Things Making Me Happy Recently

There hasn’t been much to smile about around here over the last few weeks.  After everything we’ve been through, I’m trying to learn to appreciate the things that bring some joy into my life. Here are just a few of them from the past few days:

A couple of recent purchases from Topshop and New Look

Clothes


House of Cards Season 2

(So sad we’ve finished the season! Get on this bandwagon if you haven’t already, you won’t regret it!)

House of Cardssource


The Walking Dead
(Thank God we have this still!)

The Walking Deadsource


Canada winning Gold for the Mens and Womens ice hockey in Sochi

HockeyWomen’s source ~ Men’s source


These soft pastels for allowing me to just relax and escape for a while

Pastels


And finally, this lavender tree. Bought for us by Rob’s Mum, in memory of my Mum

Lavender Tree

Hope everyone’s had a great week, thanks for reading!

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Christmas Wishlist!

Along with other people that have mentioned it (aka everyone), I can’t believe it’s already November! This year has flown by incredibly quickly and I can’t quite believe 2014 is almost here!
Now that Halloween has come and gone we’re officially allowed to be excited about Christmas yaaay!!

 Here are a few things that I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing to my house this year!

Pictures

Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm ~ Zara Pink Coat ~ Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum ~ ASOS Dalmation Print CamiTopshop Bobble Hat ~ Topshop Grey Quilted Sweater ~ Topshop Blue Sweater ~ Grace: A Memoir ~ ASOS Onesie ~ Alexa Chung: IT

It seems I’m a bit of a fan of Topshop, ASOS, Amazon and Zara!
(who isn’t!?)

ASOS has a pretty cool Christmas gift guide on their website at the moment, with gift ideas for all the people in your life.  So if you’re struggling for some ideas check it out!  You can take a look at the gift guide here:
http://www.asos.com/131103-Gifting-Hub/Cat/pgehtml.aspx?cid=18589&WT.ac=FL|WW|dest|hdr1|3|giftgd

Of course my list above is just a wishlist of things I love, not a list of everything I’m expecting to wake up to on Christmas Day (though that would be brilliant)!!  There will no doubt be another list containing even more things I love between now and Christmas Day, I might do some gift ideas for loved ones as well, though I don’t want to give away what I’m buying anyone!

I’m a big Christmas fan and can’t wait to start decorating, put up the Christmas tree and buy presents for Rob and my family.  Last year for Christmas Rob and I were in Vancouver with no job, and no friends or family around so it will be nice to have some family around this year at least (and if we’re lucky maybe even the other two as well!).

What’s on your Christmas wishlist this year?

Thanks for reading!

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Some Recent Purchases

I don’t normally write about products and other things that I’ve bought but I feel like it’s something I’d share with friends and that’s what I want this blog to be like so here goes!

I don’t know about you but I get excited when I buy new things and can’t wait to get home to try/wear it immediately!  Having this new job has allowed me to buy things again without feeling guilty or having to justify every penny.  That’s not to say I’m running out and buying Prada or Chanel or any other insanely priced designer gear that I wish could be in my life, but you get the idea 🙂

My first new product is the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla.
Everyone and their dog has been raving about this and for good reason!  It’s bloody amazing.  I have really dark circles under my eyes and have trouble finding a concealer than can handle them.  This one feels really nice and moisturizing on the skin, and once it’s on there and blended in…that sh*t ain’t budging!  I hate reapplying anything during the day (re: I’m lazy) so I love that this pretty much looks the same after 8 hours of work.  I’d probably touch up if we were going out again in the evening but I don’t need to which I haven’t really experienced before…and I LOVE.

 

My next new purchase is actually a few things.
They’re the Real Techniques make up brushes!  I haven’t bought brushes in years because I find they’re either cheap and therefore pretty crap, or they’re good quality but waaaay too expensive (lookin at you Mac!).  So after hearing so many positive reviews about these, and watching tons (and I mean tons) of YouTube videos that happen to feature them, I decided to hunt them down here in Vancouver.  I found them at a London Drugs close to where I work and lucked out because they had just got them in stock before I showed up (they sell out almost instantly usually).  They’re really nice quality and are a great price (4 brushes for $20!)  I love using them every morning!

 

Finally, Topshop was having a massive sale recently and I picked up a couple of dresses.  They aren’t really summer dresses which I guess is why they were on sale!  So I probably won’t be wearing them any time soon but I tried them on and couldn’t resist.  Topshop also gives you 30 days to return something, even a sale item, so I figured I had a month to decide if I want to keep them or not.  One of them is a little different for me so I still haven’t decided if it’s staying or not.  We’ll see!

 

Can you guess which one I’m not sure about?!  I have yet to show Rob what they look like on so I’m curious if he’ll like them or not!  (Especially that comic book one!)

That’s all my recent purchases for now!
Let me know if you liked this kind of post, I really enjoyed writing it.  Sharing the things I’ve bought and my opinion on new products is something I could talk about all day long!

Ooh Dirty Dancing just came on TV so I’m off!
Thanks for reading!!

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