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
May 4, 2016

Birthday/Outlet Mall Haul

Hi friends, happy Wednesday! As you may or may not know, it was my birthday a few weeks ago. I thought I would share some of the things I received with you. I also made a trip to the Toronto Premium Outlets last weekend, so I though I would put this small haul in there as well! Take a look in the video below to see what I got in this birthday haul!

Details on the goodies!

Celebrate by Lauren Conrad- I’m a huge Lauren Conrad fan, and I love her book, so I’m happy to have gotten her newest book! I’m enjoying it so far, and can’t wait to put the knowledge to use.

If/Then Soundtrack- Ethan and I went to see this musical a few weeks ago, and getting the soundtrack helps me remember what happened after I’ve seen it! I’m enjoying getting to know the musical a little better, plus I get to listen to Idina Menzel. Idina= QUEEN.

Disney Goodies- On my next trip I’m getting a few things as belated birthday gifts. One is a surprise, one is Memory Maker, and another is a Stitch MagicBand! Unfortunately the Disney store won’t ship the MagicBand to Canada (and it’s not available online in the colour I would like), so I’ll be picking that up while I’m down there! I won’t be announcing the date of my next trip for a while just in case, but know that I do have a trip coming up, and I am counting down the days! 😀

Kate Spade Purse- I have been wanting a new purse for a while, and I knew I wanted a Kate Spade one. I was thinking of getting black so it will go with everything, and I like the style that can be a crossbody but also has straps for wearing on your arm. I decided to get a colourful wallet as well, and I’m so happy with my new selections! You can find the purse I got here, and the wallet here (I just got it in the beautiful blue you can see in the video)!

I also went to National Sports on the way home from the outlets, because the shoe stores didn’t have great deals. My Saucony running shoes were nearing a year old, and they were a little uncomfortable on one foot so I was looking for something else. I was also looking for a new pair of shoes to wear everyday, because although I was loving wearing my converse again, they are so bad for your feet! I got a supportive pair of Saucony’s that is mostly black and I really like! For my new running shoes I thought I would try out a pair of Asics, and while I haven’t worn them yet for working out (I’ve been working extra hours this week!), they are so pretty!

I hope you enjoyed this small birthday haul, let me know if you’d like to see more of this type of content in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for reading!

 

 

 

Kelsey