Fall Beauty Trend Watch- Dark Plum Lips

This color is very appropriate for Fall and plays on that ever so popular vampire theme. I love the fact that this is a trend can can be shared by all women.  More importantly you can find this finish in matte, stain, glosses...need I go on!

My recommendation for Dark Plum lips on WOC would be to pair it with gold & bronzed eyes.

My recommendation for Dark Plum lips on fair skin tones would be to pair it with dark eyes to make your eyes pop!

My favorite dark plum lip is faceatelier lipstick in revenge:

So my question to you is how do you feel about Dark Plum Lips?

Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Masque Review

A couple of months ago I was given a few Cellnique items to try out.

1. Derma Brightening Complex
2. D’sensi Cream
3. Advanced Bio Renewal Masque

 The one product that worked with my skin was the Advanced Bio Renewal Masque. 
This unparalleled scrub masque is formulated with bio-captured fresh fruit enzymes and acids complex. It works effectively in exfoliating dead cells, optimizing cellular renewal performance and deep pore cleansing, thus revealing a softer, fresher and healthier skin.
I really liked how my soft skin felt after using the mask. The best part is the micro beads which makes exfoliating easy. If you don't like overly fruity scents I wouldn't recommend this because its very strong. Personally I didn't have a problem keeping it on my face 20 minutes.

Honestly the ($51.00) price is a major set back. That is A LOT of money to spend on one product but I will admit this jar will last awhile!

I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin, so the D’sensi Cream & Derma Brightening Complex didn`t work for me.

I may re-introduce it during the winter months to see if there is any change.


Cellinique is offering free samples of Advanced Bio Renewal Masque, 3g  (To my first 50 readers). Email your full name, mailing/shipping address or the blog’s url (if any) to fbfreesample@cellnique.com with the subject www.spicedbeauty.com.

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Disclaimer: This product was sent to Spiced Beauty for review. 

Bath & Body Works deals for my Canadian Girls!

Offers valid at Canada Bath & Body Works stores only. Offers not valid online or at Bath & Body Works stores in the U.S.

How much would you spend on a lipstick?

I love random post where I get to know more about my followers.

Personally I would never spend over $24.00. To some people that might seem crazy.. BUT If I really like it... why not?

Truthfully I know I could search around for a dupe but that`s time consuming..lol.

How much would you spend on a lipstick?

BH Cosmetics 10 pcs Deluxe Brush Set

I got a 10 piece brush set to try from BHcosmetics. I have everything from high end to low end in my kit but I wanted some affordable brushes for my personal use. I actually got these brushes in June.. So I had a few months to test them. I even brought them to Cuba..lol.

These brushes come in convient black zippered pouch which can easily fit in your purse.

fFace brushes are on the left.. eye brushes are on the right.
• Powder brush
• Blush brush
• Foundation brush
• Smudge brush
• Large eyeshadow brush
• Small eyeshadow brush
• Eyebrow brush
• Lip brush
• Pointed Eye Liner Brush
• Mascara brush

Now on to the different brushes:

They are very soft but not flimsy. Most of the brushes are made out of natural hair which means less pigment fall out. Also I have not seen any brush fall out when I washed them.

Price: The brush set is affordable at $39.99 US. Which means each brush works out to around $3.99US or $4.19 CDN. I have brushes which cost more than this brush set! So That`s a steal for 10 brushes.

Here are some close ups of the brushes: 

Powder Brush

Blush brush..which I think looks more like a contour brush...
Foundation brush..pretty thick and NOT flimsy

Mascara brush & Lip brush..I use the lip one for my eyes because it`s thin.
Smudge brush..I love using this for packing on color.

Large eyeshadow brush
Eyebrow brush

Small eyeshadow brush & Pointed Eye Liner Brush..which looks like a lip brush.

I like these brushes  and would recommend them but I really wish they had a crease or blending brush in the kit.

Disclaimer: This brush set was sent by BHcosmetics.com for review.

Free Shiseido Skincare Sample for Canadians!

I got this link from xMaterialGirlsx blog!

Register now to receive your free Skincare Basic packette and a 4 piece Facial Cotton sample!

Shiseido's 1-2-3 skincare regimen brings you all the aspects of beautiful skin: moisture, smoothness and refined texture. Shiseido's best kept secret is step 2 Soften, which replenishes the skin's moisture after cleansing and prepares it for deeper penetration of serum and moisturizer. Your skin will feel these benefits more effectively than the conventional cleanser - moisturizer regimen.

3 Different ones to choose from:
  • Oily with enlarged pores and blackheads
  • Combination (oily on t-zone and normal to dry on cheeks)
  • Dry with signs of aging
Hurry, this giveaway ends Sept 18th, 2010!

FOTD: Quick & Easy Smokey Eyes using E.L.F

I know I have been posting a lot of E.L.F products lately. Last month they had a 60% off sale and I had to take advantage!

This is the look I wore out on my date with the bf. As usual I was running late and had to make-up time quickly :) I just layered Charcoal all over my lid & covered up the harsh lines in Wild Wheat. 

Honestly it took less thank 5 minutes!

Huge Mac Brushes Haul :D

This haul is old but I really wanted to show it. Flash back to June.. I got two tickets to the MAC Sale & the girl I wanted to go with bailed.

Sad but determined I drove to Markham and stood in line for two hours alone :(

My number #1 priority was Brushes!!

From Left to right:
Eyes By Design Liner Brush

MAC 190 -Foundation Brush
Fibre: Firm synthetic with slip. 
Shape: Large, dense, flat paddle with chiseled tip.
Use: Application of emollient and water-based foundations, cheek colour, or skin treatments.

MAC 187-Duo Fibre Brush
Fibre: Extra-soft natural/synthetic blend.
Shape: Large, flat-topped, full circular.
Use: Lightest application of powder, emollient or water-based foundation and cheek products.

MAC 168- Large Angle Contour Brush
Fibre: Soft natural fibres firmly bundled for grab.
Shape: Large dense rectangle with fluffed angled tip.
Use: Application, sculpting, shaping and blending with powder products.

MAC 222- Tapered Blending Brush
Fibre: Soft natural with grab.
Shape: Tapered with rounded tip.
Use: Subtly shading and blending the crease line with powder shadow.

MAC 249- Large Shader Brush
Fibre: Medium-firm synthetic with slip.
Shape: Dense paddle with flat rounded tip.
Use: Applying any formula of emollient or water-based products.

MAC 231- Small Shader Brush
Fibre: Firm synthetic with slip.
Shape: Dense paddle with flat, round, chiseled tip.
Use: Precision application and blending of powder eye shadow or emollient-based products.

MAC 263- Small Angle Brush
Fibre: Medium-firm synthetic with slip.
Shape: Flat rectangle with angled tip.
Use: Lining or shading the eye or eyebrow. Use with powder, emollient or water-based products.

Oh soo soft :)
Have you tried these before?

E.L.F mineral lipstick review + Lip Swatches

E.L.F mineral lipsticks are a serious DEAL! Only $5.00 US ($5.23 CDN) on the eyeslipsface.com website.

Now you can hydrate your lips and get a lasting soft color naturally! This nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturizing formula. The sleek lipstick has superior color payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing. Lips stay perfectly hydrated and soft throughout the day for no fuss, lip loving happiness. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.

CSN Stores $40.00 giftcard giveaway winner is...

WINDYCINDY!! She plans on purchasing:
Saltbox Boscobel Travel Bag in Grove!
Please email me for your giftcard :) 
Please email me by July 14 @ midnight or the giftcard goes to a new winner. 

FOTD- Daytime smokey with HIP duos

I always forget about my HIP duos because they are not depotted yet... but I'm working on it!
I wore this look out to a rib fest with my girl :)
Quick, fast and very pretty!
Here are the colors I used:
From left to right:

Do you still use your HIP duos?

I really want one!

It`s a Small Freestyle Magnetic Palette! I think I will be able to use more of my non-mac shadows if I depot them and put them in here.

This one is off the Stars makeup haven site and goes for $14.00(small) and $19.00 (large).

Do you depot your shadow to keep them together?

Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder..

I'm speechless.. please share your thoughts below

Show me your NUDES- My everyday nudes for WOC + swatches

I'm obsessed with nudes..get your mind out of the gutter I mean nude lip colors.
I think my love first started when I saw Kim K rocking it with a gorgeous smokey eye..I made it my mission to find some nude colors that us WOC could wear too :)

My Everyday Nudes

From left to right:
MAC Saplicious Lipgelee - "Warm Nude"
MAC 3N Lipglass-  "Nude Medium Brown"
E.L.F Bare Brown Mineral Lipstick "Nude Brown"

These lippes look so different but they have amazing finishes :)

Just to refresh you memory here are swatches:

MAC Saplicious Lipgelee

MAC 3N Lipglass
E.L.F Bare Brown Mineral Lipstick
What is your favorite nudes?


I need to get rid of these things:
I ship to Canada and US.....if your from another country msg me
Minimum shipping is 15.00
USA shipping is $5.50
If your CDN message me
Paypal or Pick-up ONLY
I'm not responsible for the package once it is sent out...
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From left to right
  1. Pink Grapefruit LIPGLASS $4.00
  2. Wonderstruck LIPGLASS $4.00
  3. Underage LIPGLASS $4.00
  4. Lustrewhite LUSTREGLASS $10.00
  5. Pret-a-paper LIPGLASS $10.00
  6. Style Warrior LIPGLASS $8.00
  7. Distinguished MONOGRAM LIPGLASS $10.00
  3. Bronze Hero LUSTRE DROPS $13.00
  4. MAC 20 LASHES $5.00

Affordable Make-up organization: E.L.F Small Makeup Holder

I'll admit my brushes are never really organized.
I keep them in 2 places: clear container & a brush holder in my train case.

The fact is I can never find what I want when I want it!  E.L.F sent me their Small Makeup Holder to try out.

"The stylish and sleek makeup compartment holds your brushes, makeup pencils, tools and more. The professional storage holder keeps everything organized for quick use. The luxurious material is easy to clean and durable for storing on countertops or in cabinets"

So far I'm a huge fan. I can fit 10 -15 brushes in there with ease.. without it falling over...LOL. This holder is $5.00 and can be found on http://www.eyeslipsface.com in the Studio section.