No, not here at fibre space! (well soon…we have our annual Earth Day sale, when all the animal fibres are discounted..) What I am talking about is one of my favorite local boutiques – Bellacara – Alexandria’s neighborhood boutique for all things beauty. Bellacara sells just about all the beauty products that I use – from makeup to deodorant to shampoo and hair spray. I have been going to Bellacara for so long now that I remember hitting (now closed) Knit Happens and Bellacara together on my trips from the city to Old Town. When my old company Knit-a-Gogo hosted the first Stef Japel workshop, Bellacara was nice enough to sponsor a little goody in the participants’ goody bags. Now many many years later, they are still a huge part of my Old Town Shopping experience, and the owner Angela is a good friend. It also helps that the staff love my dog and basically spoil him rotten the entire time I am in the shop.
This Saturday Bellacara celebrates its 12th birthday – with a sale. They are offering 15% off everything in the store. I already made an appointment to have their makeup artist try out some new colors, and I will be stocking up on my Kiehl’s and Bliss products. But I also thought it would be fun to take some of our new spring yarns and colors over to the Bellacara ladies and see what interesting makeup combos they came up with.
First is Rowan Siena paired with Bellacara’s newest brand – Vincent Longo. Seen here:
Dewdrop Radient Blush – color is Misty Blossom
Baby Balm Lipstick – color is Fresh Carnal
Perfect Shine Lip Gloss – color is Baci XXX
Don’t you just love the names?!
Above is Smashbox paired with our Berroco Seduce (which came in some wonderful rich and bold colors for spring). They are:
Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio in the color Megapixel
Be Legendary Lipstick in the color Fig
Limitless Longwear Lipgloss in the color 24/7
Above is Nouba make up paired with Berroco Bonsai. I love the shine in this make up with the shine in this bamboo yarn. The Nouba products are:
Blush on Bubble in the color #49
Rainbow Eyeliner in the color #13
Mimesis Eyeshadow in the color #224
It does appear that spring is here to stay, which means that I have to start paying attention to my skin again (can’t keep covering it up with sweaters and blue jeans.) I asked Bellacara what their favorite product was to help shed the funk that winter brings on our skin and they recommended this scrub from Bliss. I will have to put that on my shopping list for Saturday too…