Friday, November 25, 2011

'Tis the Season of GIVING: A Holiday Give Away!

'Tis the season of giving and I'm giving away some goodies just in time for Christmas!  This is my very first give away so I hope you all have fun!  This give away is open Internationally.

Prize #1 MAC EYES
Eye Shadow: Lustre Leaf
Mineralize Eye Shadow: Sea & Sky
Pearlglide Eye Liner: Fly-by-Blu

Prize #2 MAC LIPS
Lipsticks in Hipster & Bubbles

Smoothie Pencil: Blubomb
Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner: Solar Flare
Two Big Show Custom Made Lipgosses by Me

Lux Eye Dust: Vegas & Illusion
Lipstick: 702 Attitude
Waterproof Eyeliner: Blue Lagoon

This give away is simple all you have to do is the following:
1.  Follow my blog by clicking "Join this Site" on Google Friend Connect (Right side column)
2.  Tell me which prize you'd most like to win (If you want them all you must comment separately or it won't count!)
3.  Leave your e-mail address below so I can contact you if you win

1.  "Like" me on Facebook  (leave a comment when you have done so)
2.  Follow me on Twitter (leave a comment when you have done so)
3.  Subscribe to my blog by email (leave a comment when you have done so)
4.  Tweet, Blog or update your Facebook status about my give away and leave the link in the comments section 

Winner will be chosen on Thursday December 1st, 2011 and announced on Friday December 2th, 2011 at 8:00 AM.  Winner will have 48 hrs to claim their prize.  If prize is not claimed a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck!

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Beauty Premiere: A Marcelle and Annabelle Party!

The Toronto Beauty Bloggers have been waiting for this event for weeks and it had finally come!  Tonights event wasn't your typical sit down and listen to the speaker event but a chic and hip party located at the Toronto Thompson Hotel's Rooftop Lounge.   We were able to get a sneak of the Spring 2012 Collections which I am so excited for!  Check out my pics below of the night for a sneak peak into the collections and all the fun we TOBB's had!

I had been in contact with Isabelle (Social Media & PR Director of Groupe Marcelle Inc) because she needed a makeup artist to do her makeup and hair for the night.  I was lucky enough to glam her up! Isn't she stunning!  (Thank you so much Isabelle for allowing me to do your makeup and hair.  You were wonderful to work for.  I had a fab time at the party!)

Back of Isbelle's hair

Side shot

I also had the opportunity to Isabelle's colleague makeup as well.  Gorgeous girl!

Our view from the top!

Annabelle and Marcelle hors d'oeuvres served on a platter!  How cute is that?!

Glitter Liners

Big Show Lipgloss

Swatches of some of the glosses which are non sticky by the way!

Smudge Paints...LOVE these!  I have it in black and it lasts all day long!

These are a must have.  I will do a separate post reviewing these!

BB Creams are all the rage in Asia.  And Marcelle will be introducing it to Canada and launching it this February!  I can't wait!  I used this on Isabelle's face and it is wonderful!  

Marcelle ladies posing with the BB Creams

New Mascara I can't wait to test out!

Rubber brush head which is popular these days

Anti-aging skin care

Check this out.  We got to custom make our own lipgloss!  How cool is that?  

These are the colours we got to mix and match

My finished product!  I'll call it "Donna Marie"

Custom made gloss by Lisa Marie (Beauty Crazed)  She calls it "Slutty Beauty Crazed Coral"! Haha!

Tess and Kelly from Glitter Diaries says "Don't mind if I do!" 

Anjali (Rock That Look), Fiona (fionaman) and Jill (Batting A Lash) catching up

Me and Isabelle our hostess of the night

Elaine (TO Beauty Reviews) and Tess (Makeup By Tess)

Me and Fiona

Fiona having fun swatching the Smudge Paints

Arianne (Glitter Geek) and Tess

Me and Makeup Artist Lelo

Fiona & Makeup Artist Mariana 

Last minute goodies to take home! 

End of the night with gift bags!

And there you have it.  Be sure to check out your local drugstores to pick up the new 2012 Collections launching this February!

A special thanks again to Marcelle and Annabelle Cosmetics for such an amazing event!  Looking forward to the Spring 2012 Collection!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

IMATS Toronto 2011 & Haul

As many of you may know, IMATS 2012 was held last weekend at the Toronto Congress Centre. I had been waiting for this all year and was excited to attend again! I went on the Saturday with my friend Melanie who has begun her fascination in the world of beauty partly due to me being her enabler. Haha! I had also got to meet up with a few fellow Toronto Beauty Bloggers (Elaine from Toronto Beauty Reviews, Arianne aka Glitter Geek , Ande from Make Me Over Ande, Tess from Makeup by Tess, Kelly aka Glitter Diaries) and YouTube Vloggers (Fiona aka fionaman, Jen aka jdomakeup, Joanna aka xJOLE, Sandy aka sanderlees).

Below are pictures of the show.  Sorry they are not of the best quality due to the fact that I had forgotten my camera at home! :(

And if you're wondering if I got what was on my WANT LIST check out my haul at the end!

Tons of lashes at NYX

Hakuhodu Brushes probably the softest brushes ever!  My friend Mel just had to splurge on one!

Crown Brushes

Naked Cosmetics

Cover FX

Pari Beauty

Face Atelier.  Love their foundations!


Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist Eve Pearl

Me (looking like a midget) with Mabel & Angela owners of Velour Lashes which are made of Mink fur.  These girls were so sweet.  And they are a Canadian company too!  

Sitting in on Koren's (aka Enkoremakeup) class

Koren's model Tess (aka Makeup by Tess) who you may have remembered as the my model for O2B2

The final look.  Vibrant and Gorgeous!

Body art

More body art

And here's my haul!  I managed to get a lot of what I had on my want list.
Face Atelier Ultra Pro Foundations 6 for $100
Cozette Vessels from Kett Cosmetics $17
Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner $15
Beauty So Clean Sanitizer $20
Kett Cosmetics Blot Compact $18
Nurturing Force Blot Out Offensive Shine & Oil Control $17 (I think! Please correct me if I'm wrong)
ZPalette $20
Makeup Forever 12 Colour Flash Case $67
NARS Orgasm x2 (bought these for friends) No discount which I regret!
Velour Lashes I got "Are those real?" $20
Multiple Crown Brushes $10.50 - $18.50 (totally regret...should have gotten Bdellium Tools which were all the rage this year!)