OOTN-Company Christmas party

I do NOT normally post this kind of thing but wanted to share this with you….

Here is what I wore to my company Christmas party on Friday night:

Dress: Jacob, Shoes: Nine West, Jewelry: various but mostly items I have already had!

 

Hair: Dina for Aldo Salon, Toronto

Hair: Dina for Aldo Salon, Earrings: Suzy Shier

What a great night!

 

Pantone’s 2013 color of the year-Emerald!!

It’s now official: Emerald has been named the 2013 colour of the year. Says who? Pantone of course.

It won’t be long before this colour is seen everywhere from garments to gadgets, so here are eBeauty.ca’s picks for all things emerald:

Vasanti Pure Mineral Shimmer Powder in “Emerald City” $14 – A highly pigmented pure mineral powder that can be used anywhere on the face or body, it’s formulated without mineral oil, petrolatum, sulfates, GMO’s, or Triclosan, these high-intensity powders are perfect for adding a touch of shimmering glamour to any look.

EF Studio Eye Pencil Duo $18 – A dual-ended pencil that blend together beautifully to enhance and dramatize all eye colours and shapes.

Rich and silky smooth on the skin, you can quickly and easily use this liner for smudge- and-fade-proof results that last all day. The shade features emerald green and plum purple shades.

Ciaté Paint Pots – Ditch The Heels $14 – This bright green is an ultra-trendy shade for a stand-out manicure. You can flawlessly paint your nails with the 250-bristle flat brush that’s ergonomically designed for perfect control. This polish is paraben, formaldehyde and toluene free and is never tested on animals.

Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow $27.50 – This eyeshadow has a pearlized formula that delivers a multi-dimensional effect. It combines matte, shimmery, and sparkly elements throughout for a gorgeous, unique makeup look.

blinc Kiss me Mascara – Green $24 – A specially formulated mascara that will not run, smudge, flake or clump. This unique formulation forms tiny water-resistant tubes around your lashes to add both volume and length. It will not run, smudge, flake or clump, yet is still easily removed without the use of makeup remover.

You all know how much I LOOOOVE ebeauty.ca for all things pretty!  Great prices, fast shipping-you can’t go wrong! 

 

Gift idea for the beauty in your life-Aveda hand relief gift set!

Tis the season…..for extremely dry hands!

Why not treat that special someone in your life to the gift of soft hands with this set from Aveda?

It contains 3 1.4fl oz (travel size) hand moisturizers in different fragrances:

1 tube of rosemary mint

1 tube of vanilla, ginger and cassia

1 tube of vitamin formula for stressed skin

Keep in mind, these would be great for travel-they are within standard size for carry on and perfect for any purse or pocket!

This set retails for under $30.00 CAD! 

Find Aveda:

on the web

SITAMAA day spa in Yorkville-that’s where I get the majority of my Aveda products!

 

Gift idea for the beauty in your life-Dior Grand Bal Makeup Palette for Glowing Eyes & Lips

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time and watched any of my YouTube channel, you will know that I love Dior.  I have been drooling over this palette ever since I saw it online.  I picked it up during the Bay’s Beauty Gala. It’s everything I knew it would be…..and if you have a Dior lover in your life, go get it!

Dior fashioned this palette as a gold ‘clutch’ held together by a black eyeliner

It contains 2 gorgeous shimmery eyeshadows, 2 lip colors, and a black eyeliner.  It’s absolutely beautiful and anyone who loves makeup/cosmetics will love it!

I picked up my palette at the Bay’s flagship store on Queen Street, (but you can grab it at any Dior beauty counter)….so if you swing by, be sure to say Hello! to Anne and Yaffa the manager! They’re fantastic people and will get you set up with some beautiful gifts sure to delight your beauty!

Gift idea for the beauty in YOUR life- essence twilight breaking dawn collection

Okay let me start by saying I am not a fan of the twilight series.  But honestly, these products were just too good to pass up.  Here’s what I was able to pick up the day after I first saw the collection at the drugstore.  The collection was SO picked over this was all I was able to get:

from Left: 01 Renesmee red blush, 02 Renesmee red lipgloss, 01 alice had a vision again lipgloss, 01 a piece of forever lipstick, 02 Jacob’s protection glitter eyeliner, 01 alice had a vision again glitter eyeliner

Like I said, while I am NOT a fan of the movies/books, this collection screams “Wear me for the holidays!”  And since the prices range from $1.99-$3.99 CAD for each piece, I couldn’t resist.  I am using these for my holiday looks!

If you have a twilight fan in your world and you’re at a loss for a Christmas gift, I HIGHLY suggest these….that is, if you can still find them.

essence cosmetics are found (in Canada) at Shoppers Drug Mart

find essence also:

on the web

on twitter

on facebook

 

Gift idea for the beauty in your life! NYX “All I’ve Ever Wanted” Box

Spotted this steal at Rexall pharamacy ….

Check it out!

72 Eye Shadows

1 Face Powder

1 Bronzer

1 Highlight

1 Contour

4 Blushes

6 Lip Colors

eyeshadows in the ‘All I’ve Ever Wanted’ collection from NYX

Face, cheek and lip products from NYX “All I’ve Ever Wanted”

The front of the box lists price as $19.99 CAD with a value of $80.00 CAD.  Check your flyer for sales as I picked this up on Black Friday for just $9.99 CAD!

YAHOOOOOO-someone is going to get a great gift this Holiday!

Gift idea for the beauty in YOUR life! Villianess Warming Body Cream – Dulce En Fuego: Whipped (Sugar & Chocolate)

I am a gourmand fragrance fan-I love to smell like things that are good enough to eat (let your mind go where it wants).  When I saw this duo, I knew I had to have-it reminds me of cinnamon and sugar doughnuts that I used to buy off the street in South Korea or get at the Ex.  It’s that good.

I’m sure the beauty in your life would love to smell delicious!

What it is:

Velvety Body Cream – Warming
Whipped! body creme is thick and stiff, yet light and quite soluble – much like edible whipped heavy cream.

A heavy moisture content for your dry skin, enough oils to create a breathable emollient barrier, and has a velvety-soft afterfeel. You’ll love it.
Size: 170 g

What it is:

Extra-decadent cherry kernel oil, antioxidant rich grapeseed oil, light coconut oil, and our favourite luxury mango butter.

SCENT: Musky bitter chocolate sweetened with vanilla and touches of citrus then positively inflamed with black pepper and nutmeg.

Warming Body Cream-Dulce En Fuego: Whipped (Sugar & Chocolate) retails for $15.75 CAD and can be purchased on Glymm.com or villianess.net.

*please note-they actually JUST POSTED a peppermint/candy cane fragrance.*

Gift idea for the beauty in your life- Mary Kay satin hands pampering set in Vanilla Sugar!

This is one of Mary Kay’s most popular items!  I was super excited to see that this set is available in vanilla sugar fragrance.  The packaging is adorable as well and can be re-used!

Here’s how you use satin hands!

Step 1:  Satin Hands Hand Softener- Massage a small amount of cream into clean hands and between fingers.  For added hydration, dampen skin with water prior to applying.

Step 2:  Satin hands Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub-Dispense 1-2 pumps of scrub, massaging into hands and between fingers.  Rinse well and pat dry.

Step 3:  Satin Hands Hand Cream-Massage cream into hands and between fingers.  This nongreasy hand cream leaves hand soft and silky.

(Satin hands cream moisturizes for 24 hours.  It even lasts through several hand washings).

 

This set is Limited edition and retails for $51.00 CAD.  Who in your life needs some pampering?

Contact your independent beauty consultant today and grab this while it’s still around!

Find Mary Kay:

on the web

on facebook

on Twitter

Gift ideas for the beauty in YOUR life- websites to shop!

Hey not everyone loves the thrill of shopping-especially during the busy holiday season.  If you’re the type of person who would rather sit in front of the _______ (insert your favorite place here) fireplace, television, Xbox, then how about using your mouse to shop for the beauties on your list?

Some of my favorite websites for beauty products:

The Shopping Channel.com You can’t go wrong here.  They have EVERYTHING-not just beauty.  Prices are competitive and shipping is QUICK.  I have bought everything from sheets to footwear to apparel to jewelry to makeup and have rarely been disappointed.  The return policy is a snap and customer service is hassle free!

ebeauty.ca  In my opinion, this is the Shopping Channel for beauty products.  Great selection, fantastic pricing, and terrific promotions (check out my post on their gift bag). This site has items that I’ve never heard of until I’ve clicked!  Quick shipping and easy returns.

nailpolishcanada.com  This is for all the nail polish people! I didn’t know there were that many different kinds of polish and nail accessories until I visited this site.  Best of all-this site is up on all the latest trends, has great pricing, and fast shipping.  They will occasionally host fantastic contests with drool-worthy prizes!  P.S. This is the site to visit if you’re looking for ‘popular’ polish or polish not easily accessible in Canada.

Glymm.com  This is a subscription box service that also has an online store (with full size products from the Glymm box).  I like this site because they have unique items that I wouldn’t know of unless I was specifically looking for them.  Shipping is not as quick as I would like but they manage in a decent amount of time.  Check this site for ‘luxury’ beauty products.

There you have it…some of my favorite sites to make crossing the names off of your gift list even easier!  Even though the selection is great and shipping IS quick, don’t delay.  The holidays are practically here!