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Coveting Guerlain

s1479914-main-heroThe 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


Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo

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Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo: Shop Dry Shampoo | Sephora.

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.

Coveting Bonne Mine

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Laura Mercier Bonne Mine – Healthy Glow For Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette : Shop Luminize.

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.

Stila Set & Illuminate Baked Powder Trio

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Stila Set & Illuminate Baked Powder Trio : Shop Powder | Sephora.

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.


MUFE Rouge Artist Natural

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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.

I’m Coveting…

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MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Complexion Starter Kit : Shop Complexion Sets | Sephora.

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.


Cheeks > Benefit Cosmetics.

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.

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