How to Slay your Home Workout

Hello everyone! How are you doing?

As always I like to be honest and share my trials and challenges with you guys!


I wanted to talk about working out today, and let you know that not all workouts are created equal.
Most days I cannot wait to workout, but there is the odd day I don’t. Like I know I want to but my brain is saying “yeah it’s not happening”.


I realized a large portion of my motivation came from having a gym to workout in. The music, the machines, and the atmosphere were all part of it. I felt like my at-home workouts weren’t as good as my gym workouts and lost my groove during this whole pandemic.
This is where I realized the problem wasn’t my lack of fancy gym equipment, but my commitment and mindset.

I needed some motivation and knew what app was going to help me find it…
So I took to Instagram! and this is where my first tip comes from.

  1. Get some inspiration from your favorite Fitspo. Now I have to stress the difference between inspiration and comparison. Do not compare your body to anyone else EVER. It is not mentally healthy, and such a hard habit to kick once you start. However, it is ok to get fired up from your favorite fitness account!
    I have many fitspo accounts that I love but there are two in particular that are my go-to every day! I am inspired by the encouraging words of @rachmarieofficial and the knowledge of @cschmidt.fit. I fully believe in having an upbeat, positive feed and these two really keep the vibes high!

2. Put on that pumping playlist before you do anything. Music has the power to change your mood and blasting your favorite playlist can take a workout from ok to super in seconds.

I love to find new playlists and keep my music up to date so I never get bored. Also my cardio playlist is very different from my lifting playlist! I like different genres for different exercises. For example when I do cardio, I’m usually listening to upbeat techno or remixes, and lifting I just like and kind of Rap or Pop music from 2012 up to now.

3. Always have your weights or equipment out and handy, or easy to access. Making your workout easy to start and set up lets you focus on actually doing it. If you have to dig through your bedroom to find your sports bra, then track down your resistance bands and Pre workout, you will be exhausted before you even start. 😂

4. Have a workout plan ready. A lot of the time you might be motivated but have no plan to put that energy into. Make a workout plan that you can stick to. I know it’s hard not to get ahead of yourself and want to get the best workout possible, but you have to have realistic goals set for yourself. Ones that you can achieve without exhausting yourself for the rest of the day.

5. You can have a great home gym set up without spending too much money. Just know where to spend it… I find having good quality resistance bands is the most important for me. I was ready to melt down when my old cheap ones kept rolling up my legs during my workouts. I decided to invest in some good ones from Peach Bands and never looked back!

I hope some of these tips can help you! While I am not a personal trainer or fitspo (though I like to pretend sometimes haha) I find these tips are great for anyone staring out! I am very stubborn so I’ve had to learn what makes me want to workout on my worst days and use it against me. 😂

Other places you can be a bit cheaper and get creative at home with your weights. I kid you not, for a while I was using my jumbo box of kitty litter to do hip thrusts since it was the heaviest thing I owned!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Fall Makeup Favourites.

Hello everyone! Happy Friday!


Truth be told, I am sitting on my couch writing this while it pours with rain outside. Hot coffee in my hand it feels only suitable that I am writing about my Fall Makeup Favorites.


I recently bought the NARS Extreme Effects shadow and have fallen in love with it very quickly. It’s the perfect blend of Fall colors. I love buying from Hudsons Bay because you always receive a bunch of freebies with your order, making it that much more exciting. This time around I got a free eyeshadow primer from NARS and a whole goodie bag from Clinique!

The palette itself is just stunning. NARS is hands down one of my favorite high-end brands. The quality of the shadows are pigmented, yet apply buttery soft.


Along with my NARS eyeshadow, I’ve been obsessed with the NYX Soft matte lip creams. My go-to shades right now are Copenhagen and Stockholm. I had to re-stock these shades because I ran out of my selection from last year. I know this might be different from other opinions, but I really like how light they feel on the lips after they dry. I dont like how some liquid lipsticks feel thick and chalky. These are an absolute dream to wear.

Those colours though! Such a fall aesthetic 😍

Also I’ve been looking at Tik Tok lately… Should I use it? Am I missing out if I don’t?

I feel like it’s going to be something where I don’t like it at first, and then suddenly I’ve fallen deeply into it and totally obsessed. I am still not entirely sure how to use it.

Anyway, TGIF everyone! What are your plans this weekend?

I’m going to carve pumpkins and drink a bit of wine with my friends. 🎃 🥂

OOTD’s with the Summer Sun Collection by Warby Parker

Hello loves!

Summer is upon us, and so is the excitement and anticipation for a new season of style! I don’t know about you but by mid-march, I am already scoping out what is going to be in style this season, and what classic looks will be making a comeback.

Part of my anticipation for the season is always indulging in a new pair of sunglasses or two…or three. Who am I kidding, at one point I almost had a pair for every outfit in my wardrobe! Sunglasses are a staple of summertime and can truly take a look from zero to hero. They are a character-defining staple for an outfit. When you think of Tom Cruise in Top Gun you don’t just imagine plain old Tom Cruise, you imagine him in that sexy pair of Aviators. When you think of Audry Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s I can guarantee you imagine Aubry with her pair of Manhattan’s perfectly balanced on her nose.

What I’m saying is: you can’t be ready for summer without sunglasses, which is why I was so excited when Warby Parker reached out to me and asked me to check out their new Summer Sun Collection. Along with the Summer Sun Collection, you can also check out their full fabulous range HERE
 

The Summer Sun Collection is a wonderful mix of fun, colourful frames that are still flexible to your everyday lifestyle. I love how classic all the frames are, they truly last the test of time.

On a side note, they also offer prescription lenses in just as many high quality and fabulous styles. This makes me very happy since I wear prescription glasses/sunglasses and finding a drool-worthy pair is always a jackpot.

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As I drooled over the amazing frames, I was inspired to pair them with some of my favourite summer looks.

They really do have a pair to match any outfit or style with their Summer Sun Collection. It has a perfect mix of polished, classy frames, as well as more eccentric, bright ones.

My first look is my take on the restyled, classic trend: The Canadian Tuxedo. Denim on top and denim on the bottom. As it is a classic style, it should only be paired with the perfect pair of classic sunglasses: Elle or Jones.

Both of these frames drew me in from the start. Both black and tortoiseshell are great to pair with any outfit. Dress them up, or dress them down, you will be on trend no matter what.

I wore my favourite 80’s style jean shirt from Forever 21, and paired it with my vintage torn jeans from Hollister.

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My next look is a popular trend for the festival season, or casual fun day out. By pairing fun bright patterns with fun bright frames, you will feel unstoppable from dusk til dawn in Flynn.

This particular frame is definitely one of my top picks. The blue tint on Flynn caught my eye right away and makes it the perfect accessory for a fun summer outfit. The pink frame is also my top pick simply because this girl loves pink! 😛

I paired my favourite Rose Kimono from Forever 21 with black cut off shorts. Since the Kimono is such a big piece, I keep whatever is underneath it simple so it doesn’t get too ‘busy’ looking and still compliments my sunglasses. I decided to wear a simple white T-shirt from H&M paired with my favourite pink cap from Forever 21. My cut-offs are a pair of Guess jeans that got the chop and I ironed on a happy little robot patch to add some character.

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Last but not least, for those warm summer evenings filled with laughter and *hopefully* delicious food and drinks.🥂 The perfect elegant night out must be paired with the ever so elegant Haskell or Aubrey.

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I love dresses that can be worn casually or easily dressed up. This little black dress from Forever 21 is my go-to. It has a flattering cut and being black it easily goes with anything. I paired this with my silver and black gladiator sandals. A little pop or chrome or colour goes a long way with a black dress. Overtop I have worn my Material Girl dress shirt for when it gets a tad chillier in the evening.

Both these sunglasses are a perfect pair because of their versatile frames. They easily switch from casual day to evening ready glam just like that.

These are my 3 favourite outfits for summer so far!

Thanks to Warby Parker for inspiring such a fun post! ☀️😎🏖

Let me know what your favourite sunglasses are from the collection! 😊

To be honest, it was very hard to pick my favourite pairs because I enjoy every one of the styles from the new collection.

Hope you all have been enjoying your May so far! And thanks for stopping by and reading!

~M

My Favourite Red Lipsticks for Christmas 💄

Who doesn’t love a red lip?

Red lipstick looks good on every shade of skin and tone. Finding the perfect red lipstick can be as good as finding chocolate in your stocking! :p

And with the list going on of all the amazing drugstore brand lipsticks, you can find the perfect one without sacrificing your wallet this Christmas.

The swatches match the photos from right to left 😘💋

Starting off with the Revlon Colour Stay Moisture Stain: I have purchased 3 of these over all, and have used all of them religiously. Upon first application the texture is light and airy, but glossy and full of pigment. For someone who is strictly a matte lip kinda gal, this really says something. This is a more expensive drugstore item but worth it for the double feature of a lipstick and a lip stain. Here I have the shades Miami Fever and Shanghai Sizzle. Next sticking with the theme of glossy red lips I love the NYX Xtreme Shine Lip Cream in the shade Absolute Red. This is a high gloss, high pigment lipstick for that perfect Marilyn Monroe pout. My pointer, invent in a good lip liner to avoid and bleeding lines. 💋

I have 2 NYX Matte Lipsticks that are ride or die in my makeup bag Indie Flick and Merlot. Indie Flick is and orange red and is vibrant and bright for the holidays, where Merlot has shades of purple in it, perfect for sultry winter evenings. Both are True Matte Lipsticks, semi dry down, without drying out your lips.

Rimmel Kate Moss in Shade 10: This lipstick was highly influenced by my favourite Youtuber/blogger Zoella, who swears by this lipstick and so do I. This particular shade is the most classic red in my mind and when used with a lipliner and brush, you can create the most precise red lip, for a low price.

Last but not least is the highest priced lip to from Ciate London in the shade Diva. This is a mousse lipstick and half drys down on the lips. I’ve spoken about this before, and while it’s not a true Matte, the texture it creates is worth the few smudges here and there. Plus I have to shoutout to the applicator for being a perfect doe-foot applicator for a red lip on the go!

I hope everyone had been enjoying their lead up to the holidays! Happy (almost) Holidays everyone!

~M 💄

My Week In Instagram Photos 💕

So many festive feels this week! ❤️🎄

I know this is my second Instagram post in a row, I promise I have new amazing content coming soon! 💕💕💕 thank you for sticking through this dry spell!

If anyone is wondering my Instagram handle is missm_w, and I just post a lot of flat lays and fashion, all of it is my own photography 📷

I’d love to follow everyone from here so leave a comment and let me know you’re from WordPress! I’ll follow you back! I’m very new to the whole Instagram blogging thing so I want to get caught up! 😁

Also that is indeed the Lush 12 Days of Christmas gift box 🎁 and yes a review will be coming soon for it! 🎉

How is your week going so far?

Fun question of the week: My brother thinks you should wait until December 1st before you drink any eggnog or listen to Christmas music. Do you agree?

(I’m on the opposing side since I’ve already been listening to Christmas music a bit and had eggnog :p)

My Week in Instagram Pics

Hello everyone! 😘

A picture can say a thousand worlds…. excuse for that cliche haha. But really, these picture posts are one of my absolute favourites to do, so if you’re not interested in seeing a bit more into my life this may not be your jam. However if you like looking at random aesthetically pleasing pictures, you’re in the right place!

~ Sunday to Sunday ~

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I think because it’s been such a dreadful week weather wise, getting to work on something like photography has really brightened it up! Whether it’s my best camera being used, or a quick outfit snap I’ve been really loving it. I hope you enjoy this little post too. Not all of the pictures are brand new, like I said Instagram is fairly new to me on the blogging front.

Anyhoo happy Monday Munchkins! 😛

Let me know if you like seeing these posts 🙂

My instagram handle is missm_w if anyone is interested 😄

~M

Stormy Sunday Outfit Of the Day ☔️

Hello loves!

I was greeted with blustery weather today and did not want to leave bed! 💤

However, one heroic mug of coffee later and here I am!

Excuse my chippy polish, I’m very overdue for a manicure!

On days like this I giggle because I feel like I roll out of bed, and then find an outfit that is as cozy as possible to feel like I’ve never left! Does anyone feel that way?

To start, I’ve been living in my chunky knit sweater from Forever 21. It’s slightly cropped but still long enough to cover the stomach and feel cozy.

Next I am loving my fingerless gloves! As always if you’re a photographer, or anything that requires nimble fingers these gloves are the way to go.

Lastly are a few items that are my makeup favourites.

The e.l.f lipstick in the shade ‘Praline’. The perfect cool tone nude.

E.l.f eyeshadow trio in ‘Brown Bonanza’.

Last but not least my Matt and Nat wallet, and some cute 90’s-ish palm tree beaded earrings.

Have a fabulous Sunday everyone and I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

~M<<<<<<<

Autumn Outfit Of The Day💕

Hello loves!

It’s another chilly fall day and I thought I’d share what I decided to wear today 🙂

I’ve really been loving flat lays lately and trying to learn more on how to do them. Let me know any of your tips or tricks on how to do them, I’d love to hear from you!

I’m such a lucky girl in that all these clothes are thrift items! (Except my glasses) 😮 I don’t know how I get so lucky that I find or are given these clothes 💕

Basically I’ve been living in my Hollister sweater for the months of October and now in November. To match I’m wearing Hollister jeans with beautiful embroidery and rips all down the legs. Despite what my mum says, yes I’m still warm wearing them 😛

Usually to top it off I’ll chuck on a scarf or a snood to tie all the coziness together.

Let me know if you enjoy these fashion type posts!

And what have you been living in this Fall/Winter!

Thanks for reading!

~M

What’s In My Handbag?

Do people still do these blog posts? Seems they were all the rage a few years ago, and I still love reading and watching people do them!

Something about getting a glimpse into what really is an everyday necessity for the beauty gurus of the internet is so darn interesting. Maybe I’m just nosey? Who knows!

For starters I’ll share with you what my purse looks like 👜 (I am giggling now because I realize my purse looks very similar to the purse emoji 😂)

See? Now you see it too!

Anyhoo, it’s a David Jones Bag and it was a Christmas gift about 2 years ago. Also I’m not a designer savvy person, so I have no idea the value, I just love the bag.

To go with the bag is a rather funny story. My brother was the one who bought it for Christmas, and originally gave it to my mum. For me he got a nice shoulder bag, very pretty and dainty. However, as Christmas Day went on, mum and I had realized we were secretly eyeing up each others bags and decided to switch. Of course we asked to make sure it was ok and boom! Here we are 2 years later, still so in love with the design and everything! It also comes with a shoulder strap but I tend to cram it so full of stuff it’s too heavy for my shoulder.

Onto the good stuff!

As you can see I basically carry a back up for anything that might happen during the day.

~My planner/ calendar in case I need to save a date or write down an idea. I am VERY good at forgetting dates and numbers so this is my lifeline.

~ Fingerless mittens, because I like my hands warm but let’s be real, it’s impossible to really do anything with mittens on.

~ Deodorant (because even the best of us need a freshen up sometimes)

~ Also a small rollerball perfume, which is perfect for a handbag because no accidental spritzing will happen. Mine is by Sarah Jessica Parker and it’s called ‘Lovely’.

~ Hair pins/ ties. I have a million of them and I use all million of them.

~ Makeup. I always have at least 3 lipsticks for some reason, as well as coverup for touch ups, and powder to stop that shine, and a dense powder brush.

~Hand sanitizer.

~ Advil. This might be an odd one but as someone with very terrible cramps, and a weird tendency to get headaches I’ve learned to never leave the house without it. Plus Its nice to come to someones rescue if they need one.

~ Headphones. 2 pairs to be exact because apple just HAD to change the headphone jack on the iPhone. I’m not bitter or anything…

~ My iPod nano. To me there’s nothing worse that A. Waiting somewhere with no music, or B. Being stuck with the radio in a car. Gotta have your tunes!

~ My wallet by Matt and Nat. It’s cream and rose gold so I had to get it. Lasted me 3 years and going strong! I literally just use this to carry my debit card, license and the plethora of points cards I insist I need.

~Chapstick/lip balm. I am actually impressed there was only one in my bag this time, usually I have about 20.

~Lastly my glasses + case. The biggest sign that I was finally an adult was when I realized the importance of a case for your glasses. Whether I want to swap from contacts to glasses or the other way around I can’t leave home without both.

I am just realizing now that I forgot my iPhone in this picture but usually my iPhone is firmly planted where I %100 know where it is, in my pocket or in my hand lol. Ive had a phone stolen from me and it’s the worst feeling in the world.

Thanks s always for stopping by! HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!

~M

Lazy Sunday Look

Hello again, tis I!

Just a quick post today. Its an extra sunny, beautiful Sunday, which inspired me to dress up a little. By dress up, I mean wear my new FAVOURITE sweater, and chuck on a few rings. Honestly so simple but I’ve been all about this style recently, so Thought I would share.

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Basically, knits, geometric rigs, and crazy (almost mismatched) scarves. I just feel extra Autumnal, and cozy. I wore this to the farmers market yesterday and just had the full fall effect!

Sweater: Denver Hayes

Rings: Forever 21, Swirly one: gift ❤

Scarf: Thrift Store

Nail polish: H&M ‘Hunt Me Down’

~M

p.s this was a no makeup Sunday woohoo, so I was covering the spot on my chin lol.