April Empties- Burt`s Bees & The Body Shop

Friday, April 29, 2011

I have an announcement!! I haven't bought any make-up/beauty related product in almost a month. Yes.. yes.. I`m on a serious no buy.

If I could only show you the amount of products that I have not opened or used once.. you would all disown me.. LMAO. After reading several blog posts on empties..especially  Gaby's.  I decided it would be beneficial to start my own empties journey. I think ill start small and try to finish 4 or more products a month.

Here is some information on these products:
 The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel (mini)
I love the different scents at The Body Shop! Never in a million years would I ever pick lemon.. but Sweet Lemon yes please.

Pros:
Soap free
Moisturizing
Lemon Oil & Vitamin C

Would I repurchase?
YES 
The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Scrub (mini)
This scrub came with the gel, along with a body butter and puff. I bought the gift pack just for the scrub! I like the scrub but I wish that it didn't crumble so easy. If I had to rate it out of 10,  i'd give it a 9. So basically it lost 1 point...no biggie.

Pros:
Lemon Peel & Organic Sugar
Soya Oil
Moisturizing 

Would I repurchase:
YES

Burt's Bees Anti-Blemish Purifying Gel Cleanser
All my good conversations start on twitter :) After talking to a few ladies on there... they recommended the natural Burt's Bees line for my break outs. The Cleanser was gentle & non-abrasive.

Pro:
Natural
Willow Bark Extract
Non-comedogenic

Would I repurchase?
YES

Burt's Bees Anti-Blemish Pore Refining Scrub 
I pretty much bought the whole line: Click here.
Pro:
Natural
Willow Bark Extract
Salicylic Acid

Con:
I felt a little oily than moisturized if I didn't use the cleanser above before.

Would I repurchase?
Maybe


Help! What is your favorite nail polish top coat?

Thursday, April 28, 2011





I'm tired of my nails chipping!! Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.


Giveaway: Free session of crystal microdermabrasion and cold laser light therapy from fresh.beautiful: the skin studio

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

fresh.beautiful: the skin studio has given me the opportunity to give away (one) free 30-minute session of crystal microdermabrasion and cold laser light therapy at there Ajax location.
fresh.beautiful: the skin studio is about providing a natural and non-invasive approach to cleaner, healthier and brighter skin. We focus on understanding your personal skin issues and determining its needs. Our end goal is to develop a special skin therapy tailor-made just for you.
If you need more information check out my latest experience with fresh.beautiful HERE.  I would also recommend you do your research to get familiar with the procedure, so you won't have any surprises.
Rules:
Must be over 18 years old

How to enter:
Must be a Spicedbeauty.com follower
Must follow fresh.beautiful on twitter (if you don't have an account that's okay..just let me know below)

Once that is complete just reply below in the comments section with
Enter me
Giveaway ends:
May 5 at midnight

Summer/Spring Nail Polish inspiration!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hey Ladies,

I was asked if I can do a nail inspiration post for Spring/Summer. Currently I'm on a no buy, so I definitely have to use whatever I have in my stash. I really want some pastels but that will have to wait.. or maybe I'll create my own..hmmm *ideas are brewing*.

These are my four picks: 
  1.  Barry M  Bright Pink (279)
  2. L.A Colors Matte 
  3. Funky Fingers Pucci-licious
  4. Funky Fingers Mrs. Robinson 

 Which one is your favorite?

How much would you spend on nail polish?

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Personally I would spend up to $12.00 with tax. Not too high/too low.

Why?

Nail polishes are lovely but just like eyeshadow the can easily be duped!

One of my favorite brands is Sally Hansen Xtreme nails which can cost as low as $2.00 - $3.50 a bottle!


How much would you spend?


BarryM Giveaway Winner!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I used Random.org to pick the giveaway winner. I`m so happy that there was 77 entries!! Wooo :D

and the winner is Saimese..

Please email me jenn (at) spicedbeauty (dot) com within 48 hours with your home address!



24/04/11 Beauty Blog Link Love

Saturday, April 23, 2011

See some before and after photos in My Lips But Better's review of the new Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation.

Queen of Turquoise reviews lipstick with polka dot packaging!

Sarah from Iheartcosmetics finds the best bikini wax in London town, at Strip.

Have you encountered the awesomeness that is Sugarpill Cosmetics yet? If not, then you're in luck, because Krasey Beauty has the scoop on the line!

Were the Cucumber Wipes a 'yes'? Find out over at Jeweled Thumb.

Find out why Urban Decay Good Karma Brushes remind Makeup Morsels of Martin Luther and his 95 Theses.

Daily Polish shows off a gorgeous blackened blue nail polish you can buy for a steal by drugstore brand Sleek.

Retrodiva knows it's spring when she suffers from her first sunburn of the season. Find out her tricks for treating it and preventing peeling.

Phyrra debuts Geek Chic Cosmetics new collection, N7 and gives you a sneak peek of an upcoming collection, Mana Screwed!

AOYV suggests five must have coral blushes to try this season.

Creamy pink lippies go head to head in The Lip Print's Pink Month featuring Lime Crime, MAC, Maybelline and more!

Remember those really expensive Rock and Republic blushes? Musicalhouses has found a cheap dupe of Rock and Republic's Kinky blush!

Whether you're a beauty blogger or just a product lover, you *need* to check out theNotice's first tips for beauty bloggers photography post!

K at Beautifully Addicted To feels the Pinch with Topshop blushers.


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Audrey Dao is giving away $400 worth of NuMe hair styling products, including a hair straightener valued at $300!

What would you choose with a $50 Gift Card from Apothica? Enter to win at Prime Beauty!

Hot for Hope: Spa & Shop in Support of Japan!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sweat and socialites donʼt mix, but this wonʼt be the case on Saturday, April 30th.

Shop Socials is calling Torontoʼs everyday socialites to get Hot for Hope at Iyashi Bedrock Spa located at 2662 Yonge Street, north of Eglinton, with a spa and shop for the cause fundraiser in support of the Canadian Red Cross.

 With a $30 registration fee, guests will enjoy 30 minutes of Ganbanyoku, traditional Japanese hot rock bathing therapy, complimentary refreshments, skincare treatments and makeup touch-ups with each socialite taking home a hefty bag of goodies as thanks.

Along with the pampering, guests will have the opportunity to take a final bid on a myriad of stylish silent auction items donated from local designers and businesses, and the chance to shop after hours at neighbouring boutiques, I Heart Accessories and Cʼest Une Beaute, where gift cards will make splurge guilt-free.

 Space is limited to just 60 females guests only.

>>Buy Yours Now: http://ow.ly/4qdFI

Hello Kitty Blackberry Case!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My lovely BF took me to Pacific mall to hook my BB up. He picked everything from the sticker to the 3D rose :D

I'm in love with it!

Coverfx: Drench the Skin You're In event!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Last month I was invited to Cover FX Hydrating Clinic located in the The Bay Queen Street. To my surprised I went there and found out that these were personal one-one sessions with the amazing Derek Selby.
Before any makeup was applied he took my hand and determined my hydration. OMG! I was so embarrassed because I had been filming and traveling all day.... I totally neglected my arms. I find that in the winter I don't hydrate all areas as much as I should. The result is DEHYDRATED SKIN! After talking with Derek I realized this is the reason why we experience a dull complexions, redness, blotches and skin tightness. Also dehydrated skin can cause wrinkles & fine lines to be more apparent.

These pictures are from Urban Native Girl's session:

1. Measuring her moisture level.(low reading) 







2. He applied Natural FX to a small portion of her arm.









3. Tested her moisture level again. (higher reading)






4. He used Clean Fx makeup cleansing mousse to remove the foundation.





Lastly he took her reading again and it was perfect!
After the reading Derek gave us some great tips on how to hydrate your skin, while dealing with your own skin issues. For example I have an oily T-zone but I find that areas like around my mouth is always dry.
OMG I loved the set up. products galore
The foundation he used was on me was a mixture of Skin Tint & Skin prep primer.
How amazing is this picture!!! I have to thank Melissa from CoverFX for this one :)

I had a great time and I have a bunch of goodies to show and review to you all in the next couple of week :)

Check out COVERFX!

On a crusade to end discolouration, scars & stretch marks with Palmers: Skin Therapy Oil

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Recently Palmer’s Cocoa Butter launched a new product in Canada: Skin Therapy Oil. This product targets some of the most “troublesome” skin care concerns. The major benefits include prevention and treatment for the appearance of stretch marks, discolouration and scars.

Summer is coming! I can't stress this enough..as the weather gets hotter, I see less and less clothes. Ladies we need to prepare our selves.

I admit I have problem areas like every other women. Two issues which I'll show you all is on my right arm and left pinky. The arm scar is three years old.. the pinky is two weeks.

I know these are not huge imperfections but there exposed everyday and I want to fade them. I want you all to join if you can! I will be posting my day 14 update in 2 weeks. Hoping for the best!
I burnt myself with a light bulb :(
I cut myself on a unfinished table :(

The Formula:
A preservative free, lightweight oil that absorbs rapidly into the skin to help combat major skin concerns and is safe to use all over including the face. It instantly hydrates, smoothes and softens skin.

Smell:
Smells like chocolate but it doesn't linger throughout the day.

Where to Buy:
Walmart  $9.99.

Do you have skin imperfections you want to change?  Is this something you would purchase?

Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara Review

Friday, April 15, 2011

One of the most popular MUFE mascaras is their Smoky Lash formula ($22US). Last November at IMATS I got my hands on one for the discounted price of $15.00 CDN. Honestly I had so much mascaras open at the time, so I didn't open this one for a few months.

OMG!!!
I was totally missing out this mascara is freaking amazing!
A mascara that gives the lashes curl, volume, length, and intense pigment.

Lets face it most curl-lengthening-voluminous mascara clump after the first coat! I was able to do up to three coats and get a great look. Also the color was a true black, not grey like other mascaras.

Lashes with NO Mascara:
My lashes are pretty full & decent length
WITH Mascara:
Much better!
Overall:
I would definitely recommend this mascara. I know its not your typical drugstore mascara price but sometimes you need to treat yourself. The formula is creamy and not super wet. This makes building coats easier to achieve your desired look.


You can find this mascara at Sephora.

Random Post: Love the dress!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I absolutely love this dress but the accessories don't match at all. This is totally a random post but I know someone out there will appreciate it!

Gorgeous Lip combo from Fusion of Color

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mixing lippes is something I do when I need some definition. I used Fusion of color Sassy lipstick and Woodbine lip gloss.

This color looks really good on warm skin tones!
Woodbine lip gloss on the left. Sassy Lipstick on the right.


Constancy: 
Together moisturizing gloss
Price: 
$4.50 on Fusion of Color website for the slim shine tube
Availability:
Its currently in stock.

Would you wear this color? Why or why not?

Blog Awards for 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Oh gosh forgive me.. I get quite a few blog awards but I never post or do them. I know there's a few more, so leave me a message so I can add your blog.

Thanks to:
Patty Blogs Beauty
Teaserhi- makeup artist
FabDiva20
JilloJello


THE RULES OF THESE AWARD ARE:
Thank and link back to who gave you the award.
Share seven things about yourself.
Pass it along to seven blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy.

  1. I had a wedding dress from I was 20 yrs old. Long story short I was in buffalo looking for a dress to wear to a wedding and found this dress for $20.00. I knew it looked like a wedding dress but I wanted cut it short and wear it anyways. Got home my mom said it was too fab to cut and it has been in the closet since..lol.
  2. I am a Director, Editor, Producer, Camera Woman, Social Media Specialist & Certified Makeup Artist. Try saying that 5 times fast :P My ultimate dream is to direct something in beauty, commercials or music videos.. be a beauty editor for a magazine or a social media specialist for a beauty brand. 
  3. I dislike seafood.. so I refuse to try sushi..lol
  4. I'm the world greatest saver.. I budget myself so I can buy WHATEVER I want. I refuse to let money hold me back.
  5. I learned how to properly walk in heels in 2011...yes you heard me. I still have some trouble with the skinny heels but I get by LOL
  6. I loveee Rihanna and Hello Kitty. There is no correlation between the two but there both fab.
  7. I love to travel! Last year I went on several trips. My fave was Jamaica & Cuba.
  8. BONUS: I love blogging. It's the best escape to talk about stuff you love and share it with others who feel the same!
I couldn't think of seven but I chose:
Tailorstitch: Love her outfits!
Suburban Beauty She has amazing nail swatches! Her polish collection is crazy..love it
Chica Bloggerista  She takes great swatches and pictures!
Steal My Heart Lovee Amazing Face of the Days!
871sher Always has on the most amazing lipstick colors!

OOTD: Pop of Color to start off spring

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The official first day of Spring was March 21, but so far in Canada the weather has been wonky. If your like me (sinus issues+allergies) this time is HELL. The conflicting weather is killing me! Warm one day.. cold the next :l As depressing as this sounds my bf and I decided to go to the beach in my city. Haha I know we're crazy but the bricks make a great back drop for pictures. Expect more of these as the weather gets better :D

To keep my sprints up I decided to wear a yellow scarf! You wouldn't believe how much warmth this color gives your face.. especially when your battling the winter blues:
Scarf: Suzy Shier
Jacket: H&M
Boots: gojane.com

I should have taken a separate picture of this bag. Its massive and I love the fact that it goes over my chest. Its the perfect shopping bag when you don't want to hold or pay for a bag.

Hope you all enjoyed :)

What item are you wearing to bring in spring?


09/04/11 Beauty Link Love

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Did you get a chance to buy any MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks? Visit StealMyHeartLovee for swatches of her two favourite lipsticks from the permanent collection.

Makeup Morsels participates in a Dare to Wear challenge for Japan with this cherry-blossom inspired eye look!

New and improved Dior Addict lipsticks?! Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed couldn't wait to try them out so come admire her lips!

Beauty Info Zone shows you 2 of the amazing Real Techniques brush sets created by Samantha Chapman from Pixiwoo.

Hot Beauty Health shares 4 sure-fire ways to becoming a top-notch professional makeup artist.

Do you like crackle top coats? Find out how Anita got on with the new 17 Nail Xtras crackle top coat over at Pleasureflush!

Summer is almost here! You know what this means - Musicalhouses does a bright teal summer eye!

Phyrra’s Independent Spotlight for April is with Venomous Cosmetics! Learn about Tracy & her fascination with the vibrance of creatures found in nature, as well as her makeup.
Find out the brand Audrey Dao is raving about that costs only a fraction of high end brands but performs like one!

In spirit of the upcoming royal wedding, Miss Beauty Nerd shares the 3 must-have skin care products for brides-to-be.

Beautywoome.com sheds light on such beauty terms as 1661, plastic fantastic and the new new face in its all new Beauty Fictionary.
AOYV insists that Chanel Coco Rouge is the perfect present for Mother's Day.

IHeartCosmetics reviews Elemis FreshSkin, a brand-new range designed specifically for young people.

Love corals for the spring? Check out Jacquelyn at FabDiva20 for a gorgeous coral FOTD!

Beauty takes on a charitable twist when done in honor of Japan by Socialite Dreams, geisha style.

Goudlylox Reviews gets to the bottom of the inspiring story behind BE Cares new shadow, Sweet Smile, and has one to give away!

Love Package from Rai

Friday, April 08, 2011

After a long seven months Rai and I swapped our Love packages. If you haven't already go follow her now: http://www.glam-morena.com/

Lets get started on this lovely haul:

  1. Soap & Glory: The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser- I seen a blog review on it once and the before and after pictures made me want to buy it. The obvious issue is that I could find the particular item in Zellers or SDM, so I'm happy Rai got me a tube. The crappy part is that there is suppose to be a cloth in the box but someone stole it :(
  2. L'oreal Infallible Beyonce Red- this color is gorgeous. I wish I could remember which blogger I seen wear it :|  It's long lasting and fab.. This is definitely the type of lipstick to wear on a night out. Minimal touch up required :D
  3. Nail polishes from China Glaze & WnW: Zombie Zest- Ick-A-Body-Mummy May I & Party of Five Glitters.
 
  1. OMG isn't that necklace amazing!!! I first seen it at F21 in Fairview mall but it had a scratch. I left it in the store and never saw it again. So happy I got one now.
  2. Sleek palette in original. So gorgeous and pigmented.
Hello Kitty tee from F21! This would be fab with a pair of  light denim short or acid washed jeans :)
Last but least fab accessories from F21!
*I also got a 2 finger-ring in my package but I was wearing it and I forgot to take a picture.
Thanks Rai!


Have you guys tried any of these products?