Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy Postcrossing

Hi everyone!

Today I have something completely different for you: something I've never done before on my blog! But I'm really excited about it, so even though it's very different from anything I've ever done before, I hope you guys enjoy it anyway! :)

I have made a video of my postcard collection! I started collecting postcards when I joined Postcrossing about 3 years ago. I find writing postcards very relaxing, and it's so lovely to find pretty cards from all around the world in my mailbox :) Some of you probably think that collecting postcards is really lame and not very cool haha, but I really don't care because I love it. I'm not afraid of admitting I'm a dork in some ways, so I am very proud and excited to show my entire collection to everyone!

Vlogging is something I've never tried before, so it was definitely a little scary for me, but if there's one thing I've learned over the years, it's to never let fear get in the way of trying something new, so I did it anyway :) My filming and editing skills aren't that great yet, but I hope you all enjoy my video, and if you liked it, please give it a thumbs up on YouTube so I know if I should make more videos or not! Of course you can also leave a comment below here on my blog, because I'd love to know what you guys think!

Have you ever done Postcrossing before? Or do you collect anything fun? :)

Monday, January 09, 2017

New Ugg Scufette slippers

It's been pretty cold lately, so I'm getting a lot of use out of my new Ugg Scufette slippers. They were a Christmas present, and I've been wearing them non-stop at home. The exterior is made of very soft suede, and it has a sheepskin collar with a wool interior, and that's why these are definitely the warmest slippers I've ever owned! :)

How do you keep your feet warm in the winter?

Thursday, January 05, 2017

This week in my Erin Condren planner

Hey everyone! :)

There have been 5 days in 2017 so far, and I hope they've all been great ones for you all! This past week has been pretty busy for me, but also a lot of fun! I love having a ton of things to do, because it makes me feel super productive and important, haha.

Do you guys still use an old-fashioned paper planner, or is that just me? I've had Filofax, Kikki K, and Kate Spade planners for years now. But for the past 6 months, I've been using a vertical Erin Condren life planner, and I must say I absolutely love it. ECLP's are pretty popular on Instagram and YouTube right now, as they make it super easy to organize everything, yet they're still perfect to decorate with cute stickers, pretty pens, and stuff like that. You can find a ton of planner stickers online (on Etsy, or on planner Facebook groups, for example), but they tend to be pretty pricey to buy every week. So for this week's set up, the only stickers I've bought are the Star Wars ones and the Mickey Mouse head, and I've made the other ones myself (you can find my DIY planner sticker-post here).

I was not sponsored for this post, I'm simply a planner enthusiast! Click here if you'd like to purchase your own Erin Condren life planner, and get $10 off your next purchase.

How do you like to plan/organize your week? Do you write everything down like I do, or do you prefer to use calendar apps on your phone? :)

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Collective make up + videogame haul

Happy new year everyone! I wish you all a year full of blessings, health, love, and a lot of fun! I'd love to hear all about your goals for 2017, so please let me know all about your exciting plans for the new year in a comment below!

A couple of days ago my online MAC order arrived, and over the last few days I also bought some other make up products that I wanted to share, so I decided to do a collective haul post for you guys :) I am aware that I haven't done a "what I got for Christmas" post yet, but as I've been away quite a lot recently, I haven't had time to do that yet. I am so sorry, but I promise I will do it sometime in this upcoming week, as I'll have a lot more free time, and I hope that's okay! :)

However, I will share a tiny little part of what I got for Christmas this year, as I bought myself a new PS4 as a Christmas present to myself! :) If you've been reading my blog for a longer time, you'll know that I've had a PS3 for years now, and I love it so much, but I just really felt like I needed to upgrade to the PS4. I couldn't really use it yet though during Christmas because I had so many people to visit and stuff. I will include the games I got with my make up haul, so please keep reading if you're interested in seeing what I got!

1. MAC Prep + Prime Fix + spray | Shop
I completely ran out of my beloved MAC Fix + spray, so I had to order a new bottle. I love how dewy it makes my foundation looks, so it's definitely my go-to setting spray.

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in "Taupe" | Shop
Because I naturally have such light (white-ish) blonde hair, it's very difficult for me to find eyebrow products that I love. My brows and lashes have been my biggest insecurities for as long as I can remember, because they're just not as dark and beautiful as my brunette friends' brows and lashes! Over the years I've used a ton of different brow pens, gels, and powders, but it's been nearly impossible to find colours that look good, so my life literally changed the moment I bumped into Anastasia's taupe products! This colour looks so good on light blonde women like me, and it's available in a lot of different ABH products, of which the Brow Wiz and the Brow Pomade are my favourites. The Brow Pomade I bought, is so easy and fast to apply, and it stays on all day. I've used it everyday for the past year and half, and this is the first time I had to repurchase, so one small jar lasts a long time as well. I really recommend it to everyone!

3. MAC Studio Fix Fluid in "NC10" + Foundation pump | Shop
My favourite foundation! The foundation pump makes it so easy to apply, and this formula stays on all day as well without having to reapply. I love that this foundation is available in such a huge variety of different colours as well.

4. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in "Soft & Gentle" | Shop
This colour works beautifully as a highlighter. I have a very pale skin, and I find this colour very flattering for me, so I repurchased this after I hit pan on mine!

5. Benefit "Hoola" bronzer | Shop
Such a beautiful, matte bronzer! The only one I've found so far that doesn't make me look like an oompa-loompa. I keep repurchasing this bronzer whenever I hit pan on mine, so I never have to run out of it, that's how much I love it, haha.

6. Velour "Whispie Sweet Nothings" lashes | Shop
I've had these lashes so many times before and I absolutely love them! They're not too thick, but still really long and voluminous. They're also really fluffy, which makes them great for a glamorous look, but still very wearable for an everyday look. I do not wear fake lashes every day, but these are very nice to add some glam to my look.

7. Ardell "Wispies" lashes | Shop
These look super similar to the Velour lashes I bought, but a lot less expensive! To be honest I just wanted a back-up pair that looked similar to my Velour lashes, so I went to the store to see what they had. I've heard of Ardell Wispies before, and I've seen really beautiful looks with these on YouTube and Instagram, but I had no idea they were sold in my town! They're a lot cheaper than my Velour lashes too, so I'm super excited to try these out soon.

8. DUO eyelash adhesive in "Clear" | Shop
This is a very affordable, yet amazing lash glue. It's available in both black and clear, and I have them both. I use the black one whenever I wear eyeliner with fake lashes, and the clear one whenever I apply lashes but I don't have any eyeliner on.

9. PS4 game: "The Last Guardian" | Shop
I've been playing this game every day since I got it! Everything looks amazing, and I'm sure that if you're into adventure games, you will love this game a lot. It's only available on PS4, so I'd recommend you to run to the store and buy one right now haha, just so you can play this.

10. PS4 game: "Rise of the Tomb Raider" | Shop
As you can see, I still have this game wrapped in plastic, but that's only because I got it yesterday and I didn't have time yet to play. I'm a huge Tomb Raider fan, and I've played a lot of Tomb Raider games in the past, so they're a huge part of my childhood. I only have to work from 9 till 1 tomorrow, so I'll probably run home and play this asap!

11. PS4 game: "Skyrim" | Shop
If you've been reading my blog for a longer time, you'll know that I have played Skyrim before on my PS3. I love this game a lot, and I've heard it looks ever better on PS4, so I was curious to see if that's true. My dad gave me a gift card for Christmas that I can use at a game store I like to go to, so I decided to get Skyrim another time, just to see if it really does look nicer. But to be honest, if I didn't have a gift card, I probably would not repurchase the same game for a different console, as that just seems like a waste of money. But in this case I decided to give it a try :)