November 30, 08
A few months ago I was on a media tour promoting one of my favourite products – Soft & Dri Pulse – and sharing some quick and easy tips on how to get your makeup bag ready with this Fall’s hottest looks!
Take a look at some of the television stations we visited along the way!
Global Morning News (Toronto, Ontario)
A-Channel Morning (Barrie, Ontario)
November 28, 08
A few weeks ago on Sunday November 2nd, I had the opportunity to go backstage at the 20th Annual Contessa Awards. Over 1,200 of the country’s professional beauty elite gathered at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto – where 133 finalists from a variety of categories (hair, makeup, nails, salon interior design) competed to win one of the 23 Contessa Awards.
Take a look at just some of the highlights from this amazing night:
And, of course I couldn’t leave without asking some of the finalists what their favourite makeup and hair products were on the market.
Sabrina Ferri – Fantasy by Pinnacle
Giancarlo Intini – Concealer, Flawless Finish by Elizabeth Arden and/or Lancome
Melanie Whitmore – Smashbox Primer
Marjorie Clarke – Redken, Guts - Great for volume and for soft defined curls
Tony Ricci – L’oreal, Sprax – A spray wax that creates texture, shine and control
Davide Fattor – Glistening Gel by La Biosthetique
I want to say a special thanks to:
Sabrina Ferri, Giancarlo Intini, Melanie Whitmore, Julie Coulombe-Duke, Marjorie Clarke, Tony Ricci, Davide Fattor and everyone at Langton Communications Inc.
And congratulations to all the finalists and winners of this years 20th Annual Contessa Awards!
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November 26, 08
It never fails, that when the cold weather arrives, my hands are the first thing to get really really dry.
So, it’s super important to use a good hand cream all throughout the day and especially at night.
I recently started using the Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve at night before bed, and it works amazing!
Its not greasy, absorbs super quick and in the morning, my hands feel like butter!
The formulation is made up of a blend of botanical oils like: Avocado, Eucalyptus, Sesame Seed and natural wax derived from Olive Oil to soothe, moisturize and condition the skin. And, when applied, it actually forms a “glove-like” protective barrier to help prevent moisture loss.
This is a Definite Winter Must Have!
And, don’t forget to Wake.up & Make.up!
November 25, 08
Inspired by Old Hollywood glamour – Laura Mercier’s new Black Tie Collection – is a makeup must have for this holiday season!
The collection offers everything from Glamour False Lashes to Nail Lacquers in caviar dreams and champagne wishes, as well as the limited edition Eye Colour Quad in Tuxedo, which pairs black, silver and white to create dramatic smokey eye’s in minutes.
But my favourite is the limited edition Lip Glace – in Soiree. Because not only does it smell fantastic, but it feels amazing, lasts a really long time and leaves your lips with an incredible shine – that’s perfect for all of your holiday parties!
November 24, 08
Last night, I got under my nice and warm blanket (as it’s really cold here in Toronto) and watched the American Music Awards – which I really enjoyed. Everyone looked absolutely fabulous. We saw several short skirts and dresses with a lot of red/berry stained dramatic lips.
I would love to know if you agree or disagree with my picks?
And, don’t forget to wake.up and make.up!