Lifestyle Favourites March 2021

Lifestyle Favourites March 2021

Lifestyle Favourites March 2021

Just me and a few of my lifestyle favourites march 2021! But if I’m really being honest, I mostly just like my cat the best. 

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CLOTHING

SWEATPANTS / SWEAT SUITS

I’ve finally retired my freebie sweaties from a fast food restaurant (that will remain nameless) and did a full upgrade. Since this year has been spent at home mostly in soft pants, I decided I needed a much nicer pair that were comfortable, warm, and had pockets. The Lululemon Scuba Joggers fit that bill perfectly. I even got the matching Scuba Zipped Hoodie too. (Both items were gifted but I ended up buying a second pair of the pants on my own because they’re so damn good.)

LULULEMON Scuba Jogger Sweatpants
LULULEMON Scuba Hoodie

PERIOD UNDIES

Over the last few years I’ve been reducing waste in different facets of my life and period products is one of them. It all started with the the Diva Cup which I eventually upgraded to the far superior Saalt Cup and also added some period undies to the mix.I’ve been loving my pairs from Knix. They’re amazing for the days when you just want to not deal with a period at all. Bedtime? No problem, period panties. Going out for a long period of time and don’t want to have to empty your period cup in a public washroom? No problem. It’s truly changed my life. 

KNIX Lace Leakproof Bikini (not affiliate)
KNIX Leakproof Bikini (not affiliate)

SAALT CUP

The Saalt Cup is far superior to the Diva Cup just based on material alone. I always found the Diva Cup to be made of such hard plastic, it was always a struggle using it. Enter the Saalt Cup…. it’s made of super soft silicone, it’s BPA free, and it even come with a cute lil bag to store it in. 

SAALT Regular Soft Menstrual Cup

ACCESSORIES

PEANUTS X ERSTWILDER

My sister gifted me these for Christmas and quite frankly, they’ve been bringing me a ton of joy since then. The whole collection is still available on their site (not affiliate linked).

SLIP SILK SCRUNCHIES

I’ve talked about these scrunchies numerous times and it’s because they have saved me from a lot of hair damage since I’ve started using them. Being able to slip off a hair tie effortlessly makes such a difference when it comes to keeping my hair from breaking. Because these scrunchies are made of silk, I don’t have to fight to get my hair out of a ponytail or messy bun anymore. If you haven’t made the switch yet, I really recommend trying it and let me know what you think!

SLIP SILK 
Small Scrunchies
Bunny Scrunchies
Medium Scrunchies

BAILEY NELSON GLASSES

Spending time in front of screens has been a long standing activity I’ve done but it certainly feels like I’ve upped my screen time even more these days. Glasses with blue light filters are a non-negotiable now. because of that. I have fewer headaches and at the end of the day. my eyes aren’t feeling like they’re being incinerated anymore. The latest pair of glasses I’m wearing give me a bit of a Buddy Holly vibe too.

BAILEY NELSON Dustin Glasses (not affiliate)

MEGAN MACWHIRTER EARRINGS

These are the cutest earrings of all time hands down. Megan is an incredible artist, Every piece of her ceramic jewelry and home accessories are so damn adorable. I can’t get enough of her work! And she’s based in Alberta too. 🙂

MEGAN MACWHIRTER – Joni Cactus Earrings (not affiliate)
MEGAN MACWHIRTER – Dolly Earrings (not affiliate)

BOOKS

Whenever I find myself chatting about books, these two titles come up as my most recommended. So here I am, yet again, encouraging anyone who will listen, to read these two books!!!!!!

WOW, NO THANK YOU by Samantha Irby 
TRICK MIRROR by Jia Tolentino

BEAUTY

Facial massage and moisturizing the only routines I have been able to keep up. I’m holding on by a thread but at least I smell dreamy and my face isn’t tense. There are SO MANY excellent YouTube tutorials on how to use a Gua Sha as well as giving yourself facial massages without a tool. I’m practicing a combination of both!

ODACITE Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool (via Detox Market)
LUSH Pansy Solid Moisturizer (tub version only available now also not an affiliate link)
LAURA MERCIER Vanille Body Cream 

 

 

HOME FRAGRANCES

I’ve spent a small fortune on candles trying to make my space as enjoyable as possible and I have no regrets. I’m oscillating between Sydney Hale Co and Astier de Villatte. Both brands create such sumptuous combination of scents. My preference leans to the woodsy and musky scents. There are few florals I have tolerance for but Lilac is always the exception to that rule.

SYDNEY HALE CO Eucalyptus + Sage Candle & Room Spray
SYDNEY HALE CO Woodsmoke + Amber Candle

ASTIER DE VILLATTE Hollywood Incense

ASTIER DE VILLATTE Porte Des Lilas Candle (this smells like a gorgeous lilac bush)

 

 

 

FOOOOOOOOOD

I’m a snacky person, so much so that I made a whole video about it: My Favourite Quarantine Snacks. But here are a couple more to add to the list because there’s always room for more 🙂

Lifestyle Favourites March 2021

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you dig this post, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: Historic Lowell ArizonaFull Face of Honest Beauty, or My Morning Skincare Routine. xo SJ 

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Dancing on the Edge of Saccharine Melancholy

Dancing on the Edge of Saccharine Melancholy

Dancing on the Edge of Saccharine Melancholy ~a playlist~

Hanging on by a thread with a glimpse of spring on the horizon, until then we are Dancing on the Edge of saccharine melancholy. SO here is a playlist I put together to tide us over until the warm weather returns. Please enjoy 🙂

PLAYLIST
  1. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire
  2. Space Song – Beach House
  3. All The Snow Is Gone – Sniffle Party
  4. This Is The Day – The The
  5. Days – The Drums
  6. Space Girl – Frances Forever
  7. Strange Overtones – David Byrne + Brian Eno
  8. Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
  9. Once in a Lifetime – Talking Heads
  10. Sleepyhead – Passion Pit
  11. Never Come Back – Caribou
  12. I Can Change – LCD Soundsystem
  13. Losing You – Solange
  14. Cherry-coloured Funk – Cocteau Twins
  15. Dreams Never End – New Order
  16. Otis – The Durutti Column
  17. Atmosphere – Joy Division
LISTEN ON THE GO

Do you want to listen to these songs on the go? There is also a Dancing on the Edge of Saccharine Melancholy on spotify as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you dig this post, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: Historic Lowell Arizona, Full Face of Honest Beauty, or My Morning Skincare Routine. xo SJ 

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Historic Lowell Arizona

Historic Lowell Arizona

Historic Lowell Arizona

Welcome to Historic Lowell Arizona! While it ~technically~ was incorporated into Bisbee in the early 1900s, it still feels like a separate town. It’s easy to miss if you’re not paying attention while driving south of Bisbee. Cruising the winding edge of the Copper King Canyon along AZ-80 admiring the quarry below, it’s hard to believe a little town is perched on the side of a gaping pit. But that’s the thing about Arizona, the landscapes will amaze you whether they’re human made or straight from Mother Nature herself. Fortunately during this visit we were Staying in a Tiki Bus at The Shady Dell just across the road, so we had ample opportunities to drive by and notice it.

The History of Lowell

It was a mining town that slowly shrunk in size due to the enlarging of the quarry known as the Lavender Pit next to it. With the residential part of the town cleared out for the sake of copper mining, all that remained of the town was a commercial strip aptly named Erie Street. Because that’s exactly what it is, eerily deserted. With no citizens around to help the local economy, businesses struggled and ultimately shuttered.

The Businesses of Lowell

There are a few businesses still operating in Historic Lowell Arizona though many are phoney storefronts kept up by residents to maintain the ambience. We didn’t stop by during operating hours but Old Lady Pickers looked like an antique hounds manic dream (me). And I’ve heard the nearby Bisbee Breakfast Club is a great place to dine as well. 

OUTFIT DETAILS

BAILEY’S OF HOLLYWOOD Renegade Hat – c/o
THRIFTED Jacket
THRIFTED Belt
RAY BAN aviator sunglasses
UNKNOWN Dress
DAN POST Cowboy Boots – gifted

*product links are affiliate*

The Movie History of Lowell

Since Lowell had became a town frozen in time, it’s the perfect location for shooting movies. According to this IMDb list, my favourite movie history source, several movies have been shot there. My favourite on that list (solely based on the fact that it stars both Kyle MacLachlan AND Dwight Yoakam) is Roswell

Historic Lowell Arizona

And that’s Historic Lowell Arizona! Have you ever been? 

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you dig this post, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts from Arizona such as: Weird Arizona – 5 Strange Places to Visit on a Trip to the Arizona Desert, my Mesa Arizona City Guide, a tour of Classic Rock Couture Bisbee Arizona, or Object Limited Bisbee Arizona! xo SJ 

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Full Face of Honest Beauty

Full Face of Honest Beauty

Full Face of Honest Beauty

Well, well, well. It started with the mascara but sure enough I was intrigued to try more. Here is my Full Face of Honest Beauty with the caveat that I only used items currently available in Canada. The line was created by Jessica Alba with a focus on natural non-toxic products with ethically sourced ingredients. The brand extends beyond just makeup as well! Keep scrolling for the products I used in this look.

FTC – This post was not sponsored. All bold brand products were received in PR with no obligation to post and any including a hyperlink are affiliate

👻FACE 👻

BURT’S BEES Goodness Glows Illuminating Face Primer
BURT’S BEES Goodness Glows Tinted Moisturizer in 2040 Honey

HONEST BEAUTY Luminizing Glow Powder in Dusk Reflection and Midnight Reflection
LAURA MERCIER Flawless Fusion Concealer in 1N

HONEST BEAUTY Creme Cheek Blush in Rose Pink

HONEST BEAUTY Magic Beauty Balm and Magic Beauty Balm Stick

💄LIPS 💄

*ALL HONEST BEAUTY*
Tinted Lip Balm in Summer Melon

Demi-Matte Lip Crayon in Marsala

Liquid Lipstick in Off Duty

Full Face of Honest Beauty

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my full face of honest beauty with me! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: 2020 EmptiesMorning Skincare Routine Winter 2021, or the Buxom White Russian Collection! xo SJ

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Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2021

Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2021

Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2021

We’re in the middle of endless winter here in Canada, so here’s my morning skincare routine winter 2021 edition. The only semblance of routine I have left these days is my skincare. I’m grateful to have one piece of normalcy to cling to right now. Skincare and scented candles are my liferaft. My life may be a disaster, but I’ve found a morning skincare routine that’s working for me. I’ll take the wins where I can get them. Keep scrolling for product details. 🙂

FTC – This post was not sponsored. All bold brand products were received in PR with no obligation to post and any including a hyperlink are affiliate

🎀 ACCESSORIES 🎀

SLIP SILK silk hair tie

🧼CLEANSERS 🧼

FRESH Soy Cleanser

💦FACIAL SPRAYS // ESSENCE 💦

CAUDALIE Beauty Elixir

🧪SERUMS 🧪

SKINCEUTICALS C E Ferulic
INDIE LEE Stem Cell Serum

BIOSSANCE Squalane + 10% Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum

☀️SPF☀️

JUICE BEAUTY CC Cream SPF 30 in Desert Glow
REVERSA Anti-Wrinkle Eye Contour Cream SPF 15

👄LIPS👄

EOS Vanilla Bean Balm

Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2021

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my morning skincare routine winter 2021 with me! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: 2020 EmptiesMAC Powder Kiss Collection, or the Buxom White Russian Collection! xo SJ

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Buxom White Russian Collection

Buxom White Russian Collection

Buxom White Russian Collection

Join me while I try out the recent Buxom White Russian Collection launch. My only regret is that I did not make a White Russian cocktail to go along with this video. But I don’t drink milk and I rarely drink cocktails…. so this logic was flawed from the beginning. Please enjoy my video.

FTC – This post was not sponsored. All bold brand products were received in PR with no obligation to post and any including a hyperlink are affiliate

💧PRIMING💧

JUICE BEAUTY CC Cream SPF 30 in Desert Glow
LAURA MERCIER Pure Canvas Primer

🖌BRUSHES🖌

SEPHORA Tapered Blending Brush
SEPHORA Shader Brush
RMS Brush Powder Eyeshadow Brush
MAC angle brush

SONIA KASHUK smudge brush
MAC 316 SE brush
BOBBI BROWN Concealer Brush

SEPHORA Beauty Sponge
FENTY BEAUTY 125 Face Brush
IT COSMETICS Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush #8
LISE WATIER blush brush
SEPHORA Fan Brush

Buxom White Russian Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the Buxom White Russian Collection with me! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: 2020 EmptiesMAC Powder Kiss Collection, or the Shop My Stash ! xo SJ

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