Beauty

My Favourite Perfumes!!

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I don’t buy myself many perfumes, mostly because I am allergic to many of them and because I work in a scent free environment.  But I do have some real favourites that I have been wearing for a while.  All of them are gifts from my wonderful daughters, Kate and Madeline.

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I love both of the original Elizabeth and James Nirvana perfumes.  These were a gift from Madeline.  I love them alone or mixed together.  They smell delicious and mysterious.

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I have loved Kabuki by Tokyo Milk for many years now and my daughter Katie keeps me supplied with this perfume as a gift.  It is a long time favourite and I love it.

 

This fragrance is one that I am hoping will appear for me under the Christmas tree.  It is Vent du Sue by Lise Watters.
These fragrances are the ones I wear when ever I am in the mood or right situation to wear perfume.  I hope that you have a chance to enjoy these scents.  What are your favourite perfumes?  Cheers, Michele

NYX Butter Gloss Lipcolour Collection Review!!

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My daughter Kate loves these NYX Butter Gloss lip colours.  They come in two types, the basic Butter Glosses and the Intense Butter Glosses.  The basic Butter Glosses are more sheer and obviously the Intense ones are more pigmented. She only has a few of each type, but here are the ones she likes and has kept.

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Here are the basic Butter Glosses from left to right, Eclair, Meringue, Tiramisu, Vanilla Cream Pie and Angel Food Cake.

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Here are the swatches again with the same order as above from left to right in the top left hand pictures and then following down top to bottom, left to right for the lip swatches.

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The Intense Butter Glosses from left to right are Toasted Marshmallow, Chocolate Crepe and Tres Leches.

 

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Here are the swatches again from left to right (top left picture), top to bottom, left to right on the lips.

They all smell like candy or cake and are very nice in their colour payoff and finish.  Easy to remove, not staining or sticky.  you should try them out.  Cheers, Michele

Winners Of The Anniversary Giveaway!! Congratulations!

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So here are the winners of the individual prizes for my anniversary giveaway.  I will be contacting the winners to notify them of the prize they have one.  Congratulations to the winners!!

Beauty Bundles 1-3

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  • Ashley
  • Tiffany
  • Kelly-Lynne

Beauty Bundles 4-5

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  • Carol
  • Deanna

Beauty Bundle 6

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  • Mary

Book Bundle Cookbooks

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  • Willy

Book Bundle Fan Fiction

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  • Michele

Complete Thrifted Outfit

  • Judy

So there are the winners of my anniversary giveaway.  I enjoyed doing this so much, there will be more giveaways in the future.  Cheers, Michele

Another Beauty Bundle For The Giveaway!!

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Due to so much interest in the beauty bundles for the giveaway and because of the generosity of my daughter Kate, I am adding another beauty bundle to the giveaway prizes.  It will be similar to the ones up top but of course with slightly different contents.  If you are already entered for one of these prizes, your chances of winning just improved.  But if you are not already entered into the giveaway, just subscribe to my blog and send me a message through this post telling me which prize or prizes you wish to be entered to win.  Good luck.  Cheers, Michele

My Love Of All Things Body Shop!!

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I have had a long-standing love affair with The Body Shop back from when I was 15 and would take the subway down to the Eaton’s Centre in downtown Toronto and buy things using my hard-earned pennies from babysitting.  On my birthday today, I went into the location here in The Bayshore Mall in Ottawa and had a wonderful experience.  I was looking for products to feature in a future giveaway on my blog.  Chatting with the lovely girl at the counter, I revealed that I blog and wanted to giveaway some products.  She not only helped me pick out what I will give away but gave me a ton of sample and travel size products to try out myself.  Just a disclaimer, this post is not sponsored by anyone, the opinions are completely my own, and all photos are courtesy of The Body Shop website.

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She gave me some Drops of Youth, Youth Concentrate drops to try out.  I already know I love this product line from The Body Shop so I was delighted for more.  It is light and non-greasy and sinks in and leaves a luxurious softness to my skin.

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She also gave me the Oils of Life facial oil as well as a travel size of the night cream from this line.  It smells scrumptious and I am really looking forward to testing it out.  This lead me to remember the fact that I love the product lines from this store, they are ethically source for their ingredients, are really well priced, smell delicious and on top of that, really work.  Yet I haven’t been shopping there as much as I should be, all things considered.  Well that is going to change, welcome me home, Body Shop!!

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I am looking forward to getting closer to winter as they come out with my favourite product, the Raspberry Body Scrub which has real raspberries in it.  It smells so delicious that you almost want to eat it right out of the pot.  It leaves my skin so soft and silky that I look forward to using it every day, but ration it for when my skin is most in need of help.  My last hoarded pot of this gorgeous scrub is almost empty, so I will be buying up a bunch of tubs as soon as it goes back on sale.

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I bought some body butters, body scrubs and shower gels in my two favourite scents for an upcoming giveaway.  The coconut and the pink grapefruit are my favourites of all their scents.  The coconut is so warm and cosy and soothing that it relaxes me as soon as I smell it’s heavenly smell and the pink grapefruit is so fresh, sweet yet tangy that it wakes me right up.

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My all time favourite blush is the Guava shade by The Body Shop.  I have gone through a whole pot of this and am on my second.  It gives a soft subtle glow, without glitter or shine.  Perfect for my skin and skin colour.

So don’t be like me and forget how wonderful The Body Shop products are.  Check them out.  I will keep you posted about how the samples of the Oils of Life work out for me.  What are your favourite Body Shop fragrances or product lines? Don’t forget to sign up for my anniversary giveaway Here!  Cheers, Michele

Five Beauty Bundles And Two Book Bundles!! Anniversary Giveaway!

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So to add to my original prize of a fully thrifted outfit for a winner of my giveaway contest, I have come up with some additional prizes.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and send me a comment of which prize or prizes you would like to win!!  Thanks to the generous donations of my daughter, Katie, Sephora and David’s Tea, I have come up with 5 beauty bundles and 2 book bundles to give away.

Beauty Bundles

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The first two have high-end fragrances, skin care, and some makeup.  There are a varied assortment of travel and trial sizes for you to choose from, as well as a little makeup bag to carry them.  There are some beautiful skin treatments and masks as well for pampering and helping you to look your best.

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Then I have two more practically identical bags which are high-end fragrance and skin care only with sample sizes of some amazing products.  There is a good mix from face treatments, to washes, to masks, to serums.  The fragrances are a wide assortment of sample sizes to help you find your signature scent. These also include a makeup bag for each prize.

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The final beauty bundle is a mixture of some fabulous brands of makeup in full and sample sizes from Urban Decay, Nars,  Two-Faced, Marc Jacobs, Hourglass and Makeup Forever.  There are also some samples and full sizes of skin care and fragrance as well.  It comes in a rose gold makeup bag which can be reused for your travels. This is about a $180.00 CDN valued prize.  A real treasure trove for the beauty stylist and makeup fan out there.

Book Bundles

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For the cookbook addicts out there, I have a six book bundle of cookbooks including gluten-free ones.  This book bundle will include an assortment of delicious teas to sip and enjoy as you leaf through the beautiful cookbooks.

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For the fiction fans I have a six book bundle of varied genres to hopefully fit the types of books you like to read.  This bundle will also include some teas for sipping while curled up with a good book.

I am still offering the thrifted by me complete outfit for a lucky winner, but I wanted to add a little mix of prizes for those of you who aren’t into thrifting.  Don’t forget to subscribe and send me a message telling me which of the prizes you want to be entered to win.  You can enter for all the prizes, but each winner will only receive one prize.  This giveaway is open world wide and is open to all my followers, friends and family.  So don’t be afraid to try your luck. Cheers, Michele

Anniversary Giveaway Update!! Two More Prizes!

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So since Saturday is my 52nd birthday, I thought I would add two more prizes to my giveaway.  I am adding a Beauty Bundle prize, and a Book Bundle prize to the thrifted outfit prize I my going to be giving away.  They will be three separate prizes and I will update what each price contains tomorrow once I have been able to photograph the bundles.  All you have to do is subscribe to my blog and tell me which one or all of the prizes you wish to win.  Then on the 30th of September the entrance period will be over and I will choose the winners.  Even if you ask for more than one prize, you can only win one prize in order to share the prizes fairly.  But good luck to the entrants, just sign up and tell me which prizes you want to be entered to win.  Cheers, Michele