Saturday, 8 July 2017

I've Moved

I'm still in the process of cleaning this old blog up, but I thought that I should pop in and tell you guys that I have a new blog and domain now! It would mean the world to me if you could pop over to A Habit of Solitude and check out my post there about the change.
Thanks for always being so great to me and to this blog! I hope to see you on my new blog real soon!

Monday, 5 June 2017

Some Gentle, Cruelty-Free, Skin and Body Care Picks

It's finally warm and sunny here! It felt like spring would never come to Canada. This spring, I'm trying to be more gentle on my skin and take a step back from harsh products. I'm trying to take a bit of a "less-is-more" tactic! I've been loving a lot of my skin and body care lately, so I thought that it might be nice to share some of it.

All of these are quite gentle and light, and nothing really show-stopping, but I still am really liking them! I've been enjoying this skincare and bodycare routine with more plain products a lot lately.

Monday, 29 May 2017

May's Ask The Blogger: Elizabeth from Ice Cream Whispers Clara

This month's blogger is Elizabeth from Ice Cream Whisper's Clara! She has the most wonderful whimsical blog filled with pastel tones. If you don't know what Ask The Blogger is, it's a monthly series where you guys send in questions for a blogger and I compile them all into one big post. Anyways, lets jump right into the interview!

1. Hi Elizabeth! Could you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
"Ice Cream" whispers Clara is a romantic lifestyle blog set in the Lake District. It's a place for everything sweet and darling, with a special focus on nature, natural beauty, vintage flair and our adventures with a baby. When I was younger I craved 19th century style fashions and even made my own dresses to wear wherever I went, imagining what life might have been like in a different era. Today my blog is my outlet for old fashioned flair in a modern world - and I hope to inspire living like Jane Austen characters in our own story.

Friday, 12 May 2017

The Bookish Get to Know Me

(Also known as the Bookish Tag)

I haven't done a tag for such a long time ( thank you SW for tagging me)! They're usually not a type of post that I like to write, but I thought that this one would be fun and it made me feel a little nostalgic.

1. Which Book Has Been On Your Shelf The Longest?
Either the Little Prince or Pride and Prejudice... I always want to read classics but never get around to them!

 2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you'll read next?
I'm currently reading both The Whisper by Aaron Starmer(The Riverman Trilogy #2) and the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  by my previous read is The Riverman by Aaron Starmer (The Riverman Trilogy #1), and the book that I'll read next will either be The Storyteller by Aaron Starmer (The Riverman Trilogy #3), Hunted by Meagan Spooner, or The Inexplicable Logic of my Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz. Obviously I've been really enjoying the Riverman Trilogy Lately!

3. What book did everyone like but you hated?
I didn't hate it, but everyone seemed to love I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson, and I didn't enjoy it. I tried to like it because other people seemed too, but it just didn't work for me.

4.  What book do you keep telling yourself you'll read but you probably won't?
Every book that I own. I always read library books first!

5. What books are you saving for retirement? 
None! Retirement is too long away for me to think about saving books for.

6.  Last page: Read it first or wait until the end? 
Definitely wait until the end! I only check the page number on the last page, and always avoid looking at the words. I would never read the ending first.
 7. Acknowledgments: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside? 
I usually don't read them, but I certainly don't have anything against them. A waste of paper is the books that have 5 random blank pages at the end!

8. Which book character would you switch places with?
No one! I wouldn't want to give up my real life. 

Monday, 8 May 2017

The Dusty Rose Edit

This spring, I've been absolutely obsessed with anything dusty rose coloured. I think that my obsession may have started with the most gorgeous long pleated skirt that I found at a thrift store a few months ago, and I've been hooked ever since. In my opinion, it's the perfect shade for spring without being too overpowering and bright, and adds a little bit of class to any look. So, I thought that I'd share some of my favourite dusty rose beauty finds!

Elf Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Not all of the shades in this palette are a dusty rose shade, but they can all work together to create a very pretty dusty rose eye look. I love the formula and pigmentation of these shades, and I think that they all look gorgeous! I love the slight shimmer that they all have, and they are all quite effective both together and by themselves.

Pure Anada Natural Lip Gloss in Icy Pink
This is the perfect dusty rose shade, and I love it's slight shimmer! I usually don't wear lip glosses, but I thought that it would be nice to try a new one for spring. I love the way that it looks on my lips, but I have to make sure that my lips are quite moisturized before I use this, or else it will cling weirdly and make my lips look ever drier.