Art: Sears Portrait Session – Watercolour on Arches

Art: Sears Portrait Session – Watercolour on Arches

I've been making a concerted effort to fully focus on the thing I love.  Art has been a part of me since I could remember. I've always created in some small way or form. I had originally wanted to keep this platform strictly about beauty and lifestyle. Since Art is an enormous portion of my [...]

10 Of My Favourite Toni Morrison Quotes

10 Of My Favourite Toni Morrison Quotes

I find this time of the year to be deeply reflective. With one day rolling gently into the other, losing track of time and going deeper into my mind. I've been rereading a few of my favourite books by Toni Morrison to help pass the time quietly. One book, in particular - Tar Baby. Toni's [...]

Ink Drawing: Treasure

Ink Drawing: Treasure

Last Sunday I had so much fun recording a podcast with Cat Forsley from http://www.mylipaddiction.com and mylipaddiction podcast. The actual podcast will be out a week from today Wednesday September 27th. After chatting with Cat, I realized I haven't been sharing quite as much of my art and photography on the blog as I should. [...]

Decor: Coffee Table Books

Decor: Coffee Table Books

I'm still in the unpacking phase of my move. You already know how that goes. You move and unpack the essentials and then you slowly go through the boxes of things you use as accent pieces throughout the house. I went into our dreaded basement of boxes to find a missing box of clothes and [...]

NYX Ombré Lip Duo.


Hey Lovelies! It's fall. 'Tis the season of sweater dresses, cozy scarves, Pumpkin Spice Lattes and LIPSTICK!!! I went on a seriously crazy lippie haul over the weekend. I'll have a video up soon showcasing the haul.  Today though, I will be showing you the new to me NYX Ombré Lip Duo Lip Liner and [...]

Video: Mailbox Monthly


I do a fair bit of product testing in my spare time for research companies such as BZZAGENT and SOCIALNATURE. Every month i put out a video on my youtube channel about the products i've tested and whether i would recommend them or not. Here is October's video. Have a watch and give me some [...]

Horseshoe Canyon, Lillooet BC, Canada.


On a family trip to the interior of British Columbia. It's amazing how much the landscape changes as you drive further north. -Natoyaista    

Jelly Fish


Recently, I visited the Vancouver Aquarium and got lost in the wonder which was the Jelly Fishes. I feel as though I could sit for hours and just watch them move about delicately. -Natoyaista