Soap and Glory

Current Everyday Face

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Transitioning from a minimal daily work face to a non-existent unemployed face got me in a slump and it’s been almost a month since I’ve opened my makeup drawers and took the time to enjoy my products. But with life getting a little more normal, and job interviews popping up here and there, it was time I got into a routine for this seasons daily face.

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I’ve continued to keep it pretty minimal. I start with Laura Mercier Lightweight Flawless Covereage Tinted Moisturizer for sheer, all over light coverage and pair it with the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eye Concealer for all the dark spots. After a quick brush of the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder, I finish off the cheeks with Revlon’s Photoready Cream Blush in Pinched blended in with my finger tips. After filling in my brows with Soap & Glory’s Archery pencil, I use a few colours from the Sleek I-Divine Palette in Oh So Special; I’ve really been enjoying the pinks for this early-springtime. After a quick flick of the ever-present Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, I sweep on the mascara with Makeup Forever’s Smokey Extravagant MascaraAll finished off with a swipe of the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Descanso as I’m heading out the door!

So there you have it. The daily face, the travel with me current essentials, and the interview prep. What do you think of my current face? What have you been sticking with lately?

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Unavailable in Canada

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Unless you are willing to exclusively do your beauty shopping online and spend unreasonable amounts of money on shipping, there are many products unavailable for us beauty junkies in Canada. Our Sephora’s may be bigger, and our Beauty Boutiques may be more convenient, but some of the best brands and products raved about in the UK are so far from our reach. Yet…also not so much. Here are some great brands that we can’t get in Canada, but, like I said, if you’re willing to pay for shipping then shop away!!

The UK drugstore brands are the top contenders for unavailabilitySleek, Collection, Soap & Glory, Barry M., and Max Factor are all amazing brands we can’t get. And the one that upsets me the most is the higher end, absolutely amazing Charlotte Tilbury cosmetics.

Just a quick trip down to the states means we have access to Lorac cosmetics as well. These are all amazing brands that I’ve been lucky enough to try out and wish more than anything that we could have these brands available to us in Canada. The benefit of online shopping brings them a little closer to us, but the price tag is not always worth it. Have you ever tried these brands?

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On the flip side of things, stay tuned for some ‘available only in Canada’ products. Hopefully I can find more than the one or two I can currently think of.