Hello there friends! 

Can I get an AMEN its friday?! I apologize for my lack of posts, I have been pulling 11 hour days with work this week and the last thing I have been wanting to do is write. I swear yesterday my brain dissolved into mush and I was just a robot moving about. I am so glad this week is over and I can finally have some rest. 

So, today is a quick post, I'm going to start picking a favourite quote of the week "QOTW" and writing a little blurb about it. Just because I feel like it, you know?! 

This weeks is just a small reminder to myself (and to you!) because sometimes I can tend to forget this. Over the last few weeks things have happened and this picture really opened my eyes. When a friend or family member does something crappy to you it's so easy to get wrapped up in that anger or frustration, you often tend to forget about all the good that they have done for you too. 

Everyone is human, we all make mistakes, big or small. Everyone is going through their own battles in life and everyone deserves to be understood and loved even when you sometimes just don't feel like giving it to them. 

 I know it can be hard to get over something that someone has done but sometimes you truly need to just forgive and forget it, its not worth the fight or the pain of a loss. 

Lets just remember this quote. Really remember it because I feel like it'll bring you down to earth every once in a while. 

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! I've got a pretty good one lined up! Stay safe and stay warm! 



Marriage talk // colours

Good morning lovelies and happy happy Monday! 

What better way to start off a new week than with some wedding talk?! Our wedding colours before the change were sapphire, ivory/white and gold, honestly I just wasn't that excited about the colours. For a few months I have been contemplating a change but Brent wasn't on board. His favourite colour was blue and he wasn't to keen on changing it but this weekend the heavens opened up and shone their light on Brent. On Sunday (the holy day) I told him nervously, "So, I'm thinking about changing the colours" he asked me to show him what I wanted and he said, "I like where you're going with it, we can change it." 

There were a few excited screams and I have been in wedding mode ever since. This coming weekend I'll be trying on dresses for my first time but thats for another blog post ;) 

Green, white and gold. 

Green, white and gold... 

Those are my new colours, the colours that have been catching my eyes for months and now they're finally mine! I find these colours just so clean, classy, romantic and timeless. I don't think I could ever get sick of those colours or look back and say, "what was I thinking?" I showed my best friends, my mom and my sister and everyone was 100% on board, they LOVED the change! The pictures above are a few of my inspirations, pinterest is a beautiful but horrible thing. I want all of it but in the cheapest way possible, it can be done right? A girl can dream! 

Have yourselves a wonderful week, stay warm and stay safe! 



January Glam Bag

Oh Ipsy. 

Have I told you how much I love this company? Probably not. I have been meaning to post monthly reviews on all the products I get each month from this company but alas I procrastinated. So, here we are a new year and I'm starting fresh! 

For a quick update on what Ipsy is, each month subscribers receive a Glam Bag with 4-5 pieces of deluxe samples or full-sized beauty products. You get to fill out a quiz that helps them send you the right kind of make up for you, things that you would like and once in a while they surprise you with something different! This is all for about $15 bucks, shipping included! 

I have tried so many new things from lip glosses to hand cream, I've gotta say I'm really digging it. 

Okay, so here is a little over view of all the stuff that I got! If you want direct links to each item click on the highlighted word and it'll take you right to it! 

1. Malin + Goetz- Mojito lip balm: $12.00 - I absolutely LOVE this stuff, it keeps my lips hydrated and smooth. It is a bit thick but it definitely makes my lips feel smooth and tastes yummy. 

2. Nourish Organic- Eye Cream: Sample (price not listed) - I've only used this stuff once and I loved how smooth it went on, didn't make my eyes feel or look greasy and was very refreshing. 

3. Pacifica- Natural Mineral Coconut Eyeshadow: Sample (price not listed) - I haven't used this one yet but I love the colour and it has just enough shimmer that it's not overwhelming. I'm really looking forward to trying this one out. 

3. bellaPierre Cosmetics- Body Shimmer: $14.99 - Again, another item I haven't tried yet, I did brush a bit of it on my hand and thought it was pretty. I'm not much of body shimmer kind of girl, so it'll be interesting to see if I'll ever use this stuff.

4. Elizabeth Mott- All over shadow brush: $9.99 - I was super excited about this one, I love having a million brushes. I like to try to keep certain brushes for certain colours, I find that it just makes it easier to not blend them up so this a great thing to get.

Just three of the items were full-sized beauty products with a value of over $35. All this for $15 a month! I honestly love it. Such a great company and such great products. They are all brand named and I get a LOT of organic products, since I have very sensitive skin this is definitely a plus! 

I'm not sure how quick I will be on the next review since I will be in Portugal when it comes in the mail but in March I will make it a double whammy and do two glam bags in a month!

weeee! I love make up! Have a wonderful week friends! 


PS. Don't forget! If you are interested in getting in on Ipsy fun, sign in through my glam room so that I can get points, selfish I know but what can ya do?! ;) Click HERE


Fresh Face

Happy Saturday friends! 

For the last couple of days I've had my blog private because I felt it was time for a revamp! New year, new blog look and look at that, I even got my original domain back! ohhhhh hey, www.thedaintykat.com, boy were you missed! 

I hope that you all enjoy the new look like I said, I'm trying to give my blog a little more of the love that it deserves! I am filled with ideas for the new year and I hope that you are ready to join the fun! 

Have yourselves a splendid weekend, stay safe and have fun :) 


one year

Yesterday was mine and Brents one year living together anniversary. I guess you can say that in the eyes of the law we are technically common law, which kind of means that we're married and I've got to admit we were pretty giddy about it! It is so unbelievably crazy how fast this last year has gone. We have had so many ups and a few downs but its has been such an amazing adventure. 

I had never moved out of my parents home before... I went to college literally down the street from their home so, there was never any point in moving out and waisting money. Living with someone who wasn't family a boyfriend no less, was pretty terrifying at first. Although I was super excited about it the anxiety I had leading up to the move was pretty strong.

I have to say that it has definitely made our relationship so much stronger. I am so unbelievably lucky to have someone who I can 100 per cent be myself around! It obviously took some getting used to but once we dropped the shy act it has been so much fun! Living together was definitely a learning curve, we had to get used to each others habits, schedules and just the way we like certain things to be done. I have to admit at times it was frustrating but once we communicated our frustrations it was rainbows and sunshines. The number one thing in making a relationship work is communication I won't even sugar coat it, without it you're screwed. You need to be able to talk out your issues whenever something is bothering you and whether you or your partner want to hear it. In order for it to work you need to put their feelings into consideration. 

I am so happy that we took this step in our lives and it just makes me all that more eager for us to get married. Now that we've had our "trial run" I am so confident in our upcoming marriage, I have found myself an amazing guy who I love so dearly and who loves me for me.

A month from today I will be jetting off to Portugal, where my wedding planning will finally begin! I am so excited for this next step and for finally being able to get a visual on the day we have been talking about. We are hoping that our wedding will be in my parents homeland, Portugal is a place that I hold so dear to my heart and where I have had many fond memories and it is a place where Brent has also become in love with, he is the one who pushed for the wedding to be there in the first place ;) 

While I am away there will be plenty of updates on wedding talk! So stay tuned! 
Have a safe and warm night friends!




Happy humpday friends! 

I hope you are staying warm, it has been incredibly cold in ontario these last couple of days and I have been super lucky to have had two snow days. Today was one of those blessed days and I spent my day tidying up the house, making dinner and watching a lot of gilmore girls. Can I just say I'm obsessed with that show? I mean lorelai is totally my soul sister. I have noticed my coffee intake and ridiculous antics have gone up by at least 50 per cent and I couldn't be anymore happy with it. 

Anyways, this post isn't really about my day even though it started off like it was ;) I know no one absolutely cares about this but something has really bothered me. I know that the internet is filled with cruel comments and hurtful words but a whole website dedicated to trashing bloggers? At first I felt like it was harmless, even lost a few hours on it wanting to know what mean things they had to say about my favourite bloggers but today I took a look at it and something just clicked. The whole website is basically a huge platform for bullying and that really annoyed me. 

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and if you don't like a blog thats fine but to continuously post mean things about these people, is just silly. I don't understand what they gain from it, other than other followers who are also just as bored with their lives and need a place to trash other people to make themselves feel better, I just don't get it. 

It's all a little sad to me. I am not a well known blogger and nor do I intend to be, I just enjoy writing about my life and things that I enjoy and find this as my own little corner of the internet. If I was plastered on this site and being talked badly about it would definitely hurt. 

I know it should just be ignored and whatnot but why should it be? Why can't people just empower others, why don't people choose to build people up instead of tear them down. I guess it's just the way the world works and since it's easier to tear someone down they'll do it. No wonder the world is filled with suicides. Bullying is real and it happens to people of all ages. 

I have never, nor will I ever post something mean or negative on someones page/instagram/facebook etc. yes I may have a negative thought or whatever but instead of bringing someone down I choose to simply think it and then ignore it. If you hate a blog so much, don't go on it. It's simple as that, you clearly care way to much about how much you dislike them if you are consistently posting updates and making fun of their lives. 

Clearly, the problem is not them. It's you. 

Sorry for the little rant but I hope that the next time you think about being negative towards someone you don't know online, you can think twice about it and really think "does my negative and mean opinion matter?" because it most likely doesn't. 


The kayla movement

Good Morning! 

For some reason last night both Brent and I had the hardest time sleeping. I mean we were probably in and out of sleep all night, it was awful! It must be those dang holidays. 

Anyways, we are finally trying to get back to routine and with that I am restarting the Kayla Itsines Bikini body guide! Starting today she is holding the largest campaign with girls all over the world joining! I have been wanting to start up again for sometime but since the holidays came around I was honest with myself and knew I wouldn't be doing very well. So now that things are getting back to normal, I'm ready to kick ass! Even though I had a very rough sleep I still got my butt up at 6am to work out! If you set your mind to something you can achieve anything and that is my goal :) 

Hope you have a wonderful week and stay warm! It is cold out there! 



New Year, New Word

Hello and Happy New Year! 

Wow, 2015 already! What a breath of fresh air, I am someone who really loves new years. I'm sort of a romantic and just thinking about how its a new year, a new blank page is just so exciting. I know it usually fades away a few months in but this year I'm seriously determined to make this year a good one. I won't sit here and say I won't expect negative things to happen but I will tell you that I am looking forward to making it a positive year. 

Every year I choose a word that I want to focus on for the year. Last year, I chose the word 'Happiness' I focused solely on trying to find my happiness. I have to admit that although I was not happy every second of the year (which if we're honest it is kind of hard) I did have a pretty good year and I think I can say I was fairly happy. 

This year it's a simple one but it is a word that I seriously need to focus on and really put some effort into, the word of the year is 'Me'. I know its a small one but let me tell ya that focusing on myself for once is gonna be hard. I think that in order to really find happiness in life, you need to be happy with yourself first and sometimes I'm not that kind to myself. As sad as that is to admit, I know I'm not the only one in this boat. There are many times where I find that I am being completely hard on myself, I blame myself for a lot of things that are simply out of my control. 

One thing that made me choose the word 'me' is the fact that it is such a broad word. Working on myself can reach many aspects of my life and I love that. I can work on my health, my minds wellbeing, my career, my relationships, my happiness etc. There is such a big variety of 'me' things that I can work on and I'm so excited to make the best of it. 

I can't wait to focus more on myself, I know it sounds selfish but in order to be the best me, I need to love all of me and as much as I like myself I don't feel like I'm 100% there just yet. I have said this many times, I feel turning 23 is going to be my year and since it carries on to 2015, 2015 will also be my year. I just know it! 

I hope that every one had a wonderful New Years. Here's to a fresh page, a new beginning and time for  change! Don't you just love how hopeful we all are during this time? If you chose yourself a word for the year, I'd love to hear it! Leave a comment... Let's get talking! 

Here's to 2015!