May 9, 2018

Monthly Favourites- April 2018

Hello everyone! How is it May already?! This year is flying by. It’s that time again- monthly favourites time! I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of April: from entertainment, books, beauty, clothing, and a “recipe”. Without further ado, let’s get started!

Monthly Favourites April 2018

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Entertainment

The Crown– I recently finished watching all of the episodes of Friends and was ready to watch something new! I find the Royal Family fascinating, so I’ve been loving this show! I’m on Season 2 and have been watching it in small pieces in the mornings. I think I will start watching it on weekends to pay closer attention. But I would recommend this show!

Monthly Favourites April 2018

Trading Spaces– it’s back! I grew up watching Trading Spaces after school, and I’m so happy it’s back! Seeing everyone again is fun! If you watched the original series, check out the reboot!

Monthly Favourites April 2018

13! game– This game is addicting! Similar to 2048, it’s a number tile game, where you connect tiles to get a higher number, and try to get a tile to 13. I think I do a better job explaining it in the video below lol, but the picture below might help!

Monthly Favourites April 2018

 

Books

Balancing in Heels by Kristen Cavallari – I’m a fan of Laguna Beach and The Hills, so I was interested to read her book. It was an easy read and parts of it were ineterstesing, but some parts were a little “preachy” (not in a religious way, more of a do this and don’t do that way). I wish I learned a little bit more about her life, but I still enjoyed it for the quick read it was.

Monthly Favourites April 2018

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid– I flew through this book! Like read it in 4 days. And it was probably double the size of the one mentioned above. I really enjoyed this book, and would highly recommend it! Here’s a synopsis from chapters.ca:

From Taylor Jenkins Reid, “a genius when it comes to stories about life and love” (Redbook), comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress’s relentless rise to the top—the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Monthly Favourites April 2018

Beauty

Sally Hansen Nail Polish– I’ve been into wearing nail polish this month, and I thought I would mention the two shades I’ve been wearing. I really like the Sally Hensen Miracle Gel, because I find it doesn’t chip. Flushed Wanderer & Street Flair are the shades I wore a lot in April! Below is the Flushed Wanderer shade, and I’m wearing Street Flair in the video at the bottom of the post!

Monthly Favourites April 2018

Becca Liptuitive lip gloss– I picked this up during the Sephora Spring sale, and I’ve been loving it! It’s smooth and not tacky, hydrating and it a nice pink (bascially it just enhances the natural color of your lips).

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

 

Clothing

Columbia Jacket– I picked this up when Ethan and I went to Niagara Falls for his birthday (you can watch that weekend vlog here). I’m so happy it’s finally warm enough to wear it! It’s waterproof and is somewhat insulated, plus it’s flattering with the cinched waist and is long enough to cover my bum! I think it will last a long time! I’ve linked the closest one I could find 🙂

Monthly Favourites April 2018

Food & Drink

Scramble- I thought I would share what I’ve been having for breakfast lately! I take an egg, add some egg whites, fry up some red pepper and spinach, add some cheese and serve my scramble with some salsa! I also have a piece of toast with jam. It keeps me full, and I’m not getting sick of it!

Monthly Favourites April 2018

Vanilla Biscotti Folgers Coffee– This has been my go to coffee! It tastes similar to the Winter Carnival from Timothy’s but it more readily available (aka available at the grocery store). I’m slowly working my way to drinking my coffee black!

Monthly Favourites April 2018

If you’d like to hear more about my April monthly favourites check out the video below!

What is something that you enjoyed in the month of April? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

 

 

 

Kelsey
May 2, 2018

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again, Sephora Spring Sale time! I’m sharing what I picked up during the Spring Sale! It’s definitely smaller than my last haul, but I’m excited about what I bought! Ethan and I also picked up some things for our wedding! Okay, let’s get started!

Sephora Spring Sale 2018

First things first- if you are shopping Sephora online, (especially during the sale when you are probably spending more money) make sure to use Ebates*! You get cash back for shopping. Seriously! You just have to head to the Ebates site and click to Sephora through there and you are good to go!*affiliate link used for convenience

Bumble & Bumble birthday gift– I’ve always wanted to try Bumble and Bumble shampoo and conditioner, so this was the perfect pick! It will be perfect for when we go to Ethan’s Parents house because they are travel sized! And it was free!! Yay!

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray 2 pack– By the time I realized this was a thing during the Fall Sale it was sold out, so you can bet I was ready to go during this sale! I still have some left of the bottle I got in November, so I should be stocked for a while! This product seems to only be available during the sales so I’ve linked the regular product- if you use this product I suggest stocking up during the Sephora Spring Sale and Fall sale!

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

Drunk Elephant The Littles™– Okay, this was my 100% splurge. When you say Drunk Elephant to someone, the first thing you hear is “Oh that’s expensive”. But I’m super frustrated with my skin (and I have been for a long time), so I’m ready to try anything. And with 8 products to try in this kit, I’m going all in. It’s supposed to be a miracle line of skincare, so I will definitely do a follow up post and video with my results. Here’s hoping they work! If they work- I may have to buy smaller sizes until the next sale, because they are VERY pricey.

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

Drunk Elephant Cleanser Travel Pack– I went all in and bought the cleansers as well. These are supposed to be really good, and can last a long time! One has a slight exfoliation to it, so I will even switch between them making them last longer.

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

Amika Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde shampoo– I recently got some highlights in my hair, and want to keep them looking good! I was surprised about the price for the size of this product though, so I hope it works! It should last a while because I will only use it once a week.

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

Living Proof No Frizz hairspray– I was SHOCKED at how small this travel size was. It better be a miracle hair spray and keep away my frizz- but even then I’m not sure if I’d pay for the full size of this.

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

Becca Liptuitive Glow Lip gloss– I’m OBSESSED with this! I bought 2- one for me to keep in my desk at work, and my Mom and sister both bought one! It looks clear in the tube and when you first put it on, but then it changes to bring out the colour of your lips! So smooth and hydrating, I love it!

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

Prada Luna Rossa Carbon Cologne – after a lot of sampling, Ethan picked a cologne that is surprisingly familiar, it smells just like the body wash he uses! (Fiji from Old Spice). So a smell that I already associate with him will last even longer on our wedding day, and he’ll also have it for a long while after! It’s described as earthy and woody on the Sephora website.

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

Stella McCartney POP perfume– I definitely don’t wear perfume often, and I don’t think I’ve ever purchased and (maybe with the exception of some Mary Kate and Ashley ones), and I like this one! I didn’t want anything too strong or floral, so I like it! It’s described as bright, contemporary and positive (as well as sandalwood and cedar wood) on the Sephora website.

Sephora Spring Sale 2018

 

If you’d like to hear more about the items I picked up in the Sephora Spring Sale check out the video below!

Did you pick up anything during the Sephora Spring Sale? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thanks for reading!

Kelsey
April 25, 2018

My 9th Trip to Walt Disney World! (November 2016)

Hello everyone, I hope you are well! Welcome to the last Disney Trip Recap! I’ve actually already done a trip recap for this trip (because I was blogging at that point), but I thought it would be fun to revisit this trip about a year and a half later, to see how I remember that trip! I’m going to be sharing everything I still remember from that trip in the video below, and breaking down the main points in bullet form below that. Let’s get started!

 

The video

The basics

  • November 2016
  • 1st stay as Disney Vacation Club members
  • 1st stay at The Polynesian
  • Ethan and I got engaged!
  • 9 of us on the trip: Me, Ethan, my Mom, my Dad, my sister, her support worker Megan, Ethan’s Mom, Ethan’s Dad, and Ethan’s brother
  • ate at Crystal Palace, Teppan Edo, Tusker House, Be Our Guest, O’hana, Kona Cafe, and Beaches And Cream
  • went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for the first time!
  • I planned the entire trip!
  • met up with my friend Hayley which was so much fun!
  • First time vlogging in the parks
  • First visit during the holiday season!
  • had a “resort day” the day we went to the Christmas Party- and I would highly recommend!
  • first time using the DAS System

Previous Trip Recaps

My 1st Trip to Walt Disney World (May 1997)

My 2nd Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2007)

My 3rd Trip to Walt Disney World (January 2008)

My 4th Trip to Walt Disney World (April/May 2009)

My 5th Trip to Walt Disney World (October 2011)

My 6th Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2012)

My 7th Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2013)

My 8th Trip to Walt Disney World (February 2015)

My 9th Trip to Walt Disney World (you’re here!)

Are there any Disney related posts you’d like to see on the blog? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today! And for following this post and video series! I feel like I’ve been writing these posts forever, and I hope you’re ready to see some new Disney related content coming your way!

Kelsey