Monday, 2 February 2015

How to Be Parisian (I joined a book club…)


Early in January, I decided to join a book club.  Yes, I - joined - a - book - club.  If you know me, you know that I rarely read anything that has a cover.  I've long since become one of those lazy-readers.  My daily reads include short soundbites of news on Social Media and work emails.  I'm terrible.
In an effort to become an over-all better human being in 2015, I thought it was due time to start nourishing my brain and soul with a good ol' book (or 12).

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Purge: Closet Edition


I recently read somewhere that how you treat your environment around you is a reflection of how you treat the people that you surround yourself with. If you have a pile of crap that you hang on to but don't need, chances are you have an abundance of people in your life that do not benefit you in any way, yet you'll still keep in contact with them for no particular reason. In recent years, I've noticed myself pulling away from people like this because, to be quite honest, why surround yourself with people who do not have a genuine interest in you, or that do not have a positive impact on your life? I forget who it was that said this, but "I would rather have four quarters than a hundred pennies" - wouldn't you? I've found that applying this logical thought to my own life has incredibly increased my level of happiness. The people that I do surround myself with are people that I genuinely enjoy the company of. They are people that I can have real conversations with, be myself with, and laugh and cry with.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Korean Skincare & Makeup: Haul & Review!


Back in November, my entire family took a trip to Seoul, South Korea because my sister was getting married there.  Obviously,  I did some shopping because one does not simply fly half-way across the world and buy nothing, haha!  Although Korean makeup has become a huge trend in the beauty world, I didn't splurge on mountains of products because I, myself, am not a make-up junkie.  However, I do have a love affair with skincare & lash products (and a very huge love-hate relationship with my own skin - damn you blemishes and blackheads!)

Keep reading to get in the know of all the products I picked up!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Goodbye 2014. Thank you for the slap in the face.

Do you guys notice how quickly time passes the older we get?  I can't be the only one.  Needless to say, no, I do not have a single stinkin' excuse for my long-ass hiatus from this blog.  I will, however, admit that it's been a terrible time away.  I really do wish I could have committed to the internet world as much as I would've liked to this past year.  What makes it even worse *sips wine* is that I remember - in disgustingly great detail - sitting my ass down at this same desk around this exact time in 2013 'blah-blah-ing' away about how I was going to TOOOOOTALLY be a very good blogger for 2014.  HA-HA-HA!  Seriously.  SRSLY.  I'm hilarious.  At least I have my humour going for me? Amirite? (no one?…*sips wine*).