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Vita Liberata is the current go-to brand for all things safe tan (read: self-tan). I’ve been obsessing over this brand since discovering their Trystal Minerals Self-Tanning loose powder (which I must restock!), and more recently, their incredible Ten Minute Tan and Body Blur – both reviewed here. Ten Minute Tan launched early last year and really delivers what it promises, a medium-coloured tan in 10 minutes. (Read my review for more!)

Today I wanted to tell you about the Trystal Pressed Minerals Powder, a gorgeous bronzer that you can take with you wherever you go. Described as a super-sheer face colour that applies and settles like skin, this on-the-go matte bronzer can be used to contour the face or as an all-over bronzer. Much like its sister loose powder, when used over a moisturizer or foundation, the organic DHA within the powder activates and will lead to a subtle tan that will last up to five days.

I’ve already shared that I love the loose powder version of Vita Liberata’s Trystal Minerals, and this Pressed Powder does not disappoint. The pressed powder provides a slightly more controlled application than a loose powder, with less opportunity for the powder to fall/waste. With a couple of swipes with a kabuki brush, it easily builds up to provide the desired bronzed look, or, with a stiffer brush, the desired contoured look. I love pressed powders due to the fact that they travel much easier than loose powders, and I love that the quality of this powder is very similar to its loose version. It applies smoothly, without streaking, for a gorgeous golden glow – without sparkle for those of you looking for a matte bronze! And what’s better than a bronzer that, with continued use, will leave you with a hint of a tan? Amazing side-effect if you ask me!

Trystal Pressed Minerals swatched on my arm (left) & blended out slightly (right)

And now for the giveaway! 

I’ve partnered with Vita Liberata to bring you the chance to win some of my favourite products from them! One winner will receive: One Ten Minute Tan, one Body Blur, and one Trystal Pressed Powder! Prize value is approximately $150.

How to enter: Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favourite way to self-tan!
Additional chance to win! Head over to my Instagram page and find the Vita Liberata contest post, and follow the directions there!

Contest rules: Contest open to Canadian residents (sorry international friends. Though if you have a Canadian address, you can enter), 13 years of age or older. Contest ends on March 4, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified. Winner will be announced on my Instagram stories on Monday, March 5, 2018 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize!

Vita Liberata luxury at-home tanning solutions are available exclusively at Sephora stores and at sephora.ca. Learn more about Vita Liberata at VitaLiberataCanada.com!

So what’s your favourite way to self-tan?

~xo

(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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With the official first day of summer just a couple of weeks away, our friends at Schwarzkopf Professional want to celebrate with a summer giveaway featuring the newly relaunched BLONDME product range!

The BLONDME care range has everything you need to keep your blonde perfect from the beach, to the barbeque and anywhere in between! Whether you’re a bleach blonde, or just testing the blonde waters with highlights or ombre, there’s something for everyone. And with the line being co-created by celebrity colorist Kim Vo, you know your strands are in good hands!

Launched earlier this year, with celebrity stylist and Global BLONDME Ambassador Kim Vo, this innovative range provides options for all blonde varieties to keep shades crystal bright and vibrant. “Whether you want to whisper, talk or shout with your hair colour, BLONDME has you covered from trendy ultra blonde with pastel highlights to lightened
brown bases with ombré!”, says Vo.BlondMe_1

Following your favourite BLONDME service at a Schwarzkopf Professional partner salon, keep your strands perfectly sunkissed all summer long with the below options:

Keratin Restore Blonde Shampoo, 250mL $16.95
Keratin Restore Blonde Conditioner, 200mL $17.95
Keratin Restore Blonde Mask, 200mL $25.95

A range developed for blondes of all shades, to maintain and condition in between salon visits. Keratin strengthens hair
against breakage after lightening procedures, and leaves it smooth, soft and shiny. The Keratin Restore Blonde Mask adds a boost of added moisture and repair.

Color Enhancing Blonde Shampoo (Cool-Ice), 250mL $16.95
Color Enhancing Blonde Shampoo (Rich-Caramel), 250mL $16.95

BlondMe_2Shade perfection shampoos designed to enhance and refresh blonde tones. Two formulas allow for tailored cleansing, and leave behind clear unaltered blonde shades free of dullness and brassiness.

Shine Enhancing Spray Conditioner, 150mL $16.95

A great option for boosting luminousity on all blondes! This easy use, spray leave-in conditioner, contains golden shimmer pigments for a subtle gorgeous glow. Just shake to activate and finish all styles!

Color Correcting Spray Conditioner (Cool Ice), 150mL $16.95

A spray leave-in conditioner for cool blondes, that instantly neutralizes unwanted yellow tinges for a perfectly clear, icy
shade.

For further information on the new BLONDME Care Range please visit www.schwarzkopf-professional.ca & www.salonfinder.ca for a Schwarzkopf Professional partner salon near you!

 

I had the opportunity to test drive BLONDME’s Keratin Restore Blonde Shampoo, Keratin Restore Blonde Conditioner, and the Shine Enhancing Spray Conditioner, all at a perfect time as my hair had been high-lighted quite a few levels lighter than my natural shade. A creamy shampoo with a soft, salon-treatment scent, it provided a great cleanse and protected my hair, while the conditioner was deeply nourishing. Considering it was not a mask or a deep conditioner, the Keratin Restore softened my hair and made it feel amazing and shiny! The Shine Enhancing Spray, when settled, appears clear, but give it a good shake and its golden pigments come to life, leaving your hair with an instant gorgeous shiny finish with a delicious scent!

 

And now you get a chance to try BLONDME for yourself! Win a prize pack of all seven products by heading over to Twitter and tweeting to @SKProfessional and @the_Obsessed what you are most looking forward to this #BLONDMEsummer!

The contest entry link can be found on my Facebook page, or
enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here!

 

Though open to Canadians only, if you have a Canadian address you can ship the prize to, you can enter 🙂

 

(Contest open to Canadian addresses only. Contest runs until June 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified.)

Prize package is valued at $130 (Cdn)!

 

~Good luck!

 

(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

Happy Monday! Today I have for you a review of Tweezerman’s Grip & Snip Spiral Spring Cuticle Nipper, a very cool beauty must-have.

Some info from Tweezerman:

A new take on the traditional cuticle nipper, the Grip & Snip features a spiral spring for the ultimate in style, comfort and control. This sleek new one-of-a-kind design is highly stylish and highly functional. The looped handle maximizes precision and provides a no-slip grip, while the opening and closing action is ultra safe and smooth. This premium stainless manicure tool comes in two stand-out, fashionable colors: Lollypop Berry and Hawaiian Teal.

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I must admit, I was intrigued by Tweezerman’s cool spiral design – my other cuticle clippers have the regular, scissor-style handles. However, the entire handle being a spiral spring on the Grip & Snip is not only cool-looking, but highly functional. It allows you to simply use it without having to use those fold-away levers on less expensive clippers, and the design fits comfortably in the palm of your hand (left or right!) to make cuticle trimming easy. The looped handle is actually quite soft in your hand and requires almost no pressure to close the jaws.

A better look at the product:

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Some advice: the Grip & Snip is made for precision, so the blades are sharp (and pointy). Cut only loose and hanging cuticles rather than into the skin, and do so in small sections. As with many Tweezerman tools, this nipper comes with the famous Tweezerman ‘free sharpening’ guarantee! (For more, head to Tweezerman.ca.)

Available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart ($25). For more information, to shop or for some beauty tips and tricks, head to Tweezerman’s website!

 

Now the best part! One of you will have a chance to win your very own Tweezerman Grip & Snip Spiral Spring Cuticle Nipper by heading over to Twitter and tweeting to @Tweezerman.ca and @the_Obsessed what your favourite thing about spring is!

The contest entry link can be found on my Facebook page, or
enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here!

 

Though open to Canadians only, if you have a Canadian address you can ship the prize to, you can enter 🙂

 

(Contest open to Canadian addresses only. Contest runs until May 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified.)

 

~xo

(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

I recently partnered with PREVAGE to give you a chance to win a trio of must-haves in my first part of an epic giveaway… and this morning, Part 2 of the giveaway will be live! (It will be live at 12 am ET March 24.)

Prevage Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Eye Serum

A feather light, silky formula, PREVAGE® Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Eye Serum is rich with ingredients that target the upper and lower eye area to provide dramatic results immediately and with continued use. With the addition of new Anti-aging + Intensive Repair Eye Serum to the PREVAGE® product range, Elizabeth Arden now offers the most effective regimen to help protect skin from environmental assaults and support its natural repair process.

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Prevage Clinical Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum

PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum supports and enhances the look of lashes and brows at all three stages of their life cycle and provides key ingredients and conditioners to help maintain healthy-looking lashes and brows. The serum also helps shield upper and lower lashes and brows from future environmental assaults.

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PREVAGE® Anti-aging Moisture Cream SPF 30

Your face needs serious environmental protection and it craves moisture. PREVAGE® Anti-aging Moisture Cream SPF 30 delivers both all day long in an award-winning performance. Advanced Idebenone technology provides powerful environmental protection while broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens help shield skin from the sun and future damage. Moisturized skin feels ultra-soft and smooth, looks healthy, radiant and younger than ever.

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Part 2 of our Prevage giveaway includes:

Approx retail value of over $400 Cdn!

Enter to win ALL THREE PREVAGE products:

Head on over to my Facebook page to enter, or enter the Rafflecopter giveaway !

Contest open to Canadians only (or if you have a Canadian address to ship the prize to, you can enter).

For more information, head to Elizabeth Arden on Twitter, on Facebook, on Youtube and on Pinterest!

(Contest open to Canadian addresses only. Contest runs until April 5, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified. Approx retail value: over $400 Cdn.)

This contest is not only sweet, but it will sweep you off your feet!

philosophy: follow your heart

philosophy celebrates the launch of loveswept with the spread the love sweepstakes

who:                philosophy, the well-being beauty brand

what:               the spread the love sweepstakes, in celebration of the launch of philosophy’s newest fragrance, loveswept. philosophy fans are invited to ‘spread the love’ by sending a digital love note tagged #loveswept for a chance to win prizes that will sweep them off their feet.

 

  • grand prize: a romantic getaway for 2 to paris, courtesy of jetsetter. includes a 4-night stay at the sofitel paris arc de triomphe, 2 airline tickets, airport transfers to and from the hotel and $1,000 to spend.
  • 10 runners up will receive a loveswept spray fragrance and 4 award-winning philosophy faves.
  • 20 additional winners will receive a loveswept body lotion.

where:             facebook / twitter / instagram

all love notes tagged #loveswept will be automatically entered to win!

 

when:              friday, january 17th – saturday february 15th

why:                to launch loveswept, a delicious reminder that to love is to live, and when you follow
your heart, you live a life full of passion.

*Sweepstakes will be open to residents of the US and Canada, excluding residents of Quebec.

philosophy Contest

OPI launched three new gift sets this holiday season – Pack the Essentials, Fit to Be Tied and Sweet on My Beau. Each gift set includes holiday-inspired hues in festive packaging, perfect for giving and receiving. Fit to Be Tied features three duo gift sets, each containing two lacquers and three glitter hair tie bracelets.

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And now that you have wrapped and gifted all your presents, why not win 1 of THREE sets for yourself? 🙂

Head on over to my Facebook page to enter, or
enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here!

 

Though open to Canadians only, if you have a Canadian address you can ship the prize to, you can enter 🙂

 

For more information on this or other products, please call 800-341-9999 or visit http://www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

 

(Contest open to Canadian addresses only. Contest runs until January 11, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified.)

Just in time for the holidays, The Obsessed Blog is giving you a chance to win HALF the Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection!!!

(sorry dears, Canadian readers only)

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Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Modern Family lacquers is still available for a limited time at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

For more information on this stunning collection, visit NicolebyOPI.com, follow them on twitter, and become a Facebook fan!

Head on over to my Facebook page and enter the contest!
Or enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here!

(Contest open to Canadian residents only. Contest runs until December 17, 2013 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified.)

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