Spring Favorites!

Hey guys! I hope the couple of weeks of May have been treating you well, it finally decided to become spring here in Edmonton, with a dash of summer, so I’m enjoying the change in temperatures and the sunshine.

This post should really be called “March and April plus Half of May Favorites” since I didn’t do a favorites video in the last few months! I didn’t feel like I had much to say, but in the past few weeks I’ve been realizing… oh I have been loving things! They’re just completely integrated into my life so I don’t realize as much.

Beauty:

Exfoliating face wash

Gel moisturizer – Under $10!

Nars Laguna bronzer

Josie Maran Coconut Water Eyeshadow

Clothes:

Lavender long sleeve no longer available, similar here, here, here and here

Joe Fresh short sleeve on sale!

Blue jacket- similar here, here and here

Payless sneakers- no longer available, similar here, here and here

Lifestyle:

Perrier Lime Water

Blogger: Maries Bazaar

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Youtube: Stephanie Ledda

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What have you been loving recently? I’d love to hear in the comments ❤

No Champagne, No Gain

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Hey guys!

I told you this was coming. I warned you, even! My love for this “No Champagne No Gain” sweater by Brunette the Label knows no bounds (Canadian friends can buy it directly from Brunette the Label for more affordable prices here).

I may be wearing it right now.

Brunette the Label is a Canadian Brand based in Vancouver that I mentioned in my February 2017 Favorites post, and they’re also the creators of the hilarious “Fries Before Guys” sweatshirt you saw on Jillian Harris here. Don’t even get me started about Jillian Harris, either, because I love her, too. They make t-shirts, sweaters, jogger pants, hats, water bottles and mugs and all are emblazoned with cheeky, funny messages that are perfect for a day lounging on the couch or running errands. Which is exactly what I love to do in my sweater! Notice how that was basically code for, if I’m not at work, I’m wearing my sweater?

Now, before people get mad- these are not $20 sweaters. But they are great quality, extremely soft, well made and printed in Canada. Mine has been washed 20+ times and is still as black and fuzzy as the day I got it. Brunette the Label contributes to the Canadian economy which I am proud to support. I’d rather buy one sweater from these girlbosses than three cheaply made sweaters that someone (potentially literally) slaved over in an underdeveloped country and support a big brand.

Two items I’m totally coveting:

The "Awesome" Water Bottle

The "Boss Babe" Crew | BLACK

What do you love to wear while lounging or running errands? Do you have a favorite Canadian company (or local company, if you’re not Canadian)? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

 

February 2017 Favorites!

Hey guys!

Another month has passed, and I had some super fun favorites! Not a whole bunch of things, but a few that I have really loved. As a side note, I had this video edited all nicely with titles and the like and… when it uploaded, they disappeared. I clearly need to start editing in a new program. Sorry! Instead you get random clips of me drinking and swearing. Not the worst, right?

Food:

Oikos Yogurt

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These snack sized “dessert” yogurts have been amazing! I often crave something sweet at night or am hungry after getting home from my periodic evening job. These greek yogurts fix both of those issues! And the portion control helps me not overeat.

Wholly Guacamole Minis

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Ok. These are amazing! I know loads of people would love these for a quick snack with chips dunked right in the package, and yes, I’ve done that too! But how I really love to use these is spread over toast with a hard boiled egg sliced on top. It’s a super easy breakfast that I can meal prep up a few days in advance in baggies and take to work with me. It’s just as delicious at home with a fried egg, too!

Clothes:

Dynamite pants

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These pants have been a major life saver this past month! They’re comfortable, made out of dress material, but cuffed at the ankle to avoid them getting dirty when I’m walking around campus. They look super cute with a sweater or a tucked-in button up.

No Champagne No Gain Sweater

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This sweater by Brunette the Label is a favorite of mine. Not only does it have a funny saying on it, but it’s cute, comfortable and designed by Canadians. Nobody needs anything else, right?

Makeup:

It’s been a minimal month for me on makeup, my skin is trying to peel from the cold and dry weather so it’s been a lot of days of concealer, light lipstick and mascara.

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Marc Jacobs Mascara

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Bare Minerals Lipstick

Book:

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime also check her out on her blog!:

Favorite People:

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Katey McFarlan over at Chronicles of Frivolity– I have SO been loving watching her journey from single girl, to engaged, to married and NOW a new mom! Katey has a way of brightening every morning for me, I read her posts on the bus on the way into work and she has the BEST attitude and a sunny disposition that helps me start my day off right.

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Casey Holmes of the Casey Holmes Youtube Channel (and she also has a blog!)- I love all of Casey’s videos (even though our makeup and skincare needs could not be further from similar) but especially how she is a great example of work ethic for young, entrepreneurial women. She recently had a collaboration come out with Smashbox and it seems like girl is allllways working. I really respect that and am always so happy when I see her excited about an accomplishment.

That is all! What did you love this month? Let me know in the comments!

2016 Favorites!

Hey guys!

I know, I know… another stupidly late favorites post. Already we’re almost a month into 2017 (HOW) and I still haven’t posted this… shame on me ;). These were my standby favorites for 2016!

Beauty:

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Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick • $26
Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon • $24
Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ECLAT LE TEINT Radiance Awakening Foundation SPF 22 • Saint Laurent • $58
BECCA Backlight Priming Filter • Becca • $38
TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter & Shimmer Compact • TheBalm • $24
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact • Laura Mercier • $42
Stila ‘Stay All Day’ Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Alloy • Stila • $22

Practical Items:

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Bodum Brazil 3-Cup French Press – Red • Bodum •
Bonjour Riviera Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press • Bonjour •
Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Square Dish • Le Creuset •
Le Creuset Signature 10.5″ x 7″ Rectangular Dish • Le Creuset •
Le Creuset 1.75 Qt Oval Dish, Flame • Le Creuset •
Le Creuset 14 Au Gratin Dish, Cherry • Le Creuset •
Ball Pint Mason Jars, Set of 12 • Cost Plus World Market •

Lentils recipes here and here!

Clothing:

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Renegade Cluster Bracelet •
Rebel Pendant •  
Barefoot Dreams Bamboo Chic Calypso Knit Cardigan Wrap • Barefoot Dreams •
High-Rise Rockstar Built-In-Sculpt Jeans for Women • Old Navy •
Mid-Rise Rockstar Jeggings for Women • Old Navy •
Vila Cami Top With Lace Detail • Vila •
Lace-Inset Camisole • New York & Co. •
Vince Camuto Scallop Lace Pencil Skirt • Vince Camuto •
Thalia Sodi Printed Pencil Skirt, Only at Macy’s • Thalia Sodi •
Kasper Shawl-Collar Blazer • Kasper •
SHE Boutique Pink Pants Suit •
Two-Piece Skirt Suit Set •
Tahari ASL Peplum Skirt Suit •

If you are in the St. Albert/Edmonton area and looking for Stella and Dot, please check out my friend Meg Gottschalk who is an independant Stella and Dot representative. You will not find a kinder, sweeter woman to chat about jewelry with!

If you are in the Edmonton area and want to find that eczema-proof sweater I chat about in the video from Barefoot Dreams, look no further than Cloud Nine Pajamas! Their sales staff is so sweet and with three stores in the area, they’re so easy to visit!

What were your favorite things in 2016? Please tell me in the comments!

 

October Favorites

I know I know… This is so late! I have such immense respect for videographers, editors, producers, and Youtubers because editing something takes so long for me. I get really frustrated and I’m not the most skilled to begin with, but I love just sitting down and talking about the things I love naturally rather than writing it all out and putting in pictures. Unfortunately because I get frustrated I kind of walk away from the process a lot, which I should stop doing. Or start filming videos two weeks before I want to post them.

 

What are some things that you’ve been loving recently? Let me know!

 

Info on what’s mentioned:

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ban.do Agenda (via Chapters Indigo, where I bought it)

Similiar pink coats:

Pockets wool coat by Mango
LAPELS WOOL COAT by Mango

Similar Boots:
‘Winsor’ Block Heel Bootie by Treasure and Bond
LYRIQ heeled ankle bootie by Sole Society
‘Feina’ Bootie by Vince Camuto

Bumble and Bumble Pret a Powder

Bite Beauty Matte Cream Lip Crayon in Glace 

Caitlyn Covington:
http://www.southerncurlsandpearls.com/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/cmcoving/

Marie Ernst:
http://www.mariesbazaar.com/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/mariesbazaar/

June 2016 Favorites!

Hey Guys!

I wanted to try something new and record a video for a post, and I thought a monthly favorites post would be great to test it out on. I tried to record this about a week ago and it was a miserable failure, so I recorded and uploaded to Youtube a second attempt which didn’t upload well (choppy), so here I am a bit (lot) late with a third attempt!

Beauty and Skincare:

Cerave

Bioderma

True Match

Smashbox

 

Household Items:

Egg Carton (different)

Egg Carton (exact)

French Press (Similar)

 

Clothing:

Black Dress (similar, also Le Chateau and Canadian made)

Joe Fresh two layer top (exact)

 

Lastly, my book for the month! Please remember that if you buy this book, a copy goes to someone who is economically disadvantaged so please, please check out http://www.leannebrown.com/. ALSO, if you are in a tight place financially, you can DOWNLOAD the book for free!

Let me know what you think of this format! What were your favorite things last month?