April Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Dior Liquid Eyeliner – Black 

I was so use to using a pencil eyeliner but I wanted to move on to bigger and better things when it came to eyeliner. I decided to give Dior a try since I already love their mascara so much, boy was I right! For a first time user it was pretty easy to hold and get the hang of it! I got this at Sephora for $45.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Quo Dual Ended Blackhead Remover

Don’t you just love popping zits or blackheads with your fingers? Yep, we all do but it’s actually bad for your skin. Quo from Shoppers Drug Mart has a tool that’ll do it for you without harming your skin or pushing more bacteria into your face (assuming you clean your tools)!

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Ever since I became a blonde (almost white) I’ve needed a purple shampoo to help keep it blonde! Silver Shine is a purple shampoo, for those of you who don’t know what a purple shampoo is, I will explain!
When you lift your hair (bleach and tone, highlights, balayage) there is a natural remaining pigment. If your hair is black, dark brown, medium brown, or light brown when you lift your hair it will lift red. If your hair is a dark blonde, medium blonde or light blonde it will lift red/orange, orange, and yellow/orange. Now if your hair is very light or almost white your hair lifted to yellow and pale yellow, which brings you to where my hair was before we toned it – yellow. To get rid of the yellow your toner will have to have violet in it (ash). Now sorry to break it to you but toner FADES, no matter what a hairstylist tells you it will fade, unless you buy shampoo that will help it. I’ve toned my hair once and used this purple shampoo (to keep yellow away) and it works wonders but I will have to tone my hair soon because it only does so much. You can get this at Trade Secrets for $28.00.

Body Favourite: 

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The North Face Agave Full Zip Fleece

I have The North Face basic rain jacket, that means its just the outer shall and it’s not exactly the warmest for Canadian weather so I got this to go under it! It’s a mid-light fleece, so it’s not their heaviest but not their lightest either. You can get this at The North Face for $130.00.

Home Favourite:

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Free Spirit Treadmill

This is more a love-hate relationship but I am a lucky woman who gets to have a treadmill at her home so I don’t have to go to the gym…yet. Mine is very old but it works! Now I’m not saying you need to go out and buy a treadmill I’m just saying get up and MOVE!

Music Favourite:

Sit Next To Me by Foster The People 

Thanks for reading!

Maeg.

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March Favourites!

Makeup Favourite:

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Beauty Blender

Most women know what a Beauty Blender is but for those who don’t, it’s an applicator that delivers the right about of product to your face. What most people don’t know is that you need to wet the blender before you actually use it! Once it’s wet squeeze the water out and use as you normally would. You can get this at Sephora for $22.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

I got this cream as a sample but my Mum also got this when she went to a Sephora event with my sister. I had super dry skin and so does my mum, I used it once and it actually works so well. Its thick so you don’t need a lot and its best to put it on in the morning and at night. You can get this at Sephora for $37.00.

Hair Care Favourite

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Keratin Complex Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner

Vanilla Bean is a deep conditioner that smells amazing, it restores moisutre and shine to improve hair quality. This product is good for all types of hair, especially dry, damaged and over processed hair. You can find this treatment at some salons ranging from $30-$40.

Body Favourite:

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D&G L’Imperatrice #3 Eau De Toilette

I got this as a sample as well, I’m super picky with smells but this one is actually so nice that I’m going to get more. You can get this at Sephora for $93.00.

Home Favourite: 

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Blender Bottle

I got this on Amazon for $20.00, I wanted to use it as snacks while I’m at work. I did read a lot of reviews saying the lid breaks and its hard to open but I have yet to find this true!

Music Favourite:

Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons

 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

February Favourites 2018

Makeup Favourite:

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Buxom Red Inferno Bold Gel Lipstick 

I was on Sephora’s virtual artist app on their website trying on lipstick when this one came up, I just had to have it but sadly this shade wasn’t sold in stores. I waited for awhile until one day I just decided to get it – I’m absolutely in love with this lipstick. It’s matte, it doesn’t dry up your lips, it stays on for a long time and it’s bold just like it says. I got this at Sephora for $28.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – Mild

With being Canadian and Winters being cold our skin changes all the time, I use to use the Foaming Facial Soap but my skin gets extremely dry in the Winter so I had to switch it up! It’s the same as the Foaming one only, this one is a liquid and it’s way more mild – meaning it won’t add to my already dry skin. I got this at Sephora for $24.00.

Hair Favourite:

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Olaplex 

When we colour or thermal style our hair we end up breaking the bonds, Olaplex is a 3 step process that restores the compromised hair. No. 1 Bond Multiplier – in salon service that rebuilds disulfide bonds and starts the process to preventing damage. No. 2 Bond Protector – step two in salon service that continues to rebuild and restore broken bonds which makes strong, healthy hair. No. 3 Hair Perfector – at home bottle that ensures the bonds stay healthy and strong.
I recently did a lift and tone on myself (bleached out my whole head) and Olaplex saved my hair! It actually works and can be used with any colour line. This however, will not get rid of split ends – the ONLY thing that gets rid of split ends is a HAIR CUT! If you are a license hair stylist you can get this at Cosmoprof but if you’re just your average Jo find a salon near you that does this service!

Body Favourite: 

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Sephora Foot Masks

I wrote about the hand mask before and was impressed, now I’m writing about the foot mask because I’m impressed! My boyfriend has the worst feet I’ve seen and I made him do this mask. Now it didn’t get rid of the super hard skin he has from wearing steel toe boots all day but the rest of his feet were hydrated and soft which even he liked! Ladies, if you want your man to start taking care of his feet, this is a good place to start! I got this at Sephora for $6.00.

Home Favourite: 

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Google Home Mini

I actually got this as a secret Santa gift at Christmas from a coworker. As you’ve seen on the commericals you say, “hey google” or “ok google” then say a commands, such as, “What’s the weather outside?” It will then proceed to tell you the weather in your city. There’s 100’s of commands that you can find online, my personal favourite is tell me a joke! You can get this a different stores depending where you’re located, but in Canada Best Buy has it for $80.00.

Music Favourite: 

River by Eminem ft. Ed Sheeran

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:

Psycho by Post Malone\

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

December Favourites 2017

Makeup Favourite: 

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Hex Mega Matte

I got this to wear in the fall and winter while I was at school plus for work. I was worried because it was dark but I just went for it and loved it. The colour is great, it lasts for awhile but it is drying since it is a matte finish. I got this at Sephora for $22.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream 

I actually got this as a gift, it was a part of a set called 10 Days of Clinique. I’m sure you all know by now that I’m a little obsessed with Clinique products, I know! I will expand out soon! I actually like this product, it’s light weight and adds moisture to your eyes which is good now since it’s freezing pretty much everywhere in the world and it’s drying our skin out! You can get this at Sephora for $33.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Thermal Round Brush Set 

Most of you may know that I’m a hair stylist which I ended up needing new round brushes so I got the Olivia Garden ones and I’m in love! They’re light weight, have a comfortable handle, they don’t snag on the hair and it comes with a sectioning pick in the bottom of each brush. You can get these on different websites for roughly $130.00 for the set.

Body Favourite:

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Sephora Hand Mask – Avocado

Being a hair stylist my hands are constantly in water which dries them out badly. I would put lotion on but it didn’t seem to work, my hands just soaked it up and continued to be dry. With this because it was thick and it soaked in it my hands were as good as new after using this; plus it smelt amazing! You can get these at Sephora for $8.00.

Home Favourite: 

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Christmas Lights

In December when all the Christmas lights go up it just becomes a magical time. I love seeing houses lit up at night, especially when there’s some snow! I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Music Favourite:

Blind by Sundance 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

 

November Favourites

Makeup Favourites

 

False Eyelashes

The month of November I had two weddings to attend, one of them I was in the wedding party and the other I was just a guest. For both weddings though I decided that I wanted to have a nice face of makeup and some false eyelashes to go with it. I have a new love for eye lashes, I would totally get them done but I work in a pool and they would be ruined!

Skin Care Favourite: 

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CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Overnight Mask 

If you haven’t already noticed that I’m slowly becoming obsessed with Clinique products. I love this as a part of a Clinique sample kit. It’s great for those drier months in Canada also for when I come out of the pool and my face burns from chlorine! You can get this at Sephora for $46.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Oribe Signature Shampoo

This shampoo smells amazing and cleans your hair well! I love when guest come in asking for me to use this because it’s just amazing! You can get this at Holt Renfrew for $47.00-$150.00.

Body Favourite:

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One A Day Multi Vitamins

Well this one I’ve been using for awhile and I don’t know why I never thought to put this down. I prefer the gummies because they taste good and easy to chew. You can get these at Shoppers Drug Mart for multiple prices, just depends on if they have a sale or not.

Home Favourite: 

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Down Inside by Robert Clark

My Mum recently got me this book and I love it, I’m almost done reading it, but I highly suggest this book if you’re in to crimes or things about prisons. I personally wanted to read it because this guy worked at Kingston Pen and I recently went there. You can get this book at Chapters for $21.00.

Music Favourite: 

Let You Down by NF

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

 

 

October Favourites

Makeup Favourites: 

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Sephora Collection Classic Line Felt Liner

My sister actually let me borrow this because I wanted a winged liner for a wedding I was going too. I obviously needed to practice this so I started early and loved this product. I use using just a cheap on from the drug store so it was smudging. As long as you leave this to dry you’ll be fine! You can get this at Sephora for $18.00.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +

This is step 3 of the Clinique Skin Care. It’s a nice step because it just feels good, the lotion isn’t oily and it doesn’t leave you skin feeling gross like other lotions I’ve used. You can get this at Sephora for $35.00.

Hair Care Favourite: 

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Aveda Texture Tonic

This is pretty much Aveda’s version of beach wave spray. I like it because it smells good (like all Aveda products) and it doesn’t leave your hair feeling disgusting like some beach wave spray I’ve used in the past. You can use this one wet or dry hair. You can get this at Aveda for $25.00

Body Favourite:

Shellac Nail Polish

Working at a salon and wearing regular nail polish doesn’t cut it because it litterally will only last a couple hours so I needed something that would cover the colour stains and stay on my nails. I don’t know why I’ve never done Shellac before but I’m in love with it for now. The price changes with where you go so give it a try if you’re like me and never really adentured into the nail world.

Music Favourite:

I Fall Apart by Post Malone

Random Favourite: 

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Hot Tools Professional Carrying Case

Being a stylist, I needed something to carry all the tools for when I’m traveling without using a backpack and ruining my tools. So I went to Amazon and found this lovely Hot Tools Case. It’s great and I know the brand so I knew I could trust it.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg