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Essence S/S 2014-the event, the products, my birthday….

I love essence.

There. I said it.  I know I’m not alone….and why would I be?

essence is about to blow your mind with their newest collection.  I attended a preview event for the collection recently and wanted to share some photos with you…..you need to get excited about this collection!

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can't help myself-the setup was so ....pretty!

can’t help myself-the setup was so ….pretty!

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There are SO MANY STANDOUT ITEMS IN THIS COLLECTION I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN!  So I will highlight a few of my favorites:

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essence metal glam eyeshadow: soft texture, high coverage, metallic finish creates bold looks that will add twinkle!  Available in 6 colors.

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essence get BIG! Lashes triple black mascara.  Innovative fiber brush offers maximum volume and adds density to lashes.

lashmania

essence LASH mania reloaded mascara. Elastomer brush with star shaped bristles separate and grip lashes to give them volume AND length.

crystal

essence crystal eyeliner. long lasting, gel-based formula with precision applicator which can also be applied as a sparkling top coat for lashes.  Available in 5 colors.

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essence nail art effect nails.  Nail art with a 3D effect-check out my application at the event:

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sunclub

essence sun club all-in-one bronzing highlighter.  Take one look at this-what does it remind you of (Clarins or Arden LE powders anyone?)  Bronzer and highlighter come together for a shimmering sun kissed glow or tan finish!  Soft powder texture is easy to apply.  Available in 2 shades.

I was so impressed by the new products for Spring and Summer…..and my birthday is TODAY so I thought I would pass along some gifts to YOU!!! Please fill out the Rafflecopter below!  *Please note* there is a requirement to subscribe to my blog.  New subscriptions will be recorded.  Those individuals choosing to unsubscribe after the giveaway ends will be ineligible for future giveaways!

IMG_0764Thanks to Faulhaber communications for inviting me and hosting a fabulous event at a fabulous space (Luxe Beauty)-girl power!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

WHOAH-check out this look…..Holiday or everyday? Tell me!

I don’t often do this, but I like this look SO DANG MUCH, I have to post it so you can see it and duplicate it!

Lego_Email_Blast2.1.1This look is beautiful for your latest  office party….or the evening mass, or New Years Eve (of course).  If you’re me, you would wear it to work! Isn’t it beautiful? It’s the perfect blend of gold and smokey….I just adore it.

So obviously I’m late posting this. Honestly, I am going to replicate this for my next ‘special occasion’-I just can’t stop staring at it!

Tell me about your latest look or your ‘go-to’ party look…..have any suggestions for me?

Influenster Maple Vox Box!

Imagine my surprise when I saw an Influenster box sticking out of my mailbox. Sure I filled out the survey but really and truly did NOT expect to receive one!

That being said:

*This post contains products sent for review-Opinions are my own!*

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I’m sure you can tell just by looking which products I tore into first…and no, not the skinny cow (although I am enjoying the dreamy clusters right now. So long diet!)

Since this was my first box (and I don’t have anything to compare it to), I was quite happy with the contents.  The box includes a product description card with suggested CAD retail prices.

I’ll have separate reviews on the N.Y.C. products but will say that one of the products I enjoyed and one was just meh.

The skinny cow dreamy clusters were in fact quite delicious…..I could’ve eaten about 300 more!  I see those in my shopping cart in the very near future.

I have yet to try the fabric mask but have heard very good things about Montagne Jeunesse (although this company neglected to invite me to their launch in Toronto, so I have a bad taste in my mouth about that).

Icebreakers have  made it into my purse.  I like the fruit/mint combination. It’s refreshing and not ‘heavy.’

The imPRESS nails are great-had them before but generally my nails are done when I go out (and again, another company that neglected to invite me to their launch in Toronto).

Generally speaking, I think this was a decent box (especially for the price of zero dollars).  I did see one person describe it as ‘craptastic’ which in my opinion is a bit harsh but to each his/her own, I guess.

 

Check out and sign up for influenster here.

#beautyunited-Hunger Games Catching Fire…..District 1 Luxury!

*This post contains items sent for review and is a #beautyunited post.*

“May the odds ever be in your favour.”

COVERGIRL’s Hunger Games-Capitol collection will have you battle-ready.

If you’re a Hunger Games fan, be sure not to miss products behind the ‘looks’ in the latest film from Covergirl!

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These looks are reminiscent of a certain District 1 in my opinion:

District 1 LuxuryI love District 1-the look is rich and glamorous!  I immediately am drawn to the lips and the nails.  Perhaps that’s why after receiving the items above, I immediately tore into the glosstini in ‘rogue red.’  GORGEOUS!

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This polish goes on smoothly and evenly (surprised me but love that!).   2 coats was my ideal look and I’m thrilled with the color!  Check out my instagram for more pics.

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Not ready to commit to the rich red lip featured in District 1 ? How about this Smoochies sizzle gloss in firecracker?  Beautiful shine and hydration (no mess with the tube either)!  If you are interested in the lip in the photo above, please let me know in the comments below and I can get you a product list!

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There’s some serious LASH going on in District 1….achieve it by applying several coats of Flamed up mega curl mascara which is designed to instantly curl lashes!  Can’t go wrong!

I’ll be posting more looks from different districts …..but so far I’m loving District 1!!! What about you? Are you a Hunger Games fan? Will you be trying out any of these looks?