10 reasons why I hate winter

Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy the holiday season. Christmas is by far one of my favourite holidays. However, all of the hype about the pretty white snow and putting up the Christmas decorations wears off pretty quickly. Because eventually, we’re all just faced with the bitter cold weather and a bunch of muddy slush.

So, here are my top 10 reasons why I hate winter:

1. When girls wear those hideous furry boots. I don’t care how warm and amazing they make your feet feel. You look like you’re trying to marry the abominable snowman….and not even he would approve! There are much better ways to spend $200 – these boots are not one of them!
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2. Having to scrape the ice and snow off of your car windshield every morning. You’re running late for work. You hit snooze on your alarm three times too many this morning and now you’re running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off. Trying to find a reasonable outfit for work and scoffing down a piece of toast. You finally finish, put your coat on and rush outside to your car….Only to find 10-15 cm of snow covering your entire car. COOOOL (no pun intended), now you have to run around like a mad women for the next 15 minutes trying to brush off all the snow, scraping off the layer of ice underneath, and heat up your freezing car. Goodbye, coffee stop at Starbucks. Hello, Grinch.

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3. You start looking like one of the Cullen siblings (next level pale). Some of you crazy twihard fans may actually like this one. But for me personally, this is hands down one of the worst things about winter. The sun barely comes out, and it’s dark before 5pm. Everyone instantly looks uglier when they’re pale and it’s not like you can make multiple trips to the tanning bed during the winter months because while everyone’s channeling their inner Cullen, you’ll just look like you belong on MTV’s True Life: I’m addicted to tanning. Not really sure what’s worse..

4. Upkeep gets much more intense. Chapped lips, brittle nails, dry skin, and staticky hair. Every girl feels my pain here. It’s not a good look. Maintaining a soft and subtle glow in the winter season takes some serious work. It can become exhausting.

5. When adults wear those animal HITTS (hat/mittens combined). You’re a 30 year old women…There is no way you should be wearing an animal hat with paw mittens attached. If you are wearing these out in public, there is a 99.9% chance you are a crazy cat lady, and will forever be alone. Get it together people! Donate your HITTS to children, I repeat, CHILDREN who need them!

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6. Immediately sweating the instant you get indoors. I live in Canada, so yes, as most of you can assume, it gets to be extremely cold during the winter. So usually I’ll wear multiple layers to stay warm, along with my down winter coat, a scarf and sometimes a hat. Walking from the car into work, is probably the most freezing trip ever, but why is it that as soon as I enter the front doors, I immediately start sweating profusely? LIKE HI, I was shivering just a few seconds ago, why do I feel like a menopausal women experiencing her first heat flash?! Ugh.

7. Girls who insist on wearing cheap, collapsed UGG boots. Clearly these boots are not offering you the support you need. And you have officially made the transition from fashionable winter glam, to homeless girl looking for money. I don’t understand how these are even comfortable!! All I know, is that it’s time to retire the cheap, leanin’ boot and buy a nicer (maybe pricier?) pair that won’t collapse on you, making you look like frosty the fool.

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8. Having to pay for coat check at the bar. 9 out of 10 times, in the winter, I’ll refuse going to the bar. I mean I already look pale, have scaly skin and it’s freezing outside. On top of all that, I have to pay $10 to check my coat?! UH no thanks. I’ll wait until the summer comes, so I can skip the winter jacket and just wear shorts and a tank. Call me cheap, but I know you’re all thinking it too! That’s a glass of wine I could be enjoying..

9. Wet socks. I don’t even really think this one needs an explanation. I’m sure at some point we have all endured a long day in gross, wet socks. The most uncomfortable feeling EVER. Not about it.

10. Holiday foods, comfy clothes and comfort movies = weight gain! In the winter, we all go into hibernation mode. We lose our motivation to go to the gym. We all start attending holiday functions where lots of yummy and delicious treats are shared and left over. It’s always easier to throw on a pair of lulu’s and a big sweatshirt when you get home. Personally, I like to indulge and watch Home Alone or Love Actually over and over. Then as soon as winter’s over, we go into panic mode…WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE TO WEAR A BIKINI IN 3 MONTHS?! Winter likes to bitch slap us in the face sometimes.
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I think I need a permanent vacation this winter.

nostalgic for the 90s

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I recently just came across a blog, where the author took a little trip down memory lane and reminisced about some of the things from her childhood that were totally rad. So naturally, as a kid who grew up in the 90s, I felt it was necessary to take a look back at some of my favourite trends that I grew up with! (Obviously I can’t include every single item or we’d be here forever. So I’m just picking a few…Enjoy!)

MUST HAVE Toys & Trinkets of the 90s:

1. Tamagotchi / Nano’s
For those of you who maybe didn’t grow up in the 90s, these tiny handheld devices were digital pets that needed to be taken care of. I’m pretty sure every kid was OBSESSED with these and you most definitely couldn’t go anywhere without bringing your Tamagotchi along… cause I mean after all who’s going to click the three buttons to feed, clean up, and coddle your robot pet?! It ain’t going to feed itself! Totally outrageous.

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OH, BRB…my digital dog just crapped again!

2. Beanie Babies
I was totally, wholeheartedly, one hundred percent committed to this fad when I was a kid. The amount of beanie babies I collected was sickening. But, how could you NOT love these cute little furry animals that had their own birthdays and not to mention the most adorable names. I seriously wish I still had all mine (Thanks Dad, for that time you sold them all at a garage sale. I’m not bitter at all!)

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Remember the plastic boxes you could get to put your beanie baby bears in?! The best!

3. Easy Bake Oven
OH MAN…I’m pretty sure every feminist in the entire world hates the creators of this product because well, it most definitely promotes domestic complacency. But, whatever! These little ovens were SO bomb. I was totally okay with being a Suzy home-maker if it meant I could bake delicious treats for me and the fam.

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My birthday is October 3rd, just sayin’

4. Crazy Bones
Maybe it was just my elementary school that was hardcore into these. But ‘Crazy Bones’ were a must have in the 90s. I don’t understand what the heck their purpose was, but they were these little plastic figurines that every kid would bring out during recess. All of the fighting and trading would happen. Sounds totally lame, but at the time they were cool shit.

ImageMUST SEE TV Shows of the 90s:

1. Uh Oh! (The Game Show)
To be quite honest, I’m surprised I never wrote in to try and be on this show (Filmed in Toronto, wadddup!) I think everyone has a fairly good memory of ‘The Punisher’ who would slime you if you got an answer incorrect. Need I say more?
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Every young girl loved this show. AND every young girl thought Uncle Jesse was a total babe! (When he sings “Forever” to Rebecca on their wedding day…swoon!). This show is the reason why I want a red front door to my future house!

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Oh hey, John Stamos 😉

3. Breaker High
Thank you YTV for creating a TV show about a high school on a cruise ship (Yep, dreams do come true!!) that starred the young and ever so goofy Ryan Gosling (LIKE I SAID…dreams do come true!). By far one of my favourite TV shows in the 90s. Didn’t miss an episode, and was totally in love with the brooding Max (so dreamy)
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1. Jelly Shoes
Purple. Clear. Pink. Blue. Green. It didn’t matter, I had them all. Thank you goes to the GAP!

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JELLY TIME! I secretly hope jelly shoes come back! lol

2. Butterfly Clips
The more butterfly clips you had in your hair, the cooler you were. The best was when you’d style your hair like Sarah Michelle Gellar (See picture below). Always a solid fashion choice for a girl in the 90s!

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Shout out to the Spice Girls poster in the back! HOLLA

3. Tattoo Chokers
Not too sure why these were a major fashion trend either, but the more of these chokers you had, the more popular you were! Black ones were boring, colourful chokers was where it was at. sUpEr cOoL!*~!*~*~ (see what I did there?)

ImageMUST PLAY of the 90s:

1. Pretty, Pretty Princess
I was OBSESSED! My cousin and I would play this game for hours. Just dressing up as little princess’ and fighting over who would wear what jewelry (Naturally!) Looking back at it now, the game was actually SO lame! haha

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When you’re a little girl, this “jewelry” was like GOLD! As a 24 year old girl, this piece of crap plastic is awful. haha

2. Nintendo – Game Boy
It was pretty damn cool if you could get your hands on a black & white Game Boy. But, if you had the coloured Game Boy….you were just plain badass. By far one of the best game consoles to ever exist (In my opinion). I wish I had it still…I guess for now I’ll just have to resort to getting a cheap “Game Boy” iPhone case 😦

ImageThese are just some of MY personal favourites from the 90s. What do you think though? Did I miss any crucial trends from the 90s? Let me know! Leave a comment.

xo.

 

“a colour for every personality”

As I sit here trying to complete a lesson plan for one of my courses, I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to start a career in naming nail polish. I know I’m not the only girl out there who has thought this! REPRESENT!

How unreal would it be to add “Professional Nail Polish Namer” to your resumé?! I’m curious to know how someone would even inquire about a job like this..I’m obsessed. And the sad part is, I think I actually get more satisfaction from seeing what the nail polish is named, than actually painting my nails (Weird, right?)

BUT SERIOUSLY NOW, how the hell do they not duplicate any names? Cause let’s be real peeps, there are MILLIONS of nail polishes in this world. Anyways, I just thought I’d share with you some of the names and colours that I love!

My top favourite are:

Topless and Barefoot (Essie)
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– Bikini So Teeny (Essie)

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– Mermaid’s Tears (O.P.I)
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– Quarter of a Cent-Cherry (O.P.I)
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What are YOUR favourite nail polish names and colours?!

xo.

things that really irk me

Call it a pet peeve. Call it an annoyance. Call it whatever you want! But there are some things in life that really irritate me. I’ll be the first one to admit that some of them might seem extremely stupid to you, however, to me they have the ability to make my day go from good to bad in a matter of seconds.

Here is my list:

1. Step Garbage Cans. I get it, the whole purpose of them is to keep things sanitary. However, 9 out of 10 times they’re more inconvenient than anything. You either step on the pedal too hard and the lid slams against the wall behind it, causing you to take your foot off in shock. OR…you don’t step on the pedal hard enough so you just end up using your hands to open the lid (defeating the whole purpose). All I know is….I’m never having one of these garbage cans in my house!

2. When people clap at the end of a movie. Okay cool, the movie was amazing and you think the acting was out of this world. But, really? You’re going to sit there and clap for people who can’t even hear or appreciate your round of applause. You just look silly and with that being said, I am embarrassed for you!

3. Two Door cars. No one EVER wants to drive with the person who has a two-door car (especially if it’s more than 2 people driving in it). Having to get in and out of the back seat is quite possibly the most awkward procedure. You have to push the seat forward, lift up the seatbelt so you don’t decapitate yourself, pull the seat back and don’t even get me started on the lack of leg space! (And majority of the time whoever is sitting in the front forgets about you and doesn’t let you out LOL). I also think its ridiculous how gigantic the car doors are. You’re shit outta luck on a windy day!

4. People who paint their garage doors outrageous colours. Maybe I’m just traditional. But what made you think it was a genius idea to paint your garage doors bright yellow, sea foam green or fuchsia? It looks horrendous. Stick to the neutrals next time (black, taupe, grey, beige etc.)…Leave the bright colours for the flowers in your garden!

 5. Misuse of “Seen” and “Saw.” No my friend…you did not “seen” that episode of Friends last night. You saw it! As in past tense, as in it already happened. UGH! It takes everything in my power not to call people out when they make this irritating mistake. I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who agrees. AM I RIGHT?!

6.  Taylor Swift chirps. Yes, she dates many guys! And yes, once they break up she will probably (most likely) write a song about it. It’s old news. The jokes and chirps aren’t even worth a chuckle anymore. So I suggest you stop trying to be funny and move onto bigger and better things (like a career lol).

7. When people bail on plans. I understand things come up occasionally and you have to bail last minute. But if “something” comes up EVERY single time you make plans and you bail, that’s a sure way to lose friends. If you’re unsure about whether or not you want to get together with someone, then don’t agree to it immediately and certainly don’t say things like, “I’m SOOO excited to get together” (Meanwhile, you have no intention of following through with the plans).

8. Guys that wear the wrong shoes with the wrong outfit. Don’t you dare put on running shoes with jeans and a polo shirt! Unless you’re going to the gym or going for a hike – don’t wear runners please. I also don’t want to see you rockin’ your steel-toe boots, unless you’re at work. Wearing shoes outside of their given purpose really bothers me. Get it together, boys!

9. Nicholas Cage movies. From his hairstyle and his voice to his inability to be a good action star. Everything about Nicholas Cage aggravates me.

10. When girls wear a regular bra with a strapless shirt. This is a major fashion faux pas! The shirt is strapless for a reason. Regardless if you’re the prettiest girl on the planet, doing this instantly makes you look like trailer park trash! And let’s be real; don’t think we can’t see your “plastic/clear” bra straps that we all had back in Grade 7. Invest in a strapless bra ladies!

WELL….I guess I’ll stop here before all of you think I’m the most pessimistic person on the planet! I’m sure within the next week or so, I’ll think of a million more things to add to my list.  Also, shout out goes to Jen and Sandra who had to listen to me bitch and complain about these things after a night of partying (Hangovers bring out the worst in me!)  

So what the things that really “irk” you?!

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