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What I’ve been watching this week – November 12

What I’ve been watching this week – November 12

Taskmaster The 9th season of my favourite show has come to an end. The cast this season was perfection. They had incredible chemistry together, which made the studio segments really fun to watch. This charm had been sort of missing the last few seasons, so […]

Iceland – South Shore Drive

Iceland – South Shore Drive

We meant to get en route on our drive down Iceland’s highway 1 down to Vik early. But not all best laid plans come into fruition. The night before, we fell asleep at like, 9pm due to a combination of not sleeping on our red-eye […]

Sephora Fall 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations & What’s In My Cart

Sephora Fall 2019 VIB Sale Recommendations & What’s In My Cart

Well folks, another VIB sale at Sephora has arrived. It comes at the perfect time to start some Christmas shopping. Most of the gift sets are out already as well, so you can get a lot of value with those. With an extra little discount, it sweetens the deal.

If you’re looking for a little extra money back, use my Rakuten code to sign up for the program and get money back every time you shop online. (I get a referral bonus if you use this link)

Here’s what I recommend to you and what’s in my cart.

Recommendations

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

These are one of my favourite lipstick formulas. It seems like Bite is reformulating these, so all of them are on sale right now for half off. When you add in the extra discount it’s a great deal.

First Aid Beauty Fablantis Set

I love First Aid Beauty skincare products, and their gift sets are alwaus amazing. They’re a pretty decent price and you get to try a whole array of their products to see what you like.

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

I love these mini palettes. There’s a great variety of colour stories, so you’ll be able to find one that suits you. The mauve obsessions one is my favourite, and I love the look of the new Nude Obsessions.

Sephora Collection Instant Masks

I’m trying to not buy sheet masks anymore. I bought one of these because they discontinued my other favourite face masks. I quite like them, and do find they make a difference. They’re a perfect stocking stuffer.

What’s In My Cart

Tarte You’re a Total Knockout Skincare Set

I’ve been struggling with my skin the last couple months. I got a sample of the Knockout Tingling Treatment Toner in my last order, and I’ve found that it works really well for me. It’s hard for me to resist a set!

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicon Primer

I love this primer. I’ve gone through a couple of these already. It’s incredibly affordable as well.

There’s also a few Christmas gifts I am picking up, so I can’t list them here! What are you going to pick up in the sale? Check out my other Sephora Recommendations and Hauls here.

Iceland – Visiting Reykjavik

Iceland – Visiting Reykjavik

What inspired us to take a trip to the Northern-most capital in the world on the verge of winter? Not sure. I wanted to take an island vacation, and this is where we ended up. In reality it was always a dream to visit Iceland. […]

What I’ve been watching this week – November 4

What I’ve been watching this week – November 4

Ex on the Beach The latest season of Ex on the Beach finished up a few weeks ago, but I hadn’t been able to get to the last few episodes until this week. I liked this season better than last season, but it’s still missing […]

October Reads

October Reads

No Judgments by Meg Cabot

4/5 Stars

In Meg Cabot’s newest offering, Bree has come to live in a sleepy island town in Florida after a traumatic experience. A hurricane is starting to roll in and while most of the town is evacuating, she decides not to, much to the chagrin of her ex-boyfriend and famous mother. Hijinks ensue, love is fallen into, etc.

This is a classic Meg Cabot romcom, and I really enjoyed it. It’s fun and mostly light. Nothing in it is particularly ground-breaking, but I’m fine with that.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

3.5/5 Stars

Investigative journalist John Carreyrou’s first novel follows the rise, scandal, and fall of tech wunderkind Theranos. John was one of the first people to break the story on Elizabeth Holmes’ company in 2015.

Elizabeth, a Stanford dropout had big dreams that would revolutionize the health industry as we know it. She had a lot of people in her corner and a number of big name investors who believed in her. The big problem? The technology didn’t work, and probably couldn’t work.

She was hellbent on her technology only using a couple drops of blood from a finger prick due to her fear of needles. After years and years of trials and errors, the technology wasn’t working. But investors and partners didn’t need to know that.

Theranos was an incredibly toxic work environment that featured weekly, if not daily firings and expectations to work long hours to prove commitment to the idea. Disgruntled former employees started reaching out to the FDA, government agencies, and others to try and blow the secrets of Theranos into the open.

John Carreyrou was contacted by a blogger who was in contact with one of these former employees to investigate.

This is an interesting book about one of the scams of the century. I just didn’t find most of it that compelling, and I thought I would. There was just a lot of technical language, which I understand is important, it was just hard to follow. I found myself re-reading blocks of text over and over again.

I’m glad I read this, I just don’t think I will ever pick it up again.

Influenster Voxbox – Dove Body Wash Mousse

Influenster Voxbox – Dove Body Wash Mousse

The Dove Body Wash Mousse was sent to me by Dove and Influenster complimentary for reviews. I’m always down to try a new body wash, so I was looking forward to receiving the Dove Body Wash Mousse in the mail. The one I got is […]

What I’ve been watching this week – October 31

What I’ve been watching this week – October 31

I was away this past week, so I expected to not even write a post because I didn’t think I’d be watching much television. I don’t know why I thought that, I love watching tv! Our AirBNB had an excellent selection of channels, featuring many […]

What I’ve been watching this week – October 22

What I’ve been watching this week – October 22

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 10 & 11

I did it again guys. I accidentally fell into another ANTM binge dark hole. There are these videos on YouTube that are literally 8 hours long and it’s every episode. Which makes it perfect for a work day.

These are two pretty interesting seasons. There is a lot of talent and interesting photo shoots in these two season. This was still in the glory days of ANTM.

Great British Bake Off Series 9

I hadn’t gone back and watched this season since it originally aired. Like every other season of GBBO it is a (kim)JOY. I will say that the end of the series is very emotional and I cried during every episode.

August & September Empties

August & September Empties

I finished up a lot of products in the last two months, which is great. For the rest of the year, and hopefully into 2020 I will focus on finishing up products I already have instead of using 3 or 4 different face washes or […]