Cover FX Blogger event (PIC HEAVY)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I had the chance to attend the first ever Cover fx blogger event!
I don't think I have ever told this story but the first brand I ever used in school was COVER FX!

First some background on CoverFX:
Since 1985, Lee Graff, a corrective makeup specialist at the CosMedic Clinic at a leading Canadian hospital, has worked with thousands of patients with various skin conditions. Together with Chemical Engineer Jenny Frankel, and leading Dermatologist Dr. Neil Shear, Lee began development of Cover FX.
Click here to read more
 Lee Graff working on a model with rosacea

 
Wanda Longo working on Jenny Frankel 
The whole event was VERY educational and hands on! I was surprised that Lee Graff & Jenny Frankel attended. They told us their personal stories about the brand and how much it means to them. Also they answered EVERY single question we asked!

 
Lee Graff, Client & Jenny Frankel

  
Melissa explaining the set up 

As a MUA I know that a flawless canvas is the best to work with. Since everyone skin has different needs Cover FX has 6 formula options!
  • Cover FX 
  • Natural FX
  • Powder FX
  • Mineral FX
  • Skin Tint FX
  • Concealer FX
The formula's I love are Cover FX because a little goes a LONG way & Skin Tint FX because it's light and water resistant :)

Wanda Longo explaining the steps of the "bullseye" method
 In the background lovely bloggers Farah & Anjail 

 
Another lovely blogger Joy!

Did you know Cover FX can also cover Tattoos!!
She had wings on both wrists..amazing

At the end of the event each girl walked out with "The Big Cover Starter Kit" + BritePrep FX, Mint Glaze lip primer &ClearPrep FX.
The kit includes:
  • Cover FX trio
  • Skinprep FX
  • How to DVD
  • Setting FX
  • Foundation Brush #170
 
The colors I used: B0, B25 & B45
That #160 is my new love..lol

I'm sooo happy I had the opportunity to attend this event. As a woman of color I know it's super hard to find a foundation to suit my skin tone. I'd recommend CoverFX because it ranges from lighter to deep dark. No one is left out :)

Need more information? Check out: www.coverfx.com

Toronto Beauty Bloggers Meet up!! (pic heavy)

Monday, February 22, 2010

This sunday I had the chance to meet some amazing girls. TBBM was organized by FacesbyFarah!! This girl is amazing, she did a great job putting everything together. Believe it or not there were 18 beauty bloggers & 7 beauty companies!!

Beauty companies that attended were:
  • Cargo Cosmetics 
  • CoverFX
  • Balmshell 
  • Marcelle/Annabelle
  • Vashanti 
  • FaceAtelier
  • Dalish  
 At the end everyone walked away with bags in there hands! No one was left out :)

I can't wait until the next one! Everyone was super sweet and I can't wait to meet you with you all again <3
Me & Anjail
 
Joy & Naomi
Isabel(Annabelle/Marcelle) &I
 Jenn, Me &Mariana 
 
Farah & Megan (Cargo)
  
Melissa (Coverfx) 
  
Michelle & Karyn(Balmshell) in the background 
  
Me & Naomi
  
Ande & Sian (faceatelier) 
 
 Naz, Nat & Sarah

Annabelle Smudgeliner in Ohmygoth! FOTD

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hey Girlies!

If you haven't check out my Annabelle Smudgeliner review click here.

How amazing is this black!! I still can't get over it! I think it really brings out my brown eyes :)

I'm wearing it on my top & bottom lid.

 Other items I'm wearing are:
-Black mascara
-clear gloss

P.s I was having a good skin day :) LOL

Annabelle Smudgeliner Review

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Annabelle Cosmetics is a Canadian makeup brand driven by its passion for colour and texture.

With their superior long-lasting formula and rich colour pay-off, Annabelle Smudgeliners are a must-have to add depth to any look! Let them glide to create a defined line, or blend gently with the built-in smudger tip to achieve a smoky, sultry look.

Even though Annabelle is a drugstore line, I think that it is VERY comparable to MAC.

The Smudgeliners come in 12 different colors. I got the opportunity to try three colors(Check out the swatches):
  • Sea Green
  • Electric Sapphire
  • Ohmygoth!


I am honestly in love. I know these are called smudgeliners but they don't smudge unless you smudge them. The tips are creamy and don't tug or pull your eye when applying.


Since I wake up at 6:30 AM.. these liners are the easiest to apply.You can control the size of the tip. I either sharpen mine to a pointy tip for a thin line or use it regularly for a thicker line.

I do not recommend sharpening the pencils in a regular sharper. Get the Annabelle single sharper to sharpen the pencils because they sharpen smoothly :)

PLUS the cleaning stick helps ALOT!






On the other end of the pencil is a rubber smudger. I've had a bad experience with a previous smudger almost blinding me..haha. But this one was soft and makes a great smokey eye!


My favorite liner of them all is Ohmygoth! It's the best black to make brown eyes pop! I'll take a FOTD this week :)


Overall I would buy these for myself and my MUA kit!


If your in Canada click here for locations that sell Annabelle! 


Click here to find out how to purchase Annabelle if your from the US.



I was sent these products to review by Annabelle cosmetics.

Skin MD Natural™ review + Giveaway

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The wonderful people at Skin MD provided me with a bottle of  Skin MD Natural™ to review + giveaway.

 Skin MD Natural™ shielding lotion that helps the skin restore its integrity and enhance its protective functions so that the skin is able to heal naturally and regain its youthful appearance. Skin MD Natural works by bonding with cells of the skin's outermost layer to form an invisible shield. This layer of protection prevents environmental irritants and pollutants from penetrating the skin, while locking in the skin's own natural oils and moisture, helping heal dry skin, leaving skin feeling silky and smooth.It is dermatologist recommended and hypo-allergenic. It is also fragrance, colorant and paraben free, so it is safe to use for the whole family.

Most of my  Skin MD Natural™ experiment was done on my Boyfriend. I didn't take a picture of his hands because that would be RUDE! LOL

Monday to Friday he works with trouble youth and kids, Weekends he's an A/V tech. In other words he washes his hands A LOT! So his hands aren't as soft as I would want them to be. We've been looking around for a perfect lotion that wouldn't evaporate easily & keep his hands moisturized.

I found out that  Skin MD Natural™ worked quite well for him. Since it's not a big bottle it's not embarrassing for him to carry it around with him. Also it doesn't leave a greasy residue behind when he's setting up the A/V equipment.

Mini Tip: I make sure he puts it on before he goes to bed, so he wakes up with soft hands :)

Giveaway Alert! 

Win a bottle of  Skin MD Natural™!
Perfect gift for yourself or your bf/gf!

To win tell me 
"Why do you need Skin MD?"

Rules:
  • Must be a follower
  • Must be a Canadian or USA resident
  •  Giveaway ends February 24 @ midnight
 This giveaway is sponsored by Skin MD.

My everyday face .. What is yours?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010



This is my everyday face :) Fresh easy and simple! Plus I have no time to do anything fancy..lol

  • ELF brow kit in Dark
  • Jessies Girl Tattoo eyeliner in Black
  • MAC Plushlash Mascara
  • Any MAC, Cargo or Revlon

I don't wear any foundation on weekdays because it takes way to long to apply!  BUT if I had to choose it would be MAC select TINT in NW45.


My question for you is:
  • what does your everyday face consist of?
  •  
  • Do you wear foundation & concealer everyday?

One on One with Jenn featuring apetitediva!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

 This Petite diva talks about everything from having confidence to how to get amazing skin!

Click here to go to her blog!


When did you become a make up junkie?
apetitediva: Watching my mom put on her red lipstick everyday.

That's too cute! Are you also a red lipstick wearer?

apetitediva:  Yes, I am red lipstick wearer!

 What brands are currently your "staple?"
apetitediva:  On a daily, MAC, NYX, shu uemura, eco tools, mary kay, loreal, mark

I love the fact that you don't only use high end products! What is your favorite l'oreal product?
apetitediva:  Lineur Intense felt tip liquid eyeliner

Ahh! So that's how you get your liner so perfect! I have for the girl's out there..What foundation do you use and do you have any tips?
apetitediva:  Tips: for a perfect airbrushed foundation finish, use a stippler brush and make sure you set it with a powder. I recommend finding a microdermabrasion system that works for you and use it 2-4 per month. I use Mary Kay's Microdermabrasion set. Also, moisturize twice daily (even if you have oily skin). My hg foundation is MAC's Studio Fix Fluid in NW30, but recently I've been loving Revlon's PhotoReady in 006, I still don't have a final verdict on it, all I can say for now is your skin cannot have any dry skin patches, it will show, but I can say the same with MAC, so exfoliate please.

These girls better be taking notes! I've never tried microdermabrasion, why is it important to you?
apetitediva:  We all want an even complexion, besides drinking water and avoiding sugar, microdermabrasion is the next best way to clear it up. Microdermabrasion will help unclog pores and remove the surfaces accumulated dead skin cells. It'll also promote your surface skin cells to renew and increase collagen production. It's safer than chemical peels and a lot of people can't handle that.

Great information! Now I know why you have amazing skin! Do you have any advice for newbies in the beauty community?
apetitediva:  First off, makeup isn't necessary to be beautiful. Trust me I walk around w/out makeup some days and I'm still confident in my beauty. I'll be honest, reading blogs, watching youtube videos and qvc/hsn are great resources. I love shopping at Nordstrom & Sephora b/c of their lax return policy, so if a new product doesn't work for me, I can go back, explain my issue and a sales associate will help me pick up what's right. Don't ever be afraid to ask for help from a sales associate.

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Fashion Rambles: Talking hats & Marilyn Monroe tees

Friday, February 12, 2010


Ye just some fashion ramblings...my face is pretty naked but still fab..lol! Just MAC Plushlash & Sapplious...But we're not here to talk about makeup..

I love hats! I wear one like 4 out of 7 days a week. It look super cute with curls or straightened hair! I get all my hats from H&M. This one was from H&M's Hennes department and it $3.50 on sale!!

I have:
- white- 2 blacks
- grey
- brown

I always keep my hats half way off my hair, perfect to show off curls like in the pic :)

But I need to get red to match my Olympics gloves!!








Isn't shirt fab!?! I got it from Burlington Coat factory for $4.99!!

I like graphic tees because you can dress them up and down easily:)

Do you like hats or graphic tees & how do you wear them?

Do you help a friend who's committing a fashion CRIME??

Thursday, February 11, 2010




This is a MESS! I don't get it.. I don't even know where it's going! LOL.

But she does remind me of a good friend I have.. She has NO sense of style...

I never call her out on it.. NEVER.. so my question for you is:

"If you see your friend making a fashion crime or TWO, do you call them out?"

My Valentines Day look + Reviews

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

 I wanted to do a super easy look that anyone can do on V-day!  I'm sooo in love with this look :)

Products used:
Brows- 
E.L.F brow kit in Dark
Eyes- 
Smashbox eye brightener inner corners
L.A girl eyeliner in white
Jessie's Girl Liquid liner in Black
MAC 20 lashes (love them)
Lips-
Hello Kitty lipglass in Dreamy
Face-
Make up forever HD foundation in 187
Make up forever HD powder
Make up forever Blush 



I'm going to take the opportunity to show all these cute pictures! LOL

I love the HD foundation! It makes my skin looks flawless! It's NOT heavy or cakey!

The only set back is the price..Everyone can't spend 50 with tax on foundation.

The MAC 20 lashes are my favorite because they are half lashes. If you have problems with lashes, you will love these!

Although they are long they look so natural from the side!




Gorg!
Girlies let me know if you would wear this look?
Also should I do more FOTD's?








P.S I tagged the pics before I got my domain name.

Revlon Fantasy Lengths Glue-On Lashes review

Friday, February 05, 2010

I will be reviewing Revlon Fantasy Length maximum wear glue on lashes in "Intensifying". Read my review of Revlon Fantasy Adhesive lashes CLICK HERE.





The Revlon® Glue-On Eyelashes all inclusive kit includes a pair of handmade lashes, and an easy- to- use precise applicator glue for fool-proof application in a wink of an eye. A complete lash kit in one box. The lashes are available in three styles for every flutter you fancy.

As MUA I know lashes play a big role. There perfect for a shoot, wedding, a night out or whatever!

They have several Pros:
  • Variety & different lengths
    I searched online and found different lashes and lengths with cute names like chic & wink
  • Found in Canada as well as America
  • Natural looking
    These lashes are NOT heavy or plastic looking like some other brands.

One big Con:
  • Glue  
The glue showed up WHITE on me. I tried masking it with eyeliner and it was gray. My advice is use these lashes with clear or black adhesive.

 Overall I would give these lashes 4/5
(if they change their glue to then it would be a 5..lol)

Disclaimer:I was sent these lashes by Revlon. I was not paid to do this review.

My baby is here.. Spicedbeauty.com

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

 

 I finally got a domain name!!



This is a big step! I know I don't have alot of followers but this is a great start!

First off I wanna thank everyone of you all who reads my blog! It started out so small but it's glowing nicely..You all leave amazing comments! I was soo impressed when I left for 3 weeks the comments never stopped pouring in! Thank you <3

Shout out to Kev & Rai who I consulted to make sure my domain name wasn't stupid...lol O ya another shout out to Kev for making my banner which you see on the left side. My baby is so talented <3

As you all have seen I'm trying so hard to keep it updated. Being Canadian I don't have all the exposure as my American girlies but you know I try my best to stay up there...If you have any suggestions or ideas for my blog..HOLLA!

Lastly I have sooo much amazing things coming up for 2010!!
Alot of reviews, hauls and giveaways! So stay tuned.

Again thank you all sooo much!