01 October 2014

Beauty Wednesday!

Did you miss Beauty Wednesday? I finally decided on a topic and got around to blogging about something beauty related! I know miracles still happen ;) Today I want to talk about two of my new favorite products! One I have already picked up another one and one I have wanted to try for a long time. Both are MAC products and I love them!

MAC Pigment in Vanilla 
Zoom Fast Black Lash

These are my new favorite things! If I did monthly favorites these would be on the top of the list. I'm a sucker for mascara and a long time ago Zoella mentioned this vanilla pigment from MAC which I have wanted to try every since! When I was up in Halifax on Saturday I of course had to duck into MAC because it just always happens okay! I did pick up some eye shadows which I will hopefully share next week! MAC has a nice little section right now of mini versions of a number of their products and when I was there last month I picked up the above mascara because I wanted to try it and honestly I needed a new one  since the last one I got I didn't like! I decided not to get the pigment that day but knew I would probably be picking it up someday soon. 

If you can't guess I ended up loving the mascara! It makes my lashes look amazing! It is a wet formula which I wasn't sure when I started using since I normally don't like a very wet mascara but this one had me at the first application. I do have nice lashes to start but this mascara just makes them come alive! It lenghtens, separates and just does everything a good mascara should. I should have taken before and after photos but I forgot so just trust me on this! 

The vanilla pigment is the best brow highlight I have ever tried! It is the perfect amount of shimmer and highlight without being in your face! I also love using it for my inner eye highlight. I have wanted this for over a year I would say but couldn't bring myself to spend over $20 on a pigment since I really don't use them that much so when I saw the mini version I knew I would have to pick it up at some point. I finally caved on Saturday and I'm so happy I did because I have used it everyday since and I'm planning on using it everyday I have make up on! I highly recommend this pigment! It also makes me want to try more MAC pigment.

What are your new favorite products? I love hearing about new products!

28 September 2014

Sunday Social with Ashley and Neely!

And another weekend is gone! I really think a three day weekend should happen every weekend or at least every other weekend. It was a beautiful weekend weather wise! Felt more like summer than fall. Loved it! Yesterday I was in Halifax so I could have dinner with my lovely friends and send off our little Tiana because she is leaving for Toronto on Tuesday. I can't believe  I won't be able to see her again until Christmas! But like I was saying that will be here in a blink of an eye! 

Today, was just homework and errands! Totally boring I know! So lets do a link up with Ashley and Neely again since I don't want to leave you with the most boring post ever! PS I already have posts planned for this week so you will see me more then once this week I promise :) 

Have a great week everyone!

1. What is your favorite magazine to read?
Hmmm I haven't been reading magazines lately but I would have still have to say Vogue or People because of love the fashion of Vogue and the celebrity content of People.

2. What is the best thing you’ve seen online lately?
This 'fight' between these little kids just makes me laugh and he just melts my heart....You poked my heart

3. What is your favorite celebrity to follow on Instagram or Twitter?
I know they might not be celebrity celebrities but my favorite people on Twitter at Nolan Thiessen and Ben Hebert. They are Canadian Curlers and I love them! They are funny, smart and entertaining!

4. Is there one article of clothing no matter what the season you can’t help but love?
Tank tops! I have so many! Easy for summer with some shorts and great for wearing under sweaters and cardigans in the winter.

5. Do you prefer email or snail mail?
I like both! I love the quickness of an email but I love the surprise of getting a nice letter in the mail.

21 September 2014

Sunday Funday!

Sunday Funday! Or Sunday do laundry and homework all day! Either way I hope you're all having a great Sunday! It is lovely here today. The sun is shining and the breeze is delightfully warm. So doing this fall themed link up seems weird but I haven't linked up with Ashley and Neely in a VERY LONG time so I figured why not do it today!

1. What is your favorite part of fall?
My favorite part of fall is the crisp weather, changing colors, sweaters, boots and all that fun stuff. I'm going getting back into crafting in the fall too because I hardly take the time to do it in the summer since I would rather be outside.

2. Do you have anything special planned for fall?
Not yet anyways! Baby Leigh is coming in October/November so I'm excited for that but that has nothing to do with me planning anything haha

3. What is fall like in your area?
Fall is just fall here, crisp weather, farmer's markets and such.

4. What is your favorite football team to cheer for (college or professional)?
I'm not a football fan so I have no answer for this.

5. Do you decorate for fall? Show us pics!
I do decorate for fall but I don't have of it out yet nor do I have pictures of it from other years so you will just have to take my word for it :)

Hope you're all ready for another week! Have a relaxing Sunday evening folks!


15 September 2014

Weekend Update!

Okay I didn't do a great job getting back into blogging last week but this is going to be harder than I first thought! I'm so out of practice with blogging I forget I was even going to blog half the time! So lets cross our fingers for a better week this week!

As I didn't bake/cook anything exciting last week I decided to just make this a ramble blog about my weekend. I'm adding Friday into this because we had our first client day of the semester on Friday. I got to do a roller set on one client and a cut and style on another! I was nervous about it before but the day went great and we all got through it amazingly! Job well done to all of us! After school was over I honestly just chilled for the rest of day because I was tired from the full week of school. Saturday, I have to say I didn't do that much either. I went to lunch with Erica and finished baby shower shopping for my friend Deena since Sunday I was going up to Halifax for the shower. Saturday night I was super cool and did laundry and homework! I know you're jealous but not all of us can be that cool! 

Sunday I was up and off around 10:30 with Erica to Halifax for the shower. The shower was so much fun and very well done by Deena's twin sister Dawn and mother Linda. Not only did I get to have a lovely time at the shower but I was able to spend some time with some of my favorite people. We had a great afternoon of chatter, games and shower food! I wish I lived closer so I could everyone more. I say this and my friends here I don't see enough either! Anyways it was a great weekend but never long enough! I could use for some more relaxing time but alas I will sleep when I'm dead right?

Hope everyone had a great weekend! xo

The Backstreet Girls!

08 September 2014

Make It Yourself Monday!

We are starting the week off on the right foot folks! Fingers crossed I can keep this up :) In case any of you are wondering I had a great first week back at school. We mainly were just getting back into the groove of things so this week will really be back to school. I know some you really want/like knowing about what I'm doing in school and how it is going so I plan to post updates about school mainly on Friday :)

Anyways, lets get into today's post which is a baking post! I won't lie to you but I made these cookies back in July thinking I would post about them before now but alas I haven't posted about them. They are probably one of my new favorite cookies! This is why I haven't made them since I first made them because they are so darn good! They are red velvet cookies and boy are they yummy! They are not that hard either it is just the waiting that makes them kind of annoying to bake. That being said they are totally worth it!

I found this recipe at Gonna Want Seconds (Pinterest to start). Check out Kathleen's site for more yummy recipes!


2 1/4 Cups - Flour
1/3 Cup - Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons - Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
1/2 Cup - Unsalted Butter, Softened
2 Ounces - Cream Cheese, Softened
1 1/2 Cup - Sugar
2 - Eggs, Large
2 Teaspoons - Red Food Color
1 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup - Powder Sugar

1.In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, mix butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Add sugar and cream until light and fluffy; a couple of minutes. Add eggs, food color and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Gentle fold half the flour and cocoa mixture to the egg mixture until just incorporated, then fold in second half the same way. Place dough in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

3.Prehat oven to 350°F.

4. Form dough into 1 1/2 Tablespoon balls. Roll dough balls in powdered sugar and place on silpat lined cookie sheets.
5. Bake cookies in preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for approximately 15 minutes then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.

6. Try and not eat them all! So yummy!

01 September 2014

Slack Blogger? Not a summer blogger!

Yup, it is official I'm not a summer blogger! I had idea for posts but I never had/took the time to sit down and write them out. There was always something more fun/exciting/important to do!

Since it is September (WOAH! how did that happen already?) and school is back on Wednesday I figured it was time to get back into a nice routine and it will include blogging on a regular basis. Now, that being said this week probably won't have anymore posts because I will be busy with back to school stuff and just getting back into routine! I just wanted to come and say hi and yes I will be back! 

Now, I'm going to leave you with some of my pictures from August! Hope you're all having a great Labour Day weekend.

29 July 2014

Random Tuesday Post!

Yesterday I had every intention of blogging but my internet had other ideas! Every time I went to come and blog my internet decided it was good time to cut out so I'm crossing my fingers this will actually get posted today.

I don't have much to say today because I'm in bit of a blogging funk mainly because I keep wanting to do some beauty posts but it has been soooo muggy I can't do my make up the way I want it because it melting off me before I can finish it! I really wish I had AC but what can you do. Hopefully tomorrow I can do something since I actually have to get ready to leave the house! It is one more sleep until Erica is finally home! YAY!! This is by far the longest I have gone not seeing her and not really talking to her that much because of the time change and well she has been on the go! She text me yesterday saying I just saw Wicked without you...what is wrong with the world? We have seen Wicked together like 4 times! So it made us both sad we weren't together. I can't wait to see her and hear all her stories from her travels. 

Well this is kind of a useless blog post. I really wish I had more to say or something more interesting then this but alas I don't so we will end it here for today and I will talk to you again on Wednesday or Thursday :)


25 July 2014


I can't believe it already Friday! At the beginning of the week I was saying to my friend Justin that I thought it was going to be a long week but boy was I wrong! This week has flown by. I was going to post on Wednesday but well it was far too nice outside to be in on the computer so what can you do!? This is what I did all day on Wednesday....

I love summer! I don't enjoy the muggy weather we have been having but man when you can lay by the pool all day it doesn't even matter.

We are almost into the final countdown of Erica's trip and she will be home soon! I have missed her so much! It is hard when your partner in crime is away for almost a month! I'm excited to have her home soon! The dogs are going to go crazy! They have missed her so much. Gus especially hasn't been himself since she left. It is funny because they are mopey for a day or so when someone else goes but then they get over it but with Erica they have been bummed out the whole time!

Okay, I have some stuff to get done before lunch time so I should probably get my butt going and get it done! Hope you all had a great week and are going to have a great weekend!


21 July 2014

Weekend Update!

What? Is this really happening? I'm actually giving a weekend update on Monday!! Miracles never cease to exist! I have to say I love summer weekends, yes I know all weekends are awesome but there is something but summer that just makes them better. This is probably because I love summer so much. This weekend was a lovely weekend full of family, friends, laughter, happiness and sun! 

This weekend I was lucky enough to be able to celebrate my friends' wedding. Myself and my friend Megan were also happy to do the hair and make up of the wedding party. Thanks for trusting us to that Natalie! Not that I'm bias but she looked so beautiful! The day was great! I got to spend the morning with the wedding party before rushing home to get myself ready for the wedding. The ceremony was lovely and everything seemed to go off without a hitch. The dinner and dance was great, the food was very good! It was a buffet of salmon, salads, beef, seafood chowder and biscuits. There was an assortment of desserts along with cupcakes. All of it was delicious! Then of course the dance was super fun! There was five of us there together from high school and we were all each others dates so it was a girls' night at the wedding and it was a lot of fun. The DJ played some great music and we danced most of the night away. Here are some pictures from Saturday.....

My hot wedding dates Andrea, Lydia, Danielle and Laura

Us again with the bride Natalie

The blushing bride and myself

Me and Danielle

Laura and Me

Lydia, Andrea and myself

View at the Pictou Lodge where they had the wedding dinner and dance.

On Sunday we headed down to my uncle Bill's cottage for some BBQ. My aunt Marjorie and uncle Paul are home for a visit so we all went there for a nice meal. I love being down on the shore and they have great spot down at the cottage. We all had a nice evening together and I got some good pictures on the beach. It was a great weekend and I hope you had a great weekend too. I will leave you with some pictures from Sunday evening.


16 July 2014

Wordless Wednesday

One year and we all still miss you Talia Joy

"just keep swimming"