Cover FX, in support of Daily Bread Food Bank invite you to get mistletoe ready lips this holiday season.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Give a gift, get a gift. Bring a non-perishable food item for Daily Bread Food Bank and get a FREE MintGlaze FX (value $22). One per person. while supplies last.

WHEN:
Monday, December 6, 2010

TIME:
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Eaton Centre – on Yonge Street across from Dundas Square. Look for the Cover FX Elves.

In the past year, Daily Bread has seen a 16 per cent increase in the use of food banks. Thirty-four per cent of those who rely on food banks are children. Forty-five per cent of food bank users have either a disability or a serious illness.

Hard Candy Prize Haul

Monday, November 29, 2010

A few weeks ago I won some Hard Candy from a fellow Canadian Blogger Jill. This is my first time ever trying out Hard Candy, so I was excited to see what type of  products they had to offer.


I got the Kaleyedescope Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Secret Rendezvous. I would describe it as light pink & rust. The colors go on shimmery as you can tell by my swatches below. These shadows can also be used wet to pack on more color.
I got a lengthening mascara in Punk & Baked Blush in Living Doll. The Mascara is something that I would use on a creative photoshoot. But I like the fact that Hard Candy is not shy with their mascara colors: Blue, Pink ..etc.
The last item I got was the Walk the Line Liquid Liner in Fushia. Lovee the color but I had an issue with the brush size. I just wish it was abit skinner.

Ladies check out these products at Walmart. I went there a few days ago & the price point is definitely affordable :D 

Thank you over 800 followers, Giveaway update & 2 year Bloggerversary

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wooo Spiced Beauty has over 800 followers now. As I say whenever I reach any milestone..Thank you :D

All your great comments and feedback keep me going! It is taking me while to announce the winner of my giveaway because there was over 250 entries!! Geez you all love your MAC..LOL

I will have a winner soon and they will be notified via email because my Bloggerversary is coming up!! *fistpump*  In December 2010 it will be 2 years since I started blogging.. Honestly time flies! So we are going to celebrate with two giveaways.. So if you don't win the MAC don't worry, more goodies may be coming your way!

Will you be having a MAC Pink Friday today?

Friday, November 26, 2010


 Nicki has the internet going nuts with her new collaboration:  
Pink 4 Friday by M·A·C Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj

Nicki’s exclusive shade will only be available for purchase four Fridays beginning Friday, November 26, 2010, while supplies last, ONLY at www.maccosmetics.com

*This information was sent to Spiced Beauty by MAC Cosmetics

My new love: Revlon Matte Lipstick in Wine

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A few weeks ago I was invited to LG Fashion Week by another beauty blogger named Davida. By total coincidence I was downtown filming in the same location as LGFW, so I didn't have time to go home. Also I left all my makeup at home so I had to run a store...ASAP.

After swatching over 20 lipsticks in Shopper's Drug Mart.. Relvon Wine stood out above the rest!

They're moisturizing and not drying like other matte lipsticks. Also it doesn't settle in the lines of my lips..which is a horrible sight to see..lol.

Here is a hand swatch:
Here is a lip swatch:

Question:
Do you own any of Revlon Matte Lipsticks?

Sigma Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki F-80 Review + Guide

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I have been on a hunt for a flat top brush that can be used with liquid. Hello Sigma's Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki F-80!

This exclusive flat top synthetic kabuki was designed to deliver a flawless makeup application. The Sigma Makeup F80 is a buffer brush that can be used to blend powder or liquid products. The short and dense bristles make it easy to buff your liquid foundation. The long handle adds comfort to your makeup application. The synthetic fibers are ideal to be used with liquid products and can be easily cleaned. 
Pros:
  • Multi-purpose (can be used with creams, liquids & powders)
  • Long handle (good for handling)
  • Short dense bristles ( This gives an airbrushed look)
  • Soft bristles ( Doesn't hurt when you buff your foundation)
  • Price (Only $16.00!!)
I don't have any cons for this brush! It is rare to find a brush that gives you a quick airbrushed look.

This is how I use the brush:
First apply a small amount of foundation on the top of your hand or a metal plate.
You don't need a lot with this brush. Dab the brush, so it has a good amount of product.
Secondly dab the product to your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.
Then buff it in for a airbrushed look.

At the end you should have a flawless face which looks like you don't have ANY foundation at all.

Loveee it! This brush gets 5 stars from me, I would definitely recommend it for anyone from a newbie to a MUA.

Check out some of the other Sigma brushes.

Are you ready for MAC & Marcel Wanders Collection?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

M·A·C Cosmetics is widely recognized for its stylish, artistic, quirky and edgy collaborations whose partners run the gamut from the world of fashion and art to Hollywood and pop culture. It is no wonder that the latest partnership is with none other than legendary Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders. The two powerhouse brands are teaming up on a 2010 holiday luxe makeup collection that is bound to catch the attention of makeup addicts and design aficionados around the globe.
M∙A∙C & MARCEL WANDERS on counter starting 
November 24, 2010 until December 26, 2010

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS LIPSTICK $22.00 US / $26.00 CDN
Martha - Golden champagne with pearl/frost (Frost) 

Gesina - Red with slight pinkish undertones (Cream) 

Catharina - Fuchsia (Cream)
Digna - Blackened red (Cream) 

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS LIP GLOSS $22.00 US / $26.00 CDN
Mary - Light gold 
Beatrix - Golden nude 
Aleydis - Fuchsia 
Gertruyd - Blackened red

M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS SHEER MYSTERY POWDER $60.00 US / $72.00 CDN
Light Medium - Pale ivory 
Medium Plus - Tan beige

FALSE LASHES $18.00 US / $21.50 CDN
Black
AIR OF STYLE SCENT CONCENTRATE  $30.00 US / $36.00 CDN
Air of Style   Air of Style scent in a solid perfume formula
M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS BRUSH CLUTCH  $65.00 US / $78.00 CDN
M·A·C & MARCEL WANDERS BRUSH  $75.00 US / $90.00 CDN
This collection is gorgeous! I'm eyeing that mascara (No pun intended). Is there anything you have your eye on?

*This information was sent to Spiced Beauty by MAC Cosmetics

Balmshell Cosmetics: How to you feel about Cheek / Lip Tints?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lately I have been looking for other ways to explore colors out of my comfort zone. The easiest way is to play with finishes.

Tints is something I usually don't choose because of my skin tone.. I really have to get out of that mentality because WOC can wear anything.

One of my favorite Tint's is from Balmshell.
  • It can be used for lips & cheeks
  • Gel based
  • built-in antibacterial sponge applicator
SWATCHES:
Applied 3 times.. smudge out to get a "rosy glow"









Question:
How to you feel about Cheek / Lip Tints?

Event: Ribbon Rouge in support of families affected by HIV in Nigeria

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ribbon Rouge is a yearly Fashion event that is held in Canada and organized by Canadian based pharmacist, Mo Olaosebikan.The Ribbon Rouge 2010 event is scheduled for December 11th in Toronto, Ontario.

Guests can win several gifts (Including a spa package, Dining gift cards, Free purses, discounts
off bespoke clothing and discounts off portraits). In addition, guests will have the opportunity to buy
fabulous fashions and art, which are awesome Christmas gifts, from our silent auction.

All Funds raised at the event will be donated to UNAIDS in support of families affected by HIV in Nigeria.

20/11/10 Beauty Blog Link Love

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Emma shows the surprising amount of coverage offered by Laura Merciers Tinted Moisturiser over at BirdsDecorateBranches!

Whitney from Whitz World of Beauty tells the adventure of her Spa Day at Alexis K in Solana Beach, California!

Pink Diva's Beauty Spot has been busy trialling and testing new NIVEA skin care. Check out her honest product reviews on the products and share your thoughts on the brand.

Rachel discovers duochrome nails with the new Accessorize range over at at Queen of Turquoise.

Readers at Lipglossiping.com share their tried and tested tips for recreating the ultimate salon blow dry DIY style!

Beautywoome highlights the rebirth of the early '90s cream-mauve-plum nail.

Phyrra's Indie Spotlight for November is one to be thankful for! It's an exclusive interview with Tammy from Meow Cosmetics.

The Gloss Goss found love in the form of Chanel Extrait de Gloss and ended up going back for more.

Retrodiva has five steps for getting glowing skin just in time for the holidays.

Madame B Fatale talks about how she likes to get hair free for summer.

Join in the weekly This or That fun over at Audrey Dao - Confessions of a Beautyholic.

The Lip Print go pink crazy with Lush's Snow Fairy Christmas treats!

Blaq Vixen Beauty recently learned that the CoverGirl Queen Collection is getting an upgrade in the lipstick collection come January 2011.

Jellyminx reveals a brief history of her hair through some comical photos!

Krasey Beauty takes a look at some of the newest editions to the Ellis Faas cosmetics range, just in time for the holidays.

Do you love NARS Orgasm but hate the price? Katie at My Lips But Better has the scoop on a dupe!

Makeup Zombie has a Blush Showdown featuring the cult classic NARS "Orgasm" blush!

Sarah at IHeartCosmetics decides once and for all if Cloud Nine hair straighteners are better than GHD ones.

Did you miss Toronto IMATS 2010? Don't worry Jenn from Spiced Beauty has the full event coverage here.

Jeweled Thumb discovers a Chanel Paradoxal dupe that has arrived on American shores!

Amy Antoinette has afternoon tea with Alexa Chung at the Lacoste Touch of Pink perfume launch.

Daily Polish finally conquers an 18 month lemming with Jessica's Birds of Paradise...possibly the most beautiful purple polish in existence? You decide!

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theNotice gets a new "home" (okay, a new url...) and is celebrating with a flatiron giveaway!

Beauty Crazed not only shows you all of the Givenchy holiday fragrance sets, they are giving one away!

Make a Wish Smashbox's Perfect Pencils set on Prime Beauty--it may come true!

Sometimes a girl has to RETURN

Friday, November 19, 2010


During one of my crazy shopping adventures. I bought these two tops..both equally adorable but awkward..

The white top on the left had sleeves to die for BUT it was extremely low cut. I was totally not comfortable with that and I didn't like the look of it with a tank underneath.

The black sweater on the right looked cute on the hanger BUT the shoulders looked super padded on me... No word of a lie, I felt like I had football shoulder pads on LOL.

Note to self : Never shop off the racks near cash. They ALWAYS catch you when your cashing out : P

Question:
How do you feel about returning clothes?

Deal Alert for Canadians @ Bath & Body Works

Thursday, November 18, 2010


The mini Anti- Bacterical WATERLESS Hand Foams are 75% at some Bath & Body Works locations!!
They came to $1.13

The original price is $4.50. Girls pick them up while supplies last! Keep yourself healthy by killing bacteria and smelling good :)

The National Women's Show Recap!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hi girls,

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to go to The National Women's Show as media. I've never been to one of these shows before so I had no idea what to expect.

This show is described as the ultimate girl's day out! There was over 450 exhibits ranging from beauty to travel. Also Celebrity guests and Cooking demos!

One of the most popular areas was the World of Taste area. I tried my best to avoid it but I couldn't resist the samples. Plus they gave out full sized products! I loved the idea of having travel destinations at the show. I got brochures & information about places I would love to visit.
My favorite part was the beauty companies of course. Vasanti was doing makeup demos while Balmshell had their glosses out on display for all to try.  Love the Balmshell girls, they're super sweet!

I also got introduced to new beauty companies like Pandora's Makeup Box & Artistry!

Word of advice: Please take the time to talk people at the booths! If i had a question I didn't hesitate to stop and ask! They're really knowledgeable and friendly!

Check out The National Women's Show for shows in Ontario & Quebec!