Something New: Pari Beauty Review

Monday, February 28, 2011

I first saw Pari Beauty at Toronto IMATS 2010. If my mind serves me right I was introduced to a very nice lady named Antoinette :) She gave who gave myself and Yana a brief rundown on the Pari brand.
Makeup galore at the Pari booth
Unfortunately, We did not purchase anything from the booth due to our pockets being empty..lol. But I vowed I would try something one of these days. Recently I got the opportunity to try out three products.


I was dying to try out the fast Drying Brush Cleanser since I seen a demonstration at IMATS. I would recommend this brush cleanser for MUA who use a brushes on multiple clients.

I travel a lot so I poured it into a smaller bottle. Much more convenient.
  • Affordable ($10.00 CDN)
  • Big bottle for multiple use
  • Quick Drying



Brow Tamer:
Perfect for keeping your brow hairs together. I have really thick long brow hairs, so they can be a problem to tame at times. This is my first brow "gel" and I'm liking it so far. Price wise it was $12.00 but the bottle is durable(like metal) not a cheap plastic from what I am use to seeing.

Powder Blush:
This highly-pigmented pressed powder comes in matte and iridescent tones.  Its unique formula delivers long-lasting wear.
There was no legend stating which color was matte, shimmer, iridescent or whatever... I lucked out and got BO 08 which is a nice shimmery peach color.

If your into swatching and testing new makeup brands like I am..I would advise you to visit their stores in Canada:
Pari Beauty Locations
Vaughan Mills Mall (Woodbridge)
Bramalea City Centre (Brampton)
Upper Canada Mall (Newmarket)


I have been to the Bramalea City Centre (Brampton) and had the chance to swatch and get the look of the kiosk up close.
Ladies have you heard of Pari Beauty?


26/02/11 Beauty Blog Link Love

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Want your own customizable magnetic palette without spending big bucks? Beauty's Bad Habit shows you how to make your own!

AOYV find her love and joy in NARS Lovejoy.

Take a look at INGLOT's new Chelsea NYC Studio: Kim Porter shares pictures from INGLOT's Grand Opening event.

Inspired by Parisian culture with Asian nuances, The Beauty Nerd features gorgeous beauty products from Tokyo Milk.

Revlon's Super Lustrous line has officially converted Angela at Do Want Makeup into a lipstick lover! Check out her review of Wine With Everything.

Come over to Jeweled Thumb to see some new lipsticks from Essence at a price point everyone will love!

Hot Beauty Health shares the best travel makeup to stay gorgeous on vacation.

Love Rihanna? Musicalhouses attempts to dupe her "Who's That Girl" eye look!

Hot thermal springs, healing white silica muds, soothing spas...sounds a bit like heaven, right? While most of us can't get to Iceland, check out Socialite Dreams review of the Iceland Blue Lagoon Spa Mud Mask that you can use at home.

Take a peek at the toners and moisturisers in Rachel's current skincare routine.

Retrodiva shows how easy it is to use the Kiss Premium Eyelashes. Gorgeous lashes in just a flash!

Blush Fiend Tracy at Beauty Reflections reviews Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush and other blushingly beautiful blushes during Blush Week!!

Sarah from IHeartCosmetics reviews the new Naked Skin line of 97% natural facial skincare.

Missed out on New York Fashion Week? Make sure you check out Krasey Beauty's recap on fall beauty trends.

Ever wondered how to pick the right blush to go with red lips? The Lip Print gives you a few pointers.

At Music and Make Up Jo has lip swatches of her favourite red lipsticks.

Jellyminx shares her first nail stamping experience!

Cindy over at Prime Beauty happily referees the Lip Crayon Smackdown! See who comes out on top between NARS, Tarte and Clinique!

Do Revlon creme glosses live up to the hype? Check out Spiced Beauty to see how she scored them for 2.50 each!

What's the hottest new lipstick in the drugstore? Find out over at theNotice (and don't miss Rae's swatches of the entire line!)

Do men moisturise? Isn't it too macho for them? hellcandy's bf guest posts and reveals all...Click here to read his post.

Katie sounds the dupe alert siren when comparing Kat Von D's Beethoven palette ($34) to the NYX Jazz Night palette ($8) on My Lips But Better.

What did you buy from Mac’s Wonder Woman collection? Check out Anita’s Wonder Woman haul over at Pleasureflush.

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Feel like there isn't enough nail polish in your life? Beauty Crazed has a nail bonanza contest going on that you should enter! What are you waiting for?!

Phyrra's Indie Spotlight for February is Sobe Botanicals! Learn all about Lex, and don't miss out on entering the giveaway, too!


My first ASOS order! FREE shipping :)

Friday, February 25, 2011


This is my first time ordering of ASOS and I'm ecstatic! Not only because I found cute items..because shipping was FREE to Canada! LOL That's a rare occurrence. I'm currently trying to slowly build my summer wardrobe and these are the two items that I am starting out with:
                                                                       Love them!
What is your favorite?

FOTD: Valentine Day using Mac #38 lashes

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I was debating whether or not to post this picture but I decided to celebrate wearing falsies outside for the first time. I was scared they would fall off into my salad or something. They didn't.. :D

 Mac #38 lashes 
Natural style length with a wispy texture. This half lash adds subtle fullness to the outer corner of the eye


Face:
FACEatelier foundation in #11
MAC Deep Dark Mineralized Finish
Sleek blush in Sunrise & Flamingo

Eyes:
MAC #38 lashes
MUFE Smokey lash Mascara
Maybelline 24 hour gel liner in Black

Lips:
OCC Liptar in Strumpet

Do you like wearing falsies? If so what is your favorite pair?

Revlon Creme Glosses review + Swatches

Monday, February 21, 2011

In my city there is a Revlon Sale almost every week at the flea market. Since I haven't really bought any makeup this year I decided to treat myself to a few goodies. After swatching for what seems like forever I found theses babies on my way out!

What first caught my eye was the pigmentation. I prayed when I swatched it that it wouldn't be sheer and washed out.. They weren't!
The next-generation in lip gloss with both full-coverage color and extreme gloss shine. Collagen complex and light reflecting particles give lips a fuller appearance. Vitamin E and collagen condition for ultra-soft lips. Unique flow-through brush offers smooth, even application. 
My girls on twitter told me that these glosses sell for $11.00+ at CVS. I just want to let you all know I got them for 4 for $10.00.

Pros:
  • Pigmented
  • Affordable (in my case)
  • Several colors to choose from
Cons:
  • You need to click slowly
OVERALL:
I would purchase again because of the price and pigmentation. In Canada it's very hard to get good quality makeup for under $3.00.

Which one is your favorite?

Rihanna headband look- Hot or Not?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Spring is right around the corner.. well if you look outside you may say other wise :| It's snowing!!

I forgot to do a winter beauty/fashion trend, so I'm researching what's hot for Spring/Summer. One trend which I am currently seeing a lot is head bands/head ties.

Some people may not know what I mean..so of course I had to use the gorgeous Rihanna as an example:

They may not be for everyone but all I can see are pros:
  • Works for all hair lengths and types.
  • Perfect for lazy hair days.
  • They can add flair to an outfit.
  • Affordable!
I had to highlight affordable because you can buy a scarf at most dollar stores for only a dollar!!

So ladies is the headband look hot?

Fusion of Color Sunburn Lipgloss + Swatches

Thursday, February 17, 2011

This is the only baby pink lip post your getting from me.. LOL. Unfortunately I can't do the ever so popular Nicki Minaj Pink..so I decided to get a light pink gloss.

Sunburn is a baby pink gloss.
This is a perfect light/ soft pink for all skin tones!



Constancy: 
Sheer Gloss
Price: 
$13.85 on Fusion of Color website
Availability:
Its currently in stock.

Would you wear this color? Why or why not?

Dove Shea Butter Cream Oil Body Wash Review + Giveaway

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Right now winter is killing me softy! My hands, face, arms and elbows are heavily moisturized but my legs are dry :( For the past couple week I have been using the NEW Dove® Cream Oil Shea Butter Body Wash with NutriumMoisture™ to retain moisture.
NEW Dove® Cream Oil Shea Butter Body Wash with NutriumMoisture™ is specially designed to leave dry, dull skin feeling smooth and radiant. This body wash is a whipped blend of rich cream infused with shea butter which melts into dry, dull skin to leave it soft, smooth and radiant. The shea butter offers a deliciously enticing fragrance – blend of warm vanilla and brown sugar scents.

Consistency:
Reminds me of whipped butter and it melts into your skin without a greasy residue. I find that it doesn't lather up with a lot of bubbles..which doesn't bother me.

The NutriumMoisture™ technology found in this body wash combines skin nourishing and skin moisturizing ingredients to help skin retain its natural moisture by replenishing lipids lost during cleansing. This body wash builds on the Dove® heritage of mild cleansing and superior moisturization for healthy, beautiful skin. 


Product:
The bottle is huge at 710 mL so it will last a long time.

Smell:
The smell is amazing. I love sweet scents that this like linger in the shower.

Price:
$7.49 CDN
Overall:
This is a product that I would recommend because I'm seeing progress in my skin, it smells great and it's affordable.

Visit www.dove.com for additional products, such as the Shea Butter Beauty Bar, from the #1 dermatologist recommended brand of bar and body wash.

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 Good news for my USA based Spiced Beauty readers! Dove is giving me a bottle of  Dove® Cream Oil Shea Butter Body Wash with NutriumMoisture™ to giveaway!

Must be a Spiced Beauty Follower :)

Rules must be a USA resident & over 17.

Just write "I love Dove" in the comment box along with your email below for an entry

Contest ends February 21

Day 5: V-day Lips OCC Liptar in Strumpet

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I had to end my v-day lip series with the color I will be wearing for my valentines Day dinner: OCC Liptar in Strumpet! I think i'm going to wear a little black dress.. so this color will definitely pop :)

How spectacular!! yes you heard me! Is this color?!?!

Strumpet is described as a Vibrant Reddish Grape

I love the fact that I don't have to wear any eyeshadow.. just liner and I look fab!
I can't wait until IMATS to buy more :)

Constancy: 
Creamy Liquid 
Price: 
$13.00 on the OCC site
Availability:
In stock!
I got mine at IMATS Toronto.
Staying power:
Amazing.. but it will definitely leave a mark on your glass or your date LOL

Would you wear this color? Why or why not?


12/02/11 Beauty Blog Link Love

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Do you want a lip product that's both long-lasting and hydrating? Get the best of both worlds with MAC Kissable Lipcolour, as reviewed by My Lips But Better.

Madame B Fatale trials some Cellnique products,with some lovely results!

Physician's Formula Happy Booster Glow and Mood Boosting Powder and Blush is making Tracy at Beauty Reflections smile!

Fabulous eyeshadows for a bargain price? Claire reckons she's found some from Collection 2000.

Socialite Dreams is celebrating Black History Month with the 28 Days of Black Beauty: a series showing a black female celebrity each day and recreating her famous look with makeup!

Valentine's Day is almost here! Check out Musicalhouses' funky Valentine's Day eye and funky Valentine's Day nails!

Makeup Morsels finds a spot-on dupe for her favorite Asian gel eyeshadow.

Over at Queen of Turquoise Rachel shows off some of ELF's lovely lippies!

Retrodiva was asked how to do a cat eye, so she explains how in a new tutorial video.

Gouldylox desperately wants longer hair but doesn't want the damage and hates how clip-in locks feel. These look like a gimmick, but actually deliver.

Phyrra raves about a new indie company, Brazen Cosmetics. She shares a 20% off coupon code, too!

Jellyminx embraces her inner rock chick and share a super easy smokey eye look.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away the Pink Sith tells of her experience with Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating and Mattifying Pressed Powder in 01 Teint Rose.

Are you ready for your Valentine? .. Why not check out Sleek MakeUP's Stiletto Collection, It's Limited Edition, and especially for Valentines!

Jo at Music and Makeup talks about her experience at the Academy Of Freelance Makeup.

The Lip Print combines two of her favourite things: celebrity makeup and red lipstick.

Beautywoome shares the things she dropped from her beauty routine in 2010 and why they've been given the boot!

Anita gets excited about the details and promo pictures of MAC’s gorgeous, girly, "Quite Cute" collection over at Pleasureflush!

Amy Antoinette showcases her perfume collection

Fabulous eyeshadows for a bargain price? Claire reckons she's found some from Collection 2000.

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To celebrate her 2 year blog anniversary, Audrey Dao is giving away Urban Decay’s Naked Palette, 15 year 24/7 Eye Pencils and much more!

Want a chance to check out some of theNotice's favourite products? You're in luck - Rae's giving away five of her favourite products!

Krasey Beauty is celebrating her two year anniversary with a huge giveaway ! Naturally, it's packed with her favorites from Make Up For Ever, Zoya, Hourglass, and more!

Will Mr. Postman bring YOU a package from the Cargo Spring 2011 Voyages collection? Enter the giveaway at Prime Beauty but hurry, the giveaway ends Monday, Feb. 14th!

Beautifully Addicted To are saying thank you to their beautifull followerswith a host of goodies include OPI, Bliss, and MAC as a giveaway!


Bonus: V day lip inspiration from previous posts countdown!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hey Girls!!

I feel that I should highlight previous post with some more fab lip looks :)

Number 1
Barry M Lip Lacquer Pencil Crayon 2 (Cherry Red)
Number 2
Mac Wicked Ways Lipglass

Number 3
Face Atelier Lip glaze in Shiraz

Number 4
Annabelle Adrenaline lipstick





Which lip is your favorite?

Day 4: V-day lip Fusion of Color Lipstick in Valentine

Thursday, February 10, 2011

This is a show stopping matte red that is not drying. As you can see from the picture it doesn't settle in the creases or chap my lips.. SCORE!
 Fusion of Color Lipstick in Valentine is a lippy that I would keep in my kit because it suits every skin tone!



Constancy: 
Moisturizing Matte Lipstick
Price: 
$4.50 on Fusion of Color website for the slimshine tube
Availability:
Its currently in stock.
Staying power:
Pretty good.. but it will leave a mark on your glass and date LOL

Would you wear this color? Why or why not?



Day 3: V-day Lips MAC Heartless Lipstick

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The name Heartless is definitely not appropriate for a v-day look...... unless your a gold digger!!! LOL I'm joking... The name is crazy but the color is AMAZING.

Mac Heartless was from the Venomous Villains Collection back in 2010. This was one collection I didn't pass up!
Heartless is a Cherry Red (Amplified formula). 
 Amplified means:
 *Glides on smoothly
*non- drying 
*highly pigmented 
*stays on for hrs without drying out lips 
This color is gorgeous! Perfect for girl trying to transition to lipstick from glosses.



Consistency:
"Glossy Lipstick" hopefully that makes sense 
Price:
$17.50
Availability:
Try CCO, ebay or makeupalley..
Staying Power:
Pretty Good.. Will leave makes on your glass and date..lol

Would you wear this color? Tell me why!


Day 2: V-day Lip Fusion of Color Fuji lip gloss

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

This post is for the girls who thought that my Day 1 V-day lip post was too much...lol. I toned it down by only using a red gloss from Fusion of Color.


Fuji is a sheer red gloss with a bit of a sparkle.
For reference I only used about 3 coats. 


Constancy: 
Sheer Gloss
Price: 
$13.85 on Fusion of Color website
Availability:
Its currently in stock.
Staying power:
Pretty good.. little to no damage on your date because it's sheer :D

Would you wear this color? Why or why not?