Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dior Dior Dior


How I love Dior...next week Sephora will be releasing a limited edition Iconic Diva Set to Go. I cannot wait to get my hands on this. I LOVE DIOR! This set includes a full sized Diorshow Iconic Mascara in Noir and a mini Addict High Shine Lipstick in Catwalk Mauve and a mini Dior pouch. I am so excited. I have not tried Diorshow Iconic Mascara yet. I have tried Diorshow Mascara and Diorshow Black Out Mascara and I loved them both so I am sure that Diorshow Iconic Mascara will not disappoint me.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish


For all of you ladies that love MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish products well, I have good news for you! MAC had decided to stop teasing us with this fantastic line and actually keep it as a permanent collection!! I am so happy! I personally love their Mineralize Skinfinish Powder. They only things that will remain limited are the Mineralize Skinfinish Degarde products that they released for their Brunette Blonde Redhead Collection. So ladies, shop away! If you are too lazy to go out to one of their stores to pick up these goodies then you are in luck...you can shop online and get free shipping with any purchase by entering in MAC's promo code which is MINERALIZE, once you get to checkout.

PS. MAC has changed it's site and it looks fantastic! Check it out!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Holt Renfrew's Private Cosmetic Shopping Night


I'm not sure why they call it a "private" shopping night when it is open to everyone and you don't need an invite...anyway...On Wednesday February 4th, 2009 until 8 pm Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street is having a special shopping evening for all you beauty junkies. Each counter will have a special gift with purchase. For example, Benefit is offering a gift with every $100 purchase, you receive a full size BADgal Lash mascara and Thrrrob blush plus a few other full sized gifts tucked away in a cute little make up bag!! Have fun shopping lovelies!

Mario Badescu - Whitening Mask


I was cruising around Yorkville today with my love and I realized I was out of my most cherished skin product. Mario Badescu has an amazing Whitening Mask that I cannot live without. You use it twice a week for about twenty minutes and it will do the trick. It helps brighten skin, smooth out discolorations and for those of you that have stubborn acne scars or discolorations from the sun this product will be amazing for you. It's great for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Mario Bedescu is a a celeb favorite and I know that once you try it, you will be hooked. I will be posting more about his great products as time goes on. A great place to pick up this Mario Badescu Whitening Mask, or any of his other products try visiting Delineation Hair and Skin Essentials at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cover Girl Lash Blast


Last month I was left with no mascara and Lancôme had not release Ôscillation. I had been thinking about doing something that I had not done in a very long time...I purchased mascara from a drug store...This is something that is foreign to me, but I did it. I must say, I was not disappointed. I was compelled to buy Cover Girl Lash Blast, I think it was because Drew Barrymore did such a great job in the commercial. Oh, the power of advertising. Anyway, Lash Blast is great, It has a thick brush that lengthens, curls and separates. What more can a girl ask for? Oh, and it has a small price tag. So, the next time you don't feel like splurging on mascara try Cover Girl Lash Blast. I am sure you will like it as much as I do.

NARS The Love Set


Lovebirds, Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Luckily, there isn't a shortage of great gifts that you can give and receive on this love filled day. Sephora is offering a wonderful set for all of you NARS loving ladies and lovebirds. The Love Set includes the best of the best. Tucked away in a classy black box is NARS Orgasm Blush, Pillow Talk Lip Gloss, and Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. This set is a great value and if you have never tried NARS, this would be a great starting point! The set is not available in Canada yet, but Sephora will have it in next week so, put it on your list!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion


This product is amazing! I swear by it and I know others who do as well. Unfortunately, this item was one of the items that ran away along with my make up bag and the rest of it's contents. But, do not worry, I got another bottle less then 48 hours after the disappearance because I love it like cooked food. Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion is truly an item that every girl that wants sexy hair should own. Initially, a co -worker told me about it, and I spoke to one of the most gorgeous girl I know about it. She raved about so I knew it had to be good. It is FABULOUS. It thickens your hair up to 17% and it is organic! Pure Abundance Hair Potion goes from powder to lotion. You only need a little bit to acheive the look you want. If you do not already own this then I suggest you go and get it ASAP! You haven't had a good hair day until you use this.

Butter London


Recently a friend of mine told me about a new line of nail polish that she had seen. I decided to try it and of course, I was impressed. Butter London is a new line of non - toxic nail polish. They call themselves a "3 free Nail Lacquer", which means no formaldehyde, no toluene and no DBP. So, now when you get a manicure you don't have to worry about carcinogens. Not only are they non - toxic but they have a great line of colours that you can chose from and fun names that go along with each colour like, "Branwen's Feather" (my current favourite) and "HRH" which stands for "Her Royal Highness".

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Benefit Coralista


Okay, so I hope you ladies are getting your make up bags ready for spring. Today, I discovered a blush that is the hottest shade for the upcoming season. Be sure to snatch it up as soon as possible! Benefit Cosmetics has just released this perfect coral pink blush that will give you an amazing glow!

Ojon Rub Out Hair Cleanser


Ojon Rub Out Hair Cleanser is great for use between washes, or when you overuse your regular styling a product. I love this because it really freshens my hair and gives it great volume. It also smells great. If you are not familiar with this line of hair care, you are really missing out. Here are some details from Sephora:

Fortified with wildcrafted Ojon® oil, an ancient native secret to naturally beautiful hair from Central America's Tawira tribe, known as "the people of beautiful hair.™" Supported by clinical studies to instantly hydrate, strengthen, and restore dry or damaged hair, Rub-Out™ Dry Cleanser is appropriate for all hair types and is eco-friendly.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Diane von Furstenberg Loves Obama


Diane von Furstenberg has released an "Obama Love Tote Bag" to show her admiration for the new president of the United States as part of her "Runway to Change" initiative. All proceeds go to the Inaugural Committee. Love the tote! Love DVF! Love Obama!

Let's Talk Ravishing Red


Today I will be off replacing the things that went missing along with my make up bag. Fortunately, there is one piece that I do not have to replace, because when I first purchased it, I got two, just so I would have back up. I am so glad I did. I first fell in love with Diane von Furstenberg's Foreign Affair, in her adorable store in Paris. It is the most perfect shade of red that you will ever see. I had to have it, and that is why I purchased two rather than one. I believer every girl has to have a gorgeous shade of red in their make up bag. If you can't get your hands on Foreign Affair I have some other suggestions for you.




Sunday, January 25, 2009

Highlight Shadow



Today I am dealing with a huge loss...one of my make up cases has gone missing! Unfortunately, this case contained all of my favourite things as well as some new pieces I had recently bought...not to mention expensive pieces that I adored...Although, everything within the case can be purchased and replaced, the bag itself is irreplaceable and that is what upsets me the most. Luckily, I have this week off so I will off to the Eaton Centre tomorrow to replace all my wonderful and loved items. As for the case, I will be mourning its loss.


On to my original topic...highlight shadow!! Highlight shadow is wonderful because it can instantly make you glow. You can play with highlight shadow and apply it on areas which you want to draw attention too. You can try a dab of it on the centre of your lids , sweep it under the brow for a high arch look or place it on the inside corners of your eyes for a sparkling, eye-opening effect.


Highlight shades include pale frosty whites, champagne, vanilla, pearled pink, or light iridescent gold.

Some of my favourites are Vex, Vellum, Hush, and Naked Lunch all from MAC.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hello Kitty Collection


For all of you that are anticipating the release of the Hello Kitty collection by MAC Cosmetics, you don't have much longer to wait! The line will be released on February 12th!!!

Look At Me Lashes!


Flash lashes are all the rage at the moment. Make Up For Ever has a range of fifty plus lashes for you to choose from. Whether you want a natural, dramatic or colorful and sparkly look, they have what you need. This line of flash lashes is only available at Sephora and every single time I have gone in to take a look at them they have been pretty low in stock because of their extreme popularity. The only advice that I have is to make sure that you have applied them properly so that you do not run the risk of having them fall out and also choose your lashes wisely.
If you are not the Make Up For Ever type of girl, try MAC’s line of flash lashes. They are just as fabulous.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Be Bold with Pink Lips!


On Monday as I was on my way home from a long day at work, I decided that I deserved a treat and encouraged myself to be bold. I walked into MAC and asked the guy at the counter, that I love by the way, he is fantastic and always such a huge help, to suggest a pink lipstick for me. I don’t usually wear lipstick, I am a total lip gloss girl, but I recently have been getting into it. Being the great help that my MAC man is he showed me a fabulous fuchsia lipstick called Girl About Town, which I love love love! He also pointed out some other shades that were great, which I have listed below. I have not rocked Girl About Town yet, but I think I will be adventurous and its great début will take place this weekend. So, if you are looking for a fuchsia or pink lipstick be sure to check out MAC’s site or go in and request to see some of the colours I have listed or ask them to suggest one for you, after all pink is in…


Here are my suggested shades……

Lipstick
Pink Nouveau – Bright Pink
Impassioned – Amplified Fuchsia
Girl About Town – Fabulous Fuchsia

Lip Glass
Pink Poodle – Bright Pink with frosted gold shimmer

Plush Glass
Plus Luxe – Fluorescent Pink

Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener




A few weeks ago, I was talking to two of my best girlies and I mentioned that I was looking for an under eye brightener. One of the lovely ladies suggested a product that I can not get enough of! She told me that she had been using Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightening Cream and that it worked wonders. Ladies, let me tell you…it is FABULOUS! I love it! I use it when I have not gotten enough sleep and my under eye area needs a pick me up. It works so well. It gets rid of my dark circles and leaves me looking luminous and fresh. It is also great for nights out when you know that pictures will be taken and you need to look your best! This product is so fantastic and I know that it will be a staple in my make up bag for years to come…

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Professional Platnium Natural Fan Brush





This brush is super handy and can be purchased at Sephora!! This is an item most people do not own, nor know the use of. For the longest time I was confused as to what this brush was good for. I have now learned its use and I am ready to share my knowledge with you ladies. This brush is considered to be a "mover" of make up rather than a brush used to blend or spread make up. It literally "fans" away excess make up without smudging. Use it for clean up or for removing eye make up fallout. Ladies, it is essential and needs to be added to your brush collection ASAP!

Too Faced - Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss



I have never heard of this before, but so far I like it! Too Faced has released a limited edition emotionally activated lip gloss. This lip gloss is infused with Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Shea Butter. It works with body heat levels and changes to different shades of "Smurf - Berry Pink". This reminds me of the mood rings that I used to wear in elementary school that changed colour. I loved those things!! So far, this is a great replacement!


Be sure to also try the other products that Too Faced has in their limited edition Smurf collection!



Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hello Kitty and MAC Cosmetics


MAC Cosmetics is teaming up with Hello Kitty to bring all of us make - up lovers a limited edition line this February. I can't wait!!! I love Hello Kitty! It is so cute and playful and now that they are teaming up with MAC...the kid in me could not be happier!


I have such a love/hate relationship with MAC and their limited edition lines. Sometimes they have such amazing colours and I hate not being able to have them available to me all the time. If there is something that you love that was a part of one of their limited edition lines, always try their website, sometimes you can get really lucky!!


Just a heads up...their Brunette, Blonde and Redhead Collection is quickly selling out! Hurry if you want to get your hands on any of the great products within that collection!!



OBAMA!


Hi Everyone!

Today is a great day! I am so happy that I am around for this historical event! If you are unable to watch the inauguration on television, you can watch it live on CNN. Just go to cnn.com!

I hope for a brighter future for America and the rest of the world!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Talika Eyelash Lipocils



Do you condition your hair everyday? If your answer is yes, than why not condition your lashes? Think about it, every single day we apply and remove mascara sometimes in a very harsh manner. Why not do something nice for your lashes? A few months ago I started searching for a product that would condition and enrich my lashes, and that is how I found Talika Eyelash Lipocils. This product is G R E A T! After a about three weeks of regular use I began to see a difference. My lashes were fuller and thicker. I was sold, and I think you will be as well when you try it.


For the first month or so, use it twice daily on clean lashes. Once in the morning and once in the evening. Make sure that the gel touches the skin at the roots of your lashes. Wait for about a minute and then you can apply mascara. This can double as a primer for your mascara. After the first month, you can begin to use it once a day. I love love love this product!!


Let me know how you like it ladies! I would love to hear from you!


ÔSCILLATION – Lancôme’s very first vibrating power mascara!


From the moment I read about this in the January issue of Elle Canada, I knew I had to try it. My first thought was where can I buy this and how quickly can I add it to my outrageously large collection of make – up. I totally have a problem, but its okay, you ladies reading this must be in the same boat….right?! Anyway, I made a quick phone call to Sephora and asked them to set one aside for me…yes, I am crazy, I put make – up on hold, don’t act like it’s such a bizarre thing to do. I have tried other Lancôme mascaras, which I will talk about in a little bit, and I have never been disappointed and in this case I certainly was not. Ôscillation claims that it provides 7000 oscillations per minute as well as superior length. Let me tell you ladies, Lancôme does not lie. I don’t think I have ever seen my lashes so long. They were so long that my mother asked me if I was wearing flash lashes. That to me means that Ôscillation has completed its job successfully. Not only did it lengthen my lashes, but it also separated them very well. So for you ladies that love length, I would highly recommend this mascara. It will set you back about $40, but it is well worth the price.

Now for you ladies that do not want to spend that much or if you could care less about whether or not your mascara wand vibrates you can try other Lancôme mascaras and I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.


DÉFINICILS - High Definition Mascara is Lancôme’s best selling mascara. It does what it claims which is that it will provide great definition as well great shape and separation.

For you volume loving ladies, I suggest you try HYPNÔSE - Custom Volume Mascara. This mascara provides immense amounts of volume and provides very dramatic lashes. As a bonus, the formula is also enriched with Vitamin B5. Now that is fabulous! Love it!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

OPI South Beach Collection




Spring is around the corner and OPI will be releasing their new collection in February to give your nails a head start! The South Beach collection includes flirty shades that are sure to please. Their collection includes the 12 new colours listed below.




Done Out In Deco: lilac (crème)
Suzi & The Lifeguard: pink (shimmer)
Overexposed In South Beach: purple (shimmer)
Party In My Cabana: pink (crème)
Paint My Moji-Toes Red: red (crème)
OPI On Collins Ave. : red orange (crème)
Feelin’ Hot-Hot-Hot!: flamingo pink (crème)
Miami Beet: violet (crème)
Sand In My Suit: nude (frost)
Bronzed To Perfection: brown (shimmer)
Conga-Line Coral: orange-rose (shimmer)
Clubbing Til Sunrise: tangerine (shimmer)



OPI has also released a limited edition mini line that represents the ladies of 90210. Each colour is a representation of one of three girls...
Silver - Queen of West Web-erly (purple shimmer)
Annie - Sweet As Annie-Thing (lollipop red)
Naomi - Pretty and Privileged (ruby red)

Are you a beautiful brunette, brazen blonde or ravishing redhead?


Well, now MAC Cosmetics is making it simple. Whether you have red, brown or blonde hair MAC has created a limited edition line that helps you pick colours that are most suited for you. Because I am a brunette I will list everything that they recommend for brunettes, for the rest of you ladies visit the MAC website and see what they have in store for you!


All you brunettes listen up...MAC's recommendations are as follows...


For luscious lips try:



  • Chignon Lipstick

  • What A Do Lipstick

  • Soft Wave Lipglass

  • Quick Tease Lipglass


For glam eyes try:




  • Dark Gold (Veluxe Pearl)

  • Dusty Blue (Frost)

  • Femme Fi (Veluxe Pearl)


They also have a wonderful Mineralize Skinfinish for each hair colour that can be used all over the face for a fabulous finish or just as a highlight.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

What do Coach and Rock and Republic have in common?

Alright Coach lovers, I know this will excite you. Here is another thing you can obsess over…Coach Lip Gloss and Lip Stick! Their colours include beautiful shades like Cranberry, Cinnamon, Pink Grapefruit, Sienna, Spice and Toffee for you lip stick loving ladies and Gardenia, Hibiscus, Heather, Freesia, Peony and Orchid for those of you who prefer lip gloss. Unfortunately, the website states that they will not ship their newly released beauty products to Canada, but I am sure that they will soon release it and you beauties can get extra gorgeous with these new Coach products.

On to Rock and Republic, this was a bit of a shock for me…I never would have expected the premium denim line to come out with a line of make-up. But, of course, I am not complaining!! Their line includes lip gloss, blush, eye shadow, mascara just to mention a few as well as multiple brushes for all of your beauty needs.

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