I’m always so excited when I know this box is on the way!

If you have never heard of Degustabox before, Degustabox is a monthly subscription plan which contains 9-14 surprise food products with each box. The items are selected from name brands, will contain new flavors, and give you a new option to think about the next time you’re looking for a break in your eating routine.

This months box is all about breakfast.


I have always been impressed with the packaging, they always manage to make it look inviting, and the food, for the most part, arrives safely.

Underneath the folded brown paper are a few information sheets, about products in the box, and a couple of coupons.


POST Great Grains Coconut Almond Crunch $3.99

“This cereal is made with flecks of real tropical coconut, almonds, crunchy flakes and cluster. This new flavor is a good source of whole grain with no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial flavors or colors.”

The first thing I noticed about this was the smell, the moment you open the bag you are met with the sweet smell of coconut. This cereal may very well be my new favorite, it smells good and it’s sweet and crunchy, I love that the coconut flakes are so crisp and sweet.


7DAYS  Peanut Butter Creme & Chocolate Soft Croissant $1.49

7Days crispy and flaky croissants are made with the highest quality ingredients. They are the perfect “anytime treat”, whether it be breakfast, lunch or on-the-go snack.

I wasn’t a big fan of this, mainly because I really like peanut butter, but it was a nice croissant. It was light and airy and got two thumbs up from my brother.


LOACKER Quadratini Espresso Bite Size Wafer Cookies $3.99

“Four layers of the smoothest espresso cream are held by five light, crispy wafers. This intensely aromatic cream filling made with a special Loacker espresso blend will also win over the most demanding connoisseurs.”

You had me at espresso!

I have always been a fan of wafer cookies, we used to get those packs that had vanilla, strawberry and I think chocolate when we were kids and that was the highlight of any shopping trip. As an avid coffee lover I obviously love these. The espresso flavor is very bold and wonderful.


JULIAN’S RECIPE Sweet Vanilla Belgian Pastry Waffles $4.99 (for a box of four)

“These delicious Belgian pastry waffles are made from an authentic Liege recipe that includes pearl sugar and sweet vanilla! They are individually wrapped for freshness and ready-to-eat right out of the package!”

Waffles are one of my favorite foods, so I was super excited to eat these. Thes were a little different then what I’m used to. when you first bite into it it isn’t sweet at all, but as you chew it starts to have a sugary texture and a light sweet taste.



“BluePrint Energy Teas provide dual-sourced energy from high-functional tea blends and trend-forward superfoods, including guayusa tea with turmeric and cayenne and matcha tea with moringa.”

My favorite thing about this tea is that it is sweetened with maple syrup, often when I get bottled teas that are meant to be healthier they have used artificial sweeteners, and it really ruins the flavor.

I really hope I can find these in a store near me, I can easily see this being a staple for summer.


ELMHURST Milked Brown Rice $5.99 Products Of The Month

“Ready to up your whole grain game? This milk gives you 20g of whole grain in every glass. It’s light, refreshing, and good for you! This online exclusive is a reliable staple in any pantry; good for both drinking straight out of the glass and for cooking or baking.”

I had this with the Great Grain cereal, and then later just drank some out of a glass. I was surprised by how good it was, in cereal, it was hard to tell really but on its own I actually quite like it. It is more watery then classic milk and has a bit of a grainy texture, but honestly, I would take a glass of this before cows milk(I don’t like milk)


OREO King Size Mint Chocolate Candy Bar $1.69

“Delicious bits of Oreo cookie mixed in smooth, mint flavored creme filling and coated in chocolate candy.”

This is s yummy!

I have had this candy bar before and I love it! I love anything Oreo, to be honest. It is such a good mix of sweet, minty, and crunchy.


HOMEBREW Quick Pickle Mix $1.50 Each

“Say goodbye to expensive ingredients and special equipment. All you need are 2 cups of produce, a pint jar and a packet of Homebrew Quick Pickle Mix. Make pickles in the refrigerator in just 24-hours!”

I’m really curious to see how these work, I’m not sure I would have picked any of these options but I’m definitely willing to try them. I think the idea behind this product is really cool, I have made pickles before so I know what goes into them. I’m most excited about the spicy pineapple one.

I am so happy with this months box! It’s probably because I got waffles and an Oreo candy bar, but still, it was a great month.

If you would like to get 50% off your first box just follow the link(here)

What would our favorite thing in this box be? 


February Degustabox 

This box was sent to me for review, all thoughts are my own.



For quite a while I have been hearing great things about The Ordinary’s products, so one-day last month I decided to pop onto their website and see what I could find, first off I was impressed by the prices, this whole order came to under twenty dollars including shipping.



High-Adherence Silicone Primer

The formula of this reminds me a lot of a face cream, it comes out white and has a creamy texture. Once it is applied it is clear and makes the skin feel soft and smooth.DSC_0061

High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

This primer has a very different formula than any I have ever used before, it is exactly what it says, a fluid primer. It comes in a dropper bottle, has a liquid gel-like texture, it melts into your skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth.


At this point, I prefer the Fluid primer to the silicon primer because it is so unique, but honestly, I haven’t noticed a huge difference in their effectiveness once under makeup. They are both brilliant little primers and at the price I don’t think you could find better.DSC_0065

Serum Foundation

This is a sheer but buildable coverage foundation, it applies and blends easily and gives a nice healthy glowy finish.

I have used a much more expensive serum foundation in the past and wasn’t half as impressed as I am with this one.DSC_0066

Coverage Foundation 

It says high-coverage and it is just that. A little of this goes a long way, I usually use one to one and a half pumps for my whole face. It has a creamy texture and feels light and comfortable on my skin.

I really like both of these foundations, I love the serum foundation for light makeup days or when I just want healthy but don’t want to bother with anything else. The coverage foundation is more of a flawless, full face.

Something also has to be said for the color match of both the foundations. The system on the website to pick your color is very simple, and I felt fairly confident in my choice, and they turned out to be the perfect match for me.

Have you tried any of The Ordinary’s products? What were your thoughts?


Tomorrow night we are hopping on a plane and heading to Florida.

As I’m very bad a packing light I have had to make a mental effort to only bring what I need for makeup. So I thought it would be good motivation for me to share what makeup products I’m taking with me.

The theme of makeup that I decided to pack is tried and true, no fuss, and Summery.


THE ORDINARY High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

THE ORDINARY Serum Foundation in 1.1N Fair

MAYBELLINE Fit Me! Concealer in Fair

PHYSICIANS FORMULA Butter Bronzer in Light 

COLOURPOP Super Shock Blush in Prenup

BENEFIT High Beam Liquid Highlighter

L.A. GIRL Pro. Powder Setting Powder

NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray


LUMINESS Eyeshadow Palette

STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black 

ESSENCE Lash Princess Volume Mascara 


MILANI Stay Put Brow Color in 03 Medium Brown

BENEFIT Gimme Brow Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel



THE BODY SHOP Lip & Cheek Stain in Dusty Rose 

BAREMINERALS Pop Of Passion Tinted Lipbalm in Nude Passion/ Plumberry Pop

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul

BAREMINERALS Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Light It Up

 RIMMEL Lasting Finish Lipliner in Rose Quartz 

I am completely determined to be organized and to pack fairly minimally on this trip, and while this may not seem like minimal it is a lot more then what I have packed for week-long trips in the past. I usually like to be ready for anything and I think I should be able to make a variety of looks with what I’ve decided on.

If you have any questions about any of these products feel free to ask, I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Are you good at packing light? What are you travel essentials when it comes to makeup?



I picked up this pretty little highlighter palette at TJ Maxx last week so I wanted to pop on here and share my first impressions.

These highlighters are a little higher impact then what I typically wear on a day to day basis, so I will probably only really use them when I want more of a full glam look.



Pink champagne pearl with a peach shimmer.

Mother of pearl with an icy orchid shimmer.

Sparkling lilac pearl with an iridescent blue-green shimmer.

Yellow gold pearl with a turquoise shimmer.

Blue Pearl with a purple amethyst shimmer.

Rose gold pearl with a champagne orchid shimmer.


I love all of the highlighters in this palette, but I think I will use Eclipse, Luna, and Lyra the most. I have been mixing them together as well, using Luna and Orin together makes the highlight pop more without actually looking blue.

The quality of these highlighters is really nice, they are highly pigmented and very soft, and lovely to use.

Have you used this palette? What is you favorite highlighter?






IMG_9633I know there are a lot of top 5 posts out there, in fact, I just did one a couple of weeks ago, but I was thinking that I have least favorites too. So I decided to do a 5 least favorite top to change things up a bit.

When I was going through my lipsticks to decide which ones were my least favorite the choices were clear, and I had no problem picking them out of my substantial collection of lip products.

So let’s jump right in!

RIMMEL Moisture Renew Lipstick in Red Alert 

I love Rimmel’s lipstick, the moisture renew are really nice as a rule, but this one is messy. Red lipstick can be a bit tricky to use at the best of times, but make it super bright red and give it a really creamy consistency and things start to go downhill fast.

NYX Lip Lingerie in Lace Detail

As far liquid lipsticks go the formula of the Lip Lingerie are one of the better ones I’ve tried, with this one it was the color. It is way too light for me, it makes it look like my lips aren’t even there.

COLOURPOP Liquid Lipstick in Time Square

I really wanted to love this lipstick, the color is really pretty, and I had heard so many great things about it, but alas it wasn’t for me. It applied nicely and I loved the wand, but after it dried it was uncomfortable and accentuated every little wrinkle in my lips, it flaked whenever I talked and was a pain to remove.

NUDESTIX Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Greyston 

This came in one of my Sephora Play boxes and it probably is a perfectly nice lipstick, in fact, it’s very long lasting, but the color is just so wrong for me. It is the color of melted chocolate, which apparently doesn’t suit me, or maybe it’s just a kind of bold I’m not willing to wear.

KAT VON D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub 

You probably know by now that I’m fairly reserved when it comes to makeup, so when I received this lipstick in one of my Sephora boxes I actually laughed. don’t get me wrong, it is a very pretty color but I would never in a million years wear a bright fuchsia lipstick.


Red Alert/Lace Detail/Times Square/Greystone/ K-Dub

Do you have any lipsticks that you don’t like? What are they?



Well, February flew by!

I’m not really ready for March, but I guess it’s coming whether I’m ready or not.

February was a good month, I felt like I managed to be quite productive with minimal bad days, plus the weather this last week has been feeling like spring.

Let get into what I’ve been loving this month!


SOAP & GLORY Sugar Crush Body Spray 

Now if you haven’t smelled the Sugar Crush range you are seriously missing out, it is quite possibly my favorite scent ever. I recently discovered that they had a body spray and ever since I have been smelling of sweet limes.

SMASHBOX Photo Finish Radiance Primer 

I was not a fan of the classic Photo Finish primer, it just didn’t work well enough for me to buy it again, however, I’ve been loving the radiance one. This one has quite a creamy texture, and as it is tinted it evens out my skin making my foundation look amazing. it also gives my makeup a pretty fresh glowy look.

BENEFITS High Beam Liquid Highlighter  

I have had this for quite awhile and didn’t like it at all, I could never get it to work properly and it never looked good, but one day a couple of weeks ago I tried it again and ever since I have been in love with it.

I discovered that you have to use this before any powder products or it will just look cakey and a mess. I have recently been loving the more dewy makeup look so I have been using cream everything, and this works really well with that.

COLOUR POP Super Shock Cheek Blush in Prenup 

This is another product I originally didn’t like, but recently started to use again and love. Like with the Highbeam, this works best before any powder products. The color is a soft rose shade, it is very buildable too, so you can have a hint of pink or a more pronounced look.


MAINE MAGIC MUD Tumeric & Neem Body Scrub 

I review a bunch of Magic Mud’s products a couple of weeks ago and this one was one of my favorites. It smells really nice and makes my skin feel amazing.

Maine Magic Mud Review


OUAI Wave Spray

Since having five inches taken off I have been trying really hard to get my hair healthy, and them to keep it healthy. This means I haven’t been curling it, and I only blow dry when I want to look more polished.

I have been using this when I let my hair dry naturally, it gives it a nice sea kissed texture.


QIVANGE Blush Brush

While this is technically a blush brush I have been using it to apply my foundation and I love the results.


HighBeam/Prenup/Radiance Primer



Luminess Palette


Well, that’s it for my February Favorites! What have you been loving this month?



January Favorites



I have been wanting to do this post for a while but it always seemed to take the back burner, but it’s finally here.

Back in the spring of 2017, I decided that I couldn’t take sitting my bed or the floor  anymore ( said as I’m literally sitting on the floor.) So I asked dad what type of desk he thought would be best for my space.

My room is quite small and every inch counts so if I were to get a desk that would mine giving up either my dresser or my nightstand, which I didn’t really want to do but I was willing to make the sacrifice. That’s when Dad suggested that if I wouldn’t mind waiting a little I might be able to have an office space.

So low and behold, a couple of months later I had my very own little office without compromising any of my original space.


I have two good sized shelves, but I haven’t decided how to organize the top one so it’s a bit of a mess. On the lower shelve, I have my lightbox, most of my notebooks, my candles, a random mug, and a set of hedgehog salt and pepper shakers.


On the right side of the wall, I have these two adorable prints from Dorkface, I’ve had them for a couple of years but never had a place for them. Beneath them, there is a sign that says “Friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but you know they’re always there”

In the center, I have cute little cork board that again I have had for ages.


On the left I have my “things to do” notepad, this is where I write out the days of the week, and what blog related task I want to accomplish on said day. Right below that there is a cute little clipboard where I have my none blog related to do list.

Have you noticed I like lists?


On my desk, I of course, have my computer. It’s a purple HP, don’t ask me anything else cos I don’t know. There a place in the center back of the desk where chargers and such can come through so I can charge my computer without cords getting in the way.

Also on the desk is a cute stationary organizer that my friend gave me for my birthday, complete with sticky notes thumbtacks, and paper clips. A cute little fake succulent plant, and the Emily’s Ardor Lavender Butter Bars.


On the left I usually have two or more notebooks stacked up, along with miscellaneous other items. There is also this nice little silver shiny desk ornament, and cat cup where I collect my pens and pencils, and I sign that says “I may not be perfect but my cat loves me” a sentence that describes me perfectly.


For a light I got this cool magnetic strip light off Amazon, it is rechargeable so I don’t have to deal with wires.


The crown jewel has to be this fuzzy stool, I have wanted one of these for ages but didn’t need one. As some as they started work on this space, I went out and bought this one. I got it at TJ Maxx, it’s by a brand called Tainoki.


And last but not least is my cute trash can. You may not know this about me but I love British phone boxes, so when I saw this it was a no-brainer, and I promptly sent a picture of it to my friend who shares a love of British themed things.

I hoped you enjoyed this post, and if you are interested in seeing any similar types of post in the future let me know. I loved writing this one.


Redesigning My Room     Redoing My Dresser