Naturalizer and Dress for Success: FREE shoes Giveaway!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I hope that headline got your attention. I'm soo excited to be working with Naturalizer and Dress for Success!
Dress for Success was created to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Naturalizer shoes give women the incredible combination of style and comfort that lets you live your life and love your shoes. They believe that every woman should live life to her full potential, which is why they are proud to support an organization like Dress for Success. The organization fights for many of the same values that Naturalizer and their consumers hold dear, including helping women live their life to the fullest.

*************GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!*************
Rules:
Must be a Spicedbeauty.com follower
MUST BE CANADIAN

Prize Details:
The winner of the giveaway will receive a gift code to use on Naturalizer.com to select the pair of shoes that they would like to receive. This code will cover the cost of the shoes, tax and shipping so that there is no cost to the winner and no credit card information is required.

Please note: Naya, a specialty brand of Naturalizer, and Naturalizer boots are excluded.
How to Enter:
From September 29-October 2, Naturalizer will donate $1 from every shoe or handbag sale – up to $20,000 – to one of three Dress for Success programs – and you can help decide how the money will be used by CLICKING HERE to vote for a program that inspires you the most.

Once you have voted come back to this post with your:
GFC NAME
EMAIL
PLUS THE ORGANIZATION YOU CHOOSE


Ends:
October 3
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FOTD: Smokey Purple look with the L’Oreal Color Infallible Eye Shadows

Monday, September 26, 2011

A few weeks ago I entered a L'oreal contest with this look.
I didn't place but I still think this look is fab enough to feature on my blog.
Especially because I don't do enough FOTD's... *covers eyes*

Look:

Colors used on eyes:

BREAKDOWN

Face:
CoverFX B45 Tintfx
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish

Lips:
Revlon Mink

Mascara:
Voluminous Lashes



Thanks for reading :)

24/09/11 Beauty Blog Link Love

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed revels in the luxury of lash extensions - come admire her fluttery lashes and find out what they have in common with Gremlins!

Christina Aguilera was the inspiration for the celebrity makeup challenge over at SocialiteDreams. Check out the recreated makeup looks and participate on the next celeb!

Addicted to Beauty gets fresh and fruity with her Strawberry Nail Art Tutorial.

Madame B Fatale finally continues on with her Decades Past series with a 70's inspired makeup look. 

From Benefit to Dior, theNotice has all of your new-product-needs sorted. Check out this week's recent launches, products, and deals!

Amy Antoinette reviews Topshop's new Smoke & Mirrors collection.

Midnight Violets shares some bargain brushes that have become a part of her everyday routine!

Kajal Couture shows you a cheap and easy storage solution for makeup and skincare that you use on a daily basis. 

Dollar store beauty - trash or treasure? Check out Confessions of a Glitterholic and you be the judge!

Is there a dupe for the new minty-blue shade from Color Club?  Find out in polish insomniac's Color Club New Bohemian comparisons and dupe search!

Still looking for the perfect red lipstick? Anita thinks she's found hers in Guerlain's Garconne Rouge G

Lydia from Perfectly Imperfect shares her daily beauty plan of attack and favourite products.

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Head over to Adorable On Your Vanity for a chance to win NINE amazing L'Oreal Paris Color Infallibe Eyeshadows

Phyrra is giving away the entire Madre Labs bath and body product line from iHerb!

Enter to win a chance to win a NEW Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pink Raspberry from the "Blushes You Can't Have" series on the Pink Sith Blog.  Giveaway ends September 30th!

Born Pretty Store Fimo Sticks Review

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I recently got the 100 pcs Cane Nail Art Fimo Fruit Shaped Stick w/ Cutter kit from Born Pretty.
If you don't know Fimo sticks are polymer clay that can be sliced and used as nail decoration. 

Look at the detail in the canes! 
In the kit:
100 fimo sticks
10x cutters
2x jewel empty boxes
1x glue

The Hello Kitty one is one of my favs of course :D
There is a spot on my thumb because a kitty fell off :(
Pros:
  •  100 different Fimo Sticks (variety)
  • Comes with empty jewelery box
  • Decent price
Cons:
  • The glue is not the strongest..
  • Some of the sticks are not my ideal choices (in my opinion)
  • It takes a while to get the hang of getting the "perfect slice"
Overall:
These are great if you're trying something new. If you can get the hang of cutting the sticks evenly & correctly... It's worth it.

Have you entered my OttLite Natural Makeup Mirror Giveaway?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hey Ladies!
This is a quick reminder that my OttLite Natural Makeup Mirror Giveaway ends on  
September 24.
Surprisingly, I thought the giveaway would been a bit more popular but I know people hesitate to enter picture giveaways. Natural light is good for Makeup Artist, Bloggers & Vloggers (filming at night or in a room with no windows)

All you have to do is email me a picture of your makeup organization set up to
jenn (at) spicedbeauty (com)

Here is an example of what you can send (if this is your set up). 
Simple.

So now that there is more clarification go and ENTER

Fall 2011 Beauty: Make Up For Ever Smoky Couleur Palette+ Swatches

Friday, September 16, 2011

Last month, Make Up For Ever released a Smoky Couleur Collection exclusively at Sephora. Thankfully I got my hands on one of the hottest palettes right now *Happy Dance* This palette has a strong emphasis on Jewel toned colors just in time for Fall! 
Smoky flirts with color with this limited edition palette that brings together the most beautiful, intense and smoky colors of the fall season. 
Isn't that palette Gorgeous???
Here are the colors which are included in this limited edition palette from left to right:
  • Matte Black
  • Deep Plum Shimmer
  • Metallic Navy Blue
  • Iridescent Peacock Green
  • Metallic Cooper
  • Metallic Taupe
  • Iridescent Yellow Beige
  • White Shimmer

I'm not one for brushes that come with palettes but these are pretty nice! 
There made with natural bristles, specially designed by Dany SANZ(Artistic Director for Make Up For Ever).
SWATCHES:
(Click the picture to enlarge)
Interested in this palette? MAKE UP FOR EVER products can be found exclusively at all 26 Sephora stores throughout Canada, as well as online at http://www.sephora.com/.

CARGO Voyages Gloss Collection Review + Swatches

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I recently received a CARGO Voyages Gloss Collection for review. I'm a sucker for cute packing & color stories, so these became my summertime glosses. I was able to bring these babies everywhere!
GLOSS BREAKDOWN:
Consistency:
These glosses are thin but smooth. 
Four out of five have micro glitter....which can be a pain for some.

Price:
This collection is $22.00 on ebeauty.ca.
If your Canadian divide that into 5 adding HST.. that comes up to $4.97 each.

Color Pay off:
These colors are very sheer **It depends on your natural lip color**.
I find that I have to do 2-3 applications to get some color pay off.

SWATCHES:

RECAP:

OVERALL:
My favorite colors are Tokyo, Paris & Serengeti.
Las Vegas is too light & Morocco is too glittery.

What do you think?


Do you change your fragrances each season?

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I don't!

I'm more of a Bath & Body Works kinda girl, so I basically buy what smells good. Of topic I love their sales! 

3 for 10, 75%-90% off and their freebies with purchases are my fav!



I will admit that I might indulge in a holiday collection or two but overall I don't retire scents.

What about you? 
Do you change your fragrances according to the season?

Beauty Blog Link Love 10/09/11

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Retrodiva is excited about the end of summer, but not all that excited about losing her tan. Find out what product she is using to keep that glow.

Midnight Violets shares her favourite new contour shade - great for those on a budget! 

Phyrra's Independent Spotlight for August is Silk Naturals. Learn all about Karen and her company.

Do the Cs and Ns and Ws of MAC shade names leave you feeling rather... dazed and confused? Then make sure to check out Rae's MAC colour system lesson to figure out how it all works!

Learn how to do a quick and easy DIY French Manicure from Audrey Dao!

Beauty Bloggers get to test tons of products each season. Ever wonder what they keep using after the fact? Gouldylox shares her favorite discoveries from the summer!

Lauren from Love Laugh Lauren shares the products that are currently in her makeup bag.

Daily Polish attends the global preview launch of Tom Ford Beauty in Selfridges and gets a makeover to boot!

Beauty's Bad Habit shows her intergalactic, galaxy themed glittery nails.

Miss Beauty Nerd test drives Benefit's They're Real Mascara - can they really compare to falsies?

Jellyminx goes on another swatching mission and shares her MAC eyeshadow palettes, all ten of them!

Madame B Fatale talks about her ten favourite products at the moment!

Want to 
get rid of puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles
around the eyes? Check out Kajal Couture's secret weapon eye cream!

Read Makeup, Beauty and More's take on the super affordable  ELF Studio Powder Brush.

If you love The Muppet Show, then you'll love this gorgeous theBalm Cast Your Shadow Palette which is all about them! Check out swatches over at Beauty Addict's blog!


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Want to win three nailpolishes of your choice? Mehak from Peachesandblush is hosting a international  nail polish giveaway!

Enter to win a mineral face package worth $30 from Purely Pleasures Cosmetics, ends September 11th!

Every girl needs a OttLite Natural Makeup mirror

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Every makeup artist + beauty junkie knows how important it is to have natural light/good lighting when doing your makeup. I remember my beauty days before I got my certificate.. doing my makeup before work in the bathroom.

WRONG move! 
It would usually end up with me spending more time wiping it off than putting it on. Those are the times I wish I had a OttLite Natural Makeup mirror.
Bring the accuracy and beauty of OttLite natural lighting indoors to help you apply makeup flawlessly for a confident look with no surprises once you go outside. The secret to the OttLite Makeup mirror is the precise blend of light wavelengths – OttLite® 508 Illumination™.
This mirror will help me:
  • On MUA shoots (indoor ones of course)
  • Filming youtube videos ( when the sun goes down)
  • Taking product swatches for the blog
Mirror Breakdown

Pro
* Dual sided mirror features 5x/1x magnification (Perfect for tweezing!)
* True to color tones
* Fashionable prints which can match any room
* Movable head
* One button touch to turn on

Con
$69.99 is pricey for some but trust me it's worth the investment!

These swatches were taken with the Ottlite mirror. Doesn't it look like I was near a mirror!

My favorite Summer Lipstick was MAC Romancin'

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The number one lipstick that stayed in my bag for the whole Summer was MAC's Romancin'.

Unfortunately it's no longer available since it was from the Adoring Carmine collection awhile back. I'm so happy I got my hands on it at the MAC warehouse sale.

Romancin' is a creamy magenta lipstick. It will work for every skin tone especially WOC because it's blue based.
                                                 That just screams summer to me <3
What was your favorite summer lipstick?

Fall 2011 Beauty: Annabelle Smudgepaint in Skyline Review

Friday, September 02, 2011

I've been on the hunt for a Navy blue eyeliner since I seen this picture of Rihanna.

Every product I used so far to get this look has been either too dark, light,dry or just plain ugly. 

I gave up recently until I got the chance to try out Annabelle Smudgepaint in Skyline!
 
Creamy gel-shadow + liner with a velvety smooth, crease free, smudge free texture that will survive anything life throws at you! Its long-lasting waterproof formula glides on easily for a mess free look.
Liner Breakdown:
PROS: 
Multifunction- can be used as a liner and "shadow"
Rich pigmented color
Creamy & easy to use
Pretty long lasting

CONS:
Some may forget to clean the brush because it's built inside the handle.

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Here is a picture of skyline. I didn't line my bottom lid heavily because I was going out to dinner.
Love this color on my skintone!

Ladies if you see these in stores.. pick them up!! 
I think these are definitely some of my Fall must haves.

Are you a fan of Navy blue eyeliner?