Wednesday, August 29, 2012

MAC Cosmetics x Carine Roitfeld

Oh, hello...remember me? I certainly hope so.... 

Sometimes you need something incredible to get you back into the swing of things and this collaboration is just that. 

This collaboration is to die for. Carine Roitfeld is one of the coolest women alive and I am beauty obsessed so this works out perfectly. 

Here are the details... 

Carine Roitfeld elevated the smoky eye to an art form. For her M·A·C collaboration, Carine edits her look into a collection of chic colours and tools for recreating her aesthetic. Full Face Kit contain four Eye Shadows and Cremeblend Blush, Eye Brows in Brunette, Kohl Power Eye Pencil, Fluidline, 49 Lash and two Mascaras. Tropical Mist Lipstick, Face and Body Foundation, Mineralize Concealer, Nail Lacquer and Brushes create the perfect backdrop for dramatic eyes.

Available online August 30, 2012 through October 4, 2012
Available in stores September 6, 2012 through October 4, 2012

Monday, October 10, 2011

LG Fashion Week S/S '12

This season, the LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oréal Paris calendar is CanadaCool. October 17th–21st will see two custom presentation spaces and a chock-full calendar of Canada’s most established and most promising fashion designers. The Spring 2012 shows are under the tents, but certainly not under the radar.

The Runway room, with seating for 700+ and a 90-foot catwalk, is the perfect setting for seasoned fashion houses to showcase their newest collections. Over the course of the five-day event, this grand stage will host numerous shows including Joe Fresh, Pink Tartan and Denis Gagnon and provide a platform for many of the week’s most anticipated designers.

The Studio provides a place for designers to express their creativity, present their collections in a non-traditional format and custom fit their presentations to their own artistic vision. Presenting in the studio will be Judith & Charles, Klaxon and Juma, amongst others. With a maximum capacity of 350 and a flexible layout, guests can expect to see collections in the Studio in a more intimate setting.

The Spring 2012 roster is comprised of familiar friends and fresh faces.

Monday, October 17th   7PM / Runway
There’s No Place Like Holts Holt Renfrew is proud to present the opening show of LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oréal Paris, showcasing the Spring 2012 collections of Denis Gagnon, Dennis Merotto, Jeremy Laing, Lida Baday, Naked & Famous, Smythe, TwentyCluny and Wings + Horns.

Monday, October 17th   8PM-10PM / Studio
Juma creates unisex, progressive ready-to-wear and accessories using its own digital prints. In 2003, the brother-sister team set out to create contemporary clothing, which, over time, has evolved into an acclaimed unisex line inspired by their individual and mutual love of art and travel.

Monday, October 17th   8:30PM / Runway
Arthur Mendonça launched his namesake collection in 2002. The Toronto-based label was greeted with immediate acclaim and enthusiasm from the Canadian fashion scene by media, retailers and consumers alike. Internationally, Mendonça has shown his collections in New York, Sao Paulo, London, Montreal and Los Angeles. The Mendonça brand developed a steadfast celebrity following and has been worn by Nelly Furtado, Rihanna and Paris Hilton, to name a few.

Monday, October 17th   9:30PM / Runway
Lala Berlin By contrasting innovative fabrics and cutting-edge silhouettes with urban femininity, former freelance editor-turned-designer, Leyla Piedasyesh, creates clothing that allows a woman’s individual style to emerge in a soft, modern way. Born in Tehran, Iran, Piedasyesh went to Berlin in 2001 and debuted her Lala Berlin label in 2004. She instantly gained recognition throughout Germany as the go-to brand for a cool, feminine look.

Tuesday, October 18th   1PM / Studio
Amanda Lew Kee Born and raised in Toronto, 22-year-old Lew Kee first started designing in 2008. Lew Kee works very closely with the entertainment industry, and has dressed Shenae Grimes, Keri Hilson and Liz Trinnear. She has also worked with HBO's True Blood, and Deadmau5. Publications such as Flare, Nylon, Teen Vogue, i-D Magazine, Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail have recognized Lew Kee as a “designer to watch.”

Tuesday, October 18th   2PM / Runway
Joeffer Caoc is a leading Canadian fashion designer known for intelligent, modern and sexy design. Born in the Philippines and raised in Canada, Caoc launched his first label in 1995 and quickly became a favourite of music and film personalities. His made-in-Canada collection targets women who desire longevity and fit associated with classic tailoring, but also who seek the forward styling for which Caoc is famed.

Tuesday, October 18th   3PM / Studio
MICHI In a quest to fuse edgy, provocative and stylish clothing with superior athletic wear, Michelle Watson created MICHI. Originating from New York, the stylish, yet utilitarian sportswear line combines high fashion with sport and dance. MICHI is now designed and manufactured in Canada.

Tuesday, October 18th   4PM / Runway
Tosca Delfino With more than 10 years of international experience working in the fashion industry, Delfino launched her own luxury women's swimwear label. As a designer, Delfino's aesthetics can be described as a colourful mix of tribal-indie-chic that incorporates vintage concepts. Delfino’s aquatic swimwear creations are depicted through her love for art and travel.

Tuesday, October 18th   5PM / Studio
Laura Siegel Laura Siegel is known for her ethically-based creations. Her unique style has been influenced by working with internationally known designers Megan Park, Yigal Azrouel and Luca Luca. Siegel is rapidly gaining recognition and has been featured in Italian Vogue, Futureclaw and Raine. Siegel's thesis collection was sold exclusively in New York's designer boutique, Debut, and was on display at Saks Fifth Avenue. She is at the forefront of the industry, creating pieces for women with a sense of social awareness. Siegel's Spring 2012 collection reflects her beliefs in sustainable fashion, blending soft and textured pieces made in partnership with skilful artisans.

Tuesday, October 18th   6PM / Runway
Mercedes Benz Start Up- 2011 National Finale

Cassie Dee started in the industry as a patternmaker and a fashion instructor before launching her own line in 2010. Designing under her own name and producing exclusively in Canada, the Cassie Dee label appeals to a modern way of dressing. With a strong emphasis on separates, the looks are bold but can be broken down into beautiful pieces for work and lasting staples in a wardrobe. She creates all the patterns and samples for the line resulting in a collection of unique details and superb fit.

MARTIN LIM is the fusion of two cultures, two worlds, but mainly the merger of two designers who proved themselves on a national and international level; they are Danielle Martin and Pao Lim. Besides winning prestigious national and international awards, Martin and Lim are devoted designers who gained valuable experience while working with internationally renowned designers such as Christian Lacroix and Roland Mouret. Since the last few years, they perfected their knowledge about the North American market while collaborating with well-established Canadian companies.

TRAVIS TADDEO Canadian designer Travis Taddeo launched his eponymous line in 2008 after graduating in fashion design from LaSalle College, Montreal. Known for his minimal lines and his use of jersey fabrics and leather, Taddeo provokes and pushes boundaries creating a bold marriage between luxury and street wear.

Triarchy Adam Taubenfligel’s career started in 2007 when working in denim factories in Italy. Self-taught in all aspects of design, he learned the art of denim construction on the factory floor and has implemented that knowledge into the creation of Triarchy with his brother Mark and sister Ania. While working in Italy, a respect for the authentic craftsmanship and rich history of denim was instilled in Adam. Upon returning to Canada he set out to create a brand that would pride itself on paying homage to the history of old world denim while re-imagining it for today.

UNTTLD is the ongoing collaborative work of Mon­treal designers José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger. Their research resides in the meticulous exploration of traditional tech­niques (knits, crochet, handmade silkscreen printing) reconstructed, modern­ized and adapted to their very intimate idea of fashion. UNTTLD – for Untitled – alludes to contemporary art and music. An open proposition, the ultimate type of luxury: to un-define yourself every day. There are no rules. No names.

Tuesday, October 18th   7PM / Studio
Chloé comme Parrisis a contemporary fashion and accessories brand based out of Toronto. Conceived in 2009 from passion for unique, luxurious products, sisters Chloé and Parris Gordon explore historical ideas of adornment in a modern wearable context. This season’s ready-to-wear collection aims to challenge the status quo and offer a unique, fresh perspective on contemporary fashion.

Tuesday, October 18th   8PM / Studio
LOVAS Wesley Badanjak is one of Canada's rising fashion stars. In 2008, after winning numerous awards and working with various prestigious labels, he successfully launched LOVAS Wesley Badanjak. His designs are inspired by music, literature, culture and his own upbringing as a son of Croatian immigrants in Canada. The contemporary looks are always rooted in classic sportswear with bursts of colour, unexpected prints and feminine detailing.

Tuesday, October 18th   8:30PM / Runway
ATTITUDE Jay Manuel In March 2011, Sears Canada entered a new phase in its fashion direction with the announcement of Jay Manuel as the creative director for ATTITUDE Jay Manuel, its private label collection. As a respected creative director and television personality, Manuel is well-known for his role as creative director on America's Next Top Model and the host of Canada's Next Top Model.

Wednesday, October 19th   2PM / Studio
Robert Graham is American-eclectic. Since its launch in 2001, Graham has brought sophisticated, eclectic style to the fashion market. As an American-based company with the intention of inspiring a global fashion movement, Graham’s approach to design extends beyond its literal theme of cleverly and intricately mixed fabrics, trims and embroidery. This luxury lifestyle brand is a true powerhouse, developing garment-making techniques and complex textiles that are unique to the brand alone. Designs are inspired by various elements in time and place including vintage motifs, cultural statements in history and awe-inspiring landmarks.

Wednesday, October 19th   3PM / Studio
Sig Neigum is a Canada-born, New York-based experimentalist aiming to develop new silhouettes, shapes, ideas and feelings through fashion design and other mediums. The brand's raison d'être is to challenge convention and question tradition. Neigum expresses an idiosyncratic vision inspired by avant-garde club culture, street fashion, music, contemporary sculpture, architecture and math ideas, while maintaining a singularly dark esthetic.

Wednesday, October 19th   4PM / Studio
Marie Saint Pierre Fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre established Marie Saint Pierre Design Inc. and has been considered one of Canada’s great design icons ever since. Considered an avant-garde designer, Saint Pierre is known for her layering techniques and fluid lines, creating an imaginative juxtaposition of textures and colors. Comfort and versatility are her two trademarks, these qualities are greatly appreciated by her main focus: today’s woman. The Marie Saint Pierre practical yet avant-garde outfits adapt perfectly to the wearer, enabling her to make a statement that is truly her own.

Wednesday, October 19th   5PM / Studio
Klaxon Howl opened as a brick and mortar shop on Queen St. West, Toronto in 2005. Originally selling a mixture of its own house label, select heritage brands, premium vintage and militaria. In the recent years the Klaxon Howl line has become a main focus. Year by year it has grown in size and has become a complete men's ready-to-wear collection. Owner and designer Matt Robinson draws his inspirations from the archives of his legendary collection of vintage militaria, workwear and sportswear of the early-mid 20th century.

Wednesday, October 19th   6PM / Studio
LABEL Designers Shawna Robinson and Natalie Sydoruk have been collaborating on their clothing line, LABEL, since 2009. The idea was born out of their mutual desire for quality clothing that fit their unique lifestyles. LABEL reinvents the basics, providing essential building blocks for each seasonal wardrobe and inspiring generous styling and wardrobe play. LABEL is deeply committed to creating clothing from an ethical standpoint, utilizing organic, renewable or reclaimed fibres for their garments wherever possible.

Wednesday, October 19th   7PM / Runway
Korhani Home Creative director Kirsten Korhani's passion for pattern and texture, combined with her vibrant imagination, has injected a fresh perspective into traditional home décor. Korhani Home’s ‘One & Only Rug Runway show’ will showcase artistic and affordable products on the runway that have become the new statement pieces in homes around the globe.

Wednesday, October 19th   8PM / Runway
Pink Tartan Kimberley Newport-Mimran is the co-founder, president and head designer of Pink Tartan. Newport-Mimran’s designs are elegant and sophisticated with a charm that gives each piece modern wearability. Pink Tartan is a collection of beautifully made, practical clothes that can take women from day to dinner.

Wednesday, October 19th   9PM / Runway
Joe Fresh Joe Fresh Creative Director, Joseph Mimran, is committed to offering women, men and children great style at a great price. Mimran personally oversees the design and development of the extensive clothing and beauty range for Loblaw Companies Limited, from the runway collection to everyday basics. With his sharp eye, impeccable attention to detail and insight into emerging trends, Joe is always been on the forefront of what's next.

Wednesday, October 19th   10PM / OFFSITE The Hoxton
DIScONNET is a Fashion Film Event produced by the Fashion Collective that challenges photographers through the medium of film. This season DIScONNECT: Conflict of Casualties will showcase the works of Toronto-based photographers: Miguel Jacob, Christopher Wadsworth, Adam Beck, Nickolas Luciani, Eva Michon, and Adam Levett as well as international talent: Gabriel Gettman, Zaiba Jabbar and Marcus K. Jones.

Thursday, October 20th   2PM / Studio
Sarah Stevenson is a Toronto-based clothing and textile designer. After studying fashion at George Brown College, Stevenson went on to earn her Masters degree in fashion and textile design on full scholarship at the prestigious Institute of European Design in Milan. Stevenson is known for beautifully hand-printed patterns, intricate designs and use of ethically and sustainable fabrics.

Thursday, October 20th   3PM / Studio
ASHTIANI by Golnaz Ashtiani Synonymous with modernism and precision cutting, ASHTIANI is a contemporary Canadian brand based in Toronto. Designer Golnaz Ashtiani studied fashion design at the London College of Fashion in the U.K. and, upon graduating in 2007, she went on to work for several fashion houses in London, New York and Toronto before launching her label ASHTIANI this April.

Caitlin Power Born and raised in Calgary, Power’s collection caters to women looking for a polished "rock and roll" feel. Often playing with the idea of genders, her pieces convey both feminine and masculine elements while staying true to the foundation of her line – classic silhouettes and superb tailoring.

Thursday, October 20th   5PM / Runway
MÉLISSA NEPTON Fashion designer Mélissa Nepton specializes in modern, ready-to-wear couture that targets the urban career woman. Hers is a vision that reflects both her personality and view of fashion: "For me, fashion is a vigorous expression that impacts women's lives in a positive way. And in return, women bring to fashion a sense of sensuality, fluidity and femininity. It's a communication rooted in comfort, practicality and confidence."

Thursday, October 20th   6PM / Studio
KRANE Ken Chow is the founder and creative director for KRANE. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s menswear program, Chow entered the market with a reinterpretation of an old classic – the man’s waxed cotton leather carry-all. Shortly after, Chow introduced the KRANE menswear line. Taking inspiration from his vintage uniforms and industrial design, Krane is sold in upscale boutiques across North America and Asia. 

Thursday, October 20th   6:30PM / Fashion Environment
Cynthia Rowley, the internationally renowned New York-based womenswear designer, unveils custom collection in her first appearance in Canada. Rowley will present an exclusive collection of dresses as part of the Kellogg's Special K Start Something Fabulous program.

Thursday, October 20th   7:30PM / Studio
Caroline Néron Bijoux Caroline Néron has shown there is no shortage of embellishing the natural beauty of women. Inspired by women in all their elegance, beauty and secrets, the Spring 2012 collection emerges from the divine nature of water, air and earth. Silk, leather, wood, metal and crystals come to life in a modern and sophisticated alliance designed by Néron.

Thursday, October 20th   8:30PM / Runway
Bustle Founded in 2002 by Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow (both Bay Street lawyers), Bustle Clothing is a leading Canadian sportswear label that has become well-known for its clever twist on the menswear classics. With pieces ranging from swimsuits to red carpet suits, Bustle offers a full range of menswear, all with a strong focus on fit, unique and luxurious fabrics, attention to details, and of course, signature cheekiness.

Thursday, October 20th   9:30PM / Runway
VAWK is a Canadian luxury brand that has been met with fanfare and acclaim. Reputed for its quality and exclusiveness, VAWK designs, produces and distributes luxury goods for sophisticated and discerning women. Launched in 2004 by Sunny Fong, the label has developed distinction for its strong and feminine silhouettes and masterful tailoring. In 2009, Fong garnered national prominence after winning Season 2 of Project Runway Canada with his Alexander the Great-themed finale collection.

Friday, October 21st   1PM / Studio
Adrian Wu Age proves to be but a number when it comes to 21-year-old Adrian Wu. Known for his use of upholstery and unconventional design around the female silhouette, Wu started his own design company in 2010 and has already been featured in Flare and FASHION magazines, and on Fashion Television, marking him as one to watch.

Friday, October 21st   2PM / Studio
Anu Raina In a span of a couple of years, Textile Designer and Artist, Anu Raina has created quite a stir in the Canadian art and fashion scene including a successful debut at the LG Fashion Week this past April. In creating her textile prints, Anu tends to work at a subliminal level, in layers both visually and conceptually. Her latest Spring 2012 collection, Murano, inspired by coloured glass chandeliers, is a simple play on light and colour. With Peter Pan collars and ditsy floral prints, her Murano collection offers a variety of distinguishing pieces that embody movement and light. This collection celebrates the depth and intensity of colour.

Friday, October 21st   4PM / Studio
MICALLA is the brainchild of Danish-born designer Camilla Jørgensen. Inspired by the beauty and uniqueness of each of her carefully selected stones, Jørgensen creates beautiful, timeless jewellery that can be worn for years to come. MICALLA is designed and crafted in Jørgensen’s Montreal studio.

Friday, October 21st   5PM / Runway
Baby Steinberg Brazilian-born Baby Steinberg is known for bringing eco-conscious awareness to the runway. Always inspired by her environment, Steinberg's recent experience teaching “the art of recycling” in the favelas has greatly influenced her latest collection.

Friday, October 21st   6PM / Studio
Cydelic by Choryin Choryin Choi is the man behind Cydelic by Choryin, an artistic luxury brand of clothing and accessories. Choi's background in fashion includes dual accolades from Toronto's Seneca fashion school for receiving both the Textile Design Award and the Fashion Arts Award, as well as nabbing a much sought-after artist-in-residence position at Seven Continents. Heavily influenced by dreams and electronic music, Choi aims to create items that show as bold, artistic takes on a classic yet edgy aesthetic.

Friday, October 21st   7PM / Runway
Lauren Bagliore Lauren Bagliore (pronounced “bal-your-ray”) is no stranger to design. A graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Bagliore has cut her teeth at some of the world’s most renowned fashion houses, including that of Vivienne Westwood. Bagliore upholds a fashion from the heart philosophy that influences her work, and also drives her business. For Bagliore, fashion is not simply a vehicle for style. It’s also a means of helping others. “In my heart, I feel the desire to use my resources and talents to practically help others—that is what distinguishes what I do.” Bagliore is just back from Asia and continually is working with organizations that fight human trafficking globally

Friday, October 21st   7:30PM / Studio
Judith & Charles The goal at Judith & Charles is to create women's clothing that embodies modern design and emphasizes consistent quality and impeccable fit. Producing the line in Canada has offered Judith & Charles control and consistency, and the brand is proud to say it is tailored with love in Canada.

Friday, October 21st   8:30PM / Runway
David Dixon Canadian-born designer, David Dixon enjoys tremendous media acclaim, standing out among his Canadian contemporaries as one of the leaders in fashion design. Recently, Dixon has expanded his successful signature collection, and has partnered with several National and International brands to further the David Dixon label.  Collaborations with the highly successful Town Shoes Chain have resulted in a nationally recognized David Dixon shoe line, bags and eyewear, while partnerships with The Shopping Channel, Mattel International, and IKEA, has brought Dixon into other new and exciting arenas. The ever-growing presence of the David Dixon brand will continue to develop in the years to come. Currently the David Dixon Signature Collection can be found at The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Simons, and specialty boutiques across Canada and Internationally.

Friday, October 21st   9:30PM / Runway
Denis Gagnon Exceptionally talented artist Denis Gagnon designs his collections with both distinction and refinement. Known for his mastery of forms, exquisite material and eloquent use of textures and superposition, Gagnon's style never stops evolving. His brand is available at Holt Renfrew, and earlier this year, he re-opened his flagship boutique located in Montreal’s Old Port. It is with pleasure that Gagnon invites people to visit his shop at 170B Saint-Paul St. W.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

MAC Cosmetics Semi-Precious Collection

We can all admire a girl with a 30-carat diamond. But the new dazzle is Semi-Precious. Gems that are rare in spirit, rich in substance and worn fluidly, on the skin. In MAC Semi-Precious, four finely milled gems – bronzite, black tourmaline, gold pyriate, and lilac lepidolite – bring their own earthy an spiritual affluence to three key elements of the mineralize collection: eyeshadows, skinfinish, and blush. Setting them off: a collection of colour, two mineralize skincare formulas, and four new limited-life split fibre brushes. Like everything this precious, these elements start off rare, and tend to get rarer… get rich while you can!

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

Gem of Roses Mid-tone strawberry pink (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
Lush Amber Light nude beige (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
Musky Amethyst Deep plum (Frost) (Limited Edition)
One of a Kind Mid-tone rosy neutral (Lustre) (Limited Edition)

Cremesheen Glass ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

Geo Pink Strawberry pink (Limited Edition)
Looks Like Sin Mid-tone reddish plum (Limited Edition)
Natural Flare Light caramel nude (Limited Edition)
Pure Magnificence Light grey pink (Limited Edition)
Richly Revered Deep brown plum (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Blush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

Feeling Flush Melange of pink, deep blue, pink, soft brown (Limited Edition)
Pressed Amber Melange of nude, beige, brown (Limited Edition)
Warmth of Coral Melange of coral, peach (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Skinfinish ($28.00 U.S. / $33.50 CDN)

Semi-Precious Crystal Pink Pink champagne base with inner circle of pink, mid-tone green, bronze (Limited Edition)
Semi-Precious Goldstone Brown base with inner circle of rosy pink, white, gold (Limited Edition)
Semi-Precious Pearl Beige champagne base with inner circle of white, plum, bronze (Limited Edition)
Semi-Precious Rose Quartz Rosy pink base with inner circleof silver, lime, white-pink copper (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Eyeshadow ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

Blue Sheen Melange of navy, black, peach (Limited Edition)
Clarity Melange of light pink, off white green, gold, and black (Limited Edition)
Dark Indulgence Melange of forest green and black (Limited Edition)
Faux Gold Melange of coral, gold, lime, bronze (Limited Edition)
Golden Glaze Melange of gold and black (Limited Edition)
Hint of Sapphire Melange of pink, violet, teal, copper, blue (Limited Edition)
Jade’s Fortune Melange of bright yellow, blue, lime, black (Limited Edition)
Mineral Mode Melange of white base with copper and gray (Limited Edition)
Quartz Fusion Melange of soft pink, silver, deep pink (Limited Edition)
Rare Find Melange of violet, brown, gold (Limited Edition)
Smoked Ruby Melange of burgundy and black (Limited Edition)
Unsurpassable Melange of green, teal, purple, copper (Limited Edition)

Zoom Fast Black Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

Deepest Black Deepest black (Permanent)

Brushes (Limited Edition)

234 Split Fibre Eye Blending Brush ($22.50 U.S. / $27.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)
235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)
128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush ($32.00 U.S. / $38.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)
179 Angled Split Fibre Buffer Brush ($47.00 U.S. / $56.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Charged Water ($22.00 U.S. / $27.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Revitalizing energy – this refreshing hydrating mist rebalances the complexion and instantly replenishes the skin. infused with minerals that are essential in helping skin stay healthy and young looking.

Mineralize Face & Body Lotion ($29.50 U.S. / $38.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

This gentle non-sensitive rich moisturizing lotion can be used on the face and body and is free of fragrance and color.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

MAC Cosmetics Bloggers’ Obsessions Collection

No one<3’s M∙A∙C more than a beauty blogger. To thank them for their passionate devotion & always honest feedback, we invited nine of our favourites to our lab in Toronto to custom-create their own Eye Shadow or Lipglass. Exclusively online, just like the makeup-mad minds that created them.

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Hocus Pocus Dark sooty grey with silver pearl (Satin) (The Makeup Girl)
Jealousy Wakes Seething emerald green with teal and gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) (Temptalia; my post on the experience!)
Parisian Skies Muted grey-blue (Satin) (Lipstick Powder N Paint)
Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle! Deep rusty brown with champagne-colored sparkle (Velvet) (Beauty Blogging Junkie)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

All of My Purple Life Deep purple/grape with subtle sparkle (Afrobella)
Caqui Persimmon orange (Beauty Maverick)
Evolution Revolution Warm peachy pink with subtle purple, green, blue micro glitter (Makeup and Beauty Blog)
Nitro:licious 2046 Intense shiny red (Nitrolicious)
Sonoran Rain Deep coral-red with gold and silver pearl (The Shades of U)

Friday, May 6, 2011

MAC Cosmetics Magically Cool Liquid Powder Collection

In the height of summer, who doesn’t crave, suddenly, to feel, look AND be cooler – shine, oil and heat – all gone! You’ve longed for it. And now it’s captured: M·A·C Magically Cool Liquid Powder. An alchemical fusion of water and pigment that goes on as a loose powder but with the refreshing feel of an ocean mist. Light-diffusing pigments add to the appeal by softening lines and creating natural radiance. The cool-to-be-cool way to set and enhance the look of foundation. Hailed during an earlier limited-edition launch, this time round it’s here to stay.

Magically Cool Liquid Powder ($29.50 U.S. / $35.50 CDN)

Cajun Sheer bronze shimmer with reflects gold
Honey Rose Sheer rosy beige with multidimensional shimmer
Truth & Light Sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink

MAC Cosmetics Flighty Collection

Elevate your state of mind with a high-altitude collection of sensually spongy watercolour whipped mousse cream shadows in 16 hues that fly higher than gravity’s rainbow.  A new formula innovation in luminescent washes that build from sheer to medium easily.  Eye plumage is playful with four limited-edition shades of Zoom Lash Mascara certain to unleash a torrent of tweets.

Zoom Coloured Mascara ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

High Esteem Mid-tone grey with silver pearl
Blue Charge Deep navy blue
Plum Reserve Light violet purple
Green is Green Jade green

Big Bounce Shadow ($16.50 U.S. / $20.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

The Cool Elite White with silver pearl
Good Fortune Soft pink yellow with pink and silver pearl
Reward Yourself Bright peach coral with gold pearl
Impeccably Rich Light cream with gold pearl
Sizzlin’ Diva Copper with gold pearl
Trophy Soft peach with pearl
Free as Air Sky blue with silver pearl
Spread the Wealth Dirty olive with gold pearl
Extra Charged Bright green with multicolour pearl
Up the Ante! Rich copper with gold and silver pearl
Rich Thrills Dirty silver with multicolor pearl
Luxury Touch Violet with gold pearl
Count Your Assets Rich blue purple with multicolour pearl
My Next Indulgence Forest green with blue and gold pearl
Rich, Sweet Chocolate gold with gold pearl
Black Diamond Black with gold pearl

242 Shader Brush ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN)

MAC Cosmetics Fashion Flower Collection

Bloom brightly with a stylish fusion of the floral and the fashionable in the summer color collection that evoke the cool side of the hottest season. Fashion Flower girls are free to be, each one with cultivated connection to the green house and the fashion house. Unfolding and flourishing these perennial prima donna embrace the growing tend of cheeks and eyes lightly dusted with daisy debossed beauty powder and shadows.

Their confidence steams from petal-light lashes that sprout dramatically with studio fix bold-black lashes dew lips that sparkle sweetly in Budding Beauty Lipgelee and Summer Shower, a softly sheer aqua blue lipstick. Ever him join these rare blossoms and succumb horticulturally to bouquet that’s equal parts of fleur and couture.

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

Summer Shower Light aqua (Glaze) (Limited Edition)
Mlle Light white pink (Glaze) )(Repromote) (Limited Edition)
Ever Hip Bright creamy coral (Cremesheen) (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
Growing Trend Mid-tone taupe nude (Amplified Creme) (Limited Edition)

Lipgelee ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

Now in Season Pale yellow with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)
Fashion Flower Pale pink with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)
Budding Beauty Pale coral with pearl pigment (Limited Edition)

Eyeshadow ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

Lucky Green Frosted mid-tone lime (Veluxe Pearl) (Permanent)
Fresh Daisy Frosted mid-tone yellow white (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Bows & Curtseys Metallic hunter green (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Aqua Aqua blue (Matte) (Permanent)
Free to Be Bright true coral (Matte) (Permanent)
Groundcover Mid-tone warm grey (Matte) (Limited Edition)

Beauty Powder ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

Alpha Girl Soft peach pink with gold nuances (Repromote) (Limited Edition)
Light Sunshine Pastel neutral pink with soft gold and pink sparkle (Limited Edition)

Studio Fix Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

Bold Black Deep intense black (Permanent)

Penultimate Eyeliner ($17.50 U.S. $21.00 CDN)

Black Pure black (Permanent)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vintage Style Handbags at Very!

A women’s handbag collection is never complete. Before, my spring wardrobe is officially finalized I need to assess to one more thing – my handbag collection. This season brings us many shapes and styles, and I could not be more excited to incorporate some fun and coveted handbags into my collection. I checked out Very and was really impressed with their vintage style bags. Definitely different than the pieces I already have in my collection, making them excellent purchase options. Here are a few of my favourites: 

Leather Croc Satchel - £165.00

Leather Kensington Satchel Bag - £159.00

Fiorelli Black
Quilted Satchel - £95.00

Francis Grab Tote Bag - £79.00

Fiorelli Black
Black feather Clutch Bag - £95.00

I adore the last Fiorelli Black Feather Clutch. It is screaming my name! After such a long winter I think it’s time to treat my accessories closet and purchase these fabulous finds. Not only are they chic, but they are also timeless, great quality and most importantly stylish! 

Joe Browns Spring Dresses!

This spring it seems everything is coming up roses. Get ready, because it’s almost time for you to prance around in your floral and flirty pieces. Since the snow is beginning to melt and the sun is peering through the grey sky, it is time to revamp your closet and get ready for the glorious months ahead – and there is nothing better for the warm months than a patterned dress or tunic. I am putting in an effort to add bursts of colour and lovely prints into my wardrobe for this upcoming season and I have been doing an excessive amount of online shopping. Yes, I said excessive. I admit online shopping is an addiction for me. During my latest online browse I came across Joe Browns. Joe Browns is a lifestyle company based out of the UK, committed to providing their expansive customer base with clothing that is both great quality and fashionable. I checked out their large selection of women dresses and tunics and here are a few of my favourites:

New Mix & Match Dress

Epitome Dress

Fresh & Floral Dress

Pretty Layer Bodice Dress

Cute, no? These dresses are perfect for the exciting spring/summer days ahead – I am so excited! Have fun shopping, ladies! 

Friday, March 4, 2011

MAC LAUNCHES Join the countdown!

Following Lady Gaga’s exciting Viva Glam announcement, M·A·C launches the exclusive Viva Glam site, with videos and messages from Lady Gaga herself! Submit your email address and join the Twitter conversations today (via #macvivaglam) to join the countdown to March 17th.

On March 17th this site will metamorphosize into a highly interactive global network where Viva Glam Gaga fans can upload their glamorized photos, share HIV/AIDS information and interact with all their friends via Facebook and Twitter. As part of the Viva Glam experience, participants will also take part in an amazing fashion collaboration with Lady Gaga and her stylist! This collaboration is confidential at this time, but stay connected to where Gaga will reveal the details over the next few months.

MAC Cosmetics Quite Cute Collection

“CUTE!” The most fanciful, fun and flattering compliment and young, modern trendsetter could ever want! Our version is the girliest kind of international glam possible, a style ride that combines postage-stamp-sized puppies with pixie swizzle-stick fashion and buttergly kisses for cute boys and even cuter shoes! Cupcake icing colors, vintage romance, an ATM card with Hello Kitty on it – and a way of life that says “yes!” to everything adorable!

Come on, get happy, with the multi-culti cutie, from Tokyo to Toronto to Paris with love! Pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer…And due to popular demand, we’re completely cute-ifying three favourite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join the fun and frolic. Flash! You’ll ♥ the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it’s completely, contagiously, cute!

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

Playing Koi Creamy white peach pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Saint Germain Pastel pink (Amplified) (Permanent)
Candy Yum-Yum Neon pink (Matte) (Limited Edition)
Quite Cute Bright white lavender (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)
Play Time Intense violet (Cremesheen) (Limited Edition)

Plushglass ($18.50 U.S. / $22.00 CDN)

Fashion Fanatic Creamy pale pink (Limited Edition)
Bubble Tea Creamy pale nude (Limited Edition)
Girl ♥ Boy Bright light blue pink (Limited Edition)
I ♥ U Creamy mid-tone purple (Limited Edition)

Lip Pencil ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN)

In Synch Bright yellow pink (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Naked Light neutral (Limited Edition) (Repromote)
Boldly Bare Mid-tone red brown (Limited Edition) (Repromote)

Cutie Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

Moshi! Moshi! Pale white green gold (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Goody Goody Gum Drop Light white pink (Satin) (Limited Edition)
Boycrazy Pale lavender with silver pearl pigments (Lustre) (Limited Edition)
Azuki Bean Mid-tone violet (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Mineralize Blush ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN)

Giggly Light pink with pearly plum heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Sakura Lavender with pearly deep magenta heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)
Miss Behave Light beige with pearly mint green heart (Frost) (Limited Edition)

Nail Lacquer ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

Ice Cream Cake Creamy blue pink (Cream) (Limited Edition)
Little Girl Type Creamy pale lavender (Cream) (Limited Edition)
Mischievous Creamy pale blue mint (Cream) (Limited Edition)

False Lashes ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

#7 Lash Spiky, slightly separated, high glam lash (Permanent)

Penultimate Eyeliner ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

Rapidblack True black (Permanent)

Zoom Lash ($14.00 U.S. / $17.00 CDN)

Zoomblack Rich black (Permanent)

MAC Cosmetics Sheen Supreme Lipstick Collection

Gloss is good, but there’s nothing quite as wonderfully, worldly cinematic as a Lipstick – and they’re coming back! We’ve updated formulas to make it all plausible. Sheen Supreme is the combination of the strong, sensually saturated colour of, say, Tilda Swinton’s I Am Love Milanese Lipstick, leavened with the light feel and clear vibrancy, the see-through sheen of a modern New York City Girl Gloss. Imagine no muddy undertones, gliding in pearl or creme finish, moisturizing with no sticky/tacky feel. It’s a new medium, with M∙A∙C in the lead. This is retro/modern – and
devastatingly chic.

Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Permanent)

Bare Again Pinky neutral beige
Behave Yourself Light blue pink
Can’t Get Enough Beige neutral
Can’t Resist Golden purplish red
Full Speed Bright clean yellow pink
Good to Be Bad Deep burgundy
Gotta Dash! Pale coral
Impressive Neutral gilded plum
Insanely It Watermelon pink
Look at Her! Metallic copper
New Temptation Vivid blue red
Quite the Thing! Deep blue plum
Supremely Confident Pale nude
Ultra Darling Mid-tone yellow pink


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