This & That Fridays – December 8


I took another break from blogging – November was a busy month for me and something had to be put on the backburner.  Unfortunately that ended up being my blog ….so much for that consistent schedule goal for 2017.

I’m going to start some of my Christmas baking this weekend – I hope to get a post up next week so keep an eye out if you’d like to see what I’ll be whipping up this year!

My Tarte eyelash curler broke this week – which was annoying considering it was only a year and a half old!  So I’m on the hunt for a new one, if you have any suggestions please leave them below for me!

I’ve succumbed to the dark side and finally started using Instagram stories and I’m kind of hooked!  I’m still getting the hang of them but they’re definitely fun!


Speaking of addicting, we recently placed an order through Amazon and included in our order were these iPhone charging cables.  If you’ve never had a charging cord longer than the standard 3 ft one that Apple gives you than you need to try one – it’s kind of life-changing!

I was in the US for Black Friday and I was overall unimpressed with the deals but I did pick up a couple things, with this Christmas sweater being my favourite.  It was 50% off so I think it came to $15 USD which is way more than it’s actually worth but I’m excited to wear it Christmas morning while opening presents!  I really wanted this one too but they didn’t have my size left.

I also picked up a few things from Sephora on Black Friday: this Nest fragrance set (both scents are amazing!), the Ole Henrickson one, the Alterna Moisturizing Haircare kit (no longer available online) and a huge tub of my favourite First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (also sold out online).


I’m not normally a powder foundation fan, but I’m super intrigued by this IT Cosmetics foundation.  It actually has hylauronic acid in it which I feel is kind of unique; my only concern is their shade range, I swatched their lightest shade (Fair) and….it didn’t seem that fair to be honest.  Have you tried it?

I tried on this coat from Gap a while back and I looked like a giant pink marshmallow in it but I still love it – it’s so soft and cozy.  I’ll probably never buy it but I still love it.

I recently discovered the best food magazine – Cook’s Country.  I can borrow issues online by using my library card (completely free!) and I’ve earmarked about 50 recipes I want to try.

These stockings from Urban Barn are so cute!  And how cozy does this faux fur bedspread look?  I’d never leave my bed.


I only started watching Tiffany this year and while she sometimes can be a bit much and has some super expensive taste, in general I enjoy her design style. I thought this video was really nicely done and it really got me into the holiday spirit!  She totally makes me want to get a flocked tree too.


A Weekend in Seattle

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

What Should I Buy: Sephora VIB Sale

Review: Lorac Pro Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Review: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer


Great Gifts for $25 and Under

The Christmas Tag

Christmas Baking Menu

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Chris says

    Sorry to hear about your tarte curler! I am in love with the Surratt curler, though if you like the Shu Uemura curler, there’s a GOLD, SUPER MARIO BROS. themed one out now!

  2. stashy says

    Get the Surratt lash curler! The best thing in life. 🙂
    And whoa, I want a 10ft lightning cable, that would rock my world!
    You showed a lot of restrain on Black Friday.

  3. Polished and Inspired says

    I love the Shu Uemura curler! Have used the same one for at least 6 years and it’s still going strong.

    Oooh, I’m looking forward to see what you bake this Christmas.

    LOL, I love the Christmas sweater you picked up! How disappointing that the sales weren’t great – how many opportunities do you get to be in the US during Black Friday, you would hope that the sales are good while you’re there.

    Tiffany was one of the very first YouTubers I watched YEARS ago, and she used to be so much more…coherent back in the day. I still put her on for background noise (lol) because she rambles so much now. Her house/Christmas decor does look amazing though.

    • prettyrufflife says

      lol I know Tiffany is such a rambler and I have no idea why I enjoy her so much, perhaps because she reminds me of one of my friends who is all over the place. Did she always used to be like this? I haven’t watched any of her older videos.

      Thanks for the recommendation on the eyelash curler!

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