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FIVE FRIDAY FAVES

I can hardly wait to share with you this week's Five Friday Faves! I have been brainstorming all week to make sure that I didn't miss a current favourite! Just to note, I am not sponsored for any of these blog posts and each item I include is based off of MY favourites!

 Big Floppy Hat •
Big floppy hats are my current obsession - and with summer around the corner, I can hardly wait to get mine on and pair it with cute outfits! I have seen some cute ones available at Forever 21 if you are on the lookout!

• Bethel Music - We Will Not Be Shaken
This album is on REPEAT in my car these days. The songs are so uplifting and every time I listen to it I gain a new perspective. I would highly recommend purchasing this!

• Woodlot Candle - Cascadia •
My friend, Corina, gave me my first Woodlot Candle for Christmas this year! I'll definitely be going back for more. The Cascadia candle smells amazing and always helps me relax. Woodlot is a local Vancouver-based company and each candle is made with "clean-burning, petroleum-free coconut wax". 

• Batiste Dry Shampoo - Tropical
In the past couple of weeks, I have had a few mornings where I slept in past my alarm. Talk about stressful! But, my Batiste Dry Shampoo was always there to save the day! I just spray a bit in my roots and my hair looks fresh and it even gives it a little extra volume! It's been a life saver - and the tropical fragrance smells yummy too!

• Hot Lemon Water •
Hot lemon water is my new-found love! Once I read up on all of the health benefits, I was hooked! The trick is to drink it in the morning before eating your breakfast. Sometimes I don't always sneak it in before breakfast, but I find drinking it throughout the day helps too! Sometimes I even put in some fresh ginger to add a little kick. I have been doing this since January and have felt so much better. Read up on all of the health benefits here.

Thanks for reading, and Happy Friday everyone!


FIVE FRIDAY FAVES

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share with you my first Five Friday Faves post! This will be a consistent post every Friday, where I will share my current favourites! I hope you guys enjoy it!

• Lucy Ring - KV Bijou
It was so hard to pick my favourite piece from KV BIJOU, but this ring is currently at the top!

• Essie Nail Polish - Splash of Grenadine •
I am currently always wearing nail polish & this product is long lasting & the perfect spring colour!

• A Netflix Original Series: Bloodline •
Seriously, so good! Make sure you leave yourself enough time to binge watch this fantastic series!

• MAC Matte Red Lipstick - Ruby Woo •
If you're looking for a long lasting red lip stick, this is the product for you! I love mine!

• Jesus Calling: 365 Day Devotional - By Sarah Young •
This is the best devotional! It keeps things in perspective & always delivers a great message.

 

Thanks for reading my Five Friday Faves! Have a great weekend everyone!

FONT TRENDS

Typography is a HUGE part of the design world. Without good typography, you end up with a less than impressive finished product. Typography, aside from colour, is usually the first thing to grab peoples attention. The arrangement of type involves a few key things; such as: selecting your font, point size, line length, line-spacing, letter-spacing, and adjusting space within the letters. All of these have some fancy names that I learnt at school, but we will skip over the educational lesson today!

Today is about pretty fonts! I am going to be sharing with you my current font favourites that are a must-have in my font library! Wherever I go, I make sure I have them installed in my various softwares because they have a huge impact on my design.

When I was in school for graphic design, I always visited various font websites such as dafont, font squirrel, and lost type. While these are great resources for fonts, the only reason I was visiting them was because they were free! "Free" is music to a student's ears! Since completing my program and establishing my own brand, I have become more open to the idea of purchasing fonts. This may sound like a crazy idea when there are free fonts at our fingertips, but there is a reason that there are fonts available for purchase. They are designed by very talented people, who evidently need to make a living somehow, and the font packages are often equipped with more extras than the free fonts provide. These extras include things like ornamental lines, icons, and variations between thin, regular, semi-bold, bold, italic, inline, thin inline, dots... the list goes on!! When I first looked at some amazing fonts that were available for purchase, I merely laughed at the sight of the $80+ price tag for ONE font. But, I soon after discovered a website called design cuts. It's a resource that contains various design deals for a limited time at an insane discounted price! I have purchased two font packages through this site for $29 each which was a 90% off deal. The original price would have been over $300 (something I would never pay!!!), and there were over 25 fonts in the package! Talk about a sweet deal! 

Here are some of my font favourites that are currently trending in the design world:

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And here are two of my favourite FREE fonts!!

So there you have it! Fonts are a big deal when you're designing, so it's important to choose the right ones, and also use good complimentary fonts. There's nothing worse than using two fonts in the same design that have no business being placed together! I'll be sure to post another blog that discusses which fonts pair well together. 

Until next time.

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