28 Apr 2019

Mimi Takes Five - #48

ONE // Museum of Nature
My husband and I were looking for something to do on our day off over the long Easter weekend and decided to go check out the Museum of Nature! Despite living in Ottawa for over a decade (and having visited multiple time before that), I had never been to that museum. Not sure how this one slipped through the cracks, but we remedied that this past weekend. There was a special exhibit on slow animals called Survival of the Slowest and we got to see a real sloth! That was the highlight for me! Such a cute little thing! We also checked out the Arctic gallery, the bird gallery, the water gallery and the insect gallery. That last one, although interesting, sent shivers down my spine. The Hercules beetle can stay right in its enclosure, thank you very much. It was a great day and I have to say the building itself is breathtaking! We'll be back for sure!

TWO // April Ipsy
Ok, this lemon-print pouch is for sure one of my favourites, it's right up my alley and will be the perfect thing to tote around this summer! I have a thing of lemon prints... The loot this month was amazing! I used up some of my points to get a free charcoal mask and I added a couple brushes to my selection. I noticed I needed an angled brush and a fan brush, so the timing was perfect! The rose eyeshadow is a great shade, the watermelon scrub smells amazing and the nail polish is a fun shade and has great staying power! Tried and tested by yours truly. I haven't tested the primer yet, but I don't really use these. The lipstick is just OK, I find the texture a bit on the liquid side. All in all though, it's a great haul for April!

THREE // The Lion King
I'm a bit late on this one, but the trailer is too good not to share! Disney is bombarding us with a ton of live-action remakes these days, but I'm totally fine with that. Keep 'em coming! The Lion King was one of the first movies I remember as a kid. It had come out when I was in kindergarten and I remember being so sad when watching it. Luckily, my dad was close by for a big comforting hug! That Mufasa scene is devastating in cartoon form, so I can just imagine how heart-wrenching this version will be. I'll have my Kleenex at the ready! I mean, I shed a few tears when watching the recent Dumbo, so this one is sure to have me exhibiting the full water-works. Hakuna Matata!

FOUR // Perfect Straw Bag
It's no secret I'm obsessed with all straw accessories come the warmer months, but I hold a particular fondness for straw bags of any kind. As much as I love a quirky or unique shape, I was on the hunt for the classic, goes with anything straw bag. I had actually found it last year at Gap, but it sold out before I could get my hands on it. Well, turns out they brought it back this year and you can bet I didn't hesitate this time! It's the perfect size, and has a comfortable handle. It's also lined with a cute striped fabric and has an inside pocket which is very useful. The only downside is the big, bulky strap. It's not adjustable, and hits at a funny spot on me. As much as I don't like the strap, I'm resisting cutting it off because I can't help but think it might come in handy one day. Solution: I just tuck it inside the bag and it becomes invisible all while still being there should I need it! Win-win!

FIVE // Cheap Sunnies
I can't pass by a sunglasses rack without stopping and trying them on. Maybe that reflex harks back to my childhood because I've been wearing glasses since the age of four. I remember shopping for frames with my mom and I always loved trying out different styles. Now, I particularly love trying on bold sunglasses styles. I find you can have more fun with sunglasses and I love the cat-eye shape. Maybe it's the retro flair, maybe the shape just suits me. Either way, I'm drawn to them and my recent pair is this super cheap one from H&M. Did I need another pair? No. But, at $12, you really can't go wrong! I like having a selection of cheap frames to take on vacation and what not. If you break them or lose them, it's not a big loss. The designer frames (i.e.: prescription) stay at home when I'm on the go!

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