Ha! Come to southern Ontario (Canada) if you want to know about summer heat (and humidity!). I often joke (not entirely a joke) that I got to hot yoga to cool off! Who needs a sauna when you can just step outside the door!

Clarins Fix’ Makeup spray does the trick for me. I love that stuff!

Ten years ago, it would most definitely have been MAC but today, it’s pretty much a small showcase for everything Sephora sells (vbg). Mainly MAC, UD, Clarins, Too Faced, Nars and Guerlain, with a fair bit of […]

Inglot, hands down! I love that they have palettes where you can put your own combo of blush and eyeshadow, etc. and I just love their eyeshadow palettes and the variety of sizes they offer.

The only Stila liners I have are the ones that came in the “In the….” palettes (and were only available in those palettes, which was a shame) but Sepia, Jade and Midnight Green all look really gorgeous and I […]

Sometimes yes and sometimes no. That’s why researching a product and trying it out for myself, in-store is so important to me. One example is those Hourglass newish eyeshadow palettes. I thought I would want ALL […]

Holt Renfrew carries Tom Ford. I try to stay away from the counter when I am in Toronto or even at Square One in Mississauga (there’s a Holt’s there too….swoon….Jo Malone, Tom Ford….swoon).

I was always […]

Renee, thanks to SDM’s Optimum points, I have “purchased” so much stuff for “free” – all my latest fragrance purchases, Guerlain’s eyeshadow quad, the beautiful Cruel Gardenia highlighter from a few years ago, […]

Dorit, where I live (in Canada!) we have a small chain of German grocery stores. There are maybe 5 or 6 of them throughout this area. They started as a sausage and deli chain but have grown into a European gourmet […]

I’d never heard of Collistar til I was on a flight to Rome in March. Then I saw it in all the pharmacies. I did treat myself to a trip to a Kiko store (actually, to two – one in Rome and one in Cagliari where I […]

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
How often do you wash your hair? twice a week
What’s your go-to shampoo and/or conditioner? I colour my hair so I use either Biolage (which my colourist uses) or Joico for […]

It’s nice but not “nice enough” for someone like me, who’s pretty much up to her pupik (that’s a belly button, folks) in neutral palettes. Plus, I’m still dealing with the euphoria of MUFE’s Nudes You Need.

For Canadian brands, I would have to say Jouviance for amazing skin-care products, plus Marcelle, Vasanti and, of course, Lise Watier for both skin care and makeup. All of these brands (as well as Cover FX, and […]

I like that there’s such a range of colours and tones – cool and warm and from very fair to darker. I wish ColourPop (love the proper spelling 😉 ) was available in stores in Canada. I’m such an “in store” kinda gal!

A contoured cheek. Never looks natural or good on me. Mind you, the fact that I’ve always had a round face works for me now in “old age” – I’m routinely mistaken for someone in her early 40’s! And a cat eye […]

I remember my delight when I got my first Touche Eclat. At that time, there was nothing like it on the market but nowadays, there are so many similar (or even better) concealer/brighteners. I got a sample of that […]

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