Category: Beauty

It’s time for SpaWeek!

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I bet you’ve been stressed out with the end of summer and all of this back to school jazz. Well, it’s time to take a load off at Spa Week!.

What’s Spa Week, you ask? Spa Week occurs in tandem across North America. It’s a special week where an array of spa services are available for $50. You can get facials, manicures, massages, body polishes…the list of treatments are endless. And only for $50!

I really like this, because it gives people that wouldn’t necessarily go to a spa a chance to experience it. Many of these treatments are about $100, so it’s a great deal!

I booked a massage at Holt Renfew’s Spa, and I can’t wait! There are many services being offered for only $50! Book your treatment today, spots are filling up fast! Spa Week is from October 15th to October 21.

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Relax at the Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant

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There’s nothing better than sleepily swinging in a hammock held by giant evergreen trees on a sunny day. When I decided to check out the Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant, I had no idea what to expect.

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The spa is beautiful, with different pools, tubs, relaxation areas and showers. Talking is discouraged, but that’s okay because you’ll want to take everything in and just zen out. So how does it work? 7076

First, you spend 15 minutes in the warming your body in the hot baths, followed by a dip in the cold baths for a refreshing rinse. After that, relax in the resting areas and start all over again. (For a detailed description of these sessions, click here.)

What I love is the variety of areas. For the hot cycle, you can choose to go into a hot tub, stretch out on a chair by the outdoor fire pit, or visit the Eucalyptus steam room.

For the refreshing rinse, you can go into the cold pools, swim in the lake or take an outdoor shower.

The relaxation areas are my favourite. Giant couch pods (pictured in second pic) big enough for two overlook the lake. A solarium with large glass windows allow you to relax and see what’s going on in the spa below. Down by the water you can sit on the deck and take in the lake. Scattered throughout the trees are large hammocks that can fit two people. I loved staring up at the blue sky and breathing in the mountain air.

Hydration is important, and there are water and tea stations throughout the spa. There’s also a cafe where you can get a healthy lunch. You can easily spend the entire day here! A day in the baths cost $48.00 per person. To complete your experience, you can add on a massage or choose from a long list of pampering services.

The Scandinave Spa Mont Tremblant is at 4280 Montée Ryan, Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Rihanna Hearts MAC

 

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If you haven’t tried Rihanna’s classic lipstick shade yet (RiRi Woo) here’s a chance to get your hands on it! The Rihanna Hearts MAC Fall collection is all dressed up in metallic rose tone packaging, and sultry fall shades. The collection includes eyeshadow, lipstick and mascara. The collection will be available on Sept. 26th.


Rihanna premieres her perfect palette of lavish fall colour – a range of decidedly daring yet classically gorgeous shades, finishes and tools, all encased in the metallic warmth of rose gold packaging. Lipstick in deep raisin, orange frost, creamy nude and the vivid red of RiRi Woo match gleaming Lipglass, while eyes in contrasting soft and smoky cocoas complement luminous skin highlighted with Diamonds Cream Colour Base and Powder Blush in Bad Girl Gone Good.

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Taking Care of Your Delicates with Forever New

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I’m the kinda girl that tosses all of my laundry into the machine at once. I definitely don’t separate bras, and they do tend to get tangled in the washer. Ultimately, throwing my bras into the washing machine all willy-nilly will end up destroying them.

That’s why I was happy to get the chance to try a Bra Bather and Forever New Wash.

So, what is a Bra Bather? This soft cylinder will protect your bras.  The built in frame and extra padding will help to extend the life of your bras. I managed to fit 4 bras in the bather and I used the washing machine.

I  washed them in Forever New. Forever New is a special wash made with plant based, biodegradable cleansers; and is free of parabens, phthalates and dyes. It has a delicate scent, and can be used to wash lingerie & hosiery, silk, wool, cotton, and lycra.

When I took them out, they were looked perfect and smelled really good (Thanks to Forever New).

Washing bras in the Bra Bather will eliminate common problems like snags and popped out under-wire.

Now, my bras don’t come out of the washer looking like they’ve been in the losing part of a fight. No, they are pristine and ready to tackle a new week.

Thank you, Bra Bather.

The Bra Bather is $9.99 (A-C cup bras) $13.99 (D+ cup bras). Get one here. Forever New can be found here.

M·A·C So Supreme Glosses & Lipsticks

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The new M·A·C So Supreme hit stores earlier this month! There are 8 new shades in berry and pink for you to try!

Inspired by the global trend of lipgloss with tint, So Supreme goes sheerer than ever. The lightweight formula packs moisturizing, conditioning comfort with v application, adding a flushed glow to the lips that lasts beyond the shine. Introducing eight new, limited-edition shades in luscious corals, pinks, berries and nudes – four of which, including Gwi-Yo-Mi and Heart & Seoul, are inspired by Asia. Featuring the slick, clickable, pen-style brush applicator first seen in Sheen Supreme Lipglass, tint glides on effortlessly.

I loved the pen-style Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint. I tried it out in Glorious Intent. This shade was a light plum colour. It was very glossy and incredibly lightweight and sheer. Not sticky at all!

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Next, I tried the Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Candy Apple. This went on a little thicker than the gloss, and was a pinkish plum shade. I wished it was a little darker!

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Check our all 8 of the new limited edition shades!

Summer perfumes from Elizabeth Arden

 

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On a warm summer day, I was invited to a perfume event by Elizabeth Arden at the lovely Royal Conservatory of Music. The event gave everyone a chance to experience new perfumes of the summer!

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Hands down, my favourite perfume was the sensual Viva La Juicy Noir. Noir is a limited time edition, and it’s a little darker than Viva La Juicy. The notes of this perfume were broken down for us to experience.

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The perfume contains some of my favourite scents. The top notes contain fresh wild berries, mandarin and mara strawberry. The lasting base notes consist of amber, caramel, vanilla and sandalwood. This scent is perfect for a summer date, don’t you think?

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The real star of the show was Untold, the first perfume to be launched by Elizabeth Arden in over two decades. Elizabeth Arden brought the perfume creator all the way from France to discuss the perfume with us. He shared how he wanted to layer the many sides of a woman in one perfume. Mysterious, feminine and sensuality were key when creating this scent.

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Untold is a floral, musky scent with unique fruity notes such as pink pepper and bergamont. The multi faceted bottle is truly unique and looks beautiful in the sunlight. You’ll be able to find this fragrance in stores starting in August.

Essie Summer 2013

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The Essie summer collection is here! I just love the bright, sunny shades. The theme for this collection is Martime pastels. My favourite colours are the turquoise Naughty Nautical and the coral Sunday Funday. Which is your favourite?

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