4.12.16

TIS THE SEASON

Christmas has always been my favourite holiday. For all of November and December I crank the Christmas music, decorate the house and get my Christmas shopping done. But for some reason, this year I just don't feel ready for Christmas. I don't know what it is but I feel we just got back from our vacation in Maine.. which was back in August. The time has literally flown by. I swear I sneezed and all of sudden it was December!
My family has always (always) put up the Christmas tree in the first week of November (and yes we were hipsters and did before it was the cool thing to do. No really all my friends growing up thought we were crazy...), and Alex and I have followed in that tradition. And yet, this year, I just don't feel ready to put it up yet. It's the weirdest feeling because I usually and decking halls as soon as the trick-or-treaters are in bed. I wish I could use the lack of snow as an excuse, but last year we had a green Christmas and our tree was still up early.

I had one of those "oh crap" moments today where I was mentioning the warm weather we've been having. I said something along the lines of "Our October felt like November, and our November feels like October". I was quickly corrected and realized we're now in December. It's just too weird. I love the whole lead up to Christmas, but I still can't figure out why it doesn't feel like a few weeks away.

I'm seriously at the point where I'm considering not even put up the tree since we're going to Winnipeg. Am I a horrible person for doing that? Ugh, I don't know.

I may not be prepared in terms of decor and Christmas gifts, but I have my whole holiday outfits picked and ready. Yep I'm shallow. And yep, I don't care. I may just have to wear this dress for the entire month ;) Zaful has so many gorgeous holiday dresses that are such a bargain!!

28.11.16

CUP-A-TEA

Lately our apartment has been driving me crazy. I really hate to be that person who is always complaining, but our apartment is really starting to feel small. It's constantly a mess, which I'm actually ok with since we have a toddler. However, the messiest places are actually our kitchen and bedroom, which are places that Calvin never goes into. We have barely any storage, I hate putting away laundry so it stays folded in our laundry bags until we do our laundry again and I've even avoided putting our Christmas tree up because I know our living room is going to feel even tinier.

Alex and I have been blessed in some many ways recently, and I'm not trying to sound like that spoiled kid who wants just "one more thing" and they will be happy, but I really would love to move into a bigger place. Technically we don't need a bigger place, I'm just being a diva. Our kitchen has always been my least favourite part of our apartment, so I avoid it like the plague. Which means the dishes get more and more piled up, we rarely ever eat a legit home cooked meal, and our dinning table is more of a dumping ground than an eating place.

Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed, I make a hot cup of tea and breathe. Maybe it's my mom's British blood, or my horrible addiction to procrastinating, either way a cup of tea seems to be the perfect escape from inconsequential stresses. So this is what my late afternoons look like. Leggings, a cozy sweater (I'm obsessed with this one from Rosegal), and a nice warm cup of David's Tea. Now excuse me while I actually get some house work done.

15.11.16

Lips by Beks

Well the day has finally arrived. The day that I can share what I have been preparing for over the past week and a half. A couple weeks ago, I signed up to an independent distributor for LipSense. For the past week, I have spent every moment that Calvin has been napping or sleeping to watch training videos, design my logo, business cards, order product and supplies. It has been pretty go, go, go, but it has been so much fun and I am so excited to finally be sharing my new venture with you all!!!

Firs things first, for all my Canadian friends, you're probably asking yourselves: What on earth is LipSense? Well let me take this moment to give you the lo-down on a product that is the biggest game changer to makeup. For as long as I can remember, I have loved wearing lip colours, but I always hated how they would wear off, or dry out my lips. I always thought it would be perfect if there was a product that could stay on my lips all day, and not feel like I am wearing anything.

Well ladies, I am happy to say there is a product that can do all these magical things and more! LipSense is a long wearing lip colour that molecularly bonds to your lips. It is not a stain, but a 2 part system that involves a colour and gloss that locks these molecules in place. The gloss has ingredients like shea and vitamin E so your lips stay hydrated. I know it sounds kind of science-y, but it is 100% safe and all our products are created with proper pharmaceutical and cosmetic standards.

I remember seeing my first video about LipSense back in May and thinking: "This can not be real. No way can this product do all that claims AND be good for you." As the months went by I watched this company grow and grow and GROW! I slowly came to realize that this had to be the real deal and needed to try it for myself! I thought that it was only available in the States and that made me super frustrated. Then a few weeks ago one of my friends in Alberta posted a picture about her wearing LipSense. As soon as I found out it was available in Canada, I knew I wanted to be a distributor and get in on the ground level of this company. The company in Canada is currently growing a 1200% rate. THAT IS CRAZY!!!! I knew I needed to be a part of this team and bring such an incredible to Canada.

With all that being said, if you are in Canada (or have any Canadian friends) and are interested in learning more about this product, you can visit my Facebook Group Page, Instagram feed or send me an email at: lipsbybeks@outlook.com

I'm just busting at the seams with excitement and can't wait to see where this company takes me :)

11.11.16

SWEATER WEATHER with ZAFUL

 
This post is in collaboration with Zaful

Oh November how I love you. I never was a fan of daylight savings in the fall because it meant darker nights. But for some reason this year I am loving the dark, cozy nights. For the past 2 weeks I've been having a cup of tea every night to keep me warm. Sweaters are a definite must for me. I love wearing them with jeans, over dresses, or with leggings at home.
I am obsessed with this sweater from Zaful. Big, chunky, black and fun details. I've really been loving the whole bell sleeved trend right now. It's add a little something extra to a simple, basic piece. Zaful have some great options for sweaters right now! From cardigans, to pullovers they have some real gems! It's the perfect time to shop with them since they are having their November Sale!