Hi everyone!!  How the heck are ya?!  I wanted to do a little update post on here to let you all know what is going on with me blog-wise, and to just say I MISS YOU!

Back in August, I decided that I wanted to make a transition to a Wordpress/separately hosted site, because it offers much more in terms of design and capability.  I've been meaning to do this for years but knew it was going to be an ordeal, and kept putting it off.  In the process, everything has gotten a little messy and delayed, and at the moment I am waiting on something to be completed for the new site that is out of my hands (and time-table), thus the very vague ETA on the new blog.

I'm dying to get back to a regular blogging schedule/routine, as this is one of the most enjoyable things I do!  And as soon as everything with the new site is complete, you guys will be the first to know!  I am hoping to get everything up and running within the next couple of weeks, but don't know for sure yet. *crosses fingers*

On a different topic, TIS THE HOLIDAY SEASON!  Well at least for those of us with pre-Thanksgiving festive tendencies.  I saw this little decor piece in Nordstrom today, so naturally I had to take a picture and send it to my brother.  Because that is what little sisters do, right? ;)


I hope you guys have all been wonderful, and in case you didn't know, you can also keep up with me on my YouTube channel!  I posted a new video today sharing the products I snagged from Sephora's VIB Sale... did you get anything?

xx, Allison

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Hi everyone!!  How the heck are ya?!  I wanted to do a little update post on here to let you all know what is going on with me blog-wise, and to just say I MISS YOU!

Back in August, I decided that I wanted to make a transition to a Wordpress/separately hosted site, because it offers much more in terms of design and capability.  I've been meaning to do this for years but knew it was going to be an ordeal, and kept putting it off.  In the process, everything has gotten a little messy and delayed, and at the moment I am waiting on something to be completed for the new site that is out of my hands (and time-table), thus the very vague ETA on the new blog.

I'm dying to get back to a regular blogging schedule/routine, as this is one of the most enjoyable things I do!  And as soon as everything with the new site is complete, you guys will be the first to know!  I am hoping to get everything up and running within the next couple of weeks, but don't know for sure yet. *crosses fingers*

On a different topic, TIS THE HOLIDAY SEASON!  Well at least for those of us with pre-Thanksgiving festive tendencies.  I saw this little decor piece in Nordstrom today, so naturally I had to take a picture and send it to my brother.  Because that is what little sisters do, right? ;)


I hope you guys have all been wonderful, and in case you didn't know, you can also keep up with me on my YouTube channel!  I posted a new video today sharing the products I snagged from Sephora's VIB Sale... did you get anything?

xx, Allison

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It's been a while since I toyed with nail art but, with Halloween tomorrow, it seemed like a perfect time to feature the little black cat faces that I sometimes sport on one or two nails. They're fairly self explanatory and this particular effort is far from perfect, but hey, the neighbourhood cat population isn't complete without the scrappy one with the wonky eye and mashed up ear. 

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In the depths of winter I'm happy to embrace a slightly washed out complexion; it seems like a fair trade for huge scarves, snow days and mulled wine. Until then I'm all for hanging on to the last of a summer glow without resorting to endless, biscuit-y fake tan applications....and here's how I've been attempting it.

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While my dreams of minimalism are generally thwarted by the avalanche of crumpled receipts that pour out of my upturned handbag, I'm not one for carrying around multiple makeup products on a daily basis. What I keep stashed in my bag is more akin to a 'makeup first aid kit'; anything that will patch up beauty mishaps in minimal time, and with minimal effort. Here are the products worth making room for in your handbag (or desk drawer)...alongside the inevitable fistful of lip balms and those questionable mints.

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