December Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Benefit Cosmetics Cookie Highlighter

I never knew the power of bronzer and highlighter until I got my makeup done for that wedding in October. I had just come back from St. Maarten with an small tan (your girl is so white she doesn’t tan and even the Carribean could barely do it) and still wanted to look tan. I looked white again once she put my foundation on (remember I wasn’t that tanned to begin with) but once she put bronzer and this highlighter on I was in love with it. The highlighter is the perfect shade and not too much shimmer. You can get this at Sephora for $40.00

Skin Care Favourite:

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First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

I’ve always skipped toner because it usually came in a liquid or mist form and I hated it. My sister actually told me about these then so did the makeup artist, most likely because First Aid Beauty is the one brand that hasn’t irritated my face. It’s simple, after washing your face, you take a pad and wipe it across your face then use your moisturizer. You can get a pack of 60 at Sephora for $42.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Heat Relief Thermal Protector & Conditioning Mist 

In a perfect world, when we come out of the shower we brush are hair, put of heat protector in (yes everyone should!), put your styling cream then blow dry and style your hair as you please. The next morning you don’t wash your hair but it needs to be fixed, with this thermal spray you mist the hair before you re-style your hair giving it heat protection! I use this everyday because I fix my hair every morning (were not all perfect, no one is). You can get this at Aveda salons or stores for $41.00.

Home Favourite:

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Artic King 3.5 cu. ft. Chest Freezer

As most of you know I have a dog, we switched him to raw food and we got a hook up from a friend that we get 80lbs of meat. So we needed a place to store all this meat so it wouldn’t go back. My boyfriend actually got this on sale so it was cheaper for us but Walmart has sales all the time. You can get this at Walmart for $220.

Music Favourite:

Hate Me by Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

August Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Sephora Makeup Brushes

When I was in hair school I needed makeup brushes because we always put finishing touches on clients but they wanted us to use q-tips for everything to keep things clean/sanitary. My sister ended up getting me a set similar to things and now that I’m done hair school I just use them for myself and I love them. I don’t use that much makeup so this is something basic and works perfectly. You get this sets from almost anywhere but I got these at Sephora for roughly $60.00.

Skin Favourite: 

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I got this at a gift from my best friend and fell in love with it. You roll it on your face to help make puffiness go down and it totally works. You use the large end on your cheeks, forehead and jawline and the smaller for under eye and chin area. You can get this at Shoppers Drug Mart for $25.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Nourishing Styling Creme

This creme is a leave in styling creme that provides moisture and lock out frizz even on humid days. After showering, apply small amount into damp hair, and style as you want. You can get this at Aveda stores or Aveda Salons near you for $38.00.

Body Favourite: 

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Sun Bum Cool Down

Sum Bum is hands down the best SPF product I’ve seen out there and their after sun care is just as good. Its thick so you don’t need a lot and it spreads easily all while smelling so good. You can get Sun Bum at different places but I got this at Sports Chek for $14.00.

Home Favourite: 

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Zinus Bed Frame 

We needed a new bed frame bad and I was getting so sick of Ikea bedframes always breaking on us so I went to Amazon/my parents who got this bed. It’s easy to put together, lightweight and its sturdy. You can get this on Amazon for $80 plus shipping.

Music Favourite:

 

Good as Hell by Lizzo

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

May Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Smashbox Photo Finish Reduce Redness Primer

I got this as a start primer to my journey of getting into makeup. I do have redness in my face so this was a good start. I don’t like having stuff on my face so getting use to it would be hard but I didn’t find this to be too heavy which is what I liked about it. You can get this at Sephora for mini size $20.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

I know Tea Tree oil has been written about before on my blog but that was awhile ago. I got this because at times my chin will break out and it drives me up the wall. So I went to the body shop to see if they had something for me, the last time I got the stick but this time I got the oil which is more concentrated. It makes them smaller and gets rid of them way faster then just waiting for them to go away with washing my face. I got this at the Body Shop for $13.00 for the small bottle.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo

This shampoo is clay based to help fine, limp hair look more voluminous! It works as a pair the shampoo and conditioner so unfortunately you shouldn’t just use the shampoo and a different conditioner because you won’t be getting the full effect. You can get this at any Aveda salon or store for $24.00.

Body Favourite: 

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St. Ives Shower Foam

This product for me was a struggle, first off I only ended up buying it because they were out of my normal shower version of this. I used it but I found that I had to use a lot of it in order to feel clean because it’s foam so it disappears fast. Other than that it was good, it’s soft and skin feels great after. You can get this at Walmart for $6.00.

Home Care Favourite:

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Ikea Foljaren Shower Curtain

I needed a new shower curtain and I’ve always liked Ikea’s because you can wash them so my boyfriend and I picked this one. My house has a lot of brand and nude colours so I’m trying to make it lighter and brighter, especially the bathroom. I got this for $15.00.

Music Favourite:

So High by Wiz Khalifa feat. Ghost Loft

April Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Sephora Mini Color Switch By Vera Mona Brush Cleaner

My sister got me this because I was just starting out with discovering makeup but didn’t have anything to use to clean my brush while i was switching colours to blend. It works well for something so simple and you can clean the brush cleaner. You can get this at Sephora for $18.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Ren Clean Skincare Evercalm Anti-Redness Serum

I got a facial at Sephora and told them I get red and have super senistive skin. She used this on me and I fell in love. I use to use it everyday but I found it to be a bit much for me skin, so now I use it maybe once a week or when I’m going out and I don’t want to be red! You can get this at Sephora for $59.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam

This is Aveda’s version of mouse, it gives “weightless body and volume on fine to medium hair.” It works well for someone who wants hold but a gel is too heavy for their hair so you can use a foam! To put this into your hair, spray some onto your paddle brush and comb into hair. You can get this at Aveda stores or salons near you for $32.00.

Body Favourite:

Oribe Cote d’Azur Nourishing Hand Creme

Anything Oribe smells amazing and works amazing, I’ve written about their shampoo and conditioner before. This hand creme is super thick and creamy but works wonders while smelling amazing. You can get this at Oribe suppliers near you for roughly $30-$70.

Home Favourite:

Ikea Silveran Mirror Cabine – White

My boyfriend and I needed more space and storage in our bathroom so we decided to go to Ikea since I had a gift card for there. I had an idea in mind which ones I wanted to look at but I needed to see them in person, there was another one but it was too big so we got this one. As in usual Ikea fashion it was a pain in the ass to put together, it literally took two people. Once we got it up and functioning it was great! The white takes away from all the brown in my bathroom and makes it look clean! You can get this at Ikea for $79.99.

Music Favourite:

Hey Look Ma, I Made It – Panic! At the Disco 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

February Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – Custard

I’ve slowly been getting into more makeup other then lips and mascara, which comes with concealer! I decided to try Nars and love it, the only thing is you don’t need a lot! That was my first mistake with this but it’s moisturizing, doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a lot of makeup on your face. I got the mini version at Sephora for $16.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Balm

I absolutely LOVE this lip balm. I got the different one from first aid beauty that I’ve written about before but wanted to try this one as well. This one is amazing, it’s long lasting and it works! My lips feel amazing after. It does give you a tingly feeling once you put it on but that just means it’s working. I got this at Sephora for $25.00

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Thickening Tonic

As we all know I work at an Aveda Concept salon so I love Aveda products. This product is for fine to medium hair which helps thicken the strands to have a full style. Aveda products are natural and cruelty free. You can get this this at Aveda stores or Aveda salons for $39.00.

Body Care Favourite:

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Hannah Bower/The Gym

Recently I’ve wanted to get back into shape so I bought Hannah Bowers workout guide. Let me tell you it kicks my ass! I drip of sweat every time I do her workouts (which are HITT base) and I feel amazing after it. You can get her workouts at https://hannahbower2.com/ The guide I got was $50.

Home Favourite:

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Swell Water Bottle

I got the Swell water bottle as a gift for Christmas and ever since then I bring this bottle with me everywhere. I pour water in from my Brita in the fridge, went to bed and woke up and it’s cold like I just poured it. Its durable, has amazing colours and designs and it works. You can get these from a lot of locations but the most popular that I know of is Chapters. For the 17oz it’s $45.00.

Music Favourite:

Lets Fall in Love by Mother Mother

 

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.

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: 

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream

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

 

August Favourites 2017

Makeup Favourite:

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

I actually got this eyeliner as a Sephora birthday gift but I gave it a try and fell in love with it, it’s one of the best crayon eyeliners I’ve used. It goes on smoothly and has a great finish to it. You can get this at Sephora for $31.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap

I recently changed my face wash routine because as I wrote before my skin must have changed because what I was using before wasn’t working anymore. I decided to try clinique, this is their foaming face wash, my face has never felt so damn clean. Using this with the brush just makes your face feel amazing. You can get this at Sears for $24.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Thermal Dry Conditioner

I wrote about how Aveda released a dry shampoo that I used a lot while I was in school. Towards the end of school they also released a dry conditioner, for those of you who use dry shampoo and restyle your hair, this product is for you. Dry shampoo is for the roots to soak up the oils but when we restyle our hair what is protecting the ends from the heat tools we always use? Nothing. Aveda came up with just that, it detangles, conditions and is a heat protector for your mids and ends! It smells amazing, like the Aveda Shampure scent and doesn’t leave your ends looking dirty. You can get this at Aveda for $31.00.

Body Favourite:

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Bitter Sweet Rose Gold Plated Sterling Silver Ring

It will kill me to write about this because I know this place will get more popular. Bitter Sweet is an amazing place to get jewellery, I’ve been getting my earrings from here for years but recently they stepped up their game and got even better products. This is a recent ring I got that matches my earrings for my birthday. You can get these at Bitter Sweet for $78.00.

Home Favourite:

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WonderBoom Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

My amazing boyfriend got me this speaker for my birthday, I’ve always wanted one and he was thoughtful enough to get me one. It’s actually amazing, it comes in multiple colours, it’s waterproof, wireless, the sound is clear and you control it with you phone or ipod. You can get this at Best Buy for $129.99.

Music Favourite: 

Gangsta Paradise by Coolio

Random Favourite:

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FitBit Aria

My amazing Mum and Step Dad got me this scale for my birthday (I asked for it). I have a FitBit and wear it everyday, I try to track my food everyday but I wanted to track my weight aswell. Once I’ve used it more and more I will write a full review like I did for my FitBit. You can get this at Best Buy for $129.99.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.