Do you prefer a Matte or Dewy foundation finish?

I personally prefer a matte finish. My T-zone can get really oily at times so I feel like it's better to be maintain a matte look. Here I used MAC Prowear in NW45 with a combo of  Per-Fekt Beauty Decadent skin perfector. I combat oil with Kett Sett - No-Color Setting Powder & MAC Blot Film!

One of these days I plan on going "Dewy" ...maybe summer. 
I think if I spray some Fix+ or Charge water on my face, it should do the trick.

Do you prefer a Matte or Dewy foundation finish? What foundation do you use?

Beauty Blog Link Love 29/01/11

Rachel finds out if a body lotion can be energizing with Liz Earle.

Makeup Morsels finally tries out those famous Urban Decay Liners.

Looking for a similar powder to the Magic Cool Powder from MAC? Look no further - Sleek Makeup have one for half the price!

Check out Audrey Dao's review of Zoya's Spring 2011 Intimate Collection along with photos and swatches!

Daily Polish shows off sneak pictures of China Glaze's Holiday 2011 Collection Let It Snow!

Phyrra tells you about Shadow Transformation. She compares four products from Fyrinnae, Hi-Fi, Sobe Botanicals, and Medusa's Makeup. See which one comes out on top!

Kelly of Gouldylox Reviews finds a new love at the drugstore. It's quickly becoming a foundation favorite!

What do you do when your bosses go on leave? Why, wear crazy turquoise fishnet nails to work of course - Musicalhouses did it!

Retrodiva shares her five favorite tinted moisturizers that can be used even on oily skin.

One palette; how many looks can The Lip Print create? It's a Palette Challenge!

Sarah from IHeartCosmetics bypasses Bella Bamba and goes straight for Benefit's Prrrowl and Magic Ink.

Jo at Music and Makeup finally had a play with MAC Club eyeshadow and liked the results!

Are China Glaze Channelesque and China Glaze Below Deck dupes or not? Check out this post at Beauty addict's blog to find out!

Big pores? You need this! Hellcandy shares her love for Benefit's Porefessional.

Craving the new Make Up For Ever Lab Shine lip glosses? Well, you're in luck because Krasey Beauty has swatches of the full collection!

Mz. More of The Glamorous Gleam tries out OPI Shatter Nail Polish. Is it all it's "cracked" up to be?

Jenn over at Spiced beauty puts on her best glam face using BarryM Cosmetics!

theNotice chats about the new love in her life - that is, Clarins Rouge Hydra Nude lipsticks. Will you be picking up a tube before they're sold out?

Amy Antoinette reviews ELF's Studio Line blushes.

It’s all about glowing skin and pink hues this spring! Anita reviews (almost) the entire Guerlain spring collection over at Pleasureflush.


Beauty Crazed wants to solve your winter hair woes with $200 worth of Marc Anthony products! So enter the contest already!

Start the new year with a new you. Win a La Mav anti-age skin care pack and enjoy your new skin.

Help Cindy celebrate the one year anniversary of Prime Beauty. At this celebration the presents are for you!

Come by Jeweled Thumb to read a review of the Eyeko My Coral Crush Peachy Keen blush and also win one! Enter now to be one of the 2 lucky winners!

Socialite Dreams is hosting a giveaway of socialite approved goodies!

FOTD: Cat Eyeliner & Glossy Plum Lips

Photos don't do this look justice! It was amazing up close. *SIGH* This is the look I wore to my bf's friends b-day. I was totally unsure what to look to do but I knew I need something simple with little touch ups.
The main products used was:
Maybelline Eye Studio™ Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
BarryM 3 N 1 Mascara
Faceatelier Lip Glaze-Shiraz
I used my Eve Pearl 104- Eyeliner brush to draw that perfect cat eye flick! First starting at the edge then bringing it inwards.
What do you think of this look?

My giveaway ends in 3 days!

Take advantage of this fab giveaway just in time for Valentines Day!

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Nail Of the day: BarryM Instant Nail Effects

I remember when this product first came out UK bloggers were going crazy! It sold out in stores immediately. As a Canadian blogger I was super jealous that I couldnt get a hold of it here. Now I finally got a bottle and I'm in love!!!!

I layered it over a robin egg blue nail polish. This picture was taken after 5 days of wear!!!

You have to have a certain confidence when wearing this polish because people will stare LOL!
This polish dries to a matte finish but I decided to put two coats of a clear polish to seal it in. I can't believe how long it lasted.
How do you feel about BarryM Instant Nail Effects Nail polish?

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How I keep moisturized in the winter- MAC, Gerber & Dermaglow

I cant believe I haven't done a post like this before! Living in Canada comes with its ups and downs. This is how I'm battling the winter 2011:

For ALL over:
MAC Naked Honey Salve
Formulated from honey, organic beeswax, sunflower oil, and other natural ingredients, this rich honey-scented and flavoured salve instantly moisturizers and helps recondition dry skin. Multi-purpose. Use everywhere.
I love this because its NOT greasy. I hate using products that make me feel like I'm putting petroleum jelly all over my body. This can used alone or combined to seal in moisture.

Elbows and in between fingers
Gerber Grins & Giggles Moisturizing Stick

Soothes dry, chapped skin

I got this at Big Lots in USA. I know its for babies   I love the fact that its small & lightly scented! I bring it everywhere because it`s not messy.

Arms & hands:
MAC Mineralized All Over Lotion

A moisturizing lotion for face and body formulated with M∙A∙C's exclusive diamond-infused Charged Water technology. Silky and smooth in application, dynamic in action: Fast-tracks hydration to quickly restore dry skin's natural balance. Lightweight, and free of fragrance, mineral oil, and colour. Use alone on face and body or blend with pigments or foundations to sheer out application. Good for all skin types.

This product is AMAZING!  Super Hydrating. Yes its $29.50 each but a little goes a long way. This is a product that I can use alone and not have to worry if I`m ashy a few hours after.

 Dermaglow Hydration Fix 

Whether your complexion is dry, oily, or somewhere in between, this serum corrects dehydration by delivering an intensive dose of moisture. The result is skin that’s supple, youthful and radiant. 

This is a Canadian product. I can only use in the winter because its thick!  Perfect Barrier to defend your face from the harsh winter weather.

Have you tried any of these products?

Do you want to win a $100 gift certificate from

Hey Girls!

I recently got a cool email from informing me that they have a $100 gift certificate giveaway going on!

All you have to do is go to their contest page - and enter the contest by putting in your name & address. In box labeled "Where did you find us" input Spiced Beauty. If you win you get an extra $25.00 for putting in my name..So a $125.00 total gift certificate.

You can use that towards a Clarisonic Mia and pay less than $50.00!!


This giveaway is for Canadians only. $25.00 gift card GIVEAWAY!

Believe it or not Valentines Day is around the corner. I want to help you look your best. I'm giving away a $25.00 Gift Card!

LuLu*s started with the vision of providing the latest for the fashionably hip along with providing exceptional value, quality, and superb customer service. We welcome you and hope that you visit often. We add new, great items to our website every week!
This giveaway is not only for the people who are going out for valentines day.. But the timing is perfect, so take advantage of it :)

These are some of my picks from their website!

Moon Terrace Creme Dress

Hibiscus Melody Red Dress

Twilight Serenade One Shoulder Dress

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Must be over 18
This is open to all 25 countries that ships to!

How to enter: Leave your comments below
What are you getting:

Want to look your best for Valentines Day?! Win a $25GC @lulusdotcom from @JennMUA
January 31, 2011

FOTD using Barry M Cosmetics!

This is a simple look for my movie date to see Black Swan. Since I have a lot of Barry M goodies, I decided to test some of it out. Girls..everything I used was soo pigmented! Products like these just make you fall in love with makeup all over. Haha! I know it's weird but my "junkies" exactly what I mean.

Here is what I used:
  •  Barry M Dazzle Dust in 44 (Bronze)
  • Barry M Lip Lacquer Pencil Crayon 2 (Cherry Red)
  • Barry M 3 N 1 Mascara
 I need to spotlight the Dazzle Dust & Lip Lacquer because there GORGEOUS. Please click the pictures to see these in HD.
I generally never touch a lipstick with sparkles because they look "gritty'...but the lacquers are smooth & glossy. I want every color!

What do you think of the look?

As most of you can see from several Canadian Bloggers BarryM may be coming to Canada. So support the moment and Like this BarryM page!

Winter 2011 Blog Sale - LOWERED PRICES

I really need to have this blog sale to free up some space in my room. Make up is taking over!! 6 traincases, 2 medium sized clear drawers... I won't even go on. I will just conclude with I need to get rid of some of these stuff....ASAP
I ship to Canada and US.....if your from another country msg me
Your purchase must be a minimum of $10.00
USA shipping is $5.50
If your CDN and out of GTA/Toronto message me for shipping rates
If you're in GTA we can maybe meet up to save shipping cost
Paypal or Online Interact money order ONLY
EMAIL: jenn (@) spicedbeauty (dot) com
I'm not responsible for the package once it is sent out...
FREE gifts in all packages <3

MAC Liquidlast Liner Molten Sol
Swatched x1 on back of hand
Mini MAC LIPGLASS Delicate Crush SOLD

Various MAC Lippes
 Left to Right:
Nice Mix up $9.00, Roman Holiday $8.00, Style Warrior $10.00,
Lustre White $7.00
 See Thru Lip Color in Secret Crush SOLD

Brand New Jessie's Girl Bejeweled Eyeshadow Quad 432A-1
I have no idea how much this should go for $3.00 or Best Offer

15/01/11 Beauty Blog Link Love

Jellyminx introduces some Spring colours to get over the Winter blues in her latest look.

At Beauty Reflections, Tracy tests the redness reducing power of Smashbox Halo Yellow Color Correcting Hydrating powder. See the results for yourself!

Angela at DO WANT Makeup reviews her newest favourite, Hard Candy Baked Blush in Pin Up.

Vonnie of Socialite Dreams test runs the famous NAKED palette and shows a simple, sexy look.

Rae checks out Urban Decay's cult-favourite Primer Potion in Sin, over at theNotice... but can't decide if she loves it or not. What do you think?

Phyrra battles it out with powerhouse MAC Feline vs. newcomer Urban Decay Perversion. See which one wins for the deepest, longest wearing black eyeliner.

Need to take a photo for a professional shoot, or a resume photo? Musicalhouses shows you some makeup tips for professional photos that should come in handy!

Over at The Glamorous Gleam, Mz. More gives us a sneak peak of Sleek MakeUp's Scandalous Blush from the upcoming Limited Edition Stiletto Collection.

Retrodiva takes a look at some of her skincare favorites for 2011, including PREP by ybf to get a good start on the year.

LaaLaa Monroe over at Dolce Vanity experiment's with home-made wax hair removal to try & save the pennies for 2011.

Jenn from Spiced Beauty makes neutrals pop with the Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips for Blue Eyes palettes.

Rachel reviews Bourjois' 10 hour sleep effect foundation over at Queen of Turquoise - but is it up to the job?

Sugarpill gets some love all the way in Trinidad! Check out this FOTD by Teaserhi using the Burning Heart Palette.

Amy Antoinette trials some natural looking false eyelashes.

Lipgloss86 dives into the world offacial oil.

Curious about MAC's newest collection, Peacocky? Well, Krasey Beauty has the scoop, complete with swatches!

K at Beautifully Addicted To gives you a look at a lesser known but stunning MAC Lippie in Syrup.

It's a dry shampoo showdown at Eyelining Obsessions.

Hot Beauty Health shares 8 effective beauty tips for glowing skin.

Emma reviews Max Factors 'Weightless' Foundation over at BirdsDecorateBranches. But is it really weightless?


Happy Blog-o-ersary to Prime Beauty! Help Cindy celebrate the one year anniversary of Prime Beauty.She is hosting a giveaway EVERY DAY in January! Stop by every day to see what's up for grabs and enter to win!

Beauty Crazed is giving away over $400 worth of Make Up For Ever products so one of our lucky readers will really have enough makeup to last forever!

Come by Jeweled Thumb to read a review of the Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen and also win one! Enter now to be one of the 3 lucky winners!

Check out Anita's lipgloss collection and enter her giveaway to win some great goodies.

Are you ready for M·A·C Wonder Woman Collection?

M·A·C Wonder Woman
Available February 10, 2011 through mid April, 2011

 For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished!

I love the packaging and colors in this collection. These are some of my favorites:

Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte)
Golden Lariat True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft
suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer
$35.00 U.S./$42.00 CDN
Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold
$21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN
Obey Me True red
$14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN
Rapidblack True black
$18.50 U.S./$22.00 CDN

Have you seen the collection yet? What do you want?

OOTD Easy and Simple for only $10.00

This outfit is so simple but soooo cute! For years I would never wear t-shirt..long story but off the shoulder shirts were my thing.

On one of my many trips to Stitches.. I found this top. It's actually made of a light sweater material! So it's perfect for Fall & Winter...After going to the cash with 3 items I realized everything in the store is 50% off.

What I'm wearing:
Long grey Pocket tank- $1.50 from Stitches
Studded Off the Shoulder top- $2.00 from Stitches
Long wing necklace- $2.00 from Stitches
2 finger ring- $2.00 from Sirens
Tights - $2.50 from Stitches

That's a $10 outfit ladies!
 Loves it! What do you guys think about the prizes?

Make up Inspiration- Nicki & Rihanna

Rihanna face looks amazing <3 I don't like Nicki's lashes but that glitter link is hot!