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Showing posts with label spicedbeauty. Show all posts

It's my four year blog anniversary!

I can't believe it's been four years already!

Honestly, time flies by so quickly. I started this blog as something to do (to improve my writing). I would have NEVER known that it would have gotten me some of the most amazing opportunities. Whether it was sitting front row at World Mastercard Fashion week or having dinner with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann of OPI Products Inc. I'm beyond blessed to say that this is something I do and love. Thank you all for commenting, reading & sharing each and every post I do. You're not obligated to do it but you do it.

2013 is my year to make Spiced Beauty a better/stronger beauty outlet.
One day, I dream that I can take this further and maybe it can be my full-time job but I know we all have to start out somewhere. To celebrate I will be having a few giveaways this month from some of my FAVOURITE companies that I have featured this year.

As usual, I am open to hearing about what you want to see more from me?
Do you want more outfits? Makeup looks? Lifestyle posts? Swatches?
Whatever it may be please let me know below.

To conclude all I have to say is Thank you!

Maybelline Super Stay 10 Hour Stain Gloss in Refreshing Red Review

I can't believe that two years ago I would not be caught dead in red. I felt like it made me look to "old".

Now that I reflect back, I think I was wearing the wrong shades. Since you all asked for my favorites I will start highlighting them. Maybe I will inspire someone to go out and buy their first red lipstick. Let's get started  with one of my favorites Maybelline Super Stay 10 Hour Stain Gloss in Refreshing Red!

The Maybelline Super Stay 10 Hour stain glosses comes in 10 different shades. Ranging from brown to red. The finish is very different compared to your typical lip stains because they are moisturizing and glossy.

Great for anyone who wants to try to find their perfect red because they are buildable.

Think about it this way: One swipe of color suitable for the office. While three swipes of color is suitable for a night out.

In this picture I was wearing three wipes of color. The formula is very light and has a pleasant smell.

 Overall this Stain Gloss is at the top of my list because of its versatility. You can eat, drink, talk you head off and the stain will still be there once the gloss is off. Perfect for someone like me who has to run to meetings and often forgets to apply before I go.

Are you feeling this red?

Marcelle + NYX Matte Lip Cream + Self portrait

Hey Ladies!

It's been a while since I've done a self portrait. Believe it or not, I'm holding the camera with my right hand. I've perfected this because nobody has the patience to wait for me to take the perfect "shot". After 20 pictures this one was my favorite!

I'm not sure if you can see my clothing but I'm rocking my favorite Jessica Simpson denim vest with a long black tank.

I need to highlight my "Canadian eyes":
Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner - Midnight Black
Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara - Black

Marcelle (Canadian brand) has great EXTREME black liners and mascara.

I've been obsessed with reds this year. I think I should do a post on my favorites soon. Here I'm rocking NYX Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo.
I bought it at IMATS Toronto last year for $3.00.
If you are a matte lipstick wearer, I'd definitely recommend these.
Soft, creamy & long lasting.

Would you be interested in a favorite red lipstick post? 

M•A•C Bloggers Obsessions Video

It's truly my dream to compose/edit a video which is full of makeup and such rich insight. Long story short, if you all don't know... half of my day job (9 to 5) is being a Director, Editor, Producer, Camera Woman and Photographer. While the other half is being a Digital Media and E-Business Specialist. Cool right.. but I love the beauty/fashion world. Making videos like this.. that's my DREAM!

One day hopefully I obtain my goal and spend my days doing something which involves makeup and fashion.

Im So Vain Toronto event pictures

As a Toronto beauty Blogger, I was invited to attend I'm So Vain Toronto. It was a vanity event with the main focus on showcasing the latest services and procedures out there. The concept was a open environment with companies ranging from lash extensions, nails, teeth whiting and makeup touch ups. 

My favorite part was the social media lounge. 
It was a great concept for spreading for the word on I'm So Vain TO.

Check out the pictures from the event:

 Diet Coke Beauty Boost Truck

Update: SigmaTravel Kit giveaway +Milestone + Leave your link

Hey Ladies,

Sorry I took so long to announce a winner. I choose one a while back but they didn't follow the rules. Here is the new winner. I took screen shots, just to show that everything was chosen fair and square :)
Congratulations Sher!
I will be emailing you for your mailing address!
OMG! I now have 1,200 followers. Wow! 
That is amazing. I'm so thankful for your follows, comments and suggestions.

I do not allow links on my blog but in this post please leave your blog link.
Google connect doesn't always show if your follower has a blog.
I want to check them out or follow, if I can!