I’m Glamorous. Yes, I am.

Last week I received a package from my friends at Matchstick Marketing once again. This time it was…a L’Oreal Paris Glam Kit!! OOOH YEAH! I was totally surprised by the huge size of the actual mascara unit. It was bigger than any type I have ever tried, and resembled a sex toy a little bit! You know, like the kind of thing you might see on a sex toy site like Loveplugs? Well, that’s what my roommate, sister and I thought.
The kit came with the following jazz:
  • 2 x L’Oréal Paris Double Extension Beauty Tubes Mascara
  • 1 x L’Oréal Paris Cosmetic Bag
  • 1 x L’Oréal Paris Cosmetic Brush Set
  • 1 x L’Oréal Paris Eye Shadow Quad in Grey
  • 1 x L’Oréal Paris Carbon Black Liquid Liner
  • 1 x Guide to Smokey Eyes
I took the liberty of capturing all the steps in using the mascara. I expected it to make me look more like a Glam babe, I’m talking Oscar worthy. I’ve used it a few more times since this first application and don’t mind it, but is not my most favorite. My lashes are actually quite long so it makes them kinda butterfly-eyeish. I think I need more practice or a lesson.
I found it to be kinda chunky. Maybe I didn’t follow the instructions right? I do that sometimes. My friend Marie loves it. The mascara retails for $14.99 and I have coupons for $5 bones off the regular price for anyone who wants to try it out! Let me know before you buy your next mascara!!

put the ketel on ice baby

I went to a Ketel One sampling event last week. It was fun. Thanks Ketel One. Here is the story, I wrote it down.

I arrived at Kultura as the
clock struck six.
I tiptoed to the top
and entered a door

starred ‘special’.
I was sure
this was going to be
a great experience…

Who Said Monday’s are bad? Ketel One Tasting!

In just a mere short eight hours I will be experiencing something great…tasting and be trying Ketel One vodka!! Yahoooooooooo! I’ve been invited by Matchstick to attend a vodka sampling event this evening.

Don’t know the Ketel?

Ketel One Vodka is distilled from 100% wheat and made at the Nolet Distillery in Schiedam, Holland. It is distilled in alembic copper pot stills, filtered through loose charcoal, and rests in tile lined tanks until ready. Ketel One Vodka is named after the original, copper pot still, “Distilleerketel #1,” and is handcrafted in small batches. The alcohol content of this spirit is 40% (80 proof). The Nolet Distillery also makes Ketel One Citroen and Ketel 1 Jenever Gin. [Wikipedia]

who is responsible for the red tea commercial? it’s gross

Have you seen the new commercial for Tetley Red Tea? It is not nice to watch, it is gross actually. There is only one thing that I can think of when I watch this commercial. If you are a man, you may not get it, right away. If you are female and have your period, you will get it right away. See for yourself…

I know what pr agency is responsible is behind this thing? The commercial was developed at john st., Toronto, by creative directors Stephen Jurisic, Angus Tucker, art director Donald Vann, copywriter Gerald Kugler, agency producer Dale Giffen. Please note their names, it sounds like they are all men. The first time I watched it I was in shock. It’s almost as bad as thew Campbell splashing soup commercial. I highly recommend doing focus groups guys, any woman would have said ‘No, I don’t like this ad.”

on the burts bus, summer bees

Not too long ago I received a gift package from Burt’s Bees that contained a bunch of products to try out. I put aside my Aveeno the past two weeks and I’ve been using Burt’sBees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Shea butter Body Wash. I like it because it’s 98.5% all natural and not tested on animals. It is really soft on your skin and doesn’t leave it dry. I would have liked if it was a little more foamy for the loofah but that aside, I really like it. It makes my skin feel lovely like on summer days. The sun is shining bright today and it makes me happy.

P.S. Anyone up for swimming pools?

this shampoo is great if …

you like a burning itchy head

For the past two weeks I’ve been using Dove Advanced Colour Therapy shampoo for light hair and I’m officially ready to toss it. My hair feels pretty normal, its short and low maintenance, however, my head, it feels like I have a sunburn. I stopped using it but it absolutely made my head itchy and hurt. If this is something you like, try this shampoo. If not, try Aveeno. I usually use Aveeno Skin Relief body wash on my hair, makes it nice and soft.


@casiestewart