The Jason Wu Effect

I had the greatest invitation to #JasonWu VIP Fragrance dinner hosted by Dave Lackie at Canoe restaurant located in centre of downtown Toronto . This event was the launch of Jason Wu’s  very first perfume titled Jason Wu.Upon arrival I was greeted by Dave who is always the most gracious host and makes everyone feel comfortable.I should say the first is also the incredible view of the city that the 54 th floor ,that only the Canoe can provide! It was breathtaking! Secondly, the displays of Jason perfume are scattered throughout the room amongst the white flowers that have the notes in his perfume.

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Worker bees and friends @cookiegigan and @Bethanderson

Before taking it all in I was greeted by a lovely waiter carrying a tray of signature cocktails especially for this event. They were one of the tastiest drinks I have ever had!  The blush colour is reminiscent of Jason Wu perfume!Its these kind of details that Dave can put into an event like no one else can.

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I had not had the privilege of smelling this perfume until that day and it is so pretty and light and is floral. Jason Wu had created this Fragrance with his childhood in mind growing up in Taiwan..His memories of jasmine vines were a steadfast presence and is so prevalent in his perfume.It has notes of pink pepper, fig, freesia, peony and musk. The combination of these notes are incredible and it really does have its own uniqueness. Now, The Bottle!!!! I cannot believe the substantial presence of this bottle. Yes it has its own presence because it is a piece of art in itself! It is thick one inch rectangular that is perfectly smooth even on the bottom, an aspect Jason was adamant about as he didn’t want the bottom of the bottle to have any lines showing the connection. A design detail that Perfumer Frank Voelkl and manufacturer executed to perfection, no lines!!! The 90 ml bottle is massive and is  topped with a gold circle and the combination of the smooth rectangular and circular gold lid is absolute perfection.

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Dinner was wonderful!! The Canoe focuses on a Canadiana menus . My vegetarian diet allowed my tastes to flourish with a green bean salad starter followed by roasted vegetables entree, fresh  Niagara fruit on crème fraîche.

I had made my dress waiting for the right occasion to wear it and this was it! It was important for me to meet Jason Wu in my own design to perhaps make me feel encouraged that dreams can come true if you believe in yourself! It was comfortable and elegant at the same time!

It was a evening that brings familiar faces and new faces together to celebrate beauty in all its glory, this Jason  Wu Fragrance dinner was no exception! I think our senses were heightened in anticipation of meeting with this uber famous fashion designer that now can add perfumer to his already extraordinary career. Having had his dresses worn by Michele Obama, then First Lady of USA and so many famous people, the excitement was tangible. He was lovely and well spoken and we were lucky enough to have a picture taken with him. Each guest received a magnificent 90 ml bottle of Jason Wu to take home.It is a memory I will have forever!!! Thank you Dave Lackie!!!! And thank you to Cookie Gigan and Beth Anderson for this opportunity! Grateful, grateful,grateful!! Thank you!!

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Luv Your Skin Company’s Luxurious Products 

It was just a normal day on twitter on Easter weekend chatting amongst friends when I started a conversation with Laura, the owner of Luv Your Skin Company. It was as if a lightbulb went on in my head and I went to her Twitter profile and realized she was a Toronto based Canadain  made  company!! In my mind it was hey! Wait a minute!!!! What!!! From her profile went immediately to her luvyourskincompany.com site and was instantly blown away at how beautiful her site was and perfectly laid out and yummy her products looked. Our conversation on twitter lasted about six hours at least. I was still on her site examining her products and drooling for many hours!This company has a full line of skin care and makeup line! She has it all! Some of her skin line products are Advanced Exfoliating Cleanser , eye and face serums to name a few. Her makeup line includes everything!!!! Face primer ,foundation, concealer, pressed foundation, Hydrasheer Mineral Loose Foundation,eyeshadows,cream eyeliners, lipstick to name a few! All of which are water resistant and/or waterproof.

It was her foundation online that drew me in like a luxurious pull that I couldn’t look away from. Each item is prepared and  packaged that makes them look and feel truly luxurious .The box of goodies that I received were a Antioxidant Primer, Hydrasheer Liquid Mineral Foundation,Hydrasheer Concealer, Eye Color eyeshadow in Goldstone and Hydrasheer Cream Liner in black.Have I mentioned that Luv Your Skin Company is completely certified organic natural products that are handcrafted.

Being makeup obsessed of course I had to acquire the Antioxidant Primer. I am so glad I did !!There really is no better way to start your makeup then putting on this primer. It does everything you want it to do. It tightens ,brightens and smooths your lines to make way for the next step,foundation or can be worn alone. It is $39.99 and a must!

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I can tell the formula of the Hydrasheer Liquid Foundation is one that goes on liquid and drys down to a powdery finish. I love when this happens, it is truly my favourite! It feels so light on the face but is completely full coverage and /or you can build it up. Only a pea size amount is needed to cover your face as it spreads beautifully. I love this formulation in liquid lipstick too but I regret not getting some!!!! Next time I am getting more of her products guaranteed!!! This is only the beginning of this obsession!!! The colour I chose was Sand for its warm undertones and it is very creamy and feels weightless on my face. It is $29.99 for a 30 ml which is so reasonable!!!

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Now on to the concealer! It promises to conceal imperfections, redness, blemishes ,and has photo finish full coverage. All of which are absolutely correct. Again the formula is so beautiful covers exactly what I want to hide like my dark circles and makes me feel brighter and yet it is weightless and feels like I have nothing on until I look in the mirror, it really is quite something!It is $26

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The Eyeliner Cream in black!!!! OMG!!! Black eyeliner in all forms are a slight addiction of mine because let’s face it a girl cannot have to my eyeliner!This one will not disappoint!! It goes on beautifully, stays put,seriously doesn’t budge,is water resistant and waterproof and splashed my face repeatedly with water and it didn’t move!It is a true black and very easy to work with.

This is the Hydrasheer Mineral Loose Foundation.This is so fine and soft it feels comfortable on my face and use it as a setting powder .Sand was the perfect match for my warm undertones.It is $ 29.99

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Luv Your Skin Company also has eyeshadows in an assortment of colours. They are highly pigmented and smudge proof and long wearing that can be applied dry or wet for a more intense look.They spread like butter and feel like velvet on!Eyeshadow are$17.99

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I use their Advanced Exfoliating Cleanser on washed face to exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce the look of pores.This is only one item ,of their Advanced collection that includes toner, serum,moisturizer,and eye treatment.I haven’t tried yet but they will soon be added to my collection of products.I am so terrifically impressed with this company I am a bit beside myself!Not to mention their Bamboo Charcoal Collection… Remover and Setting Spray and Vitamin C Collection.

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All in all I must say I thoroughly enjoyed getting acquainted with this company and will be definitely acquiring more and more products.There are so  much to choose from and it feels extraordinary to support our Canadian made products!I really hope to see more of this company perhaps in beauty boxes and other avenues where more people can become familiar with this luxurious line of products at affordable prices!Take the the time and check out their website @luvyourskincompany.com

Topbox March 2017

I was so pleasantly surprised with my march topbox this month!This was a full makeup box!!!!! No samples of foot creams etc, just three items but really great items. What made this box extra good was that i got my wish list items that were 2 Ofra eyeliners.Both the same colour Turquoise which is odd but I have been wanting to try this brand for forever so this was great, plus they are waterproof and can be used as lip liner as well! This colour is beautiful!These are seriously waterproof, smudge proof,they don’t budge!On their website each is priced at $17.51 Canadian!My third item was a Model co. Power Lash black mascara . It doesn’t say waterproof but here’s hoping it has stay power?On their website it was priced at $9 American for the small, however this is a large full size! Value yes!!!

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Medusa Makeup Subscription for February 2017

This is my February Medusa Makeup Subscription box .

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February 2017 box

This box contains a new item for the Medusa Company , a hot pink kabuki brush which is very soft and of very good quality. The second item is my very first highlighter which is a perfect accompaniment for the brush! The highlighter is highly pigmented and has a golden shimmering effect. I think this will work very well for me, especially this summer! The size is quite large and a loose mineral powder called Moonlight. The third item in this box was a wonderful Eye Dust called New Wave and is powerfully colourful.It is ,as well ,a mineral pigment loose eyeshadow. Both come with sifters and are easily applied! The colour is so vibrant and iridescent!

This being a February box I was hoping for some pink Eye Dust and/or glitter and was a little surprised when I saw the blue Eye dust but it’s very beautiful and I love it, perhaps the blue would have more appropriate for March? These are little concerns considering this box is entirely Makeup which is mostly what women or me anyways want in my boxes! Initially they promised 3-5 full size products in each box. Usually 4, never 5 and first time only 3. Thrilled there isn’t lipstick or lipgloss as I think they need to improve their formula is a understatement! But their forte is without a doubt their eye dust and glitter. This box isn’t for everyone but it’s definitely for me! I like neutrals but that exactly why I am loving the addition of these to my collection for variation! Not to mention the anticipation each month of what’s inside the box!!! Even with the exchange and shipping it’s still great value!!!!

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