November 25, 2017

Sephora Fall 2017 Sale Haul!

Today I have a bonus post for you! I’m sharing everything I picked up from the most recent Sephora fall sale in the video below, and I’ve linked all the products I purchased below that. This is the best sale of the year where everything is 20% off!

I definitely splurged and purchased some things I have had my eye on for a while, as well as stocking up on my everyday things. I also placed an additional order for some Christmas presents, which led me to reaching VIB Rouge status. While it feels like a bit of an accomplishment, I also can’t believe I’ve spent that much! While I was shopping I also used Ebates and got $10 in cash back! Click where it’s green to get more information. (referral link used). If you’d like to hear about the products I got, make sure to watch the video below!

 

Origins GinZing  eye cream

Shiseido eyelash curler pad

Clarisonic Mia 2 Boscia Trio kit

Kat Von D tattoo eyeliner in Trooper

Sephora Charcoal Nose strip

beauty blender (the original)

Urban Decay All nighter setting spray

Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream in light

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation in Fair Neutral

Tarte Tartiest Lip paint in Birthday Suit

Clarisonic sensitive brush head

VIB welcome kit

3 free samples- I picked the Too Faced Foundation, Benefit concealer, and Boscial Charcoal cleanser!

Catch All Tray (used 250 points)- currently sold out or unavailable

Thank you so much for joining me in this bonus post and video! I’m really becoming a Sephora addict, but I think I am set for the next few months! (At least I know Ethan hopes I am lol!). If you shopped the Sephora sale I would love to know what you picked up! It’s always fun to know what others have picked up, especially at Sephora where there are so many products to choose from!

Also don’t forget to enter the giveaway I’m having on my last post!

Kelsey
November 22, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway!

Hello friends, I hope you are all well! Today I am going to share a new type of post with you, and I hope you enjoy it! With the holiday season quickly approaching, I’m going to share some gift ideas that I might have my eye on, and that I think would make great gifts! I’ll separate items into three categories: stocking stuffers( $19.99 and under), mid-range spends ($20-$99), and splurges ($100+). Just click on the description that’s in green to see the product online. Also make sure to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post! Okay, let’s get started!

2017 Holiday Gift guide

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stocking stuffers ($19.99 and under)

2017 holiday gift guide

  1. Mug $12– A mug is such a cute gift! Especially a witty one. You could even put some hot chocolate mix inside, or tea! My family has quite a few mugs from Chapters, and I think they are very reasonably priced!
  2. Mini Nutella jar $1.25– This tiny little jar is SO CUTE! I personally love getting something sweet in my stocking, plus I love Nutella so I don’t think you can go wrong here!
  3. Hand Cream $6– Winter dries out my hands, so hand cream is a nice gift! Of course there are many brands out there that vary in price, but a small bottle would make a nice addition to a stocking! I specifically love this line from Bath and Body Works, it really soaks into your hands without being greasy!
  4. Sephora Face Mask $8– These masks come in a large variety, and a fairly inexpensive but a nice way to treat someone! You could probably find a less expensive one at your local drugstore, but I’ve used a few of these and enjoyed them!
  5. Jot Your Though Notebook $9– as a notebook hoarder, I just see a pretty notebook, and feel like it would be such a thoughtful gift to give to someone! This one is nice and small, so someone could carry it with them!
  6. (not pictured) Fun Shaped bottle opener $5– If you have someone on your list that likes novelty items, why not buy them a fun shaped bottle opener? Th done I’ve linked is in the shape of a playing card!

mid range spends ($20-99)

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Reading Socks $34.50– these things are SO COMFY! I just picture a cold winter day, snuggling up with these on my feet and reading a good book. And they have so many designs since I got my first pair a few years ago. They are expensive, but so worth it, especially if you have cold feet like I do!
  2. Holiday Scented Candle $30– Spending so much time inside in the winter can get boring, so spice up the smell of your house with a candle! Pick up a holiday scent, or go more neutral. These candles from Chapters are so pretty! I love all of the metallics in different scents!
  3. Lush Holiday Set– If you know someone who likes to take baths to relax or unwind, it would make such a nice gift! You could purchase some individually for a stocking stuffer as well! I’ve linked a holiday set, because look at that snowman!
  4. Harry Potter Blu-ray set $78– I’ve had my eye on this set for years. I have all of the movies on either DVD or Blu-Ray, but I’d love to own the box set, and it’s on sale right now!
  5. Disney Monopoly– This version has the movies as the spaces, and it looks really cool! I have the Disney Parks version of Monopoly, but I definitely want to add this version to my collection as well! I have about 3 different versions of Monopoly, so I feel like I should say I collect them or something!

splurges ($100+)

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

  1. Sonos wireless speakers $249– There are many different brands of wireless speakers, but Ethan and I have our eyes on the Sonos ones for when we move into our house. We like the idea of having a couple around the house just to put Spotify on in the background. Portable ones can be less expensive as well if you want to be able to take it wherever you go!
  2. Beats by Dre wireless headphones $118.95– This is a gift that would be nice for someone who listens to music a lot, and who doesn’t like getting tangled in the cords! I hope to get a pair someday, and with some less expensive options on the market I might pick some up! I hate running with the Apple earbuds that get in my way!
  3. Clarisonic Mia 2 $219.00– While defintely a splurge, I think this would make such a nice gift for a girlfriend, sister, mother, anyone really! Even something like washing your face can become pampering!
  4. Disney Lego Cinderella Castle $549.95– Totally a dream of mine. It’s very expensive and I don’t know what I would do with it, but I can dream. For a Disney and Lego lover, this would make a fun gift!
  5. Garmin Forerunner 35 running watch $199.99– This is something that is on my list *cough*Ethan*cough* and is the model I have read the most on. It’s basically a FitBit but better because of the GPS function which is what I want in a running watch. Obviously there are tons of different brands out there that range in price, but it is a thoughtful gift for someone who it into fitness or wants to get more into fitness!

 

GIVEAWAY!

I also thought it would be nice to do a giveaway today! I’m giving away 2 of the Erin Condren Jot Your Thought journals! (Number 5 in the stocking stuffers category!) They would make a great gift, or you can keep it for yourself! This giveaway is open internationally, and will run for one week’s time, ending at 11:59 on November 28th, 2017. If you are under the age of 18 please ask parental permission before entering.

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I hope you enjoyed my holiday gift guide today! Let me know if you would like to see more posts like these in the future! Thank you so much for reading, and good luck in the giveaway! Also, you may want to check out the blog on Saturday… just saying 😉

Kelsey
November 15, 2017

Winter at Walt Disney World!

Hello friends!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, it already is in Walt Disney World! Today I’m sharing all of the things that are special about visiting Walt Disney World in Winter! This time last year I had just gotten back from my trip, and while I don’t currently have a trip planned (*sniff*), I do have lots of information to share and once again my most recent pictures are relevant again!  The holiday season is magical in the parks, and it’s definitely one of my favourite times to visit! Just like I did with Fall, let’s dive in to some of the cool things available during winter at Walt Disney World!

Winter at Walt Disney World

the decorations

Disney goes ALL OUT with he decorations, and I love it! Even the background music in Magic Kingdom changes to Christmas music. From the minute you walk in to the park, you have to appreciate the holiday spirit! The massive Christmas trees, the toy soldiers, the Mickey wreaths, and the lights on the castle are all amazing to see in person! I may or may not have teared up the first time I saw the castle lighting show! Speaking of which, make sure to not miss the castle lighting! It usually takes place around 7pm, and you probably guessed it, it takes place right on the stage in front of the castle!

Winter at Walt Disney World

the treats

Who doesn’t love a special holiday treat! You can find treats in the parks and resorts starting in November. One of my favourite touches? The red and green Disney designs on the drink cups everywhere!

mickey’s very merry Christmas party

Last year I shared 10 Tips for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, so you can check that post out here! This is a special ticketed event in Magic Kingdom that runs on select nights in November and December. With free cookies and hot chocolate, to a special parade and fireworks, it’s a really fun time! I also vlogged it on our last trip, so if you want to see more you can check out the video below!

candlelight processional

This seasonal show at Epcot is hosted by celebrities *cough*Neil Patrick Harris*cough* and tells the story of Christmas with a full choir and orchestra. I’ve never seen it in person, but it sounds like it would give me goosebumps! Dining packages are available to get you reserved seating, and you can find more information about that here.

Winter at Walt Disney World

holidays around the world

In World Showcase at Epcot you can learn about the different traditions around the world while walking from country to country! It would be interesting to hear the different holiday traditions each country has, and I hope to have the chance to see these soon!

Winter at Walt Disney World

jingle bell, jingle bam!

At Hollywood Studios, this firework and projection show is themed after the cartoon Prep & Landing, and is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Reserved seating is available through the dessert parties, and you can find more information here.

Winter at Walt Disney World

NEW: Sunset Season’s Greetings!

Hollywood Studios is getting even more into the spirit this year! With a new projection show on Tower of Terror, and SNOW on Sunset Blvd! This is the only place for you to experience snow outside of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! There are also special holiday treats available, and from the pictures I’ve seen this looks pretty amazing! You can find more information here.

Winter at Walt Disney World

decorations at the resorts

We just started to see the decorations going up in the resorts near the end of our trip last year. We made a special trip to the Grand Floridian to see the gingerbread house being built, and it was pretty amazing to see! Another notable resort is The Boardwalk! But all of the resorts usually get a tree, and the tree is themed to the resort! It would be fun to spend some time looking at all of the decorations.

Winter at Walt Disney World

the assembly of the gingerbread house last year!

Hollywood & Vine: Minnie’s Holiday Dine

At Hollywood Studios, head to Hollywood & Vine to dine with Minnie and friends, with a decked out holiday meal! You can enjoy this holiday meal from November 7th- January 7th, and you can find more information here! I love the outifts Mickey & friends get to wear!

Thank you for joining me today as I share some of the many things to enjoy in winter at Walt Disney World! I will do a post toward the end of next month with what you can expect at Walt Disney World in January and February, as it’s a little different from the holidays!

I enjoyed our trip in November of last year for many reasons, but getting to see the decorations at my favourite place was at the top of the list! Below is one of my favourite pictures from the trip! I have my sunglasses on because I was crying because it was our last day. But I was still happy to be standing there!

Winter at Walt Disney World

What’s your favourite thing to see during the holidays? Let me know in the comments!

Kelsey