Saturday, September 08, 2007

Elke Von Freudenberg

Elke Von Freudenberg is a busy lady. She is a celebrity makeup artist, an eyebrow guru, the founder of the
fabulous Beauty Blog Network and she is constantly traveling from LA to NY!

Von Freudenberg was recently interviewed for the The Wedding Planning Audiocast. To hear this talented women speak, tune in. Click here for the interview!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Flying to New York

I am off to NY this afternoon to attend a M.A.C event at Bryant Park. In preparation for this exciting function, I had my nails done. A big thank you for Gloria at FLOW Nail Spa for doing such a wonderful job this morning!

A M.A.C nail polish was used...can you guess what colour it is?

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Film Fest Mania: Star Gazing

Toronto is complete chaos at the moment and I love it! Big time movie stars are flying in on private jets to party the weekend away and fans are lining the streets to sneak a peek.

For those of you that are the 'peekers', here are some items that will keep you comfy and feeling good:

1. Bottled Water - the body needs to be hydrated, especially in this heat. Winners on Bloor is handing out the cutest mini bottles with RUNWAY printed on them.

2. Sunscreen - standing in one spot for a long period of time is asking for the rays to damage your delicate skin. Slather up before leaving the house and then reapply frequently. KINeSYS Sunscreen Spray - SPF 30 is perfect as it is light, sprays on and is non greasy.

3. Moisturizer - Cake Satin Sugar All Purpose Treatment Balm is so perfect. This versatile darling is infused with 86% shea butter and12% beeswax. The ultra moisturizing formula is supremely nourishing; treating heels, cuticles, chapped lips, pesky dry patches, frizzies, and fly aways.

I have been told that Satin Sugar All Purpose Treatment Balm will be included in the exclusive Redemption dinner gift bags given to top movie execs, crew and the cast including Reese, Jake and even the beloved Meryl. They are so lucky!

4. Bandages - I have the larges blisters on the soles of my feet from running around yesterday. I would recommend Band-Aid Advanced Healing Blister. These cushion them so well.

5. Sunglasses
- Large cool sunglasses. When your eyes absorb light, the process creates heat or chemical reactions in eye tissue. These reactions can cause permanent damage if the eye's natural ability to heal itself is overwhelmed. I quite like these Minotauro 164S by Roberto Cavalli.

6. Shoes - Comfortable shoes. These could be a wedge but to me flat is the way to go. How cute are these Matiko shoes?

Ok if you see a famous person I want you to email me straight away!

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Film Fest Mania: Get The Look

Angelina Jolie will be flying in today for the Toronto International Film Festival.

Jolie always looks stunning and especially on the red carpet. You too can create her flawless movie star look with these products:

Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox: High Definition Healthy FX Foundation SPF 15

Browwow Darker

Laura Mercier:
Eye Colour in Khaki

See site for actual colour

Front Of The Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Black

Benefit Cosmetics: BADgal Lash Mascara in Black

Benefit Cosmetics:
High Beam

NARS: Blush Orgasm

M.A.C Cosmetics:
Lipglass in Young Spark

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Film Fest Mania: Star Spotting

The Wardrobe Lounge in Yorkville is where I met fresh faced beauty, Kristin Booth and her stylist Linda Gaylard. They were scouring the racks of stunning Canadian designer outfits. Two pretty dresses were picked and a pair of glorious Rupert Sanderson shoes.

Booth can be found in two films that will be showing at the Film Festival.

Check back for more information on The Wardrobe Lounge and other Film Fest information!

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Film Fest Mania

It's that time! The Toronto Film Festival is here and life is going to be getting a little CRAZY.

Film Festival is all about the glamorous people...oh and and of course the films. Here is an article I did for Sweetspot on where to get your celebrity look without the 'A' list prices. Check out FAKINGFAMOUS.

I won't be sitting in my office today. Oh no. I will be out and about. I am off to Yorkville today in search of "stars".

On today's list:
Lettieri Espresso Bar Café - where I hope to find Brad Pitt sipping a coffee on the patio.

The Wardrobe Lounge
- THE closet for 'A' listers. This is where clothes and accessories are lent to celebrities and VIPs. I wonder if they'll lend me something?!

Tastemakers Green Room
- where celebs pick up their swag bags.

I will be back later to let you in on the scoop!


Wednesday, September 05, 2007

My Insolence

Guerlain has been creating the world's loveliest fragrances for over 170 years. On August 23rd, My Insolence was launched exclusively at selected The Bay and Guerlain Boutique Institutes.

Encapsulated in a stunning soft pink and pearlized white bottle, this gem boasts of Sparkling Raspberry, Jasmin and Almond Blossom, Patchouli, Vanilla and Tonka Beans. This fragrance exudes femininity. It really is quite addictive.

The My Insolence bottle, as with all Guerlain bottles, is a true work of art. Created by sculptor Serge Mansau, this precious object has soft curves and an iridescent finish that makes you want pick it up and touch it. Even when the beautiful liquid has all gone, these timeless pieces can be kept, viewed, enjoyed.

My Insolence is an invitation to discover a personal secret garden. Available everywhere as of October 15th.

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Ellen in the News

I am very happy to share with you that Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint was in the news again. This time in a local Toronto paper called the Villager.

Thank you to Lisa for a very nice article.
Excuse the image of me - it seems that the scanning has caused me to have black holes for eyes!


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Get the Look: Cat Eye

The Cat Eye is HOT this Fall. I decided to ask Melissa Gibson, Sr. Artist, MAC Pro Team, to walk us through how to create this look.

To create the perfect cat eye, you first want to decide if you wish to have it elongated straight out from the corner of the eye or if you want it to wing up slightly on the end. The latter makes the eye look a bit more glamorous and the first making the eye slightly more edgy.

MAC’s Smoke Signals launch is the perfect line of products to achieve this easily!

- Start with a dark shadow (Carbon) or pencil (Orpheus) and draw a line from the outer corner of the eye and extending it towards the temple. Only take that line as far as you think works for your eye shape.

- Take the same product and draw a small line from the inner corner of the eye and attach to the outer line.

- You can make the line a little thicker towards the end to enhance the shape of the eye.

- Using a shadow will create a softer smokey cat eye and a pencil or liquid liner creates a more defined eye.

- You may also want to add to the shape by applying varying shades of shadows, just remember the key to the cat eye is to keep your products softer or more minimal on the inner eye and extending out towards the temple following your liner shape!

Great tips. Thanks Melissa!

Images L to R: Elie Saab, On Aura Tout Tu, Etro

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Sunday, September 02, 2007


MAX Factor and have teamed up to bring us a sassy little contest...

Are you naughty or nice? Write an original, creative story using the names of 10 MAX Factor's MAXalicious Naughty/Nice Collection lip gloss shades. Vamp it up with naughty names like “After Hours,” “On the Prowl” and “Guilty Pleasures,” or keep it wholesome with nice names like “Innocent Blush,” “First Kiss” and “Falling in Love,” to create the most compelling and spellbinding story! The 25 available MAXalicious lip gloss names can be found at

One lucky winner will receive all 10 shades of the MAXalicious lip gloss whose names were in their story! Plus, your monologue could be featured on!
Contest runs from now until October 10th. Click here submit your entry.
Click here to view the complete campaign rules and regulations.

Good luck and let me know if you win!!!

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