Wednesday, May 30, 2012

YSL Glossy Stains Are Bright & Bold For Summer!

For women on the go lip stains are a must! YSL has done one better with its new Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stains launched this past April.

A beautiful blend of lip stain meets lipstick meets lip gloss!

(R to L: shades 14,3,12)
With its sleek black and gold packaging it can be easily mistaken for a polish however these glossy stains are not only revolutionary but a step above when it comes to lip colour.

The doe foot applicators make it super simple to apply and ensure a clean even application no matter how rushed the job.
(R to L: shades 3,14,12)

You can see from the swatches below just how strong the pigment is and how glossy they are.

(R to L: shades 3,14,12)
I found #12 to be the glossiest however it was also the sheerest of the bunch. #14 stained the best out of the three and left a mark on my wrist for hours after these swatches were done despite the fact that I wiped them off really quickly.

I wouldn't say that these stains lasted all day on me however they have lasted a LONG time which is more than I can say for the majority of stains Ive tried. They feel light on and there's no stickiness to it which is a huge plus for me.

These stains would be great for my bridal clients or for anyone going out who wont have time to touch up often. I absolutely LOVE the bright bold shades I tested and think these are perfect for adding a little something to my makeup look this summer.
(Wearing shade #14)

The Glossy Stains come in the 19 shades below and can be purchased in Canada at Sephora, Holt Renfrew & selected Bay & Murales stores for $34.



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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Giveaway: WIN a Year's Supply of Rimmel London's Scandal'Eyes Mascara!

I don't know about you but I'm always on the lookout for mascara's that make my lashes fuller, longer and bolder....

Introducing Rimmel London's NEW Scandal'Eyes Mascara!
With a new oversized brush and a new formula that provides 3x the collagen for plump, sculpted lashes and 3x the keratin for strong healthy lashes, its sure to be a mascara lovers fav!

Downtown Toronto received a massive scandal courtesy of Rimmel London yesterday at Yonge-Dundas Square that brought their ad campaign featuring Georgia May Jagger to life! In case you missed it here's a snapshot from the event.


Well if your thinking Ive got to try this mascara, never fear because we have got you covered Canada!

WIN an entire 1 Year supply of Rimmel London's Scandal'Eyes Mascara!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


*Open to Canadian residents only.
*Contest closes on midnight May 31st 2012
*Only activated email subscriptions will count towards an entry




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Sponsored: Here’s to the patron saint of home shopping!


Poor old St. George. He just doesn’t seem to have the same superstar status as other patron saints, Patrick and David – despite the fact that he was a slayer of mighty dragons. His big day is just around the corner though, which means that a celebration of sorts will be in order.

Now, if there were a patron saint of home shopping, who would they be, and what would we be thanking them for? Banishing sore feet from high streets across the land? Protecting us from bad shopping decisions, made in the heat of an overcrowded changing room? Or simply for making sure that everything we could ever possibly need can now be purchased from the comfort of our very own living rooms? St. Superconvenient – they’ve just been anointed – we salute you!

There’s no doubt that home shopping has completely revolutionised the purchasing experience, changing the way we think, act and make decisions when we are shopping – and all for the better, too. Though there is still something to be said for having a mooch along the high street and meeting friends for lunch, most of us are so busy running homes and juggling careers that what we want is convenience above all else. We want a one-stop-shop – preferably no more than three paces from the sofa – where we can purchase clothes that are hand-picked by buyers who know what we like. So, if St. Superconvenient ever did make it into the national calendar, there’s no doubt that he would have very strong connections to certain home shopping websites!

Home shopping allows us to take that all-important ‘me time’, whether it’s in the morning over a coffee or after work in the evening, when kids, partners and animals are fed and there’s half an hour spare, to enjoy as we please. And even if we’re not looking for anything in particular, just having the luxury of browsing through a huge range of things we might like to buy is a little treat in itself. We are far more likely to make sensible decisions when we have time to consider things carefully. We’re all familiar with shoppers’ remorse, brought on when he head out to buy sensible trousers for work, and come home with something that is anything but sensible and definitely not for work!  

So, to the man, woman or team who came up with the home shopping concept, the great shopping public hereby confers the title of St. Superconvenient upon thy head(s)!

* This sponsored post was not written by nor does not reflect the opinion or thoughts of Faces By Farah

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Clearasil gets your skin ready for summer with a giveaway of Clearasil product valued at approx.$100! Open to CAN

Well the hard truth is that acne can hit at any age...your teen years, your 20's (which was the case for me) and even during pregnancy, yup its a fact!


Now that the temps are rising our skin becomes more susceptible to breakouts so what better time to take control with a little help from our friends at Clearasil! 

Introducing the Clearasil PerfectaWash, an innovative, new dermatologically-tested automatic face wash dispenser system that delivers the perfect dose of acne cleanser for visibly clearer skin in as little as 12 hours without overdrying. Used twice a day, the fool proof system will give your readers the clear complexion they're looking for.

How cool is this?!

Win your very own Clearasil Perfectawash Face Wash System Valued at $100!


Whats Included:
  • Clearasil PerfectaWash system including refills
  • Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Cream Wash
  • Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream
  • Clearasil Ultra Overnight Wash
Win It!
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*Open to Canadian residents only.
*Contest closes on midnight May 28th 2012
*Only activated email subscriptions will count towards an entry

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Murad's Rapid Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Serum Tested!

For as long as I can remember my gorgeous mother has been complaining about the freckles and age/sun spots on her face. While I happen to LOVE them and think they look cute she hates them with a passion and has purchased every "spot removing cream" on the market!

When I asked her if she would be my guinea pig and test out Murad's Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum for me I already knew what her answer would be ;)

I wanted to give her a month or 2 with the product to really get her feedback on it. I sat down with her the other day to hear her thoughts on Murad's version of a Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum.

So mom have you noticed any change in your "Spots" since using Murad's serum?

"Oh yes! I feel like my spots have lightened can you see it?"

I inspect her face forehead to chin and cheek to cheek and am surprised to see that some of the darker spots have indeed lightened up!

The products description claims to - Fade unwanted discoloration and improves skin's clarity by infusing powerful skin lightening agents and exfoliating damaged cells. - and it seems at least according to my test subject (mom)  that it does just that!


My mother also says shes been using it religiously each night after cleansing her face before bed and says shes really impressed by this serum. In fact her exact words were "Farah, what will I do when I run out?!" in which I calmly explained that the Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum  is available in Sephora for approx. $60 which seemed to diminish the panic in her voice.


So what does mother think of Murad's Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum?

Well.... the smile on her face says it all! ;)

Murad’s Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is available at Murad.com, the Murad Inclusive Health Spa®, and the Murad Inclusive Health Medical Group™ as well as Sephora, Ulta and leading spa and salon locations (1.0 FL. OZ., $60.00).


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Werther’s Share Your Reaction Contest! Enter today to win BIG!

Werther's Original just introduced their Caramel Chocolates collection yum yum! With 4 delicious flavours (Milk, Caramel, CaraMelts & Dark-Cream) I put them to the test to see reaction they would get.




To celebrate they are hosting a "Share your reaction" contest in which you can win some fab prizes ;)


There is ONE Grand Prize available to be won that includes the following:
- One Sony 8GB bloggie™ Touch Full HD camcorder
- One Sony 16GB Full HD Camcorder with Projector
- One 16GB Sony Tablet
- One Sony VAIO® S Series Notebook
- One Sony BRAVIA® TV

There will be SIXTEEN (16) Weekly Prizes available to be won, each consisting of two Sony 8GB bloggie™ Touch Full HD camcorders.


How can you enter to win?



Well, pick up a bag of the new Caramel Chocolates and record your reaction to your first bite ;) Visit www.werthersshareyourreaction.ca for more details and dont forget to share YOUR reaction to qualify.
I sat down with my BFF Reem to get her Werther's Original "Reaction"!
(filmed on the iphone which is why its just a tiny little video sorry)

 


Want a bag of your very own Werther's treats?
 If you are interested in share your own reaction by uploading a video of yourself tasting these caramel chocolates, Wether’s will send 10 Faces By Farah readers a sample of this product to try.
Be one of the first 10 Canadian readers to email me at FacesByFarah(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be snacking on these treats very very soon ;)
Contest ends May 31st 2012.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Oh Baby Baby! Happy Mothers Day indeed!

The reason things have been so quiet the last few months on the blog.

:) 





 We are due ON our 1 year wedding anniversary! Hows that for timing ;)

I can not wait to share this journey (and oh what a journey its already been) here and look forward to all the advice, wisdom and help you mommies have to offer!

Happy Mothers day to all the Mommies (do I get to celebrate this day yet?). Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Thank you So very much to our wonderful friend Jen O'neill who photographed us during this special time in our lives. She is the same talented woman who made our wedding cake 6 months ago!



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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lisa's Cosmetics Warehouse Sale Haul

This past Monday I headed out to the Lisa's Cosmetics Warehouse Sale in Markham thinking it wouldn't be so busy because it was a Monday morning.... boy, was I SO wrong!

As I approached the building I could already see the swarm of cars and as I got close the "LOT FULL" sign made me actually say "whomp whomp" out loud in disappointment. So off I went to the over flow parking lot down the street in disbelief.

Once I got to the entrance there was no line thank god so I waltzed right in, grabbed my big mesh shopping bag and wandered the aisles. I went over the the nail/body care section first where they had everything from cuticle scissors ($1.99) to all types of polishes ($2.49 for the most part). I picked up one of each scissors for my kit (to cut lashes) and Revlon Nail Art "Break Up" polish in Killer (orange) and Instincts (Bronze) for myself. I also grabbed a St.Ives 750ml body wash ($3.99) and a Sally Hansen spray on hair remover and pedicure in a minute combo because it was only $1.99!

I found my way to the makeup section where all Annabelle cosmetics were only $1.99 and Marcelle products were seriously marked down. I didn't find anything I needed so I moved on to the Smashbox section where I was on the hunt for their primer. I was told I was too late they had them but they sold out...boo.

Next I went to the massive perfume section and picked up my absolute favourite scent Pink Sugar by Aqualina 100ml for $35 and Caroline Herrera's 212 for men for the hubs at $55 for the 100ml. I also picked up a few essentials for him, 2 pairs of MEXX dress socks ($2.99ea), 2 leather belts (2 or $10), 6 pack of Schick razors ($4.99).

Also Since mother's day is this coming weekend I also picked up a few items I thought our mothers would love which has to remain hush hush because they could read this :) (HI moms!).

All said I done I spent just over $200 but it was well worth it because retail all these items probably would have cost closer to $500!

The sale happens twice a year and usually last for 2-3 weekends at a time. If you missed it this weekend you still have next weekend but if you miss that you will have to wait until November I believe for it to come back.


Sale details:
Address: 1380 Rodick Rd. Markham, Ontario

Dates: APRIL 28-MAY 1,  MAY 4-7 & MAY 11-14
Hours: Sat 9am to 6pm
           Sun: 10am to 6pm
           Mon, Tues, Fri: 10am to 8pm



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Friday, May 4, 2012

Review & Giveaway Win A Silk Pro GreenLine 12 Piece Eco-Friendly Brush Set from Royal and Langnickel!

Hi, Remember me?!
I have been a bad blogger over the month of April due to personal reasons however I'm starting to get my blogging mojo back. What better way to kick of May than with an amazing GIVEAWAY!!!



WIN A SILK PRO GreenLine 12 Piece Eco-Friendly Brush Set from Royal and Langnickel!
Valued at $119

Details: This set includes: Powder brush, Blush brush, Eye Shadow brush, Foundation brush, Smudger brush, Liner brush, Eye Fluff brush, Eyeliner/Brow brush, Flat Liner brush, Brow/Lash brush, Concealer brush and Lip brush.

I have personally been using this same set for a few weeks now and cant tell you how impressed I am with them. I have even added a few (almost all) to my kit they are that fab!

First of all I LOVE the case they come in. Its made of cork and looks like a little clutch. The brushes are very soft and well made, definitely PRO quality! I have washed these brushes several times and have been so impressed that they not only hold their shape perfectly but remain incredibly soft. Not to mention they are GREEN love that!

I have no doubt any one professional or not will absolutely LOVE this brush set.

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* Giveaway Ends May 28th 2012
* Open Internationally


**Update** Congratulations to Safreena you are the winner of this amazing 12pc Brush set! 

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