shop local 2020

Hello, I am back with day 8 of the 12 days of blogmas. Todays post is all about local toronto businesses to check out either for general splurging or even christmas gifts. These items are perfect year round.

three ships beauty

a local toronto founded business that even went on the popular show dragons den. a natural skin care company that makes 100 percent affordable products for all your skin care needs. from cleansers, toners, serums to masks and more. all the goodies that your skin would ever need. a product that I would like to get my hands on soon is the detox green tea antioxidant clay mask which retails for $22.

devi wellness company

a local company of hand crafted skin care products. these products are made by a popular thamil blogger : modern day brown mom. her journey with natural products began with her childrens sensitive and eczema prone skin. soon she began to curate her own products. her products range from soaps, to masks and even lip balms. a product I want to try are her seasonal lip balms : holiday cookie, and hot cocao which are sold for $8.

If I happen to purchase any of these products I will update this post with my reviews. lets hope 2021 is the year I check out these brands.

-Xoxo chana

Holly Jolly Tag

Welcome to Day 5 of the 12 days of Blogmas. Today’s post is a fun little tag of holiday questions. I’d love to read your own posts or comments to these questions. This post was inspired by Mind Beauty Simplicity. I have linked directly to her post that I got these questions from.

Let’s get into the questions:

What is your favorite holiday movie?

My favorite holiday movie hands down is ELF. I love the story and Will Ferrel is hilarious.

What is your favorite Christmas color?

Red or White

Do you like to stay in your PJs or dress up for Christmas?

I love to stay on my PJS and being cozy.

If you could only buy one person a present this year, who would it be?

I would buy a joint present for my parents 🙂 They deserve it for everything they do for my siblings and I.

Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

I grew up opening presents on Christmas morning

Have you ever build a gingerbread house?

Yes! It’s a lot of work, messy but is fun to do as a family.

What do you like to do on your Christmas break?

Spend time with family, sleep in, watch movies and rest !

Any Christmas wishes?

A white christmas.

Favorite Christmas smell?

I love the smell of a fresh snow fall and the real christmas trees (pine I think)

Favorite Christmas meal or treat?

Sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies

Which holiday do you celebrate?

Christmas

What are you doing for the holidays this year?

Spending time with my family,

What’s your favorite holiday drink?

Hot chocolate

Candy cane or gingerbread men?

Candy canes of course 🙂

What’s your favorite holiday/Christmas song?

Baby its cold outside

What’s the weirdest gift you’ve ever received?

A board game from secret santa.

Have you ever made a snowman?

Of course!

What is your favourite winter fragrance?

I dont really have one but anything vanilla and cozy.

What is at the top of your list this Christmas? (or whichever holiday you celebrate!)

I want new skincare products and pimple patches LOL.

What is most important to you about the holidays?

Spending time with my family and making new memories with them.

-Xoxo chana

Ways to Spread Cheer this Holiday Season

Hola,

I am back with day threes post 🙂

  • Donate to a local charity
  • Volunteer at a food bank or soup kitchen
  • Provide the homeless with a care package, food or money
  • Donate your time to a local children’s hospital
  • Pay it forward for someone in a drive thru
  • Leave a nice note for someone on their car wind shield
  • Write a loved one a letter
  • Surprise a friend with their favourite food or drink
  • Send a loved one a care package

Let me know if you do any of these in the comments. Spread love and cheer this holiday season.

-Xoxo chana

christmas tag

Hello, again

Day 2 /12 days of Blogmas. Todays post will be a christmas tag that I found from a fellow blogger on wordpress : Sincerely, Searcy. I will link her post here:


  1. What is your favourite Christmas movie? ELF 🙂
  2. Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? No, my family only opens presents on christmas day.
  3. What is the best part of Christmas? I love spending time with my family and spreading cheer !
  4. Did I believe in the Santa story? Yes, I really believed in Santa when I was younger and I was heartbroken when I found my parents wrapping up my presents early on christmas day.
  5. Would you rather have snow on Christmas or none at all? I love snow and hope for a white christmas every year. Being located in Toronto, makes it possible for a white christmas.
  6. If you were Santa Claus, what type of cookie would you like to be left out on Christmas Eve? Chocolate chip or a sugar cookie
  7. What is the true meaning of Christmas? Giving back to others, spreading love and spending time with loved ones.
  8. When do you start getting excited about Christmas? Canadian thanksgiving is celebrated in October. Once November hits, I am listening to christmas music and begin to get excited for christmas.

I would love to hear your responses to these questions in the comments 🙂

– XOXO chana

Festive Watch List

Hiya everyone and welcome back to my blog!

Today is the first post in my 12 days of Blogmas, where I am posting everyday for the next twelve days. Today I am talking about one of my favourite things to do with the festive season and that is… Christmas movies! I’m sharing my watch list for this holiday season. I will be updating this post as i watch the films and will be leaving a rating. So lets get on with this post.

2020 Holiday Film Watch List

  • Christmas Contract — 10/10
  • Holidate –
  • Elf – 10/10
    • my all time favourite Christmas movie
    • cant wait to watch this again
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • Love the Coopers
  • The Grinch
  • The Christmas Prince
  • 12 Gifts of Christmas — 6/10
  • Christmas Inheiritance
  • Four Christmases
  • The Holiday
  • A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
  • Operation Christmas Drop — 8/10
  • Christmas Prince
  • Christmas with a View
  • The Princess Switch
  • The Holiday Calendar
  • Broadcasting Christmas
  • A Belle for Chrismtas
  • Holiday Joy
  • Let it Snow
  • Santa Girl
  • Christmas Wonderland
  • Christmas Survival
  • The Knight Before Christmas
  • Christmas Wedding Planner
  • Christmas Catch
  • Holiday in the Wild

Note: all the movies listed above can be found on netflix

What movies are on your watch list this holiday season?

– XOXO chana

12 days of blogmas :)

Hello,

Welcome to 12 days of Blogmas here on justmyselfa ! I am SO excited to get started with my festive posts and what better way to get back into blogging than Blogmas. I had been considering doing Blogmas for a while but I decided that I wouldn’t have time to do all 24 posts because of how crazy busy university has been over the past few months. So I made a compromise and have decided to do 12 days of Blogmas instead. That means a new everyday for the next 12 days starting tomorrow ! I love reading other people’s Blogmas posts so if you are taking part this year, make sure to link your posts below. Get excited and come back tomorrow for a new post! Stay safe and happy holidays

-XOXO chana