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Target Beauty: Pixi By Petra Quick Fix Powder – Translucid (3g)

Next time you are at your local Target over the holidays make sure you check out the Pixi By Petra counter.  Give yourself five minutes with it.  I encourage you to pick up one product to buy and take home with you.  The line is super affordable, easy to use and fun!  Most importantly, the Pixi By Petra counter is filled with all kinds of goodies that can offer you a wonderful compliment to your make up wardrobe.

I’m a big fan of Pixi By Petra’s Quick Fix Powder in Translucid.  I encourage you to pick this baby up!  The invisible and lightweight powder creates a velvet matte on your skin that gives the ultimate air-brushed effect. The powder contains aloe vera and cucumber which soothes the skin, pearl powder that revitalises and protects and grape extract that acts as an antioxidant to help you achieve the perfect finish to your make-up.

If you are looking for a clean look for a New Year’s Eve party with dollops of dramatic colour – the Quick Fix Powder in Translucid will make a great investment.  Not only for a night out, the Quick Fix Powder in Translucid will be a wonderful ally to your make up regimen all your year round.  It’s time to change it up ladies.  Try out Pixi by Petra at your local Target and see what new worlds of creativity it will open you up to.



Pixi By Petra: Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition

The perfect gift for someone who wants an array of options for a fresh, embellished face! This deluxe palette’s suit-all shades range from cool to warm in velvet and satin textures – all designed for you to simplify & beautify! Kit contains: 40 eye shadows, 6 highlighters and 6 cheek powders. Plus it is not tested on animals.

You can easily pick up the Pixi By Petra:  Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition from your local Target store in Canada as a stocking stuffer or as a Kris Kringle gift.  It’s affordable and gives the make-up fan in your life a wonderful selection of Pixi face make up product to ring in the New Year with.

I love that the Pixi By Petra:  Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition is no fuss and takes the thinking out of creating a perfectly matched finished make up look.

The Pixi By Petra:  Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition would also make a wonderful travel companion for a long trip away or for a short overnight jaunt.  If you are also an up and coming cosmetician and love making up your friends – the Pixi By Petra:  Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition will save you loads of money in product purchases and make you the coolest friend on the block.

Check out Pixi By Petra products the next time you are at your fave Target store in Canada.  It’s heaving with goodies!


Rimmel London Vinyl Gloss: Love Bug

Turn it up! Rimmel’s iconic lip gloss, Vinyl Gloss, now has a great shine magnifying formula for beautiful juicy looking lips that are bursting with colour. Its pampering technology features a boosted magnifying Vinyl Shine Complex for a perfectly sculpted pout that is up to 80% shinier!

The formula also boasts incredible light refraction and high colour retention for incredibly sexy lips that are sure to catch attention.

On weekends I don’t like to overdo my make-up face.  So I usually opt for a pressed powder and foundation.  I stay away from eye make-up and too much product.  I love Rimmel London’s Vinyl Gloss in Love Bug.  It’s light; it adds a slight colour glint to my lips and is no fuss.  Perfect for the weekends!

I keep Rimmel London’s Vinyl Gloss in Love Bug in my work purse for my drive home because I need the moisture without the commitment of a lipstick.

Check it out!  Rimmel London’s Vinyl Gloss would make a great stocking stuffer!


‘Guess Girl Belle’ Guess for Women

Flirty, daring and oh-so-sexy—GUESS Girl Belle is a new twist on your favorite fragrance. Hints of pink champagne, delicious apple and mixed berries join to create an intriguing fruity floral scent with seductive impact.

I really like ‘Guess Girl Belle’ Guess for Women because of its subtle fragrance and that it can fit easily into my lifestyle without much fuss.  It will make an ideal partner for work and a night out.  I like splashing it on after a shower too.

‘Guess Girl Belle’ Guess for Women is ageless and can be worn by any woman regardless of their age.  It is definitely long lasting and an uplifting fragrance.

  • Top notes: pink champagne, golden delicious apple, mixed berries
  • Middle notes: pink peony, natural jasmine sambac, violet
  • Bottom notes: Australian sandalwood, musk, vanilla
  • 3.4 fl. oz.


‘Honey’ by Marc Jacobs

I like finding an old faithful perfume that can become my signature scent.  It’s got to be a quality scent, feminine and modern.   I want to feel dynamic when I spritz her on in the morning.  She has to be able to walk with me all day and into my evenings without a fade.

My go to scent these days is ‘Honey’ by Marc Jacobs.  It’s a perfect match for my mood of late and coming off a long vacation away in the west of the U.S. – ‘Honey’s’ ode to nature keeps me in a lovely space.

‘Honey’ by Marc Jacobs is a sunny, delicious, floral, energetic and alluring, with a sparkling, golden touch. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth.  It reminds me of my time in the woods of Portland.  There was so much simplicity in those woods and I can smell the scent of those fire trees even now. I like to stay in that space when I can.

‘Honey’ energizes with the freshness of green pear brightened with a splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. At the heart of the fragrance is orange blossom, a note of sparkling femininity that mingles with nectars of honeysuckle and peach. Honey, vanilla and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.

Pick up ‘Honey’ by Marc Jacobs before the holidays so you have a new scent to ring in the New Year with.

Top Note – Pear, Juicy Mandarin

Mid Note – Orange Blossom, Peach Nectar, Apricot, Honeysuckle

Base Note – Honey, Golden Vanilla, Smooth Woods

Pick up ‘Honey’ by Marc Jacobs before the holidays so you have a new scent to ring in the New Year with.


Rimmel London’s: Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm in “The Redder the Better”

Rimmel London’s:  Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm

Rimmel London’s: Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm

I know I will be doing my usual rushing through airports this week which always causes me a bit of anxiety. But it is what it is.  I’m trying to streamline my travel purse with a few make up essentials to keep me looking fresh and not feeling weighed down.  It’s a science ladies.

I will be tagging along Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm in ‘The Redder The Better’ for my lip needs.

I really like the fact you get a rush of colour and moisture from the Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm from Rimmel London. It is easy to apply even when you are in-between modes of transportation (bus, to train to plane).

I have a few meetings, concerts, and cultural visits which are indoor and outdoor in Portland and Seattle. The Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm is an intensely smooth lasting balm that is comfortable to wear all day and doesn’t leave my lips chapped and feathery after multiple applications.  Who needs the safe confines of a lip gloss anymore?  I rather be bold.

Check out Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm from Rimmel London. The colours rush for hours in 7 high voltage shades.

Dermatologically tested.


Halle Berry’s ‘Wild Essence’ Eau de Parfum

Halle Berry launches her seventh perfume in a row in summer of 2014. The fragrance is named Wild Essence, and Halle explains the inspiration for its creation: “The essence of a woman is in body and soul and becomes more sensual in nature, so with my newest fragrance I wanted to go deep into the rainforest where I could capture the primal richness of nature in an effortless scent.”

The composition is announced as very sexy and sultry combination of fresh citrus notes and white flowers, wrapped in sophisticated and light woods of sandalwood and patchouli. Top notes include Sicilian bergamot, black currant and mandarin. The heart includes freesia in bloom, linden blossom, cotton flower and white roses. Silky musk, white patchouli, crystal amber and sandalwood form the base of the fragrance.

The fragrance is available as 15 and 30 ml Eau de Parfum with an accompanying collection.

A modern and sensuous woody oriental with a heart of luminous mimosa and top notes of pear blossom, bergamot, and fig leaf. This scent is my new fav scent for the Fall without it being too overly floral and subtle.  This is a perfect scent for work to play – it’s time to change it up ladies!


Fig Leaves

Sicilian Bergamot

Pear Blossom


Hibiscus Flowers

Luminous Mimosa

Freesia Petals



Cashmere Musk

Olibanum Absolute


Sensual Amber


CK One Summer 2014 Calvin Klein for Women and Men

CK One Summer 2014 Calvin Klein for Women and Men

CK One Summer 2014 Calvin Klein for Women and Men

Getting ready to hustle over to Riot Fest and Expo Toronto reminded me to pop on a cool summer scent that would remind me of this weekend in the year ahead.  I work hard and enjoying myself while listening to tunes is indeed a well-loved luxury.

I grabbed CK One Summer for 2014 for the job. The fragrance is embellished by adjectives of youthful spirit, playfulness and undisputed coolness. Imagine after – beach party…. hot sand, sea, good music and cocktails – all served as inspiration for the new release.  I could already picture myself sipping on drinks walking to different stages playing the likes of Bob Mould and Paul Weller as I splashed on some of the scent.

Let me tell you the refreshing and icy notes of grapefruit and lime in the top are combined with juicy melon. Fun and a lively cocktail of tequila, white freesia and cypress.  These scents form the heart of the perfume. The base hosts sweet notes of coconut water, crushed sugar and cedar.

I received compliments from a few people about what I was drinking walking around Riot Fest and Expo Toronto.  When really what they smelt was CK One Summer 2014 Calvin Klein for Women.  😉


Rimmel London: Sunshimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer (Sun Star & Sun Love)

Rimmel London:  Sunshimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer (Sun Star & Sun Love)

Now that we are half way through the summer it’s time to start maintaining your summer glow so it will carry us through into September (and October if we are lucky).

Rimmel London’s Sunshimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer is a bronzing powder that will illuminate your face and body. It provides an instant natural bronzed sun-kissed glow or an enhanced existing tan.

After I apply my daily primer, a dash of pressed powder and foundation I blend in the Sunshimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer in ‘Sun Star’ for a golden shimmer.   My skin’s imperfections are nicely covered up while the Sunshimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer just lifts my skin’s overall colour and ambiance.

The packaging is quite different for a bronzer.  The large compact and generous powder palette is dynamic in presentation.

Rimmel London’s Sunshimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer is the best make up investment you can make this summer without it hurting your pocket and skin.


Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker Frames

Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker Frames

Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker Frames

Have you heard about luxury eyewear line Warby Parker’s collab with Karlie Kloss?  It’s worth checking out especially when they are mixing social awareness with some lovely frames.  Think looking and feeling good about your contribution to a good cause at a brilliant price point.

Warby Parker collaborated with Karlie Kloss on three new sunglasses which are graceful, polished, and full of personality. They are distinctly feminine classics and appropriately named Julia, Marple, and Clara.

Warby Parker states that they ‘started with a beautiful silhouette; the Julia frame is our translation of the tried-and-true teardrop. From there, we resized the lenses and fashioned contemporary wire accents for Clara and Marple. Constructed from ultra-strong and lightweight titanium in Heirloom Silver and Heirloom Gold, the frames feature gradient lenses, available in Violet Clover, Sepia Wash, Faded Slate, Copper Fade, and Indigo Wash. Relaxed and elegant.  In celebration of our partnership, we’re donating to an organization dear to Karlie.’

The organization’s name is Edible Schoolyard NYC and they provide low-income public schools with kitchens and gardens.  The students are put through a hands-on curriculum led by Edible Schoolyard staff and they learn the tools to develop lifelong healthy habits. The donation will benefit two community farm stands in Brooklyn and East Harlem, where kids learn about food preparation in their own neighborhoods. And as always, for every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.

The Karlie Kloss x Warby Parker frames are available now online and in Warby Parker stores for $145 USD each.  A steal for a good cause.

Edible Schoolyard NYC www.WarbyParker.com/Karlie-Kloss