Canadians Korres Canada wants to hook you up! (CLOSED)

Did you know KORRES was Chatelaine Beauty Award Winner for 2011.

KORRES is new to Canada from Athens,Greece and is now available in select Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada. Check out the location tracker. Made from naturally derived and organic ingredients KORRES is the perfect brand to introduce into your beauty regime for 2012.

KORRES Canada is offering a set products valued at $196 SRP to one Canadian Spiced Beauty reader!

*Rafflecopter screwed up on me. I will be contacting the people who entered previously 

How to Enter:
Must be a follower of Spiced Beauty
What is your favorite video on KORRES Canada?
  • In the Beginning
  • The Art of the Harvest
  • The Scientific Method
  • For the Love of Design
Comment Below with your favorite video & Email
Extra entry follow their facebook page:

January 31 @ midnight

Korres Body Butter is an office hit!

In each office everyone is known for something different. There`s the lady with the best candy at her desk and then there's me....the cream lady. If you come to my desk I have several different creams but one of them has them coming back. 
It`s Korres Body Butter in Lemon Basil!

Yes that my desk with the pear and water and no I didn't stage it..haha
A rich, luxurious cream enriched with shea butter and scented with the fresh scent of green spice and lemon zest.
I've been a big fan of Korres for a while. Dating back to the days when I use to cruise the aisles at Sephora. Truthfully the whole idea of Basil Lemon is not my ideal scent. I`m more of a sweet cream kind of girl but I was pleasantly surprised by this body butter. The Basil Lemon scent was not strong or overpowering. There was a great balance of both scents.

One of my coworkers was very impressed on how moisturizing it was without the greasiness. I think it's because of the great ingredients like sweet almond and sunflower seed oil.

Not only is this perfect for your hands. Its also great for areas that don't get a lot of love in the winter like your knees and elbows.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan  

I'm thinking about taking this tube home because I need it to last me through the winter.
Canadians did you know that you can get Korres at Shoppers Drug Mart?

Have you tried anything from Korres before?

Winter 2011 Beauty: CoverFX - MintTint FX Tinted Anti-Aging Lip Glaze+Swatches

First I have to thank Joy from Makeup Junkie for allowing me to try this out (won it in a giveaway). I fell in love with MintGlaze FX last Fall and finished my bottle in LESS than a month!

Now I have another bottle to burn through this Winter.. Let's see how long this one lasts!

MintTintFX has some amazing benefits for your lips:
  • Protective, volumizing and fortifying glazed tint to maintain youthful lips. 
  • Provides natural looking, non-sticky healthy tint. 
  • Contains lip freshening peppermint.
  • Pout perfecting tint that hydrates & softens lips.
This is such a soft and wearable lip gloss. I know the swatch looks shimmery but it's very subtle.
Perfect for ALL skin tones. Don't believe me?  
Check out this swatch below:

  Simple but pretty!

Have you tried anything from CoverFX before?
If so, what was it?

Giveaway: I love...Cosmetics (CLOSED)

Earlier in 2011 I was contacted by Paradigm Cosmetics to try out some I Love... Cosmetics. This brand can be found in your local Shopper Drugmart.

They come in a 7 different flavors:
  • Vanilla & ice cream
  • Coconut & cream
  • Raspberry & blackberry
  • Strawberries & milkshake
  • Lemons & limes
  • Mango & papaya
  • Blueberry & smoothie

     I chose mango & papaya! 
    • Light Scent
    • Doesn't irritate my Sensitive skin
    • Lathers Well
    • Great Texture

     Paradigm Cosmetics is giving one of my Canadian Readers the opportunity to get a giftpack from I love...Cosmetics!

    How to Enter:
    Must be a follower!
    What is your favorite Scent combo from I love...Cosmetics?
     Comment  Below with your favorite scent
    Extra entry follow their facebook page:

    Maybelline Color Tattoo Review (Guest Post)

    I have been on the hunt for a drugstore cream shadow that can be used as a base (much like a Mac paint pot) for ages. I have tried every cream shadow Shoppers Drugmart has to offer. These cream shadows are okay but they never truly stand up to my day-to-day lifestyle. I don’t live in a major metropolis so when I want to visit a Mac or a Sephora store I am looking at a good hour and a half to two-hour drive.

    Which is why the other day I got very excited when I came a crossed a display in my local Shoppers. This display was very intriguing. Not unlike most of you I hadn’t heard anything about Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows. These little pots looked just like the Benefit creaseless eyeshadow packaging and felt a lot like a Make Up Forever aqua cream. I automatically pulled out my iPhone and Googled this these little beauty, but much to my surprise there wasn’t anything on the Internet that could help me.

    So I did what any savvy beauty-loving girl would do. I bought three. There were nine colours to choose from at my Shoppers Drugmart.

    05 – Too Cool (matte white)
    10- Fierce & Tangy (matte tangerine orange)
    20- Painted Purple (shimmery lilac purple)
    25 – Bad to the Bronze (shimmery bronze)
    30- Pomegranate Punk (shimmery burgundy)
    35- Tough as Taupe (matte grayish beige)
    40- Tenacious Teal (shimmery aqua blue)
    45- Bold Gold (shimmery gold)
    50- Edgy Emerald (matte moss green)

    Left to Right (50 – Pomegranate Punk, 35- Tough as Taupe, 45 – Bold Gold)

    I decided to go with Pomegranate Punk, Tough as Taupe and Bold Gold. When it comes to new cosmetics I like to play it safe. The first thing I can tell you is this product has a nice consistency. Its soft and creamy but dries to a powder-like finish. The colours are in the collection are very wearable and yet Maybelline seemed to have a bit of fun also. For me the true test of any cream shadow is how it applies. With most drugstore shadows you are stuck using your finger for application. Which is fine but if you want a precise look it ends up looking a bit messy. The Maybelline Color Tattoo shadows have the ability to be used with a brush as well as finger application.

    Left side finger swatched, Right side brush swatched

    When it comes down to wearability I put this product to the test at the two jobs I work at. The one was wearability at an office and the other was wearability at a restaurant. In an office setting this eyeshadow worked rather well as a base or as an all over lid colour. There was minimal creasing and the colour stayed true throughout my 8-hour day. As for at the restaurant when I am a waitress, this shadow was only good as a base. As an all over lid colour it started to run and crease near the heat lamps unless it was set with a powder eyeshadow. I also found that the one matte shade (Tough as Taupe) I purchased had a better staying power that the other two shimmery colours.

    All in all seeing as this is a drugstore product that costs $9.99 and I don’t have to take a crazy road trip to get it. I’d give the product 8/10. I deducted a point for the fact that most of the shades are shimmery (I would have liked to see more matte shades and in lighter colours). I also deducted a point for the intolerance to heat (I would not wear this as an all over lid colour to a club).

    Beware online shopping!

    About a few month ago I was cruising a blog and I found a hair product that really interested me. It was given a rave review from the blogger and I felt like it could possibly work for me. Even though I searched the internet for more reviews I didn't see any. But I did what any other reader would do.. I purchased a jar of this product.

    After my transaction, I realized that I didn't get a receipt BUT the money was removed from my account.

    Bizarre... but I told myself wait a bit because I really wanted the product. A week with no receipt went by and I sent them an email. I included my name, email, Paypal transaction number and date I purchased. I received NO answer.

    I then sent another email inquiring about the product delivery. NO ANSWER.

    To make a long story short. I filed a claim to Paypal. Paypal sent me a refund because the company did NOT respond back to Paypal.

    They did respond back to me after a month with a sob story about how the website had errors...

    I will tell you the product cost $7.99.. petty cash to some but honestly it's the principal.

    I didn't write this to cause problems.. I didn't even put the bloggers name or company. I just want you all to pay attention to the online companies that you buy from. If something seems wrong please "speak" up. 

    Also always use Paypal if you can! 

    Do you have a story like this online shopping?

    MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Complexion Starter Kit + Unretouched ad campaign!

    You have heard me rave about my love for Make up for ever's HD foundation before. I have a warm skin tone with yellow undertone with a hint of red. Finding a foundation with the right hint of red was always the hardest. Being a Woman of Color it was a huge deal for me to find a foundation that truly looked like skin.

    I remember the day I walked into for a sample and ended up purchasing my first a bottle of the HD foundation & powder. It was my first big spurge on a foundation that truly matched my skin.

    In Sephora starting today Make Up For Ever has started to carry a HD Complexion Starter Kit ( $89.00 CDN). You get to personalize your kit with your exact foundation color choosing their full range of 26 shades.

    They are  also launching an interactive shade finder tool to help you find your perfect foundation match online. You can find the tool here if you want to try it out:

    Each kit allows you to acheive flawless skin in three steps: Prep, Cover & Finish.

    Prep: HD Microperfecting Primer
    A lightweight, oil-free complexion corrector that enhances the skin's texture and primes the skin for makeup application.

    Cover: HD Invisible Cover Foundation
    An oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life
    Finish: HD Mircofinish Powder & Kabuki Brush
    A universal translucent finishing powder to be applied over foundation or worn alone. HD Kabuki Brush is a soft-to-the-touch yet sufficiently firm nylon brush designed to easily sweep powder on the face.


    MAKE UP FOR EVER is hosting its first ever open casting call to find the model for their next Unretouched ad campaign.  Women can create their own picture-perfect make up look and then submit it for consideration via their microsite,  

    All finalists’ photos will be posted on Facebook and the winner will be flown to NYC for a professional photo shoot in late February.

    Here are some pictures that I have taken with Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 178.
    NO PHOTOSHOP or DIGITAL ENHANCEMENTS have been done these pictures.

    This will always be my favorite foundation.
    Have you tried this foundation before?