Saturday, 27 September 2014

Saturday's Stuff I Like

I'll miss this guy!

Hi from YQB!

I hope you are all doing well. After a stresful week of doing my bags and make sure everything is ready, I am now waiting for my flight!

I have tried my new camera this week and even though it's a little harder to get around it, I think I'm doing not too bad. Of course. I'll have to adapt to all kinds of lighting and focus and whatnot, but that's the beauty of having a DSLR camera!

I had a hug session with my guy Felix hehe the night before leaving for Quebec City. It's a chance I did, because in the morning when I left, he was mad at me for going away and didn't want to come and see me. I'll miss him!

I slept at my friend Mel, as I usually do in Quebec City and we had so much fun yesterday watching funny videos! I haven't laugh that much in a loooooooooooooong time. Gee, Mel is the best for laughing with!

Speaking of Mel, she is now working for Quebec's Dance School and they had an event planned in front of a church today and they were giving a dance workshop. The weather was so nice, it's actually Indian Summer so it was the best day for them!

Tomorrow morning I'll be in Paris and getting used to my new environment. My futur boss is going to greet me at Gare du Nord and come to show me my new place. I'll also probably going to my friend Nissa'a boutique, Melrose Place, in the afternoon. My dayplanner is already full!

Hope you have a great time and I'll take to you later, in Paris! :)

Friday, 26 September 2014

Fall 2014 Loose Button Luxe Box


I have to say that I amost unsubscribed from the Luxe Box seeing as the last few boxes were less than brilliant, and that also my complaints to them were left unanswered. I was disapointed to be offered leftovers from previous boxes I already had, with crappy products I found at the dollar store (I'm not saying all dollar store are crappy. But chalk hair color that doesn't show up. C'mon!)

But I will agree that this latest box is quite appealing. Probably all the products will come with me to Paris, except maybe one.


Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Autumn Haze: This will be a nice nude to bring overseas. I've tried Burt's Bees lip products before, but not the lip glosses. I'm not a fan of the scent though, it smells waxy.



So Susan Universal Blush: I like the packaging of this brand, that I don't really know. I've seen it on blogs but other than that I don't know. It is a finely milled pale pink powder, I think for my complexion it will be best used as a highlighter.

 

So Susan concealer Quad: Again, I like the girly packaging. It will be handy to have for all my needs in the next few months.


Vita Liberata Luxury Tan Rapid: I don't usually fake tan, as I just think it hads yet a thousandth step to the beauty regimen and they are a mess to use. I've seen a lot of review on this one, so I'll use it anyway.


Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator: I'm always excited to try a new face wash, this one has an inoffensive scent. Not good, not bad.

En Root Hair Shine Serum: This ones smells really good and a tiny size that will last me a few months!


Loose Button Fan Brush: They always seem to include a brush now, and this time it is a fan brush. I already have one, but I never think to use it. Will try to use this one!

Are you subscribed to a beauty box? What do you think of my new camera's pictures? Can't wait to use it in Paname!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

My Kind of Morning!

There. I've said it.
I might be obsessed by the UK, but my hot drink of choice is still coffee. I do like tea, but it's an acquired taste. Whereas coffee is a natural for me. I don't drink it to keep me awake, but because I like the taste and it feels soothing.

My mum says I'm addicted and in a way she is right. If I drink the stuff everyday for a while, I'm going to suffer from withdrawals the day I decide to go without. And that's why decaf comes in handy.

Anywhoo. Today I'm sharing yet another brand I've discovered at the Fair Trade in London, Cafeology. Cafeology is an ethical brand of mainly coffee, but also tea. 

We specialise in the supply of the very finest ethical beverages. As our business is 100% ethical we offer a huge range of products, which carry many recognised marks such as Fairtrade, Soil Association and Rainforest Alliance mark to ensure the Cafeology product you enjoy really does make a difference to the farmers whose crops we buy.

I was able to try their Columbian Fresh Ground Coffee, which is a medium blend. South American coffees are my favourite, notably Columbian and Guatemalan, as I do not like a strong spiced coffee, like the African and Asian ones are. I have to say  this Columbian is a little bit stronger than the ones I'm used to, but it is really good and I've got complimented on it. When you open the package you can see and smell that this is a quality coffee, nothing compared to Folgers or Maxwell House!

The bag I got here, which is a 227g retails for £3.89, which is a really good price for this coffee. If you compare to Starbucks let's say. they usuallly sell their 1 lbs coffee bag for around $16. 227g is around half a pound, for the CAD equivalent of  $7. So the Cafeology comes cheaper and is certified Fair Trade, and Starbucks isn't.


Of course, I like to pair my coffee with a little breakfast indulgence! Here is a bagel with butter and Nutella. Yes, it is decadent like that sometimes at MsBubu's!

What is your favourite Autumn drink?