What's in My School Bag!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hi everyone! Back with another video today, this time it's about what I keep in my school bag! Thought this would be a helpful video for those who need to pack light and are on the go! Check out my video below!

Love Always, Rachel 

The Vlog Days Are Over! Day 5 & 6 of Vlog-a-Day

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hi everyone! Sadly, I must announce that my spring break vlog-a-day series has come to an end. Here is my final vlog in the series! On a positive note, I want to vlog more! I doubt that I can commit to doing it everyday (and also my life is so boring), but I definitely want to post one up here & there! The only con to vlogging so often is that I didn't really have much time to actually post up any helpful or useful beauty and fashion related content. I guess I'll have to get started on this ASAP! 

Check out my vlog for days 5 & 6 below! 

Love Always, Rachel

Vlog: Unseen Snaps!

Friday, February 21, 2014

AND finally... the 4th day! I've been a little off schedule in terms of posting these daily vlogs, but hopefully this will get me up to speed. It's been really low key the last couple of days, but hopefully I'll end up doing something a little more interesting tonight and tomorrow. I'm back soon to school, so I'm wondering if I should continue these vlogs? It's been really fun! I'll be sad to wrap these up! 

Love Always, Rachel 

Vlog: That Awkward Moment...

The fourth episode in my spring break vlog-a-day series is now up! It's been really fun vlogging while I'm home, and I'm getting much more used to filming by myself in public places (haha). I spent the day with my mom and then saw "That Awkward Movie" at night with the boyfriend. Check out the video below! 

Love Always, Rachel 

Tag: My Brother Does My Makeup!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Since I've been home and spending time with the family, I thought it would be awesome to include them in a few videos! My brother agreed to be in one of my youtube videos, and what better than the "my brother does my makeup tag" ? He is so great, and super funny - I had no clue guys knew so little about makeup! Check out our video here:

Love Always, Rachel 

Vlog: Friendly Catchups!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hi everyone! I'm not sure if I mentioned yesterday that I'm going to make this into a Spring Break Vlog-a-day series, but yes that is the challenge! Yesterday was solely dedicated to catching up with friends. Tons of eating out regrettably, but I suppose that I can consider this week a holiday for me. 

Check out my day 2 excursions here!

Love Always, Rachel 

Vlog: Cookie Fails & Family Day! (Spring Break Day 1)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hi y'all! Today was family day, a day that us little Ontarians get off work just to spend time with the family! While I was at Target last night, I had a sudden urge to bake. I had this great idea to make sugar cookies... and turned out... surprising to say the least. Let's just say I'm not exactly a baker! Check out mine & Syd's adventures in the video below! 

In order to post more, I'm going to try to post a video every day this reading week! I have yet to think of a title for the series though, any suggestions are welcome (Leave them in the comments below)! 

Love Always, Rachel 

Outfit of the Day: Lazy in Leather Leggings

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hi everyone! It's mid-semester which means that it's reading week! Lucky for me, I actually had a ton of assignments due before this week, so there will actually be very little reading for me. Instead, a ton more sewing to prep for my collection in the Vogue Charity Fashion Show! This is my outfit today travelling back to Toronto! Credits to the boyfy for taking these photos (super casual via my iPhone)!!

Army Shirt- Army Surplus
T-Shirt - SuperDry (the boyfriend's)
Leather Leggings - Aritzia
Wedged Sneakers - Aldo
Bag - Michael Kors "Selma" Bag

When travelling, especially when going to be on a bus for hours, it's best to stay comfortable. However, I didn't want to look sloppy! I opted for my super comfortable vegan leather leggings that I've sworn by all winter. I actually put them recently into the wash for the first time, carefully following the wash tag instructions - and it was a great success! They really look brand new again. I also layered my shirts because I didn't know what the temperature would be like in the bus (it ended up being super hot!). The wedge sneakers were really for no reason except the fact that I would be able to wear them in the shovelled streets of Toronto, unlike the very much UNSHOVELLED streets in my college town! And as always, I'm carrying my favourite bag, my Michael Kors Selma - It's size is really great, and fits everything in it! 

Love Always, Rachel 

DIY: Animal Topper Mason Jars!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Hi everyone! I've been a little DIY-obsessed for the last week, and decided to be super productive yesterday morning and make a quick DIY gift for the housemates. Although Valentine's Day is very much over, I still thought this would be an awesome idea to share. I saw this on Pinterest in the summer and find that it can be super sweet home decor. 

These jars are a great way to jazz up your storage and also make inexpensive gifts! All my materials were purchased from the dollar store (except my glue gun, of course). I always feel super accomplished when I finish a DIY, especially if it turns out as well as these did. 

Check out my video on how to make them below:

Love Always, Rachel 

DIY: "Be Mine" Paper Banner (via Muse Magazine)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hi y'all! I'm sorry it's been such a long time, but school has gotten super hectic! I'm back with another last minute DIY that I did for Muse Magazine, an awesome school publication that I got involved with this year. Check out the video below!

This DIY was really easy to make and it makes a great addition to your room even after Valentine's day is over, I actually plan to keep the flag tissue paper banner up as decor, as that wall has been lacking for quite a while. All my supplies were purchased at the dollar store (great finds!), including the double sided tape, which is amazing to get there because at craft stores they tend to be really really expensive. 

Love Always, Rachel