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Why I spend SOOOOO much time at Me & T studio

Follow me on Instagram or Facebook and you will know that I frequent Me & T studio.  Like…..a lot. Do you ever sit and wonder-why?  If so, keep reading…..if no, read it anyway!

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Me & T studio is a hidden gem…..well for now it is.-I don’t expect it to remain hidden much longer!  The studio is located several blocks North of St. Clair subway station.  I happen to work in the area, making it even more convenient!  The decor is impressive, take a look.

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Shawna Rao, the woman behind Me & T Studio:

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Shawna has always had a passion for all things pretty but spent part of her career in Nursing.  That commitment and care translates to her service delivery at Me & T. She has what could be considered a ‘cult’ of LOYAL clients who flock to her for her artistic flare and precision.

Me and T Studio offers Blow Outs, nail services, spray tanning, facial waxing, and lash extensions.  I’ll say that the only thing I have NOT experienced (at the time of this post being published) is a blow-out.  It’s only a matter of time before I have a seat in the stylist chair.

Nail Services:

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If you haven’t seen my nails, follow  Me and T studio on Instagram-they make frequent appearances along with the other incredible manicures!  3 Nail Artists are available to grant you your every nail/toenail desire!  Me & T offers a wide range of polish shades AND they also have CND Vinylux, AND shellac AND a great product called Artistic that I swear by.  It’s similar to Shellac, but has a bigger shade range, and (in my opinion) lasts longer.  These 3 individuals have B-I-G skill sets and turn out some of the most creative designs I’ve ever seen! They give good manicures too-and speaking of mani’s-manicures come with a sugar scrub AND a complementary paraffin wax that’s CUSTOM blended with your choice of essential oils. Um yes please!  I keep my nail game on point by booking every 2 weeks.  Since it’s summer, they will have a spot for you, but I highly recommend calling and making an appointment in advance.

Custom air-brush spray tanning:

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One of my pet peeves and absolute faux pas is having pasty white legs in the summer.  AND SHOWING THEM IN PUBLIC.  Me & T can hook you up with the best bronze this side of the border. It’s not orange, it’s not streaky, and it dries in 60 seconds.  No standing around flapping your arms like a crazed bird, or waiting hours to put your clothes back on.  This is spray and go! It’s custom blended so your shade is your shade.

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Let Dylan expertly groom your brows or de-fuzz your face with precision and speed! Dylan has an artistic eye and matches brow shape to face shape expertly!  I’m looking forward to having my brows tinted soon too!

Eyelash extensions:

 

Lacking a bit of va-va-va to go with your voom? Visit Me & T for your lash extensions…Shawna will expertly apply individual lashes to your own for an instant bright eyed and bushy tailed look.  Batting your lashes was never so easy! Just check mine out…..

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And did I mention the makeup?  Oh, I didn’t? Well check this out-saw it and couldn’t let either of these go:

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So, meet the Novalash 24 hour cream shadow triptych in Black Eyes of Paradise:

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OH EM GEE-look what it says on the website:

The NovaLash 24 hour eye shadows are a semi-permanent cream formula, designed as “extended-wear” cosmetics, to eliminate the need for any retouching throughout the day. The shadows can be worn for an extended period of time without smudging, creasing, fading or wearing off. NovaLash Cream Shadows and Liners are easy to apply and easy to remove. Once applied and set, the cream feels dry to the touch but continues to go on moisturizing the delicate skin around the eyes. All the shadow colors are based on hues found in artist Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’. They come in “triptychs” ( 3-color kits) that include a semi-permanent eyeliner pencil and an applicator brush.

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Don’t the shadows look luscious?

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Me & T currently has 2 different shade collections in the triptych-the one pictured above, and another which is called ” Forbidden Fruit”-I would check them out.  I’m no fortune teller but Forbidden Fruit is going to find it’s way into my life sooner rather than later!

Um you want to try these now, don’t you…..

And let’s not forget about keeping those lash extensions looking their absolute best-with the Novalash aftercare kit:

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This AfterCare Kit that contains Nighttime Conditioner and Cleansing Pads with pomegranate seed extract for conditioning, glycol and carbonate-free NovaLash Mascara, an extra mascara wand to comb through the lashes each morning, and an Aftercare Instruction Card.

In addition to all the fabulous-ness, Me and T has several promotions going on RIGHT NOW to include:

Tuesday Toesday- 20% off pedicures

Faux Glo Friday (and you better bet you will see me there for my tan on Friday)- 20% off spray tans.

just in case you’re looking, find Me & T Studio here:

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Beautifully speaking…..2 reasons to love the Yonge/St. Clair area-a teaser post!

Since I work in the area, I felt it necessary to find some ‘go-to’ spots for all my getting pretty requirements.  So far, I’ve done pretty well. Get it? PRETTY well? Check out my latest finds and stay tuned for an in-depth look at all my new work neighborhood hot spots!

Me & T Studio

1568 Yonge Street, Toronto

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What they’re about:

Nails, pedicures, tanning, lashes, hair-hmmm what else is there again? Seriously ladies/gents, this place is a GEM.  This ain’t  your average $15.00 manicure pick out your color corner nail shop.  The 3 resident nail gurus (Dylan, Elizabeth, Shirley) can whip up just about anything your heart desires in terms of shape, color, and design-the sky IS the limit.  They all have their particular niche-and make SURE you ask to see their nail art….they have so many unique designs! Ummmm also, Me&T offers complimentary hand scrub AND paraffin wax treatment with a manicure…….WHOAH.

Let’s talk lashes…..are yours lacking or do you want a bit of a boost? Owner of Me & T Shauna will hook you up with some Novolash lash extensions to your liking of course-long, natural, bambi eyes……she can do it all!  I tend to go for the doe-eyes and am loving my lashes! No mascara required!

Feeling pasty?  Try a spray tan!  Again, this isn’t the mystic tan booth that leaves you with streaks and drips all over.  This is AVIVA, the top of the line, crème de la crème of custom airbrush tanning.  A variety of shades are available, it’s NOT ORANGE and you can put your clothes back on your body as soon as you are dry (under 5 minutes for this girl).  So easy, and safe-completely UV free!  Did I mention Fridays are Faux at Me & T? Book a tan on Friday for a 20% discount!  Want to keep your tan in check? Me & T has your aftercare on the shelf and IN STOCK!

Me&T offers competitive pricing and superb quality -you can tell the difference between a corner nail shop manicure and a Me&T mani! Check out their website for services offered and pricing-you also have the ability to book appointments online! If you’re a social media type, check out their instagram & twitter accounts for nail art updates and examples of their work.

PLEASE NOTE-it is preferable to book an appointment at Me&T to get EXACTLY what you want when you want it. Staff books up incredibly fast.

And as if Me & T wasn’t enough, how about Fiorio Salon & Spa on Yonge?

Fiorio Salon & Spa

1470 Yonge Street, Toronto

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What they’re about:  Hair, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing

Okay so this place is where I went on a complete whim after several months of DIY hair disasters (think Pinterest NAILED IT MEMES-yes that was me).  Samantha had me in dozens of foils in under an hour and I walked out of that salon a blonde.  I haven’t looked back since.

My haircut, also 2-thumbs up-was quick and efficient.

Please note-Fiorio has colorists and stylists….so if you do go there, you will always be seeing at least 2 people.  Also, one thing I loved is the attentiveness of ALL staff.  You won’t be sitting under the dryer forgotten at Fiorio and your beverage glass will always be filled promptly.

THE FACIAL OF THE MOMENT-Oh, I can not say enough about Sandra Thompson at Fiorio for facials.  Skill, experience, great bedside manner, and a fantastic product line (Phytomer).  My skin was assessed, thoroughly cleaned and nourished in 60 minutes. No blotches, no broken capillaries…..FANTASTIC.   I didn’t have to worry about a greasy scalp or oily looking face.  I enjoyed an amazing hand massage on top of that.  Super impressed by this aesthetician.  Can’t say enough good things about her……purchased the 12H Flash Gel at Sandra’s suggestion and haven’t looked back.

Fiorio has a beautiful retail section-I highly recommend it!

Prices at Fiorio are fair and comparable to the area.  Check out their website for services offered and prices!

 

Like I said, stay tuned for an in-depth look at my experiences at each of my work neighborhood spots!

*Logos for Me & T and Fiorio taken from meandtstudio.com and fiorio.com*

*I am not being paid to write this blog post-these were MY experiences!*

an eye-raising experience at MYNC!

One of my biggest issues on this face of mine has always been my brows.  I have worked hard to educate myself (taking the High Brow workshop with Miss Donna Marie), purchasing all sorts of brow related products.

Well I got educated when I visited MYNC!

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Noir nail bar-average at best

Since starting dance classes almost a month ago at Danceology and being a monthly ttc pass holder, I have had the opportunity to explore Liberty Village. On more than one occasion, I have passed by Noir Nail Bar.  The logo immediately caught my eye and I have seen them advertising several ‘parties’ on twitter recently.

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Lash out-my experience at Chic Lash Lounge and Academy

**After reading this post, please visit my 2nd post : https://www.ettuandyou.com/2011/06/22/chic-lash-part-deux-redemption/  I have been going to CHIC LASH for 2 months with PHENOMENAL results and you need to know that they really made things right with me!**

I have fairly decent eyelashes, but the thought of having incredibly lovely, lush, sexy eyelashes has always been a desire of mine. Oh how excited was I to see this place open up literally right across the street from me!  I have been ‘investigating’ lash bars for awhile…but never could bring myself to make an appointment. Until now…

photo courtesy of divagirl.com

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