Monday, April 30, 2007

Estee Lauder Bonus Time at Sears

Canadians - It's Estee Lauder Bonus Time again at Sears! Please note that you need to purchase this bonus gift.

Retailer: Sears Canada
Minimum amount you need to spend: You can buy this bonus gift for only $42.50 CAD if you purchase any Estee Lauder fragrance (the value of the gift is over $120 CAD)
Ends: Sunday, May 13, 2007

What you get:
- compact with Tender Blush in Rosewood and Pure Colour Eyeshadow in Tea Biscuit and Pale Moon
- additional compact snap-in paletted with Tender Blush in True Sand and Pure Colour Eyeshadow in Ivory Box and Honey Drop
- Pure Colour Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Pink
- Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick in Bois de Rose
- Pure Colour Nail Lacquer in Peach Sorbet
- MagnaScopic Maximum Volume Mascara in Black
- white wicker tray
- makeup blush set (brush, lip & eye)
- brush holder
- mirror

image: sears.ca

Saturday, April 28, 2007

NEW Product: M·A·C Sundressing

Brand: M·A·C
Name: Sundressing
Size: n/a
Price: $27.50 CAD/$22 USD

Product Notes:
- Limited Edition product
- easy to apply bronzing body makeup
- adds a shimmering look to the skin
- provides a natural-look, sheer-to-low coverage
- soft mousse formula dispenses onto the skin via a pump
- highly blendable: spreads easily over the legs, arms, shoulders and d├ęcolletage
- water resistant

Colours:
- medium
- medium dark
- dark
- deep dark

Final Comments:
As summer approaches, I continue to look for great products that can give my skin the "tanned" look without a funny smell, streaks or any other unnatural tell-tale signs. M·A·C has never failed me before, but again, as with all Limited Edition products, I hate finding something I like and then never being able to buy it again!

images: maccosmetics.com

Friday, April 27, 2007

Product Review: E.L.F. Elements Compact & Refills

Brand: E.L.F.
Name: Elements Compact
Size: n/a
Price: $1 USD for empty compact ($1 USD for each refill)

Colours Tried:
- Custom Lips in Earth Rose
- Custom Face in Flushed
- Custom Eyes in Periwinkle
- Custom Eyes in Dusk

The E.L.F. Elements Compact is a great little system. It's a simple white compact with a mirror and four magnetic circular areas where you can insert a mix of E.L.F. refills, including eye shadows, lipsticks and blushes. You can purchase a pre-filled compact or buy an empty one and customize it yourself.

The picture on the E.L.F. site is slightly different from the compact that I received - there's a slit in the middle to hold a tiny applicator.

To Purr About:
- magnetic system is extremely easy to use and convenient
- lets you customize a whole bunch of different combinations easily and cheaply
- the eyeshadow refills are great! The pigments are rich and last for most of the day
- compact mirror is large and convenient

Claws Out:
- the blush size is small so it's hard to get a lot of powder on a large brush (and there's no blush brush small enough to fit in the compact
- the lipstick brush is so tiny it's hard to get lipstick on quickly
- the colours aren't true to shade when you see them on the internet. For example, Custom Eyes in Dusk looks like a dark coal colour, but when it arrived it's actually a deep purple (it's in the top left corner of the photo of my compact)

Final Comments:
All in all, I really like this system. It's easy to use and since it's customizable it works for everyone. At $1 per refill, it's easy to design more than 1 "set" and carry along several colour palettes.

I'm not crazy about the lipstick or blush refills, but plan to order 2 more eyeshadow refills to create an eyeshadow compact with my current element compact.

Rating (out of 5):




images: eyeslipsface.com, Cinnamon Kitten productreviewelf

Thursday, April 26, 2007

10% off FragranceNet.com

With the warmer months just around the corner, it may be time to update your daily scent to something fresher and lighter. Just in time for the change in weather, there are several fragrance.net deals available on couponchief.com.

One of the deals listed is for 10% off your purchase at fragrance.net deals. Simply fill up your shopping basket and add the coupon code SEMTD before checking out.

The site has pretty much all the big name fragrance brands that you can think of at some great prices. If you're looking for a new scent, you can read through the customer ratings and reviews and scan best seller lists to help you discover something new or unique.

And yes, Canadians, this site does show prices in CAD and ships to Canada. Shipping costs vary depending on how many products you order and please keep in mind that there may be duties/taxes that are charged when your package arrives at your doorstep.

Couponchief.com is a huge site that lists thousands of online retailers and current coupons, codes and deals. There's a great list of beauty-related online retailers, but if you're looking for other retailers, you can probably find them on here too. Click here to check out more coupon codes.

Have fun shopping (and saving!).

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Beauty Buys: Apr 15-21, 2007

Shopping Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Store: PharmaPlus
Purchases:
- Rimmel Infinite Colour in Wear It Well - $6.74 CAD each
- L'Oreal Endless Kissable ShineWear in Wine & Roses - $13.99 CAD
- Rimmel Lycra Nail Care Multi in Base, Top Coat & Strengthener - $3.74 CAD

Shopping Date: Friday, April 20, 2007
Store: Shoppers Drug Mart
Purchases:
- Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer Firming in Medium Skin Tones - $8.99 CAD
- Jergens Natural Glow Face Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 in Medium Skin Tones - $8.99 CAD

WEEKLY GRAND TOTAL (including taxes): $48.39 CAD

Watch for product reviews soon! I've now bought 3 lip products in the past 2 weeks that promise hours and hours of staying power so I'll definitely be comparing them to each other!

See something I bought that you want to know more about? Did you see a product for a better price? Post a comment!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

3-month reno

As I wind down at my current job and start a new one, this little blog (which just hit the 3-month mark this past Friday!) will be undergoing some minor changes. So in other words, there may not be any postings in 3-4 days, but don't worry, I'll be back before the weekend!

I'm just updating the blog with some new features (some suggested by readers!), including - merging some labels and adding brand labels to make it easier to find things (which means re-labelling past posts), a rating system on product reviews, more structured templates for reviews and new products and, of course, more product reviews!

See you all soon!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Lancome Bonus Time at HBC

Canadians - It's Lancome Bonus Time!

Retailer: HBC (The Bay)
Minimum amount you need to spend: $33 CAD (before taxes)
Promotion Dates: April 19 - May 13, 2007

What you get:
- I can't seem to find a list of the products you get with the promtion, as the flyer doesn't list the details. The only products it mentions are that you get to choose between a Absolue Premium Bx and the Regenerie Microlift
- Comes in what looks like an attractive black and white travel case and matching smaller case
- From the picture, the promotion includes a lipstick, mascara, compact and some creams.

image: hbc.ca

Friday, April 20, 2007

Beauty Impulses - April 20

Here's my Beauty Impulses for this week - 5 cute items that I've seen or heard about and would buy at this moment in time if money wasn't a consideration.

1. Bare Escentuals: Park Place Princess
2. Smashbox: Compact Anti-Shine

3. Benefit: Bathina Gift Set
4. Sephora: Summer Blockbuster Palette
5. Dior: Summer Play Extreme Shine Lip Gloss in Pink Essentials 263

Is there anything on this list that you've tried? Post a comment and let me know what you thought!

images: sephora.com, smashbox.com

Thursday, April 19, 2007

2007 CEW Beauty Award Finalists - Hair Care & Colouring

Hair Care & Colouring: $15 USD & over
- Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion
- Bumble and bumble Hair Powder
- Bumble and bumble Shine
- Frederic Fekkai Ageless Damage-Defense Capsules
- Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak

Hair Care & Colouring: Under $15
- Burt's Bees Super Shiny Shampoo
- C.O. Bigelow Restorative Hair Mask
- Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In
- John Frieda Luminous Colour Glaze
- Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine Volume Mousse

Well, that's it! This was the last category in the CEW Beauty Awards Finalists. The winners will be announced on May 2, 2007 so I'll post the list when it becomes available and hopefully do a few product reviews on the winners!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

2007 CEW Beauty Award Finalists - Men's Skincare & Nail Products

Men's Skincare: $15 USD and over
- Kiehl's Eye Alert
- Lab Series Skincare for Men Triple Benefit Post-Shave Remedy
- Origins Fire Fighter Plus Beard taming after shave soother
- Shiseido Men Shaving Cream
- The Art of Shaving Body Scrub with Tangerine and Eucalyptus Essential Oils

Nail Care & Colour: Under $12 USD
- Avon Instant Manicure
- Bath & Body Works Savannah Bee 100% Natural Hand & Nail Salve
- Creative Nail Design enamel in Fedora
- Sally Hansen Salon Nail Lacquer
- Victoria's Secret Beauty Very Sexy Nail Lacquer

Monday, April 16, 2007

Free E.L.F. Lip Shine

FREE Lip Shine From E.L.F.:
With any purchase of $15or more, enter coupon code gloss to receive a free Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15. Available in 8 tempting shades, this is perfect for the sunny days that are (hopefully) just around the corner!

Hurry - this offer is only valid until 11:59 pm EST on April 22, 2007

image: eyeslipsface.com

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Beauty Buys: Apr 8-14, 2007

Shopping Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Store: PharmaPlus
Purchases:
- Andrea Eye Q Eye Makeup Remover (x 2) - $3.74 CAD each
- Almay Ideal Lipgloss in Wine Shimmer - $7.59 CAD
- L'Oreal Endless Kissable Lipcolour in Be Blushed - $10.99 CAD

WEEKLY GRAND TOTAL (including taxes): $29.71 CAD

Watch for product reviews soon!

See something I bought that you want to know more about? Did you see a product for a better price? Post a comment!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

2007 CEW Beauty Award Finalists - Makeup

Eye Product: $15 USD and over
- Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Long-Wear Cream Shadows
- Chanel Inimitable Mascara
- Clinique All About Eyes Concealer
- Lancome Fatale Exceptional Volume Mascara
- MAC LiquidLast Liner

Eye Product: Under $15 USD
- Clinique High Definition Lashes Brush Then Comb Mascara
- CoverGirl LashExact Mascara
- L'Oreal HIP High Intensity Pigments Pure Pigment Sticks
- MAC Brow Finisher
- Maybelline New York Lash Stylist Mascara

Face Product: $18 USD and over
- Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation
- Clinique Perfectly Real Compact Makeup
- Estee Lauder DoubleWear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
- Prescriptives Custom Blend Concealer

Face Product: Under $18 USD
- L'Oreal Bare Naturale Mineral Makeup
- L'Oreal Age Perfect Skin-Support and Hydrating Makeup
- MAC Studio Touch-Up Stick
- mark. Face Xpert Flaless Touch Makeup
- Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Foundation

Lip Product: $15 USD and over
- Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour
- Clinique Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine
- Estee Lauder High Gloss Lip Gloss
- MAC Plushglass
- Victoria's Secret Beauty Very Sexy Mosaic Lip Palette

Lip Product: Under $15 USD
- Bourjois Paris Effet 3D Mobile Cell Phone Charm
- mark. Gleamstick Hook Up Lip Color
- Maybelline Superstay Lipcolor
- Origins Smileage Plus Liptint 95% Organic
- Victoria's Secret Beauty Very Sexy Lip Gloss

Friday, April 13, 2007

Beauty Impulses - April 13

Here's my Beauty Impulses list for this week - 5 fun items that I've seen or heard about and would buy at this moment in time if money wasn't a consideration.

1. Pout: Perfect Kisses
2. Cake: Sweet Cheeks Sinfully Smooth Brown Sugar Scrub

3. Nars: Artist Palette in 9941
4. Shiseido: The Makeup Accentuating Color Stick
5. Laura Geller: Face Your Future

Is there anything on this list that you've tried? Post a comment and let me know what you thought!

images: sephora.com, cakebeauty.com

Thursday, April 12, 2007

2007 CEW Beauty Award Finalists - Scent

Men's Scent: $30 USD and over
- Fresh: Cannabis Santal Eau de Parfum
- Prada: Prada Eau de Toilette
- Ralph Lauren Fragrances: Polo Double Black Ralph Lauren
- Sean John Fragrances/Estee Lauder: Unforgivable by Sean John
- ZIRH: John Varvatos VINTAGE

Women's Scent: $35 USD and over
- Bond No. 9: Scent of Peace
- Coty Prestige: Vera Wang Princess
- Donna Karen Cosmetics: Donna Karen Gold Eau de Parfum Spray
- Estee Lauder: Pure White Linen
- Prada: Eau de Parfum Tendre by Prada

Women's Scent: Under $35 USD
- Avon: Crystal Aura
- Bath & Body Works Signature Collection: Japanese Cherry Blossom Perfume Mist
- Bath & Body Works Signature Collection: Warm Vanilla Sugar Perfume Mist
- Grassroots: Happily Ever After
- Sonia Kashuk Beauty @ Target: Sonia's Solid Perfume Palette

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

More Lipstick Products for Me!!! :D

As you all know, I'm a lip product addict. And what better way to celebrate getting a new job than to try two new lip products that I've never tried before in two opposite shades? :)

So I just signed my job offer and hopped over to PharmaPlus and on a splurge, bought Almay's Ideal Lipgloss in Wine Shimmer and L'Oreal's Endless Kissable Lipcolour in Be Blushed. I'll list these in my weekly Beauty Buys list, but was so excited I just had to share!

Watch for product reviews soon!

NEW Product: Smashbox Palettes for PETA

Cosmetic companies seem to all be coming up with innovative ways to support their favourite causes. Take MAC's Viva Glam lip products, or their Back-to-MAC recycling campaign. Or Cargo's PlantLove lipstick. And then there's Body Shop and it's entire line of products.

Not to be left behind, Smashbox has launched an eyeshadow collection in support of PETA.
Smashbox Palettes for PETA are a cruelty-free vegan eyeshadow trio. Sounds great, but can someone please exaplin to me how eyeshadow can be "vegan"?


Product Notes:
- formulated for great blendability
- has never been tested on animals
- includes a double-ended brush
- adorable bunny embossing on product

Colour info:
- currently available in 2 shades:
Earth Mother (with shimmering ivory/shimmering taupe/deep bronze shimmer) and In The Wild (with pale gold shimmer/golden peach shimmer/sage green shimmer)

Available at Sephora for $39 CAD/$34 USD for 0.12 oz, the product is listed as a "limited edition" item on Sephora.com. So if you're a fan of Smashbox or PETA, you'd better snap up this collectible now!

image: sephora.com

Monday, April 09, 2007

2007 CEW Beauty Award Finalists - Sun

Sun Product: $15 USD and over
- Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care SPF 30
- Clinique Super City Block Daily Face Protector SPF 40
- Frederic Fekkai Summer Hair Sun Bandana
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX
- Lancome Flash Bronzer Glow n' Wear Self-Tanning Gel

Sun Product: Under $15 USD
- AVEENO Continuous Protection Sunblock SPF 30 for Face
- Bath & Body Works, Breathe 24/7 Radiant Moisture Gradual Tanning Body Lotion
- Dove Energy Glow Daily Moisturizer with Subtle Self-Tanners
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 55
- Olay Touch of Sun Daily UV Facial Moisturizer

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Beauty Buys: Apr 1-7, 2007

Shopping Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Store: Shoppers Drug Mart
Purchases:
- Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream - $7.99 CAD

Shopping Date: Thursday, April 5, 2007
Store: Pharma Plus
Purchases:
- Physician's Formula Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker - $11.49 CAD
- Maybelline Sky High Curves Waterproof Mascara in Soft Black - $9.99 CAD

Shopping Date: Saturday, April 7, 2007
Store: Shoppers Drug Marg
Purchases:
- Almay Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover Liquid - $7.99 CAD

WEEKLY GRAND TOTAL (including taxes): $42.70

See something I bought that you want to know more about? Did you see a product for a better price? Post a comment!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Estee Lauder Bonus Time at Sears

Canadians - It's Estee Lauder Bonus Time at Sears!

Retailer: Sears Canada
Minimum amount you need to spend: $32 CAD (before taxes)
Ends: Friday, April 27, 2007
What you get (the description in the ads were kind of vague so I've tried to make it more specific by looking at the picture):
- a luxe twill travel bag with companion cosmetic bag
- your choice of lipstick
- your choice of eyeshadow
- Advanced Night Repair Protective Recovery Complex (10-day supply)
- "fragrance & mascara" (the items shown in the flyer image are Pure White Linen fragrance and MagnaScope Mascara)

image: sears.ca

Friday, April 06, 2007

Beauty Impulses - April 6

Here's my weekly Beauty Impulses list - 5 more items I've seen or heard about in passing but would buy at this moment in time if money wasn't a consideration.

1. Urban Decay: Wallpaper Shadow Box
2. Sephora: The Ultimate Beauty Handbook
3. Make Up For Ever: Waterproof Eyeliner
4. Masaki Matsushima Cherry
5. Anna Sui: Brush Stand

Is there anything on this list that you've tried? Post a comment and let us know what you thought! Maybe you can convince me to turn my impulse into a real purchase!

images: sephora.com

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Product Review: Clinique Advanced Stop Signs Eye Preventive Cream SPF 15


Clinique Advanced Stop Signs Eye Preventive Cream SPF 15 has been part of my daily routine for about 4 years now. Within the first few months of using this product for the first time, I started to notice that the sensitive skin around my eyes was smoother and felt softer.

Clinique notes:
"Moisturizing formula actively helps prevent the visible effects of eye-area skin's photoaging. Incorporates encapsulated sunscreens to shut out aging UVA and burning UVB rays. Helps reverse the look of fine lines, discolourations. Instantly brightens."

I use this as my daytime eye cream and besides the intense moisturization, some of the other "pros" about this product:
- very light, creamy texture
- if I get this in my eye by accident, it doesn't sting at all
- after a couple of minutes, I can apply my eye makeup without worrying about the eye cream being too greasy

The only con is the price. At $41.50 CAD for a small 15 ml jar, it does put a slight dent in the wallet. However, I have noticed that I only need to use a very tiny dab for each eye, which means that one jar can last several months. Usually I can stretch this product so that I only purchase it whenever there's a Clinique bonus offered (every 6 months or so). :)

Have you tried this product? Let us know what you think!

image: clinique.ca productreviewclinique

2007 CEW Beauty Award Finalists - Facial Skincare, Part 2

Lip Treatment: $14 USD and over
- DuWop Lip Venom 2nd Sin
- FusionoBeauty LipFusion XL
- Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Lip Rejuvenating Treatment
- philosophy kiss me exfoliating scrub
- Prescriptives Intensive Rebuilding Lip Shaper

Lip Treatment: Under $14 USD
- Bath & Body Works C.O. Bigelow Cinnamint Mentha Lip Shine
- Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter
- Sally Hansen Line Freeze for Lips
- tarte fRxtion Sugar Exfoliator & Lip Balm Duo
- The Lano Company LanoLip Lip Balm

Moisturizer: $30 USD and over
- Avon Anew Alternative Intensive Age Treatment SPF 25
- Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Creme SPF 15
- Prescriptives Anti-AGE Advanced Protection Lotion SPF 25
- Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisturizing Cream
- skyn ICELAND Stress Defense Cream with Biospheric Complex

Moisturizer: Under $30 USD
- AVEENO Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30
- Burt's Bees Radiance Day Creme
- Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
- Olay Definity Correcting Protective Lotion SPF 15
- RoC Protient Fortify Lift and Define Night Cream

Peel & Mask: $25 USD and over
- Avon ANEW Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel
- Estee Lauder Perfectionist Peel 2-Step Treatment
- Keihl's Dermatologist Solutions Over-Night Biological Peel
- Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Face Mask
- SK-II Whitening Source Intensive Mask

Peel & Mask: Under $25 USD
- Lumene Time Freeze Instant Lift Mask
- Palmer's Skin Success Pure White Brightening Mask
- Principal Secret Reclaim Age Braker Enzyme Mask & Peel
- Sephora FACE All Skin Exfoliator and Mask
- St. Ives Mineral Clay Firming Mask

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

2007 CEW Beauty Award Finalists - Facial Skincare, Part 1

Acne Treatment: $10 USD and over
- Chanel PURETE IDEALE Intense Refining Skin Complex
- dr. brandt Pores No More
- Kinerase Clean Skin Blemish Dissolver
- L'Oreal AcneResponse Intensive Adult Acne Peel
- MD Skincare All-Over Blemish Solution

Acne Treatment: Under $10 USD
- St. Ives Apricot Face Wash Blemish & Blackhead Control
- AMBI EVEN & CLEAR Acne Clearing Treatment
- Avon Clearskin Immediate Response Spot Treatment
- CLEAN & CLEAR ADVANTAGE Invisible Acne Patch
- Neutrogena Rapid Clear Pads

Anti-Aging: $30 USD and over
- Avon ANEW Clinical ThermaFIRM Face Lifting Cream
- Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment
- Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Visible Skin Renewer
- Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrate
- Wexler Intensive Night Reversal & Repair Cream

Anti-Aging: Under $30 USD
- Avon ANEW Alternative Photo-Radiance Treatment SPF 15
- L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Day Cream
- Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer
- RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum
- Smashbox Filter with Dermaxyl Complex

Cleanser & Scrub: $12 USD and over
- Aveda Outer Peace Foaming Cleanser
- Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Buffing Grains for Face
- C.O. Bigelow Brown Sugar Crystal Face Polish
- Clinique Liquid Facial Soap
- shu uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O

Cleanser & Scrub: Under $12 USD
- Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Cleansing Creme
- CLEAN & CLEAR Oxygenating Fizzing Cleanser
- Dove Energy Glow Skin Brightening Facial Cleanser
- Pond's Clean Sweep Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Towelette
- Noxzema Triple Clean Blackhead Cleanser

Eye Treatment: $20 USD and over
- Avon ANEW Clinical Eye Lift
- Chanel Rectifiance Intense Eye
- Estee Lauder Perfectionist Power Correcting Patch
- Lancome Absolute Premium Bx Eye Cream
- Prescriptives Anti-AGE Advanced Protection Eye Cream SPF 25

Eye Treatment: Under $20
- Avon Ageless Results Renewing Eye Cream
- Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Creme
- RoC Protient Fortify Lift and Define Eye Cream
- Tweezerman After Tweeze Soothing Cream
- Vichy Oligo 25 Eyes Anti-Fatigue Cooling Effect Stick

Monday, April 02, 2007

2007 CEW Beauty Award Finalists - Bath & Body

Body Treatment: $15 USD and over
- Avon Super Shape Anti-Cellulite & Stretch Mark Cream
- Estee Lauder Body Performance Slim Shape + Contouring Serum
- L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil
- L'Occitane Crushed Grape Polish
- Origins Natural Resources Modern Friction for the Body

Body Treatment: Under $15 USD
- AVEENO Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion Fragrance Free
- Avon Footworks Pedi-Peel
- Bath & Body Works C.O. Bigelow Chapped Hands Remedy
- Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion
- Dove Energy Glow Shimmering Lotion

Scented Bath & Body: $15 USD and over
- Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Scrub
- Bath & Body Works C.O. Bigelow Lemon Cream Body Wash
- Fresh Pink Jasmine Body Cream
- NARS Monoi Body Glow II
- Origins Natural Resources Shedonism Sensuous Shaving Mousse

Scented Bath & Body: Under $15 USD
- AVEENO Positively Radiant Exfoliating Body Wash
- Burt's Bees Citrus & Ginger Root Body Wash
- Dove Regenerating Calming Night Body Wash
- Grassroots Happily Ever After Foaming & Polishing Body Cleanser
- Olay Body Wash plus Ribbons

Sunday, April 01, 2007

CEW Beauty Awards

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) is a nonprofit organization with over 4,000 executives in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance and related industries.

Each year, CEW hands out its Beauty Awards to recognize the most innovative beauty products of the year. Finalists are selected by CEW members, industry insiders and beauty experts. Winners are then selected by a voting committee comprised from the CEW Board.

The finalists for the 2007 CEW Beauty Awards were released in March and the winners will be announced on May 2, 2007.

Since the finalists represent some of the best products available, I thought that some of you may be interested in which items made the cut. So in the next few days I'll be posting the finalists by category.

For more information on CEW, you can check out their website here.

Beauty Buys: Mar 25-31, 2007

I had originally written a post about my shopping trip to Sephora, but then started to wonder just how much I really spend on beauty products. So I'm going to keep track using this blog.

An added bonus is that if any readers see a product that I've purchased that they want me to write a review about, they can just ask!

Shopping Date: Friday, March 30, 2007
Store: Sephora
Purchases:
- Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler - $28 CAD
- Shu Uemura Fiber Xtension Mascara in Xtra Black - $30 CAD

WEEKLY GRAND TOTAL (including taxes): $66.12 CAD
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