Canadians! Win Twelve Montagne Jeunesse Masques from Farleyco

 We all know about my love of Montagne Jeunesse masks! It's been 13 years and counting <3

Not sure which masque to add to your Christmas wish list?
Check out their festive carol!

On the first day of Christmas
My sister gave to me
A scrumptious Strawberry Soufflé

On the second day of Christmas
My lover gave to me
Two exfoliating Apricot Scrubs

On the third day of Christmas
My granny gave to me
Three yummy White Chocolate masques

On the fourth day of Christmas
My auntie gave to me
Four nourishing Very Berry's

On the fifth day of Christmas
My boyfriend gave to me
Five Chocolate Masques

On the sixth day of Christmas
My nephew gave to me
Six natural Clean-up Mud masques

On the seventh day of Christmas
My best friend gave to me
Seven reviving Aloe Face Spas

On the eighth day of Christmas
My cousin gave to me
Eight anti-stress Dead Sea Mud Pacs

On the ninth day of Christmas
My sister-in-law gave to me
Nine seductive Passion Peel Off masques

On the tenth day of Christmas
My neighbour gave to me
Ten moisturising Fruit Smoothie masques

On the eleventh day of Christmas
My mother gave to me
Eleven refreshing Cucumber Peel Off masques

On the twelfth day of Christmas
My brother gave to me
Twelve Green Tea Peel Off masques for detoxing...

...Eleven Cucumber Peel Offs,
Ten Fruit Smoothies,
Nine Passion Peel Offs,
Eight Dead Sea Mud Pacs,
Seven Aloe Face Spas
Six Clean-up Muds Masques,
Five Chocolate Masques,
Four Very Berry's Masques,
Three White Chocolates,
Two Apricot Scrubs,
And a moisturising Strawberry Souffle masque!

After reading that carol. You deserve a gift!
The lovely people at have offered one of my followers the opportunity to get an amazing "The Twelve 'Masques' of Christmas" pack. 

Here is what's inside:
  • Twelve (YES twelve) Montagne Jeunesse Masques
  • Montagne Jeunesse door hanger 
  • Cosmetic headband
  • Cosmetic bag
That's such an amazing prize pack that's perfect for anyone who just needs a little me time.

Canadian Resident

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Montagne Jeunesse are available in Canada at select Walmart, London Drugs, select Jean Coutu, PharmaSave, Loblaws, Lawtons and select independent chains across the country - or go to Economically priced at $1.99.

L'oreal 2013 Products Preview!

I had the pleasure of attending L'Oreal's Christmas party + 2013 preview earlier this month.
One thing I have to say about L'Oreal is that they have something for everyone!
Doesn't matter if its a lip, skin or hair product.

I will go on record and say L'Oreal makes some of the BEST lip products. 
Quote me on it! Look in my purse and I will always have one on me.

At the event they unveiled new products for 2013.
I took pictures of some of the products to give you a sneak peek.
Color Riche Caresse Shine Stain Lip Colors $12.99
Color Riche Eye Shadow Quad $11.99 CAD
Infallible The Super Slim 12H Eyeliner $10.99 CAD
Visible Lift Colour Blush $16.99 CAD
 Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara $12.99 CAD
Ideal Skincare $9.99-$12.99 CAD
Color Riche Nail Color $6.99 CAD
Please let me know if you want something reviewed!

Introducing Garnier Olia!

Have you ever seen a product and knew the ideal candidate for it? 
That's exactly how I felt about Garnier's new product Olia. 

As you can tell Olia is an oil powered hair dye! 
I don't dye my hair but I knew someone who would benefit from this process.
OLIA utilizes the revolutionary Oil Delivery System (ODS) which allows for better colour absorption. The ODS’s oil-based formula uses oil to repel “waterloving” MEA (an ammonia derivative) and force it into the water-based hair fiber resulting in more of the colourant penetrating the hair fiber.
I asked a good friend if I could tryout this product on her. She didn't want to be shown/identified although I told her my spiced beauty readers were all very nice..haha. Anyways she allowed me to use her head on the condition that she got to screen all the shots after I took them
. For the sake of the blog and her hair- I took her offer.

She has gorgeous long straight locks that needed some TLC after years of bleaching!
Up close you can see that she needs a trim as well..
Garnier OLIA makes it possible to achieve the desired colour while visibly improving hair quality and providing optimal scalp comfort. Garnier OLIA transforms the hair colour preparation and application experience through with a rich texture, increased formula absorption, and beautiful fragrance.

The process was pretty easy and straight forward.

I've been around hair dye and gagged at the horrible scent. Olia had a pleasant light scent. 
Not overwhelming or overbearing. I doubt anyone even knew what we were doing!

After washing out the dye her hair felt amazing. It was soft, shiny & vibrant.
I dont think my camera did it any justice but click these pictures to see the full colour quality.

I can't comment on the aftercare but I can say that she seemed really happy with the outcome.

Garnier Olia debuts in Canada January 2013!

Win a Zebra print ArteStile Set! (Closed)

Start off the new year with a trendy new set from ArteStile!

ArteStile professional beauty tools are uniquely designed with a patented baked enamel finish for an exceptional in-hand feel. Professional nail Trims, Files, Scissors, and Tweezers are hand-crafted in Italy of the finest stainless steel. The tips and blades are perfectly aligned and hand-filed for lasting performance.

ArteStile is definetly a company to check out if your looking for high quality/sturdy beauty tools. Plus they are based in Canada! Please check out my ArteStile post for high quality pictures of my favourite set.

They are offering this adorable zebra print set to ONE lucky Spiced Beauty reader!

This giveaway is open to USA & Canadian residents!

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Holiday Nails: OPI Bond-ettes Limited Edition Mini Lacquer Set

If you're not into hair or makeup, nails is the easiest way to make a statement. 
Call me old fashioned but I still love a gorgeous red or shimmery manicure for the holidays. 
For the holiday inspiration, check out the OPI Bond-ettes Limited Edition Mini Lacquer Set ($14,95).

Bond-ettes features four shimmery shades from the new limited edition Skyfall lacquers, inspired by the latest installment in the James Bond series.The Bond-ettes mini set features a spectrum of light to dark shimmers: GoldenEye, The Spy Who Loved Me, Live and Let Die, and The World is Not Enough.
Check out these swatches from the Bond-ettes collection:

"The Spy Who Loved Me" is my favourite! 
I also liked the combo of having "Golden Eye" on top.

I love the ideas of the mini bottles in a set. It's very rare that I finish a full-sized bottle. Having minis in a set is also a great way to try out several colours from a collection.  It's also a great gift to give! You can pick up a set from your local Trade Secrets.

Which color is your favourite!

Canadians! Win $200 worth of Holiday Goodies from The Body Shop (CLOSED)

We all know about my love of bath/body products & makeup. I can spend all day smelling and swatching all the products in The Body Shop. I honestly feel that they have something for everyone! 
Especially in their Holiday Collection.

Check out my post to see what The Body Shop is offering this season.

For my 4th year bloggerversary The Body Shop is offering something amazing for my Canadian Followers!

Must be a Spiced Beauty GFC follower to enter.
18+ to enter

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This is giveway 1 of 7! Look out for more international giveaways this month.

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!