“I’m living for the weekend…”

It’s finally here! My birthday weekend :). Tomorrow morning we’re off to San Francisco so that I can enjoy a little getaway with my husband that’ll include lots of dining (I LOVE the food there) and visiting beauty shops and relaxing! Can you tell I’m excited? Today was my daddy’s birthday, I miss celebrating together :(.

He’s been at a conference this week and I had a battle with my sinuses for most of the week and it’s easing up, so I can’t wait for our little trip.

I spent today doing laundry, cleaning and packing with a DJ Private Ryan mix (Soca Brainwash 2013) that gave me a little exercise because you can’t just listen to this music and not move. I also finished the bottle of prosecco in the fridge. I think that was two/three glasses… probably two but I really don’t remember, I was just trying to empty it and get it into the recycling bag. Either way, even though I was doing housework, I had a little workout and lots of fun doing it!

I plan to do very little on Monday (which is my birthday) so I was trying to make sure that when we came back in here wouldn’t require any work whatsoever. I don’t intend to get crazy drunk and not remember anything this weekend… I’m over the whole hangover thing. You waste a day recovering, I rather just not deal with it. I just want to enjoy the sun, food and shopping while I’m there. Even better… it’s all about ME! So my husband has to do whatever I want :D.

What are your plans for the weekend?

I plan to take lots of pictures and I will be posting on this and my other blog.

I hope you have a great weekend! I don’t even know if excited is the word anymore or it could be the prosecco taking over hahaha! Anywho! Lots of love and have a safe weekend!


February – New Beginnings


14 more days until my birthday but I’m not counting…

I wanted to really push myself and see if I could make the lifestyle change with the no-white diet and more exercise but that’s not going as well as I hoped. I’m eating all of the Easter treats that are out already and just killing my “less sweets” diet  since they aren’t here for the rest of the year. However, besides the treats I am more aware of what I am eating. I wanted to see a difference by my birthday provided I took it seriously from Feb 1st. I still have time, but I’d probably be killing myself if I really took it seriously now. After all I do want to enjoy food and treats on my birthday. As you are seeing, I look forward to my birthday, for several reasons.

A new year is just that for me, another year. However, my birthday signals adding another year to my age. It’s me accepting I’m getting older and I feel more motivated to say I did something during a certain age than to say I did it that year. For example, after turning 21 I got my first tattoo. I can’t tell you what year I turned 21, I don’t pay attention to those things, I more remember the age range or what I was doing with my life at that time than the year. I signal the change of a new year on my birthday, and luckily for me it’s in February, so not too far off from the actual new year :). My husband would fly off to Vegas in a heartbeat to celebrate his, but I rather have a more laid back experience for mine.

I’m able to ring in this new year however I please. No pressure and I am the Queen. Within my household back home, whoever was celebrating a birthday, did NOTHING for the day. We were all “slaves” to the person. So of course that day was milked!! No chores, no arguing with them, no insults and whatever was asked of you was done humbly without protest. Who wouldn’t love that? Obviously, I’ve transferred the “royalty” treatment to my husband and myself and if he isn’t complaining then it doesn’t require change :P.

Most of all, I like to use my birthday as a fresh beginning. I take the month to do a lot of introspection – whatever I didn’t like about myself or habits that were forming and take note of the changes to be made within the coming year. I only intend to get better with age. To look back and see a progression of good habits forming and looking after myself mentally and physically. No regression whatsoever.

Taken from Real Simple
Taken from Real Simple

How do you celebrate your birthday? Do you have a tradition? I believe in traditions and looking at your birthday as a true celebration of life and living it to the fullest.


February Loves

This month I was introduced to quite a few items that I’m really excited about. So excited I’m blogging about them! I’ll start with the one I used a lot this weekend and was also my birthday gift from my parents.

I LOVE these colours!!! The major thing I learned once I started using eyeshadow “properly” is the importance of primer. Primer helps to bring out the true colours, prevent creasing and allow for longer wear of the eyeshadow. Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer (as seen with Naked) is one of the best I’ve used so far. The following picture was taken in the club after a few glasses of champagne so please excuse my facial expression (plus I was giving hubby some love) but I wanted to show you the eyeshadow (both Naked and Naked 2 were used) as well as my lashes. Favourite number 3 – lash extensions. My very good friend (the one who met me for yogurt) is currently in training for doing lash extensions. While there are many styles you can get, their primary purpose is to give you fuller lashes and somewhat eliminate the need for mascara. This set has been on for a full week now and they’re still going strong. They are supposed to last 2-4 weeks and you aren’t supposed to use oil based make-up removers with it. I thought they would be trouble with my contacts (taking the in and out) but they haven’t been a bother. If you live in Canada or Seattle check out Noir Lash Lounge.

I was reading a magazine (I think Glamour) and I saw that NARS had just come out with a new tinted moisturizer. So off I went to Nordstrom to get a sample (I love Nordstrom for that! Plus some products make me break out so I sample first). I received a sample of the tinted moisturizer and she gave me a sample of the oil-free primer to try as well, so far, another match made in heaven. No breakouts, lasted all day, and provided the right amount of coverage :). I got the tinted moisturizer in “Martinique”.

Today I picked up a fragrance that epitomizes Spring for me and I have labeled it as my Spring fragrance. “Wildbloom Vert” is a very crisp, clean and new scent by Banana Republic. I sprayed it on myself one day while browsing and I couldn’t stop smelling myself! It was also on sale but I had a 40% coupon that would’ve made it a better price than what they had so I waited ;). I think I will make this one of my main scents :D.

I have a few more things to try out for next month and if they make me as excited as this set did, maybe I’ll do another “favorites” post.

Hope you enjoyed!