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I’ve Moved! | Introducing www.AStyleSoiree.com

11 Mar

A Style Soiree - A Latina  Soiree

Bonjour!

Wondering where I’ve been?
I have been busy updating the all new A Style Soiree!

I’ve moved my blog to http://www.astylesoiree.com
Please visit me there from now on and stay updated all the chic fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture happenings and events!

With Love,
Christie

Top Advent Calendars This Holiday Season!

20 Nov

I love advent calendars! The fact that you get a treat every day leading up to Christmas is a true joy in my books! As a little girl, my parents would get my brother and I chocolate advent calendars and I remember how difficult it was to not eat a few at once. Even though I did cheat once or twice (Oops!).

If I thought chocolate advent calendars were tough to be patient with, I am definitely in for a treat! Now that I am a grown lady, I have graduated from chocolate to more exciting items. Lucky for me, various brands have grown with me and made their advent calendars that much more exciting  as well! From nail polish to delicious tea – I want it all!

Here is a list, in no particular order, of the top 5 must-have advent calendars for this holiday season!

1) 12 Days of Essie

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It is no secret that Essie is one of my favourite nail polish brands of all time. So of course, this advent calendar stood out to me right away! 12 Days of Essie includes full size nail polish in various shades, Sleek Stick Nail appliques, and other wonderful surprises. This advent calendar can be purchased at Luxe Boutique for $68.00.

2) The Body Shop 2013 Advent Calendar Gift Set

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One thing I particularly love about The Body Shop 2013 Advent Calendar Gift Set is the variety! There are 24 items in total varying from body lotion, to body butter, to lip gloss, and the list goes on. This is a highly coveted item so I suggest you get yours asap! They are available, in limited quantities, at all The Body Shop locations for $75.00.

3) 24 Days of Tea

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If you are the type to wrap up a long day with a cup of tea right before bed, like myself, this advent calendar was made for you! Especially if you’re a fan of David’s Tea! Imagine savouring a different type of tea for the 24 days leading up to Christmas…. Bliss! This item is a must-have for tea lovers; which is probably why it is sold out online, but you can still find it in stores for $34.50.

4) Ciate Mini Mani Month

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Ciate has released the cutest mini mani advent calendar ever! It includes various shades, as well as sequins and glitter to add that holiday dazzle to your nails. Ciate became known for their caviar polish, which is also included in this set! 24 days of nail art fun won’t make Christmas so difficult to wait for will it? This advent calendar can be found at Sephora for $69.00.

5) Countdown to Love

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Last, but most definitely not least, we have an advent calendar by a brand  that every girl I know loves to love – Benefit Cosmetics! Their Countdown to Love Advent Calendar contains 24 little treasures that I have no doubt we will all fall head over heels for. The treasures vary from eye cream, to eye liner, to a lovely charm bracelet and bow barrette. You can find out more details about this lovely set on the Benefit website. I recommend you don’t wait too long as this item is already sold out online! Hurry in to purchase this advent calendar at Sephora for $68.00.

Those are my top 5 advent calendars for the 2013 holiday season! Hope you liked my suggestions as much as I do. Let me know which one you got in the comments below!

With Love,
Christie

Nine Beauty Lounge Launch

1 Aug

As women, we are constantly reminded how essential volume filled, long and fluttery eyelashes are to our beauty. Whether we flip through a magazine or watch TV, mascara commercials are truly inevitable.

Which one is going to make our lashes look the longest?
Which one is going to give us the most volume?
Which one is the most waterproof?

How blissful would it be if we could completely ignore those advertisements without thinking about whether that product might work for us better than the one we are trying now?

If you are on the same page as I am on this topic, I may just have the solution for you!

On Friday, July 26th, I was invited to attend the launch of Nine Beauty Lounge. They are a chic salon, located in the Port Credit area of Mississauga, that specializes in eyelash and hair extensions.

Nine Beauty Lounge Collage 1At first impression, I was quite impressed with the detail they had paid to the branding of their salon and to their overall look; from decor to their business cards. I must add, that I loved the idea of their wet bar!

The owner, Shellyza, who I was meeting for the first time, was a very welcoming and professional individual. Of course, she was VERY excited about the launch of her salon and the event. I would be too!

So here is the part where we get to the solution I mentioned I had for you!

Nine Beauty Lounge has eyelash extension services which can leave you giggling at your silly past of trying to find the best mascara. The eyelash experts can help you narrow down which type of lashes are best for you and what styles are best; depending on what look you are going for. Some of us may want a more natural look, while others may want to go for a more glam look. If you have any general questions about eyelash extension, or if this is a new idea for you, they may be addressed here.

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I have gotten eyelash extension in the past and I loved them! The greatest thing about them, that I found, was all the time I saved when it came to getting ready; whether it was to head to the office or go out with friends. It was as easy as adding some colour to your cheeks, lipgloss and I was ready to go! As I’m sure you can tell, it won’t take much for me to make an appointment at Nine Beauty Lounge. I am really looking forward to it!

Wondering what the cost would be to getting your eyelashes done at Nine Beauty Lounge? I know you are. I definitely did, since that is something I take into consideration with all the services I try or get regularly.  See the pricing below:

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Their full lounge menu can also be found here. Keep in mind that after you get the first set done, the refill price is lower and, as mentioned on their website, you can go on average about 2 to 3 weeks until you need the next refill. Yet as you gain more experience maintaining your lashes, you may be able to extend that time period between refills.

For more information about hair extension, eyelash extensions or Nine Beauty Lounge, visit their website at www.ninebeautylounge.com.

With Love,
Christie

I’m So Vain Deux!

30 Jul

On Sunday, July 21, 2013, I attended the I’m So Vain Deux soiree by The Vanity Events. I have attended their events in the past, such as the first I’m so Vain event which was held back in July, 2011, so I knew without a doubt this was not to be missed!

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Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Canada and Elevate Magazine, the event was held at the chic Cove Thirtyone in Toronto. In the usual I’m so vain fashion, stations were set up by various vendors where the guests could be treated to various treatments; such as make up application, brow consultations, hair styling and much more.

 The lovely Eliza Sipin, along with Karen Viray, produced a fabulous event with a fabulous mix of networking and the celebration of all things vain! I got the opportunity to:

– Get my hair styled by Solo Bace professional stylists with, one of my preferred hair product brands, Schwarzkopf Professional Canada.
– Get a brow consultation by the knowledgeable ladies from The Brow House, who left my brows looking fierce!
– Speak to the co-founders of Fashion Forward, who told me all about their local clothing classified services.
– Taste treats from Three Works Snacks & Chips – I LOVED the apple chips!
– Get my make up done by a very talented make-up artist, Rebecca Godfrey, who got creative with a gorgeous bronze smokey eye look on my lids!

Other vendors present were Lash Addict by Sherri Wu and Bio Seaweed Gel, who we did not get an opportunity to visit this time around; yet I have experienced Sherri Wu’s lash magic in the past and there is no doubt she leave you looking fabulously! I have heard great comments about Bio Seaweed Gel and I am definitely interested in trying them out in the near future. This event has so much to do, yet I had so little time! So if you ever do attend any of these, I definitely recommend you arrive early!

I'm So Vain Deux Collage 2 I would like to thank Eliza Ilaika of The Vanity Events for inviting us and for being such a wonderful host! I definitely recommend you attend one of these events in the near future – they are perfect for a ladies night out! Take a look at The Vanity Events website at www.thevanityevents.ca for more information about their upcoming events; which are not only held in the downtown Toronto core, but around the GTA as well – which is definitely a plus! If you and you girls attend one of the upcoming events, let me know! I would love to meet you  and/or hear about your experience.

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I will be at their upcoming 50 Shades of Vain event at Berlin Nightclub this upcoming Saturday, August 3rd. THIS is the event for a ladies night out!  Especially since following the event you can keep the party going at the venue! Find out more info here. See you there!

With Love,
Christie

The Next Chapter

23 Jul

I’m back!
Yes, I know… It has been a while!

I had to put my beloved blog on hold during my last year of university (you may know how crazy busy that time gets!) and following that I took some time to launch my career; which I have done successfully.

You may notice that I have changed the name from “The Fabulous Life of that PR Lady”  to “A Style Soiree”. I did a little bit of a re-brand for various reasons. I have grown personally since my last post and I want this blog to grow with me. I have also branched out from PR to a career path that also involves advertising and marketing; as well as other very versatile roles.

Why “A Style Soiree” you ask?

I wanted to blend fashion, beauty, travel and wonderful every day experiences into my lovely blog; essentially mixing in my lifestyle and turning it into a delightful soiree – a social gathering of fun!

I hope you enjoy my upcoming posts and all that my next chapter has to offer.
If you’re new to reading my blog – Welcome to my style soiree!

With love,
Christie