Top 5 Movies You Gotta Check Out

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Here are my top 5 movie picks you gotta check out, I have watched all the trailers and I cannot wait to check out all of these movies.
Tomb Raider- Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. This movie does not have Angelina Jolie, I love the idea of bringing this franchise back and instead of going further into the future, going back in time to the beginning. 

Deadpool 2- There's no synopsis for this on IMDb but there is no need the first movie was hilarious, and the second will be too. Ryan Reynolds is the perfect actor for this character, thank goodness this went better than Green Lantern. Just watch the trailer and then go see it. 

Red Sparrow- Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations. I do love that Jennifer Lawrence is changing things up with this role, I love how she picks things so different every time she does a movie. I do have to say though, my Russian accent is better. 

A Wrinkle Time- After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon AND Oprah Winfrey all in one movie and a huge movie to boot, a must see for sure!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald- The second instalment of the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" franchise which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander. I love the Harry Potter franchise and I have to say I was a little disappointed with the first one but I have to keep going. Maybe it'll be like the Twilight gets better as you go on. I really hope so. 

What are you watching?

OOTD - Odd Pairings

Monday, March 19, 2018

People say opposites attract. I especially believe that in my outfits. Combining things that traditionally would be put together like suits that look like PJS, or sweatpants with heels or pretty midi skirt with sweatshirts. I love combining odd pairings allows me to make most of my closet. This outfit is comfortable and perfect for brunch.

skirt: Marshalls
shirt: Brunette the label
shoes: Aldo
purse: Winners

Winter Comfort - Hearty Stuffed Eggplant

Friday, March 16, 2018

It might be this never-ending winter that is finally getting to me, but I have been on a search for inspired ways to fulfill my comfort food cravings but not have card overload on a repeat. I have never been one of those people who enjoy healthy food, or ones that “forget to eat” I am hungry every two hours and need food to function. So I improved, I combined some of my favorite spices and added ton of vegetables to make it healthy.
What you need:
four eggplants
2tbsp of olive oil or butter.
500 gm ground turkey
2 cloves of garlic minced
half a red onion minced
10 mushrooms sliced
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of vegeta
1/2 cup bread crumbs or panko mixture
2tbsp of parmesan cheese

How to make it:
In a sauce pan combined turkey, onions, garlic, mushrooms, and your spices. Cook for about 10-12 minutes of medium heat. Stir occasionally.
In mean time, slice your egg plans, season with salt and pepper, place them in a sauce pan cook on medium heat till your egg plant is starting to brown, take it off.
Stuff eggplants with mixture, top with ptarmigan cheese mixture (mix parmesan cheese and crumbs)and bake for 25-30 minutes until the eggplant feels soft and the crumbs have browned.
*This recipe makes 4 servings. You can just add more eggplants and make more mixture and voila. You can use ground beef (it turns out just as good) or opt out for all vegetables option (I have never done it but it could work)

**My brother and dad are usually people who taste test all my food. Both love this but wished that there was some kind of sauce. Maybe a tomato sauce of some sort.

Beauty Favorites: March

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Every winter without a fail the drop in temperate, lack of sunny weather and long harsh winter is always so rough on my skin, and yet I am never prepared for it. I try and make taking care of my skin a priority, and since I have very sensitive skin trying out new skin care products sometimes is a risk. However I think that at this point, I have become really good at identifying when makes my skin worse or better and what product actually works. These are my March dry skin- recovering from winter favourites.

OLEHENRIKSEN Transforming Walnut Scrub:
A good deep cleanser is a must have! After a long winter, make-up, lack of sleep and lack of sun my skin starts looking a little dull and uneven.  A friend recommended this scrub and I picked it up. I love how it feels on the skin, and it leaves your skin feeling so soft to touch. I have used it for about two weeks and my skin hasn't looked this great in years.  It also smells pretty amazing, I was worried that the fact it has a scent would make me break out but two weeks in and my skin is all good.

LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask:
Previous to getting a trail kit to try I have never tried a sleeping mask of any sort. This is an overnight, moisture-recharging gel mask that quickly absorbs while you sleep to deeply hydrate skin. After first use I could notice my skin feeling better. This product also as a little bit of a scent and since  I have sensitive skin I was a tad worried but two weeks later and I can apply this product freely knowing that it will not break me out or make me oily. It hydrates the skin and leaves your skin feeling super soft.

 Philosophy Clear Days Ahead™ Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment:
One of my issues that my skin is so annoyingly sensitive and that it still breaks out. One of the things my skin does not play well is salicylic acid. I took a chance on this and I found this to be an effective spot treatment that does not overly dry the skin, even though the active ingredient is 2% salicylic acid. Worked well to clear up my skin in about two days.
LANEIGE Water Bank Serum:
This Serum is a must-have favorite in my skincare routine.  I do use it before my moisturizer and my night routine. I love using this in winter because between dry and dull skin and this helps my skin feel moisturized and soft. 

What are your favourite winter skin care products?

OOTD - Cozy Knitwear and Skirts

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I am almost always cold, so I own an arsenal of pullovers, cardigans, turtlenecks, and oversized sweaters. Besides being warm I love all knitwear is that you can wear them at work, running around or to coffee with the girls. Spring is just around the corner (well for most of you, for us in Alberta the jury is still out on that), so I am slowly transitioning my wardrobe from winter to Spring. I love combining cozy and comfortable sweaters and girly skirts, it’s a way to stay warm but still be stylish.

shoes: Converse
purse: Chanel
skirt: Joe
sweater: Urban Outfitters

Music of the Month: 2 Cellos

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Remember back in the day when you went to school and though kids who played in band were nerds? Well well, do these fellas look like kids you want make fun of?  Heck no! 

In all seriousness though, I didn't even know what these guys looked like until right now. I only googled them so I could throw a photo in the blog. I'm actually going to see them play in Edmonton next month at a really awesome venue, Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets are sold out already but I managed to snag a couple and am SUPER pumped. 

I've had these guys on regular rotation in my playlists because they are really wicked but there's a funny story I have about them. I was helping a customer in my office one day and 2 Cellos came on - normal. The guy in my office looked like he was straight off Duck Dynasty - big ol' beard, long curly hair covered up by a touque, legit wearing overalls covered in paint. Dude looks at me and says "is this 2 Cellos?", to which I respond "yes", to which he says with a GIANT grin on his face "these dude rock so hard!". My mouth fell  open in shock at statement and the guy in my office who totally doesn't look as though he listens to the cello. 

Just goes to show, you can't judge a book by it's cover. Rugged dudes dig 2 Cellos, and cello players can totally be sexy. Enjoy!

OOTD - Overall a Good Day!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Last week I talked about importance of mental health, happiness and taking some me time. I am not sure if its childhood memories, or comfort, but overalls make me happy. These Levis overalls are probably my favorite and I have had them for years, today I decided to with a comfortable sweater and trainers. I had a busy weekend and ton of things to do, so wearing something comfortable and that made me a happy was important. Do you have clothes that make you cheery?

overalls: Levis
sweater: H&M
trainers: Adidas
tote: Celine
Coat: Hudson's Bay