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The Body Shop all in one BB cream. It’s ‘almost’ everything I ever wanted!

*I was sent these products for review-my thoughts are my own! Please be wary when reading blogger reviews-it is NOT a requirement to disclose whether one has received a product for review or not in Canada, but it IS good manners and ethics 🙂 *

Catch your interest?  I won’t make this post long and fluffy.  Basically, I adore this BB cream for more than one reason.

 

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Details:

All-In-One BB cream transforms from a white cream to suit your skin tone. Pigment-filled capsules burst when applied to the skin, releasing the colour inside. Just blend for a perfect match and an even, undetectable finish. It’s make-up and skincare in one.

  • Adapts to your skin tone
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Even finish
  • 24-hour hydration
  • Non-clogging

It also smells terrific-I get honey when I sniff it.

So yeah, I do like it-it’s a good match for me (even now when I have ‘summer color’).  Here’s how it blends out:

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Okay so overall do I recommend this product? Sure….but here’s what it’s lacking:

-SPF!  WHY BODY SHOP WHY? I need the SPF!!!!  Great coverage, more ‘natural’ then the average drugstore or prestige brand BB, but no SPF!!! WAH.

Eh, it’s not the end of the world-I use this AFTER applying sunscreen to my face.  I suppose adding the SPF would make the product less ‘natural.’  I still wish it was in there though.  It would be ‘HG’ worthy (Holy grail).

 

 

Toronto shenanigans with Kelly McKelly!

Who’s so lucky? I’m so lucky!

I got to meet Kelly McKelly while she was here in Toronto and we went all over Toronto. Well, not really….but we certainly got around.

Here is our day in a few words and mostly photos.  Yup. PHOTOS.

First stop, the Face Shop (Eaton Centre).  No photos inside the store, but here’s my portion of the haul.  Keep in mind, Kelly went back the next day and picked up more items! How could you not….look at all the goodness:

IMG_3725Then how lucky were we to bump into the amazing and fabulous Myles Sexton-so we did what we had to do-a selfie. Isn’t he gorgeous?

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We also spent time at the Illamasqua counter at the Bay. I picked up one of their new-ish  Matte lip liquid glosses and am kicking myself for not also picking up one of their *new* nude collection lipsticks.

IMG_3728As we wandered through the PATH system with the ‘goal’ being to make it to the subway, we hit up my favorite Rexall and I scored these gems (and said hi to Jenny, the manager):

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*please note, the Marcelle products are going to a wonderful gentleman in Florida named Lewis*

Then we went into The Body Shop and said hi to Anita the manager. I had been eying several products but settled on the body sorbet. Anita was kind enough to give us some samples of a blur type product for eyes and face (Kelly only slightly scoffed at the size or lack of size of the samples).   I’ll be going back for what I originally went in for, the dry oil:

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Phew! Finally made it to the subway.  We ended up dining at John and Sons Oyster House.  Neither of us had Oysters but Kelly enjoyed some Fish and Chips and I had the shrimp tacos.  Just to be scandalous, we also SHARED the homemade donuts.  They were worth every bite!

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Then, a brief stop at the New Balance store (and declarations that we were in fact the COOLEST customers in the store), off we went to Me and T studio.  How could I NOT take Kelly to Me and T studio?  I think she was slightly impressed.  Her hands and feet looked amazing, we partook in the candy bar, gushed over the LoveFresh products. And of course, let’s not forget these 3:

3 faves from Me & T

3 faves from Me & T

We ended up back on the subway and decided to take a load off at the Toronto Hilton.  There was an interesting encounter with a gift shop clerk during a search for overpriced Gravol, and then it was time to meet up with Jill and Melissa for dinner at the fabulous Montecito.  I’ll tell you right now I am SO glad I booked that restaurant. It’s definitely going to be a tiff hot spot and it was nice to see what they would have before they are booked through next year.  Get your drool bib out, here come the food photos:

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gorgeousgunnerlambragumargheritapizzaand now the desserts….because if you go to Montecito, you go ALL OUT:

Stay puft marshmallow man baked Alaska.  I ate it all. NO SHAME.

Stay puft marshmallow man baked Alaska. I ate it all. NO SHAME.

Chocolate torte with gingersnap and raspberries?

Chocolate torte with gingersnap and raspberries?

Chocolate chip cookie Ice cream sandwich

Chocolate chip cookie Ice cream sandwich

mekellyjillmelAnd because Melissa was gracious enough to take the above photo, I will post the next photo so you can see how wonderful SHE is!

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Is that enough for you? It certainly was for me!  I left my house that morning, arrived in Toronto at 10:30.  I got home at midnight.  Long day much? No matter it was TOTALLY WORTH IT.  Hope Kelly can say the same…..

weekly recap!

Here’s what’s been rocking my world this past week!

 

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The Body Shop All in one BB cream: Wow, did they change the formula on this product. I had used it long ago, and it certainly wasn’t THIS good. This is a skin adapting formula, it dispenses white, and then changes color to suit skin tone.  It provides light-medium coverage, is SO light feeling and feels so wonderful on the skin.  It’s made with natural ingredients, and the first scent I get when applying is honey.

marcelletwistupMarcelle Twist Push-Up mascara: I’ve got major love for Marcelle mascaras but this this one holds a special place in my <3.  I selected this photo so you could see that the brush contracts.  The brush in extended position is for length and in the contracted position, provides volume. The formulas on Marcelle mascaras are AMAZING and I highly recommend you get your hands on some or make friends with someone in Canada (me) that can send you some.

diorespiegleDior addict lipstick in Espiegle: I sure can’t pronounce the name of this lipstick but I do love it.  It’s such a great shade of pink, sheer on the lips and hydrating.  The only ‘down’ side is that you WILL be reapplying and reapplying this lippie.

poppy citrine blossomCoach Poppy Citrine Blossom perfume is just about the perfect blend of florals for spring transitioning into summer.  I love that it’s a light fragrance but still lasts all day. It’s heavy on the floral upon application but has a crisp finish which I adore.

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I am so thankful for people like @jillojello who gift me fabulous items like the Crimson Amulet collection palette by NYX.  The shadows worked extremely well (with primer) but I fell hard for the blush (2nd from top).  It was just amazing!  I’m happy to have this palette and I”ll be even happier to have it for travel.  I could take this on my next trip and only need to bring a foundation! YES!

 

So what was rocking YOUR world this past week? Tell me in the comments below!

Weekend skincare!

I like to slow things down (a tad) and give myself a ‘break’ on the weekends. This includes my face.  I don’t consider myself an ‘abuser’ of my face but since I do love makeup, the weekends are a time to either use less or not wear it at all (if I can bear it).  I thought I would give you a peek into what I use to clean my face  on the weekends.

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