July 11, 2018

Monthly Favourites- June 2018!

Hello friends! I hope you are well! It’s officially summer, and it’s been HOT! In today’s post I am sharing some of my favourite things from the month of June! From books, to entertainment, beauty, and a new drink, I’m sharing it all! Okay, let’s get started!

Monthly Favourites June 2018

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Books

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena- I flew through this book in about a week! A husband and wife leave their baby at home after the babysitter cancels, and go to dinner next door. They check on her every half hour and bring a baby monitor, but when they come home, the baby is gone. This book was similar to Gone Girl, and had a lot of twists and turns. I would recommend it!

Monthly Favourites June 2018

The Girl Before by JP Delaney– I also read this book in about a week! To not spoil anything I will put the description from Amazon below, but it looks like Ron Howard is involved in the movie adaptation, so it should be good!

The request seems odd, even intrusive–and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.

EMMA
Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant–and it does.

JANE
After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space–and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.

Monthly Favourites June 2018

Entertainment

Disney Fairytale Weddings show- I’m a sucker for weddings, and all things Disney, so this show is right up my alley! Each episode focuses on two couples, and you join them for wedding planning and their big day! It’s crazy to see the reception settings in Walt Disney World and beyond, and the amazing weddings the Disney team put together!

Monthly Favourites June 2018

 

Wicked- If you watched this weekend vlog from a few weeks ago, you’d know that for Alex’s birthday, we went to see Wicked! It’s one of my favourite musicals, and I’ve seen it three times now! The music, the story, I just love it. I even put in my 5 Favourite Musicals blog post from a while back!

Monthly Favourites June 2018

 

Accused Podcast I flew through 2 seasons of this True Crime podcast in June! Each season focuses on a cold case, and is told “Serial style”, trying to find the truth. I listened to both seasons within two weeks, so I would say they are pretty good! The first season takes on the murder case of Beth Andes, and the second season Ritha Welch. I explain a little more in the video below!

Monthly Favourites June 2018

 

Queer Eye Reboot from Netflix– I might be the last person in the world to watch Queer Eye on Netflix, but I love it! I’m trying to pace myself with season 2, because I watched most of season 1 in a day! The Fab 5 help to transform the lives of men in each episode. Each member of the Fab 5 has a “specialty” or focus. It’s such a great heartwarming show!

Monthly Favourites June 2018

 

Sonos Speaker– Ethan and I talked for a while about getting one of these speakers, and when Ethan saw an open box one on Best Buy.ca for a bit of a discount, we jumped on it! I’ve really enjoyed having it in our room, and the app makes it easy to connect Spotify to it and control the music. There’s also a sleep timer, so we’ve been falling asleep to music!

Monthly Favourites June 2018

Acoustic Summer playlist on Spotify– I’ve enjoyed listening to this playlist! It features a lot of popular songs, just a little bot more mellow because it’s all acoustic! I would recommend it!

Monthly Favourites June 2018

Beauty

It Cosmetics Brow Power pencil in Universal Taupe- I can’t for the life of me remember where I got this (Ipsy? FabFitFun?) but I’ve had tis brow pencil in my makeup bag for a long time, and started using it recently! I think it looks more realistic than the eyeshadow I was previously using, but I’m still getting used to it! I’d someday like to try the Anastasia Beverly Hills one, but for now this is working for me!

Monthly Favourites June 2018

drink

Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade from Starbucks- I’d been wanting to try this for a while just to have something other than coffee at Starbucks, and this is a new go-to! It’s sweet (so if you don’t like overly sweet things it may not be for you), but I love it! It’s really refreshing, and is a nice drink for summer!

Monthly Favourites June 2018

 

If you’d like to hear more about my favourite things from June, check out the video below!

It’s our anniversary!

Today is a very special day! Ethan and I have been together for seven years today! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, click here to see my sappy post! 🙂 Stay tuned next week for an exciting announcement!

 

What was something you enjoyed during the month of June? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

 

Kelsey
July 1, 2018

A Disney Obsession Turns 3!

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but A Disney Obsession is 3! Here’s to celebrating another year of blogging! It’s hard to believe that three years ago today this blog went live! It feels like it’s been a long time, but also it feels like just yesterday that I started this thing.

A Disney Obsession Turns 3!

I cringe a little when looking back at what it fist looked like… remember the pink?

I feel like the layout now suits me SO much better! And I feel like I’ve really found my groove with posting and filming. I plan on doing some behind the scenes blogging/ filming type posts that go more into how I’ve found that balance and routine.

Newsletter

Make sure to sign up for my newsletter, because on Saturday I’ll be sending out a special email with some of my favourite blog posts from the last year! I have plans for the newsletter as well, so make sure to sign up if you haven’t already!



Speaking of my newsletter, if you’ve signed up, what would you like to see? I’ve been neglecting it for a very long time, but really want to be more consistent! I think I’ll start with monthly emails recapping posts, plus extra Disney tips and any news! Let me know what you think!

Looking Back

As usual I will have a post in the coming weeks with some things I learned in my 3rd year of blogging for the other bloggers out there!

I’m excited for the future of the blog, especially with my wedding coming up and a house being built! I have so many ideas for posts, that I’m working into 2019! But if there’s something you’d like to see on the blog, please let me know! I am always open to changing the schedule! 🙂

I feel like I have come a long way since starting the blog. I’m much more confident! Even though it is nice to hide behind my computer sometimes, I’ve become a lot more confident in my writing, my content, and especially filming! It’s hard to believe I just posted Weekend Vlog #66 two days ago! If you aren’t subscribed to my YouTube channel yet, click here! I still feel self conscious filming in public, by I’m trying not to worry about it! I’m happy to have all of the memories from vlogging, and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.

A Disney Obsession

THANK YOU!

This blog would not be where it is today (nor do I think it would still exist) without you! It means the world to me that you read and follow and support everything I’ve started here! I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you. It’s hard to put into words just how much your support means to me, but just know that it is what keeps me going when it’s late at night and a blog post isn’t quite finished yet, or when I don’t feel like setting up my lights and camera, it’s all worth it!

 

Thank you so much for your support in (my) A Disney Obsession!

Kelsey
June 27, 2018

Drunk Elephant Skincare Review: Is It Worth The Money?

Hello friends, I hope you are well! I recently picked up some Drunk Elephant products during the Sephora Spring Sale, and I thought I would show you how they are working for me! I’m going to share the products I have currently, and how I use them, as well as what I think of them and if I would repurchase them. I’ve been using them for just over 9 weeks, so I’ll also share what products have stuck around the longest! Drunk Elephant skincare is expensive, so I’m also sharing if I think it’s worth the money! Okay, let’s get started!

drunk elephant skincare review

So to start I thought I should mention the products I purchased. I bought The Littles, which come with 8 different products, as well as the travel pack of the bar cleansers.

 

before pictures

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Morning

Pekee Bar Cleanser– The first thing I use when getting ready in the morning is the Pekee cleanser. It lathers up really well and leaves my face feeling clean and ready for the day. I puchased the travel pack of this and the juju (mentioned later), and they are holding up really well. I think they will last close to six months. I would repurchase it, possibly even in the larger size because it would last probably a year or more.

C-Firma Day Serum– After my face is dry, I apply the C-Firma Day Serum that is fairly liquidy. This is one product that I’ve read you should not stock up on, because it changes in color and you don’t want to use it when it does. It starts as a honey-ish yellowy orange (the technical name lol), and if it becomes orange you should stop using it. I’ve liked using this serum, and would repurchase it.

Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defence SPF– Next I apply some SPF! This mineral sunscreen doesn’t leave a white residue on my skin which it nice. I find it’s a little goopy with the twist cap at the bottom, and a bit of it hardens (like toothpaste on the cap or a pump bottle of lotion), which is a little annoying. The full size has a different cap so I might be willing to try it, but I’d also be open to trying another brand.

B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel– I finish up with this moisture gel. It’s not a moisturizer, but I was surprised with how much I loved it! It’s clear, hydrating, and goes on really nicely! It was the first product to run out (after just more than 7 weeks) and I was surprisingly sad! I will definitely be repurchasing this in the full size.

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

 

Night

Juju Bar Cleanser– I generally shower at night, so if I do I use this exfoliating cleanser. It’s so gentle! It’s like a fine grit sand, but it feels so nice on my face! It’s in a bar form as well, and has held up really nicely. I would repurchase it, and again potentially in the larger size because I could see it lasting up to a year.

Best No. 9 Jelly Cleanser– I use this cleanser if I don’t shower. This is the one product that I am not a fan of. I don’t like the way it lathers, and I don’t think it does a great job taking off my makeup which it is supposed to do. I won’t repurchase it, and will use the pekee bar morning and night instead. I also don’t like the twist cap, because it leaks a lot!

TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum– Once my face is clean and dry, I put the Night Syrum on. It’s acid based and I thought I would have to ease into using it, but I went straight to using it every night! A little goes a long way, and I only need one pump from the small bottle. I would re-purchase this!

Virgin Marula Luxury Facial oil– Next I go in with the Maurla oil. It’s the first oil I’ve used and my face, and I though it would leave my face feeling greasy. It doesn’t! It soaks up really nicely. This was the second bottle I used up in just under 8 weeks. I would repurchase this, and even the smaller size available at Sephora I think would last quite a while!

Shaba Complex Eye Serum– My Second last step is the eye serum! I’ve actually noticed a big difference with the bags under my eyes! I use maybe half a pump of this and it’s more than enough. I think the small bottle will last me a while still!

Lala Retro Whipped Cream– Lastly I go in with even more moisture, the whipped moisturizer! I love this product. My skin feels so nice after using it! It’s very light, and a little goes a long way. The small pot will last a while still (even though I’m now using in mornings because the B Hydra ran out). I will purchase the full size, which has a neat dispensing mechanism!

Sephora Spring Sale 2018 Haul

 

Whew! That was a lot. Now for the grand reveal! Here is my skin after using these products for nine weeks.

after pictures

 

Let’s look at the before and after side by side!

what I will purchase next

I’m trying to hold off on purchasing the full sizes until the next Sephora sale in November, and get the most for my money until then. Because I ran out of the B-Hydra first (and because it might be my favourite product in the line) I will purchase the full size. I’m also looking at purchasing the Acid Trip Kit from Sephora, which has the C Fima and TLC Framboos in larger size than the littles, but not the full size, plus the little size of the Marula Oil. From there, I will slowly work my way up to the full size as I run out of the other products!

Overall thoughts

Overall I am really happy with the results I’ve seen! I’m happy I invested in my skincare, and I will continue to do so! If you would like to try Drunk Elephant products, I think The Littles are a great place to start! And you can see a difference even in the amount of time you go through the small sizes!

 

If you’d like to hear more about each of the products mentioned, check out the video below!

Have you ever used any Drunk Elephant products? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey