Guerlain Gala Le Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick ($45.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a stunning shade of blue-based red. It’s a vibrant shade of rich ruby red with soft ruby red shimmer and sparkle. It’s creamy, opaque in just one layer, and wears well on my lips (I get about five or six hours of wear). The subtle shimmer is lovely, a nice way to accent a slightly glossy, but very rich red. It should be worn with a lip liner (clear or matching), though, to give lips a more defined and precise look. This is probably one of my favorite shades of Rouge G lipsticks, actually!
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Canadians: it has not quite been confirmed yet, but it does sound like an in-store F&F sale is in the works; some representatives are saying you’ll receive a coupon valid in-store via e-mail — others are still saying no sale.
In-store: as far as we know, there is a friends and family sale in-store, but it is restricted to those who are fortunate enough to receive actual discount sheets from Sephora employees (you know, their friends and family, ha!). Still, there’s likely to be a mass customer e-mail in the next couple of days to announce the sale online, so perhaps they’ll extend it in-store to all customers, but we don’t know. (They haven’t done so in the past.)
Sale is up and running! So that means there’s just one thing to do…
SHARE YOUR HAULS IN THE COMMENTS!
My haul: I picked up some Kate Somerville products I’ve been eying (ExfoliKate – just 2 oz. and EradiKate), as well as Kate Somerville’s Oil-Free Moisturizer (which I adore, but I find pricey!), as well as Philosophy Pumpkin Spice Muffin Shower Gel. Those are just my must-haves-before-they-sell-out. I’m still not sure if I’ll pick up anything else during the sale, but it’ll probably be pricey stuff or staples.
This week’s been better than the last — not quite so sick (just got this loud cough) — but I’ve been playing catch-up in every aspect of my life. I literally feel like I lost an entire week of my life!
What are your weekend plans?
We’re going to go see my boyfriend’s family to celebrate my (much belated now) birthday, since we weren’t able to visit two weeks ago since we were both ridiculously sick.
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Holiday Spice and Everything Nice is kind of a holiday-esque spicy scent blend with a citrus-y feel. I found it definitely had a slight orange-y citrus scent to it, amongst the holiday spice. I can’t really describe what it smells like, except Christmas, to me. Philosophy doesn’t do much better, as they describe this scent as, “a sensational blend of citrus and all your favorite warm holiday spices, created to heighten your holiday experience and give you the warm-fuzzies.”
I found that that the Lip Shine had a stronger scent than the shower gel, and like most Philosophy shower gels, the scent doesn’t linger much further than the bathroom. (This is good for me, since I usually use a scented body lotion or perfume, so I’d rather not deal with how things layer.) Philosophy’s Lip Shines are non-sticky, slightly jelly-esque, and tend to be more shimmer than color. I didn’t notice much taste (more like tasteless) in the product when I licked my lips, though.
This set isn’t really a value set, because you don’t really save any money by buying the two products together, but you don’t spend more to get them together, either. Also, as far as I know, you can only purchase full-sized shower gels, which are $16 for 16 oz., and this is half the size. Since I’m more of a “gotta try ‘em all” person when it comes to Philosophy’s shower gels, I’m more apt to try out their kits. (But then again, I also collect their Lip Shines!)
I do feel like Philosophy keeps their products are a relatively affordable price point when it comes non-mass brands. One bottle of shower gel lasts me months, and I adore the variety of scents they offer.
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Ease of Use: 4/5
Recommendation: It’s not my favorite scent, BUT I think if you like Christmas-y scents, you may like this one. I love Philosophy shower gels, though, so if the scent is up your alley, I recommend it!