DIY Faux Leather Coasters

I had a ton of faux leather material left from a previous DIY. What better way to make use out of these materials and make something cute and simple! Follow the image instructions below and you'll have some cute leather coasters!




Step 1: Choose your colour of faux leather and the shape. Draw it on the back of the material with a pen or pencil.
Step 2: Cut the shape out.
Step 3: Tada! You got yourself some cute leather coasters. Perfect for a gift too! 

xo, JM

A New Spring Jacket



I'm obsessed with this new jacket. As soon as I spotted this in the store, I needed to buy it. It is the perfect jacket for spring since it is light in weight and colour. Don't let the pictures fool you, the material is not leather, it's more of a satin-y, cotton-y feel material. 
I purchased this from RW&CO and can not wait to wear it!

xo, JM

Good Food with Better People

I'm hoping the following pictures don't make your mouth water because it sure is making mine! My birthday was last month and in celebration, a few friends and I went for dinner. I obviously couldn't resist taking photos of the scrumptious food. 

Calamari and spicy edemame for starters is a must. I was never a calamari person until I finally decided to give it a go while I was in Los Angeles. I regret trying it out since I am addicted now and it really isn't the healthiest for you. Luckily, the edemame is, minus the sauce of course. Edemame is such a healthy snacking alternative. Gives you something to much on.


Spicy fish tacos!

A classic burger with my all-time favourite thousand island spread.

Some sort of chicken sandwich. I must add that the fries was probably the best part. Mmm fries.

xo, JM

Eggcellently Dyed Eggs

Easter; a time where we consume way too much chocolate and play fun games with friends and family. This easily sounds like one of my favourite holidays ever. 
Just the other day, I dyed some eggs using one of those box set dyes (this one was Disney themed because I am literally like a five year old on the inside). Check out how cute and vibrant they turned out!




I love the pink and blue egg! Next year, I want to try and use natural colours like coffee beans to dye them! The turn out will probably look super cool.
What are you doing during this holiday time?

xo, JM

Wish Listing for Spring

The last time i've put something together like this was quite a while ago. This is mostly because i didn't really have anything on my wish list at the time. After going on a well needed shopping 'spree' and surfing on Pinterest for too many hours, I spotted these few specific items I am lusting over big time. 

A red and white checkered shirt // I know, super basic but I think these are cute for those days where I want to dress kind of lumberjack-y or grunge. Also, I wear the one flannel I have all the time so I kind of want another one in different colours.

Frends Headphones // I swear these headphones have been on my wish list for ages! I am determined to buy them in the near future. 

Benefit BB Cream // Holy crap, I tried this BB cream at Sephora and my jaw dropped. It's super cool as it gives a powder finish and gives your face a flawless finish. Like ya, I need, now.

Hourglass Blushes // If you know me, you know I am not a big fan of blushes but everyone is raving about these specific ones so I want to try them out and plus, the packaging looks amazing.

Faux Leather Cap // These caps I find are cute. I see many street styles of individuals wearing this type of hat and i'm inspired to create similar looks. Also, it would look great with the red checkered shirt and maybe the Frends headphones as an accessory, am I right? 

What's on your wish list?

xo, JM

Get Inspired

Take this as inspiration to achieve your goals in life and like the quote says, create a life you love.

xo, JM
Photo is not of my own. Source: Pinterest.

Chanel Perfection Lumiére Velvet Foundation

Foundations are the one makeup product I am never too fond of. I am super picky when picking a foundation and knew I need a new one. I just so happened to pass by the Chanel booth and spotted their new foundation. I gave it a try and fell in love, thus, purchased the beauty. 

It was a little pricey, around $48CAD. 
The formula is very runny which I prefer since it is easier to buff into the skin. In terms of coverage, it is light to medium coverage but can be builded up. It seamlessly hides imperfections and gives the face a flawless finish without being too heavy. 
The best part about this foundation is it feels like skin. It does not what so ever feel like you have foundation on your face.

I usually apply this foundation with my expert face brush by Real Techniques or with my fingers on the lazier days. Also, I purchased it in the lightest shade since i'm pretty fair skin. Their choice in shades are pretty good as well.
My only problem is the packaging. The cap can be tough to twist off however, the size is perfect to travel with as it is super compact.
In an overall ranking, i'd give this foundation an 9/10.

If you tried this foundation, what are your thoughts? 
If you haven't, do you think you will purchase it?

xo, JM
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