Sunday, December 17, 2017

my disneyland trip: recap, photos, and experiencing disney during the holidays


It has always been my dream to be at Disney during Christmas. Not on Christmas day (because I love family traditions) but just before, so the place is all lit up and decorated. Despite this being a long-time dream, I never actually thought it would happen. There is just so much to do during this time of year! But somehow....it happened. My mom, sister, and I flew to California to visit Disneyland in December. There were some highlights and some not so spectacular moments, but for the most part, it was a wonderful holiday getaway.

Friday, December 15, 2017

holiday music spotlight: hanson


Hanson is my favourite band. They have been since I was ten years old. Being a fan for twenty years (and counting) means there have been plenty of highlights and stand out moments. Like going to my first concert, meeting Taylor Hanson, and taking the walk on a very snowy afternoon. One early highlight came when they released their first Christmas album, Snowed In, way back in November of 1997.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

enjoying the magic of the season.


Christmas is so much more than a day. For me (and many others), it consists of many seasonal events that lead up to one massive celebration. Those smaller moments are actually my favourite part of this time of year. Little things like decorating the tree, drinking a hot chocolate, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. Or attending a special event, curling up with a good book, or driving around to see all of the glorious light displays. There are so many experiences that add to the enjoyment of the holiday season. This post is dedicated to those special moments that have made me smile over the last several weeks.....

Monday, December 11, 2017

tips to warm up your winter makeup


Winter is here. Just in case you couldn’t tell from the chilly temperatures, holiday traditions, and dry skin! When it comes to fashion and makeup choices, many of us tend to stick to neutrals and cool toned shades during this time of year. In fact, metallics, glitter, and shimmer are totally on trend. This year? It is time to do something different. Instead of sporting wintery makeup looks day after day, warm up your makeup instead. These tips will help you add a little sizzle to your winter beauty routine.

inspired by: shoespie


What is it about shoes? They have a way of pulling together an outfit and making you feel like a million bucks. Plus, the right pair can effortlessly showcase your mood on any given day. From glitzy to laid-back, chic, on trend, and everything in between....the language of footwear cannot be denied. Since shoes are crucial to memorable style, finding the perfect pair is a must. That is where Shoespie comes in handy. There are shoes, shoes, and more shoes to choose from.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

quick and easy holiday makeup looks


The holidays are a great excuse to have fun with makeup. You can go a little darker, a little bolder, and a little more dramatic. Everything from bright red lipstick to glittery gold eyelids and ultra winged liner are welcome. Ready to look your best this holiday season? Whether you are heading to an office Christmas party, a special date night, or are meeting up with old friends.....these quick and easy holiday makeup looks are all you need. They are guaranteed to make you sparkle at each and every special event. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

five christmas movies making me smile this year.


I will happily admit it. My obsession with holiday movies and TV specials continues to grow. I absolutely love watching them....all year round. It doesn't matter if the weather is blazing hot or snow is falling softly outside my window. I will always reach for a Christmas movie! There is just something about them. It doesn't matter what the scenario is or whether things seem impossible and out of reach for the characters. The movie always ends with a heartwarming scene that acts as a reminder that life is beautiful. On that note! Today, I am going to share with you the five holiday movies that are making me smile this year.