The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Product Review

Hey everyone! I am the sister of Maeg and will be writing a guest review on some of The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Products.

I was recommended to try this products from my mother and stepfather; as I not only have some light acne but also have blemishes to the point where my entire face is red.

Three of the products I will be writing about I purchased in a set for $ 36.00 CDN. They included the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash, the Tea Tree Clearing Toner, and finally the Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash

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I enjoyed this product as it does clear away the dirt in your skin when you use it. I use this product while in the shower allowing my pores to open up more ensuring that the product will remove any excess oils.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner

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Out of all the Tea Tree products I’ve tried so far this has to be my favourite. I use this not only for my face but my body as well. If I have a few zits creep up on me I just use this product and within a few days they are gone. Definitely removes any excess dirt from the any. Best advice apply with a clean cloth. The only downside to this product is you have to shake it every time in order to activate the ingredients.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion

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I honestly do not use this product much as the rest of the line, as it has moisturizing ingredients. I would only recommend this product if you have dry skin.

There are three remaining products that I have tested out and they are as follows:

Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub

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I use this product only once to twice a week. I’ve had some pretty bad experiences in the past with exfoliators or scrubs, because of this I didn’t want to over do it with this product. Most scrubs I’ve used in the past have dried out my face. This scrub is not as harsh as those, and does contain some moisturizing features. This product cost $15.00.

Tea Tree Gel

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I use this as a spot treatment for  my blemishes. I do have rosacea so I am constantly red in the face. This gel does do the job, however it does not do anything in terms of zits or acne. This product cost $11.00.

Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion

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This product is great for blemishes and super easy to use. All you do is put the lotion on before bed (enough to cover your entire face) and go to sleep. When you wake up the next morning you are completely blemish free. I would highly recommend this product for anyone who doesn’t want to do a lot of work in order to get a blemish free face. This product cost $19.00.

Thanks for reading, until next time.

Cat

Black Friday Shopping + Officially Christmas

How many of you did your Black Friday shopping?

I live in Canada so it wasn’t as big as it would be in the states, I also only went to one store which was Walmart. I didn’t even want to go shopping but my boyfriend wanted to get 2DS games. It was probably the worst shopping experience I’ve had, Walmart has all their games locked up behind some glass and there was so many people lined up for iPads and Tablets that no one was paying attention to any other product by electronics. My boyfriend and I waited for 15-20 mins just to get a game unlocked from this cabinet, it was ridiculous.

When we finally got our games and stood in line it was taking forever, they had people who didn’t even work in electronics working there but all they did was end up standing there. People would walk up to them and ask can you unlock this or help answer me this and these people were like I can’t but I can get someone that can. What was the point of you being there? Useless people I tell you. We ended up getting Mario Kart 7 and Zelda for my boyfriend.

The funny part was we didn’t even have our 2DS yet, they were still coming in the mail, which we were bumped by because when you buy something all you want to do it just play with it right? We were sitting on the couch and saw the mailman come, it was awesome. Just as we said we wish they were here they arrived!

My house is officially Christmased out! We put up all our decorations, both our trees, our Christmas lights have been up forever but that’s okay. I’m also almost done my shopping! I only have one person left to get which they sent me their list today but I’m lazy so I don’t know if I’m getting it today.

Alright, thanks for reading my lazy blog!

The Right Way to Christmas Shop

I live in Canada so Thanksgiving is over, Halloween is around the corner and all the stores are putting out their Christmas stuff. Before you know it the next time you’re at the mall you’re in the crazy, madness, stressing out about what to get the cousin of yours. We’ve all been there, even I, but this year is the year I’m changing the way I shop!

In this post I’m going to let you know how I’ve planned my Christmas shopping and got right to it at the start of October!

Lets begin…

First you want to figure out who the hell you’re buying for. Write it all down, write every single name you think you should buy a gift for this year. Mine looks like this…

1. Mum                        6. Step-Dad
2. Dad                          7. Step-Mother
3. Sister                       8. Boyfriend’s Mum
4. Step-Brother          9. Dog
5. Boyfriend               10. Cat

I have way more then ten people, don’t worry if the list is big. Now that you’ve gotten that out of the way, on a different sheet of paper just brain storm some ideas for each person. I’m going to use my sister as an example; all you have to do is right whatever comes to mind.

Sister:

– car matts
-batta fish
-batta fish tank
-batta food
-GPS
-Pandora bracelet
-Tim Hortons gift card
-Starbucks gift card
-air freshener for car

Now to someone else this make not make any sense but to explain my sister just got her first car and she wants a batta fish, that’s why those were my main focuses.

TIP! If you really can’t think of anything for someone, take them out shopping with you one day and see what they pick up and talk about. Or just listening to them and see what they need around the house, for their cars or something that will help them.

Once you’ve brain stormed for every person and have it all written down, the next step is to figure out from that list you actually want to get them. Going off of my sister’s list, I know my mum will be buying her the car stuff (NOTE: communicate with friends and family so you don’t buy doubles!) so my next go to thing is a batta fish.

Now my sister has had fish before but that’s when we were younger, I started off buy going to a pets store and picking up some information about batta fish. Pet Smart is a great place to go, they have free paper brochures with everything you need and even health concerns to look out for in the pet. Once I got that I got a small tank, the tank I got came with food, gravel and water cleaning solution.

I got her that at the start of October, I haven’t bought anything else for her but slowly with each pay I get a little more gifts. I’ve been slowly buying gifts since the start of October so by the time November comes, I’ll mostly be done my shopping. Now because the first gift that I got for my sister came with everything I just need to worry about getting the fish, but that can wait closer to Christmas time.

In the end, go over your list/brain storming one more time just to make sure you didn’t miss anything or maybe someone told you, “oh I really want this for Christmas.” Once all that is done, it’s time a start wrapping those gifts!

So lets recap and write in point form.

1. Figure out who you’re buying for by writing all the names down.
2. On different sheet of paper brain storm ideas of what to get that person. Do for each persons name you wrote down.
3. Out of that brain stormed list, pick something you actually want to buy them.
4. Do a litter research on which one is best/any info you may need/where to buy.
5. Every time you’re out buy one part of each person, slowly. It doesn’t have to be done all in one sitting.
6. Go over you list and make sure you’ve gotten everything.
7. Start wrapping!

I know it may seem confusing the way I wrote it but you get what I’m saying..maybe.

Hopefully this was somewhat helpful!

x – Maeghan

Boycott Nine West

This post is going to be a little bit of a rant so if you don’t want to hear it I suggest you move on.

It’s story time kids! I’m going to tell you a little story of what happened to me with the company Nine West and explain why I’m never shopping there ever again; also why I think Purolator people are dumb and would really like to know what the hell they’re doing.

As I wrote before, I’m going to a wedding, a wedding in the fall so the original shoes that I had for my dress are summer and my feet will be cold since I live in Canada.  A couple weeks before my best friend, my sister and I went to the mall to see what shoes they had, now our mall isn’t that big and doesn’t have many shoe stores. On Sept 9th, 2014 my sister and I decided to go to Square One in Mississauga. We went into every shoe store that the mall offers and I didn’t really find anything I was looking for until I walked into Nine West. I found the perfect shoe so I asked for a size 9. The lady told me that she only had 8 1/2 and 9 1/2, I tried them on anyways. The 8 1/2 was too tight and the 9 1/2 was too big, I needed the size 9. I asked if she had a size 9 in a different colour just so I could see the fit, of course she brought them out and they fix perfectly. For some reason she checks the system to see if she has the colour I want in mine size, turns out she does. She came out with my size and let me put it on when another sales associate says those shoes are on hold until tonight. Lets just pause for a moment, that means someone had these shoes on hold yesterday, never came to get them and that day her 24 hours was up but at night time. The lady that was helping me was nice and said that I could buy them and get them shipped to my house since I couldn’t buy the last pair they had in stock so that’s what I did. She told me the shoes would be at my house in 2 days max. I was happy.

Today is Sept 16th, 2014 and I still have yet to get my shoes.

I was in my room when I decided to call the store to see what was going on, the phone was ringing then all of the sudden just cuts out. I called back 7 times before I went to my sister to help me. My sister called 3 times and we still had no answer from this store, I was officially angry. My sister decided to call head office and see what the hell was going on since we couldn’t get a hold on them, head office asked for my name, email address and the invoice number which lead to nothing, they had no record of my order. They said they would call us back before 5pm with all the details. After my sister got off the phone with them she decided to try the store one more time (keep in mind we called at lunch time so no one would be in the store except whoever was working) for some reason someone answers. My sister yelled her ass off at them and asked what the hell was going on. She looked up in the system my name and it wasn’t there because the girl on the receipt spelt my name wrong. She fixed that in the system even though I will not be going back there. She found my order and said that they have already shipped it to my house but no one was there to come get it. Now I live in a building, you have to buzz up to get a hold of that person just like in every other building, if I don’t answer the buzz it acts like a miss call on my phone and gets logged. I had no missed calls on my phone! My sister said that was bullshit because someone was home and the phone didn’t ring at all. In the end we got the shoes reshipped to my house so I’m expecting them tomorrow. Hopefully.

Purolator. I really want to know what the hell is going on with there heads. Because no one buzzed up to my house this makes me assume this guy drove all the way to Brampton to stand in my lobby, see no one there and then walk back to his car. There was no sticky saying they were here and I missed it, no miss calls, nothing! Does that no make you think he drove here to stand there? I mean really what the fuck? Now because they did that I made a sign with their logo on it saying…

Purolator

Delivery for Maeghan C******
Please dial 7752 into the key pad and I will come down to get my package.

Thanks You!

Tomorrow morning my mum is posting that note in the lobby so when they come they no to call me. If they don’t call I will be disappointed in humans. This is an easy task people!

If I do get the shoes I will be happy but I’m still never buying shoes from the company ever again, it was the most stressful thing ever and I’ve never had a problem with any other shoe company. I get shoes shipped from Aldo and Spring all the time, they come the next day no problem.

Let me know what you think or write if you had any problems with those companies!

Thanks for reading!

Valentines Day

Well it’s that time of the year again when all the singles bitch and complain that they are so alone on this one “special” day, when really it is the most stupid day of the year.

Now most of you reading this are probably thinking that, oh here’s just another single girl bitching like I said up above, you’re wrong. I actually have a boyfriend. I’ve been with him for a year and a bit but I still have this stupid non-holiday. My boyfriend is all for it where as I’m the one telling him that we are not doing anything and we’re not getting each other gifts. He of course didn’t listen and got me something so I felt bad and got him something. Even though I hate this day I will participate because I know he will love doing something small for me, that’s just the way he is.

I however went big with his gift because he completely deserves it. I am not saying what it is just in case he has one of these are actually knows what my URL is.

He told me that he ordered my gift, now that can be a number of things and I’m actually so nervous as to what he got me. We are not actually doing Valentines Day on the 14th, we are actually doing it on the 16th because he works; this is okay with me.

Now back to the ranting.

I do not know why this day has to be the one day that boys and girls have to be nice to the person they like. Why does this one day have to be the day that you get your boyfriend or girlfriend a gift or treat them to something nice? I would much rather get a surprise gift for no good reason then get a gift on Valentines day.

I mean everyday should be they day that you do something nice for your other half! When my boyfriend got me flowers for finally finishing high school I was so damn happy, but knowing that I’m going to get them on that day isn’t going to be as much fun.

Now guys, I know you’re thinking that it’s actually so hard to buy girls something because maybe you don’t know them that well and you want to get to know them, flowers is the best gift on a random day. I know girls will say, “Oh I hate flowers, they die, they’re so stupid.” Guess what, she’s lying. Girls love that shit, they eat it up and this is coming from a girl. And to be honest, cheesy is better in my opinion. A simple little love letter of what you care about that person or you’re favourite things about them is honestly the best thing, you can keep those things forever!

I’m just a big cheese ball though and I know my boyfriend is the same way even though we don’t look it. I mean we eat crap food, watch sports and he farts on me all the time but that’s just us. We are honestly the weird couple that everyone hates because of how close we are to each other.

Now girls, guys are actually really hard to buy for, but most guy I think just don’t really give a shit about gifts and they just want to be with you, have sex and just relax like it’s any other day. This I also know what my boyfriend would want, but my boyfriend just loves to make me happy and make me feel special.

Both men and females, if the person really cares about you, it’s not the gift that matters it’s just being able to spend that time together is what matters.

So this Valentines day, relax at home, get naked, have amazing sex and watch a horror movie.

20 Things I like about Christmas

  1. I get to see the family I like.
  2. Snow.
  3. The turkey/ham dinner. 
  4. The Christmas trees.
  5. The decorations. 
  6. Giving people presents and seeing their reactions. 
  7. Presents for me! 🙂
  8. Time off work.
  9. The drinking and partying. 
  10. The shopping. 
  11. My sister waking up at 4 AM and everyone telling her to go back to sleep. 
  12. People trying to wake me up without getting hit or yelled at (my mum has gotten it down to a fine art.)
  13. My mum’s stockings she gifts us (she honestly makes the best stockings!)
  14. The croissants we get in the morning. 
  15. Pictures!
  16. The mad, crazy being busy. 
  17. Trying to put thing together after you’ve opened everything. 
  18. New years is around the corner. 
  19. I get to see my dad.
  20. I get to spend a lot of time with my boyfriend. 

I’m a bad gift giver.

BORING LIFE!

Yup, nothing new in my life is happening therefore making it really boring and having nothing to write about. 
Today I did however had a productive day. Last night I told myself that tomorrow I’m going to go shopping for more Christmas gifts, work, then come home to wrap all the gifts I’ve gotten so far. That’s for sure what I did! I really hate shopping alone, I feel like it’s sad, lonely and harder. When you shop you need someones opinion of whatever it is you are going to buy. For example I was Christmas shopping for my boyfriend, I wanted to get him a sweater but I have NO idea which one or what size because I forgot to ask him. I honestly left the store, walked to my sisters store, tried to find her since it’s a big store, then when I finally found her I asked her what to do. She told me that when she shops for her boyfriend she puts it on to see how big it is on her because guys always get girls to wear their clothes or girls just steal it. I thought that was the best idea ever and very smart, so that’s what I did. He finally messaged me when I was at work what his size was and I think I got the right one. I guess we will wait and see. 

“I’m a bad gift giver.”

This is like a famous line I say when I have to buy anyone a gift. This is what happens; I always brain storm of ideas then I go get the best ones. When I think about what I got them it all seems really lame to me so I get more but, when I go to wrap all the gifts I end up having so much for each person. I just always feel like I give bad gifts. Last year my ex was so picky when it came to things so all his gifts had to be like perfect and I had to listen to what he said throughout the year just to figure out Christmas gifts. My boyfriend this year is the best and loves everything I get him. We love Doctor Who and I randomly decided that I was going to get him something just for the hell of it. I saw online a TARDIS robe and I knew he would love it –  or at least I thought I did when I first saw it. So I order it, it comes and I pick it up but as soon as I go to give it to the person I’m like, “SHIT what if he doesn’t like it or he thinks it’s so lame.” Honestly, that’s what happens in my head. Anyways, he picked me up just to go over to his house and that’s when I gave it to him. I folded it so he wouldn’t know what it was right away but when he opened it he was like. “Is this a TARDIS robe?!” I obviously told him yes and he started freaking out saying it was awesome and so cool. I was SO happy it loved it and now he wears it all the time. The next morning he went to go so his mum and even he’s mum said it was really nice of me to randomly get that for him. 

I guess I will have to let you know if everyone loves their millions of gifts. 

Christmas shopping sucks. 

I honestly sucks so much because of how much time and effort it takes to get it done. I started November 1st and I’m still not done to this day. There is 21 days until Christmas and I’m still not friggen done. I have no idea how parents get there kids and families a million this each year. I swear the world works just for Christmas! 

Thanks for reading. 

Christmas Madness

I can’t remember if I wrote about Christmas in my last post, I think I wrote about me starting to shop that’s about it so let me begin!

I started my Christmas shopping last weekend and I have only gotten two gifts; not even two gifts I got one gift and part of the second one. I went shopping with my bestfriend, I think we spent most of our 5 hour shopping in Target, they had some pretty cool stuff.

I have about 20 people that I need to buy for and I don’t get paid that much because I work for the City of Brampton. Everyone thinks if you work for the city you get paid a lot of money, that used to be the case back when I was in high school because minimum wage was so low. Now because there is a freeze on the wage I get just above minimum wage. Brampton is the only city that pays so low for swimming instructors, lifeguards and deck supervisors, it’s honestly so sad because I had to do 5 months of UNPAID training and about 6-7 classes that each cost $80-$150, which I have to update every 2 years. Which is to say that I don’t have the money to updated anything because I don’t get paid enough.

The reason why I am so stressed and worried about this Christmas madness is because I don’t get paid a lot which I only get paid every 2 weeks and I have 20 people to buy for. I have 3-4 pays left before Christmas which I have to somehow make it work.

For some reason I am excited about Christmas this year, I think it’s because my boyfriend’s mum already has her Christmas stuff up around the house. I started my shopping early because not only the money but because I’m excited about it. I think I’m just excited to get everyone to open their gifts from me and hope that they like them. I mostly want to make my boyfriend’s gift the best one but right now it seems kind of lame. In my head it seemed like it was great because it’s all the things he said he wanted since I’ve met him but as I lay it out it’s all clothes. I’m excited for his mum to open her gift because I want her to stop thinking that I don’t like her, I don’t even care if she doesn’t get me anything which I don’t want her too since I will feel bad but if she does I’m sure I will like it.

My mother only puts her Christmas stuff up about the first week of December, but this year because I bought myself a small tree my mum said that I could put it up and we could have two trees and be all fancy! The only problem is that I have to spend more money on getting decorations for it. I was in the Bay’s Christmas stuff and I saw a tree that was made up of all lumberjack stuff. I loved it and I decided that I wanted to do that for my tree. Now my tree is small and the ornaments are normal size and depending on how much they are will tell me how many of them I will get. Target also has a red and grey ornaments thing which I am going to pick up because I think they will end up matching. I just have to go get them!

Christmas is so far away but this is just the start of my craziness that you will hear about!