SOFC Week 5: Travelling & Packing-Tuesday: Things To Do In The Car

Hey guys!  So for day two of packing and travelling, I am going to talk about some things to do in the car.  These also apply to a plane or bus!  Anyways, the cottage I’m going to in a week is three and a half hours away, and I am just going to be sharing some tips of stuff that I like to do in long car rides!  I have been on a bus for ten hours, and I’ve been on a plane for ten hours, so I consider myself to be a pro-traveller, but really I have been nowhere compared to some people haha.

So the first thing I like to do in the car is take pictures!  I think it’s fun taking pictures with your friends or family, and even stuff outside the window.  Chances are you’ll see something interesting on a long car trip.  Another thing that is always fun to do make lists!  LOL you guys know I love to make lists, and I think they are really fun to pass the time.  You can make a list of stuff you want to do or see or buy when you are gone, or you could make a bucket list for your next year, or a wishlist, or something like that.  I love to write stuff, so it’s really fun for me to make lists.  I also can see that most of you that follow me make posts on your blog, so you can always blog too!  Another thing that I enjoy doing that I did for my Quebec trip I did a while ago, is make a list of stuff to find on the road.  It’s called travel bingo, but really I just make mine a list of stuff that I want to find to pass the time.  If you google it you can find things, but I personally think they are sort of dumb, like a tree was on one that I saw, and a stop sign on another…I am just saying you should have better stuff on your list…not like what a three year old enjoys haha.  OK, and another thing is like word games or conversation games…on the bus ride to QC my friend and I would do this game where you each said one word and made really stupid sentences.  Haha all of ours were like the same and all really strange.  To be honest, when you are this bored, you are desperate for any game in the car!!!  LOL.  Of course you can bring cards or board games.  A while back I saw this DIY travel board games, where somebody got a cookie sheet that was magnetic, and then stuck magnets to all of the pieces so that it all stuck to the cookie sheet and it would fall everywhere.  If you are going on a really long car trip, this would be a great idea to bring a Monopoly board or something and play a game.  Yet another idea is play “guess that song” on the radio, or even just play the “don’t forget the lyrics” game haha.  I’m sure you can look up “things to do in the car” on google and find tons of suggestions, but these are just mine!  I know that I will be looking at my SBL and seeing if there are any things I can cross off on the way there.  It’s also great having and iPad or Kindle, so you can play games and read or whatever.  It’s my favourite thing about my iPad, the portability.  Anyways, that’s it for my ideas!

Talk to you guys really soon!  I will have a PLL post up tomorrow or the next day, along with my regular posts!  Thanks for reading!  Goodnight!  (Depending on where you live haha)  Good morning or good afternoon to those whole live far away!  Bye!

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SOFC Week 5: Packing & Travelling- Monday: Lists and Important Essentials (& Intro!)

Hey guys!  How are you all!?  Hope your day has been going good (:  For this week’s theme, I have packing and travelling tips and tricks!  I am going to a cottage next week (so there will be no SOFC, sorry!  I will still try to put up some posts if I even have service, but it will be too difficult to post everyday) and I thought I’d show you guys what I’m packing, and some things that might help you pack.  So today, I have a lists post…yes another one!  I will be doing a What’s In My Suitcase, What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag, Things To Do In The Car, Essentials For Outdoor Activities, stuff like that.  This might end up being a two week span of posts, but not have one everyday next week.  For example, I will have all five this week, and then maybe two more scattered in next week.  Anyways, since I am going to a cottage, I won’t really have ‘pretty’ things, or lots of makeup, or a purse, so keep that in mind!  We are going to be staying at a beautiful cottage on a lake, with a small town beside it where we will be eating and shopping around a minimal amount of the time.  I might even end up doing a ‘best snacks for camping/cottage’!  So this first post may be a little boring, simply because I don’t have my suitcase or makeup bag packed, and to be honest I’m not really in the mood to do a super long post with pictures and stuff because I want to get up another post sometime today.  Yeah….let’s get into list-a-making!

So whenever you go away somewhere for a few nights, you will probably make a list…right!?  For us we have to make lists because we have to bring everything we need (like kitchen and bathroom stuff) with us.  Going to a cottage is no hotel!  There are tons of ways to make lists…like Wunderlist, or MindNode (two of my favourite apps), but when it comes to packing for a cottage, I typically like to put my lists on paper.  Currently, we have one page for all of my stuff (clothes and stuff), and then we have another page for all of the kitchen and bathroom and outdoor things, and we have another page for things to buy, and things to do.  If you prefer to have it online, try the two apps I listed above, or you can even search google for ‘list maker’, and tons of results will pop up.

Here’s some things you should pack!  They are pretty much just the important things (I’m not going to go into the details!!) These are just my recommendations, and stuff I bring.

BATHROOM/TOILETRIES:

Shampoo & Conditioner
Shaving stuff
Soap & Face Cleanser
Towel and Face Cloths (if necessary)
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Calamine lotion, bandaids..etc.
Sunscreen and bugspray
Deoderant
Hair brush
Hair ties & bobby pins
Lip balm
Cotton pads and q-tips

 

KITCHEN:

Tea Towels
Bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.
Something easy (like Kraft Dinner)
Campfire food (Hot dogs and buns (with condiments))
Fruit
Water
Sandwich stuff (PB&J is great for camping)
Paper towels
Dish soap and bucket (for hands too)
Garbage bags

 

CLOTHES:

A thick sweater or two for campfires
A couple pairs of pants for night
A couple of easy t-shirts that go with everything (they will also help cover your burns!)
Socks and running shoes
Flip flops
Something to throw over your bathing suit
Bathing suit
Pajamas
A couple easy dresses or rompers that are comfy
Fuzzy socks for night

OK, so that’s all I could come up with for now!  Talk to you guys soon!  Thanks for reading! Bye!

 

 

SOFC Week 4: 5 Ways To Sport Turquoise- Wednesday

Hey guys!  So I have yet another way to sport some turquoise!  Of course, nail polish!  I recently bought a Essie Luxeffects polish in “Set In Stones” and paired it with another Essie shade in “Turquoise and Caicos”.  Sorry this is up so late, I have been sort of busy having a life!! (YAY! Finally!), and haven’t been able to get these posts up until close to midnight.  I hope that’s alright with you guys!  Tomorrow I will have a OOTD with turquoise in it.  But for now, enjoy my NOTD!!

 

 

Ta da!  A little crazy, but nice for once and a while! (:

 

It’s currently dark out right now, so here’s some pictures that other people have taken of the two polishes:

 

Pictures from here and here.

Turquoise and Caicos is one of my all time favourite polishes.  It is a two (or three) coater, that has some type of a jelly formula to it.  Click the second link above if you’d like to hear Temptalia’s review on it!  I would say it isn’t as neon as in the picture above, but it definitely isn’t a dull shade.  If you are looking for a staple turquoise shade, try this one!  It’s permanent!

As for the Set In Stones (from the luxeffects collection), it is an awesome polish too.  Of course it may not be for some people, but I think it is a nice thing to have because it is a great basic silver glitter.  There is tons of glitter in it, leaving quite a bit on your nail.  You would probably only need two coats to get an entire glitter nail.  It is so crazy it almost covers up the turquoise I paired it with.  I think it would look stunning with a silver polish like Revlon Silver Dollar under it.  I believe it is a permanent collection, and I bought mine at Wal Mart.  You can read my review on another polish from the Essie Luxeffects Collection here- Essie Shine Of Times.

I hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for reading!  I will talk to you guys soon!  Have a great night/morning!  Bye!

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SOFC Week 4: 5 Ways To Wear Turquoise- Tuesday

Hey guys!  So I have a really quick post to do for you…sorry this is late!  Today I wore a very light shimmery eye with minimal turquoise eyeliner, here it is!

I did a Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP on the lid, and then did a very thin line of the neon eyeliner, and then smudged a bit of Stila Kitten with a MAC 219 to tone done the bright colour. I use a bit of bronzer and NARS Orgasm blush.

 

Another thing I wanted to mention is this tutorial!  It’s another very subtle way to wear turquoise on your eyes.

 

Talk to you guys soon!  Goodnight!

SOFC Week 4: 5 Ways To Sport Turquoise- Monday

Hey guys!  So I said in a couple posts back that I am a little confused with SOFC…I have two weeks planned, but I didn’t really know what to do with this week, so I just decided to make a theme ‘how to sport turquoise’.  I am not too sure wether all five days are going to be fashion related, I might do a DIY and a makeup look or something too.  Today I am going to be showing you with shoes!  I have a very plain, basic outfit on, but my shoes added a bit of a pop!  So here’s my outfit today!

My shirt is a navy and white striped tee from Ralph Lauren

I tucked it into a piar of Garage jeggings because the shirt is a little loose and oversized.

My ring is from Michael Kors

And lastly, the shoes! These are a pair of neon turquoise flip flops from Sanuk. Oh, and the polish is China Glaze For Audrey.

So that’s it for my first day of SOFC!  I will have a makeup look tomorrow, and a NOTD the next day!  And stay tuned because I have some SBL and StumbleUpon posts to show you!  Bye!

SOFC Week 3: Favourite Apps & Websites #3, 4, & 5!

Hey guys!  Happy friday!  Sorry I missed the last two days of SOFC, I had a massive headache last night, and was busy on Wednesday.  Because I missed so many, I am just going to join the rest of the things I wanted to do into one post!  I am going to be covering lots and lots of websites and apps, so be prepared!  I will be covering: StumbleUpon, CraftGawker & FoodGawker, Tutus and Stilettos, Instagram, PicCal, PicFrame, Bump, PhotoStudio, Lumie, and Picfx.  LOL.  Lots and lots!  I’m just going to get started into it!

StumbleUpon:  I have talked about this so many times on here, I have a full review on it here, I have a whole series on it here…haha I don’t really want to spend to much time on this one because if you’ve been following me, you already know what it is!

CraftGawker: I have another review on it here!  It’s basically a site similar to Pinterest, except it’s all photos of crafts people have made.  I have found countless crafts on there that I’ve posted about!

FoodGawker: Basically the same thing as CraftGawker, but it’s pictures of DIY food.  I have a review on it here if you’d like to hear a bit more in detail.

Tutus & Stilettos: A new favourite!  It’s where a ballet dancer named Kristen shares here favourites and diaries of her life.  I love her style, and the way that she writes.  There’s always tons of pictures and not a ton of writing, which I wish I could do!!  Haha!  Check her out!

Instagram:  Ok, now onto apps.  I have been using instagram for about six months now, and it is amazing!  I love it because I can search for pictures, sort of like Pinterest for inspiration, and I can see what my favourite youtubers are doing!

Bump:  Transfer your pictures on your phone to your computer wirelessly.  Amazing free app!

PicCal:  Take a picture everyday and make it into a calendar of your pics.  I have a full review & demo of it here!

Picture Editing Apps:

PicFrame: Collage your pictures!

PhotoStudio: Add tons and tons and tons of effects onto your pictures!

Lumie: Add light textures onto your pics.

Picfx: I mainly use this one for light textures too.

OK, I think that’t it!  Sorry if they were sort of brief, but most of them I have mentioned before in other posts.  As I said at the beginning, these are not all of my favourites because some of them I have already covered!  I want to get up one or two more posts today so stay tuned!

Here’s the rest of my SOFC posts!

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