Friday, July 29, 2011

My New Franco Sarto Bag Is Perfect For My Trip To BlogHer'11!

Next week I'll be attending one of the biggest blogging and networking conferences in North America called BlogHer and I wanted to put my new iPad2 to good use so I'll be bringing it to take notes on. Since the days will be long I wanted something comfortable and roomy to take with me not only to the seminars but that would also work as my in flight carry on.

I was in Marshall's looking at shoes when I wandered over to the handbag section and spotted this beauty for only $49.99 (compare at $99.99)!

The Franco Sarto Rainbow Tote!

I love that its made of nylon fabric so I know its easy to clean and hard to get dirty ;) and the colourful straps give it a casual and fun feel.

The interior is filled with colour and pattern and even though it may not appear large in the photos its actually quite roomy, which is great because now not only can I fit my iPad but I can fit everything I'll need for the 5 hour flight to San Diego!

As an added bonus it comes with a cute little wallet which is where ill most likely place my brand new BlogHer'11 business cards that are set to arrive next week woohoo!

Now to decide what else to add to this rainbow beauty!
What are your must haves for a carry on travel bag?? 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

3 Days of FREE Shipping Over at Foxy Originals!

I'm a huge fan of the Foxy Originals line and have been for years. They make quality pieces that are beautiful, unique and fashion forward!

Remember my review of the FLEX Necklace where I showed you the 4 different ways I wear it?

Well I just got word that Foxy is having a 3 day only FREE shipping event July 27-29!!

Click the image below and stock up on some Foxy must haves!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Metro's "Irresistibles" Frozen Yogurt Mini Bars A Summer MUST!

These are the best thing since sliced bread so I just has to share!

I'll admit the ONLY reason I tried these and swayed from my normal Nestle Skinny Cow bars is because they looked like the Haagen Daz bars and they were cheaper at $4.99 for 6 bars. 

I wasn't expecting them to be delicious but I have to say these are so yummy and at 90 calories a bar this is one treat I don't feel guilty about!

Irresistibles is a METRO Grocery store (here in Canada) private brand so its only available there as far as I know so if you have one close by stock up you won't be sorry ;)

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The ShesConnected Ladies Are Having A Twitter Party, Ill Be There Will You?!

SheConnected with Blo Blow Dry Bar are hosting a Twitter party this Thursday July 28th at 8pm. I'll be there tweeting away and you can join us too by tweeting using the hashtag #SCCTO OR join us in person to tweet LIVE at Cafe Mirage!

There will be all kinds of amazing prizes such as a Toshiba Thrive Tablet, Future shop and Starbucks Gift Certificates and even a pass to the ShesConnected conference in October!

I would love to meet you if you are attending so be sure to tweet me @facesbyfarah and let me know ;)

For more info and to sign up check out the Twitter party info page.

Hope to see you there ;)

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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Body Shop's NEW 100% Natural Lip Roll-On Coming Soon!!

The Body Shop is about to launch its first 100% Natural Lip Roll-On Woohoo!!

I can not tell you how excited this makes me for the simple fact that I'm a HUGE fan of  roll-on lip oils. I have always been loyal to NYC's Watermelon roll-on lip oil but I was left stuck and sad when they recently discontinued it :( I thought I would never find anything like it again. That was until now!!

Available in five different flavours, The Body Shop introduces its first 100% Natural Lip Roll-On that will help moisturize your lips with natural ingredients sourced from around the world.

I'm not a fan of most lip glosses because of the sticky factor which is why I've always preferred oils for day to day use. These roll-on's are perfect because they are high shine without that goopy feeling. They taste and smell great and the fact that they are 100% natural makes me feel so much better about the fact that I apply these maybe 20 times a day!!

L to R:  Romantic Rose, Revitalising Mint, Orange, Berry Goodness, Drift Away Coconut
My favourite, Romantic Rose!! I have always been obsessed with rose essence and this lip roll-on gives me my "fix" without being too much.
Thank You TBS for keeping my love for roll-on yummy lip oils alive!

 The 100% Natural Lip Roll-On are available in stores and online starting August 2011 for $5.00 CDN.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nail Polish Lovers here's a Giveaway Just For You! WIN a 7pc Nail Polish Set! - CLOSED

Canadians did you know there is a polish site just for us?? That's right has over 1000 unique polishes and is Canada's largest dedicated polish store. With major brands such as  Color Club, China Glaze, Essie they offer everything you need all at one stop.

Faces By Farah and Nail Polish Canada are teaming up to give all you Canadian polish lovers a chance to WIN your choice of 1 of these amazing 7pc polish sets!

The Color Club Collection
Pardon My French Collection
How you can win (mandatory):
  • Head over to, pick your favourite item on the site & comment below telling us what it is.
  • 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 FacesByFarah on Twitter (1 entry)
  • "Like" FacesByFarah on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Follow Nail Polish Canada on Twitter (1 entry)
  • "Like" Nail Polish Canada on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Subscribe via email to the Faces By Farah Blog (top right of site) (1 entry)
  • Blog, Tweet or Facebook 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 and where or it wont count.
  • Open to Canadians ONLY
  • Contest closes at 11:59pm on August 8th 2011 & winner will be chosen at random & announced the next day
  • Winner will be contacted via email and have 48hrs to respond or a new winner will be drawn
Good Luck!

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Do You Love Yoga + BBQ + The Toronto Argos + Football? Save The Date Aug 18th 2011

$30 gets you an amazing yoga session with instructor Salimah Kassim-Lakha on the field (how cool) at the Rogers Centre but you also get BBQ and a football game!! Now thats a deal and its fun for the whole family!

Email or call 647-519-2245 to order your tickets.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

The Body Shop's Shimmer Cubes Palette 20 is a MUST See!!

The Body Shop hasn't always been known for its makeup products but in the last little while things have changed and they have stepped up their cosmetic game!

One of the items I had been eying and adding to my wish list was their popular Shimmer Cube Palettes. I finally got my hands on one and I totally get why these are so hot!

Besides the fact that they come in an already square compact package, they can be made even smaller as each shade comes in its own little plastic box. Perfect for on the go.

This is the ONLY palette you will need for your travels because not only is it so compact it comes with 4 highly pigmented shades that are so versatile you can go from day to night and smokey to simple. They blend really easily and the ability to create a ton of different looks is endless with these babies!

Shades include (L to R) Snow White, Starlight Silver,  Indigo Blue and Midnight Black.

If you love versatile shadow palettes like I do you're going to want to pick this one up! At only $22.00 for 4 shades that will literally last you years its a deal not to be missed!

PSSST... Did you know these cubes can be used wet or dry to create some pretty different unique looks?!

Available now at The Body Shop!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

WIN Over $400 Of My Favourite Beauty Products?

My girl Lena from Listen To Lena is having a month long Beauty & Fashion Giveaway Bonanza that you need to know about!! Not only is she featuring some of the biggest and best beauty brands but her latest post is featuring yours truly!!

You could WIN over $400 of my favourite beauty and skin care products just by entering. Brands including Mac Cosmetics, Cargo Cosmetics, Vasanti Cosmetics, Maybelline, Physicians Formula, L'oreal,  Dermaglow,  Givenchy, Burts Bees and MORE!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Celebrating a Hair FREE Summer the BIC Soleil way! WIN 1 Year's Supply of BIC Soleil Razors!

Cuz hairy legs & short shorts shouldn't even be in the same room!!

You know who knows all about Smooth summer skin? BIC Soleil!

Laser hair removal is fabulous ladies trust me but it adds up $$$ FAST and not all of us have the time, money or need to zap all of our hairy areas SO when looking for that smoothness we almost always turn to our good old razors right?!

Razors have come a LONG way since I first realized hairy legs were really hurting my rep I'll tell ya that much! I remember begging my mother to buy me razors so I could have smooth legs like all the other non-hairy girls in my class, when she finally agreed she brought home probably the cheapest single blade razor in the store! Ill never forget the stinging, blood and tears that followed my first of many attempts at smooth legs.

These days there are so many different types of razors that it sometimes takes up a whole aisle at the drugstore and can get very confusing. Self lathering, tilting, comfort grip, vibrating..... I could be there for hours trying to decide which one is right for me!

In walks Bic Soleil! The bright colours drew me in right away ill admit but it was the 3 to 4 blades, moisture strips and ease of use that keeps me coming back!

BIC my dear trusted razor friend, you have come a LONG way and I'm so glad you are still around keeping me smooth and suave!

Who else wants to be hair free with BIC Soleil???
WIN a YEAR's worth of BIC Soleil Razors!!!

How you can win (mandatory):
  • Tell us why you NEED to win a YEAR's supply of these BIC Razors!
  • Leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner.
Bonus Entries: 
  • Be a GFC Blog Follower (1 entry)
  • Follow FacesByFarah on Twitter (1 entry)
  • "Like" FacesByFarah on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Subscribe via email to the Faces By Farah Blog (top right of site) (1 entry)
  • Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway and comment with the link (1 entry)
  • You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry letting us know you have followed and where or it wont count.
  • Open to Canadian Residents Only 
  • Contest closes at 11:59pm on Aug 1st 2011 & winner will be chosen at random & announced soon after
  • Winner will be contacted via email and have 48hrs to respond or a new winner will be drawn

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Monday, July 11, 2011

My New Vitaphenol Skin Care Routine! You Can WIN it All! - CLOSED

I'm not usually picky with my face washes. They need to be able to get off my mascara with minimal effort and they need to foam!

I somehow equate a clean face to foaming cleansers, so when I was sent the Vitaphenol Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser ($45) by La Jolla Spa MD I was a wee bit concerned when the box didn't say foaming on it. I had just run out of my normal cleanser and wanted to see if this one would be able to take off my full face of makeup after an event I had been to.

It did and without the foam! Not only did it take off everything from my lipstick to my mascara but it smelled amazing! Citrus smelling and super gentle too!

Just to convince myself that in did indeed take off all my makeup, I used the Vitaphenol Anti-Aging Toner ($45) right after and was happy to see the cotton pad was totally clean. I was so pleased that instead of using my holy grail face cream I applied their Daily Fortified Moisturizer ($45) with confidence.

I have been using these 3 items for almost 2 months now and I've found myself actually trying to use minimal amounts so that I don't run out.... that says a lot!!! These products are so lightweight and allow my skin to breathe which is wonderful for summer.

Since I've been so impressed with this skincare line I've arranged to give one lucky person a chance to try these products out too!

WIN the Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, Anti-Aging Toner, Daily Fortified Moisturizer PLUS a Bonus, their Cellustructure Rejuvenating Serum !!

How you can win (mandatory):
  • Tell me about your summer beauty routine!
  • Leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you are the winner.
Bonus Entries: 

  • Be a GFC Blog Follower (1 entry)
  • Follow FacesByFarah on Twitter (1 entry)
  • "Like" FacesByFarah on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Follow Vitaphenol on Twitter (1 entry)
  • "Like" Vitaphenol on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Subscribe via email to the Faces By Farah Blog (top right of site) (1 entry)
  • Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway and comment with the link (1 entry)
  • You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry letting us know you have followed and where or it wont count.

  • Open to Canada & US Only 
  • Contest closes at 11:59pm on July 31st 2011 & winner will be chosen at random & announced soon after
  • Winner will be contacted via email and have 48hrs to respond or a new winner will be drawn

Good Luck Beauty Lovers!

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Love it or Hate it? Tie-Dye Hair

The latest hair trend that's sweeping Hollywood is tie-dyed hair. Celebs like Lauren Conrad, Nicky Minaj and Katy Perry have been spotted sporting this new trend so what do you think?

Love it or Hate it?

If you want to try this look without actually dying your hair why not try  Put on Pieces Clip-In Color Strips ($8 each at They come in fun colours like Amethyst, Blue, Gold, Pink, Purple and Red so its easy to achieve this look.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Entity Spring-Summer Polish Collection from!

Entity nail polish Spring-Summer Collection 

This set contains seven bold colors in a pearl finish: Fuchsia, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Violet and Turquoise. 

Once I received this set from in my hands I was excited about the fabulous bold colors but taken a little bit out of my comfort zone with some. I started with the pearl fuchsia and got so many compliments I tried a new color each week!

These polishes are one of the easiest Ive ever tried to apply and not only do they give you a smooth even coat instantly, they dry surprisingly quick. I didn't find them goopy or too thick which I hate and they lasted a good white on my nails which is more than I can say for most polishes!

Below you can see just how amazingly vibrant these polishes are!

So there you have it ladies! If you are in the market for one set that gives you everything your nails need for summer this is it! Available at for a exclusive amazing $42 just by saying you saw it on Faces By Farah!!!

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Monday, July 4, 2011

My Clients Are Loving: Burt's Bee's Beeswax Lip Balm Tin

A few months ago I added Burt's Bee's Beeswax Lip Balm Tin to my kit and have been using it to prep all my clients lips. "WOW, what is this stuff? It feels amazing" is usually what I hear about 10 seconds after I apply this to their lips!

I've sold many of my clients on this stuff and I wanted to share one my my fav items for my kit with you all. This balm has a very soothing and refreshing tingle to it that comes from the added peppermint oil that's used in it. Its loaded with coconut and sunflower oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, that help nourish, condition and soften lips.
It retails for approx $4.49 and can be found anywhere from Wal-Mart to your local drugstore. If you're in the market for a new natural lip balm I highly suggest giving this one a try ;)

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Why You NEED To Listen To Lena! Her Beauty & Fashion Guide Giveaways are here!

If you're looking for some amazing giveaways featuring some top beauty and fashion brands such as L'oreal, CoverFX, Old Navy, The Body Shop and more you're going to want to keep your eye on!

Not only will she be featuring some amazing BIG brands, she will also be including a SUPER big giveaway from ME!

What you ask?? Well how about a round up of some of my favourite beauty and skin care items worth over $300!

Here's a sneak peek of some of the items I'll be including in my favs ;)

Lets just say, you DON'T want to miss this one!!

Stay tuned for all of Lena's amazing beauty and fashion giveaways the entire month of July for all your chances to win.

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