Friday Feels: November 23, 2018

Friday Feels

Happy Friday! Who else is ready for the weekend? I was actually off work today but it still felt like a long week. I’m looking forward to catching up on some zzz’s this weekend.

Current Happenings

Since today is Black Friday I woke up early and did some light shopping with the husband today. I ended up scoring a Christmas tree at Michael’s. They had a pre-lit 7.5 foot tree as one of their door busters and my old tree needed replacing so we scooped that up! I also found some ornaments on sale! It was a great day out! I ended up decorating the tree when I got home and really got into the Christmas spirit! I’m usually pretty indifferent about Christmas but maybe being in the new house has changed how I feel about it. Continue reading

Travel Recap: Paris | Where We Stayed & What We Ate

As most of you know, I was in Paris over the holidays for seven days and if you follow me on Instagram you have already seen a few photos from my trip. My husband and I did so much on this trip that my recap is going to have to span over multiple posts as I don’t want to create one big marathon post. So today we are going to look at where we stayed and what we ate!

Where We Stayed

While in Paris we stayed at the Le Royal Hotel. It was located in the city centre in the Montparnasse section of Paris. We were about ten blocks away from the Eiffel Tower and within a short walking distance of two metro stations. We took the metro pretty much everywhere so it was really handy to be near them both as it made it very easy to get around. Continue reading

Lipstick on the Lake is on Vacation


Wow December has been a busy month and has been zooming right by. As of today, the blog will be on a bit of a break as I’m away on holidays for the next two weeks. I had planned to pre-write a bunch of content but there just hasn’t seemed to be any time between preparing for Christmas and preparing to be away. I do have lots of great ideas and am excited to get back to writing them in the new year! It seems so strange for this to be my last post of 2017…

I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Thank you all for your support this last year, I truly do appreciate all of you and really enjoy writing each post. I really wish I would have had more time so that I wouldn’t have had to take this hiatus.

I will probably be posting quite a bit on my Instagram page as that is easier to update while I’m away so be sure to keep an eye on that as I’ll be posting photos of my adventures!

I hope you all enjoy a safe and joyous holiday season!



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NaBloPoMo Challenge in Review


Well, as today is the last day of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) that also means that it is the last day of the challenge! For those who didn’t know, I participated in the challenge which meant posting 30 posts this month, one for every day of November. This is far above my usual 3-4 posts per week but I was up for the challenge and I succeeded! What made this challenge extra challenging was the fact that I’ve been sick since the first of the month! Luckily I had prepared some posts in advance of the month started, had a schedule planned and was still able to chip away at working on posts when I was feeling better. So today, I want to talk a bit more about this past month, what I learned and so on.

First off, I learned that to do a challenge like this, I had to have a plan in place before committing to it. I usually have a calendar of my planned posts, but typically I’m only planning each week at a time. This time, I planned the whole thing up front. But with that said, I remained flexible and did deviate my plan as I got other post ideas or had other inspirations. I’m going to continue this as I go back to my regular posting schedule and keep this flexible organization system going. Continue reading

What Makeup & This Blog Mean to Me


To close off my Sunday’s of lifestyle posts for NaBloPoMo, I wanted to post something that has been in my drafts for eons and I’ve been making edits to for years. It’s something that is always on my mind and it is what makeup and this blog means to me.

I’ve had this blog for a bit over two years now and I can honestly say I am proud of it and I love working on it. I put my heart and soul in it. This is the place where I am openly talk about my passion about beauty products. This is a place that I can share my knowledge with other people who share my passion about beauty products and I’ve virtually met a lot of incredible people through. Continue reading

Friday Feels

Friday Feels

Completely inspired by Pretty Ruff Life’s This and That Fridays. I thought it would be fun to try something similar today. I’m not sure yet if I’ll do these as a weekly series or maybe monthly… we’ll see how it fits into my blogging schedule! I’ve got lots that I’m testing and will be ready to post about soon!

Current Happenings

If you can believe it, I am STILL sick, but I’m feeling well enough to be functional again so that’s a major plus! Despite being sick though, I have been able to keep up with the National Blog Posting Month Challenge (30 days of posts) so I’m pretty impressed with myself. After a somewhat inconsistent blogging year, it feels good to be able go get this much content out in so little time. I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished so far. Shout out to all the other Canadian Beauty Bloggers who are on the NaBloPoMo adventure as well!

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Get To Know Me

Get to know me

I’ve seen the Get To Know Me Tag Floating around but, 30 questions seemed like a bit much so I thought I’d choose 7 of the questions to answer for you guys today.

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs for sure! I have two dogs – Max (shih tzu/chihuahua/wheaten terrier mix) and Dex (shih tzu/poodle mix)

Funniest moment throughout School?

In drama class my teacher was doing SFX makeup on us, like fake wounds and so on. I had never had that done before but when I looked down at my arm and saw the fake axe wound I started getting really dizzy and basically passed out. I didn’t know I was squeamish until that moment! Continue reading

The Birthday Tag

The Birthday Tag

I had planned on doing a Mani Monday post today but since I’ve been sick I wasn’t really motivated to paint my nails. However, as today is my birthday I thought I’d do the birthday tag instead!

1.) When is your birthday?

Today (November 6th)

2.) How old are you turning? (Or if your birthday recently passed, how old did you turn?)

I turn 28 today!

3.) What was you’re favourite present that you’ve ever received?

To be honest – nothing really sticks out in my mind. I’m sure I’ve received lots of great presents over the years though. Nothing really beats a nice night out for dinner with my husband though 😊 Continue reading

Travel Recap: Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells

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Hi guys! Last weekend I went to the Wisconsin Dells for the first time with my husband and two of my best friends. The Wisconsin Dells is a small city in Wisconsin that proclaims to be the waterpark capital of the world. I would say it definitely delivers on the waterparks! From Thunder Bay (where I am located) it is about a 8.5 hour drive. Most of the resorts seem to have indoor and outdoor parks so it is a travel destination you could enjoy all year round. Summer of course is the peak season for their tourism.

In order to get the most out of our trip we left at 4:00 AM to ensure we got to the resort early enough to enjoy a full afternoon there as we were only staying two nights. If I did this again, I would probably leave one evening earlier and stay at a midway point (ie. Duluth, MN) but waking up early wasn’t that bad. I was pretty excited so it wasn’t all that difficult getting out of bed.

Wisconsin Dells

Where We Stayed

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Lipstick on the Lake Turns 2!

Hi guys! I’m kind of shocked to even be writing this… Lipstick on the Lake turns… 2… today? I really can’t believe it. Time flies when you are passionate about something💜! This past year I enjoyed trying lots of new products, writing reviews and posting more makeup looks. I also upgraded my camera and lighting to help capture better photos and thus improve my content.

As always, I want to thank each and every one of you for reading my blog, for commenting and just being so amazing & supportive. I am planning on doing a giveaway as a thank you, however I’m not ready to post it quite yet. I’m hoping to have something in the next month or two. Still deciding what I want to do. I feel like my bloggiversary snuck up on me this year. Stay tuned! Continue reading