Introducing: My Youtube Channel

Hey guys! I am so excited to announce that I have finally created my own Youtube channel!

I explained this a bit in my first video but starting a Youtube channel has been something that I have thought about doing for a few years now. I kept on putting it off thinking that the timing wasn’t right. But I finally decided to just go for it. I mean what a better time than during a pandemic when I don’t have a job lol.

So please subscribe to my channel that way you won’t miss any videos! I am also going to be posting different content than what’s on the blog so that way it’s not repetitive.

I also haven’t decided when I’m going to be posting since I don’t know how often I’ll be posting. Make sure you also follow my Instagram to keep up to date.

Anyways I’m just rambling at this point. But I’m just so excited!

(I’ll be back Friday with a real blog post)

xoxo

Lea

Life Update – Done University!

Hey friends! Here is the Life Update that I promised. So much stuff is happening in my life and it is definitely affecting my blog, so I wanted to let ya’ll know about it!

So I was pretty MIA most of April. I had my final university exams! I am now officially done university, which is pretty crazy. I think I mentioned this before, but I was going to university to study Communications. I have finished my degree, but have decided to do another year. I will be attending a different school, so I had to move back to my parents place.

I have spent the past week moving back home which is a has been a ton of work. I have a mini room tour up in my Instagram highlights, and I am planning on doing a full blog post for next week. Now I am completely redoing my room back home, since the last time that was done was when I was 15 haha! But it’s been a slooow process. I will definitely be posting updates about that as well.

The really big thing is that I am going on a big trip to Europe! I am pre-writing this post, the day it goes up I will be leaving! I will be gone for two and a half weeks, but I am trying to pre-write a ton of posts. I might be posting less on Instagram though, since there will be a seven hour time difference, and I am unsure how much WiFi I will have. I am already planning on writing some posts about my trip when I come back.

After I come back this summer I will just be working, so hopefully everything will go back to normal. I actually want to send this summer revamping the look and function of my blog, so stay tuned for some updates!

And that is what is up with my life right now! Going through a ton of changes, and just thought I would like ya’ll know 🙂

xoxo

Lea

Q+A/Life Update

Hey guys! So I haven’t really shared much about myself on this blog, and I’ve been super MIA lately, so I thought it would be helpful to do a Q+A/Life Update. That way you guys could get to know me more plus understand why I go long periods without posting.

Question: Who are you???

My name is Lea and I am 21 years old. I am from Oakville, ON, Canada, and I study at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. This fall I will be going into my final year of my degree, and I am studying Communications. I am planning on probably doing some more schooling after that. For those of you who don’t know, Communications is about how human communicate; I mainly focus on mass media and social media.

Question: Why did you start this blog and your Instagram?

I started my blog and Instagram after attending a professional panel in my second year Public Relations course. The professionals said having a blog is a great way to practice and improve my writing skills. Having a blog is also great to put on my portfolio for when I am applying to grad school and future jobs. I have always been passionate about makeup and beauty, so it only felt natural to write about it.

Question: So why are you so busy?

During the school year, if I’m not posting very often it’s probably because I’m stressed out with school work. Currently, I am working because it is summer. I work as a Deck Supervisor for my local pool (aka I am the supervisor to the lifeguards). I work long shifts and many hours, so I am often tired when I get home. On top of that, I am volunteering with my school’s faculty to help plan our Orientation Week. It involves a lot of work, so I often come home and I have to work on that or drive out to Hamilton for meetings. So working basically full-time, volunteering part-time and trying to also have a social life means that I don’t often have time to blog.

Question: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I will hopefully have completed either my Masters in Communications or be a Public Relations Practitioner. I would love to be working for a fashion or beauty company in their communications department. I would also like to have more time to focus on my blog, and hopefully have my own Youtube channel! And a nice apartment in Toronto (probably the hardest thing to accomplish lol) with my own cat and dog!

Question: Name 5 fun facts about yourself!

  • I have two cats and a dog, all adopted!
  • I LOVE food. I originally was going to make this a food blog, but the kitchen in my student house wasn’t aesthetically pleasing enough to make it work. But I watch loads of Food Network.
  • Speaking of student housing, I live with four engineering students! While our academic focuses are completely different, we get along and have so much fun together!
  • I am 5’8″ and the tallest person in my family. My brother is jealous haha!
  • I have never left North America! I have done a decent amount of travelling, like I’ve been to New York City twice and I’ve skied all over the place, but yet to go anywhere farther. I have a long list of places that I would love to travel to someday.

Final Question: Why is your blog name LeeLee if your name is Lea?

My friends wanted to give me a nickname, but Lea is already kind of short. The running joke is that my name is actually Lee, because every supply teacher I had in elementary and high school would call me Lee instead of Lea. Somehow the name turned into LeeLee and it stuck!

And that is it for my little Q+A/Life Update. I hope you guys enjoyed it! Let me know down below if you have any other questions about me 🙂

xoxo

Lea

 

July Update

Hey guys! So I usually try to do a monthly favourite every month but July has been so crazy. So instead this month I just want to give you guys an update on my life and why I haven’t been posting much.

Since it is summer I am working instead of studying of school. I work as an Deck Supervisor for my town’s Aquatics department (fancy way of saying I’m the supervisor of the lifeguards and pool). Since the outdoor pools opened in the end of June I have been working 35-40 hours a week – which is a lot. Since I work at a pool I don’t often wear makeup so it’s been hard to really review anything.

As well, in the beginning of July I got an amazing opportunity. My university does a big orientation, with every faculty and residence having their own representatives doing many activities through the week. Another big part of the orientation week is that we raise money for Shinerama, a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. I was asked in July to become an Assistant Coordinator for Shinerama for my faculty. I am very happy to be able to work on this; but between organizing events and donations for Shinerama and working I have had barely any free time.

So unfortunately the past month I have really not posted a lot. Now that it is August, most of the Shinerama planning has been finished, so I am hoping that I can post more. I will still be working, but I will try!

SO ya, that’s my life right now! I have much planned for this month, including a few hauls (oooooh!). So stay tuned everyone!

xoxo

Lea