Be safe if you're drinking :)
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Thanksgiving OOTD

Hello beautiful people!
It is me :)
It's been a long time, but I am back and ready to blog!
I apologize, I've been stuck in a slump the past few weeks and I'm not going into detail about it now, but there will be a blog post on it at the end of the month.

However, I am out of the slump and ready to attack!
Shoutout to my chummy, Madison (Glitter and Gold) for helping me during the crappy times.

Anyways, here in Canada we had Thanksgiving last weekend.
I worked every day, but I managed to have my Turkey meal Monday afternoon before I had to go into work.
I wanted to share with you my face for the day and what I put on my body
:)

 Ouuu Make-up!
Foundation: Bare Minerals Pressed Foundation
Concealer: Rimmel's Wake Me Up
 
Eyebrows: MAC Mystery Satin with Mylar has a brow highlight.
Eyeshadow: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Strawberry Milk. I used this has a base.
Then I used my old dance quad by Mark. I used a shimmery gold over top of the pink.
Then in the outer corner of my eyes I used the copper shimmery colour.
Eyeliner: Stila's Waterproof Liquid eyeliner
Mascara: Benefit They're Real 

Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil
Blush: Gosh's Flower Power

Lip Liner: MAC Currant
Lip Stick: MAC Rebel

OUU Casual selfies in the leaves!
Shirt: Love Culture
Disco Pants: Urban Planet
Doc Martin's: Globo

That is all my friends :)
I have one more exciting announcement!
I officially have my own YouTube Channel, Pinky Party!
Click on the link and subcribe :)
I would love it very much!
I will be filming solo videos next week and I should have a video up by the end of October!

Let me know in the comments below if you would like me to film the make-up look that I did!
Also, if you live in Canada, how was your thanksgiving?

I'll see you guys soon
Lots of Love
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Birthday! :)

Hello beautiful people!
Yesterday was my 19th birthday and here in Ontario, it means that I am finally legal!
Woot, woot!
I just wanted to share with you a few pictures from my birthday dinner with my family!
 I started off the day with a Birthday selfie!
Haha
I couldn't resist!
I woke up in a great mood, I mean c'mon I was finally 19!
 At dinner, I enjoyed a nice peach Bellini at Milestones!
Man this tasted so good!
I couldn't taste the alcohol and I definitely wouldn't mind drinking this all night!
& look at that cute little green monkey hanging out!
I'm just enjoying my drink!

 The best part of my birthday was definitely having my mom home!
She's been gone for 2 weeks visiting her mom and she made it back in time for my birthday!
Yes...I know we look like sisters!
It gets to my mom's head hehe
 Our appetizers!
The cesear salad and spinach dip was delicious!
My main meal!

A little birthday surprise for me


 This dessert is so simple, but it tasted like heaven!
It was cookies with vanilla ice cream!
But the cookies were so moist and chewy and chocolate...
ooo, my mouth is watering just talking about it!
Here is my birthday outfit!
Dress: Topshop
Wristlet: Coach
Shoes: Payless

Overall, my day was pretty great!
Nothing, huge but it was nice :)
I just wish I was in a better mood, I was in a slump and I have no idea why!
But the big event is coming Friday!
I'm going out for dinner with my friends and then we're going out!
I will make sure to take lots of pictures so I can share them with you all!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Boys.

Hello beautiful people!

Today's post isn't necessarily a good one. It's going to be a nice, very much needed rant. It might be lengthy, so I apologize. I just have a lot of things that need to be said and they need to be said now. Hopefully, many of you beautiful people can relate to this or understand where this is all coming from. Well, at least I hope.

Let me start by saying: "BOYS SUCK." Wow, I already feel a lot better. I have no idea why guys think that us, girls are confusing because guys are worse. They have so much control and they know it. They are aware of the impact they have on girls and they use it to their advantage. They purposely make us fall for them and they friend zone us so quickly, we don't even see it coming. It makes me wonder if they really care about our feelings at all. Do they find this amusing? When we are texting them, are they laughing on the other end?
I cannot stand when guys make you feel special and give you all of this attention, but then you aren't 100% sure if you're the only girl they are talking to. You never know when they are talking out of their asses or they really mean it. But you're too afraid to ask because you don't want to push them away or have them think you are crazy. Well screw that! Boys think with their dicks and they like to keep their "options" open...wtf? Pardon me? Last time I checked we aren't things, we are people who will not stand to be treated like options. We will be a guy's first choice and only his first choice. If he's thinking about all the girls in his life, then you will turn away and strut farther and farther away from him. He'll figure out what he missed out on and he'll realize how much of an idiot he is.
The double standard absolutely kills me. It's okay for him to talk to other girls and have a blast with them, but the moment you talk to one other guy he isn't not happy at all. WHY IS HE ALLOWED TO BE UPSET AND YOU AREN'T?! Ladies, you have every single right to be upset, if he gets upset. Don't let him decide whom you can or can't talk to. If you don't care that he's talking to other girls, then he shouldn't either.
I can't even get started with how hard they are to read. They put up a shield, so you can't know what they're really thinking or how they feel. I don't know about you, but it makes me feel really vulnerable because I'm such an open book; whether or not I want to be. I have the problem of wanting to tell a guy how I really feel, but I am so scared to see his reaction. I don't have a lot of confidence as it is, so being rejected doesn't really help with that at all. They are so good at making sure you can't figure out if they have feelings for you and it drives me insane! The longer you sit there waiting patiently for that shield to come down, the more your feelings will disappear. 

Okay, I'm finished. Sorry about that beautiful people! I'm just a big ball of emotions right now and I wasn't having a good night last night. I feel a lot better. Thank you all for reading along! Leave a comment below and let me know if you can relate to this rant.

I'll see all you beautiful people soon :)
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

My Sincere Apologies :)

Hello beautiful people!
It has been weeks since I've been on here and I am so sorry!
School has started up again and I told myself that I wouldn't neglect my blog, but it looks like I am!
:(

I have tried multiple times to try and blog, but every time I wasn't in love with what I wrote.
I put a lot of time and effort into each and every post and I don't want to share with you posts that I'm not happy with.
I guess what I'm trying to say is, I'm having writer's block right now!
It's the worse feeling and it really frustrates me.
I have a lot of things going on right now and it's always consuming my mind.
I'm hoping that once I can clear my mind up, I'll have room to write great posts for you guys again!

I'm in the process of organizing everything!
So along with organizing my school and work duties, I will be coming up with a blogging schedule for myself!
I will not let myself forget about this blog during the year.
I will have to take a break around midterms and finals, but that will be the only time. 

I hope to further improve my blog by coming up with cool posts and possibly changing up the structure!
I have things running in my mind, I just have to perfect them!
So I apologize for my absence, but I will be back very shortly!

While you are all waiting, there is a new video on my joint YouTube Channel with my best friend Stephanie!
We filmed our August Favourites :)
Come and check it out, if you're interested to see our favourite beauty and fashion favourite, along with our favourite person, food and song of the month :)

Thanks for tuning in lovelies!
Leave a comment below and let me know what you would like to see from me!
I will definitely read through all of the suggestions!
Feel free to contact me on my personal twitter- which is linked in my "Follow Me" page!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Pretty Little Liars #3: Spencer Hastings

Hello beautiful people :)
So tonight is the night!
Tonight is the Summer Finale for PLL!
Unfortunately, I work and I'm unable to watch it!
But I guess it's good because I'm a little behind, so I have to catch up!

Since today is the finale, I couldn't not do another episode!
So today we look into Spencer Hastings' closet!
As the seasons have progressed, I have become more fond of Spencer's outfits.
It may be because my fashion sense has changed, but I am definitely a bigger fan of her clothes than I was during Season 1.

This outfit is definitely toned down, compared to her usual outfits. 
But I love this simple look on Spencer.
Up close, the white sweater may look a little tacky but from a distance I love it!
The large dip of the little people adds beautiful detail to the neckline of this sweater.
The brown elbow patches add an imperfect look.
It gives the sweater a cozier feel.
The warm colours tone down the white fabric.

The jeans help make it look casual and I am in love with her oxford shoes!
It's a little touch of Spencer Hastings!
Since the outfit is so simple and casual, the oxford shoes are very much Hasting-esuqe! 

Here's Western Spencer!
Hehe!
She is rocking the denim on denim!
I love shirts with cut out shoulders.
(I am currently wearing one as I type this)
You're showing a bit a skin without looking trashy!
It's like a classy sexy!
Haha!
The cut out shoulders with the rolled up sleeves has a very relaxed looked.
The black denim pants are worn with a large buckle belt, which in my opinion is the reason why this looks very western!

 Here is our classic Spencer!
Looking very professional.
It's clear in the show that Spencer is very hardworking and very academic.
So it makes sense that her style matches that.
The violet button up top paired with the brown blazer gives a very academic look.
I like how she has her collar tucked underneath her blazer and her shirt is rolled over top of the blazer's sleeves.

To keep this outfit appropriate for someone who is still in high school, wearing jeans rolled at the ankle tones it down.
It's not as professional as it would be with dress pants. 
Here she is again rocking her brown oxfords.
What I think is so great about this outfit is that it looks comfortable whilst giving off an academic, business-like vibe.

This floor length dress looks absolutely gorgeous on Spencer.
Spencer's tiny body is usually hiding underneath all of her clothes, but this dress shows off her beautiful figure!
This peach colour dress is very flattering against Spencer's fair skin.
The beige belt, wraps around Spencer showing off her tiny body.
The combination of the belt and the length of the dress really compliments Spencer's tiny and long frame!
Since the dress is very simple, Spencer's stylist adds very minimal accessories.
Besides a watch and a bracelet, she has a long very simple necklace around her neck.
With her loose curls, Spencer looks perfect for a Summer's day!

Four very different looks from the Hastings' closet!
Leave a comment below and let me know which outfit of Spencer's is your favourite!
I do not know when the final episode of the PLL fashion series will be up!
But it will be posted before next Tuesday!
I will leave you now with Spencer's preppy style!
I hope you enjoyed it!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Monday, 26 August 2013

Pretty Little Liars #2: Hanna Marin

Hello beautiful people :)
Here comes episode 2 of my Pretty Little Liars series!
Today all the attention is on my favourite character, Hanna Marin.

My friends and I have this dorky thing that we like to do; we assign characters that resemble us the most in shows and movies that we all love.
In this case, my friends think I relate to Hanna!
I am totally fine with that because she is stunning and I admire her style.

If I could rock this outfit, this is the only thing I would wear!
This outfit is very bold.
The red disco pants bring a lot of attention to Ashley Benson's legs.
Luckily, she can rock the disco pants and they flatter her. 
To make sure the outfit isn't too over the top, the rest of Hanna's clothing is simple with neutral colours. 
The white coloured, printed shirt pairs nicely with the leggings and the leather jacket ties in the black, high top wedges. 
Even without the black leather jacket, this outfit is very suitable for the day.
Finally, the high top wedges look great with the disco pants.

This is one of the few casual outfits that we see Hanna wearing.
I think that's why I love it so much!
I, also, love that adding a leather jacket can completely change the look of the entire outfit.
This look is classy and very different from the first choice!
I don't think this is a school outfit, but it would be appropriate for meetings or office jobs.
Every item is a solid colour.
The colour scheme is very neutral, with the exception of the salmon colour skirt.
It brightens the entire outfit.
The grey blazer swoops down at the back and has a straight fit.
But the high waisted skirt with the thick black band shows Ashley's figure.
The long, thin silver necklace adds enough bling without over doing it.

Hanna looks very mature in this outfit.
She looks clean and sophisticated!
Time to dress it up..literally!
I love floral dresses, so I can't ignore the fact that Hanna is wearing one now!
This white floral dress with the thick blue belt gives Hanna an innocent look.
The combination of colours on the dress and the blue belt and cardigan make this look perfect for the spring or summer time. 
Although, the thick belt makes Ashley look a lot smaller, I would prefer the look without it. 
I think it's too large for her body and it takes away from the dress.
The dress can still be flattering without it. 
I do like the blue cardigan, it covers Hanna's shoulders, giving it a modest look.
Everything is covered and makes her look respectable.
& The Best for last!
TaDa! 
How can you not love this dress?
Every little detail about this dress is so beautiful!
Ashley looks like a princess!

The mixture of white and gold has an angelic and magical look.
The corset top hugs Ashley's body nicely.
With the skirt starting low on her waist, her hips are accentuated.
But because the dress falls to the floor, her hips don't look too large.
The shape of this dress shows off Ashley's tiny waist and upper body. 
The flower crown adds to the princess look!
This dress is absolutely stunning!

As much as I love Hanna's style, it's not something I could wear to school all the time.
She's able to rock it and her style fits in with her lifestyle.
She definitely dresses more business like and sophisticated compared to Emily.
Although, very different, they rock each and every outfit!

That's all for Episode #2!
The third part will come tomorrow.
So stay tuned :)
Leave a comment below and let me know if you are a fan of Hanna Marin's style!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Pretty Little Liars #1: Emily Fields

Hello beautiful people:)
I'm starting a new 4 Part Series on my blog.
If you haven't guessed from the title...
It's a Pretty Little Liars series!
I'm a massive fan of the show!
I love the girls and most of all I love their style!

I'm going to try to post these on PLL Tuesday or close to when Pretty Little Liars airs!
Although, I think the finale is coming up, I will still continue it until I finish all 4 parts.

Today, I will be sharing with you my favourite outfits from Emily Fields!
Out of all 4 of the girls, Emily's style is one of my favourites because I would definitely wear her outfits out!
I am in love with this outfit!
It's on the relaxed side, but the boots definitely add an edgier feel!
I'm a fan of the baggy jersey shirts.
They are comfy, but they still look really cute when paired with the right bottoms.
The skinny jeans really elongates Shay Mitchell's legs!
This outfit is also on the casual side 
What I love most about this outfit and the first outfit is that, they are perfect to wear to school.
Whereas, the other girls dress more formal and mature.
I would wear this outfit any day in the fall!
I think it's great, comfy and stylish!
The purple scarf and the army green jacket add a nice splash of colour to the outfit!
& I don't know about you, but I love me some scarves in the fall!
I also really like the brown boots.
I find that the brown boots keep the outfit very casual, whereas black boots can be more sharp looking and polished!
Now for the dressier side!
I love dresses!
I'm such a girl and i love wearing dresses!
I think this dress very flattering for Shay!
It shows off her small waist, by hugging it tightly and then flowing out at her hips.
Dresses that make girls' waists look smaller always gets a thumbs up from me!
I think this style of dress can be flattering on different body types!
I love Spencer's dress, but lets focus on Emily's!
This is my favourite dress Emily has ever worn on PLL.
I think it's super girly and feminine, and she reminds me of Cinderella in it!
The light sky blue compliments Shay's tanned skin.
It's very modest covering her cleavage and it's a good length!
The off the shoulder straps make her look dainty (if that makes any sense at all)
I like how the top gathers at the neckline, providing a little detail to the dress.
The little, thin belt just ties everything together!
It brings attention to her, once again, small waist.
The flowiness of the bottom is also beautiful!
It's loose and very fun!

That is all for Part 1 of Pretty Little Liars Fashion!
Leave a comment below and let me know if you love Emily Field's style!
Stay tuned for Part 2 :)
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Advice of the Night: Don't Over Think Everything.

Hello beautiful people!
I am not going to lie, I am in a terrible mood.
I'm writing this post without putting much thought into it, so I don't know if this will be an advice post or a rant one.
We shall see what happens...

I am 18 and I can say that I have had my fair share of boy issues.
But what I'm starting to notice is that the same thing happens each time.
I get ahead of myself and I over think everything and end up ruining it. 
I can't begin to talk about how much I hate it!
I over think everything and it sucks.
It simply sucks.
It seems like I'm unable to just enjoy the things and people that are in my life.
I even have a horrible tendency to over think my friendships...what is wrong with me?
There is not a single aspect of my life that I don't over think.

Some people say that it's better to over think things than to not think at all.
But I don't agree!
I think that over thinking situations prevents you from taking risks and experiencing situations that you wouldn't normally experience.
It can ruin friendships because you could over analyze your friend's actions causing a fight.

My advice to you all is to not let your thoughts affect your life.
To a certain extent, it makes sense to pay attention to your thoughts.
But there is a fine line!
Make sure that you are being reasonable, that you aren't over reacting and jumping to conclusions.
For me, because I over think a lot, it makes me feel worse about myself.
I am guaranteed to feel horrible about myself if I let my mind control everything.

Know your limit.
Don't try to convince yourself that a guy isn't interested in you.
Don't convince yourself that your friends are mad at you because they are having a rough day.
I think having a bit of confidence in yourself helps not being so anal about everything in your life!
I know this is all easier said then done!
But I know that not over thinking everything is something that I'm trying to change.
It's not easy, but it's worth it!

Don't over think everything.
Take risks!
Be happy!
Be confident in yourself and it'll makes a difference with how people see you.
Be confident in the relationships that you have with your best friends.

I'm definitely going to keep those things in mind!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Monday, 12 August 2013

Beauty Review | Rimmel London Apocalips

Hello beautiful people!
I have come to the conclusion that I suck at introductions.
I sit here for like ten minutes trying to figure out how to greet all of you lovely people!
I guess I'm just too much of an awkward person to figure it out!
Haha!

Anyways, it's time for another beauty review!
I'm going to start to do more of these!
I find it extremely helpful when I read reviews on products that I'm not sure if I should buy it!
So why not help out other people :)
The reviews may not always be positive, products do disappoint me!
But positive or negative, reviews can be beneficial!

The product that I'm going to be talking about is Rimmel London's Apocalips!
This product was only sold in the UK and then made its' way to the U.S.
Except, I was in the States last week and I couldn't find them at Target or CVS.
So I guess that they are only being sold in select stores.
However, they are being sold in majority of the Drugstores in Canada!
But that's a bonus of us Canadian Beauty Guru's because we can try it out and fall in love with this product!
:)
I am in love with the packaging!
I have the colour Apocalyptic, which is a hot pink!
Just look at how pigmented it is!
It has a thick consistency!
You have to be careful when applying this lip stain because it can get messy if you aren't paying attention!
I am a massive fan of the scent that the Rimmel lip sticks have and this lip stain smells the same way!
The Apocalips applies nice and even without making your lips look dry!
I really like the glossy finish, and the colour stains your lips very nicely!
I wore this when I spent an entire day in Toronto.
It surprised me that I only had to reapply this once!
The colour is so bright and I love nothing more than a bold lip.

There are a couple of things that I do have to say.
1. Be careful that this does not end up on your teeth!
The first time I applied this, a lot ended up on my teeth!
So after applying this just clean it up to prevent that from happening.
Because, girl, walking around with lipstick on your teeth ain't a good look!
2. The colour range of these lip stains aren't that impressive!
There aren't a lot of options and I only like two of them!
I'm just wondering whether or not they are going to come out with a wider variety!

On that note, I am giving this product a 10/10!
I had very high expectations for this and it did not disappoint me!
This is very affordable, they are 7 bucks at Walmart!
I will be going back to get the other colour that I liked!
Let me know in the comments if you've tried this product and your thoughts on it!
I would love to hear if other people are loving it as much as I am!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx


Friday, 9 August 2013

Toronto Haul :)

Hello beautiful people :)
Time for another haul!
Stephanie and I have filmed a haul and are still preparing to upload it to our YouTube channel, but I will let you know when it's up!

So a few weeks ago, I spent the afternoon in Toronto with my gorgeous best friend, Madison!
I vlogged for my first time there and if you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it HERE
I didn't shop a lot, but I figured it's still worth writing a post about it!

 My first purchase was from Garage!
It's a light beige, knitted cardigan.
It was $40.00 but absolutely worth the price!
It's pretty long, ending mid thigh and the sleeves are three quarter length.
It's light enough to wear in the summer and still warms me up!
 I cannot explain how much I love flower crowns!
I think they are so cute and girly!
When I pair the right outfit with this head band, I feel great!

I got this flower head band from Forever 21!
It was around $7.00
I didn't think I could pull off the larger flowers, but I really like them!
& they are pink!!
PERFECT!!!!
 HEY HEY!
This shirt sums up my attitude!
How could I not buy this?!
I got this cropped top from Brandy Melville (which is becoming one of my favourite stores!)
The shirt was either $12 or $18...but I'm pretty sure it was $12.
The material is extremely soft and tight fitting!
I love everything about this shirt!
Yay!
My last purchase was a make-up purchase!
I got an eyeshadow from MAC to fill in my eyebrows!
It's Mystery Satin and it's the perfect colour for my brows!
I actually used it for a smokey eye today and it looked great!
Fantastic colour!

So ladies and gents that is everything for my haul!
I hope you enjoyed it!
I will chat with you all very soon!
Come and follow me on BlogLovin' & I will shower you in my love!
But for now...
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Road Trip Essentials!

Hello beautiful people :)
How are you guys doing?
I've had an exhausting couple of days here in Washington DC.
I don't know if I've shared with you, but my family and I have escaped the land of moose and igloos Tuesday afternoon to come to Washington.
My aunt lives down here, so we're staying with her for the rest of the week!

It was a 10 hour drive and one that I dreaded, but was very excited for.
Confusing isn't it?
I love road trips, I love the concept of road trips!
But I reach a limit of the amount of hours I can spend in the car.
I can get really antsy and the time starts to drag on!

Fortunately, the trip flew by and it was great!
I had the entire back seat row to myself and I created a little bed. I had my pillow and my blanket.
Mr. Penguin enjoyed the ride with me and I had my laptop sitting on my lap!

Since I love road trips so much, I thought I would share with you some of my road trip essentials!
So I have 11 items that I must have with me!
1. A blanket- having a blanket makes me feel a lot more comfortable during the drive and comfort is very important to me.
2. Mr. Penguin- I like to snuggle with my stuffed animal...don't judge me.
3. Movies- I love watching movies! It makes the time go by faster! I have Peter Pan, Tangled, Pitched Perfect and many many more!
4. Magazines- they are easy reads when I'm in the car! I have One Direction's cover of Glamour and the September issue of Seventeen
5. Books- if I don't get too car sick, I'll read in the car! Here, I have Eleanor and Park...which I'm loving a lot!
6. Journal- I love writing and I need my journal to write down anything interesting that I want to remember.
7. Pens- if I have my journal, I need pens to write...duh!
8. Hair ties- sometimes having my hair down becomes a pain when I'm in the car for a long time. Having hair ties available allows me to just throw my hair up when I need to.
9. Headphones- I don't like listening to the radio, so being able to listen to my own music is great! It also helps me sleep in the car.
10. deodorant- I need this just in case I get a little smelly! Hehe!
11. Hand cream- I can't stand dry hands and I will not stand dry hands in the car for a long time. I must moisturize.

There it is, I have made my list :)
Having all of these things definitely made the ride much more enjoyable!
Leave a comment below and let me know what you need to have if you're going on a road trip!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Monday, 5 August 2013

Manicure Monday #11

Hello beautiful people :)
Look it's manicure monday!
I'm really excited about this week's nail choice!
I'm going to the U.S for a week and I wanted to do something summery and playful!
These are the colours I decided to use!

Whoa, so many colours!!
On my nails I have Essie's Blanc and Playdate, Sally Hensen's Mellow Yellow and Mint Sorbet and Wet n' Wild's pink!
So many colours, and you're probably wondering what cool design I did this week!
Ha, surprise...
No design at all!
I know this seems kind of childish because when we were all little girls painting our nails different colours was so cool!
But I don't care, I like the way it looks!
I made sure all the colours matched each other and they are all Summer colours!
I think it's super playful and I'm just in love!

Let me know what you think about my choice down below :)
That's all for now!
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Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Sunday, 4 August 2013

July Favourites :)

Hello beautiful people :)
Just 2 more days until I start posting more often!
So it is the end of the month and I'm going to do my monthly favourites.
I don't normally do these and I'm not going to start.
I'm doing this to make up for all the Fancy Friday's that I've missed and because I have favourites that I do want to share with you.
However, I will be doing monthly favourites on my YouTube channel with my best friend Stephanie!
:)

Without further ado, here are my July favourites!
My favourites all together!
Lets start with my beauty favourites! :)
 When I found this product at Shoppers, I actually screamed!
This is Rimmel London's Apocalips in Apocaliptic!
All of my favourite British YouTubers raved about this and I was so jealous that we didn't have them in Canada!
Then, two American Youtubers that I watch announced that they had them in certain places but it was called something else!

So the moment, I saw this I had to buy one!
I'm making a trip to the States next week, so I'll be purchasing more!
But what I love about these is that they stain your lips nicely!
It lasts a long time and it's very pigmented!
The colour pops so well I'm in love with it!
It smells like the Rimmel lipsticks, but I love the scent and it doesn't dry my lips out which is a bonus!
 Lately, I've been buying a lot more eye shadows and I have no idea why I haven't started to build up my own eyeshadow palette. 
That was a bad decision on my part!
Anyways, I've been looking for a shadow to fill my eyebrows with and the one i was using before just wasn't cutting it!
So I got this one, it is Mac's eyeshadow in Mystery Satin!
It matches my hair colour perfectly!
The best part is, I can use this for a smokey eye as well!
It's an excellent colour and I'm really liking it!
 Another product that I've been loving is Maybelline's FIT me blush in deep nude!
I haven't been wearing a lot of makeup the past couple of weeks, to give my skin a break!
But if I do wear makeup, I keep it very basic and natural!
This is a blush with a little bit of shimmer in it, but it's nothing extreme!
It gives me a nice subtle glow when I wear it!
I think this is perfect for a summer, every day look!
My last favourite beauty product is another Rimmel London product!
If you've been tuning in for all of my Fancy Friday's, it is clear that I am a Rimmel London fan!
I haven't been disappointed by one of their products so far!
This one is their Wake Me Up Anti-fatigue and radiant glow foundation in the shade 400 Natural beige.

This is my first non-dance related foundation and I love it!
I don't like feeling like I have a mask of makeup on my face!
I wanted something natural looking and light!
This is the perfect foundation!
It absorbs into my skin and provides a great amount of coverage for my skin type.
What I like the most about this foundation is the radiant glow it gives me!
My skin looks a lot better when I have this on and I love the way it looks in the sun :)
Now before I begin...everyone take your minds out of the gutter ;)
It's a curling wand, guys!!
For the past month, I have rarely been straightening my hair. I just prefer when it's curly!
& because it's the Summer, I let my hair air dry and when it does, it dries wavy.
So what I do is I curl random pieces of my hair loosely.
I love the way it looks!
 My favourite book of the month is The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
This was a required reading for the summer course I am taking and I really, really liked it!
It's very dark and depressing, but the writing is brilliant!
I rented this from the library, but I'm tempted to buy my own copy because I loved it so much!
This isn't a light read and it doesn't exactly put you in a happy mood, but it's a great novel!
I recommend this, if you like post-apocalyptic novels!
Okay, so you know I went to see One Direction on July 10th and it was the best night of my life!
This shirt has been my favourite shirt for July!
It just reminds me how amazing the night was and it's super comfy!
I've been wearing this to sleep and just around the house, but it makes me really happy every time I wear it!
I have two musical favourites this month!
The first one is this attractive Australian band called 5 Seconds of Summer.
They are currently touring with One Direction and they are seriously talented!
3/4 of them play guitar and Ashton who is on the right plays the drums.
On Top of that they all have great voices!
They have catchy and fun songs, I can't wait for them to release a cd!
This is my favourite song by them!
They're funny and talented guys!
Seriously check them out!
My second music favourite is a girl group called Girls Aloud.
Now they aren't some new group, they've been around for a while and are extremely popular in the UK.
I started listening to them because my friend recommended them and I'm glad she did.
I am hooked on them!
Their songs make me want to dance all the time, they are so energetic and typical pop songs! (which I love)
All five of them are so beautiful.
To me, they are a classy version of the Pussycat Dolls!
They can be fierce and classy all at the same time!
This is my favourite song by them!
It's called Love Machine!
It's very bubbly and fun to listen too!
I love having this blast through my car whilst I'm driving!
It puts me in the best mood!

That it is all for my July Favourites!
Leave a comment below and let me know what you've been loving throughout the month of July!
Don't be scared to follow me in on BlogLovin'
You'll hear from me soon!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Sunday, 28 July 2013

My Fancy Friday Series!

Hello beautiful people :)
I know my posts aren't what they usually are!
They used to be a lot longer and more in-depth!
I apologize that my most recent ones have my short and quick!

I haven't had the time to sit down and write a long post!
Things have been really busy and when I do have some down time, I end up sleeping or staying away from my laptop.
I have one more week of my summer course left and then I will have a lot more time on my hands!

I don't know if you've noticed but I've missed the past couple of Fancy Fridays.
I apologize once again!
So what I am going to do is put Fancy Friday on hold until my summer course is finished!
Since I've started my YouTube channel, I'm going to feature like my top 5 favourites of the week and then do a larger monthly favourites :)

Here, on my blog I am making a promise to all of you beautiful people!
Starting in the next couple of weeks, my old blog posts will be coming back and I will posting more frequently!
I have a lot of posts lined up and I can't wait to share them all with you!

Thank you guys for sticking around!
I love you all!
Let me know in the comments below if you want to see any specific blog posts from me!
I'd love to hear all of your ideas!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Toronto Vlog :)

Hello beautiful people :)
On Thursday, Madison and I went to Toronto for the day!
I vlogged for the first time!
We had a blast!

Here is our blog!
This channel is my personal vlogging channel!
I have a joint YouTube channel with my friend Stephanie.
So come and check that out as well please :)

That's all for now!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Monday, 22 July 2013

Manicure Monday #11

Hello beautiful people :)
I told you I would be back!
So today has been a little emotional and I almost forgot to paint my nails!
But I have, so here they are!
I bought this nail polish a few days ago!
I think it's beautiful!
It is Sinful Colors nail polish in Glass Pink!
It's a beautiful faint pink with a wonderful shimmer in it.
So, this picture looks like I have nothing on and that's because I planned this poorly.
It looks better in natural light!
After three coats, you get a very subtle pink colour but it's very shimmery.
I think it's a very neutral colour and it's very simple!

I really like this :)
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Best Song Ever :)

Hello beautiful people :)
So today is a beautiful Monday.
I don't have any school or work and One Direction released their newest single and music video!
The Best Song Ever Premiered today and I am overwhelmed with emotion!

I will admit when I heard that their single was going to be Best Song Ever, I was less than thrilled.
I expected a typical pop song and I didn't know if I was going to like it.
Thank the music Gods though because the boys didn't disappoint me!
I love the song!
It's all I've been listening too and I can't stop!
The video makes the song even better!
I can't get over how amazing it is!
It's definitely my favourite!
It's so random and unique, but most of all it's fun!

Everyone needs to watch it!
We need to break the 24 hour Vevo Record!
They'd appreciate it!

I will be back later tonight for Manicure Monday!
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Welcome to Schuckles Party!

Hello beautiful people!
So my friend and I finally have our first video up on YouTube.
We've combined our Blog names to form a joint YouTube Channel.

We had a lot of fun filming it.
It's an introduction video!
We have another video to edit and that should be up within a week!
Come and check out our video and leave your thoughts in the comments!
We will see you soon!

Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Exciting News :)

Hello beautiful people :)
I have some exciting news to share with all of you!
Tomorrow, I will finally film a video for my YouTube Channel!
Since school ended back in May, I've wanted to start a YouTube Channel and now I finally am.

Tomorrow I will be spending my day filming and after that I'll be focused on editing.
Hopefully the video will be up before or on Sunday.
I will let all of you know when my first video is up!

Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Inspirational.

Hello beautiful people :)
How are all of you doing?
Today is another personal and reflective post.
I need to write about this.

Yesterday, I met with a really good friend of mine. 
I haven't seen her in a while and we knew it was time for a good catch up.
Like, always we picked Starbucks for our destination.
It was a perfect day for us to sit on the patio with our drinks and sweets.
Madison is one of the few friends that I can have a great, in-depth conversation with and I just love talking to her.
In the past, we've come to a conclusion that the two of us are very similar, but it wasn't until our little date yesterday that I realized we are pretty much the same person.
The only difference is our taste in men, which works out perfectly in this friendship ;)

We arrived at Starbucks at noon and talked so much that before we knew it, it was already 6 p.m.
What?!
I was both shocked and pleased.
Shocked because it didn't feel like we were there for 6 hours and pleased because our conversations were so lovely.

Our conversations varied from boys to school to One Direction to Little Mix to our blogs and YouTube Channels and finally to the future.
The future is a scary concept for me and I hate not knowing that the future has in store. 
Our conversations were funny, serious, intense but most importantly INSPIRATIONAL.
When I got home, I felt so inspired and happy.
I haven't had a conversation with anybody to this extent in a while and I think finally being able to just talk about everything with someone I trust really helped my mood.

I woke up very cheerful and I can honestly say it's because of yesterday.
Madison is just so inspirational.
We have some of the same goals, goals that we really want to achieve.
Except, I do an excellent job at talking myself out of achieving those goals.
Talking to Madison made me realize that I need to stop doing that.
If I keep doing this, I'm going to be accumulating regrets and that's something I don't want.
When I'm older, I want to be able to look back on my life and be satisfied with it because I made an honest effort to achieve everything.

The point of this entire thing is to find those people who inspire you and keep them around.
Everyone needs that inspiration.
I know I need it.
It makes me happy and reminds me not to be scared.
I can't stress this enough, once you find those good friends in your life, keep them close and don't let go of them.
Having great, positive and happy people in your life will make a massive difference.
I know this and I'm not lying when I say it's true.

The beautiful Madison has an awesome blog.
Check her out!
Her blog is called Glitter and Gold
It's beautiful, just like she is!

Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx

Monday, 15 July 2013

Manicure Monday #10

Hello beautiful people :)
Manicure Monday is back!
I don't know how I feel about my nails this week.
I bought a new polish and I'm wearing it for the first time.
All I have to say is that I'm very conflicted. 
I used this little guy this week!
It's Sally Hensen's Fuzzy Coat polish in Fuzzy Fantasy!
When applied onto your nails it gives you a very cool texture.
But you have to be careful because at times it can look extremely messy and you have to apply 2-3 coats.
This is how it turned out!
I really don't know how I feel about this...
I think if I use this again, I would apply a white nail polish underneath and see how that looks.

Let me know how you feel about this polish or if you have any tips when using this one!
Also, come and follow me on BlogLovin'
Hugs and Butterfly Kisses
xx