Loukia Zigoumis: Shop Mummy


Some Must-Have Make-up and Beauty Products

A basket full of kisses...and other good things!

I love shopping for make-up and beauty products. I could spend countless hours in Murale or Sephora, or at the make-up counters in Nordstrom, Saks, or The Bay. I'm addicted to make-up and skin-care products because they are one of the easiest things to shop for, it can be done in under 10 minutes, and it is never the wrong size. Although I have favourite products that I'll never give up unless they were to get discontinued, I've been trying new products lately, and some of them have been incredible—so incredible, I had to write about them.

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Skin Care

I was introducted to Arbonne (based out of Switzerland) several months ago, and now, I am completely obsessed. It's kind of like becoming a member of a very secret society and once you're in, you know things you want to tell everyone else so they can truly understand how awesome it is. This is how I feel about Arbonne's RE9 Advanced Skin Care line. My sister told me to try the moisturizer and night cream, and after two days, I could honestly SEE a difference, and my skin has never looked or felt better. I sound like a commercial, but IT IS TRUE. It make fine lines go away, it firms the skin, and it just makes your face glow, naturally. Once you try these products, you will never look back, I promise. And you'll never even think of uttering the word "botox" either. Another awesome thing about Arbonne is how pure their products are. They use only natural and safe ingredients, and their products are never tested on animals. (And I have a rep. Let me know if you want in!)

Benefit Cosmetics

I love Murale, not only for all the amazing beauty products they sell, but also because they have a Benefit Brow Bar inside! I love running over for a eyebrow appointment on my lunch break when I'm at work. My favourite product by Benefit is the Speed Brow, which helps set your browns for a naturally perfect look.

I also love the High Brow pencil by Benefit, which I apply right under my eyebrows to make my eyes "pop." This soft white/pink pencil is easy to apply, lifts the entire eye area, and looks great on everyone. It's my latest discovery, and it makes me so very happy! And bright-eyed, even when I'm sleepy.

The world's best eyeliner is also by Benefit, did you know? Well, now you do! Benefit's Badgal Waterproof Eyeliner is basically a pencil, but is so soft, it applies like a liquid liner. It's smooth, soft, and lasts all day long.

MAC Lipstick

I have a favourite lipstick. I love it so much, when I'm in the store I buy two, because I always worry it will be discontinued. And if that were to happen, it would be a very, very sad day for me. It's pink and it's called Saint Germain, and it is just fabulous. it's one of MAC's most popular sellers, too. It is the prettiest pink, and looks great with tanned skin. I wear Saint Germain pretty much every day, and on top, I apply MAC's RIght Image lip gloss, to give it some extra shine.

Of course, these are just some of the products I love to use.

If you're looking for the best waterproof make-up remover, I suggest Biotherm.

For an amazing selection of blushes, nail polish, and eye shadow, I always shop Chanel.

For the most delicious-smelling body lotion, I use Pure Fiji's Coconut Body Butter.

But when it comes to hair care, although I am a product junkie, I leave that work for the professionals!

What beauty product do you love most of all?