L’Oreal Paris Secret Weapons Skincare Event 2012

I have something to admit to you all…. I’ve never seen any of the Bond movies.. yes it’s true and kinda sad if you think about it, since there is over 20 of them. I’m a huge fan of Sean Connery so one would think I would have at least one of the six he was in, but nope. My husband has been asking me to go see the new one, Skyfall, but felt I should at least see one of the originals before I jump into a new one (although I’ve been told you don’t need to see them in order)?

I was honored when L’Oreal Paris asked me to attend their James Bond/Secret Weapons Skincare Event/Tour at the Tiff Bell Lightbox in Toronto and was looking forward to learning a little bit more about the phenomenon behind the Bond series. Nothing could have ever prepare me for what I was going to see, The Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition was truly amazing and is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Bond. Even though I’ve never seen any of the movies I enjoyed the tour very much. It has over 500 different props from the movies including costumes, models, gadgets, concept artwork, storyboards, jewelry (OMG you should have seen all the bling… unreal) and other artifacts from the series.

My amazing husband was the one that drove me to Toronto so I could attend this wonderful event and was kinda sad he didn’t stay for the tour; he would have been in heaven. They even have the poker table from Casino Royale on display and my husband is a huge poker player (or at least he thinks so)!

If you’re a Bond fan you should definitely check it out if in the Toronto area, its on till Jan 20, 2013 and tickets are only $15 each.

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007 (8)Ande from Make Me Over Ande & Sandra from MomsMakeupStash

007 (4)After the tour we went up to the 3rd floor of the Tiff Lightbox building to learn about some new products coming out from L’Oreal Paris. When we first walked into the room we saw the new and wonderful line of skincare that’s coming out soon and that we were going to be learning about that night, yippee!

007 (6) 007 (5)It wouldn’t be a L’Oreal Paris even without yummy desserts and fancy cocktails. Look how cute these strawberry tuxedo and chocolate octopuses are :)

007 (7)The product launch presentation was put on by Julie Horil, group manager of L’Oreal skincare and the very dashing Eddie Malter; official makeup artist. The presentation was the unveiling of its most innovative new skincare products for both men and women. Its designed to be your new “secret weapon” in the fight against aging skin. Its new technology and special ingredients will help smooth, hydrate and revitalize your skin.

007 (1)Highlight of the night…… Viagra of Skin (which is L’Oreal Paris new serum for men)! You couldn’t ask for a more sexier man to stand behind this ad…. love love love House!

007 (8)2 of my fave beauty bloggers! Meredith from Et Tu And You & Ande from Make Me Over Ande

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 L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur:

Miracle Blur is the newest member to the #1 anti-wrinkle brand in Canada; it will instantly erase the looks of fine lines, wrinkles, pores and aging. It reduces excess oil for a soft matte finish and evens out skin tone for a radiant and smooth complexion. Miracle Blur will be the final step in your morning skincare routine; it can be used underneath makeup to prepare and smooth the skin’s overall texture or on its own to help moisturize and blur away the signs of aging providing a soft focus effect. 

I couldn’t believe it when I first tested it out, it comes out pretty dense and I thought I wasn’t going to like it, but then the more you blend it into your skin it immediately melts into your skin leaving a light, silky soft texture… it really is amazing. It’s only been 2 days and I’m already hooked. It doesn’t come out till February 2013, but it’s going to be well worth the wait for you ladies. It will retail at $29.99 for 35ml at drugstores across Canada.

L’Oreal Paris Men Expert VitaLift:

It’s the Viagra for men’s skin and that’s all we need to know!

The new men expert vitalift anti-age force lifting and fortifying serum offers an instant lifting effect to the skin. It also provides deep action fortification to help make skin visibly stronger and immediately tone…. And the “immediately” is the key word here, cause we all know if our men don’t see instant results they’re not going to use it. 

I knew my husband was going to get something out of this trip, not only did he get his picture taken in front of the 007 sign, he now has his own skincare serum to use and maybe he’ll stop using mine? We’ve all been there, the morning you catch your man into your beauty products, may this be your expensive shampoo, your moisturizer and I’ve even caught mine using my foundation (he’s going to kill me for that one). Love how L’Oreal Paris has a full amazing line of skincare just for men; Derek (aka my husband) has already been using his “Viagra” aka VitaLift for the past few days, and he’s told me he’s been loving it. If you would like me to ask him to do a review on it, just let me know, I’m sure he would love to help out.

Again this does not come out till February 2013, but you know your man is going to love it. It retails at $15.99 for 50ml.

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