April 28, 2010

New and notable at Shoppers Drug Mart - Elizabeth Taylor, SJP, Lise Watier and L'Oréal

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.

L'Oréal Go 360° Clean is on the shelves and that scrublet fascinates me!  Now is a good time to grab one, the Shoppers I was at had a full sized gentle eye makeup remover as a free gift attached to each product.  They come in four types:

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 -

1 comment:

  1. I love Sarah Jessica Parker and all things Sex and the City, but damn that packaging is tacky O_O


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