Earlier this year, Guerlain released La Petite Robe Noire Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour, the polish in the adorable bottles with the ridiculously long product name. The first shade I tried was Black Perfecto, and you can read a more detailed review of this polish line in that post.
Over the summer, Guerlain released a new limited edition shade, Denim Jacket (008), and I picked it up during one of Shoppers Drug Mart’s Spend Your Points events. It’s the sweetest soft blue cream, barely light enough to qualify as a pastel, with hints of powdery grey and cornflower.
Paired with the shimmery pink My First Nail Polish and you have the perfect set for a baby shower!
China Glaze’s Holiday 2016 collection could easily be mistaken for a Summer set, because they’ve decided to celebrate a beach-themed holiday with Seas & Greetings!
My favorite names here are Partridge in a Palm Tree and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Starfish. I’m keen to see these in person, as I can’t tell how opaque these shades really are. There’s a jelly-look to some of the creams, isn’t there?
First order of business: Toronto FC are in the MLS Cup Final! Last night, after ten years of existence, my hometown team finally won the Eastern Conference Championship—against rivals Montreal Impact, no less. Toronto FC will now play for the MLS Cup against Western Conference Champions Seattle Sounders FC. Coincidentally, I also spent part of my childhood in Seattle, but I’ll no doubt be supporting TFC in the final.
Second order of business is that today marks the 21-year anniversary of the first date my husband and I ever went on! That night, we saw a movie at the Uptown and had an after-movie coffee and dessert at a nearby Swiss Chalet. (We were poor students, what can I say? We also had dinner at the university cafeteria before heading out! Mmm romantic.) Both locations are now sadly defunct, but we’re still going strong!
We ordered in Swiss Chalet last night, for the first time in three or four years, to celebrate. Gotta love the Festive Special that comes with Lindor chocolates!
Finally, today’s nail polish! Today is indeed Throwback Thursday, though I’m filing it under Classics as well, since it’s the original color in a new formulation.
This is the fifth part of a series of Valcena reviews I will be doing! The following are Valcena products I’ve got in my queue. Starred (*) items are ones that have been sent to me by Valcena for review; the others I have purchased at Winners:
Valcena Paris were kind enough to send me a package of some of their most popular products for honest review.
Review of Valcena Hydra Nourrissant Body Lotion
I was a bit skeptical of this product at first, merely because it calls itself a lotion. My skin is quite dry, particularly now that it’s winter here in Canada, and lotions generally don’t cut it at all! Even in summer, I usually stick with thicker body creams, since I usually find that light lotions do almost nothing for my skin.
Hydra Nourrissant Body Lotion turned out to be quite a nice surprise!
I’m kind of on a roll, now, so here’s another clearanced MAC polish that I picked up for CA$6.
Like My Gown?, from this spring’s Fashion Pack collection, is a vibrant magenta cream. It reminds me of Essie Footloose, which I ought to swatch one of these Throwback Thursdays.
The color is midtoned, and I think it’s one of those seasonless shades, though it’d probably look especially hot as a summer pedi! However, it’d also be a perfect pop of purple-y pink against the usual whites, greys and blacks of winter gear.
Hope everyone snagged a good deal or two this Black Friday weekend—though I suppose it’s now Cyber Monday, and the sales go on!
I’m continuing on from Friday’s review with another clearanced MAC polish that I picked up for CA$6.
Sweet Potion, is from last winter’s Faeries Whispers collection, though it was also recently repromoted in this spring’s Future MAC collection. It’s a warm, peachy tan cream with a slightly rosy undertone.