Cheery Monday: Fort Lauderdale Christmas 2013 - Part II

Monday, 7 April 2014

Fort Lauderdale's neighbourhoods all decked out at Christmas time.

Part II in the Fort Lauderdale at Christmas time, which is long overdue. Have fun looking through all the photos from my family's drive around all the neighbourhoods with all their Christmas finery!

Beauty Basics: Herbal Essences Shine Collection Brillance Shampoo

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

You've probably already heard by now that Herbal Essences have brought back their original shampoos and conditioners, and I picked up my bottle of their Shine Collection Brillance Shampoo back when I was in Florida. I've been using it ever since!

Although I did rave a couple of months ago about my favourite Lush shampoo combinations, I found that duo not only expensive but still a bit too harsh on my scalp so I gave up trying to avoid sulphates for now and went for an old favourite. I adored this shampoo back when I was a teenager, and its reemergence did not disappoint. A cult product, it is well known for being gently cleansing and removes product build-up like a dream. The intoxicating scent of flowers is just a bonus! So if you're looking for a new shampoo, I highly recommend it.

Cheery Monday: Fort Lauderdale Christmas 2013 - Part I

Monday, 10 March 2014

Fort Lauderdale beach in December 2013.

I'm not dead, hooray! In fact, not even close. I'm still studying and trying to juggle all the basics (working, cleaning, staying healthy, speaking to friends, etc.) It's been a hard couple of months, but it should all be over soon, hopefully. Anyway, I have a blog post for you today! I know, right? Shocker! This is Part I of my trip to Florida for Christmas and New Year's. It was a lot of fun reminiscing on the beach and sunshine!

First thing we did when we got to Florida was go pick out Christmas tree and decorate it! I haven't had a real tree since I was about 6 years old... I was a little excited to say the least. 

The tree was too big for the car, so they put hazard warnings on it so we could drive home with the trunk open. Oh, the things we do for Christmas! 

My boyfriend Michael and my brother bringing the tree. 

The tree all lit up.

All my presents for my family under the tree. 

My stocking my Grandma cross-stitched for me when I was a baby. Every one in the family has their own that she made for them, it's a family tradition.

The model train at Aventura mall in Florida, which includes elements of Florida and the mall itself. 

We had to let Michael have his proper American diner experience. 

...complete with chocolate milkshake...

...bacon, pancakes, and fake maple syrup! 

Oh, Fort Lauderdale! Can you believe my parents live only 5 minutes away from this? I still don't.

Yep, that's my kind of life. 

Mom has a bodyguard that likes to protect the car... can you spot him?


Christmas Giveaway Winner!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

I was meant to pick a winner and post the results of the Christmas Giveaway AGES ago! But I got so distracted with studying for my exams that I kept putting it off, and then time just flew by... which is why I feel so bad, that I am going to increase the ultimate prize to 12 Months 350x350 Free Advertising on the blog

....And the winner is Jessica! Congratulations honey! 

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