|Beauty| May 19, 2013
Pulse – The Body Shop, Grand Opening
Spring is a great time to refresh your look and that’s exactly what The Body Shop did. Back in March, The Body Shop temporarily closed the doors of their shop to make way for an exciting new retail concept called Pulse. Opening today, The Body Shop welcomes all to a whole new experience-based store that allows shoppers to try products effortlessly and find their favourite products easily. Walking in, the new store is bright and fresh with white shelves and exposed white brick. The concept of the store is to allow shoppers to use all of their senses to try the product at their own pace. It’s a comfortable and inviting experience.
One of the new products I scoped out was the new Vitamin E Cool BB Cream. I love The Body Shop’s Vitamin E line and their BB cream so put it together and it’s a match made in Body Shop Heaven. How does this BB cream differ from others? Packed with Vitamin E, the cream provides even more moisture to keep your skin refreshed and cool throughout the day. As a BB Cream, It’s a lightweight formula that users of all skin types and tones can wear. It pairs well with the Vitamin E Cream Cleanser, Hydrating Toner and more!
There are so many great products at The Body Shop, it’s hard to call one my favourite. If you’re a Body Shop fan, check out their Grand Opening Week Celebration May 13 to 19 where they’re celebrating with free Satsuma Body Butters with a $25 purchase, complimentary makeovers with beauty experts and tons of other great in-store promos. Or visit this weekend to grab some fabulous last minute Mother’s Day gifts!
The Body Shop
Level One, Phase II, by the Ice Palace
|Beauty| April 3, 2013
Happy Hour – EvelineCharles
On Tuesday, April 2, EvelineCharles hosted a one-of-a-kind event – Happy Hour. Oh boy, was it ever! For only $50, guests were treated to two of their services to complete their experience. Services included haircuts, express manicures, express pedicures, express beauty facials, 30 minute massages and all-you-can-wax in 45 minutes. Guests were also treated to 20% off EC retail, $10 of your ticket price could be applied to retail purchases of $30 or more, 10% Gift Card Gift-Ups, 10% off when you pre-book your next appointment PLUS tons of amazing door prizes.
Upon check-in, Nicole and I were greeted with a glass of wine and offerings from their tables of hors d’oeuvres. It didn’t take long until we were whisked away to our pedicure where our feet were treated to a soothing massage and polish of our choice. The EC team made sure everyone had a great time, coming by time after time to refresh beverages and plates with yummy food.
Next came our second service – haircut. Before our locks were snipped, EvelineCharles’ team treated me and Nicole to their newest EvelineCharles Rehab Cocktails for the hair. Retailing at $35, these ingenious concoctions rehabilitate your distressed locks in only 15 minutes. Here’s a quick peak at the Rehab Cocktail Menu. Make sure to try one out next time you book with EvelineCharles.
for hair with insufficient moisture
• Deep cleanse with Crystal Clarifying Shampoo
• Daily Renewal Shampoo
• Silk Fusion Complex
• Vibrancy Mask
for dull hair
• Deep cleanse with Crystal Clarifying Shampoo
• Color Protect Shampoo
• Luminous Complex
• Vibrancy Mask
for hair that is lacking necessary proteins and nutrients
• Deep cleanse with Crystal Clarifying Shampoo
• Nutrient Rich Shampoo
• Reparative Complex
• Reconstructive Mask
for hair that is easily broken or damaged and unlikely to withstand any severe stresses
• Deep cleanse with Crystal Clarifying Shampoo
• Nutrient Rich Shampoo
• Reparative Complex
• ½ Fortifying Mask + ½ Reconstructive Mask
With our hair restored and locks updated, we left feeling spoiled yet simply chic with our new do’s.
Thanks again to the EvelineCharles team. We had a blast!
|Beauty| March 20, 2013
Spring 2013 Makeup Trends
The days are getting longer, the sun is shining, and spring is officially here. Regardless of the white stuff on the ground (and probably another few days of cold), it’s never too early to start thinking about refreshing your makeup bag.
Here are some of my favourite spring 2013 makeup trends. Which one will you adopt?
Left to right: Nars Soft Touch Shadow in Corcovado, $20 ( Hudson’s Bay ). Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Pistachio 17L, $20 ( Sephora ). Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Woodstock, $23 ( Sephora )
Left to right: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Fuschia Flash, $9.99 ( London Drugs ). Yves St. Laurent in Bright Hibiscus Pink, $39 ( Murale ). Veronica Lipstick in Daddy’s Little Girl, $20 ( Mac Cosmetics ).
|Beauty| February 11, 2013
New Product Launch at EvelineCharles Salon|Spas|Beauty MD
EvelineCharles has recently launched two new hair care products that will take away the damage these brutal winter months have left on our hair.
EvelineCharles’ salon director, Cyndi Isaac, states, “Complexes are formulated to improve the integrity of the inner hair fibre. They are designed to be used once a week in conjunction with a mask or conditioner in order to treat the internal and external structures of the hair. You’ll notice a difference after the very first treatment and with regular use, a transformation.”
When asked what makes these products so effective, Isaac says, “EvelineCharles’ complexes are full of antioxidants and nutrients, so they add flexibility and elasticity to hair. The different formulas have been designed to address very specific hair types and challenges. ”
I was lucky enough to score both of these magic little bottles to try out on my own dry and colour treated locks and boy oh boy, even after one use I noticed a difference. My hair felt more hydrated, shiny, stronger, and less weighed down than it usually feels after I tried the Nutrient Rich Reparative Complex. I have fairly long hair, so I really liked that there was so much of the complex in one bottle. Sometimes with other hair care products like this one there is just not enough product per bottle and it leaves my hair not completely treated – but not this one! It was the perfect amount; I was able to really work the complex into the tips of my hair to where I really needed it. I am excited to test out the Color Protect Luminous Complex next week!
Remember only until February 15, if you book any hair service at EvelineCharles you too can get one of these liquid miracle complexes applied to your hair that same day! For full details view the blog post just below this posted on January 29, 2013.
A couple of the other style bloggers got to try out a few other newly packaged EC products. Amanda tried out the Specialty Jute Tea Tree Mint shampoo and conditioner and loved its refreshing and relaxing eucalyptus and antiseptic qualities especially when it came to the conditioner. She also found that her hair had more shine and was fresher for longer because of the extra clarifying benefits. Eliza tried the Specialty Crystal Clarifying Shampoo and noticed that she could eliminate having to pre-wash her hair to get the day’s product out of her hair, so it was extremely beneficial and efficient for her!
EvelineCharles has all of the products mentioned above available in store now.
EvelineCharles Salons|Spas|Beauty MD
Level Two, Phase II
|Beauty| February 1, 2013
The right beauty products can change everything, they can give you that sparkle in your eye, that dimple in your smile and an extra boost of confidence to conquer the world! Here are just a few of my recent fav’s that I just had to share!
1. Chatters Beauty Store, Brights by OPI, Green-Wich Village. 2. Murale, Bobbi Brown Everything Mascara. 3. London Drugs, Lise Watier Base Miracle Pore Minimizing Primer. 4. Merle Norman Cosmetics, Creamy Lip Colour in four shades Cameo Shrimp, Cherry On Top, Sun Kissed, and Sweetheart. 5. Sephora, Diorskin Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder. 6. Kiehl’s, Ultra Facial Cream. 7. MAC Cosmetics, Inner Strength Eye Shadow X 4, comes with (clockwise) Lithe Spirit, Inner Strength, Heatherbelles, and Fabulous Fit. 8. EvelineCharles Salons Spas Reparative Complex. P.S. see below for how you can get a free Repartative Complex application at EC!
|Beauty| January 29, 2013
EvelineCharles Salons|Spas|Beauty MD
Now until February 15, 2013
| Beauty | October 9, 2012
EvelineCharles |Salons|Spas|Beauty MD introduces their Autumn|Winter Creative Collection
A couple of weeks ago EvelineCharles Salons|Spas|Beauty MD announced the release of its exquisite 2012 Autumn|Winter Creative Collection. This season’s collection focuses on modern opulence: the evolution of classic, elegant looks. The collection incorporates rich, warm colours with bold, strategically constructed cuts that draw attention to the face, convey confidence and radiate a timeless sophistication.
EvelineCharles’ salon director, Cyndi Isaac, states that, “The inspiration for the collection was the EvelineCharles guests. We pride ourselves creating modern looks for each guest based on his or her individuality. The warmth and reflectiveness of the gold colour inspired the creation of the images, and tied everything together with elements of luxury. The collection has a variety of looks and lengths to suit a range of people, ages and expressions of personal style.”
EvelineCharles Salons |Spas|Beauty MD has expanded on the ombre and balayage trends that we have been seeing so much of this past spring and summer and are now practicing the “melting” technique. Their signature golden tone is created by blending three to four colours together creating a luminous, dimensional, one-of-a-kind hair colour that you can easily pinpoint in these photos.
The cuts are strategic and architectural, customized for each person in order to skillfully highlight specific facial features, such as the cheekbones. Thorough consultations are key for any hair service in order to understand the client, build trust, and integrate the client’s desires with esthetic expertise. The EvelineCharles team demonstrates its expertise and passion for beauty with the introduction of this season’s demanding, highly customized looks. View the complete Autumn|Winter 2012 Collection online!
| Beauty | September 28, 2012 – Call Me BB
You’ve seen it in magazines, commercials and in-store. So what exactly is BB cream?
The secret of Blemish Balm (known in Asia to cover up blemishes and give you a flawless, porcelain complexion) has mades its way into North America. They’ve changed the formula to include more added benefits for an all-in-one Beauty Balm. BB creams can act as a primer, illuminator, oil controller, foundation, SPF booster, and sometimes even a concealer.
BB creams amazes me in that they come out of their tubes looking like a regular white cream. Smooth on your face and the tiny pigments of colour bust onto your skin. These pigments blend with your skin and even out your tone. For days when you’re on the go, but still want a fresh face without layers of makeup, BB cream is definitely the way to go.
1. The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream: $20.
From summer to fall, I like to switch up my make up routine so I picked up The Body Shop’s All-In-One BB cream. I have seasonal dry skin and I feel this has been a great replacement to my summer tinted SPF moisturizer. It feels like a regular moisturizer with bursts of colour.
2. MAC Prep & Prime BB Cream SPF 35: $36.50.
For oily skin, this may be a winner. This cream has great priming qualities with a hint of colour. Leaves skin looking radiant.
3. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35: $50 (from Sephora).
For a thicker formula, try Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream. It goes on silky smooth for extra moisture and good coverage for anybody running out the door.
4. Dr. Jart+ BB Beauty Balm: $36 (from Sephora).
Dr. Jart’s BB Beauty Balm may be another good one for combination and oily skin gals. It provides good coverage without looking gummy, provides a matte finish and provides an all around glow. This cream in particular is also SPF 40.
5. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector: $9 (from London Drugs).
For those of you with dry skin (moi aussi!), this cream is great! It’s hydrating while still being quite lightweight and airy. It is ideal for those who don’t like the feel of foundation. Note: Not for those with oily skin.
Nail Colours for Fall
As much as some of us might not want to admit it, and the last thing you want to think about is cozy autumn layers, boots and everything that comes with fall…it’s here. However, this season’s polishes will not be ignored. Fall’s fingertip colour palette of dark hues, glitter and earthy tones have me excited to paint my nails – Chatters Beauty Store has the China Glaze fall collections, see below and find your favourite colour to try this season.
China Glaze is one of the top professional nail care products available. Their unique, one-of-a-kind formula contains a special balance of polymers, to maintain coluor, shine and luster, and resins, to enhance flexibility and adhesion, that work together to create a nail lacquer that is chip-resistant, long lasting and durable.
China Glaze On Safari is new this fall and features twelve new shades, including Kalahari Kiss, Desert Sun, Elephant Walk and Exotic Encounters to name a few.
It’s hard to believe Halloween is just around the corner, but this collection is all about Halloween! Available today at Chatters Beauty Store this collection is a six-piece collection that will add to any Halloween ensemble, or just to help get you in the Halloween spirit.
From purely pigmented crèmes to high coverage glitters, get in the Halloween spirit with six shades including (left to right):
Cast a Spell: Moss green shimmer in a black base, Immortal: Tombstone grey shimmer, Bizarre Blurple: Bombastic bluish purple crème, Glitter Goblin: Limited edition copper glitter, Roguish Red: Rich red orange crème, Make A Spectacle: Iridescent flaky top coat.
All collections available at Chatters Beauty Store.
Chatters Beauty Store
Level Two, Phase I
Here are some new and some exclusive beauty products from just a few of our favourite beauty stores!
Level Two, Phase III
Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo, Conditioner and Style prep
Lifts fine hair up and fills it out. Hair looks fuller, feels thicker, stays more abundant. Shampoo: $16 to $48, Conditioner: $16 to $30, Style Prep: $24
Level Two, Phase II
MARC JACOBS DOT Eau De Parfum. This new scent is just as fantastic as its packaging. The luscious fresh fruits mixed with the sweet floral make this a great transition scent into the fall season. $79 or $105
Level Two, Phase II
Sephora + Pantone Universe Lip Luster Lipstick
This double-chambered lipstick is highly pigmented, with a metallic core enveloped in a crystallized, moisturizing lip balm for a multifaceted effect. $18
Level Two, Phase II
Cryste Marine Firming Eye Treatment
A luxurious eye cream to visibly improve firmness and elasticity around the eyes while minimizing the look of fine lines and under eye dark circles. $50
5. The Body Shop
Level One & Two, Phase II
Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome
Cream-to-powder for lips and cheeks that’s easy to wear and easy to blend. Wear it just as it is or under lip gloss. This product is limited edition so don’t miss out! $15
1. Benefit Cabana Glama Bronzing Kit
When you’re off to your summer getaway, the only thing you’ll need in your makeup bag is this handy-dandy kit. It comes with everything you need – bronzing powder, medium foundation, lip and cheek stain, three shade eye shadow palette, makeup applicators, and step-by-step tips and tricks. $42 -*Right now, with any Benefit purchase, you can get this fabulous kit for only $21.
2. Rodial Brazilian Tan Dark
Don’t be alarmed by its “dark” name. Rodial’s Brazilian Tanning Lotion is great for fair to medium complexions and goes on smooth to give you that sun-kissed look before you head out to the beach. $45.
3. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Limited Edition Dreaming In Portofino
Spritz on this refreshing scent with hints of citrus, apple, bamboo with touches of amber and jasmine. It’s feminine, fun and irresistible. $100.
4. Shiseido SPF 50 Ultra Sun Protection Lotion.
It’s a summer time favourite in my books! Not only is it SPF 50, but it practically sweat proof. It’s a must have in my summer suitcase. $49.
5. Caudalie Grape Water Spray
After a day in the sun, your body needs to rehydrate and re-nourish. Spray on Caudalie’s Grape Water Spray and you will immediately feel the different in your skin with its natural sugars being put to work. The cooling sensation lets you know it’s doing its job and in a cute travel bottle, why not carry it in your purse? $8.
6. Biotherm Oligo-Thermal Sparkle Cream
Don’t let that tan go to waste. Enhance it with Biotherm’s after sun sparkle cream. The illuminating formula brightens and rehydrates skin for the perfect sun kissed glow. $35.
Get all of these fabulous travel essentials at Murale.
Level Two, Phase II
Introducing Eve Lom – New and Exclusive in Canada. Only at Murale
Discover why EVE LOM skincare is a favourite with those in the know.
EVE LOM believes that great skincare does not have to be complicated. EVE LOM’s philosophy is that the foundation of beautiful complexion starts with perfectly cleansed skin. Irrespective of age, skin type or skin concern.
EVE LOM’s pioneering, multi-award winning and multi-tasking Cleanser has been acclaimed by Vogue magazine as: ‘Probably the best cleanser in the world’
Available exclusively at Murale
Level Two, Phase II
Murale, Sephora, and Kiehl’s will all be at our Summer Living event taking place this Saturday, July 14 on Centre Stage starting at 11 a.m.
Murale – 1 p.m. Centre Stage
Get all the essential tips and tricks on how to care for your skin in the summer with the help of experts from Murale. Stop by for a free consultation and demos.
Show on Centre Stage at 1 p.m.
It is important to know how to continue your summer fashion trends with the perfect matching make-up. Come by the Sephora table and get a fresh face for the glowing summer months.
Summer skin care is always so important as we enjoy many events outdoors during these beautiful months. Stop by the Kiehl’s table to learn all about how to care for your skin and hair this summer.
Here Comes The Sun Care – June 22, 2012
Yesterday was a beautiful day and if it was any indication of what our summer is going to be like, be prepared! It’s been proven that sun damage is a huge cause of early aging in skin (among other skin problems). Protect yourself by incorporating sunscreen or a moisturizer with a high SPF to your makeup regimen. Sunscreen tends to have a bad rap, with some being thick and pasty, but there are some great products that will definitely save your skin in the long run. Make sure you shake this one up really well before use to get all that great stuff out for your skin.
In terms of moisturizers, if you haven’t switched your summer products, do it now. I use a richer cream during winter and a lighter moisturizer with SPF in the summer. When the sun gets really hot, smooth on another layer of sunscreen with a high SPF for extra protection. Particularly in the summertime, a daily application of SPF will help prevent early signs of aging and keep your skin healthy and glowing.
Here’s a list of favourites around the Mall to help you shop for what is right for your skin type and why it’s good for you.
1. B. Kamins Sunbar – For those oily skin types, B. Kamins Sunbar collection is great for you, especially if your skin is a little more sensitive. It comes in a variety of SPFs, including 30 and 48, and has a creamy texture that is great for the face. It absorbs well and dries quickly for makeup application. Murale, $45
2. Super Fluid UV Defense - With a high SPF, you’d think this sunscreen would be thick and pasty. Not the case with this Kiehl’s formula! It smoothes on like a moisturizer and doesn’t leave a film. For those who burn easily, this one is for you. Super Fluid contains Octocrylene, which absorbs UV molecules so they don’t get into your skin. I apply this after my moisturizer and underneath my makeup. A must-have for hotspot vacations! Kiehl’s, $36
3. Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30- For those who use little to no makeup, don’t leave the house without an SPF moisturizer. The Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30 from The Body Shop is a great one to have. It hydrates your skin while protecting it from UV rays and contains Vitamin C which will boost your natural glow. Vitamin C boosts up collagen production and improves elasticity. Great overall product for the summer. The Body Shop, $20
4. Elizabeth Arden Prevage – For more advanced skin, Elizabeth Arden Prevage Triple Defense is great. Not only is it SPF 50 with an ultra lightweight formula, it also reduces the appearance of age spots, lines, wrinkles and sun damage. Murale, $95
5. Biotherm After Sun - You can protect yourself before exposure but what about after? Biotherm has an amazing after sun body milk that you smooth on after a day in the sun. It helps to relieve overheating and prevents dehydration of the skin. It’s jam packed with the essential Vitamins B5 and E to get your skin back to normal. Sephora, $35
6. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50 – This lotion has a lightweight texture that works well for your face. It absorbs quickly and is extremely waterproof. It is great for pale to fair skin types. Sephora, $49
7. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen- As a trusted name for skin care, Neutrogena is a great go-to for sun protection. Their newest technology includes Helioplex which is a combination of Avobenzene (a popular UVA blocker) and Oxybenzone (a UVB absorber). The Neutrogena Dry Touch Sunblock features the Helioplex technology and is weightless, waterproof, and sweatproof. London Drugs, $11.99.
8. Nars Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer with SPF – I personally love a good tinted moisturizer. In the summer, I wear less makeup, preferring a tinted moisturizer and a powder mineral foundation. The Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a staple in my makeup bag. It contains Titanium Dioxide, which helps to form a protective layer on top of the skin to reflect UV rays. An added bonus is that it gives my skin just a smidge of colour and a light glow while moisturizing. It also helps with imperfections and has a nice, light fragrance. The Bay, $49
In addition to these fabulous products, I recently read an article from Dr. Oz who suggests eating more red, yellow and orange fruits and veggies in the summer. Lycopene is found in these bright-coloured foods and acts as a natural sunscreen for your skin. Lycopene-rich foods can help protect against sunburn, so load up on your tomatoes and bell peppers at your next barbecue!
Take care out there!
Nirvana Yoga – Now Open – June 15, 2012
Nirvana Yoga is now open on Level One, Phase II, next to Gold’s Gym. Nirvana Yoga offers a variety of classes suitable for all levels, including; Beginner Warm Class, Family Yoga, Hatha Hot Yoga, Prenatal yoga, Zumba and more.
Nirvana means the state of being free, and yoga is about finding peace and happiness within, and ultimately having the sense of feeling free. Experience Nirvana Yoga today!
Click here for an entire schedule.
Level One, Phase II
Summer Hair Styles at Hair de Moda – June 6, 2012
The spring, summer, and early fall months are notorious for weddings each year. The warm weather creates a beautiful atmosphere for couples to tie the knot in front of their closest family and friends. My hair styling techniques could use a little help which is why my friends at Hair de Moda are a great place to go so you can leave it to the professionals. Whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid, or even a guest of one, or two, or three (I could go on and on) weddings this summer, Hair de Moda can create any hair style you have ever dreamed of. Here are just a few celeb hairstyle ideas to get you inspired. And best of all Hair de Moda is now offering a FREE hair cut when you get your hair coloured, plus 10% off all products from now until the end of August!
Down with soft curls
This look can work for long or shorter hair. Volume at the crown of the head creates more of a night time look and will be perfect no matter what part you play in this summer’s wedding festivities.
The half up hairstyle is great if you usually wear your hair down in your everyday life. It still gives you the comfort of having free flowing hair, but it also changes your overall appearance with a few strands pulled away from the face. Hair pinned back on both sides or even just one side can create a dramatic difference!
There are multiple ways to have your hair styled up this season. One is to have all of your hair piled onto the top of your head and into a tight but voluminous bun. This hairstyle works well with longer bangs because they can be pulled back as well. Another updo hairstyle worthy of a formal function is a low bun loosely pulled back with some strands left out to create texture and interest.
Hair de Moda can create any of these hairstyles plus thousands more just for you this wedding season. Remember to head down before August or maybe even a few times to get your FREE hair cut!
Level Two, Phase III
Kiehl’s: Product Review – June 1, 2012
My obsession with skincare grew with the opening of the newest Kiehl’s location in West Edmonton Mall. I was fortunate to be able to try out some of the amazing products they carry and if you’re at all curious about it, read on.
Living in Edmonton, my skin often feels defeated from the harsh dry climate. If you’re like me, you know what I mean. But fret not because Kiehl’s had the answer.
They set me up with a three product regiment to boost up the moisture in my skin and enhance its natural glow. The magic ingredient in all of these products is Squalane (you can Google it for more information) and it basically works as an emollient for your skin to increase hydration by repairing the barriers of your skin. The gals at Kiehl’s used this analogy – your skin is like a brick wall. Squalane is like the glue that keeps it all together.
I started off with the Ultra Facial Cleanser. Its gel-like consistency is anything but. It transforms into a gentle lather that goes on smooth. Once I rinsed, my skin was residue free and not dried out.
After that, I dabbed on the Ultra Facial Toner. I was quite surprised by the look of this particular toner as it was milky and creamy looking. (Note: A toner with alcohol is an astringent that is meant for oily skin. If you have skin like mine, stay away!). The toner has ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil and Kernel Oil which helps to moisturize the skin. It is also cool to the skin and is quite hydrating. Tip: If you’re short of time in the morning and want to look refreshed, dab the toner all over your face and you’re good to go.
To complete the regiment, I was recommended the Ultra Facial Cream for drier skin. This stuff was tested up in the coldest and driest conditions of the mountains. You would think something this moisturizing would be super thick but it was just the opposite. It was a creamy and almost yogurt-like consistency. I spread on just a little on my face and it was so light but absolutely did the trick. I woke up the next morning and found that my problem areas that I usually find dry were soft and smooth. I couldn’t help but rub my fingers over my cheeks. Amazing!
Visit Kiehl’s today and speak with one of the knowledgeable staff on hand. Ask for a one-on-one consultation and don’t forget to take a photo in the Kiehl’s custom photobooth!
The Scents of the Season – May 25, 2012
I love how when I smell something from the past it can instantly transport me back to vivid memories of moments that I’ll never forget. Perfumes can do that in an instant. This season create new memories that will last a lifetime with these fantastic new fragrances that I found right here at WEM.
1. Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty Eau de Toilette Spray is fresh and fruity evoking the feeling of skin-like warmth. This fragrance has peach bellini top notes and pink lily and peony middle notes giving an overall effect of sparkling confidence.
Where to get it: Sears, $102
2. Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift Eau de Pafurm Spray breezes the scents of crisp fruits and flowers such as raspberry, vanilla, peach, white hibiscus, and freesia. This scent is leaves you smelling candy-like, sweet and yet fruity fresh!
Where to get it: Sears, from $63
3. Jacob’s Joie De Vivre Perfume gives the sun’s illuminating energy with scents such as luscious pineapple, white freesia, and finished with sensual wood and musk leaving you feeling fresh and flirty.
Where to get it: Jacob, $40
4. Versace Yellow Diamond Eau de Toilette is pure sunlight and radiates notes of pear sorbet, orange blossom and mimosa. A wonderfully bright hue that sparkles only the way a diamond can.
Where to get it: The Bay, $79
5. Ralph Lauren Big Pony Women’s Collection consists of four fragrances that cater to four very different women. 1 is the sporty fragrance consisting of a floral and citrus scent featuring grapefruit and blue lotus. 2 is the sensual fragrance for the independent women which leaves her smelling of cranberry and tonka mousse. 3 is the free-spirited fragrance for the rebellious women and boasts a scent of floral green highlights, pear, and mimosa. Lastly, 4 is the stylish fragrance for the dynamic women with scents of oriental floral, wild cherry and purple amber.
Where to get it: Sears and The Bay, all from $65 each
6. Nine West’s Love Fury is a seductive mixture of addictive woods, decadent florals and luscious fruits creating a intoxicating signature fragrance and best of all the black cap replicates the heel of a shoe!
Where to get it: Nine West, $52 to $63
7. Lovestruck Vera Wang inspiration is a modern day look at Romeo and Juliet. The pink guava and mandarin mixed with a delicate combination of tuberose and lotus blossom with a hint of precious woods and sheer musk leaves Juliet struck by love representing an irresistible romance.
Where to get it: Sears and The Bay, $79 to $105
8. Oscar De La Renta Live in Love Eau De Parfum is for the woman who lives in each moment filled with excitement. Beauty and joy surrounds her, she lives in love. This scent is filled with notes of hyacinth, orange flower, rose, and woodsy undertones.
Where to get it: The Bay, $85
Sunkissed – May 16, 2012
In Alberta, we are fortunate enough to have warm summers with a lot of sun (knock on wood!). But until that happens, we may need some help getting into the spring/summer mood by boosting up our skin for the upcoming season. I’ve searched around the Mall for you for some great bronzers and illuminators. Here’s what I found!
1. Let’s face it. After months of staying indoors, we could use a little color when it finally starts to heat up. Get a head start with the Honey Bronze collection from The Body Shop. From powder bronzer, face shimmer, and dry body oil, you’ll have the perfectly sunkissed skin in no time. It’s lightweight and illuminates the skin with a non-greasy formula. Where to get it: The Body Shop
2. For more gorgeous glow, sweep on Mac’s Extra Dimension Skinfinish to accentuate your cheekbones. A little goes a long way with this product and in three great shades, there is something for all skin tones. With metallic elements, it’s also a great highlighter for your eyes and can be applied to the lid and brow areas. Where to get it: Mac Cosmetics, $33.50.
3. You have probably seen it around but it’s popular for a reason. The Nars Illuminator is a product to help give you that sun kissed look without even stepping outside. You can use this as a bronzer to highlight your features or all over your face for a complete glow. Where to get it: The Bay, $36.00.
4. It’s a bit of an investment but Guerlain’s Terracotta bronzer is definitely worth every penny. Its velvety texture goes on smooth and doesn’t dry out the skin upon application. The multi-dimension mosaic compacts are fantastic, as it works with the different tones of your skin and enhances its natural glow with a slight shimmer. Where to get it: The Bay, $56.00.
5. A great tie-it-all-together product in your makeup collection is blush. Dior does it best with its luxe compact with two complimentary shades. You can wear the shades separately or together for extra va-va-voom. Where to get it: Sephora, $40.00 – $42.00.
6. Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer is what I like to call “an oldie, but a goodie”. It’s amazing for contouring your cheeks while giving it a sweep of colour. It’s a great all year round bronzer. Where to get it: London Drugs , $8.99.
7. As a spot highlighter, the Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator is great for quick touch ups with a punch of colour. Dab on a small amount on the apples of your cheeks and you’re on your way. Blend its creamy texture with a good primer for ultimate staying power. Where to get it: Sephora, $31.50.
8. Finish off your skin with Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick Compact for a soft glow. Apply after blush as it works best with peach and neutral shades. Its shimmering formula brings blush tones and picks up light to naturally enhance the beauty of your skin. It also doubles as an eye shadow. Where to get it: Murale , $49.00.
9. For an instant, all over pop of sun, try Lush’s Colour Supplement Base Colour. Mix a small amount with a good moisturizer and blend all over. It will give your skin a quick “just came from the beach” look. It also covers blemishes and imperfections. Colour Supplement comes in five different shades to perfectly match your complexion. Where to get it: Lush Cosmetics, $15.95.
Best Ways to De-Stress at WEM
April 13, 2012
Goodbye text books, hello summer! As a student myself, I totally understand the pressure of final exams. West Edmonton Mall has countless ways to de-stress, here are some of my favourites:
Cleanse your mind with a relaxing facial at RAIN Salon Spa. Their signature complete facial includes: cleansing, toning, exfoliation, steaming, extractions (if desired), gentle massage, nourishing, and hydrating.
RAIN Spa offers three levels of facial care tailored to balance, revive and renew your skin. From super hydration for thirsty skin to deep cleansing and nourishing, their combination treatments allow you to design the perfect facial for your needs.
In addition to facials (my personal favourite) RAIN also offers hand and foot services, body treatments and rejuvenating message therapies.
I can’t think of a better way to de-stress than shop! Make West Edmonton Mall your #1 shopping destination this season.
Stop into Buffalo- David Bitton for Buffalo David Bitton’s Shopper’s Card Event. Take advantage of this exclusive promotion from now until April 26, 2012; receive a $25 or $75 Shopper’s Card when you purchase a minimum of $100 or $200, respectively (before taxes).
While browsing WEM’s 800 stores and services, enter for your chance to win a $4,000 head-to-toe spring makeover from West Edmonton Mall! Each winner receives a new outfit, hairstyle, and makeup consultation- all overseen by one of Edmonton’s top stylist. Winners will appear live on Breakfast Television for makeovers provided by the Fashion to Love Style Team from West Edmonton Mall. Enter to win until April 20, 2012. No purchase necessary.
Click here for a complete list of all sales & promotions happening at West Edmonton Mall.
The Red Piano and Penfolds present: Penfolds Wine Dinner. On Sunday, April 22,2012, The Red Piano executive chef, Tim Barath, has created a unique four course meal to accent each wine’s individual characteristics. The Red Piano will also host a prize giveaway: free bottles of wine! Ladies, this is a must event to attend. Bon appétit!
Spring Hair Trends
April 3, 2012
Spring is in the air, and there is no better time to freshen up your hairdo. This season we are keeping things more natural transforming blondes from a golden hue to a cool ash, brightening brunettes and transforming dull red heads into a vibrant auburn.
Cooler tones are all the rage for spring 2012. Ask your colourist to work in a mixture of highlights and lowlights to create an all over multi-dimensional colour. It breaks up the hair and keeps you looking fresh. This is a great look for true blondes, because it almost universally complements all skin tones and eye colours.
The weather is warming and so should your hair colour. Lighten your locks by adding hints of cocoa, caramel, and golden undertones. Ask your stylist to create the look of naturally highlighted hair by keeping your ends light. No, I am not talking about Ombre (a.k.a. roots galore) I am talking about keeping things as natural as possible. By adding highlights throughout, your hair will look thicker, and perfectly sun-kissed for that beachy everyday style.
Forget about looking natural, this seasons reds are BOLD. This vivid hue electrifies your mane but requires a lot of maintenance. This color is not for the faint of heart. Consult with your stylist before deciding on a hue, many stylists may ask you about your hair history as you could end up with some crazy colours if not coloured properly. Obviously this daring colour is not for everyone. If you’re interested in experimenting with a scarlet tone, ask your stylist to highlight your hair lighter and throw on red glaze to set the red you desire.
Book an appointment today, click here for hair salons at WEM!
Where to: Get the Beauty Trends Straight From the Spring/Summer Runways
March 20, 2012
Makeup trends are strong for this season and there are so many different looks that you can achieve right here at WEM. Even if you are hesitant to try this on your own all the stores listed below will be happy to sit down with you and show you how to achieve these looks.
This look creates a sun-kissed look without the harmful effects of the real sun. Peachy and rosy bronzers are applied to the areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit; your cheekbones, forehead and your nose. Find bronzers like this at Murale.
Left and right: Louis Vuitton
Long fluttering lashes were all over the runways this spring. This look is so versatile because you could wear long thick lashes with minimal eye and lip makeup or an ultra smoky eye and dramatic lip, either way long thick lashes are a must this spring and summer. This look can be created in a couple of different ways. Apply two or three coats of black mascara or apply false eyelashes but still put mascara on so that your eyelashes and the false ones join together. Sephora is a great place to get supplies for all your eyelash needs!
Sephora Level Two, Phase II. 780-425-3788. Left: Buxom Lash Mascara, right: Sephora Collection Flirt-It Lash Duo
Thick brows are back this season! Groomed, structured and penciled in, these brows make a statement. First you need a good shape which you can achieve by coming to many of the beauty salons at WEM. Merle Norman Cosmetics has the second and third item you will need, a brow pencil and lastly a brow sealer which will keep your eyebrow hair and colour just the way you like it all day long.
Merle Norman Cosmetics Level Two, Phase I 780-444-1362. Left: DEFINITIVE Brow Pencil comes in four shades, right: Brow Sealer comes in five shades.
We saw them for fall/winter and bold lips are here to stay for another season! The spring/summer runways used the red lip as a starting point and showcased an entire array of colours. Bold red and pink lip colours are a must have this season. The Bay has a vast selection of brands to choose from to get the perfect hue on your lips!
The Bay Level One, Phase I. 780-444-1550. Left: Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Volupte Perle. Colour: Sparkling Fuchsia. Right: Estee Lauder Double wear stay-in-place Lipstick. Colour: Stay Scarlet.
Spring A to Z’s (Part V) – March 16, 2012
Ultra Violet Rays
Shimmering violets brighten up an otherwise blasé canvas. Wear it on your eyes, cheeks or lips and get noticed. Where to get it: Mac Cosmetics – Eyeshadow in Creme de Violet, $18. Murale – Bobbi Brown Shine Color Lip Gloss in Violet Glaze, $27. Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Ultra Violet, $26. Sephora – Make Up For Ever Powder Blush in Lavender, $22.
Want luscious, voluminous hair? The new Invati line from Aveda gives you all that and more. With Turmeric as its powerhouse ingredient, Invati works to strengthen the roots, unclog pores in your scalp and condition hair for a fuller look you can see and feel. Where to get it: Aveda Experience Centre – Invati Exfoliating Shampoo, $24. Invati Thickening Conditioner, $24. Invati Scalp Revitalizer, $60.
Aside from mascara, a quick five minute face needs one other thing for a fresh-faced glow – rosy cheeks. A light dusting of blush gives your skin a natural-looking flushed effect. Find a colour to match your skin, but stay away from bronzers if you don’t want that extra sheen. Where to get it: The Bay - NARS Miss Liberty Hilighting Blush, $32.
People often say you’re at your best when in your twenties. Want to go back in time? Try Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel by Rodial. It reduces redness, plumps up sagging skin and redefines the contours of your face. This revolutionary new product can be found “x-clusively”at Murale. Where to get it: Murale – Rodial Dragon’s Blood, $95.
Ladies, put down your tweezers. Step away from the tweezers. The days of stick thin eyebrows are long gone. Eyebrows this season are fuller than ever and really do a number for your eyes. Brush them up with a fine makeup comb and add a light tint of color. Where to get it: The Body Shop – Brow & Lash Brush/Comb, $10.50. Eyebrow kit, $10. Murale – Benefit Speed Brow, $21. *Visit Murale’s Benefit Brow Bar for more tips on brow maintenance.
Dance like no one’s watching! Feel great while dancing to uplifting tunes and heart pumping moves in a fun party environment.
Where to go: Spa Lady, 780-484-5239
Spring A to Z’s (Part IV) – March 15, 2012
Pumped Up Moisture
Every gal needs an awesome leave-in conditioner. Spray on after the shower, before applying heat products and before bed. My favourite is Free Fall at Eveline Charles. Locks in moisture all day and leaves a light fruity scent. My absolute favourite. Where to get it: Eveline Charles – Free Fall Leave In Conditioner, $14.
Quinoa For the Soul Quinoa is not just good for the body, but also good for your hair. Who knew? Quinoa is packed with protein and instantly repairs damaged and dry hair by penetrating deep into the root. Where to get it: Aveda – Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair, $24. Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment, $29. Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner, $24. Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo, $24.
Radiance in a Bottle
Revive your skin with a boost of Vitamin C to enhance your skins natural and healthy glow. Vitamin C Microdermabrasion treatments smooth away dry, dull skin leaving it bright, refreshed and revived. Where to get it: The Body Shop – Vitamin C Microdermabrasion, $20. Vitamin C Capsules, $28.
Washing your hair daily takes a toll on your locks. Extend the life of your hair in between washes by using a dry shampoo. Massage a small amount into your roots and voila! It absorbs oil and refreshes the look of your mane instantly. Where to get it: Lush – No Drought Dry Shampoo, $12.95. Eveline Charles – Dry Shampoo, $18.
Trip To The Tropics
Beat the winter blues with tempting new treats from Bath & Body Works. Exotic essentials in bath gels, body mists and 3-wick candles will uplift your spirits instantly. Where to get it: Bath & Body Works – Escape to the Tropics Collection. Prices vary.
Tomorrow is the last day for Spring A to Z’s! Check out secrets to voluminous hair, great brows and a hot bod.
Spring A to Z’s (Part III) – March 14, 2012
Glide on some mint-infused lip balm with high shine and refreshing flavours. Lips stay moist with its smoothing sensation and also gives your breath a boost of freshness. Where to get it: Bath & Body Works: C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine, $7.50
It’s time for your eyes to steal the show with bold cat features. A wide stroke of liquid liner with a long tip perfects this look. The bolder, the better. Try this look with futuristic shades and metallic colors for extra pizzazz. For liquid liner newbies, use a pen-style liner for more control. Where to get it: Murale – Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $26. Mac Cosmetics – Penultimate Eye Liner, $22.
There is nothing more mysterious than a luscious lip in a perfectly matte tone. Wear it in a bold hue and allow the rest of your face to go bare. You’ll need nothing else. Where to get it: The Bay – Nars Pure Matte Lipstick, $32. Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet, $39.
Dazzle up those digits with highlight bright nail colours. Neon nails liven any outfit and are even more fun when combined with other colours. It’s definitely an exciting upgrade from fall’s neutral nails. Where to get it: American Apparel – NEON, $9. Beauty Express – OPI, $9.95. London Drugs – Sinful Colors, $5.99. Chatters Beauty Store – China Glaze, $6.99.
The smell of coriander reminds me of my mother’s kitchen. Not so much for her cooking, but because of the fragrant Cucina hand care line. The products are packed with moisturizing olive oils and olive derivatives to protect the skin and provide long lasting moisture. My mom keeps it handy next to the kitchen sink for instant relief after washing. Where to get it: Fruits & Passions – Cucina Coriander and Olive Tree Purifying Hand Wash and Hand Cream Duo, $20.
Check back tomorrow for the tips how to revive the look of your skin and treats for your hair.
Spring A to Z’s (Part II) – March 13, 2012
Switch up the red lip with a fiery orange lip. Smooth on a high shine gloss for a punch of glitz and glam. Where to get it: Mac Cosmetics – Lipstick in Morange, $17.50. Lipglass in Sonoran Rain, $17.50.
A make up regiment made of 24K gold? It’s true! Gold has been proven to be the “Elixir of Life” with anti-aging properties, skin regeneration, and for its ability to improve elasticity. Gold stimulates the blood under your skin to speed up the cellular process and cellular recovery. Where to get it: Orogold Cosmetics – 24K Deep Peel, 24K Vitamin C Facial Cleanser, 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream. See retailer for price.
Every gal needs go-to mascara. There is something for everyone whether you’re looking to lengthen, thicken or just enhance the natural charm of your eyes. The “falsies” look is super hot and we’ve found a few that top the list. Where to get it: Sephora – Benefit They’re Real, $29. Murale – Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara, See retailer for price. London Drugs – L’Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara, $10.99.
Overtime, your skin’s natural “glow” fades from environmental damage. Change that with radiant skin treatments that restore collagen, stimulate cells and correct age-spots. Your skin will feel rejuvenated and will thank you for treating it well. Where to get it: Sephora – Glow by Dr. Brandt Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme, $65. REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask, $55.
Need a quick lip fix? Sweep on Lancôme’s Juicy Tubes Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss for instant glamour with a hint of shimmer. The perfectly compact shape fits nicely in your spring clutch. In yummy flavours and a range of tints, it’ll be hard to grab just one. Where to get it: London Drugs – Lancôme Juicy Tubes Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss, $22.
Check back tomorrow for the perfect eyeliner, more luscious lip products, and neon nails.
Spring A to Z’s (Part I) – March 12, 2012
With so many anti-aging treatments out there, it’s hard to choose just one. L’Occitane has the award winner in this category with their Almond Milk Concentrate that helps to smooth and firm up your skin. The almond oil helps to hydrate while the silicium increases elasticity and prevents the signs of aging. Who wouldn’t want that? Where to get it: L’Occitane En Provence – Almond Milk Concentrate, $59.
Makeup this season is, let’s face it, a little bipolar. I don’t mind! One side is bold, the other is the appearance of less is more. Get the look with cream, beige and nude on your eyes. Enhance with a dark liner and loads of mascara. Where to get it: Sephora – Urban Decay Get Naked, $58. MAC Cosmetics – Mineralize Eye Shadow in Summer Haze, $24. Murale – Bobbi Brown Nude Eye Palette. See retailer for price.
I don’t know about you, but a season of cute and colourful fingers does a number on my nails. I like to give them a break once in a while, and with that, a quick and easy manicure that I can do in the comfort of my own home. Where to get it: Seacret Spa – Nail Care Collection. See retailer for price.
Deepest Blue Mascara Blue lashes are back! We saw it at Stella McCartney’s Paris Fashion Week Show and it exploded down the runways. This look will go great with nude shadows for a fresh and youthful pop of colour. Where to get it: The Bay – Lise Watier 24HRS Glam Mascara, $22. Sephora – Buxom Lash Mascara Special Effects Blue Noir, $24.
Dry skin goes hand in hand with this harsh winter climate we live in. Condition your skin with a boost of Vitamin E that acts like a great antioxidant for your skin to revitalize and repair. Bonus – great for the pocketbook! Where to get it: The Body Shop – Vitamin E Moisture Cream, $16. Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream, $20. Vitamin E Intense Moisturizer, $20
Check back tomorrow for firey lip colors, golden skin regiments, haute lashes and more.
Love for Chocolate
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, The Body Shop will help make it an extra special day for chocoholics with the launch of their Limited Edition Chocomania Collection. The only guilt-free, calorie-free chocolate that you will receive or give this Valentine’s Day.
Chocomania is a sensuous and luxurious collection guaranteed to plunge your skin and your senses into a full chocolate experience. The Chocomania Body Butter contains the highest amount of community fair trade ingredients, compared to other Body Butter from The Body Shop. Chocomania Body Butter simply melts into the skin; combating dryness with 48 hours of intensive hydration and releasing a delightful chocolate fragrance that will make you smell good enough to eat. The only problem with this collection is remembering that it is not edible, as each product looks and smells so good.
The Body Shop didn’t stop at Body Butter. Thankfully, there’s a whole Chocomania range to enjoy, the range includes: body scrub, shower cream, body lotion, body butter, lip butter, heart shaped soap and several gift sets! You can indulge in the delicious fragrance and textures in as many ways possible. Now, that’s a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Chocomania Body Scrub – This exfoliating body scrub has a decadently chocolatey scent and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. It contains real cocoa butter and organic cane sugar.
Chocomania Shower Cream – Cleanse all over with this creamy body wash that leaves skin cleansed and moisturized. This pearlescent shower cream contains real cocoa butter and has a decadently chocolatey scent. It is soap-free and will not dry out the skin.
Chocomania Body Lotion – Use this luxurious light cream body lotion for quick and gentle hydration for a softer and smoother finish.
Chocomania Body Butter – For when a light lotion isn’t enough… This decadently chocolatey Body Butter gives extra long-lasting hydration. It leaves skin sweetly scented, and feeling softer and smoother.
Chocomania Lip Butter – This buttery balm melts onto the lips for instant hydration. It contains real cocoa butter and has a delicious chocolate flavour.
Chocomania Soap – This creamy soap gives a rich lather and leaves skin chocolate-scented. It contains real cocoa butter and exfoliating coconut shell and comes in a big heart shape. Give with love.
These products are a great idea for a Valentine’s Day gift, and will surely impress the chocoholics in your life.
Visit The Body Shop from February 6 to 14 and receive Chocomania Body Butter, Chocomania Body Scrub, Chocomania Shower Cream, Chocomania Heart Soap and Pink tote bag all for $30.
The Body Shop
Levels One & Two, Phase II
Love is in the Air
Love is in the air and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner; West Edmonton Mall is your shopping destination if you’re trying to find the perfect gift or want to buy yourself a little gift – just in time for a romantic Valentine’s Day date.
Check out these fabulous scents from today’s hottest designers, available at The Bay:
Prada Candy launched in 2011 and is the latest scent in the Prada fragrance family. The combination of musk, warm vanilla spices and a burst of caramel warms the heart of all Prada lovers. The perfume envisions the Prada women in a new light: she’s daring, she’s playful and she’s sweet.
Daisy Eau so Fresh is a floral, fruity fragrance leaving a clean warm smell that last’s up to six hours. Playful notes of crisp raspberry, sensual wild rose and deep plum will make her as desirable as ever. Perfect for spring!
A fragrance deliciously inspired by the red toffee apple, this scent is filled with crisp citrus harmonizing vanilla with a base note of cedar. A classic launched by the design house of Nine Ricci in 1987.
Giorgio Armani- Armani Code
An absolutely irresistible scent of red barriers, peppers, Egyptian jasmine and mandarin orange. You may remember this perfume promoted by actress Liv Tyler in 2003, yet it still remains one of the most highly purchased fragrances. This unique perfume is the perfect combination of sexy and sweet.
Finding the perfect fragrance for yourself or as a gift shouldn’t be hard, and with these fabulous fragrances available at The Bay, you can’t go wrong. Happy Shopping!
Levels One & Two, Phase I
FALL ’11 HAIR TRENDS
The Deep Sweep
The simple side part—kick it up a notch! Go deep with a deep sweep part. This simple and easy ‘do is great for work and on-the-go ladies. The sweep is youthful yet mysterious and works with a classic low bun or au natural. It helps to give movement to your mane and adds volume to your locks.
Trick or Treat
Do you have long hair and want a change without the permanent snip-snip? Try a faux bob and be the biggest trickster on the block. It’s a great way to shock your friends and acts as a fix to treat the change you crave. It’s perfect for layered locks as you can work with your short pieces and tuck everything else in.
If you’re going to go short, go all the way! I have never had the courage to do it but Emma Watson had it right all along with her ultra-mod pixie cut. Celebs all around followed suit with the chop and are adding their own twist— Evan Rachel Wood, Ashley Simpson, and Ginnifer Goodwin all rocked it out with their glam-chic style. While a pixie cut can be super low maintenance, it’s also uber sophisticated and will make you fearless in the boardroom. To make it your own, play with bangs and color tones for a multi-dimensional look.
Accessorize Your Mane
While colour is a great hair booster, try something less permanent with more pizzazz. If the summer was all about the feathers, the fall is filled with metallic and jewelled accessories. Add a little sparkle to your hair with bejewelled headbands . Or use your own hair to create fuzzy braids and funky twists to give it bold texture and great life.
Blonde Manes – Brighten it up with a lush buttery hue to make up for the shorter sunshiney days. Afraid of being washed out? Pump up your makeup just a smidge to bring everything to life.
Brunettes – Try a rich chestnut brown to stop on-lookers dead in their tracks and awe at your je ne sais quoi. For a combo of both, ditch the highlights and bring the two-toned look to a whole new level. Start your roots off dark and do a dramatic 360 to the tip. Play with different shades to match your personality.
Redheads – Stick with a firey copper red to accent the hot metallic trend. This hue boosts up the natural reds and gives it new punch. Play around with blue metallic eye shadows for fantastic contrast.
With the chill in the air, it is important to get ahead of the game and prevent dry hair before it starts. Stock up on really good quality hair products and use them regularly. Hair products that you would use in the summer are not necessarily the same as the ones for the winter. In our dry climate, products with natural oils, including jojoba oil, olive oil, and others, are great way to protect hair from drying out. To prevent static, change your conditioner to a richer blend with silk proteins and invest in a great spray-in treatment. Always use a heat protector spray before applying any heat to your hair to lock in moisture.
Believe it or not, what you eat can totally affect your hair. Hair is a protein fibre so load up on iron-rich foods to help maintain strong locks— whole grains, green vegetables, and red meat.
Adding a deep conditioning treatment the next time you’re at the salon is definitely a great start (the head massage that comes with it isn’t so bad either). Depending on your hair type, your stylist will choose the appropriate mixture for you. Talk to your stylist for more information on how to winter-proof your hair.
FALL ’11 BEAUTY TRENDS
Be fearless. Be daring! This season, a ‘70s inspiration is transforming the traditional smoky eye, dark lips, and neutral colours into high shine eyes and bright lips. Sephora’s Fall 2011 collection makes a minimalist statement but packs a lot of punch. These looks come straight from the runway and into beauty stores near you.
Winged Liner – This updated cat eye may look simple but has high impact. This style accentuates the eyes with playful colours and shapes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with bright blues and rich violets.
Rich Metal Lids – The hottest way to dress up your eyes this season is play them up with bold metallic colours. Dress up the traditional smoky eye with gold, silver, and bronze for ultimate shine or try the colours on their own for an electrifying statement.
Fiery Red Lips – Always on the go and have no time for makeup? Smear on some fire red lipstick for a simple and easy way to dress up your look. This season, however, isn’t about any ol’ red lipstick—the hotter the colour, the better. A blazin’ bouche is a sizzling pick-me-upper when you’re feeling a chill in the air.
Level Two, Phase II
Murale’s fall 2011 collection is full of distilled down classics, complete with a big bang. Metallic eyes are not just for super glamorous parties anymore—these eyes can take you anywhere. Glow with confidence at that big meeting, sparkle at your best friend’s wedding, or crank it up with some eyeliner for an after work party. Metallics are fabulous because they work on almost all skin tones. Also, don’t be afraid to mix it up with deep purples and rich greens for jaw-dropping results.
Finish up your face with Bobbi Brown’s Mineral Makeup line— mineral makeup reinvented. The Skin Foundation Mineral Makeup SPF 15 is so delicate, it feels weightless. The minerals blend into your skin giving you full coverage in the perfect tone. Feel the magic of the Bobbi Brown Mineral Makeup line not only with the mineral foundation, but with luxurious eye shadow as well. Bobbi’s fall look is inspired by Morocco – Marrakesh Chic—intense earth tones liven up your skin’s features for a fresh new glow.
Level Two, Phase II
Eveline Charles -
The dry autumn breeze eventually leads to drier winter air. Prep your skin before it’s too late by treating yourself to a spa day. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments from Eveline Charles not only improve the look of your skin, but they also make the skin care products you already have work even better. They work at a cellular level to exfoliate, re-hydrate, and reduce the signs of aging with only a few simple treatments. You’ll feel refreshed and your skin will thank you.
Level Two, Phase II
AVEDA – START SMOOTH, END STRAIGHT
Transform even the most intense waves and curls into straight, shiny hair with smooth infusion. Aveda’s exclusive plant-derived resurfacing blend forms a protective barrier around hair to help straighten and smooth the cuticle—fighting frizz and flyaway hair.
The shampoo and conditioner smoothes and softens hair up to 60%, creating the perfect foundation for sleek, smooth styles. Other smooth infusion products include style-prep smoother and glossing straightener.
Aveda Experience Centre
Level Two, Phase III
JENNIFER ANISTON, THE FRAGRANCE, AVAILABLE ONLY AT SEPHORA
Jennifer Aniston’s most beloved scents— night-blooming jasmine, wild violets, and Amazon lily — open the fragrance. Its warm finish of sensual musk, golden amber, and sandalwood is inspired by the smell of wood fires at Jennifer’s friends’ houses on summer evenings. These wonderfully fragrant ingredients are topped off with the freshness of citrus grove and rose water, creating a unique combination that you can’t find anywhere else.
When I sprayed Jennifer Aniston, By Jennifer Aniston on my wrist, the fragrance, mixed with my skin, revealed a light and clean aroma, with just a hint of floral and sandalwood. It is very subtle, which I like; it might be a little too subtle for people looking for an overpowering fragrance, but it was the perfect amount for me!
Available exclusively at Sephora.
Level Two, Phase II
Great deals for a short time only. 8 new Beauty Kits for every need! Come and get it while you can!
Available until April 14, 2011 while quantities last.
Level One, Phase II
OPI AVAILABLE AT RAIN SALON SPA
OPI is a leader in the professional beauty industry and renowned globally for its nail lacquers. Each shade’s unique design is based on colour forecasting, up-and-coming style trends, and popularity.
TEXAS Collection by OPI
The TEXAS Collection by OPI embraces modern American style. This collection — which leaves a “sorbet-like” finish — includes chic, classic nudes and bold colours, as well as six unique shades.
Serena Williams – Glam Slam
Recently featured on Oprah, Serena and OPI have created a two-system nail polish. This duo- pack includes a shimmering green lacquer and a black shatter coat. This edgy polish will leave your nails fierce and fabulous — just like Serena.
You can be as glamorous as Katy Perry! Her shimmering shades — Last Friday Night, Not Like The Movies, The One That Got Away, and Teenage Dream — give your nails an on-stage, chic look. Add Black Shatter for a rockin’ edge.
Got Bieber Fever?
Nicole by OPI has collaborated with global phenomenon Justin Bieber to create the One Less Lonely Girl collection in support of Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization. The collection features 14 Bieber-inspired shades including I’ve Got Bieber Fever, I’m a Belieber, and One Less Lonely Glitter.
You can find these collections at Rain Salon Spa located on Level One, Phase III
DE-AGE GRACEFULLY: CLINIQUE’S REPAIRWEAR LASER FOCUS NOW AT THE BAY
Clinique’s Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector
Sun, stress, pollution, late nights, skin never forgets. There’s a dermatological procedure called a laser, which results in profound wrinkle repair. Now comes a serum based on a decade of research. Different commitment, different results, and yet impressive results guaranteed. In 4 weeks see obvious reduction in lines, wrinkles, improved texture.
Level One & Two
SPRING MAKE-UP EVENT AT ALBERTA ACADEMY OF AESTHETICS
Please join Esthetic & Beauty Supply on April 1st & 2nd for their Spring Make-up Event. Featuring Edmonton Make-up Artist James Kershaw - He will help you find your new Spring make-up colors!
EMANI, Minerals Make-up, VEGAN FRIENDLY, TALC FREE, GLUTEN FREE, PARABEN FREE.
They will also be offering a free demo on how to use HALO Hair Extensions!
BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY
Level Two, Phase I
Nearest Mall Entrance: 23
SPRING INTO SKIN WITH EVELINECHARLES SALONS – SPAS
Visit EvelineCharles tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. for their Spring into Skin Event and learn about the latest beauty trends, and how to care for your skin, such as achieving smooth glowing skin after a long, dry winter.
All guests receive a complimentary Fashion Tote! Tickets are only $20, and redeemable towards retail.
What the night has in store: Lumiscan & Skincare Consultation, Chemical Peels to revive sensitive skin, Microderm Diamond Exfoliation to buff the skin, Keynote Speaker— Learn the Latest in Skin care and Beauty Trends, Amazing ONE NIGHT ONLY retail and service sales, as well as Wine, non-alcoholic beverages & treats!
EvelineCharles Salons – Spas
Level Two, Phase II
Nearest Mall Entrance: 45
Looking to shine up your pout the natural way? Try Rocky Mountain Soap’s new 100% Natural Lip Gloss Collection. No Petrochemicals. Just Pomegranates.
Visit Rocky Mountain Soap Company for the entire collection, lip gloss is only $8, lip scrub and lip plump are only $10.
Level Two, Phase I
BEAUTY MUST HAVE EVENT AT YVES ROCHER
Visit Yves Rocher for all details and offers.
Level One, Phase II
Introducing Crabtree & Evelyn’s NEW FLORAL FRAGRANCE COLLECTION – comprised of four exquisite scents LILY, LAVENDER, ROSEWATER, and IRIS. A modern interpretation of their classic, single-note scents that bring to life the timeless elegance, beauty and romance of a garden in full bloom.
Purchase a bath gel and lotion for only $30 and save $14 (regular retail $44). Your choice of Lavender, Lily, Rosewater and Iris fragrances. Limit 4 per customer.
Level Two, Phase I
WEDDING HAIR STYLE
I am usually glued to the television screen during Hollywood’s award season, especially the red carpet! I can’t get enough of the red carpet fashion. Admiring all the beautiful dresses, hair styles and makeup got me thinking about my wedding — with it only four months to go it seems everything reminds me of it. I am still unsure of my wedding hairstyle, but here are a few celebrity styles that I was inspired from:
Mila Kunis at the Golden Globes with an elaborate French twist. Giving her tresses some volume in the front, the style was balanced with a sleek pulled back twist in the back. This classic elegant style seems to be very popular lately with more celebrities showing it off. This style would be a great way to add a classic look to my wedding ensemble.
One of Anne Hathaway’s seven hair styles at the Oscars was Romantic Curls; she never ceases to amaze me with her red carpet looks and this one was no exception. While I was leaning towards more of a pulled back look, I think this would be a great alternative if you wanted a swept-away romantic style.
Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon both showed off ‘60s glamour at the Oscars. They both styled retro ponytails with major volume at the crown. Kidman’s teased version was the subtler of the two, looking more like a playful ponytail. Witherspoon’s cascading high pony was glamorous, yet retro and fun. These hairstyles might be to “big” for me — but then again it’s my day to shine…
Natalie Portman at the Oscars embraced a more natural, relaxed hair look; it seems more celebrities opted for undone, tousled tresses that were perfectly imperfect. This would be the perfect hair for a beach wedding. I may not be getting married on a beach, but I think I could definitely pull this style off. The elegance of my dress could take this hair to the next level.
Now it’s time to really decide how I want to fashion my hair on my big day. One thing that makes this decision a bit easier are the many hair salons and amazing stylists that can be found right here at West Edmonton Mall, I know with their help, any look I choose will be perfect.
Visit West Edmonton Mall for a list of all Hair Salons to help you with your hair style!
DEL SOL – JUST ADD SUNSHINE
I was walking near World Waterpark, daydreaming about the warm weather we all hope is around the corner, when I was suddenly intrigued by the sunshine logo on the store Del Sol. This store is so cool! All their products, everything from hair clips to board shorts, changes colour in the sun — as an example, they go from green to neon pink as soon as the sun hits you. The staff can even show you the colour change immediately right in the store under their UV lights.
They have so many different nail polish combinations. They even carry some that look great at night with the application colour showing. When you’re getting tired of that colour, head outside during the day and it’s a totally different colour, two colours in one! Amazing!
You won’t find this kind of product anywhere else in Alberta. Del Sol is the world’s largest retailer of merchandise that changes color in the sun. It‘s perfect for making lasting memories out in the sunshine! Take it from me, this spring and summer, Del Sol is not a store you’re going to want to miss!
Level One, Phase III
SPRING TRENDS FROM SEPHORA
Create the Season’s boldest looks with three spring beauty sets created exclusively for Sephora by brand founder François Nars.
Nars Fashion Forward Set
This runway ready set will have you going utterly wild with flattering pinks, deep purple and shimmering gold. It includes a single mirrored eyeshadow compact, mini multiple, soft touch shadow pencil and lip gloss.
Nars Front Row Set
This runway-ready set will have you at the edge of your seat with a fresh combination of modern metallic hues, just in time for spring.
Nars Fashion Icon Set
This runway ready set will have you going utterly wild with colors infused with golden flecks of peach and pink. It includes a harmonious mini-blush duo, lip gloss, orgasm multiple and nail polish.
INTRODUCING SEPHORA COLLECTION SKINCARE
Sephora skin care now available at Sephora, ask for your free sample today!
Level Two, Phase II
Skin brightening serum now available at Mac Cosmetics.
Level Two, Phase III
Sephora by OPI has a great eighteen piece mini nail colour set available for the holidays. This Sephora by OPI set includes 18 mini polishes, with colors such as Just A Little Dangerous, a deep royal purple with some shimmer, Sample sale, a beautiful shade of red and Opening Night, a deep navy. These longwearing, chip-resistant polishes make the perfect gift.
Available exclusively at Sephora for $62.
Level Two, Phase II