Friday, September 17, 2021

Five on Friday - September 17, 2021 ~ Illumicrate The Night Circus Box, The Night Circus 10 Years, Drumheller Dinosaurs, 20 Years Friendship, and Lush Repeat Foot Balm

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all have a great week - it's kind of crazy here, Alberta is deep in to the 4th Covid wave and more measures were implemented and a vaccine passport system, which is great for those of us who are vaccinated, but it is just so up and down, it's a little exhausting. 

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When Illumicrate announced that they were partnering with Erin Morgenstern to create a special edition The Night Circus box for the 10th Anniversary of the book, I knew that I had to get it! I was so excited, I've never actually picked up anything from Illumicrate, and this was separate from their regular book subscription. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara vs. False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara

I have heard so many rave reviews about Essence Lash Princess mascara, and honestly I don't know what has taken so long for me to give it a try! 

Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara vs. False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara
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There must be some part of me that doesn't believe a $5 mascara can be as good as everyone says it is. Recently I ran out of mascaras, so I finally decided to dive in and give this a chance! 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Manicure Monday - The Night Circus Nails

Happy Manicure Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! 

Manicure Monday - The Night Circus Nails
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The Night Circus was published 10 years ago today, and I'm sure you've heard me talk about it a lot, but this is easily my favourite book - the magic, the setting, the love, the challenge, it's all just so lovely! I'm currently on my 6th read of this book and it's the perfect Fall book; it just gets better and better every time I read it! 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Five on Friday - September 10, 2021 ~ August 2021 Owlcrate Box, Candy Shop Cafe, Dynamite Clothing Haul, New Samsung S21 Ultra, and Recent Costco Finds

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a good week - mine was nice, always great to have a short work week! 

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I just received my August Owlcrate subscription (there was some delays waiting for products, so it's a little late!) and this month's theme is "Dark Academia" - each month the book Owlcrate includes is signed by the author and comes with a note from the author as well. They often have special edition covers just for the box, and they seem to include a lot of exclusive items just for Owlcrate, which is so fun! As a bookworm, I have been loving this subscription! 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Fall 2021 - The Jilly Box Subscription Unboxing

I'm a big fan of Jillian Harris, so when she announced last year that she was starting a subscription box, I was so excited! The box started with the Winter 2019 box and sadly, I was not one of the lucky originals who won a subscription spot, so I sign up every season and hope to get picked for a lottery spot! 

Fall 2021 - The Jilly Box Subscription Unboxing
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The Jilly Box is a quarterly seasonal subscription box - the products within the box include some of Jillian’s (and Team Jilly’s!) favourite items (and brands) from home decor, fashion, bath and beauty, health and wellness, accessories perfect for each season. Some of the items included will be custom designed exclusively for the Jilly Box. The Jilly Box really focuses on including products from small, local businesses while being ethically sourced and inclusive. They also focus on reducing plastic waste and packaging - the big boxes can be turned inside out and reused! Also, they try to include Canadian, woman owned brands, and this box also includes 3 LGBTQ+, BIPOC and Minority owned brands!