Spiced Beauty 600+ Followers Giveaway! CLOSEDDD

As promised here is another great giveaway for you all. These are actually back ups which I probably will not get to...sooo why not give it away to my amazing readers. All of your great comments and support is the reason why I continue to blog  <3
My 2 year bloggerversary is coming up in Dec :D So the giveaways will keep on coming!

You can win 3 brand new limited edition MAC products!
  • MAC Slimshine in Gentle Simmer
  • MAC Dazzleglass in Roman Holiday
  • MAC Iridescent Powder in Belightful
Contest rules:
* This an INTERNATIONAL contest!
* One Winner will be chosen
* You must be a follower of my blog
* You must be 17+

Contest ends: November 21, 2010 @ 12:01 AM

* Don`t forget to press submit to make sure your info goes through!

My Nail Army: OPI, China Glaze & Color Club

It took me years to form the perfect nail army. I was a victim of chipping and smudged nails after my mani's but now I'm saved!

First I start with Color Club nail polish as a base coat.
After applying my color, I seal it with China Glaze No Chip Top Coat. I this a durable top coat that lenghtens my nailpolish wear.
Lastly I spray my nails with OPI Rapid Dry. This makes them dry much faster!

So that is my routine! What is yours?

How I get long luscious lashes! What is your favorite mascara?

Ever since I was 13 years old I was obsessed with lashes. I got my free AVON mascara and never turned back! I have to add that after 12 years of mascara wearing I still have healthy, full & curly lashes that I'm not embarrassed to sport with without mascara as well.

I personally like layering my mascaras. It's a process that starts off with a light coat of a lengthening mascara. My current choice is CARGO 3 Triple Action Mascara as a base coat. I let it try fully then I apply two coats of Marcelle Power Volume Mascara. Lastly finish off with CARGO 3 Triple Action Mascara on the tips.

It's a tedious process but I achieve lashes that look exactly like falsies! So my question for you is do you layer your mascaras?

The Marcelle Mascara was sent to spiced beauty for review purposes. I wont the Cargo mascara in a contest.

Upcoming Toronto Events:The National Women's show

I often get asked what events are going on in Toronto. So I will start profiling them on Spiced Beauty. If you have a beauty/fashion event you would like posted email: jenn (at) spicedbeauty (dot) com


This November 5,6 & 7 is the The National Women's show. The ultimate girl’s day out!

Shop ‘til you drop at over 450 exhibits and find everything from food and wine sampling, fashion shows, celebrity guests, free makeovers, health, wellness & beauty secrets, cooking demos, home renovation advice and travel ideas!

The show is divided into the following zones: Fashion & Style District, Beauty & Wellness, Fitness, Travel & Leisure, World Of Taste and the Business & Career Centre.

I'm going on Friday and I will surely be in the Fashion & Style district covering the event! Hope to see you there : D

Does E.L.F Brush Shampoo stand up to the test?

During one of my trips to Winners I found the E.L.F Brush Shampoo for $2.00! So I had to try it out on my brushes.

An anti-bacterial brush cleanser for thorough cleaning in-between makeup applications. Disinfects brushes to provide a fresh and clean application every time. Washes away traces of dirt, makeup, oil and debris from your brush while conditioning the hair to provide a clean and soft application for every use.

I decided to use one of my orange stained blush brushes. It is soo hard to clean white bristles if you don`t have the right tools.

Cleanse brush regularly by massaging a small amount of the shampoo with water and working it through the bristle from the base of the brush outward.
Rinse thoroughly and gently squeeze out excess water. Reshape the bristles and lay flat on a clean cloth to fully dry before next use.

WOW!!! The brush is really clean. Honestly it looks better than how it was when I used my QUO brush cleaner.

This E.L.F Brush Shampoo gets a definite recommend from me :)

FOTD: No Make up Make up look

As promised here are some  pictures with my bangs and FOTD. One of the first looks I learned in school was in "no make up make up look". I swear in class I always thought I would never use it.. but visit your favorite store and you will see a least one poster with a fresh faced model. My teacher told me that if you can prefect this look, you can build a whole career on it!

My essential no make up look included:
***You can also wear foundation if you want a flawless base, I chose not too"
Concealer- Cinema Secrets palette in foundation palette 11(Cover those under eye circles!)
Mascara- 2 coats of Cargo triple action
Brows- Brow Gel
Blush- Optional but it gives a warm glow. I used MUFE (not shown)
Lips- Annabelle espresso lipliner & MAC stealing kisses lipglass
 This lipglass is my favorite! Perfect for my No Make up Make up look :)

 I can also part the hair in the middle for a cute look... I look 17 in this pic LOL

How do you feel about the No Make up Make up look?

I got BANGS!!!!

I did it yesterday! I'm so happy I decided to try something new :) Also I think the cut makes my hair look much more shiny and healthy!

I didn't show my face because I did a no make up FOTD which I will post tomorrow.

23/10/10 Link Love

Phyrra's Indie Spotlight for October is with Amy of Sugarpill Cosmetics!

Check out this great Splurge vs Steal over at Prime Beauty. Cindy did a look with both palettes--can you guess which is which?

Sophie shows her amazing Sleek Makeup prize package that she won, lots of goodies included!!!

My Lips But Better swatches MAC's upcoming holiday collection, A Tartan Tale.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed checks out new products from Olay Regenerist and wonders if they will be as popular as the last one!

Sarah from IHeartCosmetics shows swatches of her collection of Korres Colour Cherry Oil Lipgloss.

The Lip Print discovers a cheap and cheerful treat for shoppers on a budget.

Eyelining has a look at a rather pretty multitasking marvel from Rituals.

Amy Antoinette organises her makeup collection and showcases her new dressing table.

Has Emma finally found her HG foundation? Head over to BirdsDecorateBranches to see if YSL Teint Resist might just be yours too!

Pink Diva's Beauty Spot loves all of the pink beauty products for Breast Cancer Research month. Check out some of her favourites.

Retrodiva checks out Annemarie Borlind to see if going natural is possible with oily and breakout prone skin.

TheGlossGoss reviews her Haus Of Gloi haul. Halloween themed products -- perfect for the Autumn season!

theNotice takes an early look at Clinique's Strawberry Fudge Holiday 2010 collection (yes, with swatches) and loves it!

Good bye Neutrals, Hello Drama! Jenn spices it up over at Spiced Beauty.

Jeweled Thumb shows evidence that makeup is magic!

Pink Sith says you can't put a price on FEELING pretty. Come find out why she thing Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Compact is the bee's knees!

Are you made for 'Fire and Ice'? Over at The Glamorous Gleam, Mz. More compares the legendary Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire and Ice to other red lipsticks in her collection.


Audrey Dao has 2 giveaways going on for the month of October. Check them out now before it's too late....

Mein link: Win a basket full of beauty products from Boot's on Beauty Woo Me.

Daily Polish celebrates reaching the 1 year mark of daily posts of new polishes and manicures with a giveaway where the first prize is worth over £200!

Jellyminx has a spooky giveaway, enter before it closes on Halloween!!

FOTD- Bite of an Apple Blush & Wicked Ways lipglass

Forgive me I can't remember who it was but they asked me about these products on WOC. These were both great buys and as I said in my previous post this collection was worth getting!

The full look
Eve Pearl liquid eyeliner
Cargo mascara

Bite of an Apple Blush

Wicked Ways lipglass

Very quick and easy! I love how the glasses and lippy match but more importantly how white your teeth look with it on :)

Is this a lipglass that you would purchase?

CSN Stores Kathy Ireland Clutch

If you girls remember a while back I held a CSN stores giveaway. 
To refresh your memory CSN Stores has over 200 amazing online stores where you can find almost anything you need like cheap bedroom furniture! 

I've been adoring the Kathy Ireland by Murval City Chic handbag collection.
These bags are gorgeous and perfect for a night out.

My favorite is Kathy Ireland by Murval City Chic Quilted Faux Leather Bicolor Clutch in White / Black
 I would pair this with a pair of heels & a super cute back dress :)

Loveee it! What do you think of the bag?

Woo I won a huge Eve Pearl giveaway!

I won a amazing twitter giveaway from makeupbyrenren.
1. HD Dual Foundation (Dark) – $54
2. Salmon Concealer ® MC (Dark) – $35
3. HD Dual Pressed Powder (Dark) – $42
4. Eye Palette– Diva Eyes – $40
5. Blush Trio (DARK-Sultry Cheeks) – $36
6. Smudge proof Liquid Eyeliner (BLACK PEARL) – $26
7. Mascara (LUSH LASH) – $22
8. Lip Color | 208-Cherry Cola – $24
9. Kohl Lip Pencil & Brush Combo (CARAMEL) – $18
10. KOP Lip Gloss Combo – 104-Moonlight Kiss/Stardust – $28
11. Angle Brush – $25
12. Allover Eye Shadow Brush – $18
13. Smudger Crease Brush– $18
14. Liner Brush– $15
15. Spray Bottle– $3
Other than the foundations which will be going into my kit.. what do you want to see swatches or HD pictures of?

I want to thank you 600+ followers on Spicedbeauty

I'm SUPER excited to be at 600 followers. I just want to say thank you and hello to my new followers!

As I always I am open to suggestions an tips on how to make Spicedbeauty better.

Please introduce your self below and leave your blog, so I can check it out :)

P.s I have a small giveaway in the works for you all coming up!

MAC Warehouse Haul Fall 2010

Hey ladies!

I'm sooo behind on this haul! Last month I got the opportunity to attend the MAC Warehouse Sale with another blogger. I kept my haul simple :) I only bought a few items for myself, a few bloggers & most importantly my 2 yr bloggerversary(in Dec).

Lets get started..
MAC Dazzleglass in Roman Holiday & 2 lipglass in Stealing Kisses.
I loveeee Stealing kisses. Perfect WOC nude (swatch below)
I've heard something about rave reviews about MAC Honey Salive, so I had to get one.
This product is light and perfect for giving instant moisture!

I also got MAC Mineralized All over lotion.
I have 4.. This is a great lotion to keep in your car & office.
Light scent and not greasy.

I got the holiday pigment set. 
Jardin Aires, Rushmetal (already have),copperized, Museum Bronze & Reflect Gold
I'm really excited to use Reflects Gold :D
MAC liquidlast liner in Molten Sol
It's hot but for some reason I'm not 100% about it anymore

PhotoRealism MAC Quad
I love these!
I also got some lashes & Highlight powders which I forgot to take pictures of.

What product from my haul would you like to try *wink*?

Fab Red Lips on ANTM

They look gorgeous! I seriously wish that ANTM told us what colors they use.

Bangs Inspiration: I really want bangs!

I think I'm going to do it! Something different to end off 2010. Im going on the 21st of October, so I'll be sure to take pics!

FOTD: Wannabe Drama Queen Using Fusion of Color

This is my second look I've done with Fusion of Color pigments. FOC mineral powder is made of natural minerals with natural healing properties that beautify and protect your skin. This is the only mineral make up brand I use because of there pigmentation and color selection.

I called this look Wannabe Drama Queen because I always wear neutral looks and this is very different for me..lol. Off topic: I really like how this picture came out.

I used 3 colors to achieve this look:
Luminous in the inner corner
Copper Plum on the lid
Black in the crease
Here is a close up of my look :)

Check out: Fusion of Color

Disclaimer: These samples where provided to me by Fusion of Color.

FOTD: My new easy look

My new easy look is quite simple! I would explain it as neutral with a kick :) The kick is colored liner..

I work early like 8:00am so days when I feel like wearing makeup,I need a effortless look which requires no touch up.

I used a black eye liner to create a winged tip on my upper lid. Personally for weekdays I feel liquid liner is the best. It's quick and USUALLY can be done without mess. My favorite picks are Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner & Eve Pearl Smudgeproof eyeliner.

Then I follow up with 2-3 coats of mascara. Sometimes I mix Mascara because I like the combined look. My favorites are Cargo triple action mascara & the new Marcelle Masacara.

On my bottom lid I use MAC Rave pearlglide eyeliner in Rave. I love this purple!! The staying power is amazing. Sometimes I add white eyeliner to my waterline depending on how much time I have.

To finish it off I always highlight my inner corners using Smashbox Eyebeam double extender brightener. This is amazing.. I haven't had to buy anything else after this.

I hope this post is descriptive enough. Feel free to leave me any questions you have :)