October 28, 2010

Annabelle Cosmetics Insomnia Collection (Vlog & review}

Another vlog for your viewing pleasure is up! The Limited-Edition Insomnia Winter 2010 Colour Collection by Annabelle Cosmetics; features eyeshadow palettes, a face powder, a lipstick, and two glitter liquid eyeliners. Great value and quality if your looking for makeup on a budget or shades you don't normally wear but you'd like to experiment with.
For more info visit: Annabelle Cosmetics
(disclaimer: products received for review based on personal opinion, no financial compensation is paid for this post)

Have you tried Annabelle Cosmetics? 

Pantene® Pro-V® Restore Beautiful Lengths {Review & Giveaway}

In 2007, Pantene® Pro-V® and the Canadian Cancer Society launched Pantene Beautiful Lengths – a national campaign that encourages people to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to create free wigs for women undergoing cancer treatments. Today, Pantene introduces Pantene® Pro-V® Restore Beautiful Lengths – a collection that provides damage protection and strengthening benefits, making it possible to achieve healthy-looking, long hair that can be shared with a woman battling cancer when she needs it most. (beautifullegths.com)
You can win the above Pantene® Pro-V® Restore Beautiful Lengths collection in the photo above! But first onto the review:
I used to be a Pantene loyalist back in my teens but for some reason stopped using Pantene after hearing that, "it was bad for your hair because it contained too many 'cones". My hair like 'cones! Glad that I decided to review the above Pantene® Pro-V® Restore Beautiful Lengths Collection. I received both the Shine Enhance version & the Breakage Defense (as shown in pic above), in fairness I could only try the Shine Enhance version thus far as I recently received both versions and haven't had the time to test out both. A girl can only have so many hair products in her bathroom...
Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Shine Enhance Shampoo  : Seriously love this stuff! A pearlized blue creamy shampoo that hydrates hair, didn't notice significant shine but this shampoo left my hair clean, frizz-free, and smelling great. Does contain sulfates for those that aren't a fan...more on that in a future post. Would buy this in the future!
Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Shine Enhance Conditioner: a thick, rich creamy conditioner! I normally need to use another conditioning mask 2x a week however this conditioner does the job of a hair mask. Great product!
Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths™ Anti-Humidity Hairspray: Loving this hairspray! Why? Doesn't leave white residue, doesn't weigh hair down, and lasts all day long.
Although there are more products in the Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Collection, the above were the products I reached for the most. In general I was very happy with the results, a haircare line that's available at drug-stores and mass merchandise stores which is budget friendly and accessible.
(1) Only OPEN to residents of Canada
(2) Enter & let me know what haircare products your loving
(3) Only enter once either by leaving a comment here on my blog OR on my Facebook fan page under the heading "Enter here for Pantene Giveaway"
(4) Deadline November 5th, 2010 winner will be chosen randomly using random.org
Giveaway now closed & the WINNER is (using random.org)....
vivaglampink please email me you address, CONGRATS!

October 21, 2010

Lanvin Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear {Paris Fashion Week}

(Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com via style.com)

Spring might feel like its so far away but it never hurts to get a little inspired. Although I didn't get my hands on the Lanvin for H&M video or photos, you'll enjoy watching the Lanvin Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Fashion show from Paris. Grab a latte as it's almost 20 minutes..I love the opening of the show, as the music moves up in tempo and the models legs longer than my full height, their bodies draped in fabric. Designer Alber Elbas must have had me in mind, one-shoulder dresses (my fave...if I ever get married I'm wearing a one-shoulder gown), tunics over tights, and flat shoes for my flat feet (heels are the death of my feet). In love with Lanvin, perhaps there will be similiar silhouettes in the Lanvin for H&M Collection. Can't wait!!

the backstage makeup shot, model Julia Saner
(Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com via style.com)
(video used with permission: Brightcove Publisher & Vidicom)
Anyone else excited to see the Lanvin for H&M Collection soon to be released?

MAC Holiday 2010 Collection {A Tartan Tale}

Last time I wore tartan was in highschool as part of my uniform, the plaid kilt represented history and identification. Mainly, the tartan kilt represented a clan. This Holiday Season MAC has released A Tartan Tale, a collection of bright lipglosses, mineralize eyeshadows, brush sets, and more;Tartan is about being true to your clan.  We believe in all clans, of every colour, sex, and conviction – and most of all being true to yourself. The MAC Holiday Collections are slightly twisted – ancestral and anarchic in all its noble and naughty glory! Colours and patterns collide in a truly epic transformation that is both posh and punk. Brilliant and bright lip colours, tartan striped shadows, and fancy makeup kits are just a few of the majestic and magical MAC gift ideas this season!
This year MAC introduces a cuddly fellow, MAC Sir Teddy, as part of their contribution to Kids Helping Kids.
MAC Holiday Collections are available October 28th – December 2010 at MAC locations, http://www.maccosmetics.com/ and 1.800.588.0070.
I'm excited about this year's collection, MAC is always a stop for me during the Holiday Season as I love their palettes and brush sets that they release every season.
Anyone else excited about MAC's A Tartan Tale Collection?
(images: maccosmetics.com)

Elle Women in Hollywood Gala Event

Elle Women in Hollywood Gala is an annual event, this year marked the 17th event and was held at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills Hotel on October 18th, the event honours Hollywood's best and brightest talent in celebration of women's achievements in film.  Sponsored by Calvin Klein Collection and Calvin Klein BEAUTY, honourees included; Diane Kruger the face of Calvin Klein's new fragrance BEAUTY, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Kerry Washington, Jessica Chastain and more of which were outfitted respectively by Calvin Klein Collection. Being that I'm a fan of Diane Kruger's, I had to share these images from the event! Also, just in case your looking for a new fragrance and want to smell like Diane, the new fragrance by Calvin Klein BEAUTY smells lovely...its already on my vanity.

Neutral makeup with a touch of blue eyeshadow & gloss looks amazing on Diane, by keeping her makeup under-stated her skin looks flawless.
(images credit: © 2010 Wire Image / wireimage.com & elle.com for sources)

October 20, 2010

Toronto's LG Fashion Week {October 18-23}

Toronto's LG Fashion Week is now underway! To check out the latest photos from the runways check out ChickAdvisor photostream. Great coverage of the Spring/Summer 2011 Collections with daily updates. Loving the vintage vibe...on a side note must try to wear more dresses next season.

Jessica Jensen + Alexander Berardi S/S 2011
Rachel Mara S/S 2011

Pink Tartan S/S 2011

(photos via ChickAdvisor)

Beauty Travel Vlog

Trying to get back to posting as I've been extremely busy with travelling to weddings and work all while fighting jet-lag & a stubborn cold. Decided to shake things up a bit here by posting a travel beauty product vlog, let me know what you think? Also, this is the first time therefore the close-up images are not the greatest. If you like the vlog maybe I'll post more! Enjoy xoxo

Products mentioned:
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation in shade Medium 2.5 (Natural Beige)
Chanel ProLumiere in shade 30 Shell
MAC Pigment in Blue/Brown
CoverGirl & Olay Corrector in shade 230
Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre moisturizer
OPI nailpolish in shade William Tell Me about OPI from the Swiss Collection (just used it on my pedicure as it's actually really dark almost black)
Mary Kay Top/Base Coat
Crown Makeup Brushes
Quo Makeup Brushes; blush brush & foundation brush
Sasa Eye Contour Brush
Lise Watier Feline Waterproof Mascara
Prada Infusion D'Iris Eau de Toilette
Nivea makeup remover wipes (not a fan, better wipes out there)
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in shade Medium/Dark
MAC lipstick in Syrup
MAC lipstick in Party Mate
NYX Megashine Lipgloss in shade French Kiss
MAC Holiday Eyeshadow Palette
Eve Pearl Blush Trio Palette in Sassy Checks
Eve Pearl Eyeshadow Palette in Pretty N'Pink
Face Atelier Lipgloss in Primrose (sorry NOT Lise Watier as mentioned in the video)
Physician's Formula Bronze Booster in Light to Medium
FACES Metalglow EyePrimer
MAC Minerlize SkinFinish in Perfect Topping
MAC blush/bronzer in Pinker Peach Trustfund
MAC blush in SpringSheen (my HG blush)
Bobbi Brown Corrector

Thanks for watching!
When doing your own makeup for events do you pre-plan you makeup look or just on a whim? Let me know in the comment section.
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