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!

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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!

 

 

The No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream You Will Love

I have recently started going dairy-free, which is hard for me. The hardest thing has been finding good dairy-free desserts. There is nothing better than ending off the day with a buttermilk chocolate cupcake or a bowl of creamy ice cream. However, I have found the easiest homemade ice cream recipe. It is dairy free, only takes 3 ingredients (unless you count water) and takes less then twenty minutes.

Ingredients

  • 150 mL water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 400 mL tin coconut milk

Directions

  1. Bring water, sugar and cocoa powder to a boil in a medium sauce pan, until sugar is dissolved completely. Allow to cool.
  2. Stir in coconut milk.
  3. Transfer into a ziplock bag. Freeze for a few hours or overnight.
  4. Once frozen, remove from ziplock, break into smaller pieces, and blend until smooth.
  5. Serve or place back in the freezer to serve later.

Will you be making this delicious ice cream? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. Want even more recipes? Click here to see how to make homemade Gatorade!

Recipe and Images From Drizzle and Drip

April Favourites 2017

It is already May. The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom, and the sun is shining. Since April is officially over, it is time to review my favourites from the past month. Ready? Let’s dive in!

Favourite Music

 

This month, I had two favourite songs that I have been playing on repeat. The first is Reminding Me by Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens and the other is There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by Shawn Mendes. They are both amazing and if you haven’t heard either of them yet, you are missing out.

Favourite TV Shows

 

This month I have two new favourite shows, 13 Reasons Why and Famous in Love. 13 Reasons Why, based of a novel by Jay Asher, follows Clay Jensen and his classmates as they discover the truth behind a fellow student, Hannah Baker’s, suicide. Famous in Love is about a college student, Paige Townson, who gets her big break in Hollywood. They are both really well done and have amazing casts.

Favourite Book

Sara Bareilles is a fantastic musical artist, with hits such as Brave and Love Song. She has even written the music for a Broadway musical. Her book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song, is a series of essays, each named after one of her songs, about her life this far. In the audiobook, she even sings a bit, which was the icing on top of the already-amazing cake.

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

P.S. Click here to see what I was loving last month!

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3 of The Weirdest Jeans Currently on The Market

I am a huge fan of jeans. I have pairs in different washes, styles and colours.  You can go wrong with a pair of jeans. At least, that is what I believed until I saw these jeans online. I don’t know who would buy these, but I am going to let you form your own opinions. For the 3 weirdest pairs of jeans currently on the market, keep reading.

weird jeans

 

If I had to get on board with one of the above pairs of jeans, it would have to be the first. TopShop Clear Knee Mom Jeans ($135) are like any other jeans, except they feature pieces of plastics across the knee. The next pair is disgusting, if I had to sum them up in one word. PRPS Baracuda Straight Leg Jeans come covered in mud and cost $605!! If you want muddy jeans so much, buy a cheap pair from your local mall and go roll down a hill after it rains. The final pair I don’t understand in the slightest. TopShop Moto Clear Plastic Straight Legs Jeans ($130) are made completely of clear plastic. Despite having confused the internet, they have already sold out.

Would you wear any of these jeans? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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