Saturday, October 14, 2006

What's In Her Makeup Bag? Day 6

Happy Saturday! Hope you have had a nice relaxing day. The weather is very gray and dismall here but it's not raining (yet!).

Today Lianne from The Makeup Girl is letting us peep at her makeup. Lianne says "I have been on a nude kick lately!! The past 2 weeks I have completely switched up my bag with more muted nude tones for fall."

Well let's see what she's got!

Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper
Available at Nordstrom and other fine department stores

Viva Glam V Lipglass
$14.00 USD $16.50 CDN
Available at M.A.C. and

Lorac Sheer Wash in Sheer Luck
$17.50 USD
Available at Sephora

Cover Girl Lash Exact in Black Brown
Available at

Nars The Multiple in Malibu
Available at Sephora

Fusion Beauty LipFusion Lip Plump
$36.00 USD $49.00 CDN
Available at Sephora and BeautyBar

Stila Lip Polish in brilliance
Available at Sephora

Smashbox Lip Gloss in Mystery
Available at Sephora

Benetint Pocket Pal
Available at Sephora

Lorac Lipstick in Virtue
$17.50 USD
Available at Sephora

Aveda Love Pure-Fume
7 ml for $21.00 USD

Loreal Aqua Proof Cafe Avolante Cream Shadow (discontinued but they make crystalinfinite now which is just the same)

Perfume atomizer from Sephora

Liannes recommendation for Fall 2006: Ruby Lip Sheer from Bobbi Brown. "I love this color because you can get the ruby look without it being too overpowering. For a little extra color try the new Slopes lipstick from the Sparkles and Rubies collection with Garnet or Pearl Sugar gloss on top for extra shine."

Tomorrow is the last day of this week long feature so make sure you return to find out what Carla from Product Girl has in her makeup bag.

Friday, October 13, 2006


Recently I went to Moods Hair Salon in trendy Yaletown, Vancouver and LOVED it! The salon has been around for over two decades but in Yaletown for one - the salon was previously located on Granville Street .

Chad Taylor is the co-owner of Moods and has his work appear regularly in Butter Magazine, Fashion Magazine and Salon Magazine, in addition to numerous music video and film projects.

He has been doing hair MTV Canada for 4 years and is classed as the "hair expert" for the Globe and Mail, Fashion Magazine, MTV, and the Vancouver Sun.

In February of this year Chad headed off to New York for his 6th season working with hair guru, Laurent Philippon. This season's shows included Heatherette, Baby Phat, Bouddicca, Oakley, Naeem Khan, Rodarte, J. Mendel, Arthur Mendoza, and more!

If you have a chance to drop by, the team are happy to have a consultation with you and discuss your hair aspirations.

Moods Hair Salon
1070 Mainland Street (between Nelson and Helmcken)


What's In Her Makeup Bag? Day 5

I am so happy it is Friday! I am looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow and being a lazy bum!

Well before I close down for this evening, I have to introduce you to Marcy from Fantabulous! and her bag-o-goodies...

i.d. bareMinerals Powder Foundation in Light
"I use this as my foundation and concealer (dab a bit of powder directly on a stiff brush, and any pimples or red marks dissappear before your eyes!) "
$25.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Stila Brow Set in Fair
"My eyebrow hair is a bit sparse, this helps fill them in a bit"
$16.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers for Eyes in Shell
"LOVE the lighter shade of this color duo- instantly perks up my eyes"
Available at

Flirt! Look of Love Eye Pencil in Purple Rain
"My favorite eyeliner, have been using it for 1-2 yrs straight (ever since I discovered it). The color's dark enough not to be a flashy purple. It's a nice alternative to traditional black or brown liner"
$9.00 USD
Available at Kohl's

Neutrogena Clean Lash Tint in Black
"My fave mascara ever, light enough to use every day and not look all "made up" but still gives lashes a nice boost"
Available at

American Beauty Blush Perfect Cheek Color Duo in Winterglow (limited edition)
"bright rosy pink, makes my cheeks look like I just stepped in from the cold. So lovely"
Available at Kohl's

Benefit Dallas
"Nice as a bronzer, or as a blush when I don't want to be quite so pink"
Available at Sephora

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Translucent Oil-Control Powder in Clean
"Kills shine better than anything else I've used so far (even i.d. Mineral Veil)"
Available at

American Beauty Enduring Beauty Lipcolor in Bronze Star
"Beautiful color, sort of inbetween pink and brown. Great for any season."
Available at Kohl's

Flirt! Plushious Liquid Velvet Lipcolor in Mama Mia
"I love this stuff. The color gives me a nice berry, sort of like naturally rosy lips but darker"
$9.00 USD
Available at Kohl's

MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam V
"A nice nude color"
$14.00 USD $16.50 CDN
Available at M.A.C. and

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Shine City
"Just discovered this stuff, it rocks! So light and not sticky"
Available at

Flirt! See-Ya Eye-Makeup Remover
"Fave makeup remover, not at all oily but takes everything off well"
$9.00 USD
Available at Kohl's

Marcy's Recommendation for Fall 2006: "Honestly, my favorite product right now is my Neutrogena Clean Lash Tint. I've normally shied away from wearing mascara on an every-day basis, reserving it more for special occasions. It's nice how much mascara emphasizes my lashes, but it's also always so... obvious. You can tell when someone's wearing mascara. What I love about the Neutrogena mascara is that it gives lashes just a bit of "oomph" but still looks 100% natural-- no clumps ( ever), no spidery-looking lahes, just normal, healthy, gorgeous lashes that look a bit longer and thicker. I recommend this for anyone who's nervous about wearing mascara regularly, but wants to emphasize their eyes a bit more."

Well thank you Marcy for sharing your products (some that are new to me) and your great comments too!

Tomorrow Lianne from The Makeup Girl will be letting us peep at her makeup. I can't wait to see what she has!

Good night!


Thursday, October 12, 2006

What's In Her Makeup Bag? Day 4

Welcome back to "What's in Her Makeup Bag?"

Today Elke from The Beauty Newsletter is sharing her beauty products with us. I love the bag Elke!

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers For Eyes in Quartz
$7.99 USD
Available at

Loreal Volume Shocking Waterproof Mascara in black
Available at

Tarte The Eraser Concealer
$19.00 USD
All these items available at Sephora and online

Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black
Available at

Lancome Blush Subtil in Pink Parfait
$27.50 USD
Available at Nordstroms

Lancome Juicy Tubes in Bolole
$16.50 USD
Available at Nordstroms

Elke's Recommendation for Fall 2006: Tom Ford’s Estee Lauder’s The Face Gloss. "The most beautiful golden shimmer for cheeks and eyes that perfectly gets you ready for the warm glow of fall."

Please do return tomorrow when Marcy from Fantabulous! will let us pry open her makeup bag and check out the contents!


I always want to promote great Canadian companies and boy, have a got one for you today! The company is called Trillium.

Located in Creston, British Columbia, Trillium takes inspiration from it`s natural surroundings to bring us their outstanding collection of products that honour artisanal traditions. Creamy goat milk soap & milk bath, shea butter lip balm, Crème Fraîche and exquisite soy wax candles are what they have to offer.

Soy Candles
Trillium’s signature candles are receiving lots of press and is it suprising? These stylish vintage candles are made of pure soy wax which is natural, biodegradable and water-soluble, then mixing it with fragrances and essential oils imported from all over the world. The packaging is recyclable and reusable which is fantastic.

Creme Fraiche
Extra rich Crème Fraîche made from pure tropical shea and mango butters. To enhance their powerful moisturizing and antioxidant properties they have added aloe, vitamin C & E and a hint of rose water to refresh.

Goat Milk Soap
Hand made from a centuries old French technique of pure fresh goat milk, olive oil, pieces of fruit & loads of botanicals. Goat milk soap contains vitamins, minerals and lipoproteins that help seal in moisture when applied to the skin. Its silky mild lather pampers, smoothes and softens adult and baby skin alike.

Shea Butter Lip Balm
Shea butter is pressed from the seed of the exotic karite tree. It has vitamin A, E and cinnamic esters, which have antimicrobial, UV protection and moisturizing properties. It also helps reduce the appearance of scars.

For more information about their products and where to purchase go to:

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What's In Her Makeup Bag? Day 3

Happy "Hump Day" (that's Wednesday for those who have never heard that term)

Today I am pleased to say that we have Kristen from Beauty Addict letting us to peek at her delightful array of cosmetics and beauty products.

In the bag:
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner in Onyx
$6.99 USD
Available at Walgreens, Eckherd and other major drugstores

Shiseido Accentuating Color Stick in S3 Glistening Flash
$30.00 USD
Available at Nordstrom and other fine department stores

DuWop Revolotion in Tara
$28.00 USD $36.00 CDN
Available at Sephora, Beautymark and online

Blinc Kiss Me Mascara in Black
$24.00 USD $32.00 CDN
Available at Sephora and Beautymark

Urban Decay Primer Potion
$14.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Laura Mercier Secret Brightener 2
$30.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Caswell Massey Elixir of Love No. 1 Hand Cream
Available online

Lancome Artliner in Star Shower
$27.00 USD
Available at Nordstroms

Stila Lip Glaze in Spiced Cider
$20.00 USD
Available at Sephora and online

Lancome Fatale Mascara in Black
$22.00 USD
Available at Nordstroms

Bare Escentuals Precision Concealer Brush
$16.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Max Factor MAXWear Lip Color in Split Personality
$9.50 USD
Available at Walgreens, Eckherd and other major drugstores

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
$36.00 USD
Available at Sephora

2 Smashbox brushes
Urban Decay Lip Liner in Lounge (discontinued)

Outside the bag:
Stila Forest Clove Eye Shadow Trio
$30.00 USD
Available at Sephora and online

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC15
$14.00 USD $17.00 CDN
Available at and online

Monyette Paris perfume oil
$45.00 USD
Available at

Lancome Magique Blush in Subtle Fluff
$28.50 USD
Available at Nordstroms

The bag is Prada and everything is resting on one of my favorite coffee table books, Manolo Blahnik Drawings.

Kristen says that she has "an awful lot of product, I don't use all of it every day! It's just what I like to keep handy since I am frequently on the road and never know how long the day is going to be."

Thank you Kristen!

Stay tuned as Elke from The Beauty Newsletter will be whipping open her bag on Thursday!


Love to Tweeze

Ok, these are the sweetest little tweezers we have ever seen!

Swittools of Switzerland have come up with these little attention grabbers that combine outstanding design with cuteness that you just can’t ignore.

Heart-shaped tweezers with a case that boasts a 5X-magnifying mirror - all to provide you with an up close and personal look at your brows – sounds pretty impressive.

Plucking your brows will never look dull again.


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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

What's In Her Makeup Bag? Day 2

Hello all. Hope those of you that had a holiday yesterday enjoyed it. I ate way too much turkey and pumpkin pie!

Today Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search & Beauty Blog and For the Love of Lipgloss has kindly allowed us to visually rumage through her beauty products. There are so many fantastic products that I have not listed the pricing for all of them - sorry! If there is an item that you want to know where to get it and how much it is feel free to email me.

For the Face:
MAC Studio Fix NC20
MAC Studio Fix NC30
MAC Studio Fix NC40
$24.00 USD $28.00 CDN
Available at M.A.C. and

DuWop Revolotion Face in Laura C.
DuWop Revolotion Face in Tara
$28.00 USD $36.00 CDN
Available at Sephora, Beautymark and online

DuWop Surface in Shell
$22.50 USD $28.00 CDN
Available at Sephora, Beautymark and online

Bobbi Brown EXTRA Tinted Moisture Balm in Light
$48.00 USD
Available at Nordstrom

Tarte Provocateur Mineral Pressed Powder in Veil - $28.00USD
Tarte The Eraser Concealer in Fair - $19.00 USD
Tarte Rest Assured Brightening Wand - $22.00 USD
Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer in Hotel Heiress - $28.0USD
All these items available at Sephora and online

Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in Medium - $18.00
Benefit Moonbeam Facial Highlighter - $22.00
Benefit Hoola Bronzer - $26.00
Benefit Dandelion Blush - $26.00
Benefit Dallas Blush - $26.00
All these items available at Sephora and online

MAC Powder Blush in Honour
MAC Powder Blush in Cubic
MAC Powder Blush in Blushbaby
$17.50 USD $21.00 CDN
Available at M.A.C. and

MAC Select Cover in NC20
MAC Select Cover in NW15
$14.00 USD $17.00 CDN
Available at M.A.C. and

Other items that Teri uses are:
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
and Smashbox Develop Creme Bronzer in Smashing 4

For the Eyes:
RAMY One Cool Beauty Cream Quad
$25.00 USD
Available from or online

Bourjois Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Effet Noir Miroir
$11.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Smashbox Cream Eyeliner in Caviar
$22.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara - $18.00 USD
Tarte Eye Shadow in Bathtub Gin - $17.00 USD
Available at Sephora

DuWop Lash Lacquer in Carbon Black
$18.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara - $19.00 USD
Benefit Eye Shadow in But Seriously Folks - $14.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Hard Candy Eye Shadow Quartet in Suede
$28.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Sue Devitt Silky Sheen Eye Shadow in Esna
$18.00 USD
Available at Sephora

Other items that Teri uses are:
RAMY Eyegrow Brows
Bobbi Brown Shadow Basics Eye Shadow Palette (with Blonde, Bone, and Smoke)
MAC Eye Shadow Quad in Chromezone 3
MAC Eye Shadow Quad in Inventive Eyes: 4
MAC Eye Shadow Quad in Free to be Eyes: 4
MAC Eye Shadow Quad with my own picks of Naked Lunch, Shroom, Mylar, Bisque
Chanel Eye Shadow Quad in Les Mats Naturels
Bourjois Yes to Volume No to Clumps Mascara
Bourjois Khol & Contour in 17 Blanc Givre
Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Smokey Quartz
Models Prefer Eyebrow Pencil
MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy
MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Grey Utility

For the lips:
MAC Lipstick in Classy Pink
MAC Lipstick in Apres Sol
MAC Lipstick in Pink Cabana
MAC Lipstick in Charm Factor
MAC Lipstick in 15 Minutes
MAC Lipstick in Entwined
MAC Lipglass in Pretty Plush
MAC Lipglass in Poetic License
MAC Lipglass in Oyster Girl
MAC Lipglass in Varneesh
MAC Lipglass in Mad Cap
MAC Lipglass in Glamoursun
MAC Lipglass in Enchantress
MAC Lipglass in Moonstone
MAC Lipglass in PRRRMAC
$14.00 USD $16.50 CDN
Available at M.A.C. and

Benefit Color Plump in Love Ya - $20.00 USD
Benefit Big Magic 2 Lipgloss - $14.00 USD
Benefit Her Glossiness in My People, Your People - $16.00 USD
Benefit Her Glossiness in Didn't Hear it From Me - $16.00 USD
Available from Sephora

Other products that Teri uses frequently are:
MAC Lip Pencil in Spice
Bobbi Brown Split Pan Lip Color with Pink Quartz Lip Shimmer & Brownie Lip Color
Bourjois Lovely Rouge Perle in 27 Corail Perle
Bourjois Lovely Brille in 01 Paradis Transparent
Nouba Lipstick in #21
Amazing Cosmetics Shine Lipgloss
Tarte Lipgloss in Ronald and Cindy
Essie Gloss-E in Ballet Slippers
Too Faced Juicy Jewels
Too Faced Lip Injection in TechnoKiss
Bourjois Lip Stain Pen in Rose
Bobbi Brown Shimmmering Tube Tints in Glow Shimmer
Bobbi Brown Lipshine in Sunkissed
LORAC Lip Polish in Pink Ice
Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Crystal
MAC lipgelee in goldensoft

PLUS: A variety of brushes, tweezers, beauty tools, etc.

Teri's Recommendation for Fall 2006:
MAC's Lipglass in Languish - A Bronzed Berry Wine - "for the ultimate Fall Lip. Lipstick is not needed, and this color is hot, hot, hot!"

Thanks Teri for sharing your products with us!

Tomorrow we will be visiting the beauty products of Kristen from Beauty Addict.


Monday, October 09, 2006

Kiss Me

Don’t you sometimes wish that you could have been born in a different era? Sometimes I wish I had been a young lady in the 1940s. All those beautiful feminine clothes, fun hairstyles and of course perfectly made up faces – maybe I would have been a star!

Bésame Cosmetics is trying to return us all to the glamour days gone by with their exquisite line of cosmetics in packaging that embraces the sophisticated designs of the 1930s, '40s and Art Deco movement.

The Lipstick
This silky semi-matte finish lipstick comes in a decorative case that resembles a gold bullet. The Enchanting Lipstick is cleverly shaped with two blunt sides and two sharp edges - the sharp side is to line the lip and the blunt side to fill it in.

Bésame has replicated the exact shades used in the 40s by famous starlettes – Red Hot Red was a Munroe favorite. They can be used full strength or as a stain for a natural look.

I was impressed at the texture of the lipstick and how well it went onto my lips. It lasted throughuot my lunch and several cups of coffee.

The Powder
Their transluscent Feather Light Dusting Powder adds a finishing touch to keep your face looking fresh all day long. I have been using this wonderful powder on its own and over foundation and it has kept me shine free and smelling delicious - the powder is lightly scented with spiced vanilla – yummy!

The Rouge
Contained in the most beautiful little gold loonie-size mirrored case, the Boudoir Rouge is designed to be subtle and natural for a healthy, warm glow. I really liked the compact-style case and the tiny red satin puff was a nice touch. The product was subtle and did give me the radiance it promised.

Boudoir Rouge comes in four fabulous colours - Crimson, Raspberry, Sun Kissed and Sweet Pink.

What I also like was that Bésame offer samples of all their products for a very minimal charge. You’ll also get a $5.00 coupon off your purchase! How can you go wrong?


What's In Her Makeup Bag?

Hello and Happy Columbus day to all my U.S. readers and Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadians!

Today begins the start of my week long look into what some of the top beauty bloggers are wearing on their own faces. Shannon from A Girl's Gotta Spa and Makeup Minute shares her bag contents with us...

Besame Souffle Foundation
Available online at
$32.00 USD

EstheticPlus Deluxe Eyelash Curler
Available online at
$10.00 USD

Avon SuperFull Mascara
Available online at
$4.99 USD

Bourjois Metallic Waterproof eyeliner
Available at Sephora
$11.00 USD

Besame Alluring Eye Shadow in Shimmer Beige
Available online at
$20.00 USD

Besame Rouge in Sun Kissed
Available online at
$20.00 USD

Twisted Fayte Eye Shadow in Queen Me
Available online at
$7.00 USD

Twisted Fayte Seasonless Staple Eye Shadow
Available online at
$7.00 USD

Urban Apothecary Supernatural Mineral Powder
Available online at

e.l.f. Moisture Lip Color in Pink Lemonade
Available online at

Check out Makeup Minute for reviews on:
Esthetic Plus
Urban Apothecary
and E.l.f.

On A Girl's Gotta Spa: All of the Besame products above.

Shannon's Recommendation for Fall 2006: Besame's Chocolate Kiss Enchanting Lipstick for a matte lip or add their Chocolate Lip Glaze over the lipstick for some extra POW!

Check back tomorrow when Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search & Beauty Blog and For the Love of Lipgloss let's us into her bag!