Beauty Hoarder’s Weekend Haul!

So it was a VIP event with mega double your points at the Gallerie Beaute Pharmaprix. My youngest works there as a part time cosmetician (it’s a gene thing:)…so off I went.

Needed replenishments in some of my favourite Shiseido serums…but the show stoppers were the lipstick stains by Stila cosmetics! What won me over were the gorgeous reds. Jona the Make-up artist showed me a few tricks on how to vary the shading by simply dabbing and smudging ever so lightly- and honestly the incredible variations in colour just blew me away. The liquid eyeliner was another winner for me. Precision and smoothness in longwear- just what I need. Thank you Gorgeous Jona!

The whole experience and ambience with Mimosa cocktails and delicious hors-d’œuvres- all very chic and elegant. Oh, and did I mention the tons of gifts with purchase? Deluxe samples in an ever so elegant black and red box, plus makeup bags- all from Shiseido. Extra goodie bag from the pharmacy. Clinique baggie plus samples. Stila’s fabulous, real handbag plus plenty of samples.

So much stuff, I’m out of breath!

If you ever get called for a Pharmaprix VIP event- go! You’ll get way more than you ever walked in for.

#confessionofteday: Blew my budget once again.

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Tribute to Kevyn Aucoin…


On May 7th, 2002, the world of colour and beauty transformation lost one of its greatest artists: Kevyn Aucoin. Famous for his celebrity makeovers, Kevin was not only Hollywood’s makeup maestro- he was also one of the nicest, genuine people to all those who knew him.

I had the special privilege of meeting him briefly in the summer of 1985, in LA. He was doing a photoshoot with Evangelista, and through a connection I was able to pop in and see him in action (albeit like a fly on the wall)- it was a thrilling moment! We exchanged a few words…I remember him mentioning his French name and the whole French thing about me being from Montreal. We then just chatted makeup and looks and off he was back to work. And how I now wish cell phones and selfies existed!!

Here is a tribute to Kevyn- enjoy the clip:)

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