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Veet Canada Giveaway!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Have you checked out my Veet Easy Wax Electrical Wax post yet?
Do you want to try one? 
GIVEAWAY TIME!
Package contents:
- Veet Easy Wax Electrical Wax
- Veet High Precision Facial Wax
- Veet Hydro'Restor Hair Removal Cream
- Veet Ready-to-Use Wax strips for Face & Bikini
- Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips.

You will be ready for spring in no time!


 Rules:
Must be Canadian  resident
Must be a Spiced Beauty follower
Must be 17+

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CoverFX is Launching on The Shopping Channel this weekend!

Friday, April 27, 2012

This weekend CoverFX will be launching on the Shopping Channel.
Once of my favorite makeup artist, CityLine beauty expert Derek Selby 
will be demonstrating the Power of CoverFX.

Last year, I had the privilege of having Derek do my makeup. 

If you don't already know Cover FX was the very first make up brand I used in school. 
The line is very diverse and suitable for all skin tones ranging from porcelain to ebony.


Want to purchase but don't know what color you are?
Check out the chart below:
FYI- I am a B45


If you missed Derek on The Shopping Channel, check him out at the Bay (Bay&Queen) May 10.


Colored Denim is back!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I remember rocking my first pair eight years ago.
Ugh...I sound old!
Anyways they are back and hopefully here to stay.

My favorites are the "stretchy" kind. You know the ones that don't feel like they are cutting off your circulation.

I wore my favorite pair on a date to the museum with my BF. YES.. That's a REAL dinosaur in front of me.

From my experience H&M, Marshalls, Winners and Forever 21 have the best fit for all body types.

Do you like colored denim?

Veet Easy Wax Electrical Roll on Kit

Monday, April 23, 2012

Veet has come out with an awesome new product that will make your life much easier. Possibly eliminating your time at the spa... which may result in you having more money for the finer things like sandals and accessories.


Veet Easy Wax Electrical Roll on Kit.
Claims: Convenient & easy.
My kit was specially designed for the arms & legs. 
Experience:
I thought the set up was easy and clean. My only issue was the warm up time. The set up time on the information sheet stated 20 minutes. I had to wait double the time for the wax to become fully "melted' the first time.
If you are in a rush remember the setup time will vary. 
It could be a 10 minutes or more for warm up.

Once I got it going, It was smooth sailing. The wax was a great constancy.. not too stick or thin. The best part was the fact that it didn't hurt. When you are at home you can do everything at your own pace. In other words you do want you can depending on your pain tolerance.
I have a very LOW pain tolerance so that is a big pro.

Overall I would recommend this product to any lady who is new to at home waxing.
If you have patience for the warm up, I promise the wait is worth it.



Would you try out this product?

21/04/12 Beauty Blog Link Love

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Check out these "Lust, Caution" inspired custom OCC Lip Tar mixes on My Funny Valentine, packaged with a lip brush applicator!

Phyrra does a wearable bright pink video tutorial with BftE Cosmetics.

A product that applies like a gloss, wears like a stain, and pH-adjusts like a grade school chemistry experiment is too good to be true - right? Find out if it is (or isn't) on theNotice.

With spring in the air, it's time to invest in a gorgeous coral lipstick! Amy Antoinette reviews the beautiful new Clarins Joli Rouge Pink Coral Lipstick.

Is OPI Just Spotted the Lizard really a dupe fore Chanel Peridot? Read polish insomniac's post to find out!

Prime Beauty tests out Laura Mercier's Limited Edition Belle Nouveau, a "new beautiful" diversion from the neons so popular this spring.

How do the Sleek Eau La La Eyeliners hold up against other famous brands, like Urban Decay and MUFE? Musicalhouses puts them to the test, and pits them against each other!

Ever undertaken a seemingly hopeless hunt for that elusive limited edition product that you just had to have? Lydia proves that good things come to those who wait after finding Guerlain's Cruel Gardenia Meteorites Illuminator.

Tracy at Beauty Reflections finally has Mediterranean light every day thanks to Guerlain Meteorites Perles d'Azur by Emilio Pucci!

Take a look at BUXOM's new Color Choreography Eye Shadow in Tango over at Makeup, Beauty and More.

If there's anything better than new Dior lipstick, it would be new Dior lipstick and nail polish! Join Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed in admiring the beauty of the new Dior Addict Extreme Lipsticks and Colour Blocked polishes!

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Want to update your hair colour this spring? Miss Beauty Nerd is giving away two Nutrisse Mousse Nourishing Colour Foams for wannabe redheads and blondes!


Garnier Nutrisse Mousse- Nurishing Color Foam (Guest Post)

Friday, April 20, 2012

I was recently sent the new Garnier Nutrisse Mousse to try out.
I don't dye my hair so I ventured out into the bloggersphere to find a candidate.
 Check out Anna's review on the Nurishing Color Foam.
This coloring foam is enriched with triple fruit oils: avocado, olive, and shea.
It's said to nourish while coloring and I really believe that, keep reading!


It's a no stress/no mess application process and extremely easy to use.

This coloring kit includes:
a liquid to foam developer (A)
a liquid to foam Colorant (B)
Avocado, Olive & Shea Oil Conditioner (C)
a Foaming Pump (D)
and PVC-free gloves (E)

I was very surprised at how easy the foam is to use!
I like the pump better than the brush and mixing bowl application, because it's less messy and easier to handle.
The other benefit is that in 25 short minutes, you have fully colored hair. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was at the salon for 3hrs coloring and cutting my hair! I sat under the blower for 45 minutes!!

Another pro about the Garnier Nutrisse Mousse is that it doesn't stain your skin! You should have seen my mothers face during the application process, brown foam was everywhere (my fault, of course)! But it came off with such ease. I didn't need to use baby oil, or makeup remover, or any other product. The color came off just with water!

I really love the smell of the conditioner, it's so delicious and left my mothers rather dry hair quite soft and silky. As I was rinsing my moms hair of the color, I could feel a difference in the texture of her hair. As far as I'm concerned, this coloring foam really nourishes the hair.
All in all, this was a very good experience. Mom isn't one to dye her hair at home either, but now she's asking me to use this foam on her roots when the time comes. We'll see, Mom!

So beauties, tell me! Do you use at home box coloring? I'd love to hear stories, the good and the bad!

*This is a guest post.
 

Kate Lipstick Collection from Rimmel

Monday, April 16, 2012


I know that you ladies have seen these lipsticks in your local drug store. Liked the colors and wanted to try them. Finally I have a review and swatches that can help you decide.

Kate Moss has created her first ever lipstick collection for Rimmel London. With a breakthrough formula featuring the exclusive black diamond pigment complex, the lipstick reflects like never before creating gorgeous tones that make you look, and then look again.

LIPSTICK BREAKDOWN
Consistency:
This lipstick applies best on moisturized lips.

Price:
These lipsticks range $4.99 to $5.99. Great price for drugstore lipsticks.

Color Pay-off:

**The color (12) probably shows up differently depending your natural lip color**.

Lipstick applied with no lip balm underneath.
Clear gloss applied over the lipstick.
Overall this is a gorgeous color for spring!
I prefer a coat of clear or a similar colored gloss on top for a pop.

If you see these in the drug store, I'd advise you to pick up one and try it out.

Would you rock this color?

Biore Girls Night In!

Friday, April 13, 2012

A few weeks ago, Biore gave me the opportunity to host a Girl's Night In at my house. This was the first event that i've hosted at my house in 20 years! I was nervous but it ended up going really well.
The night consisted of cupcakes, facials, manicures and fun. The lovely ladies of Spa Party worked their magic on us while we watched the latest episode of Fashion Star!
Aren't these cupcakes gorgeous! 
My number one weakness..next to make up and clothes of course.
I've been using Biore for years. I love the new packing revamp because its modern and simple. 
Also the color coding system depending on skin types is straight forward.

Deep Cleansing (blue), Complexion Clearing (orange), and Make-up Removing (pink).

One of  my new favorites is the Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser. 
Every lady had the opporunity to use it and raved how soft it make their skin feel after.
 
Speaking of facials.. I documented the process Jennifer from Spa Party did on the lovely Rina. 
Her skin is flawless!

She used the Make-up Removing towelettes to get off any dirt, oil or make-up off her face.
The Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser was rubbed on in a circular motion all over her face.
 Avoiding her eye and lip areas.
The Complexion Clearing Warming Anti-Blackhead Cream Cleanser was
 put on her face in the same method as the balancing cleanser.
She then laid a warm cloth on her face and gently wiped off the cleanser.
 Lastly, she finished with a toner & moisturizer.

If you haven't tried the new Biore products, I suggest that you visit your local drugstore soon. I know the range is tailored for "20 somethings" but it can be used on any skin type.

Each lucky lady walked away with their own goody bag and a cupcake. 
Thank you Biore for showing us a good time!

Murad Vitalic® Regimen Energizing Pomegranate Skin Care

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I love good skin days. They make me feel like I can conquer anything. 

I'm always self conscious when I have blemishes.
 I feel like everyone is watching me.
Yes... I'm a bit dramatic but I know that someone out there knows how I feel.

I have been using the Murad Vitalic® Regimen Energizing Pomegranate treatment for almost three months.

Keeps normal/combination skin in perfect, beautiful balance with Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser, T-Zone Pore Refining Gel and Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer SPF 15.
  •     Evens oily and dry zones
  •     Clears clogged pores
  •     Invigorates tired skin

The whole line was great but two key items in the line worked exceptionally well for me.

Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser & Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask.

I made a regime of using the cleanser once every other morning. I think that's the reason why my 90 day treatment has lasted so long.

Why you need it:
Cleanses and tones to revitalize skin in just one step
The Pomegranate Exfoliating Masks are generous. I use them twice a month. To save product, I use half of one package every two weeks.

Why you need it:
Antioxidant-rich mask restores, revitalizes and balances combination skin

That picture was taken this month and my skin is still glowing!

I'm ready for Summer :)



Accessorize with Mizoutlet

Monday, April 09, 2012

I refuse to leave my house without accessories on.
Whether it be bangles, a watch or earrings.
 If I don't leave home with it, I feel naked!

Finally I found a place online that I can shop for cute items online for less.


Have you heard of Mizoutlet?
Largest selection of Costume Jewelry, Cosmetics & Affordable Accessories all under $5.00 at mizoutlet.com.
This season is all about the bangles.
You can layer them or wear them chunky.
Each of these bangles were a $1.00 except the one on the top right that was $2.00.

When it comes to bangles the more the better.
Each one of these were high quality and had a great design.

Ardell Eyelash Remover $4.99
i ENVY Remi eye lashes $2.99
Floral Mirror $1.49

Are you a bangle wearer? 
 

Beauty Blog Link Love

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Beauty's Bad Habit Blog goes a little wild with her loud and proud 80's inspired make-up look!

Musicalhouses takes a look at Sleek Blush by 3, the three-in-one blush compact that's set to be a hit!

Phyrra builds, swatches, and reviews her own Build Your Own Palette by Urban Decay!

This week at theNotice, Rae talks Viva Glam - but she's not alone. Don't miss her Viva Glam V swatches, FOTD, & review, and be sure to check out the shade on the rest of the Lipstick Bandits as well!

At Musing on Beauty, Mariella falls in love with Nars Radiant Tinted Moisturizer - a first for a foundation addict like her! Find out why she's liking it so much.

The Pink Sith weaves a fairy tale around Rouge Bunny Rouge Color Burst Lipstick in Word Of Mouth, but is it a happy ending?

K from Beautifully Addicted To has a go at her first BB Cream with Missha BB cream.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed takes the Essie spring collection out for a test drive - will the delicate lights and vibrant brights help bring on the warmer weather? We can only hope!

Looking for the perfect ballerina pink lipstick? Amy Antoinette has found it with L'Occitane Pivoine Delicate Lipstick.

Need some help with your shadow blending? Kajal Couture shares her fave blending shadows that help achieve a perfectly blended eye look.

Is Tracy at Beauty Reflections turning into a gloss girl? Check out her Sephora Volume Booster Gloss Serum review.

At Eyelining Obsessions, Claire explores her love/hate relationship with Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation.

Has Shannon at Lipstick Musings finally found the perfect eye shadow in Fyrinnae's Te Amo? Stop by for swatches and an eye of the day and see what you think!

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Make up Forever recently launched the Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick line! Do you want to try one? Visit Spiced Beauty to win.


Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Giveaway!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

If you been under a rock and missed my Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural post, go check it out now.

This lipstick is amazing! It incorporates everything that a lipstick should be: moisturizing, pigmented, long lasting but NOT over powering.

Are you tempted to get your hands on it yet?

If so, guess what...

I'm giving away a brand new tube of N37.
N37- Iridescent Icy Coral



Rules:
MUST be a Google Connect Follower of Spiced Beauty
Must be 17+
 Must be a resident of Canada, U.S.A or U.K to enter.


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Mary Kay: The Art of Nature Collection Lip & Cheek 2012

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

 Mary Kay has slowly moved into being one of my top five favorite brands. 
I admire their quality and ability to come out new eye catching products.

This Spring they came out with a fun collection called The Art of Nature.
 With the limited-edition* The Art of Nature Collection, important fashion elements of abstract art meld with the latest innovations in nature-enriched beauty.
One of my favorites from the line is the Dual Lip Glaze.
Comes in two different colors:
  • Warm Coral
  • Glistening Sands
Inspired by the calming gleam of the ocean, Mary Kay®
Dual Lip Glaze* instantly moisturizes lips with a high-
shine finish. Soothing botanicals like aloe, shea butter and
safflower oil glide on smoothly to soften and protect lips.
The unique tube-in-tube design contains a clear gloss in
the outer tube and rich colour in the centre. To release
maximum shine and colour, squeeze the tube from the
bottom centre.
 Glistening Sands is currently my everyday lip glaze. 
Why?
  • I don't need a mirror to apply it. 
  • Its not full of glitter or sticky.
  • It looks good with every look
  • Very moisturizing.
SWATCH:

I also found the Natural cheek tints interesting!
Two Colors:
  • Pink Pearl
  • Sheer Copper
Capturing the breathtaking beauty of coral reefs and
earthy tones of the canyon, Mary Kay ® Natural Cheek
Tint* offers a lightweight, bounce-to-the-touch formula
that glides on smoothly and effortlessly.
At first glance they look like powder..right?
After playing with them look at the consistency!
Which product are you interested in?