June Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Breakup To Makeup Bag 

Awhile back I went shopping with my sister and found this at Sephora. It’s a makeup bag that reminds you no matter what happens in life, you can still truck on and be strong. There’s three different bags, mine is the one above, the others say, “Losing you hurt but losing my makeup bag would be a tragedy” and “Life is short, wear more makeup.” It’s a pretty good bag, I don’t have that much makeup so it all fits in the one bag but if you do have a lot of makeup it’s a good travel makeup bag. These bags are vegan and cruelty-free so they’re badass. You can get these bags at Sephora for $30.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray – SPF 30

Summer is officially here so we need to protect ourselves! I say this a lot because I have ginger skin even though I’m not a ginger, I burn easy and burns hurt and can turn into cancer and what not. We just don’t want that. In my opinion you don’t need to spend a lot of money on sunscreen, they all have the same thing in it just different brands. For your face, maybe you should spend a little bit more on it but for the rest of your body whats the point? The only thing you really need to focus on is the SPF. Ever since Target was in Canada I used theirs but they are no longer here as you guys all know! I don’t even know how much this was because I got it awhile ago but it’s not expensive at all.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque

I live for this stuff! I wrote about the shampoo awhile ago in one of my monthly favourites but here is the masque that you use after the shampoo. As I’ve said before I work in a pool so my hair gets damage easily. The shampoo gets all the chlorine, salt, and product build up out and this restores your hair. Ever since I bought this again after awhile of not using it my hair hasn’t turned blonde from the chlorine bleaching it, and my hair stays soft. I use it after every time I come out of the water, and on Thursday I use it about 3 times in one day. You can get this at Aveda for $27.00.

Body Favourite:

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Aveda Singular Notes: Vanilla Absolute

A couple months ago when I went shopping with my sister we stopped at Aveda to get chlorine shampoo, they had these sweet donation that if you donated $10 you get a back massage. When they did it you get to pick the smells you want to relax you and what not. This is the one I used, it smelt amazing, it made the massage THAT much better, it was honestly heaven. You can get this at Aveda for $27.50.

Home Favourite:

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Nexus 7 Tablet

I got this a couple years ago for Christmas from my loving mum. This is such a badass gift because you can do so much on a tablet, I watch movies all the time on here or use it when my phone needs to be charged. It’s great, I don’t believe they sell this one anymore but they have new versions! Any electronic store will have tablets for sale.

Music Favourite:

Cheerleader by OMI

I’m sure you’ve heard this song before since it’s all over the radio but I’m in love with this song, it’s a great beat for the summer! Check it out.

Random Favourite:

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Fujifilm Instax Share Printer SP-1

I heard about this awhile ago and I thought it was just one of those things people make up and it doesn’t actually exist. I was actually in Best Buy one day and I saw it, I grabbed it right away and bought it with a couple of films to go with it. This thing is amazing, there’s an app you can download and it works wireless through WiFi. I’ve printed off about 12 pictures from my phone from this. It’s great and it goes well with the cameras they have.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

March Favourites 2015!

Makeup Favourite

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up & up Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

I didn’t have a set makeup remover until Target came into Canada, I’ve always loved their up & up brand so I tried them out and fell in love. One side is your normal cloth, then the other side is like a paper towel with some sort of pattren to get a scrubbing action. It got most of my waterproof mascara off but that seems impossible with makeup now and days. Sadly Target is leaving Canada so I’m back to square one and have to find a new wipe. Never fear though, I have one or two in mine but I’ll leave that for next months when I’m try them out. You can get these at Target for $3.84.

Skin Care Favourite

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After Inked Tattoo Cream

I know this one is pretty weird and probably no one is going to buy this unless they’re getting a tattoo or already have a tattoo but I wanted to share anyways. I got a tattoo almost a year ago now and I needed a cream to keep it all healthy and such. This is the cream I purchases from the shop but you can get it online aswell. This stuff smells amazing, it’s animal cruelty free and vegan, and not to mention dermatologist tested. If this came in huge lotion bottles I would use this all over my body. You can get it online at http://www.afterinked.com or Whole Foods, a 7ml is $5.00 or a 3oz is $20.00.

Hair Care Favourite

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Aveda Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser

It’s finally getting warmer in Ontario, Canada so thought of beaches and pools are popping into everyone’s minds. I however am always in a pool and we all know chlorine kills your hair. This stuff is a lifesaver, or should I say hair saver? It removes chlorine and salt, plus product build-up, you don’t need a lot and it smells amazing! You can get it at Aveda stores, 250ml for $21.00, it’s expensive but it works.

Body Favourite

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O.P.I Big Apple Red Nail Polish

This is my favourite nail polish ever. O.P.I is a great brand that awesome colours, that last a long times. I mostly where this colour on my toes since my boyfriend thinks it sexy but I do wear this colour a lot! It’s just bright and fun! You can get this at most beauty stores for about $10.00 – $12.00. The store Trade Secrets is the best place to get O.P.I in my opinion.

Home Favourites

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Pledge Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner

This stuff is the best and only cleaning supply you will ever need/want. You can use this on granite, metal, wood, mirrors, glass and eletronics! My personal favourite is mirrors, way better then Windex. It smells great, cleans great, it’s just a great product all around. You can get this pretty much anywhere I think for roughly $6.00 – $8.00.

Music Favourite

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Riptile by Vance Joy

This song is new on the radio and it’s not too over played yet but it’s getting there. I just think it’s a fun song that I love singing along too. Give it a listen and let me know! *Link Above*

Random Favourite

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Instax Mini Photo Album

Yes! You read me right! Now the actual Fujifilm people have not created accessories for their cameras besides one crappy case, I got this off eBay for $10.00! It takes awhile to shop to your house but it’s totally worth the wait. It holds 64 photos plus one on the front, it hold any of the camera pictures besides the wide film, you need to type in wide photo into eBay but they do have them. I love mine and will probably order more once this one is closer to getting filled up. They also come in all different colours!

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you tried out my products and if you liked them or what your monthly favourites are!

Maeg.

February Favourites 2015!

Make Up Favourite

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tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant

I believe I got this for Christmas 2 years agao and I still have it and lots of it. It’s not an everyday make up routine, maybe once a week. I tend to use it whenever I have chapped lips that just started to get bad. It’s great because it gets rid of all the dead skin and your lips start to feel good again. You can get this product at Sephora for $21.00.

Skin Care Favourite

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Dove Revive Dry Spray Antiperspirant

I saw all the commercials for this new product and I wanted to try it out for myself. I use the normal Dove deodorants so I’m familiar with the company, I must say I’m pretty impressed. It smells great and you don’t have to worry about those clumps that can happen. Now the bottle says it’s 48 hour protection – that’s a straight up lie – it works like your normal deodorant, you’re gonna have to reapply. You can get it at any local store that sells beauty supplies, mine was roughly $6.00.

Hair Care Favourite

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Organix Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Penetrating Oil (Dry and Coarse Hair)

I got this because we all know I work in a pool and it kills my hair. I’ve been using this for about 2 years now and love it, you don’t need a lot, maybe a little drop, rub it in your hands than put it in your hair. I mostly put it in the ends because that’s where it gets the worst. You can put too much in your hair and make your hair greasy looking. You can get this at any beauty supply/drug store roughly for $6.00 to $7.00.

Body Favourite

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St. Ives Oatmeal & Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash

So the story with this one was I ran out of body wash at my boyfriend’s house and forgot to buy more. When I was in the shower one of the roommates body wash was there. She’s my friend so I just used a little bit. It made my body feel so soft and clean, I went home and bought some for myself; and it smell pretty good too. The best part is after I come out of the chlorine and I use this my skin isn’t dry and itchy anymore. I got this at Target for $4.00.

Home Favourite

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My good friend decided that she was going to have a wine and cheese night, and I’m not much of a wine drinker but I do love sangria. My boyfriend got me hooked on it, anyways, I started looking online and I know the Girls’ Night Out brand is pretty good. I found sangria flavoured wine! It’s pretty damn good, I shared it with my family before the wine and cheese night, and we finished the bottle pretty damn fast. In the summer you can totally put it in a jug, cut some fruit up and sit outside with it. It is definitely a good starter wine. Here in Canada we have a alcohol store called the LCBO, you can get it there for $8.95.

Music Favourite

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Dice by Finley Quaye and William Orbit

This song is mostly know from the show The OC, all their soundtracks are amazing! I was obsessed with this song when I first heard it and I’m glad I found it again. Let me know if you like it!

Random Favourite

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Polaroid Camera – Black

I’ve wanted this camera for years but it’s so popular and kind of hard to find. My sister found it for me and gave it to my for Christmas. The pictures are smaller than normal Polaroid cameras you grew up with or that your parents had but you can get a camera with that size film. The camera is $99.99 at Best Buy, it comes with 2 film packs (20 pictures), the only problem is finding more film, they sell out fast and cost $12.00-$21.00. You also can only get photo albums for it on Ebay right now, they haven’t gotten that for, nor do I think they will. They seem to focus on the cameras only. It is still an amazing and fun camera, old things are coming back!

Alright and that’s it for February Favourites, let me know what you think of my products or tell me what your favourites were this month.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Target Canada Closing – My Opinion

Yesterday morning Target Canada announced that they will be closing all 133 stores, leaving 17,000 people without jobs.

From my understanding Target Canada was only open for two years and in my opinion was a lot better than Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart. I use AUSSIE shampoo, from time to time I switch it up and try something new but AUSSIE is my go to brand. At Shoppers Drug Mart my shampoo and conditioner is $8.00 each; at Walmart the same shampoo and conditioner is $5.00 each; and of course at Target Canada the same shampoo and conditioner is $3.00 each (sometimes $2.00).

That’s why I shop at Target Canada.

I’m not saying Target has all the best deals because they don’t, but the things you use everyday and buy a lot more of is cheaper than anywhere else.

From my understanding Target Canada is closing because in the two years they’ve been open they’ve lost billions of dollars and said they wouldn’t make any profit until 2020 if they keep the Canadian stores open. I was quickly reading an article  about this and someone said (I think it was the CEO, I could be wrong) that it was plain and simple, Canada didn’t do what we wanted it to do so they’re being closed down.

That sounds pretty rude to me but it’s just business everyone.

In my opinion Target went at coming to Canada all wrong. They opened 133 stores as fast as they could, instead they should of opened them slowly, maybe one in each major city. In Brampton alone there’s 4-5 I believe and most of them are at malls (which closing the ones in the malls will close them even more money, they said millions just in closing Targets at malls).

Since they did it their way and opened all 133 stores at once and it didn’t work out, I’m wondering why they didn’t do what Sears did and close a couple of stores to save money? Because they’ve decided to close them all at once, leaving us Canadians teased, I think they’ve made a bad name for themselves.

The best part about them closing down is that City Pulse 24 News released that Target Canada was closing before the stores told their employees, leaving some to find out from the news that they no longer have a job. I know this because my sister and a couple of friends are some of the 17,000 people who no longer have a job.

In the end I think Target Canada will be missed by some.

Thanks for reading.

Maeg.

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

Yesterday (Dec 30/2013)

This is mostly going to a be a rant about what happened yesterday. My sister wanted me to meet her at the mall so she’d have someone to talk to when she got her nails done and I had to get booze for new years. She told me she was done at 2:15 pm so the closest bus to that was at 1:45 pm so I obviously took it. As I get to the mall my sister tells me that she would be late due to paper work, I said okay it can’t be that long so I was thinking 2:20 pm she would get out. I walked around the mall then around Target. I didn’t eat lunch so I thought I would get a drink and something from Starbucks inside the Target and wait for my sister there. This Starbucks was so damn slow, the girl taking the orders seemed crazy and the guy who was making the drinks was really nice but extremely slow – but to be fair they only had one blender which doesn’t really work with Starbucks. To order and get my drink it took about 20 – 30 mins, I sat down and my sister still wasn’t done so I just ate my food. She finally came down and said I want to get a drink (in my head I was like oh fuck this is going to be a very long mall trip) but it went by fast this time. Finally we left to get my sister’s nails done.

We get to the nail place and everyone is sitting down on their phones or tablets, my sister said she wanted to get her nails done so they told her to sit down where she was and I sat beside her. This woman brought her damn kid to work, let her child run around in the busy mall then was yelling at her kid to stay close. While all this was happening she was suppose to be doing my sister’s nails, the whole time I said this lady needs to do her job and this is stupid, the worst service, they’re so slow, I hope this child get taken and so on. Honestly I know that is so bad to say but that’s the only way people learn is when something bad happens. The nail place which is called Millennium Nail Care, started to get busy so busy that all the girl were working on someones hands or feet. Another lady walks in and says how long and the owner said 10 mins, this man just sat on his ass on his phone and didn’t bother to start this ladies feet. Talk about the worst service ever, then another person comes and he all of the sudden starts that persons nails, I was in shock that he actually did some work. They made my sister sit there for about 30 mins just to dry her hands and then the machine didn’t work when she went to pay, so the girl that did her nails got the owner to fix it and when he did that he noticed that my sister didn’t tip. So this place lets kids run around, they sit on their asses all day, and the owner only works when he wants to and not to mention they were expensive.

After the nail place we left and went to the LCBO, we walked around and decided what we wanted and paid. As we walk to the cashier I noticed a damn 8 year old carrying booze, the cashier told her and the mum said, “Oh I didn’t know that.” The cashier said that she wasn’t suppose to sell it to her but today she would let it go because she didn’t know. I had a gift card for it so I only ended up actually paying $2.00 of my actually money and I got beer for my boyfriend too, I was pretty happy about that. My boyfriend picks us up and we went back home. 

I live in Brampton so I wasn’t really surprised that there were so many people who are terrible parents but seeing them all in one day is very stressful for someone who works with kids. 

New Years 2014

Tonight is New Years Eve, last year I just started talking to my boyfriend and he ended up ditching me the night of so I went out with my best friend. This year he was suppose to go to the Winter Classic but a whole bunch of stuff ended up happening and he didn’t end up going, so I get to see him finally for this year and I get a actual kiss. 

Tonight we are not doing anything special we decided that we were going to stay home, drink and hot tub. Some of his best friends might come over but that all depends on what they are doing. I wouldn’t be surprised if we ended up going to Nashville North, even though I hate that place. 

I will have to let you know how it goes and what we end up doing. 

Happy New Years! Be safe and warm everyone! 

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!

50 Daily Essentials!

I was thinking of another list to put up but I had no idea what, I decided to write down all the things/products I use every day! I thought it was a fun, cool idea and maybe you guys can check it out and try them yourself! 

  1. Clif Bars. I honestly would starve to death if I didn’t eat these. 
  2. Blistex Berry lip balm.
  3. Vicks VapoRub… I get sick very easily and this is a wonders! 
  4. Alesse birth control…enough said. 
  5. Life Brand Allergy Formula.
  6. Advil
  7. Up & Up migraine relief. Now if you’re in Canada you can only get this in the states sadly. Our laws don’t allow us to have this. 
  8. TUMS smoothies. 
  9. Halls
  10. U by Kotex tampons. Sorry boys, it’s a must!
  11. Crush perfume from Boathouse.
  12. Dove Go Fresh pomegranate & lemon verbena scent antiperspirant.
  13. Q-tips.
  14. Dove clinical protection.
  15. moroccan argan oil.
  16. Cetaphil face wash and moisturizing face cream.
  17. Vaseline dry skin lotion. 
  18. Sephora eye lash curler. 
  19. Maybelline the rocket volum express mascara (waterproof). Honestly the best I’ve used so far! 
  20. Sephora Tweezerman tweezers.
  21. Sephora Khol expert eyeliner.
  22. Sephora sharpener.
  23. Essie nail polish.
  24. OPI nail polish.
  25. Coach purse.
  26. Crest Pro Health Whitening toothpaste.
  27. Colgate vibrating toothbrush.
  28. Crest Pro Health Multi-Protection mouth wash. 
  29. Lifebrand Latex Free bandaids. I play baseball and obviously you get cut up a lot but I have sensitive skin, to the point wear anything that has sticky stuff on it like bandaids, first-aid tape, stickerts, etc will burn my skin. 
  30. Polysporin.
  31. Assuie Aussome volume shampoo and conditioner. 
  32. I love…raspberry & blackberry shower gel.
  33. Bic Soleil shavers. 
  34. Target luffa. 
  35. Sunlight Sensitive skin pac laundry detergent. Once again my skin is a pain in the butt. I’m actually allergic to perfume so anything that is smelly will give me a rash. This is great stuff it doesn’t have a scent but it leaves your clothes smelling clean. 
  36. Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone. It’s old and discontinued but it is honestly a great phone. I’ve dropped it so many times, it’s survived a baseball diamond and so much more. 
  37. Nexus 7 Tablet.
  38. iPod Classic. 
  39. iHome iPod stand. 
  40. Canon PowerShot SD1100 1S
  41. HP white lap top 17” screen.
  42. Ceramic straightener. I’ve had it for so long that it doesn’t even have a name, but it’s the best. 
  43. John Frieda Curling Iron. This is the best brand if you want a brand name product for your hair. 
  44. Shoppers Drug Mart mini super umbrella…for those rainy days. 
  45. Coach purple watch. 
  46. 2 Pandora charm bracelets. 
  47. Bittersweet earrings.
  48. American Eagle jeans and earrings.
  49. Boathouse tops/sweaters and toques. I live in Canada! I must have a toque! 
  50. American Eagle black and brown belts.