Friday, May 04, 2007

MAC Summer of 2007

Coming this June are two limited collections sure to grab your attention:

For a look that is out of this world, the Moonbathe collection is for you. Metallic colours and pearlescent shades bring glamour to the summer of 2007.

Sunmetal -Warm bronze with silver pearl
Honey Moon - Warm pink bronze with gold pearl
Solar Plum - Berry with red and gold pearl
Eclipse - Deep rust with gold pearl

Crescent - Soft maple with gold pearl
Moonbathe - Sheer tangerine with white and gold pearl
Dark Flower - Warm plum pink and gold pearl
Elaborate - Soft low karat gold with pearl

Cosmic - Warm yellow gold with gold pearl
Saturnal - Deep olive with gold pearl
Firespot - Intense orange with gold pearl
Cranberry - Reddish plum with pink shimmer
Claire de Lune - Soft cream with pink pearl

Molten Sol - Rich gold with intense metallic pearl
Point Black - True black


Afterdusk - Sheer neutral pink with gold pearl
Other Wordly - Warm yellow gold with gold pearl

Astral Rays - Sheer gold with white pearl
Ritzy - Peachy bronze with gold pearl

Fireball - Intense tangerine with gold and orange pearl
Golded - Soft peach with gold lay down


MAC's new Sunstrip is all about being revitalized, tanned and bronzed this summer and sees the launch of a new product called Charged Waters. This hydrating mist comes in three different skin-reviving and energizing formulas, containing natural minerals and perfect for prepping your skin for Studio Mist Foundation and Bronzing Powder.


Revitalizing Energy: I-water, diamond powder from Brazil, and caffeine, energize and revitalize skin’s radiance and vitality with an aroma of green tea and citrus.

Renewal Defense: S-water, Rhodochrosite from Argentina, and Salicylic Acid protect skin from the environment and give it a healthy and hydrated appearance with a grapefruit and mandarin aroma.

Youth Aura: I-water, Malachite from Zambia, and Amino Acids rejuvenate and regenerate the skin with an aroma of bergamot and violet.

Bronze – Muted bronzed-brown with golden shimmer
Refined Golden – Muted golden tan-beige with golden shimmer

Summer – Rich caramel bronze
Sun Rays – Peachy bronze with golden nuances

Keep your eyes open for these collections coming to a MAC store new you.

MAC Cosmetics

- Ellen Mirza

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Clean Skin in 60 Seconds

Noxzema 60 Second Cleansing Whip launched in February of this year and joined the other hard working cleansers from the Noxzema collection.

This daily cleansing mask removes dirt, oil and makeup, leaving behind a soft, glowing clean skin in only 60 seconds. Never drying, Noxzema is formulated with camphor, menthol and eucalyptus to deep clean.

The other tried and true products from Noxzema are:
- Deep Cleansing Cream
- Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
- Wet Cleansing Cloths
- Triple Clean Acne Blackhead Cleanser
- Triple Clean Anti-Bacterial Lathering Cleanser
- Triple Clean Pads
- Triple Clean Astringent
- Continuous Clean Citrus Scrub
- Continuous Clean Microbead Cleanser

Noxzema 60 Second Cleansing Whip can be found at your local drugstore
$4.99 USD $7.99 CAD

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Duwop Duets

I have to tell you about Duwop's Duet line and how great it is! I have been wearing a couple of items from the spring collection and just love them.
The spring duet shadows are "inspired by wild gardens" and boast of clean, crisp and definitely flattering colours. The two palettes I am currently using are Sonnet, which has a duo of pale pink & deep plum and also Delilah that has a great Baby Leaf Green colour and a Spring Pink to combine with it.

My lips get glossed with the Duet Gloss & Highlighter in Flora - a cheeky Rose colour. The pearl highlighter at the other end is great for just under the brow, top of the cheek bone or a small dab in the middle of your bottom lip.

Keeps your eyes open as Duwop have just introduced a trio of NEW limited-edition colour coordinated Duets "Just Your Cup Of Tea". The collection is inspired by the warmth and freshness of everything accompanying Summer - balmy weather, bare feet, freshly cut grass, cool breezes, a nice cup of tea.

Chamomile - mint green & rose beige

Chai - summer gold & warm copper

Lemongrass - sage green & pale khaki

For more information about these products please visit

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Monday, April 30, 2007

Meet Stila Makeup Artists Geoffrey Rodriguez and Jason Haun

Last September I announced that Tommy Cyr and Geoffrey Rodriguez were giving Stila makeovers to customers at Holt Renfrew...well it's happening again!

Stila Pro Artist Geoffrey Rodriguez has gleaned years of experience in the fashion and beauty industries as the lead makeup artist on New York catwalks, as well as in print, film and as a celebrity stylist.

Senior Artist Jason Haun developed his passion for makeup nearly ten years ago and has since put his skills to work all over the world for Stila. His extensive artistry experience also includes work in television, film and fashion shows.

Meet Pro Artist Geoffrey Rodriguez at Holt Renfrew:

May 4-5, 2007
633 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 681-3121

Meet Senior Artist Jason Haun at Holt Renfew:

May 18-19
3401 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON
(416) 789-5377

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LUXE Essentials

Nydia Norville is the Founder of Luxe Essentials, a bath & body company promoting organic and natural ingredients. Luxe Essentials is situated in New York City and offers a array of products online - such as Body Butter, Bath Salts and Body Oil.

Body Butter
The Body Butter is available in three sizes - 2oz, 4oz, 8oz

A deep moisturizing blend of shea, cocoa and mango butter enriched with organic and essential oils and is 100% natural. It will help condition, soften and smooth the skin and prevents dryness.

Body Oils
Organic essential oil is combined with safflower oil to make the ultimate product for relaxing your mind, body and spirit. Use for a sensual massage or add a drop to your bath.

Bath Salts
A blend of Dead Sea Salt and organic buds or essential oils will soak the stress of your day away.

All Luxe Essentials products are available in three fragrances - Lavender, Lemongrass and Orange. For more information or to purchase products please visit

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