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

November Favourites

Makeup Favourites:

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Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil Ultra Fine Shape & Define

I wrote about before how I had a wedding in October and I got my makeup done, and loved my makeup. She used this brow pencil on me and they looks great without looking freaky! You can get this at Sephora for $32.00

Skin Care Favourite:

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Ombrelle Face Stick 

I went on vacation in October and your girl is pretty white/pasty so she needs her SPF (but real talks, we ALL need our SPF. Protect yourself!) I found this face stick and it works wonders, since normal we put the cream on your face but as soon as you sweat or go in the water it goes straight into your eyes. With this stick, that does not happen. Only thing is because it is a stick you really got to put it on so you dont get random lines across your face.  I got this at Walmart for $16.00.

Body Favourite:

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Chaos4K9’s Show Me Your Pitties Sweater

I went to the Pet Expo in November and I got this show me your pitties sweater because pitties are awesome and goofy! It cost $40 and it all went to the cause (plus I wanted the sweater). You can get these like anywhere online for different prices but Chaos4K9’s is $40 online or if they’re at a show near you.

Home Favourite: 

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KSP Viva Tension Bathtub 4-tier Corner Shelf

I love organization and the bathroom needed some love so we got this! My mum has this at her house and I liked it so we got it for our house. It makes the shower so much better and cleaner. I got this at Kitchen Stuff Plus for $59.99.

Music Favourite: 

Lalala by Y2K

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

October Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation

I had a wedding in October and decided to get my makeup done at Sephora in Barrie (because that’s where the wedding was taking place) and absolutely loved my makeup artists and loved the products she used on me. I don’t like having a lot of makeup on my face because 1. I don’t like the feeling of it and 2. I hate hiding my freckles (yay UK background). I told the stylist this and she nailed it. This foundation was the best anyone has used on me to this day. It didn’t feel like I had anything on and I could still see my freckles. You can get this at Sephora for $40.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme

When it comes to Aveda I love anything that’s the ‘Shampure’ smell (it’s the typical Aveda smell if you know what that smells like) so I love this hand creme in the shampure scent. It also comes in a cherry almond scent that I love. You can get this at Aveda stores or salons for $34.00

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil

DRY HAIR! Do I have your attention? This Aveda oil works well out of all oils because it actually goes into the hair strand rather then sitting on top and making you think it’s working. This bottle will last you a while as with every Aveda product, a little goes a long way. You can put this in wet or dry hair before blow drying or after or just to refresh your ends on non-wash days. You can get these at Aveda stores and salons for $41.00

Body Favourite: 

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I needed a new winter jacket because thanks to my dog who ate my old one. So naturally I fell inlove with the most expenive jacket. (LOL) I got this one at Sports Chek for $399.99 but it was worth every penny.
Home Favourite:
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Structube Shari White Dining Table
My boyfriend and I finally got a bigger place that allows us to have an actualy dining table so I found this one and absolutely love it. I actually got a noise complaint putting it together because I was so excited for my new purchase. I’ve fallen in love with this store because they have better quality products then Ikea but you’re not breaking the bank for it (don’t get me wrong they do have expensive things but you can find good ones for cheaper here too.) This cost me $299 at Structube.
Music Favourite:
Take What You Want by Post Malone
Thanks for reading,
Maeg

September Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Aveda feed my lips pure nourish-ment lip treatment

This has all the wants of a chapstick but more. You can use it as a chapstick or use it as a pre-treatment before putting your lipstick on. You can get this at Aveda store or salons for $34.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Heavy-Duty Face Protector

I was using a different face cream but it was too heavy after using it for awhile it made me break out. I decided to randomly try the body shop since it was cheaper and I wanted to try something new. It’s light weight, doesn’t smell like hemp that much, and it last awhile. This is $14.00 at The Body Shop.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid

A styling serum that smooths frizz, tames flyaways and adds shine. Its light weight and a little goes a long way. It’s used best after you’ve styled you hair. You can get this at Aveda stores and salons for $42.00.

Home Favourite: 

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russbe reusable bags

I wanted to spot wasting plastic bags because I noticed my boyfriend and I have been using them more and more so I ordered these! I asboluely love them and I want to order more. They’re durable, easy to use and super easy to clean. You can get these online at russbe.com or try at Winners. They’re roughtly $8-10 USD online.

 Music Favourite:

Saint-Tropez by Post Malone

 

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: 

whiteQuo Rose quartz facial roller

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

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.

 

June Favourites

Makeup Favourites:

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

I got this as a mini to start practicing and try out different things when it came to makeup. I have extremely dry skin so I need something moisturizing and this definitely is but me having dry skin it absorbs quickly. I got the mini for $20.00 at Sephora.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Hemp Hard Working Face Protector

This product was suggested when I got another product that could potentially dry out my face and I needed a new cream since my other was making me start to break out. This face cream works wonders, it heavy duty but not heavy on your face, and it helps protect against the elements. I got this at The Body Shop for $14.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Brilliant Damage Control

This pre-style spray helps protect against breakage that can get caused by brushing/combing and heat styling. As anyone knows I love Aveda products and this also works wonders to detangle the hair. You can get this at any Aveda store, salon or concept salon for $33.00.

Body Favourite:

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Victoria’s Secret Hiphugger Underwear

I get all my underwear from here, they’re super comfortable, last a long time and come in every colour and design. You can get them in store or online for $10.50 each.

Home Favourite:

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Ikea VARIERA Plastic Bag Dispenser

My boyfriend and I had tons of plastic bags around the house (since he always forgets the reuseable ones) so we needed to get organized do we could reuse the plastic ones. Now they’re perfectly tucks away in this dispenser and gave us more room under the kitchen sink. You can get this for $2.99.

Music Favourite:

Fill Me In by Loud Luxury & Ryan Shepherd.

 

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

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.

Living Proof Healthy + Strong Trial Set Review

As my Sephora makeup interests grows so does my curiosity for hair products. I’m an Aveda trained hair stylist so I know Aveda products, I’ve heard many people use Living Proof hair products and I wanted to try some without buying the big bottles. I saw this little set online at Sephora and decided to order it when I did a big order.

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This kit cost $24 ($34 value) and it comes with Perfect Hair Day Shampoo and Conidtioner, Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 styling treatment and Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo.

Perfect Hair Day Shampoo

For the shampoo I had mixed emotions about it, some days I loved it and other days I felt like it didn’t clean my hair (that clean feeling you get in the shower) but once I got out and styled my hair it was clean. With this I felt like you needed a lot of shampoo in order to get a good lather even after trying to add water and it made my hair extremely tangly. Over all, it’s an okay shampoo for everyday use. You can get this at Sephora, 60 mL is $16, 236 mL is $36 and 710 mL is $77 (online only).

Perfect Hair Day Conditioner

With the conditioner a little goes a long way especially with my short hair and it not having to go onto my roots. If I did accidently got it on my roots, it made them greasy where as others I would rinse it out and it would be fine. This conditioner is super moisurizing and it helps with the shampoo making my hair tangly. You can get this at Sephora, 60 mL is $16, 236 mL is $36 and 710 mL is $77 (online only).

5-in-1 Styling Treatment

This product claims to be a heat protector, uv protector, helps smooth and condition, provides volume, strength and it polishes. It comes in a little package, it’s a thick cream which you don’t need a lot at all. I didn’t like this product so much,  I found it was heavy for my hair but when it came to straightening it was amazing. However, usually after a couple of days I curl my hair, with this product I couldn’t, it kept it too straight. This is $37 for 118 mL.

Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

I absolutely love this dry shampoo. Your hair looks cleaner after using it, a little goes a long way and it smells amazing whereas others smell awful. For 53 mL it’s $19 and for 118 mL is $32.

Over all, I think Living Proof is a great brand but I don’t know if the Perfect Hair Day line is for my hair (besides the dry shampoo). They do have other lines that I can try so we won’t jump to conclusions about it just yet.

Let me know in the comments if you used any of these products or any other line by Living Proof!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.