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.

Beauty Blog Link Love 28/08/10

Rae reviews a gorgeously packaged mascara that smells like blueberries (no, we're not kidding!) over at theNotice.

Tammerly from Pink Diva's Beauty Spot was GHD's guest at Little Joe Woman fashion luncheon which was also sponsored by Lancome.

IHeartCosmetics reviews the famous Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish .

The Pink Sith tries to put as many non sequitur references that she can into her review of Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush. See if she has finally gone too far.

Madame B Fatale swatches some Australian Mineral Shadows by Kylies Professional.

Jellyminx creates an affordable autumn inspired eye look perfect for the dreary weather the UK has had recently!!

Urban Decay announce The Black Palette and Lipglossiping has the photos! This one's for the rock chick inside each of us!

Cindy from Prime Beauty is finally leading the semi-"charmed" life she thinks she deserves by wearing the newest Three Custom Color Specialist lipstick. Find out how you can get yours as a GWP!

What's in the vanity drawers at The Gloss Menagerie? Come have a look at Alyson's makeup organization.

Beautywoome takes you through the no-chip manicure paces.

It wasn't easy, but Glitter Geek actually listed her top 10 products for Summer 2010. See any of your own favourites?

Jeweled Thumb reviews a face paint by Models Own as a blush and discovers it works!

Want to learn how to self-apply individual false eyelashes at home? Mz. More of The Glamorous Gleam has a video tutorial!

Hot Beauty Health shares how to get short, curly hairstyles like celebs!

The Lip Print makes a change and crosses over to the light side .

Retrodiva explores eight autumn beauty trends sure to be popular this year.

Want Chanel Paradoxal but don't like it's price? Musicalhouses shows you Paradoxal's (much) cheaper little sister!

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!

 The look with flash

E.L.F brow kit in DARK
E.L.F Studio eyeshadow in CHARCOAL
E.L.F Studio eyeshadow in WILD WHEAT
E.L.F Mineral lipstick in BARE BROWN

Picture of the look without flash
How do you feel about smokey eyes?

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.

I got the opportunity to choose two E.L.F Mineral Lipstick from the website. I chose Cherryful Cherry (plum red) & Prime Plum (plum brown). I'm going to start off by saying that I don't like the swatches on the website.

Cherryful Cherry looks like a nude brown with a hint by the look of that swatch..

Here is a shot of Cherryful Cherry from my camera

Two totally different things! Surprisingly Cherryful Cherry is more gorgeous in pictures than on the website!
The heat got to this one and it broke :(

HD camera = every little tiny hair on my face..

This color is gorgeous! I'd say it is a satin finish. No frost or shimmer in it at all. 
Also very appropriate for daytime.

Prime Plum is very sheer. It was like a sheer tint for my lips.

  • Price
  • Smooth
  • 100% mineral
  • Swatches appear different on the website
  • No explanation of the color description or finishes.
Overall  I personally don't mind spending $5.00 on a lipstick but I wish the finishes were labeled on the website.

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me from E.L.F for review.

14/08/10 Beauty Blog Link Love

Phyrra shows you Meow's Friday the 13th Collection, just in time for Friday the 13th!

Louise wonders about the Thierry Mugler wisdom of Womanity.

Lismarie from Beauty Crazed opens up Pandora's Box - Pandora's Makeup Box that is!

Take a look at swatches of Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipglosses and see what Sophie thinks of them.

The fish pedicure has come to London via Aqua Sheko and Beautywoome tries it out.

Lipglossiping has the scoop on the NARS Christmas Bento Box Lip Set that EVERYONE will want, but that at £95, few will be able to justify!

Krasey Beauty swatches her entire collection of Make Up For Ever eyeshadows, for all the world to see!

Retrodiva discovers a mascara that's almost identical to her beloved Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper. a solution to her oily skin, she just can't get enough of it!

Want soft skin, smooth legs and shiny hair? Cindy at Prime Beauty has your solution--find out what ten must-have beauty products are in her shower.

Broke your nail and don't know what to do? Musicalhouses will show you how to fix your nail with a DIY nail wrap!

Rachel's been finding possible Liz Earle alternatives.. is Soap and Glory's Hot Cloth Cleanser "the one"?

Jeweled Thumb reviews a miniature blush from a brand that doesn't seem to get quite enough love (PS she loves it!)

Are you looking for some everyday nude lip products? Check out Spiced Beauty's top 3!

Jolie Laide Girl falls in love forever and its with the creamy Make Up Forever Aqua Creams.


Finally, over to theNotice for Rae's Silicone Giveaway, which includes a lustrous hair lotion, a Canada-exclusive powder, and a bit of Urban Decay!

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?