Sunday, September 15, 2019

Fall is Nigh | 18 things to do this Autumn


In less than a week, it will officially be autumn.

Although the season is hard for some people because the temperature is becoming colder, the world getting darker (shorter days) among others, there are so many fun things to do this season. Like collecting leaves, or drinking apple cider. So I thought I'd share a list of fun things to do this coming fall!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Garnier Curl Treat Hair Cream | Review


Curls for days. It is not a phrase I often say but lately, I've noticed that my curls now look better and curlier even on day three or four. 

As a curly hair girl, I've always had a hard time trying to get my hair to look like how it is supposed to. Most often then not my hair would end up really oily because of the leave-in products and limp. But this time things have been different. 

Lately, I've been using Garnier's new Curl Treat product and have noticed quite a difference in my life. What is my current secret to having curly, soft hair? Garnier's new leave-in conditioner! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

How to Ace your First Year of University | Tips + Advice


Summer is coming to an end and so that means that for those of us still continuing our education, the school year will be starting anew.
As a child, this time of year was full of trepidation and excitement. By mid-august, I was bored of doing nothing useful and so going back to school would mean new challenges, while at the same time going back meant that I would probably not be in the same class as my friends or having a not-so-great teacher. It'd be great to say that my mentality has changed but in reality, I still feel those same emotions I felt as a child, especially in my first week of university.

Like I've mentioned before, in April I finished my first year of post-secondary school. When my last class was over and my last essay handed in, I could not believe how fast the year had gone by. To be honest, and somewhat cheesy, I felt like I was not the same person that I was back when I started in September, and I feel that I took advantage of what my school had to offer that first year.
So now that I'm starting my second year I wanted to share some tips on how to ace (or at least do extremely well) in your first year of uni.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Hair Scrunchies Tutorial | Easy DIY

Love them or hate them, scrunchies are back!

As I child I never understood the dislike for scrunchies. They were always colourful, hard to lose and gentle on my curly hair, unlike other bands. Yes. they were a big part of the 80s-90s culture, and yes they look weird at times but they were much easier to wear than just simple hair bands. So when they made their comeback last year (I think), I welcomed them with open arms.
Now that the scrunchie has officially made a comeback I realized that they could be used as accessory statement pieces and I wanted to try my hand at making some that would match my outfit.

And so I did.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Canada Day at Ottawa | Summer Holidays 2019

Happy Belated Canada Day eh!
The first two weeks of July have come and gone but it gave many great adventures and memories. One of them is the place where I went on the first.

For the first of July, we had the opportunity to drive east and spend Canada Day at Parliament Hill along and see Canada's Capital.
For my readers that are not Canadian, July first is kind of the Independence day of the nation because, on July 1st, 1867 Canada become a country separate from the British Empire.
This year to celebrate it we drove two hours to Ottawa (the nation's capital) and had a really memorable time that included me getting sun roasted.

Monday, July 8, 2019

2019 Mid-Year Update (and Plans for 2nd half)

Hi there! It's finally hot outside, though it is extremely humid and muggy, it does cool down a bit when it rains. Has your area been hit by the non-stop heat wave?

Now that it is July it means that not only are we in summer but the second half of the year has started, and the other half has gone. 
In early January I wrote a post about the goals and plans I had for my Plaid + Sugar this year. It's been since months since and so I decided it be a great time to do an update or follow up of what has happened since then and if any of my goals have been achieved.