things things things!
It’s been a long while since I shared some new products and things with ya’ll, and I don’t think I’ve ever done a so-called “favourites” post, so here we are with a new (not original) column for the blog. I’m hoping to make this column monthly, however, it will not be a “monthly favourites” because I don’t find new, favourite things every month…I am just not that fickle. But I am lucky enough to have some brands send me cool products, and if I do indeed like them, I want to be able to share that with you, along with things I have come across myself or old things that have been my bbs for a long while and I have never talked about here. Anyways! Blahblahblah, I yammer on sometimes…let’s get to it!
I instantly fell for these cards sent to me by Just Greet; so cute! Cards are definitely something I never have on hand, but often want when there is a birthday or special occasion. I’m lucky enough to live in a city that has plenty of adorable cards made by independent artists, but depending on where you live or how much time you have, finding cards made by independent artists may not be easy. Just Greet is a great site to head to when you want to find original designs (also eco-friendly) right quick and have them sent by the click of a button. You can send to your receivee straight from the site just by picking a card, typing up a quick note and Just Greet will do the rest!
I received Maybelline’s Vivid Matte Liquid lip colour at TFW and holy cow, I love it (and I can attest Meaghan loves hers too, so it aint just me!). I went a little outside my comfort zone and got the nude shade, but I’m so happy I did. It’s a subtle, wearable colour, that adds just the right amount of life to the lips. It applies like a gloss but instantly dries to a matte and is fairly long lasting. It feels a bit drying, the way mattes often do, so I apply a little lip balm before and everything is a-ok.
and make it snappy
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m loving snapchat (my username is pushyspence, btw)! I’ve always been interested in getting into vlogging and making youtube videos, but it seems like such a huge commitment, and definitely new, confusing territory for me. Snapchat kind of feels like vlogging, but it’s way more simple and a whole lot of fun. I love blogging and instagram, but often times it’s hard to share your personality through writing (I do try, though). Snapchat gives me space to actually be the weirdo that I am and offer a bit more of me and my personality to my readers and followers. And on the flip side, it’s been so awesome getting to hear the voices and see the personalities of so many of my online pals.
It had been a long while since I bought a new sheets for my bed. For a long time I was using a quilt my grandmother handmade and passed down to me, which I obviously love, but it was definitely time for a change. Since I live in a bachelor apartment (or studio) my bed is a big part of the room, so my sheets (or duvet cover, rather) need to compliment everything else in the room. My quilt is adorable, but it is very colourful and I found it was clashing with a lot of things in the room. So the last time Zach and I were at Ikea I picked up this duvet cover and matching pillow covers and it is much more suited to my apartment. Isn’t it lovely how just a little change like that can make all the difference?
A few weekends ago when the weather was beautiful, Zach and I decided to take a stroll around our neighbourhood and pop into some local shops. I was mostly looking for some small antique furniture pieces for my apartment, but ended up coming away with this roller demi perfume from Illume. The scent is Cactus Verde, which is a fresh fragrance that finishes off sweet and slightly floral. To be honest, it was not the scent that drew me in initially, but rather the adorable packaging and how portable it is. You can be sure I’ve been carrying it in my bag everyday since.
*some of these products were sent as a gift from the brand