Revlon: Do you match your Lips and Tips?

Have you ever matched your nail colour and lipstick before?

Revlon is celebrating its heritage of matching Lips & Tips with a fun activation on their facebook page encouraging others to share their photos of their Revlon Colour Authority paired Lips & Tips.

I thought it would be cool to get in on the action with my own Lips & Tips selfie!
I am rocking Revlon Nail Enamel in Fearless and Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rich Girl Red.

Love this colour and want to add it to your collection? 

Canadians! Save $2.00 off your next: Revlon purchase
Check out more Lips & Tips combos over on Revlon Facebook page!

Shiseido Ibuki Line Launches October 1

As I get older, skin care is very important to me. My goal is to have perfect skin. Yes.. a pimple or two many shine through but I'm more confident with blemish free skin.

Back in the end of August, I got my hands on the Shiseido Ibuki line.
Ibuki builds skin’s inner resistance for consistently beautiful skin now and for years to come. Our exclusive technology super-hydrates cells and enhances the skin’s resistance to harsh elements. The result is smooth, ready-for-anything skin with a healthy, more radiant glow.
 I've used the line in the past but never really stuck it out for more than a week. Nothing against the line- I just have so many products that some items get put on the back burner.

This time, I promised myself to stick with it straight for four weeks. As a beauty blogger, that's like light years!

The line features two cleansers, a softener, three moisturizers and an eye cream. The products can be grouped into two different skin care categories- Normal/dry & oily.

My skin type is normal but sensitive.
My winning combo:

Gentle Cleanser $25 CDN
A little bit goes a long way. This cleanser is gentle but lathers up quickly.
An extra gentle cleanser that lathers quickly into a rich foam to remove impurities and harmful excess sebum without stripping away skin’s essential moisture.

Softening Concentrate $30 CDN
This is like a toner. I use a cotton square and apply this all over.
By supplying skin with generous moisture, this deep-infusion formula helps deliver immediately effective ingredients into the skin for a softer, smoother feel.
Formulated with PhytoResist Complex which boosts skin’s strength to resist problems.

Protective Moisturizer $52 CDN
Probably the lightest moisturizer out of the bunch. I just dap it on and then rub it all in. It has SPF.
This multi-action daytime formula with soft reflecting powder intensively corrects the appearance of unevenness such as visible pores, breakouts/blemish marks and skin roughness by building skin’s strength to resist problems. Renews the skin surface to reveal an incredibly smooth, uniform texture, providing lasting hydration.
Formulated with PhytoResist Complex which boosts skin’s strength* to resist problems.

One tip I'll give anyone starting a new skin regime is to start with fresh skin. For the first two weeks- I wasn't receiving the maximum benefits from the products because my pores were clogged!  I got a deep exfoliating facial. After that I personally thought the products worked better with my skin.

The only con I have about the products is that they do have a light scent. Nothing over powering but I just want to put it out there for anyone who is sensitive about scents.

Overall, I would definitely recommend these products to anyone looking to get their skin back on track. My skin looks healthy and I'm now prepared for winter!

Flare Trends Shopping Event at Markville Shopping Centre

It's been a while since I've been to Markville Shopping Centre but I'm happy I went. It's gorgeous! They recently did a $111 million dollar revitalization! Yes $111 million dollar facelift! Markville Shopping Centre introduces new designer brand retailers and all over luxury.
With over 250,000 square feet of commercial space re-merchandized with high-end brand-names, Markville has welcomed Zara, Zara Kids, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Coach, Loft, Aritzia, Express, Sephora, Little Burgundy and Browns, with Victoria's Secret and PINK opening soon.
To celebrate the re-launch of the new Markville, the Centre partnered with one of my favourite Canadian Magazines Flare. Tomorrow- Saturday, September 28, shoppers are welcome to attend the Flare Trends Shopping Event! 

What is it? 
A day full of style consultations from a Flare stylist. 
There will be makeovers & exclusive in-store offers. 

Centre Court, lower level, entrance #10
11:00am to 3:00pm

I was lucky to be VIP at their shopping event on Wednesday. 
So many cute Fall inspirations!
Check them out:

What type of ring do you want?

Everyone wants one of those engagement rings that you fall in love with every time you see it! C’mon! It will be on your hand everyday for years. Plus it’s one of the first things that you see went you meet/greet someone.

Some girls like to be surprised but there are some like me-who are so picky and just know exactly what you want. Sometimes you have design in your head but can’t find it in stores. Frustrating! I know. What if I told you that you can design your own ring. Yes! With no hassle.

All you have to go is get your significant other to check out Anjolee. What are you in love with? 3-stone engagement rings? Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings? What about my favourite Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings With Side Accents! They have it!

The site features drop down menus starting with:
Jewelery Collection > Total Carat Weight > Stone Shape > Setting type

I should also add they have yellow gold, white gold & platinum. If you receive your item and your not satisfied. They have a great 30- day policy “If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return any item in its original condition within 30 days of receipt and we will gladly provide a refund, replacement, or an exchange. All customized orders can be returned for full refund within 30 days of receipt.”

Happy ring hunting!

*This is a sponsored post*

ELLE Canada: Beauty Box

Look what I got in the mail! 
The ELLE Canada Beauty Box!

This box was full of must haves for Fall 2013.

In my box:
  • Cover girl Clump Crush Mascara (I recently finished mine- Good to get a fresh bottle)
  • Pantene Expert Collection Shampoo and Conditioner sample
  • Coupon for a shaver + products
  • Crest 3D white Strips sample - Two hour express
  • Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Resolution Complex sample

Want to be considered for future boxes? 
Registration is open now for their Spring 2014 box!

Don't be left out! Sign up now for your chance to be selected:

Also check out their largest issue ever in-stores now! With Katy Perry on the cover.
The October issue of ELLE Canada is available for the special price of $2.99.

RiRi Hearts MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in RIRI WOO Pictures + Swatch

I need more lip pencils in my life. 
Especially when they are as amazing as MAC's Pro Longwear Lip pencils. 
Probably one of the best formulas out there!

In the RiRi Hearts MAC collection, RiRi Woo comes in the form of a Pro Longwear Lip pencil.

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil
RIRI WOO cool red cream
SRP $21.50 US/$25.50 CDN

A new generation of longwearing lip pencil technology. Glides on fluidly and adheres instantly. Defines the lips with an instant release of rich, saturated..colour. Pro-longs the hours between re-application. Transfer proof.
RiRi Woo Lipglass (top)
RiRi Woo Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (bottom)

RiRi Woo Lipglass on top of RiRi Woo  Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

Are you getting Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in RiRI Woo?

Available in M·A·C Stores September 26, 2013
Available online September 30, 2013
Available in all other locations October 3, 2013 – October 31, 2013

RiRi Hearts MAC Eye Shadow Palette Her Cocoa Palette Pictures + Swatches

I love Rihanna's make up looks. She usually wears a lot of golds with a bit of bronze to make her eyes pop.

Her effortless look consists of gold on the lid. Bronze in the crease. Shimmery highlight and matte gold in the inner eye.

So it's not coincidental that she created a MAC palette which has all the colours you need.

Perfect neutral palette which can be used for every season. Not just Fall!

Eye Shadow X 4
SRP $44.00 US/$52.50 CDN

No Natural Light:

With Natural Light:

(left to right)
No Natural Light:

With Flash:

This palette is a must have!

Available in M·A·C Stores September 26, 2013
Available online September 30, 2013
Available in all other locations October 3, 2013 – October 31, 2013

RiRi Hearts MAC RiRi Woo Lipglass Pictures+Swatch

I was so excited when a few items from my RiRi Loves MAC wishlist showed up at my door today!

I've been drooling over this whole collection! 
There is something for everyone.

Since the collection comes out in stores on September 26- I thought it would be a great idea to 
swatch the products for anyone who is unsure what they should get from collection. I hope my post will give you some idea on how the products will work with your skin tone.

One item which I couldn't wait to rock was the Riri Woo lipglass.
RIRI WOO Lipglass
$16.50 US/$20.00 CDN
Colour: cool red cream (cream)

Lip Swatch
Ririwoo lipglass
I know this is an initial reaction but the formula is moisturising, pigmented and gorgeous!

Will you be adding this to your list?

Available in M·A·C Stores September 26, 2013
Available online September 30, 2013
Available in all other locations October 3, 2013 – October 31, 2013

Kerry Washington at the Emmys Rocking Hourglass Cosmetics

Loved this nude look that the gorgeous Kerry Washington rocked at the Emmys.

Nude is definitely in for the Fall!

She's is also wearing one of my favourite makeup brands Hourglass cosmetics. I was sent this breakdown and I know that someone may want to recreate the look!

Prime the skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, and follow with Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in warm beige. “I’m really impressed with the airbrushed finish this foundation creates,” says Gonzalez. “And I really don’t need to use powder anymore.” Conceal any imperfections with Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in honey.

Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette.

Apply the mauve shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition to the inner corner of the eyes and the lids, and the eggplant shimmer shade to the outer edge of the eye and beneath the bottom lash line. Blend the two shades together. Apply Ardell Natural Lashes in 110, line the eyes with Hourglass Script Precision Liner in Jett, and finish off with three coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.

Apply Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light on the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. Apply Lancôme Blush Subtil in Sparkling Rose to the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temples.

Prep lips earlier with Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil for superior hydration. Apply Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Truth, a beige rose, for the finishing touch.

Fall Lip Inspiration Light-Medium-Dark

Fall is here and it's coming fast and furious. I honestly felt that we didn't have a great summer in Canada but I totally made up for it by jet-setting to the Caribbean. Totally worth it. 
Now I'm back to deal with the cold.

I've said this plenty times before but I love Fall makeup. I think its the lips!
My favourites range from red to a deep wine.

Here are examples of the perfect Fall red for various skin tones.

Megan Fox

Kim Kardashian

Nicole Scherzinger 


Jessica White


Which lady is rocking your favorite Fall colour?

Sole Society now ships to Canada!

Another USA based website now ships to Canada ($9.95 shipping & Handing)!

Sole Society: Must-have style, amazing prices

top handle satchel
Comes in three colours: Red, Black & Light Taupe
Currently on sale for now $33.47
Out of 19 reviews this bag has received 5 out of 5 stars!
Classic top handle satchel with adjustable, detachable shoulder strap and top zip closure. 
Features exterior zip pocket. Dust bag included.
  • Material: Faux Leather
  • Dimensions: 9"H x 12W x 5 1/2D
  • Handle Drop: 5"
  • Strap Drop: 22

This purse is extremely well made. Nothing I expected to get from quality bought from the internet. I've been using it for over two months and I can tell you it's sturdy. You will definitely get a lot of compliments with this bag!

 I also got these really cute sandals which are no longer on the site but are 
comparable to these cute shoes.

Do you shop for shoes & bags online?

Make Up For Ever: Foundation Nation Event

I was so happy when I saw the invite for Make Up For Ever's Beauty Blogger brunch event. As a woman of colour, I know how hard it is to find the perfect foundation. I honestly feel like it's always a never-ending battle but that is slowly starting to change.  

Most women of colour have to deal with skin issues such as discolouration. Which can make it difficult to find a good foundation.  When you have five different tones on your face,
 which tone do you match to?!

Did you know that 73% of women have problems with finding right foundation. 
That means that more than half of us are walking around with the wrong foundation!

At the event, we had the opportunity to speak to the amazing Troy Jensen about our skin issues. Troy has worked with many celebrities to give them their signature look. 

Like Kim Kardashian's smoky bedroom eyes. 

Troy gave me tips on how to get the perfect skin tone as a woman of colour. 
Guess what the secret is!! 

Colour correctors. 

Not specifically the ones the greens and lavender(for me) but one that has an orange in it! 

After the event, there were make up artists there to give us our own private foundation makeover. I loved the fact that I was given my own skin profile card to take with me! The skin profile card went over crucial things such as my skin type, my skin tone, my skin undertone and camouflage options (if I needed). 

For anyone that's interested, 
I was recommended the MUFE 5 Camouflage Cream Palette- No. 4 - for dark skin tones.

Each cream corrector was labelled by number. 
Here is what was specifically used:
  • 20 under my eyes
  • 22 like darker areas like around my lips
For the whole face- Pro Finish in 177 was used.

I should also add that this look was done with their new artisan brushes! 
Which are so soft. I will have a separate post on them soon.

Do you have a Sephora store near you?
If so, stores cross Canada are holding educational events from September 19 to October 6 to help you solve your biggest foundation challenges.Experienced make up artists will be on hand to give you a complementary 15 minute foundation lesson to empower you to put your flawless face forward.

For more info on Foundation Nation: or follow us on Twitter @MAKEUPFOREVERCa