The Flash!

22 March 2017 No comments
This week is flying by and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to keep up! I know I wasn't around much last week and I honestly don't think I will around much this week. Life is busy right now and I'm playing a bit of catch up since I was away all weekend. I hope you're all having a great week and lets chat next week!

Snow forecasted for this evening :( Spring please come soon! and Summer come even quicker!

Oh that's blinding....

14 March 2017 3 comments
Over the weekend I was in Halifax to pick up my mom at the airport and since we were going up anyways last minute myself and Erica decided to head up a tad earlier so we could run into the mall and do a bit of shopping. We of course hit up Sephora because I have been eyeing the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit she did with Anastasia of Beverly Hills since it Nicole posted a sneak peek on Instagram. I also had watched Jeffree Star's review on the kit and that confirmed my want for the kit.

 
 
This kit is beautiful! If you enjoy a good highlight this is it! There are six great shades in this kit for $52 Canadian. It is available in stores at Sephora and online. Packaging is on point but all of Anastasia's products have beautiful packaging.
 
 
At first glance at the store I was like yes! I need this! Kitty Kat and Forever Young were basically calling out to me. A couple of the sales' girls on the floor were like oh you're getting it! You're going to love it. I felt like saying duh how could one not love it and I hadn't even tried it yet but I did swatch it just in case.
 
 
 
When you first open it and look at the colors they do look like they are going to glittery but I promise they won't be. They are like butter, not chalky at all and glide on like a dream. I will say if you don't like stronger highlight, I would maybe not pick up this kit. So far Kitty Kat, Forever Young and Forever Lit have been my favorites because I'm not tanned right now so Daydream, Glo Getter and 143 not overly working for me but I know once I have a tan I will totally be loving them. Well 143 might always be a tad too dark for me to highlight with but all of these shades would be awesome eye shadows as well. This morning I used Forever Lit for my brow highlight and it instantly picks up your eye. For my cheeks and cupid's bow I have been laying Kitty Kat and Forever Young, in the sun you basically need your shades on. I'm going to take a quote from Jeffree Star and say they are basically a wet dream highlighter! The pigmentation is great, the consistency is smooth and if you have texture on your face it doesn't overly pick it up like many highlighters will. I wanted to have pros and cons for you but right now I don't have any cons for this Glow Kit. It is beautiful and does exactly what I want it too. You can't ask for more than that.
 

From top to bottom 143, Glo Getter, Forever Lit, Day Dream, Forever Young, Kitty Kat
First picture swatches in natural light and second picture bathroom lighting.
 
This is Brittany approved!
 
I'm also so happy for Nicole! I love her videos on YouTube, she just seems like the kind of girl I would be good friends with. Glad to see her making great products!
 






Girly Chat Link Up: That time you were really lucky....

09 March 2017 7 comments
Time for another girly chat link up! This month's topic about being lucky and talking about that one time you were really lucky! I have to say I don't think I'm that lucky because I normally never win anything so when I was thinking about this writing this post nothing was really coming to me. I did win tickets on Twitter to see Il Divo which was amazing but that is basically my only good lucky moment. It is funny when people often think of being lucky they only think of winning something when really we are so lucky in many ways.

I kept on trying to figure something out that was more exciting then Il Divo tickets and it hit me! If you have been reading my blog for awhile or know me in person you know I had a cancer scare back in 2009. I was told I needed chemo before I could have surgery to remove the tumor from my ovary. It was all very scary and upsetting. I luckily had an amazing specialist in Halifax who just didn't think it was cancer and she decided my best option was surgery and soon. No chemo just get in there and take out whatever was in there. Two weeks later I was having surgery to have this mass removed. I had never had surgery before and having surgery on your stomach makes you feel like you're 100 years old! You don't realize how much you use those muscles. It was a long 6 week recovery but I did it and I got a call from Dr. Rittenburg that it wasn't cancer she was right! It was actually my ovary who decided to just be a little crazy and didn't want to be a part of my body anymore. I have watched people deal with cancer, I have watched families of those dealing with cancer, I have been a part of those families and I cannot begin to tell you how lucky I am that I didn't have cancer. I'm here.

This reminded me of how lucky I am when it comes to my family. I honestly don't know how I would function without them. We have close family and I always feel bad for those who don't have same. When someone says they don't really get along with their siblings that basically boggles my mind because mine are my best friends. The older I have often the more I realize how awesome my parents have been. Yup, I really got the best when it comes to family and not just my immediate family my whole family/friends are all pretty awesome!

Final thought...There is going to be all kind of lucky stories today with the link up and I'm excited to read them but I want everyone to remember today how lucky we are to be alive and well. Yes, we all have our problems we are dealing with but just don't take things for granted because they can change in second.

http://alittlebitofemily.blogspot.ca/2017/03/girl-chat-lucky.html
 

Royal Waiting Link Up

08 March 2017 3 comments
Wow, it is Wednesday already! This week is flying by! Now that I say that I'm sure the rest of the week will crawl by at a snail's pace! I hope you're all having a good week I have no complaint on my end. This week I decided I would link with the girls Shelly, Katy and Holly who are hosting Royally Waiting. I follow Shelly's blog and now I will have to go and check out Katy and Holly's because I'm sure they are great if Shelly is friends with them because she has a great blog. Onto the link up...
 
 
Waiting on...Booking a trip down south! It isn't set in stone but that is all I want right now to sit on the beach for a week. Hopefully the last week of April I will be gone somewhere, either Cuba or Dominican Republic.
 
 
Hearting...My dogs, they were so cute last night! I just love them so much.
 
 
Planning...what to make for dinner next week! Meal planning yes!
 
Packing...for Crop and Create, I like to plan what I'm bringing and pack about a week before the event because if I need anything I would like to get it before and then I can just do fun shopping at the event.
 
Watching...This is Us, The Challenge and Criminal Minds...not sure I can deal with This is US and Criminal Minds! They just have me on emotional rollercoasters all the time!
 

 
 
Happy Wednesday everyone! We are half way there! I hope you all have fun plans for the weekend! It is always nice to have something to look forward too even if it just laying on the couch watching Netflix all weekend!

March Goals

07 March 2017 1 comment
Yes I know it is already 7 days into March and I'm posting my goals now but hey I rarely post about my goals on my blog anyways so this is better. There are a number of gals on follow who post their goals each month and I decided why not join in on that party! I normally have some goals I keep in mind for the month but I never make a post about them. Anyways, here are my goals for the month of March...

  • Organize my clothes! I have lots of clothes but I only wear maybe half them so lets purge!
  • Keep up the meal planning! I have been doing pretty good the last couple of weeks with meal planning and I would really like to keep that up because it makes for such an easier week.
  • Go through my make up and purge! Enough said there.
Now I know this is just a small list but it is what I'm working with this month!

Are you a monthly goal maker? New Year's Resolutions maker? Or just fly by the seat of your pants kind of gal?

Have a great Tuesday everyone!