I always find it hard to think about Christmas until after my birthday, so now that it’s finally flown by I can start my Christmas traditions! I’ve had such a crazy month so far and it’s been a little hard to stay on track. A few events have sapped a great deal of my energy, from a nearly 36 hour wakeathon fundraiser in early November to close relatives passing away. I’ll be working on new content asap now that everything is starting to settle down.
My Birthday was on Monday and although my whole weekend was riddled with family stress I luckily snagged a whole day off (mostly) to myself. I spent most of my morning and afternoon shopping guilt free!
Sephora: I picked up some eye masks from Sephora to pamper myself with in the evening and I also snagged my beauty insider birthday gift! I chose the Fresh soy cleanser and rose toning mask. I’m so glad I did because they feel so luxurious and indulging on my skin!
Ricki’s & VS: I next picked up a new sweater from Rickis and a cute purple/pink bra from Victoria’s Secret. My cats were all over the bags. Within seconds of unpacking Ion had squished himself into the VS bag and had no intention of coming out. I also got a free venti birthday latte. It pays to be a gold Starbucks member sometimes!
L’Occitane: My Dad gave me some money to get something nice for my Mom so I chose a L’Occitane beauty advent calendar for her! How pretty is this!?!? I totally want one now! They also included lots of samples for me to try and scented the tissue paper with rose fragrance.
In the evening my husband and I tried to go out for dinner but there was a hockey game downtown and our city jacked up parking prices to $22/hour. I don’t even watch hockey and our team can’t hold it together for half a season so I was having none of that. (anyone got any guesses which team I’m talking about?) We changed plans and went somewhere with free parking. It was an adventure, I’ll say that!
I also saw Dr. Strange this month with my family. I really enjoyed it! The magic looked pretty cool. Afterwards as a pre-birthday splurge I picked up a blanket scarf from Simons and two 3-wick candles from bath and body works in Merry Cookie and Iced Vanilla Woods. I normally hold back from shopping so it was great to splurge a little and start getting ready for Christmas!
What’s your favourite way to spend your birthday? Let me know what you guys want to see next on the blog and I’ll try my very hardest to make it happen ❤