Foundation Series: Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation

I'm so excited to start my foundation series. At least once a month I will highlight a foundation that I truly love. Since I work a early 8-3 I don`t have time to put on apply weekends is my time to play. The first foundation I fell in love with was Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation in 178.

If you follow me on twitter you will constantly hear me fave about this product. Yes, its pricey for the drugstore consumer but its really worth it.

Here is a picture of me wearing MUFE-HD in natural day light. Its so easy to rave about this product with flash but natural light is where you get to see the true beauty! As you can tell there is NO white cast..

The formula is light and I usually apply it with a sponge or my Sigma F80. Lastly my favorite setting powder when I`m using it is MAC mineralized finish natural deep dark.

Here is a picture with flash. As you can see again, NO white cast. Also the foundation is blendable! In the summer I use it with a wet sponge to get light coverage.

Have you used Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation? What do you think?

Toronto Beauty Bloggers Step into Spring Event- 2011

Last weekend was the Toronto Beauty Bloggers- Step into Spring Event. The beautiful event location was donated by Kavita of Loki Salon. It's always a treat to talk make up with fabulous bloggers & make up artists from across the GTA.

Kudos to Farah for organizing another amazing event <3

This is going to be a VERY heavy picture post. ENJOY!

Loki Salon
Yummy Cupcakes!
Amelia- & Lena-
Several giveaways :D
Ande- & Farah
Mariana- / Ande Virginie/ Isabel/
Tamara Amelia
Virginie-, Myself & Isabel
Tess- Janella

Here are a few of my favorite from Joyce over at

Amazing swag from that day totaling over $500:
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Microdermabrasion and cold laser light therapy treatment at Fresh.Beautiful

Back in January I went for my first microdermabrasion and cold laser light therapy treatment at Fresh Beautiful. I was scared as hell but intrigued at the benefits that it has on various skin types.
fresh.beautiful: the skin studio is about providing a natural and non-invasive approach to cleaner, healthier and brighter skin. We focus on understanding your personal skin issues and determining its needs. Our end goal is to develop a special skin therapy tailor-made just for you.
I suffer from scarring on my cheeks from pimples... I'm lucky that I don't have indents but I wanted a clean even skin tone. Here is more on the process:
This process clears away the skins surface layer, revealing a new, brighter layer. This mild resurfacing of the skin has also stimulates the production of new skin cells. Then nurture your epidermis with cold laser light your skin, which protects, hydrates, and replenishes the skin. Laser therapy also allows Fresh Beautiful’s gel products to penetrate the deeper layers to stimulate, rejuvenate, and heal the skin. Reap the benefits of the combination of these two procedures and you will reveal brighter, healthier skin.
They have two locations: Ajax and Toronto. My treatment was with Lori in Toronto. Before anything started I explained my skin situation. I kinda feel bad because I asked so much questions. I feel like I overwhelmed her but it was best to know everything before I started the procedure.

Pictures from skin prep- microdermabrasion-clean off:

I have very sensitive skin, so some areas were tender...especially on my cheekbones. Lori was very careful to avoid those areas. Also she guided me through the whole process by telling me about the products she used and why.

Some people I talked to about microdermabrasion and cold laser light therapy told me that they had instant skin gratification. I didn't... It took me about a week to actually see results. I personally think it was because I went during a time when my skin was irradiated from a breakout.

Its April and I can tell you that my skin is 100% better. My random breakout are NOT as severe at all. Also my skin care regime works much better.

Ladies have you ever had a Microdermabrasion and cold laser light therapy treatment? If so, what did you think about it?

Wooo good skin week and no bangs

This is in no way shape or form a vain blog post.. If you follow me on twitter you will hear me ranting about my random acne which ruins my confidence from time to time.
Lately I have been noticing that my acne isn't as severe it was before... I think a good percentage has to do with my Microdermabrasion and Cold Laser treatment I got from fresh.beautiful in January. That is another blog post that I explain with pictures I got from my photographer.

African Black Soap 
My new skincare regime is African Black Soap, Body Shop Tea Tree Oil  & Moisturizer. Also I use Queen Helene Oatmeal mask to exfoliate. Please let me know if you want a review or even pictures of the products for reference.

My girls with skin issues know how epic it is to have a good skin I had to capture it. As for the hair.. I`m trying out a middle part. Right now I am hating it. I`m use to my comfort blanket of bangs.
Me in February 2011
Maybe Ill cut them back in time for summer!
Before I forget Hello to my new & old followers! 

Thank you for all your support!

CityLine Blogger Special + Tweet up

I had the chance to attend my first CityLine taping which was dedicated to bloggers like me! The audience was full of mainly on beauty, mom, decor and food bloggers. I was happy to see a few beauty bloggers I knew sitting in the audience.

I cant explain how amazing an experience it was..If you don't already know I have a diploma in Broadcasting-Film, Television and Film so, the organization and dedication of the show being put together was amazing. Definitely one of my dream jobs!

Here are some pictures during the show:
We were allow to tweet!!
The coolest part of the day was the tweet up at Ritz Carlton!! Yes Ritz Carlton in Toronto. The hotel is gorgeous! Such a huge treat.
The gorgeous Tracy's and the beauty bloggers!
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Check them out:
Jillo Jello: Batting a Lash
Farah : Faces By Farah
Joy: Makeup Junkie
Anita: Primped and Proper
Anjali: Rock That Look
Nancy: Nancy Power Makeup Artist
Michelle: Lipstick Rules
Tracy P: Tracy P Makeup

At the show we were given a huge bag of goodies. I had to highlight the stuff I'll be reviewing soon :)

SMALLEST HAUL EVER! MAC Warehouse sale Winter 2011

Hey ladies!

I'm late on my haul sorry.. This is like the worlds most pitiful Mac Warehouse haul. If you have seen my past Warehouse Hauls.. you know there always massive but this time.. meh. The prices were higher than normal and I just didn't feel inspired! Maybe it`s a sign that I am growing up.. LMAO

My main goal was to get pinky-nude lipsticks for spring. The first one that caught my eye was MAC Romancin! This color is gorgeous. Perfect for ALL skin tones. I`m so upset to hear that it is a LE lipstick. Hopefully I can find a dupe once I finish this one.
The second lipstick I got was MAC inner hue. This one is more of a coral.. I totally don't remember picking this one up..  Since its a lustre lipstick, goes on sheer and looks like lip gloss.
The last lipstick I don`t need at all! But who can pass up a nude from Estee Lauder. That gold tube..lmao I had to get it.
I was extremely happy to find this eyeliner. It not white but a pale yellow.. This color looks sooo much better on my skin tone because it`s not as striking as white!
Last but not least the gift pack! MAC mineralized lotion, boy bait cremesheen, mineralized foundation in medium deep & lashes.

So ladies honestly what do you think about the haul? What was your favorite item?

FOTD: Jennifer Hudson Inspired make up look using Annabelle Cosmetics

This look has to be my favorite look I have done this year. The main reason I think it came out well is because I had a lot of time to perfect it. I will admit as a makeup junkie I neglect a few brands, but after re-organizing my kit I found my Annabelle Cosmetics quad: Gold Digger, Metallic Meltdown, Bronzed idol and Snowflake.

Here is the look. I know it`s not an exact replica but you can tell I was defined inspired by the bronze, gold and red lips.

Random fact about me I love Jennifer Hudson! It`s not just because she has an amazing name :) But because she has been through soo much and always keeps on smiling. There is definitely a lot to learn from her outlook on life.
The funniest thing is that I wore this look to the mall and movies. Sometimes I feel that you should just dress up and feel fab for one questions asked :)
Ladies, What do you think about the look? Also do you have any other celebrity looks that I should try out?