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everything I know about beauty I learned at Sephora

This Spring marks four years of doing events with Sephora in West Edmonton Mall.  I have learned so much from the beauty gurus and have become a loyal purchaser of some of these products over and over again since I first learned about them at one of our events.  (Join us January 29th!)

1 | Orgasm by NARS -  ”makes cheeks blush a perfect pinky-peach flush and subtly highlights with accents of golden shimmer. The perennially pleasing, universally flattering shade is again and again a makeup artist and beauty editor favorite.”  I first learned of this blush at our very first event in March 2008 and have been using this blush ever since (it lasts years).  $29 Cdn

2 | Dry shampoo – Every mom needs a good dry shampoo.  Let’s face it, you cannot (nor should you) wash your hair every day.  When you are in between washes, a dry shampoo allows you to refresh your style and remove oils.  Sephora carries a few dry shampoos – their bestseller is the Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible (spray) $12 Cdn small bottle.  I recommend trying out the smaller size first, as I have tried and disliked several dry shampoos.  My favourite, Stila powder can no longer be purchased at Sephora, but I have seen it at select Shoppers Drug Marts that carry the Stila brand.

3 | Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals – A sceptic at first, when the ladies showed us this product I thought ‘no way is this a mom-solution (you know, fresh in five minutes or less?)’ but I tried it anyway.  That was four years ago and I still love the stuff.  It’s makeup so pure you can sleep in it.  I recommend buying the Get Started kit because it comes with an instructional DVD. $76 and worth every penny.

4 | Clarisonic – a facial brush that makes you feel like you just had a facial every time you wash your face.  This is a pricey purchase, but there is also the Olay facial brush available at Wal-mart and Superstore for a fraction of the cost ($35-ish).  I recall learning about the Clarisonic at our first Skin Care focused Sephora event in the Winter of 2010 and several moms purchased the product and swear it’s a game-changer. “This is simply the best investment I have ever made for my skin. I noticed a difference in 3 days! LOVE it.” – says JackieQ on the Sephora website. $129 Mia $225 Original

Come check out Sephora for your self!   Our private event, so that you can enjoy the knowledgable staff and beautiful space in quiet, includes scrumptious nibbles and bubbly to drink too!  We have the experts present their top sellers in skin care and beauty at this event!

Join us.  January 29 5.30-7.30pm

Limited Time special – Buy One, Get One – simply put your pal’s name in the comments section of the registration form!  That’s only six bucks each!  Register Now.


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