Friday, October 2, 2020

Five on Friday - October 2, 2020

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you've all had a good week! Ours has been okay - spent the last half of the week working from home since our little guy got sick, covid tests are not super fun for toddlers (that nose swab was not easy for him!); but, definitely the right thing to do amidst the pandemic and I'd rather be safe than sorry! 


The Catrice, Shared Planet and Rodial products were received as PR samples - this post contains affiliate links

I just got my September 2020 Scratch Monthly Mani Kit and as always, it is super cute! This is an easy, affordable subscription that features nail wraps from GoScrachIt that are exclusive to the kit each month and designed by NinaNailedIt!

The Scratch Monthly Mani Kit is $18.00 US monthly with free shipping everywhere! Each month you get an exclusive set of wraps that aren't available for purchase and a few extra little mani goodies!

This month's subscription came with:
  • #50 nail wraps
  • gold studs
I have to say, these nail wraps are easily my favourite nail wraps to use - I have tried quite a few wraps and nothing compares! You can see past reviews and nail looks on Scratch wraps here if you are interested! These ones are really pretty! 


I going to repeat my Monthly Makeup Basket from September for October - I didn't wear a ton of face makeup, so I want to use these more! Most of these are newer products to me and so I still want more time to get comfortable with them! (So this is a little bit of September recap and an October intro!)

The products that I planning on focusing on in October are:
I'm so excited to play with all of these more! 


I haven't ordered Scentsy stuff in forever - I used to use my wax melt exclusively and then I got really back in to candles! I have so many of both, that I'm trying to alternate so I can use everything! But, when I saw Scentsy doing Nightmare Before Christmas scents I had to pick up the new scents - Halloween Town and Jack's Obsession! They are both good and perfect for Fall! (Also, I saw they have a Disney Villains line coming out and I love me some villains!) 


How adorable are these Old Navy shirts?! They are the EveryWear Crew-Neck Graphic Tee for Women and they are $16.99 CAN each (but there are always good sales online!) Is this Resting Witch Face not perfect for the season?! And the Pairs Well With Wine is the best! 


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Little Renee in 1996 - did you know this picture was taken while I was in elementary school before the last residential school closed in Canada later that year?! Today is #orangeshirtday and it's time to talk about taking our education and our children's education for granted and understanding our privilege and using it to do better. I didn't learn about residential schools until college and I've taken it upon myself to continue my education and use it where I can to do better. But I'm always shocked to hear that some people haven't learned anything about them, or they only have just recently. For over 100 years Canada took indigenous children from their families, stripped away their language and culture, taught them their family values and beliefs were wrong, and in the worst cases subject children to physical and sexual abuse. Then they just closed, with no support for the trauma and damage they had caused to generations and generations of survivors. It's also said that the intergenerational trauma of family members in these schools can last 7 generations, that would be equivalent to my great-great-great-great grandchildren! It's time for us to so better and educate ourselves - there are still indigenous children that have to live in other cities away from their families just for a highschool education. (While were at it, on any given day between 60 and 100 reservations in Canada do not have clean safe drinking water for their children). We need to treat people better than this - let's do better. I've included a look at a few books that have really opened my eyes as well as a few on my tbr list if you are interested. Talk to children - there is books for all ages and if we know anything, the more knowledge we give our younger generations, the more they can do! . . . #everychildmatters #orangeshirtday2020 #calgaryblogger #wecandobetter

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September 30 marks Orange Shirt Day in Canada - I don't always share all of my political thoughts here; but, there are some issues I chose to be very vocal about and Canada's past treatment of indigenous people and residential schools are something I feel we to share more of. I'm finding out that people my age are only starting to hear about this, so I've shared some books on my Instagram that were really helpful in my journey to understanding this history and wanting to do my part in reconciliation!

One of my goals has been to continuously support indigenous brands and with that I discovered Strong Nations, a book and gift shop and also a publishing company: 

It publishes and sells books by Indigenous authors, and honestly every time I buy a book from an Indigenous author, I will purchase it from this site too! 

Cherie Dimaline has become a favourite author, but her older books, like The Girl Who Grew A Galaxy are hard to find and Strong Nations had it! I've got to pick up the older two books by her now as well! 

I hope you all have a great weekend - fingers crossed Elliott's test comes back negative and we can get out of the house! 

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