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 2016!

 

Makeup Favourite:

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I like trying different make up wipes and this one is one of my tops. It actually works and leaves your face feeling clean, the best part is that it actually gets waterproof mascara off! You can get this at Walmart for $9.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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With the hot weather already here I personally need a little stronger anti-perspirant. This product I find works well when you really need some protection compared to their regular anti-perspirants. You can buy this product at Walmart for $8.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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This product is really good for when you’re too lazy to style your hair! I use this after I come out of the shower and want to have a messy but controlled look. You can buy this at Walmart for $8.00.

Body Favourite:

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Sears PURE NRG ATHLETICS Pant

Remember when Lululemon had those good yoga pants then they changed? Fun fact, Sears sells the old ‘Lulu’ pants! I don’t need to say anything more if you use to wear these pants, they’re comfortable, they breath, and nice material! Only problem is they sell really fast! You can get these at Sears for $29.97.

Home Favourite:

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My family told me about Urban Barn and took me, I fell in love with this pillow! The entire store is filled with cool products such as this pillow, when I get my own place I will be shopping here! I got this pillow on sale for $20.00, regularly priced for $29.00 at Urban Barn!

Music Favourite:

HandClap by Fitz And The Tantrums

Random Favourite:

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OPI Live Love Carnaval

I love OPI products and loved this summer colour! I got this at Trade Secrets for $12.50.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

April Favourites 2016!

Makeup Favourite:

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I bought this lipstick in the Winter actually for the summer so I haven’t gotten to wear it outside but I have tested it out around the house. It’s a great lipstick, you all know I love tarte products and I suggest all the other shades. I got this at Sephora for $20.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

Water

I’m not going to post a picture of water since I’m not trying to sell you a brand of water but water is the number one beauty product everyone should be using. Yes it’s good for your health but it’s always good for your skin and hair! I’ve been trying to drink more water and you can tell the difference in my skin. Everyone drink up!

Hair Care Favourite:

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Speedo Silicone Swim Cap

I know this isn’t a beauty product but it’s one product that I’ve been using to help my hair stay healthy. As you know I am a lifeguard so that means I’m in the water a lot whether I be teaching or training. Now swim caps are not made to keep your hair dry but they do minimize the amount of time your hair is in the chlorine water. I just throw it on and when I’m done being in the water I wash my hair after. You can get this at Sport Chek for $14.99.

Body Favourite:

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I recently started doing a spin class on Monday nights with the city. It was my first time doing spin so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I love it. Your legs are sore after but it’s a great feeling, lungs feel good and you feel great about yourself. Exercise is key! This is the spin bike we use at class and it’s pretty good but I’m not trying to sell you on that.

Home Favourite:

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Crest 3D White Whitestrips – Vivid

I, like most people, want white teeth so I started buying Crest WhiteStrips, I’ve tried out two different type of Crest strips that I will be writing a review about later on but I found them to work. I won’t go into much details since you can read the review later but people have told me my teeth are more white! I got these for around $30.00 you can buy them at most stores such as Walmart and Shoppers Drug mart.

Music Favourite:

Ophelia by The Lumineers

Random Favourite:

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Celebrate by Lauren Conrad

I love LC- she’s such an inspiration! This actually came out like couple days ago but I read it in two days. It’s all about party planning and being a good host. I suggest buying this book if you like to have a good time and have fun! I got this at Chapters for $25.00.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

February Favourites 2016!

Makeup Favourite: 

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick – Tijuana Vibrant Spanish Red

I wanted a red lipstick but wasn’t sure which one to get so I went to Sephora. I found one online but the store didn’t have it so I walked around until I found one that caught my eye. This Kat Von D one is amazing, I bought it and tested it for one whole day – eating, drinking, talking, etc. It lasted all day long without having me to reapply and barely bled but I would buy a lip liner if you were going somewhere fancy. This lipstick is at Sephora for $26.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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ChapStick Classic – Cherry

I know I’ve written about a different lip balm before but for this one I have been using it differently. I started to get extreme dry skin on my hands – I believe it’s eczema. I was using lotions but it was taking too long to get it to go away let alone stop itching so I started to use ChapStick on my hand. I figured that lip balm helps get rid of chapped lips so using it on my hand would help, I was 100% right. It cleared up faster and now I use this all the time for dry areas on my hands. This was a Christmas gift – stocking stuffer – so I’m not sure of the exact price or where it was bought but I’m sure it’s available at Walmart or Shoppers Drug Mart.

Hair Care Favourite: 

Scissors! 

I’m not going to post a picture of it because I’m not trying to sell you a pair of scissor it’s just I used scissors to cut my hair. To keep your hair healthy we have to do the terrible and trim our hair. My hair was long due for a trim so I did it myself since I’m going to school for it. My hair felt better right away – I know it sucks but we must do the terrible! haha

Body Favourite:

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Roots Roxana Pom Pom Toque

I needed a warm hat for winter since I live in Canada and found this toque probably two years ago. The Pom Pom is huge and I love that about it, it’s also a very warm! Sadly you can’t get these right now, the website says they’re sold out but I got it from Roots Canada for $30.00.

Home Favourite:

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Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend by Dan Robson

I bought this book from Chapters for $32.00 and loved it. I’m not going to say much but go buy this book and read it!

Music Favourite:

Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots

Random Favourite: 

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Nerine Satchel Bag 

Bag obsession! Aldo actually has awesome bags so if you can’t afford something expensive check out their site! I got this one for $60.00.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

January Favourites 2016!

Make Up Favourite:

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Aveda Lip Saver

I actually got this towards the end of January but as soon as I used it my lips felt better, and let me tell you my lips were not in the best of shape. It’s creamy and simple. You can get this at Aveda stores for $8.50.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Glysomed Hand Cream

Living in Canada I get dry hands because of the winter, I keep this in purse and use it all the time. This stuff last you a long time, I’ve had the same cream in my purse for probably five years because you only need a little dot of cream that goes a long way. I actually got this at Walmart in a three pack for $6.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Control Paste

This paste is awesome for if you have bangs, short hair or even just fly aways you want to go away. This is style is the way you want it without making your hair feel or look “gross.” You can get this at Aveda stores for $24.00.

Body Favourite:

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Life Brand Face/Feet Mask 

Life Brand has lots of mask/balms for face, hands, or feet. They’re hypoallergenic, easy to use and at home spa feeling! I actually don’t know how much they are since I get this for Christmas but you can buy them at Shoppers Drug Mart!

Home Favourite:

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Charmed Aroma Vanilla Crepe Candle

Yes I am one of those ladies who bought the candle everyone is buying! If you haven’t heard of these candles, let me tell you about them. You can get them at http://www.charmedaroma.com, you pick what scent you want then purchase. The reason why they are so popular is because there’s a ring hidden in the candle wax! The ring can range from $10 to $5,000. Each candle is roughly $26.00! My ring was worth $200.

Music Favourite: 

S.O.B by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Random Favourite:

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Lori Greiner Deluxe Wood Jewelry Organizer 

I absolutely love this jewelry box, this was a Christmas gift and was one of the first things I set up. I have to admit it is on the big side but it’s great! It holds all the jewelry I own and still have space for more! You can get it at Bed Bath and Beyond for $129.99.

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