This & That Fridays – June 9

what’s going on with me…

I was having one of those weeks where I just really wasn’t into blogging or social media. As such I only got one post up this week.  Do you ever get like that?

Fresh mountain air ?

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Living in Calgary means the mountains are basically in our backyard yet we didn’t even get out there once last year.  Last weekend we drove up to Banff and spent the day there.  We did a few small hikes/walks and then spent our afternoon at Two Jack Lake which was so beautiful!  Totally recommend stopping in there if you’re in the area.  Definitely going to try to get out there more often this year.

have you seen/tried/heard?…

The big thing this week seemed to be Urban Decay’s Naked Heat palette – what are your thoughts on it?  I think it looks pretty but I’m not all that into super warm eyeshadows; I think if I was going to get a warm-toned palette I’d get the Anastasia Modern Renaissance.

While I was perusing pj’s on Hudson’s Bay website, I came across these and they made me laugh.  Nothing like being a walking sleeping advertisement for HBC!  Might as well pick up a canoe hat too while you’re at it.

I cannot wait to try this new L’Oreal mascara – but I’m waiting to buy it until after I’ve used up the two mascaras I’m currently using.  Everyone is raving about it!

We started watching the third season of Kimmy Schmidt a few weekends ago and I’m kind of disappointed – I’m not as into it as the other seasons and I don’t find it as funny.   🙁

recent purchases…

Another weekend, another sweatshirt purchase.  This time it’s got a flamingo on it!

I’m finally giving Mac eyeshadows a try with this eyeshadow palette.  I’ve used it a few times so far and I like it – I think it’s going to be a good one!  PS – I found this at Winners for $23!  #steal

My mom gave me one of these sheet masks and I was pretty impressed with it – it actually felt like it did something, unlike many others that I’ve tried.  Lots of serum in these too – enough that I was able to squeeze what was in the package into a container and use it the next night!

I picked up a new tea from Teavanna for my diffuser –  so delicious and perfect for Summer!

currently coveting…

Love this laidback waves tutorial

Kinda like the looks of this CrossBacked Dress from American Eagle – might stop in and try this on over the weekend.

This sounds and looks delicious.

I recently ran out of my favourite OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Lotion and I’m having a hard time finding it again – and I’m in serious need of lotion right now!  Wondering how it compares to this version by Bath & Body Works…

Freshly Blogged…

Travel Diary: Excellence Playa Mujeres

Drugstore Haul & Reviews

Recipe Review: Sweet Cola Ribs

Coming Soon…

Things to Know Before Getting a Dog

Project Pan 2017: Mid-Year Update

Clothing Haul

My Perfume Collection

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Chris says

    Oh Banff is on my list of places to visit one day! It’s so beautiful in pics. You’re very lucky to live so close by!

    OMG I LOLed at the HBC pajamas. I see people with the umbrellas and coats and stuff, but never understood the appeal. I don’t especially like the stripes+colors, either (shhhh don’t tell anyone I said that).

    Cannot wait to see your perfume collection! ?

    • prettyrufflife says

      We totally take advantage of the mountains being so close by, like anything I guess. They are definitely a nice quick escape from the city!

      lol @ the HBC thing – I agree. Although they do have a dog sweater in that print that I’ve been eyeing for a while. Maggie could totally pull it off! 😉

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