THISWASFOREVER | Fashion and Beauty Blog by Emily Chan

L’OREAL WAREHOUSE SALE AUTUMN 2014 HAUL

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I attended the L’Oreal Warehouse Sale yesterday and I just wanted to come here to show you all my haul from the sale. I am very happy to see some new items that they have stocked up but also sad that some of my favorite foundations are no longer available at the sale. I mostly went to pick up some stuff that I haven’t tried before and wanted to for a long time. Here are the items that I walked out with:
 

Maybelline Master Highlight by Facestudio in Pink Rose ($3.75)
Maybelline Master Highlight by Facestudio in Nude ($3.75)
Maybelline Master Highlight by Facestudio in Light Bronze ($3.75)
Maybelline Master Glaze by Facestudio in Nude ($3.75)
Maybelline Master Glaze by Facestudio in Barely Pink ($3.75)
Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in 220 ($4.50)
Vichy AERATEINT PURE Fluid Foundation in 35 ($5.75)

I was very excited to see the Maybelline Master Highlight by Facestudio there at the sale! Last Spring, they had it as well but it was sold out instantly and thus, I couldn’t get my hands on them. So I stocked up this time around. I also swatched the Maybelline Master Glaze by Facestudio and fell in love instantly. For the price, it’s also a pretty good deal! I also needed a new face powder and went straight to the Fit Me pressed powder since I loved the foundation so much. Finally, I stocked up on the Vichy AERATEINT PURE Fluid Foundation, which is one of my favorites!
 
Some new things that I saw were:
L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Heat Protect Styling Spray Waves ($3.00)
Maybelline Babylips Duo ($3.75) – Not many left
Vichy DERMABLEND ULTRA-CORRECTIVE FOUNDATION CREAM-STICK ($18.75) – Not many colour selections
Vichy DERMABLEND CORRECTIVE FOUNDATION ($18.75) – Not many colour selections
 
Overall, I’m okay with the sale this time around. I like seeing some new things available but I am sad that some of my staple items are no longer available. Like Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse foundation or the L’Oreal True Match foundation in W4! I wanted to stock up on those, but no luck this time around.

If you are interested in heading to the sale, you can have a chance to win a ticket on my blog, here. Good luck!

L’OREAL WAREHOUSE SALE AUTUMN 2014 TICKET GIVEAWAY

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It’s that time of the year again when the L’Oreal Warehouse sale is opening around Toronto. As always, I want to thank Merry for providing me with the tickets. The sale actually started today so I can’t wait to check out what they have this time around. If you want to check out my previous haul/review of the sale, you can click here & here & here.
 

Here are all the brands that are featured at the sale and the location as well. Please note that this time around they have stopped taking cash as a method of payment. Thus, you’ll have to bring your plastics! Also, there’s no strollers or plastic bags available at the sale.
 

What: L’Oreal Warehouse Sale (Fall 2014)
Brands: Lancome, Biotherm, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Cacharel, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L’Oreal Professional, Redken, Matrix, L’Oreal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline
Date: September 20 – October 12, 2014
Time: Sat – 9am to 5pm, Sun – 10am to 5pm, Wed to Friday – 12pm to 8pm (Closed on Monday & Tuesday)
Location: 342 Wildcat Rd, Toronto (Near York University)
Tickets: Unfortunately, it’s a ticket only event. 1 ticket is valid for 2 people for 2 visits.

 
So if you’re interested in going to the Fall 2014 L’Oreal Sale, you can enter my giveaway below for one (1) ticket. This is a giveaway for my readers, so please enter using the rafflecopter below.
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

NOTE:
-This giveaway is open TO CANADIAN RESIDENCE ONLY!
-This contest runs from Sept 20 – Sept 25, 2014 (11:59pm) EST
-You must be over 18 or have your parents permission because if you win I am going to need your address.
-The winner will be chosen randomly
-Questions? Email me at day–dreaming@hotmail.com

OLAY TOTAL EFFECTS CC CREAMS AND ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE PRODUCTS REVIEW

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You want what’s best for your skin, and for your life. Total Effects offers seven beautiful results in one place, so you can be your best beautiful and your busy self. How did they do it? After extensive research, Olay identified the 7 attributes that keep skin looking young, and Total Effects’ unique vitamin complex speaks to each one of them. All in a single bottle. The look of lines, pores, wrinkles, and age spots minimized. Signs of damage reduced. Skin is left hydrated, looking firmer, healthier, more radiant, even and smooth.
 
As I’m nearing my mid-20’s, I really need to take extra care of my skin to prevent any pre-mature aging. For me, that’s especially true for the eye area because crows feet are just not pretty, especially if you’re smiling. So I’m really happy to be testing out some Olay Total Effects products that are for the eyes.
 

Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream
Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream works with your natural complexion to balance and help even skin tone while providing 7 beautiful benefits.

1) Helps brighten the eye area
2) Helps reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles
3) Reduces the appearance of dark circles
4) Reduces the look of puffiness
5) Helps even skin tone
6) Improves surface skin turnover
7) Strengthens skin’s natural defenses against moisture loss
 

I think it’s really important to keep in mind that even though this is considered as a “CC/Colour Correcting” product, it actually doesn’t really have any colour. So please don’t treat this product like a concealer. Now that’s out of the way, I have to say that I am in LOVE with this eye cream. Even though this product is not a concealer, I like how the colour of the cream itself is of an orange undertone, which means it will neutralize the under eye colour.

I place small dots around my eye and take my ring finger to slowly pat it until it’s absorbed. It does take a little bit of time to absorb into the skin because of it’s heavy texture. I also noticed that it works well under a concealer as it doesn’t set underneath the under eye. You can pick this up at your local drugstore for around $20 CAD.
 

Total Effects Dark Circle Minimizing CC Cream
This gentle brush applicator sweeps Total Effects Dark Circle Minimizing CC Cream onto your eye area with precision and provides 7 beautiful benefits for younger, healthier-looking skin around the eyes.

1) Immediately reduces the appearance of dark circles
2) Helps reduce the look of wrinkles
3) Massages to reduce the look of puffiness
4) Hydrates for firmer skin appearance
5) Helps visibly renew skin texture
6) Evens skin tone
7) Provides nourishing moisturization
 

This is a daily tinted moisturizing for swiping under eye to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. It comes in a pen-like object with a brush at the end where the product is dispensed. Of course, right away I realized that it was going to cause hygienic issues as the brush can’t really be washed. The product comes out at the end with the brush by a clicker on the opposition end of the pen. The bristles are very gentle so it will not hurt the eyes.
 

This is the colour of the Dark Circle Minimizing CC Cream. It’s definitely has a little more coverage than the Brightening CC Cream, however, the formula is not as effect as the latter. Since the texture is lighter, I find that it doesn’t do a great job at concealing anything. Plus, I find that the cream sets terribly on the crease of my eye, thus, making my fine lines look even more apparent.
 

Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths
Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths gently cleanse and exfoliate skin in one simple step—no lathering or rinsing required. At the same time, they infuse age-defying Vitamins and moisturizers for fresher, younger-looking skin. Total Effects fights 7 signs of aging (look of fine lines and wrinkles, rough texture, uneven skin tone, dullness, noticeability of prominent pores, age spot appearance and dryness).
 

I use the Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths to lift away dirt and make-up from my face, neck and around my eyes. In my opinion, these towels have just the right amount of wetness…not too wet but also, wet enough to do its job. I find some cleansing cloths to be too drying, but not these ones! They work really well in removing even waterproof eye makeup but not so well with the glue for my false lashes. Thus, I would still suggest using an eye makeup remover instead of this cloth for your eyes.
 

I do like the size of the towels and they are really soft and durable. It’s much bigger than other wipes on the market and it’s very soft to the touch. I can’t say if it actually fulfill its promise of fighting the 7 signs of aging but if you’re looking for a good, durable makeup wipe, then I would suggest these ones by Olay.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the 2/3 Olay Total Effect products. I would recommend the Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream and the Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths if you’re looking for an eye cream or cleansing cloths.

L’OREAL COLLECTION PRIVEE JULIANNE MOORE NUDE LIPSTICK & NAIL COLOUR GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM

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TIFF 2014 has officially come to an end this past weekend. I’ve had a great time, not only watching a movie The Forger with John Travolta, but attending different events hosted by one of the sponsors of TIFF, L’Oreal Paris. In celebration of another successful TIFF year, I am giving away a set of the Collection Privee Nudes in Julianne Moore, who I also saw during TIFF in Toronto. Thank you L’Oreal Paris Canada for giving me so many amazing opportunities!
 

The Collection Privee is definitely one of my favorite collections by L’Oreal. They are not only chic in design but the colours are absolutely stunning. (You can see my review of the nail polish collection here). You can see the detail of the Julianne shade in the photo below.
 

The giveaway is open worldwide and the rules are all listed on my Instagram account. If you’re interested, please head over to my account here, to enter. Good luck!
 
PS, I’ll have another giveaway happening here on the blog this week! So make sure you visit back soon.

TWOSOME

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Urban Outfitters Silence + Noise oversized studded moto jacket, Forever 21 tank top & sweatpants, Adidas Kids Duramo Slides, Longchamp Le Pliage handbag (mini), Ray-Ban aviators

Two things that I wish will never go out of style: these Adidas shower slides and sweatpants. I think I have rotated these two items more frequently than any other garments in my entire wardrobe…like ever. Of course, comfort plays a huge factor but it also helps that they go with everything that I throw with them. Whether it’s a moto jacket, denim jacket, blazer, sweater, t-shirt…it still works.

PRE-FALL

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American Eagle plaid shirt, American Apparel t-shirt, Zara skort (last season), Coach Madison Mini North/South Bonded Tote in Python Embossed Leather, Soludos espadrilles, eBay pearl necklace

Friday, Friday, Friday! That is all.

 

PAUL SMITH KEYRING GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM

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In business for over 40 years Paul Smith had established himself as the pre-eminent British designer. Paul Smith has an ability to anticipate, and even spark off trends not only fashion but in the wider context of popular culture. He manages to transmit a genuine sense of humour and mischief mixed with his love of tradition and the classics.
 

I am currently hosting an Instagram Giveaway for this iconic coloured and cute authentic Paul Smith keyring. It’s made out of 100% leather and crafted in Italy. It has swirl printed leather and gold coloured hardware. With a gold coloured love heart shaped tip and hardware embossed with the ‘Paul Smith’ signature logo, it will go well with your house and car keys
 

Comes with original dust bag and authenticity card. SRP is over $80 CAD. What are you waiting for? Head over to my Instagram right now to enter!