I guess I still have some Dior Summer 2016 products to show you, hey? Let’s take a look at the Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder, the Diorrskin Nude Air Glow Powders, and the Diorshow Waterproof Pro Liners.

Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder $68

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Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder 002 Fresh Light 001 Fresh Tan

Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder 002 Fresh Light  and 001 Fresh Tan are gorgeous bronzers? Is that what they are? Because I don’t think so? I think I’d call them more of a bronzer blush, or BLONZER, because I like them on my cheeks, but not on the rest of my face. If I use them like a regular bronzer I tend to look a little too peachy and orange instead of bronzed. I love the formula though! They blend into the skin like a dream and do kind of give a subtle glow to the cheeks. Whether you believe the hooey that these contain a pollution-fighting formula that limits the absorption of toxins is up to you. SURE DIOR. SURE. #WhoYouKidding

 Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder $68

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Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder

Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder is a special edition light peachy loose powder that enhances the skin with the subtle shimmer of a summer glow. There are tiny shimmers that I can still see no matter how much I blend or buff. Some people have said that the more you buff, the shimmers disappear? I can still see them no matter what I do, so I just apply a bit of the Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder on the tops of my cheekbones and any high points on my face-like a highlighter. Click on the swatches below to get a closer look at the powders and that shimmer I’m talking about.

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Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder, Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder 002 Fresh Light, 001 Fresh Tan

I’m wearing the Diorskin Nude Air Glow Powder 002 Fresh Light on the apples of my cheeks and 001 Fresh Tan towards the back of my cheekbones. You can sort of see the difference in shade I think? It’s a very subtle difference in shade to be honest with the lighter one being peachier. All three blend beautifully and sit gorgeous on the skin, as do all Dior face powders. Dior face powders are gorgeous that’s for sure.

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Diorshow Waterproof Pro Liner $36

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Diorshow Waterproof Pro Liner #282, #862

Diorshow Waterproof Pro Liner #282 Pro Navy is a navy shade and #862 Pro Magenta is a burgundy which is a pretty unique shade for an eyeliner. These are supposed to have the intensity of a liquid liner in a semi-matte finish.

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Diorshow Waterproof Pro Liner #282, #862

Those swatches are two passes, so by no means are these as pigmented as a liquid eyeliner. They can break off a bit too, as you can see in the navy swatch some pencil came off.  You have a bit of time(around a minute) to smudge them if you like. That’s what I did. Although smudging the liner takes the pigmentation level down again. The bevelled tip is cool! But it takes a bit of practice to get used to it, which makes it tougher to get a precise line with them. That’s why I prefer smudging them.

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Diorshow Waterproof Pro Liner #282

If you get water on your eyes they won’t move, but if you rub, then the eyeliner will move. So I wouldn’t call these waterproof. A more appropriate term would be water-resistant. That eye look did stay put all day for me, so long-lasting they are for sure.

Here’s what I mean about the bevelled edge being cool:

Diorshow Waterproof Pro Liners are interesting? But I think the word Pro means something here. I think these would be easier to use if you are a makeup artist and applying eyeliner on someone else. But using them on yourself? There’s a bit of a learning curve before mastering the application. Plus that price makes my eyes twitch something fierce!

Would I spring for any of these products with my own money? I’d probably get one of the Nude Air Glow Powders-IF I needed a peachy Blonzer. The Diorskin Nude Air Summer Glow Shimmering Loose Powder is pretty? If you don’t mind some shimmer, it is lovely as a setting powder and I know a lot of my blogger buddies adore it. The eyeliners are a pass for sure, I mean for that price they should line my eyes on their own, right?

Has anything from the Dior Summer 2016 Collection caught your eye? 

When you are fair, it’s really hard to find a bronzer that looks good on you. Most bronzers are so pigmented and normally, that’s a good thing when it comes to makeup products. But not when you are fair and want to wear a bronzer! Fair skins need bronzers that are sheer and buildable. And that’s exactly what Make Up Forever Pro Bronze Fusion bronzers are like! Well, at least the two that I have.

Make Up Forever Pro Bronze Fusion

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Make Up Forever Pro Bronze Fusion 15I Soft Iridescent Amber, 10M Natural Matte Honey

Make Up Forever Pro Bronze Fusion bronzers($42) are gel-power bronzers that blends seamlessly onto cheeks and never, ever looks powdery. They are long lasting, waterproof bronzers. I know a lot of people have complained that they’re not very pigmented, or you can’t pick up a lot of product onto your brush. And that’s because Make Up Forever Pro Bronze Fusion bronzers have the same surface finish and texture like the MAC Extra Dimension powders and blushes. You need to use a very dense brush, like a kabuki brush to pick up product. Finger oils will cause hard-pan to form, but just use some scotch tape to lift that up and your powder is good to go(thanks Sunny for that tip!)

Swatchy Time!

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Make Up Forever Pro Bronze Fusion 15I Soft Iridescent Amber, 10M Natural Matte Honey

There are two finishes in the Make Up Forever Pro Bronze Fusion bronzers-M for Matte, and I for Iridescent. To be honest, it’s hard to tell the difference in finish once blended and applied to the skin as you can see in the swatch.  The iridescent has slightly more visible shimmer, but like barely. These bronzers are my pale cheeks’ DREAM. I can apply them without fear of looking dirty or like I’m trying too hard to look bronzed. I prefer the 15I one, as it’s not as orange on the skin. I use both of them though, even together at the same time! I’ll put 15I on the backs of my cheeks and 10M on my apples. And you know what? NO BLUSH! I KNOW. I like these so much that I find I don’t really need blush when I’m wearing them! Perfect for summer when my natural flushed cheeks like to make their existence known to everyone, haha.  😛

There are some new shades in the Make Up Forever Aqua Matic Pencils($26):

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic

Diamond Light Turquoise D-21 is on the right, and  Matte Black M-11 is on the left.
I reviewed these last year some time HEREand my opinion on them is the same as then. The lovely turquoise has a bit of a patchy application. I think it’s the sparkles that ruin the formula in these pencils. Using it all over the eye is kind of not a good idea, but it makes an awesome, bright summer eyeliner for sure! The matte black is pretty freakin awesome, but again, best used as a liner because who wants matte black eyelids! Although, if you’re using it as a base for powder eyeshadow then go right ahead.  😛   I miss the old formula Make Up Forever had in pencil form that you had to sharpen. These have a built in sharpener on the end, but I do miss being able to use their pencils all over my lid. 🙁

There’s also some new summery shades in the Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouges too!

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge #23 Apricot Pink

I love the Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouges($29), so I was pretty excited to see this pretty Apricot Pink shade added to the collection. I happily applied it to my lips to test out and NOPE. OMG it’s so bad. Patchy, clings to every lip imperfection and feels really tacky. I don’t know man-it’s like the formula on them- at least this shade- has changed? It’s more creamy feeling than what I remember?! Kind of like the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks-that’s what they feel like-at least the OLDER formula of those things because this year, I really liked them. It’s like they exchanged formulas or something! It’s too bad, because this shade is so pretty! I really do hope the formula hasn’t changed on Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouges, otherwise I’ll be clinging onto my little collection with all my might!

Have you picked up anything from the new Make Up Forever Summer launches? I wish they’d come out with more shades in the HD Creme blushes! 

I loves me a good challenge. Always have, always will. I like a fight… what can I say…should have taken up boxing now that I think about it! There’s not much that can keep this old chick down…and I say that with pride! From being bullied as a chubby child yet STILL playing basketball and volleyball, to being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 15 years ago and STILL able to do Zumba-yeah I know I’m talking extremes here… but it’s all TRUE. Nothing has ever been all that easy for me. Life has been a challenge all the way. And, you know what gives me HUGE anxiety??!! Fashion and stuff like that! I live in leggings, jeans, t-shirts, workout clothes, runners..you get the idea. Oh sure, I love accessories and makeup and shoes…but that other stuff that goes along with being a girl??!! BIGGEST CHALLENGE OF TRACY’S LIFE. Multiple Sclerosis has been EASY compared to coordinating an outfit! I’m serious….#FashionChallenged

So when I was contacted to take part in the Walmart #LooksForLess Shopping Challenge, I hesitated for a bit. But then I thought…dude you can do this… 😛

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Walmart #LooksForLess Shopping Challenge

I took some inspiration from Walmart’s Online Look Book which is kind of a wow for style challenged people like me! Take a look at it-it’s kind of awesome! You can shop for a specific Look, Colour Trend, Occasion or Theme of your choosing. And then when you actually go to Walmart, look for directional ‘How-To’ signage to guide your way to get your SPRING ON baby!

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Walmart #LooksForLess Shopping Challenge

Wanna see what I got? I’m kind of proud of myself…and it only took me an hour and a half…with some help from Terry HAHAHAHA. Yeah, that’s right…I needed my hubby’s help! He’s kind of got a good eye for colour!

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Walmart #LooksForLess Shopping Challenge

A dress! A DRESS. I hauled a maxi dress! How could I not? It was only $12…MY GOD. Walmart’s George line has great prices! And it’s nice too! I love it!

I’m not a huge fan of sandals to be honest, but these Dr.Scholl’s flats are a nice cross between sneakers and flats, so they’re fancier, right? My feet need more support than most flats can offer, plus look at this happy shade of bright red! Kind of makes the navy in the dress pop, hey? That’s what Terry said LOL! Like I said, my dude knows his colour! Maybe I’m getting this fashion thingy…   😛  Sort of?? hahahaha  😀 😀

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Walmart #LooksForLess Shopping Challenge

And from now on I’ve decided to match my lipstick to my shoes…that’s style, right? RIGHT. That there is Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick 895 Poppy and LOVE it.

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Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick 895 Poppy

If you haven’t tried one of these Revlon Ultra HD lipsticks yet-DO IT. Yeah, they smell, sure. But they smell GOOD. Like some kind of amazing vanilla/caramel cake that’s so full of calories that WOW you’re saving your hips from Armageddon by wearing this…. True story.   😛  As you can tell, I love the smell, but maybe it is a bit much if you hate smells… but PFFTTTT... these are so lightweight and I can’t believe how pigmented and comfy they are! You have to get one.

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Maybelline’s BB Cream has SPF30 and I think it’s a summer must have. It’s nice and light, evens out my skin tone, protects my skin from the sun…what else do you need when the weather warms up? And the Rimmel London Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint in Sunkissed Cherry is perfect for the summer. It goes really well with bronzers…which btw…I HAD to get this one, the Physician’s Formula City Glow Daily Defense Bronzer Paris!

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Physician’s Formula City Glow Daily Defense Bronzer Paris

SERIOUSLY LOOK AT IT. HOLY MAN what a pretty bronzer! Also, I want to go back to Paris REAL BAD… so yeah! This was more expensive than my dress HAHAHA at $14.93, but worth every freakin’ penny because LOOK AT IT. So finely milled! Soft! And just the right amount of glow for a pale girl like me! I think I may have a serious bronzer addiction… I almost bought another one by Guerlain today until I slapped my face and reminded myself I had already gotten this one…and to be honest..they’re kind of the same once swatched so save yourself some $$$$ and get this one instead!

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Physician’s Formula City Glow Daily Defense Bronzer Paris

And since I’ve been having a hard time with my life turquatic lately, I had to get this Maybelline Color Tattoo in #40 Tenacious Teal, and WOW! I’m so glad I did! It’s amazingly pigmented and gorgeous!

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Maybelline Color Tattoo in #40 Tenacious Teal

Swatchy Time!

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Maybelline Color Tattoo in #40 Tenacious Teal, Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick 895 Poppy, Maybelline’s BB Cream has SPF30

SEE that TEAL!!! I’m so excited to try it! It’s perfect for summer!

And because I’m a practical Beauty Blogger, this is what rounded out my Walmart Spring Shopping Challenge. Lady Speed Stick Clinical Protection Triple Defense Antiperspirant because DUDE. Summer=SWEAT. Need it. And Live Clean has the most awesome little travel pack of their amazing skincare right now that’s just perfect for if, and more likely WHEN I go back to California…  😛 And it was less than $8???!!! Amazing. If you haven’t tried out any of their skincare yet, you really should! It’s nice! And it comes in an airplane ready travel pack too! Perfect!

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Lady Speed Stick Clinical Protection Triple Defense Antiperspirant ,Live Clean Travel Skincare Pack

 Yup! I think I passed this Walmart #LooksForLess Shopping Challenge with flying colours! Right? I’m patting myself on the shoulder as I write this post, because seriously I’m not kidding- this was SO HARD for me! Do you find fashion/style as challenging as I do?

This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada, as part of the #LooksForLess Shopping Challenge. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

When I hear Elizabeth Arden, all I think of is the Prevage Skincare line. I’ve been fortunate to be able to try a few of the products and I do love them, especially the Prevage Anti-aging Moisture Lotion SPF 30. That one product is a must have for me once it’s warm outside. The stuff really protects my skin and prevents any sun damage from resurfacing. Plus I love the smell-it’s such a fresh, sunscreen scent like no other and it puts a summer smile on my face every morning! Sappy, yes…but true hahahaha!

But Elizabeth Arden MAKEUP? Yeah no… that’s OLD lady makeup dude. Who looks at that stuff? Not even me, and I AM old hahaha. 😛

That is, until Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter($48) came for a visit..

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Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter

 WHAT WHO WHERE WHAT???!!! This is Elizabeth Arden Makeup??!! WHO KNEW. Not me that’s for sure. Teaches me to not to have MAKEUP BRAND AGEISM… because DANG… this happens to be my favourite bronzer thingy I’ve tried this year YET. Truth.

Swatchy Time!

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Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter, each shade swatched separately, then last swatch is all shades blended together

Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter is kind of perfect if you are pale like I am. It gives just the right hint of summer glow without being over the top. Finely milled, soft, blends like a dream…and that dusty  pink shade is so pretty and has the most gorgeous shine! The two bronzing shades and one highlighting shade(which for me is pretty much a blush as you can see below) give the most gorgeous, natural glow to my pale skin that I just adore at this time of year. It’s not overdone looking, and not too orange. Nor do I look dirty, like some bronzers can look like when you are fair-skinned.

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Wearing Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter on cheeks

Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter is worth a look if you are a pale beauty that has had trouble finding a great bronzer. Check it out! It’s kind of amazing!

Ok, like seriously…WHEN did Elizabeth Arden start making pretty makeups? I must have missed the memo! Are there any brands you also skip because you think they’re too OLD for you? 

You all know I’m a bronzer fiend. But most of the bronzers I have and love are matte, or slightly satiny in finish as that gives you a more believable bronzed look. But, Mark Island Beauty Face Compact($18) is changing my mind! This bronzer GLOWS baby, and I am loving it!

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Mark Island Beauty Face Compact

It has 3 shades-a champagne, a coral, and a bronze that you can use individually. The wavy patterns are a bit small, but you can manage to get the shades individually onto a brush. Or, you can swirl them all together to get the prettiest, glowiest bronzer shade you’ve ever seen on your cheeks!

Swatchy Time!

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Mark Island Beauty Face Compact

The texture is something else too. So soft, smooth, and buttery-it feels like a pretty high end bronzer to me. But the glow it gives to your face! Take a look!

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I used it more as a blush for this pic, but I did dust a bit on my temples as well. Just a bit, otherwise it can be too much glow. Although, lately I can’t seem to get enough of the glow! I also double dipped into the coral shade and added a bit more of that to the apples of my cheeks. I also used it on my eyes as eyeshadows, and it’s really lovely for that as well. I love when I can use one compact to do my makeup like this! EASY.

You can order the Mark Island Beauty Face Compact from your local Avon Rep, or order it online at www.avon.ca .


Wahoo! Long weekend! Are you going anywhere? Or staying home and gardening? Everyone was out buying plants today except for me hahaha. I haven’t done any gardening in YEARS to be honest. I used to have a huge garden at our old house that I loved. But, then I had my MS attack and couldn’t take care of it very well that year. So when we moved to this house, I just never got back into again for fear of not being able to take care of it very well. But I think I want to do some container gardening this year. A couple of tomatoes, some herbs-I’ve missed it!

Do you prefer matte bronzers? Or one with some glow power?

*product sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine as is my new found love for glowy bronzers!