Friday, December 25, 2020

christmas advent - day twelve

Merry Christmas! Wishing you and your loved ones all the very best. This year hasn't been the easiest, but at least there was always plenty of love to go around. That is especially true today. Here is hoping that however you celebrate (and whoever you are able to celebrate with) that your day is filled with blessings and hope. On another note! Today is the last day in the Christmas advent that has been happening here on the creation of beauty is art. recently. (In case you missed those posts, be sure to check out day one here.) This question is of course, about Christmas favourites.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

christmas advent - day eleven

Christmas Eve is here again. Though Christmas Day is always special...my favourite day of the year is Christmas Eve. It is a time of togetherness and tradition. At this point, all of the decorations have been put out and the wrapping has been completed. That means one thing: baking. Christmas Eve is definitely a time of preparation. My mom and I usually spend the day baking and decorating cookies, making rice krispie squares, and decorating a gingerbread house. Then we watch some of our favourite Christmas movies, "Christmas with the Kranks," "Christmas Vacation," and "Just Friends." They have all become Christmas Eve traditions. Speaking of traditions, the latest question in the Christmas advent relates to a tradition that makes me smile. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

christmas advent - day ten

It's Christmas Eve-Eve! This is one of my favourite days of the year. Partly because it is so close to Christmas and partly because I love to spend this day doing special holiday things at home. Like baking cookies, movie marathons, and time spent with my husband. There is always so much magic in the air on this day. It's like the excitement and joy is practically bursting out of every room. There are twinkling lights, colourful decorations, and the smell of freshly baked cookies lingering in the air. Bliss! Are you ready for a little more holiday cheer? Here is day ten of the Christmas advent on the creation of beauty is art. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

christmas advent - day nine

There is so much to be excited about. In just a few short days, Christmas will be here. That means it is time to pull out those ugly Christmas sweaters, toss on some reindeer slippers and play festive music as much as possible. Do whatever you need to do to feel festive this week! Speaking of feeling festive...the Christmas advent continues. This is day nine of twelve in this holiday blog series. The latest mini post on the creation of beauty is art. is all about excitement and the holiday season. 

Monday, December 21, 2020

christmas advent - day eight

Fingers crossed all of your seasonal preparations are going well. And that you've been able to make time for special memories! There isn't much time left before the festivities are well underway. That makes the next few days extra important. It's time to watch those classic Christmas movies and bake those delicious seasonal cookies. Here on the creation of beauty is art. the mini blog advent is continuing on. This is day eight of twelve and it is all about wrapping.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

christmas advent - day seven

It is the last weekend before Christmas. Hard to believe! Though most of the major things have been done already (like decorating and wrapping gifts) it feels like there is still a lot to check off the to do list. Like baking, holiday video calls with friends, and the last minute preparations. Even though the Christmas season tends to be hectic at times...it is always worth it in the end. Here on the creation of beauty is art. it is officially day seven of the Christmas advent. So far, there have been questions about traditions and places to celebrate. Today? It is all about music.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

christmas advent - day six

Normally, this is the time during the holiday season where I am madly dashing to the store to pick up any last-minute odds and ends. Things like chocolates and extra gift bags. This year? There is none of that. Thanks to the pandemic, the bulk of my shopping was done online a very long time ago. Those odds and ends have either been purchased already or will have to do without. Yes, it is certainly a little bit different this year. But there is still plenty of magic and wonder to experience. Ready for the latest advent question? Keep reading and be sure to share your answer in the comment section.

Friday, December 18, 2020

christmas advent - day five


One more week! There is just one week left until the big day arrives. This is both exciting and a little bit scary. As much as I love Christmas...I always want to hold onto it for as long as possible. If there were a way to slow down the last few weeks in December, that would be wonderful. I want more time to watch holiday movies and drink hot chocolate while that buzz of excitement and anticipation lingers in the air. It's a magical feeling. One that I would love to hold onto for just a little bit longer. On another note, this is day five of my Christmas advent here on the creation of beauty is art. Today's mini blog post is all about shopping. (Something that is always near and dear to my heart.) Keep reading to find out the question and be sure to share your own answer in the comment section below.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

christmas advent - day four

It's hard to wrap my head around how quickly the holiday season is going by. Though Christmas Day makes me extremely happy....I always love the build up best. The holiday movies, the lights, and the special memories that happen along the way are always so special. Which is why the creation of beauty is art. has turned all-Christmas-all-the-time lately. Are you ready for day four of the Christmas advent? Keep reading to find out the holiday themed question for today. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

christmas advent - day three

The Christmas advent is fully underway here on the creation of beauty is art. In case you missed my last two posts, I will be doing mini blog posts to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. It is a countdown of sorts and also an excuse for me to share some of my memories and favourites. Ready to find out what the question is for day three? Here goes...

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

christmas advent - day two

Are you ready? It is time for day two of the Christmas advent here on the creation of beauty is art. In case you missed my post from yesterday (feel free to check it out here if you did), there will mini posts from now until Christmas Day. Each post will be answering a different Christmas themed question. The questions may have to do with seasonal traditions, current favourites, or even holiday music. Want to find out the question for today? Here is day two of my Christmas advent.

Monday, December 14, 2020

christmas advent - day one

The countdown is officially on. There are only 12 more days until Christmas! In honour of my favourite time of year....the creation of beauty is art. will be transformed into an advent of sorts over the next little while. Every day, there will be a mini post that answers a Christmas themed question. It might have to do with movies, traditions, memories, or even holiday beauty. Ready to kick things off? Here is day one of my Christmas advent. 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

rank and review: past too faced holiday releases


The holiday season makes me happy. As does makeup. Combine the two together and it is a match made in heaven! No wonder Too Faced has become my favourite high-end brand over the years. They are the absolute best at holiday themed releases. In fact, some of my earlier Sephora purchases happened to be Too Faced holiday palettes. Like the Joy To The Girls palette, which was released way back in 2013. They have come a long way since then. Each and every year, it seems that Too Faced finds a new way to embrace the season and do something extra special. Today? It is time to look back at releases from the past. Yes, this a rank and review of past Too Faced holiday releases. How do they compare to one another? And which one reigns supreme? Here is everything you need to know about these oh-so-special seasonal items.

Friday, December 11, 2020

holiday favourites 2020 (movies, books, and more!)

Every holiday season is a little bit different. Though there are some seasonal staples that never go out of style (like my favourite Christmas albums and classic Christmas movies)…there are also various favourites that change from year to year. Like a new decoration or a certain candle scent. Those little things define the holiday season just as much as those tried and true traditions. Though it's hard to believe, Christmas Day is just two weeks away. Time has certainly been flying lately! Looking for a little seasonal inspiration? Curious about my seasonal must-haves? Here are some of my holiday favourites for 2020. There are movies, books, and so much more.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

my top 3 favourite candace cameron bure christmas movies

Christmas movies mean a lot to me. They are an essential part of the holiday season and my annual traditions! I love nothing more than curling up with a seasonal movie (or two) and letting everything else fade away. My holiday movie collection is massive and I am always looking for new and exciting things to watch once December hits. Thankfully, Hallmark Channel always releases a ton of festive films. Though I don't watch all of them, I certainly do my best. When it comes to Hallmark movies with Candace Cameron Bure, I never miss one. I am such a huge fan of hers. From Full House to Fuller House, movies, magazines articles, and books...Candace Cameron Bure has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Find out what my top 3 favourite Candace Cameron Bure Christmas movies are and check out a super simple Candace inspired makeup look. 

Monday, December 7, 2020

new in: holiday accessories + my christmas jewellery collection


The holiday season is special. Though some people prefer to add in subtle pops of red and green around this time of year...my approach is a little bit different. I am an ugly-Christmas-sweater-and-sequined-elf-slipper kind of girl. So of course, my accessories are totally over the top in December as well. Which is why this post is all about holiday accessories. Take a peek at some new additions and a YouTube video that features my entire Christmas jewellery collection. 

style for special occasions: allaboutsuit

When it comes to looking stylish....there are endless possibilities. Special event? I normally reach for a gorgeous dress that checks off all the boxes. My husband on the other hand, will usually reach for a classic suit. These days, there are so many options when it comes to suits and formal wear. That includes a variety of cuts, lengths, colours, patterns, and finishing details. This is a wonderful thing! Why? It means that everyone in your life can express their personality through fashion. Looking for a little inspiration? Or a place to shop for suits online? Not to worry.... allaboutsuit has got you covered.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

christmas music reviews (2020 edition)

The holiday season is fully underway. What could be more thrilling? How about a handful of new musical releases from some of the best and brightest? This year, there have been an awful lot of Christmas themed albums hitting the shelves. As an avid music lover and Christmas fanatic...this has been extra exciting for me. Especially since so many of my favourite artists were responsible for these seasonal albums. Wondering which ones are worth looking into? Are you ready to add something special to your holiday music collection? Then keep on reading. Here are some Christmas music reviews for Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Meghan Trainor, and Jamie Cullum. 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

review: too faced cinnamon bear holiday set

One thing that Too Faced does right? Holiday releases. Year after year, they raise the bar on adorable themes and wearable colours. At this point....it just doesn't feel like the Christmas season without this high-end brand. 2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least, but one thing remains constant: Too Faced rules the holiday makeup scene. They launched several new holiday sets, including the Foxy Neutrals and Unbearably Glam Makeup Set. The one that stole my heart? The Cinnamon Bear Limited Edition Collection. It includes an eyeshadow set with a blush, a liquid lipstick, and a themed makeup bag. Want to take a look inside? Find out how these products perform? Here is a full review of this oh-so-themed holiday release.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

December is here. In some ways, it feels like it has taken a very long time to get to this month. In other ways, it's difficult to believe that this is the last month in 2020. Time is a strange thing...and this has been especially true recently. One thing that always remains constant? December is thrilling. It is a time of hope and renewal. It is a month where optimism is the norm and traditions are cherished. Though each time of year has its own blessings, December will always shine brightest in my eyes. There is so much to look forward to: snowfall, seasonal movies, moments with family, and the belief that everything will turn out right. To welcome in my favourite month, here is a healthy dose of inspiration....plus a look at my new favourite pair of sneakers. They are certainly well suited to the fabulous and unforgettable month of December.