Mother's Day is coming so Shoppers has all kinds of new fragrances in store! There are so many that it was hard to pick just two so I went with the two I liked the smell of best!
I didn't expect to like Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes EDP - 50ml - $63 - but there is something about Elizabeth Taylor that screams Mother's Day to me, so I forced myself to pick it up and smell it, I was expecting something strong and overpowering and it's the total opposite - The top note is fresh, white peach, a floral heart of jasmine and purple rose, while peony, amber and cedar form the base. It's soft, it's a little sweet and something that would be totally unoffensive to most moms. If your mom (or even your grandma) is an Elizabeth Taylor fan, this would be a great present!
SJP NYC EDT - 30ml - $45 - 60ml - $59 - The scent consists of top notes of Italian mandarin, white osmanthus, wild red strawberries - heart notes of gardenia, honeysuckle, mimosa, red rose damascenia and base notes of sandalwood, vanilla absolute, rum flavor, creamy musks. - It's fruity, it's sweet, I love it! My disappointment is with the bottle - it looks cool in the picture and I would totally be down with it except it's a paper wrapping on the bottle, like wallpaper - why couldn't they put some sort of coating over it? To me it feels cheap and I don't want to know what might happen to it the first time I picked it up with hand cream or something else oily on my hands. For a $20 bottle of fragrance I'm not so picky but when I'm spending real money, I expect the bottle to match the price tag.
Despite my bottle complaints, it is a lovely fragrance and if your mom is a Sex in the City fan, another great gift idea.
Lise Watier Duo Mineral Eyeshadow - $25 - this picture doesn't do the colours justice, they are so pretty and vibrant!
Natural Bronze - peach/bronze
Rose Classique - pink/dark brown
Sunset Fever - gold/orange
Black & White - black/white (duh!)
Bleu Océan - light blue/dark blue
Ultra Violet - bright violet/dark violet (I am in love with this one!)
Easy Khaki - yellow/dark khaki
Jungle Green - lime/olive green
Of course I had my little fingers all over the testers (well, not really, that would be rude and gross, I used a brush) and they have great pigmentation - I am a big fan of duos as I find with quads that you generally end up with 1 or 2 colours that you never use and end up all sad and lonely and untouched in the pan, except for that one swipe mark at which point you realized it was a sucky colour.
Deep Facial Cleanser - Combination skin - 178ml - $14.99 - oil free
Deep Facial Cleanser - Sensitive skin - 178ml - $14.99 - fragrance free
Deep Exfoliating Scrub - 178ml - $14.99 - oil free
Deep Cream Cleanser - Normal to dry skin - 178ml - $14.99 - oil free
It's aimed at women in their 20's to give them clearer skin, smaller pores and smoother skin. I like that the scrublet has a spot to live right on the bottle - let's face it, I just love that little scrublet! And I really like saying theat word - scrublet...
- Scrublet -