Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ask Ellen

I wanted to introduce you to a new feature will are launching at Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint - "Ask Ellen". If you have a question about a product, want to know where to get something... anything, just email me and ask it!

Today's question is from Tara in Edmonton, AB. "Where can I purchase the Lorac Mocktail that you mentioned in your February, Valentine Kisses article."

Tara, Lorac Cosmetics can be found at Sephora stores all over North America, at,, and on the QVC website. Unfortunately there are not any beauty boutiques in your area that currently offer Lorac Cosmetics. The good news is that Sephora is opening in the West Edmonton Mall on June 22nd of this year. The Calgary Sephora is opening on July 6th. Hope this helps! Ellen, Inc.

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Swirl, Tap, Bus

I am a huge fan of Bare Escentuals and use their mineral makeup every single day. I am so excited to hear that they are hitting the open roads and making a point of meeting the customers that use their products - I just wish they were coming to Canada!

Bare Escentuals’ Fan Tour USA takes place April 14-21.

BUS STOP #1: Plainfield, IN at ULTA
Start your engines! The tour gets underway in Indiana , where Leslie Blodgett and her artistry team will be providing make-unders and demonstrating how to rev-up your complexion in record time.

BUS STOP #2: Chicago, IL at The Signature Room at the 95th
Leslie and 100 of Bare Escentuals’ biggest fans will enjoy brunch and a sweeping 360-degree panorama of the Windy City at The Signature Room at the 95th. Although tickets for brunch are sold out, Leslie invites all Bare Escentuals’ beauties to the Water Tower Boutique to learn how to create the latest looks with bareMinerals.

BUS STOP #3: St. Louis, MO at Bare Escentuals Boutique
Break out your little black dress and celebrate in style with some bubbly and light bites. Leslie and the BE team are ready to toast you — and then share the newest beauty tips that that won’t leave you tipsy.

BUS STOP #4: Heart of America at One Lucky Customer’s Home — Could it be you?
Do you live within a 250-mile radius of Kansas City? If so, the fourth stop of the “Swirl, Tap, Bus” might be at your home. One lucky customer will win the event of a lifetime, as Leslie hosts an intimate make-under party for 25 of their family and friends. Visit for more entry details.

BUS STOP #5: Overland Park, KS at SEPHORA
Calling all glam girls! Put on your most diva-worthy ensemble (think boas and tiaras) to receive a make-under from the BE artistry team, then have your picture taken with Leslie Blogett.

If you are on of the lucky ladies to meet Leslie on this tour do write and tell me. I want to hear all about it!

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Create Skin That Acts Younger

As we get older our skin finds it harder to "spring back" into place and we start to get crow's feet, wrinkles around the mouth and sagging in the face - it's so depressing! What is happening is that the elastin in our skin is degenerating, causing these visible changes. It is elastin that gives our skin the ability to promote elasticity and keep our skin looking young and feeling firm - unfortunately our bodies stop producing this protein in our teens.

Revance Therapeutics of Mountain View, California, has developed Relastin, a product that increases the production of elastin and is available in an Eye Silk for the delicate skin under your eyes and Skin Revitalizer for your face. Relastin penetrates deeply into the inner layers of skin, working with your skin's own cells to promote the formation of elastin. Both items are proven to have visible results within four weeks.

"Relastin has a three-dimensional impact on the skin; until now, only treatments in a physician's office, such as lasers, fillers and Botox have been able to do that. It is a breakthrough that Relastin, a topical face cream, can impact the skin on this level." says Vic A. Narurkar, M.D., President of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery.

Relastin is fragrance-free and hypo-allergenic – great for people with sensitive skin.

For more information or to purchase visit

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Monday, April 02, 2007


I have had many readers request information on good skincare products - well April is going to have a strong focus on skincare just for you!

Did you know that our skin absorbs up to 64% of what we place on it. Something to think abnout when you are purchasing skincare products.

Today I wanted to introduce you to a fantastic organic skincare collection by the name of Juice Beauty. These innovative skincare products were developed by a team of California women, passionate about organic & healthy lifestyles. Juice Beauty combines certified organic juices with age-defying antioxidants, performance-oriented peptides, refining hydroxy acids, essential vitamins and nutrients to achieve healthy, radiant skin.

Juice Beauty has a starter kit that is a great way to be introduced to the products for only $29.00 USD. Juice Beauty Organics To Go five piece kit includes:
• Cleansing Milk 2 oz
• Antioxidant Serum 5 m
• Green Apple Peel Sensitive
• Oil Free Moisturizer 1 oz
• Hydrating Mist 1 oz
and a velvety soft, organic bamboo face cloth

I liked Juice Beauty because it is 95% organic and there aren't any harmful chemicals. I personally feel that if there is anything that I can do to promote a better well being for myself, I am willing to try it. I found that my skin was softer and smoother within days and had a lovely glow within a week.

For more information of Juice Beauty go to

Juice Beauty can be purchased at London Drugs throughout Canada, Sephora, and

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