giveaway : strike a pose in stockholm with revlon …

October 17, 2014By stephanie 1 Comment

It’s friday folks! :) And while I haven’t been the best little blogger when it comes to posting regularly, I thought you would forgive me if you knew that today, I decided to get your weekend started off with some fun : a giveaway.

A giveaway?! I rarely have those on the blog, don’t I? Well, the kind people behind Revlon gave me the inspiration by treating me to my very on Stockholm-inspired look for Fall 2014 using their line of Colorstay products. Check out my “Stockholm Selfie” below:

How did I get the look? Easy peasy …

*  Start by sweeping Revlon’s ColorStay ShadowLink ($3.49 each) in Bone across the entire lid from lash line to brow bone;

*  Using Revlon’s ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner ($10.49), apply the liner across the lash line – nice and crisp – and extend it just past the eye’s outer corner, wings for takeoff are acceptable!

*  Using eyeshadow colour Onyx, dust the colour from the inner corner and blend outward.

*  Top your lashes with Revlon’s Bold Lacquer Mascara ($10.49) … layer as needed.

*  Finish the look with the piece de résistance : Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain ($13.59) in Stockholm Chic.

Ready to go to Stockholm? Well, you could pick up any of these ultra-cool shades listed above at your local Shoppers Drug Mart, Wal-Mart or Rexall … or … you could enter Revlon’s giveaway to win your very own set! The rules are simple … head over to my Instagram page, follow me, and simply double-tap my Stockholm selfie post to be entered. Bonus points from me if you leave a comment. :)

The contest ends when the clock strikes 11:59 pm TONIGHT!*

Good luck!!


* contest is open to Canadian residents only.


and the winner is …

November 12, 2013By stephanie

A very big thank you to all those whom took the time to leave a comment on our Giveaway Post and also, our Facebook page. Unfortunately, I can only pick two winners … BUT … we do hope that all of you can join us at the LOFT Square One Grand Opening on November 14, 2013.  We will be there form 5 to 8 pm, giving mini-makeovers with a focus on Holiday trends.

But enough chit chat – I know why you are all tuned in today – to find out the winners of the $50 LOFT Gift Certificate.  Well, let’s not wait any longer, shall we?

And the winners are :





Congratulations ladies!

Please meet me at Square One on November 14, 2013 to claim your prize. If you are unable to do so, please email me at and we can arrange for you to claim the gift certificate another way.
You will have until November 17, 2013 to claim your prize!

Again thank you all for taking the time to enter. I’m looking forward to the next giveaway!

See you at LOFT …


the “b(p)” list : blushpretty+loft

November 6, 2013By stephanie 18 Comments


We get to work with some really great people and brands.

Case in point : LOFT! Yes, that LOFT.

We’re pretty chuffed to be joining LOFT at the grand opening on November 14, 2013 of their newest location : Square One! Just in time for the holiday season. 

Many GTA fashion and beauty bloggers (and of course your every day fashion-enthusiasts) were excited when LOFT first came to Canada not too long ago, AND, are just as excited as storefronts keep opening and expanding across the city, making LOFT accessible and nearby to all.

And believe me, you want to live near a LOFT! With a great mix of classic and on-trend pieces – which are further complimented by reasonable price ranges – it’s going to quickly become your “go-to” shop when you are needing to add the right piece to round out your wardrobe or when you need that statement piece for a special event.

Since we are about to embark on the holiday season, which comes complete with low temperatures but high shine, here are some pieces that both LOFT and bp believes should walk right into your closet:

I’m a layering type of girl, so while it might be cold, I still love a good t-shirt as the base of my outfit. However, when the eggnog is flowing and the holiday songs are playing, a sparkly tee on casual Friday is perfectly acceptable. Pair it with jeans or black trousers and hello holidays!

Winter white! Love it. The key to wearing white in winter is wearing it in the right fabric … and this one is soooo right! The texture and sparkle is perfect for the office or for a holiday party. It can take you from your 9 to 5 meeting right into your 5 to 9 cocktails.

Holiday high-shine aside, being warm is also important. Like I said, LOFT isn’t just about being in style, but being timeless as well. A classic sweater in a rich colour like the one above is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.

The scarf … the quickest way to take last year’s winter coat and make it new again. LOFT isn’t just about a sweater, a skirt, or a pair of pants – but it is also about great accessories.

So … there you have it. If you aren’t familiar with LOFT, well … better step to it! You cannot flip through a major fashion magazine and not find an advert, or a mention, or a piece from their line in a “what’s hot this season” – type list, so it’s in your best interest to officially add LOFT to your list of “must shop” places. To help you along, we’ve got something for you:


We love a good giveaway!! And so does LOFT.

Take some time this week to leave a comment on this post
and enter yourself to win a
$50 Gift Certificate* to LOFT.

We will accept entries from today until Monday, November 11, 2013.

AND, we have two gift certificates to raffle off!

Thank you in advance for entering and we hope to see you at the opening!

A very big thank you to bp’s Artists Manager, Elaine Atkins, whom just happens to adore LOFT  so much (see her lifestyle blog, Toronto Beauty Reviews) that LOFT went to her about partnering up with a glam squad in the city for this event. She pointed right in our direction. Obviously she is a little biased … but that works in our favour! :)
Thanks Elaine!


*gift certificate will be available for pick-up at the event on November 14, 2013
( but is not required to be spent that day – we just want to see you and meet you!);
arrangements can be made for pick-up or delivery after November 15, 2013

bp on the shelf: CLEAR scalp and hair beauty therapy

February 14, 2013By stephanie 2 Comments

It’s time for a giveaway!!

CLEAR is so confident that you will love their shampoo and conditioner that they will offer one BlushPretty reader the opportunity to take the Seven-Day challenge head on!
To be entered into this draw to receive one set of Shampoo+Conditioner is

Simply email us at with a pic of  your hairstyle today – your long loose longs, a topknot, or a ponytail, it doesn’t matter. Send us the snap along with your name, email and phone number so we can reach you if you win!

*please note that your picture may be used in our post when we announce the winner

The winner will be announced on Monday, February 18, 2013.
Good luck to all!