Sunday, June 16, 2024

Father's Day Ideas With Biotherm

Happy Father's Day to yourself or those around you! I always like to get something a little small for my husband and the dad's around me - if you would like to consider some skincare, I've got some good ideas thanks to Biotherm! 

Father's Day Ideas With Biotherm
These products were received as PR samples

Biotherm Father's Day Ideas With Biotherm ~ $43.00 CAN. This body lotion is a deliciously smooth and fabulously fresh everyday body milk that instantly helps the skin look smooth and soft. It moisturizes to help reduce flaky skin, restore the skin's moisture barrier and protect its natural elasticity. This body moisturizer with citrus extracts is a true pleasure, every day, with a delicate fragrance and fresh texture that is neither sticky nor greasy.

This one isn't specifically for men (and I mean nothing needs to be), but a great body lotion is never a bad gift! This is a luxurious formula is a Biotherm classic and a perfect gift for anyone! 

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Monthly Beauty and Book Haul ~ May 2024

Back in 2022, I set a monthly beauty and books budget at $200 per month and I've been pretty good about sticking to it! I am trying to be thoughtful in my purchases, so this has been holding me accountable for being reasonable with my spending. Since it worked so well last year, I'm really trying to do the same thing this year! 

I do always love my Monthly Haul posts - it's a good way to keep track of everything that I picked up each month. I don't always blog about everything I pick up (I try to), but if you ever spot anything in here that you really want me to talk about, let me know! 

Monthly Beauty and Book Haul ~ May 2024
I purchased everything, except a few my sister gifted me

Bookoutlet Order ~ $74.08 CAN. Bookoutlet had a few books on my wishlist on sale, so I picked them up - Foxglove, The Weaver and the Witch Queen, The Neverending Story, Frankenstein, Half A Soul, Mary Poppins, 84 Charing Cross Road, and Be Sure! I have only read Foxglove and loved it! 

Friday, June 14, 2024

Five on Friday - June 14, 2024 ~ Water Restrictions, Weekend in Fairmont, Marble Canyon Hike, Bridgerton Season 3, and Book Release Announcements

Happy Friday everyone - I hope you all had a good week! 

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It's been a little crazy in Calgary this week - we are on water restrictions all week, a state of emergency declared and told this will likely take 3-5 weeks before it's all fixed! We can't water outdoors at all and have to restrict our indoor water use! Pretty crazy! 

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I purchased everything in this post

I brought my family out to the family cabin in Fairmont this past weekend and it was such a great time! The weather was beautiful for us so we enjoyed the river, checked out some natural hot springs and had a great time! 

Monday, June 10, 2024

Manicure Monday - Crackle Nails

Happy Manicure Monday - I hope you all had a great weekend! I was out of town with my family, so it was lovely! 

Manicure Monday - Crackle Nails
The Bio Sculpture polish was received as a PR sample

The month of June will have us #CBBxManiMonday bloggers doing bright and colourful nails for the month and I love this theme - I prefer my nails bright, so it works out for me! 

Friday, June 7, 2024

Five on Friday - June 5, 2024 ~ Funny Story Book Review, Month of Vegetarian/Pescatarian Meals, June Most Anticipated Books, Baby Goose Rescue, and Sweat Lodge

Happy Friday everyone - I hope you all had a good week! 

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I purchased everything in this post

I love when I can bring a 5 star book review - and this is a fantastic adult romance! We meet Daphne and Miles as they've moved in together - their ex-fiances have decided to get with each other and left them. We enter in to a sort of revenge, fake dating romance plot, which may be favourite niche romance trope since this was a delight! I love that Emily Henry gives us more than romance, we have friend and family dynamics with work and self-discovery with a good romance plot thrown in and I truly like that in her stories! I really enjoyed this one!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Monthly Reads ~ May 2024

Time for a look at my May Monthly reads! Each month I share a quick look at the books that I've read with a little synopsis and my rating - anything that I love or is really intriguing, I will share a more in depth review on a different post! 

A Short Walk Through A Wide World was received as a review copy

So, in May I read 10 books with a mix of genres from adult romance to YA fantasy. I love most genres, and I really want to keep my reads diversified this year! Also, I've been trying to read a mix of old and new books, and this month I'm pretty close to that! 

I read 3 physical books and listened to 7 audiobooks. Here's a quick look at all the books I read in the past month:

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Manicure Monday - Rainbow Tips

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

Manicure Monday - Rainbow Tips
The OPI polish was received as a PR sample

Can we believe it is June already?! This year is just flying by all of the sudden! The CBBxManiMonday group is going to do a bright and colourful theme for our manis all month - it's perfect for me! 

Monday, June 3, 2024

Monthly Beauty Favourites ~ May 2024

Here's a look at what I was loving last month:

Monthly Beauty Favourites ~ May 2024
I purchased everything in this post

The last little bit I have no number of things I've been loving and honestly, I've been trying products a little slower, so my favourites have been a little smaller and more curated than the past few years! 

Here's a closer look at the best products I was using in April:

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Five on Sunday - June 2, 2024 ~ Station Eleven Book Review, May Book Club, Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes, Garden Day, and Dollar Store Craft Find

Happy Friday (or Sunday!) everyone - I hope you all had a great week! 

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I purchased everything in this post

I'm always excited to share Book review - Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫This is an adult dystopian, post pandemic book (but written well before we all experienced covid-19), so it was interesting reading this with the perspective we have!
This book follows a flu virus that quickly spreads and essentially shuts down the world and is a look at how people have survived 20 years later, mostly following a travelling theatre group and their encounters. A look at humanity, but also a look at how we are all interconnected and weaving stories together and the choices we have to make. I enjoyed the setting and the main characters we followed. So well written!