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Oct 9, 2014

Lise Watier Aurora Collection

October 9, 2014

The Lise Watier Aurora Winter Collection by inspired by the aurora borealis - the glorious natural phenomenon that bathes the sky in gentle, sweeping colours - the beauty of the northern lights can be seen in these luminous, shimmering seasonal products that capture the spectacle in our starry Canadian night skies. Available November 2014 - January 2015. Limited Edition!

The new collection includes :
1.Aurora Iridescent Eyeliner - $22 - Limited Edition - with a dramatic colour that shifts in the light to reflect coppery glints and a millimeter wide precision-tip applicator that makes it easy to apply. 
2.Aurora Eyeshadow Palette - $43 - Limited Edition - includes six richly pigmented shades: Taupe, Ivory Rose, Violet, Pink-Mauve, Gold and Midnight Blue - with finishes that range from semi-matte to iridescent and a creme-powder texture which can be applied sheer or opaque on the skin.
3.Eye Shine in Aurora - $20 - in a metallic blue shade with a soft and creamy texture. -
4.Smokey Kohl Velours in Indigo Velours - $20 - in a richly pigmented deep matte blue that glides on effortlessly inside and outside the eye contour with a creamy texture and a waterproof finish. 
5.Aurora Iridescent Eyeshadow in Violet - $25 - Limited Edition - violet with coppery highlights embedded with glittering micro-particles that change colour as they catch the light. 
6.Aurora Iridescent Eyeshadow in Teal - $25 - Limited Edition - teal with hints of green embedded with glittering micro-particles that change colour as they catch the light. 
7.Rouge Fondant Supreme in Stella - $24 - in a rich pink shade with a hydrating formula that contains concentrated Labrador tea extract and a soft, glossy and lustrous finish.
8.Haute Lumiere High Shine Lip Gloss in Aurora - $23 - Limited Edition - in a sheer rich pink shade with a non-sticky formula that offers long wear, comfort and deep hydration - along with a handy LED light that turns on when opened so you can apply it anywhere!
9.Aurora Celestial Light Powder - $36 - Limited Edition - a blend of iridescent rose, brown and gold tones in a delicate, feather-light powder that adds a shimmer of light to the face and body for a subtle and luminous glow. 

Here May is rocking her two favourite products from this collection:

Aurora Celestial Light Powder - $36 - Limited Edition - a blend of iridescent rose, brown and gold tones in a delicate, feather-light powder that adds a shimmer of light to the face and body for a subtle and luminous glow. 

Aurora Iridescent Eyeshadow in Teal - $25 - Limited Edition - teal with hint of green embedded with glittering micro-particles that change colour as they catch the light.  This picture does not do it justice as you can't see the teal sparkles on her eyes.

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Oct 8, 2014

Make Up For Ever Glam and Ghoul

Super excited that Make Up For Ever is coming into town! 
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October 29, 2015!!!

Oct 5, 2014

October Launches!

October 5, 2014

B.BALENCIAGA, 50ml $120 ; 75ml $155, available at Holt Renfrew, Sephora and select Hudson’s Bay locations across Canada beginning October 2014
B.BALENCIAGA is the debut fragrance by the creative director for the house of Balenciaga, Alexander Wang. Inspired by the marriage of old and new, B.BALENCIAGA gives way to a new olfactive trend: a green wood fragrance. Fresh and alluring, the new fragrance includes notes of Green Edamame Accord, Lily of the Valley, Iris Root, and Cashmeran Wood. Reflecting back on the fashion house’s classic heritage in a modern way, the bottle’s frosted glass has a unique crackle texture, inspired by the marble tiling of Balenciaga’s original 10 Avenue George V Paris salon.

ETERNITY NIGHT Calvin Klein, 100ml $95  ETERNITY NIGHT Calvin Klein for men, 100ml $86, available at Hudson’s Bay, Sears, Shoppers Drug Mart ; London Drugs locations across Canada beginning October 2014
Featuring model and maternal health advocate Christy Turlington Burns and writer, director and actor Ed Burns, ETERNITY NIGHT Calvin Klein is an evening-interpretation of the iconic ETERNITY design, elegantly rendered in a twilight palette of dusky violet and gray. ETERNITY NIGHT Calvin Klein is a creamy floral inspired by the romantic aura of dusk featuring notes of pink pepper, elderberries, frangipani, jasmine, sandalwood and tonka bean. ETERNITY NIGHT for men is a woody fougère that evokes the mysterious essence of nightfall – rich and dark, with a lingering impression, featuring notes of coriander seed, clary sage and vetiver.

Daisy Marc Jacobs Hot Pink Edition, 50ml $85, available for a limited time only exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada beginning October 2014
Marc Jacob’s world renowned runway shows are rife with vibrant colours and bold statements. Inspired by his vision, this fall, Daisy is back – and it’s all about pink. Introducing Daisy Marc Jacobs Hot Pink Edition, a richer interpretation of the eau de toilette that leaves an impression that is round and sparkling featuring notes of wild strawberry, violet petals and white woods. A portion of net proceeds from the sale of this fragrance will be donated to “Look Good Feel Better”, Canada’s only national charitable program that addresses the appearance-related effects of all cancers impacting women.

Enrique Iglesias ADRENALINE, 50ml $49, now available at all drug stores across Canada
Enrique Iglesias, one of the most successful recording artists in modern music, introduces his first-ever fragrance: Enrique Iglesias ADRENALINE. Inspired by the singer’s steady quest for sensations, Enrique Iglesias ADRENALINE captures his hunt for the rush that makes his heart beat stronger. The woody aromatic scent is a dynamic expression of true modern masculinity, with notes of mandarin Italy, violet leaves, saffron, tonka roasted and suede. What makes your heart beat stronger?


Sep 24, 2014

Angel Thierry Mugler Video

Angel, the movie:
A break from the traditional visual expression of Angel,
an unprecedented style in the world of perfume.

Born from the explosion of a star in the infinite blue of the cosmos, a woman takes shape before our very eyes: a silhouette on the move. She walks towards us with a determined stride, stepping through the waves and strata, visual metaphors of the ANGEL effects, brought with her from her celestial journey. These transformations give form to her femininity as she arrives before us, confident, triumphant and bold. A powerful woman, still half draped in sky blue… This is the triumph rather than the birth of Venus. She carries her favorite star like a trophy, the emblem of her addiction.”
Christophe de Lataillade, Creative Director, Clarins Fragrance Group

The image of ANGEL takes a radical departure with the choice of its new face, Georgia May Jagger, and graphic design. While breaking away from previous campaigns and traditional advertising, it is in perfect keeping with the bold and daring style that makes the iconic brand stand out. Evoking the multiple facets of the fragrance without apparent chronology, the story proposes various “effects” traversed by a woman: it attempts to visually express the abstract reality, dream-like atmosphere or subjective perception of a fragrance. From Norwegian director Sølve Sundsbø, this film is infused with strong emotional power and modernity.

“Metamorphosis is at the heart of all Muglerian projects and is clearly at the heart of Angel. The ANGEL effect is the metamorphosis of a woman who expresses the different facets of the fragrance: the celestial facet, which we might even call cosmic, the delicious facet and the voluptuous facet. This effect expresses the universality of youth and speaks to us all in a completely new language. ”

“This film is, by far, the most difficult and the most complex of any that the Brand has made, with five simultaneous sets, including one with our new muse.”
Christophe de Lataillade, Creative Director, Clarins Fragrance Group

ANGEL, a woman who is « part-angel, part-demon »

Sure of her power, the ANGEL woman steps onto center stage like a fascinating diva. She is, above all, a bewitching seductress, a triumphant woman who hides her game well: she is not necessarily the angel we think she is… She is part-angel and part-demon, characterized by a subtle mixture of strength and fragility: sometimes daring, sometimes fragile, but always surprising.

She commits to the different facets of her personality and femininity with captivating insolence. She makes the most of her assets with a continuous array of dizzying transformations. Seductive, ultra-feminine or provocatively bewitching, both strong and fragile, she wavers between delicacy and sensuality, gentleness and power. Bold, confident, conquering and impertinent, she spurns banality and opts for this captivating and fascinating heroine.

« For me, the Mugler brand embodies a strong and confident woman, as well as a form of creativity that you cannot classify ». Georgia May Jagger

A dazzling rising star in the world of fashion and beauty, Georgia May Jagger is instantly recognizable by her full pout; already an acknowledged style icon at just 22 years old, she has won over the top international fashion magazines: British Vogue, American Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed and Confused, I.D., Purple, LOVE, W Magazine…

The choice of Georgia May Jagger ushers in a new era in the ANGEL legend and was entirely self-evident… since her mother, Jerry Hall, already had a close connection to the brand’s history: a regular at Thierry Mugler’s couture shows, she was ANGEL’s emblematic muse from 1995 to 1997.

« I was completely painted blue for the film and I really liked doing something crazy like that... People tend to reproduce the same things, when it’s so much fun doing something different ». Georgia May Jagger

Check the video out !

Sep 20, 2014

Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector

September 20,2014   Marcelle welcomes to its skincare lineup the first skin perfecting daily corrector: Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector. The Ideal Skin Perfector is to skincare what BB Cream is to makeup: It perfects and correctsthe appearance of uneven skin tone, darks spots, pores and fine lines. TheIdeal Skin Perfector will treat with active skincare ingredients to reveal even and luminous skin without one touch of make-up! In addition, the Marcelle Ideal Skin Perfector has been tested on women of various ages and ethnicities and is recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association as part of their Skin Health Program.
-Instantly gives the skin a radiant glow[1]
-2 weeks: 89% of women saw an improvement in the texture of their skin, and 78% noticed a more even skin tone1
-1 month: dark spots look significantly reduced[2] and pores appear tighter and less visible1
As the first step in a skincare routine, the Ideal Skin Perfector is applied morning and/or night prior to the Marcelle moisturizer of choice.

-Instantly reveals a more radiant glow                                 -Visibly reduces the look of dark spots 
-Evens out the complexion                                                       -Visibly reduces the look of acne marks                               
-Brightens and brings luminosity to the skin                      -Visibly reduces the look of skin discoloration                                                   
-Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores                     -Hydrates skin for a smoother look
-Tightens and refines the look of pores                               -Reduces the appearance of fine lines
-Softens the skin and visibly improves its texture           

Sep 19, 2014

How to Re-route Body Comparisons

Before we dig in, a very important caveat: To be human is to compare. It is a very rare person who can move through life without comparing her success, relationships, wealth, experiences and -- of course -- body and beauty to those around her. It is an even rarer person who can view herself in isolation and still feel connected to society and her fellow human beings. We all compare. We all get jealous. We absolutely cannot help it because we are hard-wired to be curious about people other than ourselves and to see how we measure up. Do not beat yourself up for comparing. Do, however, consider how to react once you've started down the comparative path.
What do we gain by comparing bodies?
So, you've found yourself comparing your body to someone else's. What are you likely to learn from this exercise?
  • That bodies come in a variety of shapes, sizes and configurations.
  • That most bodies have aspects in common.
  • That every person has features she loves and features she does not love.
You may be tempted to assign value based on your comparisons, deeming certain body parts or traits to be "better" or "worse" than those possessed by your object of comparison. Do your best to avoid this. Bodies are not fundamentally good or bad, no matter what the media and the diet industry want you to believe. You may be bigger or smoother or taller or less symmetrical than someone else, but one is not categorically and essentially better than the other. In fact, at the molecular level, you are the same. If you compare, focus on diversity and overlap instead of yielding to the temptation to assign positive or negative values.
What do we lose by comparing bodies?
Say you succumb to comparative evaluation. What do you lose when you compare your body to someone else's and decide whose is better?
Individuality: By rating one type of body as better, you are relegating all others to worse. But, in fact, each body is unique and lumping sizes or shapes together dismisses that essential individuality.
Power: Your body has strengths, capabilities and talents. By comparing it to a body with totally different strengths, capabilities and talents -- most of which are not readily observable -- you may begin to devalue what your body can do and achieve. Comparing bodies can strip you of feeling powerful and capable, feelings that are essential to self-esteem.
Perspective on what's truly important: You can tell virtually nothing about a person by viewing her body. You don't know how happy or healthy she is, what is going on in her life or who or what is challenging her. Deciding that her body is better or worse than yours dismisses her personality, life experience, and essential self. Deciding that her body is better or worse than yours also dismisses YOUR non-body attributes.
Body comparisons can be more harmful to some people than others, but they will hold a dark side for the vast majority of us. If you are able to compare in a relatively detached and scientific way, noting variety and differences without assigning them emotional or social value, you are in the lucky minority. If you, instead, find yourself comparing, judging and spiraling downward, consider directing your thoughts away from comparison by reminding yourself of your individuality, power and personal strengths and values. Women are so often told -- directly and indirectly -- that our value is encompassed by our bodies, beauty, figures and physical selves. But, of course, it is not. While our looks can tie into our self-esteem and confidence, they are not our only sources of power. Remembering that can defuse some body comparison situations.
Again, comparison is a natural instinct, so don't go thinking you can eradicate it or avoid it entirely. But see if these suggestions might help the next time you get caught in a comparative-evaluative body spiral.

Sally Hansen x NYFW Spring 15 - Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, Tracy Reese & Misha Nonoo

September 19, 2014
For Nonoo’s tenth runway show, she turned to nail colour authority Sally Hansen to create an exclusive nail look. To contrast the vivacious patterns and colours throughout her Spring 2015 collection, Nonoo envisioned a white nail with an unexpected element of opacity and transparency. Each model wore Sally 
Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Let’s Snow as the base nail colour with a transparent stripe down the center. Sally Hansen’s Big Matte Top Coat sealed each manicure with a flawless, edgy finish. Let’s Snow is part of Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure collection that infuses trend-setting shades with an expert quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure delivers seven salon manicure steps in one bottle. Chip resistant strength joins gel-quality shine. Must-have colour meets nourishing benefits. Plus, a built-in base and top coat, it’s everything you need to achieve a professional manicure at home. Sally Hansen’s Big Matte Top Coat transforms a glossy manicure into a velvety matte for an edgy, unexpected finish. The smooth top coat applies evenly and easily and dries with lightning speed. 

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Let’s Snow costs $8.95 and Big Matte Top Coat costs $7.95.