Posts Written On December 09, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide under $50

Holiday season is here my friends! In my opinion, the best time of year! Time for sharing the holiday cheer and best of all… time for holiday shopping! Now I know we’re all strapped for cash these days and budgets are running lower than ever so here are some great choices all under $50!
Give that glam girl you know a fabulous set of make-up brushes. A set of great brushes is always a necessity in a beauty lover’s make-up kit so give this beautiful 7 piece pink brush set that comes with a pink carrying case. A guaranteed LOVE!
In this chilly weather who doesn’t need another winter coat? Especially a super stylish one. Classic winter coats never go out of style so year after year you can rewear them! I highly recommend this absolutely adorable one! It’s plain, yet classy in a neutral grey.
Rain can be the biggest Debbie downer sometimes but with these lovely boots you won’t need to worry about those puddles. Best of all how fierce is that leopard print!
For any and every beauty enthusiast you know… this is perfect. It’s so hard choosing products for your friends especially the right colors and type of makeup. This amazing makeup set from Sephora is the perfect gift for that girl that has everything or even someone just starting out. It comes in a great carrying case and its perfect so you have everything you need in one place when you’re traveling.
These gifts definitely won’t disappoint. Perfect for your budget and they’re all made to last you a while. Happy shopping and Happy Holidays!

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“I love a girl who can look fly in the rain”

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“Today I saw a girl with this lovely Mulberry bag in Ostrich leather and I thought it was super fly! This bag cost about $5000 so you know that girl was not playing around with anyone. This is not a bag you can wear everyday so you know her collection must be pretty amazing.”

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(T.O) 1 LOVE T.O Holiday Ice Skating Party

Tis the season for Ice Skating Parties!

1 LOVE T.O.nights – Ice Skating Holiday Party Edition

At the Harbour Front Centre on December 18th from 8-11pm.  A night of Skating, Music, Vodka, Hot Chocolate, and fist pumping…

If skating isn’t your thing, you are invited to still be a part of this 1 LOVE T.O.night to celebrate and enjoy food, carols, and christmas sweaters.

Hosted by T-rexxx

Music by The Official Toronto Blue Jays Deejays
Jedi & DJ D-Lux

When: Saturday, Dec. 18th 8-11pm

Where: Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON

Please RSVP to (subject title: RSVP – ICE SKATING)

Sounds like fun. Who’s reaching?


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Why I am Creating a Makeup Line

I made a resolution in 2010 and I intend to carry it onto 2011 in a more involving way. A Healthy New Me. When I went to school in California I did my post grad in Beauty Industry Marketing and Merchandising.  Beauty – I learned so much about this industry. More than lipstick, powder and paints, I learned about the INGREDIENTS, the HISTORY and the MARKET.  I learned how this multi-billion dollar industry came to be, how products are manufactured, packaged and the future of this industry.  Knowing what I know now and loving makeup as much as I do – I am out to create safe and smashingly beautiful products this summer.

Similar to the ORGANIC food movement and educating yourself about why Cheetos and processed cheese are equally bad for you – It is the same in makeup.  I am not a tree hugger or a dippy hippie – I am an educated person who does not want to die of breast cancer or unknowingly damage my health.  I use Tom’s Toothpaste, I cook with coconut oil, I wash my face with Burt’s Bees and 2011 I will be creating a makeup line without dangerous ingredients in it.

There are 4 baddies in makeup. They are usually typed in 0.5 pt font on the back of your lipgloss or carton you threw out.  Here they are big and bad.

polyethelene glycol (PEG)
sodium lauryl sulfate

All of my favorite these brands have these harmful ingredients. 

Most of the brands at Sephora have some if not all of the above ingredients. L’Oreal, Rimmel, Dior, NYX, Smashbox, Red Earth, Sugarbaby, Bed Head… and many more. As you know, an hour after you put on lipgloss it disappear. Well where did it go? It could have transferred onto a cup when you were drinking, or a boy you were kissing or into your body cuz you licked it. That’s very bad.

Parabens can imitate the estrogen hormone, influencing high levels in the body, which may be linked to breast cancer. Studies have shown that parabens increased breast cancer proliferation and have been found in breast tumor samples.

Much like the patches used to quit smoking, parabens enter your bloodstream when applied to your skin. When taken in through the bloodstream, a body can receive higher concentrations, up to 10 times the amount than when taking it orally. Additionally, those with sensitive skin should avoid parabens because it often causes allergic reactions, irritation and rashes.

I love makeup but I also love being healthy and I am throwing all of those lip glosses away.  And I will be formulating my own without parabens!  I am so excited. Wait til you you see what I cook up! Find out here

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Brunette for 2011

Is it just me or is everyone going dark? Do brunettes have more fun?  Let’s see… I can’t help but notice all my friends on Facebook have been doing dark. What do you think?

1. Matharoo sisters

3. My old roomate Alli
Are you going to go brunette this winter??  

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