As a fine haired girl with coloured hair, I use a lot of dry shampoo -the coloured hair part means I try not to wash it every day to preserve my colour while the fine haired part means that when I don't wash it every day, it looks limp and lifeless. Dry shampoo is a must-have but I must admit, a lot of brands smell terrible, chemical or like nothing at all - and if I'm not washing my hair and getting that nice clean smell I want to make sure it smells good which it always does now thanks to:
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo - 37g - $18, 125g - $34 - a fine fragrance dry shampoo that refreshes, volumizes and texturizes
while lightly perfuming hair with the sophisticated fragrance of Nirvana White containing notes of delicate peony, chic muguet and tender musk.
multitasking water-free micro powder is enriched with natural rice
starch to absorb oils instantly while adding body and texture to all
hair types, leaving hair feeling fresh and clean without any residue. And
fortified with style-extending proteins, rose root extract - for
anti-oxidant protection and pro-vitamin B - to nourish the hair for
strength, shine and bounce.
Avon Little Red Dress - 50ml EDP - $26, 200ml Shower Gel - $12, 200ml Body Lotion - $12 - a warm, spicy scent to help you always stand out with notes of fruity red raspberry, sophisticated Bulgarian rose and rich red sandalwood.
It's lovely and spicy but not at all subtle so probably not something you would want to wear everyday but would definitely make a great special occasion scent!
Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Calgon Hawaiian Ginger 2-In-1 Shea Sugar Scrub & Daily Wash - 283g - $8.99 - gentle enough to use every day, with a velvety lather that cleanses skin while scrubby sugar bits gently exfoliate the rough spots away. The formula is infused with shea butter to leave skin feeling renewed, luxuriously soft and beautifully smooth. As an extra bonus, the Hawaiian ginger scent will have you thinking tropical thoughts on cold winter mornings!
Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Lip Paint - $29 - in 10 bright shades: 200 Candy Pink, 201 Fuchsia Pink, 202 Coral Pink, 300 Orange, 301 Poppy Orange, 400 Iconic Red, 401 Raspberry Red, 500 Lilac, 501 Eggplant, 600 Dark Purple - inspired by the versatility and high pigment
of acrylic paint, they glide on with the ease of a gloss and
lasting wear of a lipstick and offer buildable colour intensity that is versatile
and customizable - from a natural-looking, soft wash of color, to an
intense layered look - an feel completely weightless on the lips for ultimate comfort throughout the day..
The non-sticky, non-drying formula contains silica gel - to help smooth lips by filling in fine lines; castor seed oil - boosts pigment intensity and nourishes lips for vibrant colour and comfortable wear; and mineral clay - to give the formula a lightweight, non-greasy texture. And is applied with an innovative, cushion applicator that allows for easy
application and ultimate control, allowing you to customize exactly how
much or how little product you want to apply.
The shades are vibrant, beautiful and super-light - they aren't transfer-proof though - but when the top layer wears off there is some colour left behind so you won't have naked lips, they just won't be shiny anymore!
Dr Renaud Pure Kronoxyl-➈ Eye Contour Patches - 4 pairs - $39.95 - helps to obtain a glowing, youthful look in 15 minutes while providing an instant glow and a “lifting” effect thanks to its formula enriched with pro-retinol, aloe vera and vitamin K. They visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines while smoothing, firming and hydrating the skin and reducing signs of fatigue.
Use once a week after thoroughly cleansing the skin. Just apply the patches under the eyes by pressing lightly from the inner corner to the outer one. After 15 to 20 minutes, gently remove the patches and observe a smoother and firmer skin along with a visibly younger look - no surgery required!
Lisamarie - the happiest day of my life was the day Sephora opened it's first store in Canada (thankfully in Toronto), second happiest day was before this when Sephora finally started shipping to Canada, third I guess would be my wedding day (but don't tell my husband where he ranks please!)
*** Christelle - I enjoy shoe shopping and drinking martinis...preferably at the same time!