AMAZING EXPERIENCE BY AN AMAZING WOMAN AT SHOPPERS DRUG MART – March 02, 2014
I had an amazingly informative visit yesterday when I ventured into the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique in Lloydminister, Alberta. My husband had some business to do in Lloyd and asked me if I would like go on a road trip with him to Lloyd for day, my mind immediately started going through my list of “things we needed and things I wanted”, while nodding “YES”. After his business was done, we stopped at the Lloyd Mall and went our separate ways and would meet up later. I immediately walked to the Shoppers Drug Mart store and had one thing on my list, toothpaste. That morning, I had to cut open my already empty tube of toothpaste and managed to scrape out the enough toothpaste to do a very minimal job of brushing my teeth, don’t you just hate that when that happens?. Anyway, I grabbed my Crest Regular toothpaste, they were on sale to I grabbed 3, and continued wandering around the store when I found myself in the Cosmetic area, like this was not planned, lol. Thing is, I should have cured my cosmetic fix the day before when I stopped at the Shopper’s Drug Mart in Fort Saskatchewan and bought an insane amount of amazing cosmetics, but no I had to buy more, sheeesh. I started out kind of slow, scanning over all the drugstore cosmetics, Revlon, Maybelline, Cover Girl, L’Oreal and all the other drugstore brands but what I was really after were the high-end products. Imagine my shock when I learned that this Shoppers Drug Mart did not offer the Urban Decay, Stila, Benefit, Shiseido, Lise Watier or any other the other high-end cosmetics you usually see at Shoppers. I also learned from the amazing lady who assisted me, that come September the Shoppers Drug Mart would be opening up at a new location and would be offering the higher end cosmetic in their beauty boutique, thank goodness.
I ended up chit chatting with Michelle Yarosloski the Shoppers Beauty Consultant, what a fabulous lady, about the different products I was picking up to review on my Blog (beautynativestyle.com) and about bronzer. I showed her the “Soap and Glory” Shower & Bath Body Wash that has peppermint essential oils & grape seed EFAs, Body Buff with babassu oil, sea salt and moisturizing jojoba & mandarin oils, and the Righteous Butter with softening shea butter and aloe vera. I will be doing a review of all this Soap & Glory products later this month. I also picked up my first Lancôme’s Mineral Smoothing Loose Bronzer that maybe discontinued as I cannot find it so that I can gives a true lustrous gl0w, an exqousite wear. Michelle and I then got talking about my product reviews and I asked about the Lancôme bronzers and that I would like to review this as well. She was unable to swatch them for me because their was no testers available for swatching, which I thought was not right. For me swatching, blotting, smearing and spritzing are important to ensure I buy the right shades for my complexion. Needless to say, Michelle did a fabulous job with the resources she had available. I also filled out the survey and did commented about this issue as my concern, hoping that Shopper’s will give her the sample products she needs to accommodate her clientele. Michelle, being the fabulous comostician (is that even a word?), made up for not being able to swatch, gave me samples to try out for my review, AWESOME. I just love freebee’z. She gave me a full size LOREAL COLOR RICHE – Lip Liner in Eternal Mauve and has an Anti-Feathering effect. I also received a TWEEZERMAN PROFESSIONAL lighted round mirror, a NEOSTRATA – Secure White Anti Dark Circle & Brightening Cream Samples and a sample size LANCOME – Absolue Yeux-Skin Care Eye Treatment that will work to fully rejuvenate my full expressive look, humm interesting. I am so excited about this whole experience as it was my first time receiving products to review on my Blog, how awesome is that. So, I will definitely be doing a review on these products in a couple of weeks and let you my thought on these products. The ladies and gentlemen at the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques are very knowledgeable and are always willing to assist me when I walk in the door, Thank you, it is very much appreciated. Bye for now, keep smiling Beauty Native Style 🙂
YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE LIPSTICKS – JANUARY 27, 2014
After doing some research, I have found out the reason why YSL is one of the more popular high end lipsticks and that is because of the formula. Their formula is very rich and creamy, light to medium weight but yet slightly thinker compared to other lipsticks which makes it a lovely must have. With just one slide across your lips it leaves your lips drenched with color, very smooth, and looking plumper. Depending on the shade you choose, the wear time is about average, meaning you will not be reapplying constantly. I can’t wait to try the Nude Beige.
TARTE COSMETICS – JANUARY 25, 2014
OMG I cannot wait to get my hands on the NEW TARTE BeMATTEnificent colored clay eye and cheek palette. I’ve ordered my palette through Sephora for $43 online. It has eight limited edition eye shadows and one blush that should compliment all completions. This palette consists of mainly matte colors, which I just love, and a shimmery highlight that will enhance any look. The description says that the shadows are very pigments, are supremely soft, blendable, and provides a unique antiaging formula. This is a must have for Spring 2014.
SEPHORA VIB ROUGE – JANUARY 24, 2014
For those that have a SERIOUS BEAUTY ADDICTION, check out this link: https://www.sephora.com/profile/beautyInsider/?country_switch=ca
LAURA MERCIER SPRING RENAISSANCE COLLECTION-SPRING 2014 – JANUARY 15, 2014
Once again you will start to see all the Cosmetic Companies coming out with their Spring Collections. Here is a cosmetic line that I absolutely love! I bought the Laura Mercier Artist Palette and I have not gone a week without picking it up and using it, it’s simply elegant. This Spring Renaissance Collection has barely hit the shelves and I have barely come down from my “cosmetic high” after purchasing the Artist Palette and now I’m ooowww’ing and aaahhh’ing over this spring collection… I need HELP! :). If this is your first time buying a Laura Mercier product, you will not be disappointed. If this is your umpteenth time purchase, then your just fabulous. Have fun! Check out “Temptalia for the full Srping Collection”.
KAT VON D’s ESPERANA EYESHADOW PALETTE – JANUARY 12, 2014
Kat Von D has just recently released another amazing eyeshadow palette called Esperanza and can be purchased at Sephora’s. This palett has 8 shades of mattes, pearls, high-glitter and one transformative veil shade, which makes this palette a must have. As like many, I am an fan of anything “Kat Von D” and will be visiting the Sephora store on my next visit into the big city.
URBAN DECAY REVOLUTION LIPSTICK – JANUARY 12, 2014
Native is a pale pink color, very buttery texture and pigmented that will certainly have everyone noticing. The Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks glide on so well and make the experience very satisfying. They come in a good range of colors from nudes to the bold bright reds, there is a color for everyone. I purchased the color Bang along with the matching lip liner and I look forward to adding Native to my collection.
NEW NARS NARSissist PALETTE – JANUARY 10, 2014
Just reading through some beauty blogs and it seems that NARS will be launching a new eyeshadow palette sometime in the really near future. The launch will be on January 20, 2014 and seems many ladies are anxious to stake their claim and I will be no different. I too, will be adding this palette to my collection and will definitely post my first impressions, which I know will be absolutely fabulous. So, if you to are a NARS collector then start saving a few loonies to ensure you don’t miss out. I can’t wait. 🙂
Credit to this news goes to “The Sunday Girl”: Link