GIVEAWAY: WOODBINE MALL LATIN FEST 2016

GIVEAWAY: WOODBINE MALL LATIN FEST 2016 
The Woodbine Mall Latin Fest 2016 is happening next weekend Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd, it will feature two days of fun, food and live international music AND thanks to Enterprise Canada PR, I have 4 tickets to GIVEAWAY! 

GIVEAWAY INCLUDES 
(2) two-day passes for 2 
that's 2 winners! 
(two-day passes are valued at $50 each)

GIVEAWAY ends Thursday September 29, 2016 8pm

HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAY 
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Each counts as an entry, not all mandatory. 

THE LINE UP includes:

Saturday OCTOBER 1st
GRUPO NICHE
El Rey Tullie
Fito Blanco, Bachata Swing
and more…

Sunday OCTOBER 2nd
DE LA GHETTO DESDE PUERTO RICO
FULANITO PRESENTE
NINA SKY
LA FIRMA SANTANA
and more..

Hosted by AJ KAllegero from New York City

GIVEAWAY: WOODBINE MALL LATIN FEST 2016
To purchase tickets go here 

GOOD LUCK

 


MASCARA MONDAY: FORBIDDEN VOLUME MASCARAS BY ESSENCE COSMETICS

forbidden volume mascara essence cosmeticsEssence cosmetics always creating affordable, unique and effective mascaras. The new FORBIDDEN VOLUME mascaras are probably my favourite from an already truly outstanding mascara range. 

They all perform and do create extreme volume to your lashes. The top coat is such a great way to create maximum volume when used on top of your existing mascara. forbidden volume rebel mascara Forbidden Volume REBEL mascara
intense volume, Unique fiber brush , short and longer fibers plus No clumping 
$4.99

Forbidden volume mascara
dramatic volume with just one coat without clumping clumping. 
$4.99

Forbidden volume FALSE LASH mascara TOPCOAT
A topcoat enriched with black fibers that can be applied on top of any mascara. Create a false lash affect. 
$4.99
 

EVENT: LOREAL GOLD PARTY

Another TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) season has come to a close and Toronto is still buzzing about Thursday nights gold gala thrown by the official TIFF sponsor L'Oréal Paris Canada.

The lavish invite only party was held at the rooftop of the TIFF building at King and John Sts. 
LOREAL GOLD PARTY 
LOREAL GOLD PARTY 
The party consisted of local celebrities, TV personalities, YouTube gurus, makeup artists, hair stylists, socialites, models, vloggers, bloggers and of course actors.
LOREAL GOLD PARTY 
The night consisted of dancing under the stars,  champagne topped with cotton candy, amazing hors d'oeuvres, makeup touch ups, selfie stations and unlimited cocktails. 
L'Oréal gold party  
L'Oréal gold party  
L'Oréal gold party  
The night was truly unforgettable and probably the party of TIFF 2016.

WHAT I WORE:
L'Oréal gold party with  
H&M divided lace black dress
Le Chateau black strappy sandals
Gold hoops Forever21

 MAKEUP
L'Oréal gold party  
Gold shadow on the lid with a wing liquid black liner and classic red lips.

GET THE LOOK WITH THESE LOREAL PRODUCTS
L'Oréal gold party  Voluminuos le noir liquid liner
Voluminuos Felibe mascara
Colour riche luminous ombres -infinite bronze
True match Lumi cushion foundation
True match Lumi liquid glow illuminator
Infallible pro-matte gloss 308 shanghai scarlet 
Elnett satin hairspray 

A huge thank you to Margaret, Cowan and Company PR and  L'Oréal Paris Canada for the invitation!

 

PREVIEW: MAC COSMETICS SELENA COLLECTION




"The vivacity of Mexican American singer, Selena Quintanilla, lives on through the passion of her fans and her impact on Latin culture and beauty. 
Inspired by the devotion of all those still touched by the iconic latin legend. M·A·C Selena is a makeup collaboration tenderly curated with Selena's sister. 
Selena not only taught us to move, she moved us-Let's keep that rhythm alive!"

THE MAC COSMETICS SELENA COLLECTION

SELENA EYE SHADOW
Selena: intense pearly violet (veluxe pearl) 
Fotos Y Recuerdos: bright warm pink (satin) 
Missing My Baby: light pinky nude beige (matte) 
Is It The Beat: deep black (matte) 
No Me Queda Mas: warm dusty brown (matte) 
SRP $17.00 US/$20.50 CAD  


SELENA LIPSTICK 
 Dreaming of You: deep wine (matte) 
Como La Flor: muted cherry red (amplified) 
Amor Prohibido: pinky mid-tone brown (glaze) 
SRP $18.00 US/$22.20 CAD EYE 

LIQUID EYE LINER Boot Black: intense black SRP $21.00 US/$24.00 CAD
BRUSH 129SH Powder/Blush SRP $35.00 US/$42.00 CAD  
OPULASH MASCARA Optimum Black: intense black SRP $18.00 US/$21.00 CAD 

TECHNO CUMBIA 
Ven Conmigo: beige pink (matte) 
Blunt: muted golden brown (matte) 
SRP $29.00 US/$34.00 CAD 

*LIPGLASS 
(Online Exclusive) Bidi Bidi Bom Bom: bubblegum pink with silver pearl 
SRP $17.00 US/$20.50 CAD   

The M·A·C SELENA Collection will be available:
Sept 28th for #MACselect obsesssed and devoted members exclusive to pre-shop online
October 1 online at www.maccosmetics.ca
October 6 to November 17 in stores
I can't wait for this collection! I want it all!



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**press images provided by M·A·C cosmetics

MASCARA MONDAY: LANCOME EXTREME GRANDIOSE

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LANCOME EXTREME GRANDIOSE $36

Do you want extreme volume? Defined and transformed lashes? Full and long lashes?

Lancome's newest addition to their already amazing selection of mascara will give you just that and so much more.

Lancome's  Grandiose Extreme mascara is very unique and has taken over my lashes. The intense black pigment "Noir Extreme" gives you the blackest of black lashes. The smooth formula gives me the most amplified lashes with so much volume, length and definition.

With one coat my lashes are transformed from root to tip, corner to corner, plus the longevity of the wear can take me from morning to night. It claims to have a 24hr wear but I've only worn it for about 15 hours and my lashes looked fabulous!

The high precision “Swan-Neck”wand brush grabs lashes from the roots to tip creating beautiful flared out defined and separated lashes. 

This unique brush is so comfortable to use and the affect of the brush can be easy applied to both eyes, usually "unique" brushes work well on one eye but them you have to maneuver or twist the mascara wand with your hand in some weird position that you cant ever get the same result on both eyes. NOT with the Grandiose Extreme swan neck brush, both eyes will get the same amazing results of long, defined, extreme beautiful full lifted lashes.

Tried and tested!





POTD: AVON SKIN-SO-SOFT BUG GUARD WIPES


It's the middle of Summer 2016 and we are again under a heat wave...Heat equals humidity, humidity equals bugs! Mosquito heaven...

Last week, I escaped the city and headed out to be with nature. I went camping. Well...Glamping. Found myself shopping for the essential, unscented everything...scent attracts bugs and flies so when it came to bug spray I packed my skin so soft iconic original bath oil spray,  as it has been a tried and tested bug spray repellent. Then, I remeneber that Avon Canada had sent me a pack of Skin-so-Soft Bug Guard plus Icaridin wipes to review! 

I totally recommend these wipes! They are so effective, so easy to apply, so convenient and most importantly they work! Not one bite the first night camping. One wipe was enough for my legs, arms, neck and ears. The great part of this wipes was that they also applied awesome Skin-so-soft lotion on the skin and I did not have to apply cream...always a good thing to keep it minimal when camping...gives you more time to make S'mores. 

Ok, what is Icaridin?   
Icaridin repels insects and makes them less likely to bite. It seems to block mosquitoes from sensing their prey and doesn't kill insects. Icaridin is a new topical insect repellent that entered the U.S. market in 2005 and was approved by Health Canada in 2012. Icaridin is considered to be as effective as DEET for offering protection against mosquito and tick bites.

 Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard plus Icaridin Wipes

  • Repels mosquitoes for 5 hours 
  • Repels deer ticks for 7 hours
  • Contains Vitamin E and Aloe
  • Non-Greasy and quick drying
  • Pleasent mild scent
  • Deet free
  • Individually wrapped
  • Pocket size
  • 10% Icaridin
  • 8 pack
  • $16 (but currently on sale for $9.99)

    Visit Avon.ca to order these awesome wipes plus check out the rest of the Skin-So-Soft products!


POTD: LOREAL INFALLIBLE PRO MATTE GLOSS

 
I am bringing back POTD (Product of the day) because so many gems out there that get overlooked and forgotten.

Like these amazing INFALLIBLE PRO MATTE GLOSSES from L'Oreal Paris..they were launched I believe in the beginning of 2016 and not much love or attention was given to these great liquid lipsticks.

The claims are all true but I would not consider them a full matte finish liquid lipstick, its very comfortable to wear but its more like a demi matte, I see why they call it a matte gloss. The formula takes a bit to dry and its not transfer proof. But, they are very comfortable to wear and very long lasting. The colour selection is beautiful and the applicator is great to get the most precise application.

  • matte finish
  • highly pigmented
  • long lasting 6 hour wear
  • comfortable and non drying
  • velvet finish
  • soft texture 
  • whipped cream consistency 
  • hydrating
  • 12 shades 
  • SRP $14.99
L'Oreal products are available at your local drugstore and walmart.




*Product was sent for consideration by LOREAL Canada

REVIEW: Natural at home Pedicure with DUCKISH COSMETICS

DIY Duckish Pedicure Kit
$29.99
Let me introduce you to Duckish Natural Skincare, a Canadian brand that is handmade, truly all natural and when possible made with all organic ingredients.

This all natural skin care line includes bath products, body butters, bath salts, lip balms, lotion sticks and the famous diaper rash sticks that started it all.

Working standing & walking all day can truly do some damage to your feet so when The Duckish people (Carolyn and Josh) contacted me to review their at home spa pedicure set, I was oh yes!! please!
 
So, one evening (BTW Duckish is a word used in Carolyn’s native Newfoundland that refers to dusk or twilight) after a long day of standing and making high school girls ready for their Prom, I came home and soaked my tired feet in this amazing detoxing sweet citrus scent bath salts..my feet where in heaven and after the soak, amazingly hydrated and soothed.

Citrus Bath Salts 
Ingredients:
Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Epsom Salt, Sea Salt, Baking Soda, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil
$9.99
115g
 Lava Rock Pumice Stone

I used the lava rock pumice stone to remove my rough skin and dry patches on my feet. This lava rock is awesome and I keep it in the shower so I can keep my feet smooth between my pedicures. 
*this stone is included in the DIY bundle 

 

This little lavender lotion stick is so moisturizing and soothing.  I keep it in my purse for touch ups..yes touch ups. You see, wearing shoes all day can really dry out your feet and if I need to change my closed toe shoes to sandals after work not only does this lotion stick hydrates my feet but also the lavender soothes my aching tired feet.

Lavender Lotion Stick 
Ingredients: Grapeseed Oil, Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary Leaf Extract
$6.99 
mini 0.35oz
  
Smooth as butter is the saying and yes your feet will be smooth as they have ever been by using this amazing invigoration body butter on your feet.

Use this body butter after your foot soak, apply it on your feet and legs and say goodbye to dry, cracked itchy skin thanks to essential oils and Shea butter.

Pink Grapefruit Body Butter 
Ingredients: Organic Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cornstarch, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Rosemary Leaf Extract
$11.99
2oz jar

Visit and shop Duckish Handmade Natural Cosmetics HERE

Fashion Friday: black & white


Mixing patterns can be fun but tricky.  I combined a black and white stripped t shirt dress with this Rebecca Minkoff sheer black and white bomber jacket.  
    
Jennie Lottie mini purse from Shoppers Drug Mart $68
 
Black and white t shirt dress $13 from Winners on sale. Size m.
 
Black booties from last summer winners. $34.99 size 8
 This Rebecca Minkoff bomber sheer jacket was a great find at Winners! $60 on clearance regular winners price was $99. Googled it and the jacket retailer for over $300.

Love this outfit! It was so comfortable and I felt great in it. Love the simplicity of it. 

Oxox, Ande💋

Body: Avon creamy fruity yogurt senses ultimate trio

It's finally starting to feel like Spring! And we are finally shedding off our layers and layers of clothing plus we are in the mist of prepping our skin for our Spring and Summer wardrobe. 

What a better way to do so with this dymanic trio from Avon.ca...the Avon creamy fruity yogurt senses exfoliating body scrub, Hydrating shower gel and body lotion will leave your skin so smooth, moisturizer for days and smelling of so sweet. 

The Avon senses product ranges from a crisp cucumber to the sweetest cherry scent. Price ranges from $2.99 to 12.99 for trio packages.
  • sweet scent of Chantilly cream with hints of pomegranate and raspberry, 
  • infused with vitamins C and E 
  • Creamy lotion with shea butter 
  • provides 30 hours of moisture 
  • Leaves your skin velvety smooth feel
Shop for these great products and more at Avon.ca or speak to your local Avon representative.