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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Eight (8) Christmas books for adults

December 18, 2021 0 Comments

 Hello everyone!


Only one week until Christmas day! Some of you might still need a little help getting into the Christmas spirit. Just like the TV movies we all love to watch during the holidays, books can be just as festive. Christmas books are not just for kids; this post list books to read at Christmas for adults, including some romance novels, comedies, and even mysteries. In my previous post, I suggested eight Christmas books for children. This time, I chose eight books for adults! 


fairy lights on open book


The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan

An uplifting story of friendship, the festive season, and risking everything for the biggest gift of all!


The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan


Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

An unforgettably romantic novel that spans four Christmases (1914-1918)


Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb


One More Christmas at the Castle by Trisha Ashley

A heartwarming novel about second chances.


One More Christmas at the Castle by Trisha Ashley


The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale by Philip Van Doren Stern

The Christmas movie It’s a Wonderful Life was based on this short story, which came to Stern in a dream one night.


The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale by Philip Van Doren Stern


Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

A fictional account of how Charles Dickens was inspired to write his famous novella, A Christmas Carol.

Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva


Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber is the queen of Christmas stories. If you love Hallmark movies, you will love this book. Did you know that there are six Hallmark movies based on Macomber's Christmas novels?


Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber


The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

A feel-good, holiday-themed romantic comedy about identical twins who switch lives in the days leading up to Christmas.


The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox


Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

If you prefer a murder mystery to a romance novel, this is the book for you. This detective novel was written in 1938. 


Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie



Books help us relax, decompress and wind down after a long day. Curl up in a holiday blanket by the Christmas tree, diffuse some cosy essential oil blends, and enjoy these festive books for adults.




Thursday, December 16, 2021

Eight (8) Christmas books for children

December 16, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


The holidays are a magical time! Moods are high as we spend more quality time with our loved ones. A great way to spend time with the little ones in our family during the holidays is by reading Christmas books to/with them. If you are a parent or guardian, you can also add these books to your child's nightly bedtime stories.


Here are eight (8) Christmas books that the kids will surely love:

Christmas books

Merry Christmas, Mr. Mouse by Caralyn Buehner

The story of the Mouse family’s first Christmas. A lively story about discovering the joy and meaning of Christmas.


Merry Christmas, Mr. Mouse by Caralyn Buehner


Love Came Down at Christmas by Tim Wesemann

Gentle rhyme and beautiful artwork bring young readers to the manger to celebrate the gift of the Christ Child.


Love Came Down at Christmas by Tim Wesemann


A Night Like No Other by Werner Cherie

A book that shares the story of the first Christmas night.


A Night Like No Other by Werner Cherie


They Followed the Star by A.E. Dingee

From the Sony Pictures Animation’s film The Star. Bo the donkey and his friends follow the Star that leads them to their destiny.


They Followed the Star by A.E. Dingee

Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans

It features the popular children's character, Madeline. Madeline finds herself having to manage the needs of the school when everyone else falls ill. 


Madeline's Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

A young boy boards a train and embarks on an extraordinary journey to the North Pole.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.


'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by ghosts, one Christmas Eve. 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


Any of these books would also make a great gift!


My favourite Christmas book as a child was, and still is, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  What was your favourite Christmas book?





Friday, December 10, 2021

My Christmas wishlist 🎅🎄🎁 2021

December 10, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


Christmas eve is only two weeks away! So today, I’m sharing the items on my Christmas wishlist with you!


Christmas is the season of giving. If you are trying to figure out what to ask for, or what to get for others, then this post is for you! I always recommend making a wishlist so that loved ones can spend their money gifting you something they know you will love.


Christmas gifts


🎅 Dear Santa, 


I have been very good this year. This is my Christmas wishlist:


What's on your Christmas wishlist this year?

Monday, December 06, 2021

Best vegan and cruelty-free palettes for gifting 🎁

December 06, 2021 2 Comments

Hello everyone!


It's that time of the year again; time for Christmas gift shopping! Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be very time-consuming. When shopping for Christmas gifts, I always choose vegan and cruelty-free gifts. 


Many of you ask me about cruelty-free makeup and what it is exactly. Here's what you need to know: Vegan makeup describes makeup that hasn't been formulated with any animal products or byproducts. Cruelty-free means that the product itself hasn't been tested on animals and that any raw materials used in making it weren't tested on animals, either. A product can be both, or one but not the other. Not all vegan products are cruelty-free and not all cruelty-free products are vegan!


makeup palette

Palettes are pretty much a no-brainer when it comes to beauty gifts. They are pretty and have tons of shades. Makeup palettes vary in shapes, sizes, tones and prices. However, not all palettes are created equal, so I’ve created a list of the most giftable makeup palettes this holiday season. 


These are my top picks:

  1. Morphe x Coca-Cola Cheerfully Cherry artistry palette 18.5g • Morphe • $28
  2. Curator five-pan eyeshadow palette 5g • Hourglass • $180
  3. HAUS LABORATORIES by Lady Gaga: Limited Edition LOVE FOR SALE SHADOW PALETTE 18 Shade Palette | New Innovative Formulas | Eye Makeup with Pigmented Matte Metallic Shimmer & Sheer Sparkle Finishes • $48
  4. Ambient Lighting Edit Universe Face Palette • Hourglass • $80
  5. Wanderlust Palette • Forever 21 • $17
  6. Mineralist eyeshadow palette 7.8g • bareMinerals • $32.50
  7. Lil Extra artistry palette 11.1g • Morphe • $14
  8. Pacifica Beauty Stellar Gaze Eye Shadow Palette 28 Eyeshadow Shades Mineral Eyeshadow Matte Shimmer and Glitter Mica Shades Vitamin E Made from 100% Recyclable Paper Vegan and Cruelty-Free • Pacifica • $24
  9. e.l.f. Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette - Sunset 10 Ultra-Pigmented Matte & Shimmer Shades 0.42 Oz (12g) • Elf • $6.30
  10. Morphe x Ashley Strong Strong Affirmation Magic Artistry eyeshadow palette 18g • Morphe • $23
  11. Pacifica Beauty • Pacifica • $13.99
  12. Mellow Cosmetics Eyeshadow Quad • $28
  13. Barry M Cosmetics - Nude & Neutral Rich Eyeshadow Palette - Rich • Barry M • $12.99
  14. Sunkissed Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette • $7.99
  15. Barry M Cosmetics - Nude & Neutral Subtle Eyeshadow Palette - Subtle • Barry M • $12.99
  16. Sunkissed Sweet Sunrise Ultimate Face Palette • $7.99
  17. Honest Beauty Liquid Eyeliner Vegan Smudge Flake Transfer Proof Carbon Free Silicone Free Cruelty-Free Ophthalmologist Tested with Get It Together Eyeshadow Palette with 10 Pigment-Rich Shades • Honest Beauty • $29.98
  18. Mystic Haze Mini PRO Eyeshadow Palette • LORAC • $15
  19. Fairytale Forest PRO Eyeshadow Palette • LORAC • $35
  20. Mineralist Eyeshadow Palette • bareMinerals • $32
  21. ROEN Gold Lust 4 Palette • Roen • $46

All twenty-one (21) palettes are vegan and cruelty-free! Which palette is your favourite? Let me know in the comment section below!

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Happy gift shopping!