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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 GIVEAWAY

Aloha pals! I have finally (kind of) sorted out how to do this giveaway. As you may know last year I hit 1,000 followers on here (wahoo!), and I hit 500 subscribers (almost 600 now!) on my Youtube channel! I have an extra Fujifulm polaroid camera sitting in my room that I thought would be nice to giveaway as a little thank you!
Full Disclosure: I bought the camera on my 18th birthday, and I used it a few times, but then I got a white one for my 19th birthday from someone who didn’t know I already had one, and I ended up putting stickers all over that one and just generally using it waaaaay more. SO this poor old Fujifilm has been sitting in it’s box for well over a year now and I think it’s time I got around to giving it a better home. It’s in perfect condition, as I said, I still have the box and everything! If you’re not okay with the fact that it is (gently!!!) used, don’t enter.
This giveaway will include:

  • a black Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
  • one package of polaroid film (1o pictures)

How to enter: 

  • Share this blog post on one of your forms of social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc)
  • Follow me on the same form of social media that you share this on, my social media links are at the bottom of this page.
  • Post a link to where you shared it in the comments below, along with an email or twitter account that I can contact you through!

I will be picking a winner in at the end of the month, on February 28th. If whoever wins doesn’t respond to me in 3 days, I’ll pick a second winner. As the UK is one of my biggest demographics, this giveaway is open to North America and the UK. 
I’ve never done a giveaway before, so here’s hoping this all goes smoothly! If I’ve forgotten to mention something or you have any questions, just let me know in the comment section!
Good luck,
x Sabrina

Happy New Year!

Just a little post to say happy new year, and thank you for all the happiness you’ve brought over the 2016 seasons! In 2016 I had over 12,000 views on my blog, and gained over 1,000 followers (THANK YOU!). Special shout out to the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia and Germany for being my top geographical demographics – looking at these demographics is one of my favourite parts of having a blog. This past year I wrote a TON of blog posts, and each one received a ton of support and love from you all! Without the support of readers (and really, anyone else who stumbles onto mu posts), I wouldn’t have the confidence or drive to continue blogging, which I love doing, so thank you so much! In 2017, you can expect a lot more of what we’ve had in 2016, aka lots of fashion/makeup/youtube posts, but unlike 2016 this year I’m going to be working on travel and photography (especially for my fashion and beauty posts) much more, two areas that really sat the in background on the blog this past year.

Here are a few highlights from arcticsabrina.com in 2016!

My first makeup tutorial: Ellie Goulding Makeup Tutorial

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My first OOTD shoot: Lady Levi’s

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My first Lookbook Video: Summer Lookbook 2016

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OOTD adventure shoots with Cordie: OOTD | Autumn Adventures 

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Traveling to Ireland: Phoenix Park

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NOW I want to look back at a post I wrote while looking out at 2016 with fresh eyes, my 2016 New Year’s Resolutions. I think I can confidently say I’ve accomplished (almost) all my new year’s resolutions from last year – apart from saving my money. Hmm. Maybe this year!

Thanks again, lots of love,

x Sabrina

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Baking | My First Pie!

It’s been far too long since I wrote a baking post. So long, in fact, that if you’re new around here you probably wouldn’t know that it’s one of my favourite things to do! I tend to take a little baking break in the summer because I never want to turn my oven on in the heat. Anyways, now that school’s in again I’ve turned back to one of my favourite ways of de-stressing (and procrastinating) – baking!…

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August in Instagram!

My monthly Instagram review posts continue! For those of you who are new to my blog – every month I post a little review of my month as seen through my Instagram. It’s just an easy way of showing my blogger friends what I get up to on a daily basis throughout the month and an easy way to get to know the person behind the writing! Here’s August, hope you enjoy, x

(The captions for the photos run from most recent to least recent, top to bottom, left to right)

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saying goodbye to the beach ❤ back to school motivation ❤  Summer Lookbook 2016!

hiking up a literal creek ❤ This Is Paradise – Queen St W ❤ Cliffs of Moher

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Summer Lookbook 2016! ❤ Cordelia loving the summer sun ❤ Daniel Wellington watch

Hiking up Mt. Josephine ❤  Summer Lookbook 2016! ❤  classic summer ice cream diner

LOVIN Merla Mae ice cream ❤ Prince Arthur’s Landing ❤  Hillcrest Park Sunken Gardens

Any mention of a blog post or video has been made into a clickable link so please do click through and explore my month a little more if you feel so inclined. I didn’t post a ton this month, I’ve been having a bit of an Instagram inspiration block – especially recently. Comment your Instagram usernames so I can check them out!

x Sabrina

You can read my past Instagram 2016 posts here:

January ~ February ~ March ~ April ~ May ~ June ~ July 

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July in Instagram!

Aloha friends! It’s that time of the month again…aka – time for my monthly lifestyle update through Instagram! In case you’re new around here: at the end of each month I post a little round up of all my Instagram posts to share a little insight on my every day life, my style, my personal taste, etc. I find it’s just a really nice way to check in with you guys and get a little more personal 🙂 Here’s July, hope you all had a great month! x

(The captions for the photos run from most recent to least recent, top to bottom, left to right)

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summer flower garden ❤ new youtube video!! ❤ national ice cream day

strawberry picking ❤ happy birthday to me!! ❤ hometown appreciation post

OOTD ❤ how vibrant is that green?! UNREAL ❤ summer clothing haul!

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moody days at Sandy Beach ❤ new  lingerie blog post❤ cordie likes to snuggle while I film

Modern Renaissance Palette post❤ 1st Toronto vlog is up❤ Youtube filming background

new phone case! SPACE CATS ❤ Toronto appreciation post ❤ everyday is flatlay day

And that’s all for July! Any mention of a blog post or video has been made into a clickable link so please do click through and explore my month a little more if you feel so inclined

x Sabrina

You can read my past Instagram 2016 posts here:

January ~ February ~ March ~ April ~ May ~ June

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Lingerie | Feel Good, Look Good

      Aloha friends! Today I want to talk about lingerie – Ou la la! I was recently approached by a representative from the lingerie brand ‘Adore Me’ who I’m pretty sure just wanted me to promo them but they didn’t really make it all too clear… Anyways! it got me hung up on the idea of lingerie or what I call “nice underwear” (I’m a very eloquent person) as a form of self-care. I wanted not only to chat about that, but to also give a little insight on what to do if you (like me) can’t even find your true fit at Victoria’s Secret. Because that’s not a valid reason not to have pretty lingerie anymore. (I also had a lot of pretty lingerie inspired flatlays to share.) Enjoy!

I know for a lot of people, myself including, even just wearing underwear that matches can make me start my day feeling really put together. I used to tell myself not to bother buying pretty underwear because I didn’t have a boyfriend when, in reality, most boys don’t really care about that kind of stuff. I’m the one who cares, so I’m the one I should be buying and wearing it for.

Finding your right fit and finding what suits you style-wise and comfort wise can absolutely make you feel much more confident in your body. When shopping or chatting with friends I always get a lot of “well I can’t wear that because I’m too fat” or “my boobs are too small”, or virtually any other body insecurity that tons people have. I think it’s those insecurities that make it so much more important, at least to me, to find the right fit/style for you in terms of underwear. If you do find the right underwear that you think you look hot in when you never thought you could it gives you such a great confident booster.

I’m lucky that brands like Victoria’s Secret have sizes that fit me relatively well, but there are tons of women who just don’t fit in to Victoria’s Secret’s standard sizes. Even for myself, I have a very standard body shape yet Victoria’s Secret doesn’t carry my true size so I have to accommodate to something that fits “okay-ish” (or I have to loose boob weight) because I feel like bra options are so limited. I have friends of all shapes and sizes who, like me, have bra sizes that just aren’t carried by brands like VS.

Can I just say – there is nothing more discouraging than walking into Victoria’s Secret, finding the perfect, most gorgeous bra, just to find out it doesn’t come in your size – or walking over to the drawer with your size on it just to find that it only has nude colours and the less lingerie-like bras. When I went from Victoria’s Secret  size 32 DD to a 32D to 32 C I noticed that my options for cute bras increased exponentially so I opted to sacrifice a little comfort for a little more cuteness. Note: If you have a size that VS carries but there’s only ugly bras in the store, look online for some because that’s where I’ve had the most luck! OR opt for a website like Adore Me!

Adore Me is just one of the options that you can turn to, they have gorgeous lingerie of all shapes and sizes. Their band sizes range from 30 to 44, and their cup sizes range from A to G – and this goes for all their bras.The site is a bit confusing as it makes you think you’ve got to become a member in order to buy from there, and it’s true that the best deals are there for members, but you are able to buy as a guest and it’s generally still cheaper than shopping at Victoria’s Secret. They have so many different styles and sizes on their website – so if you’ve been constantly been let down before – check out Adore Me and let me know how it goes! I’ve never bought anything from there yet but I’ll be keeping my eye on it for future lingerie shopping! Aerie is another great option, but I find that their bras aren’t all that sexy and their bralettes definitely would not fit me – still worth a try if you’ve never checked it out before though!

Find your true bra size!

Adore Me Website | Aerie Website

A little tour of my favourite lingerie!

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Urban Outfitters bralette – Large
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VS semi padded bra – 32D (found online)
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VS unlined bra (all-time fav) 32D (found online)
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VS lightly lined bra 32DD, the best bra I’ve ever found in their store! Also the most expensive…

Bralettes and unlined bras are my all-time fav, but it’s so hard to find ones that fit! Let me know in the comments if you have any advice/experience with bra issues.

Lots of love, x Sabrina

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VLOG | I Missed My Flight!

Friends! It’s finally here, the moment we’ve (aka me) all been waiting for!!! My first Toronto travel vlog is UP and READY FOR WATCHING! I went to Toronto a few weeks ago for an Ellie Goulding concert, here’s how my first day went…. definitely not to plan.

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