Ready for the holidays

Can it be Christmas time already? I’m patiently waiting here.

Fun fact: I used to wake up on Christmas Eve morning hoping Santa came early to our house. He never did.

While the Canadian thanksgiving feels like forever ago, the American one is coming right up. I feel like I should get ready to put my winter snow tires on, and wake up one morning with light white fluffy stuff falling from the sky. I promise I’ll only like it the first few snow falls, then I’ll get over it in a hurry, wishing I was basking in the sun, somewhere down south.

As you can tell, I’m so ready for the holidays. I put up my adorable (yet huge) nutcracker, and miniature (how fitting, right?) glass Christmas tree up at work last Friday. Oh, and I have most of my Christmas presents purchased already, with the exception of a few family members. Did that just make you sick? Sorry. I shop all year round, and keep a list of what I want to buy, or what I have already purchased in an e-mail draft in my Gmail account. I. Know.

So all of these holiday collections are coming out, and Make Up For Ever is just another one with some fabulous products to buy for yourself, or get for a girlfriend. Of course, it’s limited edition and the great part about that is it’s usually cheaper to buy the kit than it is to buy everything individually.

Make Up For Ever Holiday 2012 All Eyes On You is sold at Sephora for $65 CAD / $59 USD.

The All Eyes On You kit includes a lot of the top selling products by Make Up For Ever, including my very favorite mascara of all time. All. Time. you guys. Smokey lash. I think I picked up three extra’s at the last Sephora VIB 20% off days. THREE. As in back ups. I’m good for a year now. Have you not tried it yet? It’ll make your eye lashes about 4 inches long and people will ask if you’re wearing falsies.

This set contains:

  • HD High Definition Powder ($18 CDN)
  • Aqua Cream in 16 Pink Beige $26
  • Aqua Eyes Waterproof eyeliner pencil in Mat Black 0L $20
  • Aqua Eyes Waterproof eyeliner pencil in Dark Grey 21L   $20
  • Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara $25

An $109 value for $65. Guys, save yourself the forty bucks and go buy it!

Anyway, I’m not a regular user of eye liner pencils, because I’m lazy in the mornings and I don’t see anyone at work but a few co-workers. So when I do get fancy I break out my $6 covergirl twist up liner. The Make Up For Ever one was a comfortable application and I didn’t have to go over my eye endless times, and there was no dragging on the delicate eye area. The pencil itself was very soft and I chose to wore the soft charcoal color on this look below.

Before and After. Love the soft pink on my eyelids! Plus, the grey liner is a nice touch on the lash line as it’s not too harsh, and very easy to work with as it glides on.

Closeup and after pic.

I also filmed a YouTube video yesterday on the re-creating the easy eye look.

Such an easy look to re-create. Just three steps. Apply the aqua cream onto your lids, then add the pencil close to your eyelash line, and add mascara! This is my second aqua cream and it almost feels more silkier to apply. Perhaps my other one is a little dried out now that it’s almost six months old.

This is not a sponsored post. I was sent the holiday kit free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Dragonette & Young Empire’s

I think I’m jet-lagged. I didn’t think it hit me. That was, until today.

I had a dental appointment at 11:45am this morning. I tweeted all the while I was there. It was just a check up and cleaning. The dental hygienist told me I had, and I quote “great hygiene” yet while she was digging under my gums with that painful needle-like scraper, blood was flying everywhere. An exaggeration of course. But I don’t think I’ve ever had a rough cleaning as I have today. My Boyf went two days prior for his cleaning and he’s always a big o’ baby with the mouth pain. But I definitely felt it with this new lady. Ouch!  I even turned my head away from her for a few times, to get away from it!

Does anyone elses mouth salivate more when they’re at the dentist? I swear mine does, just because I know I’m not allowed to swallow whenever I want. It’s all mind games, I’m tellin ya. Can I hold that suction tube thing for you, Miss Hygienist? I’ll let you know when it needs to be done. Thankyouverymuch.

My point of the blog post got off topic. Even though I didn’t introduce it yet. But I will now. While I was home in Newfoundland I saw Coca Cola tweet something about completing a sentence and winning tickets to see Dragonette in Kitchener, the day after we returned home. I answered correctly, and won two tickets to see them!

I gotta be honest. I had no idea who they were until I googled the song name for the answer on twitter. That was until I recognized some of the songs they sang, thanks to google. She kind of reminds me of my friend Tanya. But the boyf didn’t see it at all… lol Maybe it’s just the eye color.

and some pictures of the sound guy…

The all ages show was last night, and the Boyf & I thoroughly enjoyed it! Some of the songs she sang, I didn’t realize she was the one who sang them on the radio. lol #newbie

I Came To Say Hello
 — this was my Summer 2012 song. You know those feel-good songs that you just need to blast loud in your car with all the windows and sunroof down with your hair blowing all about? This was it! This song also reminds me of endless CrossFit box jumps. I laughed when she started singing it live! OMGAAGH I LUVE THIS! I immediately passed over my camera taking its video to the Boyf, while I started dancing!

Dragonette — Let It Go

There were a few bands opening for them, of course before Dragonette played. And what do you know? I recognized these dude’s too! LOL I love it when I know songs. A video that you too might know. Apparently the Boyf had never heard of this song before? Isn’t it on the radio? Her are the Young Empire’s singing their single White Doves (hear the full song on YouTube):

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CrossFit: Beauty in Strength

I’ve been involved with Crossfit for almost two years. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. Those weeks, turned into years now— have just flown by. Why get involved? You’re going to get proud of what you can do. What your body can accomplish.

What the hell? Who knew I could flip a freaking tractor tire! I swear, it’s all mental. It wasn’t even that difficult. It was just getting the proper form, and getting over that mental barrier that it’s a tractor. I couldn’t do it during the warm up, but when it was time to compete I flipped it no problem.

I’m enjoying running again. Before our warmups at CrossFit we almost always have to do a 1k run. It makes for easier runs with my co-worker, L. We’ve ran a lot this summer!

Like I said before, why I chose CrossFit over an ordinary gym. CrossFit changes daily. You’re always working different muscle groups, there’s no time to plateau. Plus, I love going there because I feel like the people who go to CrossFit makes for a warm and friendly environment. People are always welcoming and smiling there (pre-workout, haha).

Yes, it takes a lot of hard work. CrossFit is difficult, but it’s fun and absolutely worth.

See my older posts about CrossFit:

I have one more video to share. It’s my fellow #FitFluential Ambassador friend Scott Thompson from Your Inner Skinny. He’s also from the East Coast of Canada, living away from home. He shared this video with us all the other week. Great motivation, I got goosebumps watching it:

 What are you doing to better yourself? This is #MyBetter.

This is a box of goodies that Sport Chek sent over to me, ever so generously. I opened it last Wednesday evening after my 10pm soccer game. That’s way past my bedtime, by the way! lol

It involves a bunch of goodies that I can incorporate into my favorite sports: climbing, CrossFit, soccer, and running. I’m excited to talk more in depth about the new items I received. Mostly about the Zoots. They’re triathlon sneakers that are to be worn without socks. When I opened the box, my Boyfriend (a 4th time Ironman Canada finisher) kind of chuckled at the fact I even asked for Zoots, seeing how I have absolute zero interest in ever finishing a Triathlon.

To be honest, I had two options picked out when I was speaking with the folks at Sport Chek. Another pair of Nike Free Run’s, or try something completely different: Zoots. My boyfriend owns a few pairs already so I know that they’re a great shoe, by the way he speaks about them, and wears them to his races. I can’t wait to elaborate more on them.

Uh oh – gotta go, see you soon where the flowers bloom ;)

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