September Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Sephora Long Lasting Kohl Pencil – Black

I got this awhile ago and used it pretty much everyday but now I don’t use it as much but it still lasts you a long time! It stays on for the day unless you’re rubbing your eyes and it has a matte finish. It’s a pretty good eye pencil for beginners or if you just don’t want to break the bank but still have the Sephora quality. You can get this at Sephora for $14.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy

I fell in love with First Aid Beauty after I got the cream in a Sephora Favourites kit and decided to try the lip repair because Winter is fast approaching in Canada which makes everything dry. I was impressed with it in with it moisturizing my lips but it doesn’t last as long as a regular Chapstick would. It tube itself lasts a long time because its thick and you don’t need a lot. You can get this at Sephora for $15.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Olaplex Shampoo and Conditioner

As you all know I’ve written about Olaplex before, you can see the first part that I wrote in my February Favourites 2018. Well Olaplex has now come out with steps No. 4 and No. 5. The No. 4 is the Shampoo, you can use this as an everyday shampoo or you can save it for when you do step No. 3. The shampoo helps repair, strengthen and hydrate all types of hair while cleaning it at the same time. No. 5 is the conditioner, it also repairs, strengthens and hydrates all types of hair while adding shine. The conditioner is extremely thick so I wouldn’t recommend putting it on your roots or they make get greasy. You can get this at any store or salon that sells such products for $28-$30.

Body Favourite: 

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OFF! Family Care Smooth & Dry Insect Repellent

Now I know this may seem weird to be putting bug spray in a September Favourite blog but in Canada it was in the 30 degrees Celsius and there was so many bugs. I bought a little one from Walmart just to have with me in my purse or car just in case since I’m allergic to mosquitoes. I got this for $6.00.

Home Care Favourite: 

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HP Pavilion 360

As you know I disappears for awhile and that’s because my laptop crashed and writing on my small tablet wasn’t working for me. I decided to bite the bullet and get a new laptop so I got the HP Pavilion 360, it’s pretty much the new version of the very old one that I had (I’m talking almost 7-8 years). It’s great, it’s quick, small. light, folds back into a tablet mode and it’s touch screen. I got this at Best Buy for $1,000.

Music Favourite:

Jackie Chan by Tiesto, Dzeko feat. Preme and Post Malone

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

August Favourites!

Makeup Favourite:

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Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask – Champagne

I actually got this as a sample but loved that it was a lip mask but with some colour! It is thick so your hair will get stuck to it but the colours are great. My sample came with the colours, champagne, natural and smashed. I tried them all and they’re great, the colours aren’t too bright so it’ll go well with everyone. You can get this at Sephora for $30.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Tarte – Tarteguard 30 Vegan Sunscreen SPF 30

As most of you know by now I have sensitive skin so I was looking for something that I could put on my face without breaking out. I bought this and decided to give it a try, now I liked it, I didn’t love it. It did the job, my face didn’t get 3rd degree burn, however, my face was still incredible red after spending the day at the beach (and yes I did reapply every 30-45 mins). After not being in the sun (the hour drive home) my face seemed to not be as red but still I thought the burn will show up later. In the end my face wasn’t burn’t! I bought this product at Sephora for $40.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Cherry Almond Softening Shampoo and Conditioner

Cherry Almond is a softening shampoo and conditioner, it gently cleanses the hair all while maintaining natural lipids and oils. It’s creulty-free, vegan, colour safe and it smells amazing! I’ve used this on muiltple clients and they all love it. You can buy this at any Aveda salon or store for $21.00 for 250 ml.

Body Favourite: 

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Ombrelle SPF 30 Lightweight Sunscreen

Beach days are the best but you have to protect yourself from the sun. My Mum had just bought this but I needed sunscreen so she let me take it. Now sunscreen works my friends but you have to reapply it and that’s what I did. When I got there I put it on, sat in the sun for a bit and went in the water, after I got out of the water, I dried off, let the sun dry me out for maybe 2-3mins then I reapplied again. I did this all day, I was at the beach for 4 hours and didn’t get burnt! This product is thick so it works wonders, rub it in good but a little goes along way if you’re putting it on smaller areas. You can get this at Walmart for $20.00.

Home Favourite: 

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Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

I saw this movie on Netflix and decided to watch it and found out this was based on a true story. I love reading books, they give you so much more information than a movie can so I decided to get her book. I couldn’t put it down even after watching the movie and knowing what happens, this is worth a read. You can get this at Chapters for $21.00.

Music Favourite: 

Better Now by Post Malone

 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

July Favourites!

Makeup Favourite: 

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Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Cruella

I got this lip pencil as a part of a set, I also have this in a different colour. I like them, I’ve heard some bad things about it saying it comes off in flakes but I’ve haven’t had that problem plus I believe anything matte is drying so you need to make sure your lips are nice and moisturized! This is a good product though, it stays on and colour lasts. You can get this at Sephora for $34.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

I got this when I got the Sephora Favourites for Dry Skin. I was skeptical of this product at first since I just thought it was going to make my skin extremely oily but it didn’t, then I was surprised at how many things you can use this product for. The list of things you can you it for, as Sephora recommends are:
-For face: warm two to four drops in your hands and lovingly press the oil into your skin day and night. Use on top of serums and creams
-For under-eye area: use to intensely hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
-For hair: use to treat split ends and minimize flyaways.
-For nails: use to condition cuticles.
-For body: use to firm skin soften rough patches.

I have used it on my face and it didn’t make it oily, probably because you’re only pressing it on your face and not rubbing a lot into it. This product lasts a very long time depending on how much you are using it and for where but I do recommend this. You can get this at Sephora for $60.00 for standard size, $20.00 for the mini.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Pramasana Exfoliating Scalp Brush

This is the first part of a multi-step treatment for your scalp. Dry brushing the scalp is the first step to cleaning the scalp, it helps loosen build up and also increases circulation. The brush feels amazing, as you look in the picture they’re loops that dry brush the scalp this helps loosen the build up. You can get this treatment in an Aveda salon but you can also get this for home for $30.00.

Body Favourite: 

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Spring Miriradia – Dark Beige Smooth

I got these because I have a “fall verison” of these and I wanted a pair that I could wear in the summer. These are super comfortable shoes, it shocks me when I put heels on and they’re already comfortable to start with. They’re easy to walk in and stay on your foot, it’s a great summer sandal. Spring is a great store, I got these for $59.99.

Home Favourite:

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Simons Shower Cap 

I randomly saw this when I was at Simons shopping for clothes but fell in love with it since (a) it has cats on it, (b) it was $5 and (c) I needed a shower cap cause my hair was getting wet. Now I don’t wash my hair everyday, I just use to put my hair in a bun and hope I was good enough at not getting my hair wet. Some days I was and some days I failed. This works wonders but I have to say eventually it does scratch out eventually after using it for a bit but what do you want for $5! It works, it keeps my hair dry! You can get this at Simons for $5.00.

Music Favourite: 

In My Feelings by Drake

Thanks for reading.

Maeg.

June Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick – Spice

I love finding new lipsticks to try even though I don’t wear it to often, it’s just something good to have around for me; plus when I dress up sometimes I’ll throw a nice lip on. I found Anastasia’s lipstick in the check out line, it came in a mini set of 4 which I fell in love with the spice one! Now I’ve heard that the lipstick ‘flaked’ off but I haven’t had that problem with this. It is matte so it does tend to dry out your lips but I find that happens with all matte lipsticks. You can get this at Sephora for $23.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

Our skin constantly changing and it’s a pain in the butt. As most of you know I have dry, sensitive skin so finding products that work for me is a challenge. I once again changed my skin care routine (which a new post is coming!) because my skin changed again. I got this a mini tester almost but I decided to give it a shot since I’ve heard good things from this brand. I love it, it doesn’t irritate my skin, doesn’t dry it out, it’s just perfectly clean. I liked it so much I used the small bottle and now I’m on to the big bottle. You can get this at Sephora for $37.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque 

This is an intense moisturizing masque that uses buriti oil to help put hydration back into the hair. This is a part of Aveda’s Dry Remedy line, they have mulitple lines for different needs. I used this when I was a lifeguard since the chlorine just ruins your hair and now I use it because I bleach my hair. With Aveda a little goes a long way so this bottle will last you a long time. You can get this at Aveda stores or salons for $47.00.

Body Favourite: 

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Fitbit Versa

Yup! I’m one of those people! I bought the special edition because why not? My Fitbit was breaking and being weird so I got fed up and bought the new Versa. Now I’m not going to go into great detail because I want to do a review on it (coming soon) but I will say that I love it but at the same time was disappointed. I will explain in my upcoming review! You can get this at Best Buy, Fitbit store, electronic stores near you for $229.95 USD.

Home Favourite: 

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Bionaire Ultra Thin Window Fan 

Summer is around the corner, well in Canada we actually had a week of summer already, and not having AC sucks! I’ve had this fan for a couple years now and it’s the bomb.com. You can use this fan two ways: 1. Have the fans push the hot air out of your room to outside. 2. Have the fan suck the cold air into your room. How do you do this? Turn the fan around depending on which way you want it. On hot days I set it up to have the hot air sucked out of my room and by the time I come home from work my room isn’t as hot as it would be with nothing. Now it’s not as good at an AC but it works, my room isn’t that big so there’s point to get an AC. You can get this at Walmart for $50.00.

Music Favourite: 

Meant to Be by Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

 

May Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Dynamite Perfume

Because my perfume that I normally buy at Victoria’s Secret you can only get online I wanted to try to find something in store. Unfortunely this perfume isn’t online anymore and I’m not too sure if it’s in stores anymore. I love this spray so I’m just going to write about it anyways; I have the Belle one, it’s a great light smell!

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment

I got myself a Sephora Favourite box for dry skin because my skin sucks but who doesn’t? I tried this lip treatment not expecting it to work that well but I was shocked, it made my lips extremely soft! It is tinted so it makes your lips red because they send you the Rose one. You can get this at Sephora for $29.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Wet Brush

This brush is made to work with wet hair that’s super tangled, it’s made to brush the hair easy without breakage or pain. As a hairstylist I live by this brush dealing with bunch of different hair types everyday. I highly suggest you use this brush just because it’s great and it saves everyone’s hair. You can get this a multiple locations for roughly $10.00.

Body Favourite:

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I got these boots at Spring Shoes because I wanted a nice Fall boot. I do live in Canada so there’s seasons here! These are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever bought in my life, I didn’t have to break them in to get to the point of comfort, they just came comfy. I’ve now bought a sandal version of these so look out for them! These are at Spring for $79.99 but on sale now for $27.99 with limited sizes.

Home Favourite:

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L.L Bean Slippers

Now, these aren’t the exact pair of slippers I got but they’re similar. Canada has some pretty cold winters and I get pretty cold really fast, my boyfriend calls me the ice princess since my toes are always ice. My Mum got an L.L. Bean flyer mailed to her and I fell in love with their slippers, I went online and ordered a pair right away. These are super warm, and comfortable! I got my pair for $79.00 at L.L.Bean.com

Music Favourite:

Body by Loud Luxury feat. brando

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

 

 

 

 

April Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Dior Liquid Eyeliner – Black 

I was so use to using a pencil eyeliner but I wanted to move on to bigger and better things when it came to eyeliner. I decided to give Dior a try since I already love their mascara so much, boy was I right! For a first time user it was pretty easy to hold and get the hang of it! I got this at Sephora for $45.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Quo Dual Ended Blackhead Remover

Don’t you just love popping zits or blackheads with your fingers? Yep, we all do but it’s actually bad for your skin. Quo from Shoppers Drug Mart has a tool that’ll do it for you without harming your skin or pushing more bacteria into your face (assuming you clean your tools)!

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Ever since I became a blonde (almost white) I’ve needed a purple shampoo to help keep it blonde! Silver Shine is a purple shampoo, for those of you who don’t know what a purple shampoo is, I will explain!
When you lift your hair (bleach and tone, highlights, balayage) there is a natural remaining pigment. If your hair is black, dark brown, medium brown, or light brown when you lift your hair it will lift red. If your hair is a dark blonde, medium blonde or light blonde it will lift red/orange, orange, and yellow/orange. Now if your hair is very light or almost white your hair lifted to yellow and pale yellow, which brings you to where my hair was before we toned it – yellow. To get rid of the yellow your toner will have to have violet in it (ash). Now sorry to break it to you but toner FADES, no matter what a hairstylist tells you it will fade, unless you buy shampoo that will help it. I’ve toned my hair once and used this purple shampoo (to keep yellow away) and it works wonders but I will have to tone my hair soon because it only does so much. You can get this at Trade Secrets for $28.00.

Body Favourite: 

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The North Face Agave Full Zip Fleece

I have The North Face basic rain jacket, that means its just the outer shall and it’s not exactly the warmest for Canadian weather so I got this to go under it! It’s a mid-light fleece, so it’s not their heaviest but not their lightest either. You can get this at The North Face for $130.00.

Home Favourite:

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Free Spirit Treadmill

This is more a love-hate relationship but I am a lucky woman who gets to have a treadmill at her home so I don’t have to go to the gym…yet. Mine is very old but it works! Now I’m not saying you need to go out and buy a treadmill I’m just saying get up and MOVE!

Music Favourite:

Sit Next To Me by Foster The People 

Thanks for reading!

Maeg.

March Favourites!

Makeup Favourite:

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Beauty Blender

Most women know what a Beauty Blender is but for those who don’t, it’s an applicator that delivers the right about of product to your face. What most people don’t know is that you need to wet the blender before you actually use it! Once it’s wet squeeze the water out and use as you normally would. You can get this at Sephora for $22.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

I got this cream as a sample but my Mum also got this when she went to a Sephora event with my sister. I had super dry skin and so does my mum, I used it once and it actually works so well. Its thick so you don’t need a lot and its best to put it on in the morning and at night. You can get this at Sephora for $37.00.

Hair Care Favourite

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Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner

Vanilla Bean is a deep conditioner that smells amazing, it restores moisutre and shine to improve hair quality. This product is good for all types of hair, especially dry, damaged and over processed hair. You can find this treatment at some salons ranging from $30-$40.

Body Favourite:

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D&G L’Imperatrice #3 Eau De Toilette

I got this as a sample as well, I’m super picky with smells but this one is actually so nice that I’m going to get more. You can get this at Sephora for $93.00.

Home Favourite: 

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Blender Bottle

I got this on Amazon for $20.00, I wanted to use it as snacks while I’m at work. I did read a lot of reviews saying the lid breaks and its hard to open but I have yet to find this true!

Music Favourite:

Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons

 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

February Favourites 2018

Makeup Favourite:

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Buxom Red Inferno Bold Gel Lipstick 

I was on Sephora’s virtual artist app on their website trying on lipstick when this one came up, I just had to have it but sadly this shade wasn’t sold in stores. I waited for awhile until one day I just decided to get it – I’m absolutely in love with this lipstick. It’s matte, it doesn’t dry up your lips, it stays on for a long time and it’s bold just like it says. I got this at Sephora for $28.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – Mild

With being Canadian and Winters being cold our skin changes all the time, I use to use the Foaming Facial Soap but my skin gets extremely dry in the Winter so I had to switch it up! It’s the same as the Foaming one only, this one is a liquid and it’s way more mild – meaning it won’t add to my already dry skin. I got this at Sephora for $24.00.

Hair Favourite:

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Olaplex 

When we colour or thermal style our hair we end up breaking the bonds, Olaplex is a 3 step process that restores the compromised hair. No. 1 Bond Multiplier – in salon service that rebuilds disulfide bonds and starts the process to preventing damage. No. 2 Bond Protector – step two in salon service that continues to rebuild and restore broken bonds which makes strong, healthy hair. No. 3 Hair Perfector – at home bottle that ensures the bonds stay healthy and strong.
I recently did a lift and tone on myself (bleached out my whole head) and Olaplex saved my hair! It actually works and can be used with any colour line. This however, will not get rid of split ends – the ONLY thing that gets rid of split ends is a HAIR CUT! If you are a license hair stylist you can get this at Cosmoprof but if you’re just your average Jo find a salon near you that does this service!

Body Favourite: 

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Sephora Foot Masks

I wrote about the hand mask before and was impressed, now I’m writing about the foot mask because I’m impressed! My boyfriend has the worst feet I’ve seen and I made him do this mask. Now it didn’t get rid of the super hard skin he has from wearing steel toe boots all day but the rest of his feet were hydrated and soft which even he liked! Ladies, if you want your man to start taking care of his feet, this is a good place to start! I got this at Sephora for $6.00.

Home Favourite: 

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Google Home Mini

I actually got this as a secret Santa gift at Christmas from a coworker. As you’ve seen on the commericals you say, “hey google” or “ok google” then say a commands, such as, “What’s the weather outside?” It will then proceed to tell you the weather in your city. There’s 100’s of commands that you can find online, my personal favourite is tell me a joke! You can get this a different stores depending where you’re located, but in Canada Best Buy has it for $80.00.

Music Favourite: 

River by Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

January Favourites 2018!

Makeup Favourites: 

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Diorshow Maximizer 3D Lash Primer

I was in Sephora with my sister one day when a representative from Dior was there talking to customers, she happened to talk to me about my mascara when she told me about this. At first I was skeptical but later one I decided to give it a shot. I don’t know what it is about it but my eye lashes are looking bomb lately! I would highly recommend this, it works so well with their mascaras. I got this at Sephora for $37.00.

Skin Care Favaourite: 

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Glysomed Hand Cream

Now I know I’ve written about this hand cream before but I’m writing about it again because I’m Canadian with dry skin because of Winter! I always end up going back to this hand cream because it works so well and a little goes a long way. You can get a 3 pack of the small ones for $3-$4 at Walmart.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Oribe Signature Conditioner

This conditioner goes with the shampoo I wrote about a couple months ago. It’s just your everyday conditioner but it smells amazing and makes your hair super soft after giving a good scrub. Now I live in Canada so you can get this at Holt Renfrew for $60.00.

Body Favourite: 

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Vega Essentials Shake – Chocolate

With trying to be healthy I thought I show try a shake but I didn’t want your typical protein shake. I researched Vega and saw this shake you can use as a breakfast or a snack and you can even bake with it! Now I’m not a vegan or anything but I liked what I was reading so I thought I’d give it a try and I’m pretty impressed. It actually tastes good and doesn’t smell bad like regular shakes. You can get this in a lot of stores but I got mine at Walmart for $37.00.

Home Favourite:

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Bath & Body Works Black Cherry Merlot Candle

My whole family is obsessed with the Black Cherry Merlot hand soap so my Mum all got us all the candle for Christmas and it’s just as amazing. You can get this at Bath & Body Works for $25.00.

Music Favourite:

Psycho by Post Malone\

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

December Favourites 2017

Makeup Favourite: 

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Hex Mega Matte

I got this to wear in the fall and winter while I was at school plus for work. I was worried because it was dark but I just went for it and loved it. The colour is great, it lasts for awhile but it is drying since it is a matte finish. I got this at Sephora for $22.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream 

I actually got this as a gift, it was a part of a set called 10 Days of Clinique. I’m sure you all know by now that I’m a little obsessed with Clinique products, I know! I will expand out soon! I actually like this product, it’s light weight and adds moisture to your eyes which is good now since it’s freezing pretty much everywhere in the world and it’s drying our skin out! You can get this at Sephora for $33.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Thermal Round Brush Set 

Most of you may know that I’m a hair stylist which I ended up needing new round brushes so I got the Olivia Garden ones and I’m in love! They’re light weight, have a comfortable handle, they don’t snag on the hair and it comes with a sectioning pick in the bottom of each brush. You can get these on different websites for roughly $130.00 for the set.

Body Favourite:

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Sephora Hand Mask – Avocado

Being a hair stylist my hands are constantly in water which dries them out badly. I would put lotion on but it didn’t seem to work, my hands just soaked it up and continued to be dry. With this because it was thick and it soaked in it my hands were as good as new after using this; plus it smelt amazing! You can get these at Sephora for $8.00.

Home Favourite: 

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Christmas Lights

In December when all the Christmas lights go up it just becomes a magical time. I love seeing houses lit up at night, especially when there’s some snow! I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Music Favourite:

Blind by Sundance 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg