I was kindly invited by Blend PR to KARE Fall Home Furnishing Collection VIP Event Down Town Toronto. When I walked in the store the space took my breath away. The Collection has pieces from all over the world. Each piece has a story of its own. Gorgeous textures, colours and shapes. I’m in love with many pieces. There is something for everyone in the boutique but also there are so many pieces online. Furniture, lights, accessories and more. KARE ONLINE
It was so lovely meeting Chris from Blend PR and the owners of KARE TORONTO which is located on 553 Queen Street West, Toronto. They also had lovely food and drinks as well.
Here is a glimpse of inside the KARE Boutique.
It was a pleasure being at the VIP Launch party. I bumped into my friend and fellow blogger Cat from
All the home furnishings are so unique and eclectic. The designs are very artistic, colourful and creative. I love all the colours and the variety of textures in each piece.
Thank you Blend PR for the wonderful VIP Treatment!
My favourite piece is this:
KARE was founded in 1981 by two designers, Jurgen Reiter and Peter Schonhofen. The innovations of these successful trend pioneers were their plea for sensuousness, boldness, and individuality in furnishing. With spectacular pieces, this Munich furniture brand creates unmistakable looks that go well beyond the mainstream.
Since 1981 the company – privately owned by its founders – has experienced phenomenal growth with its unique range of products and unconventional furnishing worlds. The company designs and markets everything in-house and then exports it around the world. The recipe for success: three times a year Kare creates new and imaginative furnishing worlds – called “trend shows”.
KARE Design is in over 50 countries with 100 stores worldwide including, Munich, Barcelona, Vienna, and Dubai to name a few, bringing forth its leading design perspective to a global audience
Introducing the NEW Dior Rouge Liquid Lip Stain & Double Rouge Matte Metal Colour & Couture Contour Lipsticks. I’m SO EXCITED! These are so incredible breathtaking in every way! I love the packaging and the formula of each one is unique and very luxurious. Very edgy and I love them!
It’s a very interesting formula. The texture is so light, it really feels like you’re applying a gloss, but watch out, because the result is powerful! It dresses the lips with a very feminine gesture. It also links up with the idea of empowerment, which advocates the values of power, and above all, confidence for todays’s modern woman. – Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup
The DIOR ROUGE Liquid Lip Stain comes in 3 different finishes. The Rock Matte, Electric Metal, POP Satin. They come in many beautiful Colours, 29 shades to be exact. They are “Laced with featherweight pigments that produce intense vibrant colour that lasts up to 12 hours. Dior’s first liquid lipstick is the next generation of liquid lipstick. A combination of wax, moisturizing oils, and setting agents make for a seamless, second-skin finish in one swipe. Philips created 29 Shades ranging from creamy beige to classic #999 Dior Red to full throttle black in three distinct textures-matte, satin and metallic. To “push back the limits, experiment, and shock people a bit,” Phillips devised four extreme shades: Black Matte (a dramatic ebony”, Oxblood Matte (a rich chocolate brown), Fab Satin (a deep, sensual plum) and hologram (a multidimensional cyber silver that can be worn alone or used as a topcoat).”
The idea was to create a Rouge Dior, a liquid lipstick with astonishing, matte, satin and metallic finishes, and to develop a range of shades adapted to every skin tone,
– Peter Philips
ELECTRIC METAL FORMULA
The Electric Metal formula feels really nice on the lips and it is soft and creamy. It applies evenly and I really love how the light shines off of it. The applicator is soft and fits perfect on the lips. It is a beautiful metallic Liquid Lip Stain. It feels like a liquid lipstick more then a stain but it does the job of a stain. It is not sticky or gloopy. It is also easy to remove. Formula feels really soft, creamy, not heavy but smooth and light. It is very pigmented and the formula has a baby powder scent which I don’t mind at all. I absolutely love it. It is also not kiss proof but the product lasts for over 12 hours on the lips.
POP SATIN FORMULA
The formula for the Satin feels really nice on the lips. It has moisture and moves around. It is not sticky or gloopy. The light reflects off of it so nicely. The scent is also a light baby powder scent which I love. I really adore how the applicator of these Liquid Lip Stains fits the lips perfectly and is very soft. There’s so much pleasure when applying it. Soft and delicate. It really feels nice to have on the lips and hydrating in my opinion. It feels like soft mousse. I really love the light shine that happens with the satin. The texture definitely feels like silk on the lips. A stunning formula.
ROCK MATTE FORMULA
I absolutely love the Rock Matte formula. It also feels so good on the lips and not drying. Not gloopy and not sticky. It’s the perfect Matte formula without drying your lips. I love the colour 424 Hypnotic Matte because it is a perfect nude colour. I can wear this everyday. I absolutely love it! This again is very long lasting and one coat is all you need.
Overall all three formulas are stunning. I would totally wear all the formulas anytime and love the fact that you can create any look. The formula of each is really superb, it applies evenly and the applicator hugs the lips. I love the scent! To me it smells like light baby powder which doesn’t linger after application. Formula feels amazing, smooth, creamy, soft and dries nicely but is not kiss proof. The formula is very long lasting and for a person who eats their lipstick after a couple of hours these lasted all day on me. I love them so much and I’m so very grateful for these samples. They are breathtaking and beautiful!
Here are all the colours that will be available in September.
Chic Matte 221 ** Exclusive to sephora only
Fury Matte 265
Crush Matte 272
Vibrant Matte 334
Impulsive Matte 362
Hypnotic Matte 424
Reckless Matte 527 ** Exclusive to Sephora only
Lively Matte 574
Shock Matte 585
Jungle Matte 614
Mysterious Matte 625 **Exclusive to Sephora only
Savage Matte 797
Dressed to Matte 828
Hectic Matte 862
Miss Satin 162
Delicate Satin 427
Impetuous Satin 442
Versatile Satin 565
Frenetic Satin 788
Fab Satin 895
Extreme Matte 658
Extreme Matte 658
Extreme oxblood 901
Extreme Black 908
Spicy Metal 375
Scandalous Metal 515
Poison Metal 797
My daughter is in the photos below. She wanted to help me out.
She loves the Dior Rouge Liquid Lip Stains so much. She says they feel really nice and soft on the lips.
Matte Metal Colour & Couture Contour Lipstick
Here I have two Double Rouge lipsticks. There’s the matte and the metallic fused together. In a single application Rouge Dior Double Rouge delivers an ombre effect thanks to its highly pigmented matte out ring combined with a metallic core that catches the light. This formula challenge was met so that on application, the two shades harmonize, creating a sophisticated finish and an optical illusion of volume. It took up to 16 attempts to find the perfect balance for certain shades.
“I really like the innovative sixties spirit of Double Rouge, a charming lipstick that provides an astonishing makeup finish,” explains Peter Philips.” The hard part was identifying the right combinations of a darker, matte outer ring and lighter, iridescent metallic core, which highlights the curve of the lip and therefore simulates volume. It’s an on the go product that’s easy to wear and yet capable of producing a make-up result that’s worthy of the pros”
For the Double Rouge, Peter Philips created 4 Colour families: fun and sophisticated reds, cheerful corals, electric purple pinks, and nudes that flatter every style of beauty.
Here I’m wearing 999 Matte Metal
I really love how these feel on the lips. Very soft, creamy, silky and smooth. They are stunning in colour and bold! I absolutely love these two colours for fall. They are not drying and not too matte. They still have a very light shine to them and feel very hydrating! They don’t feel heavy at all. The formula doesn’t come to a complete matte dry finish. The formula still moves around on the lips. Very silky and soft! I love them! Truly bold and beautiful and very comfortable to wear. I love the packaging as well. The caps inside are red and they have a good weight to them. Very strong and sturdy but also elegant and beautiful!
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