Sunday, 21 August 2016

FaceOff makeup remover..

Helloooooooo!

I went to a concert last night and actually applied some makeup so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to remove said makeup with the FaceOff Cloth! 

the results took me by surprise!
I was a total skeptic!
I thought for sure this was going to be a regular face cloth and I would have makeup smeared all over my face, then have to go in with a makeup remover after use.

I'm happy to say I was wrong!
It surprisingly did a decent job of makeup removing without any makeup remover assistance and I went to bed with a decently clean skin feeling.

(in my next video I want to have a face cloth showdown and see how the FaceOff compares to a regular face cloth when used in the same manner. would a regular face cloth be just as affective?? hmmm)

see the FaceOff in action for yourself! >



^ the concert look, and it was very sticky humid so my skin was oily by the end of the night!




^ I am lazy so you know this was the best way to show off all the info you may be wondering about!



^ the Rascal Flatts were awesome! and Jason Blaine did an amazing job opening for them
I sat back and enjoyed it so much I didn't take any photos! (see why I have been blog lacking, I am slacking! lol)




Tuesday, 2 August 2016

What life is like when you are a hoader, Elliott's room edition..

I'm going through a MAJOR 'purge the clutter' season of life..

*FYI I just read my last blog post and it was hilarious..
if you can follow my "type the way I talk" and no proof reading blog style, I applaud you! xox

OK
the clutter
its making me INSANE
I keep getting rid of things and yet I still feel smothered
I am not naïve to the person I am
I'm obviously never going to be Lauren..
How does she do it??

I just want to be mildly clutterless
or organized clutter if you will :)

I will tell you, I really, really am working on it.
I mean I just purged my Vans sneaker collection that I've had since high school (we're talking 13 years people) it was hard to do but it was for the best.

 
one major problem is my ADHD
it has me all over the place
I start cleaning the basement and before I know it I'm up two levels in Elliott's closet..
which brings me to today!
I never really showed off much of the house (mainly because we're still working on it)
but I thought I would throw out some photos of what's been shaping up..

 
 
this is our entry way ^
how do people keep this clutter free??
If I was doing a blog photo I would've moved all the junk but I want to show off how we really live hahahha
 
I just hung the photos there yesterday..
the alarm system just seemed to stick out so much, I figured I would try to camouflage it
I still need one piece to hang next to the Newfoundland photo, and maybe something above the alarm but I'm in no rush. whenever I rush I seem to get something I'm not 100% satisfied with = clutter!
 

 
 


 Elliotts play room, I managed to get a whole garbage bag for donations out of there today and it still looks full ugh
 

BUT how cute is this pillow??!!
Its super Mario bros and its Halifax!!
god its cute hahahh
check Etsy!
he got it for his birthday but I'm sure its an Etsy find.
 
Now onto his room..

I rushed my decals and they didn't turn out as I planned!
I eye balled it and they ended up being way too close together and way too many.
but I digress..
 
if you have not heard of Urban Walls you need to get there ASAP.
right now!
leave my site!
Urban wall decals are AMAZING.
 








 
My nanny gave Elli these adorable wooden trucks.
I'd like to get a floating shelf system and put them on display.




that banner was from his Birthday party.. I couldn't not use it!

See how do I declutter that room???
I can't.
that's the answer.
however that room is good compared to the others...
stay tuned~!


xoxoxoxo










Monday, 1 August 2016

Thrift tales: funiture and outfits..

I was at Bible thrift and saw this little bed side table..


I knew I already had too many night stands but it was SO cute!
as soon as I see a furniture piece I already know what I want to do with it, and then I cannot resist.
its a disease.
 
I still had some Rustoleum coral spray paint at home so I set out to the back yard and went for it!
 






Voila!
the easiest fix in the world!
I sprayed the body coral and the handles with a seafoam
Originally I was planning on selling this one because I really don't have the space but once it was finished I was too in love to part ways.
 
$6.95 table
$11.00 spray (I already had the spray so this doesn't count for me ;))
 

Next up was this bar stool.
there's just something about bar stools that I love!
they're so freaking cute and this one was so vintage-y but in mint condition.
minus all the dust! it was clearly in someone's grandmothers basement ..
 



All I did was remove the seat and spray paint the bottom with the Rustoleum seafoam colour.
I love the camel colour top, its super soft and cool looking so I wasn't about to mess with a good thing and start recovering.
I was going to sell this one too but I have this addcition.. its called I love to hoard all things hahahh
 
 

then at Guys Frenchys I came across the cutest shirt dress and it was brand new!
tags attached!
I mean just because the tags say $78 doesn't mean someone paid that but it still makes me feel like for the $4.50 I spent I really got a steal of a deal!

 
I paired it with a belt when wearing alone because it looked better with a pulled in waist but later on I left the belt at home and headed to the movies with just the dress, some flip flops and a jean jacket on.
oh and a bright red lipstick!
it was a super easy cool style ;)





XOXO










Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Hits and Misses..

So many things throughout the day will either please me or make me say bleh.. ... ..
here's a few of each ------------------ >

 

 
HIT: LOVE the makeup forever water blend foundation 
I keep saying it.. but its so unusual from any other foundations I've used and as someone who likes a non full coverage I can't get enough.
 

 
HIT: I saw Bad Moms last night and it was HILARIOUS.
some moments where you really LOL.
 
MISS: I saw Ghost Busters and there were some moments where I little lol'd but then there was a big boring chunk where I wanted to fall asleep or leave.
Definitely a 50/50. I would wait and watch it at home, don't waste the movie theatre popcorn on that one.

I thought this girl was absolutely hilarious though ^
 
and a Hemsworth bro.. yeah. can't go wrong ^
 

 
HIT: Sea Glass spray paint!
Obsessed love!
Can't say enough good!






HIT: MR. EL has my knees and he knows it lol
 



HIT: He chases Mar around and stands by her to get hit with the tail then he laughs and laughs..
 



See there were a LOT of hits!
See the video for more :)





Monday, 25 July 2016

Catch up and empties..

Life has been crazy busy over here, so I'm link dropping what has been on the go!


July empties! I had a variety of beauty products, a lot of skin and hair care types but can someone please tell me the secret to false lashes??! Ardell lashes are bomb . com yet I can't make them look good on me.. (Kate's Cakes yours are flawless, how do you do it??)


We had a little bloggers day out!
left = me
middle = Jodi from uptherollercoaster.com
right = Zoe from writingwhimsy.com
 
We did the tourist walk, played board games and went from sushi!
such a fun day, that better be repeated!
 



All I've been wearing is the Katy Kat Matte lippies!
I'm wearing it in the above photos and it holds up so well and although is "matte" I don't find them drying or flakey at all! puuuuurrrrrrfect lippie


I'm going to another blogger event tonight with some lovely ladies, we're going to supper and have early passes to see Bad Moms so stay tuned for the review!
I am super excited for this, I hope it will live up to the movie hype in my head hahah
 





My little drummer!

XOXO






Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Party pics, T-shirts and drug store hauls..

Hiiiiii!
Hey!
just pic dropping since I have a billion on my phone




 
I made Elli's tshirts
I picked up the $9.99 tshirt making pack at Walmart and I found the plain T's on sale at Joe Fresh for $2.94-3.94 score!

 
On the day of his Bday party I drove by a yard sale, which I couldn't resist and I found this little trike for $5! It just needs some cleaning up and it will be perfect!


I blew up balloons for dayssssssss.
 
 
I made all the triangle banners with scrap book paper, ribbon and hot glue.

 
same goes for the pin wheels, scrap book paper and hot glue.


I picked up and lugged the popcorn and cotton candy machine home by myself but it was all worth it,
they were amazing at the party! I would definitely get them again for another function!






 
The cake was a masterpiece!!
you HAVE to check out Kate's Cakes on facebook or Instagram, she is amazing!



 






 
Two Legit 2 Quit is him to a T!

 
He was spoiled beyond and is loving everything so I'll just leave these photos here and say at the end of this post I also did a drug store haul so keep scrollin'!
 
XOXO