I thought I’d post a roundup of things that I have been loving at the moment. They are random, ranging from books to films, to products. They are, however, the small things that are keeping me in a blissful state of inspiration, calm, and contentment this season.

I am watching Jim Carrey’s I Needed Color documentary.

It may surprise you to know that funny guy Jim Carrey is a visual artist! Yup, the guy we watched as Ace Ventura, The Grinch, and Count Olaf has been creating spectacular works of art when he is out of the limelight. This six-minute documentary shows his creative process, how he produces his paintings, and his motivations to create. It’s an inspiring watch that won’t take up too much of your time. I highly recommend it because it shows you the different side of a person, and how much of his soul goes into his work.

I am reading The Book Of Joy by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams.

This book reads as a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu about finding happiness in this world. Some days, we wake up, and we feel like life is so bleak and gray. The wisdom of these men helps give a different perspective on joy. It also gives you a peek into the incredible friendship that they have. If you are the type of person who wonders a lot about happiness, this book may help you find peace.

I am inspired by the news of Edward Enninful being appointed as the new British Vogue editor-in-chief!

This is a huge deal for the magazine, given his background. I can’t wait to see the direction British Vogue will take with Enninful at the lead. In fact, the December 2017 issue features what his definition of “a real celebration of Britain” is.

I am super kilig by Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle!

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It is just such a wonderful feeling to know that real-life fairy tales can come true! In this case, the princess isn’t a damsel in distress. Meghan Markle is an inspiring woman and not just an actress. She is involved in a number of charities and is even an ambassador for World Vision Canada. She also involves herself in raising awareness for issues involving women. If you ask me, the prince snagged a supergirl!

I am loving the Fenty Beauty Match Stix contour in Almond or Mocha!

Have you ever done a full face of makeup and felt like there was something missing? Let me tell you—contour brings it all together! Fenty Beauty’s Match Stix are convenient to use and so pigmented. It’s easy to swipe the perfect amount, and it’s even easier to blend it all in afterward.

I am obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution lipstick in the shade Very Victoria and Glossier’s Birthday Balm.

Charlotte Tilbury describes Very Victoria as a “taupe nude” lipstick. But it’s a universally flattering shade that will make even your simplest makeup look seem so put-together! I absolutely love how the formula makes your lips look wider and fuller. This is not a drying matte lip, either! However, for ultra-healthy lips, I also make sure to use my current favorite, Glossier’s Balm DotCom in the shade Birthday.

I am loving Jo Malone’s deluxe candle collection!

If you know about Jo Malone, you’ll know that they produce some of the most luxurious fragrances using different combinations of florals, citrus, and wood scents. They also have several lines of candles. The deluxe candle collection is available in different scents like Lime Basil and Mandarin, and Pomegranate. They add that final touch of cozy to your home. I also believe this is a great gift to give to someone who possibly has everything. After all, a perfect candle can evoke an emotion or set the mood. It’s really thoughtful.

I am also loving Aesop’s Istros Aromatique room spray that perfectly complements my deluxe candles!

It has a vibrant, floral, smoky aroma thanks to key ingredients of pink pepper and lavender. A couple of sprays is all you need to keep a room smelling fresh for several hours. If you’re having holiday gatherings at home, spray just before they are due to arrive. As with lighting, scents can really set the mood in a room.

I am happy to find the Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower!

We all have morning allergies in the family. This helps purify the air, and removes pollutants, allergens, pollen, and bacteria. It’s an investment that is well worth the benefits.

I am grateful for all the blessings we have received this year, not only because it’s Christmas!

I am especially thankful for the response my little corner of the internet has been getting from you guys. I hope to get to know you more in the coming year, and I hope you also enjoy this side of my life in the posts to come.