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Monday, February 22, 2010

Cover Fx, BellaBalm, Balmshell, Dalish, Pink Beauty!

Can you believe it?! All the above mentioned cosmetic companies are local, and there's more! I love it! Toronto is the best place in the whole wide world.

Let me tell you a little bit about each one of our fabulous finds!

Cover Fx has an great story. Lee Graff is the founder and co-creator. She was a camouflage specialist (I didn't even know there was such a thing) for over 20 years. She has created this amazing line of products that help people with skin imperfections forget about that and move on with their busy days. How great is that?! Pretty Great!

Balmshell has lipglosses, and lip and cheek stains. I bought one of the lipglosses on Friday! I am officially a Yummy Mummy now! They have some other great names for their colors, Confessions of a Call Girl, Curse of the Purse, Hair-Apy, the list goes on! I can happily report, I love it! They are sooo cool! You get this great lipgloss and then there is one of those things, they come on pens, where there is a scene and it's all in some kind of gel and then one part of it moves up and down! Wow, I bet I could have explained that in allot less words, Holy Cow! Please tell me you know what I mean!! Well, the best news is that when you finish your lipgloss they give you an attachment so you can turn that thingme-whats-it into a keychain! Oh but I love to reuse, I really do!

I've mentioned Dalish before. I love it! It's a full cosmetic line that is designed and manufactured here in TO. Melanie jokes that it's the 100 mile face! I just checked out their website and they seem to have a bunch of new offerings. Well worth a look!

Now lets chat about Pink Beauty designed by makeup artist April Jacob. Another great local find! There are lipsticks, glosses, rouge and powder blushes, velvet and satin eye shadows and mascara! I haven't had a chance to try it, YET! I can't wait though. I love all these adventures. I will keep you posted on all the details about these and more local finds.

I can not leave without mentioning BellaBalm it is made from all natural and organic plant based ingredients. As I may have mentioned, I ski, and if you don't have a great lip balm, it can be a rather uncomfortable day! BellaBalm is amazing!

Do you know of any great local finds? Let us know, we love to hear about them and share them with everyone!

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