Re- POST: Beauty So Clean

Friday, July 30, 2010


Thanks to Linda over at myprettypinkbox.com I have had the opportunity to review July's MPBB promo.

As scary as this sounds bacteria can grow on your make up.... Unfortunately that means you can get pink eye, cold sores and other nasty stuff I don't even want to talk about...

This is where BeautySoClean comes in!!

BeautySoCleanis a revolutionary line of cosmetic sanitizing products;
a new beauty care regimen developed by professional makeup artists with an innovative system that effectively cleans, rejuvenates and removes bacteria from cosmetic products without altering the makeup in any way.

I personally feel like you don't have to be a make up artist to enjoy this product! Sanitizing our is almost NEVER talked about! It's one of the most important parts to keeping us beautiful :)

I would give this product 5/5 stars because it has made my day soo much easier! It's the perfect size, so I can throw it in my traincase, make up bag or purse. I  swap on makeupalley and having BeautySoCleanallows me to sanitize everything I have on the spot!

**Of course I had to get some HD pictures for you too see how amazing this product is!!**

I got the spray and wipes.

The wipes are small and convenient!

The wipes are perfect for lipsticks,pencils,lipsticks..



How does it work?



Spray: Spray 15 cm away from powder based products.



I also use mine on my brushes and lip products!!
Wipe: Wipe gently to sanitizeAre you still NOT convinced??
Check out my quick video on  BeautySoClean
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Beauty Blog Link Love 31/07/10

Friday, July 30, 2010

Have you ever tried epilating? Well, now Rae has -- and she just loves her new Emjoi Emagine!

Vote NOW on what Makeup Series you'd like to see next on Betty Girl Makeup. Poll closes Friday, August 6th @ 11:59pm.

Jellyminx shows a summery golden pink look and features a surprise guest!

Kim Porter swatches products from the MAC In The Groove Collection to show you what it looks like on NC50 skin.

Krasey Beauty has exclusive swatches of the new Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Collection.

Rachel's been trying out new mineral makeup from Lily Lolo over at Queen of Turquoise.

Hot Beauty Health shares a list of the top 10 virtual hairstyle and makeover sites to try out a new look!

Musicalhouses makes Illamasqua's Beg blush wearable in her latest FOTD.

Find out everything about Summer 2010 makeup trends in the Makeup4All on-line beauty magazine.

Joeybunny over at the PinkSith blog tells us what worked and what didn't during her testing of Raw Minerals Makeup and Brushes. Did you know she's a Team Jacob and not a Team Cullen?

Jolie Laide Girl gets all hot and bothered playing with the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

Check out what makes Guerlain's Meteorites Perles primer so special on Beauty Addict.

Fed up of struggling to access your new makeup? Yeah... Lipglossiping is, too!

Christelle from Beauty Crazed learns that multiple X's are not always inappropriate... sometimes they mean mascara!

I Heart Cosmetics has become totally obsessed with the Clarisonic.


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Retrodiva is giving away the brand new Sampar's Good Weekend Kit, a new travel-friendly kit for urban skin survival.

Win an Infiniti by Conair You Curl curling iron from Audrey Dao.

There's still time to enter the Summer Smooth Skin Giveaway at The Gloss Menagerie!

Got troublesome skin? Enter Hellcandy's skincare giveaway for the chance to win some B-Liv products!

Do you want a new traincase? CSN stores is giving one Spiced Beauty reader a $40 gift card!


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Beauty Ramble: How you confident without makeup?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I have been wearing mascara for 13 years now. My obssession started in grade 7, when I got my first tube of Avon Mascara. I will never forget how just wearing a few coats made my lashes look amazing.

Since then Mascara has been my favorite on the go product. I will admit I've cut down wearing it drastically now that I drive to work. Skipping my 5 to 10 minutes face routine gets me into work & out early.

All of this brings me to my question for you all..
How you confident without makeup?
 
From 1 to 10 on the confidence scale .. I'd rate my self a 10!
Until I look in the mirror and see a stray brow hair or chapped lips..LOL

So ladies tell me what you think :)

How big is your make-up bag?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Recently I switched my make-up bag to something much bigger & heavy duty.

Lucky for me Dickies Canada sent me this sample bag to try out :D

Since I carry a huge bag..lol. I can fit this case in there easily. In my old bag I couldn't fit any make-up brushes!!

As you can see I fit a full sized powder brush from Crown Brushes in there. Plus I have room and another compartment.

Off hand in my bag I have:
  • A blush
  • 4 Mascaras
  • Eye highlighter
  • 5 lip glosses
  • 2 lipsticks
  • 3 eyeliners
  • A lip pencil
  • MAC palette
That's NOT all of it..lol. But I'm going to stop now so you don't think I'm crazy...

What's in your make-up bag? Is it full?

Disclaimer: I was sent this product to review by Dickies Canada

Affordable Must have E.L.F Daily Brush Cleaner

Saturday, July 24, 2010

 If you don't know already I'm a huge E.L.F fan! Affordable make-up that doesn't break the bank.

I was lucky to have the opportunity to have a few items sent to me by E.L.F :D

The first thing I'll be reviewing is the E.L.F daily brush cleaner:
"An anti-bacterial daily brush cleanser for quick cleaning in-between makeup applications. Disinfects brushes to provide a fresh and clean application every time. Helps to keep your brushes lasting longer for extended use." 

Brush cleaning is really hard to do when you have a full-time job.Once you get home from work all you want to do is rest...

Having a daily brush cleaner is a life saver!! Right after I use the brushes, I immediately clean them. E.L.F brush cleaner is from the studio line and cost $3.00US. Which is about $3.11 Canadian.

I actually did a video on this a while back with a mini tutorial. So enjoy!


Disclaimer: I was sent this product to review by E.L.F.

17/07/10 Beauty Blog Link Love

Friday, July 23, 2010

I'm back so sorry this is late..

Have you tried Ellis Faas yet? Rae's reviewing a few of these super-luxe, super-chic products, starting with Ellis' Milky Lips line!

Armani Blushing Fabric Second Skin Blushers have caught Louise's eye.

No bruises here! Check out Maggie's soft pink and purple face of the day over at The Polka-Dotted Apple.

When do Lego's and cosmetics have something in common? When Jouer comes to town, that's when. Watch Jeweled Thumb act 5 and play with a recent haul!

Butter LONDON has some fabulous new nail shades for Autumn 2010 - come check them out on Lipglossiping!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed gets up close and personal with the Burberry Beauty line!

Hell Candy attends the Edward Bess UK launch and is blown away by the beauty of everything (the make up AND the man!)

Jolie Laide Girl gets silky soft with Kiehls Lightweight Body Lotion.

Sarah from IHeartCosmetics shows you how to get rid of spots,simply and easily.

Dry skinned and on a budget? Eyelining thinks Boots may have a bargain solution!

Looking for a perfect red nail polish for summer? Take a look at Illamasqua's Alarm at Makeup4All.

Lipgloss86 conquers all fears and grabs for the epilator in a bid for fuzz free legs.

The Lip Print discovers the sweetest nail shades for spring and has a chat with Orly's Creative Director about what's hot for nails!

There’s a new mascara in town! Check out Tsahi’s review on Revlon’s new Luscious Grow Mascara.

Madame B Fatale talks about a product that supports a great cause!

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Be sure to enter Phyrra's Summer Giveaway! Two winners, great prizes, open worldwide!

It's Pink Diva Beauty's birthday and you receive the presents! Have you entered?

Ever wanted to try LA's Prtty Peaushun? Now you can - Beautywoome is giving it away this month!

Reviva Labs wants to
protect and prettify you with their Summer Skincare Giveaway on Prime Beauty.

The Pink Sith is celebrating her second Blog Anniversary with a Purple and Silver giveaway!

CSN Stores $40.00 giftcard giveaway!___CLOSED!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hey Ladies!

More giveaways wooo! CSN stores is giving one Spiced Beauty reader a $40 gift card to spend at CSN stores. I was going to get a Hello Kitty mouse for my CPU but decided it would be best to give the giftcard to one my lovely readers!! I'm being generous :D

Remember CSN Stores has over 200 amazing online stores where you can find almost anything you need whether it be dinnerware or a suitcase, a crib or a cookie sheet! So I know your giftcard will be put to good use :)

My top item to get would be over $40 would be:

Rolling Beauty Case with 6 Extendable Trays and Detachable Cart.
Fab for a Make up artist on the go!

My top item under $40.00 would be:

Hello Kitty Pink Bling Wireless Mouse with Pink RF Receiver
Love her!

Must be:
A follower of Spicedbeauty.com
USA or Canada Resident

 To win:

  1. Visit CSN Stores.com and leave a comment on this post telling me "What you would use your CSN Stores giftcard towards?" (1 entry)
  2. Follow me on twitter (@JennMUA) and tweet " @JennMUA is giving away a @CSNStores $40.00 giftcard" (3 entries)
This giveaway ends on August 3rd. A Random Number Generator will be used to select the winner. The winner will have 24 hrs to contact me or a new winner will be selected.

FOTD & OOTD: Liner & Glossy Red Lips (Revolution Organic Freedom Lip Gloss)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I`m such a procrastinator at times.. it not even funny. Especially if I`m reading a great blog or on twitter! It`s so addicting lol. Movie date with the bf & I have exactly 10 minutes to get ready & do my face.

Brows:
E.L.F brow kit in Dark

Eyes:
Maybelline Gel Liner in Blackest Black
Annabelle Volumelash.com mascara (my new obsession)

Lips:
Revolution Organic Freedom Lip Gloss in Freedom

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The Gloss was one of  the goodies in the TBB swag bag. Not only is this gloss formulated with 100% natural and 85% certified organic ingredients BUT it`s totally appropriate for day or night!

The gloss made me look like I put an effort into my look when I really didn`t LOL.

I used the gloss on the far right.. for reference of it`s true color.


Here`s a close up of my lips just to show you guys how moisturized & glossy my lips are :)

Loves it!
Plus you guys know I couldn`t leave without showing you all an outfit picture.
Blazer: $5.00
Long Flower Tank: $6.95
Tights: $5.00
Heels: $20.00

Thanks for reading!

I was an Annabelle Makeup Artist for the Much Music Video Award Pre-Party

Friday, July 16, 2010

I was sooooo excited to be chosen by Annabelle to be one of their make-up artist for this event.

This was my first time in an event setting & I loved it! The energy & gratitude from the guest made me happy.

Honestly their happiness made me realise why I do make-up. It's crazy how blush or lipstick can really brighten up someones day.

I live for moments like that <3

That picture is from the first look of the day. I gave her a neutral smokey look with a plum lip (not shown).
I love how I coated each lash so carefully LOL... you can totally tell by my facial expression!

OMG! I forgot to tell you all how I did some Male make-up application for the first time. Super easy!
Annabelle's Mineral powder was lightweight and perfect for even coverage : D


Click here to check out more pictures of me in action..and the hotties I made up!

Are you going to IMATS Toronto!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

4 more months to go : D

I can't believe IMATS is here again! Last year was so fun. I met a lot of beauty bloggers & got some great deals. I was also introduced to some new companies which are now worked into my everyday routine.


This year IMATS is held November 6&7 at Toronto Congress Centre. I looked at the venue and it's HUGE.
Click here to see my IMATS 2009 experience. 


Currently tickets are available but I'm not sure what day to go :| Probably Saturday because it's fresh. Are you going?

OOTD: Animal Print :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

I have an confession.. I love animal print... Mostly leopard print. The funniest thing is that I can never buy it! It`s always never in my size or sold out...

I told myself when the perfect opportunity comes along .. GET IT! and I did for $5.00 from H&M in their sale section : D

It goes with the whole neutral obsession I have going on right now. I paired it with a pair dark blue skinny jean, neutral waist belt & layer chain.









I love this look!
Easy, effortless but chic!

Do you like Animal print?

I'm off to Cuba!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Yup you heard me right vaca number #3 for the year. I'm grateful & uber blessed that I get the opportunity to do them. Also I'm very happy that my bf is coming along. This is our first time taking the plane together & being on vaca for 8 days straight...MADNESS.

Enough of my personal life....

 I have some schedule posts & giveaways coming up  : D
I will also be posting vaca pics too & my OOTD in the heat!

I need your help tho! I feel like I'm forgetting something.

What are some items you forget to bring with you on vacay??!



Great Dollar Store Finds for your MUA Kit!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Hi Girlies,

I often get questions about what`s in my kit. Currently my kit needs to be refined & rebuild! In this past year I`ve come across some amazing new brands which have some must have items.

Due to the size of some of these items, they can`t be put into a traincase comfortably. During one of my many random dollarama trips, I found these great heavy duty bottles!

Aren`t they so fashionable :) I made sure I didn`t get the same colors, so I didn`t have to label them.

So far I have (depotted):
Hand sanitizer
Fix+
Brush Cleaner (90% alcohol)
Moisturizer

I love these bottle because I know they can take a beating LOL. I`m not going to abuse them but it`s good to know that all your product is safe inside your traincase.

Andrea Face Spa: Revitalizing Peel-off Masque Review

Monday, July 05, 2010

I won an Andrea Lashes twitter contest recently! Woo :) They sent me a whole bunch of Face Spa Masques to try out.

The first one I tried was the Andrea Face Spa Revitalizing Peel-off Masque. This masque contains glycolic acid which is an ingredient often used in chemical peels.

The package contains a good amount of powder which you mix with water to get a thick consistency.

I never knew how much water to really use. The package stated a few teaspoons but I used more than that to get the perfect consistency. In the picture I wasn`t finished stirring... I just wanted to show what it looked like when water was added :)

I would recommending stirring with a stick or spoon, so you have something to smear the product on your face with. Leave it on your face for 15 minutes.


I had to take a picture with it on..haha! I loved what it looked like once it dried. It reminded me of liquid latex.
I took my time peeling off each piece of the masque. Some parts which didn`t have a lot of product like around my eyebrows & hair line didn`t peel off so easily. First I wet it with a washcloth, then washed it off when it became soft.


Here is a picture of a piece of the masque which I peeled off :D

Overall:
I`m pleased with this masque. My face felt so smooth after using it. This is a definate future purchase :)

June Favorites!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

1. E.L.F Daily Brush Cleaner: Daily Brush cleaner is great to use if you don`t have time to clean your brushes everyday! Once you finish using your brush, squirt some cleaner on a towel or tissue and wipe away. Here is a tutorial using the brush cleaner.


2. Coppertone Oil free Face sunscreen: I use sunscreen everyday! Perfect consistency and texture. Who cares what kind tone you have this is essential. Skin damage can cause damage, wrinkle or cancer... I don`t want ANY of those.

3. Palmers Cocoa Butter: This has been a staple in my life for years. I always try other products but I always come back to my good old cocoa butter lol

4. Annabelle Make up Wipes for eyes: I wear several coats of mascara & this product works the best to get it off. plus it fits perfect in a purse or make-up bag!

Have you tried any of my favorites?

03/07/10 Beauty Blog Link Love

Friday, July 02, 2010

Rae has a sneek peek (with swatches and reviews!) of The Body Shop's fall collection over at theNotice.

Phyrra compares ten eye shadow primers. Find out which ones are her favorites!

The Pink Sith performs a public service by warning you about the new Sephora: Kat Von D High Voltage Eye Primer.

Jellyminx creates a pictorial showing the look she wore in her first "live" Youtube video.

Hot Beauty Health shares a simple trick for soft and beautiful feet in 4 easy steps!

LilBiuty shares her first colorful look using only Sugarpill makeup!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed wonders if there are any sweeter words then "Limited Edition Dior"!

Kim Porter shares advice given directly from celebrity MUA Sam Fine on how to become a makeup artist.

Retrodiva has discovered a great new hair treatment by Brazilian Blowout that she is anxious to try. Best part? No hair downtime!

See what Madame B Fatale thinks about Clarins Everlasting Foundation.

No need to struggle with frizz. Lipgloss86 has the perfect product to sort you out.

Glitter Geek has MAC alice + olivia on her mind with this turquoise and purple look. So. much. fun!

Pretty, pink, and sparkly? Yes, please! The Lip Print discovers a new favourite gloss

The Gloss Menagerie urges you to say NO to uni-taskers with Cover FX primers!

Jenn rocks blue eyeshadow which will make brown eyes pop over at Spiced Beauty.


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Want to look 'red carpet ready' without spending a fortune? Learn how in Babushka's Beauty Secrets, because Prime Beauty is giving away a copy!

Mz. More of The Glamorous Gleam is celebrating her move to Wordpress. Enter her Housewarming Giveaway to win some goodies from MAC!

My Birthday Look & Outfit + Contest Winner

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Yup I am now one year older. I still look so damn young! OMG!! Just looking at this picture If I told you girls that I was 18 or 19..you would believe LOL

It was a super low key birthday. Just some dinner & Shopping : D

The day before was super fun! My BF and I went to USA with other couple on a day trip. I got some good shopping deals..which I'll save for another post..

Lets start with the outfit:
Dress from Suzy Shier which I got 40% off at the Annabelle & Suzy Shier shopping event! It cost me around $15.00. I love the print & frills.
Belt $1.00 from Stitches
Necklace $2.00 from Ardene

Now on to the face & contest winner! I wanted something which was fun but simple. It had to be a look which was appropriate for day & night because there was no down time in the day.

So the winner is Jill-O. Email me your address please.

 Jill-O said...

    Happy Birthday!
    You should wear whatever you heart desires! But I would suggest a fun colourful summer look, maybe some bright pink or fushia lipstick and cheeks with a bold cat eyeliner a funky colour to complement (like electric blue or bright green).


Eyes:
Annabelle Smudgeliner in Smokey Blue on top & lower lids
Annabelle Volumelash.com Mascara in black


Lips:
Annabelle Volume Lip in Cherryoke

It was just a coincidence that I ended up using all Annabelle products! HAHA but they work together so why not!


I`ll glad you girls are loving the giveaways! I`ve got a few in the works! I`m thinking about doing an Annabelle one because a lot of girls have told me you want to try some but you can`t get them in your country.

Thanks for reading!!