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
April 4, 2018

Monthly Favourites- March 2018

Hello everyone, and Happy April! I’m ready for warmer weather and for winter to be gone! It’s monthly favourites time again and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of March! From entertainment, to podcasts and more, I’m sharing it all! Okay, let’s get started!

monthly favourites march 2018

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Entertainment

Black Panther- I meant to add this last month but I forgot! So we are making an exception because I technically saw it in February (on opening night actually)! I really enjoyed Black Panther, even having zero interest in seeing it. It was so funny, and for once the “love story” wasn’t the main focus, and all of the women kick butt! If you haven’t seen it yet, I would definitely recommend it!

monthly favourites march 2018

Nailed It!– This show on Netflix is GOLD. Amateur bakers try to replicate professional confectionery works, and it’s hilarious. Especially with my background in baking, and I know how to make the different elements. Seriously, give it a try! I think they have already been renewed for a season 2, and I can’t wait.

monthly favourites march 2018

The Party by Robyn Harding– I flew through this book in I think only a week! It was an interesting book that I think people of all ages would enjoy! It is a little on the darker side, but deals with some really interesting subjects. Here’s a synopsis from Amazon:

In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

monthly favourites march 2018

90’s Smash Hits playlist on Spotify– I found this playlist, and I’ve been LOVING it! It takes me back to when I was a kid, and I’ve enjoyed playing it in the kitchen on our Google Home Mini. If you like 90’s pop music, check it out!

Monthly favourites march 2018

Podcasts

Gilmore Guys podcast– My friend Lila (who also has a blog you can find here) recommended this podcast to me and I’ve been loving it! It’s hosted by Kevin and Demi, Kevin-who are up watching Gilmore Girls, and Demi who is watching the episodes for the first time. They started the podcast in 2014 so I have a lot to catch up on, but it’s interesting how in detail they go for each episode. I think it lends itself well to people who have watching it a ton (aka me), because I know exactly what they are talking about in the episodes. It also makes me want to watch at the same time, but having just finished Friends I’m trying to watch something new! If you love Gilmore Girls like I do, I think you’ll really like Gilmore Guys.

monthly favourites march 2018

Up & Vanished– This is my new Serial! I actually just finished the season yesterday (two days before this post goes up), and it was SO GOOD! This podcast talks about the Tara Grinstead case, and unravels in real time. I won’t give anything away, but there have been some pretty big developments in the case since Payne Lindsey started looking into the cold case in 2016. There are “case evidence” episodes that go further behind the scenes, and experts are consulted to answer questions that listened submit. I couldn’t stop listening!

Monthly favourites March 2018

Games

Bakery Story 2– I’ve been addicted to this game lately! You are the owner of a bakery, and in the game you have different ovens to bake different items, to complete orders and earn coins. You also have to expand your bakery to keep your customers happy! I like “task” focused games like these and I’ve been enjoying this one!

monthly favourites march 2018

Clothing & Accessories

Lillian and Co. bracelets– If you follow Disney obsessed people on Instagram like I do, you’ve probably heard of this brand before. They sell bangled with Disney quotes and mantras on them, and I’m in love! I currently have two rose gold bangles, “Do as dreamers do” from Wishes, and “Have courage and be kind” from Cinderella. They bend easily to fit my tiny wrists, and bring a little bit of Disney magic to my day!

monthly favourites march 2018

Mid Rise Compression Leggings from Old Navy-While I think Fabletics leggings are my favourite, these leggings are good for the price point! I’ve had them for a few months now and they are comfortable and wearing well! Especially with the many sales Old Navy has, they are good deal!

Monthly favourites March 2018

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

 

 

What was something you enjoyed in the month of March? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey
March 7, 2018

Monthly Favourites- February 2018

Hello everyone, I hope you are well! Welcome to another monthly favourites post. It’s hard to believe I’ve officially been posting these for two years! I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of February, from entertainment, to beauty, clothing, and some miscellaneous things. Okay, let’s get started!

monthly favourites february 2018

 

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Entertainment

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware– I got this book for Christmas and flew through it! It was so good, and I would definitely recommend it! I don’t want to give anything away, so here’s the description (that I trimmed down a bit) from Chapters.ca:

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins.

At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant, but as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the desk, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

monthly favourites february 2018

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace – I’m a few episodes behind, but I’ve been loving the show! It’s so interesting seeing Darren Criss in such a dark and twisted role, and I definitely have to watch a few minutes of something happy before going to bed after watching! I didn’t watch the first season, but I’m hoping to watch it eventually!

Monthly favourites February 2018

Serial Podcast– I binged the first season of this podcast in under a week and loved it! I don’t know why but I’ve taken such an interest in true crime stories. If you likes Dirty John or Making a Murderer, you’ll love this podcast!

monthly favourites february 2018

Britt Hanlon– Her videos popped up in my feed on the Youtube app, and I’ve caught up on her pregnancy updates! I don’t know why I find them interesting, but I do! I’m all caught up on those videos and have been watching her recent ones too. She seems really nice, and I like her content!

monthly favourites february 2018

 

Beauty

Clinique Acne Solutions BB cream– I picked this up during the Sephora Fall Sale, and I’ve been loving it! It feels lighter on my skin than a foundation, and has really nice coverage! My skin is very red and I sometimes worry about being able to cover it up, but this BB cream does a great job! I use a silicone blender to apply it, which helps me only use a few drops.

monthly favourites february 2018

Ludwig liquid lipstick by Kat Von D– I got this in a set for Christmas (that was picked up during the Sephora Fall Sale as well), and I’ve been gravitating to it a lot! It’s a nice neutral, and is comfortable on my lips. I’d most likely purchase the full size when I finish the smaller size I have now.

monthly favourites February 2018

Clothing

Hue Pajamas– I had a cold in February, so this set of pajamas made the list! They are fleece so I worried about them being too warm, but I was fine and actually needed more blankets haha. The ones I got aren’t available anymore, but I’ve linked the closest set I could find.

Misc

Notes app (iPhone version)- I figured I would mention this because I use it ALL THE TIME! I have different notes for grocery lists, blog to do’s, things I need to add to my planner, wedding things and more. If I’m out I can just add things when I think of it!

Handlettering 101– I picked up this with some money I got for Christmas, and I’ve had a lot of fun working on hand lettering! I’d like to be able to make some wedding signs and things like that, so I’m trying to work on it when I’m just sitting watching tv. There are a lot of hand lettering books out there, but I’m liking this one so far!

monthly favourites february 2018

If you’d like to hear about my February favourites, check out the video below!

What’s something that you enjoyed in the month of February? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey