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Introducing the Sonia Kashuk Fall 2014 Cosmetic Bag Collection Available Exclusively at Target®

I leave for my vacation in a week and am looking forward to get packing over the weekend. My usual go to for travel bags are from Sonia Kashuk’s Fall 2014 Cosmetic Bag Collection Available Exclusively at Target®.

I am travelling between two cities and am hoping to stream line my cosmetics and essentials for my 10 day journey.

So in order to reorganize my essentials I holler at Sonia Kashuk for some striking prints, stylishly designed bags with convenient compartments that allow for easy storage and access to my must-have makeup, beauty tools and brushes.

I’m keen on the Valet and Small Train Case. I think they make excellent investment pieces to my travel needs.  Be it for a backpack, duffle bag or small suitcase these two cosmetic bags are indeed travel greats.

Valet: $29.99 Comes in Patterns: Block and Houndstooth

Valet: $29.99 Comes in Patterns: Block and Houndstooth

The Valet looks like an evening out bag but is a perfect companion for that girly girl who wants to keep a sophisticated clean look to her travel goods. The Valet pops with Royal Blue meets Magenta shades.  I am able to not only house my foundation, press powder, eye shadow, liners and brushes but also had a good amount of space for my jewellery.  I like that the Valet is easy to smoosh into my suitcase but also slides into my duffle bag which is what I will be travelling with next week.  The Valet is perfect for a long haul trip.

Small Train Case: $16.99  Comes in Patterns: Block, Houndstooth

Small Train Case: $16.99 Comes in Patterns: Block, Houndstooth

Now the Small Train Case is the rambunctious lil sister to the Valet. It is indeed more compact for your make up and jewellery essentials.  But I do prefer the Small Train Case for my ten day plus journey.  It’s also sassy in Houndstooth but age appropriate so you can grow into her as a long term future travel companion.  I liked the sturdy handle and I also appreciated the industrial zip.  Indeed another wicked travel investment.

Check out both of these Cosmetics Bags from Sonia Kashuk Fall 2014 Cosmetic Bag Collection Available Exclusively at Target®. They are super cool in bringing structure to your beauty routine while at-home or on-the-go, these sophisticated styles are at a budget-friendly price, so you can indulge in a new style every season.

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Target Canada The Perfect Loose Powder: Sonia Kashuk® Undetectable Loose Powder – Colorless

Third in my makeup update series, we look at Sonia Kashuk’s ® Undetectable Loose Powder – Colorless available at Target Canada.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, Sonia Kashuk® makes some quality products at the fraction of the price.  Really you are a ‘winning’ customer when you leave Target Canada with her wares.  You are guaranteed not only a flawless complexion upon application of her products but also compliments galore.  Let me tell you about the Sonia Kashuk® Undetectable Loose Powder.

Sonia Kashuk® Undetectable Loose Powder - Colorless

Sonia Kashuk® Undetectable Loose Powder – Colorless

Sonia Kashuk® Undetectable Loose Powder – Colorless

The Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Loose Powder is a high performance setting powder that absorbs excess oil and diffuses light to soften fine lines and imperfections for an airbrushed appearance. The invisible powder is universal for all skin tones and mattifies without dulling the skin, for a shine-free yet vibrant complexion.

Review:

I have been using the Sonia Kashuk® Undetectable Loose Powder for a few months now after my Mac pressed powder ran out.  Not only was the price right for a Loose Powder but it was able to put up with my rigorous schedule while keeping my makeup locked in.

I use the Sonia Kashuk® Undetectable Loose Powder on top of my primer and colour corrector.  It sets both of them beautifully and then takes on my makeup ritual of foundation and another dusting of a loose powder or my bronzer (depending on the season).  I love how it mattifies my oily to dry skin and adds a lovely finish to my skin tone.

There are times when I am on the road and need a touch up, the Sonia Kashuk® Undetectable Loose Powder is a perfect mate and takes off the edge from my day instantly.  I also really liked the luxe packaging of the loose powder. It looked like a Parisian make up puff case.  Thank you Target Canada and Sonia Kashuk® for making me always look my best!

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Target Canada Make-Up Must Have’s: Pixi Makeup

Second in my makeup update series, we look at Pixi Makeup available at Target Canada.  I have been ooing and ahhing at the design of this line for months and only recently picked up a few of their products to test.  My favourite two products that I encourage you to try out are the Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer – Translucent and Pixi Large Lash Mascara.

Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer - Translucent

Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer – Translucent

Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer – Translucent

Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer is a miracle-in-a-tube primer which smooth’s out fine lines & hydrates while making pores instantly disappear. This primer creates a seamless, silky canvas with a beautiful no-shine, cashmere finish. The formula’s skin-loving ingredients clear and unblock pores to allow for an utterly flawless, long-lasting makeup application. It is the perfect skin primer for all complexions and skin types. Pore minimizing. Shine controlling. Hydrating. Oil free. Hypoallergenic.

Review:

In a market flooded with primers promising perfection based on what makeup dreams are made of; I found that the Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer gave that to me and more.  Not only was it effective but it was a perfect match for my skin tone and type.  Applying a primer is a necessity especially if you want that expensive make up you own to last all day.  If you buy anything from the Pixi Makeup line, this should be it.

I tend to have oily and dry skin (which is changing as I age) and I found that not only did the Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer lock in my makeup for the day but I didn’t need to apply a press powder touch up mid-day.  Talk about a lot of bang for my buck.  If you are going to any summer festivals this year, the Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer will be a perfect fit.  Its light, no fuss and an easy ally in your makeup regimen.

Pixi Large Lash Mascara

Pixi Large Lash Mascara

Pixi Large Lash Mascara

Specialized, buildable formula along with oversized brush delivers extreme volume & intense colour in one sweep. Separates, lengthens, and plumps each lash for a false lash look without clumping. Smudge-proof. Water-resistant. Ophthalmologically approved. Paraben & fragrance free.

Review:

The brush is indeed the secret to the Pixi Large Lash Mascara.  The brush picks up every lash and instantly lubricates each hair strand to take you from quiet girl to vavavoom chica in seconds.  Even on days when I am not wearing a lot of eye makeup, I use the Pixi Large Lash Mascara with some simple lip gloss.  It looks like I’ve made an effort when really I am just staying on the down low.  On nights out I pop on two coats for an added dramatic effect which really brings out my eye makeup.  A perfect must have for your makeup bag and for any summer festival travel you have up your sleeve this year.

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Target Canada Make-Up Quickies: Pixi Crayon Combo Eye Shadow Pencil and Sonia Kashuk ® Eye Shadow Quads

Today I start a weekly series on makeup essentials that could offer some inspiration in updating your make up bag.

My two favourite Make-Up Quickies that I tend to gravitate to daily are from Target’s Pixi and Sonia Kashuk lines.

Pixi Crayon Combo Eye Shadow Pencil

Pixi Crayon Combo Eye Shadow Pencil

Pixi Crayon Combo Eye Shadow Pencil

The Pixi Crayon Combo Eye Shadow Pencil is a multi-use, double-ended eye pencil to create a gorgeous look in moments.  The Pixi Crayon Combo Eye Shadow Pencil effortlessly awakens, enhances, or smokes up your gaze with these longwearing pencils.  Super-smooth, high-performance formula is waterproof, can be used on inner rim and has rich colour payoff.  Easily blends for a soft-focus effect.  The chamomile soothes while the pearl powder brightens.  Pixi Crayon Combo Eye Shadow Pencil brightens under the eye & on the lower waterline.  You can lighten the end on brow bones, inner corner of eye, lids & bow of lips to highlight for a wide awake look.

Review:

I chose the “Softly Smoky” Pencil to test for my daily looks.  Indeed it does goes on quite easily and stays committed to my lids throughout my work day.  I love either playing it up or keeping it simple depending on what I choose to go with on the day.  As it’s been quite humid – I’ve been adding an eye primer to my lids just to keep the ‘lined’ pencil colour intact.  If you are going out and want a more dramatic look keep the ‘definer’ pencil ready in your on – the- go cosmetic bag and play up the colour accordingly as a more defined eye shadow.  No fuss! The Pixi line is affordable and a great addition to your make up essentials.

Sonia Kashuk ® Eye Shadow Quads

Sonia Kashuk ® Eye Shadow Quads

Sonia Kashuk ® Eye Shadow Quads

Seamlessly take your look from day to night with the Sonia Kashuk Eye Shadow Quad, featuring four complementary shades to create multiple looks, housed in a convenient palette. Combination of creamy matte shades that allow for high-impact, buildable color.

Review:

Whenever I go to Buffalo I’m sure to frequent the Sonia Kashuk ® line at my local Target.  It is like a gold mine of colours, neat palettes and daring styles that I may normally not gravitate to.  Sonia Kashuk ® Eye Shadow Quads is my daily go to mainly because it takes the fuss out of thinking up colour combos when I need to be out of the house in 30 minutes.  I picked up the Textured Mauve10 from the Sonia Kashuk ® Eye Shadow Quads.

I have worked on my full make up face for years by keeping it looking simple and natural.  I heart the Sonia Kashuk ® Eye Shadow Quads because not only does it add a dash of sparkle but it also keeps my overall look clean and fun.  If you are looking to build on a look for a night out; just go step by step within the quads case to get you ready.  Start with the lightest shade first to cover the full lid.  Depending on how much shimmer you like – pick one or both of the lighter shade shimmers.  If you are looking for a dramatic lid, go for the 4th and most glittery quad.  It won’t disappoint.  If you have time to experiment, break up the full quad on your lid – again cover the full lid with a lighter shade, pay attention to corners with the lighter shimmer shades and lastly cover the whole lower lid with the 4th and most glittery quad.    Just because its summer, it doesn’t mean you can rock a bit of glitter to work and play.

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Target: State and Madison (Chicago, Illinois)

The new Target store on State Street officially opened on Sunday July 29, 2012 in downtown Chicago.  It’s a prime location close to the old Carson Pirie Scott building at State and Madison.

This Target is called a City Target. It’s smaller than suburban Target stores (but still has two vast floors!), and it is designed to be a one-stop shop for commuters and nearby residents. Food and household supplies will be replenished more quickly than at traditional Target stores.

Ten percent of the store will have fresh food. There’s also a special cosmetics department and free WiFi access for shoppers.

The tall pillars with crown mouldings near the front of the store and a wee Pret A Manger for some small eats.  I found it pretty classy for a Target.  Very impressive.  This store didn’t look like the well worn Target store in American suburbs that we are used too.  There was a classier air to this location.

I found the store to be nicely laid out, organized and extremely spacious.  On the flip side…it’s hard to find stuff.  Yes, indeed this is a super store and some items are a bit pricey.  But if you are looking for convenience when it comes to groceries and picking up bits and pieces to carry you through on holiday and to bring home for friends and family as economical and practical gifts – this is the Target to go to.

Check it out!

1 S State St

Chicago, IL, 60603

(312) 279-2133

M-Fr: 7:00AM-10:00PM

Sa: 8:00AM-10:00PM

Su: 8:00AM-8:00PM