Q&A Post

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I missed a couple blog posts over the past month so I decided to make up for it I would be creating a q&a post created with questions YOU my followers have asked me. I’m not a HUGE influencer so I didn’t get a ton of questions so I thought I would also post 5 fun facts about me as well seeing as I haven’t really posted much about myself as well!

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?

A: I really love this question! Thank you for asking it. I think it’s a little difficult to answer because I’m not really sure what the heck I want to do with my career. I’m currently in university for my Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology and minoring in Family and Child Studies, and with that I’m hoping to go to Teachers College to get my Bachelor of Education as a high school teacher. But honestly, I’ve really loved the idea of being a content creator on youtube and looking into interior decorating as well, so I’m not really sure. I think a lot of people have specific expectations of where their life should be at certain points in their life and they get defeated if they haven’t achieved that expectation. Life is always changing, you are always changing, accept where you’re going. I’ll be happy wherever I end up!! But hopefully in 10 years I will be looking at starting a family??? IDK who knows.

Q: Why haven’t you posted any makeup related blog posts yet?

That is a great question! Thank you so much! I haven’t been posting any beauty related posts because last year I used the whole month of January to post beauty related content and called it “Glamuary” I had so much fun doing this I thought I would do it again! So I’ve been saving up any reviews, or posts I have that are related to beauty for in January. After that of course I will just post content as it comes to me, but I thought for these next couple months I would just wait it out!

Q: What is the best and worst thing you’ve experienced on Instagram?

Ouuuu, this is an interesting question! A two parter! For the best thing I’ve experienced on Instagram has definitely been to connect with individuals I never would if social media didn’t exist. I’ve also had opportunities to work with brands to promote them and help them reach a wider audience, which is something I’ve really had fun with! As for the worst, I think there are a lot of scary, weird people on the internet so although there are a lot of things I want to share with my followers, I have to be aware of the content I’m posting, which some times means leaving details out portions of stories out of my blog for my own safety.

5 Fun Facts:

  1. I competed in the Miss Canada Globe Petite pageant back in 2015
  2. I’m only 5’2″ — for some reason a lot of people think I’m taller when they only see pictures of me on social media?? I’m very short!
  3. I took an introduction to Greek class in my first year of university and can read/speak a little bit of the language!
  4. I don’t like seafood!
  5. I have 2 tattoos

That’s all for today’s blog post, I hope you learned something new about myself! And as usual if you have any comments please feel free to leave them on ANY of my social media accounts! I love responding to you all.

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General Rules for a Capsule Wardrobe

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I apologize for my lack of social media posts, my fellow student readers might know that November is such a crazy time with midterms and papers. But anyways! I’m back with another fashion related blog post, if you haven’t already I would suggest checking out my previous blog post What is a CAPSULE WARDROBE? before reading this one.

If you’ve read my capsule wardrobe blog post prior to this you’ll know I’m super interested in creating my own capsule wardrobe. In my past post about this, I asked you all if you would be interested in seeing a blog post dedicated to sharing some “essential pieces” of a capsule wardrobe, however, after doing some research I thought it would be beneficial to share some general rules of how to create a capsule wardrobe before that post. Trust me, it is in the works, BUT I feel that it would help to know some guidelines before seeing just a select few pieces to include.

  1. The first general rule is to choose a colour scheme. Personally, this is where I had started a small capsule wardrobe without even realizing it, as I tend to gravitate towards neutral/earthy tones already and my closet has a specific colour pattern to it. Picking a colour scheme is important as you will be able to guarantee that your clothes will go together consistently.
  2. Consider your body shape – as you’ve probably experienced in your lifetime, certain pieces look better on certain body shapes. This won’t change as time goes on, certain pieces are just naturally going to be more flattering depending on your body shape. Make sure to take this into consideration when collecting pieces for your wardrobe. Why on Earth would you buy a piece of clothing you either don’t feel your best or don’t look your best in?
  3. Consider your complexion – just like how some cuts of clothing look more flattering on certain body types, certain colours look better on different skin types. FOR EXAMPLE, I absolutely cannot wear bright reds/pinks/oranges. I have a reddish undertone and it just makes me look like a tomato if that makes sense? So therefore I gravitate away from those colours.
  4. Choose classic shapes and patterns; one of the main purposes of a capsule wardrobe is that you can wear these timeless pieces over and over again. Certain styles, or patterns may simply be a trend so try to avoid trends and stick with classics.
  5. And finally, choose high quality fabrics. I hate to sound like a broken record but AGAIN, the purpose of a capsule wardrobe is to have pieces that you can wear consistently and own for a long time. Therefore, it is important to include pieces that won’t get wrecked or worn out.

Those are the general rules that I thought were important to tell you all about BEFORE talking about essential pieces of a capsule wardrobe. I hope this helps you all if you’ve been considering starting a capsule wardrobe or wanted to know a little bit more about a capsule wardrobe. If you’re interested I would also suggest checking out my Fall Fashion Trends blog post to see how you can incorporate some seasonal pieces into your capsule wardrobe.

Till next time,

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November 2018 Goals

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I’ve been crazy busy this past week, which is why you may have noticed I didn’t get around to posting a blog post on Tuesday. I had my blog post planned out, I just had to type it up, but honestly right now is the middle of midterm season for me ON TOP of living my life and going out for Halloween, I just didn’t have the time to write it up. I hope you all had a fun, and safe Halloween this year! How is 2018 almost over already???? I can’t believe time is flying by so quick.

It is the first day of November, so by now you should all expect a goals blog post for the month. I’m going to be honest with you all, I virtually did NONE of my monthly goals for October…lol. It almost felt like October didn’t happen, I’m really confused. But with midterms hitting, it’s inspired me to get motivated, which usually it’s the opposite, so I’m going to run with it?????

Since I enlisted the help of my Instagram followers to help pick the theme for November’s bullet journal, I was unable to get ahead for the month as I didn’t even know what the theme was going to be until last week? So my first goal is to get ahead in my bullet journal! I have a midterm this Friday, and then I have about a week break before another round of midterms hit, so I’m going to use this weekend to get the month of November set up in my bullet journal. Honestly, this shouldn’t be too difficult of a goal to achieve because I seriously love creating spreads in my bullet journal.

My second goal for the month is to try something new!! Last month I had “try yoga” which I DO WANT to try, however, I think to broaden it to a more attainable goal, I’m going to stretch it to simply trying something new. It could be yoga, or it could be trying a new restaurant, making a new recipe, making a new friend. Something new and interesting!

A third goal for this month is to focus on myself. I think too often I get sucked into doing homework everyday, and I forget about self care. I want to make sure I’m making a conscious effort to think of myself as well, getting to the gym, cleaning up, creating an inspiring atmosphere, feeding myself good and healthy foods.

A fourth and final goal for November is to start Christmas shopping AND wrapping! I want to get it done early-ish this year (I know some people start shopping in AUGUST). But I think starting in November is giving me plenty of brainstorming, buying, and wrapping time!

I think all of these things are important to me, and will help me work towards other goals in the long run! Have you set goals for yourself this month? Leave me a comment below, or on any of my social media pages that are always linked at the end of the blog post! I try my best to respond to all comments to please feel free to leave one!

Till next time,

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Super Easy Halloween Themed Drinks to Up your Game

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Are you looking to be the Hostess with the Mostess this Halloween season? (lol I hate that I said that) Halloween is just around the corner, and seeing as it’s on a Wednesday this year you might be hosting a party this weekend! If you want to serve some creepy cocktails keep reading because I have some drink recipes that are EASY to make, and people will LOVE.

Honestly all this took was a couple simple Google searches to find some really great Halloween drink inspiration, but to save you the hastle I’ve combined my favorites into one blog post to make this all TOO easy! I tried to incorporate drinks that wouldn’t need to be blended, or take much effort to make. Including 2 drink options, and 2 shot options. I’ve also included a couple options at the end to up your party game if you don’t really want to try a new drink recipe or don’t like the ones I’ve included.

To start, a twist on a Tequila Sunrise. You could call it…… “Spooky Sunrise”

spooky sunrise

The only thing different with this tequila sunrise is that the rim of the glass is coated in black sugar. If you’re not sure how to make a tequila sunrise you include:

  • 1.5 oz of tequila
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • .5oz grenadine

It honestly looks like the drink version of candy corn! (But tastes better because candy corn is disgusting…don’t @ me)

Of course…..Jell-O shots are a great addition to any party (if you ask me) You can also bring them to parties as well! You can do the classic, timeless, orange and black. OR you can switch things up a bit… GREEN jell-O with an edible eyeball in it.

halloween jell-o shots

To make Jell-O shots you simply make jell-O the way you would normally, with the packaged product, 1 cup of hot water…and your choice of alcohol. Typically vodka is used, but with a citrus Jell-O (assuming the green flavor would be lime) you could also try tequila! You can also decide how strong you want to make the Jell-O shots. The recipe calls for 1 cup hot water and 1 cup cold water. You can either do 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup alcohol, or simply do a full cup of alcohol.

Of course creating the eyeball takes a bit more work and finesse, so if you’re really in a time crunch, I might suggest just going with the plain old Jell-O shots…but If you have the time you can choose 2 options: I’ve seen people making the eyeballs also with a gelatin substance OR, you can create them with fruit including pitted lychees, jam, and blueberries. Essentially, you fill the pitted lychees half full with jam, and then put the blueberry on top of the jam!

Have you checked out my post about Halloween Makeup Looks You’ll Want to Recreate ? If you have, and you’re considering being a vampire, a Red Wine Sangria might be a great option for you! The red wine could be a play on “drinking blood”

red wine sangria

 To make this exact one pictured above here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon wine
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 blood oranges
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries quartered
  • 1 cup red apple, cut up
  • Ice to serve

And to make it you simply:

  1. Add all the liquids to a large pitcher
  2. Add sugar and stir to dissolve
  3. Cut all of the fruit as necessary
  4. Add fruit to the liquid and chill for 2 hours
  5. Serve over Ice

This shot is being labelled “The Black Widow” (lol I love the names of these things)

black widow shot

The recipe calls for:

  • 1.5 oz black vodka
  • .5 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 cherry for garnish (not necessary)

If these drinks aren’t really your style, here are some other ways to up your game for your Halloween party!

  1. As pictured above, use a pumpkin for a punch bowl. You can use a medium sized pumpkin, carved and hollowed out completely to serve as the perfect aesthetic punch bowl. Even if it’s just mix for your guests!
  2. Adding a small dose of activated charcoal to a drink will turn it black! If you have one specific drink that you stick to, this could be a great option for you to show some spirit
  3. If you have some extra money to spend you can try purchasing some festive cups, straws, drink toppers, napkins!
  4. Simply adding blood oranges to a drink (even for decoration) can add that extra element.

I hope this helps amp up your Halloween Party even slightly! I really love Halloween, I think it’s great to dress up, have fun, and relax for once. Let me know in the comments below, or on any of my social media sites what you’re dressing up as for Halloween..I’M DYING TO KNOW. And if you’re seriously still not in the mood for Halloween yet, check out my blog post 50 Movies to Get You in the Spooky Mood.

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Lexi

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Halloween Makeup Looks You’ll Want to Recreate

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I want to apologize for not posting a new blog post last Thursday, I had a midterm and a paper that day, and school always comes first so unfortunately that meant my blog got pushed aside. But I’m back with a blog post this Tuesday! Halloween is just around the corner, and some of you might even be celebrating this weekend seeing as Halloween is on a Wednesday this year. I thought it would be fitting to make the next couple blog posts Halloween themed. If you’re not quite in the mood yet, check out my blog post listing 50 Movies to Get You in the Spooky Mood. Today I’m going to be sharing some make up looks you might want to recreate this year. I’m showing you 4 looks that I THINK won’t be too overdone this year. This way you can stand out and not blend in.

broken doll

  1. Broken Doll

I remember when this was SUPER popular a couple years ago and I saw so many girls doing this. But I think it’s officially died down and it would be a great look that isn’t something you’re going to see everywhere. It’s great because you can just add it to your average makeup look OR you can do doll-like makeup with the broken porcelain pieces, it really depends on what you’re going for!

glitter sugar skull

2.  Skull Makeup

This makeup is definitely done every year…I know I said I was showing you makeup looks you won’t see every year and the reason I’m showing you this one is because it can be easily changed, manipulated to look different. For example I included this photograph of a bedazzled version of the usual black and white skull makeup. If you really want to attempt the skull makeup, but just don’t know where to start, James Charles and Kylie Jenner have put together a tutorial on a skull makeup look (not the same one pictured above) but I’ll have it linked below!

scarecrow makeup

3.  Scarecrow

I think this scarecrow makeup is a great mix of maybe the skull I just showed you all, AND the very popular deer makeup you see every year. Is the deer makeup cute? YES. Is it really popular right now? Also yes. I’m showing you makeup I think is going to be unique, and I think this is it!

vampire

4. Vampire

Anyone remember The Vampire Diaries? Twilight? Wow what a time to be alive. I feel like this costume is often over looked, but it used to be incredibly popular. It’s very recognizable and can be pulled together in a snap. I also love the image I showed you, it is a very downplayed version of a vampire. You can of course do a more “vampy” lip (dark red/purple), incorporate fake blood…OR you could just leave it very subtle like this look. I personally really love the veins under the eyes which any of you could easily achieve with a lip liner!

If you’re still struggling to find the right makeup look for you, I would recommend watching Nikkie Tutorials youtube videos, she’s been posting A LOT of Halloween makeup looks that might help spark some ideas.

What are you dressing up as for Halloween? I’m DYING to know, leave me a comment below, or on any of my social medias linked below.

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50 Movies to Get You in the Spooky Mood

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We’re about 2 weeks away from Halloween, and if some of you aren’t ready yet, don’t worry this blog post will help you get into the right mood! Or maybe you just want to watch a spooky movie or two, either way..here’s a compiled list of great scary movies, and Halloween themed movies!

  1. Halloweentown Saga
  2. Halloween Saga
  3. Beetlejuice
  4. Nightmare Before Christmas
  5. Nightmare on Elm Street
  6. Scream Series
  7. Harry Potter Series (Not really Halloween based but the magic/wizardry reminds me of Halloween)
  8. Haunted Mansion
  9. Hocus Pocus
  10. Mean Girls (there’s Halloween parties in that movie)
  11. Boo! A Madea Halloween (don’t @ me LOL)
  12. Every single “Scary Movie” LOL
  13. Son of The Mask
  14. Saw Series
  15. Night of Demons Series
  16. Anything to do with Scooby-Do tbh
  17. Aquamarine (to feel that mermaid fantasy)
  18. The Addams Family
  19. Monster House
  20. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  21. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
  22. Corpse Bride
  23. Casper
  24. The Incredible Spiderman
  25. A Series of Unfortunate Events
  26. Geralds Game (not really halloween themed, but just a good thriller)
  27. IT
  28. Carrie
  29. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  30. The Exorcist
  31. Friday the 13th
  32. The Purge series
  33. Chucky series
  34. Ghostbusters (both the original and the remake!)
  35. Paranormal Activity
  36. Zombieland
  37. Warm Bodies
  38. Monsters Inc.
  39. Edward Scissor Hands
  40. Split – again, another movie that isn’t halloween themed but just a really great thriller
  41. The Conjuring
  42. The Shining
  43. The Cabin in the Woods
  44. The Nun
  45. Children of the Corn
  46. Arachnaphobia
  47. Human Centipede
  48. Insidious
  49. Orphan
  50. Get Out

If you think I’ve left anything off the list just leave me a comment below, or on any of my social media sites all linked at the end of this post. Thanks for watching and also let me know if you end up watching any of these movies, hopefully this list got you into a spooky mood!

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Lexi’s Left Over Turkey and Rice Soup

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I haven’t posted many recipe posts since I’ve been back to blogging. I just recently posted my apple crisp recipe for Thanksgiving here in Canada OR if you’ve completed apple picking off of your 2018 Fall Bucket List to try out! If you didn’t read that blog post I will link it below for you. But if any of you STILL have left over turkey, this is a recipe you’re going to want to try. I think two years ago now I tried out this recipe and it was a HIT in my house. I wanted to find a way to use up that left over turkey other than in sandwiches, and now I find sometimes I want to have turkey just to get leftovers to make this soup. Since I’m not home to make it for my family I thought they would appreciate having the recipe so they can still enjoy it!

You’ll Need:

  • 2 Carrots (chopped)
  • 2 Celery Stalks (chopped)
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 6 1/2 cups Chicken Broth (this recipe calls for “Reduced Sodium” but I used the regular chicken broth YOLO right?)
  • 3 tbsp. of Flour
  • 1 Cup uncooked Long Grain & Wild Rice
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Cups Cooked Turkey Breast (I shredded the turkey but you can cube it if you prefer)
  • 1 Cup Half and Half (recipe calls for fat free but again, I didn’t use that)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Place the carrots, celery, onions, and garlic in a large stock pot with 1/2 cup of the Chicken Broth
  • Saute the veggies under medium heat for about 10 minutes OR until the onion is translucent and the veggies are tender
  • Add in the flour and stir for about 3 minutes
  • Add in the remaining Chicken broth, along with the bay leaf, and wild rice. Bring the pot to a boil
  • One it’s boiling, reduce the heat to medium/low, cover the pot and let it cook for about 25-30 minutes
  • Now that the rice is tender add the turkey to your soup (since the turkey has been previously cooked it just needs to heat up) cook for 10 minutes
  • Add the half and half and cook for another 10 minutes
  • Remove the Bay Leaf, season with salt and pepper and you’re ready to go.

I’ve made this recipe a couple times now, and I find that with a little extra rice or a little less liquid, it makes this soup turn into more of like a thicker “stew” rather than a soup, and I actually really enjoy it like that!

What’s your favorite way to use up left over turkey? Leave me a comment below or on any of my social medias, and if you try out either this recipe or my apple crisp recipe let me know!

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Apple Crisp Recipe

Lexi’s Apple Crisp Recipe