Your 3 New Favourite Etsy Shops For The Fall

Looking for a new favourite fall candle? How about a cute fall mug? Look no further than these three Etsy shops for your new favourite fall items. Without further ado, let’s dive in!

Backwoods Soap and Candle Co.

If you are looking for the perfect fall candle, look no further than this small batch company from Vancouver Island. Try their Fall Collection Trio Mason Jar Candle Set (shown above) for only $17. It features a mini pumpkin spice latte, mini apple crisp and mini oatmeal and milk candle. They also offer a variety of other candles and soaps.

Pretty Collected

Although they are categorized as a “Bridal Shower & Baby Shower Printables | Guest Books” on Etsy, they have a ton of adorable fall mugs and printable. My favourite mug of their is Fall Breeze, Autumn Leave, Pumpkins Please Coffee Mug ($22.70).

Julie Garland

Julie Garland is a jewellery designer from Oakville, Ontario. Her designs are stunning and well priced. She has a variety of pieces for all seasons. However, my favourite fall-inspired piece of hers is a Sterling Silver Pinecone Necklace ($37).

Will you be checking out any of these Etsy shops this fall? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want even more fall-inspired goodness? Check out these fall clothing items you have to have in your closet!

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Recreate Storybook Cosmetic’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Palette

I am a huge fan of Storybook Cosmetic. Their products are always so fun and creative. However, I am not a huge fan of their price tag. Their Charlie and The Chocolate Factor Palette is $55, which isn’t unreasonably expensive but is a lot for a student, such as myself, to spend. Therefore, I decided to recreate the palette using Morphe eyeshadows, so you can have the same stunning colour combination with a better price tag. Are you ready to start saving? Let’s dive in!

Note: The colour matches aren’t perfect, but as close as I could get. 

 

charlie and the chocolate factory

Row 1 (From Left to Right)

  • Pearl
  • Flame
  • Silk

Row 2 (From Left to Right)

  • Breakfast at Tiffaneez
  • Love Me
  • Dazzling

Row 3 (From Left to Right)

  • Sun Kissed
  • Porcelain
  • Pink Silk

Row 4 (From Left to Right)

  • Lilac
  • Crème Brule
  • Starlight

Pricing

The Storybook Cosmetics Palette: $55

Your Morphe Palette: $2.50 x 12 = $30

Savings: $25

Will your be recreating this palette? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want to recreate a different eyeshadow palette? Check out how to use Morphe Shadows to make an alternative to the Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette.

 

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3 Items You Must Have in Your Closet This Fall

The leaves on the trees have started to change. The air has become crisp. Fall is officially here, which means it is time to pack up your summer clothes and bring out the chunky sweaters and chic jeans. If your fall wardrobe is looking a bit bare, or you just need an excuse to go shopping, hit up the mall and add these three fall must haves to your closet!

The first is a button up corduroy skirt. The one I have been loving is the Gap Button Front Skirt in Red Delicious ($64.95). The deep red colour is perfect for fall. Pair it with a black faux leather jacket and some black ankle boots for a chic, edgy look. Another great option is the Forever 21 Corduroy Mini Skirt in Rust ($30).

The second item is a vinyl jacket. Yes, vinyl. If you want to go all out, the ASOS Jacket in Red Vinyl ($87) is for you. The bright, shiny red colour would look awesome with a pair of black skinny jeans. Or, for a more classic look, go for the ASOS Trench Coat in Vinyl ($134).

Lastly, there is a bright turtleneck. As much as I love wearing black clothing, this fall is the time to add a bold turtleneck to your wardrobe. Both the UO Cooperative Cindy Ribbed Mock-Neck Sweater in Orange ($59) or the H&M Knit Sweater in Magenta ($59.99) are great options for that splash of colour.

What are your wardrobe staples for this fall? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

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My Current Favourites

It makes me sad to say that I can barely remember the last time I made a post, all the way back in May. Over the past three months, I was busy with exams, and then went to work at a summer camp with limited Wi-Fi access. Unfortunately, Broken Heart Designer got pushed to the back burner. However, before I got insanely busy with my freshman year of university, I wanted to get a few posts in. I thought a good way to start off was with my current favourites. So, lets dive in!

Favourite Movie

This summer, I didn’t get a lot of time to watch movies or television. However, I made sure I got the chance to see Baby Driver. Not only does it have a fantastic cast, including names like Kevin Spacey and Ansel Elgort, but the whole movie was filmed around the soundtrack. Every step, gunshot, or car maneuver was synchronised to the music, which was incredible to watch. This is a must see for everyone, even if you aren’t a huge action fan.

Favourite Book

When I heard that Lilly Singh, aka iiSuperwomanii on YouTube, was writing a book, I was extremely excited. I am happy to say that How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life didn’t disappoint. It is funny, inspirational, and perfect. It is full of life lessons, helpful advice, and hilarious stories, If you haven’t read this book yet, or haven’t watched any of Lilly’s videos, what have you been doing with your life?

Favourite YouTuber

If you are looking for some positive, inspirational vibes, look no further than Kalyn Nicholson. This Canadian YouTuber creates videos on a variety of different topics, such as How to Get Inspired and Motivated and How to Quit Bad Habits. If you are feeling like you need to relight that spark or you need a bit of encouragement to get up and going, go check out her videos. She also just wrote an ebook, titled #feels, and I am so excited to read it soon.

Favourite Face Mask

My skin had a rough summer. It was constantly breaking out, while also feeling really dry. I stopped by a LUSH store and one of the employees recommend that I try their Love Lettuce Face Mask. I have since become obsessed. It exfoliates my skin and gets all the gunk and oil out for my pores. It leaves my skin feeling clean and clarified, without feeling dried out. I highly recommend trying out a LUSH face mask. They just came out with a new line of Jelly face masks that I am excited to try out.

What have you been loving this summer? Let me know in the comments below!

5 of The Cutest Demin Shorts for Summer

What does sunglasses, floral dresses, and sandals all have in common? They are all staples for any summer wardrobe. Denim shorts would also be on that list. They work for all occasions. Keep it casually with a distressed band tee and some sneakers or dress it up with a lace bodysuit and some cute sandals. However, not all denim shorts are the same. Keep reading for 5 of the cutest ones for this summer!

 

denim shorts

 

  • Forever 21 Star High Rise Denim Shorts ($31)
  • H&M Embroidered Denim Shorts ($40)
  • H&M Embroidered Denim Shorts ($30)
  • Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Recycled Levi’s Cartoon Parch Denim Shorts ($72)
  • ASOS Missguided Anarchy Mid Rise Embroidery Feather Short ($38)

Will you be rocking any of these denim shorts this summer? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Ice Cream is also a summer staple. Check out this amazing no-churn dairy-free ice cream recipe!

 

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May Favourites 2017

Another month has come and gone. I am disappointed to say that I didn’t post much this month. However, it is almost a new month, which means it is time for another round of favourites. Ready? Let’s dive in!

Makeup Favourite

This month, I have been reaching for the L’Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara. Although it is a bit clumpy, with some effort, it looks great and stays put all day long.

Music Favourite

For the past few weeks, Places by Lea Michelle has been on repeat. It has a less pop feel than her first album, with a more theatrical vibe. Although I love the whole album, the best two songs, in my opinion, are Getaway Car and Hey You. If you haven’t listened to it yet, I highly recommend it

Favourite Book

I finally got around to listening to Lauren Graham’s book Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything In Between. I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan. Lauren Graham discusses her experience on the original Gilmore Girls and the Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The novel was funny and light-hearted. This book is a must read for any Gilmore Girl fan.

Favourite TV Show

Sophia Amoruso is the genius behind Nasty Gal. Netflix created the series Girlboss, which is loosely based off her career as she starts empire that became Nasty Gal. Britt Robertson excellently portrayed Sophia. It was her acting and the amazing writing that made this  show funny and rather entertaining. I greatly recommend it.

What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. This month, the internet fell in love with the Unicorn Frappuccino. Click here to learn how to create amazing Unicorn Frappuccino nail art!

On Trend: Magnetic Face Masks

Want to de-clog all your pores with one face masks? Look no further than a magnetic face mask. This new trend uses the same magnetic therapy that Cleopatra practiced. The mask is infused with iron powder. To remove it, hold a magnetic over your face. Not only will it remove all the face mask but it will suck all the gunk out of your pores. Interested in trying out one of these revolutionary mask? Keep reading to find out what the best 4 are.

 

magnetic face masks

 

  1. Dr. Brandt Skincare MAGNETIGHT Age-Defier ($94)
  2. Langer Younger Revealing Mask Intense ($356)
  3. Milky Dress Black Luster Mask ($52)
  4. Eillisfa Miner Mud Magnet Black Mask ($70)

Will you be trying this new face mask trend? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. For more on trend beauty products, check out these purple highlighters.

 

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10 Lifestyle Changes For a Healthier and Happier Life

What is the key to life? There is not one secret to a healthy, happy life. Instead, it is more like a puzzle, small pieces that, when put together, creates the desired image. Although there are thousands of different pieces that could fit into your plan to a healthier and happier life, here are just 10 changes you can make to improve your lifestyle. Ready? Let’s dive in!

  1. Complain Less. I know this is hard. Complaining is an easy habit to fall into. However, the negativity from complaining wears off on you and the people around you. Try to catch yourself the next time you complain and turn whatever you were about to say and make it something positive.
  2. Drink Herbal Tea. Drinking tea can be very relaxing. Give yourself some time every day when you can sit back, drink tea and reflect. Herbal tea also has amazing health benefits.
  3. Always Eat Breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and about 10% of Americans skip it. Missing breakfast can lead to more unhealthy snacking later in the day and will lead to you feeling more lousy and unmotivated throughout the day.
  4. Drink Lots of Water. I always notice a huge difference when I am drinking more water. I get fewer headaches, my complexion looks more flawless and I sleep better, just to name a few benefits.
  5. It Is Okay To Take A Break. I am one someone who pushes themselves too far all the time. Life can get stressful. Don’t be afraid to take a break and give yourself a mental health day. You deserve it.
  6. Always Wear a Seatbelt. Wearing a seatbelt may seem obvious. Yet, I havea habit of not wearing a seatbelt when in an Uber and I know I am not the only one. If the car is going 60km/h before crashing into something and you aren’t wearing a seatbelt, you will hit the windshield at the same velocity. That is like jumping off a 5 story building. Just keep this in mind.
  7. Start Reading. The ability to read is an important skill. As a self-proclaimed bookworm, I may be biased when it comes to this topic but reading has been proven to improve vocabulary and has several health benefits. If you want some recommendations, click here to see the books I have read this year!
  8. Keep Your Space Organized. If you don’t put effort into keeping your space clean, it will become a mess. However, a messy space leads to a messy mind. It is harder to focus and can increase your stress and anxiety levels. Spend 10 minutes a day picking up the dirty clothes off your floor, washing the dishes that are sitting in the sink, or organizing the stacks of paper on your desk to improve your mental health.
  9. Create a Sleep Schedule. Try to stick to a sleep schedule. Even if it isn’t realistic for you to get eight hours of sleep a night, it is more beneficial to get only six hours a night, every night, rather than 4 hours one night, 10 the next, 6 the following and so on. Use a sleep calculator to find the best time to fall asleep and wake up to get the most out of your sleep.
  10. Spend Time Outside. Try to get some fresh air every day. Walk to work, or the subway, go on a bike ride or do some work on a café patio.

Will you be making any of these lifestyle changes? Let me know in the comments below!

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How to Create Amazing Unicorn Frappuccino Nails

Lately, the internet has become obsessed with the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks. This brightly coloured, flavour-changing Frappuccino was only available for a few days. Since then, Unicorn Frappuccino hair and nails are apparently a trend. Keep reading to find out how to DIY amazing Unicorn Frappuccino nails.

 

unicorn nails

 

Materials

  • White Nail Polish (such as China Glaze Nail Lacquer in White Out)
  • Magenta Nail Polish (such as China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Purple Panic)
  • Blue Nail Polish (such as China Glaze Nail Lacquer in DJ Blue My Mind)
  • Top coat
  • Plastic Cup
  • Water
  • Toothpicks
  • ChapStick/Vaseline

Directions

  1. Start by painting your nails with white nail polish.
  2. Fill a plastic cup with water.
  3. Once the white polish is dry, cover your cuticles in either Vaseline or ChapStick.
  4. Add a few drops of the magenta and blue nail polish into the water. Stir with a toothpick.
  5. Place your nail into the cup and leave for 10 seconds.
  6. Repeat.
  7. Once dry, cover in a top coat, clean up your cuticles and voila.

Will you be trying out these adorable nails? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want even more unicorn awesomeness? Click here to see six unicorn-inspired beauty items!

 

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What to Buy at Sephora if You Only Have $20

Lets be honest: Makeup is expensive. You can easily spend over $100 on only one or two products when you go to Sephora. However, there are some amazing products that don’t cost you an arm and a leg. Below are some suggestions of what to buy if you only want to spend $20. Ready? Lets dive in!

 

sephora under $20
  • Lips: Sephora Collection Lip Liner to Go in Classic Red ($8) + Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve in a Tube ($7.50)
  • Nails: Sephora Collection Instant Nail Polish Remover Wipes 10 pack ($6) + Nails Inc. Long Wear Cambridge Grove Nail Polish ($14)
  • Eyes: Sephora Collection Colourful Eyeshadow in Body Language ($7) + Sephora Collection Eye Pencil to Go in Intense Black ($8)
  • Skincare: Sephora Collection Algae Face Mask ($8) + Sephora Collection Micellar Cleansing Water in Charcoal ($10)

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want to spend even more money at Sephora? Check out these five products that Sephora customers love!