On a warm summer day, I was invited to a perfume event by Elizabeth Arden at the lovely Royal Conservatory of Music. The event gave everyone a chance to experience new perfumes of the summer!
Hands down, my favourite perfume was the sensual Viva La Juicy Noir. Noir is a limited time edition, and it’s a little darker than Viva La Juicy. The notes of this perfume were broken down for us to experience.
The perfume contains some of my favourite scents. The top notes contain fresh wild berries, mandarin and mara strawberry. The lasting base notes consist of amber, caramel, vanilla and sandalwood. This scent is perfect for a summer date, don’t you think?
The real star of the show was Untold, the first perfume to be launched by Elizabeth Arden in over two decades. Elizabeth Arden brought the perfume creator all the way from France to discuss the perfume with us. He shared how he wanted to layer the many sides of a woman in one perfume. Mysterious, feminine and sensuality were key when creating this scent.
Untold is a floral, musky scent with unique fruity notes such as pink pepper and bergamont. The multi faceted bottle is truly unique and looks beautiful in the sunlight. You’ll be able to find this fragrance in stores starting in August.
The Essie summer collection is here! I just love the bright, sunny shades. The theme for this collection is Martime pastels. My favourite colours are the turquoise Naughty Nautical and the coral Sunday Funday. Which is your favourite?
Did you know that you touch your eyes over 200 times a day, on average? Think of all of the dirt and toxins that you carry on your fingers and nails! Ick.
Nail polish is essentially loaded with toxins, and have been known to cause a rash of fine bumps below your eyes on sensitive skin.
One company is giving you the tools to choose nail polish that is good for your skin.
Clinique is a company that really cares about your skin, and they put a lot of research into all of their products. Each product is tested 12 times on 600 different people! If one person develops an allergic reaction, they start over. Wow.
Available in 12 classic shades and 9 limited edition shades perfect for summer, skin sensitivity has never looked so good. I love how sleek and well branded the bottles are!
The candy coloured polishes are picture perfect. They go on smooth in thin layers with lots of pigment. They don’t leave streaks and you can get full coverage in 2 strokes. These chip free polishes last up to 2 weeks.
My all time favourite shade is Juiced Up. The bright cheery coral is perfect for spring and summer. I had to force myself to take it off to try out the other shades! I also think that the bright yellow 70 Degrees and Sunny is gorgeous! Which is your favourite shade? Check them all out here!
It’s spring, and spa-aaah is in the air. Next week is the official kick off of Spa Week. I was treated to a little preview earlier this week.
What’s Spa Week, you ask? Spa Week occurs in tandem across North America. It’s a special week where an array of spa services are available for $50. You can get facials, manicures, massages, body polishes…the list of treatments are endless. And only for $50!
I really like this, because it gives people that wouldn’t necessarily go to a spa a chance to experience it. Many of these treatments are about $100, so it’s a great deal!
Around the room, I was able to get a taste of what Spa Week had to offer. Dove Spa was treating guests to mini manicures. Trendy oxygen facials were being done by Moksa Spa.
I booked a massage at Holt Renfew’s Spa. Can’t wait! There are many services being offered for only $50! Book your treatment today,spots are filling up fast! Spa Week is from April 15th- April 21.
I gave the Rocket Volum’Express mascara to my sister, the Mascara Queen. (seriously.) She liked it!
Maybellinee’s newest formula is a thin buildable volume mascara so that you can layer up according to your preferences. The wand had small bristles so it avoided clumping. It lasts all day and was hard to smudge (for those of you that rub your eyes). It is a true black and it’s in stores now!
I have never gotten as many compliments on my nails as I did the day that I rocked the “oh my gold” sleek sticks. Essie’s new nail stickers are available in an array of fun patterns. I generally suck at putting nail stickers on my nails, but these make it worth the fight. They aren’t hard to put on at all, and some are translucent. If you have wide nail beds, you can cut up the extra stickers to fill in the gaps.
I wore the above nail stickers and it was like magic. On my infamously silent commute, a lady asked me how I did that to my nails. She loved them and couldn’t stop staring. Friends would stop mid speech upon noticing my nails and enthusiastically asked me how I did them. Many didn’t believe it was a sticker. This too could happen to you with the awesome Sleek Sticks by Essie! Check out the styles below. I’m giving away sneek-e and croc n’chic. Enter to win below!