what’s going on with me…
One of my goals this year was to figure out a blogging schedule that works for me – I was originally striving for 3 posts a week and doing okay with that for a bit but I wasn’t able to do other blogger-related things as much as I wanted, like engaging in social media and reading others blogs. I fell off the wagon last week so I worked my butt off to get up 4 posts this week to catch up and I was exhausted. It didn’t help that I was having some photography issues – is there anything worse than taking what you think is the best photo only to go and edit it and realize it’s blurry?!? I’m literally in awe of people that post quality content 5 days a week or more – how the heck do you do it?!?!
I guess what I’m saying is that right now I’m just going to focus on 2 posts a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays and getting my This & That Fridays post up every other Friday. If I can get more posts done after that then bonus. I never want to view blogging as a chore which is sort of how it’s been feeling these last few weeks. It’s something I enjoy and I want to keep it that way.
have you seen/tried/heard?…
How to make your own boozy gummy bears – who knew it was that easy?
I almost bought one of these at Ikea last night but I put it back because they were $10!?! Ultimately you’re paying for the tiny pot but now I’m regretting it because they were so cute.
I made these Copycat Starbucks Blueberry Bars a couple of weekends ago. They were pretty good but I’d suggest to let them cool overnight in the fridge – they tasted way better the next day. I’d also recommend using a square cake pan instead of a 9 x 13 – I thankfully used a square pan and they could have been a bit thicker – in a 9 x 13, they would have been way too thin.
Because I use dry shampoo so often, trying out a dry conditioner has been high on my list for a while. When I saw that Cake came out with one, I hightailed it over to Shoppers Drug Mart last weekend to scoop it up. So far, I’m kind of disappointed. I’m not really seeing any benefits from it and I don’t like the scent. 🙁
I mentioned how much I did not enjoy this BareMinerals Complexion Rescue in my Loves & Letdowns post earlier this week. So many rave about this but I just could not get it to work for my skin. My purchases last week were kind of a big fail overall.
As much as I love my Illume Woodfire Candle, I’d like to try and find a more wallet-friendly dupe for it. I picked up Bath & Body Works Smoked Vanilla Candle a while back and just started using it this week. It’s definitely not a dupe but it is really nice! Thinking I might try Mahogany Teakwood next….
I’ve found a new obsession – peel-off face masks. Why have I never used one of these before? I tried this one from Shopper’s Drug Mart and while I didn’t feel like it did much, it was extremely satisfying to peel it off. If you can recommend one that is actually effective, please do so below – I’d appreciate it! 🙂
How cute is this heart cut-out linen tee?
I really want to find a lightweight BB Cream or Tinted Moisturizer for lazy days – I’ve been reading up on the reviews of the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. Has anyone tried it?
Think I’m going to give this meatloaf recipe a whirl over the weekend!
blogger of the moment…
Polished & Inspired: Eye Look – Smokey Purple Duo-Chrome
I’m mesmerized by the look she created with that Teeez Cosmetics Duo-Chrome shadow – isn’t it beautiful? She has lots of other great beauty reviews on her blog too and she’s a fellow Calgarian! <3 Definitely recommend that you check her out!
NARS Velvet Lip Glide
Love with Food Deluxe Box Review – February 2017
Belif Skincare Travel Kit
Decluttering in 2017: Nail Polish
Have a great weekend!