My Bedroom Tour

My Bedroom Tour

My Bedroom Tour

Come one, come all for my bedroom tour! I’ve been in this space for almost 4 years and things are finally starting to take shape. And by that I mean I’m no longer living in a construction zone. Thank goodness. I’ve even made a little video to accompany this room tour. Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube Channel¬†for more content like this. ūüôā Not every video gets its own blog post! Anyway, shall we begin?

THE FURNITURE

Most of the pieces in my bedroom were either thrifted (hello second hand IKEA night table) or inherited from my family. The solo chair was bought from WINNERS quite a few years ago. I loved it because it’s a reproduction of the classic mid-century modern Barcelona chair. Drool. I’m not at a point in my life where I’m comfortable dropping some mad cash on an authentic 60s chair (one day!) so this one will suffice until then. My second night table is actually a laundry hamper that belonged to my Baba. I love that it’s covered in a soft pink velvet! The mirror I bought at Goodwill years ago, it’s actually supposed to sit horizontally on top of a dresser… but when have I ever followed any “supposed to’s” when it comes to style? The lamp is an art deco antique table light. This too I took from my parents when they sold my childhood home.

The Brass Bed

The brass bed is a particularly important piece to me because it was my mother’s. When she was 12 years old, she bought it second hand from a neighbour with money she saved babysitting. I just thinks that such an adorable story but also very my mom. Trust her to make an investment purchase at the tender age of 12! So practical. She likes to tell me about a Homes & Home Decorating course she took in High School. She flunked one project because she insisted on spending all her fictitious money on an expensive couch and leaving the rest of the house empty until she could “afford” to get the exact furniture she wanted. Her teacher did not agree with this way of thinking but it makes perfect sense to me. Maybe that’s why my place is still so empty? 🤔

THE BEDDING

I will admit, I have 3 major musts when it comes to my bedroom: 100% cotton sheets, a silk sleeping mask, and comfortable pjs. These are a few mainstays I have discovered and fallen in love with:

Muji Pajamas 

Whether flannel for winter or light cotton in summer, Muji makes THE BEST pjs of all time. I usually opt for the men’s versions because I love them oversized and prefer the patterns/colours they have available. They insanely comfortable. In addition to that, they also have reinforced seams on the crotch of the pants! And as a person who spends an absurd amount of time at home working in pjs, I’ve come to really appreciate this detail especially since I love sitting cross-legged.¬†

Slip Silk Sleeping Mask

I cannot even travel without this, let alone live my life in general without a sleep mask. When I become so sensitive to light pollution, I do not know. But the Slip Silk sleep mask has been my saviour. Perhaps you recall me gushing about this in my post about How to Have a Restful Sleep. 

Casper 100% Cotton Sheets

Fabric is key when it comes to having a comfortable sleep. I have converted my entire bed (aside from the mattress) to Casper. Currently I’m enjoying:
Рbreathable cotton sheet set (which is 100% cotton and currently on sale too),
– the pillows that make me feel like I’m snoozing at a 4-star hotel
Рa super fluffy humidity fighting duvet cover 

*All of these items have been gifted to me but I actually use and love them + would not share otherwise*

OTHER DETAILS

My bedroom tour couldn’t be complete without a random smattering of precious little nothings. Of course there are pussywillows from the farmer’s market and peacock feathers I found on the ground on Gabriola Island. There are wild peacocks just traipsing through yards there! There will always be a touch of bohemian flare in my spaces thanks to a healthy dose of Stevie Nicks music and writings from Pamela Des Barres. It’s just my essence, okay?

Precious Details

My Bedroom Tour

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my bedroom tour! It’s one of my favourite places to be especially since my bed is such a cloud! If you have any candle suggestions, I’m all for that! Especially if said candles are earthy and musky!¬†

photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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Night Time Skincare Routine

Night Time Skincare Routine

Night Time Skincare Routine

Some might believe this to be a arduous task, but there is nothing I love more than a thorough skincare routine. It’s my time to relax and wash the day off both literally and figuratively. Sometimes I’ll be accompanied by a podcast, or maybe even a YouTube tutorial (how meta) but I will always complete every step like it was my religion. Keep scrolling for the full Night Time Skincare Routine video + product listings.

CLEANSE

The first step is cleansing. If I happen to wear makeup, I’ll use Bioderma Sensibio H2O or Vichy Makeup Wipes.¬†

Biossance Antioxidant Cleansing Oil*- I love using this on a heavy makeup day – it removes everything!
IMAGE Skincare Max Cell Cleanser* – This cleanser works well with my Clarisonic
Clarisonic with the sensitive brush head*  

TONE 

Even after a double cleanse, I love to do a quick sweep of my face with toner and then add a refreshing spritz just for good measure. 

Wildcraft Clarify Toner in Bergamot & Rose*
Origins A Perfect World White Tea Lotion* – also part of the Clean at Sephora list!

Night Time Skincare Routine

And that’s the ~short~ list of all the products I use on my face in the evening. If anyone has any questions regarding this thorough routine, I am happy to answer them. And thank you for coming to my TED Talk ūüôā

 

Photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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10 Things to Accomplish in 2019

10 Things to Accomplish in 2019

10 Things to Accomplish in 2019

Here we are yet again. Another bookend to a chapter in my life. An arbitrary unit of time marking a closure and a beginning. I’m sure it’s clich√© to say it feels like yesterday when I wrote 10 Things to Accomplish in 2018.¬† However, it certainly is the truth. Falling in line with last year, it almost took me a full month to digest the previous year and decide what I want 2019 to look like. Then I put off writing about it and decided that further reflection was necessary. Now my birthday is rolling around and it seems like the true beginning of the year for me. Forget the true yearly calendar, I’m going by my own set of time. So what will make the list of 10 Things to Accomplish in 2019?

A YEAR IN REVIEW

Looking over my last list, there was some major gains and epic fails. For the wins:

  • I did read more
  • I continued working out regularly and even ran the Lululemon Edmonton 10K and didn’t die.
  • Eating mostly plant based happened.
  • My digital life is cleaner but I’m still a photo hoarder on my phone (when will I learn?)
  • I even improved my office organization sort of, at least when it came to my taxes.
  • I finally started that dang YouTube¬†Channel I’ve been meaning to.
  • Stillness was found! I actually continued to meditate throughout the year ūüôā

That’s a solid 7/10!

As for the fails:

  • My house in fact did not become a home.¬†My dining room did but the other 4+ rooms were sad AF.
  • I didn’t stay inspired, in fact, I did the opposite and had a serious existential crisis/meltdown about my job and life.
  • I did a bit of travel but it was to places I had been before. Which is fine but not exactly what I was going for.

SO HERE IT IS

Much like last year, a few those accomplishments are rolling over into this year in different forms. By posting this, I hope to achieve two things. 1 hold myself accountable for the duration of the year. And 2 help inspire someone else. It’s difficult to distill down which things are worthy of focus, so hopefully this will help you identify something you want to improve upon. With that, I give you my 10 Things to Accomplish in 2019.

GET INSPIRED (AGAIN)

As I previously mentioned, I really fell out of love with my job and life in general when I had my crisis last summer. Everything seemed pointless, as if I were just a cog in the capitalist machinery. And while, I kind of am since I need to pay my bills which requires me to take on carefully selected partnerships, I need more to feed my soul. Looking back on what used to bring me joy and inspiration (hint: it’s not scrolling Instagram mindlessly.) I remembered simpler things. Watching classic movies, sewing, taking walks, and going to museums. I NEED MORE OF THIS IN MY LIFE.

Action Items
  • Set aside time each week to “feed my soul”
  • Start thrifting more often (this always relaxes & inspires me)
  • Pull out my sewing machine and begin a new project¬†
  • Visit museums / art galleries while on trips¬†
  • Read more books on fashion / photograph / architecture¬†
  • Take my old half filled sketchbooks and make new collages, doodles, fabric swatches, pressed flowers, etc
  • Photograph other things than just clothing / beauty products

WRITE A BOOK ALREADY

Truth be told, I have been putting this off for years. YEARS. The first idea I had for a book came to me while I was on a 26 hour train ride from Edmonton to Vancouver back in 2013. I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT IT. And then I never started it. I let it marinate to the point where I wasn’t excited about it anymore. How big of a bummer is that? While I haven’t completely tossed the idea out, I have come up with another one. An idea that I am even more jazzed about and cannot risk losing momentum on. So this is it. This is the year Sandy Joe finally does what she’s been talking about doing for the last 6 years. I’m pushing aside the fear of beginning and going for it head on.¬†

Action Items
  • Pick 3 days a week that I devote an hour or more to intense writing
  • Make cue cards for each topic and write down the main points / stories associated with it
  • Create a schedule that include solid due dates with deliverables. Have someone hold me accountable (you know who you are)
  • Use my handy MiGoals journal*, weekly pad*, and get shit done notepad*. I mean business. I am a goal digger.

DO MORE THINGS THAT TERRIFY ME

It’s truly the only way to grow as a person. Last year I climbed Cathedral Rock in Sedona and wedged between rocks I was petrified. But I did it and the view was unbelievable. It was 100% worth it. A lot of my fear stems from the fact that I never believe I’m good enough / can do anything right. When in reality I’ve clearly made it this far and haven’t died / created my job out of a creative outlet. Pretty sure I got some things under control. I digress. Over the years I’ve slowly become more of a recluse that shys away from putting myself out there in reality and sometimes online (I’m not the most forthcoming on my social channels either.) Guess what!? This year I’m working on it.¬†

Action Items
  • Say yes to asks that I would normally reject (public speaking!)
  • Be more open about myself on my social channels (ie next time I have a meltdown maybe mention it rather than disappear?)
  • Continue to go on hikes that scare me a little.
  • Dance in public? Maybe. We’ll see.¬†

EXPAND MY PLANT BASED COOKING

It’s time to take it to the next level. I’m talking about sushi and baking. Not only that, but making homemade pasta is another dream of mine. These are things I talk about with the notion that one day they will just ~happen~. This just in: nothing ever *just happens* because we want it to. It happens with planning. If we learned anything from the book I never wrote years ago, homemade sushi and pasta will sink lower on this list if I don’t take action.¬†

Action Items
  • Make that sushi!¬†
  • Try a new baking recipe once a month (First Sunday of every month? That’s easy to manage)
  • Find my mixmaster with the pasta making attachment I received as a gift in 2008 and use it.¬†

FINISH DECORATING MY HOME

Can you imagine me living in a finished condo? I certainly can’t. It feels like just yesterday I was picking up the boxes and boxes of makeup launches off my office floor and organizing them into my bathroom vanity. To have a decorated and functional home would be like Christmas come early. And maybe at this rate, I may have that completed by the holiday season.¬†

Action Items
  • Hang my curtains, the apartments across the way don’t need to see me filming YouTube videos anymore.
  • Pictures on the walls would be a nice touch.
  • Remove the rest of the renovation stuff / tools / etc from my living space

DEVELOP A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH MY PHONE

It looks like we’re going to be together for a long time, a lifetime even, so we need to set some boundaries. Firm boundaries. I mentioned this book before in my How to Have a Restful Sleep post, but it has truly made me realize the negative effects of constantly being on my phone. NEWS FLASH people enjoy having your undivided attention and it’s pretty rude to be on the phone all the time. I’ve made a point to keep my phone in my bag whenever I’m spending face-to-face time with people. Why bother making plans to meet someone if you’re just paying attention to your phone anyway? That went off on a tangent, but basically…. I want to continue to monitor and cut my screen time down when I’m supposed to be off the clock.¬†

Action Items
  • Continue to leave my phone downstairs when I sleep
  • Limit my screen time to set business hours
  • When I have a spare moment, live in that space instead of filling it with mindless scrolling

SPEND MORE TIME WITH THE PEOPLE I CARE ABOUT

This is the most important! Time is precious. Spending it with the people who mean the most to you is key. While making time to see my parents has proven difficult with their retired snowbird schedule, I always manage to find opportunities to see them. And when I do, I definitely try to keep my screen time at a minimum (see previous section.) Aside from family, my partner and good friends are on the list.

Action Items
  • Continue the weekly Saturday Farmer’s Market & Ramen date with Jesse and add to this QT repertoire
  • When my parents are in town, schedule weekly visits to play boardgames, have dinner, go for walks etc
  • Write more letters to my out-of-town buds! My snail mail game has slowed down over the years despite how much I love to send letters and postcards. I am the stationery queen after all.¬†👑¬†
  • Be on top of my WhatsApp voice memos from my¬†out-of-town buds! It is, after all, the next best thing to having them live in the same city.
  • Take more candid photos for my own personal log

GET BACK INTO MY FITNESS ROUTINE

It was a long ass winter and for some reason *cough the endless -40 temperature cough* I could barely get myself to leave the house. And if I did, it certainly wasn’t to go work out. Thank goodness spring has hopefully arrived for good. 🤞I can get back into running outside because laps on a track in a gym is utterly uninspiring for anything over 20 minutes.¬†

Action Items
  • Get back into my running in the river valley 3+ times a week
  • Treat myself to those 💸pricey💸hot yoga classes because I love them and I need to stretch¬†

HAVE A *REAL* VACATION

As a full-time person who shares their life on the internet, it’s hard to resist the photo opportunity that presents itself when traveling. It’s a prime time to get content. However, not EVERY vacation needs to be a working holiday. Last summer I took nearly two weeks off while visiting my parents on Gabriola Island. It was divine. We played the 1971 version of Mille Bornes (a french card game about road trips – it’s been a favourite of mine since I was a child.) We watched birds and ate fresh blackberries right off the bush! It was exactly what I needed and I plan to have that in my life again this summer.¬†

Action Items
  • Plan when I’m going to Gabriola.
  • Drive there.
  • Let the poor cell reception make my plans for the day.
  • Eat all the blackberries and take no photographic evidence of it.

READ MORE BOOKS BY FEMALE AUTHORS

I’m tired of reading stories written by men. More often than not, they’re completely unrelatable. I do hold David Sedaris in high regard and will continue to consume his hilarious books until I’ve read them all. There are countless books written by women that deserve my attention and I’ve decided that 85% of the books I read this year will be written by non-male authors. I’m already well on my way. 📚

Action Items
  • Consult my to-read list and select books that are not written by men
  • Read all of those books¬†
  • Keep an ongoing list of completed books

(AND A 1/2)  KILL LESS PLANTS

Of course I need a half added to the list because this is too ridiculous to be its own accomplishment. What can I say? I am no gardener. My thumb is so black, I’ve been known to kill a cactus. It pains me to admit how terrible I am in this arena, mostly because I LOVE PLANTS! Alas, it is a skill that eludes me; three jade plants and countless others have met their demise under my watch. No longer will this be the case! I am a 32-year-old and I can keep plants alive! I have access to the internet and own a water meter. This is my year to make a change.

Action Items
  • Actually use the water meter before I carelessly pour water into a plant pot
  • Take a minute to read about the plants I own and under what conditions they thrive under

10 Things to Accomplish in 2019

After reviewing this year’s list and comparing it to the past two years, it appears that many of the same things keep coming up. I guess some things continue to be a challenge within our lives. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the big picture and that’s why I find it so helpful to break each major thing into smaller steps. The process becomes more manageable when minor action items can be done and in turn those become the bigger whole. And if you really want to feel like your problems are insignificant, just take a look at a full super moon. Hot tip from a pro. 😎

xo Sandy Joe

photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz / Jesse Sand

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Mesa Arizona City Guide

Mesa Arizona City Guide

Mesa Arizona City Guide

Arizona is one of those states that you can visit several times and still not see everything. This is probably why I continue to return year after year. That and my parents are snowbirds so it’s one of the only ways to spend time with them. I digress. Mesa is a rad town nestled between Phoenix and the Usery Mountain Regional Park. It’s the largest populated suburb in all of the US and it’s the third largest city in Arizona. All those fun facts aside, I present the Mesa Arizona City Guide! This is one of those posts that will continue to be updated as I discover more.¬†

EAT

The Fresh Foodie Trail

Agritourism is easily the best way to experience cuisine within a region and Mesa has this sector on lockdown. The freshest food right from the source is exactly what the Fresh Foodie Trail is all about. 

Queen Creek Olive Mill

The Queen Creek Olive Mill was where I found out how magical olive oil can truly be. Who knew olive trees could even grow in Arizona!? I’m embarrassed to say I’ve visited the area several times and just found out. I digress. The tour opened my eyes to the meticulous and delicate process of creating award winning olive oil. This was one gift shop I was truly excited to exit through. Did I mention they also serve food and prickly pear lemonade?¬†

Schnepf Farm

We were fully immersed in the trail when we stayed at the Schnepf Farm at the Cozy Peach (more on that later). We dined adjacent to a field, just down the road from where their peach trees were just beginning to bloom. 

Agritopia

Agritopia¬†is the utopia of agriculture communities. It seamlessly mixes residential with farming right in the heart of Mesa! It also happens to be the home of the original stand-up mixer!? They also house a plethora of dining establishments. Pick from the Joe’s Farm Grill,¬† The Coffee Shop, The Uprooted Kitchen (all plant-based and seasonal!)¬†Garage-East wine bar, and 12 West Brewing. There is surely something to please every person in your party.

The Orange Patch

Our final stop on the Fresh Foodie Trail was¬†The Orange Patch¬†– a citrus dream in the form of a classic wooden roadside fruit shop. First of all: ⚠️!CUTE PHOTO ALERT!¬†⚠️This place is adorable. I could have spent the afternoon relaxing beneath the citrus trees. It smelled delightful. In addition to its cuteness, the orange juice made my eyes roll to the back of my head it was so good.¬†

SLEEP

The Cozy Peach at the Schenpf Farm

Whenever I think of “glamping” it will forever be synonymous with sixties camping trailers. What a treat it is to roll up to such a picture perfect scene: the sun setting on glistening Airstream trailers. And if that wasn’t dreamy enough, the warm cookie waiting instead our aluminum suite was enough to send me straight into a coma.

SHOP

Mesa Farmers Market & Flea

This is one stop you won’t want to miss. The Mesa Farmers Market & Flea happens every Saturday from 8am-1pm in Pioneer Park on the Main Street. It’s a perfect mix of food and fashion. My personal favourite was Cote and Co, a shop within a gutted school bus cutely named Birdy. IT WAS SO COOL.¬†

Barnone

Another lovely corner of Agritopia is Barnone, a retail space for local makers. My personal favourites were the Prickly Pear Paper shop Рlittle pleases me more than cute stationery, and the vintage photobooth. I did not hesitate to jump in that booth and capture some shots to remember the day. In addition to that, in Johnston Machine Co. there was a machinist working away on metal while we looked on behind the safety of a glass wall. It was mesmerizing. 

DO

The Dolly Steamboat 

Step back in time and take a cruise around Canyon Lake on the most adorable tug there ever was, The Dolly Steamboat! It’s a great opportunity to sit back and watch the stunning rock formations of the Tonto National Forest. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some critters along the way.¬†

Goldfield Ghost Town / Superstition Mountains 

What’s a trip to Arizona without a high noon shootout? Did you even visit Arizona if you didn’t see a Ghost Town? The answer is no. Goldfield Ghost Town is one of the first stops on the Apache Trail and it boasts one of the most magnificent views of the Superstition Mountains. Not to mention, the various curios one finds in an old-timey western town – a mystery shack, gold panning, a reptile exhibit, mine tours, and so much more (including the off-themed zipline).¬†

The Apache Trail

While you’re cruising to the Goldfield Ghost Town and Dolly Steamboat, you’re already on your way up The Apache Trail. Might as well go all the way to Tortilla Flats and put a dollar on the wall of the restaurant by the same name. In fact, best to check out the washrooms in this joint too, there’s a photo opportunity not to be missed so bring a friend.¬†

Goat Yoga

Now hear me out, Goat Yoga something that everyone should do at least once. There’s something enjoyable and hilarious about having goats jumping around while trying to do yoga poses. Plus they are cute as heck. They even had a couple of stoic alpaca friends hanging out at the center of the yoga circle. My only advice is to wear a t shirt vs a tank and leave the shoes on. These are live animals and they do go to the washroom whenever nature calls.¬†

Neon Signs of Gilbert

My love of neon will never die. Thank goodness for places like Arizona who appreciate it as much as I do! Be sure to head down to Gilbert Road to check out there dining district and spectacular specimens of neon. It’s a feast for your eyes….and well, mouth too. There are several dining options to choose from.

Mesa Arizona City Guide

I will continue to update my Mesa Arizona City Guide post and the Google Map as I continue to discover more with every visit. I’m always open to new recommendations so please leave those in the comments below! And for more travel content check out my On The Road section.

xo SJ

Photographs – Jesse Sand + Sandy Joe Karpetz

Many thanks to Flair Air & Visit Mesa for arranging this amazing trip!

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Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette

Grace be unto you, Urban Decay has launched a new nude palette to replace my beloved NAKED OG. I am counting my lucky stars that it arrived at my door as a complete surprise last week. Of course I couldn’t wait to “dip into it” as the beauty guru’s so like to say. And dip I did do. My first dip I even made a YouTube video of it which you are more than welcome to watch. ūüôā Or continue scrolling for my more in depth review of the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette. As well as all the other products I used to achieve this lewk. Happy Neutrals to you! 🥰

NAKED OG vs NAKED RELOADED

While I was rather taken aback when I found out the NAKED OG palette was discontinued, I made peace with it. Mostly because I had an unopened palette that I purchased at a Sephora VIB sale. It was a “just-in-case” purchase but clearly I am clairvoyant. I anticipated this move by Urban Decay. JK I’m just a makeup hoarder and I’m trying to justify my collection. ANYWAY. The NAKED OG was revolutionary when it was released in 2010. I discovered it thanks to Rumi Neely when her blog Fashion Toast was at its peak. It made me develop a deep love for neutrals when previously I had despised them. Love and hate is truly a fine line.

🍒NAKED CHERRY¬†🍒

My most recent Urban Decay review was of their most recent NAKED launch, the much buzzed about Naked Cherry. For those interested, head on over to my Urban Decay Naked Cherry Easy Tutorial. Or keep scrolling for more Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette goodness.

Locked and Reloaded

During my test out/try on, I ended up using quite a few of the shades. This included: Bribe, Barely Baked, Angel Fire, Retro, Reputation, Burn, End Game, Bucked, and Blur. Basically the whole palette short three shades. That’s pretty impressive! In my experience, the ability to use so many shades in one look isn’t a regular occurance. For whatever reason, the Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette has conjured up the right formula for eyeshadow alchemy. I am here for it. I am wearing it. And I cannot wait to continue to delve deep into this palette and create more looks… most likely ones that are on the lighter side.

Still drooling over this blush and highlighter combo 

THE FACE

Here’s a quick list on the products I used on my face:

PRODUCTS
*GLOSSIER Priming Moisturizer
*MAC COSMETICS Prep + Prime Fix+ (Did you know you can buy MAC at Sephora now?!)
*IT COSMETICS Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil Free Matte in Light Medium
*NARS Lasting Radiant Creamy Concealer in Affogato
*STILA Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Kitten
*TARTE Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Blissful

*In case you’re ever wondering, this is my unedited skin*

THE EYES

All of the things I used on my eyeballlzzzzzz

PRODUCTS
*KISS Looks So Natural Eyelashes in Shy
*MAC COSMETICS Paint Pot in Painterly 
*BENEFIT BADgal Lash Mascara in Rich Black
HOURGLASS Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette (I live for this eyebrow pencil and have bought it for years!)
*TARTE Lashy and Flashy Eyelash Curler
*URBAN DECAY Naked Reloaded Palette
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Eye Cheat
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY The Classic Eye Powder Pencil in Audrey

THE LIPS

Here is the extensive list of products I used on my lips 😉

PRODUCTS

*NUDE BY NATURE Moisture Shine Lipstick in Pale Coral
*TOO FACED Rich and Dazzling High-Shine Sparkling Lip Gloss in Sunset Crush (Limited Edition!)

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette

Thanks so much for joining me while I dipped a toe into this new palette. For more beauty and travel videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel here. I would very much appreciate it as I’m s l o w l y growing my little channel. Also, I would love to know what you think about the new Naked Reloaded palette. Will you get it? Have you tried it? Do you miss the OG palette? Leave a comment below!¬†

Until next time….. Toodles! xo SJ

Photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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ARIZONA TRAVEL DIARY

ARIZONA TRAVEL DIARY

ARIZONA TRAVEL DIARY

Canada is currently in a polar vortex. My latest fashion icon is the Michelin Man; it’s all about the layers. Since I’ve decided to avoid the reality outside my window, all I can bring myself to share on this space is memories from warmer times. Here’s my Arizona Travel Diary from my trip last winter. Hopefully this will keep us all warm until the weather passes and becomes a bit more humane. I also created a list and video about some of the weird places I love in Arizona. You can check that out here:¬†Weird Arizona ‚Äď 5 Strange Places to Visit on a Trip to the Arizona Desert.

xo Sandy Joe

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