Life in Pictures #1

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fit Fed and Happy

Thank you Linda for inviting me to join this fun linkup! Check out her health & fitness blog at

"Life in Pictures" is a challenge in which I take pictures to recount what I've been doing this week while avoiding as much text as possible. Let's see if you can figure out what I've been doing. :) 

What's On My iPhone?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I love Apple. I don't have a Macbook at the moment (can't afford it, still on a student budget wahhh) but I do own a third generation iPod Nano and am currently using my iPhone 4S.

I'm not one who hoards apps like no tomorrow. I don't like the cluttered look from having pages and pages of apps. I like to keep my phone as organized as I can, only keeping apps that I actually use and deleting those that I haven't touched in months or even in a year.

Autumn Haul

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I've never felt this feeling before, but I'm actually sick of shopping. I did so much shopping over the summer that now I don't even have that temptation of wanting to go to mall and "walk around" (we all know that we don't really mean that haha).

Regardless, I was able to do some back-to-school/fall shopping around town and during my trip to Buffalo, NY with my family back in August. The sales were amazing! Here are some of the things that I got for this quickly approaching season.

Life Hacks

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We live in such a busy society, and sometimes we just need some tips and tricks to get us through each day. When I learned of some of these, immediately I thought "MINDBLOWN. WHY DIDN'T I KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!" Hopefully you get a similar reaction and find these useful! :)

Beauty Scenario Tag

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Tags are always so fun to read, so I've got another one for you now! They call it the Beauty Scenario Tag. I'm given beauty-related situations and I have to share my response to each of them. Here we go!

1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?

If I had to choose from my current collection of foundation:
High end- Make Up Forever Mat Velvet +
Drugstore- CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous

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2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

Realistically, I would pretend that everything is fine and dandy. I would never mention it to her.

3. You're not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?

I recently purchased the CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Colour in 547 Rose Pearl and I like it (not a lipstick though, moreso a lip stain). It gives a rosy red colour that's not too bold but still gives some definition and colour to step up a simple make-up look. I would probably gravitate towards this product if I needed to make myself feel more classy, sophisticated, and all around pretty haha. Definitely my pick-me-up lip product at the moment.

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4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?

Hair- I would stop thinning my hair out as much as I did back then at the hair salon because I always ended up looking like an alien with a big, thick head of hair at the top and much thinner, wispier layers at the bottom. I would also tell myself to grow my hair out longer because the long-hair look suits me the best.

Makeup- I would get myself to do my eyebrows, put on mascara, and under-eye concealer everyday instead of having absolutely nothing on the face.

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear you wrong and they give you a pixi cut. Do you 
a) smile, say thank you, leave and call your mom hysterical
b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward
c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund

Knowing my personality, I would probably do the things mentioned in a). I always want to avoid conflict or tension. The other two options are definitely actions that are too agressive or unlike me.

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which 'do it all' palette do you pack in your makeup bag? 

Lorac Pro To Go Palette (it's on my wishlist).

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7. Your house has been robbed, don't worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What's the product you really hope is safe?

Any of my skincare items! Especially my Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturizer because my skin loves it too much.

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8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you
a) just pretend you haven't noticed
b) Ask them to repurchase it
c) Secretly do the same thing to something of theirs

Never c), that's definitely too mean and it will have no benefit except of hurting the friend as well. I would probably ask them to repurchase it if it's in such bad conditions that even I couldn't continue using it.

If you have any other beauty scenarios for which you want me to share a response, let me know in the comments below! Other than that, hope it was a great read!

Until next time, Des

Back-To-School Essentials

Thursday, September 4, 2014

These are things that I also have prepared for my first day of classes tomorrow! 

1. Nike Hayward 29L Backpack- very roomy, super functional with multiple compartments and pockets, has a built-in laptop sleeve, comes in many different colours and designs for your personal style

2. Muji 0.5 Gel Pens- gel flows smoothly and dries fast, comes in an assortment of colours

3. Clif Bar- energy boosting snack bar that's healthy yet still satisfies the sweet tooth with hints of chocolate chip or almond fudge, comes in three different flavours

4. Bath & Body Works Sweet Clementine Hand Sanitizer- wonderful citrus scent, easy to carry with small packaging

5. Dell Inspiron 15R Laptop- affordable laptop with modern brushed steel cover, Intel Core i5 processor, performs necessary functions for a student at great speeds

6. ShedRain Umbrella- must carry because weather can suddenly change, lightweight, has a button to automatically open and close

7. Mead Student Planner- easy way to organize tasks and events, different designs for your personal style, made for the school year from August 2014 to July 2015

8. Camelbak Water Bottle- stay hydrated while saving the environment by decreasing the use of disposable water bottles, leakproof, dishwasher-safe, comes in different colours and sizes

9. Burt's Bees Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit- hydrating lip balm to minimize chapped lips, pleasant scent of grapefruit

10. SanDisk 16GB USB Flash Drive- back up all school work without having to worry about computer crashes

What other back-to-school essentials am I missing?

Until next time, Des

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