Current Fave Tv Series / Obsession- Say Yes To The Dress. I’m sure this is not new to many of you who keep up or watch westernised television, but this super girly series is a MUST on the list of anyone who loves, weddings, beautiful dresses, and obviously SHOPPING for all three of those things. I was quickly consumed into the deliciously escalating seasons of this series season after season, but can you blame a girl….I as a single lady kind of ( not creepily of course ) live these experiences through the brides to be or so it feels, from watching them go through dress after dress to find the perfect one, to planning for their best day & the moment all eyes set on them, to gushing about their most “wonderful man I’ve ever met” hubby. So what’s not to love, the store filled with jaw dropping dresses, dreamy decor, or the way you get inspired to plan & shop for your perfect day when it comes. Below are pics from the show & of the store kleinfeld.
” A little reminder for those of us struggling to grind and remain positive despite all the NO ‘ s we’ve gotten, and all the illogically opinionated negative people around us trying to keep us down… A Challenge to us to keep our hearts beautiful & forgive our mistakes/shortcomings. The Quote says beautiful hearts in the ever beautiful language of French.
ps. Who can, loves to, or has read in another language?. I can fluently in Arabic, then a little in French, Japanese, & Korean”
The first set of hidden gems as I called them when I first came across them are the Maybelline Colour Blur Cream Matte Pencil... & OH MY GOD !! Literally can not even put into words how much I became obsessed with these products! First of all can we talk about that price though? These babies are like $10 max at your local Walmart in Canada at least, not sure about Walgreen, or other places else where. Quick sum of this product, absolutely amazing creamy feel on lips, the actual appearance of the product though is MATTE (: & the pigmentation is Bomb !!! My favourite shade from the collection is "Plum please" (; haha my idea of a downfall in this collection is that there aren't enough of these gorgeous shades, just nudes, pinks, reds, and plums. Hands down favourites after the nyx creamy mattes.
The second Maybelline "Matte" product I came across this month were the Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks, at first glance of these babies the nudes, and the deep or vibrant purples i was captured and my heart was DONE. Love love love the idea of them trying to put out a matte liquid lipstick, the price is great, also around $10, loveeeee the darker shades, specially the "Possessed plum" the almost black looking purple, the pigmentation is good in some shades, others like the shade possessed plum you might have to pack on, the colour is amazing, totally affordable & beautiful dark lip (: Only downfall is that they don't actually dry to a matte finish, and as a die hard matte lips fan i was a little disappointed when i waited and it would not set, BUT the colour/pigment was great for that price, awesome to be exact, my lips we moist & not dried out, and they smell good so that's a plus.
A brilliant novelist once said, "When you say 'yes' to others, make sure you're not saying 'no' to yourself." This quote really touched me, as am sure it did many others as well. We all go through those seemingly, or sometimes truly harsh moments, where it feels as though life is kicking us down, even though we've been "good". The very big lesson I learned this past year or so was that it's not just about how nice you are to others (sometimes plain naive/door mat sorry for harsh words), or who you were there for, or what help/shoulder/other act of kindness you offered, but rather the stand you take for yourself, own dignity, and mental/emotional stability when life tests you. I truly believe life is fair, and that we don't go through things unless they improve us or add to us c:I do strongly believe that life tests us, challenges us, sometimes kicks us, to see if we will and are determined to stand up for ourselves, if we dare to set those sometimes difficult standards for who/what we accept and expect in our lives, and the vise versa. If you dare to embrace your flaws as the very assets that make you a one of a kind, breath taking individual. If you put the comfort of others over your own in a situation where you are getting the short hand, you will be proving to your own self that you have less value, believing your value is low will lead to distorted self - image, and love trust me! There is no success or happiness with a shattered, and tainted self-image. so please, although you pick your battles wisely, let no one devalue/disrespect you. When you help and love yourself, you can do the same for the world ♥ cheers - xo