Friday, March 27, 2020

Five on Friday - March 27, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've all good week - it's still been pretty exhausting here, but I'm feeling better this week. I really hope everyone is doing okay and hanging in there! 

ONE 


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I  received my March Owlcrate subscription and this month's theme is "Music of the Night". 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! 

This month the items included in the box are:


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Storybook Cosmetics Fairy Tales Little Briar Rose Palette

I have been talking about Storybook Cosmetics on the blog for years - starting back in September 2017 with their Wizardry and Witchcraft palette. I know they've had some up and downs over the past couple of years (they've tended to sneak peek ideas very far in advance and haven't made some of them, but they also got in to Ulta and have come out with some really great palettes). It's a brand I find myself really drawn to because I love their ideas and I love the Storybook inspirations! 

Storybook Cosmetics Fairy Tales Little Briar Rose Palette
I purchased this palette myself 

Storybook Cosmetics and Boxycharm announced that for their December box they were collaborating on a line of Fairy Tale palettes - two minis and a full size Briar Rose palette! I'm not subscribed to Boxycharm anymore, but this is for sale on the Storybook Cosmetics website still! I've talked a whole bunch on here about how much I love Sleeping Beauty, so I clearly really wanted to pick this and give it a try! Briar Rose and Aurora are Sleeping Beauty's other names and "Little Briar Rose" is the original name of the fairy tale story that everything Sleeping Beauty has been based on! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Spring Cleaning with New (To Me) Cleansers - Indeed Labs, NO7, Kosmea, and The Inkey List!

Who doesn't look forward to Spring cleaning as part of there Spring routine?! I'm sure there is some of you getting a head start on their decluttering and organizing with this extra time at home!


Spring Cleaning with New (To Me) Cleansers - Indeed Labs, NO7, Kosmea, and The Inkey List!
The Kosmea cleanser was received as a PR sample - this post contains affiliate links

I'm actually not planning much Spring cleaning for the house (because extra time at home with a toddler does not leave time for any house chores!), but I will get back in the habit soon! But, I happened to accumulate some new cleansers, so why not talk about Spring cleaning for your face and my thoughts on how these new (and new to me) cleansers work! 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Manicure Monday -" Stay Home and Eat All The Treats" Stamped Nails

Anyone else finding themselves eating a lot more sweets and junk food with all of this extra time at home?! We have been baking cookies and muffins and treats for the weekends (today I snuck some zucchini in the chocolate muffins) - but it's actually an activity that will entertain both a toddler and a teenager so we are doing it often! 

Manicure Monday -" Stay Home and Eat All The Treats" Stamped Nails
The OPI products were received as PR samples

But, I have been trying to counteract the time at home eating junk with workouts too (finally did an at-home barre class and it kicked my ass), so that's balance right?! 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Five on Friday - March 20, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! (Is it still okay to even say that given the circumstances?!) And, did we even realize that the first day of Spring snuck in yesterday??? Did we notice because I totally forgot! I've had a pretty rough week, but am trying to turn it around and stay as positive as I can! 

ONE 

Well it's been two weeks since I've done a life update and clearly shit has hit the fan in the last two weeks here - wow! On March 11, 2020 WHO officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic, on March 15, 2020 Calgary declared a state of emergency and the province of Alberta announced that all child care centres and schools were closed indefinitely, and then on March 17, Alberta declared a state of emergency. 

So, basically schools are closed until at least the start of the next school year, and daycares we have no idea! We are very lucky to have my Mother in Law, as jails don't close during emergencies so my husband and I still have to work during this time. Most businesses have closed down entirely at least for a couple of weeks and no one is allowed gatherings over 50, but everyone is recommended to stay to themselves and maintain social distancing! So, let's stick to the recommendations to stop the spread!!!

TWO

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It's Spring now, so it's time to share my Spring 2020 Reading List! (And, seriously if now isn't a great time to pick a new book it, I don't know when is!) I'm starting with my fiction picks, and I will share some non-fiction books soon too! And really, most of these are fantasy style books, because I need an escape before bed each night right now! And don't go out to get a book - we have some local book stores offering free delivery and Indigo has free shipping on right now too!