Happy Friday everyone! How was your week? Mine was pretty fabulous, for the most part! The only glitch in my week was this abomination:

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NOT an April Fool’s Joke!

 

Happy April, right? Ugh. And it’s been chilly ever since the snow fell on April 1st, so it’s STILL on the ground. I hope it goes away soon!

Last weekend I was bored and by myself, so I finally decided to start watching Downton Abbey on Netflix.

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OBSESSED. Why haven’t I been watching this the whole time?!! I’m fascinated with these snobby aristocrats and servants. Do you watch it? I’m kinda sad they’ve announced that the 6th season will be the last.

Monique is one of my dearest and oldest friends, and she and her partner Mike keep sending me more photos of Buster the cat. They also got a buddy for Buster! Meet Charlie!

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Buster is not amused

Buster is not amused. 😛

HAHA that FACE Buster makes-CRACKS ME UP every time! Actually, he doesn’t mind Charlie and puts up with his antics. Even Buster needs a buddy! 😛

I finally, FINALLY got my hands on NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna!

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NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna

 

I’ve been searching for Anna for months I tell ya’. Every counter around me and in Calgary was always sold out. So, when I saw it pop up back in stock on TheBay.com I ordered it! And FYI, you can now order Burberry Cosmetics and MAC from The Bay as well, which can be dangerous haha!

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NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna

 

I love it! It’s everything I was hoping it’d be-the perfect smoky rose lipstick! So wearable and would flatter a lot of skin tones for sure. If you happen to spot it, scoop it up! I can’t say enough good things about the NARS Audacious formula: one swipe opaque pigmentation, smooth, comfortable to wear, lasts forever and wears off beautifully!

Make Up Forever came out with a new mascara and it’s really, really good! This is one of the BEST mascaras I’ve tried in a long, long time!

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Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara

 

Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara($28) is formulated with a Flex Control Complex, which lengthens lashes and giving them definition and separation at the same time.

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Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara

The plastic comb brush is designed to grip lashes at their base and comb through each and every lash. And yup, it sure does! And it feels good too! It doesn’t hurt like other spiky mascaras wands.

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Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara

Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara is the mascara I was wearing in my last post about the Givenchy Le Rouge-à-Porter lipstick where a couple of you commented about my lashes. This is why they looked so good!

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Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara

Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening and Defining Mascara gives my lashes amazing length and separation. It’s a perfect formula for me, just wet enough so that I can keep building up layers, but doesn’t take long to dry. It doesn’t flake or smudge and stays put all day. It’s a really great mascara and I highly recommend it!

Marky posted her portfolio online if you’d like to see my kid’s awesome work! She’s still waiting to hear if she got an internship, so keep your fingers crossed for her!

And oh yeah! HAVE A HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! I hope The Easter Bunny brings you lots of this:

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AND that basket full of lipsticks we talked about the other day!

How was YOUR week? Did you do anything fun? Finally get your hands on a makeup item you’ve been stalking for months? 😛 Or something that made you smile? 🙂  Any plans for Easter?

Last week I attended my very first blogger event! I’ve been blogging for 5 years now and there are never any events here in Edmonton so it was so exciting for Avène to actually come here!

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It was so much fun meeting other bloggers from Edmonton including one of my faves Rae @theNotice, the lovely France who represents Avène, and the team from Langton PR. I cold have stayed and chatted for hours and hours haha! And the pear cocktail was pretty good too!

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There’s some exciting new products coming from Avène soon, so stay tuned for that!

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Remember when I picked up the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation and Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer at the last Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Redemption Event in Calgary?

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation

 

I picked up the shade Light Warm in both products. Swatchy Time!

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation and Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in Light Warm

 

The Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation is very pigmented and creamy smooth for a powder foundation. You can apparently use it wet as well, but I haven’t tried that yet because even though I really like the way it feels and covers, I have one MAJOR problem with it…maybe you can tell what that is from this picture:

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation

 

See the ORANGE on the sponge? It looks good for about an hour or so on me, but then it oxidizes and looks quite orange on me. It’s weird because that rarely happens to me with foundations.

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation

 

It’s a shame as I do like the powder! But I’m not prepared to go and get another shade to try, because I fear the same will just happen. At least I didn’t pay for it! The Urban Decay Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer is a keeper though. It’s creamy, has great coverage, blends seamlessly. It reminds me of my favourite concealer, the MAC Prolongwear, except for one thing: it creases under the eyes. It’s great for the face though and covers redness and blemishes quite well.

I bought some new Zumba sneakers, or runners as we call them here in Canada…sneakers are for sneaking around in 😛 you run in runners 😛

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I had such a problem finding a pair that were flexible enough for dance, yet in my big-foot size 11s! Nike finally came to the rescue and I love them.

I’m trying to eat healthier too and eat more fruit! I really am awful when it comes to eating fruit but it’s just SO expensive right now in Canada. And I’m not a huge fan of apples. So when I see something that I do like on sale, I pick it up. These strawberries hit the sale spot!
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I got a new hat! You all know I have a pretty great knit hat/toque collection, but I need to start beefing up my warm weather hat collection! I got this one at Old Navy on sale, and I hope I can find another one in California next week!

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Yup, that’s right-we’re going back to visit Marky. It’s Spring Break for her, so we thought we’d go down and visit, feed her, restock her supplies and visit Disneyland. For some reason it feels like it’s been a long time since I’ve seen her, so I’m excited to see her if only for a few hours. She’s so busy trying to finish her first all by herself 90 sec animation, so I don’t think we’ll be able to see a lot of her. But it’ll be my dose of Marky that I need, so yes! I’ll be happy with what I get.

And that was my week! How was yours? It’s going to be REALLY warm and spring like here this weekend! Highs in the double digits! I sure hope that means Spring is here to stay!

Have you ever had a foundation oxidize on you? Does it happen a lot? This is probably only the second foundation I’ve ever had do that.