March 30, 2016

FabFitFun Spring 2016 Box!

Hello everyone! I just received my Spring 2016 FabFitFub Box and I thought I would share it with you! Below is an unboxing video where I show everything that was in my box. I’m really happy with what was included, so take a look!

I’ve also included a list of everything that was in the box with links and retail prices. This box costs $49.95 US so with shipping I paid $78.73 CAD (thanks crappy Canadian Dollar!). The box contains full size products and is valued at over $200, so it’s still a really good deal in my opinion. There is one box for each season. This is the third box I’ve received, and I want to see how many things I use to make my mind up about keeping the subscription. I think I will keep it for one more box then re-evaluate. All of the information below is from the booklet that is included in the box.

Herb Garden by MakersKit– this adorable kit came with everything needed to grow Thyme, Mint and Basil. I can’t wait to be able to use these herbs! Retails for $35.

Countour Kit by ISH– I am a newbie when it comes to makeup, but I’m certainly excited to have something that I probably wouldn’t have bought by myself. The kit includes a highlighter, bronzer, blush and contour. I selected the Light/Medium palette. Retails for $32.

Bath Bomb Trinity by Jus D’Amour– I’m not normally a bath person, but the number of YouTubers that I watch who enjoy bath bombs have made me consider trying it. I’m so excited my box came with three to try! They all smell amazing too! Retails for $28.

Keratin Gloves® & Socks by Bodipure Inc– My hands and feet always get dry in the winter, so I hope trying these will get them summer ready! Retails for $9.98.

Tag Necklace by Jook & Nona– You also chose what your necklace would say this box, and I love my love necklace! So simple but beautiful. Retails for $65.

Shaving Emulsion Lotion by HelloLegs- This combination of body lotion and shaving cream is something I can’t wait to try! Retails for $19.95. Unfortunately I can’t find a link for this item. Sorry friends!

Argan & Hemp Oil Therapy by Marrakesh– I have been looking for something to de-frizz my hair, so I am definitely looking forward to trying this! Retails for $22.99.

Yoga Strap Mat by Merrithew– I have to admit I wasn’t sure what this was! You can use it as a carrying strap for your yoga mat, or as a resistance cord during yoga practise. I will give this a try! Retails for $14.99

$25 Gift Card by 31 Bits– The one thing I like about the FFF gift cards, is there is no minimum purchase. The picture I put on canvas for Ethan’s Christmas gift was actually a coupon from a FFF box! (Don’t worry I still paid for the majority of it!) Retails for $25, obvi!

$30 Gift Card by Sterling Forever– I don’t wear a ton of jewellery, but I will definitely take a look now that I have a gift card burning a hole in my wallet! Retails for $30.

The total retail value of the box is $282.91! Wow!

Also included was a card from I Am That Girl, an organization committed to empowering girls. It is hard to be a girl, so let’s build each other up, not put each other down! For more information on I Am That Girl, click here.

FabFitFun Spring Box

If you are interested in the FabFitFun box, click here for $10 off your first box!

The one thing I do like about the FabFitFun boxes is the ability to try things you might not normally buy. I do hope that by the time I get the next box, I’ve tried at least a couple of products for the spring box! Do you subscribe to any monthly/seasonal boxes? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear what you are trying!

Thanks for reading! If you are enjoying my YouTube videos, don’t forget to like and subscribe!

Kelsey
March 23, 2016

30 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I thought it might be fun to share some things you might not know about me. I hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better!

30 things

  1. I love Disney. Just kidding! You already know that. But seriously, I’m like really short. Like 5″0′. That means Ethan in 10 inches taller than me.
    AK
  2. My dog’s name is Mandy- named after Mandy Moore. But Mandy Moore is still relevant from Tangled, so at least her name isn’t Ashlee after Ashlee Simpson!
  3. I’m a pescatarian, so I eat fish but not meat. It will be 10 years this September.
  4. I have a weird ability to memorize song lyrics, and even if I haven’t heard the song in a long time my brain remembers the lyrics as the song goes on!
  5. My favourite flavour of chips is Salt and Vingear. The best are Lays!
  6. I HATE sand. Always have, always will.
  7. I have never dyed my whole head of hair. Only highlights, or I bleached some sections and put in some Manic Panic back in the day. I’m all natural!
  8. When I was younger I did competitive gymnastics and Power Tumbling. At one point I was 5th in Eastern Canada, not bad in my books!
  9. I also played soccer, recreation then competitive for about 10 years. I still miss it!
  10. I’m my parents only biological child, my parents adopted my sister when she was born.
  11. My absolute favourite show ever of all time is Friends.
  12. I’ve been on two cruises in my life, and they were both hosted by John Mayer.
  13. My dog starred in my music theatre class production of The Wizard of Oz, she was Toto!
    toto!
  14. My not-so-secret guilty pleasure TV show is The Bachelor/ The Bachelorette, I’ve been watching it I think since elementary school.
  15. I’ve known what I wanted to be “when I grow up” since I was in grade 7.
  16. I have Disney music on my phone… sometimes you just need it!
  17. I’ve never tried a Dole Whip at Disney World, but I hope to on my next trip. (if you aren’t sure what that is, google it!)
  18. I have a photographic memory, but I only realized a few years ago. It has come in handy once I realized!
  19. This blog was actually Ethan’s idea. 🙂
  20. Disney merchandise is my weak spot, if I see something Disney, I have trouble not buying it.
  21. I LOVE Harry Potter. I was lucky enough to visit the studios where the movies were filmed in England a few years ago. I also met Tom Felton and Rupert Grint last year at Fan Expo 😀
    Tom FeltonRupert Grint
  22. There are other places I want to visit on vacations other than Disney World. I’d love to visit Italy, Greece and Hawaii to name a few. And Disneyland. And Disneyland Paris. 🙂
  23. I watch YouTube more than actual TV.
  24. All of the YouTubers I watch regularly I found through Disney Vlogs. (KyleandCourt, BeingMommyWithStyle, GillianAtHome, PrettyNeatLiving, SeeYaReelSoon, OhYeahDisney, HappiestVlogsonEarth, and Ellie Steadman)
  25. I love love love going to concerts. I try to go to a few each year, and nothing says summer like a concert at Molson Amphitheatre!
  26. My favourite number is 4, and I’m not sure why. I think it might be because my birthday is in April, but who knows.
  27. I have a Disney bucket list in the works.
  28. I’m obsessed with the Grand Floridian resort, and I don’t know why, but I hope to stay there someday. My Mom thinks it’s because they stayed there in the episode of Full House that takes place in Disney World.
  29. I love the music from The Princess and the Frog, but the movie doesn’t interest me that much.
  30. It took me almost two months to write this post, because it was harder than I thought it would be to write 30 things about myself!

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a little better, and if you care to share let me know something about you in the comments! Also, if there is something you would like to see on the blog, let me know!

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey
March 2, 2016

Monthly Favourites- February 2016

I’ve been thinking of ways that I can share more of my life, and I thought starting a new routine would be a great way to do that! Once a month I want to post about the things I am enjoying, my monthly favourites. The items will change but it’s fun to think about the things that bring me joy, and I like reading about other peoples favourites each month. Over time I will try to sort the items into categories, but it may take a while to figure out. I’ve linked all the items, so just hover over the text and pictures to click the link! Okay, let’s get started!

Monthly Favourites

 

Entertainment

Books- I am a bookworm. I definitely don’t read as much as I would like to, but I am always reading something. Right now I’m re-reading the Harry Potter series (currently on the Goblet of Fire), and I’ve also been reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I have yet to actually go through anything, but reading the book is getting me ready. Let me know if you would be interested in my experience with the Kon-Mari method! I also am interested in the “sequel” Spark Joy, and hope to read that soon.

 

Music- I always look forward to visiting Ethan’s Parents, and because they are a 2 1/2 hour drive away, I look forward to spending time in the car with Ethan. When we went up Valentine’s weekend we listened to both of Christina Perri’s cds. We saw her when she opened up for Ed Sheeran last year, and bought her cds after enjoying her set so much! I forgot how much I enjoyed her music, and loved listening in the car.

T.V.- Ethan and I have been watching Suits on Netflix lately, and I really like this show! We are on Season 3 now, and are watching it fairly quickly (for us anyways). It’s filmed in Toronto so I like to spot easter eggs of the city I visited daily for school a few years ago. If you haven’t watched it I would recommend giving it a try! I’ve also been watching some of my all time favourites, Gilmore Girls and How I Met Your Mother. I haven’t watched HIMYM all the way through since it ended, and I’m not sure if I will (I hated the ending). I’m currently on Season 2, and I enjoy the earlier seasons more than the newer ones.

Clothing

Wishes Shirt– I was so excited for this shirt to come I posted on Instagram as soon as it came. (Not following me yet? Click here to start!) I actually saw it on Instagram and knew I had to have it. If you like subtle Disney merchandise, definitely check them out!

Old Navy Go Warm Compression Leggings– I wish I could live in these! They are so comfortable and surprisingly warm. I like to wear them while I lounge around the house or during light workouts. I got them on sale, and am so happy I did. I buy a lot of stuff at Old Navy, mostly because they always have sales on. I love to shop online, and I use Ebates when I do! If you’ve never heard of Ebates all you do it log in, search the store you are looking to shop for and click to start shopping. You get different percentages of cash back, but it actually works. Click here to sign up if you are interested.

Beauty

Revlon Eyeliner- I want to start by saying I know pretty much nothing about makeup! I’ve started using pen eyeliners, and find them easier to apply. I thought I would try this one as it was thinner than the one I had, and I really like it! As much as I like ordering from Sephora, it’s nice to be able to grab something from the drugstore when you are close-by.

Nail Polish- I surprised myself with wanting to paint my nails. When I went to chef school we weren’t allowed to wear nail polish, so I hadn’t really wanted to in a long time. Now I’ve been doing my nails once a week and it’s nice to have some “me” time. It’s also a bonus that I’ve very slow, so I get even more “me” time ha!

Bath and Body Works Body Cream– Unfortunately I couldn’t find the Strawberry & Bourbon Vanilla one I’ve been loving, but they have so many scents available! This cream soaks into my skin and smells so good! I’ve loved the True Blue Spa creams but they were a little pricy, so the body creams are a great replacement. There are always sales and coupons to use, so I love stocking up!

Miscellaneous

Crispy Minis! Salt & Vinegar specifically. I love potato chips (they are my weakness) and since I’ve been doing the Tone It Up Challenge, I’ve been looking for a treat that was healthier. I found them!

February Favourites

Guys. I’m super excited/nervous to share that I started a YouTube channel! Please bear with me as I get used to editing videos, but my first video is up! If you are more of a visual person, I talk a little more about all of the products listed. I’m not sure exactly how often I will upload videos, but it’s something I’m excited to do! Please like my videos, and subscribe! 😀 Also let me know in the comments if there are any videos you’d like to see me make!

I’d love to hear what you are enjoying lately, so let me know in the comments if you care to share!

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Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey