Korres is fast becoming one of my favourite skincare lines.

My skin has been a little on the dry side and very sensitive lately, so I stopped in to my local Sephora and talked to one of my fave Sephora Skincare Experts (hi Jackie!). I walked out with this new baby: Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser.

Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser is a creamy cleanser that really foams up nicely-a nice change from the usual creamy cleanser out there. A little goes a long way too-about a dime size is all you need to use.

Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser contains milk proteins( of course!) to moisturize, and essential amino acids that form a protective hydration shield on the skin. Add some natural oils to that combo and you are left with soft, hydrated skin after you cleanse. No dry, tight feeling after washing my face is a miracle right now!

Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser is all natural-no parabens, sulfates, dyes, petrochemicals-none of that bad stuff. I’m really impressed by the quality of this cleanser-it is excellent and does a great job.

Korres-you’ve got me hooked on you now. We shall be meeting again soon!

I had to have this. Why?

1. I love most of Josie Maran’s products.

2. I love Argan Oil.

3. I love lip balms.

4. You can’t live without a good lip balm in Canada. Believe me- Canadian lips take quite a beating in this weather!

Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment is a  great and different kind of lip balm. It’s a treatment lip balm that contains Argan Oil to repair and replenish and plant squalene that rehydrates, seals in the moisture, and fills in tiny lines. Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment is made without parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals-anything that’s bad for you is just not in this little jar. It does have a natural green apple smell to it.

Why this is so different is that there’s no petrolatum in Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment.  It’s almost buttery in texture. As soon as you put Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment on your lips it instantly melts into them to rehydrate and soften. It leaves an oil on your lips that slowly keeps melting into your lips. You can’t put your lipstick on right away after using Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment. I suggest you wait as long as you can and then blot the oil left on your lips off with a tissue. This lip balm is a good one to use throughout the day to keep your lips hydrated. I can still feel Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment on my lips after 30 minutes before it’s gone right into my lips, but the softness it leaves behind lasts a few hours. I do have to say my lips are not as dry feeling since I’ve started using it  and feel smoother.

Josie Maran Argan Lip Treatment is going to be my lip saviour this winter in Canada!

I always support MAC’s Viva Glam Campaigns. It’s such a good cause. What other company would give 100% of the purchase price to help men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS ?

     Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass and Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass are pretty opaque which I love. The colours are true and vibrant.  Gaga Lipglass matches the Lipstick to a tee, but Cyndi Lipglass has a touch more coral in it than the Viva Glam lipstick does. Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass is a gorgeous bubblegum pink.

You can find Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass and Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass at your local MAC counter for a limited time.

Neutrogena just can’t be beat in their makeup removing products in my opinion. Their products do the job really well for the drugstore price. I use three of their products every night. Now you don’t need to use all three, but I am really anal about getting off every bit of makeup before bed.

1.  Neutrogena Oil-Free  Eye Make-Up Remover

This is definitely my favourite eye make-up remover ever. I’ve tried other ones, but I always come back to this one. It’s a dual phase/layer remover that you shake to combine before using it. It removes all kinds of eye makeup even waterproof without having to tug and rub, plus it doesn’t leave your eyes feeling too greasy after.

2. Neutrogena Make-Up Removing Cleansing Lotion

After seeing YouTube Guru Laura lollipop26 demonstrate using Neutrogena Make-Up Removing Cleansing Lotion in a video, I thought it was a cool product. I’ve used it ever since, and use it just like she did: squirt some on one pad, rub another one on top of it to distribute the product on to both pads, then rub them on both sides of my face simultaneously to remove my makeup. Neutrogena Make-Up Removing Cleansing Lotion doesn’t leave your skin greasy and never irritates.

3. Neutrogena Make-Up Removing Cleansing Towlettes

Neutrogena Make-Up Removing Cleansing Towlettes are just the best. These ones are the Night Calming ones so they have a lavender scent to them, but I also use the original ones or the hydrating ones. It doesn’t matter to me which one, because they all work so well.  Neutrogena Make-Up Removing Towlettes remove absolutely everything, however I always use the eye makeup remover first. They are refreshing and leave your skin with that clean feeling. I often use  Neutrogena Make-Up Removing Cleansing Towlettes as soon as I get home from work to wipe the day off my face.

If you’ve never tried any of Neutrogena’s Makeup Removing products you should give them a try. They really do work!

If you’re a beauty junkie like me( it’s ok-you can admit it here-I promise I won’t tell!) then you go through a lot of products before using them up because you want to try the next new thing that’s come out. I don’t think I’ve ever used up a blush for example.
Skincare is usually different for me though, especially if I find something that works and I love. Caudalie Beauty Elixir falls into that category for me.

I first discovered Caudalie Beauty Elixir at Disneyland one hot summer. Wandering through Downtown Disney’s Sephora, I spotted it and decided to spritz it on my face and BAM! I felt cooler and instantly refreshed. I was hooked.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a toner/serum mist that contains essential oils and grape extract. It’s supposed to boost circulation, tone and energize your complexion.

I use Caudalie Beauty Elixir every morning after washing my face. I spray it on with my eyes closed. Trust me, you don’t want to get Caudalie Beauty Elixir in your eyes because it will sting. It ‘s so fresh and cooling at first, and then this tingly sensation happens that’s just energizing and makes my face glow. It really wakes me up! Caudalie Beauty Elixir has a fresh herbal/plant smell that I also love.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir hydrates just enough to make your face smooth after applying it. You can use it to set your mineral or powder makeup.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir is my #1 Repurchased Beauty Product and I wouldn’t want to go a day without it!

Last week I cashed in some Shopper’s Drug Mart Optimum Points to get a few things for free and one of the things I picked up is really great: Clarins Instant Blush Magic Colour.

This slightly pink, glossy blush is supposed to adjust to your skin tone to give a unique fresh looking luminous shade. I don’t know if I believe that, but I do like the pink glowy cheeks Clarins Instant Blush Magic Colour gives me.

Start with very little of Clarins Instant Blush Magic Colour at first because if you over apply you will look like one of those over-blushed little old ladies. I just use my fingers and blend it on. It stays tacky for a bit, which you may not like but it doesn’t stay like that. Clarins Instant Blush Magic Colour gives a beautiful pinky glow like no other blush I have. And I couldn’t believe how long it lasted too! Clarins Instant Blush Magic Colour easily gave me 8 hours of colour before it started to wear off.
You can also use Clarins Instant Blush Magic Colour on your lips to give you a light pinky stain. 
I do think that it works better if you use liquid foundation although it will work over powder too. 
Clarins Instant Blush Magic Colour is my favourite blush at the moment. You can find Clarins products at Shopper’s Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.

MAC’s Fabulous Felines Collection came out this past week and only 3 things appealed to me:

Leopard Luxe Quad,  Aristocat Lipstick, and Pet Me Blush

Swatches from left to right:  Pet Me, Aristocat, Leopard Luxe Quad
The eyeshadows are great colours, but the payoff is not what you usually get from a MAC eyeshadow. They remind me more of what Chanel eyeshadows are like when I swatch them. I don’t own any Chanel eyeshadows-yet.  😉  You have to work a little to build up the colour, but that can be ok if you tend to have a heavy hand or are starting to get a little creasy in the eyelids because of age. 
Pet Me blush is a great mineralized blush. I always love MAC’s mineralized blushes. And I just couldn’t resist the lavender Aristocat lipstick-I think it’s a great way to wear pink in the fall. 
I didn’t pick up any of the new Superslick Eyeliners-they were so shiny when I swatched them so I wasn’t sure about that. I kind of like my eyeliner to not be so obvious. But if liquid eyeliner is your main thing, then you will love these. The colour intensity is great. 
What do you think of MAC Fabulous Felines? Did you get anything from the collection? Or are you like me and really saving your money for the Disney Venomous Villains collection that comes out at the end of the month?