Throwback Favourite

I recently repurchased an old favourite, my Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation (seriously only $11 CAD). Its super light weight yet manages to cover anything I need it too, all while making me look so refreshed. It is very affordable as foundations go and is convenient to pick up most places. It also has a pump which I love, so easy to proportion the amount of foundation used. It’s description states: “Our first liquid foundation that visibly reawakens and illuminates skin with a radiant glow and a flawless, natural-looking finish. Visible anti-fatigue effect. With peptides and a Vitamin Moisturizing Complex.” and it’s very true. Definitely one of my favourite drugstore finds.

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How do you like your coffee?

I am currently sipping a brewed Keurig coffee with a little bit of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It’s a little strong but just what I need.

Today marks the day I start a self-love journey. I am so tired of comparing myself to others and just not feeling healthy in general – so it’s time to make a change – and I’m excited. I’m working with a wellness coach and today we met for the first time and she is lovely. You know when you just get a good vibe? Yup I am feeling hopeful.

Sure I’d love to lose weight (that medication often makes hard to lose) – but she said something that made me think a lot and come to the conclusion; that why do we as a society focus on weight loss and not overall health and happiness?

I am always looking for the next goal, “ok once I do this I’ll feel good”. But why not make lifestyle changes and plan for longer term happiness and work on myself from within?

Well I am going too. Starting today.

 

My Wish List [Sephora]

So I start school in September again, and am saving saving saving. So instead of spending my money – what better to do then make a wish list? Specifically at Sephora. So in no special order, here are some things that have caught my interest and may suit my needs.

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills – Subculture Eye Shadow Palette ($55 CAD)
    • Description: “An essential eyeshadow collection with fourteen shades featuring grungy mattes and bold metallics with an underground edge.”
  2. Fresh – Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm ($22 CAD)
    • Description: “A sinfully rich, cushiony balm that delivers 24-hour moisture with an addictive caramel scent and a velvety shine—but no sticky after feel. “
  3. Tarte – Pout Prep Lip Exfoliant ($21 CAD)
    • Description: “A minty lip scrub and treatment balm that’s infused with hydrating maracuja, shea butter, and exfoliating sugar to gently buff away flakes and hydrate lips.”
  4. First Aid Beauty – Fab Delight ($23 CAD)
    • Description: “A lip therapy and body cream kit that delivers head-to-toe hydration with a wisp of scent and hint of color.”
  5. Living Proof – Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($29 CAD)
    • Description: “A dry shampoo that absorbs oil, sweat, and odor for ultra-clean hair, plus a time-release fragrance that delivers a light, clean scent all day.”

I’m happily look for suggestions so what are some of your must haves?

#OOTD

I don’t usually post outfits but I felt cute today and endulged in some self love this morning ! I don’t really have a set style but I’m more of a “this looks cute and is super comfy – done”. 


Very basic. 

Jeans that fit well, slimmer fit. 

Black flowy top.

Gray cardigan. 
*what makes you feel confident?

Successful Ways to Start the Day ~ Morning Routine

My refined but perfect way to set myself up for success and a zen-ful day. If I can’t do all things I prioritize.

So my full list in order includes:

  • wake up depending on my list for the day (between 730-9)
  • meditate
  • ted talk / flipboard articles
  • yoga
  • shower
  • brush teeth/hair
  • coffee
  • feed / let dogs out
  • breakfast

I have read in multiple articles that to set yourself up for success you must feed you body, mind and soul. That’s why I love the yoga and meditation, and a quick ted talk or daily news article.

If I have little time my condensed format goes as follows:

  • wake up time
  • meditate
  • ted talk / flipboard articles
  • shower
  • brush teeth/hair
  • coffee
  • feed / let dogs out

I know skipping breakfast isn’t the greatest but I usually almost always pick up a bagel on the way to where I am going. But at home I enforce time for a little daily update and some meditation bliss with a coffee. I love sitting in my backyard watching my dogs and sipping my java.

I truly believe if you make time to care for yourself you can stand tall and be successful at work and in your daily interactions.

What do you think?

Losing how much?? Fitness plan and routine*

Save to say we all go through phases of wanting to lose weight/tone up/lean out/build muscle/etc.. For me this is losing weight and being strong. My 2 body goals.

So my overall goal is to lose around 100 pounds and build my strength. I realize this is not going to happen even close to over night but I’m willing to work at it for a long time because I want my lifestyle to change not be a fad.

So being a previous athlete who has gained weight from medication and health, and bad eating habits – I know a little about working out and nutrition. It’s just about getting back there. So my plan for now:

Nutrition: High protein, low carb. Eat eat eat your meat (and alternatives). And some low carb veggies and low sugar fruit. Some people go extreme but if I’m craving and pb & j sandwich I’ll have it but I mainly strive to eat clean.

Workout: I range and aim to hit 20-45 minutes of cardio (been loving cycling) and then weights for about 10-20 minutes. I write out a plan for myself and target different muscle regions on different days to alternate and allow for max rest and push when each is needed.

So far I am down 6.4 pounds! Only 93.6 left !

If you have any workout tips, people to follow, articles to read, hit me up and let me know please!!

Nails of the Month ~

I’ve been MIA for a little while, mostly finding my balance again and taking care of my mental health. So I’ve started to do little things for myself again that makes me feel good. Example 1 – getting my nails done again!

Long story short I had to get them taken off (I get biogel with tips and shellac) for school back in January and had to keep them no polish and short. Practical but not a confidence booster. So I recently just dove back into them.

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I love neutrals. So I usually get skin toned or grey. This was a mix and I am obsessed. I always get shellac on top [a sturdier more durable polish] and it can last weeks on end – makes me feel like I get more for my money than.

What colours do you get? Or are you a classic french tip person?