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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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Wax on, wax off with Sicilianna Beauty

Raise your hand if you’re sick of wearing your darkest sunglasses & non-descript outfit and driving to the out-of-your-neighborhood nails/wax shop. You know-the one where you walk in and there’s someone at the front table getting their acrylic tips airbrushed? You get your wax done, then you leave with a bright red upper lip and eyebrows? How will you ever explain that away to your spouse/significant/parent/sibling/child?

Let’s face it, waxing and hair removal is a part of life….and while it’s becoming more “normal” to talk about, how do you bring up in everyday conversation that you’re looking for an extra-special-someone to rip your hair out by the roots?

If you’re in the GTA or any other metropolis, there are hundreds of places you could go….from the shop scenario I described above to upscale salons/spas. But you need to feel comfortable-especially if your waxer is going to be in areas that are normally reserved for certain pairs of eyes 🙂

Since I’m getting older, hair removal has moved up on my ‘beauty priority list’ and lately I’ve been noticing this increased hair on my face more and more. I want to feel comfortable and confident wearing my hair up and exposing my hairline. I knew there was only one person for this job…..and it’s Anna.

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I’ve known Anna for several years-she is in my ‘blogging circle.’ I actually met her at a blushpretty workshop-I believe it was a contouring one (but correct me if I’m wrong A).  She recently (and I’m not sure how recently) starting offering waxing services/lash extensions out of her very own studio!

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Anna is warm, inviting, but most of all professional.  She gave me a thorough once-over and suggested some areas I focus on and I gave her the green light and free reign over my face.  I want the hair gone!  Anna uses hard wax and traditional wax with strips.  The hard wax grabs the more stubborn hair apparently….and that’s what is used more frequently during a Brazilian wax. I did not get a Brazilian, and don’t think I could endure that “procedure”!

Zip, zip, zip and I was through.  Anna applied a soothing aloe product to my skin.  She tidied up my brows for me, which are a constant source of frustration for me.  She even gave me a suggestion and a plan for maintaining my skin post-wax and frequency of future appointments!  While it wasn’t entirely pain free (and it shouldn’t be, after all someone is ripping your hair out of your face by the ROOT), I felt comfortable during the process and put my hair up into a ponytail when I returned home.  YAY!

Do yourself a favor and stay on top of your hair removal-start by finding a person who is qualified and professional like Anna.

P.S. Anna did not ask me to post about her nor did I receive complimentary service.  This is me talking to you about a great esthetician!

Find Anna:

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