Wooo good skin week and no bangs

This is in no way shape or form a vain blog post.. If you follow me on twitter you will hear me ranting about my random acne which ruins my confidence from time to time.
Lately I have been noticing that my acne isn't as severe it was before... I think a good percentage has to do with my Microdermabrasion and Cold Laser treatment I got from fresh.beautiful in January. That is another blog post that I explain with pictures I got from my photographer.

African Black Soap 
My new skincare regime is African Black Soap, Body Shop Tea Tree Oil  & Moisturizer. Also I use Queen Helene Oatmeal mask to exfoliate. Please let me know if you want a review or even pictures of the products for reference.

My girls with skin issues know how epic it is to have a good skin day..so I had to capture it. As for the hair.. I`m trying out a middle part. Right now I am hating it. I`m use to my comfort blanket of bangs.
Me in February 2011
Maybe Ill cut them back in time for summer!
Before I forget Hello to my new & old followers! 

Thank you for all your support!

CityLine Blogger Special + Tweet up

I had the chance to attend my first CityLine taping which was dedicated to bloggers like me! The audience was full of mainly on beauty, mom, decor and food bloggers. I was happy to see a few beauty bloggers I knew sitting in the audience.

I cant explain how amazing an experience it was..If you don't already know I have a diploma in Broadcasting-Film, Television and Film so, the organization and dedication of the show being put together was amazing. Definitely one of my dream jobs!

Here are some pictures during the show:
We were allow to tweet!!
The coolest part of the day was the tweet up at Ritz Carlton!! Yes Ritz Carlton in Toronto. The hotel is gorgeous! Such a huge treat.
The gorgeous Tracy's and the beauty bloggers!
Picture from lipstickrules.com
Check them out:
Jillo Jello: Batting a Lash
Farah : Faces By Farah
Joy: Makeup Junkie
Anita: Primped and Proper
Anjali: Rock That Look
Nancy: Nancy Power Makeup Artist
Michelle: Lipstick Rules
Tracy P: Tracy P Makeup

At the show we were given a huge bag of goodies. I had to highlight the stuff I'll be reviewing soon :)

SMALLEST HAUL EVER! MAC Warehouse sale Winter 2011

Hey ladies!

I'm late on my haul sorry.. This is like the worlds most pitiful Mac Warehouse haul. If you have seen my past Warehouse Hauls.. you know there always massive but this time.. meh. The prices were higher than normal and I just didn't feel inspired! Maybe it`s a sign that I am growing up.. LMAO

My main goal was to get pinky-nude lipsticks for spring. The first one that caught my eye was MAC Romancin! This color is gorgeous. Perfect for ALL skin tones. I`m so upset to hear that it is a LE lipstick. Hopefully I can find a dupe once I finish this one.
The second lipstick I got was MAC inner hue. This one is more of a coral.. I totally don't remember picking this one up..  Since its a lustre lipstick, goes on sheer and looks like lip gloss.
The last lipstick I don`t need at all! But who can pass up a nude from Estee Lauder. That gold tube..lmao I had to get it.
I was extremely happy to find this eyeliner. It not white but a pale yellow.. This color looks sooo much better on my skin tone because it`s not as striking as white!
Last but not least the gift pack! MAC mineralized lotion, boy bait cremesheen, mineralized foundation in medium deep & lashes.

So ladies honestly what do you think about the haul? What was your favorite item?

FOTD: Jennifer Hudson Inspired make up look using Annabelle Cosmetics

This look has to be my favorite look I have done this year. The main reason I think it came out well is because I had a lot of time to perfect it. I will admit as a makeup junkie I neglect a few brands, but after re-organizing my kit I found my Annabelle Cosmetics quad: Gold Digger, Metallic Meltdown, Bronzed idol and Snowflake.

Here is the look. I know it`s not an exact replica but you can tell I was defined inspired by the bronze, gold and red lips.

Random fact about me I love Jennifer Hudson! It`s not just because she has an amazing name :) But because she has been through soo much and always keeps on smiling. There is definitely a lot to learn from her outlook on life.
The funniest thing is that I wore this look to the mall and movies. Sometimes I feel that you should just dress up and feel fab for one day..no questions asked :)
Ladies, What do you think about the look? Also do you have any other celebrity looks that I should try out?

26/03/10 Beauty Blog Link Love

Miss Beauty Nerd dishes on Asia's hottest and most coveted product - BB Creams!!

Jellyminx shares a Jessie J inspired makeup tutorial.

K from Beautifully Addicted To gives us a look at ELF Mineral Glosses.

Anita over at Pleasureflush sorts through her stash of mascaras to find out which ones are keepers and which ones are heading for the bin!

Fee at Makeup Savvy takes on this year's Spring/Summer key fashion trends with a series of inspired nail art tutorials!

Phyrra's Indie Spotlight for March is Epically Epic Soap Co. Learn all about Allison!

Getting downright swatches spring blushes and tries to decide between Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent!

Ooh, shatter! Musicalhouses shows you an awesome black and silver shatter NOTD with Barry M Instant ComposeNail Effects!

Krasey Beauty hobnobs with makeup royalty, and learns of new beauty releases, while she's at it!

Beauty's Bad Habit shares her favourite eyeshadow bases and primers for vivid, 'life proof' eye make-up that lasts.

Checked outELF's black bottles yet? Queen of Turquoise has!

Welcome to your new addiction - Alyson reviews the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams at The Gloss Menagerie.

Tracy at Beauty Reflections gets a 70s makeup vibe with Rimmel Glam'eyes Quad Eye Shadow that fits right in with the 70s fashion trend!

The Pink Sith won't be able to kill your lemming for this new Armani Beauty Eyes To Kill Intense Silk Eyeshadow in # 4 Pulp Fiction.

Who said neutrals can't be dramatic, Madame B Fatale shows you how!

Kimberly takes the Dare To Wear Charity Challenge: For Japan Are you up for the challenge?

Hop in the car for a roadtrip with My Lips But Better and OPI's Fall 2011 collection, Touring America.

Are you a Kate or a Vanessa? You'll find the answer at Musing on Beauty, by comparing Chanel Rouge Coco Shine and Dior Addict lipsticks.

The Chantecaille Sea Turtle palette came swimming into Cindy's life, see if she thinks it's worth the $79 price tag.


Did you hear? BarryM may come to Canada!! To celebrate Spiced Beauty is giving away a huge 5-piece prize pack.

Want to win 2 NARS blushes + other goodies? All you have to do is be a follower of StealMyHeartLovee's blog for a chance to win.

Music and Makeup has been going for 2 years! Jo celebrates with a giveaway of some of her favourite products.

theNotice is giving away a ridiculously glittery Honeycat Cosmetics lipgloss. Whether you're a cat lover or a glitter girl, you *need* to check it out!

Nail of the day: BarryM Nail Paint in Indigo

A few weeks ago I purchased BarryM Nail Paint in Indigo from a blog sale! I couldn't wait to try it out, so I applied two coats.
I love how this color looks on my skin tone! I think this would look good with a white crackle polish on top :)

Lately I have been doing my nails every week in different colors and designs inspired by my favorite nail bloggers. I will keep posting them as their done.

Off the Shoulder tops- Hot or Not?

Here is another edition of Hot or Not? I received really good feedback on my last one about High Buns, I had to post another one!

For as long as I could remember I always covered up my arms. Long story short I hated the shape and always felt odd exposing them.. yeah :| I can't believe I'm sharing that but I know that there is another girls out there who feel the same!

My alternative to was always off the shoulder tops! They're classic, cute and creative :) Plus in my option they can NEVER go out of style.

This picture was taken earlier this month. *I took off the off tank after this pic was taken* The white was throwing me off....LOL.

One of my favorite looks is an off the shoulder top tucked into a high-wasited skirt --->
 Or an off-the shoulder top worn with cute jeans/leggings. 

I found a lot of pictures on-line of Vanessa rocking super cute off the shoulder tops.

Lately I'm feeling her style! She's about to dress up and down quite well.

I get most of my off the shoulder tops from H&M or Forever21.

What do you think of off the shoulder tops? Hot or Not?

Giveaway: Win a BarryM Prize pack

Have you been keeping up with all my BarryM post lately? I'm on the "crusade" with several other Canadian Bloggers to get them in Canada! A lot of you have expressed to me that you want to get your hands on a few products.

Well your prayers have been answered! BarryM has given me five products ! YES! Five products to give away to one of my Spiced Beauty Readers! Isn't that exciting :) I won`t tell you the exact colors but it`s amazing!

You will win:
BarryM Dazzle Dust
Glitter Lashes
Metallic Liquid Liner
Lip Paint
Blusher <3

Must be Canadian or American resident
Must be a Spiced Beauty follower- Leave your google connect name
Must be 17+

How to Enter:
Follow Get BarryM Facebook:
Follow Get BarryM on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BarryMinCanada
Follow on JennMUA on Twitter:

Panasonic LUMIX FX77 has a Cosmetic and Beauty Retouch Mode?!?!

Your only a button way from teeth whiting or a face lift. I'm dead serious.. earlier this week I read about this camera and had to blog about it! I can't even explain it to you.. Click the pic below:
The camera is the Panasonic LUMIX FX77. I'm very ANTI-PHOTOSHOP ...well I have no issue with cleaning up small imperfections but overdoing your face until you have no features!! Not cute at all.

I'm so interested in this camera because of all of it's options... but as a blogger I feel like it takes all the fun out of FOTD's (face of the day's).

What do you think?

High Buns for Spring/Summer - Hot or Not?

High buns were in last Spring/Summer but I feel like they will make a come back this Spring/Summer. High buns are appropriate for every occasion! It all depends upon how the bun is situated on your head. Here are some great examples of cute high buns:
Vanessa: High Messy Bun
Kim: Sleek Bun

Beyonce: High Floppy Bun
Jessica: High Messy Bun
If I ever do a high bun I would incorporate the head band look into it:

 Envisioning the bun on my head. I feel like I can go higher LOL
What do you think of high buns? Hot or Not?

Something New: THANN Cosmetics Rice lipbalm & Cleansing Milk

I recently got the opportunity to try out a all-natural, free of all parabens, colors and fragrances line called THANN. Their products are the exciting new eco-conscious choice for savvy consumers.

THANN Cleansing Milk:  Nano Shiso extract, Organic Jojoba & Moringa seed oil effectively removes color cosmetic residue and impurities, while protecting skin from harmful environment. Suitable for all skin types and does not cause skin irritation.

Although this product sounds good I had to put it through the Spiced Beauty Test.

I put a full face of makeup on my arm to show you guys how it works. From L to R: Lipstick, Foundation, Mascara, Blush, Lip liner & Liquid Eyeliner.
 I squirted a medium sized amount then rubbed in a circular motion.( As per the bottle)
 Wiped of the excess with a cotton pad.
Then I rinsed off my arm with warm water(As per the bottle)
Super Clean arm :)
Thann Rice extract lip balm: A soft and smooth texture of lip balm enriches with natural plant extracts that moisturizes and nourishes the lips. Rice bran oil contains Vitamin E that anti free radical. Aloe moisturizes the lips and has anti-inflammatory property. Shea Butter moisturizes and forms a water-repellent film to prevent moisture loss. Paraben Free with no artificial color or fragrance.
I love the lip balm because it "waterproof" I don't have apply it regularly. I usually wear it under my matte lipsticks but it can also be worn alone.

I will add that these products are a bit pricey for the regular "drug store" consumer. If you all willing to invest in all-natural hair, skin and body care that is free of all parabens check out THANN.

12/03/11 Beauty Blog Link Love

Want the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara but don't like the price? Come over to Jeweled Thumb to learn how to make your own for free!

Kelly from Gouldylox Reviews loves peach colored makeup. After lots of searching, here are three perfect peaches for spring.

Krasey Beauty visits the International Beauty Show in NYC, and takes you along for the ride!

Does Victoria's Secret Sparkling Lip Gloss light up Makeup Morsels' life? Read to find out!

The Pink Sith Pontificates on the Perfect Peach Pigmented Pucker Provided by Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Sweet Nectar. Quite Possibly the Prettiest Peach in Perpetuity!

Kim Porter takes you inside of QVC's Beauty Breakfast showcasing QVC's top-selling beauty and hair products.

Kimmie at KimmieKarmaLove plays catch up with three brand new looks that are different for her. What do you think?

Mariella at Musing on Beauty falls in love (yet again) with a new foundation, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and tells you everything about it.

Daily Polish thinks she's found the red polish to top all others in A-England's Perceval, take a look and see if you agree (and fall in love with this Cult English Lacquer company!)

Rae swatches and reviews the new Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm at theNotice. Find out if it's bee-utiful, or just a bee-rate product!

Who says you can't wear a smokey eye in Spring? Musicalhouses shows you the perfect forest green smokey eye that's great for any weather!

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed tests out lip colours looking to bring some coral into her spring lip wardrobe!

Retrodiva has been searching for the perfect oud fragrance - find out if Tom Ford's Oud Wood is the one.

Phyrra raves about a must-have makeup brush! You need this one, and it's a steal at $3.

Beautywoome divulges the new 'forever' beauty products she found in 2010.

AOYV is mighty impressed with Guerlain's Terracotta Loose Powder Kohl Liner.

Get ready for summer with these bright MAC Cremeblend Blushes on My Lips But Better!

Brighten up your look by following this spring purple and pink makeup tutorial by Socialite Dreams.

Audrey Dao drops by Inglot to check out their Freedom Palettes. Find out what she thought!

Tracy at BeautyReflections is craving Spring and Annabelle Smudgeliner in Limetteis helping to satisfy!

Jenn over at Spiced beauty conquers her fear of falsies and rocks a pair of MAC 38 lashes in her newest FOTD!

Jo at Music & Makeup shows us swatches of her favourite blushes.

Like eyeliner? Like colour? Claire has found some rather lovely GOSH Velvet Touch Liners that fit the bill nicely.


Win a huge £300 Boots voucher by commenting here in The Beauty Slice competition.

Anti-ageing eyeshadow? Finally! Cindy at Prime Beauty learns all about the new technology in Anastasia's Illumi8 Eye Shadow Palettes and is giving away one for you to try!

Nail of the day: BarryM Nail Effects take 2

I had to upgrade my BarryM mani. I decided to go with a play on spring which is taking forever to show it's self! I used two random bright polishes in my dash. The fuchsia is Funky Nails in Miss.Robinson.  The blue is the LA Color matte polish in matte turquoise.. I'm not feeling it.. chips way too fast!
I'm sorry I didn't clean the edges
I added CND supershiny as a top coat. I like it shiny!

Do you like the two tone mani?

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