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.

January Favourites 2018!

Makeup Favourites: 

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Diorshow Maximizer 3D Lash Primer

I was in Sephora with my sister one day when a representative from Dior was there talking to customers, she happened to talk to me about my mascara when she told me about this. At first I was skeptical but later one I decided to give it a shot. I don’t know what it is about it but my eye lashes are looking bomb lately! I would highly recommend this, it works so well with their mascaras. I got this at Sephora for $37.00.

Skin Care Favaourite: 

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Glysomed Hand Cream

Now I know I’ve written about this hand cream before but I’m writing about it again because I’m Canadian with dry skin because of Winter! I always end up going back to this hand cream because it works so well and a little goes a long way. You can get a 3 pack of the small ones for $3-$4 at Walmart.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Oribe Signature Conditioner

This conditioner goes with the shampoo I wrote about a couple months ago. It’s just your everyday conditioner but it smells amazing and makes your hair super soft after giving a good scrub. Now I live in Canada so you can get this at Holt Renfrew for $60.00.

Body Favourite: 

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Vega Essentials Shake – Chocolate

With trying to be healthy I thought I show try a shake but I didn’t want your typical protein shake. I researched Vega and saw this shake you can use as a breakfast or a snack and you can even bake with it! Now I’m not a vegan or anything but I liked what I was reading so I thought I’d give it a try and I’m pretty impressed. It actually tastes good and doesn’t smell bad like regular shakes. You can get this in a lot of stores but I got mine at Walmart for $37.00.

Home Favourite:

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Bath & Body Works Black Cherry Merlot Candle

My whole family is obsessed with the Black Cherry Merlot hand soap so my Mum all got us all the candle for Christmas and it’s just as amazing. You can get this at Bath & Body Works for $25.00.

Music Favourite:

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Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

March Favourites 2016!

Makeup Favourite: 

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Victoria’s Secret Fearless Eau de Parfum

I know this isn’t makeup, it’s more like a beauty favourite but meh! Sadly I had to find a new perfume I liked since Victoria’s Secret got rid of the one I used so I picked this one instead! I’m picky with smells so it took my awhile to figure out which one I liked since they have so many but this ended up being a great choice. Victoria’s Secret has great perfumes and I would suggest you check them out if you’re into that. For a 1.7 Fl ox bottle it is $55.00 and for a 3.4 Fl ox it is $72.00!

Skin Care Favourite:

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tarte Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment

Under my eyes started to get really dry and dark so I wanted to get an eye cream, plus finding a good eye cream now and using it forever is good to help your skin. As any of my followers know I love tarte products so of course I wanted to get out theirs first. I put it on a sensitive spot on my hand to test it out and was impressed so I bought it. When I started using it at home I was skeptical at first I’ll admit but not I can see that it’s actually doing something. However, I don’t think this is the one for me. I will continue to use it so I don’t waste it but I will however been trying other products. Don’t get me wrong I would buy this product again. I got this at Sephora for $46.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner

Well weird story, my boyfriend used all of my conditioner on his beard so I needed to buy more. We went to the store and this is all they really had so I grabbed it anyways, this works wonders, especially when I come out of the pool! It even comes in this cool little bottle! I got it at Walmart for $3.46.

Body Favourite: 

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up & up migraine relief

Living in Canada and it being March which means Spring brings a lot of rain, and with rain comes migraines for me. My family found these at Target awhile ago before they even came to Canada and left, these are heaven! My friend went to the states and got some for me but Target now ships to Canada! They are $10.99 at Target.

Home Favourite:

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A Selfie Stick! 

This was actually a gift from my Dad when he went to the States. My dear old Dad thought you could only buy them there so he picked one up but it ended up being a pretty sweet gift. You can buy them almost anywhere and they range from $10.00-$20.00 depending on the brand. We just have a cheap one and it works just as well!

Music Favourite:

Cheap Thrills by Sia

Random Favourite:

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New St. Patrick’s Day Shirt!

I bought this at Spencers and got it for $21.99! Sadly I didn’t do anything for it but I did wear it proudly!

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

 

 

September Favourites!

Makeup Favourite:

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Aveda Lip Shine – Honeysuckle

I actually got this lip shine a really long time ago and they don’t sell this exact one but they have similar ones. These is great for going out when you don’t want your lips to be dramatic but you want something there! I got these at Aveda for $17.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Sephora Face Brush

I use this every once in awhile when my face needs a good scrub to get all the dead skin off. It’s not too rough but it gets the job done, sadly Sephora doesn’t sell this exact one anymore but they do have a double ended one now for $19.00! Two for one!

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aussie Moist Shampoo and Conditioner

I have used this shampoo and conditioner for years now and I still think it is the best everyday shampoo. It’s cheap, it lasts a long time and it smells great. When Target was in Canada you could get it for $3.00, Walmart usually has it for $5.00 and Shoppers Drug Mart has it for $8.00!

Body Favourite:

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Dynamite Lace Peplum with Back Cutouts

I shop this shopping with my sister for my uncles birthday party when I saw this shirt. I fell in love with it right away, tried it on and bought it. You can wear it with or without a bra, it’s comfortable either way and I’m a pretty chesty woman. You can get this at Dynamite for $39.95.

Home Favourite:

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Whole Home Noel Folk Dance Blanket

I could not for the life of me find a picture of this blanket online which tells me they don’t sell it anymore. I would have to wait to see around Christmas time to see if it comes out again.  I got this blanket as a Christmas gift but it’s from Sears. It’s so comfy, it isn’t itchy, it’s light weight but keeps you warm. It’s a great couch blanket as well. I however don’t know how much it cost because I got this blanket two Christmas’ ago.

Music Favourite:

Can’t Feel My Face by The Weeknd

Random Favourite:

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North Face Venture Jacket 

I got this jacket at an outlet mall so it was cheaper than what they would be at a normal store. This jacket is a life saver in the rain, I stayed completely dry in a rain storm with no umbrella. They come in all different colours so there’s one for everyone. Mine was roughly $129.00 at a North Face Store.

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.

April Favourites 2015!

Makeup Favourite: 

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Dior Diorshow Black Out Waterproof Mascara

Now I know I wrote about a different mascara before but I wanted to try something new and fell in love with this one. Dior mascara is a little bit on the expensive side but it works like a charm. My eyelashes are a little bit long so when I apply this I need to do a tiny clean up job. It goes on extremely easy but it’s difficult to come off. It doesn’t make your eyelashes clump together, they will still feel like you normal soft lashes. When taking this off you will 100% need a good eye make up remover, but that’s the best part about this product – you pay a lot of money for waterproof and you expect it to stay on. You can get this at Sephora for $31.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips

With my new mascara I needed to get a great make up remover. I wrote a post on my Facebook asking all the ladies which one I should try, a lot of people said Avon and make up wipes but I don’t have an “Avon person” and I want something stronger than wipes. My mum came home with a sample she got, so I gave it a try. This worked like a charm, the make up came right off. You do have to give your face a rinse after because it is oil but your eyelashes are the same, like you never had make up on. You can get this product at Sephora for $22.00 but I’m sure other stores have this.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Goody TangleFix – Bright

My friend had one of these at work and I’ve seen them online before. The chlorine dries out my hair, which makes it get tangle easily. Normal brushes hurt and hard to get the knots out, this brush works with my hair so it’s not pulling. It gets the knots out well, the only problem I have with it is, it’s not a styling brush. I found when I used it it makes my curly hair go straight and puffy. That’s fine when I’m at work because most likely I’ll be going back into the water but if you were to use it at home before you go out it wouldn’t be ideal. You can get the Goody brush at Walmart for $5.00 – $6.00.

Body Favourite:

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Dynamite Cami with Buttons – Black

I wrote about this shirt in a different colour on my Spring Much Haves. Well I bought it! It really is comfortable, it has adjustable straps and of course the buttons on the front. You can dress this shirt up or down for whatever the occasion is. You can get this shirt/cami at Dynamite for $24.95.

Home Favourite:

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Google Chromecast

I originally bought this so I could put the movies and shows I watch on Showbox onto my TV because I was getting tired of holding up my tablet for two hours. When I got it, it was easy to set up but connecting my Showbox to Chromecast was a whole different story.
The latest Showbox update prevents you from using Chromecast, it asks you to download some MX player, I tried, it was a pointless circle of downloading the same player. I looked on good old Reddit, they told me to download a program called Growbox, it acts as the MX player but without having to download a million things and still no connection to Chromecast. Growbox works, and now my Chromecast it awesome again.
If you have one of the new Blue Ray players that has YouTube, Netflix and all those extras and don’t use Showbox or watch movies online then this product wouldn’t be ideal for you since it does the exact same thing as the Blue Ray player. If you do watch movies online and use Showbox then this product is for you!
You can get the Chromecast at Best Buy for $39.00.

Music Favourite:

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Every Other Freckle by alt-J

My boyfriend told me about this song, he likes it because I have freckles. There’s actually two versions of the music video, a girl version and a guy version. I posted the girl version. Listen to it and let me know what you think!

Random Favourite:

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Brita Hard Sided Bottle

I don’t like the taste of water, I think it has a weird taste to it. I needed something that would help because water is good for you and lets face it, you need to drink it. My whole family uses Brita, even my cat prefers Brita water! There’s actually two different types, a soft sided and hard sided water bottle. The soft one is a squeeze bottle and the hard one is pretty much a straw. These bottles are great because they limit the amount of plastic bottles we use since they are reusable. The hard one is the bottle I own, you can get it at Walmart for $15.00.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

(All pictures taken from Google)

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.

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!