I have always been the type who loves seeing what goes on behind the scenes as much as I do sitting at home snug on my couch watching the action unfold on TV. I have been to a few TV shows including the Marylin Denis Show, Steven and Chris and most recently CityLine.
If you don’t live in Canada you may not be familiar with CityLine but it is a popular morning talk show taped in Toronto and hosted by Tracy Moore. The show features a variety of popular topics including: style, fashion, beauty, trends, cooking, interior designs and much more.
Photo from: Chatelain.Com
The gift bags from the show often include some great beauty products!
I have been to the show once before but last week was exciting because it was Fashion Friday which featured segments on replenishing your shoes from winter, Canadian fashion designers featuring Jeanne Becker, skincare products every woman should own and trendy dark lip colors.
If you haven’t been to the taping of a morning talk show there are a few things you should know.
1. Be prepared to get there early!
2. Try to look your best because chances are you will be on TV.
3. Have your morning coffee or a good breakfast because you will be required to keep the energy up and do a lot of clapping, woohoo-ing and ooh-ahhhs that are recorded for background audio.
4. For your presence and hard work as an honorary audience member there are usually fab gifts and giveaways!
I was feeling a bit zombie-like that morning so I turned down the chance to be in the segment featuring lip trends but maybe sometime in the future. We were given some great skincare products including the Palmers Skin Therapy Face Oil, The Palmers Swivel Stick for marks, blemishes and rough, dry skin and the Palmers Skin Therapy Body Oil which are all great for winter.
I've heard positive things about the face oil and it is formulated to lift, firm, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brighten dark spots with antioxidants, smooth, protect, plump, soften and rejuvenate. It is infused with vitamins and a blend of 10 nourishing oils: (sweet almond, sesame, coconut, macadamia, apricot, grapeseed, argan, rosehip, camelina and sunflower oil).
The oil is light-weight and just a few small drops hydrates all night! I prefer to apply it before bed because it does feels a bit noticeable at first but absorbs well with time and softens skin. The face oil retails for about $10-$13.
Since one of the themes was dark lip colors we also got the Smashbox Long-Wear Lip lacquer in the shade After Dark which is a deep blackberry hue that retails for $28.00. The Shopping channel gift card was also a nice bonus!
When treating the face many of us forget to extend our skincare routine to the neck and chest so the audience also received the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Neck and Décolleté Firm and Repair Cream. The cream smells great and deeply moisturizes to protect against the signs of aging and environmental threats, it retails for $115.00.
After the show we took my mom out for her birthday and headed over to Inglot where they gave me a tour of their new Yonge and Dundas location. I have purchased from Inglot once on a trip to Dubai and with all the pretty new colors it is great to have them here.
Overall it was a good experience and a great weekend.