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  1. Seafair Festival – Friday – Sunday, August 1 – 3. Watch the Blue Angels practicing manouvers overhead while sipping French hot chocolate on Mount Baker. We go Thursday/Friday when they practice or perform? Fear of crowds.
  2. Pawnshops – I know… dingy much? But looking for a digital SLR to take to Asia.
  3. Iona Beach – I miss the garlic mayo grilled chicken sandwich on sourdough.
  4. Meander… in the daytime so we know where we are.
  5. Farmers Markets! – remember, food is non taxable!
  6. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – biggest of the year! Starts Friday, July 18-Sunday, August 3.

…more to come…


1) External hard drive for family photos

2) Glasses

3) korean skincare

4) food

Will be on in July 2007

Need to get: Tuilpe Noir nail polish (LD)

My current inspiration:

barbie mac 1


  • Lipglass in Sweetness
  • Eyeshadows: Mothbrown, Springtime Skipper (green), Whistle (pastel pink), Magic Dust (light frosty gold)
  • Blush: Don’t Be Shy (sold out!)
  • Liquidlast liner: Classic Gold, Visionaire

On hold and to pick up today:

  • Lipglass: Malibu Barbie & Fashion Pack (both sold out)
  • Lipstick: Real Doll and Rockin’ Chick (both sold out)
  • Eyeshadow: Playful (pink! and also completely sold out)

Being delivered (I love Nordstroms!):

  • Beauty Powder: Pearl Sunshine and Pearl Blossom (first items to be sold out! cannot find anywhere!)

To hunt for today:

  • Glimmershimmer: Loves Pink


Chypre Rouge: notes include thyme, pine needles, pecans, fruit gums, honey, beeswax, jasmine, patchouli, amber, vanilla, moss and musks. Chypre Rouge, the mysterious and sultry fragrance from Serge Lutens, takes one into a magical forest where the pine trees are festooned with fragrant mosses and the fallen leaves have the aroma of caramelized pecans. An opulent undercurrent of jasmine and honey fills the heart of this beautiful composition with a richness that lends a seductive warmth to the finished result. Its polished lacquer red form reclines onto the darkness of patchouli, amber and fruit gums making for a mesmerizing fragrance. A bit of coffee to me.

Vetiver Orientale: Serge Lutens limited edition Eau de Parfum for Winter 2004. Created for the extraordinary Serge Lutens boutique at Palais Royal Garden in Paris, Vétiver Oriental is based on the freshness of Vétiver and blended with creamy, soft iris. Middle notes are sandalwood, woody accord with hints of chocolate,musk and add a hint of benzoin and gaiac wood to complete the fragrance. A incredibly sensual vetiver! Listed as the best vetiver fragrance in the French magazine.

Un Bois Vanille: Serge Luten’s opulent vanilla scent is composed with black liquorice, sandalwood and a hint of coconut milk. Inspired by a mexican beverage recipe back from 1519.


Bulure de Rose: A stylistic composition dedicated to the Rose, surrounded by metallic and powdery tones. To start with, an aromatic note of Brazilian rosewood and greenery. The magic of a perfume within a perfume, an ever-changing harmony which we have called ‘Rose Day’ recalling the flower’s life cycle: the fresh, pearly, almost lemon-scented bud, then the new bloom, subtly modulating from the ethereal fragrance at its heart to the romance of its petals. Finally the mature flower, a potent trail of fragrance– warm and heady– all these elements are blended with rose amber and raspberry musk by a velvety harmony of vanilla and cocoa. For cold days…

L’Eau de Circe :Damask rose, jasmine, osmanthus, orchid, ylang ylang, white peach leaves, tangerine, patchouli, wood, amber and honey balm. The legend of Circe, an enchantress in the mythological tale of the Odyssey, greatly inspired the perfumer: She caused the loss of Ulysses’ companions through her magic spells. Eau de Circé is a ‘magic potion’ exploring a new kind of Oriental perfume: light, aerian with transparency, an evanescent oriental. Captivating and magnetic, it draws it mystery from a precious floral blend of Absolute of Damask Rose, Jasmine, Osmanthus, Orchid, Ylang-ylang, white Peach leaves and Tangerine. Sensual and scheming with Patchouli, Wood and Amber, the warm, caressing Honey Balm brings light and delicate sweetness to the scent. For Spring/Summer.

Querelle : notes of citrus, Iranian black caraway, myrrh, cinnamon, Haitian vetiver, incense, oakmoss and ambergris. All year round.

To consider:

L’Artisan Perfumer –

Timbuktu: The fragrance notes are green mango, pink pepper berries, cardamom, karo karounde flower, incense, papyrus wood, balms and spices, patchouli, myrrh, benzoin and vetiver. Also.. dirt, old parchment, incense.

Fou d’Absinthe: features notes of frozen alcohol, absinthe, blackcurrant buds, angelica, star anise, four spices cocktail (pepper, clove, nutmeg, and ginger), patchouli, pine needles, cistus and fir balsam.

L’Artisan describes the opening of Fou d’Absinthe as…

…a steely grip of icy-cool alcohol, enveloped by an explosively aromatic bouquet composed of absinthe, a green, slightly bitter note, tingling spirit of angelica and crispy spring-like


Yuzu ab Irato: A delicate show of force, one spritz of Yuzu Ab Irato will bring golden sunshine and a joyful smile even if you’re in the darkest of moods on a frigid winter day. Surrender to its beguiling charms and you’ll revel in its gorgeous tart, green opening: a not-quite-ripe Japanese yuzu (think: lemon, lime, grapefruit and orange) followed by a crisp spearmint. This sparkling brew is soon joined by another type of green: the delicate herbs of thyme, hyssop and myrtle. Into this refreshing dream pop pepper and soft, watery florals like hyacinth…it’s a gorgeous, olfactory water-color painting that’s more than a little flirtatious. Teasing, fresh and delightful! yuzu, spearmint, pepper, magnolia, jasmine, hyacinth, thyme, hyssop, myrtle, bamboo.

Gingersnaps, pistachio-spice cookies, madelines (lemon/honey/earl grey), cardamom palmiers, shortbread, cream scones (not my flaky ones), lemon curd, banana bread.

Beautybar  has new brand and stuff for Christmas. To consider for wishlist:

  • Kevyn Aucoin : They just got this ULTRA exclusive line just 2 days ago. The whole works… brushes, blushes, sensual skin enhancers, airbrush foundations etc.
  • Paul and Joe : also available at Sephora.
  • Tocca : They have the newest 3 perfumes! Stella, Touch and Florence. Experience it for yourself. $90cdn.
  • Scott Barnes : The new sets have arrived! Glamourous and Stunning. $80cdn.
  • Brands they have: Too Faced, Fresh, Sundari, Mor, Dessert, Comptoir Sud Pacific, Voluspa, Nickel (men’s), Alan Cumming, Aroma M, Three Custom Color, Cargo, Diane Brill Lip Lingerie, Lollia (best hand cremes), Belli (for pregnant moms and babies), Sweetspot (for ‘down there’) and more. 2142 W. 4th Ave  Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC  V6K 1N6

Beautymark is the only one in Canada (or just Vancouver) that carries Mario Badescu, Ojon, Paula Dorf, Breath Palette. Sales people are snobby though and getting worse. Beautybar has awesome staff and greet you like they know you (though they probably don’t). 1120 Hamilton Street #103 Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2

Kiss and Makeup in West Vancouver has the most gorgeous cashmere Swarovski shawls by $280cdn at least. Also carries Stephanie Johnson like of cosmetic travel bags, Bond No. 9 (exclusive!), Sue Devitt, Yu-Be Japanese hand miracle, Malin + Goetz. Unit H2-925 Main Street, The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver B.C. V7T 2Z3

All in all, I’m still loyal to beautybar. It was product overload!