Taking a Break

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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! 🙂

Birthday Break

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. 🙂

Happy New Year! Bring on 2017!

Personally for me, 2016 was a good year! We were healthy, and we took some fantastic vacations. But the world at large… yikes. I sincerely hope that 2017 will prove to be more stable and the everyday lives for more people will improve!  Happy New Year, everyone!



I’m off on a Mediterranean cruise! 🙂

I will truly be unplugged so I won’t be updating the blog or posting social media for the duration of my trip. But I’ll be sure to share my experiences and photos once I’m back at the end of the month.

See you!

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Bye for now! I’m off to Japan for 2 weeks. 🇯🇵

I will try to post on Instagram and Twitter (@stashmatters on both) while I’m there, but it depends on the wifi situation.

I’ll also be taking an additional week off from blogging to recover from my vacation, so I’ll be back mid-June. 😉

See you later! (jaa mata!) 😙

Gel polish for vacation

A quickie post to show off my freshly painted gel nail polish!
The shade I got is called #117 Strawberry Kiss from the brand Bio Seaweed Gel.  I like getting gel nail polish applied at the salon when I’m going on vacation – I never bring along nail polish or remover with me so I’d rather have something that will last me a long time.  It cost me $30 for a manicure and polish application and will last at least 2 weeks with no chips.

Do you ever wear gel polish?

PS. I’ll be on vacation starting tomorrow – the SO stocked up on 3 bags of beef jerky so we’re all set for our road trip! 😛 If you are interested in my adventures, follow me on instagram (@stashmatters) where I’ll be posting pictures from the trip!  See ya! 😉

Post a Quote Challenge: Day 3

And that concludes my 3 day quote challenge! 😀

Tag, you’re it:
The Life of Kristyn
• Farah-Nargis
Valentina Sofia

Post a Quote Challenge: Day 2

A little known fact about me: when I was young, I used to go to the library and write down quotes that I liked from quotation books.  Stuff like, “If you fail to plan, plan to fail.” True story.

Today I tag:
My Life as Mrs. A
• a brash attitude