March Favourites 2020!

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As everyone knows there’s a pandemic going on and we all need to wash our hands a hundred times a day. Now I don’t know about you but my hands are dry and sore from all this washing and I’m sure I’ve written about this cream before but I’m going to write more about it because it’s incredible important in my life for the month of March. This cream is amazing, it’s thick so you don’t need a lot, it’s 100% vegetarian and it actually works. Yes, it does smell like hemp but the smell isn’t that strong but beware dogs and cats like the smell. It’s made specifically for very dry skin and was tested on very dry skin so they had our hands in mind. The best part about The Body Shop is that it’s a cruetly free company and did you know they recylce their containers? If you have a membership (it’s free) and you bring back your containers you can get money added on to your account that can go towards spending later on.

KSP Bakers Silcone Baking Sheets – set of 3

I got these for Christmas from my Aunt, I didn’t use them for awhile and then finally I made cookies. These are the best damn baking sheets EVER. I have pretty good baking sheets but the more you use them the more ‘ruined’ they get. All you do is lay the silcone sheet down on the pan like you would with foil or parchment paper and place your cookies or whatever you’re baking and I 100% garantee it will not stick. The first time I used them I baked cookies and was completely shocked, I made Dave come over to lift up a cookie by hand because it was just so satisfying. Washing the sheets is just as easy, everything that was on them just comes right off and let them air dry. They always keep their shape, I just roll them up and put them in a cupboard and once I take them out again they will be flat. The best part is they’re reusable and you’re helping the evironment! You can get these at Kitchen Stuff Plus for regular price $29.99.

 

Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Plus Prep Set

I’ve had this for years and only just started using it. When I was younger I decided I was going to make a “nesting chest”, I started buying all the products I wanted for my own place but buy it slowly so I don’t spend a crap ton of money when you first move out. I orginally got all my Joseph Joseph stuff from Sears but they sadly no longer exist, now you can get stuff from The Bay, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Kitchen Stuff Plus. This prep set is the bomb.com because it comes with 2 mixing bowls (one big, one small), a strainer, a colander, and 5 measuring cups/spoons and it stacks together like in the picture to save space! The mixing bowls have grips on the bottom of them so they won’t move around on the counter, they’re all easy to clean as food doesn’t really stick to them (unless the food is sticky, like bread dough, but still was better than regular bowls) and they come in awesome colours. Now they do come in a sky colour (blues and greys) or a stainless steel verison if you don’t want the multi-coloured ones. Asbolutely love and I will show you other Joseph Joseph products! The multi-coloured and blue/grey are $74.99 and the stainless steel is $164.99 at The Bay.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

December Favourites 2016

Makeup Favourites:

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NARS Pure Matte Lipstick – Volga

I actually bought this online because I wanted a fall/winter lip colour rather than wearing bright red all the time. I was actually impressed with this the first time I wore it, it lasted a long time and the colour is great. It does appear darker then it does online and the only problem I had with it was that if you have dry lips it tends to show that they’re dry. It doesn’t really provide that moisture for your lips. You can get this at Sephora for $35.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

I’ve written about the Clinique liquid makeup remover of this product but I wanted to try something different. This cleansing balm is the weirdest, most awesome thing I’ve bought for removing makeup. It looks oily but it’s not, it’s a solid until you rub it on your eyes/face then you just rinse off. It get waterproof makeup off and you won’t have black under eyes in the morning! It actually works and lasts longer then regular makeup removers.  I got this at Sephora for $38.00 but you can also get it at Sears and the Bay.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep

Now that I got to Aveda Institute I know a lot more about the products that I loved before, I also have a lot of Aveda products now so they might be on here a lot more. Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep creates a smooth surface and helps fight against humidity. I know that doesn’t help in the winter but the smooth surface part is great. I flat iron my hair almost every day so putting some product in helps. You can only get this at Aveda stores/salons for $34.00.

Body Favourite:

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Aveda Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme – Shampure

Once again I went with Aveda because I love the smell of this hand creme. It actually works since going their my hands are dry and I use this all the time. It doesn’t just have to be your hands I use it only my arms as well! They come in different scents which some I don’t personally like but the Shampure smell is good, it’s the scent you smell when you walk by Aveda stores/salons. You can only get this at Aveda stores/salons for $36.00.

Home Favourite: 

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Ikea EKTORP Corner Sofa

My boyfriend and I needed a couch so we went on a mission and found this at Ikea! It’s actually a pretty good couch, a good size and it’s comfortable. We got it for $1149.00.

Music Favourite:

 

Life Itself by Glass Animals

Random Favourite: 

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Bethany Uggs

I needed winter boots that I could wear when it wasn’t a snow storm but that are also warm so my mum got me an early Christmas present. They’re cute, and warm but not waterproof because they’re Uggs. Now I don’t normally like Uggs because they’re ugly in my opinion but this don’t look like your regular Uggs. These are from Little Burgundy for $200.00.

 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

May Favourites 2015!

Makeup Favourite: 

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Lancome Bi-Facil-Double Action Eye Makeup Remover

When I sent out that Facebook post asking all my lady friends what’s the best makeup remover my mum saw it and that’s when she gave me the Clinque sample in my March Favourites. Well my Mum’s best friend saw the post as well and gave my Mum her sample bottle for me to try. The Lancome Bi-Facil makeup remover is one of my favourites (tied with the Clinque one). They are honestly both great products. I find the Lancome makeup remover hurts my eyes a bit but it gets more of the makeup off, it has also lasted a little bit longer than other but not by much. You can get this product in a lot of stores, Sears, The Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart and of course Sephora for roughly $36.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths

This was the product I had in mind when I was looking for a new face wipe since Target closed down. This product is great, like the entire Cetaphil line is, it really is gentle, refreshing, and doesn’t make your face red when you use it; it also comes in two sizes! They have a small travel pack (10 cloths) that you can put in your purse or beach bag, and they have a big pack (25 cloths) that you would leave at home. The only problem with these is they’re impossible to find! I’ve been using them for about 2-3 weeks now because they’re hard to find but I’m impressed with them. I kept going back to the store to see if they had them but they didn’t, then I went to the travel section and bought 3 travel sizes ones. I absolutely love Cetaphil products! You can get these bad boys at Shoppers Drug Mart for $5.00-$7.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Every girl tries to find that one hair tie that doesn’t leave that dreadful lump on the back of their hair. Well I think we have found it ladies (and gents). I bought one just to try it out and I fell in love with it. They last a long time and don’t fade in colour or get stretched out fast. You can get an 8 pack in different colours at Sephora for $11.50.

Body Favourite:

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St.Ives Daily Hydrating Vitamin E Body Lotion

I was looking online to see what would help with chlorine burn, vitamin C helps get rid of it but vitamin E helps restore your skin. I love St.Ives body wash so I got this lotion. This works so well, my chlorine burn was gone and my skin felt great. I got this at Shoppers Drug Mart for $4.00-$5.00.

Home Favourite:

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The Real Simple Guide To Real Life: Adulthood made easy. 

I saw this book advertised on The Real Simple Instagram and thought it was an interesting idea. So I went on a mission to a Chapters that would have it, this book is a great idea! I learnt more about life reading this book than I ever did in high school! It teaches you about spending money, credit cards, insurance, and so much more. You can get this at Chapters for roughly $30.00.

Music Favourite:

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Work Song by Hozier 

I heard this song on the music section on YouTube and fell in love with it!

Random Favourite:

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Agenda from Chapters

I know this seems like a “what the heck” moment but my agenda is a life savers! I never used it in school but with adulthood you kind of need one. I know you can put everything in your phone but I’m the type of person who likes to have it all laid out in front of me, just makes things easier! You can get your agenda at Chapters for roughtly $12.00-$22.00.

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!