Saturday, 28 December 2013

December favourites: A Very Merry Christmas Edition

So for the last blog post of the year of 2013 I figured it was fitting to do a favourites. I am going to be honest, this is an amalgamation of "what I got for Christmas" and my favourites. So yeah, let's begin!!!!

Body and fragrance!!!!!!
This cream here is awesome. I have the body wash as well and it's great because I struggle with falling asleep and I have found that the aromatherapy quality of this has been helping me relax which has in turn made it easier to fall asleep. I really love lavender and chamomile as scents too, so it is just perfect!
I might have mentioned this before but I really love Hot Couture by Givenchy. I am a bit of a perfume lover so when someone gives me a scent I usually become a bit picky but this is one of my classics! I also really love the bag that the lotion and perfume came in. If you like fruity and floral and want to go for a more sophisticated feel, I highly recommend this.
So my mum bought me this for Christmas and I really love it! I wanna be royal and this makes me feel like it. And yes that was a Popular music reference.
So I really needed make up brushes and this was exactly whati needed. I really like the fact that it comes with a case and that it is travel size, which suits me because I want to travel. I also really like the studded detailing on the bag which adds that certain "punk princess" glam which I like.
This chocolate bar was a Christmas gift from my boss and it is delicious. It is a 50% cacao dark chocolate bar with chunks of peppermint sprinkled in it. I have a deeprooted love of mint chocolate ever since birth, so when something comes along like this I can't help but consume.
As always a caffe latte from good old Starbucks. Don't you just love the winter packaging!
On my iPhone I have my playlists organized by season. So in my winter playlist here a couple of the songs I listen to!
"The a Team" by Ed Sheeran (
"Je suis malade" by Lara Fabian (
"Put the Gun Down" by ZZ Ward  (
"Til the Casket Drops" by ZZ Ward (
"Come Back Down" by Danny Fernandes (
"Heartless(swing house session)" by The Fray (
"Oblivion" by Bastille (
"Love Don't Die"  by The Fray (
"Counting Stars" by OneRepublic (

Anyways I hoped you all had a great holiday season and have a great new year! 

Wednesday, 25 December 2013


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!! Today is going to be short but I just wanted to share a little of what has been going on in my life!

1) Work. I have been spending a lot of my time at work.
2) Watching Anthony Bourdoin on reruns. I freaking love him. If it wasn't for the fact that I live and breathe fiction, I am not a dude, and I don't have the ability to drink myself under the table I would love to have his job. He is one of my literary and tv heroes.
3) Catching up on blogs I haven't read. I am a huge fan of travel and food so if you see me I am usually engaging in food porn and accurate photo diaries of exquisite travel destinations.
4) Hitting up every chain coffee/tea store in Winnipeg. I have had had no time for sleep so I NEED the coffee and tea.
5)Spending  time with family.
6)Trying (and struggling) to find blog ideas.

Anyways love you guys and Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

The Christmas Tag

Hello guys! I know it's been a while since I last posted and I want to really apologize for that. Today I figured I would give you guys a little it of a treat and do the Christmas Tag. I challenge you guys to answer the same questions. This tag can also be used for other holidays like Chanukah or Kwanza as well. Well without further ado lets get started!!

1.Whats Your Favourite Holiday Movie? Well my favourite movie for just winter in general would be The Holiday which has Jack Black, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet.
2. Whats Your Favourite Christmas Colour? I really like the way my family sets up the Christmas tree with golds and rich reds, so I would probably say I prefer the red.
3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas? Oh man... Well on Christmas morning I stay in my pyjamas, but when I actually have to go outside I wear actual clothing.
4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It be? My local humane society because me and my family do it every year. 
5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning? Definetely Christmas morning.
6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House? Yes I have. Although as a kid you just want to eat everything. I would like to do it again now that I am older.
7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break? Well usually I try to sleep well and chill at home but this year I am working seasonally so maybe a little less chill-axing then I am used to but I will survive.
8. Any Christmas Wishes? That someone brings Nanaimo bars to at least one Christmas party I am going to.
9. Favorite Christmas Smell? Pine tree
10. Favourite Christmas Meal Or Treat? Nanaimo bars!!!! They are so good and only seem to be popular around Christmas.
11.Which holiday do you celebrate? Christmas
12.What are you doing for the holidays this year? Work and a little play
13.What's your favourite holiday drink? Hot chocolate
14.Candy cane or Gingerbread men? Candy canes! Usually I eat about 7 boxes on just Christmas Eve and Christmas Day... 
15.What's your favourite holiday/Christmas song? Let's stick to the classics and say "Carol of the bells"
16. What's the weirdest gift you've ever received? My friend once bought me a veggie platter for Christmas. S, my best friend, thought it would be hilarious to tell the other friend that this was a good idea. I appreciated it because I like vegetables, but my parents found it a little odd.
17.Have you ever made a snowman? I live in Winterpeg, Manisnowba. Of course I have made snowmen. Pshhh, I have made snow armies.
18.What is your favourite winter fragrance? I have been using this really nice aroma thearapy bath gel from Bath and Body works that helps you sleep. It smells like lavender and chamomile which is extremely cozy and calming.
19.What is at the top of your list this Christmas? New earphones, because my other ones are beginning to die and they always find it necessary to electrocute me.
20.What is most important to you about the holidays? Family and the time spent with them.

Hopefully you guys liked this post and I will talk to you guys later.