Hi friends! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I had the pleasure of attending the IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) in Toronto and had a wonderful time as always. This isn’t my first time at IMATS (you can check out my 2015 IMATS post here) so there are some definite tips I can offer up someone thinking of joining in on the fun! I also have a haul of all the items I decided pick up at this year’s show!
Hello! Today I have a recap of Gen Beauty Toronto 2017 which was held last weekend. I went last year and was luke warm about the experience. This year I was generously invited by a friend to join in. I thought I would do a review of this year’s festivities in comparison to last year with also a look into the goodies we got.
I recently had the privilege to attend a launch event at Inglot. If you’ve never heard of the brand you need to fix that ASAP. I discovered them in 2015 when they first opened up a store in Toronto. I wrote up a blog post at the time (apologies for the shoddy pictures) based on some of their eyeshadows! Definite loves!
The launch event was for their new Aquastic line of creme eyeshadows. I have minimal experience with creme eyeshadows, but I’m in LOVE with metallics so I was excited to check them out!
Hello friends! Today I have an exciting post. A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the Canadian launch for Dermablend, a high coverage makeup line. I had not heard of Dermablend before the event, but the brand really intrigued me. The invite was filled with photos of incredible transformations and how people use Dermablend to cover imperfections. The night was both informative and entertaining. and I had a great time!
A couple of weeks ago, I got the chance to attend the ChickAdvisor Showcase. If you haven’t heard, ChickAdvisor is product review site that features everything from baby products, to food, to beauty items. I joined the site some time ago, and I’ve been posting reviews ever since. One of the site’s biggest draws is their Product Review Club. Members have the opportunity to be sent products to try out and then post a review on the site. I’ve been able to try a lot of great products through this program. I’d like to think it was one of the reasons I wanted to start blogging!
The ChickAdvisor Showcase takes the Product Review Club to the next level. It’s essentially a ‘live’ reviewing session where they present you with products and you post a review on ChickAdvisor on the spot! This was my second Showcase (I did a recap of the first ChickAdvisor Showcase here). It was an amazing afternoon filled with great blogger friends!
I’ve talked about BITE multiple times on this blog, and it’s probably one of my favourite cosmetics companies. BITE Beauty is a lipstick brand that is made with food grade ingredients so you can essentially eat them!
BITE Beauty has a ‘lip lap’ in New York which you can create your own lipstick. You can choose the colour, the scent, and the finish. A dream? I think so too. Very recently, BITE opened up a lip lab in Toronto and I had to check it out!
Hello! Earlier this month I got the chance to attend a Make Up For Ever event for the launch of their new Artist Rouge lipsticks. Make Up For Ever is probably one of my favourite brands. A lot of their products were love at first swatch and these lipsticks were no exception! I had such a fun night with some other beauty blogger friends plus I got to see an old friend from school!
Hello! I’ve been doing a lot of Event Recaps lately, but I love to both read and write these! Hope you’re still enjoying reading them! I recently received an amazing opportunity to meet Anastasia Soare, The woman behind the brand Anastasia Beverly Hills. If you’re at all interested in brows or contouring, you’re probably already well versed in her products. It was such an amazing experience, filled with makeovers, makeup, and fun!
If you’re interested in beauty, fashion or blogging, over the past couple of weeks your feed was probably clogged with posts about Gen Beauty. Generation Beauty (or Gen Beauty for short) is a conference related to beauty and social media where ‘gurus’, brands, and beauty lovers come together. Gen Beauty is put on by ipsy, the brand created by Michelle Phan. This was the first year the Gen Beauty conference came to Toronto after being in New York and LA previously.
This post will be my Gen Beauty experience. I wanted to go through booth by booth what happened, what the gifts looked like, and my general thoughts and suggestions about Gen Beauty (a very picture heavy post)! Just a note, I paid for my ticket and did not qualify for a creator pass.
A few weeks ago I got dolled up and attended Prom 2.0 with some of my favourite beauty blogging ladies. NYX held a Prom event to promote their new CF Eaton Centre store opening in downtown Toronto. The decor, the music, the food, and the people were just fantastic! I had a great time and thought I would share the experience with you all!