Welcoming Autumn

Hello everyone!

I feel like I’m welcoming Autumn with an especially warm hug this year. It’s as though I am finally able to breath deep and catch a glimpse of a more relaxed pace. Does anyone else feel this way?

Besides being relaxed, I am so excited for all the fun Autumn activities we are still able to enjoy during these ever changing times.

Things I am looking forward to this Fall are: enjoying everything in Pumpkin Spice Flavour πŸ˜‹ Staying in watching movies on stormy nights. And more mushroom picking adventures with Alex and our pup!

What are your favourite Fall traditions? πŸŽƒ

DIY Face Mask kit?

Upon receiving this from my Mum for my birthday, I had no idea there was such a thing as a DIY Organic Face Mask. I am so in love and haven’t been that excited over a skin care product in a long time.

The brand is called Oleum Vera.

The packaging is simple but aesthetically pleasing. I love the natural but high quality look to it.

The product itself is also very high quality, and it’s all certified organic.

Also a big props to how eco friendly the company is, they provide all of their recipes online to reduce paper waste. I also thought it was interesting that while the packaging was properly sealed, they did not have any pull tabs or tear off seals, again reducing the amount of plastic waste.

My first mask I made out of Algae and White Clay. It detoxified and firmed (from the white clay) and had anti-aging qualities (from the algae), and softened my skin with Avocado oil. 😊

What comes in the kit:

β€’ 2 White Kaolin Clay packs

β€’ 1 Spitulina Algae pack

β€’ 1 Bentonite Clay pack

β€’ 1 Lavender bud pack

β€’ 1 Rose petal pack

β€’ 1 mini bottle of Avocado oil

β€’1 mixing container, mini silicon spatula, and removable dish.

It also came with a little letter explaining a bit about the company and where to find their recipes.

I had a look at the website and they have an extensive collection of mask kits, not just for your face, but for hair and body too! I think the concept is so creative and it lets you really specialize your skin care routine. You can even use other natural ingredients that you own and incorporate them into the ingredients they give you and create a whole new mask.

This is the website HERE! I am in no way associated with this brand or being paid to say anything I honestly just fell in love with these products and wanted to share my love for them!

Hope everyone has had a wonderful New Year and Holiday, and I’m happy to be back after my Christmas hiatus 😁

Thanks for stopping by, and if you have tried this kit too, please let me know in the comments! ❀️

~M

My Autumn in Photos πŸ“·

Hello loves!

How are we doing on this splendid day?

I thought I would share some photos with you today that represent a little slice of my life.

I’m usually geared very much towards the beauty and makeup side of my blog, but that tends to leave out my lifestyle and anything that kinda lets you get to know me. Plus, if you’re a photography buff like me, you may appreciate this post just for that πŸ™‚

Autumn is such a wonderful time to me, representing change and the slowing of seasons (until Christmas that is) which makes it one of my favourite ones to photograph. It’s still light out for the most part until daylight savings (hello extra hour of sleep πŸŽ‰) and the colours are breathtaking. It’s like watercolour comes to life!

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I can’t help but love the sudden shift in the last 4 photos! It’s like Canada said “Okay Halloween is over now? Say hello to my friend Winter!”

The snow lasted 4 days which was nice, alas it has all melted now. I don’t mind though, just makes me look forward to the next snowfall! And incase you’re wondering the book is an enviromentally frindly guide to all things Christmas.

I hope everyone has been enjoying their day!

~M

Saturday Adventures!

Every once and a while a day comes along and produces an enchanting phenomenon. It has no name, but the effects of it are enough to cleanse the spirit, and invigorate the soul. That experience can only be described as spontaneous adventure. You haven’t created any expectations, and when you here the words “Hey, wanna do *blank*”, “oh, sure”, “Alright we’re doing it!”, some sort of endorphin rush happens in the brain. The curiosity of adventuring into the unknown, or just simply treating yourself to something you’ve always wanted are two examples that make that feeling so vivid.

The freshness of the unknown open you up and really make you expand your mind and forces you to grow. In a nice way though.
As a person who has dealt with anxiety in the past (and still something I work towards beating to this day) I live a pretty structured life. I go to bed at a certain time, like to do all my work before I can rest, and only can eat sweets of I have a good show set up. The last one might be more of a funny habit that an example, but I think my point is made.
I crave the unknown, spontaneity that is life. And I definitely got my dose of it last weekend. I do believe I am good for a little while now, but will keep taking small doses regularly. :p

Anyway, end tangent here,

So, when I was asked “Wanna go to Whistler?” 95% of the brain (and mouth ) yelled ‘heck ya!’, whilst the tiny ‘small towny’ part of my brain stammered “C-can we do that?”.

So anyway off we went, bombing along in a silver Volkswagen, and endless possibilities in our minds. We were truly the staple of young freedom.

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First stop was the Gondola! Completely unscheduled, and part of my friends bucket list, we pulled into the parking lot and audibly gawked at the cables reaching into the sky and past our visibility.
We purchased our tickets (not before a funny yet slightly embarrassing incident going to the wrong teller) and waited in line to ride up a tiny box on a string. Only kidding.

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Goodbye ground and parking lot!
Up, up and away! We giggled scooted around taking pictures and videos. This was something I had never experienced. Surprisingly I had no fear of heights, but a strong gust of wind wobbled our gondola and we both froze bug eyed, then continued laughing at the look on our faces.

As the gondola just about claimed over the peak we were slightly shocked by what we saw. Snow, snow, and more snow. Its seemed we had forgot that it was still winter in some places in B.C. We were wildly underdressed, but it just didn’t matter. If anything it just added to the hilarity and wonder of the day.

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I was wearing my Toms, and she was wearing sandals. We slip slided our way through the snow and caught sight of another thing to check off our bucket list. The suspension bridge.

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We both cautiously stepped foot into the bridge, (Slight nervousness of heights kicked in for both of us) and chilred ran ahead of us bouncing the bring up and down, producing a loud sqeal from us.

We began joking as we crossed the bridge (many Shrek references were thrown around humorously), trying to distract us from the hundred foot ect, drop below. We finally got to the other side, only kissing the ground a little bit.

Somehow the hilarity of our inappropriate footwear just added to the fun of the day. I wouldn’t have changed it for anything! Some of the best memories made were our eyes turning to saucers as we saw the snow getting off the gondola, and laugh-snorting as we sent our mum’s and friends pictures and videos of us in our silly attire.

The rest of the day was spent grabbing lunch in Whistler at the Spaghetti Factory, and doing a cheeky bit of shopping at Lush and buying shoes.

Casual smooth chatting, mixed with the music thudding in the car speakers on the way back to the ferry was the perfect way to end our day. We talked about everything from our favorite old cartoons to our family.

Even as I sat waiting from the ferry, all the way driving home droopy eyed with exhaustion, a smile was permanently stretched on my face.

A+ day!

~M

Christmas Clippings DIY

Two posts in one day? Insanity, I know! haha πŸ™‚

I have recently just burst into the Christmas mood! Overnight lights have been hung in my room, snowmen put on the window sill, and Buble has been put on repeat!

With that, the DIY season has begun! This is just a really simple trick to add some spirit to your living area, without hurting your wallet.

All I used was: A couple vintage tea pots (this would easily work with Mason jars too) , some sprigs of pine, holly and fur. And lastly just some fun little decorations. I actually recycled an old wreath to re-use some of these goodies!

Pine cones, bows, little plastic birds, and bobbles are just a few of my favorite things to add to these little center pieces.

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Once you’ve got your goodies together, let the creativity flow!

I set mine up on my porch with some lovely Christmas lights.Β It gives guests a warm welcome to your home. πŸ™‚

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Happy crafting everyone! ❀

~M