So late last month my cousin spent the weekend at my place and we shoot for an assignment for one of her classes. A while ago she sent me the finished music video and I’m so happy with the way it turned out and am so proud! I would love for you to check it out!
For Christmas I was chosen to do deserts. I wanted to do simple things so it wouldn’t be too hard and take too much time. I make chocolate chip cookies. The one I used was my mom’s recipe I’ve been making for years and have memorized.
I made brownies and added Christmas sprinkles onto them.
The last thing I made was polar bears paw cupcakes. I made cupcakes and iced with white icing. I used thin mints and chocolate covered peanuts for the paw.
I love how they all turned out and everyone really liked them. I even brought left overs to work and my coworkers enjoyed them too!
Another Christmas has come and gone and my goodness did I get spoiled this year! I’m so thankful to everyone I know and got me something!
Some of my gifts I got before Christmas like the things from my boyfriend which are the Fitbit (that had a separate post), pj set, sports bra, robe, planner, and a mug.
My coworker got me a face mask and a yoga mat which I’ve already put to use multiple times.
My boss got me fuzzy socks, a butch of candy, hand cream, and a Sephora gift card.
One of the old work friends that still came to our work party got me a bunch of little things from Sephora that I’ve been loving!
A coworker got me coaster which is something I really needed and these are the exact ones I wanted too!!
Another coworker got me hot chocolate and a candle practically my two favourite things!
My brothers girlfriend/ one of my close friends, got me a Ice cream Sunday kit and a couple bath bombs from Bath and Body Works.
My brother got me the complete series of The Legend of Kora since he got me avatar last year and my boyfriend and I finished that. We started watching it and after the first disc it’s alright, just hoping it gets a little bit better!
My friend got me a mug, candy, and a Sephora gift card.
A school friend and I went out for drinks instead of gifts this year which was really nice!
My boyfriends coworkers I barely know even got me something. A couple of bath bombs and bath gel as well as a gift card to the movies which was really unexpected and incredibly kind!
My other brother got me Reputation by Taylor Swift, her new album.
On my boyfriends side of the family they did a gift exchange and this is what we got and I love it for some reason it’s just so cute
My boyfriends sister got me these, a slytherin lanyard and my favourite scent in body wash.
Staying with the Japanese Cherry Blossom theme, my aunt and cousins got me soap and moisturizer with cookies.
My mom renewed my CAA card and got me earring.
The rest of my family got me Christmas cards with money or gifts cards in them.
My boyfriends parents got me lots, a scarf, pjs, candies, Bath and Body Works gift card, crayons and markers, sticky notes, heat pad, face mask, socks, dish clothes, and other small items.
Thanks again to all my family and friends who put time and money into gifts and the time spent with me throughout the year! Merry Christmas to all and all a good night!!
Merry Christmas everyone! To finish off the Christmas calendar the countdown of the last three days.
3 Days till Christmas soap...
2 days until Christmas mango shower gel so another item I know I’ll be able to use and love!
1 day till Christmas mango lip butter and it’s it’s as good as the other one I got I’ll Love it!!
It’s that time of the season again! Another FabFitFun delivered and looking as great as always. This box for sure had the winter vibe and I enjoyed seeing what I got!
The first item is a necklace by 8 Other Reasons It’s super cute and I’ll probably wear this to one of my Christmas dinners. Retails for $58
Second item, Kate Somerville ExfoliKate. An expensive exfoliating treatment. This retails for $75.
I knew this item would be in the box and it’s probably the thing I’m most excited for. BB Dakota Poncho. Probably going to wear this for one of my dinners it looks super cute I just love it! Retails: $70
As someone who’s been starting to work out more frequently this item is surprisingly nice to have. Pointe Studio Aloe Infused Cozy Socks. It feels so nice after a workout to just slip these on. Retails: $19 which is very reasonable!
Another thing I’m actually really glad to have gotten in the box was the FFFTV Fitness Ball. I can use this during my workouts now and it’s something I’ve actually been wanting to buy lately. Retails $16
Seeing this in my box was a blessing! Grace & Stella Anti-wrinkle Energizing Eye Masks. I have bad undereye black circles and if these are supposed to help I’m all on board! Retails: $16. Again another reasonable thing I might buy once I’m done these.
After buying my add on from last season I am now known to the eyeshadow life of Doucce and it’s alright. I wouldn’t go out to buy it anymore but having it is fun. This pallet looks beautiful and I can’t wait to create a look with it! Retails: $70
Second last item in the box, a cute mug by Ayesha Curry. I love it and might buy another one from her for only $16. I LOVE mugs and cute ones at that!
The last item in the bag is special sized for this box. It’s an item I got a sample of before in an ipsy bag and I really loved it to the point I finished my sample. I’m so glad I got more to use now! Retails:$33
This season I got an add-on and it was travelling kit. A passport holder and tag for my bag since my boyfriend and I want to take a trip something and this just makes me super excited!
Overall everything in the bag came to $373 which is a lot more than what I paid for. I found this month the items prices were a lot more reasonable and the ones that are expensive deserve to be so such as makeup, clothes, and jewelry. I’m really happy with this box and can’t wait for next seasons!!
The theme for this December Ipsy was snow globe which is appropriate for the month and all. The products I received wasn't even what the site said I would be getting so I must have been sent the wrong one but I'll take it! This bag looks better than the one they were going to send me. This month I got a couple of products from bigger companies which was exciting so let's take a look at what I got inside.
Let's start on the outside before we dive in. It's a very simple silvery bag. Not my personal favorite and I don't see me using or keeping this bag but I could see other people like it.
The first item is a brush from Mmissglam. I don't know much amount any of my products since this wasn't supposed to be my bag so I don't know the company by name but the brush itself is super soft and works well.
This item I actually have a big version of so I might give it away to someone who wants it. It works super well and glides on easily. I do like this liner and use it a lot.
These two products I have heard about or I own products of. I've heard of Ouai, and good things at that, but have never tried them before. Now, I'm not one for many hair products but it being winter I might test it out if it's supposed to help dry hair.
Too Faced is a brand I'm well aware of and have products from so I'm intrigued to try this out. I've never used any type ofLip Injection before so well see how this goes.
I'm pretty sure I've heard of the brandEssence but I don't think I've ever had or used anything by them. Mascara looks like a good place to start!
Overall good bag (even though it wasn't supposed to be mine). I might not say anything to them since I'm still happy I just hope whoever gets my bag is just as thrilled as I was with this one.
The other day when my boyfriend and I both didn't work a night shift (for once) we decided instead of decorating gingerbread men this year we would change it up. So we went to our food store and bought ugly Christmas sweaters to do instead.
We each did two.
and although I don't personally think they turned out very well my boyfriend did and I got a couple complaints from my friends on them to. I love doing these super simple things its fun, time consuming, and the only things that get me into the Christmas mood.
The left over icing that we didn't use (or eat) I decided to keep so I can use it when I'm decorating my Christmas baking this year. I'll still have to go out and buy more mist likely but mind as well get use out of it instead of just throwing it out!
Yesterdays item wa Coconut Shower Cream. Another good item to have throughout the year.
Moving into our first apartment means no Christmas decorations or supplies. Since money is tight I went to the dollar store and just picked up a few essentials for Christmas and a few small decor to make it feel a little more like Christmas in the new place.
The first things are Christmas cars, wrapping paper, and gift bags.
Another thing I got was a small snow globe with an elf in it because what says Christmas more than elves? Just a few small items like this can jazz up a place.
Another thing I got for other people are Christmas mugs. They have a bunch of cute ones that are decent sizes and only a dollar!
Something else I got was a couple Christmas ornaments since we only had about 5. Although we still don't have that many each year we can get more and start a collection together.
Advent Calendar, yesterday I got a nail filer.
This year, one side of my family didn’t get together so instead my boyfriend and I, my dad, my brother and his girlfriend, and my Grandma all got together to celebrate it. We exchanged gifts and played a few bored games before leaving my dad and grandma leaving the two couples alone. We went to the park since thy put up lights every year and walked around. Now it’s nothing like the first pro we walked around but it felt homey walking around it for the 8th year in a row. Everything in this park was made from students from the towns high school. My boyfriend and I made the barbers pole!
We then went to this house that had a lot of lights and changed to different songs which was really cool!
Overall it was an amazing day. After dropping my brother off with his girlfriend, my boyfriend and I went out for a nice dinner together which ended a nice day off before work.
Yesterday I opened Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel. It smell great and you can never have enough!
Yesterday my boyfriend and I put up our first Christmas tree together in our new home. Although it's small and simple I like it because that's who I am as a person. It was just fun being able to have time and do this with the person I love who I get to live with now for the first Christmas. He put the tree together while I decorated it.
We got our tree at Michael’s and it came with white lights on it. You could get different colours lights but this was the one I wanted.
It being our first tree together we don’t have very many Ornaments. The ones we do have is a couple from my past when my mom worked at timmies, some from chapters, dollar store, and some bobbles from JYSK.
In the end I think it looks quite nice with the lights and the ornaments. It’s big enough for our prestents to go under and that’s all it really needs!
In yesterday's spot on my Christmas advent Calendar I got another bar soap. I also figured out who I can give the two to now though!