Monday, 27 June 2016

Book Favourites Part Two!

Hello world,
     Happy summer! I am so glad I can finally sit back and enjoy the summer sun. So a little while ago I did a blogpost about some of my favourite books and I wanted to do another book post. I know my blog focuses on beauty but books are such an important part of my life that I can't skip out on doing another bookish post. On a more sappy note, books have gotten me through really are times and have always been important. Part of the reason I have confidence is because book characters inspire me to be myself and have helped shape who I am today. I don't know wether it is the relatability of the characters or the hardships they experience but books always make me feel better.
     I like to read a wide variety books from classics to mystery novels. My favourite genre is contemporary because it takes a really great writer to make a contemporary novel unique and not too cliché. I also really love adventure and mystery novels because they are packed with action and suspense( and a little romance). So if you are looking for something to read look to my book posts for some inspiration. Thank you so much guys for reading my blog!


Book 1: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
   Classics are some of my very favourite books to read because there is always something special that makes a classic book a classic. Sense and Sensibility is always a book I will keep close to my heart because the characters are very relatable and strong throughout the book. Jane Austen's subtle humour and irony contribute to the greatness of this book. I always look up to Eleanor Dashwood because she was a very strong and relatable character. Another thing I enjoyed about this book was the bond between Eleanor and Marianne, which was an amazing sisterly bond. If anyone has watched or read Bridget Jones' Diary they will know(and love) the character of Mark Darcy who is very similar to the Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen's book.

Book 2: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
This book is soon good. It is very sad and what I mean by sad is sitting in your bed at 11pm crying your heart out. But it also shines light on the fact that life is short and that you should live in the present and enjoy the people around you while they are there. I could also relate to Louisa's character because she was quirky and outspoken just like me:)


Book 3 To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
   This is probably one of my all time favourite books. I absolutely love the characters because all of them are very well written and some of the Situations Lara Jean finds herself in are hilarious! This book also kinda reminds me of the relationship between me and my friends which is similar to the three sisters form the book. I also kind find certain aspects of this book embarrassingly relatable.


Book 4 A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  This is a fairly new book that I just picked up at chapters. I read it in two days because it was so suspenseful. This book is a classic mystery novel with a twist, the two main characters are the descendants of Holmes and Watson! I loved this book because it was very unique and had a very interesting storyline. The character of Charlotte was definitely not relatable to me or frankly to anyone I know but was a very strong character all in all. If you like mystery and suspense novels you will enjoy this one!

Book 5 Rebel of the Sands By Alwyn Hamilton
  I just finished reading this book yesterday! I thoroughly enjoyed this book for many reasons including; the main character, the setting, and the storyline. Amani was an incredibly strong character that is very inspiring. I also loved the setting of the desert because it was unique and really added to the story. I also enjoyed the fact that the main character had many flaws but went through some major character development making it a very interesting read.




Thank you so much!
XX
Calla








Friday, 24 June 2016

Summer FabFitFun Unboxing!

      It's that time again, meaning my FabFitFun box has finally made its way to Canada! I was super excited for this box and I couldn't resist looking at the spoilers, so I already knew what was in the box. This box is super summer-y and I cannot wait to use the products inside. If you don't know, FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box service that contains lifestyle, beauty, and fitness goodies with over a $200 value AND full size products! My favourite product from the bow would have to be the atmosphere protection cream or the ice pop molds. I really like FabFitFun because it offers a huge variety of stuff and has exclusive stuff that only FabFitFun subscribers have access to. Below are some pics of me opening the box for the first time.
This box contains; Microderm scrub, beach waves spray, passport to beauty lipgloss, Betchsicles ice pop molds, Osea atmosphere protection cream, Summer and Rose beach towel, and a Trina Turk tote bag.

I LOVE the packaging of this box

All boxes come with a small booklet of DIY'S, recipes, and more.


XX
Calla

Sunday, 19 June 2016

My Favourite Spring and Summer Teas!



      Hey guys, do you like the new set up of my blog? It took me forever but I think it makes  posts way more accessible. Anyways, lately I have been drinking tea religiously and I could say I have developed a certain taste for tea. Below are some of my favourite teas for the summer. The majority of these teas are from Davids Tea but I think all tea is great:) Most teas I drink are iced but I'm sure they would taste good hot. Remember to read the directions on the tea to steep it accordingly!


This here is the Caribbean Crush herbal tea from Davids Tea. I love this one because it has a very tropical taste and is really refreshing for the summer. The main ingredients in this tea that make up the flavour are; Pineapple, Cranberry, and Papaya. This tea is on the sweeter side with a tiny hint of tanginess.

This Pom Diggity is a black tea from Davids also. I really like this tea because it mixes really well with other teas but also tastes great as a stand alone tea. The main flavours are; pomegranate and hibiscus. 

This is a super delicious tea! It definitely tastes like fruit punch but more rich and exotic. I love to imagine myself by the pool sipping this one. The main flavours are; mango, pineapple, and tangerine. 
 
I LOVE this fairy dust iced tea. The name was what originally drew me to it, but the flavour is also a winner. Unlike other teas, this one is super unique. The main flavours are; strawberry and kiwi.

Last but certainly not least, is the Just Peachy from Davids Tea. This tea is a favourite within the store and friends and family. It is amazing iced and tastes nice and sweet. The main flavours are; peach, apples, and blackberry leaf.




Now go and enjoy some tea! You deserve it ;)
XX
Calla

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Spring Smoothie Bowl Ideas

Hey guys,
   So I am super pumped because it is almost summer! I am literally counting down the minutes until the break. Lately I have been noticing that smoothie bowls have become a super hot trend, so I thought I would give them a chance. If I am being honest here, I thought smoothie bowls were stupid, why can't you just drink a smoothie? But I proved myself wrong. The unique thing about the bowls is that you can decorate them so they look super cool and they can be easier to eat. I decided to make up some cool bowl recipes. I wasn't able to take a pic of two of them because I made them and then I forgot to take pics and ate them because they are just so great:) Smoothie bowls are also a great way of getting nutrients in. When making the smoothie bowls, keep in mind that you are not making a drinkable smoothie, this is more like frozen yogurt so extra liquid is not needed.

Bowl 1 
Smoothie Base ingredients
- 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
-1/2 cup of raspberries(frozen
- several chunks of frozen mango
-Wild berry juice ( add in the bare minimum, just enough to enable the fruits to blend)
 Decorations
- Bananas
- Pineapple
-Chia Seeds
- Granola
- Nectarine




Bowl 2 
Smoothie Base
- Frozen mango
- Frozen peaches
- Frozen pineapple 
- Orange juice ( just enough so that the fruits can blend)

Decorations
- Kiwi
- Pineapple
- Chia Seeds
- Greek yogurt 


Bowl 2
Smoothie Base
- Kale
- mango
- Blueberries
- Juice of your choice( just enough to enable the fruits to blend)
Decorations
- chia seeds
- raspberries
- Strawberries
- Almonds

Love Calla