Top picks from Annabelle TwistUps

Folks! I’m already ten days into the #24day challenge with Annabelle Cosmetics. Some of the colours are definitely out of my comfort zone, but I’m surprising myself and really enjoying the bolder colours out of the lot.

I want to let you know I’ll be putting up a giveaway to win all 24 of the colours towards the end of the challenge. If you can’t wait for that, the TwistUp shades are 25% off right now until the 24th, on Annabelle’s website. For Canadians you qualify for free shipping if you spend over $25. Folks in the USA pay $50 to be eligible for free shipping.

Anyhoodle. The point of this post was to show you my favourite colours thus far that I’ve tried out on these smackaroos of mine. So here are my top 4 picks: fav-annabelle-twistup

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Business cards: Think outside the box.

Three day BlissDom conference requires three posts to recap. If you missed the other two (1), (2), go ahead and read them!

By day three I was all talked out. There’s only a so long an introvert can be outgoing around strangers. But I kept it goin’ and handing out my button business cards. I gotta say, it definitely helped having something other than a piece of paper to hand out. I received a lot of compliments on how unique it was, that I handed these out. nancy-button2

Finally! A photograph of the food I ate at the Delta Meadowvale. This breakfast was tremendous. Eggs, bacon, Tim Hortons tea, some juice.breakfast-day3

After breakfast I prettied myself up and put on some bold red lips from Annabelle Cosmetics. You know, since I’m doing the #24Day challenge and all. I told you the mirrors were flattering. HOLY why can’t this mirror be in every bathroom I enter? Flawless skin, if I do say so myself. Probably help from the philosophy skin care I used and foundation. Photo completely untouched. I think I may end up using it to update my headshot on my bio there, to the right.headshot-in-mirror

I changed my clothes and headed down to the Tim Hortons room to get more tea (I drank it constantly!). Earlier that weekend I noticed that two other bloggers who are also doing the #24Day challenge was at the conference. So of course we had to take a photo of us all together with the same lip colour: Monroe! Meet Michelle from Lipstick Rules, and Anjali from Rock That Look. Annabelle-24Challenge

The last day of the conference was all about learning, and listening at the sessions, and micro sessions. One of the three micro’s I attended was Kyla from Mommy’s Weird. I keep repeating myself. I was so happy to meet Kyla. She is hysterical, easy to chat to, down to earth, and dances up a storm at PJ parties ;)kyla-and-i

I walked around after my micro sessions, feeling so informed on how to grow my blog. Honestly, it’s so difficult to put into words on what I learned this weekend. The friends I met. The companies I can finally put a face-to-the-name to. The weekend flew by and I am sad that it’s over — but I will go back next year because I had such a blast.

Hallmark surprised us with a completely revamped set up. They were ready for Christmas and giving us all sorts of goodies in huge gift bags. Christmas-at-Hallmark

Lunch from Lentils. Spoiled with salmon, goodness. I’ve never had lentils before, and they didn’t disappoint! So good, you guys. lentils-lunch

After the last sessions, we had a closing keynote with guest speaker Drew that left everyone in tears (good tears) we had a three hour break. I was sitting on the couches in the hallway for most of it. Just relaxing. I got a tweet on my phone that I ended up winning a purse that I spotted at the Handmade Market Place earlier. I love it. It’s a small, yet practical passport explorer bag.  our-family-world-purse

Finally after about an hour of sitting on the couches after everything was over, my stomach got the best of me. I decided to listen to it, and feed the belly. Sliders and sweet potato are always a good choice.supper-at-delta-meadowvale

The PJ party was another highlight of the weekend.ready-for-the-pj-party

Sponsored by Cottonelle and PayPal Canada. Cottonelle had an amazing spa-like retreat for us where they set up manicure tables and gave massages all night long. I b-lined it to the massage table as soon as I walked in, and thankfully at that point there wasn’t any lineups. The massage was very welcomed after a blissful, long weekend. express-spa-at-blissdom

Brandy, Nicole and I. Brandy-Nicole-Nancy

Tatiana, myself and Shannon.pj-party

There was so much dancing, so much laughter and fun. I learned a ton this weekend. Not only about my blog, but about myself. BlissDom Canada and everyone involved has truly outdone themselves and I will be back again next year. I also want to give a special shout out to Chevrolet Canada once again for sponsoring me to go.

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Annabelle’s #24Days of TwistUp!

The past year or so I’ve been getting bolder with playing up my lips and applying some colour to them.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Both photos shown above are in the colour Monroe by Annabelle TwistUp that I reviewed. I instagram’ed the first image and the response I received from everyone was great. They loved the colour on me!

Well, I’m daring to be colourful with the launch of twelve new shades of Annabelle TwistUp Retractable Lipstick Crayon. Annabelle’s product has now doubled, with 24 shades available in some amazing hues. Here are the 12 newest shades, which launched during the summer. I know it’s a tiny picture, but click to enlarge it:12newtwistups

They’re basically everywhere. Even Target carries them which I spotted, and snapped a few shots of.  Annabelle TwistUps at Target Canada

Pointing, in case you couldn’t tell exactly where they were. Heh.Annabelle at Target Canada

The lip crayon is in a twist up tube and requires no sharpening. Since it’s creamy yet lightweight formula, it literally glides onto your lips like butter. Not that I’ve ever applied a stick of butter to my lips, but you get the gist.Annabelle-TwistUps

Starting tomorrow October 1, I will be participating in the #24Days challenge of wearing all 24 different shades of TwistUp  lip products by Annabelle throughout the next 24 days. All 24 colours baby, get ready for some colourful lips within the next few weeks. Hooo boy. Again, you can click to enlarge to view them better.Annabelle TwistUp

I’ve had some fun swatching the colours on myself before starting the challenge tomorrow, and all of the lipstick crayons are very pigmented but have this nice glossy finish to them. So there’s no drying feeling at all. And since I’m a lip-licker, that matters to me. Hate the feeling of dry lips.

A new shade will be featured as a “Shade Of The Day” each day between October 1 — October 24.

24days-with-annabelleAt the end of the 24 days I’ll be filling out this calendar that I somewhat copied from Annabelle, but my FACE will be inside each of these little boxes. Cute right? I thought so. However, if you want to see me capture a different colour on my lips for the next 24 days, I’ll be posting them all on my personal Instagram & Twitter, so be sure to get your follow on!

BLAM. My face, 24 times. Get ready for it. Er, you won’t have to be getting ready — I’ll be the one getting ready. Apologies for the mixed message. Just sit back and watch it all unveil. ;) Annabelle-TwistUp

Join the great Canadian swatch fest happening through social media channels. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate in the #24Days with Annabelle.

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