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.

 

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.

December Favourites 2015!

Make Up Favourite:

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tarte maracuja lip exfoliant

I know I’ve written about this before but here in Canada it’s starting to get into those cold months and that means dry skin. I can already tell that I’ve using my chapstick a lot more then normal and that also comes with a lip exfoliant. This helps a great deal when you have chapped lips but you don’t want to have “ugly” lips, use this once a week with whatever lip balm you prefer and you’ll be fine! I got this at Sephora for $21.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Dove Go Fresh Burst Anti-Perspirant 

I know I’ve written about a different smell of this antiperspirant but I recently ran out and when I went to the store they didn’t have the one I normal use so I picked this one going off by the way it smells. I love it better than my old one, the smell it stronger, it smells amazing, and of course it works just as well. This time I got this at Walmart for $2.97.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid

As you all know I love Aveda products because of the smell and because they actually work. This smoothing fluid is great when it comes to smoothing down fly aways, refreshing that “poofy” hair that some of us get and so much more with actually styling your hair. I got this at Aveda stores for $37.00.

Body Favourite:

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Native Afelisen Winter Boots

I got these winter boots for Christmas last year because surprisingly I’m a Canadian who didn’t own winter boots. They’re so warm, waterproof and comfortable. I got them in grey because my jacket is grey but they come in other colours depending where you go. I got mine at Little Burgundy for $140.00 but they’re on sale for $70.00 right now!

Home Favourite:

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Chocolate Advent Calendar

This year I decided to get myself a treat by getting a chocolate advent calendar even though there’s a family one! I use to have these when I was really little but they just meant I got chocolate until Christmas! I got mine at Shoppers Drug Mart for $1.30.

Music Favourite:

Hello by Adele

 

Random Favourite:

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Instant Gift Pack Scratch Card from OLG

I always get this every year, it’s a great gift for friends, family and even yourself! I got mine at a lotto stand for $10.00.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

 

 

August Favourites!

Makeup Favourite:

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tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint – Moody

I have recently become obsessed with tarte products because they’re so great. I wrote about their mascara that I bought in last months favourites. This month is the lip tint, I wore these to a wedding in Barrie. It’s a great colour and it keeps your lips nice and moist. The only problem is you do need to reapply quite a bit I found. Which is fine because it gave me a reason to get up and do something! I actually didn’t buy this, I wanted to buy it but my sister already had a sample size so I have that now. You can get the regular one at Sephora for $29.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Carried Away Body Lotion from Bath & Body Works

I’ve had this lotion for a really long time and I love the smell. I normal keep it in my work bag because a. it gets rid of the chlorine smell and b. because it helps my skin not be itchy from the chlorine. I got this from Bath & Body Works a long time ago, I know they had a new version of it. This one was $12.50.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Hair Chemist Coconut Oil Deep Repair Masque

This stuff is one of those great life savers for a poolie. After I shower sometimes my hair just wants to be a pain in the butt or I want to make sure I get some moisture back into my hair. I also put this in my hair before I go in the water to help protect it. It’s pretty much coconut oil in a jar, it works wonders and it smells great. I got this at Sally Beauty for $8.99.

Body Favourite:

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FitBit Charge HR

I got this for my 24th birthday from my mum and step-dad. It is the best thing ever, it has gotten me moving so much. This one tracks my steps, my heart rate, miles, calories, floors climbed, my sleep, water intake, and I can put what I have eaten. The best part about it is my whole family has one and on the app you can challenge people to see who can walk the most steps in a work week. It has made my whole family get up and move just so we can beat each other! You can get this at Best Buy and Sports Chek for $179.99.

Home Favourite: 

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Netflix

Yup, I am one of those people who caved and got Netflix. My boyfriend has it at his house but I don’t at mine so I bought the two screen one. It’s great, I can watch TV shows or movies I’ve never seen before! Mine cost $11.99 per month I believe.

Music Favourite:

Revolution by Diplo

Random Favourite:

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Kate Spade 2016 Agenda 

I always have an agenda to have where I need to be and such, this year/next year I really didn’t know what to pick until I saw this one. I thought about it for awhile because it is on the expensive side but it will be useful. I got this at Chapters for $38.00.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

July Favourites!

 Makeup Favourite: 

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tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara

I know I have written about mascara before but I’ve had my eye on this one for awhile now. I love tarte because all their products are cruelty-free and they work. This mascara isn’t going to make you eyelashes big but it makes them look like your normal eyelashes with that black boldness to them. You can get any tarte product at Sephora for $25.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Garnier Ombrelle SPF 30 Water Resistant Lotion

In last months favourites I wrote about sunscreen for your body and how important it is. Some sort of SPF on your face is just as important, since your face is a sensitive area you really need to take care of it. Ombrelle is a good lotion for your face, it won’t clog your pores, its light and fragrance free. You can get Garnier Ombrelle at Walmart for $13.00-$16.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Air Control Hair Spray

As you all know I love Aveda products, I think they’re amazing and actually work. I’m a girl so anything to help my hair is a must, Aveda Air Control Hair Spray is great, it holds your hair is curls or what not but without leaving that nasty crunch some products can leave behind. You can get Air Control Hair Spray online at http://www.aveda.com or in an Aveda store for $28.00.

Body Favourite:

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Boathouse Skinny Dip Swim Suit

I am a big fan of Boathouse Stores, it’s my go to store for clothing. This summer they had a huge sale on all their swim wear that I just had to go see. I ended up getting this Skinny Dip top with matching bottoms. I just loved the different looking style and the dark colour of it. I got this at Boathouse for $10.00 (each top and bottom, total of $20.00)

Home Favourite: 

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The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

I’ve seen so many people reading this book that it just made me want to buy it. I’m not going to say any details about this book because I want you to read it. It took me two days to read it, I didn’t want to put it down it was that great. GO BUY IT! You can get this at Chapters for $18.96.

Music Favourite:

Renegades by X Ambassadors

Random Favourite:

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Animal Kingdom Color Me, Draw Me by Millie Marotta 

Colouring books for adults! YES! Who doesn’t love colouring? These books are made for adults, it’s suppose to help reduce stress in your life and keep your mind off stuff when you want it too. My whole family colours in this book, it’s great. You can get this at Chapters for $16.95.

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.