Last week, a few friends and I attended an ELLE Canada event in Toronto at the Thompson Hotel. It took place on the rooftop lounge where we took in panoramic views of the 6six – I mean, city 😋. The event was to celebrate the partnership between Lise Watier Cosmetics and ELLE and the launch of its new Fall 2017 Collection. We enjoyed a cute selection of hor d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks followed by pictures and a very nice giveaway to end the night.
The dress code for this event was all white, and for me this is the first time I had attended an event with such a dress code, so I thought it looked super cool. We scanned our tickets and were escorted up to the rooftop level where we were greeted with music, a crowd of people and a SICK view. The venue was quite chic and elegant – light shades of grey and all white to match the theme. The walls had blown up ELLE magazine covers and a Lise Watier sign. Too bad the weather wasn’t the greatest but they had nice patio furniture set up and an outdoor, rooftop pool.
To start, we went to the bar to grab ourselves a drink or two. They had a special cocktail for the evening 🍹 – The Weekender, it was called. A mix of Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, grapefruit, topped with sprite. It was so refreshing and so good, I would say this is my new favourite summer drink – perfect for a nice summer day on the patio, or in our case, the rooftop.
Followed by drinks, it is a must to grab a bite to eat! The servers were walking around with hor d’oeuvres and desserts that were yummy and also cute. The bite size selections were: mini tacos, shrimps and a salmon with goat cheese bites. These suckers were being inhaled as soon as a server walked by, like vultures feasting – making it hard to capture a shot of the food. But trust me, they were cute and delicious. Of course, after having something savory, I have to end it with something sweet. For dessert, there were chocolate cake pops, covered with pink candy melt and white sprinkles and donuts glazed with marble pink and white icing – talk about yum!
Now of course the event was not about the food and drinks (#priorities) – it was the launch of Lise Watier’s Weekender Collection partnered with ELLE. There were stations set up the makeup line for you to learn about, try on and/or purchase. There were also other services being provided, like a massage, which I quickly got in line for. Who doesn’t like a nice massage, especially if it’s complimentary 🙈. It was nice and a quick relaxation – the Weekender Collection is a focus on relaxing, taking it slow and staying in on a Sunday morning. And so, the collection reflects the relaxed, natural pallet and make up, it’s very subtle and soft – check it out here. We were also given a voucher to claim a free lipstick – Rouge Gourmand The Nudes, the colors offered were Brioche, Latte and Croissant, however, I chose the color called Croissant, the color is very natural – it also gives a plump to the lip and is also moisturizing.
The girls and I had a lot of fun at the Elle Magazine Photo Booth, they had a glass window that resembled a magazine cover. We stood behind it a took many pictures and had them printed at the booth – I finally am a step closer to being on the front of ELLE Magazine 😘
Finally, to end the night, we were gifted with a small give away that included:
Smokey Kohl Velours – Nude Velours: this can be used to shade the interior of the eyes to make them pop. It has a smooth matte finish, it’s long-lasting, and has a smudge tip
24 hrs Glam Eyeshadow – Champagne Glam: This waterproof eyeshadow glides on smoothly for a long-lasting, crease and smudge proof result. It’s easy to apply, it blends easily, dries quickly and stays in place until it is taken off. An integrated sharpener under the bottom cap allows for a sharp tip at all times.
Lift & Firm 3D – Volume Enhancing Lip Patch: this patch instantly plumps and smooths the lips after 20 minutes of applying.
Sublimessence High Concentration Age-Defying Serum: The highest concentration of exclusive Labrador Tea extract in a fast-acting, age-defying serum. The Active Cell Infusion Complex boosts the efficacy and absorption of active ingredients for targeted care. With each application, a powerful dose of active ingredients penetrates skin to reverse already-visible signs of aging, improves skin’s resilience, and fight skin aging.
Who doesn’t love free giveaways! 💅💄💁🏽The event was fun and I had great company to enjoy it with. I will definitely be going to future ELLE events. Keep up to date with future events at ELLE Canada VIP Events and maybe I can see some of you there. Comment or post on events that you have gone in the Toronto area. Find more pictures below.