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Cards based on your personality from Socialcirclecards

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How many times have you gone out and forgotten your business cards. Or met someone influential totally by fluke and didn't have a card to give to them. What about this... Have you gone to an event- hit it off with the head of the company they asked for a card and you have nothing to give them. This has happened to me quite a few times.

For me, business cards are something that I never remember to bring with me. I usually keep a few(3) in my wallet but once they all get used up, I always forget to replenish. I recently had the opportunity to get some really cute cards done by socialcirclecards. These are networking for the trendy. These little card contain all of your social networking handles. Each card can hold five social media contacts. You get your name in the middle surrounded by your email, cell, facebook and instagram deets.

I was attracted to these cards because they're really unique and eye catching.
There are eight different categories to choose from:
  • artsy
  • bohemian
  • classic
  • edgy
  • glam
  • preppy
  • trendy
  • business cards
I went with Olivia ($34.95 CDN) because I felt like it was best suited to my personality.
With my order I received:

  • 2" scalloped-matte stock-double sided customized cards with my info
  • Personalized case wish I love!

This idea is extremely smart because you can clip it to the outside your bag or keep it in your purse. Also within seconds after handing out my card I always get compliments on how cute and different they are.

Dermablend Professional is now in Canada!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

As a makeup artist, one product which I would see in a lot of kits was Dermablend. I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive launch of Dermablend in Canada! Starting on October 8th, they are now sold exclusively in drugstores.

If you don't know anything about them please know that they're the #1 Dermatologist recommended camouflage brand in the US. Also known for their high pigment content and blendability.

They have been around for over 35 years changing lives by addressing all skin concerns:
  • redness
  • dark circles
  • uneven complexion
  • vitiligo
  • rosacea
  • tattoos
  • scars
  • acne

Even if you don't have any of these issues. This is for anyone who desires full coverage. Brides who have a problem with their makeup running would really benefit from using this product. The line features a good range of powders, foundations and concealers. FYI I'm in one of darkest shades in the line- Cinnamon.  Not sure if this is for you? Think about it this way.. It's dermatologist tested, allergy tested, sensitive skin tested, non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic and fragrance-free. 
In other words.. you need to get your hands on this ASAP!

Caryl Baker Visage ENCHANTED - FALL 2016

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Have you seen Caryl Visage's Fall 2016 Enchanted Collection in stores?
If not, let me show you my top three favourite products.

About the Collection-
Envision a fairy tale: Colours- Amethyst, pink, lavender and garnet & peach.

Enchanted Eye Shadow ($18.00 CAN)
Three finishes frosted, iridescent and matte.
  • Pixie
  • Zephyr
  • Dreamy
  • Mist
  • Ambrosia
  • Raven
I was sent three colours:
ZEPHYR Shimmer Dusty rose
PIXIE Frosted cream
RAVEN Matte mauve/grey


Enchanted Matte Liquid Lipstick ($24.00 CAN)
Velvety matte finish that stays put.
  • Eternal
  • Ever After
  • Euphoria
Enchanted Lip Liner ($18.50 CAN)
Long-lasting/creamy formula.

  • Ravishing
  • Inspiration
  • Winery

Do you have a favourite?

NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm LUXE & HAVEN

Saturday, October 01, 2016

I love NUDESTIX! Their Eyebrow Stylus Pencil & Gel is the ONLY product that I've been using straight for a YEAR! Or their Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils - which have become a staple in my makeup kit because they show up so beautifully on a camera. A lot of people are branching out pf their matte obsession and are trying out products that are more hydrating.  But I currently need products for my clients who prefer more of a natural lip look.

Welcome NUDESTIX Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm ($28.00 CAN).

What's the key word to describe these:

Layer it on for more colour and shine.
Shine without the stickiness.

It contains 30% plant lipids!
Containing rapeseed, vitamin E, cotton seed, soybean and sunflower oil.


Formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Dermatologist tested
- Phthalates
- Not tested on animals
- Sulfates

Reminder this product can also be used on your cheeks!
Apply directly and blend with your fingers.

Fall: Quo Brush Set

Saturday, September 24, 2016

 Fall make up is EVERYTHING TO ME!!!! Absolutely one of my favourite times in the MUA world hands-down. Give me a vampy lips- eggplant smoky eye and a gold highlight and I'm good. 

I have actually been playing with a lot of Fall products from the beginning of summer. Perks of getting being a blogger and getting things sent a few items in advance. I had a few cute items from Quo show up on my doorstep but my favourite was the brush set. 

Quo Brush Set Brush Up! ($50.00 CAN)

This brush set is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.

I'm usually not one to switch up my make up accessories seasonally. 
But when will you ever see a eggplant brush set with a matching bag!! LOVE!

*squeal* This set is limited edition and will probably sell out soon. 

You get 6 essential pieces.  

-Liner Brow 
-Eye Shadow
This is definitely a cute brush set to take with you when you travel. 
Do you change your accessories according to the season?

Seven Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils in to your Life

Friday, September 23, 2016

The older I get, the more I appreciate things like having essential oils in my regimen. 
They're 100% pure/natural and the easiest way to restore your health naturally.

A while back, I was given a cute package with essential oils from Thursday Plantation. I've used Thursday plantation Tea Tree oil in the past and I was totally excited to work with them again. Their current theme is called "100 uses for Thursday Plantation". Did you know that essential oil's are not just used as in beauty regimens? They can be used for therapeutic purposes, first aid, to clean your home or healing.

Let's get started with Tea Tree oil ($19.99 CDN). One of the biggest uses of Tea Tree oil is for acne. It can help reduce redness and minimize pimples without drying out your skin. I also found that when I used it the impurities would come to the top much quicker than using any of my drugstore products that I use.

Two other uses that I did not think of was using it on bites! Say you're on vacation and you get a random bug bite. Did you know that Tea Tree oil is perfect product to clean the bite? The best part about it is that it doesn't sting! 

Secondly: Use it as a deodorizer. Let me put this out there. It's a strong scent- so be wary if it's your first time using it. My husband plays baseball so sometimes his shoes/equipment can smell extremely funky. To combat that- Just fill a spray bottle and then add a small solution of Tea Tree oil and lightly spray the items to remove bacteria and get rid of high odours.

Lavender oil ($19.99 CDN) is amazing. This is something that I have had on deck for the past 7 years. For me, it's for stress reliever. I dab a bit on to my wrist and rub it together and then do three deep breaths in to calm myself. 

I know that it can be added to a bath. Before you go to bed add some lavender oil to your bath! It can help calm you before bed. I've also heard of people who have added to a unscented cream and use it as a hand cream. 

Eucalyptus oil (9.99 CDN) is a stable. Being Jamaican, I grew up on eucalyptus oil. I probably OD'ed on it because I got a lot of colds/flus when I was younger. Blocked nasal passages? Get a bucket of hot water-Add some drops-put a towel over your head- and inhale the fumes. Trust me if you have a head cold all of that will come out. 

Another cool tip I learned is how you can use it to remove stains on clothes. Dab eucalyptus oil on that T-shirt you spilled mustard on before you put into the wash and it helps to get the stain out. 

Have you tried any of these before? 

Love Breakfast again with

Thursday, September 22, 2016

I'm the queen of picky eating. I hate everything. If you seen my approved food list- you would laugh. The hardest meal of the day for me is breakfast. I never know what to eat. It's so easy to pick up a cereal chalked full of sugar but hard to find one that I really like. 

When I got the email to try I wasn't sure what to expect. 
I was able to make an awesome cereal blend that I'm a huge fan of! is unique because YOU choose your ingredients OR buy a pre-made mix.
  1. Start off with a cereal base
  2. Then add as many nuts, grains and dried fruits as you want. 
The nutrition facts are printed on the tube.
My mix: Spiced Beauty
BASE:Sunshine in the soul
Strawberry (freeze dry)
Fuji and Granny Smith Apple (freeze dry)
Organic Pineapple
Mango (freeze dry)
Blackberry (freeze dry)

Quick Facts:
  • Canadian Company-made in Montreal
  • 12-15 full bowls out of each order
  • Shelf life- 3 months-4 months 
  • Most ingredients are from Canadian suppliers
  • Price varies based on the mix 

Would you be interested in making your own mix or do you like the store bought cereals?

Get ready for Fall with Live Clean Body Washes!

Monday, September 19, 2016

I love beauty products but I'm obsessed with body care items.
I was EXTREMELY excited when a few Live Clean products ($4.99- $6.99 CAN) 
showed up at my door.

I won't lie - I've never used the Live Clean body washes before. So it was a delight to try them out.
I received: Coconut Milk Moisturizing Body Wash, Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Replenishing Body Wash and Fresh Water Moisturizing Body Wash.

I should add these body washes are 100% vegan and eco-sensitive.

Fall is coming- I can already feeling the moisture in the air going away. In other words my skin is DRY! The key is to implement moisturizing products now to prevent damage!

The stars of the show:
Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Body Wash ($4.99 CAN) and Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Liquid Hand Soap ($6.99 CAN).Vanilla Oatmeal is a comforting scent for me because whenever I go through my sensitive skin issues- I used it because it was calming!

Have you tried Live Clean products before?

Currently Obsessed: Mary Kay® Perfecting Concealer™

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Its been a while, since I have completely fallen in love with a new concealer. I have a few products that have run out and I have not replenished yet. Before I stumbled on this one, I was actually using foundation (which is a waste) as a concealer. I received a Mary Kay package and seen the first 5 shades and was bummed out... but then I realized that one had dropped one: Deep Bronze.
Literally, it is the perfect colour for me.

Im extremely proud of Mary Kay! 
This product is very comparable to a something that I tried at Sephora for over $30. 
The Mary Kay® Perfecting Concealer™ is only $17.50 CAN.

Shade's available:
Light Ivory
Deep Beige
Deep Ivory
Light Bronze
Light Beige
Deep Bronze

It neutralized my dark under eye circles and concealed some of minor imperfections.
Depending on my day- I sometimes add a orange colour corrector first then add the concealer over it.



I'm totally in love!
What do you think?

Four must have Ole Henriksen products from Sephora

Friday, August 19, 2016

I'm late on the Ole Henriksen train. I'd always see the brand in Sephora but I wasn't sure if it was for me. After having my first Ole Henriksen facial, seeing the Ole glow and meeting Ole in-person: I'm a believer. He told me I was cute and had great skin. He also give me a few personal skin recommendations plus talked about our love of Naomi Campbell!  I've pretty much tried the whole line. I picked four items that are a MUST haves.... If was trapped on a island these products would HAVE to come with me.


the clean truth™ cleansing cloths ($19.00 CAN)

Love these! They can be used on your faces and eyes. These cloths are sturdy! The can remove your makeup, oil or dirt plus they have a cool citrus vanilla scent. Also contains: Vitamin C- Micro Algae- CoQ10- Green Tea.

power bright™($66.00 CAN)

LOVE this system! It gives you the Ole Glow. It's a easy three-step system that literally gives your skin an intant "pick me up". It's import to know that it's professional-strength product with a 25% vitamin C concentrate. In order:
1: Polish
Sugar Polishing Mask
2: Brighten
Vitamin C Concentrate
3: Glow
Melting Cleanser

truth facial water™($28.00 CAN)

This product has changed my life! I haven't used a toner in years and this product has shown me how important it is. The scent is lovely: sweet orange - mandarin oils - tea leaf extracts- pomegranate extract.

Pure Truth™ Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil ($56.00 CAN)

This is a perfect product to use when your going to bed. This oil has 100 percent pure organic rose hips seed oil. Plus vitamin C- vitamin A- Fatty acids.

Yellow tail Moscato and Nails Inc collaboration is back at the LCBO

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Back in June, I had the opportunity to go to a launch of the brand partnership between [yellow tail] Moscato and Nails Inc. With Summer coming to an end, it's time to let loose and soak of the last bit of fun.

In select LCBO stores across Canada select [yellow tail] Moscato bottles ($10.90 CAN) will come with one of five complimentary nail polish shades by Nails Inc.

I've always been a fan of Nails Inc! Their vivid nail colours and formula are amazing. What could be better than enjoying a bottle of wine and giving yourself a mani and pedi.

If you don't know, I'm obsessed with Moscato. I can tell you that [yellow tail] Moscato does not disappoint! Don't believe me?

Get your self a bottle now available from August 14 to September 10.
Let me know what you think!