28.6.16

DRUGSTORE HAUL

Over the past few months I've picked up some products from the drugstore, so I thought I would combine them all into one haul video for you guys! 

27.6.16

THE SISTERHOOD

hat: target, top: hm, skirt: old navy, sandals: old navy

I've never been the type of person that enjoys talking to strangers. I would much rather keep to myself and go about my day. Then I became a mom. I love that there is an unofficial sisterhood that you enter once you become a mom. Ever since Calvin was born I found it so much easier to talk to strangers and carry on a conversation without feeling the need to run and hide. It all boils down to the fact that every mom loves talking about their child. It's normal. So when someone shows an interest in Calvin, I don't feel uncomfortable in anyway.

The reason I bring this all up is that I had the best experience last week. I decided to head downtown for the afternoon with Calvin, and since I don't have my full license yet, I took the bus. After we walked around the mall for a couple hours and picked up a couple things we headed back home. When I got on the bus there was another mom who was about my age with her toddler. From the moment I got on the bus, to the moment I got off we talked non stop!!! And this wasn't a "2 stop" bus ride. We were on the bus for about 20 minutes and yet we just talked about our kids the whole way. I felt like I was talking to a friend I've known for a while, and I loved hearing her experiences with her son Marcus. 

I love how being a mom has allowed to me create connections with people. Even if it is with people I will never get the chance to see again.

On another note, I've decided to do outfit/style posts once a week. I've always dipped my feet into fashion blogging, but I've been wanting to give it more of an effort recently :)

23.6.16

GET TO KNOW ME TAG

I wanted to do something a little different on my channel today, so I thought I would participate in the get to know me tag created by Alex Good. Hopefully you'll learn a little bit more about me :) I want to tag 3 specific ladies to take part in the questions, but if you want to make one yourself, you're more than welcome to. The more the merrier :)

I tag: Making Up Ashlee, Jane from My World in Chroma and Sarah McCammon from Wearing it on my Sleeves.

22.6.16

BOOK REVIEW: DUMPLIN'

Synopsis:
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked... until Will takes a job at Harpy's, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn't surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant -- along with several other unlikely candidates -- to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she'll shock the hell out of Clover City -- and maybe herself most of all.

Review:
This book is seriously amazing!!! Willowdean is such an inspiration and is SO relatable! There were so many moments in this book where I understood exactly what she was going through and how she was feeling! I love how she is totally unashamed with her body, but has days where she feels self conscious. I wouldn't consider what I am about to say as a "spoiler" just because it's pretty obvious that Bo is the main guy in the novel, but I wanted to talk a little about Mitch. I seriously LOVE Mitch!!! I was totally in his corner the whole novel, but I knew that she was inevitably going to end up with Bo. It's not that I don't like Bo, I think he is a great character, I just really hated how he handled certain situations. Although the red sucker thing was pretty darn cute. I could go on and on and on about this book, but I won't. Just do yourself a favour and pick it up!

Favourite Quotes:
"Perfection is nothing more than a phantom shadow we're all chasing."
"There's something about swimsuits that make you think you've got to earn the right to wear them. Really the criteria is simple. Do you have a body? Put a swimsuit on it."

Rating:
5/5