Life Lately


Well, this has been a long time coming. Sorry I have been so absent! Life lately has been, not bad, just different. It's an adjustment that I didn't really think would happen. I thought everything would come easily after graduating university, turns out, not as easy as I had thought. I thought I would just take a moment to talk about things lately, and hopefully soon I'll get back to posting more often!

This is the first year in 16 years that I haven't returned to school in September. My sister is in her final year of high school, so seeing her go back to school was a weird feeling. Even more, the weekend that 'move in' happened for the university I attended I saw a few frosh (first years) shopping with their parents for dorm necessities and it made me feel a twang of regret that I wasn't heading back there with all my friends ready to start off another year. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that I graduated in May, it's just a weird feeling not having a year of school to fall back on.

I've been looking all summer for a job (still don't have one, fingers crossed one comes along soon), need to start paying back my loan in November (with no income), and have to start getting my applications together to apply for graduate studies. It's not really a lot, but it's very different from the routine I've been used to.

I've missed posting, but I feel like I need to go places and buy products to write posts that have meaning or purpose, and at this moment, that's just not possible for me. I know it's silly, and I can write about whatever I feel like, but I enjoy the beauty, travel, and photography posts that I am able to write most.

Long story short, I've been absent from my little corner of the internet, trying to get my life sorted out for the next year until I figure out the schooling situation. I can't wait to be back into a routine! I'm hoping that a job will soon come a long that will allow me to have some money to be able to explore so that I can continue taking photos.

Anyway, that's been life lately.

Cavendish, PEI | Summer Vacation 2016

Sorry for the long delay in posts, I had lost the motivation to write anything for a little while. 

I just got back from a four day vacation in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island. The weather was beautiful - sunny with a great breeze. It only rained Monday evening, the rest of the time it was clear skies! 
I wanted to spend time with my family so I didn't take out my camera very much. I was, however, able to take some shots at the beach which made me want to post them here! 

 Bonus flower shot that I took because I really liked it! 

Anyway, this is just a short little photo post of beach photos in Cavendish. We also went to Sandspit, a local carnival/theme park which was a lot of fun. The rollercoaster was a blast! We also went to a place called 'Escape Room Cavendish' where you're locked in a room for an hour and need to solve puzzles to get out before time is up! This was one of my favourite things we did!

Where is your favourite vacation spot?

Top 6 Products On My Beauty Wishlist

I've mentioned in previous posts that I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to makeup application. This, however, does not by any means mean that I don't ogle over all the pretty makeup when I walk by the Sephora in the mall.
I'm at a point in my life where splurging on the nice, more expensive make up isn't really an option unless it's a treat or gift. I don't mind though, because it is easier to ogle at everything when you don't have to decide which ones you'd buy. I thought I would share some of my top beauty wishlist items here, so that we can all dream about some pretty products!

1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Highlighter Palette. This palette is so beautiful, the shades look so pretty and I would love to have this in my collection!

2. Tanya Burr Cosmetics Luxe Lip Gloss in the shade Martha Moo. I've seen this product all over my twitter and it looks so pretty! I don't think I am able to get this product in Canada, but a girl can dream, right?

3. By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow Stick in the shade Beyond Gold (also, I quite fancy frozen quartz). This looks like the type of product that would be easy to use and not require a lot of skill, both of which are things I look for in makeup products!

4. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in the shade Snow. I've heard good things about this foundation, and I've only tried drugstore foundations. When I'm able to splurge on a more expensive one, I'd like it to be this one first!

5. Essie Nail Polish in the shade Berried Treasure. As much as I hate to admit this, I've never owned an Essie nail polish, and they have so many shades to choose from! I picked this one because it's one of my favourite shades of pink! I know this isn't as expensive compared to the other items on my list, but I've heard such good things about the brand that I had to include them too!

6. Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara. Again, another product that has had great reviews, but alas, I have not tried it yet! It seems like one of those staple mascaras that everyone uses!

What is one item on your beauty wishlist?

Meet Matt(e) Hughes | Makeup Review

A couple of weeks ago I posted a nude lipstick review, and when I was doing my lips with those products, I realized that I received a lipstick for Christmas I have never tried/wore before. I thought that I could review it upon trying it for the first time!

The product: 
The Balm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in the colour "Sentimental"

My thoughts: 
♡ First, when you open the product it smells like mint, which is  delightful!
♡Application isn't easy, but not difficult. Bleeds easily into surrounding skin.
♡ I LOVE THE COLOUR! It is so pigmented and the payoff is amazing.
♡ I'm not sure what I would wear this lipstick with, both in terms of makeup and clothing and I'm not sure of any events where I could wear this lipstick.
♡ Lasts a decent amount of time. The lipstick lasted through most of the day, and is rather difficult to remove. I had to scrub pretty good to get it off when removing my makeup!

Rating the product: 
♡ 8.75/10: I love the colour! This is one of my favourite shades of pink (in general, not just lipstick shade) so I loved being able to wear it on my face. The only downsides to this product are that 1) It is super dry on the lips and 2) It bleeds into the skin around my mouth without a liner.

If you haven't noticed yet, I'm loving taking 'flat-lay' type photos! Side note: This photo makes me happy simply because of the sheer amount of pink related products that are in it!

Do you have a bold lip colour that you enjoy wearing?

Sunday at the lake | Sunday July 25th 2016


I had such a great day on Sunday, that I wanted to write a quick little post about it, so that I can look back and remember how much fun I had that day!

Saturday evening my partner and I received an invitation to our friend's family cottage on Sunday for the afternoon. We left my partner's house around 12:40 in the afternoon and got to the cottage shortly before 1:30 (It's a longish drive there).
It was such a beautiful day on the lake, there were only a few clouds in the sky and the wind made the heat not so bad. We spent most of the day in the water, which was so much fun! There were water fights, inflatable tubes, and cannonballs!
We had a BBQ for lunch and played some yard games when we got tired of the water. I laughed a lot that day, and even though I wore sunscreen (pale skin problems) I still got a little red, and was tuckered out on the way home!

The view of the lake from the cottage porch

Lots of boating on Sunday!

A quick 2 second time lapse of the water that day!

I had such a great day, spent with great friends, lots of laughs and beautiful weather!

How was your Sunday?