Shiseido #ShareBeauty Experience

I was so very fortunate to have been invited to the second # sharebeauty campaign from Shiseido. Having been to the first event I thought I knew what I was expecting, I was wrong this event was nothing that anyone could have anticipated . It was as unique as the venue!

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This Shiseido event was hosted by Dave Lackie and Shiseido Vice President Elaine Shigeishi at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Shiseido combines art and beauty along with Canada 150 Birthday with a limited edition Eudermine Body Oil. If that wasn’t unique and beautiful enough Shiseido collaborated with Montreal artist Alexandra Mackenzie to design the artwork for the packaging of this lotion.

It was a visual feast the moment I walked into the Red Room located in the Frank restaurant in the AGO. The setting couldn’t have been more perfect, red walls matching perfectly to the to the star of the show the Eudermine  Canada limited edition Body lotion . Art , beauty and culture the perfect trio!

The atmosphere was happy and the attention to details was incredible in so that Dave Lackie created a truly exquisite event and this was an extraordinary experience too!This time we were able to bring a friend to #sharebeauty which was so thoughtful and enhanced the mood to utter joy! My sister in law @kjsoldit was my BFF!

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We had cocktails before dinner which gave us ample time for photos and mingling.With our host extraordinaire Dave Lackie and twitter friend @jenni40 and with Elaine Shigeishi.

Before dinner we were invited to preview products that are new and upcoming for fall. I was ooohhhh and awwwing as the Shiseido makeup artist displayed the Paperlight Cream Eye Colours,Inkstroke Eyeliner all of which come in a variety of colours with the most beautiful eyeliner tool!!! Along with their gorgeous lipsticks!!

Dinner was served! I had Wild Greens Salad with Sea Bream and sorbet for dessert! It was wonderful to eat and talk and we learned so much of the campaign through a Q&A from Dave and Elaine during dinner!

After dinner were given a beautiful gift bag with the artist artwork on it filled with goodies but I will get to that. We were given tickets to the AGO  to meet artist Alexandra Mackenzie and experience the first pop up night life and the beautiful art exhibit throughout the entire gallery. We were given a paper leaf to write what Canada is to each of us and had it placed on the tree in the gallery placed by artist Alexandra Mackenzie . We also sharebeauty in a letter to someone we love and it was mailed by Shiseido. I choose both my daughter’s Mya&Lola.It was awesome!! This event had so many layers it was incredible! It was so perfectly done and it was a full evening or beauty, art , food, friends, this event had it all from beginning to end!! This was our gift bag filled with beautiful products that I love and have been wearing .

Thank you to Dave Lackie , Cookie Gigan , Beth Anderson and Elaine Shigeishi of Shiseido for a remarkable and unforgettable experience that I will treasure forever!!

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Luv Your Skin Company

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I was so impressed with my first experience of this company’s cosmetics and skin care line It was only natural to want more! Indeed there are so many wonderful products available online from Laura’s  website that you will always be trying more, trust me.

This time around I am trying two makeup items and a skin care item. Firstly, I tried the blush in Sweetheart a Hydrasheer Pressed Blush that has a rosy matte finish that applied beautifully and stayed on all day effortlessly..This shade I think is extremely versatile and would work for many skin tones. It sells for $29.99

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Secondly, I tried the Matte Rose Lipcolor which is a pinkish soft colour that has great pigment and is very moisturizing which is perfect for any time of year but especially nice for  the summer months, I wear  lipstick everyday!!Its has organic bees wax and shea butter.Rain or shine this  will become my go to!!It sells for $19

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The third item in my Lux Bag was an item from their skin care line ,20% Vitamin C Serum. This couldn’t have come at  a better time as it promises to be the perfect elixir for  aging and sun damaged skin ,both categories I fit into.Actually last week I received a little too much sun as I was overwhelmed to see it.

 

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I was thrilled to start using this last Thursday. It smells great too, like oranges! I have been using each night as it feels wonderful and soaks into my skin.It costs $24.99 for a 30 ml bottle.This is really such a wonderful local  company, that has so many certified organic products from makeup to skin care line and I always have a few items in my  virtual cart and some are repeated items for sure.

Word has it that Luv Your Skin Company is coming out with a subscription box .I cannot wait to see what goodies would be arriving on a monthly basis. Stay tuned for further details as I will let everyone know more and when it becomes available.It would be the best of both worlds, skin care and makeup!! What could be better!! Nothing!!… ok so maybe I just let the cat out of the bag…………………….

Beauty enthusiasts put your social media antennas on and watch out for The Lux Bag, a monthly subscription box arriving at your mailbox each month with both their skin and makeup line items.  I can say that’s it’s going to be wonderful and good for your skin! Seriously though how New and exciting..a Beauty Box/Bag Subscription made in Toronto Canada coming to our mailboxes!!!! Yes!!Stay tuned!!

Check out Luvyourskincompany.com

Colourpop

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This is Luckfully a satin super shock shadow that is a matte with a hint of shimmer. It is quite beautiful on and the pigment is very very strong, and has become one of my favourites.

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Second up in my order was their empty palette for the Pressed Shadows which I was extremely happy to purchase this time around .It has a magnetic bottom to keep them intact and safe

Having bought two items that totalled more than ten dollars my third up was free! The limited edition Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow in its Baby blue casing. A highly shimmering shadow that looks like a golden tan colour and is lovely! It will be perfect for the summer!

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Thats it for now but it seems my love for Colourpop is growing and my virtual cart is already loaded with black SS, black eyeliner, brow liner all of which I haven’t tried! Until next time ! Thanks for reading!

Colourpop’s Pressed Shadows +Wrong Super Shock

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This was my last delivery from colourpop from their sale plus free international shipping no minimum, unfortunately it was bitter sweet as the two pressed shadows were probably my favourite, the Super Shock Shadow was delivered in the wrong shade . The error was completely theirs. Instead of talking about the colours I feel sad to report that instead of making good and sending me the correct shade as it was their mistake. I was offered a coupon or refund. Now I bought during the Free Shipping as I live in Canada this is very important factor,for me to replace the shadow would cost me 3x more!! I think Colourpop is a wonderful company with great products but perhaps they don’t care about making it right and making the customer happy, instead they throw a bone at me and close the door! I felt really sad about this!!

On a good note I loved the Pressed Shadows in Going Steady a beautiful deep matte  plum colour and Note To Self which is a gorgeous matte finish that is brown / neutral/ peach .

The only Super Shock I ordered was Hydroplane my wild card a beautiful blue of medium tone but received  Dare which is a purple/ pink shimmer, it’s ok but more importantly not what I paid for!!

Colourpop Pressed Shadows and more

 

I took full advantage of Colourpop’s sale on SS, lippies and especially Pressed Eyeshadows since I had none! The best part is that they had free shipping with no minimum. I ordered stuff everyday which would never happen normally!This bundle contained three pressed shadows Flowerboy, Get Out and Cloud Nine. All of which are beautifully pigmented and feel like butter! Not surprised because I love pretty much everything that Colourpop has to offer!You cannot go wrong with any of these shadows.

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Wearing all three of these shadows plus LAX liquid lipstick from Colourpop as well, it is my favourite shade.

Medusa Makeup Subscription Beauty Box (May 2017)

I am always so excited to get my Medusa Makeup Subscription Beauty Box each month! I try and not to look at others posts do I can be truly excited but I always look and it’s fine because I am always happy regardless! This month did not disappoint, as it contains four items! First being a new to company item their baked eyeshadow in Bitchin, a shimmering champagne colour that is perfect especially for this summer.It glides on perfectly with strong pigmentation!

Wearing everything from my May Medusa Makeup Box

Second item is another new product to Medusa is their Lip Paint Remover which will come in handy as their Lip Paint does not budge at all. I did a video last month running my hand under water and it stayed put! So I think I will like this and it comes in a glass bottle which is very nice.

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Thirdly was a Lip Paint in the colour Shag, which is a peachy neutral for me, another great item for summer.Its definitely beach proof, waterproof etc! You will be good to go girl the day with little touch ups needed!

Forth item is my favourite item of this box is the Glitter in Pegasus, which is exactly what it looks like . Super fine glitter that shimmers in purple, lavender, pink, and translucent , my favourite!!!It will be perfect for festival season this summer. It’s light and ethereal so you can go little or go big if you choose but will not be disappointed either way!

All in all I am very pleased with this months Beauty Box and  will use each and every item . Now I can’t wait to see what next month will be… always my obsession starts immediately after this!! Stay tuned or sign up and get surprised each month for yourself! MedusaMakeup.com This months value was $38 US and still great value for us Canadians. I hope next month contains Pompeii eye dust because Iam a tad obsessed with that right now… here’s hoping!!