Calling Toronto Beauty Bloggers: Let’s Meet! – POSTPONED

Beauty bloggers in the Toronto area, let’s get together and talk makeup! A few of you have already confirmed that you want to attend (thanks Nadia, Farah, Tina!) and a couple are tentative.

Here are the details:

DATE: Sunday August 30th
TIME: 12 noon – brunch/lunch
LOCATION: Restaurant near Bloor & Yonge downtown
DESTINATIONS AFTER LUNCH: Sephora, MAC, Holt’s and other beauty hot spots

Please RSVP below with your email address so that I can confirm numbers and finalize location etc.

I’m really excited. Hope you can make it.

OOPs…I made a mistake!

I admit it, I often make mistakes when applying makeup. Especially early in the morning when I haven’t had a cup of coffee.

Whether it’s drawing a crooked line with the gel eyeliner or applying blush too heavily in bad lighting, I’ve done it. Because I’m so time crunched in the morning, I rarely start over. Instead I tend to try and fix it or simply, try to hide it. If I can’t fix it, I just go with it. On those days it drives me nuts though — even though no one else notices, I do! LOL.

I’ve learned some tricks though to help mask some mistakes. Thought I’d share a couple:

- Too much blush: I use a big kabuki brush to try to buff, buff it down. Or, I use NARs Nico blush to diffuse the colour. Nico is marketed as a blush but it is an amazing highlighter as well. It can also create a luminous glow on top of the blush. It is one of my HG items and I actually think I might hit pan on it soon! Rare for me ;-)

- Eyeliner mistakes? I just try to blend it/smoke it out or add a darker shadow on top. If it’s gel liner, it’s a little more difficult so I tend to just add a bit here a bit there with the liner to get as close to perfect line as possible. Sometimes it’s just plain old bad and either I remove it altogether and go without for the day or just go out that way — hoping it isn’t overly noticeable.

Would love to know what you think and whether you have any tips to share. Do you start all over again if you make a mistake?

Thanks for stopping by! Look forward to your comments.

QOTD: Just one more – do you tend to buy more of the same?

I was attempting to organize my makeup collection and I saw some patterns emerge:

  • pink is clearly a go-to colour when it comes to lip gloss and lipstick. From light nude pinks to bright red pinks, I have seem to keep buying and buying… kind of like the Energizer bunny of makeup. LOL.
  • brown and taupe eyeshadow. For some, these might seem boring boring but I seem to gravitate to anything brown or taupe. Even if the differences are barely noticeable to some, I can see the difference. Know what I mean?
  • pink also seems to be a weakness for me in the blush. Whether it’s a light pink, bright pink or a coral/pink, I love it and have hoarded it. Not sure if I’ll be able to stop.

I have long recognized a need to use up these products before getting more. I have been making good strides with Operation Lipstick Love and maybe need to extend it to these products too.

How about you? What patterns are there in your makeup arsenal? Are there products that you keep buying and buying even though you have similar items already?

I’m on fire. A week away has me inspired with some new post ideas! Too bad my issue with Blogger still remains (still can’t ‘manage’ the blogs I’m following and still MIA as a follower on many of the blogs I follow!).

20 questions tag

The lovely Rocaille tagged me for this before I went on vacation but I never got a chance to finish. So here it goes.

1. What is your favorite item of clothing?
Hmmm. My Seven jeans I’m struggling to fit into now. LOL.
2. What are your biggest obsessions?

Blush blush and more blush. And now, exfoliating thanks to a recent post by Liparazzi!

3. Who inspires you?
My children and the Husband
4. Who is your favorite designer and why?
I don’t have a favorite but I do like Chanel for classic elegance and Marc Jacobs.
5. What is your favorite song ever?

Hungry like the Wolf by Duran Duran. Hee hee. Not really. I have too many favorites.

6. What is your favorite song right now?
Boom Boom Pow by the Black Eyed Peas (my kids call it the Bum bum song. LOL.)

7. If you were a sweetie, what would you be?
Vanilla ice cream
8. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet – what words would you use to describe your rainbow?
Too hard to think right now. ;-)
9. What’s your favorite film?
There are so many. The Empire Strikes Back. Lord of the Rings. Twilight.
10. Who’s your favorite actor?
Hmmmm. A hard one. Have to keep thinking about this one.
11. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but where my husband and kids are.
12. What are your 3 favorite smells?
my kid, vanilla, pasta sauce simmering on the stove
13. What are your 3 favorite tastes?
Spicy, flavorful foods, sweet & sour
14. What is your most treasured possession?
My children’s photos
15. What did you always want to do/be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a fashion designer. Or a journalist. I actually ended up as a journalist briefly but alas not about fashion or beauty which would have been a dream job.
16. If you were an ice-cream, what flavor would you be?
French Vanilla
17. If someone made a short film of your life, who would play you?
Me – it would be a documentary. LOL.

18. What would your perfect afternoon consist of?

A quiet meal with my family where my youngest actually eats what’s in front of him and doesn’t freak out. ;-)

19. If you were a flower, what would you be?
A peony
20. Tell me a random thing – a quote, a line from a song, book, movie…
“Say it. Say it out loud.”

I tag Tackyblueeyeshadow, Glitterish All Sorts and Krystallia!

An award!!

The always glamorous Laura (a.k.a. Liparazzi) nominated me for a blog award. Thanks Laura — you are one of my favorite bloggers and I’ve enjoyed getting to know you through our blogs and our swaps! If you haven’t checked out Liparrazi, I encourage you to do so.

For this award, I’m supposed to know nominate 12 blogs that I love to read. I subscribe to so many so these are just a few of my favorites. I picked 13 (!):

Alice in a New Wonderland
— a fun blog featuring the beautiful Lyd from Italy
Robert Smith’s Mistress Makeup Wonderland – Lyndsay’s blog is always a great read and she does very thorough and interesting reviews
Londonmakeupgirl – Grace London writes about makeup and life with the Londons in London!
Music, Makeup & My Obsessions - Jo’s blog rocks. And so does she!
Love Lipstick & Lime – Beauty blog by the gorgeous Nadia who is from my city Toronto!
Expressions of You - another fabulous Toronto beauty blogger – Naomi.
Sparkled Beauty – awesome beauty blog written from Canada’s East Coast.
Pretty Shiny Things – Catherine’s blog about all things beauty and life
Too Much Blush – Em is gorgeous and does amazing FOTDs and reviews
The Lip Print – Stefanie is also gorgeous and does amazing FOTDs and reviews on her blog and on Youtube
The Style of Neighborhood - Yi’s awesome blog
The Makeup Snob – The ever so fab Sara and her amazing blog
Treasure Trove of Makeup – su-pah is such a gorgeous lady with awesome taste :-)

Thanks again for the nomination Laura! And congrats to all of you — keep up the great posts!

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