Friday, October 26, 2007

Jo Malone: Holiday 2007

Jo Malone has some absolutely stunning items for this Holiday Season that just cannot be overlooked. Whether you want to treat yourself, a friend or family member, check out these luxurious products.

Scent An Event Collection
Six mini Lime Basil & Mandarin candles and six mini Grapefruit candles nestled in a signature Jo Malone box mix to create a sparkling citrus accord.

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The Cologne Collection
Six colognes elegantly encompassed in glass bottles with spray pumps. The collection includes Orange Blossom, Grapefruit, Pomegranate Noir, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Amber & Lavender and Blue Agava & Cacao.

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Deluxe Soap Collection
An effervescent citrus blend of four Lime Basil & Mandarin and four Lime & Grapefruit guest soaps are paired with a porcelain soap dish to make up this Deluxe Soap Collection.

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Bath Oil Collection
Six distinct scents may be used singly or combined to capture the senses. The collection includes mini bottles of Orange Blossom, Grapefruit, Pomegranate Noir, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Amber & Lavender and Blue Agava & Cacao.

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Go to the Jo Malone site for more gorgeous goodies.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

L'Oreal Fashion Week


It has been a very busy week for me. I have been attending shows at L'Oreal Fashion Week in Toronto. This year they decided to go New York-esq and have put up a tent.

Here are a couple of snaps from inside the tent. I'll provide some beauty coverage next week.

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Beauté Cosmetics

Incredibly ambitious. Noted Canadian makeup artist. Creative Director for Beauté. That's 25 year old Beau Nelson, whom I met at the Holt Renfrew last night.

Nelson takes glamour extremely seriously and is in the process of creating the ultimate luxury beauty brand, item by marvellous item.

Beauté currently includes 12 seductive Luminous Volume Glosses and a collection of 14 luxury makeup brushes.

Already a hit with the 'A List' crowd, Nelson informed me that J Lo loves to wear Luminous Volume Gloss in Skin Trade (a sheer creamy beige) and Medusa (creamy pink beige).

Keep your eye on Beauté as their collection of exclusively designed lines of shadows, powders and lip treatments are in the final stages of production and should be in the marketplace very soon.

"Beauté is at once luxe and functional. Combining the best in packaging innovation, superior product formulation and unique wearable color, Beauté is the evolution of makeup."

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Pure Divine

P&G Beauty recently released their new line of body washes - Pure Divine. As a sister brand to the popular Gillette Venus razors, the Moisturizing Body Wash and Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash are here to assist us gals with keeping our entire body silky smooth and soft.

Boys, hands off - these jewel toned, feminine bottles contains scents only for us goddesses: Paradise, Waterlilly and Blossom:

- Paradise is an exotic fragrance with notes of mandarin, coconut and lily-of-the-valley
- Waterlily is a classic, fresh, romantic fragrance with notes of peony, jasmine and sweet vanilla
- Blossom is a lush, watery, sophisticated floral with notes of crisp pear, passion fruit, juicy pineapple and blackberry
The Moisturizing Body Wash contains two visible ribbons or "waves" that separate the cleanser from the moisturizer - one wave cleanses and wraps the body in fragrance and the other has moisturizers to nourish the skin, creating a smoothness that lasts from morning till night.
The Exfoliating Body Wash cleanses the skin and gently with its luxurious lather and sweeps away dull, dry skin, making it perfect for use before shaving.

I was in Paradise when I tried Paradise! I just loved the gentle fragrance and the feel of my skin after using both products.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Canadian Makeup Show: Keynote Speakers

The Canadian Makeup Show has a fantastic Keynote Speaker lineup that will educate and inform makeup professionals and those wishing to join the industry:

Over the course of her thirty-year career, Neill has won multiple awards, including: three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards and was the first Artist to be awarded Hollywood Foreign Press “Makeup Artist of the Year”Award. Neill recently added “Pirates of the Caribbean” to her list of creations for which she was awarded the the BAFTA (British Academy Award) and another Oscar nomination.

As one of the most renowned Makeup Artists in the motion picture business, Neill has worked with many of Hollywood's brightest stars: turning Johnny Depp into a scissors wielding anti-hero for “Edward Scissorhands”, Robin Williams into a Scottish nanny for "Mrs. Doubtfire," and Christine Baranski into the "Grinch's" sexy girlfriend.

SPEAKING: Sunday, 11 November, 2007 at 4:00pm

With over 15 years of experience in television, film, theatre and print, this 5-time Emmy award-winning celebrity Makeup Artist is one of the most accomplished and sought after instructors in the industry.

Eve’s work has been featured and seen on Millionaire, Live with Regis & Kelly, SNL, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Ladies Home Journal and she is the author & producer of “Plastic Surgery without the Surgery, the Miracle of Makeup Techniques” (Book & DVD).

SPEAKING: Saturday, 10 November, 2007 at 11:00am

This Emmy award-winning Makeup Artist has taken makeup design to a new level, using digital equipment and computers to create innovative makeup designs for various projects, such as: The Grinch, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek: Generations and VI, Coneheads, and Patriot Games.

Key is the founder and publisher of Makeup Artist Magazine, the Director of the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) held annually, and serves as a member of the awards committee for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Because of his talents, he is sought after to be a regular guest lecturer at international conferences, and schools worldwide.

SPEAKING: Saturday 10 November, 2007 at 4:00pm

Sharon Gault began as a colorist at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, then changed her career focus and segued into makeup. Now she is one of the top celebrity Makeup Artists - working with Madonna, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, Rose Mcgowan, Farrah Fawcett, to name a few.
Gault has prepared models for the covers of I.D., British Vogue, Flaunt, Vanity Fair and is the Makeup Artist of choice for World-renowned photographer David LaChapelle.

Always wanting to assisting budding Artist, she mentors students at Paul Mitchell schools and invites her students backstage at LA and NY Fashion Weeks, photo shoots and music videos.

SPEAKING: Sunday 11 November, 2007 at 11:00am

Clinique GWPs

The sought after Gift With Purchase (GWP) was invented in the 1950s, to give something extra to the most dedicated clients. Since the launch of Clinique in 1968, the brand has continuously strived to develop fresh, new initiatives for its gift program.

Working closely with the top beauty authorities at ELLE Canada and LOULOU, Clinique asked these experts to select their favourite and most essential Clinique products, to be packaged together in a gift. October sees the Editor's Choice Clinique Bonus Program:

ELLE Canada

"The Ultimate Beauty Kit! Here is everything you need for beautifully glowing skin and gorgeous, natural-looking makeup."
Rita Silvan, Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Canada

With a purchase of $35.00, customers will receive a GWP valued at $105.00 that includes:
7 Day Scrub Rinse-Off Formula
Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion
Repairwear Intensive Night Cream
All About Eyes Rich
Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator
Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo
Long Last Lipstick
High Impact Mascara

DATES: From Now until October 28, 2007
LOCATION: Holt Renfrew stores across Canada


"Canadian winters are beautiful - especially when you're prepared with the right beauty essentials. It's crucial to keep skin smooth, soothed and well-hydrated, on the face and body. And don't forget then fun: when it's cold and grey outside a pop of colour and spritz of fragrance can really make your day." LOULOU

With a purchase of $26.50, customers will receive a GWP valued at $70.00 that includes:
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
7 Day Scrub Rinse-Off Formula
Aromatics Elixir Body Cream
High Impact Mascara
Different Lipstick
Long Last Lipstick
Deep Comfort Body Butter
Sparkle Skin Exfoliator
Complimentary subscription to LOULOU for one year

DATES: October 27 - November 14, 2007
LOCATION: Sears stores across Canada

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Cold and Flu Season is Here

With the weather changing and becoming colder, we are susceptible to catching a cold or the flu. There are a couple of items that you can keep in your medicine cabinet to assist with fighting the winter blues...

J.R. Watkins Apothercary Menthol Camphor Ointment
This cooling, soothing product has been making people feel better for more than 85 years. It helps relieve that stuffed-up, congested feeling of a chest cold and suppress the accompanying cough. Also provides temporary relief from aching muscles as well as sunburn, windburn and minor burns and scapes.

Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Bath
You don’t need to have a cold to be able to enjoy this popular pick-me-up and all-around soother. This Cold and Flu Bath and Shower Gel is the perfect day-starter or antidote for those under-the-weather blues. Created with time-tested botanicals like Eucalyptus, Fennel, Horehound and other aromatics and soothes skin with Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, and Allantoin.

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Cold & Flu Bath Salts
Made from the finest essential oils, this bath soak eases the symptoms of a Cold & Flu. Eliminates chills, boosts immunity, eases stress and tension, opens airways, helps improve respiration and calm coughs.

Don't let this winter put you to bed.

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