Monday, December 30, 2013

Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a marvelous Christmas. We do not go crazy when it comes to Christmas, we get the kids some of their wants and needs and my husband and I like to surprise each other. We avoid the boxing day sales like the plague and pretend all the shops are closed. It is a shame that we only shut down for one day of the year and most of the times, coffee shops, petrol stations etc are all open, so we like to stay at home and enjoy our gifts and let the kids play with their new toys.

A few days before the big day my husband and I had a treat, kid free for two full days and one night. We went to see The Hobbit at the cinema VIP style and frequented a few eateries too. The kids went with their aunts to the Vancouver Aquarium and a few festive places.

Christmas evening we had a big family gathering which was fun and nice to see everyone in one place. We really enjoyed the calm of it all. Over the weekend we went to see Frozen, it is a great family movie. I had a ladies night out, full of laughter but now we are preping for New Years. We have some yummy treats and vino and we may even have a few films to watch. With the kids we tend to not go anywhere but that is OK with us.

Here are a few marvelous things I received:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

La Senza Lingerie - A Merry Christmas!

Sexy lingerie or any lingerie is a nice to have at Christmas. I thought it would be a nice surprise if I bought this and surprised my husband! Oh yes! 

There are some lovely styles to suit all tastes at La Senza with a great price point too. Here are my purchases, I wanted to buy more but I will wait for the sales.


Back: Bodysuit


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Vintage Make-up

Like I have said before I have hooded eyes and thin lips. It is a bit of a pain getting glamed-up when the latest fashion is winged eyes and big red lips. However, it is not impossible. My top eye lids slope down, a lot, so doing winged eyes is a long affair which requires patience and make-up remover. I mark my eyes on each side with a dot before I even draw them in. I line my eyes using the lower lid opposed to the usual way of the upper lid. I do not stretch the eye at first, I draw the wing-line that I see when my eyes are open then I close the eye and fill in the bits that are not visible when open, so when you do close your eyes, or blink then there is a smooth line. I make a soft line, it looks better to be honest. I will do a tutorial on this at some point if demand is there.

As for my lips, I use a blue toned red lipstick, it is great on pale skin and if your teeth are less than dazzling, blinding white it will help to diminish the stains that red wine, coffee and food create. I first fill in my lips with the lipstick then even out and fill to establish full looking lips I use the lip liner in a circular motion around the outer lips. It will look less harsh than using a line and because lipstick comes off whilst drinking it will look less ridiculous between touch-ups. If you desire a strategically placed beauty spot on the cheek can be a nice touch.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bioderma is in Canada

The much raved about Bioderma is in Canada, yeah! Used by professional make up artists. Highly rated by those who know their make up and are in the industry too.

I am not sure how long it has been in my local pharmacy, I do know you can buy it in stores in the UK, I think April as of this year. I wanted to pop over to France earlier in the year, (I love Paris) and whilst there go and stock up in Bioderma but I was unable to but as luck would have it I needn't have worried. 

The cleanser is amazing, it wipes off make-up no problem and you do not have to wash the cleanser off if you are feeling lazy. I can be very lazy when it comes to taking make up off at night, so this is an added bonus.

Cleanser for sensitive skin

Anti-red moisturizer.

I also bought myself the anti-red moisturizer. It is silky smooth when applied leaving a soft texture. I only bought it today so I can not review it properly but I will post an update in a week or so time. My skin gets dry, red and patchy during the cold season, I was advised this would be great for my sensitive skin.

Bioderma has a number of products that you can check out on their website or go to your local Shoppers Drug Mart there is a good selection to choose from in store.   

I am thrilled that this product has expanded outside of France.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Love Lisa Eldridge Make Up

I LOVE watching Lisa Eldridge's make up tutorials. She makes it easy and simple to copy. My problem is I do not have enough make-up! I know, the shock of it.

Here are a few of my go-to How-To's. I have fair skin, hooded eyes and thin lips. Not really model material am I!?! I don't mind though because Lisa gives me the answers to the beauty industry so -called flaws.

Hooded eye make-up

Thin, uneven lip tutorial.

Red Lips for all.

Not a Lot Blog - Makeup

It has been a while since I have posted about beauty products. To be honest, I have not bought many new items other than a few face masks. I thought it was about time to add something to this blog. It is not a lot but a bit of something.

Face masks. I have yet to try but I have used this brand before and they are nice.

The best ever. I need to get a large size. This was out of Glossybox back when I was in the UK. Love it for the winter on dry skin. By Elizabeth Arden.

I have fine hair. I had it cut into an integrated bob, quite short. This adds volume and it is very good. I am particular about my haircare products. By Marc Anthony.

Natural cleansing lotion. Smells lovely and great on the skin. Can use this on the kids. By Sukin.

Won this in a raffle. Hand cream. Love the smell it is divine. By Upper Canada.