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Fancy Fridays

17 Jan

Hello everyone! Last year in the Fall Semester I decided to do a Fancy Friday as an excuse to wear my lovely lolita clothes. I unfortunately didn’t do very well with that as more and more school work piled on but I thought that I would share with you the outfits that I actually managed to dress myself up in. This isn’t everything that I did but some of the ones that I did get to wear.

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No Beauty Spending Challenge

15 Jan

Hello everyone! A blog post for to day on a challenge that I am doing. Essentially what happened was me realizing that I spent a lot (and I mean a lot) of money on beauty products in the past year. So much that when the Sephora VIB Rouge program kicked in I was already a member which is crazy to think that I spent $1000 at Sephora in the past year. Granted prices in Canada are a lot higher than the US but more than $1000 at Sephora. That is insane and it’s not something I can afford again this year (plus the perks aren’t worth it).

So my sister challenged me to not spend anything beauty related (because she knows about the hoards of makeup that I have) for the next three months. If I buy any skincare, makeup, body care, and hair care I have to give my sister $20 on each product spent. That would be a hefty fee to pay for each and every beauty product that crosses into my stash. I have everything that I possibly need AND backups too! Do I need to buy anymore? Not for the next few months that’s for sure.

There are so many beautiful Spring collections and new products coming out during those months but you know what? I think I’ll be okay I promised myself that I would purchase those things once the spending ban is lifted. I think this will be a great challenge for me and hopefully I will save money in the next three months (and pay off my school fees/textbook costs).

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(I’ll turn these bills into more bills!)

So, has anyone else put themselves on a limit or a spending ban in the past or currently? Let me know in the comments.

New Years Resolutions 2014

9 Jan

Hello everyone! So I just wanted to pop on here and let you guys know what is on my New Years Resolutions list I make several lists throughout the year but having one like this is a great reference to look back to and I think it will be fun to see if I accomplish my goals for this year. I don’t like the idea of resolutions as it’s like I’m trying to resolve something that I wasn’t doing very well in the first place… but anyways, here we go!

– Be able to touch my toes – Weirdly I can do the splits but I can’t touch my toes… it’s been like that since I was able to remember stretching so I will strive to be able to touch my toes this year!

– Blog more – This one is one that I really want to work on and stick to a schedule of sorts for this. I have a lot of pending posts that need to be written and things like that so I hope to get through all the backlog that I have created for myself and blog a whole lot more.

– Reduce makeup collection – I have been going through and pulling out stuff that I don’t wear or don’t really like I got a pending blog post on the items I am tossing and will be reviewing the tossed items before that tossed post.

– Write/Illustrate a Children’s book – This has been a long time goal of mine and I haven’t gotten to sitting down and writing the story itself. Hopefully I will be able to complete it this year.

– Make a quilt – Another thing that I want to complete I have the materials needed I just need to unearth my sewing machine.

– Write lots of letters – There is something about a handwritten note that I love so I am sending my cousin who’s my pen pal a few letters and am looking for people to send letters to.

– Obvious resolutions of eating healthy, exercising more and staying on a budget who doesn’t have those on their resolutions list?

So that is my list and I hope that this year will be a great year to accomplish many things that I want to do.

Hello again!

2 Jan

Hello everyone! Long time no blog, TL:DR Windows 8 sucks and having no internet is a complete bummer. So I just wanted to pop on here to say that my internet has been fixed for now and I have a lot of posts planned.

Did you all enjoy your holidays? I did sort of… I worked lots and was doing a lot of holiday stuff… cuz that says it all.

Anyways, I’ll just leave you with a pic of one of my holiday looks and call it a night. Hope you all are doing well and here’s to another year of blogging!

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Short Hiatus

16 Oct

Hello everyone! Sorry for not posting but things have picked up at school and I won’t be able to be posting anything for the next two-three weeks. There are things that I have to do and lots of things that need to be taken care of so please don’t think that I’m neglecting my blog. In the meantime I will leave you with a song that I’ve been playing nonstop on repeat.

22 Things before 22 – Not completed

24 Sep

Hello everyone! So an update on how the 22 Things challenge went since my birthday was the past Thursday. Now that I am 22 I feel sort of young but not really… anyways, let’s see how I did for this. BTW, this is a large text-based read so don’t say I didn’t warn you.

1. Go to Comic-Con Calgary Extremely fun and I am debating if I actually want to attend next year in Calgary or in Edmonton.

2. Go to Animethon – Has a fun time with my family and got some awesome things.

3. Start making Youtube videos – Didn’t happen… but what actually happened is that I started vlogging everyday so far in September. All the videos are private though because I am not completely comfortable showing those videos to people and it’s just a project for myself to remember what went on in my life. So this is semi completed but I’ll cross it off.

4. Go to the Mutart Conservatory – I didn’t get to go… so sad…

5. Make a gluten-free cake – I actually completed this the weekend before and wasn’t able to get the picture up but here it is! I don’t think I’m a big fan of gluten-free things but it was good especially with cotton candy icing on top… yummy.

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6. Watch Soul Eater – Watched and I am so glad that I actually watched this it was really awesome!

7. Watch Kimi ni Todoke Seasons 1 + 2 – Watched it and have been catching up with the manga releases here in Canada.

8. Purchase a Lolita outfit – Completed and I have purchased a few more dresses as well… haven’t worn it out yet but the day will come soon!

9. Finish Cake Cushions – Didn’t get to this one which makes me a little sad because this project has been sitting around waiting to be done for about 2 years…

10. Sew a patchwork quilt – I purchased the fabric as well as batting and everything but I didn’t get around to sitting and sewing it all together… Now that I think about it all the fabrics I picked were Christmas themed so maybe it will be completed in the near future?

11. Make 30 cards – I made several cards for upcoming birthdays so about 7 cards but I didn’t make the 30 mark. I will be starting on Christmas cards as soon as I clean up my desk but yeah didn’t end up finishing this.

12. Marathon The Lord of the Rings trilogy movie – Didn’t get to marathon this because it’s SUPER long but my family is planning to do a Harry Potter marathon during Winter Break so that’s exciting.

13. Read The Lord of the Rings trilogy – Didn’t get around to reading it because I get distracted by other books. I will seriously get down and read this trilogy sometime soon.

14. Drink something from Jugo Juice and Booster Juice – Both really good juice places just not something I am willing to spend on when I can make the same thing at home. Orange Julius is another story though.

15. Get ears pierced – I was planning to get this done before my cousin’s wedding but I didn’t have the guts to do it and reading recommendations online about not going to places with guns practically scared me. I don’t know how I feel about earrings anymore…

16. Go Bowling – Didn’t get to go because of no time and work and then school started. Sometime next year maybe?

17. Go laser tagging – Didn’t get to go as well… seriously I think my family just doesn’t like to go out lol.

18. Play Ni no Kuni – Purchased this and it is still sitting at home not even played yet… I feel iffy using my brother’s PS3 to play a game that I purchased even though he’s all cool with it. Now that school has started I will never ever play this until either Winter Break or next summer.

19. Visit Crepe Symphony – I went to this place twice and both times it was extremely delicious!

20. Eat at IHOP – We didn’t get to go which is a little saddening but I will go and eat here someday.

21. Play Pokémon Black 2 – I started this game but I haven’t finished it or anything but I have played it so I guess I can cross this out?

22. Read Garth Nix’s The Keys to the Kingdom series – This is completed and I am glad that I got closure on this series I always wondered what happened after Wednesday.

Completed: 11/22

Not bad I actually finished half and there are some things that I regret not doing like laser tagging and finish sewing my little cakes but there will be time for that when I get school breaks or when I get bored of working on homework and don’t want to clean. Yeah… anyways, hope this post was interesting I just needed closure on this as it is my own sort of journey to become a better person who completes things that have a deadline. 🙂

Completed: #6 – Watch Soul Eater

22 Aug

Hello everyone! Man I think I am on a roll as I am completing the items on the list kinda quick. But anyways, another one done and maybe this year I can actually complete this list before I turn 22?!

Now on to a few thoughts about this series:

I actually really liked the concept behind this and the characters themselves were pretty entertaining (especially Shinigami-sama that accent!). There is a lot of great fight scenes and the comedy is a great touch not too much nor too little. I probably still won’t like Black Star as he seems to be a really annoying character. My favourite character would definitely have to be Shinigami-sama I can’t help it it’s definitely the way he speaks that is just really endearing.

For the series itself there was plenty enough reason for the three kids to be fighting but it kinda made me wonder where all the adults were. Seriously, in the future all adults will be relying on kids to do the work for them and just call it a school assignment. Ending was great I would actually love to see a second season made after all that I mean I really want to find out more about Maka and Soul’s relationship as well as her continuing relationship with Crona.

This was such a fun and serious anime that I would recommend you watch even if you aren’t into anime or aren’t caught up with the times like I am.

One down, 15 more to go!