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Beauty Event: Clarins Fall 2017 Launches

22 Jun

Hi beauties!

Yesterday, I was extremely fortunate to attend a beauty event hosted by Clarins.

The event took place at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel on Vancouver’s waterfront, where a special lunch was served (the salad even included some of the key ingredients in one of Clarins’ skincare launches).

During the lunch, Clarins presented a video highlighting the next generation of their Double Serum product.

Here are some of the other releases from Clarins that you’ll be able to check out this coming fall:
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Make Your Summer Makeup Last with Setting Spray

14 Jun


Hi beauties.

I’m not a fan of super hot weather, and neither is any makeup I wear when the temperature is rising.

The best way I’ve found to preserve makeup is with a setting spray or mist that locks it in and extends its wear.

Here are a couple of makeup setting sprays that I’ll be checking out this summer to avoid “midsummer makeup meltdown.”

MAC Prep+Prime Fix+

MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ is a mineral-rich mist that can be applied to finish makeup (or refresh skin). It’s packed with vitamins and minerals as well as a soothing blend of green tea, chamomile, and cucumber.

With its lightweight texture, it absorbs quickly and doesn’t clog pores.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

This weightless spray suits all skin types and features a patented Temperature Control Technology.

The sprayer on this setting spray is key. It delivers a mist that goes on so light, you wonโ€™t even know it’s there.

Makeup Forever Mist and Fix

This best-selling makeup setting spray creates a sweat-proof barrier and helps makeup last up to 12 hours!

The alcohol-free formula contains a complex to boost oxygenation and deliver a healthy-looking glow.

Imbue Skin Recovery Mists Imbue Goods Skin Recovery Mists

I had a chance last year to review a line of aromatherapy rose water sprays from a Vancouver company called Imbue Goods.

Their hydrating mists contain Rose Water, Vitamin E, and 100% natural, plant-derived essential oils. Besides being hydrating and calming, these multi-purpose mists can be used to set and freshen makeup. ๐Ÿ’•

Music Festival Beauty Survival Pack

7 Jun

Music Festival Beauty Survival Pack

Hi beauties!

‘Tis the season for summer music festivals. ๐ŸŽต

In the Vancouver area, we have the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival (located at the beautiful Jericho Beach) to mention a few.

If you’re heading to a music festival, preparation is key especially if it’s an all day event!

To make it easy, I categorized the travel minis that I’d pack to get started.


Here’s what you need to keep your hair in check in the hot, summer sun:

  • It’s always hard to find a decent travel side brush. You want to bring along a professional styling brush that’s easy on the hair like the Brushology Retouch from Scunci.
  • For ponytail moments and extras you want to carry around, the Fashionably Fit 2-in-1 Hair + Wrist Band from Scunci is a cloth band that has a built-in velcro pocket for keys, lipgloss, cash, and fitness trackers.
  • If you’re going for a boho look (without the commitment), Hair and Body Art from Scunci is a temporary tattoo with metallic shimmer that goes on as easily as it comes off.


For lips, don’t forget to cover all the possibilities. Here are three lip options for any beauty survival pack:

  • An easy to way to protect lips in the sun is with a lip moisturizer that contains 20 SPF. Softlips has a hydrating, glide-on formula with Vitamin E.
  • If you prefer flavored lip balm, Lip Smacker also comes in novelty pop lip balm flavours like Barq’s root beer (yum!)
  • I recently tried out a few shades of Flickable lip gloss like Citrus How We Do It. This tangerine shade is one of their cruelty-free and vegan lollipop lip glosses with a non-sticky texture.

Mouth Hygiene

For a long day at the festival, taking care of your teeth is a no-brainer.

  • Try to pack a 3-in-1 like Carry Clean, which contains a travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and interdental picks.
  • For super hot weather, it’s worth bringing a dry mouth spray like Mouth Kote with natural Yerba Santa to moisten the mouth.


If you don’t have time for a mani, SensatioNail offer press-ons with a gel shine finish in different shapes/patterns that can match any look.

Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.