September Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Sephora Long Lasting Kohl Pencil – Black

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

Skin Care Favourite: 

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy

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

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Olaplex Shampoo and Conditioner

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

Body Favourite: 

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OFF! Family Care Smooth & Dry Insect Repellent

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

Home Care Favourite: 

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HP Pavilion 360

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

Music Favourite:

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

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

August Favourites!

Makeup Favourite:

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Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask – Champagne

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

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Tarte – Tarteguard 30 Vegan Sunscreen SPF 30

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

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Cherry Almond Softening Shampoo and Conditioner

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

Body Favourite: 

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Ombrelle SPF 30 Lightweight Sunscreen

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

Home Favourite: 

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Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

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

Music Favourite: 

Better Now by Post Malone

 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

July Favourites!

Makeup Favourite: 

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Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Cruella

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

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

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

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

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Pramasana Exfoliating Scalp Brush

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

Body Favourite: 

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Spring Miriradia – Dark Beige Smooth

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

Home Favourite:

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Simons Shower Cap 

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

Music Favourite: 

In My Feelings by Drake

Thanks for reading.

Maeg.

June Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick – Spice

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

Skin Care Favourite:

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Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

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

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque 

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

Body Favourite: 

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Fitbit Versa

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

Home Favourite: 

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Bionaire Ultra Thin Window Fan 

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

Music Favourite: 

Meant to Be by Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

 

My Hair Care Routine

In the morning everyone has their own little routine they’ve figured out to get them ready the fastest while using all the products they love. I of course have figured out my own hair care routine with my favourite products and I’m going to share with you.

Now it depends on what I’m going to do with my hair, whether I’m washing my hair that day (yes, I don’t wash my hair everyday) or deciding on how I’m going to style it, I’ll use different products.

Treatment

 Olaplex is life! I’ve written about this treatment in one of my monthly favourites so if you want a full explanation go to February Favourites. I’ve bleached out my hair so I need to take care of it, I do this treatment once a week before I wash my hair. It works best on dirty hair so I throw my head under the sink to dampen my hair, towel dry, brush out and let treatment sit on for a long as I can (minimum is 10 mins).

Shampoo

I usually wash my hair at night before I go to sleep, this has just become a habit from when I was younger from playing baseball. I would have games late at night and would shower after them so I just continued; plus your girl is not a morning person so I’m not waking up extra early for that! I would first rinse out the Olaplex treatment then shampoo using Milk_shake purple shampoo.

Now usually with purple shampoo you wouldn’t use this for every wash but because I want my hair to look purple I use it all the time. If I’m not going to use this, I just use Aussie Moist (which is meh but it’s cheap!).

 

 

Conditioner

After washing out the Milk_shake very well because it stays in your hair, I move onto conditioner. Depending on the time of the month I use one of two things. My everyday conditioner is the Aussie Moist conditioner, I don’t leave this in for long at all just enough to make sure I close my cuticle. Once a month I use the Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner (as seen in March Favourites)

This is suppose to sit in you hair for 10 mins so this happens on a shaving day! I don’t put this on my roots because it makes your hair greasy but it works wonders and it smells great!

 

 

Styling Products

After all the shaving and washing has been done I move onto products for styling. Now this depends on what I’m going to do with my hair but I always start with a heat protector which is Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair! (picture 1) With Aveda a little goes a long way, I use roughly a nickle sizes and work it through my hair. This will help protect from the blow dryer, straightener, curling iron, and round brushing.

After that I will add some Aveda Smooth Infusion (picture 2), this is help smooth out my hair, and help fight against humidity.  With this, once again a little goes a long way, so I use about a nickle size and work it through my hair.

Usually at this point I will dry my hair or go to bed with wet hair and I’ll wake up with it dry. Either way the next step is to have dry hair so I can either flat iron it or curl it. Once my hair is flat ironed I will use Aveda’s Light Elements Smoothing Fluid (picture 3) just to help keep everything in line with the fly aways. With this I use around a penny sizes and work it through the ends of my hair first and work my way up. This will prevent the roots looking greasy after you just washed it.

Lastly, I use my flat iron to curl my hair so after that is done I will run my fingers through my hair to break it up and spray my whole head with Aveda Air Control hairspray (picture 4). It smells great and it won’t give you that crunchy feeling.

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That’s it! I know this may seem like a lot of product to use on one persons head but you got to protect your hair especially if your styling it as much as I do. If you don’t use any products start with a good heat protector and work your way up!

Lets have great hair!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

 

My New Skin Care Routine!

Surprise my skin changed again!

Your body is constantly changing and you have to move with those changes. As I’ve gotten older my skin has been changing more towards the dry side, so I’ve been testing a few different things and fell in love with the one I’m about to share.

Before I was using Clinique 3 step system and it worked wonders for a bit but then I found it was starting to dry out my skin even more then it already was. Sephora thankfully had a ‘Sephora Favourites’ for dry skin and I decided to test it out since it has multiple brands to try at once. At the beginning I was skeptical because of my dry sensitive skin, I didn’t want to have a reaction to anything but I was proved wrong and these products work.

Cleanser

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Before I was using Clinique Cleansing Brush with their cleanser but it was too much for me. Now I’m using Boscia Cleansing Gel, you can get this at Sephora for $37.00. This doesn’t have a scent and it has a calming feeling on your skin, it’s not too much but your skin feels clean after. This I find you most definitely need a moisturizer after but I also believe after every cleansing you need to add moisture.

Moisturizer 

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Before I was using the Clinique basic moisutrizer and eventually moved to a more hydrating one but still wasn’t seeing the results I wanted, now I use First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. This cream does wonders, it has a calming feeling, it’s not oily, doesn’t leave your face feeling like you have product all over it and it really is intense on hydrating. You can you this product all over your body as well, so if your elbows and knees are extremely dry just go ahead and throw this on them! The cream comes in different sizes 2oz is $15.00, 6oz is $37.00 and 8oz is $45.00 all at Sephora.

That’s it! Very simple which is what I think works best with my skin, even when I was younger all I did was wash and moisturize and that’s what seems to work. Remember everyone has different skin and somethings that work for me might work terribly on you. It’s definitely a trial and error process until you find what works well for you. Believe you will find it, if you ever get fed up go to your local Sephora and talk to someone who works there. Trust me they know their products and they will be able to help you!

Lets take care of our skin!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

September Favourites 2017

Makeup Favourite:

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Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil

I bought this because my other lip liner pencil ran out and I wanted to try something new. I got this one because it can be used on your lips or eyes or anywhere really. It actually works, it feels great on your lips before you put lipstick on! I got this at Sephora for $19.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Clinique Clarifying Lotion #2

This is the second step in Cliniques 3 step cleaning. It’s made to get rid of flakes and refine the pores, all you have to do it use a cotton pad and rub a small amount over your face. I got this a Sephora or Sears for roughly $24.00 for the big size.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring 

This ring is amazing, it’s good for all types of hair, it doesn’t leave a kink in your hair, no headaches, no split ends and no breakage. It actually works, all you have to do it use it like a regular pony tail. You can get this from Sephora for $10 for a pack of 3.

Body Favourite:

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Vans Slip On Skate Shoes

I love shoe shopping and I needed something for work and I love Vans so I bought these. Vans are great shoes, I currently have 3 pairs on the go that I wear all the time. I got these at Journeys for $50.00.

Music Favourite: 

 

Random Favourite:

My bridesmaid dress that I will not be showing a picture of because the wedding hasn’t happened yet but I’m love it. We got it from David’s Bridal!

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.

I’m Alive!

Hey Everyone!

I know I haven’t written in a really long time and I aplogize for that but it is because I’m currently enrolled at Aveda Institute Toronto! It’s an intense hairstylist program that I’m loving. When the Christmas break coming up I’m going to try to write and get you all updated!

I have one update for you which is I cut my hair! As you know I had pretty long hair and one day a student and I decided it needed to be cut so we did it that day! We took about 6-12 inches off!

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There it is! Well I will hopefully be writing a lot in the upcoming break to get you updated!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Cat’s Product of the Month (June)

Hey everyone,

Today I wanted to talk about a mascara that I love! It is called Better than Sex mascara.

This product does everything you want it too: big eyelashes that separate so it looks like you’re wearing eyelash extensions. My favourite colour is it in dark black. It is waterproof yet can come off with a makeup remover wipe (may take some effort).

The only negative thing I can say is that I find the product dries out and becomes very clumpy very quickly over time. Once that occurs it still gives you the desired effect yet your eyelashes make stick together from time to time.

I still love this product and use it if I am going out and want a dramatic effect on my lashes.

You can find this Product at Sephora for $30.00

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Thanks for reading!

Cat.