Saturday, May 11, 2013

View The Vibe - Tastemaker

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a new website called View The Vibe to do a little interview piece about me and some of my favourite makeup products and trends for the upcoming season.  I always love to do these interview pieces and I'm still flattered and shocked to be honest when anyone actually reaches out to me and even cares to know my opinion on things...I'm not being modest here I'm dead serious lol!

So anyway here's the interview here if you want to check it out.  I think my fav. part might be that they refer to me as a "bodacious brunette" lol.

Also check the site out if you're looking for restaurant reviews, spa guides and all sorts of upcoming events happening in the always eclectic and busy city that is Toronto.

I think one of my fav. parts of the site is that you can search for restaurant suggestions depending on the people you're going with, taste you're craving or vibe you're way to search.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Clarisonic Spa Package Giveaway for CANADIANS!

For years now one of the biggest things in skincare has been the revolutionary Clarisonic brush.  Pretty much every teen, girl, woman etc. has at least heard about the fancy skincare brush that removes dirt and impurities 6x better than washing w/ your hands plus helps w/ the signs of aging and helps kick oil and dirt to the curb.

Well Clarisonic has finally launched it's own website in Canada...not quite sure what took them so long ;) and to celebrate they are having an Awesome Giveaway just for CANADIANS!  Yeah..this is exciting since so many giveaways are just for our neighbours in the US.

One lucky Winner will win a Revolutionary Spa Experience for YOU and 3 of your Friends!  A Value of $2000!

I don't actually know what this "spa experience" includes but who cares, it's a giveaway and who doesn't want a spa experience for them and their friend!

Follow the link here to ENTER!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Plumping, Lengthening & Conditioning with EnvyDerm

A few wks back I was sent a couple of products from EvnyDerm to review.  Their primary focus is Lips & Eyes and more specifically plumping, lengthening and conditioning.  They only have 5 products to their brand right now which I kind of like.  I hate when a brand tries to be good at everything instead of targeting a specific market and making the best product they can in that market.

With that said here's what they sent me and here's what I thought!

First up:

Lip Voluminzing & Conditioning Plumper

A nice lipgloss that comes in a variety of colours.  I received Lola - a shimmer true pink.  It's a nice sheer colour for girls that don't like a lot of colour or want just a hint of pink...but I'll be honest for me I like something w/ a bit more punch.  Anyone who reads this blog knows I do LOVE my bright lips ;)

That being said I will say it's a nice, smooth gloss, doesn't leave lips feeling sticky which is probably the #1 complaint a lot of women (and men ;) ) have about gloss.  Also, I did feel like my lips looked slightly fuller and smoother after I put it on.  A mega plus is that I got these results w/out the burning or stinging that is common w/ a lot of lip plumpers I've tried in the past...personally I don't mind the stinging but I know it's a big turn off for a lot of women so in that case this lip gloss is definitely a winner!  Plus it's infused w/ moisturizing oils and vitamins to nourish the lips and peptides and tripeptides to boost collagen in the lips for fuller, smoother lips instantly but also long term results in as little as 4 wks w/ continuous use.

Next Up:

Eyelash Enhancement & Conditioning Volume Mascara

Now I'll be straight up - I'm a VERY picky mascara girl!  It's near impossible to get me to waiver from my L'oreal Voluminous Mascara.  So what do I think about this mascara...well on the plus side I do notice my lashes are softer, longer and more conditioned...not dry or brittle and it doesn't clump or flake.  But I'll be honest as a volumizing mascara it definitely needs some improvement.  Even after two coats it just wasn't doing the job for me...I have long, straight lashes naturally but much like my hair they need VOLUME!!!  So while this mascara was good for conditioning and lash definition I was only using it for a first coat and then I'd go in w/ two coats of my trusted L'oreal Voluminous Mascara to get the real volume I desired.

I'd definitely be interested in trying Nighttime Serum for eyelashes and I'm always interested in the prospect of something that might fill in the sparse areas of my brows!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fruits & Passion - A+ For Marketing!

I get a lot of deliveries to my apt...some are products to review, some are products I've bought for my kit...some are just clothes I've ordered online ;)  So a couple of wks ago when I got a large box and the ONLY thing in it was a bag of grapefruit w/ a note that said to type #pompelmo in Twitter to say I was confused and intrigued would be an understatement lol!

A few days later I got my answer w/ a very nice box of goodies from Fruits & Passion  in the form of a really nice hand cream and hand soap...both of course in infused w/ the subtle fragrance of Grapefruit (or Pompelmo if we're getting fancy ;) ).

The hand cream has quickly become a staple in my purse for when my hands need that on the go moisturizing.  It's rich and creamy but doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy or too slippery like a lot of hand lotions out there.  The not so secret ingredient in both the soap and cream is olive oil.  A great, natural emollient for the skin.

The biodegradable soap comes in a beautiful recyclable glass container (so it's not hurting the environment) and it's the perfect addition to place right near your kitchen sink...or at least that's where I'm keeping it.

I love how perfect and light both products.  Perfect for Summer w/ the accents of green cucumber, pink lemonade and grapefruit...makes me want to sit on a patio and enjoy some Summer sun right now!