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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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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.)

2014 marks a major milestone year, the 100th anniversary of legendary beauty company Avon Canada.

From perfumes to lipsticks and skincare, Avon is the company that not only brings beauty to doors, but also opens them. The company, that now for 100 years in Canada, has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and above all for women.

To celebrate, Avon Canada is giving you the chance to win a new beauty product each day for the next 100 days!

Go to Avon Canada’s Facebook page to enter Avon’s #100DaysofBeauty contest!

Good luck everyone!

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.)

San Francisco by OPI brings street chic style with West Coast flair to nails and toes for Fall/Winter 2013. This collection features a palette ranging from sky and sea-colored hues of blues and gray to reds, burgundies and browns inspired by some of the city’s most iconic elements – Chinatown, the Golden Gate bridge and the Embarcadero. This fall mélange is mixed with texture, seen in three Liquid Sand™ nail lacquers in earthy hues of taupe, blue and gray: It’s All San Andreas’s Fault, Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! and Alcatraz…Rocks. Liquid Sand lacquers dry to a textured, matte finish, infused with reflective sparkle.

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There are twelve colors ranging from moody grays and blues to garnet and ruby jewel tones, while the three Liquid Sand nail lacquers incorporate texture and a matte finish in complimentary colours.

See all the shades here!

And now for the contest!!!

OPI is giving YOU a chance to win these six shades!!!

Lost on Lombard
I Knead Sour-Dough
Muir Muir on the Wall
In the Cable Car-Pool Lane
Embarca-Dare Ya!
First Date at the Golden Gate

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

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 residents only. Contest runs until November 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified.)

This September, Dial® Gives Mom a Chance to Relax with their ‘Back to School, Back to You’ Contest!

Congrats Moms, you made it! The back to school rush is complete, and everyone is back in their routines! Dial® would like to reward you with some time to relax – and don’t worry, they’ve got something to keep the kids busy too! Dial® is offering a chance to win 1 of 3 Mom & Me prize packs as part of their ‘Back to School, Back to You’ contest!

image001Prize packs offer Moms some of their already favourite Dial products, including Dial® Skin Renewal Pink Himalayan & award-winning Dial® Triple Moisture body wash products, along with a shower essentials kit filled with lovely goodies, and a one year subscription to one of four great magazines of your choice! (Canadian Living, Style At Home, Elle Canada OR Coup de Pouce).image003

Mom won’t have to feel guilty about taking a luxurious shower and settling in for a good read, because Dial’s ‘Back to School, Back to You’ contest also offers a prize for the kids! Bath time will be tons of fun with tear-free, pH balanced Dial® Kids Hair & Body Wash developed with Pediatric Dermatologists, and a 1-year subscription to Chirp or Chickadee magazine plus an amazing gift bag from Owlkids, including a tote bag, watch, t shirt and much more!

 

The Dial® ‘Back to School, Back to You’ contest is open for entry between September 19th-30th, 2013. Simply visit and “like” Dial Canada’s Facebook page, and complete the online entry form under the contest tab for your chance to win 1 of 3 amazing Mom & Me prize packs.

Visit: www.facebook.com/DialCanada to enter!

Thanks Mom, from Dial®!

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