December 2017The Preppy Scientist: December 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Updated Christmas Playlist!



Today's post is one of my favourite among the Christmas posts I have planned for the season. There is nothing like great music to set the mood for a fun and joyful Christmas. I always put together a playlist for Christmas day at my home - and today I'm going to share it with you! I build my playlist by starting out with the 'classic' Christmas songs, and then I build it up by adding modern renditions and original songs.

I love Sia's new Christmas album this year and Pentatonix Christmas albums always make an appearance on my playlists (sometimes I can't believe they are singing acapella!). Check out my Spotify list below: 



Some of my all time Christmas songs include:

Last Christmas - Wham // Easily a classic. George Michael is such an icon and this melancholy tune has inspired many a remake, but nothing will top the original.

Wrapped in Red - Kelly Clarkson // I seriously love Kelly Clarkson's album Wrapped in Red. Every song is beautiful but the title track stands out as the best. Kelly's voice is on best display in this song and it leaves me feeling hopeful for future Christmases.

Cold December Night - Michael Buble // Full disclosure: I listen to this song year round. It's so fun and I adore Michael Buble! All around feel good song.

Christmas Sing-Along - Pentatonix // I couldn't leave Pentatonix off of my list! I absolutely love this talented group. Their arrangements are so beautiful and the members themselves are wonderful people. I often catch myself trying (but not succeeding) to sing every part simultaneously!


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Friday, December 8, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Her

Today's post is my favourite of the gift guides because it's full of ideas for your moms, sisters, and friends! I find it much easier to shop for the women in your life because you tend to have similar interests and taste. 

An initial necklace is perfect for everyday wear and a portable speaker is necessary singing along while getting ready for a Holiday party. The beauty lover in your life would love an eyeshadow vault, while the athlete will train better with her new FitBit!  I've scoured the internet for the best gifts around and I'm rounding them up on the blog today.



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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

It's time to get into the thick of gift guides - so today I'm presenting my guide for men. I know many people have a hard time shopping for the men in their lives - myself included. My dad, for example, doesn't really need anything which makes it difficult to pick out a great gift. 



Other than outright asking, a great way to gauge what you can get for your favourite guy is by putting yourself in their shoes! Science enthusiasts may enjoy a challenging sculptural puzzle or a fun circuit kit. Your fitness-loving friend would love wireless earphones or new running shoes! Finding the intersection between fun and function is the best way to get some great gifts!

What are you getting for the guys on your list this year?

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Casual for Christmas

While I love getting dressed up during the holiday season, some events only require a casual outfit. Enter this fun number. Both casual and festive. In an otherwise simple outfit, the velvet cami is the star. The inside of the top is made from knit fabric which adds an extra level of comfort. You could wear this to a Secret Santa exchange or holiday brunch with friends. 

As for white in the Winter - I love it! Winter whites look crisp even on the snowiest of days! 






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Monday, December 4, 2017

My Personal Christmas Wish List!



It feels strange putting this post together; mainly because I'm an adult and can pretty much buy the things I want for myself! I do get asked though by friends and family what I would like for Christmas so I thought I could also share that on the blog today (major hints for them too)! Many of the things I'm wishing for aren't necessities but they are fun and would definitely be put to great use!
Rope Ring // I love how simple and elegant this ring is. It would look great stacked with other dainty bands!
Tesla Circuit Building Kit // This would be so fun to play around with! 
Drone // Pretty extravagant but I would totally love a drone. It would be so fun to go out and take fun footage wherever I go!
Trench coat // A staple in any closet!
Leggings // One can never have too many pairs of leggings!
Mobile printer // This printer is awesome! You can print from your phone and there is even an option to make stickers out of the photos. Great for traveling and parties. 
Straightener // I've had my current straightener for a few years now and it's due to be replaced. I've read nothing but great reviews about this DryBar and I'd love to test it out. 
Scarf // Another wardrobe staple (monogrammed of course!)
Foundation // I love Bobbi Brown's foundation stick. It's a perfect match for my skin tone - plus it's not drying! 
Masks // I love doing face masks (when I have time). These Sephora sheet masks are some of my favourites!
Necklace // Alex and Ani mad my dreams come true with their Harry Potter collection. I picked up the bracelet, but I would love the necklace because it's perfectly subtle for everyday wear. 
Sunglasses // I'm due for a new pair of sunglasses and these Warby Parker ones fit the bill.
Glasses // I'm also due for some new glasses and I love tortoiseshell! 
Lipstick // I heard this red looks great on everyone and I think it would be perfect for the Holidays. 
Vest // I love vests for days that are not as cold and this one is so cute! The ruffles. The tartan. I love everything about it!
Shoes // My gym shoes are pretty beaten up and need to be replaced.  
Echo // Alexa is finally in Canada! I have heard nothing but amazing things about the Echo dot - so naturally, I need one for myself.
Earrings // These aren't my typical style - but I have been completely obsessed with ear climber earrings lately. These ones look like a constellation which makes my science-loving heart happy!

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