April 26, 2017

Birthday 2017 Haul & Sephora Spring Sale Haul!

Hello friends! It was my birthday last week, so I thought I would share some of the things I got for my birthday! I shared some of the things I picked up around my birthday last year, so I thought it would be fun to do the same again! Also since I used the money I got for my birthday, I’m sharing what I picked up in the Sephora Spring Sale which happened just 2 days after my birthday! That money was just burning a hole in my pocket :).

Haul

Ethan got me the You Are Here Walt Disney World mugs from Starbucks! You can get these mugs at the different Starbucks in the parks, so I have the 4 different ones. I’ve seen people who have them, and they’d always kind of been in the back of my mind, so I’m so happy to finally have them! I don’t think I will use them right now because our mug cupboard is stuffed right now, but I’ll display them and save them for our house! I think that will make it even more exciting to use them, and I know they will get used all the time! They also have ones for cities around the world, but more importantly they also have Disney ones for the California parks, so hopefully I can get those at some point 🙂 You can see them in the picture above, they were a little difficult to photograph! You can see them a little better in the video below! I couldn’t find the link for the exact ones I got, but here’s another version of them.

My sister got me the Happy Bathday set from Lush, and I can’t wait to use it! I’ve never tried anything from Lush, so I ‘m excited to give these products a try! Sundays are usually the day when I will do something for myself (as you may see in my weekend vlogs), and this kit will keep me stocked for a while! The set includes: Brightside Bubble Bar, Pink Flamingo Bubble Bar, Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar, Butterball Bath Bar, Fizzbanger Bath Bomb, and Dragon’s Egg Bath Bomb.

Sephora Spring Sale Haul

And now for what I picked up at Sephora (that hadn’t arrived when I wrote this post)! I’m currently at the Beauty Insider level so I saved 10%, although after this order I got bumped up to VIB level. I forgot to get my free 3 samples in my first order, so I also placed another order at VIB level saving 15% :).

What I should have done it bought the minimum to bump me up a level at 10% off, then the rest at 15% off. Oh well, I learned for next time! I thought this would be a great time to try some things that might be more expensive, because why not when it’s on sale! All pictures are from the Sephora website. Okay, below is what I picked up!

 

Sephora lip stain in Peach – I’ve been on a lip kick lately so I thought I would try something else as well! I like the idea of a stain, because I can apply it right before I go to work, and I don’t have to worry about touching it up later.

sephora beauty

Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover– I normally buy the Marcelle makeup remover but I thought I would give this a try! It’s close in price point, but I got the travel size which will come in handy.

Sephora spring sale

Sephora Face Masks– I’ve mentioned these in a recent monthly favourites, so I thought I should pick up some more to have on hand. They are nice because they make you stop and relax! I picked up the Orchid and Green Tea ones this time :).

Sephora face mask

Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin– my skin has been a little more problematic than normal lately. I don’t have a lot of breakouts per-se, but I need to try something. I think diet is part of it, so hopefully my skin will improve soon!Sephora Spring Sale

 

Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Peach-Infused Highlighting Palette – This was the first VIB purchase I made! I’d had it on my list for a while, and decided to splurge! I thought this is a nice way to dip my toes into the highlighting and contour world.

Sephora Spring Sale

Tools of the Trade Brush Set by Sephora– I don’t have a lot of brushes, so I treated myself to this set.

Sephora Spring Sale

Sephora Color Switch by Vera Mona Brush Cleaner– This year I really want to take care of my brushes and clean them more often. When I got the Naked 3 palette for Christmas, the one thing I noticed was it was a little difficult to change colours day to day. So I saw this cool tool, and my problem may be solved! From what I understand you just glide the bush over the pad, and can switch colours! Then when it gets dirty you can rinse the pad and it’s good to go again!

Sephora Spring Sale

As you can tell I’m trying to build up my makeup collection this year, and I think a lot of the things I got will help get me there!

If you’d like to see a closer look at everything, check out the co-ordinating video below!

If you can’t tell, I was pretty busy last week! Thanks for reading and checking out what I got for my birthday this year! If you shopped in the Sephora sale, I’d love to know what you picked up!

Kelsey
April 19, 2017

My 10 Favourite Disney Animated Movies

Hello everyone! This week I thought I would take a break from the Disney & Disabilities post series for something a little more fun. I’m counting down my 10 favourite Disney Animated movies. These do not include Pixar, and the list also includes some honorable mentions, because picking 10 was hard. Okay, let’s get started, and see if you can guess which gets the top spot! Also, this is the 100th post on A Disney Obsession! I just wanted to say a quick thank you, I never thought I would have made it this far! Okay, back to the post at hand, let’s jump in!

My 10 Favourite Disney Animated Movies

#10: The Aristocats

I remember loving this movie so much when I was a kid! When it came to Netflix, I had to watch it! It brought back so many memories. I love the songs, and Marie was a always my favourite. I  had a stuffed animal Marie that I loved! It’s probably still around somewhere.

 

9: Frozen

I had a hard time deciding where to put Frozen in this list! I still love this movie, but I think it’s a little overrated especially with a certain newer movie that came out last year. Basically, Sven is the reason I love this movie so much! And I love anything Sven. I still love the music and could watch it again and again, but it had to get pushed down the list a bit.

8: Lilo & Stitch

I love the story of Lilo and Stitch, and the message it sends. Plus, I love Stitch just in general. We have a Stitch cookie jar in our kitchen, and it always makes me smile! Ethan hadn’t seen Lilo & Stitch until maybe last year, when I finally made him watch it. I also love the music in the film, and remember watching the special features when we got the DVD with my sister.

7: Tarzan

Tarzan really doesn’t get a lot of recognition, but it’s a Disney movie Ethan and I both love! My family has the soundtrack, so one of my favourite parts has always been the music.

6: The Lion King

A classic, and a perfect example of the Disney music I grew up with! I remember I had a cassette tape in our van that had music from The Lion King, Sailor Moon and other things, and I just loved listening to it. I still love to go back and watch the classics once in a while.

5: Hercules

Hercules was a Disney movie that I never owned on VHS! When I was around 7or 8, I would go to a babysitters house after school and watch Hercules every day. Yep, every. day. I was obsessed! I still love it so much and think it deserves more credit than it’s given. They still can’t watch it, because I watched it too much. In their opinion anyway 🙂

4: Moana

I can’t remember the last time I was this obsessed with a Disney movie! So it had to get a top spot on this list. I love the direction Disney movies are headed, and the story and music in Moana are top notch! I can’t get enough of it, if you haven’t noticed with how often I bring it up around here 🙂

3: Tangled

Another newer film that ranks right up there for me! The story, the characters (Pascal and Maximus!), and the music. Plus Mandy Moore! And the lantern scene is one of the greatest moments in a Disney movie ever. I just love Tangled. I remember when I went to Walt Disney World with my high school, where I first saw a poster for Tangled. We were at Hollywood Studios in the animation building meeting The Incredibles, and on the wall there was the first poster. It just had Rapunzel’s tower and I think her hair, but I just distinctly remember that!

2-Aladdin

Aladdin has always been my second favourite. I love the story, the music, the characters, and can watch it over and over. When we didn’t have a working VHS player, I remember going years without watching it, and when it finally came back on DVD, I got to see it again! I probably watched it more than my #1 because we always had it on VHS, actually!

1- The little mermaid

The Little Mermaid has always been, and probably will always be my favourite Disney movie. I’ve loved it for as long as I can remember. I remember when I didn’t have it on VHJS so I would always watch it at my cousins house. Then I got it on VHS, and lost it! I was so happy when they announced a ride was coming to Magic Kingdom, and it was the first thing Ethan and I did on our first trip just the two of us in 2013. Ethan even videotaped my face on that ride-through. I was a happy camper! Voyage of The Little Mermaid at Hollywood Studios (or MGM back then) was also the first thing I ever did in Walt Disney World! Ariel has a special place in my heart.

Honorable mentions

Of course I can’t just narrow it down to 10 Disney Movies, so I’ve listed a few honorable mentions as well 🙂

Oliver and company- I remember watching this movie all the time when I was a kid! It took a while for me to realize the story it was mirroring, but I always loved it! I’m not really a cat person, but it I could have a cat, I would want to have Oliver.

Beauty and the Beast- I think I didn’t watch Beauty and the Beast a lot when I was a kid because my sister was scared of it, but it’s really grown on me in the last few years. I think it’s one of the Disney movies I’ve watched most often in the last few years. And I think Gaston might be my favourite Disney villain.

Cinderella- I can’t quite put my finger on what I love about this movie. It’s like it relaxes me, and just brings a smile to my face. There’s not a ton of music in it, but I do love what is there. Plus Gus-Gus! 😀

The Sword in the Stone- Another one I loved watching when I was a kid! I don’t remember much about it and haven’t watched it in a long time, but I will watch it soon!
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Thank you for joining me today in my count down! I didn’t really realize how many Disney movies there are until I had to pick 10! I think I picked a few that aren’t always given the credit I think they deserve. I also think a persons favourite Disney movie says a lot about them, so I’d love to know what some of your favourite Disney movies are, let me know in the comments!

 

 

Kelsey
April 12, 2017

Monthly Favourites- March 2017

Hello everyone! Could someone explain how it is April already? I don’t know where time is going! It’s time for my March monthly favourites, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month! I’m sharing some of my favourites from entertainment, food, and more! Okay, let’s get started.

Monthly Favourites

Entertainment

Ed Sheeran Divide- You guys, I’m obsessed with this album! I listen to it all the time! I love the variety, and honestly feel there is a song for everyone. When the first two songs were released “Castle on the Hill” was my favourite, but man “Shape of You” is just so catchy! It’s hard to pick my favourite song, but I think it might be “How would you feel”.

The Office- I forgot how much I love this show! It’s been a few years since I’ve watched it all the way through, but Ethan and I started watching it together and now we are on season 5. We definitely slowed down on how much we are watching it, and now only watch it before bed. Every episode makes me laugh!

Candy Crush Jelly Saga- I put a little clip of me playing this game in Weekend Vlog #3, did you catch it? I’ve been playing this game for a few months now, so I thought it was about time I mentioned it! I find it is a good way to relax, and because it takes 30 minutes for lives to re-load, you can only play so long before you have to stop.

Beauty and the Beast- I went to see it opening weekend and absolutely loved it! I have so many good things to say. All of the additions to the story were great, the casting was spot on, and I think it was a great ode to the original. Does it replace it, not in my opinion, it’s just different. I think they both stand alone but are both great. Have you seen it? Let me know in the comments!

Beauty

Vaseline hand cream- I keep this hand cream on my bedside table along with one of my other favourites from Bath and Body Works. Sometimes I just don’t feel like putting on a scented hand cream, so this does the trick!

Sephora Face Masks– I shared these in my Sephora Haul a little while ago, but I finally put them to use! I like to have some “me time” on the weekends, so this was nice to put on and lay in bed while relaxing. I tried the pomegranate one with Ethan, and it left my face feeling so soft! I think buying a lot of them really can add up, but it was a nice change. I also like it better than a mask, because you just rub the excess in after instead of washing it off.

 

Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Mexican Bowls– I think I’m going to try and start sharing a new recipe every month! That way it motivates me to try something new, and I can share something vegetarian with you! This month while Ethan and I were house-sitting, we made these Mexican Bowls, and they were delicious! I love Mexican fare and these were very healthy! I sometimes find the spaghetti squash texture a little weird, but combined with the other ingredients it was great!

monthly favourites

picture from Cookie and Kate

Miscellaneous

Headboard– In this month’s co-ordinating video, you might notice something a little different, I’m facing the other way! The reason for this is just behind me, the beautiful headboard Ethan made! It took two weekends of time, and I absolutely love it!

Monthly Favourites

KyleandCourt pregnancy announcement video– You guys know I have been following KyleandCourt for years now, and I’ve even gone back and watched all of her pregnancy vlogs for each of her kids. Selfishly I wished they would have another baby so I could follow along in real time. Well, they are expecting baby #4! I’m so excited, and their pregnancy announcement video is officially the best I’ve ever seen, so I just had to include it! I encourage you to check it out!

 

If you’d like to hear a little bit more about my monthly favourites, check out the video below!

 

 

 

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Thank you so much for joining me for my monthly favourites! I’d love to hear what you enjoyed in March, let me know in the comments below!

As always, thank you for reading!

Kelsey