Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2017 Goals

2017 is fast approaching! I reflected on the past year and have come up with these goals for the new year. Hopefully you can all keep me to these the best you can!


- Get a custom URL for this little blog. Done on Feb 6, 2017! :)
- Exercise on the days I don't work or if I have an opening shift.
- Read the entire Bible in a year.
- Take a trip the the Bite Beauty Lip Lab in downtown Toronto and custom make my own lipstick.
- Cook once a week for my family.
- Make my own tea/coffee more often than buying.
- Keep track of finances weekly.
- Start minimizing my makeup collection to only products I love.

Some I will succeed in maintaining, some will just die off after the first month... but the most important thing is that I try! My Orla Kiely planner will definitely help me keep track and maintain all of these resolutions.

Is there anything you want to accomplish in the new year?

Until next time, Des

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Seven Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag

I've watched several videos and read blog posts on this fun beauty tag so I thought I'd entertain you with it! I got to give a shout out to Liz from Stay Gorgeous! and Kaitlyn from Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty because after reading/watching your tags I wanted to do it too!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Gift Guide for Him 2016

This year I had more men in my life that I needed to get gifts for. I don't know if it's just me, but I found it more challenging than finding gifts for my ladies! Here are my gift ideas for him. I hope it helps your Christmas shopping!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation

This was a foundation that I fell in love with right away, even while I was swatching it at Sephora. I'm definitely going to use this in my upcoming holiday parties!



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Gift Guide for Her 2016

Christmas is just around the corner (FYI it's one of my favourite times of the year :) )! Christmas also means gift-giving, and I find it so fun finding the perfect gift for my friends and family. I've compiled this guide to help you find a gift for her, and most of them I'm actually getting for the ladies in my life. Hope this will help and inspire your Christmas shopping. A gift guide for him is coming soon!

For the Home

Monday, December 5, 2016

Fresh Sugar Lip Seduction (Holiday Set)

What's better than having nourished, moisturized lips with a beautiful tint of colour? Well, this Sugar Lip Seduction* holiday set containing the Sugar Lip Treatments by Fresh would be an awesome gift for the ladies who are intimidated by lipsticks and glosses, who you want to treat with quality lip products, or ladies who don't want to think too hard about what to wear on their lips in the morning as they're rushing out the door (aka me).


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Morning Routine

This post is in collaboration with fellow blogger and dear friend Robyn! Check out her morning routine over on her blog Every Small Endeavour! All photos are shot by the bf Clarence :) (check him out at his Instagram @thebabylens!).


When I do have a day off work, I enjoy taking it slow in the morning.