6.28.2013

LUSH: Sea Spray and Herbalism Facial Cleanser

"Fair Hair Fixes: Frizz is the arch nemesis for women with wavy and curly hair; it can make the greatest haircut look messy and unpolished. Even tame tresses can take on a life of their own when humidity levels rise appearing frizzy, limp or flat. But, with the right products for your hair type you can keep frizz & flatness at bay. Check out a LUSH-ious hair solution:"




Sea Spray ($12.95): A salty hair spritz for body, hold, and a beach-beautiful look.Apply before blow-drying, apply to dry hair and work through for beachy waves, or apply to damp hair for instant sex appeal.


This easy to use, effective, gentle product keeps your hair light while styling it to give you a beachy look. It gives you shine and texture with little effort. It is a great product for short hair as well. You can apply it on damp or dry hair, and mist it like you would hairspray, then scrunch it up a little. This product will leave you with a great scent as well! 
Featured Ingredient: Grapefruit Oil. 




"Adult Acne: Not a teenager but still suffering from acne flare-ups? LUSH has several skin savers that are perfect for acne flare-ups, especially during the sweat-laden summer months that typically cause more break outs!"


Herbalism Facial Cleanser (Sold by weight, $15.75 for 100g): A detoxifying, purifying and exfoliating herbal facial cleanser that is formulated for oily, sensitive skin and decongests clogged pores. It contains China clay to remove excess oil, ground almonds and rice bran to exfoliate dead skin cells. Along with sage, an antibacterial, chamomile, to calm troubled skin and marigold, to soothe inflammation. (Vegan)



This product keeps your acne at away,  leaving your skin soft without the grease. To use you have to dampen your face with warm water, use a pea-sized amount adding water. Apply using small circular motions. Rinse and dry. 
Featured ingredients: Nettle, Rosemary, Rice Vinegar Extract. 

Be sure to stop by a store to find these products or visit LUSH online at: www.lush.ca

6.20.2013

Finding the Ideal Eyeglasses





For more information on The Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection please visit www.joeyhealy.com.

6.19.2013

Angelo David Hair Care Giveaway!






Product Overview: The Angelo David Premier Volume Spray is a transformative volumizer that adds incredible fullness and volume to hair without creating stiffness. It has a flexible-conditioning formula, combining silk and wheat proteins with Panthenol and avocado for extra strength and hydration. Evening Primrose enhances shine, while sun protectors keep color vibrant. For your fullest-looking hair ever!

Directions for Use: Mist onto freshly shampooed, towel-dried hair evenly. Then mist directly onto lifted sections from the roots to the mid-shaft, and style as desired. Use on dry or second-day hair; for extra volume, set with your blow dryer, directing air flow multi-directionally.

About Angelo David Hair Care: Protect your Couture Hair investment with Angelo David Hair Care. These exclusive, state-of-the-art, high-performing products were specifically formulated to Angelo’s specifications to meet the needs of natural hair, as well as Angelo David Couture Hair Extensions and Additions.

Their luxurious, nourishing, results-driven formulas keep your hair healthy, strong, shiny, well-conditioned and tangle free. All are lightweight, so they won’t weigh down any hair type, making them as great for fine hair as they are for coarse, dense hair.

Angelo David Premier Volume Spray retails for $18.50. $1.00 for every product purchased will be donated towww.lupus.org.  To purchase, please visit the Angelo David Salon or www.angelodavid.com.
For more information on Angelo David please visit www.angelodavid.com.



How to win:



*Write 'Angelo David Hair Care Giveaway' on the Subject Line

*Contest is open to US and Canadian addresses


Give away closes on July 1st at 11:59 pm and winner will be chosen at random.



Goodluck!
The winner has been notified!

Summer at Bayview Village

"Summer is here so try something new: Mix up your yellow hues and metallic shoes. Melissa Evans-Lee shows you how to nail the mellow yellow trend, the haut Bayview Village way."
Wildfox at Mendocino $84

Pink Tartan $295

Andrews $185

Nine West $109.99
Browns $85







6.18.2013

Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David Pisacreta's Tips for the Summer


Be sure to lookout for a haircare giveaway within the next few days! 



"Get the Summer muss without the salon fuss— Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David Pisacreta shares tips on set in the Hamptons for replicating Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss’s look for AVENUE Magazine."


Shoshanna looks radiant on the cover of AVENUE Magazine.  Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David Pisacreta tells us what he did to give Shoshanna a fun, natural look that works day or night. Hair and Makeup by Angelo David Salon (www.angelodavid.com)

1. Prepare hair for styling by spraying the Angelo Premier Volume Spray ($18.50, available at www.angelodavid.com) onto the roots to prep the hair.

2. Once hair is blown out smooth, take sections of hair and wrap it around 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron before securing with duck clips. Spray with a medium hold spray and let it cool down for 15 minutes.

3. Attach the pre-styled Angelo David Couture Clip-on Extensions (prices may vary) onto hair to add more length and volume.  Release the clips and use the Angelo David Medium Paddle Brush ($55, available atwww.angelodavid.com) to brush the curls out before parting hair onto the desired side.

4. Pull hair to a loose ponytail then proceed to create a loose chignon. Secure the look with bobby pins.

5. Gently pull the bun to make the look a bit messy, and then finish with a strong hold hair spray.
For more information about Angelo David Pisacreta
or Angelo David Couture Hair visit www.angelodavid.com
Follow Angelo David on Twitter @AD_Salon


6.15.2013

Anthropologie Sunnies


We love the collection of cat eye sunglasses Anthropologie has in stores and online. You can view them here

Caudalie Mineral Tinted Moisturizer


"Fair weather is just around the corner and it’s time to lighten your beauty kit! Mission accomplished with Caudalie, the French brand of beauty products with active ingredients from grapes and the vine. "



Mineral Tinted Moisturizer$32, 30 ml tube
Mineral Bronzing Powder$34, 40 g compact


Topping the list of basic essentials for spring 2013: Mineral Tinted Moisturizer for light or dark skin, with 79% natural ingredients and the multi-action, easy-to-use bronzer, that works for everyone, Caudalie’s Mineral Bronzing Powder

Foundation is the product to use when seeking to cover the skin with a layer of color. Meanwhile, tinted moisturizer is the product to go to when seeking to hydrate and even out your complexion with minimal coverage.  For this, we highly recommend Caudalie's Mineral Tinted Moisturizer as a beauty essential for 2013. It comes in two shades: light to medium, and medium to dark. 
It is described as a complexion enhancer, a cream that instantly moisturizes, evens and illuminates the complexion. The texture will self-adjust for a natural finish, and can be applied by itself or after cream/ lotion application. It contains hyaluronic acid and antioxidant polyphenols. 
Caudalie describes their polyphenols as unique because their grape polyphenols fight free radicals (UV, pollution, stress), that are responsible for 80% of skin ageing. In addition, there are no traces of any parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oils, sodium laureth sulfate, or animal ingredients. 

This tinted moisturizer is very nice and has made its way into our beauty essentials list. It is great for sensitive skin, and does not tempt your skin to break out. It blends well, and does not leave a mess. The moisturizer goes on light without feeling greasy, and the end result leaves your skin with a more even skin tone, and a healthy glow. 
For those with medium skin, we recommend testing both the light to medium, and medium to dark shades. 

For extra hydration especially during the winter months we recommend mixing it with cream. 








Pür Minerals used to create makeup trends on the runway


Pür Minerals is available at ULTA stores nationwide (USA) and online via www.purminerals.com. It can also be found at a number of Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Canada


Our review of Big Blink Mascara by Pür Minerals can be found here

6.13.2013

Caudalie: Figue de Vigne

"Caudalie’s fourth Fresh Fragrance, FIGUE DE VIGNE, was created by perfumer Françoise Caron (Hermès) in collaboration with Caudalie's founder, Mathilde Thomas.
Price: 40 $ / 50 ml
Available at Murale, Jean Coutu & Ogilvy

TOP NOTES: Bergamot (Italy), Coriander (Ukraine), Orange (Italy), Mandarin.
MIDDLE NOTE: Fig Leaf Accord, Rose Essence (Bulgaria), Peach Fuzz Accord, Cardamom (Guatemala).
BASE NOTES: Vetiver Extract, White Musk, White Cedar.

The story behind Figue de vigne comes from the island of La Lande, a secret hideaway part of the Château Smith Haut Lafitte estate, which is home to a hundred year-old fig tree that flourishes among the bulrushes and the ivy. In its shade, the air is divinely perfumed with a singular fragrance. Mathilde Thomas spent entire afternoons beneath this tree, dreaming of one day capturing the fragrance. Figue de vigne is the essence of the island of La Lande."

A wonderful fragrance, especially for summer. The scent is very clean and fresh smelling with long lasting capability. It has a crisp and clean scent. A breath of fresh air! A lovely scent that seamlessly transitions you from spring to summer. 




Origin North is here!



6.10.2013

Purdys Chocolatier Goji Bar

For those who love dark chocolate and goji berries, this one is for you! Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend. 


What: Purdys Chocolatier Goji Bar
Size: 3 Bars-180 g/ 12.6 oz
Price: $8.85

Website: www.purdys.com

About:
Purdys Chocolatier is a Canadian owned business  with 63 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. You may read more about it here. 


6.06.2013

Lucky 7- The Original T-Shirt company




Such fun t-shirts made in celebration of Lucky 7's anniversary! These 16 shirts are limited edition collection of men's t-shirts featuring the brand's top sellers from the past decade. 

We find that these two shirts above have medium thickness and fit true to size. They both have a soft feel which is very much appreciated. These t-shirts are great for sleeping in and wearing out and about. Their durability is very good and holds up well. The collar doesn't seem to stretch or roll, even after washing. Many varieties of fun colours seen above and many more styles on their website as well. 

Be sure to visit their website at: http://www.lucky7clothing.com. You can also find Lucky 7 merchandise in boutiques located in Canada, USA, and around the world.


6.04.2013

Santalia

Santalia is offering you the chance to try out three of their new products for FREE! Simply click on the link below to receive packettes of the following Santalia products:

·         Refining Mask: Natural minerals and sandalwood extracts remove excess oil while delivering the calming, healing benefits of sandalwood. It also helps to stabilize swelling and redness for clear, smooth skin.

·         Daily Balancing Serum: A lightweight formula that helps to counter excess sebum production and prevents blemishes. Perfect for skin that’s simply oily. Leaves skin clear, stable and balanced.

·         Intensive Spot Treatment: This powerful booster neutralizes newly forming breakouts before they emerge. The clear, quick drying gel calms inflamed skin, while controlling bacteria. Natural, unisex aroma of sandalwood.

To receive your free samples, please visit this link: http://www.santaliashop.com/acne-sample-packette.html


About Santalia
Santalia’s Acne Treatment products work to provide a natural alternative for sensitive, acne-prone skin. Void of harsh, toxic chemicals, this simple regimen, based on the Sandalwood tree is clinically proven to quickly reduce and clear blemishes without over drying. The formulations meet FDA requirements for over-the-counter treatments and are an effective, yet natural remedy to clear, calm and smooth skin at any age.

Additional Features & Benefits:
·        Organic Sandalwood Oil calms irritations and combats bacteria
·        Lemon Myrtle, a traditional Australian plant extract contains antibacterial properties
·        Kakadu Plum, an Australian Bush Food know to be the world’s richest source of Vitamin C, which is essential for healthy skin
·        Laminaria Digitata Extracts, an extract of seaweed that is rich in minerals for balanced skin, and zinc that help reduce 5-alphe reductase activity and P.acnes