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20 something Canadian blogger with a love of the little things in life.

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My name is Mikayla! I'm a 22 year old University Graduate with a passion for all things beauty. I stumbled into the online beauty community a year ago and have been obsessed with youtube videos and blogs ever since. After watching hundreds of videos over the past year I figured it was about time I joined the community and posted my own thoughts in my own little space. I'm also recently graduated, unemployed and headed for college in September.

I really enjoy all things beauty, and I really like telling my friends what I think about products so writing them down just felt natural. To me, make up isn't something that you wear to make yourself look prettier, it's something you do on yourself for yourself. It has the power to give you strength to tackle a rough day, the courage to find your inner confidence and sparkle like every girl is meant too.

Other than beauty, I love fashion. Beauty and Fashion are the keys to my heart, along with a great deal. I'm all about a decent deal, and budget shopping is my favourite.

I can't wait to start this journey with the internet and all of you!


Just a general disclaimer:

I am not a professional makeup artist, I am completely self taught, any posts on beauty products are purely personal opinion and should not be taken as fact.

Beauty items shown on this blog are purchased by myself, or as a gift from family members.

Any and all reviews on products are based on my opinions alone.

New Year, New What?

Saturday, 3 January 2015

First, Happy New Year (yes I'm aware this is a couple days late!) 

2014 was a great year for me, I graduated University (yup, I have a degree) and started a post-grad program at a great college. I moved in with my grandparents, spent the summer in Vancouver BC, I started this blog. 

Starting this blog was a big thing for me, I've always been a worrier, especially about what people thought of me (those dreams of showing up in your underwear are seriously a big fear for me), and starting northernjoli has helped me deal with the fact that I shouldn't be crippled with this fear. In the months that I've been working on this blog, I've told my parents, a few close friends, and my family, who have all been incredibly supportive of a small space of the internet I want to fill with things that I like, and things that I do. 

For 2015 my goals (resolutions are too cliched, and I usually break them January 2nd) are to continue to grow and challenge my anxieties, to work harder on my blog and post more consistently but never sacrifice quality for quantity, to be more organized, and finally to be happier. 

Starting 2015 with a brand new blog design doesn't hurt either! Thanks EllaStreet

What are some of your goals for 2015!? 


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At 4 January 2015 at 01:01 , Blogger Cups & Roses said...

Happy new year Mikayla!
I'm wishing you all the best for 2015, health, love, joy! Your new template is so beautiful, I love it! :D <3

Diana P. | Cups & Roses

At 4 January 2015 at 07:57 , Blogger Mikayla Sheard said...

Happy new year to you too!

Thanks so much!



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