5 Ways to Turn Around a Bad Hair Day

Sometimes you just have to DO YOU and not your hair. Well, luckily I’m your girl. As an overworked and under slept student with hair that doesn’t always cooperate, I’m here to inform you on how I go about bad hair days. So, if you’re ever feeling like 2007 Britney, here are some ways to […]

Face Makeup for Hot Summer Days

Covering up skin blemishes in the summer can be tricky! The last thing you want to do when it finally starts getting warm out is t0 layer your face with makeup. Contrary to popular belief, just because you need coverage doesn’t mean you can’t do a light breathable tint or sheer foundation. In fact, the […]

How to Trump Your Hormonal Acne Without Medication

As someone who never really struggled with acne in my teens, I especially figured it was long behind me at twenty-one. WRONG! I had my first experience with acne during my third year of university, and little did I know the toll it was about to take on my self-confidence. At first, I thought it […]

2018 Spring’s Best Makeup Looks is Fresh and Fun

Spring is the perfect time to think outside the box by resolving to be more adventurous with your makeup. It’s not as hard as you think to try something new while maintaining your wonderful sense of self, especially in the spring, when the seasonal look usually abides by the “less is more” motto. It’s a […]

Your Top 10 Spray Tanning Questions Answered

Love the sun-kissed look of a golden tan, but want to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun? Airbrush spray tanning may be the perfect solution! Here are some frequently asked questions about this popular procedure. 1.Will I turn orange? The secret to not turning orange is in choosing the correct product, […]

Microblading Toronto

Everything You Need to Know About Microblading

This trendy, semi-permanent tattooing technique gives you fuller-looking, beautiful brows. Q: What is microblading? A: Microblading is a semi-permanent form of cosmetic tattooing, where pigment is implanted under the surface of the skin with a manual, handheld tool instead of a machine. With the hand-drawn techniques of microblading, we’re able to create very realistic, hair-like […]

How to apply fake eyelashes

How to Apply Fake Eyelashes

This is a simple step-by-step on how to apply fake eyelashes.  Patience is the key. I’ve tried countless lashes in all shapes, densities and yes, even colours and have discovered that the “Wispies” style is the most universally flattering due to the feathered hairs and tapered corners. Ardell Lashes have been a favourite eyelash of mine for […]

Red Lipstick for Every Skin Tone

Red Lipstick for Every Skin Tone

I am a firm believer that every gal (or guy) should have at least one red lipstick in their makeup bag. Whether you’re completing a bold evening look or just focusing on your lips, red lipstick is sexy, sassy, classic and screams “Look at me!” Since it stands out so much, you want to be […]

Self Care over holidays

Your Self-Care Survival Guide for the Holidays

It is that time of year again – parties, wine, cookies, appetizers, chocolate and savoury meals with larger than life portions. Late nights, busy schedules and feeling overwhelmed by the lack of time there is to accomplish what needs to be done. So what’s a girl to do to stay in balance and not lose […]

Holiday Makeup Trends 2017

This Season’s Hottest Makeup Trends

It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Time to play with new products, amp up your favourite holiday makeup—or try a completely new look! It’s also time to transform your winter skin from drab to fab and not just on your face, but your entire body! We’ve all seen red carpet photos […]

Holiday Hairstyles 2017

Holiday Hair Wish List

Bells, bows, glitter and gold. Nothing is off limits when it comes to your hair this holiday season! The holidays are a busy time of year and hitting up the salon every time you have an event can be costly and time-consuming. Here are five effortless holiday hairstyling tips to have you looking fab and […]

Homemade Beauty Recipes

Must Try Homemade Beauty Recipes

There are many reasons why making homemade beauty recipes, for your daily skin regiment is a wise choice. You may be surprised to hear that your skin is actually the largest organ of your body. It serves many essential functions, such as protection, heat regulation, and absorption. The latter is especially important to think about […]

Fall Hair Trends

The Best Hair Trends For The Fall: New Season Means A New You

Fall ushers in change like no other season. In the salon, it’s when we are most likely to hear: “I want to do something completely different.” Perhaps it’s the latent urge for a “back to school” haircut. Regardless of your motivation, here are the season’s hottest looks: some are simple, some dramatic, perhaps one is […]

Skincare

Why You Should Use Customized Products For Your Skin

By Justine Taylor Customized products are now the rave and are great for your skin. Today’s best skincare has advanced well beyond deciding whether you have dry, oily or normal skin and treating it accordingly. A new, research-based movement is afoot that takes a more tailored or personalized approach to your skincare needs. It’s known […]

Cheryl Hickey

Meet ET Canada Host Cheryl Hickey

To say Cheryl Hickey has an exciting schedule—as nightly host on ET Canada, a busy mother of young kids, and an entrepreneur—isn’t the half of it. If the sparkling smile and engaging demeanor you see on TV and in our cover story make you feel like she’s having the time of her life, well, she […]

Top Makeup And Skin Care Tips You Need to Know

Are  you looking for pro makeup trends and skin care tips to look fab this season? If so, you have come to the right place! As the weather changes from balmy to brisk, proper hydration will keep your skin glowing—and prepare you for the fall’s hottest trends of combining flawless minimalism with bold punches of […]

Cosmetic Expiration Guidelines

Cosmetic Expiration Guidelines And What You Need To Know

Cosmetic expiration guidelines are important to know about. While many makeup products do come with expiration dates printed on the packaging, you must remember that the shelf life of a product, once it is opened, may not accurately reflect that date. You may not use certain products all that frequently, so it is important to […]

Summer Hair Tips

Your Summer Hair Guide And What You Need To Know

Whether you’re at the beach, hanging poolside or simply stomping the city streets, hair care should be a top beauty priority during this hot and humid season. From chlorine and sea salt to UV rays and heat waves, the elements take a toll on your locks this time of year. These tips and tricks in […]

15 Beauty Mistakes You’ll Never Make Again

15 Beauty Mistakes You’ll Never Make Again

Beauty mistakes, everyone makes them once in a while. Life is busy and sometimes, it can be easy to forgo a daily beauty routine and replace it with a cup of coffee and a high pony tail. However, there are a few things that you shouldn’t be cutting out of your daily routine. Take care […]

Sexy summer makeup

Sexy Summer Makeup

If you want sexy summer makeup this year, the best accessory is beautiful, sexy skin. This summer, accentuate your inner glow with dewy bronzed skin, flushed cheeks and flirty lids. Here’s what you need to know to get this summer’s hottest looks. Exfoliate, prime and then get glowing with these sexy summer makeup trends Cleanse, […]

10 Ways to Look and Feel Better This Summer

Do you want to look and feel your best this summer? Here are some tips to recharge your batteries, boost your spirits and feel better at any age. Recharge Your Batteries and Feel Better 2017 is my 50th year, and I have much to be grateful for as I embrace this new chapter. I now […]

Whiter Smile

Greatest Beauty Hacks For a Whiter Smile

Most of us want to have a whiter smile. That’s right, we all want that ‘Hollywood Smile,’ but some of us don’t have the big bucks to afford one! He are some beauty hacks for a whiter smile that won’t break the bank! The Right Lipstick Your lipstick colour can make or break your smile […]

5 Easy Makeup Tips for the Cottage

Many of us ‘cottage goers’ are always on the hunt for important makeup tips. Getting out of the city and enjoying nature is a beautiful Canadian pastime in the summer. It’s a place to unwind and let your hair down, but not typically the environment for contouring or a smokey eye. That said, I believe […]

Eyebrows 101 And What You Need To Know

Eyebrows 101: Tips to Achieving the Classic American Brow

The Classic American Brow is popular and here are tips you need to know to have them. After experiencing many waxing, threading and tweezing nightmares at the hands of others throughout my teens and early twenties, I committed to being the only one to do my own brows from then on.  After the last mishap, […]

Chemical Free Sunscreen

Chemical-Free Sunscreens

What you need to know when choosing physical barrier or mineral-based sunscreen for safe, long-lasting protection and a beauty boost too! By Justine Tayl0r There are all sorts of sunscreens on the market. Going without sunscreen is not up for debate — we wear it all day, every day. It’s a no brainer. But what […]

Latisse

I Tried Out Latisse and the Results May Surprise You

Latisse is an FDA approved stimulant for the growth of eyelashes. Claiming to help with thickness, darkness and length of lashes, many are left wondering; does this product really work? I decided to put Latisse to the test to see if it would help with my blonde, short lashes. The short answer is YES it […]

Makeup Shopping

Makeup Shopping: When to Save and When to Spend

Heading out to do your makeup shopping at a makeup counter or speciality beauty store can be a wonderful yet overwhelming experience.  Everything you could want plus products you didn’t even know existed are there together under one roof, begging you to take them home.  It is way too easy to break the bank, but […]

Bridal Makeup

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Bridal Makeup Will Last All Day

If you are getting married soon, then chances are you are asking yourself all sorts of important questions to get ready for the big day. Yes, you want everything to go according to plan and this includes your bridal makeup. Sure, preparing for your wedding day is both exciting and stressful, but when it comes […]

Nail Salons

The Dirt On Nail Salons- What to Look out for When Choosing a Nail Salon

We have all heard horror stories about inexpensive nail salons spreading diseases with unsanitary practices, but sometimes a high-end spa experience just isn’t in the budget.  When it comes to mani/pedis, do big bucks always equate to better service?  Not necessarily. There are a few key things to look for when choosing a nail salon […]

Makeup Mistakes

Makeup Mistakes I Made Growing Up

We’ve all done it: introducing yourself to makeup and having absolutely no idea where to start! Looking back at your old high school pictures and wondering why your mom let you out of the house looking that way is beyond you. Talk about Makeup Mistakes. Thankfully for you, I’m going to list my top 5 […]

Makeup Trends

5 Makeup Trends Making a Comeback

It usually happens, trends come and go. Sometimes, they come back, and go again. You never really know when something is going to come back in style. Remember your mom’s old bell bottoms? I do. The same goes for Makeup Trends. There are some that have come back, some that we miss and some that […]

makeup

Day to Night Makeup: How to Transform Your Makeup from Day to Night

Whether your boss commits you to a last-minute dinner with clients or your friends call for an impromptu girls’ night out, you can take your makeup from day to night in as little as 5 minutes and with minimal effort (and product). Try one tip or combine them all to transform your look with time […]

nail art trends

Top 10 Spring Nail Art Trends of 2017

Freshly manicured nails can make all the difference in how you look and feel this spring. Nail art trends have come a long way lately and there are so many different designs to choose from. The trends can range from attention grabbing to subtle changes, pops of colour to intricate designs, and everything in between. […]

Nail Tips

Basic Nail Tips Every Woman Should Know

If you’re a woman who loves to have the sleek and beautiful look of having your nails done, but don’t have the money to break the bank every week, learning a few nail tips can be essential. Doing your own nails doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems and once you learn some […]

Smokey eyes

Smokey Eyes- 6 Steps to Smokey Eye Success

Smokey eyes can be applied with a light touch to be worn in the AM or darkened for the evening. Any colour can be incorporated into a smoky eye, and what makes the look is the deeply hued eye shadow or eye liner that surrounds both upper and lower lash lines. How to Achieve Smokey Eyes […]

Fuller Lips

Plumping Your Lips – Fuller Lips Without The Syringe

We all love the look and feel of fuller lips. Whether your lips are on the thin side or aging has begun to take effect, everyone is (at some point) looking for a solution. Why not try a natural, inexpensive treatment that you can do yourself in the comfort of your own home? Step 1:    Moisten your […]

New and Noteworthy Products You Will Love

Time to Trail Blaze TNT, the trailblazing Pierre DeRoche men’s watch, finds its place on travellers’ wrists this year with a Greenwich Mean Time display combined with a power-reserve indicator. The iconic titanium and steel case has a deliberately classical touch by adopting an opaque dial: a first for a TNT! A limited series is […]

Manscaping 101 – Your Manscaping Questions Answered

Whether it’s a quick brow wax or a full “Brozilian,” manscaping is having its moment There was a time when men would never enter a spa, but today, male grooming is a booming business that grows every year. The spa industry has taken note and has adapted to meet the needs of its male clientele. […]

Exfoliating

The Importance of Exfoliating

I know, I know, exfoliating is the facial equivalent to flossing as far as necessity versus follow through goes.  We’re all aware that we should be exercising these treatments regularly, but push the very thought out of our minds to avoid yet another thing to do that day, only tackling it when the surface of your skin becomes a big problem. Why […]

Cruelty Free Skincare

Cruelty Free Skincare – 8 Effective Skin Care Products that Care

Effective skin care that cares for you and the world you live in. These products are cruelty free, never tested on animals and many offer other great properties including vegan, botanically derived formulas and eco-friendly sourcing. 8 Cruelty Free Skin Care Products Miracle 10: Spot Solution Spot Solution combines powerful, effective anti-bacterial acids, vitamins and […]

Applying Foundation

Applying Foundation Flawlessly

First things first – you simply can’t achieve a smooth application of foundation, if you are not exfoliating your skin on a regular basis (2-3 times per week) Ok.  Let’s go! Foundation Steps STEP 1  Since you’ve cleansed and moisturized your face the evening before, (right?) you’re ready to go. Add a touch of your moisturizer or […]

Skip into Spring with These Exciting Makeup Trends!

Spring is an ideal time to switch up your makeup with new pops of colour. Looking for inspiration? The runways were alive with everything from bright colours to gothic lips. If you want to try out new shades and techniques, here are some hot trends we’re seeing this spring. Bronze is beautiful  Dewy bronzed skin […]

Beauty Trends

Top 4 Beauty Trends of 2017

Beauty trends come and go but these ones are rising in popularity as we speak. Let’s take a look at what they are and what we think of them. Beauty Trends Microblading With the ever growing popularity of fuller eyebrows, women are lining up for this semi permanent fix for the otherwise barely there brow. […]

Skin Care Tips for Spring

Skin care and maintenance should be an integral part of your routine year-round.  But after grey and dull winter months, we need to give our skin extra attention to restore the luminosity and radiance it is begging for. Here are the staples to look your best heading into spring. Sun protection Sunscreen should be part […]

The 5 Hottest Looks For Your Hair

Wet n’ wild and other must-try hair trends this spring Wet n’ wild One of the season’s hottest trends is the shiny, wet look! We saw a bit of this sprinkled here and there in 2016, but slicked-back, wet-looking hair was probably the biggest trend on the 2017 spring runways, showing up on over seven […]