Marcelle Cosmetics Favs: Hydra-C Ultra-Light Matifying Fluid & Soothing Cleansing Water

As a Canadian Beauty Blogger I love highlighting Canadian beauty products. Marcelle is not a stranger to Spiced Beauty! I've been blogging about them since early 2010.

It is been a pretty "hot" fall and I'm still OILY!!

Lovely Isabelle from Marcelle read my mind when she sent me the Hydra-C Ultra-Light Matifying Fluid!

Since I don't wear foundation daily I really needed to invest in a GOOD matifier!

I remember when I tried it out the first time. For some reason I thought it would be dry like a primer but it wasn't. It was wet! I freaked out! Within seconds it dried to matte finish.

Definitely a recommend if your a oily blogger like myself LOL

Good Stuff: The formula rich in antioxidants, vitamins C, E and B5, aloe vera and cucumber extract. 
Last but not least Marcelle Soothing Cleansing Water!

I wear liner & mascara daily so removal is a serious issue for me.. especially after a LONG day!

This was my first time using Cleansing water and I'm a fan. I'm so surprised how water can clean off all my makeup even the waterproof stuff!!

I don't have to rub my eyes profusely like the oil based removers. It`s funny but once the oil gets into your eyes..its over..

My method - I soak a cotton pad with Soothing Cleansing Water and saturate it on the lid. If I have more time I do a extra foam cleanse, if not, since its a soothing water I just go to bed.

Good Stuff: Rinse-free formula that micro-emulsifies impurities and waterproof make-up without irritating skin, gentle for even the driest and most sensitive complexions.

Waterproof eyeshadow
Interested in any of these products? 
You can shop Marcelle on-line.

Time with Mommy at Mc Donald's #EqualCanada #CBias

Every weekend my mom and I go shopping, so I felt like this was the perfect time to go to the newly renovated Mc Donald's in my area.  Odd fact we only have three Mc Donald's in my city!
I wish I could have taken a picture of how nice it was inside but it was packed!! 
*NOTE* to self- NEVER go to Mc Donald's during lunch time its madness.
After sitting down and waiting for the line to calm down, we got up and ordered. Our Cashier was very sweet but new. Luckily he had the manager there helping him with our order. Before we ordered I showed the cashier two coupons that I received from the Shes Connected Conference for a free oatmeal & coffee. 
My mother wanted her coffee black. I asked if they had packets of Equal Sweeteners to go with my tea. The manager looked at me awkwardly and replied "We don't have that".

So of course I followed up with "What low calorie option are available? ". Spenda was there ONLY option. As you can see in the picture above. We didn't even receive the pack of Spenda which was offered to us.

I really think that Mc Donald's should offer different brands of Sweeteners to their customers.
They offer variety on their menu, so a sweetener like equal would fit right in!
Overall my mom enjoyed her oatmeal & coffee.
I took this picture, so I could admire her nails <3

Did you know that using equal instead of a four teaspoons of sugar each day will reduce your calorie count by 20,440 a year? That's insane!

Check out the Equal Canada Facebook page. and follow them on Twitter @EqualCanada.

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias

Mary Kay Limited-edition Redefining Elegance Nail Lacquers

I can't tell you how excited I was when I got this collection in the mail. 
The nail transition has started!
Bye bye neon brights! Hello rich elegant hues!
Mary Kay has come out with a sophisticated Limited-Edition Nail Lacquers just in time for Fall 2011. 
This was my first time playing with Mary Kay polishes and thankfully I'm pleased!

Check out the new colors from the line:
Lavish Sable
 Plush Plum
Gold Leaf  

Each shade costs $10.00 and are available until December 15, 2011.

3 words to sum them up:
  • Creamy 
  • Pigmented 
  • True to Color


Last but not least my Fall Mani <3 using Lavish Sable!
I'm in love!

Which one is your Favorite?

IMATS Toronto 2011 is almost here!!!

Can you believe that in a little over a month IMATS Toronto 2011 will be here!!
IMATS will be November 12 & 13 at the Toronto Congress Centre. This will be my 3rd time going and as usual I'm sooo excited to be spending a day with MUA's, bloggers/vloggers and beauty lovers.
If this is your first time going, check out my TIPS page, coverage of 2009 and 2010.

The two day schedule is out!
Will I see you at this year's IMATS Toronto?

Fall Beauty 2011: Red Lip Edition MAC, Revlon & Face Atelier

Can you believe that Fall is already here!! Good Bye Shorts! Hello Scarves!

Instead of moping around, I'll share my favorite red lips for the season.
MAC Rebel

Face Atelier Revenge

Revlon Wine Not
 Which one is your favorite?

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil - Must have!

In my past August Favs post, I noted the It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil as one of my must haves. Not a day goes by that I don't have it in my purse. I have thick black brows and it works without being ashy and chalky.
Brow Power™ Universal Eyebrow Pencil with Brow Enhancing Technology transforms and adjusts to all brow hair colours. The oval shaped tip creates the most natural looking, believable brow and is perfect for both thin and thick brows. The long-wear formula is waterproof & smudge-resistant. It Cosmetics Exclusive Brow Enhancing Complex uses a patent-pending blend of cutting-edge ingredients to target the look of brow hair loss, and helps restore your brow hair follicles - promoting the look of healthy hair growth and health.
Side 1:                                                                               Side 2:

Brow Break Down:

Consistency/Color Pay off:
The pencil glides smoothly across my brows every time.

If you're in Canada this pencil can be bought for $24.00 on the shopping channel.
Pricey for some but if your like me (black thick-haired brows) it's hard to find a pencil that isn't too light/dark.
Totally worth it!

Brow without the pencil:
YES I know I was due for the threading appointment! 
Don't Judge me! Haha

with the pencil:

  • Found in Canada 
  • Paraben-free, Non-comedogenic, Hypo-allergenic
  • Waterproof, Sweatproof and Smudge-Resistant
  • Universal shade adjusts to all skin tones and hair colours
  •  Small enough to be put in your purse
  • As I stated before the price is an issue for some.
This pencil is amazing! Just look at my after pictures: Not only is it a perfect match but it softens my brow color as well. If you're looking to invest in a pencil that will do EVERYTHING you want it to, get this!

Winner of the Ottalite Giveaway!!

Thank you to all the ladies who took the time out to enter my giveaway. I know it was not the traditional "enter me" but it's good to switch it up sometimes. Picking a winner wasn't easy.. I basically choose someone who went above and beyond the call.

and that person was....
Polish Fiend!

Polish please email me your address. Also ladies click the picture for a detailed look at her makeup collection!