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.

Sephora Favorites Lashstash To Go Review

I got this Sephora Favorites Lashstash To Go for Christmas as a secret Santa gift and decided I was going to do a review on the products inside.

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To start, the pack costs $34 for 5 mini versions of the mascaras and it also comes with a voucher to bring back to Sephora to get the full size of your favourite one. It’s a good deal in my opinion, it’s better to be able to try these then get the full version of the one you actually like.

Now lets get started on the reviews.

Lancome Monsieur Waterproof Mascara

This mascara, for the full size, is $32. I’ve never used this brand before so I went in with an open mind but I found this mascara to be awful. It went on chunky, stayed chunky once it was on then it dried extremely hard; so hard that I thought my eye lashes might break off. That being said I didn’t like this mascara.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

Anyone who has read my blog knows Tarte was my first love at Sephora so with this one I already knew, plus I’ve bought this before. This is a great everyday mascara, it goes on nice, stays nice throughout the day and it’s only $30.

Buxom Mascara Lash

The full size Buxom mascara is $25, I’ve only used Buxom lipstick so once again open minded. I like how long the brush was on this one, I felt like I could do more with it. I felt like the brush fanned out my lashes (what most mascara companies promise you) and that it lasted all day without flaking off.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

For the full size of Too Faced Better Than Sex is $31. I had mixed emotions because I’ve heard so many people say this mascara was amazing so I felt like I had higher expectations. I hated the brush on this one, it’s hour glass shaped and with the stick being so short I felt like I couldn’t do anything with it besides use the end. I did however like how it went on and how my lashes looked after. Maybe if I had the full size it would be better but mini size is a hard no.

Smashbox Super Fan Fanned-Out Mascara

The price of the full size is $24, which surprised me. I’ve never used Smashbox but I was impressed with them! I loved how this went on, it actually fanned out my lashes WITHOUT clumping them together and I think this is because of the brush. It is a more natural look which is perfectly fine for me for an everyday use. I wouldn’t use this for say going out or you could while using false lashes. Needless to say I liked this mascara and was probably my favourite out of the whole pack (and the one I’m probably getting the full size of).

Write in the comments if you used this pack or any of these mascaras and what you think!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

December Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Aveda Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-ment – Vibrant Red

I love a good red lips and Aveda has a great red lip and it’s natural! You can get this at Aveda for $30.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Boscia Charcoal Imperfection Corrector

Ever need a good spot treatment? Boscia Charcoal Imperfection Corrector is the one to get. The charcoal helps dry out the unwanted impurities without irritating the skin. Be sure to not to shake it! The water and treatment need to be separate! I got this at Sephora for $37.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray 

I got this randomly when I was waiting to cash out at Sephora and thought it was a good thing to try. I curl my hair a lot and need a like hold hair spray that will give some texture to my short bob. I got this at Sephora for $32.

Body Favourite: 

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Boscia Cactus Water Moisturizer

One day I was at Sephora I was walking around and I randomly put this moisturizer on the back of my hand, I continued to walk around looking at other products then rubbed my hand. It was so unbelievably soft that I just had to have it. I did the exact same thing to my friend and she fell in love with it as well. This is $50 at Sephora.

Home Favourite: 

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Cuisinart Programmable Coffee Maker

My boyfriend and I went to a Kitchen Stuff Plus Warehouse sale and found this coffee maker for $50. Now I don’t personally drink coffee but my boyfriend does and this was a good deal, it works wonders and you can’t go wrong for $50.

Music Favourite: 

Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

November Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Sephora Eye Lash Curler

As I wrote before I comb my lashes before curling them, I curl them with a simple eye lash curler from the Sephora Brand. There’s not much to say about a eye lash curler, it does it’s job and it’s not that bad of the price at $19.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask

Recently I’ve been getting into more skin care and masks as my face is losing it’s mind as we get closer to the holidays. I found this one and gave it a try (so did my boyfriend), my skin felt so smooth and soft after. Putting it on is easy, it dries fast and doesn’t hurt to peel it off. I got this at Sephora for $45.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Pramasana Scalp Care

Once again Aveda products are my favourite when it comes to hair care, and to have the best hair care you have to have a healthy scalp. Pramasana is a 3 step at home scalp treatment. Step 1. Exfoliating Scalp Brush, work around in circles on your scalp which helps remove build up. Step 2. Purifying Scalp Cleanser, you can use on dry or wet hair, use like you would shampoo all over the scalp, rinse, shampoo with regular shampoo, condition. This helps cleanse and exfoliates to help balance sebum. Step 3. Protective Scalp Concentrate helps balances sebum levels and helps protect the scalp. After coming out of the shower part clean hair and use dropper, cover head with small drops and massage in. This product helps HUGE when it comes to all scalp issues, unfortunately it doesn’t come cheap, Step 1 is $30, step 2 is $45 and step 3 is $57. If you can’t afford them all separability Aveda salons will have the treatment that they can do for you for roughly $30.

Body Care:

Cool Shower Water

Believe it or not in Canada when it gets super cold everything gets dry; hair, lips, eyes and our skin. I don’t know about other ladies but I myself loves a good hot shower but that doesn’t sit well with my skin. I constantly have to remind myself to not have a boiling hot shower even though it feels good at the moment, I know it will dry my skin out and cool shower water will help that.

Home Favourite:

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Rogers Anyplace Tv 

My boyfriend and I don’t have cable but we love watching the Leafs play but finding a link can be hard. Thankfully my amazing Mum has cable and anyone with Rogers apparently have Anyplace Tv. Using her login we can watch hockey in peace!

Music Favourite: 

 

High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

October Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

Quo Brow and Lash Brush/Comb 

I got this brush to help comb my lashes to make sure they’re straight before curling them and to brush my brows so they’re not crazy. It’s a small step butmajor steps, there’s nothing worse then waking up looking crazy so this simple brush/comb helps that. I got this at Shoppers Drug Mart for $14 a long time ago so the prices may be different now.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Aveda Tulasara Wedding Masque

You all know that I love Aveda products and this wedding masque is something else. Find an Aveda store near you and rub this product onto the back of one hand then compare your hands, I can guarentee you you’ll see the difference in your hands. You have to see it to believe it. Once you try it comment below what you thought. You can get this at Aveda salon and stores for $85

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Speed of Light Blow Dry Accelerator

This is new to Aveda and we’re obsessed. Speed of Light is a detangler, heat protector, reduces breakage and it blow dries your hair faster. Now if you have fine hair your hair will dry fast already and if you have a lot (I’m talking log size pony tail) it will take awhile to dry your hair. You can get this at Aveda salons and stores for $42.

Body Favourite: 

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Belted Wool Coat

I’ve been looking for a wool coat like this for awhile and finally found it on Dynamite so I just had to buy it. It’s a great jacket for in between weather in Canada (between Fall and Winter or Winter to Spring). I got this at Dynamite for $120.

Home Favourite:

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Shhhowercap 

I have previously bought a cheap shower cap and loved it but as cheap is, it doesn’t last long. It started to get loose and the water was getting in so I had to get a new one since I don’t wash my everyday. I found this one at Sephora and decided to spend the money to try it out, money well spent. I love this showercap and it’s still tight and stays on my head. You can get this online at Sephora for $54

Music Favourite: 

God is a woman by Ariana Grande

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

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.