These five products are things I use every day, and most of them I have repurchased. If I haven’t yet, I plan on repurchasing because I love them that much and can’t imagine being without them!

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One is drugstore foundation, which is a total shocker. I haven’t loved a drugstore foundation EVER. Like not since 1982, when that’s all I could afford!

L’Oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation in W2

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L’Oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation in W2

God, I love this stuff. It’s amazing if you have dry skin and dry patches and it has pretty decent coverage too. It never fails me, no matter how dry my skin is.

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L’Oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation in W2 swatch

W2 is a little dark on my inner arm there, but it’s pretty perfect for my face.  It covers my redness really well. I usually go for a warmer foundation shade to help cancel the redness in my cheeks, and this does a great job.

It goes on smoothly and blends effortlessly, still looking like real skin, just better. LOVE. I don’t use the sponge though-I dip a flat-top brush and use that to apply it and blend into my skin. It’s the best drugstore foundation for me! Best foundation PERIOD right now tbh. And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I will be getting another one once this one is empty! ME. Hooked on a drugstore foundation. Who’d have thunk?!!

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Every day I set my face with Hourglass Ambient Powder in Diffused Light. PAN!! I’ve hit pan! I haven’t hit pan in a makeup item in years now! It’s the perfect setting powder for me, and I will repurchase it soon. I’m already itching to get a new one haha-anyone else feel the urge to get a new product replacement when you see pan? Or do you wait until the bitter end like Lily does HAHAHA!

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More Hourglass, this time the Ambient Light Blush Palette. I love it. It’s just the best blush formula for me, giving a bit of glow that my aging skin needs, and it lasts all day too. And all three colours work on me, and I even like just brushing through them all at once and apply. Happy cheeks is the result!

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The Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara is my third tube now.

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I love the plastic, curved wand. It fits my upper lash line perfectly, and it curls my eyelashes straight up. On my upper lash line it stays put all day, but on my bottom it’ll smudge, so I don’t bother with mascara on my bottom lashes lately. I don’t need it most days anyways.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner I use every day to line my upper waterline. It stays put all day, and never fails me. I love it, and will repurchase it for sure, although I am curious about his new matte gel liners.

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I am wearing everything I’ve talked about on my face in that pic, and that’s pretty much ALL I’ve been wearing for the past few months. I just change the lips is all. And the one I’m wearing is the new Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo in Dreamer.

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo in Dreamer

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Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo in Dreamer

Love the texture! So creamy!

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Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo in Dreamer swatch

And pretty pigmented too for something that’s glossy. It’s so easy to apply, and lasts well too. My lips feel so good when wearing Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo in Dreamer, that it’s been hard to not buy another shade. I have so many lipsticks, it’d be silly to get another one, right? RIGHT? Sigh…always a lipstick addict…always.

What products do you use every day? Have you repurchased them as well? 

 

Hoooweeee you guys, I didn’t mean to disappear for this long! But after I announced my awesome Bella Aura Skincare Giveaway(which btw, there’s still time to enter), I got SICK.
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Not just a little sick, A LOT SICK. It’s been almost 2 weeks, and I’m still not back at 100%. My nose is still plugged. But the thing I’m really angry about, is that I had started spinning before I got sick and my ass was just getting used to the bike seat! Now I’ll have to get it all toughened up again… son of a SPOKE…  Oh well, next week I’ll be back at the gym. I feel so sluggish not being able to exercise for almost 2 weeks now.

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Terry bought me some chocolate covered strawberries last week when I was sick. My favourite treat! He’s so sweet-whenever he sees them no matter where we are, he’ll buy some for me.

Speaking of treats, I got a care package from Larie @eyeheartit!

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She knits me a hat every year and I LOVE them. And she threw in some skincare and chocolate too-she knows me all too well! Thank you my friend!

My favourite TV show, Downton Abbey ended a couple of weeks ago. And I’m STILL SO SAD you guys.

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The KSPS Public Station used my Tweet on TV! It was kind of cool to see my tweet on TV, I have to say.

And then…our TV BROKE.

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And of course the warranty ended in August…motherEFFERS…
We just got another LED TV, even though they are really pushing 4K TVs right now, and there isn’t even a lot of 4K content around. And until they start digging the ground up and putting fibre optic cables to homes, we won’t REALLY get true 4K anyways. I hate TV technology-there’s a lot of BS around it. Good thing I have a hubby that works in the biz to sort through the crap.

Being sick doesn’t mean that I didn’t buy any makeup though!

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Essence Hidden Stories Highlighter and Eye Souffle

Picked up these two Essence Hidden Stories products at Shoppers on a trip to get some NyQuil.

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They are both that spongey, mousse texture which I like. And man they are GOOD. That highlighter is amazing over cheekbones when wearing a cool pink blush-hello ice queen! And that shadow! It’s soft and squishy too, but it stays put all day with no creasing over a primer. I love a good cheap makeup thrill.

Alas, not everything I like is cheap though.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

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Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

 

I got a sample of this Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner($30) from a Sephora Order and DUDES. This is the liner for my upper waterline I’ve been looking for! It’s really black! And tiny! And not hard so it doesn’t give that scary tickle when you use it-you know-that lining your upper waterline feeling that is not pleasant at all. It’s like the Hourglass version in that you should only twist up what you need, because you can’t retract it. But unlike that one, this Marc one STAYS PUT with no transferring at all. LOVE IT.

Ever buy a lipstick on vacation, and then totally forget about it because you are horrible at unpacking your travel makeup bag?

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour

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Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Boudoir

No? Just me? Sigh. I bought this Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour ($34) in January at Downtown Disney and totally forgot all about it! MAN IT’S SO GOOD.

Swatchy Time!

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Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Boudoir

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Boudoir is a bright berry pink and I LOVE it. Normally berry lipsticks look horrible on me, always too much red in them and age me like 20 years. But this one? Is the berry lipstick of my dreams!

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Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Boudoir

I’m a little on the pale side lately again being sick and all, so excuse the pasty, tired face. I’m pretty sure I’m NC5-10 at the moment which is OK with me as I like my paleness. It just means that most of my foundations don’t really match all too well right now, but hey-my skin has been pretty decent lately so I don’t have to worry about covering up anything major these days.

But this Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour Lipstick formula is OUTSTANDING you guys and nobody mentions them! Smooth, thin, really pigmented-its so COMFY on the lips. I’d call it a silky matte, as it’s not totally matte but enough for me. It’s hydrating even! And lasts! It leaves a stain as it wears off which is great. I’ll definitely have to get another Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour. I’ve been on a real lipstick buying mission lately. Give me all of them!

Ever buy a fragrance you loved in the past because you heard that it was being discontinued?

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Lancôme Magie Noire

 

I remember LOVING Lancome Magie Noire in the 80s. It was…MAGICAL and witchy and oh so different from any scents out at that time. A little birdie told me that it’s saying bye forever, so I ordered a bottle from The Bay just for old time’s sake. And I still love it, even though they reformulated it. It’s kind of missing a bit of the green and the brightness it used to have, but it’s pretty darn close. I’m glad to have it back in my collection that’s for sure!

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Happy Easter!

I think that’s about it! Again, I apologize for not being around lately, but this cold/plague really took everything outta me I tell ya. I’m so glad to be able to breathe again! And not cough all night long.

I have quite a few things to share in the next while, so stay tuned! Let’s get this beauty blog rolling again! Lost of new stuff and lots of skincare! I have a lot of work to catch up on.

And like I said at the beginning: don’t forget to enter my Bella Aura Skincare Give-away if you haven’t yet! It’s open to North America!

So Happy Easter Y’all!