Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Beauty Products I Can't Live Without

This post comes as a response to my friend Jessica's blog Beauty Products I Can't Live Without from flatsareforquitters.com.

Jessica is a self-proclaimed beauty product addict/connoisseur. And while I do not claim to be a beauty product professional or connoisseur, or addict by any means whatsoever, I know what I like and I know what works for me.

I'll be honest though, many of the things that I have come to love have come from Jessica's collections and experience with products.  Once they have the "Jess Denomme stamp of approval", I decide to take the plunge for myself!  (Thanks, Jess!!)

So I thought I'd create my own list of beauty products that I simply can't go a day (or two) without using. If I didn't have them, I seriously think I would be lost. Some of them are a bit of a splurge (but so worth it), while others are things you can simply pick up at your local Shoppers, Walmart or Zehrs.

My hope is that something that I have found to love will somehow end up in your collection (or maybe under your Christmas tree!)

Sephora Prestige Brush Set
$125 ($325 value)

Includes 12 full-size Sephora Professional Platinum Quality Brushes:
1. Fan  2. Powder  3. Blush  4.  Foundation  5.  Concealer  6. Eyeshadow
7. Crease  8. Smudge  9. Angled Liner  10. Brow  11. Lip  12. Brow/Lash Comb

Available at Sephora

Smashbox Photofinish Primer to Go

Available at Sephora & Shoppers Drug Mart

Murad Live Clear Acne Starter Kit**
$33 ($56 value)

Includes: Clarifying Cleanser, Clarifying Toner, Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel
Acne Spot Treatment, Skin Perfecting Lotion

Available at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, & Murad Canada

M.A.C Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch

Available at M.A.C

Maybelline Falsies Volum' Express Mascara
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, PharmaPlus, Walmart, etc.

M.A.C Technakohl Liner in GraphBlack

Available at M.A.C

True Blue Spa Super-Softening Hand Lotion
$12 or Buy 2, Get 1 free
Available at Bath & Body Works

Aveeno Intense Relief Therapy Lip Balm

Available wherever lip balm is sold

Sephora Sun Disk**

Available at Sephora

Sephora Makeup Studio Blockbuster**
$49.50 ($440 value)
Available at Sephora
You will never run out of a colour again!

Sephora by OPI
Glimmer Wonderland 18 Piece Mini Nail Colour Set
$48 ($81 value)
Available at Sephora

As I write this, I realize I kind of have a thing for Sephora... and combo packs. Who knew?!
Which ones are your favourite?

** Jessica Denomme Stamp of Approval


  1. love and have tried a lot of those products. My favourite would be the polish. I Love OPI!
    I personally didn't like the false lash mascara as it goes on clumpy... and looked odd on.
    I would go or FIBRE RICH my MAC any day. My second would be False Lashes by MAC.

    Hope you get all of your wishes in your stocking this year :)
    Alysia Jantzi

  2. Thank Alysia!
    I double the mascara with Covergirl Lash Blast, and I've never had a problem. Love it!

    Unfortunately everything listed above is already in my collection! I need to come up with a new wish list!