Plus Stila & Ardell threw a killer holiday cocktail party. When I arrived at Wish Restaurant, the band was in full swing with classic Christmas Carrols. The room was elegantly decorated with white tulle, candles, flowers, and twinkling fairy lights. It felt like a frosty festive forest – but with champagne and sumptuous hor d’oeuvres in every corner.
After a makeover, I took a closer look at the products. Stila & Ardell have some fabulous stocking-stuffers this season:
Snow Angel Colour Palette ($50)
This is serious value in a shiny snowflake box. The Snow Angel Colour Palette ($50) has 12 cheek colours and 18 eye shadows that can be applied wet or dry. It also includes a waterproof mascara and beauty book with helpful tips.
All Is Bright Lip Glaze Set ($33)
Get mistletoe ready with the All Is Bright Lip Glaze Set ($33). The kit has eight glossy shades, and festive flavours like “sugar plum”, “jack frost” and “jingle.”
Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set ($42)
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me – five shimmering eyeliners! Set your eyes aglow in metallic shades with the Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Waterproof Liner Set ($42). My personal faves were the deep purple Tetra and golden olive Stargazer liners.
Luxe Eye Shadow Palette ($45)
Create a naughty or nice look with the Luxe Eye Shadow Palette ($45), featuring a mix of 6 cream-to-powder eye shadows and 3 inventive micro-matte shades. I loved the soft & silky feel to this product.
I used to think faux lashes were only for Halloween costumes, but boy was I wrong. Ardell’s lash expert was onsite to apply the finishing touches to the look. Check out how beautiful and bright your eyes can be with just a little help from Ardell Lashes!
My favourite part of the party was creating a personalized beauty package for clients of the YWCA Toronto. The shelter not only houses women fleeing violence, but is also dedicated to helping clients improve confidence, find jobs and housing, and enhance their skills. It was so nice to spread a little holiday cheer to women and girls in need. Way to give back, Stila & Ardell! --- Lisa Jackson