This & That Fridays – September 21


Well Autumn doesn’t officially start until Sunday but let me be the first to welcome you into a new Season.¬† Even though people have been talking about Fall since the beginning of August ūüôĄ¬† Do I sound bitter?¬† Oh it’s cuz I am – we went from Summer to Winter in a matter of days.¬† It’s been snowing and raining and it’s cold and gray and overall just extremely depressing basically since the beginning of September.¬† We didn’t get the opportunity to give Summer a proper goodbye and I feel cheated.

So I finished up the second round of filling replacements this week.¬† While it definitely wasn’t a walk in the park, I survived.¬† ¬†I now get to deal with major sensitivity for the next few months so yay for that¬†ūüė©


Uncover Escaping NXIVM

This podcast is both horrifying and fascinating; it details¬†Sarah Edmondson’s (a Canadian actress) as well as many others experience with NXIVM which is/was a cult ran by Keith Raniere.¬† If you remember hearing about Alison Mack from Smallville being arrested a few months ago, this is what it all relates to.¬† Totally recommend!


Sharp Objects

This is a HBO mini-series based on the book by Gillian Flynn and stars Amy Adams (who’s amazing it in BTW). I read the book so I am able to follow the storyline but Mr.PRL is finding it a bit confusing because it jumps around a lot and I find they’re not great at clearly identifying the characters.¬† I am enjoying it though – we’re about half way through the episodes.


I recently raved about these leggings in an earlier post this week that I did about Work-from-Home wear.¬† Can I just rave again about how much I friggin love them?¬† I’ve never loved a pair of pants so much!

Here’s my Sephora haul from the Sale a couple of weeks ago.¬† Did you pick up anything?

I placed another order from this week for some Ordinary products.¬† I picked up two bottles of the Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution (love this stuff – read my review here) and I thought I’d give their Squalene Oil a try.¬† What would you recommend I try next?


It’s supposed to be a snowy, dreary weekend here so some comfort food is definitely on the menu.¬† Thinking of making Robyn from Lipstick on the Lake’s Buffalo Mac n Cheese¬†or Prosciutto Ravioli

My favourite day of the year is fast approaching and I’ve started searching for Maggie’s Halloween costume.¬† Every year it gets harder to find something she’s never been before (definitely not complaining) and I’d love for her to be Piglet but I suspect she’ll plot some kind of revenge on me for making her wear that.¬† So cute tho!

Did you see Colourpop’s collab with Disney?¬† Everything looks so pretty but especially the It’s a Princess Thing eyeshadow palette!¬† I’m so tempted to place an order…

I love that velvet pants are making a comeback!  I remember having a pair of Silver ones (many) years ago and loving them because they were so comfortable.  Finally a revived trend I can get behind!

I’ve been keeping my eye out for a new duvet cover that is different and I’m really liking the look of this Carrara Marble-inspired one from Urban Barn.¬† I don’t know if everything-marble is still “in” or not but I think this would be perfect for having the look of a white duvet cover (unpractical IMO especially with a dog who sleeps on the bed) without the maintenance of it.



The Favourite Sister – Jessica Knoll

I’m not sure what’s wrong with me lately but I just can’t get into books!¬† Perhaps I’m picking the wrong ones but I got a few chapters into this and had to stop reading it.¬† Maybe because it centered around a Real Housewives of (insert city here) sort-of storyline and I have absolutely zero interest in that. There were so many characters introduced right in the beginning that I couldn’t keep track of them and it just seemed to drag on and on.¬† Disappointing because I really enjoyed Luckiest Girl Alive by the same author.

What I’m reading next

Best Day Ever – Kaira Rouda


Monthly Makeup Focus – August Review

Currently Coveting – Loungewear


Review: Lorac Unzipped Palette

Travel Guide: Las Vegas

My Favourite Podcasts

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. polishedandinspired says

    that NXIVM podcast sounds so interesting! I was following the story a bit after they arrested Alison Mack. Cults are so freaking creepy!

    OMG, I have no idea they made a show for Sharp Objects! I need to watch it right now…so excited! Have you seen the movie they made for Dark Places with Charlize Theron in it? It was terrible! What a waste of a good story.

    LOL yes, you have to get Maggie that Piglet costume! The revenge is so worth it.

    Okay, I’m such a big Disney fan and I freaked out about the ColourPop collection at first, but now I’m so undecided about that palette! I want it cause Disney, but I feel like the shades are either very ordinary or not shades I would use (ie the straight-up gold, silver, and bright purple).

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