Cat’s Product of the Month (April)

Hey everyone,

Sorry I haven’t been able to do my reviews lately, some things came up and life got really busy.

So today I wanted to talk about the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. This stuff is amazing, as you can possibly guess I am heavily addicted. Not only does the tinted moisturizer leave your skin feeling like you have barely anything on it but this product also contains SPF. You can use it instead of foundation and not have to worry if you are going to get the same amount of coverage.

There are various colours to choose from along with an oil free line for those that have oily skin. To be honest there’s not much I can say negatively about this product other than it is a little watery, but you have to remember its moisturizer therefore it’s not meant to be too thick.

Depending on size it ranges from $26-$56 at Sephora stores.

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Thanks for reading!

Cat.

March Favourites 2016!

Makeup Favourite: 

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Victoria’s Secret Fearless Eau de Parfum

I know this isn’t makeup, it’s more like a beauty favourite but meh! Sadly I had to find a new perfume I liked since Victoria’s Secret got rid of the one I used so I picked this one instead! I’m picky with smells so it took my awhile to figure out which one I liked since they have so many but this ended up being a great choice. Victoria’s Secret has great perfumes and I would suggest you check them out if you’re into that. For a 1.7 Fl ox bottle it is $55.00 and for a 3.4 Fl ox it is $72.00!

Skin Care Favourite:

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tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment

Under my eyes started to get really dry and dark so I wanted to get an eye cream, plus finding a good eye cream now and using it forever is good to help your skin. As any of my followers know I love tarte products so of course I wanted to get out theirs first. I put it on a sensitive spot on my hand to test it out and was impressed so I bought it. When I started using it at home I was skeptical at first I’ll admit but not I can see that it’s actually doing something. However, I don’t think this is the one for me. I will continue to use it so I don’t waste it but I will however been trying other products. Don’t get me wrong I would buy this product again. I got this at Sephora for $46.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner

Well weird story, my boyfriend used all of my conditioner on his beard so I needed to buy more. We went to the store and this is all they really had so I grabbed it anyways, this works wonders, especially when I come out of the pool! It even comes in this cool little bottle! I got it at Walmart for $3.46.

Body Favourite: 

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up & up migraine relief

Living in Canada and it being March which means Spring brings a lot of rain, and with rain comes migraines for me. My family found these at Target awhile ago before they even came to Canada and left, these are heaven! My friend went to the states and got some for me but Target now ships to Canada! They are $10.99 at Target.

Home Favourite:

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A Selfie Stick! 

This was actually a gift from my Dad when he went to the States. My dear old Dad thought you could only buy them there so he picked one up but it ended up being a pretty sweet gift. You can buy them almost anywhere and they range from $10.00-$20.00 depending on the brand. We just have a cheap one and it works just as well!

Music Favourite:

Cheap Thrills by Sia

Random Favourite:

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New St. Patrick’s Day Shirt!

I bought this at Spencers and got it for $21.99! Sadly I didn’t do anything for it but I did wear it proudly!

Thanks for reading!

Maeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

November Favourites 2015!

Make Up Favourite: 

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Sephora Eye Lash Curler

I’m the type of person who thinks if you don’t use an eyelash curler before you put mascara on it looks weird, to me it makes your eyelashes pop even more. I got this one from Sephora for $21.00, it has lasted me a long time and it comes with extra eyelash pads. Totally worth it!

Skin Care Favourite:

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Cozy Sunday Morning Ultra Shea Body Cream

I got this because I needed more cream to go in my work bag, I smelt tons of creams and fell in love with this smell plus I love the name. I normally just leave the cream in my bag until it’s used up but I’ve been taking this with me everywhere! I got it from Bath & Body Works for $13.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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John Frieda 1 1/2 inch Curling Iron

I got this awhile ago and I use it mostly for when I go out to nice places or I just want to look good. It’s great, it heats up quickly, does great job on curling hair and cools down fast as well. I actually got this as a gift so I’m not 100% of the price but it’s roughly $40.00-$50.00.

Body Favourite:

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butter LONDON Cor Blimey Nail Polish

I love this colour, I usually put it on all the time between another red colour I wrote about before. I got this at Sephora for $17.50.

Home Favourite: 

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Tide Sport + Febreze Laundry Detergent 

I played sports my whole life so I need something strong that would smell great but would actually clean my clothes. My mother gets this for me and it’s great! It’s roughly $8-$9 but you can get it at almost any grocery store and price match!

Music Favourite: 

Sorry by Justin Bieber 

Random Favourite: 

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Bose SoundTrue Over-Ear Headphones – Mint

I am in love with these! They sound great, feel great on your ears, can wear them for a long time and even though they are not noise cancelling you have to take them off to hear people properly. I got these at Best Buy for $179.00.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July Favourites!

 Makeup Favourite: 

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tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara

I know I have written about mascara before but I’ve had my eye on this one for awhile now. I love tarte because all their products are cruelty-free and they work. This mascara isn’t going to make you eyelashes big but it makes them look like your normal eyelashes with that black boldness to them. You can get any tarte product at Sephora for $25.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Garnier Ombrelle SPF 30 Water Resistant Lotion

In last months favourites I wrote about sunscreen for your body and how important it is. Some sort of SPF on your face is just as important, since your face is a sensitive area you really need to take care of it. Ombrelle is a good lotion for your face, it won’t clog your pores, its light and fragrance free. You can get Garnier Ombrelle at Walmart for $13.00-$16.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Air Control Hair Spray

As you all know I love Aveda products, I think they’re amazing and actually work. I’m a girl so anything to help my hair is a must, Aveda Air Control Hair Spray is great, it holds your hair is curls or what not but without leaving that nasty crunch some products can leave behind. You can get Air Control Hair Spray online at http://www.aveda.com or in an Aveda store for $28.00.

Body Favourite:

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Boathouse Skinny Dip Swim Suit

I am a big fan of Boathouse Stores, it’s my go to store for clothing. This summer they had a huge sale on all their swim wear that I just had to go see. I ended up getting this Skinny Dip top with matching bottoms. I just loved the different looking style and the dark colour of it. I got this at Boathouse for $10.00 (each top and bottom, total of $20.00)

Home Favourite: 

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The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

I’ve seen so many people reading this book that it just made me want to buy it. I’m not going to say any details about this book because I want you to read it. It took me two days to read it, I didn’t want to put it down it was that great. GO BUY IT! You can get this at Chapters for $18.96.

Music Favourite:

Renegades by X Ambassadors

Random Favourite:

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Animal Kingdom Color Me, Draw Me by Millie Marotta 

Colouring books for adults! YES! Who doesn’t love colouring? These books are made for adults, it’s suppose to help reduce stress in your life and keep your mind off stuff when you want it too. My whole family colours in this book, it’s great. You can get this at Chapters for $16.95.

June Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Breakup To Makeup Bag 

Awhile back I went shopping with my sister and found this at Sephora. It’s a makeup bag that reminds you no matter what happens in life, you can still truck on and be strong. There’s three different bags, mine is the one above, the others say, “Losing you hurt but losing my makeup bag would be a tragedy” and “Life is short, wear more makeup.” It’s a pretty good bag, I don’t have that much makeup so it all fits in the one bag but if you do have a lot of makeup it’s a good travel makeup bag. These bags are vegan and cruelty-free so they’re badass. You can get these bags at Sephora for $30.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray – SPF 30

Summer is officially here so we need to protect ourselves! I say this a lot because I have ginger skin even though I’m not a ginger, I burn easy and burns hurt and can turn into cancer and what not. We just don’t want that. In my opinion you don’t need to spend a lot of money on sunscreen, they all have the same thing in it just different brands. For your face, maybe you should spend a little bit more on it but for the rest of your body whats the point? The only thing you really need to focus on is the SPF. Ever since Target was in Canada I used theirs but they are no longer here as you guys all know! I don’t even know how much this was because I got it awhile ago but it’s not expensive at all.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque

I live for this stuff! I wrote about the shampoo awhile ago in one of my monthly favourites but here is the masque that you use after the shampoo. As I’ve said before I work in a pool so my hair gets damage easily. The shampoo gets all the chlorine, salt, and product build up out and this restores your hair. Ever since I bought this again after awhile of not using it my hair hasn’t turned blonde from the chlorine bleaching it, and my hair stays soft. I use it after every time I come out of the water, and on Thursday I use it about 3 times in one day. You can get this at Aveda for $27.00.

Body Favourite:

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Aveda Singular Notes: Vanilla Absolute

A couple months ago when I went shopping with my sister we stopped at Aveda to get chlorine shampoo, they had these sweet donation that if you donated $10 you get a back massage. When they did it you get to pick the smells you want to relax you and what not. This is the one I used, it smelt amazing, it made the massage THAT much better, it was honestly heaven. You can get this at Aveda for $27.50.

Home Favourite:

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Nexus 7 Tablet

I got this a couple years ago for Christmas from my loving mum. This is such a badass gift because you can do so much on a tablet, I watch movies all the time on here or use it when my phone needs to be charged. It’s great, I don’t believe they sell this one anymore but they have new versions! Any electronic store will have tablets for sale.

Music Favourite:

Cheerleader by OMI

I’m sure you’ve heard this song before since it’s all over the radio but I’m in love with this song, it’s a great beat for the summer! Check it out.

Random Favourite:

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Fujifilm Instax Share Printer SP-1

I heard about this awhile ago and I thought it was just one of those things people make up and it doesn’t actually exist. I was actually in Best Buy one day and I saw it, I grabbed it right away and bought it with a couple of films to go with it. This thing is amazing, there’s an app you can download and it works wireless through WiFi. I’ve printed off about 12 pictures from my phone from this. It’s great and it goes well with the cameras they have.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

April Favourites 2015!

Makeup Favourite: 

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Dior Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara

Now I know I wrote about a different mascara before but I wanted to try something new and fell in love with this one. Dior mascara is a little bit on the expensive side but it works like a charm. My eyelashes are a little bit long so when I apply this I need to do a tiny clean up job. It goes on extremely easy but it’s difficult to come off. It doesn’t make your eyelashes clump together, they will still feel like you normal soft lashes. When taking this off you will 100% need a good eye make up remover, but that’s the best part about this product – you pay a lot of money for waterproof and you expect it to stay on. You can get this at Sephora for $31.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips

With my new mascara I needed to get a great make up remover. I wrote a post on my Facebook asking all the ladies which one I should try, a lot of people said Avon and make up wipes but I don’t have an “Avon person” and I want something stronger than wipes. My mum came home with a sample she got, so I gave it a try. This worked like a charm, the make up came right off. You do have to give your face a rinse after because it is oil but your eyelashes are the same, like you never had make up on. You can get this product at Sephora for $22.00 but I’m sure other stores have this.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Goody TangleFix – Bright

My friend had one of these at work and I’ve seen them online before. The chlorine dries out my hair, which makes it get tangle easily. Normal brushes hurt and hard to get the knots out, this brush works with my hair so it’s not pulling. It gets the knots out well, the only problem I have with it is, it’s not a styling brush. I found when I used it it makes my curly hair go straight and puffy. That’s fine when I’m at work because most likely I’ll be going back into the water but if you were to use it at home before you go out it wouldn’t be ideal. You can get the Goody brush at Walmart for $5.00 – $6.00.

Body Favourite:

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Dynamite Cami with Buttons – Black

I wrote about this shirt in a different colour on my Spring Much Haves. Well I bought it! It really is comfortable, it has adjustable straps and of course the buttons on the front. You can dress this shirt up or down for whatever the occasion is. You can get this shirt/cami at Dynamite for $24.95.

Home Favourite:

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Google Chromecast

I originally bought this so I could put the movies and shows I watch on Showbox onto my TV because I was getting tired of holding up my tablet for two hours. When I got it, it was easy to set up but connecting my Showbox to Chromecast was a whole different story.
The latest Showbox update prevents you from using Chromecast, it asks you to download some MX player, I tried, it was a pointless circle of downloading the same player. I looked on good old Reddit, they told me to download a program called Growbox, it acts as the MX player but without having to download a million things and still no connection to Chromecast. Growbox works, and now my Chromecast it awesome again.
If you have one of the new Blue Ray players that has YouTube, Netflix and all those extras and don’t use Showbox or watch movies online then this product wouldn’t be ideal for you since it does the exact same thing as the Blue Ray player. If you do watch movies online and use Showbox then this product is for you!
You can get the Chromecast at Best Buy for $39.00.

Music Favourite:

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Every Other Freckle by alt-J

My boyfriend told me about this song, he likes it because I have freckles. There’s actually two versions of the music video, a girl version and a guy version. I posted the girl version. Listen to it and let me know what you think!

Random Favourite:

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Brita Hard Sided Bottle

I don’t like the taste of water, I think it has a weird taste to it. I needed something that would help because water is good for you and lets face it, you need to drink it. My whole family uses Brita, even my cat prefers Brita water! There’s actually two different types, a soft sided and hard sided water bottle. The soft one is a squeeze bottle and the hard one is pretty much a straw. These bottles are great because they limit the amount of plastic bottles we use since they are reusable. The hard one is the bottle I own, you can get it at Walmart for $15.00.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

(All pictures taken from Google)

February Favourites 2015!

Make Up Favourite

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tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant

I believe I got this for Christmas 2 years agao and I still have it and lots of it. It’s not an everyday make up routine, maybe once a week. I tend to use it whenever I have chapped lips that just started to get bad. It’s great because it gets rid of all the dead skin and your lips start to feel good again. You can get this product at Sephora for $21.00.

Skin Care Favourite

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Dove Revive Dry Spray Antiperspirant

I saw all the commercials for this new product and I wanted to try it out for myself. I use the normal Dove deodorants so I’m familiar with the company, I must say I’m pretty impressed. It smells great and you don’t have to worry about those clumps that can happen. Now the bottle says it’s 48 hour protection – that’s a straight up lie – it works like your normal deodorant, you’re gonna have to reapply. You can get it at any local store that sells beauty supplies, mine was roughly $6.00.

Hair Care Favourite

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Organix Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Penetrating Oil (Dry and Coarse Hair)

I got this because we all know I work in a pool and it kills my hair. I’ve been using this for about 2 years now and love it, you don’t need a lot, maybe a little drop, rub it in your hands than put it in your hair. I mostly put it in the ends because that’s where it gets the worst. You can put too much in your hair and make your hair greasy looking. You can get this at any beauty supply/drug store roughly for $6.00 to $7.00.

Body Favourite

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St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash

So the story with this one was I ran out of body wash at my boyfriend’s house and forgot to buy more. When I was in the shower one of the roommates body wash was there. She’s my friend so I just used a little bit. It made my body feel so soft and clean, I went home and bought some for myself; and it smell pretty good too. The best part is after I come out of the chlorine and I use this my skin isn’t dry and itchy anymore. I got this at Target for $4.00.

Home Favourite

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My good friend decided that she was going to have a wine and cheese night, and I’m not much of a wine drinker but I do love sangria. My boyfriend got me hooked on it, anyways, I started looking online and I know the Girls’ Night Out brand is pretty good. I found sangria flavoured wine! It’s pretty damn good, I shared it with my family before the wine and cheese night, and we finished the bottle pretty damn fast. In the summer you can totally put it in a jug, cut some fruit up and sit outside with it. It is definitely a good starter wine. Here in Canada we have a alcohol store called the LCBO, you can get it there for $8.95.

Music Favourite

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Dice by Finley Quaye and William Orbit

This song is mostly know from the show The OC, all their soundtracks are amazing! I was obsessed with this song when I first heard it and I’m glad I found it again. Let me know if you like it!

Random Favourite

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera – Black

I’ve wanted this camera for years but it’s so popular and kind of hard to find. My sister found it for me and gave it to my for Christmas. The pictures are smaller than normal Polaroid cameras you grew up with or that your parents had but you can get a camera with that size film. The camera is $99.99 at Best Buy, it comes with 2 film packs (20 pictures), the only problem is finding more film, they sell out fast and cost $12.00-$21.00. You also can only get photo albums for it on Ebay right now, they haven’t gotten that for, nor do I think they will. They seem to focus on the cameras only. It is still an amazing and fun camera, old things are coming back!

Alright and that’s it for February Favourites, let me know what you think of my products or tell me what your favourites were this month.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.