L’Oreal Paris Cocktail Party & Spring 2013 Preview

Last night I attended my first L’Oreal event, held at the Trump Hotel in downtown Toronto. It was such a glamorous party –  with dazzlingly dressed attendees and amazing food & decor. Just take a look at the beautiful treat bar – can you spot the chocolate Louboutin?

We were introduced to over 80 products scheduled for a Spring 2013 launch – here the 4 I’m most excited about:

1) Visible Lift Color Blush: A creamy lightweight powder blush
formulated with Tourmaline. This blush has a very soft texture – and
leaves such a glowing and radiant finish. I LOVE my blushes and can’t
wait to use this one.

2) Color Genius iPhone App: Take
an iPhone picture of your outfit and this App will process it and match
it up with coordinating eyeshadows, nailpolishes and lipstick shades! So
much fun AND it’s free – search for “Color Genius” in the App store.

3) Elnett Satin Heat Sprays:
L’Oreal has combined it’s famous Elnett Hairspray with a heat
protecting formula (to protect up to 230 degrees Celsius). Now I don’t
have to use 2 different sprays before I curl my hair – so simple &

4) Infallible The Super Slim 12H Eyeliner: This is
the product I’m most excited about – a liquid eyeliner pen with a TEENY
brush that deposits the most pigmented line of color across your lashes.
I always line my upper lash line before applying mascara. I usually use gel eyeliner because of its rich pigmentation – but this would be so much quicker for daily use.

I had a great time catching up with old friends (TOBeautyReviews & RubanXRose) and meeting new ones (PriincessEmily & Joyce Wong).

I’m in Pink & Gold, RubanXRose is in Black, PriincessEmily in
Blue, Joyce in Red & TOBeautyReviews in Black & Grey

A lot of us had a sequins theme going on (I even doubled up!) – we
planned on taking a group picture but it was hard to track everybody
down LOL! Although I didn’t get a picture with them – I loved chatting
with: LinerGlitterGloss, FunnyFaceBlog, BlushPretty, Rica, Fionaman, GlitterGeek, PerilouslyPale, JilloJello, EtTuAndYou, Anjali, Amelia & JennMUA. (Sorry if I left anybody out!) 

As we left the event we were gifted with a selection of products from the preview – here’s what was in my bag: Power Moisture Haircare, Healthy Look Gloss, Elnett Heat Spray, Age Perfect BB Cream, Color Riche Caresse Shine Stain Lipcolor, Color Riche Nail Color, Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara, Color Riche Eye Shadow Quads and Visible Lift Color Blush.

I can’t wait to try these products out – especially the lipstains, nailpolish, mascara & blush!

Which preview product are you most excited about?


  1. Mehreen
    November 28, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    wow! that looks like so much fun! ever sicne you tweeted that pic yesterday….ive been craving chocolate! lol

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 28, 2012 / 4:01 pm

      It was fun – and the Trump hotel is SO beautiful…I wish my house was decorated like it LOL! Let's both have a little chocolate now – I think I have some After Eight mints downstairs ;-P

  2. Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    November 28, 2012 / 4:06 pm

    Wow Ella you are FAST!!!! Great post! I was seriously such a bad blogger yesterday. 1 – forgot my camera (who does that?!?) 2. was too busy eating/talking/looking at products to take pictures with my phone and tweet!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 28, 2012 / 4:07 pm

      Thanks Elaine 🙂 I like to write it while it's fresh in my mind – otherwise I keep procrastinating and it never gets done LOL! You're never a bad blogger – but oh my goodness – I keep thinking about last nights shrimp and fresh veggie rolls…I want some more!

  3. Perilously Pale
    November 28, 2012 / 4:09 pm

    It was so great meeting you. You're even more beautiful in person. You got a blush? You're the first one I've seen with that snuck in there! I can't wait to start trying the glosses. I may be snacking on a bit of chocolate right now. 😉

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 28, 2012 / 4:12 pm

      You're so sweet and I'm so glad we finally got the chance to meet! Ooh…I feel special now about the blush …I'm a HUGE blush fan, and I was so excited to find one in my bag (I didn't take it from the display I promise LOL!!! Although maybe I should have? ha ha)

  4. Beautygirl24
    November 28, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    What a fun event! I love L'oreal products! You looked beautiful in that shimmery blush top Ella. And the chocolate Louboutin? There's no way I'd want to eat it because it's so pretty!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 28, 2012 / 9:34 pm

      It was SO much fun – I love L'Oreal mascaras and blushes – and I'm super excited to try their lip products and nailpolishes – it's been a while since I used those L'Oreal products.

  5. Anonymous
    November 28, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    Wow dying of envy here lol! What a great night it must have been! You look beautiful 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 28, 2012 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks Parveen – it WAS a great night and I feel so lucky that I was invited!

  6. Lindy May
    November 28, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Wow! Look at all those goodies!! I'm a huge blush fan too so looking forward to trying that!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 28, 2012 / 9:38 pm

      You'll love the blush – it's such an interesting texture – it's a powder but feels so soft!

  7. Alina Anghel
    November 28, 2012 / 10:12 pm

    beautiful photos! xxThe Provocative Couture

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 29, 2012 / 3:05 am


  8. Jennifer from Spiced Beauty
    November 29, 2012 / 1:18 am

    Great post!It's always great seeing you!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 29, 2012 / 3:07 am

      Thanks Jenn – it was lovely to see you there 🙂

  9. alison*elle
    November 29, 2012 / 2:28 am

    This event looks like it was a ton of fun, Ella! And you and all the other girls look so festive!xo, alison*elle

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 29, 2012 / 3:06 am

      Thanks Alison – the event was SO well-planned – we all really enjoyed it!

  10. Schnelle
    November 29, 2012 / 2:48 am

    What a fun event! That dessert table looks to pretty that I would be afraid to eat to any of it:) You are gorgeous- love the sparkle! What a great goodie bag too, can't wait to hear all about your thoughts on the products.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 29, 2012 / 3:07 am

      Thanks Schnelle – I can't wait to start trying out the different products 🙂

  11. Anonymous
    November 29, 2012 / 3:12 am

    How fun! I can't wait to try that eyeliner when it comes out, I'm obsessed with liquid liners these days. You looked gorgeous at the event!xo,LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 29, 2012 / 3:31 am

      Thanks Lindsay! I love liners too – even the slightest line makes my lashes look so much thicker than mascara alone.

  12. Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    November 29, 2012 / 11:19 pm

    What a fun, fun night! Even though I have my liner tattooed on I would love to try some color to layer on for more fun! PS – you looked gorgeous as ever!Sequins&Stilettos

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 30, 2012 / 4:36 am

      Thanks Skylette – it was a fun night – hubby and I really enjoyed going to such a glitzy event…reminded us of our 20s LOL! So lucky to have liner tattooed on and not have to worry about it – I always mess up my liner when I'm in a rush.

  13. Medina Sumendap
    December 5, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    I was looking for a blogger over 30 just like me and I stumble across yours. You don't look 30 at all, very pretty and love your style. Keep blogging. Oh, and I'm your new follower from Indonesia. Check out my blog (just started :D) http://nothingbutlovehandles.blogspot.com – and if you like, you'd like to follow mine? :)) Thanks

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 6, 2012 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks for following! It's good to know there are a lot of us 30 something bloggers – we don't outgrow our love for beauty & style as we get older 😛

  14. MomsMakeupStash
    December 6, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    I don't remember chatting with you? I had a few cocktails 😉 I was there with Jessica and Rica.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 6, 2012 / 3:21 pm

      I don't think we got the chance to meet at this event – but hopefully next event for sure 🙂

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