Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Reviews-Day Tuesday ft. Revlon's Ultra HD Lipstick & Swatches #LoveIsOnCA

Hello Tea Mates!  Today I have a review and swatches of Revlon's Ultra HD Lipsticks.

Source: Revlon Website
These lipsticks are part of Revlon's new collection, which uses a gel base, instead of a wax base for their lipsticks.  Was it a hit or a miss?  Click through to read my thoughts.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Holiday Giveaway For My Beautiful Followers!

Happy holidays, Tea Mates!

It's been a great year - I've spent more time blogging, I've gotten to meet and work with some fantastic brands, and meet a bunch of amazing fellow bloggers.  This was the year that I got an Instagram page (@ShawnaOhPlease), and I've almost passed 100 followers on bloglovin (Care to follow?  The button is on the right side of the page).  To celebrate a great year, I'm doing a little giveaway for my followers - up for grabs is 2 prizes, two pairs of Essie nail wraps.

The giveaway is open to USA & Canada, and you must complete the first 2 entry options to qualify (if you don't complete both, unfortunately, you won't be able to win).  The rest of the entries, following the first 2 mandatory ones, are completely optional.  Enter on the widget, below.

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Reviews-Day Tuesday ft. Garnier Clean+ Soothing Remover Towelettes

Happy Reviews-Day Tuesday, my beautiful Tea Mates.  Today I will be reviewing the latest from Garnier, the Clean+  Soothing Remover Cleansing Towelettes.

Click through to hear my thoughts...

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Sale Event Warehouse Sale - Scarborough Location - Open until December 21st

Hey Tea Mates,

I just wanted to give a heads up to any Torontonians, that Sale Event's warehouse sale, at the Scarborough location, will be open for the next few days.

Click through to check out some awesome deals.

Inglot 'HD Perfect Cover-Up Foundation' Launch

Helloooo Tea Mates!

Last week, myself and some other Toronto beauty bloggers, were invited to Inglot Toronto, to get an in-depth look at Inglot's newest product - the HD Perfect Cover-Up Foundation.

Toronto is currently the only store in North America to carry this product.  So what are you waiting for?  Click through and read all about the event!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

NOTD ft. Lush Lacquer

Today's Nail of the Day is by the indie brand formerly known as Lush Lacquer, now known as Polish Me Silly.

Click through to see what I've been sporting.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Reviews-Day Tuesday ft. Nivea In-Shower Body Milk

Happy Reviews-Day Tuesday, Tea Mates!

Today I have a full review of Nivea's newest addition to your shower routine, the In-Shower Body Milk, complete with a fun little story about the brand that I'd like to share with you.
Click through to hear my thoughts...

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Short Update

Hello friends!

I know I've been a bit quiet this week, and there is a reason for that - my 4 month old computer decided to stop working.  I hadn't been able to get it fixed, and when I called the store yesterday about getting it fixed, they said they would fix it, but they'd have to wipe all my files, which included some in-the-works blog posts (The horror!).  I was told that they would back up my files for $100.00, which needless to say, I was not happy about.  Luckily, my computer managed to start working again, long enough for me to back up all my files, which is great because during those 4 hours where I was convinced that I would lose everything on my computer, I was stressing big time.

Anyway, long story short, I have my files back, so I have some fun posts coming up for you next week, including the return of "Reviews-Day Tuesday", for a brand new skincare item from Nivea.

Thank you for your support and patience. I appreciate each and every one of you. - Shawna

Friday, 28 November 2014

Revlon #LoveIsOnCA Event + Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer Review & Swatches

Welcome, tea mates!  Ooooh, do I have a fun one to share with you today.  Last week I attended Revlon's "Love Is On" event at Yonge-Dundas Square.  The event was to celebrate the launch of Revlon's new campaign, inspired by love.  And you can't spell Revlon, without using the letters L-O-V-E (seriously, it's scrambled in there - cool, right?), so who better than Revlon to usher in this new and celebratory movement?

Click through to hear my thoughts...

Saturday, 22 November 2014

#SparkSessions 2014: My First Time at a Blogger Conference

Ello tea mates!  Today is the day - the day where I write about Spark Sessions 2014!

Carly from Beauty and the Blog, myself, and Laura from Lipstick and Laura, getting our pose on, in front of the stop and repeat.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sneak Peek: Spark Sessions 2014 #SparkSessions

Hello tea mates!  What a fun day it was, at the first of the 2-day blogger conference known as Spark Sessions.  Today was a pretty packed day, so I think a lot of bloggers are tucking in right about now to get their beauty rests.  But I couldn't leave you all hanging without a teeny tiny sneak peek of day 1.  I'll definitely be writing full blog post about the entire weekend in the near future, but until then, check out some pictures, won't you?

Friday, 14 November 2014

Spark Sessions Weekend Begins!

Hello you beautiful tea mates!  It's finally here, the weekend I have been anxiously waiting for, for months - Spark Sessions!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Nail of the Day - November 8, 2014

Goof afternoon, Tea Mates!  Today's nail of the day features some funky nail art and bright colours.

Click through to see the un-blurred photo, and a link to my tutorial...

Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween 2014 Nail Art #NOTD

Hello Tea Mates!  (Get it?  Tea themed?  Spill the Beauty?  Tea?  I'll try to figure out a wittier name....maybe.)

It's that time again, it's one of my favourite holidays (although the REAL holiday is November 1st, when all the candy goes on sale) - IT'S HALLOWEEEN!  Here is a teaser of my Nail of the Day.

Click through for a full in-color photo!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Catwalk 2 Closet Preview - Designer Warehouse Sale in Toronto

Last night I got the chance to check out a preview night of Catwalk 2 Closet - A new warehouse sale which features designer sample pieces at a discounted price.

Here's a bunch of pictures from inside the sale, so you can see what kind of items they carried.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Tips for Beauty Shopping in the USA

Hello all!  It's been a bit of a hectic time for me - US shopping (and boy, was it a doozy), and right into exams.  I'm halfway through my exams, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, so as a study break, why not do a blog post about some of my favourite tips for Canadians, when shopping south of the border (Update - 2 days later, I'M FREEEE!).  I'll try my best to make these tips location transcendent, but my most frequented location is Buffalo, New York.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

L'Oreal Warehouse, Fall 2014 Beauty Haul

As promised, here are my purchases from the L'Oreal warehouse sale (see pictures from inside the sale, HERE).

Click through for a closer look and prices...

Monday, 6 October 2014

L'Oreal Warehouse Sale, Fall 2014

It's that time again!  Warehouse sale post!  I absolutely love the L'Oreal warehouse sale, so I HAD to do a post on it.

Take a closer look!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Fun with Frankening

I've recently gotten into the hobby of making new nail polishes, through the magic of frankening.

 Care to see how it turned out?  Click through to see some colour...

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Nail of the Day - Sept. 25, 2014

Today's NOTD features the lovely polishes that come from the brand "Fresh Paints"!

Care to see how it turned out?  It's not how you'd expect, I promise....

Friday, 19 September 2014

Inglot Toronto Sneak Peek (Picture Heavy)

The Inglot Toronto store may not open until tomorrow September 20th, but you my beautiful readers get a sneak peek inside the store!

Click through to see the inside....

Monday, 15 September 2014

WAREHOUSE SALE ALERT! Cosmetics Warehouse and Perfumery + Haul

I stumbled upon a cosmetics warehouse sale a little while ago, so here are some pictures from inside the warehouse, as well as my haul.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

NOTD - Neon Studs

Today's nail of the day is really about me not coming to terms with the fact that summer is over, and that it is now fall.  I wanted to do a bright summer-y mani to try and remind me of a warmer, and less responsibility-filled time.

Click through to see it come to life!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

NOTD - Fun with Stamping!

Today's Nail of the Day was a bit tricky to capture on camera, due to the detail of the design and the fact that I won't shell out the extra cash for stamping nail polish - but I'm very happy with the result.

Monday, 1 September 2014

U.S. Beauty Haul

Time for another beauty haul featuring items from Big Lots, Wal Mart, Ulta, Rite Aid, and more!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Review - Urban Decay's "Perversion" Mascara

Hello all!  This is the first post on my made over blog, formerly On A Chalkboard, which is now 'Spill the Beauty'.  I've revamped the blog with a new name, and some new features *points to sidebar on the right*, so here's to a fun new look.

Today I am reviewing Urban Decay's "Perversion" Mascara, which I received about a month ago from a promotional sample giveaway.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Canadian Beauty Bloggers Tag #bbloggersCA

Hello, friends!  Today I've got a beauty tag that I made, for you to get to know the ladies of the CBB family.  CBB or Canadian Beauty Bloggers is a group of ladies who have their own beauty blog, and connect with each other through social media, and through the CBB website, http://www.beautybloggers.ca/.  So, what better way to get to know everyone than starting a beauty tag, where we answer questions about the thing that bonds us - beauty products!

For those who would like to do the tag, here is a list of all the questions - you can choose some of your faves to answer, or if you've got some spare time on your hands, you can answer them all.  And at the end, don't forget to tag a couple Canadian beauty bloggers that you would like to see complete the tag.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Indies & Undies, ft. Rainbow Honey's "Summer Mixtape" Collection (with coupon code)

Reviews-Day Tuesday is back, y'all!  Today I have three of the twelve Rainbow Honey nail polishes from the "Summer Mixtape" collection.  Rainbow Honey is fighting the battle against boring nails - did they succeed?

Click through for a full review...

Friday, 1 August 2014

NOTD - Stamping my Nubbins

Rocking the short nails as of late - playing with my stamping plates.

Click through for some closeups...

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Big Jackpot at Big Lots

Hey friends!  Today I have a little beauty haul from Big Lots.  I am such a huge fan of Big Lots, because they always have drugstore beauty products, at great prices.  However, as of late, at my local Big Lots', I haven't seen the biggest variety in products, from my last few visits.  HOWEVER, that has all changed!

Care to see what I scored?

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014

Nail Polish Canada is hosting a massive a giveaway, and the prize grows for each blogger who nominates a polish and hosts the giveaway on their blog.

The nail polish I nominated is "The Fifth Element" by Emily De Molly - it is a "blue-ish green base with orange and turquoise glitter".

Credit: brittnails.co.uk
Enter now, for a chance to win all of the nail polishes nominated.

And be sure to check out all of those amazing prizes, on Nail Polish Canada's official website.
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Rue 21 Beauty Haul - swatches + NOTD

This was my first trip to the store, Rue 21.  I had always passed by it, but never gone in - I will not be making that mistake again.

Curious to see what I got?

Friday, 18 July 2014

U.S. Beauty Haul

As promised, here's my latest beauty haul!  Not too big, just a few little goodies from my latest trip to New York State - including nail polishes and swatches from "Funky Fingers".

Click through to see my latest purchases, in all their pretty colourful glory....

Monday, 14 July 2014

Nail of the Day - Essie + Etude House

Today's nail of the day features 2 new colours, one from Essie, and one from Etude House.

Click through to see the results...

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Funky Fingers Color Changing Nail Polish

Here are some of my first Funky Fingers nail polishes, purchased from the store 5 Below.  These polishes claim to be one color in the shade, and change to a different color in the sunlight.  Here is the before, click through to see the after.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

SaleEvent.ca's Proctor & Gamble Sale - July 2014

It's about that time again....SaleEvent.ca has opened up their doors for a few days to the public to buy some goodies at discount prices!

Take a closer look!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Happy Independence Day

Here is my Independence Day-themed mani - wishing all of you beautiful Americans a Happy 4th of July!

Click through to see the clear and colorful photo, with some close-ups.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Canada Day Mani!

Happy Canada Day to all you beautiful Canadians!  Here are the red and white polishes I used to make my red and white themed mani:

 Click through to see what I came up with......

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Nail Mail - Destash Sale (with macro shots)

I was recently introduced to destash sales - people selling unused or minimally used items on storenvy.com.  It's like an online garage sale.  It's a great place to buy indie and mainstream polishes at a somewhat discounted price, so of course, I treated myself to few goodies.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Nail of the Day ft. China Glaze

Today's Nail of the Day features China Glaze's "Flirty Tankini", which I mentioned in my Summer Favourites post.

Click through to see what I came up with!

Friday, 20 June 2014

Coming Soon - Summer 2014

With summer JUST around the corner (less than 24 hours away!), I have a bunch of products - beauty, fashion, and more, that I'm just itching to bust out.  Care to see what made the cut?

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Nail of the Day ft. Jindie Nails

Today's Nail of the Day is Jindie Nails' "Princess Consuela Banana Hammock" over NYC's "Lexington Yellow".

Friday, 13 June 2014

Warehouse Sale Alert: Cosmetic Sale

Guess who found another cosmetics warehouse sale!  This one is in Markham, Ontario, at McCowan & Highway 7 - all of you Torontonian makeup-addicts, get yourselves down there!  Here is all the information you need.

Monday, 9 June 2014

NOTD - June 9th, 2014 ft. Glam Polish

Today's nail of the day features the Aussie indie brand Glam Polish!

Purple base:  Revlon's "Enchanting".
Crelly:  Glam Polishes "Funhouse!"
How do I love Glam Polish?  Let me count the ways.  I am such a big fan of Glam Polish and their crelly polishes, so I'm always looking for de-stash sales to get my hands on some more.

Until next time, don't forget to 'treat yo' self' to a mani!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Canadian Beauty Bloggers Toronto Meetup

On Wednesday night a bunch of Toronto beauty bloggers from the Canadian Beauty Blogger network met up for a ladies night - Sephora trip, dinner, prizes, beauty swap, makeup talk, and great company!  SUCH a fun night!  Here are a few pictures from dinner, and the swap.

Eye of the night
My event-appropriate outfit.  (Photo courtesy of @Procrastinator)
Natalie from Ivory Avenue (left), next to Carly from Beauty & the Blog, with her goody bag prize!
The lovely and talented Kaitlyn, of From Runways To Realways (left), and yours truly (right).
We were given the option to participate in a beauty swap, where we brought in any new or gently used beauty products that we no longer want, and swapped them for someone else's.  I definitely had some items that I had doubles of, or that didn't work for me, so this was a great opportunity to pass them on to someone who could get some good use out of them.  Click through to check it out!