Sephora Collection All Occasion Eye Ensemble - $59 - a set featuring 10 Contour Eye Pencils 12hr Wear Waterproof - including: Black Lace, Clubbing Stilettos, Diamonds
are Forever, Girl Talk, Girls Night Out, Tiramisu, Good Mood, Summer
Cruise, Purple Stilettos, Welcome to my Loft along with an eye makeup tutorial to help create trendy and festive looks.
Smashbox On The Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set - $46 - with five self-sharpening liners including: Raven - black,
Sumatra - brown, 3D Orchid - black/pink pearl, Midnight - rich carbon
blue, 3D Night Gem - charcoal/multicolored pearl.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and sephora.ca.
Tarte Eye Opening 12 Piece Eyeliner Set - an amazing value down from $55 to $30 - a 12-piece colorful palette of liners including: Nude, Bronze, Brown, Chocolate, Plum, Antique
Gold, Hunter Green, Jungle Green, Navy, Charcoal, Black, Golden Plum
housed in a stylish, travel-ready roll bag.
Honey is such a great moisturizer but anyone who has ever tried to use it in a DIY mask knows what a sticky mess it can be - Guerlain has done the messy work for us with a mask that looks like honey, offers all the benefits of honey, but without the sticky factor of honey - with:
Guerlain Abeille Royale Repairing Honey Gel Mask - 50ml - $167 - a gel textured mask with Royal Jelly - for it's repairing & nourishing properties and protective power and Ouessant Honey - for firmness and elasticity of the skin - after just 10 minutes skin is fully moisturized, soft and plumped up, and with regular use, skin recovers its density and is more nourished.
This isn't like a regular mask that you would apply and then wash off - you apply a generous layer, leave on for 10 minutes and then gently massage the excess into the skin.
Available now in Guerlain Boutiques and select Guerlain counters across Canada.
Urban Decay Naked On The Run - $54 - a limited edition, all-in-one Naked palette which makes the ultimate travel kit for Naked junkies looking to get all of their Naked must haves in one handy palette with shades desgined to work perfectly together making it easy to create a variety of looks and includes all brand new shades:
Eyeshadows in Dive - metallic rose with golden micro-shimmer, Fix - sot taupe matte, Resist - medium metallic taupe, Dare - medium brown matte, Stun - metallic bronze with light gold micro-shimmer and an extra large 5050 - cool bisque satin which is the perfect all-over shade;
Bronzer in medium brown matte;
Blush in vibrant pink with light shimmer;
Naked Lipgloss in Sesso - rose with pink shimmer;
a travel-sized Perversion Mascara; and a travel-sized Glide-On Eye Pencil in Stag - deep brown satin - in a sleek, highly metallized rose-gold case.
Available now while they last at Sephora, sephora.ca and at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations.
Inspired by sexy, daring 70s icons like
Charlie's Angels, Bond Girls and Peggy Lipton in the Mod Squad is:
Guess Dare - 50ml EDT - $60, 100ml
EDT - $75
a green and fruity
floral with top notes of kumquat, lemon blossom and pear blossom; heart notes of cactus blossom surrounded with wild rose and elegant
jasmine; and base notes of exotic coconut accords,
subtle blond wood and musk.
I don't love the fragrance, I'm not a fan of the coconut accords but I sure do love the pale pink bottle with rose gold rivets and cap - it even comes with it's own necklace because who doesn't love a well accessorized bottle!
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Guess retail
stores across Canada.
Every girl needs a bunch of diamonds in her stocking and what could be better then seasonal diamonds masquerading as snowflakes (that won't melt) ...
Birks Snowflake Diamond Necklace - $5,695 - inspired by the unique silhouettes and
intricate shapes of snowflakes & their shimmering sparkle.
This18kt white gold necklace has
five diamond snowflakes with a total carat weight of 1.20ct. Perfect for gifting to your favourite blogger (that's me BTW)! Part of the Birks Snowflake collection available at Birks stores across Canada.
Exclusively for the holidays comes a collection of shades for eye and nails sure to put you in a festive mood! Eye Divine Soft Shimmer Shadow - $11 - in 3 shimmer shades flecked with metallic shimmer: Pink Sugar - with copper shimmer, Amber Rock - with gold shimmer, Rolling Stone - with silver shimmer - for a multidimensional, luminescent finish with colour that goes on sheer or builds to full coverage and can be applied dry or wet for extra impact.
Nailed It Mini Nail Laquers - $7 - with a mini duo of Firestarter - a bright flame red reminiscent of Santa's suit and Hot Coal - an ashy hue laced with golden smolder - each bottle is good for 10 manicures!
Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca.
Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Washwith NutriumMoisture - 710ml - $7.47 - a super-mild wash that contains almost 25% more Glycinate, an ultra-mild cleanser primarily found in
premium face products, offers amazing lather and has
10x more moisturizers than other leading body washes.
I tend to mistrust any product that promises me softer, smoother skin after just one use but in this case it's actually true! I felt my skin before showering with it the first time, used it and then felt my skin again after the shower but before applying any moisturizer and my skin not only felt great, it also didn't feel dry or tight. If it only had some sort of fruity scent to it, it would be perfect! Available now at drug, mass and grocery stores across Canada.
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!