I've been trying out some of the products in the new Deca Professional Cosmetics line that I introduced you to a couple weeks ago, and I have to say so far one of my favourites is the:
Deca Mascara - $17.50 - with a creamy base that conditions lashes and
offers a smooth even application that is gentle enough even for
sensitive eyes - comes in black, black/brown and brown
It has a good sized bristle brush and a very smooth formula that goes on easily without clumping.
And adds volume and length with very little effort. It's not the most volumizing or lengthening mascara I've ever tried to be sure - but for an everyday mascara I prefer something not too dramatic so this is just the right amount!
When I look at a picture of my eyes closed like this, if I don't feel the need to run for a lash comb, that's when I know I have a good mascara!
Cosmetics is offering their fans the chance to star in a
video as the brand’s newest flawless face via its new cutting-edge Facebook
application. Winners will receive a year’s supply of BB Cream, which primes,
perfects, hydrates and protects your complexion, plus more favorite,
best-selling products from Smashbox Cosmetics. All it takes is a few
clicks to see yourself in the spotlight. Here’s how it works:
• Visit bbcreamapp.smashbox.com
and answer a few basic questions about yourself: describe your skin tone, what
city you live in and then upload five photos of yourself (make sure they’re your
favorite camera-ready moments).
• Click “View
Your Video” to create your personalized video, which shows your visit to the
Smashbox studios – from your pick-up at the airport to your Flawless Face BB
Photo Shoot. • Share your
studio experience with your friends via Facebook, share the link in an email or
even embed the video into your own personal blog. • Each week
through the end of May, a winner will be selected based on whose video receives
the most votes.
What would you do one day if
you had a celebrity mentor? That day may be closer than you think!
The Acuvue 1-DAY Contest gives teens the
chance to be mentored by one of five top teen icons: singer Demi Lovato,
musician Joe Jonas, teen heartthrob Tyler Blackburn, actress
Meaghan Martin and world-champion runner Allyson
Five lucky winners will also receive a second trip to LA to
attend a teen awards event, and a one-year supply of 1-DAY
ACUVUE® MOIST® Brand Contact Lenses.*
June 7, 2012, go to the ACUVUE® Brand channel on YouTube (www.youtube.com/acuvue)
and upload a 30–60 second video showcasing what you hope to achieve one day, how
you find the confidence to pursue your dreams and why you should be chosen for
this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (**see rules).
You’ll also be able to view other entries
and vote for your favorite to win one of five First Prizes – $1,000 each to put
towards their dream of what they will do 1-DAY.
And of course be sure to let us know if you enter either one of them - of course we'll come vote for you!
Under Armour has a new campaign and competition - What's Beautiful - meant to redefine the female athlete. It's easy to join, just sign up and declare a fitness goal and you will complete 19 different challenges related to your goal that will need to be completed by June 26th and will document your journey.
On June 26th, 10 finalists will be announced - all 10 will receive $1,000 in UA gear and be part of the Women's Advisory Group. From the 10 finalists, 3 will also be chosen to become the new faces of Under Armour and be sponsored for an entire year as well as be featured in Under Armour's marketing and receive extra special rewards!
And if you were watching Derek shill Cover FX on The Shopping Channel this past weekend and were wondering if his hair is real, here's your chance to find out in person at The Bay Queen Street next Thursday! Be sure and tell him that Lisamarie says "hey"!
shu uemura's latest artistic collaboration is with celebrated Japanese contemporary kimono artist Mamechiyo and is really too cute for words, you're just going to have to look at the pretty packaging which celebrate the beauty of a Japanese spring, each with its own poem of sweet spring blooms to truly appreciate how lovely this collection really is!
Fuji - High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil - 450ml - $79 - adorned with the floral beauty of wisteria - with a delicate texture that cleanses skin while keeping the natural balance of moisture for petal soft skin that is enveloped in a romantic sensuous aroma.
Sukura - Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil - 450ml - $79 - cherry blossoms in full bloom grace the limited-edition fresh cleansing oil which gently melts on your skin and washes away pore concerns with a graceful sakura scent for smooth and refined skin.
Botan - Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O Advanced Formula - 450ml - $89 - captivating peonies add joy and happiness to the packaging of this limited edition formula which cleans skin with its mild texture that comforts, refreshes and moisturizes.
Ume - Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil - 450ml - $89 - plum blossoms add fascinating beauty to this limited edition brightening cleansing oil which swiftly cleans skin and removes impurities and make-up to make skin appear less dull, smoother, brighter and more clarified.
Fuji - UV Under Base Mousse SPF 30 PA+++ Beige - 65g - $46 - more beautiful wisteria adorn the yellow container of airy soft mousse in an ultra light tone.
Sakura - UV Under Base Mousse SPF 30 PA+++ Pink - 65g - $46 - sakura and pink stripes liven up this container of soft mousse with soft pale pink petal tones inviting in a dreamy and rosy complexion.
Botan - UV Under Base Mousse SPF 30 PA+++ BB Beige - 65g - $46 - peonies and green gingham add pretty on the outside while inside, the limited edition BB beige lightens a dull complexion for fresh and naturally light skin.
Ume - UV Under Base Whitefficient Brightening Mousse SPF 30 PA++ - 65g - $46 - plum blossoms dance on the stylish blue container of limited edition light pink purple brightening mouse which achieves translucent rosy petal skin.
Mamechiyo Foundation Compact Case - $19 - Limited Edition Glow Enhancing Refill Powder - $42
Available for a limited time exclusively at Holt Renfrew.
Mary Kay Mint Blossom Pedicure Set - $30 - get sandal-ready with this limited-edition pedicure set and it's wonderful new mint blossom scent, featuring zesty lime, lemon sorbet and cool mint leaf Set includes limited-edition mint blossom foot fizzies, icy foot gel, a pumice stone and an emery board – all in a coordinating bag.
Available exclusively through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant until June 15th. If you don't have one you can find one at www.marykay.ca or call 1-866-455-5454.
Available exclusively through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. If you don't have one you can find one at www.marykay.ca or call 1-866-455-5454.
Avon Foot Works Lavender - a pampering, relaxing treat for beautiful feet - there is nothing better than the scent of lavender for a feeling of calmness! Available as: Foot Works Lavender Overnight Cream - 100ml - $7.99 - fortified with lavender extract and cocoa and shea butters to soften and smooth skin overnight. Foot Works Lavender Comfort Foot Soak - 100ml - $7.99 - cleanses, conditions and revitalizes tired and achy feet. Foot Works Lavender Clay Mask - 100ml - $7.99 - provides a cooling sensation as it helps exfoliate dry, rough skin, leaving feet feeling soft. Gel Toe Separators - $5.99
Available from your Avon rep - 1-800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca
Sally Hansen Revitalizing Foot Soak - 177ml - $7.99 - cleans and softens feet with a relaxing lavender scent.
Sally Hansen Pumice
Foot Polish - 113g - $7.99 - made with lavender and tea-tree oil, this gentle yet effective formula erases rough
patches and calluses, revealing instantly soft, touchable skin.
Sally Hansen Moisturizing
- 113g - $7.99 - with a vitamin-enriched formula that locks in moisture, so feet feel supple, pretty
Possibly the most silky matte shadows you will ever try, Visionary Beauty shows us the new matte shadow offerings from Rouge Bunny Rouge
Prime Beauty shows us that the French know their skincare. Not only does she teach you about Darphin Skincare but she has a giveaway for you too and it runs until May 24th.
Modesty Brown compares two neutral Guerlain eyeshadow palettes: Rue de Passy and Les Fumes. Prepare yourself for some palette perving!
London MakeUp Girl finds out if the Topshop Eye Crayon is a good substitute for By Terry Ombre Blackstar. See if the budget buy can stand up to the big name in her post on the Topshop Crayon in Ramble.
Has Shannon at Lipstick Musingsfinally found a neutral lipstick that doesn't look like mud on her lips? Come learn more about Lancome Color Design Lipstick in Lucky Kiss !
Adrift in a sea of Spring's warm corals, peaches, and bronzes, Zuzu's Petals at Everyday Beauty tries to be pretty in pink. Come read about what she's loving right now.
Cover FX - one of my fave brands just got a little easier to get my hands on now that The Shopping Channel is carrying the line! Cover FX is probably best know for their Total Coverage Cream Foundation that really will cover anything but I prefer to keep things a bit lighter and have lately been enjoying their:
Cover FX Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation - $35 - an oil-absorbing, pressed mineral rich foundation for sheer to moderate coverage with no oils, fragrance, parabens, gluten or wax.
In 17 shades: E0, E20, E40, E50, E60, E80 for pink/yellow skin tones; M20, M40, M50, M60, M80 for yellow skin tones; B0, B15, B25, B35, B45, B65 for ebony skin tones.
Use the puff included for more coverage or opt for a sheerer look and use a brush. It's also perfect over liquid foundation if you want to add a bit move coverage or to mattify.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow Saturday and Sunday (April 28th & 29th) when CityLine Beauty Expert, Derek Selby will be appearing live to demonstrate all the wonderful properties of Cover FX!
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Moisturizing Dry Scalp is clinically proven to help restore the scalp's natural moisture balance with up to two times more moisturization as it cleanses and nourishes dry scalp and hair. Formulated with Nutrium 10, an advanced moisture complex of vitamins and nutrients including vitamins B5, C & E, sunflower, almond, soybean and coconut oils and aloe vera.
As well, there are 5 other formulations to meet various scalp and hair needs including: Total Care (for all hair types); Volumizing Root Boost; Damage & Colour Repair; Strong Lengths; and Anti-Dandruff.
New Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy products will be available May 4, 2012 across Canada at mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets for a suggested retail price of $5.68 - $8.49.
DiCalabria Organic Science Dandruff System - a 3 step therapeutic approach for dandruff control that treats the cause of the problem rather than suppressing the symptoms. Also effective for seborrhea, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and dryness and relieving itching, flaking, greasy scalp and scalp odor. All the products are infused with Organic Bergamotto Complex from Calabria, Italy and contain certified organic ingredients and are packaged in biodegradable packaging and 100% recyclable containers. Step 2 Dandruff Scalp Scrub - 30ml - $15, 90ml - $50 - removes scalp plaque, exfoliates dead skin scales and dissolves oils. Step 3 Dandruff Shampoo - 300ml - $15 - washes away dead skin cells. Step 4 Dandruff Scalp Leave On - 30ml - $15, 90ml - $50 - nourishes scalp with nutrients and helps maintain optimum scalp condition.
Live Clean Professional Healthy Balance Shampoo - 350 ml
- $8.99 - removes oil to purify and clarify the scalp while it
replenishes moisture levels in hair; exfoliates scalp and helps remove flaking and dryness; Ggently cleans down to the roots to remove excess sebum and build-up and is ideal for all hair types. Live Clean Professional Healthy Balance Conditioner - 350 ml - $8.99 - moisturizes scalp and restores natural moisture within the hair cuticle and restores hair back to healthy beauty with a vitamin complex of B5, E and C.
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Satin Limited Edition - 50ml EDP - $65 - a new version of the old favourite that's been enriched with new accords to make it more sensual, deeper and more mysterious.
With notes of fresh crushed and frozen mint leaves, aquatic
jasmine and luminous zest of Italian Limone Primo Fiore Femminello, enriched with
brown sugar, labdanum and cedarwood - all combines for a scent that is fresh and sensual at the same time.
Available in department and drug stores May 2012.
And while on the subject of Acqua di Gioia, I should let you know that last year's extremely successful Acqua for Life Challenge is back again for 2012 to promote access to safe drinking water to communities in Ghana and Bolivia. The world-wide goal is to raise another 40 million litres of safe drinking water for these communities.
You can help and smell good, when you buy a specially packaged Aqua di Gio for men (100ml EDT - $70) and Aqua di
Gioia for women (50ml EDP - $99), Armani donates 100 litres of water for every bottle sold!
If your mom is a fan of beauty products, and really, why wouldn't she be? Then what better way is there to show her how much you appreciate her pushing your giant head out of her loins/picking you out of that cabbage patch then with a palette full of awesome from Quo?! Here are a few options to help you get rid of that visual:
Quo Twice as Nice Cosmetic Palette - $25 - opens at the top to reveal 6 shimmering shades that an be combined or worn alone along with 4 berry inspired lip glosses for a natural look. Turn the palette over and open to find 6 matte eye shadows and four nude lip glosses for an exceptionally sultry look.
Quo Get Glossed Lip Gloss Collection - $20 - 10 easy to wear shades - from matte to shimmer that are also super portable!
Quo Baked to Perfection Colour Collection - $35 - a baked collection of shadows that can be worn wet or dry - with 6 eye shadow trios, 2 blushes, 1 highlighter and 1 highlighter duo.
Quo Endless Beauty Deluxe Cosmetic Palette - $50 - includes 35 eye shadows - ranging from purple to coral, deep burgundy to brown; 15 lip gloss shades in a neutral and berry inspired palette; and 6 blushes for a pop of colour of the cheek, or use to contour.
This Endless Beauty Palette is so much makeup that we just can't keep it to ourselves - so we've got 2 to give away to our lovely readers - give it to mom or keep it for yourself like the selfish little madam that she always said you were!
This contest is open to all our Canadian followers and it's very easy to enter,
just leave a comment letting us know that you follow through Google Friend Connect or Facebook Networked Blogs (if you aren't a
follower you can do that now - sign up buttons are in the
entry for following and answering the question - If you could have any tv show mother, who would it be? I'd go with Lily Rhodes Humphrey from Gossip Girl - I bet she gives out a kick-ass clothing allowance, would let me raid her closet and would never say anything if I bought $400 jeans! Also leave your e-mail so we can find you if you win!
And for extra entries:
Follow @BeautyCrazedCan on Twitter and tweet the contest. Follow @ShopprsDrugMart on Twitter and tweet the contest.
you prefer not to leave your info on a public post, please leave a post
saying you want to enter with your answer to the question and then e-mail your info to
email@example.com, please put "Consonant Contest" in the subject line.
Remember to leave the post or you name won't actually end up in the
draw! Winners to be decided by random drawing and you have until May 11th to enter. Good Luck!
Tired of having to put on clothes to go out and buy your beauty products? Me too! The geniuses at Murale have realized that the less we are forced to spend on clothes, the more money we'll have to spend on makeup and have finally brought us online shopping!
Let's face it, Canada's a big place and there aren't enough Murale's to go around - even being in Toronto the closest Murale to me is a bit of a trek so I am happy to be able to get my fix online!
Pros: lots of great brands delivered right to your door; free samples; shipping deals; and let's not forget Optimum Points!
Cons: there are some brands they taunt you with (ie Bobbi Brown, Bourjois) that when you try to order, find out are only available in-store - not sure if they have plans to make all brands available online eventually, here's hoping!
Also I can see drinking and shopping becoming a problem although I guess that's still better than drinking and going home with inappropriate men...
Check it out and order yourself something pretty at www.murale.ca and be sure to follow on twitter - @Murale
Avon Shine Attract Lipstick - $12 - a core of colour wrapped in a clear hydrating gloss infused with vitamin E gives you the perfect mixture of colour, gloss, moisture and cool packaging all in one go! In 15 shades: Rose Bouquet; Mysterious Mauve; Passionate Red; Guava; Cherry Pie; Plumberry; Fuchsia Flare; Wrapped in Raisin; Orchid; Rose Pink; Shimmer Pink; Caressing Coral; Nude Love; All Around Russet; Copper Connection.
Available from your Avon rep - 1800-265-AVON or online at www.avon.ca
I tried Wrapped in Raisin - it goes without saying that the packaging looks cool and as you can see, the ratio of gloss to colour makes the colour go on very sheer so don't be scared off of something dark or bright!
Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss with Sequins Finish - $24 - a limited edition finish available in 6 shades: Double Dare; Violet Rain; Fuschia Vibes; Cosmic Pink; Purple Passion; Molton Honey. In a cool new formula that saturates lips with vibrant colour and gloss shine with luminous pearls that create infinite depths of crystal reflections for a dazzling shine. Available at counters and at www.esteelauder.ca
On the other hand, what you see is what you get with this one! This shade is Double Dare and I love how red and glossy it is. My main issue with red glosses is they always seem to migrate outside of my lip line and I end up looking like a non-sparkly vampire! No such issues with this one and I was always impressed with the colour's staying power!
Annabelle Big Show Lipshine - $9.50 - in 12 shades: breathe, smile, rave, gasp, laugh, shout, giggle, pout, flirt, dare, chat, whisper - aluxurious gloss with added anti-oxidants to hydrate and keep your lips
feeling baby soft - the formula is creamy, non-sticky and contains
light-reflecting sparkles, as well, it contains grape seed oil, Omega-6 and vitamin E to keep your
lips smooth and supple. Paraben and perfume free.
Or if you want something that feels amazingly moisturizing on, this is a great choice! This shade is Smile - and it really makes me want to!
We've been seeing pastel all over the spring runways and in an attempt to be on trend, I have been trying hard to achieve a pretty and soft pastel eye, but it's actually a tricky colour to do. My usual lazy colour wash eyeshadow technique doesn't seem to work - I just end up looking like an 80's throwback!
Luckily, Make Up For Ever Managing Academy Educator, Jen Evans, has my back and has shared her pro tips for creating a fresh, romantic spring look by adding a subtle pop of colour to your lids with pastels.
Here's her simple 4-step eye technique:
Step 1: Apply a nude eye shadow from the upper lash line to the crease. Step 2: Using an eye shadow brush like Make Up For Ever’s #10S, sweep your favorite pastel eye shadow from the inner to outer corner of the eye, extending just above the crease while leaving the
outer corner open. Step 3 (optional): Apply a pop of pastel to the outer corner of the lower lash line for a more colorful, playful pop. Step 4: Apply two coats of your favorite mascara, such as Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash.
Use any of the above pastel colours which range from subtle to more vibrant to create an eye-opening and brightening look. Jen is absolutely right, I've been playing around with her suggested look and not only is this technique easy, it looks stunning! Also note, if you like a monochromatic look, any of the MUFE shadows can double as blushes and any of their blushers can be used as a shadow!
Available at Sephora stores across Canada and online at www.sephora.ca
eos Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm Smooth Sphere - $3.99 - this delicious smelling, 100% natural balm provides long lasting moisture for soft and smooth lips with nourishing shea butter and soothing jojoba oil. Also notable for what it's free of - petrolatums, parabens and glutens.
The design isn't great for a pocket, but it sure does make life easier for finding in a purse!
Available at Loblaws, Chapters and Sobeys.
The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm - $6 - offer hydration and sheer colour with Community Fair Trade beeswax and Community Fair Trade Marula Oil - which will not only make your lips look great, but you feel good! These juicy and delicious lip balm sticks come in six delicious flavours: Pomegranate, Strawberry, Plum and Pink Berry, Lychee and Toffee. And with their cool looking packaging, these sticks are as pretty to look at as they are to use!
Burt's Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit - $2.99 - a 100% natural balm contains oil from the seeds of tropical Pink Grapefruit which is not only rich in powerful vitamins C and E to help rejuvenate lips, it smells and tastes amazing! Contains beeswax to seal and nourish chapped lips, sunflower oil and coconut oil to hydrate and moisturize dry lips. What you won't find in it is petrochemicals and other synthetic ingredients such as phthalates, parabens or sodium lauryl sulfate.
RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum - $59.95 - if you've ever wanted to improve the overall appearance and condition of your lashes and brows you'll be happy to know that 30 days to better brows and lashes is totally possible, not just lip service with this product!
With: potent polypeptides - octa/cooper/oligo - to help amplify the quality and volume of lashes and brows as well as provide effective protection against breakage and naturally support stronger, more voluminous lashes; vital proteins and vitamins - panthenol and hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans join forces to help replenish and rejuvenate lashes and brows as well as provide strength, shine and enhance the overall appearance; and moisturizing and rejuvenating agents - allantoin, pumpkin seed extract and licorice extract - help add shine and flexibility as well as provide extreme hydration to lashes by locking in moisture while improving elasticity and durability.
I've tried a lot of lash serums over the past couple of years and this is one I keep coming back to for a very simple reason that it works. Being easy to apply and affordable is the cherry on the eyelash sundae - not that an eyelash sundae sounds good at all...
For more info visit - www.facebook.com/RapidLash and to purchase check out your local Shoppers Drug Mar, Pharma Plus, London Drugs, Jean Coutu or Lawton's.
Biotherm Lait Solaire Face & Body SPF 30 or SPF 50 - 75ml - $25; SPF 15, SPF 30, SPF 50 - 200ml - $35 and if you get on it fast there is a Summer 2012 Special Edition SPF 30 - 400ml pump - $35 - all with UVA/UVB Protection - what's really great about them is the smell - wonderful citrus! I also really like the texture too, it sinks right into the skin and makes your skin feel moisturized without being greasy. And don't miss out on the deal going on now - get a Perfect Summer Kit - with a 125ml Lait Corporel, 30ml 30 SPF Lait Solaire in a Wet Bikini Bag - free with the purchase of 2 sun products.
Clarins Face Treatment Oils - 30ml - $50 - are composed of aromatic essential oils and plant extracts which provide both treatment and fragrant properties, combining the benefits of phytotherapy and aromatherapy - with no synthetic fragrances or colouring agents. In 3 skin type options: Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil for Dehydrated Skin - with Orchid and Patchouli to restore vitality, radiance and freshness for: skin that is tight-feeling; fine lines caused by dehydration; and dull complexion - Lotus Face Treatment Oil for Combination or Oily Skin - with Rosemary, Camomile, Geranium and Lotus extract to purify and refine skin's texture and clears complexion for: shine; pimples and blackheads; visible pores; and dull complexion - Santal Face Treatment Oil for Dry Skin - with Sandalwood, Cardamom, Lavender and Parsley to nourish, soothe and calm for: skin that lacks comfort; is reactive/fragile/; rough; and dull complexion.
Quo by Orly Too Much Of A Good Thing Is Wonderful 18 Piece Mini Nail Polish Set - $42 - if you loved the set that came out at Christmas but weren't quick enough to get one, don't wait this time! The colours are new so even if you have the previous one, you still have a good excuse to get this one too! With: cream pop, wine & dine, twinkle twinkle, love game, the blue box, tease, purple daydream, french white true love, orange pop, green meadow, blue lagoon, soft spot, first class, steel heart, lavish lavender, chestnuts roasting, red hot
Beyonce Pulse Summer Edition - 50ml EDP - $59 - a fruity floral with fresh and sparkling top notes of pear, icy mandarin and pink pepper; heart notes of ginger orchid, jasmine and Tunisian orange flowers; and base notes of sapphire woods, musks and benzoin.
Annabelle Glitterama - $9.99 - in 8 new shades: milky way, starlight, purple zone, neon green, aqua sonic, atomic red, magnetic pink, orbit
Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer - 30ml - $37 - a moisturizer, primer, foundation and SPF 20 all in one - comes in light, medium and tan.
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen - $8.99 - in 8 new shades: pearly white, orange, yellow, green, periwinkle, coral, turquoise, chartreuse
CoverGirl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers - $8.99 - in 4 new shades: caramel apple splash, lychee splash, cranberry splash, blackberry splash - I know this line has been out for a while but I've never actually tried one before - I expected it would be fruity, shiny but without much colour - I don't know about the regular line, but these ones have pigmentation up the wazoo! The colour looks exactly like the cap colour.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate 8 HR Lipstick - $6.99 - 15 creamy shades in an exclusive signature pack, with Black Diamond which brings incredible new levels of light reflective
Rimmel Glam'Eyes HD Shadows - $7.99 -Each
perfect palette features four multi-tonal vibrant hues that have been expertly
coordinated to work in sequence, giving a perfectly complementary effect in any
light. Apply dry or wet for a myriad of directional looks: dry gives a more
subtle shimmery effect; wet equals maximum colour intensity. In 8 shade combos: 001 Black Cab; 002 English Oak; 003 Royal Blue; 004 Green Park; 005 English Rose; 006 Purple Reign; 007 Heart of Gold; 008 True Union Jack
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!