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Before Lashem- Growth Serum

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Hey Girls!
I'm going to try out Lashem for a whole month. Incase I forget to track my progress, here is a quick before look of my eye. This will give us a post to refer to once I go into my journey.

For all of you who don't know:
The Lashem™ brand was developed to help the everyday woman keep her youthful glow; it is a reflection of a healthy and natural lifestyle to accommodate everyone from the working woman to the stay at home mother. Our brand combines natural ingredients for the highest quality made possible.

Wish me luck!!
P.s If you have used a lash serum please share your experiences below.

Nail of the Day: Nail Tek Hydration Therapy Colour

Monday, June 27, 2011

This is the color which will get you in trouble! I'm serious.
I spent half the day just staring at my nails. Just absolutely gorgeous!

The brand is Nail Tek:
Nail Tek, the Natural Nail Experts, is a leader in the beauty industry specializing in natural nail care products used by women all over the world.Developed through scientific research, Nail Tek products effectively grow and repair nails for all different types of nails.
In case you were wondering the color is called MAROONED:

This brand can be purchased at The Shopping Channel.

What do you think ladies?
Isn't this color fab?

Canadian Spring / Summer 2011- Lise Waiter, Vasanti & Annabelle Cosmetics

Sunday, June 26, 2011


This Summer take advantage of the new products at your local drugstore. Here is a few items you need in your makeup bag:
  1. Lip Kiss Crayon Gloss from Lise Waiter
    Ingredients derived from plants, this Lip Kiss Crayon Gloss moisturizes and nourishes lips.
  2. Brazililan Bronzer Brightening Mineral Bronzer from Vasanti Cosmetics
    Radiant golden skin with a sweep of a brush.
  3. Volumelip Lip Plumping Gloss from Annabelle Cosmetics
    Get full, pouty and sexy lips with Volumelip plumping lip gloss.
  4. 4SHOW eyeshadows from Annabelle Cosmetics
    Dazzle everyone with 4 new combination of 4 different shades in one compact.
 Which product are you excited to try?

Haul: MAC Skinsheen Bronzer Stick in Gilty Bronze

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ive been walking around with a MAC Gift card for 6 months now... but a few weeks ago all of that changed!

MAC Surf Baby came out and I had to buy the MAC Skinsheen Bronzer Stick. I know some people feel that WOC dont need bronzers but I beg to differ. 

I cant explain how a quick swipe of bronzer as a highlighter can make you GLOW!

I got Gilty Bronze: Coppery bronze with gold shimmer.
The picture below is shot in Natural Light.


This bronzer was kinda pricey for the drug store consumer at $35.50 plus tax. 
All I will say is thank God for the PRO discount and the gift card.
FREEBIE :D 


Do you see the GLOW!
Gorgeous.

Did you pick up any of MAC Skinsheen Bronzer Sticks?

Fashion: Jean Jackets & Maxi Dresses

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One of my favorite Summer combos:
I LOVE everything Kim K is wearing!!
Are you feeling this look?

FOTD: Bow & Smiles

Monday, June 20, 2011

OH HEY!
It's been a while since I've shown my face.
How long you ask.. MARCH!

I was putting together quick outfits for the Rihanna concert in Toronto, when I found a great time to do a quick snap. Rihanna was my total inspiration for my headband look. Remember my post from February, I predicted that it would be a hot look for Summer 2011.

This is my work makeup. Very natural eye with a bold lip.

Face:
Cover Fx - Natural FX in B45
Vasanti cover up in B14

Eyes:
Eyeliner - Physicians Formula - Eye booster eyeliner + serum in Black
Volum' Express® The Colossal  Mascara

Lips:

I promise to post more looks :)

SigmaTravel Kit Naughty black GIVEAWAY

Saturday, June 18, 2011

As promised here is a giveaway which comes right in time for my 26th birthday!
Think of it as my present to you!
Before you enter check out my post on the Sigma Travel Kit Naughty Black right here.
Rules:
INTERNATIONAL contest
Must be a Spiced Beauty follower
Must be 17+
Only one entry ONLY
I'm going to make this giveaway very easy. 
       Put your Name, Email, GFC name + add your extra entries if you did them in the comment box below.

Extra Entries:
Subscribe to Sigma & Spiced Beauty facebook page +1 :
http://www.facebook.com/Spicedbeautyblog
http://www.facebook.com/sigmafanpage

  Follow me on Twitter & tweet +1
http://twitter.com/jennmua
“I entered Spiced Beauty`s giveaway for a chance to WIN a Sigma Travel Kit http://bit.ly/d4zuKl @JennMUA "
Here is how your entry should look:
Name: Jennifer 
Email: hgh@hfhfhf.com
GFC: Jennifer
I followed tweeted & followed the facebook pages.

Giveaway ends:
July 3
 

Bornprettystore.com Flower 3D Nail Art Stickers review

Friday, June 17, 2011

A while ago I was contacted to try out some items from the Born Pretty Store.
The site is full of everything from nails to beauty.

I was so excited to try out the Flower 3D Nail Art Tips Decals Stickers because I'm all about nails lately. Here is a close up of some of the stickers. There is ten sets of stickers with ten different designs.


How to apply the stickers:
  • Clean the surface where the design is to be placed
  • Select a design and peel off with your nail
  • Place the design in nail/tip and rub it gently several times
  • Apply top coat for best results
I put a clear coat of polish on my nails, just so I can show you the sticker. 

Pros:
Several Designs
Affordable
Perfect Nail Size
Fashionable

Cons:
Hard to peel off the plastic

Overall:
Love the concept..love the design and price but I hate how difficult it is to remove the stickers from the plastic. I can only imagine how hard it would be if I had no nails.
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I quickly want to add that I was also sent the 2 way Pink DOTTING Pen Marbleizing Tool which I`m loving right now. Look out for a nail of the day using that in the future.


Thank you for reading!

New Feature Over at Spicedbeauty.com

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I've thought long and hard over this decision. I even consulted some twitter friends about the idea and received a positive feedback.

I'm going to start blogging about.....
FOOD

Don't worry this blog will still be about Beauty & Fashion but for probably 4 out of 30 days I will switch it up.

I know some of you are thinking..why FOOD?
My answer is actually why NOT food. Its a integral part of everyones day!

I'm on a quiet journey to lose like 15-30 pounds.. Yes I'm small..... but trust me I need to lose 15 pounds to be in the "Normal Weight" category of my BMI.

By blogging about food, I can try out and share healthy recipes with all my girls out there!!

I hope you all enjoy and get inspired by my upcoming posts!


Dash Wedding Event Pictures!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to cover a Dash Wedding Event. Although the venue was small- It was filled to the brim with delicious treats, makeovers and fab wedding vendors.

Check out my pictures from the event:









My giveaway winners :)

Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick: Hibiscus Lip Swatch

Monday, June 13, 2011

I cant tell you how much lipsticks I seen with the name Hibiscus in the past month. This particular one definitely caught my eye.

Hibiscus is a Deep Maroon-Plum.
This is a gorgeous color for Women of Color. Perfect plum shade which is not over powering or vampy.
Mary Kay Lipsticks are described as:"Long-wearing, stay-true color glides on with a lightweight, creamy texture for maximum color impact that lasts."
Lip Swatch
Gorgeous!
Is this a color you would wear?

Tips to create a great blog

Friday, June 10, 2011

In January, I achieved my goal of 1,000+ followers on blog. Extremely exciting but all of that didn't come easy. Whether these individuals who are following me now are current readers or not.. I know at one point and time all these individuals supported me. I'm thankful for that!

When I started blogging two years ago there was no guide or assistance for new bloggers like me. Everything was fresh and definitely confusing. Let me start off my saying... I'm NOT a know it all..just a girl who wants to share some insight. Whether your a new blogger starting out or a someone who needs direction, this is great information that I know will help.
  1. Social Networks are your friend: Facebook, Forums and Twitter are essential for promoting your blog. Twitter is my favorite because I post all my blog posts as short teaser tweets. My followers have the option of retweeting to their followers. Which results in a growth in your network.
  2. Follow other blogs with similar interest: Let's face it everyone can benefit from a little support. I have to stress that support doesn't always mean a comment on your post but the act of just reading and sharing is great.
  3. Credit other bloggers when you use their ideas:  Crediting your post is flattering my opinion and I'm more likely to show others your blog. Which results in a growth to your network.
  4. Don't take hateful comments to heart: This is definitely easier said than done. Recently I had to deal with this and I didn't take it lightly..lol. But I know with one hater there will be 100 supporters.
  5. Most importantly don't look at comment numbers: Although you may have worked hours..weeks..maybe months on a particular post don't feel discouraged if the comment section is bare. Some of my most viewed posts are stuff I wrote 2 years ago!
To reinforce my opinions I contacted some of my favorite bloggers from USA, UK & Canada far advice.

Shirley from Meek-n-Mild:
Have fun Posting, it's your own creative space! Blogging is meant to be fun, so don't take it too seriously!
Farah from Facesbyfarah:
Keeping your paragraph's and posts short and engaging is key. Also think outside the box when It comes to topics, images and design. It will help set you apart.
 Michelle from Lipstick Rules:
Don't worry about numbers and to focus on content and finding your 'voice' online.
Rai from Glam Morena:
If you're a newbie blogger. Focus more on building your blog and a good relationship with your readers.
Alicia from Funny Face Beauty:
You are your own best promoter. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself and your blog to other bloggers and/or people in the beauty industry. Be genuine, but let others know you are out there.
Joy from Makeup Junkie
Ignore numbers, stats, and haters! Can't please everyone!

Amazing advice! I hope this helps.

Winner of Can you get hooked on lipbalm giveaway!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thank for all for entering this giveaway.
I loved reading this book and I know the winner will as well.
With no further ado the winner is:
Kay
"I really want to give this book to my BF. She works hard and totally deserves it!"
Please email me jenn (at) spicedbeauty (dot) com with your address within 48 hours to claim your prize.


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Temptu Airbrush Makeup System - To buy or Not to buy?

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I want a Airbrush system but I didn't know where to start. After talking to a few makeup artists, the name that was common was TEMPTU!


I went to their website and uploaded my picture to their FindMyShade program. Within less than 24 hours I received a personal email with a color, blush and highlighter match. As an e-Business consultant, I can tell you, your experience on the internet needs to mirror the experience you get in person. I was very impressed with this email that I had to share it with you all:

"Thank you for sending in your picture for a free color match – nice picture by the way! Your perfect shade is #011 Chestnut . Your complementary Blush and Highlighter shades are: #404 Sheer Berry and #304 Copper.


If you’re looking for an AIRbrush Makeup System, our System + Face Kit includes a Foundation duo, Blush and Highlighter of your choice (only available at temptu.com). Perfect for your everyday needs!


Enter promo code ******** at checkout and receive Free Shipping *and* an AIR pod Foundation Duo for $50 (regularly $55).


Still feeling torn about which shade to order? No problem! Order both shades and we can arrange for you to return one of them, hassle free.


TEMPTU offers an easy 30-day money back guarantee, no questions asked, return policy."

They did everything right in that email. They started out with a compliment, Give me what I was looking for (my shade),  added extra information (blush & highlighter), Gave me a deal and lastly gave me told me about their policy. Brilliant!

In-case you were curious here is my shade, blush, highlighter & powder in person.  I think that they matched me perfectly!


I think I made my decision. I`m currently saving my pennies for this Temptu system.

Have you tried Temptu before? If so, share your experience below!

Bare it this summer with Nair Products

Monday, June 06, 2011

I received a lovely basket from Nair a few weeks ago and I want to share the contents with you all. Summer is coming and we all know what happens... the clothes get smaller and smaller. These are some NEW Nair products which can dramatically cut down your Grooming time.
Nair® Tahitian Blooms Legs & Body Wax Strips
The cello-backed strips follow body contours for easy hair removal that is effective even on short hair for long lasting results up to 4 weeks. The wax contains 24% moisturizing agents with a soothing gardenia scent.
 Nair® Au Naturel Citrus Roll-on
This 100% rinseable formula is a refreshing and gentle on the skin. The wax coats the entire hair, making it easy to remove at the root without damaging the skin for long lasting smoothness.The wax is dermatologist tested and the ergonomically shaped bottle makes waxing a breeze. Plus the outer packaging doubles as a tray for mess free application.
Nair® Shower Power For Men- For Body
Nair® Shower Power For Men removes hair from chests, backs, legs and arms in as little as 3 minutes. The specially designed sponge is included for effective hair removal.
Nair® Ultra Precision Face & Eyebrow Roll-on
It is gentle on delicate skin and with the precise wooden spatula, provides the perfect finishing touch. This wax is a 100% rinseable formula that is gentle and effective. The wax coats the hair for easy removal with the cloth strips provided. It is perfume free and made with softening lily.
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My favorite product was Nair® Ultra Precision Face & Eyebrow Roll-on because as a blogger the brows/above the lip needs to be in tip top shape LOL

I can`t believe I showed that picture but  HD cameras show every single hair! I refuse to hide the truth.

So ladies,
Which product do you want to try this summer?