Weekend recap!

I don’t know about you, but I find Monday’s really tough.  I’m sure you do too, because they just suck.  Seriously, does anyone like Mondays?  No.  No one does.

I wanted to insert an ecard in this space, but because it’s MONDAY I can’t get it to work.  So here’s a link: Mondays!

I thought it might be kind of fun to recap my weekend on Mondays?  My thought process: If I start my Mondays off by thinking about all the good things that happened on the weekend, I feel like it could make my Mondays better?  Maybe?  I don’t know.  I’ll try it.

Okay so this weekend was a long weekend for most of us here in Canada (Good Friday is a statutory holiday).  Long weekends are always that much better than a regular 2 day weekend – 3 days of sleeping in – woot!

Generally, Easter weekend = food in our home.  I cooked a small turkey on Friday and used this recipe: Perfect Roast Turkey – Ina Garten (Food Network).  It’s the second time I’ve used it and I think it’ll be my go-to turkey recipe from now on.  All the butter makes the turkey moist and juicy and the fresh herbs, garlic and onion stuffed inside gives it a really nice flavor.  Fairly simple to do as well!  One modification – I don’t melt the butter and brush it on the bird; I soften the butter in the microwave, add the lemon juice and herbs and rub it on and under the skin.


Easter also means candy!  Probably chocolate for most people but I’m partial to candy.  Every year I look forward to these easter bunny jube jubes.  My husband says they taste like soap but given that I basically ate most of what was in the bowl above (which I now regret as my pants are tight), apparently I disagree.

Lastly I spent a lot of time on the couch this weekend, mostly watching True Detective.  I’ve heard good things about this series so, as the weather was kind of crappy outside, we felt no guilt in hunkering down and binge watching the first season.  It stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and it’s a crime/mystery type series.  It’s kind of dark  and disturbing and I found it hard to follow at first but I was quickly sucked in, and before I knew it, we had watched all 8 episodes.  It sounds like every season will be completely different from the last so I can’t wait for season 2!  The fact that Taylor Kitsch (swoon!) and Rachel McAdams will be staring  in it have absolutely everything nothing to do with that!

Wishing you a great week!
Maggie ❤

Review: My fave moisturizer!

So this would be one of my favorite products that doesn’t fall into the budget-conscious category, but I feel the cost is more than justified. I have sensitive, combination skin.  The wrong product can cause redness, dryness and breakouts, so I’m usually pretty careful and conscious about what I put on my face. IMG_6667

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Moisturizer

I can’t remember exactly when I started using this as my go-to moisturizer but it’s definitely been a while (more than 5 years at least).  I do remember at the time I came across it, I was breaking out a lot, and looking for something to help control the breakouts and stop my skin from freaking out.  I ordered it online through Sephora (at the time it was not available in stores in Canada) and within a few days of using it, I saw a noticeable difference in my skin.  My breakouts were clearing up, new ones weren’t appearing and my skin was softer and smoother.  Ever since then, I’ve been hooked.

If you read the product description on Sephora’s website , it’s claims are more centered around erasing the signs of aging.  It doesn’t mention anything about it helping with acne, but there are actually plenty of reviews done by people that use it for just that purpose.  If you’re dealing with acne and breakouts, I’d definitely recommend giving it a try! Now I wouldn’t say it stops me from breaking out completely.  I still break out from time to time, but it’s a lot less than I used to prior to using this AND, I find any break outs heal and clear up faster when using it.

The one thing you have to be careful with is sun exposure while using this product.  There is no sunscreen in it and because it contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids), there’s a heightened chance that you’ll burn if out in the sun, so just make sure you wear sunscreen on top to avoid that.  Also, it does sting a little when you first start using it and even though I have sensitive skin, I never experienced any reactions other than that.  I always just viewed that as just the glycolic acid doing it’s thing!

So up until a few months ago I had been using this as my everyday moisturizer.  Then I started having problems with getting my foundation to blend properly (I had recently switched foundations).  It does have a thick and creamy consistency, which I like because you don’t have to use alot of it so it last a long time!  However,  I do find that on my skin at least, it does take a while to absorb.  So i decided to switch it up a bit and use this as my nighttime moisturizer instead and that has been working much better for me.

The ONLY thing I don’t like about this product (and some of Peter Thomas Roth’s products in general) is that there are parabens in it.   I only know two things about parabens: 1) they are a type of preservative and, 2) they’re not supposed to be good for you.  I’ve personally decided that I love this product enough that it’s worth the risk. In summary:


  • Helped heal current acne, prevent new acne
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and moisturized
  • A little goes along way so it lasts a long time!


  • Thick consistency – takes a while to absorb into my skin
  • A little pricey
  • Contains parabens

COST: $55.00 CAD

WHERE I FOUND IT: sephora.com

Happy moisturizing – cheers! Maggie ❤

First post…here I go!

Welcome to ClassicMaggie!  Lately I’ve been feeling a need to do something new and creative and I’m thinking that starting a blog might meet both of those needs pretty well!  When I was younger I always thought I’d be a writer and that didn’t happen.  But I always remembered how much I enjoyed it and I wanted to get back to it somehow.  So here I am!

All in all, I view ClassicMaggie as being a lifestyles blog but I’m going to start out slowly and ease myself into it.   I have a TON of ideas but I tend to get overly excited/eager (especially when something is new) and want to do everything all at once.   So to curb that, I thought I’d start by sharing my great finds and product reviews.  I LOVE shopping (who doesn’t?…oh yah my husband!) however it’s really hard for me to pay full price for things!  Bargain hunting is in my blood (thanks Mom!) but, as much as I love to do that I have discovered that sometimes you do get what you pay for.  I love finding products that are awesome and budget friendly, but I have also found some more expensive products that are more than worth the extra change!  One thing I typically tend to do before purchasing anything is to take a peek online and see if there’s any reviews to read.  Sometimes they determine if I make a purchase and sometimes not, but at the end of the day I always appreciate hearing others opinions so why not throw my own in the mix too?

So that’s the plan!  Please keep in mind, I’m new to this and learning but I appreciate your patience and your feedback!


Maggie ❤