summer scents, mini Rexall haul & early morning swatchfest!

Well that’s quite a title isn’t it….kind of a mish-mosh/potpourri, smorgasboard all rolled into one.

After my workout I decided to pop into a ‘on-the-way-home’ Rexall to see what the beauty section looked like and in preparation for my swap with@laceysmiles84.  I needed some inspiration.

And boy did I get some….glad I popped in.  There were quite a few sales and they had a decent selection of product.  This Rexall is slightly off the beaten path and I may be stopping in more often as they were well stocked.  The only disappointment was that they had no Vasanti….which is what I orginally came for.  However, here is my mini haul:

Mini-rexall haul to include 2 infallible L'Oreal eyeshadows, revlon lipstick, and clearance tampon holder...hey it was $ .97!

Infallible eyeshadows in 004 Forever Pink and 013 Burning Black

I was so surprised at the amount of product (quantity) and the variety that this Rexall had.  Pleasantly surprised that is….so moving on to the lipstick:

Loving these new Revlon lipsticks.....

My new Revlon lipstick

So here’s how much fun I had in this store:

Swatching fun at Rexall-lipsticks, eyeshadows galore!

Phew-fun times, fun times!  With those great prices, I’ll be back!

And now to the scents….I have had the chance to enjoy these summer fragrances recently.  I have been wearing them and basking in their loveliness for the past week.  If you haven’t checked them out, you need to. For the most part, these are heavy on the florals-which I consider more ‘summer.’  However, the Coco Mademoiselle is in my ‘timeless’ category:

L-to-R: Jo Malone Orange/Jasmine Cologne, Coco Mademoiselle, Madison Square Park, Shine Pink

I can sense that summer is drawing to a close.  When I wake up in the morning, it’s no longer as light as it was, and the temperature in the morning has dropped.  I am not sad to see it go as I am a huge fan of autumn.  However, the fragrances above are some of my favorite things about summer!  Well, besides the gelato, iced tea, and fancy summer cocktails.

All in all, I found a new place to buy beauty items, had a great workout, and spent some time with my top 4 summer scents….not too shabby.

How about you? What are your favorite summer scents?  Why?

Do you have an ‘off the beaten path’ store?



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  • Cherry

    I am sad to see summer go……my weekends won’t be the same without the heat! I like Rexall – it’s much better than Shoppers in my opinion in terms of prices. I don’t have a favourite summer scent. I have scents that I love & I love them all-year round…..another showcase of my stubborness or what? 😉

    • meredith

      oh Cherry you are missing out if you miss the sale on now! maybe I will pick up some stuff for you for the holiday party and yes I am thinking that far ahead!

      • Cherry

        Geez meredith, you must stop being so nice to me!! I just noticed your tampon holder….HAHA

        • meredith

          @Cherry I agree, I SHOULD stop being so nice 😛

  • Anjali

    My favourite season is Fall too 🙂
    I’d take scarves, boots, jackets and sweaters over summer fragrance anytime 😛
    Nice little haul you got there…I should stop into my Rexall more often…

    • meredith

      @Anjali-before I respond to your comment I have to tell you how much I love your profile pic! Is that new?

      Yes I do prefer fall but since there IS summer here….I like the fragrance. .I also like wearing print skirts in lightweight fabric as well-random, but true.

      Thanks woman….tell me about Joey-I saw you went there, is it really all that?

  • Kelly

    I love summer and am sad to see it go 🙁 I also love summer scents. My perfume collection consists of mainly light, fruity summer scents… but I am looking forward to wearing stronger, deeper scents. Even though I’m a summer lover, I do love busting out the boots for fall!

    • meredith

      @Kelly boots…..yes. I am a sweater gal.