Frozen Inspired Holiday Look

This week I thought I’d share a holiday look I wore to my Christmas party. I was inspired by Disney’s movie Frozen, and thought this would make a fun holiday look.

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Since I didn’t have to go outside for my Christmas party, I chose a dress that kind of reminded me of Elsa’s dress. This navy blue dress has a lovely high-low skirt and silver thread woven into the top. I got this dress from Modcloth early in the spring this year. My snowflake and pearl earrings were bought last year from Claire’s.

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For my makeup I wanted to do a more natural, yet glowing look. I used my Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in light sheer and Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in 125 (very fair) as a base for my makeup. I used my Nars Multiple in Copacabana as a highlighter on my cheekbones, and Tarte blush in Thankful for a glowy finish. On my eyes I used Benefit Stay Don’t Stray eye primer, then dusted Stila Kitten eyeshadow over my lid. I used the second darkest brown from my E.L.F butternut eyeshadow quad to add some definition to my crease. I then lined my eyes with my Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner in Lionfish, and finished the eyes with black Perversion mascara from Urban Decay. I then rounded off the look with my NYX butter gloss in Strawberry Parfait (BLG01), then set the makeup with Urban Decay De-Slick makeup setting spray.

To do my hair I used Tressemé heat tamer spray and curled it using my Remington T-studio curling wand, curling the lower sections of my hair in the same direction.

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season!

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*A big thanks to my sister who took the pictures for this post.

**This post is not sponsored. All products and opinions are my own.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Christmas is finally here! I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Be sure to have a wonderful day and eat lots of food! If you don’t happen to celebrate Christmas, then I hope you have a wonderful Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or other holiday celebration. Enjoy spending time with your families and friends, and make the most of this holiday season.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

*A big thanks to my sister who took the picture for this post.

2014 in Review

2014 has come to an end. I always find it fun to look back on the past year and relive the memories and life lessons learned. This past year definitely had its share of highs and lows, but all-in-all it was a good year. I really liked how I got to go travelling to a few places with my favourite people this year. Between going to New York for the first time and getting to go to Disneyland with my sister and husband, I couldn’t ask for better trips. I also enjoyed the time I got to spend in my hometown with my friends. Playing Mario Kart and watching movies can be the best thing in the world if you have the right people around.

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As for life lessons learned I have two that come to mind. The first is that bad things happen. That is life. The only thing you can do is pick yourself up and try to forge forwards. I’ve always struggled with this and let the really bad stuff knock me down for a while, but this year I tried to forge ahead and not let it take over my life. It can be hard, and it hurts a lot, but you can’t put your life on hold for a month or two while wallowing. It just doesn’t work.

The second lesson I learned is a bit less depressing. It’s don’t ask what-if. It can be really hard putting yourself out there. It leaves you vulnerable and you can get hurt, but let me tell you its worth it. I got tired of always wondering what would happen if I did things differently, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I mean, what is ACTUALLY the worst thing that can happen if you say hi to someone you haven’t seen in a while or ask a person you used to be friends with if they want to hang out sometime and catch up? Though I sometimes still struggle with this, I can honestly tell you that going out and doing something is much more rewarding than sitting around asking what-if.

“Maybe it’s about stringing together all the little things… making those things count for more than the bad stuff” -Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

My Life In Boxes

This post has been 6 months in the making. It’s more of a sentimental musing for myself than an actual post that people can take something from, but if you’re interested in delving into my brain then forge ahead.

moving

For a while Geoffrey and I have been throwing back and forth the idea of moving. It doesn’t really hit you until you start packing your things up in boxes that you realize you’re actually moving. It’s no longer this concept that is thrown around ocassionally, but an actual event that is happening. It’s funny looking around and seeing all our things packed in boxes. Little pieces of our life organized to move into a new place.

It’s sometimes hard to move and close a chapter in your life. So many memories were made in this place, but it’s time for us to close this chapter of our life. There are many new things coming up for us on the horizon, and it is with great excitement that we leave our old place.