Friday Chat! Bite Beauty Mauvember Luminous Creme Lipstick and Snow Ballz!

And so, it begins!

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It’s starting to snow here and there around #YEG and all over Alberta frankly, and YES I say…bring it on…I’m so glad it’s getting cold again. I love winter. I know, I’m a freak. And I love being one as you know… 😛

Since I AM the self-declared SNOW QUEEN of the Beauty Blogging World…just decided right there and then now-if anybody wants to fight me for it lemme know-but beware I’m NOT tiny hahaha and HAVE punched a dude before-not kidding-Tracy has LOADS of stories about the past if you’d like to hear some 😉
What was I talking about???!! Oh right….Snow Queen needs Snow Ballz, right?  I ordered mine from The Bay in case you were wondering. I give up on getting LE Guerlain from the counters-they get like three and unless you’re there at the right time, you’re SOL. What the HECK are these even called, I can’t remember…Perles de Neige? I think that’s it? SNOW BALLZ is better.


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DANG so pretty….although the stars confuse people and me…like Guerlain dudes…have you even SEEN REAL SNOWFLAKES???!! They’re not star shaped? NOPE. I haven’t tried them yet but I know I will likey. I only have one other Gueralin Meteorites in my collection, the Pucci Ballz and use them all the time. So these won’t go to waste.

Snow and colder weather means it’s soup time again!

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Pumpkin soup! I just cut up my pumpkin, some turnips and onions and threw them in a pan and roasted them in the oven until soft. Dumped them in a pot with some veggie broth and pureed it, added some salt and pepper and YUMMMM….. SOUP. My dad was the soup king. He could make the most delicious soup from whatever was in his fridge. I hope I make him proud.  😀

Speaking of pumpkins, Halloween was cute. I love handing out candy to kids. One kid was dressed as SPOCK and yelled SPOCK OR TREAT…that kid got TWO HANDFULS of candy yes he did. #favekidever
But whilst sitting in my front room(because it’s closer to the door and just easier when handing out candy) on my computer, checking for free Halloween items from the Money Tree on Neopets(only time I go back on that site hahahaha and it makes Marky so jealous because she can’t remember her password BUT I CAN HAHAHA), I noticed these two Dior Glosses sitting there!

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MAN. I forgot about these two glosses from the Dior Holiday 2015 Collection-what’s it called again? State of Gold? Something like that, right? #badbeautyblogger Anyways, here’s some swatches of #613 Cygne Noir and #322 Sparkle for anyone who cares. No lips sorry….too lazy!

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Dior State Of Gold Glosses: #322 Sparkle, #613 Cygne Noir

Dior Glosses are really nice! I like them a lot. I’m just not a gloss person, so I’ll be passing them along to a good friend that LOVES them a lot for Christmas. #youknowwhoyouare

I got a new lipstick! HAHAHA like that’s so surprising!

Bite Beauty Mauvember Luminous Creme Lipstick

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Bite Beauty Mauvember Luminous Creme Lipstick

It’s Bite Beauty Mauvember Luminous Creme Lipstick which is LE. All of the proceeds from each sale goes directly to The Movember Foundation—the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. It’s a great cause, and I had to support it. I love beauty that benefits. Especially when it’s 100% of the proceeds.

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Bite Beauty Mauvember Luminous Creme Lipstick

It’s such a perfectly beautiful and wearable purple lipstick. Get one.

I really like this chocolate milk. And the glass bottle too.

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I’m finally getting excited for this movie, because Eddie Redmayne…DANG DUDE.

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And finally, the Sephora VIB Sale is about to start and everyone and their dog is posting their WHAT’S ON MY WISH LIST.

And, then there’s ME:

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Yeah, I couldn’t even get in to the party that was at my Sephora last night. Thing is my Sephora recently moved to a bigger spot in the mall and it’s HUGE…so either there’s a TON of VIB ROUGES in Edmonton, or they’re being STUPID. I’m going with STUPID. I’m just so DONE and DONE with Sephora. If you’ve noticed I don’t even get any swag from them anymore like I used to…you get ignored when you vocally criticize a company a lot like I do…cowards I say. Too scared of little bitty me? GOOD. YOU SHOULD BE MOTHER EFFERS.

Honestly, I don’t actually see the point of Sephora all that much lately? And I think a lot of companies know how dissatisfied Canadians are with Sephora, because they’re starting to give us our OWN online shopping stores. Urban Decay now has a site for Canadians to shop online and they have great perks all the time that are FREE you guys.  Caudalie too has a Canadian site and has sales all the time and freebies as well.

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So, I don’t think I’m going to order anything during this Sephora Sale, unless my hubby wants some kind of fragrance. Otherwise, I don’t really wear a ton of makeup anymore and there’s pretty much nothing from the holiday offerings I want, so…I think I’ll be skipping it this year. I KNOW.  If it wasn’t for BITE Beauty and a few other brands only offered at Sephora, I’d probably really not shop there at all anymore. It will be less and less for sure as time goes by. So long JERKS I say.

How you guys DOIN’?? I hope well!

What’s happening with you? Is it getting colder where you are too? What’s been giving you joy lately? For me it’s always the sky… every time I look at it I see something incredible lately. Like this portal to another universe…maybe makeup and skincare is FREE THERE hahahaha! #wishes


  • Hiii Trakeee, Happy Friday to you! That soup looks delish, I made pumpkin soup maybe two weeks ago, nom nom 🙂

    You know, with the whole Sephora thing, I do agree that this year especially it seems that they’re being real jerks, and I don’t think it’s just in Canada – like the whole rewards debacle that happened over here (not that I had enough points to redeem anything, lol). But on the other hand, I often think how Polish Sephora used to be 5+ years ago when I lived in Poland – no sales whatsoever, no rewards, no gifts with purchase, you’d be lucky if you got a sample packet at checkout. From what I’ve been hearing, it’s not like that anymore – they do have 20% off sales now maybe two times a year – but you know, it’s still not nearly at the level we’ve come to take for granted here in North America, and I haven’t heard beauty fanatics in Poland complain and swear off shopping there. I don’t know, I guess just something to think about.

    • Yeah, maybe we’re spoiled here in NA I don’t know. But this VIB Rouge thing is the problem-then don’t do it. It makes it sound like we’re so special and get special treatment and stuff-but we kind of don’t. Other retailers here like Shoppers have such better reward programs and that’s what makes us angry here in Canada. Sephora needs to know that they’re NOT the only players.

  • SNOWWWWW!!!!!! Eeeeeeeek how exciting! I wish I was more excited about snow. I usually am, but here in St. Louis, snow is a PAIN in the ass. I am super duper excited to see “Fantastic Beasts”, it’s kinda ridiculous. I think it’s because I was so used to having a Harry Potter or a LOTR over the holiday season, and now, I don’t have anything to watch over Christmas! Well, this year is Star Wars. Oh I forgot about that! So sorry to hear about all the bleh Sephora experience you’ve had! I don’t buy makeup or skincare that often but I hate going in there because very rarely do I get help!

    • I love snow so much! Me too I can hardly wait to see Fantastic Beasts I’ve missed HP a lot!

  • The last pic is just gorgeous!
    I want the Snow Ballz! (It’s the first item on my wish list) So pretty and the colors are soft and warm enough to wear every day!

    And I hear you, Tracy – which is exactly why I broke up with Sephora. Yesterday I visited a big one with a friend (first time in months) and was disappointed. Many lipstick samples were missing or missing bullets. I mean, the only reason to visit an offline store would be to “test things out”, and I couldn’t even do that. The reps were just idle doing nothing but chatting among themselves. No moa.

    • Snow Ballz ROCK! I love them.
      And yeah, I just hate going in now too. It’s just so not fun anymore? I’m so jaded with Sephora and really don’t get why things are so bad now.

  • Carla

    Purple lipstick and chocolate milk (ugh I love that brand) and Eddie Redmayne = HELL YES to this post 😀

  • Hi there lovely lady, long time!

    The last few days over here were lovely with 70 degrees F and although it looks like fall, it felt like summer and I loved it. I don’t like winter and I don’t like being cold.

    The Guerlain Balls look amazing, I wish I had that kind of money to buy them. I am not a VIB Rouge so I won’t be shopping the sale either and there isn’t that much that I want anyways.

    For Halloween me and my bf went to a party. I was Princess Peach and he was Mario, naturally. Then on Sat we took his son trick or treating, which was a lot of fun!

    Lastly, that Bite lipstick looks gorgeous!!!

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend. How have you been feeling health-wise? How is Marky?

    Much love and kisses!

  • This entire post is full of win! That lipstick is GORGEOUS on you, totally your color! Except I hate winter 😛 But I like soup! And those BALLZ, I WANTS THEM. But no one is going to get me that for Christmas, hahahaha, and I just bought Tobacco Vanille so that is my expensive splurgey thing for the rest of the year, lol!

    Thanks for the swatches! They’re pretty! I like that they included that darker reddish one this year instead of two pale ones like they usually do, I think. <3

    • Thanks dude! Happy you got Tobacco Vanilla finally! And you are welcome-they are both really pretty glosses.

  • That Guerlain Snow Ballz is so ridiculously beautiful. Seriously, every time I see new pictures of it it seems to look even better. I’m too f*cking broke to afford it right now but I wish I could! Hire me somebody!

  • Tasha

    I love how open you are Tracy! Freakin hilarious! LOL! Never change. 🙂

  • Dude, I LOVE WINTER TOO! It’s my favorite season. I just LOVE the snow! We were in Zermatt today (the Matterhorn is the bossest mountain of ’em all <3) and I was literally jumping up and down because of the snow! 🙂 We're total snowlmates, girl.

    • ME TOO!!! I don’t get why people don’t like the snow! It’s the best! I loved your pics of the Matterhorn! SO COOL.

  • Lily

    Sephora here in Malaysia sucks. Their sale is pathetic from what I’ve heard. I don’t even bother going in there. Those Guerlain ballz sure are pretty to look at! I only have one, Teint Rose, and I hardly use it, so I’ll skip. I’m not into collecting makeup anymore. I’m saving up to buy new clothes. Woohoo!

    • I don’t collect makeup either, I will use these! They’re really pretty on top of blush. Adds a pretty glow!

  • I live across the street from a sephora and couldn’t get into it. What is the point of living directly across the street from it if I can’t go there?
    I finally got my hands on those meteorites, and I am in love, soo pretty. I’m glad you got them without all the hassle, online is definitely the way to go.
    Mauvember is an awesome colour and looks great on you.
    I am now going to make that soup! I love pumpkins so much.

    • No kidding!
      Me too-I love them over my blush! They are a bit sparkly, but I love that right now in cooler weather.
      And thanks! It’s an easy to wear purple! And I hope you like the soup!

      • ok I showed mine to the hubby, he said they are stars because they go with meteorites. I looked at him for a minute and realized he was a genius.

  • I hope those fools in your sephora read this and shake in their boots! Scary Tracy! Is there any lip colour you don’t rock??

    • Hahahaha!
      I don’t think I look good in really dar berries or dark shades period….I think they age me. 😉

  • Evelynddra

    I’m amazed that one was full! I live in Leduc and go there lots. It was big enough before they moved!

    Also, agreed with Sephora. They make me so annoyed. The US to CAD price difference was insane before oil dropped!

    • Right? How could the event be full! It’s ridiculous. People go in, buy their stuff and LEAVE.
      And yup…the price difference was always so high and it’s just going to get worse.

    • Angela

      Fellow Leducite (Leducian??). I was so tempted to go to the event (just got Rouge status, so it’s a new toy), but now I’m not so disappointed 😉

      • Evelynddra

        I don’t meet many other Leducians/Leducites! Lol. I didn’t go either. I thought about it but I’m pretty disenchanted with Sephora now.

  • Angela

    Tracy, that snow ball photo is GORGEOUS. I have no intention of buying it but WOW for the packaging!!! I went to the sale and bought some stuff. BITE stuff, whcih I am LOVING. They have a matte lip cream/ pencil (?) that is seriously awesome. I got a wee set of 4 and I love all but one of the colours (the nude, of course, looked deathly on me). I was in particular looking for something berry-ish and found my new love: aubergine. GORGEOUS. I am in love with Bite, and I think they’re Canadian!! I am not a big city person, and we really don’t travel very often, but I’ve heard of their lip lab in New York and I would be THRILLED to go there JUST to visit that shop and customize my lifelong makeup obsession. Wow, I’m all capsy today. Happy Tuesday!

  • I’d love some of those snow ballz!!! Guerlain have brought out some gorgeous things over the years but these are extra OTT gorgeous!!!

  • Toya

    Oh MAN those ballz are gorgeous! But the scent keeps me from buying them (and…the price, obvs). Pretty to look at though!

    I only bought two concealers from the Sephora sale, and I’m effing proud of myself if I do say so! I had such a good experience from Nordstrom when I was there in October that I think I’ll try and give them my money if I need a beauty fix rather than Sephora – hello, free shipping no matter what? I’ll TAKE it! I didn’t know about the free perks from UD Canada, that’s good to know! If I’m feeling the shopping urge I’ll keep them in mind 🙂