My So-called Beautiful Life: Montreal

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You might have noticed that I haven’t posted a new blog post in a week. Gasp! It’s not because I have forgotten about you. It’s because I was in Montreal for my “real” job and I had less free time than I anticipated, so I feel behind on my posts. Poor planning skills, me.

Not my usual type of 'gram, but thought this convention center was too pretty to pass up - Kristin




While I barely saw the outside of the convention center, I made sure to leave a bit of time to walk around the beautiful city and of course check out the local drugstore (Pharmaprix) and Sephora to see what different products I could find. I went to Pharmaprix twice and made great friends with the sales associate. I picked up a bronzer primer and lip crayon from Bourjois and this gorgeous lippie in “Excessive Rose” from Guerlain. Apparently they carry some designer brands in Canadian drugstores … excuse me while I move.

In Montreal for work, so naturally had to check out the drugstore beauty situation. Pharmaprix is AMAZING but I controlled myself and only got two things I can't find back in Boston. Buuuuutttt I might be going back - Kristin  #bbloggers #beautybloggers #beautyxpose #bosbloggers #bostonbloggers #drugstorebeauty

Theeennnnnnn I headed to Sephora on Sunday AM for the VIB Rouge event. I wasn’t going to let being in another country keep me from the samples and 15% off. Not only did I attend, I called the store in advance to ensure they had space for me. I left a very rambly voicemail begging to get in … it was pretty epic. Rather than list everything I bought, I’ll be posting a collective haul from the past few weeks in a couple of days.

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Being out of the country for work won't keep me from a VIB Rouge event - Kristin  #bbloggers #beautybloggers #beautyxpose #bosbloggers #bostonbloggers #ohcanada

Like I said, not a whole lot to report from my trip, but I wanted to pop in and say hi so you didn’t think I had dropped off the face of the earth.

What are some of your favorite things to do in Montreal?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

  • Bailey_AlltheWords

    Not all Shoppers Drug Marts have as many ‘big’ brands, but the Beauty Boutiques are always impressive! Looks like you had fun!

  • Honeygirlk

    O hmy gosh… Montreal is on my list of places to go… it is gorgeous. 🙂 I love your sharing so thanks so much. On another note… WOW… Guerlain sold in a drugstore… wowzers. 😀

  • Jamie Sanders

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time!

  • Laura

    Looks like you had a blast!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Guerlain sold in d/s???? I will be the most loyal customer ever there!

  • Kristina | The Feminine Files

    Montreal looks gorgeous, i’ve always wanted to visit! How awesome that drugstores carry Guerlain!

  • Collective Beauty

    Drugstores in Canada carry Guerlain?! WHAT!! I would faint if I saw that lol I’ve always wanted to try Bourjois too. Love you haul, I would have jumped at the chance to shop in a canadian Sephora, so cool!

  • PrettyLittleLiar412

    Yes, those tarts do look amazing! I’ve never been to Montreal… Just Niagra falls on the Canadian side,,,I forget what town/section that is…. My whole family is French Canadian so going there would be great! I love that you hit up sephora! Your pics are great! The first few are really cool!

  • Shipra Taneja

    Wow, those raspberry tarts look like Heaven! <3 Sounds like you had a great time (and haul), though! <3

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I haven’t been to Montreal since I was 2 yrs old. I would love to go. Your pix were terrific. Love your Bourjois haul

  • Phyrra

    Beautiful photography!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    BOO real job lol At least you got some pretty pics =D

  • Tess Galen

    Looks beautiful! I really want to try both of those Bourjois products!!!

  • lola

    What gorgeous pictures! At least you got to break away from work to partake in the VIB Event and some drugstore shopping! Nice Haul!