Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Beauty and the Pleats at LUX



blouse - Etzio, trousers - Cassis, wedges - Marc Fisher (from Winners), bag and bracelet - H & M

Last Sunday I was invited to attend “Beauty and the Pleats,” a silent auction fundraiser benefiting Edmonton’s Suit Yourself at LUX Beauty Boutique and this is what I wore. These trousers are the most comfortable pair of pants I own. I've waited all winter to be able to wear them again!

Suit Yourself is a local charitable organization that collects quality clothing and accessories through donations and distributes them to low-income, disadvantaged women who are seeking employment and/or entering the workforce. When I first heard about the event I thought, “Wow, what a great idea!” and I was so happy to attend and support the community. The afternoon was filled with fun make-up demo’s and mini-seminars, yummy cupcakes from Crave, mimosa’s and bellini’s (mmmm bellini’s), swag bags and of course an amazing silent auction. People could bid on gift baskets full of fabulous cosmetics and the hottest skincare and hair care products that LUX carries in their store. (Scroll down to see what I took home with me!) Also, if you brought in any used toiletries you received $10.00 worth of LUX bucks!

This is inside the store. I was in beauty HEAVEN!


Many of the products you thought you had to buy online if you live in Canada you can actually buy at LUX.



LUX beauties Sarah Lorentz and owner Jennifer Grimm in the courtyard of the silent auction held outside. It was a wee bit windy!

Swag bags and prizes for the guests!

These two baskets are what I walked out with. (Note: some of the samples you see in the boxes are what I received in my Swag bag, I wanted to include them in the picture.) I'm not sure I should tell you how much I bid to win all this deliciousness but I will say it was under $120.00 total. Can you believe that??

Close up

Closeup #2. I went for this gift basket because of the "Seriously Dark Circles" cream that was in it ; ) I'm praying it works so I won't look like the grim reaper who has to wear pounds of concealer on her face everyday. I really can't believe all of the amazing products I got. I was like a little kid on Christmas morning looking at all of this stuff! Needless to say I had a great time at Beauty and the Pleats and was so happy to hear that $3000.00 was raised for Suit Yourself in just a few hours : ).





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27 comments:

Mademoiselle Lala said...

WOW, this is some serious beauty heaven!

Your nude blouse is perfect - love this colour and style! X

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Lindsey said...

ummm obsessed with that outfit, especially your top, wedges and bag! LOVE IT! so perfect for Spring!!!!! And I'm totally jealous you walked away with all that stuff.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

LOVVVVVVVE the soft tones on you - i mean LOVE!

JennaStevie said...

Ohh I love that blouse, its very pretty. Look at all the goodies you got! Amazzzing! I am very jealous.
I was watching the news the other night and a commercial for flood prevention came on and you were in it! I was supsrised to see you on my tv!
xJennaD

Sandy Joe said...

Cargo eye shadow is unreal! They always have great neutral colours that stay on forever, it looks like your scored big time.

I think I get more thrill out of buying beauty products than I do clothing - look at the wonderful packaging!

Courtney Erin said...

This looks such an amazing event! And I adore your outfit - that nude/blush top is so pretty and that shade looks gorgeous on you.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

J. said...

Marie I love love love your blouse! It looks amazing on you! What a great event. I was in beauty heaven just looking at your pics. Looks like you walked away with some amazing stuff!
:) J.

A Fine Balance said...

I am in love with the pants youre wearing...need to find me a pair... and thank you so much for your comments on my blog the love is much appreciated. xoxox

Adrienne said...

You look stunning in your outfit.
What a fun event....and for such a good cause. It looks like you picked up some fabulous things. I can't wait to hear what your favorites are!

Closet Fashionista said...

First, you look amazing!!
and second, ooh what a great way to raise money for charity! It looks like so much fun
http://www.closet-fashioinista.com

Pop Champagne said...

love how you paired the top with the bag, I'm so obsessed with nude colors right now everything I buy is lie beige and pink haha. and let me know if the seriouslly dark circles work for you!!

SiSi Sparkles said...

Wow, what a great event/fundraiser! Your outfit looks so comfortable and breezy. I'm glad it's warming up over there :]

this free bird said...

Your outfit is all kinds of pretty and wispy. One of my fave combos yet. And hel-lo to that gift basket. What an unbelievable haul of goodies!

xo,
C

Catita said...

I want a goodie bag too! And you look so fresh! That hair cut did you got, I already loved your hair but now it is like even nicer and I am glad to see you wearing spring clothes! Finally all that snow melted!!!

Kim's Vanity said...

The pics of that store are serious EYE CANDY!!!! Love the baby blue walls and how its crammed full of yummy beauty products.

Kavery said...

Have to say I love your hairstyle. It looks so ready for summer. Your bags of goodies have some seriously good stuff.

Mallory In New York said...

Hi! i just came across your blog via love jenny xoxo. :)

First off, your outfit is gorgeous! The pants look super comfy, and the blouse is a perfect color for spring!

Second, WOW. This event looks amazing!! So much makeup, and all for a good cause... incredible. Also, I CANNOT believe that you got all those cosmetics for under $120!!

I'm following & I'd love if you could follow back!

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Nikosmommy said...

Looks like such a fun event. Seriously I think that Edmonton could teach Calgary a thing or two about having a good time?!
Great haul of proudcts...such a fun way to try new things that you might otherwise overlook.
I srsly need something for my dark under eye circle too. I look sleep deprived constantly! Let us know if this stuff works...

Debby said...

Looks like my type of gift basket! I think you are like me when it comes to cosmetics/beauty products... I am like a kid in a candy store. I sent you an email.... you won the blog redesign giveaway. xo

The Blushing Fox said...

Great outfit post dear, i like it so much!!! It looks so so dainty <3

xoxo,

www.theblushingfox.com

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look, darling!
That top is so fabulous!

xoxox,
CC

Sherry said...

I love your neutral outfit! Your top looks so sweet and comfy!

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Sue said...

great outfit!

Dress Me Dearly said...

Looks like it was so much fun, wish I could have joined you!

Sarah said...

I AM BEYOND jealous - You look fantastic too!!

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Nic Nic said...

cant believe I missed this post... wow so much goodies! Review soon? Anyway looked so much fun and for a good cause too!

RomeyD said...

Oh my gosh that does look like heaven! My kind of place to spend all day!

 
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