Saturday, May 12, 2007

Design Your Own Shine

Did you know that Prescriptives offers custom blend lip gloss? It is as easy as four clicks:
Click 1. Choose a base shade from 24 stunning colours.

Click 2. Choose the perfect finish for you from Full Colour, Chrome, Jelly, Lustre, Glitter or Sheer Sparkle

Click 3. Choose a mouth watering flavour from Vanilla, Meringue, Tropical, Cocoa, Berry, Melon, Icy Mint, Latte or Bellini - yummy!

Click 4. Prescriptives asks you to review your choices and then if you like your blend, make your purchase.

These high shine, non sticky and vitamin enriched glosses are $26.00. To create your own gloss visit

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Doll Eye Mascara

NYX Cosmetics is based in sunny California and develops high quality cosmetics at affordable prices.

Doll Eye Mascara is a recent addition to their collection and promises to create beautiful long, dark doll eyelashes. Vitamin E enriched, hypo allergenic and safe for contact lenses wearers, this mascara is a winner at only $8.

Doll Eye Mascara comes in Long Lash Extreme Black, Volume Extreme Black and Waterproof Extreme Black.

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Best-Selling Sunglasses

The weather is improving, the sun is shining - it's time to pull out those sunglasses!

Life & Style Weekly has a great article this week on the best-selling sunglasses out there. Check it out.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Lipstick, Powder n Paint is Moving

I wanted to let you all know that I am moving my home and office from Vancouver, British Columbia to Toronto, Ontario. I am currently surrounded by a complete mess of boxes and items - that are all over the place!

I will be turning off my computer this Friday and will hopefully be back online as of May 23rd. Whilst I am driving across Canada some of my fantastic beauty blogging friends will be stepping in to provide you with some outstanding content right here at Lipstick, Powder n Paint:

Kristen from Beauty Addict
Elke Von Freudenberg
Christina from Bon Bons in the Bath
Christina from eBeauty Daily
Guin from Girl Paint
Lianne from The Makeup Girl
Carla from Product Girl

I hope you enjoy these guest bloggers!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Celine is Positively Enchanting

Celine Dion Parfums and Coty Beauty recently launched Enchanting, a sophisticated new floriental fragrance. This graceful bottle envelops notes of osmanthus, red berries, gardenia, orchid, freesia, amber, sandalwood and tonka bean.
“I want every woman to realize she has the ability to light up a room with all eyes drawn to her…to fill every inch of her life with fantasy, confidence and excitement,” says Celine of her new scent. “Enchanting captures that magical moment when a woman feels her most beautiful and anything is possible.”

For more information on Enchanting visit
If you are interested in a free sample of this fragrance click here.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Bug off!

Did you know that Lavender naturally repels mosquitoes? I have to admit I did not know that until recently. Here are two products that smell fantastic and will end the bug bite blues.

Organic Lavender Sunscreen SPF 30
Not only does it smell like a dream (and the lavender naturally repels insects) but it absorbs instantly with no white residue and it contains skin softeners, antioxidants, and lovely ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, and green tea.
$8.95 USD

Lavender Mosquito Repellent Towelettes
Indispensable for outdoor summer evenings, these towelettes cleanse the skin, repel mosquitoes and soothe itching. The formula is enriched in naturally repelling essential oils - A.O.C Lavender to calm and purify the skin, Citronella and Geranium. Just pop a pack into your picnic basket or handbag when going out in the evening.
$8.00 USD

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Holt Renfrew Renovates Vancouver Store

For over 165 years, Holt Renfrew has been renowned for offering its customers the highest standard of excellence in customer service, merchandise quality and selection in its 9 stores across Canada. On May 31st Holt Renfrew opens its doors to their brand new state-of-the-art Flagship store.

The new Holt Renfrew store will feature a 16,000 square foot cosmetics department featuring three new concepts for the beauty division: Holtsceuticals, Holts Colour Studio and an area dedicated to niche fragrances.

Launching first at the new Vancouver store, the 1200 square foot area located in the heart of the cosmetics department will be dedicated to beauty, health and vitality. Taking beauty one step further and moving beyond the surface, customers will now be able to enhance their current beauty routine with an assortment of over forty unique beauty and lifestyle brands from across the globe including organics, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals.

Some of the brands that will be available are:
- Care by Stella McCartney
- Isodisnatura
- makebelieve™
- MD Skincare
- Révérence de Bastien
- skyn ICELAND
- Ted Gibson
- This Works

Some of the brands that will be available in the Holts Colour Studio are:
- Balmshell
- Beauté
- Bésame
- Bobbi Brown
- Giorgio Armani

- Jemma Kidd
- Laura Mercier
- Lippman Collection
- Nars
- Pink Beauty
- Pout
- Prescriptives
- Sisley
- Stila
- Yves Saint Laurent

Some of the brands that will be available are:
Christian Dior L’Or de Vie

Some of the brands that will be available are:
- Agent Provocateur Maîtresse
- Badgley Mischka Fragrance
- CLEAN Lather & Warm Cotton
- Creed Virgin Island Water
- Frederic Malle
- India Hicks Island Living
- Marc Jacobs Splash
- Missoni Acqua

Holt Renfrew's New Address as of May 31st will be:
Pacific Centre
737 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, B.C. V7Y 1K2
(604) 681-3121

For additional information on Holt Renfrew visit their website

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Jo Malone Mother's Day Gifts

Jo Malone has some beautiful gifts that are sure to please any Mother. I wish I was a Mother so that someone would give these as a gift to me!

The Cologne Collection
Six colognes may be layered to create unique combinations.
The collection includes: Blossom, Grapefruit, Amber & Lavender, Pomegranate Noir, Lime Basil & Mandarin and Vintage Gardenia.
$80.00 USD

The Delicious Scent Set
The 175ml Body Crème, 30ml Cologne and Home Candle make a sumptuous gift. Choose from a mix of four delicious scents to create a signature combination.

- JO'S SIGNATURE CITRUS: Lime Basil & Mandarin
- A CAPTIVATING FLORAL: Vintage Gardenia
$190.00 USD

The Sensual Bath Trio
Includes a 250ml Bath Oil, set of three Bath Soaps and Home Candle.

$175.00 USD

For more information or to shop visit

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

New MAC stores in British Columbia

M·A·C Cosmetics, one of the most influential popular forces in contemporary cosmetics, will be opening two new locations in British Columbia. The first is in the popular Guildford Town Centre and features cutting edge store design, including a private makeup room and makeup stations for customers to experience a makeup application.

M·A·C will host an opening event at the store on May 9th with Vancouver based M·A·C PRO Artist Leah Elliston in attendance. Recently back from Europe’s 2007 fall fashion collections, Leah will be on hand to provide trade secrets and tips on summer makeup looks.

The second store opens at the end of May and will be the first stand alone location in Victoria -boasting over 1,500 square feet of sheer beauty heaven.

M·A·C will host an opening event at the store on June 14th with Vancouver based M·A·C PRO Artist Caitlin Callahan on hand to provide trade secrets and tips on summer and makeup looks.

To learn about M·A·C, call 1-800-387-6707 or visit

New Location Addresses
2695 Guildford Town Center
Surrey, BC V3R 7C1

Mayfair Shopping Centre
3147 Douglas Street
Victoria, B.C

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