Song of the week 002: “Cringe”- Matt Maeson (2017)

Song of the week 002: “Cringe”- Matt Maeson (2017)

This weeks song is Cringe by Matt Maeson. I chose this song as a reflection of my week, as I’ve been feeling really down for the past couple days; emotionally, physically, and mentally. I heard this song for the first time a couple weeks ago and I’ve fallen in love with it and hearing it makes me feel a little better. Favourite lyrics:

“Lover come over,

Look what I done.

I’ve been alone so long,

I feel like I’m on the run.

Lover come over,

Kick up the dust.

I got a secret,

Starting to rust.”

I love the use of the line “starting to rust” as in the author of the lyrics feels as though he’s been alone for so long that he’s beginning to form rust, like an old piece of iron left to outside to endure the elements.

I think this is song is both well written and upbeat, and It is currently my favourite new discovery.

Youtube Link to the song:

Cringe -Matt Maeson

Wonder Woman: Movie Review ⭐️

Wonder Woman: Movie Review ⭐️

I had heard so many positive things about this movie, so I already had high expectations going into the theatre- this movie however exceeded all my expectations and was even better than I’d hoped it would be! 

Not only did the beautiful Gal Gadot prove herself as an amazing actress, but the cinematography, the story line, and all of the characters were perfectly crafted and the actors who portrayed them were perfectly chosen. My admiration for Chris Pine was only intensified by his role in this movie as the adorable and selfless Steve Trevor and delivers a lot of emotional depth to his character. 

The movie is both light hearted and heavy as it contains a few laughs and memorable comedic moments but also sheds light on heavier topics such as human nature, war, and peace. I feel that in light of current events that have happened in our world today, the movie was released at a perfect time and the topics described in the movie are a perfect reflection on the worlds current situation and the way in which our worlds people treat one another. 

The movie is empowering and feminist without being cheesy or redundant and adds something new to the super hero genre that hasn’t already been done. The important take away from this movie is that the power of belief and of love and compassion for one another can overcome great obstacles in life. 

This is a movie that everyone can enjoy, and the amount of cheering and clapping in the full movie theatre echoed that fact. This is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time, and I feel that those who’ve seen it or have yet to see it will feel the same. 


5/5 solid gold stars from me! 

My Top 6 Favourite Hair Care products 

1. Shimmering Lights Conditioner 

The famous “purple shampoo”. This conditioner is one of the best on the market for colour treated blonde or silver coloured hair. I have tried other brands of toning shampoo for blonde hair and nothing else quite measures up to this brand. I like to leave the Conditioner on for a good 5-8 minutes after shampooing as I’ve found that’s the best way to avoid brassinesa and maintain the exact shade of beige blonde I want, as I have a tint of lavender pink at my roots and I like to keep it and not turn it brassy or dull. Its also extremely affordable! 
2. Moroccan oil: 

A Hair staple, especially for colour treated, damaged, or dry hair! It can be applied to both damp and dry hair and smells lovely while giving your hair noticeable shine and smoothness. 
3. Revlon Uniq One hair spray treatment 

This is a great detangling and after shower product for all hair types. As someone with naturally very tangled thin hair, combing after showering often leads to unwanted breakage and hair loss. This product helps me avoid that by smoothing the tangles in my hair out for me before I comb it, allowing me to reduce damage and easily dry and style my hair. 

4. L’Oréal Nourishing Ever Creme 

This product is more of a treatment for hair, and I use it once every couple of weeks in the shower after shampooing and conditioning with my regular products. I apply it to my ends and leave it in for about 10 minutes, and each time I end up with much softer, less tangled hair. 

5. Davines Oi Shampoo 

For all hair types, this Shampoo is amazing and washing with it twice per use keeps my hair incredibly soft, which is a Godsend as my hair is normally very brittle at the ends from years of bleach and hair dye exposure. The product is made with Roucou oil to keep hair soft. I absolutely love this brand and have tried other Shampoo lines of theirs and they always impress. 

6. Matrix Biolage Nourish Conditioner

This company using only all natural ingredients in their products, and this product is no different with an infusion of coconut oil and kaolin clay. It is good for all hair types but works best on dry hair as it adds a lot of moisture and softness. It also smells incredible! 

7 Beach/ Poolside Essentials 

1. Sunnies 

A cute pair of sunglasses is of course an essential when you’re spending hours in the hot sun! 

This cute pair is by a company called Luxottica. 
2. Bikini /bathing suit 

These are a couple of my favourite bikini tops! The pink one is from h&m and the palm print one is from Victoria’s Secret Pink. One pieces are also very big this season, however I have yet to purchase one.
3. Sun hat 

This one was purchased from Forever 21
4. Cover up

This grey and pink pinstripe dress cover up was purchased online at Just Fab Shoes.

I tend to use this beautiful kimono from Urban Outfitters as a cover up. 

5. Pool Slides 

This adorable pair of grey fluffy pool slides are super comfortable and are by a company called Qupido. 

6. Beach Tote bag 

This pretty tribal print wicker beach bag is from the store Lucky Brand and is the perfect size for snacks, magazines, books, and other beach essentials.

7. Portable Bluetooth Speaker 

This little speaker is the perfect size for travel, whether for the beach, cottage, or just for lounging in the backyard. It is also waterproof so you don’t need to worry about accidentally splashing water on it! It is by a company called Fugoo and retails for about $80 Online. 

OOTD 015 and The Social TV show 

Today’s ootd look was a little extra special because today my mom and I got the chance to be a part of the live audience on the Canadian talk show The Social. We were lucky enough to get tickets to the show as the audience for each episode is very small- about 50 people chosen. I had never been in a live TV show audience before and it was very interesting getting to see what happens behind the television and all the set movement and production effort that goes into the making of a single episode. 
I was also happy because I was very interested in the topics being discussed on the show today which included: the controversial issue of Zoos and whether they are harmful for animals or beneficial, Pets and how they invade our privacy ( which I have personal experience with as my dog tries to follow me into the shower 😝), and some fitness advice. 
Also, today’s episode featured the stunning men from the Magic Mike themed show called Magic Men, who graced us with their presence (shirtless, I might add), and showed off some of their more PG rated moves ( its live TV after all). It was a very high energy crowd with us today especially for the Magic Men sequence 😝. 
After the show we had the opportunity to take pictures with two of the 4 women on the talk show: Melissa Grelo and Cynthia Loyst 

Above is a picture of my mother and I waiting to take our seats inside the set. 

Here’s a picture of us with two of the lovely women on the show.