June 8, 2016

Monthly Favourites- May 2016

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it is June already! That means one thing: it’s monthly favourites time! I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the last month, from entertainment, clothing, beauty and more! Let’s get started:

Monthly Favourites

Entertainment

The Hills- May 31st marked the 10 year anniversary of this reality show, and it made me a little nostalgic. So what did I do? Had a marathon for the 1st season. And it was awesome. I’ve already said that I’m a huge Lauren Conrad fan, but it was fun going back and watching her again. She was smart for a 19 year old!

Grey’s Anatomy- While I haven’t watched Grey’s Anatomy on TV every season, I had binge watched and seen every episode. I lost track the episode after the mid season finale this year, and caught up in a week. I watched the last few episodes of the season on TV. Even though this show has been on for 12 years, I still really enjoy it! I’m happy to be caught up for next season.

The Bachelorette- It’s that time of year again! I mentioned in my 30 things you might now know about me post how this franchise is my guilty pleasure, but I’m happy the new season has started! I really like Jojo on the last season of The Bachelor, and I hope she finds someone this season. My personal pick is Luke, so we will see how that pans out!

Gilmore Girls- I have been watching this since before February, and am sadly on the last season :(. I’m looking for suggestion for what I should watch next, so if you have any recommendations let me know in the comments! P.S. who is excited for Gilmore Girls to come back?! I know I am!

Toronto Blue Jays- I’m from just outside of Toronto, so the Blue Jays are my home team! Because summer is almost here and the TV pickings aren’t as great, I’m really enjoying watching baseball a few nights a week! I’m finding out just how much I like baseball, and I’m excited to be heading to a few more games this summer. Go Jays go!

Beauty

Loreal Paris Foundation- I recently tried this foundation, and am really liking it! I may need to go a little bit darker as my face tans, but I find this foundation applied really easily with my beauty blender. It’s not too thick so I barely feel like I’m wearing anything!

Clothing

Old Navy Pajama Shorts– I love these pajama pants and shorts! Again now that it is getting warmer, I’ve started wearing these shorts to bed. They are so light and comfortable, and the prints are adorable! I generally buy a few pairs when Old Navy has a good sale (which is most of the time).

Miscellaneous

Strawberries- This one is simple, and so delicious! I’ve been enjoying sliced strawberries in my lunch lately, and they are so good! If I’m feeling like a treat I’ll whip up some crepes with Strawberries and Nutella 🙂

Ice Cream Sandwiches– These cookie ice cream sandwiches are amazing. So much better than the chocolate cookie kind that stick to your fingers! The cookies are soft too, which make them easier to recommend. A perfect treat during the warmer months!

iPhone 6s & Phone Case– In May I got a new phone! I used to have the iPhone 5s but I’m loving the size of my new one! I tend t watch a lot of YouTube on my phone so the screen size makes that a little easier! I am also really loving the phone case I picked out. It’s by Sonix, and I picked it up at Chapters. The pineapples are perfect for summer, and I love how durable it is!

The Tim Tracker– Lastly I thought I would start sharing some of the YouTubers I’ve been enjoying lately! I’d seen a couple of Tim’s videos a while ago, but really got into his channel this month. He and his wife live in Orlando so they go to Disney a lot which I enjoy watching. They also went to Disneyland a few months ago so I watched all of those videos. I’ve never been to Disneyland and I know it will be a while before I get there, but I don’t want to give too much away before I get there in person so I don’t watch too many videos on it. I definitely recommend checking out Tim’s channel, and also his wife’s! Tim also has an awesome moustache. 🙂

 

To hear a little more about my favourites this month take a look at the video below:

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What have you been enjoying in the last month? Let me know in the comments!

As always, thank you for reading!

Kelsey
May 25, 2016

May Planner Addict Box

Hi friends! I have an unboxing for you today, my May Planner Addict Box! This box includes goodies to use with My Erin Condren Life Planner, (you can see how much I love it here). The box was $39.98 this month (it changes sightly with the exchange rate). To check out the links, just hover over the shop names! Take a look at my unboxing video below:

 

 

What’s Included:

A pen from the people at The Planner Addict Box! It’s nice to get a new pen each month, and they are always so pretty! They also provided the floral sticky notes and the adorable Washi Tape! The Washi Tape  goes so well with the monthly colour of my planner, so it’s perfect to use.

The Flower Paper clip is from Angel Shoppe, and is so cute I just have to use it! I’ve been using the ruler that clips into the planner, but it’s getting a little worn after almost a year so I’ve switched to this beauty. It’s perfect for the May colours!

The sweet treat this month was a giant Sour Patch kid! I always love sour candies, so I was happy to see this! I actually gave it to Ethan for him to enjoy 🙂

The adorable paper flags are from Pineapple Paperie! The one set has more of a floral design, and the other set that looks like paint strokes in greens, pink, and red. I think I will use these vertically when I run out of stickers, and they fit the theme as well.

I think this notebook might be my favourite thing from this month’s box! It’s from Ashley Shelley, and I can’t wait to use it! I’m thinking of using it for an on-the-go task list. What do you think?

Stickers!

The first page is from Inspire Ever After, and I love the colour combos they used! I’m in the process of  figuring out how I can use the half boxes, and using the stickers more in general. Let me know if you would like to see how I’m currently using my planner, as it always changing!

The other sticker page is from Hurry Up & Plan and they make the organizer in me happy! So many lists and spots for everything I want to get done! The colours are beautiful as well I’m a serious sticker lover if you can’t tell.

Final Thoughts

I do really like that the items that are included in the box are generally the colour scheme I’m using in my planner, but I find that when I get it in the month and the cost makes me question the value of this box. As an update, I have cancelled this subscription, but I believe I will still get the June box. I have subscribed to a different monthly package that I will show all of you!

Do you have any monthly subscriptions? Let me know in the comments!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey
May 11, 2016

Monthly Favourites- April 2016

It’s monthly favourites time! I’m sharing my favourite things in entertainment, clothing, beauty and everything in between! Let’s get started!

Monthly Favourites April 2016

Entertainment

Sex and the City 1&2- The movies recently made their way onto Netflix, so I had to revisit them! I forgot how good the first one was, and how bad the second one was! I definitely enjoyed watching them both, and seeing Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda again.

Room by Emma Donoghue- This month I read the book and watched the movie! I really enjoyed both. I read the book fairly quickly, and enjoyed the story. It’s hard to believe that the story isn’t that far fetched, and actually happens. I enjoyed the movie and thought Brie Larson did a great job in her role.

Zootopia- I finally saw Zootopia and loved it! I thought it had a great message, and the characters were great! The song by Shakira was totally stuck in my head after too.

Beauty

Beauty Blender- I may be the last person to try a beauty blender, but I am a convert! I am really enjoying applying my foundation with the BB, and it does a great job. I used to apply it with a brush, and found that I would get brush strokes on my face, and who wants that! After trying the BB, I definitely noticed a difference.

Tattoo Liner by Kat Von D– I know I mentioned my favourite eyeliner in my February Favourites post, but I have found a new favourite! The Revlon one is still my top pick from a drugstore, but the Kat Von D one is amazing. It glides on like a brush and I can get much closer to the lash line. I feel like I can apply it much faster, and make fewer mistakes which is awesome!

Full Lash Bloom Mascara by Covergirl- I am really loving this mascara! It spreads my lashes and doesn’t clump, and the formula isn’t too wet. It’s amazing how when you find a product you enjoy how much you realize what you were using wasn’t the best. That is definitely how I felt when I found this mascara! I hate to throw out things that I haven’t used up, but my old mascara might have to go.

Rose Gold Nail Polish by Joe Fresh- This was definitely a spur of the moment purchase, but I’m loving it! at $4.99 it was a great deal and the colour is beautiful! It changes in the light and doesn’t have a sparkle that makes out hard to remove. I’m sold! I couldn’t find a link, but put a picture below:

Rose Gold Nailpolish

Miscellaneous

Avocado Toast on Squirrely Bread by Silver Hills– I talk more about this in the video below, but I’ve surprised myself with my slowly changing eating habits. Avocado Toast was something that sounded kind of gross, but once I tried it I found a new favourite! I have a piece of toast with a 1/4 of mashed avocado, fried egg and cheese on a piece of Squirrely Bread. The bread is made with sprouted grains so it has more protein and keeps me full for hours. The Squirrely one specifically has seeds so it’s much more flavourful, and the slices are a little thicker.

Watch the video below for a closer look at my favourites this month:

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I hope you enjoy taking a look at some of my favourite things each month, because I really enjoy sharing them! What were some of your favourite things this month? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey