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Twenty-six

Friday, 15 February 2019


Hey everyone, how's life going? Last Saturday was my birthday and it still freaks me out how fast time is going. I swear I turned 25 just yesterday and now i'm 26. My 20's are flying by so quickly and every year just passes by even faster than the last. It's actually stressing me out a bit because I have nothing in my life figured out and before you know it i'll be in my 30s lost and still just as confused as to where I am supposed to be in life. I remember last year I freaked out for a moment when I realized i'd be 27 next year and I felt like I just graduated high school a couple of years ago. Then I realized I had only turned 25 a month ago, not 26 like I had been thinking. Well, that felt like 2 months ago, now I really am 26. Where the heck does time go? I couldn't tell ya.
Does anyone else feel like time is going by waaaayyy toooo quickly? I just need a moment to breath, please.



My birthday had been really nice. I was surrounded by a lot of family and everyone was buying me delicious food all day long. It was definitely a lot nicer than last year where I had spent my birthday completely alone.


Anyways, I've been working on some art related things as well, keeping to my promise of embracing that side of me. I will probably share some of things i've been working on in a future post, if you would like to see it.

Hope you're all have a fantastic week and life is treating you well!

- Kelsey! xx

2019...Are you ready to embrace it?

Saturday, 12 January 2019


(a simple painting I did last winter)

The past couple of weeks have been rough. The flu has left me 2 weeks without sleep and have taken all of my energy. I thought I had avoided getting sick at all in 2018 and then life thought, nah, better throw it at her before the year ends. And it has been a never ending flu. Just when I think i'm getting a good day I wake up the next day feeling even worst. 

Anyways, moving past me complaining about the flu, let's talk about 2019.
It's a new year and although it's obviously not starting off great for me, i'm ready to embrace it and do my best to accomplish everything I want to achieve. This year will be all about motivation and inspiration for me. I want to focus on my creative side, the side that I usually keep half locked away, a creative mind imprisoned partially in a darkness. What I mean by that is I've let myself become lost over the past years. My inspiration had drained, my mind too heavy, I lost a big part of myself. I've always been a very creative and artsy person when I was young and then I grew up and I let things hold me back like my anxiety and fears. I kicked myself down and made myself believe that I was not good enough and there was no point to even try. And that makes me sad because I could have done so much more, I could have created so much more if I just pushed and believed in myself. I could have been very happy. 
This year i'm going to put everything I have into creating things that matter to me. I'm going to allow expression to lead the way. Art used to be a way for me to express a part of my soul, say the things I wanted to say or let different emotions out whether that be sadness or happiness. I never share things with people and never allow people to see me feeling anything but happiness, it's just something I've never been comfortable with. That's why art has always been a way for me to express those things because it's not to anyone in particular but as i'm drawing or creating something, I feel like that's my way of expressing parts of myself into the universe, allowing my heavy shoulders a chance to rest. I also found myself writing a lot recently, little poems and such and it feels good so I am also going to focus and writing more as well. 

2019 will not be about changing myself but embracing a part of me that already exist. 

What are your goals for 2019? 

- Kelsey xx


I'm a Unicorn

Monday, 5 November 2018


I haven't been very clever with my costume this year. Every year I usually go with something a little more dark and interesting. This year is the first year in a while I went with a more happier costume. A unicorn! How original! I know, practically everyone was a unicorn this year. But, I was thinking about how pale I am and thought might as well be a unicorn. Unicorns can come in different colours of course but I'm thinking of those beautiful, traditional, white, majestic looking unicorns! I actually quite enjoyed the simple costume this year. And I only had to spend a couple of dollars on a headband and that was it. Everything else was from my own closet. 



What did you guys dress up as for Halloween? Did you do anything exciting? 


My Fall Lipstick Picks 2018!

Thursday, 18 October 2018



When fall comes around I love to bring out the darker shades. Here are my top picks this year! 
Also, excuse the no-makeup face, I just haven't felt like wearing makeup lately. I feel i've just been too tired to deal with it and that kind of sucks but at the same time it feels great. A little mascara and some lipstick and i'm out the door. 

(From left to right)
YSL - Le Rouge
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers - An Affair
Burberry Lip Velvet - Oxblood

(From top to Bottom)
Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified lipstick - Chocolate
Too Faced Melted Matte lipstick - Drop Dead Red
Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink - 45 - Escapist


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1 - Burberry Lip Velvet in the shade "Oxblood"

This lipstick is my most favourite out of every one that I own. I've been using it for a couple of years and the colour is gorgeous, especially in the fall. It's my staple piece every fall. Also, the lipstick case is magnetic so that's pretty great.


2 - Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink  in the shade "45 - escapist"

I don't use this one too often but I like to wear it on those days where I want something more dark, intense, and edgy. It's not the easiest to apply, especially if you don't use a lip pencil, which I normally don't ever. I will have to start doing it with this one. Other than than, it applies well over the lips, in my opinion. I didn't get much of an uneven texture and colour like I would with many other dark lipsticks. I will add, though, that this product does leave a weird feeling or a tingling on the lips. If that kind of thing bothers you, I would say stay away from this one.


3 - YSL Limited Edition Lipstick in the shade "Le Rouge"

This was a new purchase. I never tried ysl lipsticks before but I was in need of a new red lip because my other ones were getting old. This shade is so gorgeous. It's the perfect elegant, red lip. This is a great all year round shade.


4 - Too Faced Melted Chocolate in the shade "Chocolate Honey"

I use this one quite a bit. Sometimes fully applied, other times I just dab a tiny bit to my lips. I'm always a fan. I tend to wear this one all year 'round as well. I find it a very calm shade. 


5. Laura Mercier in the shade  "An Affair"

Okay, this shade wasn't turning out right on camera, it was coming off more red, so I searched back through photos where I was wearing it to show it's true colour. It's a deep plum shade that really stands out. It's gorgeous for the fall. 


6. Too Faced Melted Matte in the shade "Drop Dead Red"

I've been trying this dark red-brown shade recently and i've been really loving it. It's matte and really pigmented. It applies really well. It's so intense that it's a bit difficult to take it especially without makeup remover which I actually don't use because I rarely wear anything besides mascara and eyeshadow on a daily basis. Sometimes I add a bit of shimmer eyeshadow on top (second photo) to make it a little more fun. 


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Which shade was your favourite? And what has been your staple lipstick this fall?

Lemon

Monday, 10 September 2018




I'm a little late posting these photos! I was busy visiting family and friends back home but i'm finally back and I figured I should post these photos since summer is almost over. I adored this outfit so much. And so did everyone else. It was from forever21. It was such a comfortable, light outfit for those summer days and looked super cute. The bag is from Aldo. I bought so many cute bags there this summer. Every time a new one came out I ended up buying it because they were all so cute.




Yellow & green eyeshadow to match the outfit! 





I remember the weather was so beautiful this day! <3

Have a great week everyone! 

xx - Kelsey

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