Weekly Adventure: Girls Day, Closing Shifts, Impulse Shopping & Movie Dates

Hello, there!

As the weekend is almost to it’s end, it feels only right for me to be snuggling in a comfy blanket, eating some Hershey Kisses & Hugs, sipping some David’s Tea (currently enjoying “Read My Lips”… IT’S SO GOOD) and listening to the amazing Tori Kelly and Sam Smith, all while reflecting what’s been going on in my life recently. This past week hasn’t been anything out of the norm but it’s been fairly busy with catch up dinners, closing work shifts, and lots (and by lots, I mean LOTS) of impulse shopping. I’d thought it be nice to share with you what I’ve been up to this week – so bear with me! 🙂

Last SUNDAY after work, I met up with my friends Aly and Laureen to have a girls night! The last time we were all together was in January so it was nice to have some time to sit down and talk about everything. We went to a popular All-You-Can-Eat sushi restaurant for dinner in downtown Vancouver called Shabusen and ate in a boat which excited me way more than I needed to be. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the food… maybe that’s a good thing cause it’ll probably make my sushi craving even worse. Anyways, the struggle was real towards the end and I offered the idea of playing chubby bunny with the food so we wouldn’t get charged but that resulted in me almost puking. Not a good idea HAHA


Shabusen in Downtown, Vancouver.

After dinner, we decided to walk off our food babies and do a little shopping around Robson Street. We made quick pit stops to Aldo, Forever 21 and then Lush – my favourite place to get all natural face masks! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Lush, they sell a bunch of cute and colourful handmade cosmetics like face masks, bath bombs, soap, shower gels, hair masks etc. and all made cruelty free!


Lush on Robson Street.

Laureen had to go home shortly so after we said our goodbyes, Aly and I decided we would go into Victoria Secret before heading home. After looking around the store for a bit and my embarrassing washroom incident that only Aly knows – we ended up in the body lotion/mist section. And OF COURSE, when we didn’t want to spend anymore money, they would have a promo selling all body mists for only $5… ONLY $5. On top of that, it was the last day of the promo so we obviously couldn’t say no! I ended up getting Pure Seduction Bloom and Love Spell Bloom, both limited edition body mists and they smell PERFECT for Spring!

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Victoria Secret on Robson Street x Pure Seduction Bloom/Love Spell Bloom

MONDAY to WEDNESDAY wasn’t all that eventful other than I worked all closing shifts, which I really don’t mind since I think I’m quite good at closing 😛

On THURSDAY afternoon, I met up with Aly again and picked up a few things before going to our choir rehearsal (I think you can see a reoccurring theme when we’re together HAHA) Last year I made a huge decision to dye my hair ombre – I’ve never done anything like it before so it was a pretty big deal. Since then, I’ve been trying to find good products to make my hair feel less dry and more smooth and recently, Aly recommended I try the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque (I got it on sale for $27 at a local salon). I tried it over this weekend and IT IS AMAZING. My hair feels so much softer and it’s shiny and smells like DIVINE GOODNESS. I also picked up a new bottle of heat protectant at London Drugs because I ran out! I am currently trying out the TRESemme Keratin Smooth! I recommend both products to you all!


FRIDAY afternoon, I went with my sister to Futureshop and Coquitlam Centre Mall because she was looking for a new laptop! It was a pretty big deal for her because she is the type of person who hates to spend any money. Thank goodness my cousin was working that day at Futureshop and had helped us out! My sister eventually chose a laptop and paid for it herself after nervously laughing for about 20 minutes (I’m surprised my sister didn’t pass out and have a heart attack LOL). After she purchased her laptop, we went around the mall to H&M, Sephora, the Apple Store and Target. Okay, let me get this straight. Target is seriously one of my favourite places to go to for cute, cool and affordable “knick knacks”. A few months ago, my mom bought herself and my dad these plastic Mason Jars for her green juice smoothies and I just knew I had to buy one. They finally had some more in stock, retailing around $9.99, so I grabbed the cutest one I could find! I also found this awesome quirky chalkboard (retailed for about $24.95) that I couldn’t pass up. As I am planning to redecorate my room this summer, I know it’ll be a perfect addition to my room decor!!!


Later Friday night, my boyfriend Michael and I, decided we would go on a movie date. We thought we would splurge a little more and instead of watching a movie in the regular theatre, we would try the 19+ VIP Lounge at Cineplex Coquitlam. We were excited and looking forward to watch Divergent but it was already sold out by the time we got there so we settled and watched Bad Words. The movie was EH but the overall VIP experience was pretty cool with in-house service and dining (appetizers, burgers, salads, desserts etc.), available alcohol beverages, reclining leather seats, lots of leg space and space between seats and even extra elbow room!


SATURDAY – Again, did nothing but work a closing shift!

TODAY, I woke up extra early to grab some breakfast before my opening shift at work. I bought a croissant with Forest Ham, eggs, and cheddar cheese, alongside with some Vitamin Water from Cultured Coffee. It was delish. I was scheduled to work a shorter shift today which was refreshing! I got to work with my favourite coworkers and got time to work on my specialist area which made everything go by super fast. One of my friends, Loureal (aka my chummy) came into work for her shift and we were wearing the same thing which happens often! This time, we made sure that we would document it and take a picture to remember our tWINNING outfit 🙂 After work, I rushed on home, ate some of my Mom’s beef stir fry and took a glorious nap!

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As of now, I am just enjoying myself, relaxing and getting myself ready for another busy week ahead. It’s crazy how time is flying by – in a couple of days, it’s already April! Can you believe it?! Anyways, I hope you have a great week and get some productive things done! Wishing you all the best.

Until next time,

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PS: Blog posts will now be regularly posted on SUNDAYS & THURSDAYS! YAY!


☀ BOLD LIPS: MAC Lipstick Edition ☀

My love and obsession with lipsticks has tremendously grown over the past year – in fact, there’s only a few occasions I can think of when I’m not sporting some kind of lippy (anyone who knows me well could agree to that)! It is my favourite kind of makeup product and personally for me, putting on some colourful lipstick can really pull a whole outfit together. Bold statement lips are one of my favourite things all year round but I’m even more excited to rock them for Spring because of the many bright hues of pink, red, oranges, and purples out there!

Seriously. I. Am. OBSESSED.

Throughout the year, I have hoarded different lipstick brands which has led me to narrow them down into their respective collections so I may shine a glorious spotlight on all the products. So this post is dedicated to MAC. I’ve only recently jumped onto the MAC bandwagon but boy, am I hooked. Even though I don’t have a huge MAC lipstick collection like other makeup enthusiasts out there, I’m proud of the ones I own and I make sure to use ALL of them religiously. They have a creamy texture, are highly pigmented, long lasting and smell like vanilla goodness & a little goes a long way with these babies. It’s hard not to love them! The colours I will for sure be pulling out and using more for Spring are Candy Yum Yum, Ruby Woo, Please Me, Coral Bliss and Heroine (which I have yet to get!)

Without further ado, below are my well loved (as you can see the state of them) go-to lipsticks & my favourite MAC Pro Palette that I got from my friends Alyssa and Alison last Christmas. I hope you guys enjoy! Happy Thursday, loves! 🙂
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Talk That That [Retro Matte], Rebel [Satin], Diva [Matte], Ruby Woo [Matte], All Fired Up [Matte], Candy Yum Yum [Matte], Please Me [Matte], Coral Bliss [Cremesheen]: Retails for $16 each. Swatches below.


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Twig [Satin]/Captive [Satin], Verve [Satin]/Amorous [Satin], Hang Up [Cremesheen]/Cyber [Satin]: Retails for $40 each.


Spring Forward

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason so I’m glad that my craving to start a blog has fallen in the time of my favourite season: SPRING.

I’ve been loving a lot of things this season in the realm of makeup, fashion, and new adventures and I am excited to share all the jumbled thoughts swimming in my head in my upcoming posts! As this is my first blog post, I’ll start off with some of the things I am looking forward to this Spring season –

♥ bold lips
♥ peachy & rose gold cheeks
♥ beach waved x fishtail braided x messy bun hair
♥ pastel nail polishes: mint green, tiffany blue, coral pinks, soft yellows
 sunny days & warmer weather (especially in the city I live in, which is notorious for rain!)
♥ bountiful amount of flowers (PEONIES ARE THE BEST)
♥ flower crowns x twist tie headbands
♥ skater skirts x muscle tees x light knit cardigans
♥ sun hats
♥ over sized sunglasses
♥ denim button ups & jackets
♥ flip flops & sandals
♥ patio lunches & dinner dates (Bellini’s & ice cream included!)
♥ late night drives & trips out of town with family, friends and bf
♥ my birthday
+ many more!

I will be uploading posts as regularly as I can throughout every week! I look forward to seeing how my creativity will grow during Spring 2014 (and the time after that) and I hope you will enjoy the journey with me! Until next time!

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