Monday, December 10, 2012

Arbonne, QVC, Shoppers, Sephora, Bath and Body Works, Shoedazzle, and Belle Noel Haul

You all know that I have been on a Make Up binge lately and this haul is no exception, however I have added some of my other favourite recent purchases that I could not leave out.  So... waisting no further time lets begin!

Arbonne is a new lifestyle brand that I have come to fall in love with.  They manufacture products containing all natural ingredients which work with your skin, instead of against it (which most products do).  I purchased this blush named Blossom, which is the perfect shade of coral pink with a hint of gold shimmer.  When applied this extremely pigments colour gives a natural flush to your cheeks and the right amount of simmer to add some glow.  This is for sure a keep and re-buy!  Next, for all you girls out there will an oilier complexion, this product is for you!  The Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is a wax-like product that is applied to either a naked face or a face with makeup already on it to minimize the appearance of oily skin.  Simply apply the product to a sponge, which is provided on the other side of the compact as well as a mirror, and dab onto desired oily area.  Once absorbed into the skin it has a Face Primer feel, which is smooth and silky to the touch.  I have been keeping my Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender in my purse for easy touch ups on the go!

Another Arbonne product that I am completely digging is the Arbonne Lace Enhancer.  This product is applied nightly to your lash line after you have taken off all makeup and washed your face to help with the growth process of your lashes, really who doesn't want long and full lashes.  The applicator is like a liquid liner brush making it extremely easy to get nice and close to your lash line.  After 1 month you should see a significant difference in the length of your lashes; ever after a little more than a week I noticed a fuller lash line when applying mascara.

Who doesn't love a good selection of lipsticks throughout the holiday season.  With parties and gatherings with friends there is nothing more holiday-ish than a bold lip.  I am in love with the Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lipsticks, the colours are amazing and the longevity on the product on your lips in amazing, perfect for functions and daily use.  I purchased #300 Flame and #305 Hot Passion, which you can see in that order below in the swatch.  Flame has more of a pink undertone, while Hot Passion is more of a classic red colour.  I am loving both of these colours and wore both all weekend to my Christmas Parties!  Next up is my new YSL Rouge Volupte Liptick in colour #7.  This light blush pink colour is perfect for everyday wear.  Whether casual or dressy this is my go-to colour!  The lipstick itself is very thick and creamy which also moisturizes my lips as I am wearing it, which is always a bonus!  This colour is also going to be perfect for the summer and with a tan... hello gorgeous!

From Left to Right - CG #300 Flame, CG #305 Hot Passion, and YSL #7.

As you can see my Brandied Pear candle from Bath and Body Works has almost had it so I decided to go and get some more candles before it ran out.  Recently burning Cider Lane and Pumpkin Cupcake in my condo I am so excited to go and purchase those two again because I loved them sooo much.  However, I am devastated to find out that those two scents were from the Fall Collection and have now been discontinued, therefore leaving me in the hunt for my next candle favourites.  So I ended up with 3 candles from the Winter Collection, Twisted Peppermint, which smell of rich peppermint and if it burns as good as it smells it will be my new fav.  

Next we have Spiced Apple Toddy, which is a good alternative for you Cider Lane lovers out there, it is the perfect blend of apples, spices, and candy!  Lastly I went with something a little less intense smelling, Vanilla Snowflake.  There is nothing better than fresh vanilla in the winter months, so this will probably be my go-to after the holidays!

Finally two fashion items that have been my go-to for both work and weekend festivities.  The Mini Dagger Belle Noel necklace has been on my wish list for well over 6 months and when I finally decided to suck it up and buy it the necklace was sold out on all my go-to sites.  Fortunately with some more intense browsing I was able to find it on TheTrendBoutique, which made my night!  Ever since I received it I haven't taken it off.  Last but not least are a pair of faux-suede wedges from Shoedazzle.  These wedges are by far the most comfortable shoes I have purchased from Shoedazzle and I am in love with the metallic ankle strap, such subtle detailing!  These wedges go perfectly with jeans or tights, whether being dressy or casual.  I also can't get over how beautiful the bordeaux colour is, and being the colour of the season it can easily go with everything and anything in my wardrobe!  Winter staple for me for sure!

1 comment:

  1. Girl i can smell the candles in my imagination. The statement necklace is EVERYTHIHG, LOVE IT! Rebecca I have a huge cosmetic obsession too. Huge! I don't think I should buy another cosmetic for 6 month. Huh who am I kidding? I have 2 Ulta coupons waiting to be used. I know you can relate.