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Smashbox Green Room

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Smashbox Cosmetics Spring 2008 Collection makes is debut this month and there is some very special about it. Green Room is totally green!

These eco-chic cosmetics contain environmentally-friendly formulas, packed with natural antioxidants to keep skin youthful and healthy. Nearly all of the Green Room Collection use Moringa Seed Extract which consists of 7 times the Vitamin C of oranges and 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots. The attractive packaging is either biodegradable or recyclable which means less garbage going to the landfill.

All this goodness and each piece looks great too. For me, this collection is perfect for my daytime look – soft, neutral and pretty.

Green Room Bronzer with Moringa Seed Extract
Golden Glow
Deep Bronze

Green Room Eye Shadow Quad with Moringa Seed Extract
Bamboo (shimmery gold, forest green, bronze, golden brown)
Blossom (shimmery pearl, pale pink, soft bronze, earthy brown)

Hybrid 2-in-1 Colour & Shine Lip Gloss with Moringa Seed Extract

Azalea (rosy bronze)
Marigold (golden shimmer)
Pink Lily (sheer bright pink).

Hybrid 2-in-1 Luminizing Primer

For every Green Room product sold, Smashbox Cosmetics will plant a Moringa tree in a developing country with the help of Trees for the Future. More Moringa trees also mean less soil erosion and cleaner air and water for a greener future.

Beyond Beauty Holiday 2007

Monday, December 17th, 2007

The limited-edition Beyond Beauty Holiday 2007 Collection from Smashbox Cosmetics is designed to take your look beyond ordinary. Make a gal tickled-pink this Holiday by popping one of these in their stocking.

Fusion Eye & Cheek Palette
A sleek silver double-tiered mirrored palette that comes with a multi-hued Fusion Eye Shadow and Fusion Soft Lights Powder. Choose from Endless (warm shades) or Reflect (Cool Shades)

I have this one and love it. I sometimes use the cheek colours for my eyes too.


Light Speed Lip Gloss Collection
The collection contains 6 ultra-luxe sheer glosse that can be worn separately or layered together for a customized look.

Glare (shimmery bright pink)
Glide (shimmery peach nude)
Rush (shimmery pink blush)
Force (shimmery cool berry)
35MM (shimmery suede brown)
Illume (pale nude with iridescence)

I sadly do not have this collection of stunning glosses (sigh). I guess that is another item to put on my Santa Wish List!

Flawless Finish Skin Perfectors
This limited-edition set includes smashbox’s best-selling, skin-smoothing Photo Finish Foundation Primer in both full and travel sizes and Photo Op Under Eye Brightener to instantly wake skin up after a long holiday bash.

I have this kit and use all the items regularly. The Photo Op Under Eye Brightener is part of my everyday makeup routine and I use the Primer when I am preparing for that flawless look – could be for a meeting, event or evening out.

The Warm Winter Glow look uses the Beyond Beauty Collection. Below are the step by step instructions to achieve this simply gorgeous Holiday face.

For flawless skin, smooth Photo Finish Foundation Primer all over face.
Apply your shade of High Definition Healthy FX Foundation using Foundation Brush #13 from the Encounter Brush Kit.
For a luminous all-over glow, dust the light pearl cheek color from the Fusion Eye & Cheek Palette in Endless over face using Powder Brush #1.
Stay subtle with a sheer wash of color. Swirl through the four cheek colors in the Endless Palette with Powder Brush #1 and apply to the apples of cheeks.

Use Shadow Brush #26 to apply the bronze shadow from lash to brow, and repeat using the champagne shade.
Next sweep the copper shadow along the natural crease, whipping color up and out at the brow bone.
Brush the bronze shadow across the lower lashline and add a dab of champagne at the inner corners of the eye.
Finish the eyes with several lashings of Focal Point Mascara in Black on top lashes only. Before mascara dries, bat eyes gently to softly coat lower lashes.

Keep lips light and luscious with a dab of Light Speed Lip Gloss in Glide.

Let’s Hear it for the Breasts

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women.

Breast cancer incidence is the number of new cases diagnosed in a population over a specific time period.

- In 2007, an estimated 22,300 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer. On average, that is about 429 women diagnosed every week.

- In 2007, an estimated 170 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Men with breast cancer make up a little less than 1% of all cases.

- In 2007, an estimated 5,300 women and 50 men will die from breast cancer.

Breast cancer prevalence is the number of people in a population living with breast cancer at a specific point in time.

- An estimated 162,600 Canadian women who were alive in 2003 had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the previous 15 years.

One in nine (11%) Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (this means by age 90), while less than 1% of Canadian men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Only one in every 27 Canadian women will die from breast cancer. This means that about two-thirds of the women diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada will live through it.

There is more cause to be optimistic. Since 1999, the incidence of breast cancer in Canada has stabilized. As well, since the mid-1980s, the number of people who die from breast cancer has declined steadily. The biggest improvement in survival has been in the 50 – 69 age group. Higher survival rates have been attributed to improved screening and treatment.

Source: Canadian Cancer Society /National Cancer Institute of Canada. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2007, Toronto, Canada, 2007.

This year, companies want to show their support for this terrible disease and have produced products to be sold in October. A portion or all proceeds of these items will be donated to Cancer Research:

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist BCA Rollerball
Limited Edition eau de parfum rollerball comes in an ivory cashmere pouch with a pink accent in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation. Donna Karan cosmetics will make a donation of $15,000 from the sale of this item.
$40 USD

The Dior Couture Palette
Contains a lipgloss and a bronzer, and Dior will donate $10 to the American Cancer Society for each kit purchased.
$50 USD $55 CAD

Smashbox BCA Blushing Pink Fusion Soft Lights & Brush Set
A limited-edition set of Smashbox’s illuminating silk-like Fusion Soft Lights powder in a new blushing shade that features the breast cancer ribbon and a makeup artist essential brush with a shiny pink handle. A portion of proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, a grassroots advocacy group dedicated to finding a cure.
$59 USD

Shower For The Cure
A creamy all-in-one formula that can be used as a shampoo, bath, or body wash. Its light, clean tangerine scent and touch of milk, proteins, and fruit essences provides a delightful experience for your senses.
Philosophy will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of Shower For the Cure are donated to the Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
$20 USD
Pink CLARISONIC Skin Care System
$10 will be donated from every Pink Clarisonic purchased to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
$195 USD

Pink Beauty is featuring Sweet Pea Glamour Glaze Lip Gloss for October, available exclusively at Holt Renfrew locations across Canada. Fifty per cent of net proceeds of October sales of Sweet Pea—a baby pink shade and the brand’s signature colour—will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer.

Smashbox Decadence Fall 2007 Colour Collection

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Inspired by the steely hues of late nights in the city, the Smashbox 2007 collection contains ultra-luxe beauty products to indulge your inner glamour girl.

Eye Shadow Trios
Three colour-rich, blendable, complementary shades to contour, highlight and define the eyes.

Available in Opulence (shimmery cream, chocolate brown and copper) and Indulgence (shimmery champagne, graphite and slate).

Blush in Ecstasy
Triple-sifted powder blush that comes in a glamorous gunmetal pot.

Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Lust
A black metallic waterproof gel liner that glides on ultra-smooth and lasts until you take it off.

Photo Finish Lip Luxe in Socialite with Flip Top Cap Gloss
A double-duty product features a super-nourishing, sandwash pink-hued Photo Finish Lipstick with Sila-Silk Technology as well as a pot of shimmery nude Lip Gloss under a mirrored flip top cap.

Lip Enhancing Gloss in Vixen
Drench your lips in luminous colour and shine with this sheer berry gloss that keeps lips soft, smooth and naturally plumped from the first kiss of the night to the last.


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