But I wanted Ombre Hair!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Last week Sunday (Thanksgiving) after ogling over ombre hair for hours I made the decision to visit my local Beauty Supply Store. I knew exactly what I wanted BLOND!

One thing to know about me is that I'm usually a NOT risk taker. Basically I'm the "analyzer" of my friends. The one who over thinks and gives out rationale advice...*Raises hand*

So, buying a lightener was a HUGE thing. I went back and forth with myself for hours after buying the dye. My biggest fear was what if It came out hideous!!
As usual my BF assured me that everything would be ok. I'm not sure if he really agreed or was just being comforting! LOL
My goal was the copper not the super bleached ends. 
I felt like that would look best on my skin tone.

BEFORE:

AFTER:
Its crazy how a little copper can look so great!
 Different lighting

I kept the bleach in for 45 mins. 
I really should have keep it in longer but I was scared LOL

Next time I'll go MUCH lighter :D

Payless ShoeSource Fall 2011 Collection

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Remember in May when I attended the Payless ShoeSource Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Preview ? I was given a sneak peak at the Fall 2011 Collection. I can't explain how hard it was not to post the pictures for you all to see *covers eyes*. I'm OBSESSED with those cobalt blue & leopard heels!

Enjoy Ladies!


Which one is your favorite?

The Body Shop: Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation Line + Mature skin pictures

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A few weeks ago the Body Shop came out with Extra Minerals Virgin Line. At least 75% of their product range contains Community Fair Trade ingredients or accessories. Amazing!

Check out the three foundations:
  • Cream-to-powder mineral foundation contains pure minerals and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil for an immaculate, matte finish.
  • This moisturising fluid foundation contains ultra-fine minerals and extra virgin olive oil. It gives light to medium coverage with an immaculate, dewy finish. 
  • This featherlight powder base gives a radiant, natural-looking finish and can be built up for extra coverage. It is non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin.
I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to try out the line in the darkest shade. I have a slight amount of red in my undertone, so the color was not 100% perfect.
Luckily I had a client who was going to an event which skin tone suited this color precisely! 
She has perfect, wrinkle-free skin in her 50`s and only needed a light to medium coverage.
I love the dewy finish and how great this foundation looks with flash.

Happy to have these products added to my kit!



22/10/11 Beauty Blog Link Love

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Polish Insomniac shows off her favorite manicure to date!

Can you believe that Fall is already here! Check out Spiced Beauty's favorite red fall lipsticks!

Midnight Violets gives us the low-down on some of the  great nude palettes available at the moment - comparison included! 

Being bored watching Loxy play Shooty-Town led Gouldylox to this helpful discovery. It'll all make sense and help your super-short nailed ladies look amazing when you click here

Want big Bambi lashes? Amy Antoinette reviews Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara.

Miss Beauty Nerd features a lovely blusher from Iman for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  

Get full lashes that last throughout the day with L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara, as reviewed by My Lips But Better.

Being an international jet-setter just became a little easier. See how on the Perfectly Imperfect Beauty Blog.

Phyrra shares her Hacks! Cheats for blending eye shadows.

Krasey Beauty has the scoop on the new, the awesome, Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit!

K from Beautifully Addicted To gives you her opinion on MAC's Purple Majesty nail polish.

Kajal Couture reveals whether the $35 Boscia Black Mask is better than a $2 face mask. 

Anita compares the new Mac Lighstcapade MSF with the old, prettier version over at Pleasureflush.

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The National Women's show DISCOUNT coupon!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I was approached by the The National Women's show to give out my own personalized discount coupon! How exciting is that :D If you haven't been to the Women's show before check out my previous post for some background info.

So print, share and take this wth you to the show!

Marcelle Cosmetics Favs: Hydra-C Ultra-Light Matifying Fluid & Soothing Cleansing Water

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

As a Canadian Beauty Blogger I love highlighting Canadian beauty products. Marcelle is not a stranger to Spiced Beauty! I've been blogging about them since early 2010.

It is been a pretty "hot" fall and I'm still OILY!!

Lovely Isabelle from Marcelle read my mind when she sent me the Hydra-C Ultra-Light Matifying Fluid!

Since I don't wear foundation daily I really needed to invest in a GOOD matifier!

I remember when I tried it out the first time. For some reason I thought it would be dry like a primer but it wasn't. It was wet! I freaked out! Within seconds it dried to matte finish.

Definitely a recommend if your a oily blogger like myself LOL

Good Stuff: The formula rich in antioxidants, vitamins C, E and B5, aloe vera and cucumber extract. 
SWATCH:
Last but not least Marcelle Soothing Cleansing Water!

I wear liner & mascara daily so removal is a serious issue for me.. especially after a LONG day!

This was my first time using Cleansing water and I'm a fan. I'm so surprised how water can clean off all my makeup even the waterproof stuff!!

I don't have to rub my eyes profusely like the oil based removers. It`s funny but once the oil gets into your eyes..its over..

My method - I soak a cotton pad with Soothing Cleansing Water and saturate it on the lid. If I have more time I do a extra foam cleanse, if not, since its a soothing water I just go to bed.

Good Stuff: Rinse-free formula that micro-emulsifies impurities and waterproof make-up without irritating skin, gentle for even the driest and most sensitive complexions.

SWATCH:
Waterproof eyeshadow
Interested in any of these products? 
You can shop Marcelle on-line.




Time with Mommy at Mc Donald's #EqualCanada #CBias

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Every weekend my mom and I go shopping, so I felt like this was the perfect time to go to the newly renovated Mc Donald's in my area.  Odd fact we only have three Mc Donald's in my city!
I wish I could have taken a picture of how nice it was inside but it was packed!! 
*NOTE* to self- NEVER go to Mc Donald's during lunch time its madness.
After sitting down and waiting for the line to calm down, we got up and ordered. Our Cashier was very sweet but new. Luckily he had the manager there helping him with our order. Before we ordered I showed the cashier two coupons that I received from the Shes Connected Conference for a free oatmeal & coffee. 
My mother wanted her coffee black. I asked if they had packets of Equal Sweeteners to go with my tea. The manager looked at me awkwardly and replied "We don't have that".

So of course I followed up with "What low calorie option are available? ". Spenda was there ONLY option. As you can see in the picture above. We didn't even receive the pack of Spenda which was offered to us.

I really think that Mc Donald's should offer different brands of Sweeteners to their customers.
They offer variety on their menu, so a sweetener like equal would fit right in!
Overall my mom enjoyed her oatmeal & coffee.
I took this picture, so I could admire her nails <3

Did you know that using equal instead of a four teaspoons of sugar each day will reduce your calorie count by 20,440 a year? That's insane!

Check out the Equal Canada Facebook page. and follow them on Twitter @EqualCanada.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias

Mary Kay Limited-edition Redefining Elegance Nail Lacquers

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I can't tell you how excited I was when I got this collection in the mail. 
The nail transition has started!
Bye bye neon brights! Hello rich elegant hues!
Mary Kay has come out with a sophisticated Limited-Edition Nail Lacquers just in time for Fall 2011. 
This was my first time playing with Mary Kay polishes and thankfully I'm pleased!

Check out the new colors from the line:
Lavish Sable
 Plush Plum
Gold Leaf  

Each shade costs $10.00 and are available until December 15, 2011.

3 words to sum them up:
  • Creamy 
  • Pigmented 
  • True to Color
WITH FLASH

NO FLASH

Last but not least my Fall Mani <3 using Lavish Sable!
I'm in love!

Which one is your Favorite?

IMATS Toronto 2011 is almost here!!!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Can you believe that in a little over a month IMATS Toronto 2011 will be here!!
IMATS will be November 12 & 13 at the Toronto Congress Centre. This will be my 3rd time going and as usual I'm sooo excited to be spending a day with MUA's, bloggers/vloggers and beauty lovers.
If this is your first time going, check out my TIPS page, coverage of 2009 and 2010.

The two day schedule is out!
Will I see you at this year's IMATS Toronto?

08/10/11 Link Love

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Phyrra disseminates this month's Independent Spotlight about the darkly delightful Distorria and Detrivore Cosmetics!

Love all things Urban Decay? Check out their 15th anniversary palette, at Krasey Beauty!

Excited for October 31st? Musicalhouses shows you her Halloween cobweb nails and her Halloween red and black eye look!


Do you have all you need to complete your fall nail wardrobe? Polish Insomniac breaks down the FingerPaints Fall Fashionista Collection.


A beauty junkie in London shares what's in her travel make-up bag.


The Beauty Spot goes for a very untraditional Disney inspired look!

Mehak from Peachesandblush has over fifty MAC lipsticks swatched on her blog. Which one do you love?


Benefit Cosmetics is launching a false lash range, and Addicted to Beauty can't decide which of the 9 styles she likes most.

Jonesing to buy loads of new makeup without the wallet to back up your wants? Gouldylox suggests checking out this 27 piece kit that is actually worth it.



Miss Beauty Nerd discovers three new lip balms almost good enough to eat (as her kitten will attest)!


Looking for silicone-free hair products? Tracy at Beauty Reflections finds a great silicone-free hair serum, PHYTO Phytokératine Serum!

Sherrie from Mirror, Mirror On The Wall Reviews Elemis's New Melting Cleansing Gel.




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theNotice: a beauty blog just turned four - and Rae's hosting four colour-coded week-long giveaways to celebrate. Check out this week's nude giveaway to win five tubes of her favourite lipstick formula!


Anita is celebrating 200,000 pageviews by giving away a gorgeous Laura Geller blush over at Pleasureflush!

Fall Beauty 2011: Red Lip Edition MAC, Revlon & Face Atelier

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Can you believe that Fall is already here!! Good Bye Shorts! Hello Scarves!

Instead of moping around, I'll share my favorite red lips for the season.
MAC Rebel

Face Atelier Revenge


Revlon Wine Not
 Which one is your favorite?