Friday, April 04, 2008

Marc Jacobs for Sephora

Discover Daisy Marc Jacobs for Sephora, a collection of six new sweet yet sophisted items that are sure to keep you smiling throughout the summer.

“This whimsical collection of bags, Brushes and train cases encompasses all that Daisy marc jacobs fragrance represents”, says Stacy baker, Sephora’s Beauty director. “An eclectic mix of vintage and modern designs make these pieces a must have for a summer abroad or a perfect weekend getaway.”

Checkout some of my favourite daisies that I picked especially for you...

A delight to the eyes, the vanity case features several compartments to store your beauty essentials. Covered in muted gold, the case opens to reveal a black satin interior that evokes retro glamour. Complete with a mirror and fold out tray, the Luxe Vanity Case is the perfect travel companion.


A gorgeous hat box design, the treasure beauty case a generous compartment to dispaly or transport your favourite beauty products. A pillowy lid, complete with gold handle and daisy imprint, add a playful touch to this makeup table essential.

Three luxe gold pouches with daisies are joined by a daisy bracelet. Woth three sizes to chose from, each pouch opens to reveal a black satin interior covered in daisies.

This set contains a powder brush, a blush brush, an eyeshadow brush, a slanted brow brush, and a smudge brush - housed in a daisy imprinted gold keepsake case with

I am in love with all of the pieces and their retro glamour. I will definitely be visiting my local Sephora this weekend.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Biotherm Rides Repair

Over the past two weeks I have been using a new moisturizer, eye cream and exfoliant, and I am in LOVE. What am I using? Biotherm's Ride Repair products.

I had run out of my usual face cream and thought I'd like to try something new. My skin had been looking so dull, and I was noticing that my fine lines were not looking so fine anymore...and I am only 36! I had also been having a terrible time with breakouts on my jawline. These products stated that they rejuvenate the skin and work on those perky wrinkles - I thought why not give them a go.

I honestly cannot believe that my skin is looking and feeling so much better, in such a short time. I guess the moisturizer I was using was not making my skin happy at all. My skin now is noticeably brighter and feels so soft. Even those nasty crinkles under my eyes are softening. No I cannot claim that they have gone, but softening is good to me.

Both the Rides Repair Yeux and Rides Repair Jour smooth into the skin almost immediately and do not leave a shiny film. They smell clean and fresh and not overly perfumed. The same can be said for the Instant Polisher. Also my skin is healing nicely where my blemishes are and I don't seem to be breaking out as much.

The ingredients that really should be credited for their hard work are:

- Two forms of silicium - one that has an instant smoothing effect on wrinkles and is a mineral derived ingredient, and a fundamental element found in the earth's crust.

- The other with its intense regenerating power is an essential component of the dermal matrix. These two complementary forms reveal outstanding anti-wrinkle power.

- and Thermal Plankton (PETP) that works to keep skin looking young.

Rides Repair Instant Polisher

Micro-particles gently exfoliate skin cells and refine texture and the bio-peel stimulates cellular renewal to smooth the skin.

Rides Repair Day
Contains a combination of pure silicium with dermobiotic tehnology to reduce wrinkles and smooth skin.

Rides Repair Eye
Formulated with hydroxyproline, an amino-acid and the two forms of silicium, assist in reducing crow's feet and rejuvenating the delicate skin around the eye.

Here's to looking younger!

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint in The Press

Lipstick, Powder 'n Paint are in the press again. This time we were mentioned in Nathalie Atkinson's daily piece for The National Post. The piece is called Monday Fashion Hangover and here is an excerpt:

It's Monday and I'm all fashioned out: nearly forty reviews and dispatches from L’Oreal and Montreal fashion weeks are archived online and my wrap appeared in Saturday’s paper. While I personally plan to spend the foreseeable future in comfy cords and Blundstones, fashion never sleeps. Here are a few style news stragglers:

Clothes? What clothes? Toronto-based beauty blog Lipstick Powder ‘n Paint dissects the hair and makeup looks on the runway and backstage in their dedicated L’Oreal Fashion Week section. The two-year-old blog had the same access as the Flare, Sweetspot and Glow beauty gals and for beauty junkies, it’s well worth a daily visit.
Click here to see the full article.


Get The Look: Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani's hair looks fantastic here. It is smooth, soft and has great body. Here is how to achieve this glamourous Gwen look:

1. Wash and Condition your hair.

Recommended Products
: Pantene Pro-V Extra Straight Shampoo and Conditioner

2. Add a golf ball size of mousse to add body and shine.
Recommended Product: Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Smoothing Mousse

3. Start by using a wide tooth comb while gently blow-drying hair on a low setting, to remove excess water.

Recommended Product: Mason Pearson Detangling Comb

4. Separate the hair into sections and clip up the sections that are not being working on.

5. Using a round ceramic brush and beginning from the underneath, blow-dry the hair, working from the roots and gently pulling the brush through the hair to the ends. Make sure that the air flow from the blow dryer is directed "down" the hair shaft to keep the hair cuticle smooth.

Recommended Product: Goody Ceramic Ionic Hot Round Brush

6. Once the underneath is mostly dry, switch to the top of the hair.

7. Keep the tension consistent and evenly distribute heat over the section of hair you're working on. This ensures uniform hair texture and prevents over-drying of certain areas.

8. Repeat this process on the other sections.

9. When hair is completely dry, finish use a smoothing brush to add shine and eliminate static.

Recommended Product:
Sephora Brand Smoothing Hair Brush

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Go Red Heart Check Up Quiz

Over the past two months I have shared with you information on the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement. We only have one life and we should live it to its fullest!

I wanted to let you know about a great tool that is on the Go Red website-it's the Go Red Heart Check Up Quiz. This quiz is designed to help women of all ages and backgrounds get the facts they need to partner with their doctors and make smart decisions about their health. Go Take The Checkup. Because the good news is that heart disease is often preventable!

For more information on the Go Red Heart Check Up Quiz visit



When the MAC Fafi Collection was first launched I was not sure what or who a Fafi was! I now know better. Born and raised in Toulouse France, Fafi's strong presence in the graffiti and fine arts scene was first witnessed on her hometown walls in 1994. She drew enormous attention and thus started to travel the world with thousands of 'Fafinettes' in her brushes and paint cans.

MAC worked exclusively with the Paris-based artist to create three distinct 'Fafinette' characters: Monoka, Ermine, and Eriko that embody the signature depictions of sexy, liberated girls that have earned Fafi a devout following in the street art world. When Jennifer Balbier, SVP Product Development for MAC Worldwide, was asked what the ultimate Fafinette face was, she responded: "The look is toned-down skin with heavier emphasis on eyes and a girly mouth. She’s colourful, but the texture is light."

The Fafi collection is a hip spring colour collection filled with bold, empowering hues, unapologetically girly lip shades of pearly pinks and tangerine reds, iridescent powder, brown, blue and green Paint Pots and Quads, and whimsical cosmetic accessories.

Here is the collection:

Sassed-up: Soft coral pink with gold sparkle
Verve-acaious: Intense yellow gold with gold pearl
Belightful: Gilded peach bronze


Hipness: Intense coral with soft white pearl
Fashion Frenzy: Mid-tone blue pink


Fafi Eyes 1
Howzat: Deep grey with silver sparkle (satin)
Hey: Neutral tan with white pearl (veluxe pearl)
Pink Venus: Washed pink (lustre)
Vanilla: Soft pale-peachy-ivory flecked with shimmer (velvet)

Fafi Eyes 2

Bold as Gold: Yellow gold with gold pearl (lustre)
You’re Fresh: Pale green with silver sparkle (lustre)
Shockwave: Intense orange with silver sparkle (velvet)
Prankster: Muted dark blue (satin)

Nice Vice: Dirty purple with purple pearl (frost)
Girl Friendly: Creamy grey pink (cream)
Layin’ Low: Creamy beige (cream)
Cash Flow: Green gold with gold pearl (frost)
Perky: Cream coral with white pearl (satin)
Rollickin’: Aqua blue green with white pearl (frost)

Blacktrack: Solid flat black


Smolder: Intense black
Fascinating: Snake-eyes matte white


Zoomblack: Rich black


Fun ‘n’ Sexy: Blue pink with blue pearl (glaze)
Not So Innocent: Sheer tan with pink and peach pearl (glaze)
Utterly Frivolous: Rosy coral with pink pearl (lustre)
High Top: Grey purple with blue pearl (glaze)
Flash-n-Dash: Intense tangerine red with pink pearl (glaze)
Strawbaby: Coral rose with rainbow pearl (lustre)


Cult Fave: Blue mid-tone pink with white pearl (frost)
Sugar Trance: Creamy soft pink with white and rainbow pearl (frost)
Squeeze It: Brassy plum (frost)
Totally It: Sheer bright pink with intense pink pearl (frost)


Girls Will Be Girls: Pink with coral pearl
Boom!: Rich eggplant with purple pearl


210 Precise Eye Liner Firm, extra-fine tip brush for precision lining with emollient or water-based products. Replacement to old M·A·C 210 Eye Liner Brush.

129SH Powder/Blush (with decorated pouch) Soft natural fluffed dome Brush for application of powder products on cheeks and face. In a special decorated Fafi-themed pouch.

208 Angled Brow Brush Firm, angled tip Brush for precision application of brow and eye-lining product.

182 Buffer Brush Ultra-soft, large, rounded dome tip Brush for use with powder face and cheek product.

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