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Monday, June 28, 2010

Control Oil the easy way ! BLOT :)

So now that summer is in full swing,i bet we are all getting a bit more shiny and slick??
But please don't put on more powder ! Use Blotting papers! What there purpose is to get rid of oil without smudging or even removing your makeup.So you can look fresh as a daisy ladies. :)

I want to review a few of the many ones that i have tried and use

CLEAN AND CLEAR -oil absorbing sheets -can be found at any drugstore,i always have these in my purse,and they are cheap -about $6.00 or so and you get 50 sheets

The Body Shop also makes some AWESOME ones
Tea Tree Oil Facial Blotting papers-you get 65 sheets for $10.00
 Contains Triple-action organic Community Trade tea tree oil, which is naturally antiseptic and soothing, controls oil, combats existing blemishes and prevents new ones without over-drying skin.
And last but not least give these a try Shiseido that can be bought at SEPHORA

You get 100 sheets for $17.00

Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper
What it is:
A portable pouch of oil-absorbing, powder-coated sheets that leave skin refreshed and matte. 

What it is formulated to do:
Eliminate excess sebum and shine for a fresh look and longer-lasting makeup application. Don't leave home without this convenient touch-up essential. 



How are you dealing with the summer heat ?Will you try blotting papers or do you already use them?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010!! One of the coolest sites around!

I wanted to share with you one of the coolest sites around,you might already know about it! Its
And it has all handmade and vintage items from around the world!! I have ordered from this site many times and love to support small business. It does have lots of beauty items and makeup here check out this mineral eyeshadow!

And its only 3 for $10.00!!WOW! Check out the shop for more

Also there are some of the things i have ordered and loved,they are not beauty but more accessories

When i carry this sugar skull purse with a bamboo handle i get so many compliments! ITs unique and handmade! Here is her store

Also you must check out these one of a kinda handmade jewelery items!! Sooooo much fun,i want them all!!

Check out her store here and join her facebook group too to keep updated on all her new creations!!

Have you ever bought from ETSY ? OR will you now ?? 

Monday, June 21, 2010


Heeeey ladies,so today im going to talk about and review some great summer nail polishes.

But also wanted to remind you that my contest is still on until July 2nd,so keep on leaving comments and you still have a good chance of winning a Cargo Blush/Bronzer!
Remember there are five to be won.GOOD LUCK!

So i always use top and base coat when painting my nails,as an Aesthetician,i understand it really does make the polish last longer. The point of a base coat is to prepare the nail and give it something to adhere to.Then the job of the top coat is to seal in your color and make it last days longer and not chip!

Well i discovered one that not only helps to make your polish last longer,but also gives it a super sparkle ,almost like diamonds!!
And its dirt cheap!!Like around $5.00 or so and can be bought at almost any store that sells polish.Its from COVER GIRL and its called get this -DISCO DAZZLE.

I usually tend to go for more pricey brands,but i loved it so  much i figured i would give it a try,you can apply it over top of any polish you already have and it makes it a whole new color! It really looks amazing ,here are some pics of it on my toes!

The color on my toes is by CHINA GLAZE and its called CARIBBEAN BLUE.I really adore blue in the summer,it matches everything.It has amazing staying power,as its very high quality.
Retails from $11 to $12.00 but totally worth it.
Do you use topcoat? If not you should really get some :)


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dry shampoo ,the answer to your problems:)

Do you hate washing your hair all the time like me? Well check out my review on TRESemme Dry shampoo called FRESH START .You can buy this at most any store from walmart to shoppers drugmart and its not pricey at all! :)

 Zap oil and odor in between washes with this new dry shampoo. The unique formula
gives hair a clean look and feel with gorgeous volume, even when you don’t wash.

Here i decided to do a video blog today

Formula with Mineral Clay soaks up excess oil and impurities to leave hair looking
Contains Citrus Extracts to neutralize odor and enhance clean feeling.
Volumizes oily/straight hair that becomes limp in between shampoos, giving hair added body and bounce.
Perfect for color-treated hair, it reduces the need to wash as frequently, which prevents color from fading.

Have you ever tried a dry shampoo?? IF so which one??

Friday, June 11, 2010

Cake Beauty ,almost good enough to eat :)

I have to post and review one of yummiest beauty products i use CAKE BEAUTY
You can also purchase it at The Bay,Chapters and many other locations listed on the site!

 If you have not tried Cake yet you need to get on this bandwagon!! I adore there creams and glosses and hair refreshers ,actually everything! Its a big hit with celebs like Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts and Rhianna.
 It is a Canadian company and they use 90 to 95% high quality, natural ingredients.Plus they are 100% paraben free!! 
 These are some of my my fav products that i currently use -

 IT contains aloe vera oil,coconut oil,and mango butter are just a few of the awesome things in it!My skin smells like coconut and vanilla all day and its sooo smooth! I truly enjoy using this stuff !

 This award winning hair and body refreshing powder is truly amazing! I use it on days when i don't have time to wash my hair,it really makes it smell fresh like cake of course! Who doesnt want hair that smells like cake??I sprinkle it on my hand then smooth it through my hair ,and maybe brush it a bit and it absorbs any oil too. You can use it on your body too!
Key ingredients in this- Calendula and Chamomile!

But i also want to mention some new products they have out now ,i know i love for my skin to sparkle and shine and these two new creams do just that!

hi-light luminous body lotion
A vitamin-rich and luxurious, body lotion blended with nourishing butters and a hint of sophisticated shimmering mica.

Smooths, nourishes and hi-lights your skin with light reflecting sheer pink mica that helps to soften the look of contours and leaves skin glistening with just the right amount of sophisticated sheen.  

Shea & mango butters & aloe vera oil moisturize leaving skin sensationally soft. 

glow-rious glistening body lotion


A vitamin-rich and luxurious, body lotion blended with nourishing butters and a hint of sophisticated shimmering mica.

Smooth, nourish, enhance and glow-rify your skin.  Light reflecting SHEER GOLD mica helps to soften the look of contours and leaves skin glistening with just the right amount of sophisticated sheen. 

Have you tried CAKE yet ,if so how do you like it???

Makeup art by me :)

Heey ladies,for a change i want to show you some pictures of me at work at a bridal party i did

Also i wanted to tell you about an exciting event i did yesterday! I was picked to be a makeup artist for a big Playboy event at Casino Niagara and got to do makeup on several play boy bunnies and playmates! It was a super fun gig!!To bad i was not allowed to take any pictures !!

Well i hope you all have an amazing weekend and enjoy the pictures.Also if your live in the niagara/toronto area and ever need a Pro Makeup artist call to book -905-329-2405 

And here is one more pic of some creative makeup i did recently

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Here are some more hot nail colors i tried out from NICOLE FROM OPI

Heeey ladies,want to thank you again for all the lovely comments:) So i wanted to show you some new colors from Nicole from OPI  ,they even sell a lot of the colors at walmart!!

Here is the first is this hot new shade 'Respect the world" A rich jade green thats totally not jade!! Here have a look at the pics i took ! I think it would be perfect for toes too!

Also tried out ;Your a star" -A silvery sparkle with a rainbow shimmer! :)

And one last one "Have a heart" i thought it was unique and loved the cute hearts in it!
But i must say i felt there was not enough hearts in it,and they were hard to get out of the bottle. I wanted tons of hearts ahah but could only manage to get a few out at a time. It may work good to put over a color you already have ,but i wore it alone.

Well now i just read a tip on using this ! You have to hold the bottle upside down and let the hearts float to the surface then grab them with the brush :)

Do you have a fav nail color you love wearing in the summer??

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Just in time for summer a BeachBlush contest!!

LADIEESSS!! Today i want to tell you about a new contest!! Also i want to Announce the winner of the my past contest is Sarah Voordouw a loyal follower ,she has already received and is loving her new flat iron!

Sooo  for the new contest i have 5 prizes this time!!! WOW! From one of my fav companies
Cargo™  !!!! was nice enough to supply me with -

CARGO BeachBlush™ combines four complementary shades that when swept together, provide a perfect balance of color - the radiance of a newly flushed face and the glow of a lasting summertime tan. It retails for  $32.00

I just tried one today and WOW! Such awesome color and it blends soo well .How could you not want bronzer and blush in one!! I love the tin it comes in its TRES CUTEEE! 

Ok so how can you win ?? Just follow my blog and comment on any of my posts or answer this question - What is your fav beauty product and why ???

Thats it,the more comments the more entries!!!!Also for one extra entry join the cargo FACEBOOK page ,they will also have some contests on there soon too!!

:) also make sure to leave an email address so i can contact you if you win.

Sorry but its a Canada only contest. I will annouce the winners july2nd,i will email them and get your mailing address.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Want brighter more glowing eyes? Try this! :)

Ever wonder how celebs have such glowing highlighted eyes??Well i know just the product that really helps to brighten and draw attention to your peepers ! And its super easy to use too.
I  use this product EYE LIGHTENER(in white) from CARGO  and it very simple,it even automatically dispenses the correct amount of product.
 It is also labeled with with which end goes where,so you cannot screw it up! Its fool proof.

You will be ready to rock and roll and be picture pefect for any event!! This is a must in any girls makeup kit for the summer .At only $18.00 you cant go wrong for the price! But it any ULTA or check out Cargos site

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How safe is sunscreen? which ones are the best to use?

So i know sometimes i wonder is sunscreen safe? I know we hear that the sun is bad for us,and it ages it,but is putting on weird chemicals that are in sunscreen any better??

  I did the research for you and this is what i found-the use of sunscreen chemicals may be increasing the incidence of cancer and that sunlight exposure may actually decrease human cancer rates and improve your health.
Hmm it makes you think doesnt it?read the full article here 

So what it comes down to is we want to avoid those chemical sunscreens ingredients like -PBA,Benzophenones,Cinnamates ,and Salicylates.
 and use ones with less or more natural options.I also advise the best advice is to avoid sun exposure for long periods of time whenever possible or cover up with clothes and hats.

But we all know sometimes thats not possible so im going to recommend the best options out there

 Badger Sunscreen- -This one is really amazing! ITs waterproof,
safe for children of all ages, block both UVA and UVB rays, and thoroughly moisturize while they protect your skin. These natural, physical barrier sunscreens are made with zinc oxide instead of chemicals.
Contains -Active Ingredient: Micronized Zinc Oxide 20.5%
Other Ingredients: *Extra Virgin Olive Oil, *Golden Yellow Beeswax, *Jojoba Oil, *Cocoa Butter, *Wild African Shea Butter, CO2 Extract of *Seabuckthorn Berry, and Essential Oils of *Lavender, Moroccan Blue Tansy, *Ylang Ylang, Lime & *Sweet Orange.

and its even free shipping in canada! Retails $19.99 .but to me its worth it .

Another good choice is -Soleo Organics
A favorite among both celebrities and professional athletes, Soleo Organics’ sunscreen provides SPF 30 protection without the harsh chemical ingredients. Moisturizing, water resistant and safe for the whole family, the mineral-based formula fully protects with finely milled zinc oxide. Has no titanium dioxide, petrochemicals or artificial fragrances.
Contains only naturally sourced ingredients like: grapeseed oil, macadamia oil, green tea extract, roman chamomile extract, sunflower oil, beeswax, lecithin, vegetable oils, and cucumber extract.

You can buy it in canada at these two sites  and retails for a small from about $13.00 to a large about $32.00

So you should really consider trying these options.Does anyone have any good tips to help cover up or stay out of the sun? If so please comment :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lush ! All the products you need for a perfect summer day!:)

Soo today in talking about one of my all time favourite companies again! LUSH COSMETICS 

First i am going to talk about one of there new products they have out SKIN SUPPLEMENT
 Soo your wondering what is it ? Well you mix it into any moisturizer and BAM  you have a tinted moisturizer or u can even use it on own to cover a pimple!! It comes in 4 different colors so you can truly match any skin tone!! And i cannot believe its only $13.95!! A little goes a long way too !This should last me well over 6 months!
I think its perfect for the summer time,instead of wearing a heavy foundation ,let your skin breathe and just mix some of this into your moisturizer so you have some coverage and your skin looks glowing.
Also it's VEGAN! It contains Fresh Rose infusion!!

Now here is another item you need for summertime VANISHING CREAM

I have more oily,acne prone skin so this is perfect,but even if you don't its very light weight and absorbs quickly to give you a matte finish for other skin types on  a hot day!I would even say it makes my skin feel fresh.
It smells soo yummy because its contains rose and lavender essential oils!It also contains Witch hazel which is anti-bacterial so it kills those pimples and helps to keep new ones from forming.This would be a perfect makeup base and even good for nighttime use.Retails $37.95 but worth every penny as a little goes a long way.

And we can;t forget about having a relaxing bath in the summer can we? A bath is not a real bath without a BATHBOMB!!!

This is the one i tried out today the SEX BOMB!!! This is also VEGAN and OH MY GOSH you will smell amazing all day long!!! Just drop it in the bath and grab a good book and enjoy every minute of it fizzing!
Its got creamy soya milk swirls and its girly colors of pink and purple,like a pretty flower!
Its got Jasmine and Ylang Ylang ,in it which i have always been a fan of! It really gets you in the mood that's forsure ! Plus it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth ,just the way it should be if your getting close to someone!
Retails- $6.00