Monday, September 1, 2014

Makeup Monday: Make Up Forever Aqua Smoky Extravagant Mascara

Happy Monday! It's Labour Day long weekend and the sun is out shining - hope you all have the day off to enjoy the last bit of summer!

Back in June Make Up Forever released a brand new mascara formula to the market. The Aqua Smoky Extravagant mascara is a follow up to the original Smoky Extravagant mascara, but with the promise of being waterproof, which is definitely important for the summer months! Aside from being waterproof the formula promised volume, length, curl and precision - that's definitely a multipurpose mascara if you ask me!

Make Up Forever's new formula is made with micronized iron oxide to give the mascara an intensely dark pigmentation, and the micro particles are able to better coat the eyelashes. As the pigment is natural they claim that the formula is safe for use with contact lenses or individuals with sensitive eyes. I've spent the last month testing out this new mascara formula and I would have to say it's a must-have for the summertime. Packaging is simple and sleek, though I wish it were a little smaller to be travel friendly.

As promised, this formula is as black as black can be. Looking at the wand, the conical shape is one of the best things about this brush. The tip allows for easy application on the inner lashes while the fuller section effortlessly coats each lash from base to tip. The brush separates lashes, gives them length and volume, and my lashes remain clump free after application. It's a lightweight waterproof formula that holds curl and easily removed with makeup remover. At $28 its a bit of a splurge for mascara, but after seeing it live up to its promises this product is on my must-have list for summer makeup.

Available at Make Up Forever boutiques and Sephora across Canada.

*Disclosure: This product was sent for consideration of a review.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ronald McDonald House: 124 Street Red Shoe Crawl [GIVEAWAY]

The Ronald McDonald House is one of my favourite charities here in Canada. Their goal is to support sick children and their families by providing a home away from home when a child is ill and hospitalized. Illness in a family can be very stressful and it is amazing to have an organization built to provide families with support during difficult times.

Each year the Ronald McDonald House organizes a fundraising event called the Red Shoe Crawl. It's similar to a pub crawl but instead of hopping from one bar to another, you hop from one business to another, and often times those businesses are restaurants! Every year there is a crawl hosted on Whyte Avenue and one on 124 Street. I attended the crawl on Whyte Avenue last year with my mom and we both loved it.

On September 14th the Red Shoe Crawl will be happening on 124 Street from 12-5 PM. Over 20 different vendors are participating and all the ticket sales go towards supporting Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta. At $45 per ticket (or $100/family) you get to eat and shop all in support of a great cause.You can purchase your tickets here and I will see you there! If you want to take your chances, the Red Shoe Crawl has kindly offered me a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader! Follow the rules below to enter.

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THE GIVEAWAY

ONE pair of tickets to the 124 Street Red Shoe Crawl ($90 value)
(September 14, 2014)

DETAILS

To enter you must leave a comment on this blog post answering this question: What is your favourite shop/restaurant on 124 Street? Please make sure you leave a valid email address in the giveaway widget as this is how I will be contacting you.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES

1. Follow Little Miss Andrea via Facebook
2. Follow me via Twitter (@littlmissandrea)
3. Tweet about the giveaway: "The @Shop124Street #RedShoeCrawl supporting @RMHNorthernAB is coming! Enter to win tickets from @littlmissandrea!"
4. Follow me via Instagram (@littlmissandrea)

This giveaway is open to everyone able to attend the Red Shoe Crawl on September 14, 2014. All entrants must be 18+ years of age or have guardian permission to enter. You have until September 9th to enter, and the winner will be selected by random and contacted via email. Good luck!

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