Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My 2014 in pictures

As some of you may have guessed I love photography! I thought what better way to show you my year than through the pictures I have taken.

January - went off with a bang. I found some cats, met Daphne from Subgenre of a Dream, went horse riding, broke my camera and ended up in A and E.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Ciaté Advent Calendar

As some of you may know, if you follow me on Instagram, I have discovered a store called Winners. It is Canada's T K Maxx, in fact it is owned by the same company. I picked up this Ciaté Advent Calendar for $40. 

Monday, 29 December 2014

Maybelline Nudes Pallet

I have wanted this Maybeline Nudes pallet since I arrived in Canada and on the 12th of December I bought it. 1 as a birthday present to myself (happy birthday to me) and 2 so I could wear it to a party that evening. 

Sunday, 28 December 2014

New Year's Blog Resolutions 2015

It's that time of year again and people are making their New Year's resolutions. I see lots of posts, at this time of year, with people saying what they want to achieve next year.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Christmas Day in Canada

This year we spent our first Christmas together away from home, in Canada. As we didn't have any parents in charge telling us the schedule of the day we made our own. 

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

My Christmas Wish List

I have decided to take a little break from my Real Techniques Series and share with you my long awaited Christmas Wish List. This post has been in draft form since the beginning of November, but I just didn't get round to finishing it till now. OOOPS! Every other blogger under the sun has shared their's so I want to share mine before Santa comes down the chimney. 

Monday, 22 December 2014

Real Techniques Series #4 - Powder Brush for £5.75

Another Real Techniques brush I hear you cry! You can't buy one brush and leave the rest of them in the store, that's just not how it works. This post is all about the Real Techniques Powder Brush, another orange brush in my set.

Real Techniques Series #3 - Stippling Brush for £5.15

After visiting Winners once and Walmart I now owned the Enhance Your Eyes Set and the Core Collection. I went exploring and found some more brushes, as you can see from the picture below. 

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Real Techniques Series #2 - Core Collection for £12.22

I bought my Core Collection brush set from Walmart for £12.22 as I haven't see any of them available in Winners, trust me I have been to 5 different Winners in the past week. I also visited several Walmart's before I found the Core Collection on sale.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Real Techniques Series #1 - Your Eyes Enhanced Starter Set for £10.31

Whilst wondering around the shops in Montreal last week I discovered cheap Real Techniques brushes in Winners. Winners in Canada, is like T K Maxx in the UK (as I have mentioned before it is from the same company). Winners is slowly becoming my favourite store to shop in for beauty and home ware products.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Entering blogger giveaways


I have seen giveaways featuring on blogs for a while now and I am undecided in two minds whether they are a good idea or not. On one hand I think they are a great way of getting to know about other lesser known blogs and engaging audiences who would not have heard of that blog otherwise, but on the other hand I think they are a shameless way of gaining more followers for your blog. I guess that they are both when I really think about it one wouldn't be without the other. 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Dinner at Dinnette Triple Crown Montreal

Last week we visited the highly reviewed Dinnette Tripple Crown Restaurant in Montreal. Dinnette Triple Crown sells Southern comfort food and has a great atmosphere. Their Mac and Cheese is the best thing on the menu!

Monday, 15 December 2014

25 Facts About Me Tag

I saw this post on The a Style Blog and Belle Chanton Blog and wanted to join in myself. I love reading posts where you get to learn more about the blogger.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Why I love Winners

Since moving to Montreal I have discovered the store Winners and it is my favourite so far. It sells a range of items such as clothing, shoes, make up, handbags, purses, children's toys, menswear and house hold items. 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Montreal Christmas Parade

On November 22nd Montreal held it's annual Santa parade where people dressed up as snowmen, christmas trees and anything else Christmassy. I was really looking forward to the parade. I charged up my camera and made sure all my memory cards were empty so I could photograph as much as possible.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Snow Post

I thought I would do a different kind of post today and tell you about my experience of my first snow storm in Montreal. 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Bath and Body Works Purchases

Bath and Body Works is one of my favourite stores. I love going in there and exploring the store. Every time I have been in there has been a different offer on and always lots of different things in the store. 

A year ago my Dad visited America and brought me back the Marshmallow Fireside mini candle. I have never lit it because I simply love the smell too much to do so. I saw this in my local Bath and Body works and picked up a 3 wick one for $25.50. There was an offer on at the time which allowed you to buy 2 three wick candles for $25.50. 

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Nominated for the Liebster Award

I have had the honour of being nominated for the Liebster Award 3 times over the past two years and I love reading these posts. I especially love answering the questions presented to me by the blogger who nominated me as I feel that other readers discovering my blog can get to know me a little better as well as discovering new blogs along the way. 

I have been nominated by the lovely Kayleigh from Very Berry Cosmo

Monday, 8 December 2014

My week/month in pictures 08 December 2014

A month or two back I decided I would create a weekly post called a week of Lorilee's Adventures I wanted to keep this post as a weekly fixture, but I failed after the first week. Here I am trying to pick it up again, but with a bumper addition. Most of these pictures have been posted on my Instagram account.

So my week/month in pictures began with taking blog photos in minus temperatures from my balcony. I wore several layers and kept running back inside my house to get warm. The sun wasn't out for long so I had to move fast.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Ardene Handbag

During Black Friday in Montreal I picked up this pretty bag from the clothing and accessories store Ardene for $7. The store is aimed at teenagers, like Claire's Accessories, however I like some of the items in there. 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Parcel Hero/FedEx Review

As you all know I have moved to Montreal, some of you may not know is that I only took a hand luggage suitcase with me. This I found out was not enough belongings when you move to another continent. My parents kindly sent me my suitcase via Parcel Hero and FedEx. They case was 15kg and contained my clothes and shoes.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Audible review

As many of you know that Zoella has just released her first novel - Girl Online. I wanted to buy the book, but as I am in Canada the only way I could get my hands on it was via an audio book.