Ole Henriksen Unwrap Your Radiance Collection - $60 - lavish collection of radiance-boosting, age-defying products for day and night in perfect sizes for holiday travels including: 104ml African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser- removes all impurities and makeup with vitamin C. Includes African red tea and
citrus extracts to smooth and brighten, and borage seed oil to soften and
nourish the complexion; 15ml Truth Serum Collagen Booster- a daytime antiaging serum with five-source vitamin C complex to
brighten, firm, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and prevent
future damage; 15ml Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil - visibly reduces fine lines while brightening, repairing, and nourishing skin; 15ml Sheer Transformation Brightening Moisturizer - an oil-free, lightweight, brightening moisturizer that contains licorice root and multifruit AHAs that diminish dark spots and
sun damage while providing intense free radical protection; 15ml Invigorating Night Gel - an overnight resurfacer with a 12-source AHA complex to smooth texture
and fine lines, even skintone, and minimize the look of pores; and 10 x The Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths - contain vitamin C, CoQ10, and black currant oil to rejuvenate and hydrate.
Fresh Sugar Dream - $61 - An exclusive, head-to-toe home spa experience featuring: 30ml Sugar Face Polish - made with real brown sugar to instantly soften and smooth all skin types for a more radiant complexion. , 207ml Brown Sugar Body Polish - combines real brown sugar crystals with precious oils for soft, luminous skin, and full-size Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 - features a blend of nourishing sugar and meadowfoam and black currant seed oils to moisturize, protect, and smooth the lips - all housed in a festive, bright red box with a beautiful, gold trim, these bestsellers make the perfect holiday gift.
First Aid Beauty Fab Faves To Go Kit - $35 - includes a trio of travel-sized favorites to help you cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate including: 28 Facial Radiance Pads - contain lactic and glycolic acids for safe and effective daily renewal treatment that imparts radiant, glowing skin; 57g Face Cleanser - gently removes surface oils, makeup, and grime with a whipped texture
that transforms into a luxurious cream when blended with water; and 57g Ultra Repair Cream - has a super-emollient formula with a spectacular whipped, non-greasy texture that treats severely dry skin - whatever the cause - formulated with colloidal oatmeal to help treat the symptoms of eczema.
All sets available at Sephora and sephora.ca while supplies last, which won't be long!
Anna Sui was in Toronto yesterday enjoying the weather and showing off her new holiday makeup collection. I had a chance to find out a little about the lady behind the Anna Sui empire - and what was most surprising to me was that for a superstar designer with her fingers in so many pies, she is super-chill! At the same time you can see she is very focused, and loves what she does - which is a good thing, there was never a second choice to being a designer, she knew she wanted to be one at the age of 4!
I had always been curious to know if she had a particular age range in mind for her beauty line - the packaging is so cute and quirky that it can read young but I also find there to be a sophistication to it that appeals to me and those I know older then me as well. Anna assured me that the products are meant for all ages and are meant to appeal to those with a young spirit, not necessarily a young age. The sophistication in the line comes from the art deco influence that plays throughout the products and packaging.
Her holiday collection is inspired by a tempting assortment of sweet treats
Holiday Sweets Gift Set - $39 - in 01 Sweet Espresso and 02 Sugary Sweet - each set features a creamy eye color, creamy cheek color, moisturizing lip color and lip balm jelly housed in adorable packaging meant to bring Hansel and Gretel to mind.
The containers inside are super-cute and look good enough to eat - but I wouldn't recommend it, crunchy...
and you'll love what's inside the containers even more!
01 Sweet Espresso: Creamy Eye Color - Chocolate - red, bronze pearls, and Platinum Almond - gold, silver pearls; Creamy Cheek Color - Cherry - silver pearls; Moisturizing Lip Color - Cranberry - gold, silver pearls; and a Lip Balm Jelly (similar to the one with the dots in the picture).
02 Sugary Sweet: Creamy Eye Color - Pink Almond - red, bronze pearls, and Hazelnut - gold, silver pearls; Creamy Cheek Color - Strawberry - silver pearls; Moisturizing Lip Color - Pink Cherry - gold, silver pearls; and a Lip Balm Jelly (the one with the dots in the picture).
Anna Sui Hand Mirror - $25 - limited edition - this translucent purple mirror was modeled after the most decadent cake while still keeping a unique vintage look.
Anna Sui Nail Color N - $15 - in shades inspired by chocolate chip ice cream including: Vanilla White, Mint Green, Strawberry Milk and Cassis Pink.
Available now at Hudson's Bay - Yorkdale, Queen Street, Sherway Gardens, Vancouver, Richmond Centre and Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
Wella Professionals introduces their LuxeOil collection which uses Lightweight Transform Technologies that benefit hair inside and out.
With nourishing formulas that contain molecules to penetrate hair, locking in moisture and bonding the keratin. From the inside, hair becomes less porous, keeps in moisture and is strengthened. While on the surface, the oil and polymer components form a protective layer around hair, protecting against damage and reconstructing every strand so even damaged hair is left feeling light, noticeably smoother and smelling fresh.
Available in the collection:
Keratin Protect Shampoo - 200ml - $22 - delivers lightweight, gentle cleansing while keratin and panthenol penetrate the hair to anchor water molecules with hair proteins for strength and reconstruction.
Keratin Boost Leave-In Conditioning Spray - 100ml - $22 - infused hair to strengthen the keratin and leave it looking and feeling smooth and moisturized, providing the perfect foundation for styling and cutting.
Keratin Restore Mask - 150ml - $22 - instantly reconstructs hair fiber to improve texture and leave it soft to touch with a superior combination of three specially designed polymers, along with jojoba, almond and argan oil to provide a luxurious lightness.
LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir - 100ml - $42 - enriched with argan, jojoba and almond oils to instantly transform hair's texture leaving it up to ten times smoother with three times more keratin protection for long lasting results.
Available now at professional salons across Canada - check out www.wella.com for more info or to find a salon near you.
Mary Kay Thinking Of Love - 29ml EDP - $40, 133ml Body Lotion - $20 - a rose, floral fragrance created to inspire new moments and memories. Fall in love with the rose and floral top notes of sparkling mandarin, baie rose and spring freesia. Breathe in the blossoming heart of Turkish rose petals, French violet and pink honeysuckle. Linger in love with the soft bottom notes of vanilla Madagascar, rich iris, velvety musk and Indonesian sandalwood.
The packaging features a pink lid and heart keepsake charm, and includes a card that allows the giver to write a personalized note.
And if you buy the fragrance and lotion together, it's $55 for the set - if I was a super organized person, I would be thinking about this as the perfect Valentine's Day gift too!
Available now until February 15, 2015 or while supplies last through your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - if
you don't have one you can find one at - www.marykay.ca or 1-866-455-5454.
The object of my secret girl-crush, Drew Barrymore was in town recently for the launch of her Flower cosmetics and fragrance line which has finally made it's way to Canada!
Drew was inspired to create the line to fill a void in the market for innovative, accessible products that are meant to inspire not intimidate - she feels beauty should be a fun and joyful experience so created products that look great and make you feel even better!
Available in the collection are:
Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara - $7.98 - in 3 shades.
Eyes On The Prize Eyeshadow Chubby - $7.98 - in 5 shades.
Cherished - a comforting and nuzzly floral, captured in a hug of skin musks and powdery notes that surrounds you like a soft cashmere blanket - with top notes of morning dew accord, sparkling cassis and Italian lemon blossom; heart notes of iris petals, cabbage rose and springtime lily of the valley; and base notes of Tahitian vanilla, clean cotton musk and creamy sandalwood.
Radiant - a striking and confident sparkling floral blooming with dewy greens and freshness - with top notes of dewy greens, sparkling Italian bergamot and watery calone; heart notes of cabbage rose, pink peony and magnolia; and base notes of crystalline musks, pink amber and blonde woods.
Sultry - a sensual oriental floral that wraps you in a seductive trail of creamy florals, alluring spices and sultry vanilla woods - with top notes of purple plum, cranberry cocktail and pink pepper; heart notes of night blooming jasmine, cashmeran and juicy blackberries; and base notes of patchouli, Madagascar vanilla and sultry musks.
L'Oréal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche - $12.99 - in 16 shades: Dancing Rose, Orange Tempo, Fuchsia Orchestra, Purple Prelude, Coral Encore, Rose Melody, Rouge Allegro, Nude Ballet, Blushing Harmony, Plum Adagio, Molto Mauve, Rose Symphony, Caramel Solo, Scarlet Concerto, Ruby Opera and Pink Tremolo - that features luxurious micro-oils that infuse each pigment for ultimate colour richness.
Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
It's basically a lipstick/gloss hybrid - you get the pigmentation of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss (minus the stickiness)and the spongetip applicator makes it easy to precisely apply - consider me a fan!
Lisamarie - the happiest day of my life was the day Sephora opened it's first store in Canada (thankfully in Toronto), second happiest day was before this when Sephora finally started shipping to Canada, third I guess would be my wedding day (but don't tell my husband where he ranks please!)
*** Christelle - I enjoy shoe shopping and drinking martinis...preferably at the same time!