Friday, July 14, 2017

Five on Friday - July 14, 2017

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you all had a great week! I always find getting back from holidays makes for a busy week! You know when I can't even find a few minutes to do something simple to my nails that it is a busy week! 


All last week, we enjoyed some family time in Fairmont, B.C. (actually, the town's name is Fairmont Hot Springs - which I thought was a little weird, but there it's pretty small so that's all that is there!) My husbands family has a cabin on the river (yes this is the view from the deck in the backyard!) Our nephew and family were in town from Sweden so there was lots of us in the cabin together!

It was really hot out, so there was lots of kayaking and fishing! We also went to Invermere, B.C. a couple of times for a beach day, Farmer's Market and for dinner! 

But the best part of the trip was the Fairmont Hot Springs! This is Canada's largest natural hot springs - there is 3 different pools and diving boards! We loved bringing Elliott there for his first swim, and my older son Damian went almost every day with every different group that went! We will definately be back for another weekend or 2 this Summer! It's such a beautiful, quiet small town (look at that backdrop to the Hot Springs!)

Every Summer, the biggest draw to Calgary is the Calgary Stampede - it is currently on now! I usually go once every year for some fun food, rides and a few beverages! But, this year it has been super hot so it would just be too crazy to take a 2 month old there! 

But, with the Stampede comes free pancake breakfasts! Yes, there is a few that happen all over the city every day! 

Who can say no to free pancakes and sausages?! I have to go to at least one pancake breakfast every Stampede! 


This is the June In8Beauty subscription - they let subscribers know that the June subscriptions were going to be late. They were waiting on some masks to clear customs (and I felt the pain - I had quite a few mask packages that were held for months at the border!)

So here is a quick look at the June In8Beauty mask subscription! I have shared the past few months of this subscription because I won a year subscription via Instagram! You can check out my past reviews of the subscription here
This box is $18 a month + free shipping anywhere in Canada (yay! free shipping is new and awesome!!!!) and comes with 5 different sheet masks! I received:

  • Aprilskin Magic Snow Mask ~ $3.00 US (pack of 10 for $30.00). This sounds like it is great for radiance - I'm excited to try this!
  • Cosrx Holy Moly Snail Mask ~ $3.00 CAN. I have used this mask before and really loved it - snails in skincare can do no wrong!
  • Jayjun Purple Fragrance Mask ~ $3.50 US. This is supposed to make skin bright and resilient! In8 has included a few Jayjun masks but they are new to me so I'm happy to try them.
  • Zymogen Houttuynia Cordata Ferment Mask ~ $2.83 US (pack of 6 for $16.98). Oooh.. this is a new brand for me! This is meant for troubled skin and to target acne so I will this when my skin is bad. 
  • SNP Gold Collagen Ampoule Mask ~ $4.00 US. This is meant to be moisturizing and firming for the skin. I like SNP masks so this should be good.
So mask subscriptions are more about the curation, as opposed to value - this is well worth the $18 CAN! I am happy with all the masks and the 4 new ones to me look awesome! I will do a full post on the July subscription that came at the same time! 

Okay, I don't normally share subscription spoilers anymore because they are so out there on the internet, but I HAVE to share the latest Boxycharm spoilers because they are GOOD! 

In the August Boxycharm every subscriber will get the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Vol. II palette ($47 CAN or $36 US) - this is a limited edition palette. I'm excited because I really want these Tarte palettes, but I can never justify purchasing another neutral palette! But, really the price of Boxycharm is worth this palette! I love Tarte so I am so happy to see them in Boxycharm!

And, I believe there is no waitlist, so if you sign up now, here is the best spoiler for the July box:

How effing pretty is this exclusive blinc x boxycharm eyeshadow palette?! I just love that Boxy sends palettes all the time! Also, in July you get a ColourPop lipstick! 


Do you guys remember seeing a few sneak peeks of Elliott's newborn photos?! Star Wars and Harry Potter themed baby pictures! Well, our lovely photographer did a little blog post on Elliott's session - go check out her post here and see some of my favorites from our shoot! I love them all! 

I hope you all have a great weekend! It's supposed to be a really hot one here in Calgary! Also, is everyone getting excited for Game of Thrones on Sunday?! 


  1. Oh my goodness - totally swooning over those newborn photos! And you're absolutely can't turn down pancakes! :)