The Guerlain Liu Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette is at the top of my holiday wish list. This is a brand I have yet to try and the palette is so pretty. The shades are colours I would actually wear everyday, a neutral eye and red lip are my go-to combination. Perhaps I’ll get it with any gift cards I get for Christmas. I always get at least one prepaid Visa from the parental units. $82 CA on Sephora.ca.
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As an oily haired gal, I have come to appreciate dry shampoo. To baby my fine hair and help prevent damage I prefer to shampoo and condition my hair every two or three days. Because my hair begins to grease up after about 12 hours, I need to either shower or use a dry shampoo to unplaster my hair from my scalp (I’ll take pictures one day when I feel a little braver). If I don’t, I look as though I haven’t showered in days because of my stringy and greasy hair.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo works like a charm. It resembles cornstarch when squeezed out of the bottle and leaves a fresh lemon verbana scent in my hair. After I rub it in and brush it out my hair has amazing volume without leaving a white residue in my medium brown hair. The squeeze bottle does not clog like the spray dry shampoos that I have tried. This is frustrating when the bottle costs $10-$20 CA and I have found that no matter how much hot water I soak the nozzle in, it remains blocked.
I couldn’t recommend this dry shampoo more. I just order my second bottle from Sephora for $11 US for 1 oz or $21 US for 2.5 oz.
P.S. My IPhone has dried after its dunking in the toilet and is now operational. My poor phone survived and I breathed a sigh of relief this morning. The toilet water drained the battery but it perked right up after charging.
This cheek palette from Laura Mercier is now near the top of my want list. Inside are 0.36 oz Bronzer Veil, 2 x 0.14 oz Cheek Veil, and 2 x 0.14 oz Glow Veil. At $60 CA on Sephora, Bonne Mine is a bit pricey but I’ve heard glowing reviews. The 4.8 rating out of 5 on Sephora sure doesn’t hurt either.
I received a phone call from the BCSPCA letting me know that I had won $2,500 CA in their lottery. A definite first time for me, I have never bought lottery tickets before. A pleasant surprise.
I’m still debating whether to buy this powder or not. It’s a baked powder described as a sheer and lightweight illuminating powder that brightens, highlights, and warms the skin. The powder is shaved with a turn of the clear container insert. It’s very pretty but I’m worried that it will highlight my oily skin. Anyone tried this? Available on Sephora for $44 CA.
My current favourite lipstick is the Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural (what a mouthful of a name) in #47 Red Brick. It goes on comfortably with a translucent finish and feels moisturizing. I do not have to use a lip gloss or balm on top of this to prevent dryness, which I appreciate. A red lip with cracks and flakes isn’t the idea.
The colour itself is a warm toned brick red. One swipe and I’m done, even without a mirror. I don’t need to use a lip brush as the colour and consistency is quite forgiving within my clear lip liner. My bad habit of smushing my lips doesn’t result in a crazy lady effect. I get about 3-4 hours of wear from this lippie, quite good considering my constant smushing and sipping of liquids. At $19 US or $22 CA on Sephora, the price is quite reasonable and I’m looking forward to getting more colours.
The MUFE foundation kit on Sephora. The kit contains 0.17 oz HD Microfinish Powder, HD Kabuki Brush, 0.5 oz HD Microperfecting Primer, and 1.01 oz HD Invisible Cover Foundation for $89 CA. I’m mulling over shades and I’m thinking I’ll probably order the #120 Soft Sand (for medium light skin with yellow undertones). I’ve heard good things about the primer and foundation. I’m current deeply in love with my MUFE Aqua Cream in #8 red (tomato red sheen) selling for $26 CA and Rouge Artist Natural in #N47 in Red Brick available for $22 CA, and the powder I’ve already purchased.
Benefit Cosmetics’ Box of Powders are a particular favourite of mine. I’m well into collecting every available one. I love the smell, colours, shimmer, and colour payoff of these blushes and bronzers.
Dandelion was no exception. A pastel pink finishing powder that I use all over my face to brighten and lessen my current sallowness. Dandelion is “delicately spun with mauves and pinks” with a little bit of shimmer. The powder has it’s usual subtle flower scent, a favourite early morning perk up for me.
On Sephora for $28 US and $36 CA. A little pricey, but they are good colours and products.