Friday, October 29, 2010

Perfumania’s Kim Kardashian Fragrance, Bag and Gift Card Giveaway Winner Is...

Thank you to all 386 of you who entered the Faces By Farah & Perfumania Giveaway. The winner was drawn using which pulled lucky #7 which was a comment left by Courtney!!
 Courtney has won Kim Kardashian's new fragrance, a chic travel bag & a $25 gift card to Perfumania a $133.50 value! 

Congratulations Courtney I will be emailing you to get your info. You will have 48hrs to get back to me or another winner will be chosen. Thank you again to all those who entered I hope you will continue to come back for more exciting tips, tricks, and giveaways.

Stay tuned for more exciting posts and HUGE giveaways!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Have you Pre-Poo'd Lately?

When I first heard this term being used around cyberspace and on blogs I thought it was something gross and so of course I clicked on it out of curiosity as to why it would be on a beauty blog and found out that Pre-Pooing is simply putting conditioner and other oils on your hair before you shampoo your hair to help strengthen and moisturize your locks.

Of Course it is!

So of course I went home that night and slathered my hair in conditioner (I didn't have any oils) and sat patiently for 45 minutes before I washed it out and shampooed as I normally would. Once my hair was dry I could feel a difference, it was softer.... much softer and I was hooked.

I can proudly say that I am now officially a Pre-Pooer!

My next step is to find natural oils such as lavender oil, almond oil, coconuts oil, olive oil and even honey to add into my pre-poo regime and I'm all set!

There are many Pre-Poo videos on YouTube that explain the many ways to do it and how it works.

Have you ever Pre-Poo'd?
Do you have any pre-poo recipes to share?

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Toronto IMATS 2010 Will you be there?

Last year I attended the IMATS (International Make-Up Artist Trade Show) and met up with some awesome beauty bloggers. This year Ive organized a Toronto Beauty Blogger meet up so that we can all meet new bloggers and beauty junkies! If you are attending this year please check out the TBB meet up post so we can be sure to meet :)

What are you most looking forward to this year?

For me its Miss Kandee Johnson! If you have now idea who she is well... you must not be into beauty or you must be living under a rock. She's a major YouTube guru, blogger & a seriously talented makeup artist to boot. She's also very pregnant right now which makes her all the more my hero for even attending the show. Kandee will be speaking at 10am Saturday morning and Ill be there with my camera ready and my jaw on the floor im sure lol.

Tickets to the show can be purchased at $60 for both days or $35 per day. The event will be held this year at the Toronto Congress Centre and runs 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit for more details.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Steven & Chris 2 Handsome Men You Need To Know!

I recently go invited to attend the Steven & Chris Show to join a special audience full of design, lifestyle, fashion, mommy & beauty bloggers. I arrived at the CBC Building to find a long line of chatty bloggers who seemed to all know at least someone in the crowd... I was a bit intimidated until I saw a familiar face Michelle from Lipstick Rules :)

Once inside we took our seats and the taping began. I had been to a taping about a month ago so I was familiar with how witty and absolutely stunning Steven & Chris were in real life (slightly crushing!). I laughed a ton as usual throughout the segments and when they announced that their special guest was none other than Jenny Mccarthy I was really interested to see what she would be like in real life.... Yup as suspected shes tall, a size 2, wore stunning Louboutin shoes that I could never walk in and has a head of hair that I would kill for!

She talked about her new book Love Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies, and True Romance and told us about some past memories. She also joked about Jim Carrey (in a fun way) a few times but gave us no dirt on the situation.

After the taping we were treated to a light lunch where we were joined by both Steven & Chris and their CBC mate George Stroumboulopoulos otherwise known as Strombo! We mingled I met a few other bloggers and then it was back in the studio for a question and answer session with the boys, we then had the opportunity to take pictures with them (I didn't get any boo) and were given a cool gift bag on our way home.

I had such a blast that I'm already trying to book a date to go back! If you haven't checked out The Steven & Chris show (2pm weekdays on CBC) I suggest you do, you will be in for a ton of laughs, eye candy ;) and great design, fashion & beauty ideas that may just come in handy!

Faces By Farah was also featured on the Steven & Chris website in a post entitled "Bloggers We Love"  so a huge thanks goes out to the CBC team for the shout out and the entire experience as I had a blast.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

LGFW S/S 2011 Day 2 Beauty – Scouts Canada & Classic Glam Hairdo’s Were Present!

Once again the team was present and representing on day 2 of LGFW. Last night at LG Fashion Week was even crazier than the day before and I suspect the nights line up of shows Attitude By Sears, Rachel Mara & much anticipated Joe Fresh had a lot to do with that!

The attendees showed up with gowns, jewels, of course glam makeup and hair and accessories only the fashion crowd could pull off.

The evening began with Attitude by Sears where the models strutted down the runway sporting chic perfectly styled low buns. Again light fresh makeup and contoured cheeks were the look that played well of the soft muted colours of the clothes.

 Winnipeg-born Rachel Mara began who showed at LGFW for the first time began her show with a video montage that drew inspiration from old bank heists, classic film heroines and retro ’60s glam which set the scene for what was about to come down the runway.  The crowd was wowed by what seemed to be the floating curled coifs that were by far the most unique ‘do’ of the night and the simple yet sexy makeup that accompanied it.
 The last show of the night was by far the most sought after ticket and with an invite only list you can imagine the chaos that occurred but in the end the room was jam packed and buzzing with anticipation. The theme off the show seemed to play of their recent partnership with The Scouts of Canada to redesign their uniforms. Again stylish buns and clean makeup were the theme… I’m seeing a trend for Spring/Summer 2011… clean & sophisticated.
Stay tuned for more fashion week events and be sure to continue to follow us on Twitter @GFemme for live updates as we hit today’s LGFW shows.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

LGFW S/S 2011 Day 1 Beauty Was All About The Romance!

I attended day 1 of  Toronto's LG Fashion Week with my team who has been working through the night to bring you some amazing photos and updates from the shows. Feel free to visit for more coverage on the fashion aspect of the shows.

From the clothes to the beauty yesterdays showings gave a huge sense of romance. From the long flowing straight hair and the soft braided ponytails to the fresh dewy skin, contoured cheeks and soft pink lips it was all about the soft and pretty for S/S 2011.
 As always the L’oreal hair and makeup team was there in full force beautifying the crowd and making them photo ready. This year the L’oreal lounge was located near the front of  Toronto’s  Heritage Court Building as to not be missed on your way in. Offered was a chance to get your hair and makeup done by some amazing pro artists and a swag bag to go for those lucky enough to get there early!

Stay tuned for more coverage of the LGFW S/S 2011 shows from myself and the GF team. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @GFemme and @FacesByFarah for live tweets, photos and updates from the shows.
Photos by Gillian Gillespie

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Monday, October 18, 2010

What could I be for Halloween with this makeup?

I was playing around with makeup the other day and ended up with this crazy look... what could I be for Halloween with makeup like this (if anything)?? Kinda looks a bit tribal or something....
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Perfumania’s Kim Kardashian Fragrance, Bag and Gift Card Giveaway

Perfumania has teamed up with Kim Kardashian to feature her new fragrance in all of its 370+ stores! To celebrate, both Perfumania and Kim will be appearing on an upcoming episode of NBC’s The Apprentice on Thursday, November 11. has been newly-designed and to celebrate they want one lucky reader of to win an amazing prize pack.

Enter for your chance to win Kim Kardashian's new fragrance, a chic travel bag & a $25 gift card to Perfumania! 

Could make a great xmas gift or it could come in handy when buying a gift ;)

A total giveaway value of $133.50!!

How you can win (mandatory):
  • Visit and tell us what you like most about the newly-designed site. (enter your  answer in the comments below)
  • You must be a follower of the FacesByFarah blog (click the follow button at the top right, I will be checking this if you are chosen as the winner)
  • Leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner.
Bonus Entries:
  • Follow Perfumania on Twitter (1 entry)
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  • Follow FacesByFarah on Twitter (1 entry)
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  • Blog, Facebook or Tweet about this giveaway and comment with the link (2 entries)
  • You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry letting us know you have followed or posted and where or it wont count.
  • Open to Canadian & US residents.
  • Contest closes at 11:59pm on October 28th 2010 & winner will be chosen at random & announced the next day
  • Winner must be ok with their shipping address being passed on to Perfumania as the item will be shipped directly from them.
  • Winner will be contacted via email and have 48hrs to respond or a new winner will be drawn
Good luck and thank you for continuing to support I appreciate every comment and email I get.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Toronto Dolls: Join me at the Sparkles Holiday Charity Event :Girls gone Glitz: Sunday Nov 14th 2010 will be participating in the Sparkles Holiday Charity Event to benefit the Trillium Diwali 2010 Sunday November 14th 2010 from 1:30pm- 4:30pm.

$20 is a small price to pay for an afternoon of yummy snacks & drinks, Me demonstrating Holiday Make-up Look with Vasanti Cosmetics, Gule S giving advice on Holiday Eating, My Favorite Dresses Showcasing Dress styles for Holiday Trends, Sheema from Stella and Dot Jewels Show New Styles & chat with the talented Kavita Suri!
Come Mix Mingle enjoy Complimentary Make-up Applications and Tarot Readings!

Oh lets not forget the Yummy Cup Cakes Sponsored By: Custom Cakes By Jenz!
The event will be taking place at  
33 Hazelton Avenue
4th flr @LOKI
Toronto, ON M5R2E3

Email or call 416-885-6117
Spots are limited so act fast!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween makeup ideas for this years costume

We are now well into October and while you Canadians may have turkey on the brain another holiday is right around the corner. Halloween!

We all know that a costume is a must but no costume is complete without the appropriate makeup. Here are a few beauty ideas for a costume you may be considering this year.

Snow White

Red lips and a soft sultry eye are a must.
Try: Mac Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch or All That Glitters on the eyes & Vasanti Cosmetics USA Lipstick on the lips.

Ice Fairy

Think white & glittery!
Try: Mac Cosmetics Frost Pigment over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk on the eyes for a glittery ice effect, Annabelle Smudgeliner in 'Oh My Goth' to rim the eyes and make them pop and finish off with pale pink frosty  lips.

Snooki (Jersey Shore)
Dark eyes, pink lips, self tanner, hairspray & (thank you Meredith) a Bumpit are what you need to pull off this look.
Try: Mac Cosmetics Knight Divine & Print shadows, Mac Cosmetics Smolder eye kohl, Ardell Demi Pixies  lashes, Mac cosmetics Angel lipstick, Australian Gold Sun Dreams Tanning Lotion & Big Sexy Hair hairspray

Whatever or whomever you decide to be for Halloween be sure to complete the look with the right makeup ;)
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Friday, October 8, 2010

CSN Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to all those who entered the Faces By Farah & $35 Gift Card Giveaway. The winner was drawn using which pulled lucky #10 which was a comment left by 

Congratulations Beka I will be emailing you to get your info. You will have 48hrs to get back to me or another winner will be chosen. Thank you again to all those who entered I hope you will continue to come back for more exciting tips, tricks, and giveaways.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bath & Body Works Scents good enough to eat!

I picked up some yummy items at Bath & Body Works the other day that are too good to keep quiet about!

First up Anti-bacterial hand sanitizers. These are a must for me especially when they are one sale (I picked them up 3 for $5, reg $2.50 ea) because not only do they sanitize, they are pocket sized and smell delicious! I picked up some new scents LOL Lime (my fav), Island Margarita & Banana which I initially thought Id love but its not my fav scent of the bunch.

I also happened to come across a deal on their wall flowers and portable scents so I picked up a portable car scent, 2 wallflower refills and one wallflower plug in all for $20.00 not bad. I got the Caribbean Salsa scent for my car and love it but I find I have to keep the vents on it slightly open or its a little too much.

The wallflower I got for my house was Caramel Apple (which for some reason isn't listed on their site) and I have to say its one of my favs and it will be repurchased. I believe the 4 items for $20 sale is still on.

They come in fun bright colors too!

I had heard so much buzz about these Wallflowers but wanted to wait until they were on sale to try them and now that I have.... well sale or no sale I think I'm hooked!

Do you have a fav scent from B&BW?
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Monday, October 4, 2010

Lorac’s Limited Edition Holiday Tie Dye Lip Gloss Collection is Here!

With the holidays right around the corner the collections are rolling out. Lorac just announced that its new TIE DYE FOR lip gloss collection is ready for stocking stuffer purchases.

With 5 Tie Dye shades in this Limited Edition pack there's no doubt these glosses will suit everyone. Shades include FLAMING MIX (Red), BERRY BLENDER (Purple), SHOCKING TWIST (Fuchsia), IN THE MIX (Nude) & SOCIAL MIXER (Pale pink) and at a price point of $25 these glosses infused with Acai Berry and Pomegranate seem like a fabulous deal!

Best of all they are available now for anyone who's an early planner like me!
Click HERE to get your hands on these goodies.
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Whats On Your IMATS 2010 Wishlist?

Since last year was my first at the Toronto IMATS I didn't quite know what to expect. I arrived super early Sunday morning thinking there was going to be a crazy line of beauty junkies but I was surprised and very happy to see no line at all. I doubt that will be the case this year as the show has gained in popularity and the Toronto beauty junkies are counting down the days!

This year I have a plan.... well sort of. I will be attending both days so I can take my time visiting and re-visiting each booth in order to see where I want to spend my money. A few things I have my eye on that I didn't pick up last year are the Yaby palettes, Crown brushes & perhaps some OCC or Makeup Forever eye pigments or shadows. Im also looking forward to restocking up on my tools like a new mixing palette & spatulas, mascara wands, lip wands & brush cleansers.

What's new this year that I'm dying to at least play with? Face Atelier's new darker foundation shades :) Oh and I'm also really looking forward to taking in more seminars as I found the few I saw last year super fascinating and educational.

So lets hear it my TBB girls what's on your wishlist for the 2010 IMATS?
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The Mary Kay Metro Chic Fall Collection Winner is....

Thank you to all those who entered the Faces By Farah & Mary Kay Cosmetics Metro Chic Fall Collection Giveaway. The winner was drawn using which pulled lucky #205 which was a comment left by OutnumberedMama!!

Congratulations OutnumberedMama I will be emailing you to get your info. You will have 48hrs to get back to me or another winner will be chosen. Thank you again to all those who entered I hope you will continue to come back for more exciting tips, tricks, and giveaways.

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