Saturday, February 24, 2024

Five on Saturday - February 24, 2024 - Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge Book Review, Activate Calgary, Polar Plunge Calgary, Calgary Zoo YYC Hot Chocolate Fest and Monthly Declutter

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you all had a good week! It was crazy busy for me, but good! 

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The book was received as a review copy - this post contains affiliate links

Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge by Lizzie Pook is a little different than what I typically pick up - it's a historical fiction with a little murder mystery twist! We follow Maude who is trying to find out how her sister died while posing as a ship boy out at sea on an arctic expedition. We follow Maude in the current trying to track down the murderer and eventually plotting her revenge on the murderer. We also follow her sister's journal that she wrote while out at sea and it helps solve the mystery. I thought the story started out a tad slow, but really picked up and I couldn't wait to see how her revenge worked out! It was a little dark too and I enjoyed this! 4 star read for me! 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Rimmel Kind and Free - Tinted Lip Balm and Multistick Try-on and Review

I have been excited by some recent releases from the drugstore (I've been purchasing some makeup but reviews are slow over here so I can try everything out!) so there will be more coming, but in reality more drugstore releases have appealed to me than Sephora releases lately! 

Rimmel Kind and Free - Tinted Lip Balm and Multistick Try-on and Review
I purchased these products on my own

So when I saw a review of these Rimmel Kind & Free tinted lip balms, I knew I wanted to try them out and they had a new cream blush too?! I was sold! Rimmel is actually a brand that I'm not super familiar with, I haven't tried a ton of products from them, but after trying these, I'd be excited to more products from them! 

Spring 2024 - The Jilly Box Subscription Unboxing

I'm a big fan of Jillian Harris, so when she announced 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!

Spring 2024 - 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, as well as Bipoc and LGBTQ owned brands as well. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Manicure Monday (or Tuesday) - Pink Aura Nails

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

Manicure Monday - Pink Aura Nails
I purchased everything in this post

I always look forward to this month for nails because for the whole month of February, the #CBBxManiMonday group is going to do Pink & Red nails for Valentine's Day! I absolutely love this colour theme and am hoping I can get some good inspiration all month for nail art! 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Five on Saturday - Valentine's Day and Gifts, Galentines, Valentine's Baking, and Consignment Finds

Happy Saturday everyone - I hope you all had a good week! I have really exciting news - I got a new job at work! (No picture though!) I got a supervisor job so I will be overseeing the whole Programs area at my centre, which is going to be so cool! I started on Thursday so it was a quick start, but I'm really happy. 

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I purchased everything in this post

This week was Valentine's Day and we had fun! We aren't big celebrators, but I have started the tradition with my kids to order heart shaped pizza and they love it!