Category: Beauty

Backstage with Maybelline at World Mastercard Fashion Week

 

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It’s always fun to experience the hustle and bustle of backstage at Fashion Week!

Beauty expert, Grace Lee, glammed up the models for the various shows during Fashion Week.

This look is about creating one look for two designers. A red lip is universally beautiful look and very classic. Grace created contoured cheeks, and a full brow.

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For gloss,  the model is wearing vivid red, with the new Maybelline New York Color Elixir on top.  Grace demonstrated to show me how glossy this new product is. She said it combined the shine of a gloss with the colour of a lipstick. I’m sold! It looks beautiful. These elixirs will come out in November.

The next look was created for the Melissa Nepton show.

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“This look is definitely one of my favourites! Colourful, bright, spring-inspired yellow lids complement the pink all over the face. We’ve created a bit of a different take on blush, which draws even more attention to the eyes.” Grace Lee, Lead Makeup Artist, Maybelline New York Canada

Get The Look:
Dab Maybelline New York EyeStudio Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Loose Powder Shadow in Wild Gold into the inner corners of the eye and Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow in Fierce n’ Tangy onto the centre of the eyelid.
Apply the Pure Pigments Loose Powder Shadow in Pink Rebel in a c-shape along the temple, much like you would apply a bronzer or highlight. Add mascara to the top and bottom lashes to complete the look.
Until next Fashion Week!

Fall Beauty Essentials

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Fall is here! Fall is here! Here are some of my favourite things.

1. Seche in Ostentatious: I know you all love this brand for their glossy top coats- but have you tried the polish? This one coat polish goes on strong and lasts for days!

2. Demeter Saltwater Taffy: Summer is gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hang on to the memories. Spritz on this salty sweet perfume and be transported!

3. RiRi Woo Fall Collection: This popular lipstick gets dressed up for fall in a rose gold metallic.

4. clinique All About Shadow: Clinique has revamped their eyeshadow formula and released new eye popping shades. Now easier to use than ever with numbered palettes for a fast smokey eye.

5. Fresh Yoga & Fitness Wear Wash: Fall means back to work! Don’t forget to work out- keep your gear fresh by washing it in this specially formulated plant based wash.

6. Stila Color Outside The Lines Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set: This adorable set comes with 5 liners in black, emerald, aubergine, navy and brown. They go on so smooth!

7. Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow: Comes in an array of shades to match your skin-tone and offers light, bright coverage. Perfect if you want your skin to breathe and look moisturized while hiding flaws.

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!

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