Happy first day of Fall / Autumn! 🍁🍂🍃 It’s been unseasonably warm here (weekend high is 32ºC / 90ºF) so it doesn’t feel like Fall / Autumn at all. What’s the weather like where you are?
I didn’t think I’d be announcing another break so soon but lately I’ve been unmotivated to blog. I also feel guilty about not blogging. My post frequency has diminished recently and it’s due to several factors: more social activities, starting a new job, and generally being less interested in beauty stuff. Wait, what? Not interested in makeup?!! 😮 I know, it’s strange to type that out, but I just have nothing to contribute relating to beauty stuff right now. 😳 Maybe it’s a phase and I’ll get back into it, who knows – has this happen to any of you? I decided instead of feeling obligated, I’m going to give myself permission to take a break. I do still enjoy reading and commenting on your posts, but I won’t be contributing to my blog for at least a month to gauge how I feel after that. Thanks for your understanding! 🙂
It’s been a while since I’ve done a nail post! Today I’m showcasing a collection that was released for Spring this year, but I personally think a good nude collection is season-less. 😀 I’ve got 3 of the China Glaze Shades of Nude Collection to show:
• Minimalist Momma (sand beige creme)
• Fresher Than My Clique (mushroom taupe creme)
• Kill The Lights (deep mauve creme)
I hadn’t planned on being MIA last week but it was my final week at my old job and it was so busy! I ended up having a lot of social engagements last week (goodbyes) – being out every night makes it difficult to blog! Things likely won’t settle down until after Labour Day weekend…
This post is a combined June and July accountability (I know, I’m so late with this!) June was a No-Buy month whereas July is a Low-Buy month. My budget for July was originally $200 but since I slightlyoverspent back in April, I had to subtract off $1.70 from my budget, leaving me with $198.30 to play with.
I was able to stretch my budget by supplementing with gift cards – plus, I received some birthday presents! 😀
July was my “Low-Buy” month which coincided with my birthday month (it was no accident, I orchestrated it so that I was able to haul for my birthday 😉 ), so the floodgates were open and I especially went to town with online orders. Here are the 3 online retailers I purchased from:
Makeup Geek, Beauty Bay, and Glossier! It was my first time ordering from Makeup Geek and Glossier. 🙂 For reference, I live in Toronto, Canada and costs will be stated in Canadian dollars (CAD) unless otherwise noted. As an “international” customer from most online sources, it’s always a challenge when it comes to shipping time and costs from a Canadian perspective – here’s what I bought and my experience.
I committed to being back by the end of July and I’m squeaking in just on the last day! 😛 First, I want to thank you all for the Birthday wishes! 😀 I had a great birthday! My SO and I baked a cake… a Betty Crocker boxed cake in the Cherry Chip flavour. It’s a nostalgic flavour for me as I remember having it at birthday parties when I was little! I don’t have great photos of the masterpiece but here’s what a slice looked like:
It turned out really well for our first ever baking attempt! 😀 (It’s not fancy like the ones I see online but it’s the taste that counts, right?) Aside from my birthday, during my time away from blogging, I’ve been doing some fun stuff…
A quick note to let you know that I’ll be taking a short break from blogging, just in time for my birthday which is tomorrow! 😀
I’ve been busy lately and haven’t been able to devote time to writing or photographing for the blog but I plan to be back in a few weeks! I’ll still be reading and commenting on blogs in the meantime. 🙂
It’s NOT my birthday yet, but neither Joyce nor myself could wait to post this, so we’re showing our swap a week and one day before our actual birthdays. 😉 Yes, Joyce of Local Girl Foreign Land and I share a birthday! It’s next Tuesday July 11th! 😀 Here’s a glimpse at what Joyce sent:
😍 I’m so excited to dig into everything! Let’s have a closer look: