Category: Beauty

Holiday Beauty Picks from ACI Beauty

The holidays are actually just around the corner! It’s time to start breaking out glittery eyeshadows, deep lipsticks and festive manicures. Here are my favourites from ACI.

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If you want huge oversized lashes give Cargo Boundless Mascara ($20) a try! The oversized brush has 3 different textures so you can get maximum intensity. The soft bristle coats lashes with just enough product, the firm bristles gives increased volume, and spiked bristles gives defined curls and separation. I use all three for a dramatic holiday look.

With cold weather and snow comes watery eyes and runny mascara. Some waterproof formulas are not the best in lengthening and fanning out my lashes. Fusion Beauty has changed my opinion of waterproof mascara with their Xtension ($28) dramatically lengthening fibre mascara. With micro fibers and nourishing ingredients, it promises no smudges or clumps which has been great in cold weather! (more…)

Brill Communications Preview

Brill Communications held their annual Holiday 2016 and Spring Preview 2017 at the One King West Hotel. There was a variety of holiday treats, and items to look forward to for the new year. Here are some of my favorite.

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Ecco has come out with a new innovate shoe that’s not practical but stylish as well. Ecco Cool 2.0 is a perfect shoe for those rainy days when you don’t want to pull out the rain boots, and still want to wear stylish sneakers with a button up blouse. The sneaker comes in black, pink, and white for women. The shoe is cool and breathable for all day wear, and although there are many holes in the design, the shoe is 100%waterproof. Available Spring Summer 2017

CONAIR

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Conair has lots of new sparkly (literally) things in store for perfect holiday gifts! My favorite is the diamond infused hot paddle brush. This large brush is great for those with thicker hair which can take forever to straighten. With this paddle brush not only are you straightening your hair, but you are brushing it as well which is definitely a time saver. Some cool features of the brush are the diamond ceramic technology, as well as the silicone bristles for added shine. The brush can go up to 400 degrees, as well as heat up in 30 seconds. (Brush pictured on the left).

Retails for: 89.99 CAN

EXPRESS

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Fashionable and affordable brand express will get you holiday ready with their variety of sparkles, velvet, and suede clothes. My personal favorite are the sparkly jumpsuits and velvet booties which are popular with several New York editors.

RIMOWA LUGGAGE

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The holidays can come with a lot of traveling, and with traveling comes lost luggage which can definitely put a damper on any holiday. Rimowa luggage brand just made your trip easier with a new digital check in for your luggage with the Rimowa electronic tag. Simply use your smart phone to check in and avoid lines. The addition can be found in select Rimowa models, and the feature is currently  in the works for North American airlines.

 

 

 

 

 

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face and Body Foundation

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Make Up For Ever has reformulated their traditional face and body foundation into a new  formula. I wasn’t sure what to expect for the texture of the Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face and Body Foundation ($54) since it is not only waterproof, but also 80% water-based. The foundation comes with a convenient pump to  dispense the right amount of product. Since it is also gel based, the texture was similar to a hair gel. I received the shades Y445 and Y455. (more…)

Estée Lauder Fall Preview

 

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Fall is my favourite time for both makeup and fashion. I was invited to a preview by Estée Lauder to see what they have in store for fall! has introduced a variety of new products to the beauty market for fall. Here are some of my favorites:

Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm ($48.00)   

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One of my favorite products is the Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm. This formula is great for taking off face and eye makeup at the end of the day, while leaving your skin feeling moisturized.  What’s so unique about this product are the changes that happen as you apply it to your skin. It first applies as a balm, and as blended into your skin, the formula transforms into an oil, and finally the formula turns into a washable emulsion. (more…)