October 2015 - Pretty In Bronze

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Erin Condren Life Planner Review
October 18, 2015 4 Comments
Hello! This is a blog post I've been meaning to write for a very very long time. So I'm going to do this super informally and just use headings for everything I'm going to talk about

The Planner Itself

This is a daily planner that includes the entire year of 2016. I paid an extra 5 bucks when I ordered it back in July to include all of that month up to the end of 2015 so I could enjoy the planner beforehand.  The planner I got is the Personalized metallic Life Planner in the white with gold foiled designs. This option is $65.00 USD, but you can get a ready to ship planner (without having your name on it) for $50.00 USD.  You can get a rose gold planner, but that's an extra 15 bucks. Click HERE to visit the website.

Picture taken from Erin Condren's website (same planner as mine, except for the last name)

What Comes When You Order a Planner

When you order the planner the shipping depends all on where you live. The planner comes with a few stickers, but you can also order a few accessories. These are the ones that I ordered

 (This last one is my own picture of what came along with the planner (nothing extra purchased)).

A Look Inside:

These first two are weeks that have already happened and obviously I'm awful at drinking water. I need to do that more often :(
The last pic is obviously a future week, but I wanted to show you how I plan things out beforehand.

Stickers (not from Erin Condren)

Ok so half the excitement is the planner and the other half are the stickers that I ordered to help me organize the planner itself. Originally I didn't even know that this planner existed, but Elle Fowler on youtube introduced me to this and stickers that you can use to customize the planner further. As you've seen in the pictures above every month has it's own specific colour. Every year the colours stay the same, which is great for the stickers that you can buy for the planner. As of right now I've only ordered stickers from two different shops and those are PurpleDogwoodDesigns and PlannerStickerPlus

PurpleDogwoodDesigns here    

   and PlannerStickerPlus here :)

I actually also had a mini september kit from PlannerStickerPlus, but I used it all up so there was no point in keeping the sheet, but you can look up whatever you want on their Etsy pages!

I used PSP for September because I ordered the stickers late and they're coming from much closer to me shipping wise. The stickers for this shop are great for different categories and events such as going to the movies, grocery shopping, periods tracking, and little things like that. For my actual organizing I used PDWD for my to do lists, event flags, full boxes, weekend banners, and all of the more structural stuff. Honestly these two stores are amazing (especially for the prices if you're in Canada and don't want to pay a ridiculous amount for shipping).

I only bought two things outside of Etsy and Erin condren for the planner and those two things were Pens and Washi Tape both from Amazon:

That's it for my review! Hopefully it was way better than the terrible quality video I attempted to film for it. If you've read so far here's my coupon code to get 10 bucks off the planner or anything you order off of the website!  https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/amysousa1012  When you use this link I won't get anything unless you actually make an order. If you order with my link I will receive a 10 dollar credit on my account to use on Erin Condren's website, but at that point you will receive your own link so really you save 10 and I make 10 :D

I hope you enjoyed this review and I hope to write again soon!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fall Favourite TAG
October 10, 20150 Comments
Hello again!   This week I'm doing a  TAG video and blogpost. These are a lot easier to write about because it allows me to link everything as I talk about it. The actual video is at the bottom of this post if you would rather watch that :) Remember if you do to watch it on youtube so you can see who's been tagged and all that :)

So here are the questions for the tag:


Favorite Candle 

Warm Vanilla Sugar (Bath and Body Works) by far. It's super warm scented and smells like you're baking a vanilla cake. It's not overwhelming at all, but the scent is strong enough to make the entire room and hallway smell amazing.

Favorite Lip Color: I have three: 1. Just So by Revlon 2. Cosmo by Mac 3. Purply pink? (Fail)By Lancome. These are my three favourites for years, but I know I'm going to have at least two other favourites being 1. Kat Von D's Vampira and 2. MAC's Speak Louder.

Favorite Drink French Vanilla from Timmies (Tim Horton's). Apparently there isn't any caffeine in it, but it wakes me up really quickly (maybe it's the amount of sweeteners that I put in).

Favorite Blush: Coastal Scents Blush Duo in Forever Blush. It has a warmer side (Fresh) that looks really good while blended closely to my bronzer because we all know I'm not a fan of blush AT ALL. I only want to try that one luminoso blush by milani and an hour glass one before I make it definitive. 

Favorite Clothing Item: Sweat pants are my number one for a variety of reasons including comfort, wearing leggings underneath them to make them super warm, and when I eat a large meal they help conceal my food baby. Scarves - I have a lot of those to help make my black winter jacket not look so plain jane!  I also have like 7-9 pairs of boots when most girls I know have two- maybe three?

Favorite Fall Movie: Twitches (Both of them), Halloween Town (entire series),The Brothers Grimm and The Corpse Bride (can you sense a theme?)

Favorite Fall TV Show: Once Upon a Time season 5 is coming out yayayayayyayayay! And The Vampire Diaries (even though I'm incredibly behind)

Favorite Thanksgiving Food: Turkey and it's glorious Gravy!

Favorite Halloween Costume: From what I've been in the past: Luigi. For what I want to be: Persephone or Aphrodite (easy I know), Alice in Wonderland (original or Tim Burton Themed)  or Little Red Riding Hood (a darker version).

That's it for my fall favourites this year! I'll make one again next year if a lot changes, but I doubt they will other than favourite costumes and possibly favourite blush (If I can find one that I would actually not be afraid to put on).  I hope you've enjoyed the tag and if you watch me on youtube and I also watch you, check out the downbar (Description box?) to see if you were tagged. Even if you weren't I'd love it if you did the tag and linked it to me :) In my video I added a tenth question (which is the second part of favorite Halloween costume, where I mention what I dream to be for Halloween) so it'd be awesome to see people doing that as well!

Have a great week everyone!

Amy Sousa

Thursday, October 08, 2015