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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Do you hate canker sores??Read how to get rid of them and avoid them

So yesterday i woke up with an annoying canker sore!!
I hate them ,must be all the orange juice i have been drinking lately.Then i remembered a free sample i had lying around that was suppose to get rid of them.I was about to try it and see if it does what it says it is suppose to do.
Im sure none of you even knew there was anything you could do to get rid of them quickly.So here is my review of Canker cover

Well first off i like that they are ALL NATURAL the main ingredients are menthol and citrus oil.
Here is what the website says about them-
- Just one patch fully treats most canker sores
- Immediate Pain Relief
- Protects the sore - stops pain from food, drink and irritants
- Sticks to any canker sore and becomes a clear gel patch
- Stays on comfortably for 8 to 12 hours, then dissolves
- Won't come off while eating
- Freshens breath

So i followed the instructions.I dried the area and applied the patch.It did feel a little wierd at first having something in my mouth.I put it on before i went to bed.But within a few minutes is started to feel better like it didnt ache as much ,it just felt more comfortable.
It lasted all night and when i woke up there was like a gel residue on it and i just wiped it off and it totally felt better and looked better. It was not fully gone but i would say half gone,so it totally helped.
I would recommend these to people who get cankers a lot ,they truly help ease the burden.

 here are some tips on how to avoid them in the first place -

1-Avoid toothpaste that contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate because it has been implicated in aggravating canker sores.Try Sensodyne i hear it does not contain it the one in the blue box,not green.(just check to make sure)

2-Try not to eat so many acidic fruits or drink as many sodas or fruit juices

I also heard that Salt water is another remedy you can use. Mix 2 tablespoons of salt in a 6 ounce glass of warm water and use as a mouth rinse 3-4 times a day. Salt helps draw fluid from the canker and help it to heal. 

How often do you get cankers?? 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Why use Sulfate free shampoo ??? Read why here

Just what are sulfates and why are they a problem?

  You will find it in the shampoo’s ingredient listed as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which are in fact really a harsh chemical surfactants that are found in lots of other products including toothpaste. They are known to cause eye and skin irritation plus when you use shampoo that contains these ingredients they can be absorbed through the skin.

Did you know that sulfates are really far from being gentle and can be causing damage on the very thing you are trying to protect? Yes your beautiful hair ladies !

Sulfates are very drying and can damage hair follicles which could lead to hair loss. All because we really enjoy our amazing lather while washing our hair. It can also strip the hair and scalp of essential oils causing that drying effect. Worse if you are spending lots of money to color your hair, it causes the color to fade quicker so you have to get your hair colored more often.Who wants that?

So today im going to review a GREAT sulfate free Shampoo and Conditioner from L'oreal
I got it in this box and it also came with a leave in conditioner that i loved

Here is my review of it- I adore the strong scent of Rosemary and Juniper,because i love essential oils,but it may not be for everyone if you do not like to strong a scent.(but just remember this is coming from natural plant extracts not fake perfumes).
I felt it cleaned my hair well and i used the masque and it made my hair very soft and  i also felt my color was a bit brighter.I  didn't have to use as much shampoo a little went a long way it does not suds up as much as a normal shampoo,but i don't mind that at all.
I also adore that its a VEGAN product!!My hair felt great after using this product and its something i will keep using to keep my color looking fresh.

They are going to cost a bit more than your normal shampoos do because of their ingredients.(retails about $10.00 to $12.00 per product) So don’t be surprised at that, but you will in fact use less to cleanse your hair and your hair will be better over all. Isn’t that worth a extra few dollars?And they are still way less than the ones they sell at the salon. Your hair will love you for it i promise!

Will you try to go sulfate free ?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Do you use cream eyeshadow? Some tips on how to use it properly

Cream eyeshadow seems to be popping up everywhere in the stores i purchased myself a cute little palette the other day and even being a makeup artist it can be confusing on how to use it correct.
I got ELECTRIC POP colors from REVLON -retails about $8.00

So how do you use this? First thing i should tell you is what not to do.

DO NOT try to put them on top of a powder eyeshadow it will just ball up and look terrible.

DO NOT use a makeup brush,use your fingers to apply as the heat from your fingers helps to warm it and make it go on smooth 

DO- Use them as a base underneath of your powder shadow to make the color look even more intense and bright.

DO-use the lighter color like white as a highlight under your brow bone or the lighter colors in inner corner of your eyes

If you like something very light then you can wear them by them self ,but i would still recommend using a shadow primer before so it lasts longer and goes on smoother.
So again this is better to use with other products in my opinion to make the shadows you have even brighter.

Overall for the cost of this palette its a good thing to have in your kit to add to other products you use,it comes in some other colors too like this one is nice

Do you have any tips on how you use it?  Or have you even tried it before?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

G Fox Gems -Be a stone cold fox!

Like most girls i love shiny stuff and have a passion for hot jewelery.
Well look no further this is truly the hottest stuff out there at the moment. It is also all handmade by a women designer in CANADA,Toronto to be exact its the one and only G FOX GEMS and the new  site is

I want to show you some of the pieces i think are on fire -

  Ships Ahoy with this fantastic Anchor ! Only -$45.00
People young and old, love anchors, don't ask us why - They just do, and I mean come on, who doesn't wanna be a pirate? Or a captain? Anchors are timeless.  Its full of  Cubics and sterling silver.

OR what about this Amazing blue full disco ring!-$60.00
This is made from sterling silver and crystals. It's available in this electric blue color, pink, or clear. Clear is the most versatile, but the color crystals are hella funky!

Here is me wearing the Tanzi blue classic tag-$80.00

Also if your looking for the perfect gift for the women in your life,i think she would just fall in love with this THE STUNNER (its called that for a reason) -$175 

To explain how utterly attractive this bangle is - one would have to be able to literally speak in diamonds.
This bangle contains all the most modern stylings of the infamous baguette cut cubic zirconium stones + embedded with round brilliant cut cubic zirconium stones. It featured an insert lock + double latch safety clasp. Sterling silver never looked so chic and expensive.
The stones are microscope and channel set.

You just have to see this stuff up close,it is so well made and so shiny.And now is the perfect time to shop as you save 30%!

Do you shop online for jewelery? How often do you buy yourself a new piece? Do you buy it for gifts?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lookie what i got for $20 at Winners!!

So i always hit up winners to look for beauty bargains,well i hit the jackpot today! I scored a super cool makeup pallette ,now i know Ed hardy is kinda played out ,maybe that is why winners has it!

But it was to cute to pass and it was cheap and super handy with a light up makeup mirror!  Go check out winners now see if they have any left!!!

It also includes 2 solid perfumes,a bronzer,eye shadows,brushes and lip glosses in all the hot colors!!! This item usually retails for over $60.00

Do you shop at winners for beauty items??? If not you should :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Some more shots of makeup art i did

So a few of you have asked to see some more of my work.Here are a few shots i did for an up and coming jewelery designer
For this shoot i was asked to it bright and eye popping and i did just that.I had a wonderful time working with all the models and crew .
In case your wondering they all have on false eyelashes the above image just some extra in the corner and the one in green  a whole set that sparkles! For almost all shoots i use extensions,it makes a huge difference.

Do you like wearing them for special events? If not try them :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

One of my fav beauty products

So i said i was going to blog about fashion,but changed my mind,today i feel like talking about an amazing product you all should try. Being a makeup artist i love to have little tricks to make everyone look great in pictures ,well this is one product that i  feel works great.

Its from Smashbox which is a amazing company and even has PETA seal of approval. Smashbox has soooo many WONDERFUL products this is just one .

It is  called Photo Op Undereye Brightener and is super amazing!  It is an innovative under eye brightener that immediately wakens and brightens skin while adding moisture to prepare for concealer application under eyes.

I feel like i don't even need to use concealer when i use it! I think it also covers up any dark circles you may have so ladies no worry if you were out late drinking this is the ANSWER to looking awake the next day :)

Contains anti-oxidants like Vitamin C and Red Wine Extract and also Marine Collagen to help fill in wrinkles!
Retails about $18.00 and im pretty sure Shoppers Drug Mart now carries it.

Here are some before and after pics i took using it-

And AFTER ,i think you can totally see the glow under my eyes

Have you ever used smashbox products??

Friday, August 13, 2010


Soooo since Fall is just around the corner,i figured why not have a few fun posts about some hot fashions.Since this is a BEAUTY blog i think fashion should be included . So for the next couple of days i will post about my new buys.

I love Mary and Guido jeans they have  to be the MOST comfortable jeans EVER ,  and they are worth every penny and will last you years as they are so well made.
Here i am wearing a darker jean which is totally in for fall.
I also love that they are a canadian company from Montreal.

In this outfit im wearing them paired with a  peacock print shirt from YDE which is a great clothing line that can be purchased at

What i like about the staff at jean machine is they help you find the perfect fit and are totally honest with you about what suits your body type.Joy at the Limeridge mall location in Hamilton,Ontario was such a great help.

Peacock print is the new trend and i am in love with it. I paired my outfit with a pair of black heels.Oh and black nail polish with sparkles of course.

Have you been shopping in Jean Machine lately ? It really does have great up to date fashions and is worth a look.

What do you think about the new peacock trend?

Monday, August 9, 2010

HD nail polish is it really all that?

So i was at Walmart today and this Sally Hansen polish caught my eye so i decided to buy one to test it out since it was under $5.00.


I guess its the sparkles that make it look HD ??  I usually buy more high quality polish so i did find it was thick to apply and it takes forever to dry!!The color i bought is called LASER because well i love anything blue.

Will i buy it again? nope ,i prefer other brands  more ,but it is fun for a change.Also i do like the fact that sally hansen does NOT contain -Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene.

Have you tried it any opinion?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

More Natural Deodorant choices

Its something we wear everyday and don't really think about right? We just don't want to be stinky haha

But have you thought about what is in your under arm stick??Well a lot of them tend to contain a whole host of best-to-avoid substances including hormone disruptors, petrochemicals, lung irritants and other suspect ingredients. Usually if you can't pronounce it or have no idea what it is,best to not use it.
If you do a google search you will also find tons of links that say deodorant may even cause breast cancer or Alzheimers ,now this has not been proven,but what if it is true??? I think its better to try a more natural approach.

So in this post i will review some of the ones i like and also use -

     " JASON Lavender Deodorant Stick-
      This natural deodorant is soothing, safe and delivers long-lasting protection. It is formulated without Aluminum Chlorohydrate.(which is the main thing we want to avoid that most regular sticks contain)

Enriched with Lavender Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Certified Organic Corn Starch, this deodorant delivers gentle and soothing freshness.  "

IT has a very gentle light smell ,and i use it for regular days when im not going to be breaking a sweat and it seems to do the job of keeping me from being smelly hehe

You can pick this up at most stores ,even Walmart and it retails for about $5.00

Another choice i have used in the past is Kiss my face-   

It comes in unscented and a few fun smells like patchouli and lavender.Retails about $6.00

Kiss My Face succeeded in liquefying crystal deodorant stones, which are 100% effective in preventing body odor. It inhibits bacterial growth and neutralizes body acids. Lasts all day!The products contain no animal ingredients, artificial colors, or unnecessary chemicals and were not tested on parabens either and  neutralizes and eliminates odors no artificial fragrances.

Have you ever tried natural deodorant ? Will you maybe consider it now?

Monday, August 2, 2010

got2b smooth operator

Morning ladies ,hope your all enjoying the long weekend, i sure am,i got to work a super fun photo shoot in Toronto yesterday.I got to do super bright  makeup on some lovely models wearing couture dresses,with some fantastic artwork. I will post the pictures in few weeks when they are done editing.

Today i want to review a product from got2b. Just to let you know they are made by Schwarzkopf which is a high quality brand that started off in salons. 
The product is called smooth operator .It contains cashmere,and is a smoothing LUSTRE LOTION.It is for touchable style and also contains  a UV protectant and protects against damage from heat styling.

So what did i think of it after using it ?Well first off it has a nice mild almost berry like smell which is pleasant.It has a thinner consistency and i like that it comes in a pump format so its easy to dispense the right amount. I used it on dry hair It absorbed in very nicely and it did what it said .It did make it look more smooth and i felt it was more soft.

So i think i will keep using this excellent product as my hair is dry and bleached and it sure needs some help.One more thing i like about the packaging is the cute little trinkets on it .Retail about $8.99

Today for the most unique comment or any new follower  i will randomly choose one person and send them a  coupon so you can BUY ONE GET ONE FREE of any got2be product :)
Just leave your email address in your comment.

Also do u use anything to control your hair in the summer?