Roughly two weeks ago I had the chance to attend the Estee Lauder Pure Color Collection Release Event in Toronto. It was a great and fun event. There were many other bloggers and youtubers and I was able to meet and network with the ones I am familiar with. Here is the event in pictures…
I had the chance to try out these lippies!
Finally, this what I went home with in my goodie bag…
This is going to be a long post, but I hope you enjoy reading it. I had the chance to go to African Fashion Week Toronto this year which was held from August 18th to the 21st. Although I was not able to attend every day, but the one day that I was able to go to was amazing!! I am not sure if it’s because it was my first time at a fashion, but to me it was great. Although there were little mishaps such as the start time, but I don’t think that it was that big of a deal because unexpected things happen and in any event, I think there should be room for the unexpected and the mishaps.
Now a little bit about AFWT. According to the info on their website, it is one of the most recognized Fashion Weeks in Canada. The program was established by the Fashion Ready Foundation in 2012 and has developed into an internationally-recognized event. AFWT showcases local, national and international designers by providing a progressive environment for them to promote their creative designs. This multicultural platform supports Toronto’s unique and diverse cultural heritage while contributing to the fashion and tourism market of Canada.
One thing that I don’t like is that for such a great event, not many people know about and support it. I am sure the AFWT committee works very hard to put this event together, but there is a huge lack of support especially from our communities.
There were many designers who were able to showcase their beautiful collections, but I was only able to see just a few. And here they are:
HOUSE OF RUTH
EDEN MYLES AND THE KING’S COVER
Overall, it was a great event and I had enjoyed every single show. Each designer exhibited some very unique and colorful pieces. Some of of them were able to mix and match different colors and patterns flawlessly. I also loved the “all inclusive” exhibit of Melanin from the lightest to the darkest shade models. The only thing is that I wish they included more voluptuous plus size models (I mean size 14+). Other than that, it was awesome!!
If you would like more info about African Fashion Week Toronto, check out their website at http://www.afwt.ca/
I hope you all enjoyed this post. Thank you for reading; until next time
This past weekend I had the chance to go to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Contour and Color Event at Sephora Square One in Mississuaga. Although I didn’t get to meet Anastasia, but I had fun. I was able to try the ABH powder contour kit and the ABH Glow kit (not sure which one), but my highlight was poppin’!!
Also, many people were complimenting me and asking what I am what lipstick I am weraring. It’s nothing fancy, it’s a combo of these 2: Essence lip liner in the color 15 Honey Berry and the Maybelline Colorsensational High Shine Lipgloss in the color 100 Raspberry Reflection.
I have been procrastinating about doing this post, but here it is. last weekend I went to Toronto for Genbeauty. Given that it was my very first makeup/beauty convention, I must say that I enjoyed it. I went as a general attendee, which means that there are certain perks that I was not able to benefit from, i.e: the swag bag, the cocktail party and more full size samples. Only the beauty creators that are part of ipsyos were able to get those. Aside from that I did receive a decent amount of products some of the companies that were there and in addition to that I received 2 small goodies bag: one on Saturday and one on sunday.
My favorite booths were Makeup forever (although I had to wait in line for about an hour because they had a 3 to 4 step process in order to get the goodie bag), Too faced, Smashbox (their line was the quickest and most efficient), NYX, Pixi, and Tarte. My least favorite were Caudalie and Skinfix because they “ran out” of samples???? Really? as if they were not aware of the amount of people that were attending.
The only negative thing I have to say about the event is that the amount of products that were given to general attendees compared to beauty creators was slim to none. The reason I say that is because beauty creators were able to get some extra full size products when general attendees who paid mad money for their tickets and came from out of town, walked away with little or no products. I only paid $105 for my ticket and I came from out of town. Although I did receive a good amount of products, but imagine my disappoint when some of the companies say they “ran out” of products.
Aside from that, I had a great experience based on this being my first time at a beauty convention and some of the staff at the booths were super nice and helpful. I went with my sister, so we had so much fun taking a whole bunch of selfies and meeting new people. Given that this is Ipsy’s first Genbeauty in Toronto, I can say that they did good, but I hope that they do better next year.