Goal Planning: My Bucket List

It has been said that if you want to accomplish your goals you should share them with others. By doing this we are keeping ourselves accountable. It’s easier to to give up on ourselves, but when others are watching, the stakes are much higher. So today I’d like to share some of my bucket list goals with YOU! As a Virgo, goal planning comes quite naturally to me. I feel much more at peace when I have a written plan which I can follow. Despite the way the world has gone, with digital calendars and automated reminders, I think I will always prefer to write down my goals and plan ahead on pretty stationary. There is something therapeutic about being able to write down your goals and hold them in your hand.

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The Ordinary: Luxury Dupes & Review

The beauty and skincare world has been alight for the past year with conversations about, The Ordinary. An affordable (like, jaw dropping, preposterously inexpensive) line from the Deciem beauty company. The Ordinary has a collection of serums, acids and foundations with clinical names, claiming to provide customers with the raw essential products, no flashy names, no flashy labels and no flashy price tag that comes with the products’ luxury counterparts. Now, I am a skincare fanatic. I am obsessed with my regimented routine (posts HERE & HERE) that I go through as methodically as a sociopath every single morning and evening. It doesn’t matter how exhausted I am, how friendly I got with the Maker’s Mark, I never skip my date with my skincare products. Most of these being luxury branded. I have been a longstanding member of the VIB Rouge club at Sephora and the only time you’ll find me in the drugstore is to pick up something from LaRoche Posay if they’ve brought something new to Canada. I love my Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Kate Sommerville, Tom Ford, Dior and Sunday Riley beauty products. I love that the formulas actually FEEL expensive, I love having my Sunday Riley bottles, with their glass tubes and gold foiled lables displayed prominently on my vanity and to be honest, a part of me even likes the luxury price tag. So I am admittedly, a little late to The Ordinary party, which has none of these things. However, when I saw that the products were being sold by Sephora, (a relationship, which has in the mean-time allegedly desintegrated-I’m not getting involved) whom I trust to sell only the best, I decided to give these products a go. After hearing that many of The Ordinary products are actually dupes for some of my most loved luxury holy grails, I picked up six of their products to see what all the fuss was about! Find out below my thoughts on The Ordinary luxury dupes.

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June 2018 Book Recommendations

About a year ago I posted my first reading list, a lengthy one, including all my favourite books. I am a total bookworm, a quality I inherited from my paternal grandmother who read several books a week throughout her life. I truly believe life is better when you have a good book on the go, it’s like Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. As I myself am always looking for my next read, I’d like to make book recommendations a mainstay on my blog. I have been pouring through books lately, so I have several recommendations, hopefully I can keep up my pace and be able to have a few recommendations every couple of month on here! Please feel free to leave your favourite books and recent good reads in the comments, I love for this to become a space to create recommendations for like-minded people with similar interests!

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Ballet Beautiful Review: Swan Arms Cardio, Backstage Workout & Essential Ballerina: Dance Class Burn

Train like A Ballerina I have seen real changes in my body since introducing Ballet Beautiful into my life, including improved posture, toned muscles, increased energy and improved mood.  This is an updated Ballet Beautiful review as I now have three more DVDs in rotation, Swan Arms Cardio, Backstage Workout & Essential Ballerina: Dance Class Burn (my two previous Ballet Beautiful reviews are linked at the bottom of this post).  Swan Arms Cardio and Backstage Workout have now been released on iTunes, while the three twenty-minute videos from Essential Ballerina: Dance Class Burn are available in the Ballet Beautiful streaming library on their…

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Skincare Routine, What’s the Right Order?

With all the products we as women have available to us and each one serving it’s own purpose, it can be a bit overwhelming.  I personally have five to eight steps in my skincare routine alone depending on day, or night and this doesn’t even include any makeup, self tanner, masks, or exfoliating.  The order in which your products are applied can actually make a difference in how they interact with each other as well as your skin.  So today, I’m taking you through the correct skincare routine order to make the most out of your products and ensure their…

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