[Win it] Beauty & the Beast on Blu Ray

It’s Friday! On this rainy Friday I’d like to brighten it up a little with Disney!

As you may recall, I was super excited to see the live action of Beauty and the Beast earlier this year.

The film was perfect to watch if beauty and the Beast is one of your favourite movies. The film stayed true to the original while adding in some twists and turns such as a back story for Belle’s mother and a few new songs. The costumes and sets were beautiful. My favourite scene is the opening scene. I loved watching Belle sing through her French town and her indignation over Gaston’s attempts to court her. If you still haven’t seen this movie, now’s your chance! I’ve teamed up with Disney to give one lucky winner a copy of the Beauty and the Beast DVD packed the extras.

The winner will enjoy three ways to watch the movie – the original theatrical cut, the premiere cut with overture, and a musical experience with a sing-along version.  The release invites viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers and cast to see how this beloved animated film was transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art technology. A feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Celine Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs.

Sounds awesome, right? To enter, please see below. The winner must live in Canada.
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Makeup Forever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder

The weather is getting hotter, which means more oiler skin, and more blotting! It’s hard when you’re on the go to find that perfect product that will mattify your skin. Thankfully, Makeup Forever came out with with new Ultra HD Micro finishing Pressed Powder!

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Powder in Shade 01 Translucent

More convenient  than loose powder, because in the product comes in a little tin 6.2g square pan, perfect for putting in your purse on the go. The powder is one of the smoothest I’d ever felt!

The powder is light diffusing, ultra blurring, and promises to absorb oils with the help of silica and micronized pigments while illuminating features and a flawless finish.

It comes in 3 shades for every skin tone: 1 Translucent for light to medium skintones, 2 Banana for medium to tan skintones, and 3 Peach for tan to dark skintones. I received the translucent shade which can be used for every skin tone.

I used this powder to set my concealer before going out for a long day. The weather changed from moist and rainy, to humid and hot. The powder definitely held up well in my t-zone during all the changes! After I came back home my makeup was still in tact, and I was only a little bit oily!

Definitely a great alternative to loose powders when you’re oily and on the go!

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Pressed Powder Retails for $45.00 at Sephora

 

 

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Taste of Toronto Festival

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Are you ready for a food filled weekend at Taste of Toronto? This weekend from June 15th – 19th, Toronto’s biggest food festival is coming to town! Taste of Toronto’s stellar line up of chefs include:

• Afrim Pristine (The Cheese Boutique)
• Alec Martin (Hawker Bar)
• Carl Heinrich (Richmond Station)
• Claudia Bianchi and Justin Cournoyer (Actinolite)
• Cory Vitiello (Flock)
• David Lee (Nota Bene)
• David Neinstein (Barque)
• Elia Herrera (Los Colibris)
• Grant van Gameren (Bar Isabel and Bar Raval)
• Hans Vogels (Momofuku Noodle Bar)
• Ivana Raca (Raca Café & Bar)
• Kazuki Uchigosi and Michael Acero (Miku)
• Mark McEwan (The McEwan Group)
• Michael Hunter (Antler Kitchen and Bar)
• Michael van den Winkel (Little Sister and Noorden Food Bar)
• Rob Bragagnolo (Carver and Campo Food Hall)
• Trevor Lui (Kanpai Snack Bar)
• Sonia Mondino (Pray Tell)
• Sylvain Assié (Café Boulud)
• Rob Gentile (Bar Buca)
• Ted Corrado and Alexandra Feswick (The Drake)
• Victor Barry (Piano Piano) (more…)

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Every so often, I get an even invitation that’s outside of my regular hood, but the invite sounds so tempting that I can’t resist! In this case, I trekked out to Etobicoke (okay, it’s really not that far but feels far coming from the east end!) to attend a dinner for Braiseryy. I was so glad that I did, because it was delicious, and I’ll definitely be visiting it again! (more…)

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival

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I’m so excited this weekend to finally be able to attend the Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Prince Edward County!

This artisan cheese festival is all weekend long, and tickets include tasty cheese samples, seminars and more! I can’t think of a better way to spend the first weekend in June, can you?

You’ll get a chance to meet over 40 artisan cheesemakers, enjoy cheese and wine pairings, and much more!

Get your tickets here and enjoy a cheesy weekend in the country.

 

[ Review ] Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup

It’s that time of year again! The weather’s getting hotter and more shirts and skirts are coming out! It’s hard to hide behind layers, and now you won’t have to!

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Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup in the shade Tan Golden 65N

 

The brand created by dermatologists, Dermablend launched their new Leg and Body Makeup in Canada! Now your skin can look flawless from head to toe! The brand has you covered for the summer with their product that covers varicose veins, tattoos, and pretty much anything you’d want covered for the summer with their full coverage formula. (more…)

Working it Out with Fit Chicks Bootcamp

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If you had told me that I would be sweating it out in a room full of women at a boot camp, I would have told you you were mistaken. It’s not that I don’t like to work out, but I prefer my exercise to feel more like I’m doing an activity. Kickboxing and ballet barre fitness are more my cup of tea.

I’m getting married in July and need to get in tip top shape. I decided to try Fit Chicks because it sounded fun and like I would see results. You can choose to do bootcamp in 4 or 8 week sessions, and they have locations all over the city.

The first two classes that I did were hard work, but varied. We would do a short series of exercises in sets. This was really helpful for me, because I didn’t get bored or tired of repeating the same moment over and over. I had fun, and my body is definitely sore but in a good way! I still have many more classes to go, so I’ll keep you posted!

Find out more about Fit Chicks here.

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