Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Daiso + Drugstore Makeup that Loves You Long Time

Daiso Blush + Sleek Oh So Special

Consider this my 'not-just-a-brand-snob' post ;). While I adore most high-end brands, at some point after all the fall collections come out I reach saturation and I just can't look at counters anymore. I don't want to discuss new products with SAs, and max out on even reading reviews OF new collections on blogs.

But do I stop buying makeup? Of course not :P

Lately I've really been interested by 'budget'/'drugstore'/'high street' makeup (I'll refer to it as drugstore for the rest of this entry since that's how I think of it) as it's less than  half the cost of my favourite high end brands and if it doesn't work out... well it's all pocket change, really!

Thankfully this post is all about 'hits' for me. XD; The stuff I don't like just gets given away before I can post about it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chanel Fall 2011 Makeover at Holt Renfrew

Chanel Fall 2011

After what felt like WEEKS of waiting Chanel Fall finally hit all the counters in Calgary (and downtown, at least, all on the same day)! Now if you follow me on twitter you've probably seen my numerous assertions that I had no 'lemmings' from Chanel fall - and I didn't - BUT I have a weakness for attending makeup events at Holt Renfrew as I always  have a lovely time and I'm rarely disappointed in the results. 

So of course, when Kim called me to let me know that they were having a special event for the new products with Jason, their national trainer, I signed up (knowing I'd probably end up with lemmings as a result).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Armani Eyes to Kill Makeover at Holt Renfrew

Armani Makeover

Giorgio Armani cosmetics is one of my favourite cosmetics lines and this is largely due to the excellent service I always receive at Holt Renfrew! The girls at the counter are awesome about contacting me with info about new products and events and every time I've had my makeup done at the counter I've loved the experience! Last week I went to check out their newest products that they finally had all the testers for: the Gloss D'Armani and the Armani Eyes to Kill!

This is Rachel, she's my new Armani SA and she is fantastic. Lovely and patient, we had a great afternoon chatting about the line as she's brand new to it!