July Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Urban Decay Naked Basic Palette

My sister got this at Sephora and gave it to me to practice. I’m not sure this exact one is still at Sephora but they do have other similar ones. It has all the basics you would need for that look you want. This was roughly $38.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Tulasara Wedding Masque Over Night

It’s called the wedding masque because your skin should look as good as it does on your wedding. This over night masque brightens skin, hydrates and makes skin feel firmer over time. It’s light, people testes and cruelty free. You can get this at any Aveda store, salon or concept salon for $85.00.

Hair Favourite: 

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Aveda Texture Tonic

This is Aveda’s version of a sea salt spray but it doesn’t leave your hair dry and hard. You can use this on dry or damp hair, spray and either blow dry or let air dry. You can get this at any Aveda store, salon or concept salon for $36.00.

Body Favourite: 

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Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen

I’ve discovered Sun Bum and I’m so glad I did. This is my second favourite sunscreen, close to my first. It smells great, leaves your skin feeling great and it has cool little characters. You can get this at Sports Chek for $17.99.

Home Favourite:

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Walmart Canadiana Comforter

I needed a new comforter but didn’t want something that couldn’t be washes because I have a dog. So it needed to be cheap enough that I wouldn’t mind it getting ruined over time, needs to be machine washable and it needs to be cheap-ish. So I went to Walmart and my boyfriend actually picked this one out and I didn’t mind it. It matches our current sheets so it works and it was only $90.

Music Favourite:

Gooey by Glass Animals.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

January Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

I got this beside I want to get into makeup but I wanted a cheaper foundation but also not bad quality such as shoppers foundation for my sensitive skin. I wanted something that would cover my face but that wouldn’t completely cover my freckles. I tried it in store and had another person try a different brand on my face but I liked this one better. I also hate the feeling of having makeup on my face, this one doesn’t give me that feeling. I got this at Sephora for $52.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Caudalie Purifying Mask

I wanted a mask to help my skin from the break outs I was having due to all the chocolate I was eating at Christmas. Online everyone said that this didn’t help the breakouts but their skin felt amazing. For me it was the opposite, it made all my pimples come out then they went away, so things got worse before they got better but that’s life. It smells amazing, as I said leaves your skin feeling great. I got this at Sephora for $47.00.

Hair Care Favourite

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Aveda Air Control Light Hold Hairspray

This has to be my all time favourite hairspray I’ve ever used. It smells great, it’s a light hold so it doesn’t make your hair crunchy and it lasts a long time. In fact usually the spray button usually needs to be cleaned before you run out of it. I use this for everything, if I straighten my hair I put a little on my hands then “swipe” the top of my head to put those flyaways away, after I curl my hair I spray it, if I need my curl to last even longer then it does I spray before I curl and so on. You can get this at Aveda salons or store for $40.00.

Body Favourite:

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

I’ve written about this before but for a face cream, the reason I’m writing it for body favourite is because this product you can use all over your body. Lately my body had been super dry so I’ve been putting it on the areas that need the most love, my hands and forearms. I know that sounds weird but it’s because my hands and forearms are constantly in water and they get dried out. I put this on every night and it’s been helping a great deal. I got this at Sephora for $40.00.

Home Favourite:

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Dakota Boot Dryer

If your Canadian and live in Ontario you know we just got beat with 32cm (12.5 inches) of snow in one day. This is fine, I’m Canadian but our boots still get wet and we usually only have one part. My boyfriend works outside in the winter and he bought this boot dryer, it’s the best thing. It’s small, all you have to do in plug it in and let it go to work. I’ve been using this like crazy because my dog wants to go out every two minutes so my boots are absolutely soaked from that and shoveling. You can get these at Marks Works Warehours for $50.00.

Music Favourite: 

Chlorine by Twenty One Pilots 

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.

November Favourites

Makeup Favourites

 

False Eyelashes

The month of November I had two weddings to attend, one of them I was in the wedding party and the other I was just a guest. For both weddings though I decided that I wanted to have a nice face of makeup and some false eyelashes to go with it. I have a new love for eye lashes, I would totally get them done but I work in a pool and they would be ruined!

Skin Care Favourite: 

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CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Overnight Mask 

If you haven’t already noticed that I’m slowly becoming obsessed with Clinique products. I love this as a part of a Clinique sample kit. It’s great for those drier months in Canada also for when I come out of the pool and my face burns from chlorine! You can get this at Sephora for $46.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Oribe Signature Shampoo

This shampoo smells amazing and cleans your hair well! I love when guest come in asking for me to use this because it’s just amazing! You can get this at Holt Renfrew for $47.00-$150.00.

Body Favourite:

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One A Day Multi Vitamins

Well this one I’ve been using for awhile and I don’t know why I never thought to put this down. I prefer the gummies because they taste good and easy to chew. You can get these at Shoppers Drug Mart for multiple prices, just depends on if they have a sale or not.

Home Favourite: 

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Down Inside by Robert Clark

My Mum recently got me this book and I love it, I’m almost done reading it, but I highly suggest this book if you’re in to crimes or things about prisons. I personally wanted to read it because this guy worked at Kingston Pen and I recently went there. You can get this book at Chapters for $21.00.

Music Favourite: 

Let You Down by NF

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.

 

 

July Favourites 2017

Makeup Favourite: 

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NYX Cream Lipstick – Soft Spoken

My friend actually told me about this product because she wore it one day at school. She let me try it and I fell in love with it. It goes on creamy but dries matte which I love and it lasts pretty long. I got this at Shoppers Drug Mart for roughly $12.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

I needed a new face cleansing routine because skin changes and I noticed mine just wasn’t working anymore so I decided to use Clinique. I actually got this brush in a set but I will talk about the other products it came with later on. This brush is amazing, it is a gentle vibration to help clean your face. It comes with the regular brush head but there’s different ones for different types of skin to fit everyone’s needs. I switched out the regular brush for the Gentle brush because I have sensitive skin. You can get this at a bunch of stores such as the Bay, Sears, Sephora, etc for roughly $111.

Hair Care: 

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Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo

They released this product while I was still in school at Aveda Institute and ended up using it almost everyday. This is a non-aerosol powder mist dry shampoo that smells like the Aveda Shampure smell. Because it’s non-aerosol in order to use it you tip it upside down, bring it back up and lightly squeeze. This product is amazing because I hate the smell of regular dry shampoos and this one doesn’t harm the Earth and it’s atmosphere because it’s non-aerosol. This product is always great for styling your hair, like braids and up-dos. Aveda sells thing product for $39.00.

Body Favourite: 

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Bittersweet Rose Gold Plated Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Earrings

I just love all of Bitter Sweet’s jewellry but sadly they got rid of the location closest to me so I need to go to Mississauga now. I fell in love with these earrings online and had to have them so I got them. They look like expensive jewellry without having to break the bank for them. I got these for $78.00.

Home Favourite:

 

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Ikea Hemnes Dressing Table (Vanity)

My awesome boyfriend got me this for Christmas last year and it’s the best. It is on the big side so if you have a small room it can make things hard but it’s absolutely beautiful. On the other hand, putting it together was a pain in the ass but it’s worth it in the end. He got this at Ikea for $249.00.

Music Favourite: 

Banana Brain by Die Antwoord

Random Favourite:

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Google Pixel – Black

I got a new phone because my other one crapped out but I’m in love with this phone. It works wonders and it’s easy to use.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

May Favourites 2015!

Makeup Favourite: 

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Lancome Bi-Facil-Double Action Eye Makeup Remover

When I sent out that Facebook post asking all my lady friends what’s the best makeup remover my mum saw it and that’s when she gave me the Clinque sample in my March Favourites. Well my Mum’s best friend saw the post as well and gave my Mum her sample bottle for me to try. The Lancome Bi-Facil makeup remover is one of my favourites (tied with the Clinque one). They are honestly both great products. I find the Lancome makeup remover hurts my eyes a bit but it gets more of the makeup off, it has also lasted a little bit longer than other but not by much. You can get this product in a lot of stores, Sears, The Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and of course Sephora for roughly $36.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths

This was the product I had in mind when I was looking for a new face wipe since Target closed down. This product is great, like the entire Cetaphil line is, it really is gentle, refreshing, and doesn’t make your face red when you use it; it also comes in two sizes! They have a small travel pack (10 cloths) that you can put in your purse or beach bag, and they have a big pack (25 cloths) that you would leave at home. The only problem with these is they’re impossible to find! I’ve been using them for about 2-3 weeks now because they’re hard to find but I’m impressed with them. I kept going back to the store to see if they had them but they didn’t, then I went to the travel section and bought 3 travel sizes ones. I absolutely love Cetaphil products! You can get these bad boys at Shoppers Drug Mart for $5.00-$7.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Every girl tries to find that one hair tie that doesn’t leave that dreadful lump on the back of their hair. Well I think we have found it ladies (and gents). I bought one just to try it out and I fell in love with it. They last a long time and don’t fade in colour or get stretched out fast. You can get an 8 pack in different colours at Sephora for $11.50.

Body Favourite:

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St.Ives Daily Hydrating Vitamin E Body Lotion

I was looking online to see what would help with chlorine burn, vitamin C helps get rid of it but vitamin E helps restore your skin. I love St.Ives body wash so I got this lotion. This works so well, my chlorine burn was gone and my skin felt great. I got this at Shoppers Drug Mart for $4.00-$5.00.

Home Favourite:

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The Real Simple Guide To Real Life: Adulthood made easy. 

I saw this book advertised on The Real Simple Instagram and thought it was an interesting idea. So I went on a mission to a Chapters that would have it, this book is a great idea! I learnt more about life reading this book than I ever did in high school! It teaches you about spending money, credit cards, insurance, and so much more. You can get this at Chapters for roughly $30.00.

Music Favourite:

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Work Song by Hozier 

I heard this song on the music section on YouTube and fell in love with it!

Random Favourite:

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Agenda from Chapters

I know this seems like a “what the heck” moment but my agenda is a life savers! I never used it in school but with adulthood you kind of need one. I know you can put everything in your phone but I’m the type of person who likes to have it all laid out in front of me, just makes things easier! You can get your agenda at Chapters for roughtly $12.00-$22.00.