Tuesday, December 1, 2015

It's Starting to Feel a lot Like Christmas!

Hey everyone! How are you all doing (let me know in the comments)? 

As you can probably guess from the title, this post is about preparing for christmas. Afterall it's the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely love Christmas, and I am sure many of you do too. Therefore today I will be talking about some of my holiday essentials and traditions :)  Maybe you share some of my ideas! 

The best way to start this time of year is with some snow! Sure it is cold and wet, but it is absolutely beautiful! It makes everything seem just right for the upcoming holidays :) Plus now that we have snow, it means christmas is on its way!!! Whether you prefer walking through it or enjoying it from within your warm house, it is one of the best parts of winter.

After  enjoying the snow and cold weather the best thing to do is curl up inside by the fire, with a nice hot cup of tea! There is nothing better than warming up by the fire with a hot drink in your hands!  I love to watch the the glow of the fire and feel the wave of warmth wash over me: sort of like a cozy blanket! And honestly I could drink tea all day everyday, especially when it is in a cute Christmas mug! However, another amazing drink to have is a half regular half white hot chocolate from Tim Hortons. Add a cuddly puppy into the picture and this makes a perfect end to a cold winter day!

Now the holidays are never complete without some christmas goodies! I love to bake and have so much fun trying new Christmas recipes - and it's the perfect time to pig out :) Whether it's homemade or from your favorite cafe: christmas is full of delicious treats! 
P.S. I am a huge fan of Starbucks sugar cookies! 

The best part of the holidays - in my opinion - is gift giving! I love shopping for people, wrapping presents, writing cards, and baking people treats. First, I LOVE to shop for anything and everything, especially when I am shopping for other people. It just feels so nice to give someone something that makes them smile :) In fact I love christmas shopping so much I have already bought all my gifts for people. Next, the only thing better then buying the presents is wrapping them! Now I am no expert wrapper: in fact I am pretty terrible at it, but I love how pretty the wrapping paper is. Also, who doesn't love to send christmas cards. I have friends and family all over the world, and a christmas card is the perfect way to let them know I am thinking of them during the holiday season! Lastly, who doesn't like to receive some delicious christmas goodies.  Like I said: the best part of Christmas is giving!

Now to complete your holiday cheer you need the perfect christmas playlist! So here are some of my favorite songs to listen to during the holidays!
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Michael Buble 
  • Where Are You Christmas - Faith Hill
  • You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch - Jim Carrey 
  • Baby it's Cold Outside - Kelly Clarkson
  • White Christmas - Blake Shelton
  • The First Noel - Carrie Underwood
  • The Most Wonderful Day of the Year - Rudolph (1964)
  • Run Run Rudolph - Luke Bryan
  • Wonderful Christmas Time - Demi Lovato
  • Winter Wonderland -  Selena Gomez
  • Last Christmas - Glee
  • All I Want for Christmas is You - Glee
  • Last Christmas - Ariana Grande  

One of the best ways to get ready for the holidays is the perfect list of christmas movies to watch while you sit beside the fire with your tea :) Here are some of mine:

  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966 & 2000)
  • Elf (2003)
  • Four Christmases (2008)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  • Frosty The Snowman (1969)
  • Rudolph The red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)
  • The Santa Clause (1994)
  • The Polar Express (2004)
  • Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas (1999)
  • Love Actually (2003)
  • An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobile (1987)
  • Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • The Year Without Santa Claus (1974)
  • Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (1970)

And the final step to making a perfect holiday is an advent calendar which I believe to be self explanatory (you are never too old for one)!

So those are some of my winter/Christmas traditions, I hope you like them. If you have any similar traditions or more movies for me to add to my list: let me know in the comments :) I am flying back to Neverland now: I will have new post for you around Christmas. Have a good month and Merry Christmas guys! xoxo Tink

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holidays are on Their Way

Hey guys, I hope you are all doing well (let me know in the comments)! Todays post is just an announcement to let you know I will have a new post for you guys on December 1st. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

My Fall Look

Hey guys! I hope everyone is having a good day :) Today I am going talk about something a little different, make up. I would like to start by saying that I am by no means an expert, in fact most of the stuff I learnt from Zoella. In fact my fall look is loosely based off of Zoella's, I just recreated it to make it my own.
In this post I will go through all the products I use in my most common look, with multiple variations in hopes to appeal to everyone. Most of the makeup I use is extremely affordable and available at most stores, aside from my brushes. Also, all of my makeup is contact lense friendly :) 
So I don't know about you guys, but I love the fall; it's my favorite time of the year! It's also a great time to change up your everyday makeup look. Fall is a great time for darker colours, lipsticks, eyeshadows, everything. I hope you like my look :) Oh and send me yours!

Sephora Advanced Airbrush Set + Lip Brush. From Left to Right; 
airbrush powder brush, airbrush precision foundation brush, airbrush concealer brush, airbrush crease brush, airbrush shadow brush. ($80.00 CAD) 
PRO Lip brush. ($18.00 CAD)

From Left to Right;
 Covergirl, outlast stay fabulous, 3 in 1 foundation and sunscreen SPF 20, in 910 classic ivory. ($12.99 CAD)
 Covergirl, Clean oil control pressed powder, in 510 classic ivory. ($6.99 CAD)
Covergirl, Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer, in 105/110 fair. ($7.99 CAD)

Step 1; foundation. For me taking care of blemishes is most important. I start by applying my concealer to all blemishes, spots, and the bags under my eyes using my Sephora airbrush concealer brush. 
After my base coat (concealer) is all done it is time for my 3 in 1 foundations. Using my airbrush precision foundation brush, I apply my foundation starting in the center and working my way out, covering my entire face. It is important to blend into the neck and hairline. Make sure everything is blended.
The last step in this stage is the powder foundation. I use the airbrush powder brush and apply it in the T of of my face (my chin, nose, and forehead) where my makeup will come off first, and loosely on my cheeks. And with that, the first step is done.

New York Color 818A Union Square. ($4.99 CAD, only on amazon.) You can also use NYC Metro Quartet as it is a newer version of this palette.

Step 2; Eyes. The first thing I do with my eyes is take the sparkly gold (far left of the palette) and apply it to the inner half of my eyelids using the airbrush shadow brush.
Next is the medium brown (far right in the palette) and apply it to the out half of my eyelids, again using the airbrush shadow brush.
Then, taking the airbrush crease brush and applying the dark brown (second colour on the left in the palette) in the crease and outer V of my eye. I also use this brush and colour to blend the entirety of my eyelids together. 
Now the eyes are almost complete, only lacking mascara. I have always loved my Covergirl lashblast mascara however, I have a newfound love for Maybelline Lash Sensational and find myself switching between the two regularly. Also I only apply it to my top lashes. Step two is completed.

From Left to Right;
Covergirl Lashblast Volume, Black. ($8.99 CAD)
Maybelline Lash Sensational, Black. ($7.99 CAD)

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick/Rossetto. ($9.99 CAD)

Step 3; The second last step is taking care of my lips. I start by applying some lip balm, usually an eos one, then comes the lipstick. It's fall which means berry lipstick time! Because it is a dark lipstick I use my LIP pro brush to outline my lips, making it easier to apply. This step may seem easy, but it takes practice to apply it properly.

Nicole by OPI, Cocoa A Gogo (8.99 CAD)

Step 4; the last, and in my opinion, the most important step; nail polish. After being in a job for three years where I was not aloud to wear nail polish, it is so exciting to finally get to wear some. And it is fall so a dark red is perfect! I am in love with this colour and highly recommend it. Also don't forget to apply a top coat. And ta-da you are done!

And now the end result, I hope you like it, and if you give it a go send me pictures and let me know how it looks on you :) 
Thanks for reading, I am flying back to neverland xoxo Tink <3

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Zoella is My Inspiration

Zoella is My Inspiration

Hey lovelies, how are you all today? I hope everyone is good because everyone deserves a good day :)

Today I am going to talk to you about one of my biggest inspirations, Zoella/Zoe Sugg. 
Everyone has one celebrity they look up to. Someone who inspires them to be stronger,  smarter, and that their dreams can be achieved. They don't always realize how much they can affect the lives of their fans and so this is my thank you to Zoe, and hopefully some of you can relate to having an inspiration. 

Zoe is featured in the below video of pictures ( isn't she beautiful?!?!?), for those who don't know of her Zoe Sugg is a famous youtuber and blogger who has greatly impacted my life. I discovered her about one year ago and she has taught me so much. Through her videos I have seen her go through dealing with anxiety and learning how to cope with it, and I have learnt those techniques from her. There is one thing in particular that she said which stuck with me, “Just say yes, just say there’s nothing holding you back.” (Zoella) Whenever I feel down or like I can’t do something I remember what she said and what she’s accomplished and I remember that I can do anything, including being happy. When I watch her videos it feels like spending time with someone who cares about me: she is like a friend.
Zoe is not perfect and is not afraid to let people know. She is very honest and kind, and a genuinely great person. She suffers from anxiety and panic disorder, and has managed to live successfully with them. Her advice and discussion regarding them have helped me and thousands of others.
She is great at giving beauty advice and tips. A lot of my looks are inspired by hers. She is beautiful and finds the prettiest eyeshadows. It helps me that she has a similar skin tone to mine, so often times if a colour works for her, it works for me.
She is an amazing writer! I myself love to write (obviously) and am afraid to publish my work. It's hard to find success as a writer and seeing her books rise to fame reminds me it's possible. ( If you haven't, check out Girl Online, it's amazing!).
She is honest with her subscribers about not being perfect, and seems very comfortable and like herself on the camera. She admits that her life can be hard and overwhelming and she's not too scared to tell us. She wants people to know it's okay to have a bad day because the good days make up for the bad.
Not to mention she has an adorable dog Nala and two cute guinea pigs!
Every time I see one of her videos I can't help but smile because there is this amazing person brightening up over 9 million people's days :) Thank you Zoe!

Everyone has an inspiration and Zoella is mine ♡ Who is yours?


Also featured in pictures; Joe Sugg, Alfie Deyes, Tyler Oakley, Jim Chapman, and Louise.