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OOTD: Summer Fun

Sunday, July 31, 2011

My quick H&M outfit for today :)
Enjoy your day everyone!

30/07/11 Beauty Blog Link Love

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Musicalhouses shows you an awesome Bird of Paradise/sunset inspired eye look using the Sleek Curacao Palette - possibly the brightest eye look ever!

Beauty's Bad Habit shows gorgeous eyeshadow swatches of her first love in indie cosmetics, the fabulous Fyrinnae Cosmetics.

You know that cooling sensation when you bite into a peppermint patty? Well it's the same thing when you use the Chantecaille Aquablush in Charming. The Pink Sith explains.

At theNotice, Rae reviews a Benefit BADgal waterproof liner and decides that if bad girls all have to wear BADgal... she'd rather just be good.

Check out the new Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Collection from Too Faced. Gouldylox has swatches and details.

Addicted to Beauty is still dreaming about the crazy hair extravaganza that was the L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy 2011 .

Phyrra's Independent Spotlight for the month of July is One Hand Washes the Other.

Check out Smashinbeauty's Return to Paradise review and swatches.

Tracy at Beauty Reflections wishes Tarte For True Blood Natural Cheek Stain was Hellmouth worthy!

The Beauty Spot tested out the new Rimmel Vinyl Max Lipgloss. See how it worked out!

Have you ever considered Juvederm? Read about the experience of Marcia at Beauty Info Zone to learn whether Juvederm is something that would work for you.

Love bright eye shadows for summer? Make sure to keep lips subtle with this fabulous nude lipstick at Makeup, Beauty and More.

Do you need to perk up your under eye area? Pammy Blogs Beauty's Cover-It Concealer Review series continues with a review of this under eye treatment/primer by Per-fekt.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed swatches Chanel nail polish to prove that all greys are not created equal!

Read the MAC and Sigma brushes dupe guide at Handmade Reviews.

Take a trip to St-Tropez! Nicole from Lipstick and Luxury swatches this limited-edition luxurious nail polish from Dior.

What type of results REALLY come from having a Brazilian Keratin Treatment?  Check out  Socialite Dreams for the results of the KeraStraight treatment at Ulta.

Im So Vain Toronto event pictures

Friday, July 29, 2011

As a Toronto beauty Blogger, I was invited to attend I'm So Vain Toronto. It was a vanity event with the main focus on showcasing the latest services and procedures out there. The concept was a open environment with companies ranging from lash extensions, nails, teeth whiting and makeup touch ups. 

My favorite part was the social media lounge. 
It was a great concept for spreading for the word on I'm So Vain TO.

Check out the pictures from the event:




 Diet Coke Beauty Boost Truck





How often do you get your nails done at a salon?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This year I have gone around six times. To me that's a lot. 
In previous years if I went once that would be amazing.

With new colors, designs and fun alternatives like Shellac around, how can I stay away!
My question for you is ..
How often do you get your nails done at a salon?

Update: SigmaTravel Kit giveaway +Milestone + Leave your link

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hey Ladies,

Sorry I took so long to announce a winner. I choose one a while back but they didn't follow the rules. Here is the new winner. I took screen shots, just to show that everything was chosen fair and square :)
Congratulations Sher!
I will be emailing you for your mailing address!
Enjoy
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OMG! I now have 1,200 followers. Wow! 
That is amazing. I'm so thankful for your follows, comments and suggestions.

I do not allow links on my blog but in this post please leave your blog link.
Google connect doesn't always show if your follower has a blog.
I want to check them out or follow, if I can!

Foundation Series: Natural Fx by Cover Fx with Swatches

Friday, July 22, 2011

Do you all remember when I posted this picture a few weeks ago? 
I got a lot of questions on the Cover fx foundation that I was wearing. 
Here is a spotlight post on Natural fx by Cover fx.
Let me start off by saying this is a 2 in 1 foundation: Concealer & Foundation. 
I love the fact that it can be layered depending on what coverage YOU want!
My secret I add a tad bit of water if I just want super light over coverage.

I have two foundation methods that I use depending on my mood:
  • Light coverage all over
  • Light coverage all over + extra coverage under the eyes
Interested in the coverage?
*For reference I am a B45*
Check out this picture:
PROS:
  • Dewy finish (light)
  • No white cast
  • SPF 15
  • Over 20 shades
  • Non-pore clogging 

 Have you used Cover Fx Natural fx foundation? 
What do you think?

H&M clothing Haul!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I recommend EVERYONE to step in to an H&M this summer and check out their crazy sale section! Their prices and selection is amazing. This is actually my 1 of 4 summer hauls from there. I'll post the other pictures soon.

Blue Ruffle Top
$15.00
I added my H&M belt. It doesn't come with it.
I love the ruffles :)
 Ruffle Dress
$20.00
It looks blah on a hanger but amazing on!
Ruffle Top
$15.00
 Sooo cute and it fits great!
Jersey Dress
$10.00
The cut of this dress is amazing!
Also the cut out parts are unique.
Close up of the detail.
Tribal Skirt
$20.00
I'm in love with everything tribal right now :)

Tribal & Ruffles are definitely my favorites right now!

Which item is your favorite?

Spiced Beauty: June 2011 favorites

Monday, July 18, 2011

I totally struggle with putting out my monthly favorites. I apologize but I`ll try to put out one a month for the rest of the year!

Before I go on to my eight favorites... Let me start off by explaining my how my June was.

VERY stressful...unfortunately, I didn't have time to indulge in a lot of beauty products.

This July I will try to switch it up! So be sure to look out for that.

  1. Dove go fresh Body Mist in Nectarine and White Ginger scent-Perfect for anyone on the go. I can spray this like four times and it wont be overpowering. 
  2. Korres Deluxe Size Body Butter in Fig- I use to refuse anything with figs in it.. Bad childhood memories..haha. The Shea butter and Figs makes my hands feel AMAZING!
  3. EOS lipbalm in Lemon- Huge thank you to Fabdiva20 she sent me a lovely package which included this lipbalm. I'm truly obsessed with how soft it makes my lips!
  4. Annabelle 4SHOW Eyeshadow in Tiger-Eye- All of these colors are perfect for my skin-tone. Click the picture for a HD close up.
  5. Diane Lai REJUVENATE- This was one of the first moisturizers which has not irritated my skin after prolonged use. If you have sensitive skin you will know how hard it is to find product that!
  6. H&M Organic Lipgloss- It was a $1.00 on sale! Amazing for low maintenance days because it`s long lasting.
  7. Vasanti Eye Wonder Cream- I currently don't have dark circles, wrinkles or puffiness. But dark eye circles run in my family, so I`m trying my best to prevent it before it occurs.
  8. Ecotools Powder Brush- Its amazingly soft, so why wouldn't it be a fav :)

    Click the pictures for great close-ups:

July 16 Beauty Blog Link Love

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Read a thorough and honest review of Sigma's new eyeshadow palettes in Dare, Bare, and Flare at Handmade Reviews!

At Musing on Beauty, Mariella has been trying the  new Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation and reviews it in depth. 

Musicalhouses shows you summer's hottest offering - Benefit Cha Cha Tint!

The jury’s still out on whether a certain new lash curler looks incredibly intriguing or… incredibly gynaecological, but the real question is: are you ready to start a Revolution with Urban Decay?

Looking for a new blush? Check out my Swatches and Review on  Chanel Joues Contraste Blush!

Beauty's Bad Habit shares her technique for using Fyrinnae's infamous Pixie Epoxy eyeshadow base.

You can achieve the perfect summer glow with just one product... shimmer! Steal My Heart Lovee.com shares her thoughts on Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. 

Amy Antoinette shares her top tips for transforming hay fever eyes!

Want the scoop on Urban Decay's new Fall Collection? Well, Krasey Beauty has it all, from information to product pics!

Kelly from Gouldylox has a very bad day. Luckily some MacGyvering with beauty products saves the day!

Miss Beauty Nerd goes to the Big Apple and gets her eyebrows threaded at Blink Brow Bar inside Henri Bendel.

Madame B Fatale introduces her boyfriend to Gillette's new razor and skincare products

Tired of the regular crackle nail look? Jenn over at Spiced Beauty spices it up with a tri-color mani!

If you like bright colours you'll want to check out the latest find from Lisamarie at Beauty Crazed - SleekMakeUP Caribbean collection - and you'll be relieved to know that the swatches are not on her arm!

Makeup, Beauty and More shows some love for the Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio in I'm Getting Sunburned.

Lauren from Lovelaughlauren shows us some fab makeup brushes for less than £20!

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The Pretty Exclusive shows you beautiful swatches of Geek Chic Cosmetic's N7 Collection & Geek Love Duo, AND has a giveaway to win them all!

Pammy Blogs Beauty is giving away Clinical Organics "Try Me" Packs to two lucky winners! Visit Pammy Blogs Beauty for more details and to enter.

My Mini Nars Collection: Red Lizard, Taj Mahal & Exhibit A

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm always getting questioned about Nars blushes. My collection is very tiny but cute. It consists of two blushes and one lipstick. I've heard nothing but good things about Nars, so of course I'd have to try them out for myself!
I think every girl should have at least one NARS blush!

Taj Mahal
Orange with a shimmer
This blush is super pigmented! 
You can wear it alone or layer it with Exhibit A.
 Exhibit A
Brilliant red
Gorgeous on every skin tone. A little bit goes a long way! 
 Red Lizard
Pull Powered Red
One of my top five favorite reds. It's like red velvet on the lips!
 Swatches!
They all have great pigmentation & staying power!
Which one is your favorite?

Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color swatches

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I had the chance to try six Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color for Spiced Beauty. Although they looked amazing, I had no idea how they would look on me.

Would they be cheap, non-pigmented or low quality?

After my first swatch, I couldn't believe how they were the complete opposite of my thoughts.

I wear mostly mattes and we all know how chalky and unflattering they can be but these have quickly become my favorites. Let's get on with the swatches!

Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color Bundles in Beautiful Brown
Your eye color – intensified! Expert makeup artists have done the thinking for you – picking the right vibrant, long-lasting mineral eye shades to make your eye color pop. The Beautiful Brown bundle for brown eyes features three mineral eye shades in Sienna, Midnight Star and Silky Caramel, plus easy application tips and FREE eye applicators.

Left to Right: Midnight Star, Silky Caramel & Sienna
Gorgeous colors!

These three are individuallong-lasting, fade-resistant, mineral-based shade Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Colors.

Sweet Plum, Honey Base & Almond 

Here is another picture of me wearing Almond & Honey Base.  

What color is your favorite?