Thursday, 31 July 2014

Physician's Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush Rose

If there is one thing I have a weakness for, it is cute packaging. I have to admit that this is the main reason why I got this Physician's Formula Nude Wear Glowing Blush in Rose. The second one was that it was on special and third is that it came with a mail-in rebate.

Nude Wear Blushes come in two colours: Natural and Rose.I  thought that the Rose one would give me more of a healthy glow than the Natural one. In the Rose blush, you get four different colours, a lilacy-pale pink, a peach, a coral and a bright pink. Now, it would be hard to just swipe one of the colours on your cheeks, unles you have a really tapered powder brush. But the combined effect is a buildable pink.

On the skin, the blush offers a subtly shimmery effect, which is not to the likes of everyone. I personally prefer a little colour and shimmer to a plain matte effect, especially on the cheeks.

Even though I really like the packaging, it is not the most handy one. It contains 5g of product, which is similar to other blushes, but it is bulky. I wouldn't see myself travelling with it. But it sits well on a makeup vanity.

Physician's Formula regularly offer mai-in rebates on their products, and you guessed it, this one is part of the lots for 2014. I have mailed my rebate about a month ago, and I haven't received it yet. Hopefully I will receive it soon (I've done a few mail-in rebates in the past and haven't had any problems).

Physician's Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blushes are $15.99. I bought mine at Shoppers, but you can also check out their stockists online.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Manicure Monday (Tuesday): Essie Summer 2013 Collection at Dollarama!

I let you down on Manicure Monday yesterday as I was out of town for the whole day. I was having a bank appointment and the nearest branch of my bank is in New Brunswick. So I killed a few birds with one stone and I did some shopping, as usual.

Dollaramas there where having a LOT of Essies. On most of them, the name of the colours were not written,  and they were colors I was not really into. But I got these three lovely brights from last year's Summer Collection. They remind me of other regulas Essies, but they have tiny sparkly fleck in them, as opposed to being just creams.

I think the Girls are Out is propably the most unique one in terms of Essie. From online pics, it looks like Big Spender, but I don't recall seeing that one. Full Steam Ahead is a true lilac, and it reminds me of Play Date. Unfortunately, I don't have Play Date with me to compare. Sunday Funday is my favourite, a nice coral, reminding me of E-Nuff is E-Nuff or Cute as a Button.

On my nails today, I put Full Steam Ahead with a few lines of The Girls are Out on my ring fingers.  

Those polishes and the rest of the Summer 2013 Collection is still available on Nail Polish Canada if you cannot find them in your Dollorama.

Have you find anything exciting at Dollarama lately?

P.S: I'm still looking for guest bloggers

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Saturday's Stuff I Like

I'm just a sucker for cute linings

I had a hard week last week and I didn't post a SSIL post. But I'm back on track!

On Wednesday we went to the weekly outdoor concert and the band was really good. They were playing a variety of genres and the place was packed with people. I also won one of their tshirts that the singer threw in the public! 

I love the feeling of opening my emails or Facebook and saying : "Oh so and so will have written to me" before actually seeing their messages. I think my intuition is coming back!

Yesterday was my mum's birthday. I had planned a few things but you know how it is! You have to hide to do last minutes details and she was really sneaky! "Why do you need the car for?" "When are you coming back?" And every reply you give is not enough, and you just don't want to expand on the subject when it's for surprises!

Today I sat down after work and opened up a Corona. I'm on my second right now. Sometimes a good beer is what you need!

I'm almost finished with my Edith Piaf biography. I enjoyed reading this a lot, it has given me the kick to get back into reading. I also have a few other biogs lined up. I think it is important to know about historic people that everyone knows without really knowing them. I mean by that that we know that Edith Piaf was a French singer during the early 20th century, but unless we lived in that period, it seems so far from our lives now.

Do you have good intuition? Is there any time that you said something and then it happened right there?