Do you prefer a Matte or Dewy foundation finish?

I personally prefer a matte finish. My T-zone can get really oily at times so I feel like it's better to be maintain a matte look. Here I used MAC Prowear in NW45 with a combo of  Per-Fekt Beauty Decadent skin perfector. I combat oil with Kett Sett - No-Color Setting Powder & MAC Blot Film!

One of these days I plan on going "Dewy" ...maybe summer. 
I think if I spray some Fix+ or Charge water on my face, it should do the trick.

Do you prefer a Matte or Dewy foundation finish? What foundation do you use?

FOTD: Cat Eyeliner & Glossy Plum Lips

Photos don't do this look justice! It was amazing up close. *SIGH* This is the look I wore to my bf's friends b-day. I was totally unsure what to look to do but I knew I need something simple with little touch ups.
The main products used was:
Maybelline Eye Studio™ Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
BarryM 3 N 1 Mascara
Faceatelier Lip Glaze-Shiraz
I used my Eve Pearl 104- Eyeliner brush to draw that perfect cat eye flick! First starting at the edge then bringing it inwards.
What do you think of this look?

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Nail Of the day: BarryM Instant Nail Effects

I remember when this product first came out UK bloggers were going crazy! It sold out in stores immediately. As a Canadian blogger I was super jealous that I couldnt get a hold of it here. Now I finally got a bottle and I'm in love!!!!

I layered it over a robin egg blue nail polish. This picture was taken after 5 days of wear!!!

You have to have a certain confidence when wearing this polish because people will stare LOL!
This polish dries to a matte finish but I decided to put two coats of a clear polish to seal it in. I can't believe how long it lasted.
How do you feel about BarryM Instant Nail Effects Nail polish?

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How I keep moisturized in the winter- MAC, Gerber & Dermaglow

I cant believe I haven't done a post like this before! Living in Canada comes with its ups and downs. This is how I'm battling the winter 2011:

For ALL over:
MAC Naked Honey Salve
Formulated from honey, organic beeswax, sunflower oil, and other natural ingredients, this rich honey-scented and flavoured salve instantly moisturizers and helps recondition dry skin. Multi-purpose. Use everywhere.
I love this because its NOT greasy. I hate using products that make me feel like I'm putting petroleum jelly all over my body. This can used alone or combined to seal in moisture.

Elbows and in between fingers
Gerber Grins & Giggles Moisturizing Stick

Soothes dry, chapped skin

I got this at Big Lots in USA. I know its for babies   I love the fact that its small & lightly scented! I bring it everywhere because it`s not messy.

Arms & hands:
MAC Mineralized All Over Lotion

A moisturizing lotion for face and body formulated with M∙A∙C's exclusive diamond-infused Charged Water technology. Silky and smooth in application, dynamic in action: Fast-tracks hydration to quickly restore dry skin's natural balance. Lightweight, and free of fragrance, mineral oil, and colour. Use alone on face and body or blend with pigments or foundations to sheer out application. Good for all skin types.

This product is AMAZING!  Super Hydrating. Yes its $29.50 each but a little goes a long way. This is a product that I can use alone and not have to worry if I`m ashy a few hours after.

 Dermaglow Hydration Fix 

Whether your complexion is dry, oily, or somewhere in between, this serum corrects dehydration by delivering an intensive dose of moisture. The result is skin that’s supple, youthful and radiant. 

This is a Canadian product. I can only use in the winter because its thick!  Perfect Barrier to defend your face from the harsh winter weather.

Have you tried any of these products?

Do you want to win a $100 gift certificate from

Hey Girls!

I recently got a cool email from informing me that they have a $100 gift certificate giveaway going on!

All you have to do is go to their contest page - and enter the contest by putting in your name & address. In box labeled "Where did you find us" input Spiced Beauty. If you win you get an extra $25.00 for putting in my name..So a $125.00 total gift certificate.

You can use that towards a Clarisonic Mia and pay less than $50.00!!


This giveaway is for Canadians only. $25.00 gift card GIVEAWAY!

Believe it or not Valentines Day is around the corner. I want to help you look your best. I'm giving away a $25.00 Gift Card!

LuLu*s started with the vision of providing the latest for the fashionably hip along with providing exceptional value, quality, and superb customer service. We welcome you and hope that you visit often. We add new, great items to our website every week!
This giveaway is not only for the people who are going out for valentines day.. But the timing is perfect, so take advantage of it :)

These are some of my picks from their website!

Moon Terrace Creme Dress

Hibiscus Melody Red Dress

Twilight Serenade One Shoulder Dress

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January 31, 2011

FOTD using Barry M Cosmetics!

This is a simple look for my movie date to see Black Swan. Since I have a lot of Barry M goodies, I decided to test some of it out. Girls..everything I used was soo pigmented! Products like these just make you fall in love with makeup all over. Haha! I know it's weird but my "junkies" exactly what I mean.

Here is what I used:
  •  Barry M Dazzle Dust in 44 (Bronze)
  • Barry M Lip Lacquer Pencil Crayon 2 (Cherry Red)
  • Barry M 3 N 1 Mascara
 I need to spotlight the Dazzle Dust & Lip Lacquer because there GORGEOUS. Please click the pictures to see these in HD.
I generally never touch a lipstick with sparkles because they look "gritty'...but the lacquers are smooth & glossy. I want every color!

What do you think of the look?

As most of you can see from several Canadian Bloggers BarryM may be coming to Canada. So support the moment and Like this BarryM page!

Winter 2011 Blog Sale - LOWERED PRICES

I really need to have this blog sale to free up some space in my room. Make up is taking over!! 6 traincases, 2 medium sized clear drawers... I won't even go on. I will just conclude with I need to get rid of some of these stuff....ASAP
I ship to Canada and US.....if your from another country msg me
Your purchase must be a minimum of $10.00
USA shipping is $5.50
If your CDN and out of GTA/Toronto message me for shipping rates
If you're in GTA we can maybe meet up to save shipping cost
Paypal or Online Interact money order ONLY
EMAIL: jenn (@) spicedbeauty (dot) com
I'm not responsible for the package once it is sent out...
FREE gifts in all packages <3

MAC Liquidlast Liner Molten Sol
Swatched x1 on back of hand
Mini MAC LIPGLASS Delicate Crush SOLD

Various MAC Lippes
 Left to Right:
Nice Mix up $9.00, Roman Holiday $8.00, Style Warrior $10.00,
Lustre White $7.00
 See Thru Lip Color in Secret Crush SOLD

Brand New Jessie's Girl Bejeweled Eyeshadow Quad 432A-1
I have no idea how much this should go for $3.00 or Best Offer

Are you ready for M·A·C Wonder Woman Collection?

M·A·C Wonder Woman
Available February 10, 2011 through mid April, 2011

 For Spring 2011, take a trip to Paradise Island with a legendary line up of super-sized Mineralize Skinfinish, bold Eye Shadow quads, Pigment, Opulash, Lipsticks and oversized Lipglass, jumbo-big Powder Blush and Penultimate Eye Liner, Nail Lacquer and Lash inspired by the larger-than-life Bold Babe. Dashing and dazzling, the iconic super heroine reminds us that inside every woman is a Mighty Aphrodite full of courage, confidence and charisma. Kaboom! Mission Accomplished!

I love the packaging and colors in this collection. These are some of my favorites:

Russian Red Intense bluish-red (Matte)
Golden Lariat True coral with fine gold shimmer/Soft
suntanned bronze/Soft gold with fine shimmer
$35.00 U.S./$42.00 CDN
Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold
$21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN
Obey Me True red
$14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN
Rapidblack True black
$18.50 U.S./$22.00 CDN

Have you seen the collection yet? What do you want?

OOTD Easy and Simple for only $10.00

This outfit is so simple but soooo cute! For years I would never wear t-shirt..long story but off the shoulder shirts were my thing.

On one of my many trips to Stitches.. I found this top. It's actually made of a light sweater material! So it's perfect for Fall & Winter...After going to the cash with 3 items I realized everything in the store is 50% off.

What I'm wearing:
Long grey Pocket tank- $1.50 from Stitches
Studded Off the Shoulder top- $2.00 from Stitches
Long wing necklace- $2.00 from Stitches
2 finger ring- $2.00 from Sirens
Tights - $2.50 from Stitches

That's a $10 outfit ladies!
 Loves it! What do you guys think about the prizes?

Make up Inspiration- Nicki & Rihanna

Rihanna face looks amazing <3 I don't like Nicki's lashes but that glitter link is hot!

Try Something new: Sephora Dry Oil

My BF gave me a Sephora card for Christmas, so on boxing day I decided to use it :) 

I got my first Dry Oil from Sephora. In store I had no idea what benefits it had..LOL. I just knew it smelt good.

What it is:
A lightly scented, deeply moisturizing oil for the body.

What it is formulated to do:
Excellent for those with very dry skin or those who don't want to wait for a moisturizer to be absorbed, this dry oil mists a light, hydrating veil onto skin. It absorbs immediately with no sticky, oily residue. 
 This spray is everything it claims to be! I love the fact that I can spray it and it smells like coconuts.. not rubbing alcohol with a tint of coconuts. Look at the picture I sprayed it and rubbed my arms together and it dried instantly.
It also has Jojoba oil. Here are the benefits:
  • Provides all day moisture – jojoba oil doesn’t evaporate like water based moisturizers can.
  • Very stable – jojoba oil does not become rancid or lose antioxidants even after long periods of storage.
  • Spreads well and absorbs well.
  • The organic variety is free of pesticides, GMOs, and is sustainably farmed.
This is a definite recommend :)

Have you tried a dry oil before?