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Be a Babe and Help Fight Breast Cancer

20 Sep

Perform on Stage with the Babes4Breasts Group 

If you can carry a tune and live in the Ottawa area, you can join the fight against breast cancer.

The Be a Babe contest offers budding musicians (12 years of age and older) an opportunity to perform on stage with the Babes4Breasts group as they continue to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

If you’re a potential “Babe,” all you need to do is upload your best acoustic/acapella video to the St. Laurent Facebook Page at by September 30, 2012. You then have between October 1 and October 7, 2012 to encourage everyone you know to vote for your page. The best part: every online vote triggers a $5 donation by the St. Laurent Centre to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

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Affordable Essence Cosmetics Brand is Now Available at Your Local Drugstore

3 Apr

Beauty Must Haves at Low Prices

If your European friends are always taunting you about picking up the latest makeup trends without breaking the bank, you can now join the club.

Essence Cosmetics is now available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada, where you can now indulge in a makeup haul (courtesy of the German brand) and not go broke.

Essence has a huge range of products ($1.99 to 4.99) and does not test on animals (animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in Germany since 1998).

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Limited Edition Mad Men Makeup Line

29 Feb

Make Up With Mad Men

If you’re doubting whether you suit the 1960s style fashion that has become so popular on Mad Men, you may want to try out a makeup line inspired by the popular series.

Estee Lauder is launching a two-piece collection that will help create looks worn by the former Mrs. Draper (January Jones) to impress her hot ex, Don Draper, and Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks).

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Beauty Update for This Week

21 Jan

The Latest in Beauty

Here are some beauty trends that hit this week’s Inbox.

MAC Cosmetics is introducing several new products next month. The Shop MAC, Cook MAC collection includes the Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad in wearable brights. Check out one of our favorite blogs, Temptalia, for swatches.

Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women in the world. You can prevent heart disease with a healthy diet, exercise, and a supportive supplement like femMed Heart Health. Find out more here.

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Celebrate with the Dior Holiday Eye Palette

11 Nov

Universal and Classic Look

Dior always sets the bar with holiday palettes, and this year is no different.

The Holiday Eye Palette – Celebration Collection is not your average eye palette.

Inspired by Dior couture collections of the past, the eye palette comes in a gray tweed colored case with an iconic bow and dangling charm.

The palette contains a smoky brown and beige range of pigmented eye shadows, cream eyeliner, and highlighter. It also includes a mini-double-ended liner brush/shadow applicator and a mirror on the inside of the cover.

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Face Anything with this Soap-Free Cream Cleanser

31 Oct

Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract

Burt’s Bees has introduced a new skincare line called Sensitive Skin Solutions.

This sensitive range of products is timely because many people experience more sensitivity during the harsh winter weather (if you live on the east coast and are coping with the historic October snowstorm, listen up).

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser contains natural ingredients to help your skin look moist and healthy. The most unique ingredient is cotton extract to fight dryness and soften your skin. It also helps skin replenish its outer later, protecting it from potential irritants.To moisturize and soothe skin, the formula also contains rice extract and Aloe.

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Make Yourself Over with These Beauty Apps

5 Oct

Check Out These Beauty Apps (In Honor of Steve Jobs)

Sadly, Steve Jobs has lost his fight with pancreatic cancer (also called the silent killer, because early pancreatic cancer often does not cause symptoms).

It’s a tragic loss for technology diehards and those of us who are familiar with the intense suffering this cancer causes (I lost my beautiful mother to pancreatic cancer this past June).

If you love beauty and fashion, you can thank Steve Jobs for all the cool apps you can now download to Apple devices.

iStylist Makeover ($0.99)
This is the #1 virtual makeover app for iPhone and iPod Touch. Pick an existing photo (or use the camera) and try different hairstyles, glasses, hats, and makeup. Designed for both females and males, it also includes the latest celebrity styles.

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Be Wild at Heart with a Michael Kors Leopard Print Scarf

22 Sep

Exclusive Charitable Offer

The fall weather is here, and what better way to turn up the heat than to pick up a Michael Kors limited edition scarf.

The cashmere and wool scarf will keep you warm, and support the innovative cancer research programs of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Holt Renfrew is partnering with renowned fashion designer Michael Kors with a goal of raising $100,000 to support the foundation, which was established in 1986 by a dedicated group of volunteers.

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