Finding A Balance Between Working and Life | Mental Health + Me

December 27, 2018

2018 was a bit of a rough year for me. I found it really hard to find the want to write. Even when I had something I wanted to write I just couldn't muster up enough energy to do it. Finding a balance has been a big problem for me in 2018. I opened my Etsy shop and my blog kind of took a back burner.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! | What's on My Christmas Tree 2018 | Blogmas 2018

December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas guys! I can't believe it's already Christmas! 2018 has gone but in a flash hasn't it? I didn't have the best blogging year but Blogmas last year drained me. I've written up a work schedule to balance blogging and Etsy next year. I'm really excited to get back to posting regularly.

My Christmas Nails 2018 | | My Month in Nails Polish | Blogmas 2018

December 24, 2018

Happy Christmas Eve! I've been having so much fun writing Blogmas posts this week! I thought today I'd share all the festive nails I've been doing this month. I got the China Glaze Resting Grinch Face mini set in November and have been playing with it all month! Here's what I've been doing with it.

65 Winter & End of the Year & New Year's Blog Post Ideas | Blogmas 2018

December 23, 2018

For Christmas 2017 I did a 65 Blogmas Ideas post. In that post, the last 8 were Wintery Blog post ideas. I was brainstorming ideas for the coming winter months and thought I'd expand my list and share it here. I was going to include these on the end of my Blogmas post ideas this year but I kept getting more and more and decided it needs to be its own post.

The Snow Day Tag | Blogmas 2018

December 22, 2018

The tag addiction is back! I did a tag around Halloween and now I'm back with another! And this time it's to celebrate my second favourite season, winter! This is another tag of my own. I was hunting around for some winter themed tags that weren't mostly Christmas tags and couldn't find anything so I decided to make my own. So let's celebrate winter!

A-Z of Christmas | Blogmas 2018

December 21, 2018

A-Z posts are some of my favourite posts to do. The challenge of finding Q, X and Z words is so fun. I've done a bunch of these but now it's time for Christmas to get some love. If you haven't read one of these posts before basically, I write out all the letters and then write a word for each letter that comes to mind in the theme. It's such a fun game. I tend to write 1-3 words for each letter so let's see what happens today. So today I give you the A-Z of my Christmas!

82 More Blogmas Blog Posts Ideas | Blogmas 2018

December 20, 2018

I know it's a little late but I started brainstorming for my Blogmas next year and decided to write a post sharing some of the ideas. I did a 65 Blogmas Ideas post last year which you can check out here. And now I bring your 82 more!

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time | Blogmas 2018

December 19, 2018

It's Christmas time again and I still can't believe that I did all 25 days of Blogmas last year. It gave me quite the blogger block for all of this year. I've struggled this year with a balance of blogging and Etsy work and me time. So that's why I've decided to take it easy and enjoy my Christmas season. I might do one or 2 posts in addition to this one but I'm going to take it easy until 2019. So I thought I'd do a little Christmasy diary post/storytime. Just talking about what I've been up to.

Let's Talk about Social Media Algorithms and the state of YouTube

November 19, 2018

Algorithms are our worst enemies now. On YouTube, you are sort of overlooked by the system if you make more than one type of content. On Instagram, it is unlikely your followers will see anything unless you post multiple photos a day and honestly they probably have something similar to the YouTube function. Or at the very least people prefer that an IG account have a theme and one topic like blog photos or fashion or photography. On Twitter, it's a bit more laid back but it's still sort of expected to have a sperate account for blog or Etsy or other promo types. If you have a blog and an Etsy store and are also on YouTube and into other hobbies, you can end up drowning in social media accounts. Well, I've decided to just say fuck it.

My Dream Tattoos

November 16, 2018

Bit of a different post today but I think it'd be fun. A fact about me I don't think I've shared here before, I have always wanted to get tattoos. My tastes have changed over the years and I am very grateful my mom didn't let me get the multicoloured nautical star tattoo I wanted when I was 15. I hate them now. I've grown to want tattoos that have meaning to me and have a special design. I've also fallen deeply inlove with watercolour tattoos.

Diary Entry 3

November 09, 2018

My least favourite part about blogging is writing these intros. I never know where to start. I always procrastinate writing because I don't want to write them. Am I alone in this? Anyway, these diary entries are kind of like a life update so let's talk about what's been happing with me.

My Halloween Party Playlist

October 24, 2018

From about August 1st until midnight on Halloween night I have a handful of Halloween and spoopy songs I listen to on a loop. I call it my Halloween Mix. Though I've never been to or thrown a Halloween Party. It's more of a dance party of one. But that doesn't matter. I love dancing to Halloweenie music. These are my favourites to dance to.

What I love about the Halloween Season

October 20, 2018


When I was a kid my parents decorated the house for many of the holidays. Easter had some Egg and bunny decals and plastic wall pieces. Valentine's Day had some heart decorations. Halloween and Christmas, on the other hand, went all out. For Halloween, we had rubber bats that hung from doorways. Wall decorations everywhere. There were peelable glass decals that went on the windows and on the fish tanks. The candle lights we always had in out window got changed for Halloween ones. We had classic jack 'o' lantern trick-or-treat buckets everywhere in an array of colours. We had fake spiders and webs.

My A-Z of Halloween

October 17, 2018

This year I have been loving these A-Z posts. It's so fun to come up with something for every letter. Having a Halloween theme and really got me into the spooky spirit! I love Halloween and this style post is perfect to get me excited for the season! Here's my A-Z of Halloween!

The Halloween Tag 2

October 14, 2018

"This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Pumpkins scream in the dead of night!" That song has been on a constant loop in my brain since September 1st. Halloween is right on par with Christmas for my favourite time of the year. I did a Halloween Tag a couple years ago and I thought it'd be fun to do another one. These kinds of posts get me so excited for the season!

Maybelline Lemonade Craze Palette | First Impressions

October 11, 2018

I kind of fell in love with this palette when I saw it on Maybelline's twitter. The swatches were amazing! The pop of red and the rose gold were so amazing! They shared the photos like 2 months before the launch and I'm not going to lie I kind of forgot about it until I saw it on display at the store about a month ago. Then I remembered the swatches and was excited all over again!

Homestyle One-Pot Spicy Chili Recipe | Gluten-Free + Dairy Free + Easily Made Vegan

October 08, 2018

Something about this time of year makes me crave warm and cosy things. Fuzzy blankets, hot cups of tea and hot cocoa, warm bowls of food. I've never been much of a soup person but I love chili. I love how warm it makes me feel. The spiciness of the chili powder and cumin. It's the perfect dish for the fall and winter time!

My Struggles with Body Image | Mental Health + Me

September 10, 2018

This might be the hardest mental health and me post I've written this far. A big part of my depression as a teen was linked to my body image. I've had issues with being overweight since I was 4. I'm deathly allergic to cough syrup and the steroids the doctors gave me permanently messed up my metabolism. Before that I had issues gaining weight so I was on a high protein diet when everything happened. So when my metabolism stopped working I was still trying to gain weight and gained too much. I've been fighting it ever since.

Dying my Hair Unnatural Colours for the First Time | Cutting & Dying my hair on my own | Purple + Blue Hair Dye Adventures

September 04, 2018

 I love watching Jenna Marbles "fuck herself up" on a weekly basis on her channel. I too have an urge to change my appearance frequently. When I was 13-15 I dyed my hair 13 times in 18 months. I had all the natural colours. Black, brown, bleach blonde, Auburn. But never anything unnatural more than pink highlights a bit darker than cotton candy.

Diary Entry 2

August 16, 2018

Hello Everyone! It feels like ages since I wrote my First Diary Entry. It's only been like 2 months but I've been so run down lately that it feels like ages between blog posts. After last month's Harry Potter marathon I feel a lot better. So I thought now on my re-entry into "normal" posts it would be fun to do another diary entry. Just talk out my recent thoughts and feelings. So let's just jump into it.

Harry Potter | The Boy Who was Forgotten

July 31, 2018

In honour of Harry’s Birthday today I thought it’s time I do a character focus on the Chosen One. So where to begin. I have lots of feeling but let’s start off with the reason this title is “The Boy Who Was Forgotten”

The Wonderful World of Magical Creatures in Harry Potter

July 24, 2018

My favourite thing about Harry Potter is by far the magical creatures. From unicorns to mermaids to dragons I love mythical creatures. Pixies and fairies and centaurs. I love all the creatures that JK included in the world of Harry Potter. So today I thought it would be fun to talk about some of my favourites!

Hogwarts House Pride

July 18, 2018

It seems like everyone has an option on what houses are better than others. Which houses have better qualities, which houses would be the worst to be in. Well, today I want to spread some House Positivity.

Jim Dale is amazing! | You need to get the Harry Potter Audiobooks

July 13, 2018

I've never really been an audiobook person. I love the feel of a real book. Feeling the pages turn in my hand. The smell of the paper. The feeling and the sound of the binding stretching in my hands as I turn the pages. I love books. But I've had little time to read recently. And I've been dying to re-read Harry Potter. So I caved and signed up for audible and got 2 free books. 

Underrated Harry Potter Characters

July 07, 2018

There are characters in every story that get overlooked or aren't showed all the love they deserve. And Harry Potter is no exception. I'm also a big believer that there are some characters that get too much love but I'll save that for another post. That one might get shouty. Anyway today I wanted to give some love to these characters who I care about and the fandom seems to push aside.

My A-Z of the Harry Potter Universe

July 02, 2018

Happy Harry Potter month everyone! If you are new here, July is Harry Potter month here on ZombieGoddess Beauty. For all of July, everything I post will be Harry Potter themed to celebrate Harry's birthday! To kick things off I thought an A-Z post would be perfect! So here is what comes to my mind first when I think of Harry Potter!

Recent Favourites | April, May + June | Monthly Favourites 2018

June 30, 2018

It has been quite a hot minute since I sat down to write a favourites post. Which is why this shall be favourites from the last 3 months. So brew a cup of tea and settle in for this one because there are a lot of things included this go around. I'm going to keep the same flowing format I've been using for favourites this year because I like it a lot better than the list format I've been doing for the last 3 years.

Dealing with Social Anxiety | Mental Health + Me

June 29, 2018

I’ve always been an introvert, a loner. I’ve always liked being alone. Doing things my way, myself. I’ve always hated being out in public. Having to talk to people. Whether it was ordering food or checking out at the store I hate interacting with strangers since I was a kid.

You Showed Me the Universe and the End of Time | The 10th Doctor

June 28, 2018

You were the Doctor who made me truly fall in love with Time Lords. 9 introduced me to your world and you showed me more than I could have hoped for. 

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mad for Matte Summer Breeze Palette VS Smashbox CoverShot: Ablaze Palette | Product VS

June 17, 2018

In April I did a post about the new Elf Chromatic Palette being a possible dupe for the Smashbox Ablaze palette. In that post, I realized a possible better dupe would be the Elf Mad for Matte 2 palette. Also, know a summer breeze it is a warm palette with super pretty autumn vibes. So today, as promised at the end of the last Elf vs Smashbox post today I'm going to put these two against each other.

Diary Entry 1

June 11, 2018

I have kind of fallen off the face of the internet recently. My body and mind made me take a much-needed break. I became overwhelmed and really tired. Even the most mundane tasks like making myself something to eat or simply getting up to walk to the bathroom made my eyes heavy.

Confessions of A Makeup Addict

May 21, 2018

I'll admit it, I'm addicted to makeup. I mean you have to be a little addicted to makeup to write about it on a weekly basis right? Well, I'm in far too deep. I catch myself saying things that sound legitimately crazy... So I thought why not share them here with you guys to make my insanity feel a little saner.

I Joined the Dark Side | The Dark Side of Books, Audiobooks! | A Review of Audible

May 17, 2018

I finally caved and decided to try audiobooks. I love books. Holding them, turning the pages, feeling the pages. The lines paperback spines get. The smell of books! I love the physicality of books. However, I haven't picked up a book to read in ages. I never have time. I love discovering new stories and falling into new worlds. I miss books.

Old English Company Haul + Review | *INCLUDES PR GIFTS

May 13, 2018

I was so excited when Old English Company contacted me! They make lapel pins and patches, prints, mugs, kitchen accessories, homeware accessories, keychains, and more! I was most excited for the lapel pins. I love pins so much!

Anti-Haul 2 | Products I'll Never Buy

May 09, 2018

I love the idea of the Anti-haul posts. There are products for all of us out there that we would never want. It's so interesting to see what people include in posts like these. I've already done one of these in the past and I've finally gotten a long enough list to make another!

A-Z of my Favorite TV Shows

May 05, 2018

I've done two of these posts now and I absolutely love them! They are so much fun! It's amazing how challenging some letters can be. X and Q are definitely the hardest. But that's half the fun! I'm going to do a max of 4 shows for each letter and a * will follow my absolute faves.

Born in the 90's, Raised in the 80's

May 01, 2018

I've always felt like I related to kids older than me. I always wanted to hang out with my sister and our cousins her age who are 10 years older than me. I never liked playing with cousins my age and I never really had any friends my age.

ColourPop Haul + First Impressions | My First ColourPop Products!

April 24, 2018

I've done it! I've finally made a ColourPop order! I've been wanting to try them forever! I'm so obsessed I have even written a whole blog post about my ColourPop wishlist! I'm so psych to finally have some ColourPop to play with! So let's get into what I ordered!

I've fallen back in love with Instagram

April 22, 2018

When Instagram changed the algorithm it kind of turned me away a bit. That coupled with the lack of content because of a blogging break I sort of stopped using Instagram almost altogether for a few months.

My Newest Beauty Addictions

April 20, 2018

I finally have some new products in my life that I'm obsessing over. And I've also found a new passion for some products I've had for awhile. I need to talk about a few products beyond just putting them in my favorites. I'm obsessing and need to talk!

e.l.f Cosmetics Chromatic Palette in Bird of Paradise VS Smashbox Covershot Ablaze Palette | Product VS

April 18, 2018

When I was browsing Elf's website looking for thing to get during a sale in February I saw the new Chromatic palette and it immediately reminded me of the Smashbox Ablaze Palette. It was so new I just knew I had to get and test it against the Ablaze.

My Favorite Posts | 3 Years of ZombieGoddess Beauty

April 14, 2018

I can't believe  ZombieGoddess Beauty is 3 years old! To carry on the celebration I wanted to collect some of my favorite posts I've done! This blog has meant so much to me over the last 3 years. I have loved writing every single post. But there are some I like more than others.

Your Favorite Posts | 3 Years of ZombieGoddess Beauty

April 13, 2018

So to continue the celebration of ZombieGoddess Beauty's birthday I thought it'd be fun to create a collection of posts the readers have loved most! It's really interesting for me to see what you guys loved most. So I thought I'd also share my thoughts on these posts now. So let's get started!

ZombieGoddess Beauty is 3!!!

April 12, 2018

Wooohooo! Today is 3 years since I started this little place! It doesn't seem like I started that long ago. And yet it seems like it was so much longer ago. I'm a vastly different person than when I started blogging and my blog is vastly different two. I only did beauty way back in the day. Now I post just about anything. Whatever interests me is what I'm posing.

I Opened an Etsy Shop!

April 10, 2018

I'm so excited to tell you guys I opened an Etsy shop! I wanted to start selling my art and graphics so I opened I shop! ZombieGoddessShop is now official! I thought I'd take a minute to tell you guys about some of the stuff I've put in my store! Tell you the thought behind some of them and just share my favorites.

Sesame & Honey Chicken Broccoli/Veggie Stir-fry | Recipe | Gluten & Dairy Free!

April 08, 2018

Since being diagnosed with celiac disease in December last year I've had a huge craving for Chinese takeout. Most oriental food places use Kikkoman, which has wheat in it. A lot of brands of soy sauce do. I use La Choy that is gluten-free.

You Sparked My Love For Time and Space | The 9th Doctor

April 06, 2018

Doctor. Doctor. Doctor. 9 you were the one that introduced me to your world. You showed me inside your little blue police box and took me the year 5 billion to see the end of Earth. You took me to me to Christmas 1869 to see Charles Dinkens himself read The Christmas Carol.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise | Review + Swatches

April 04, 2018

"This artist-inspired, chromatic eyeshadow palette features seven color-coordinated, luxe eyeshadows in finishes from matte to metal.  The pigment-rich formula blends effortlessly with lasting color.  The mirrored chromatic eyeshadow palette includes a dual-ended eyeshadow and crease brush for easy application. Enriched with Vitamin E, Meadowfoam Oil, and Jojoba Oil to nourish the skin. 100% Vegan and cruelty-free."

- Elf Product Description