Annabelle amazes and Marcelle mesmerizes-Beauty Premiere Toronto 2011!

So I am SURE you have read a lot of posts about the Annabelle/Marcelle Beauty Premiere event held at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto.  I was fortunate enough to be invited to this event (Thank you Miss Isabel P) and it was one of THE events to attend for Toronto’s beauty bloggers!

So let’s check the outfit & hair….the invite said ‘urban chic.’  I think that I ended up with ‘prom queen’ although Alicia may contest that.

front of the coiff


accented my LBD with a pink bow belt from H&M:

And now, the top to bottom:

Onto the space- I love the Thompson.  The hotel itself is modern and sleek.  The rooftop was the PERFECT setting for this event.  The view was incredible.

What a view

The event itself was to introduce several new products from Annabelle/Marcelle.  Most of them won’t be on shelves until February/March 2012-but attendees got to take a peek at them!  Staff were on hand to demonstrate/explain/answer questions about the products.

day/night cream and eye contour cream

BB cream! I can't wait to try this!


And of course they had one of my favorite products out to play with-the smudge paints!

Another wonderful part of this event was the lip gloss bar….you could make your own gloss by picking from primary pigment colors, then lab technicians would mix the color for you and wahhh la!

my 'secret formula'


oh what fun I had!  The crowd was great-I saw a lot of ‘old’ friends and met some new ones!  The food and drink was delicious and there were even makeup hors d’oeuvres-literally staff with trays of makeup for the taking!  WOWEE!  I had a good time with that too!

Elaine from TOBeauty Reviews, Tamara from BeautyThesis, and Ande from Makemeoverande (and her new blog The Plus Side of Black)

crowd shot

And what’s an event without a bit of swag?

Look at my bag and my smart to have my blog and twitter handle!

bag contents-good stuff!!! My faves!

Gosh I could go on and on and ON about this event! I had such a fantastic time and I was so happy to see everyone and make new pals!  Big thanks to Miss Isabel P for the invite, the staff on hand for Marcelle & Annabelle, and Thompson hotel staff.

Have you ever tried Marcelle or Annabelle products? Do you enjoy launches of new products?

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  • Anjali

    Great post! The event was awesome – but you snuck out without saying “bye” 😛

    • meredith

      @Anjali thanks-sorry I left. I was so exhausted!

  • kathy

    your dress is so cute! that pink bow/belt added just the right touch 🙂

    • meredith

      @kathy thanks!

  • Larie

    Everyone looks like they had a lot of fun at the event!

    • meredith

      @Larie I can’t speak for everyone….but I would have to agree!

  • Tamara

    Nope.. definitely not prom hair. You looked mahvelous dahling, positively mahvelous!

    It was lovely to see you there, and I’m so glad I got to schmooze you with you and the other TOBB ladies. <3

    • meredith

      @Tamara-everyone looked so good-especially you! What I liked is that the attendees seemed so happy! I love a good crowd!

  • Elaine A

    Eeeeks, so fun, and you looked fabulous, that dress rocked!!!!!

    • meredith

      @Elaine-thanks….I really liked the one picture I took with you in it! I have got to make that a priority at the next event-taking photos of people!

  • Kelly

    lol it’s too funny that you can see me in the background in a couple of the pics! Your hair looked great too! I think you were one of the best dressed ladies there 🙂

    • meredith

      @Kelly thanks Kelly-I really have to focus on taking pictures of people! I haven’t been able to do that because I am having so much fun!

  • Leesh

    You look adorable in your dress!

    • meredith

      @Leesh thank you!

  • Tess

    You looked gorgeous that night! Loved the pink bow belt!

    • meredith

      @Tess Thank you! It was great to see you!