September Favourites 2017

Makeup Favourite:

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Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil

I bought this because my other lip liner pencil ran out and I wanted to try something new. I got this one because it can be used on your lips or eyes or anywhere really. It actually works, it feels great on your lips before you put lipstick on! I got this at Sephora for $19.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Clinique Clarifying Lotion #2

This is the second step in Cliniques 3 step cleaning. It’s made to get rid of flakes and refine the pores, all you have to do it use a cotton pad and rub a small amount over your face. I got this a Sephora or Sears for roughly $24.00 for the big size.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring 

This ring is amazing, it’s good for all types of hair, it doesn’t leave a kink in your hair, no headaches, no split ends and no breakage. It actually works, all you have to do it use it like a regular pony tail. You can get this from Sephora for $10 for a pack of 3.

Body Favourite:

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Vans Slip On Skate Shoes

I love shoe shopping and I needed something for work and I love Vans so I bought these. Vans are great shoes, I currently have 3 pairs on the go that I wear all the time. I got these at Journeys for $50.00.

Music Favourite: 

 

Random Favourite:

My bridesmaid dress that I will not be showing a picture of because the wedding hasn’t happened yet but I’m love it. We got it from David’s Bridal!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

 

 

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Lady Gaga Concert

What’s up guys?

In 2016 my best friend and I bought Lady Gaga tickets! It came up pretty fast and we were super excited for it. I had to work in the morning praying that I would get off on time to make the bus to get there on time and I did. Since Gaga’s tickets didn’t say she had an opening act we thought she was going to start right away, we were so wrong. We ended up waiting around for almost 2 hours for Gaga to come on stage, which we were annoyed about because we could have went for a proper dinner rather then eat ACC food.

However, it was a good time. I lost my voice singing to her songs and I drank lots! She played a good mix of old and new songs which was great!

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Thanks for reading,

Maeg

Elora Gorge

My boyfriend and I decided to have a beach day in the summer, we weren’t too sure if the weather was going to hold up since it rained pretty much everyday.

I’ll admit I was grumpy and I was being a pain but I did have a good time. First we went to the beach part of Elora, it was dead when we first got there but it picked up quite a bit. We got really hot so we decided we’d leave and go look at the actual gorge. It was beautiful, you got to hike and see the water.

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Thanks for reading,

Maeg

Wet N Wild Toronto

Even though this summer had terrible weather I did get a chance to go to Wet N Wild Toronto water park. For those of you who don’t know Wet N Wild took over the old Wild Water Kingdom, they kept some of the old slides and cleaned them up but they’ve added more.

We started out small with the lazy river, then decided to go to the old slides which we thought would be slow but they were fast and fun. Then we decided to go on the new rides which were amazing!

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New slides at Wet N Wild

We started with the one on the left, it was fast but so fun so we said we would try the one on the right, but we were nervous about it (chicken shits I know). By the time we got to this slide it was getting busy so the wait was a little longer but it was alright to warm up and chat. Once we got in tube we were like freaking out but it was actually so cool, you end up going pretty high on that coloured part but it was amazing.

They have other slides but they were crazy and we weren’t about that. The only downfall to this park is that I found is way smaller than Wild Water Kingdom was, you can tell they took some of the slides away and I hope they plan on building them as the years go by.

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Park Map

I would 100% say go to it and enjoy because I totally had fun and I’m an adult! Just remember safety first!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

August Favourites 2017

Makeup Favourite:

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

I actually got this eyeliner as a Sephora birthday gift but I gave it a try and fell in love with it, it’s one of the best crayon eyeliners I’ve used. It goes on smoothly and has a great finish to it. You can get this at Sephora for $31.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap

I recently changed my face wash routine because as I wrote before my skin must have changed because what I was using before wasn’t working anymore. I decided to try clinique, this is their foaming face wash, my face has never felt so damn clean. Using this with the brush just makes your face feel amazing. You can get this at Sears for $24.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Thermal Dry Conditioner

I wrote about how Aveda released a dry shampoo that I used a lot while I was in school. Towards the end of school they also released a dry conditioner, for those of you who use dry shampoo and restyle your hair, this product is for you. Dry shampoo is for the roots to soak up the oils but when we restyle our hair what is protecting the ends from the heat tools we always use? Nothing. Aveda came up with just that, it detangles, conditions and is a heat protector for your mids and ends! It smells amazing, like the Aveda Shampure scent and doesn’t leave your ends looking dirty. You can get this at Aveda for $31.00.

Body Favourite:

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Bitter Sweet Rose Gold Plated Sterling Silver Ring

It will kill me to write about this because I know this place will get more popular. Bitter Sweet is an amazing place to get jewellery, I’ve been getting my earrings from here for years but recently they stepped up their game and got even better products. This is a recent ring I got that matches my earrings for my birthday. You can get these at Bitter Sweet for $78.00.

Home Favourite:

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WonderBoom Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

My amazing boyfriend got me this speaker for my birthday, I’ve always wanted one and he was thoughtful enough to get me one. It’s actually amazing, it comes in multiple colours, it’s waterproof, wireless, the sound is clear and you control it with you phone or ipod. You can get this at Best Buy for $129.99.

Music Favourite: 

Gangsta Paradise by Coolio

Random Favourite:

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FitBit Aria

My amazing Mum and Step Dad got me this scale for my birthday (I asked for it). I have a FitBit and wear it everyday, I try to track my food everyday but I wanted to track my weight aswell. Once I’ve used it more and more I will write a full review like I did for my FitBit. You can get this at Best Buy for $129.99.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

 

Kingston Penitentiary Part 3: Premium Tour

SPOILER ALERT! THIS POST CONTAINS PHOTOS AND DETAILS OF KINGSTON PENITENTIARY AND IT’S MUSEUM. IF YOU PLAN ON SEEING KINGSTON PENN AND DON’T WANT ANY DETAILS RUINED FOR YOURSELF STOP READING NOW! 

Welcome to part 3 of the Kingston Penitentiary Tours! This is the final post about Kingston Penn but I highly recommend that you go experience it yourself! 

KP riot fire.

Back in part one I wrote about how they broke the bell during one of the three riots that happened at KP, this is a picture of the last and worst riot KP had. 

The workshops.

On the standard tour this is most of what you see for the workshops but on the premium you get to inside each one. These stairs are amazing though, the workshops are really a work of art that these inmates built. 

Inside one of the workshops

All the workshops are emptied or else we wouldn’t be able to go in them for safety reasons but this one is my favourite because the ceiling is amazing. At one point they tried to cover it but it clearly didn’t stay. 

The mail bag workshop when it was in its prime.

The workshops was home too many random things being made, for example, back when mailmen used those big bags full of mail – those we’re made at KP. If you went to an old highschool in Canada your locker was most made at KP. The weirdest thing they made at KP was locks; kind of ironic that inmates we’re making locks. This went on for awhile until someone questioned it and put it to a stop.

Carpentry Workshop

The one shop that you couldn’t go in was the carpenter workshop and that was because it was still full but I liked it that way so you can actually see what it was like.

The mailing system

This is the mailing system at KP, you could request haircuts, hand in homework, and send complaints. 

The cantine, where inmates can pick up supplies if needed.

General population gym

Warning shot mats

These mats would be all over the prison but they’ve taken then down and left them up in the gym. In prison you can’t shoot an inmate without shooting a warning shot first, so they would shoot at these mats so the bullet wouldn’t bounce all around the prison. 

Laundry room

The door to exit or enter. It’s thick and when it closes it slams which you could hear from far away. 

Outside wall

Sadly we have come to the end of our Kingston Penitentiary, this is the outside wall walking back to the parking lot. It’s a crazy experience and interesting place to be. 

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Thank you for reading!

Maeg. 

Kingston Penitentiary Part 2: Premium Tour 

SPOILER ALERT! THIS POST CONTAINS PHOTOS AND DETAILS OF KINGSTON PENITENTIARY AND IT’S MUSEUM. IF YOU PLAN ON SEEING KINGSTON PENN AND DON’T WANT ANY DETAILS RUINED FOR YOURSELF STOP READING NOW! 

Welcome to part 2 of the Kingston Penitentiary Tour blog! When you go to Kingston Penn there are actually two types of tours, your standard and your premium. Me being the lucky person I am and having a badass Mum and Step dad I saw the premium tour. 

When you turn into the parking lot this sign is posted. It really takes you back and sets the mood for what you’re about to experience. A lot of people asked my family and I why would you would want to go see a prison? The answer, because I want to experience prison without doing the crime to get into prison. 

Above is the first locking door that visitors see. You’d think this would be way into the prison but it’s not, you walk past a tiny check in desk and turn a corner and this is the door you see. From then on, all the doors lock, but don’t worry they’re kept open for the tours. 

Above is the shoe outline where visitors had to stand while they got searched. Lets just take a moment and notice that one of the outlines are children size. 

Above is simple to notice, is visiting tables for segregation inmates. You’ve seen it in movies but it’s crazy when you see it in person. 

The front gates from the inside. A guard actually died where we were standing, he came in with a truck but two inmates hid in his car and killed him. 

The Keepers House, that’s not the cool part of this photo though. Back in the day segregation was called the ‘hole’, the reason for that was because it was literally a hole in the ground, in pitch black. The hole for Kingston Penn is on either side of the sidewalk in this picture. To get to it, you go through the Keepers House. 

The Dome of general population. Remember that broken bell in part 1? It was in the center of this dome so it would echo throughout the prison. This dome is amazing, if and when you go stand in the middle of you can. When you’re there a old guard will talk to you about the dome and his experience which is amazing to hear. 

General Population Cell

Me standing in a cell

General population was one of the coolest parts because those are the cells you see in movies. You actually get to go in them, and sit in the stuff. The things you see in the cell are actual belongs that inmates left behind when they got moved. 

Cell covered in art

Before Kingston Penn closed painting your cell would cost you $20, that’s two weeks worth of their pay. However, when the guards found out that KP was closing they told the inmates to leave their marks free of charge. 

During the tour I was leaning against this phone listening to my tour guide talk. At one point he said there was only one murder that happened on this cell range and it happened at that phone. The story is there was one guy on the phone and another sitting at the table beside the phone. The guy at the table moved his chair which made that noise, the guy on the phone thought that was a sign for something so he killed him. 

I was shocked when I saw a segregation cell, for some reason I thought they would be a shithole but it’s really not. They’re bigger, have storage, mirror, more space, a window and a room to yourself; only downfall you’re locked up 23 hours of the day. 

Segregation cell, who was in here?

Alright let’s play a guessing game! Who was in this cell? I’ll give you some clues: (1.) He’s Canadian. (2.) He’s a serial killer. (3.) He was married. (4.) He was declared a dangerous offered. If you’re Canadian this will be easy if not it may be harder. 

Now because I was on the premium tour we got to see a little bit more than the standard, obviously. The hospital was one of them, it was small and kinda creepy but I hate hospitals to begin with. 

This was an old x-ray machine, in the corner there was an x-ray of an inmate. 

Pych Ward. Again this was part of the premium tour besides the gym.

Pych Ward cell

Door to cell, some were thick and some were just the bars. The inmates who got the thick ones were because they would through “gifts” at the guards, this prevented that.

The pych ward gym

Our last picture for part two is the rec yard. When you’re on the tour they tell you about how people use to escape over the wall back in the day, keep in mind back then the wall was made of wood and not that tall. I thought it would have been bigger since this prison was so big but I guess you forget they don’t have very many rights. It’s weird to think about how there is a beautiful lake on the other side of the wall. 

Stick around for part 3 coming soon!

Thanks for reading.

Maeg.