Saturday, February 4, 2023

Five on Saturday - February 4, 2023 ~ WINS Thrifting Haul, January Month of Vegetarian/Pescatarian Meals, RW & Co Haul, Declutter, and Thoughts on the #MascaraGate Drama

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week! It's been busy here and I'm glad it's the weekend!  


I purchased everything in this post

I'm so excited with my thrifting haul! The Women in Need (WINS) Thrift stores in Calgary do a 50% on the first Wednesday of each month for a customer appreciation day and it's been a while since I've been thrifting there. This month I managed to get to two stores and found some amazing deal! I got three pairs for jeans (two RW&Co and one pair Eddie Bauer all great condition), plus a brand new pair of boots and slim winter boots and some books! Great finds!


It's been a year since I went vegetarian and I've been enjoying sharing my veggie meals. I hope that you guys have been enjoying seeing all the recipes and veggie meal ideas! I'm not preachy about going vegetarian, but I do think everyone should reduce their meat consumption, so even if one day a week you want to do meatless Monday, hoping you will find some good suggestions! Also, I'm also going to include some of my eating out meals instead of just cooked for a little more inspiration if you are looking to eat vegetarian while out! 
(Also, this month there are a few pescatarian meals in here as I eat fish and seafood once in a while!) 

-Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew (recipe from Tasty)
-French Onion Soup 
-Vegetarian Pizza (ordered from Sammy's)
-Toast with Cream Cheese and Raspberries 
-Moroccan Lentil Meatballs with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (recipe from Dishing Out Health)
-Overnight Oats with Cookie Butter and Fruit 
-Pasta with Homemade Sauce 
-Toast with Goat Cheese, Sprouts, and Balsamic 
-Egg Sandwich with Spinach, Cheese and Tomatoes 
-Pretzels, Queso and Goat Cheese Costco salad 
-Homemade Sushi with Crab, Cucumber, and Avocado 
-Veggie Sausage with fries and salad
-Crunchwrap Supreme made with veggie meat and lentils 
-Breakfast Bowl with potatoes, peppers, eggs and guacamole 
-Roasted Veggie Ravioli (from Costco) 
-Tomato Cheese Bagel Sandwich 
-Veggie Patties, rice and salad
-Falafel Bowl (ordered from Lava Grill - so yummy!)
-Broiled Grapefruit with muffin, yogurt and homemade granola (Jillian Harris recipe from her book)
-Amazing Nut Roast, with mashed potatoes and corn (so good - recipe from Gimme Some Oven)
-shredded tofu tacos 
-Hassleback potatoes with King Oyster mushrooms and salad
-Veggie Quesadillas 


I noticed a couple of weeks ago RW & Co was having a good sale! I picked up the Fitted Extended Shoulder V-Neck T-Shirt in three different colours (yes, I love a good basic that can be dressed up and down!) I also picked up this gorgeous Spongy Leopard Print Open Cardi (regular over $100, on sale for under $30!) and another ruffle front black top! 


And time for a look at my monthly declutter - I'm only getting rid of one product, the Trouble Maker Colourpop palette. I could not get these shadows to look good on my eyes and it got really muddy and smudgy on me. 


Alright, the Beauty Community weirdly tends to have a lot of drama - as someone who just does this as a hobby, I tend to just quietly unfollow those and keep my thoughts to myself. But, the #mascaragate drama is everywhere and honestly, there has been some pretty terrible things before, but I've never really followed anyone with the drama (nor have I followed Mikayla, her makeup style is not mine and I'm not tiktok). But, I do have a hard time with accepting money and then telling people something is great - basically lying for you money and stick false lashes on. I never like to edit my photos - I think skin and texture and lines and "imperfections" should show. That's how people will know what things look like. But, I also added my two sense because I think you control your content - pick people who align with you and I know why some people say "it's not a big deal", but it just goes with the whole idea that social media is fake and no one should be trusted. Pick who you can trust and get rid of the rest! 

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