October 09, 2008

Positively Polite

Yesterday, I attended Carmindy's book signing at Sephora on Bloor St. in Toronto. The store was buzzing with women (and a few men like my boyfriend who I dragged to the event) needless to say Sephora looked like it did on opening day. Women hurriedly grabbing makeup & skincare items as if their were some sort of shortage. Regardless, how the economy might be at the moment you wouldn't know a deep recession was around the corner with the way women were spending. OK so I'm raising my hand slowing as I too couldn't resist & purchased Benefit's Boi-ing Concealer (review to follow). So now to the long book signing line-up, which wasn't that bad & having my boyfriend/photographer with me the line-up was a breeze. Carmindy took her time to talk to everyone individually, obviously time permitting, & was such a doll. She's really nice, friendly, and down-to-earth. Alot of ladies were asking for makeup advice & she graciously answered. As for the book, I stayed up late last night trying to read everything but got too sleepy. Therefore, haven't finished yet. She offers some great advice & there is a chapter with makeovers where she lists the products used, which I loved because there's nothing worse than seeing a look you like & not knowing what products were used. As for her lip colour at the signing she told me it was from her Sally Hansen line, which should be coming to Canada shortly. There are more dates for her book signing just check her site Carmindy for more info!
Samples I received at the book signing:
Kinerase Anti-Wrinkle Care
Cargo TexasLash Mascara
Benefit High Beam
Benefit BeneTint
Sephora Hair Bands
Nars Lip Gloss mini-set (Moon Fleet, Rose Birman, Foul Play)
Calvin Klein Euphoria perfume sample (not pictured)


  1. Whoo Hoo. Sounds like a fun event!! It's so nice to hear that Carmindy is friendly. I really enjoy some of the makeup from her line with Sally Hansen. Hopefully you all will get it soon...but if you ever need a CP just let me know!

  2. Thank you for the CP offer! I hear/read great reviews about the Sally Hansen line, especially her foundation. I like the fact its paraban-free!

  3. hey, I was wondering how you find out about all these events! it's really awesome that you get to go and get free samples & see experts at work! :)


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