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Autumn where I live…

This post is not complicated.  It’s pictures, folks.

Several people that I have known throughout the years have moved to an area of the country and/or world where they don’t experience Autumn.  I took some photos at a park where I walk my dogs recently and wanted to share them with you.  Enjoy!

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Items I’m thinking about from the Avon Catalog-Campaign 23 & 24 (just a sneak peek of 24)

*no one paid me to say anything about this and I haven’t bought these items-yet. If I do, it will be with my own funds*

I go back and forth with my feelings about Avon….in today’s ‘now’ generation, it’s not exactly convenient to wait for things. That sounds entitled because it is. Maybe I should be ashamed of myself-and maybe I am. Regardless, there are some things that Avon just does well. My local representative dropped off the latest campaign (and I took a sneak peek of the next one) and as I thumb through, here are some items I am keeping my eye on.

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Status update. It’s a long one

The title of this post is a common subject line I have used in my past 4 jobs. I tend to use it when I need an update on the status of a project (mind blown right?). It’s also the subject line used when I haven’t gotten an answer on the status of a project and is my ‘last-ditch’ attempt at nicely asking before a phone call or in-person visit. Don’t get it twisted, I’m not intimidating or not to be reckoned with-but if I need an update, I need one.

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Switching up my complexion products-for spring?

Honestly.  I’m sitting here typing out a post as an ice storm continues to plow down across Ontario.  In April.  The weather report? Not much better to be honest-rain, rain, rain.  Don’t get me wrong, I know the phrase “April Showers bring May flowers” but this has just gone on and on.  I’m over it.  I want to wear shoes instead of boots, and a lighter coat.  I say all this knowing that in May I’ll be saying that it’s too warm.

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Review: Dior Forever Undercover Foundation

Foundation is a must for me.  It’s also a struggle and pain point for me.  I wear it ….most days.  Due to my tanning ‘habits’ in the 90’s and again in the 2000’s, I have hyperpigmentation on my face.  I’m not one of those people that can bounce out of the house with concealer and a skin tint.  Not gonna happen.  It’s foundation for me.  In the summer, I’ll sheer it out and blot like crazy but I’ve still got it on.  I haven’t used Dior in a while but wanted to Review the Dior Forever Undercover Foundation after watching a Canadian Beauty Blogger (by the name of Samantha Jane) do a review on this.  I had some points accumulated on my Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum card so I went for.  Note: This Foundation is $$$$, so if you can get a sample (I know I saw thataylaa review this and she got a deluxe sample from Sephora), then get a sample.

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scentuals Peppermint Twist 100% Natural Lip Conditioner

Lip Balm, Chapstick, Lip treatment is an ABSOLUTE must for me.  I have at least 10 different sticks, pots, tubes going at once….multiples in my purses.  My lips have always been on the dry side and since I am a fan of  matte lips and liquid lipstick, having my lips hydrated, soft, and flake free is essential.  Lately, I’ve been loving the scentuals Peppermint Twist 100% Natural Lip Conditioner that I picked up on a whim at the local Pharmasave in my area.

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Avon for Jewelry?

I’m on the fence about Avon.  There are some MUST have items -including Skin So Soft (best bug repellent) and the occasional eye cream.  In today’s ‘I want it now’ mentality, it can be hard to wait over a week for something to arrive.  Going through a representative or consultant seems so 90’s as well (Avon does offer an online option though).   After my latest purchase from Avon, I can answer the ‘Avon for Jewelry?’ question with a resounding ‘YES!’-especially if you are a fan of sterling silver jewelry.

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#influenster Kat Von D Studded Creme Lipstick

Influenster was kind enough to send me the Kat Von D Studded Creme Lipstick in Lolita to review.  A few months back, they also sent me the lip liner (in Lolita as well) and I really enjoyed the liner.  While I appreciate everything that I receive to review, I absolutely hated this Lipstick.  Before I get to the reason(s) why, I’ll post the brand’s description.

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#Influenster Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum-gift idea!

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I remember getting this perfume waaaaaaaayyyyyy back when Eaton Centre had a Juicy Couture store.  That’s a significant amount of time ago-and I haven’t seen anyone wearing the Juicy Couture tracksuit of yesteryear (that may be a good thing).  A big thanks to Influenster for sending me the Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum.

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Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect top coat-my thoughts

Seche Vive review

Well. I went and did it.  Removed the gel from my nails that I had been wearing on and off (mostly on) for the past 3 years.  It’s gone.  And my nails have been naked now for nearly 3 months.  Gosh when I think of it-it doesn’t even sound like it’s describing me.  For now, its my reality….and I’ve decided I’m going to be okay with it. So what to do in the meantime?  Well I’ve been pairing the Christian Dior Instant French Manicure effect with the Seche Vive Instant Gel Effect top coat and it’s been going swell.

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