Gift idea for the beauty in YOUR life- Dermalogica!

The perfect holiday face begins with beautiful skin…..beautiful skin takes a great skin care routine!

Perfect holiday beauty looks start with the canvas.

Prep your skin with regular use of Dermalogica’s reformulated Multivitamin Power Serum which combines the best of both worlds:

combat aging skin and fine lines with the powerful punch of a NEW skin-friendly form of Vitamin A to improve its fighting power and effectiveness.

The Result?

The anti-oxidant-rich formula features Vitamins A, C, E and F to enhance cell-turnover, reduce hyper-pigmentation, therefore ensuring a smoother skin surface.

 

The night before, along with plenty of water and beauty sleep, try enriching and revitalizing your skin with Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque.

This powerful masque of concentrated antioxidant vitamins helps skin recover from damage and daily stress while enhancing barrier properties and promoting healthy tissue regeneration.

 

Now you’re ready to put on your face.

Step 1: Dermalogica’s hero product, AGEsmart SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30.

The special ingredient? Rich in Amino acids, calcium, sugars and proteins, Pearl Powder stimulates cell regeneration and increases hydration while adding a beautiful shimmer to skin.

Smooth this on the skin for a flawless finish just before your foundation and concealer extending the coverage and wearability of your make-up for your night on the town.

Find Dermalogica:

on the web

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Gift idea for the beauty in your life-Heritage Bears from the Bay

I often have a hard time trying to figure out what I should send my family for Christmas.  I don’t want to send them the same old thing-and gift cards are kind of a cop out.

I’m in love with the Bay’s heritage collection but more specifically, while browsing spotted these 2 bears.  So I picked them up.   They’re a bit of “Canadiana” for my American relatives.

Henry Kelsey is Hudson’s Bay Company 2011 Limited Edition Heritage Bear (sweater bear).  Henry Kelsey was a Hudson’s Bay Company explorer who was best known for his journey into the heart of the western plains of Canada.

Yale is Hudson’s Bay Company 2012 Limited Edition Heritage Bear (scarf wearing bear).  Yale is named after James Murray Yale, the chief trader at Fort Langley for many years.  Yale joined HBC in 1815.  He was less than 5 feet tall but had the courage of a lion and  personality to match.

These 2 bears are happy to share their courage or join you in a cozy cuddle! They are also a perfect present topper or stocking stuffer!

Net proceeds from the sale of Limited Edition Heritage Bears support the HBC foundation, dedicated to improving the lives of Canada’s children, women and families.

Henry Kelsey and Yale retail for $19.99 CAD each and are available at the Bay or online.

 

 

Gift idea for the sweet tooth in YOUR life-Forget Me Not Bake Shoppe!

Holiday times are the BEST times for treats….and I find treats taste even better when they’re made by someone fantastic.

Introducing Forget Me Not Bake Shoppe!Providing tasty treats to the GTA-yes that’s right, shipping people!  You just place the order!  Let Forget Me Not do the baking FOR YOU!!! Can I get a brilliant in the house please?

Mission Statement:

To provide delicious homemade treats, inspired by vintage recipes,

To inspire thoughtful and creative ‘gift that keeps on giving’ ideas and experiences baked with the same quality of ingredients, care and attention you’d find in any fine bakery establishment, or your grandmother’s kitchen.

If your grandmother had tattoos and a bit of a potty mouth, that is..

And if that hasn’t piqued your interest, let me woo you with some photos…..*warning* you may need a napkin to wipe the drool away!

 
Okay so if that’s the website and they look *that* good, imagine how they taste IRL!!!!
 
Something else that I am signing up for (and several other cookie monsters in MY life) is the cookie subscription service.  Check this out:
 

Forget Me Not offers monthly cookie and treat subscriptions for your convenience. Give the gift of a sweet subscription – it really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Cookie of the Month

3 months $60
6 months $100
One year $200

Just imagine: Every month a dozen delicious, freshly-baked cookies arrive on the doorstep of your home or office. Whether you’re on the receiving end or the one doing the giving, you’re bound to become the most popular person in ‘hood. Or the most envied.

Ummmm is that genius or what?

Forget Me Not Bake Shoppe can be found on Facebook, where the full ‘menu’ and list of offerings is listed.  Give them a call-you won’t regret it and you’ll make someone smile for sure!

Gift idea for the fashionable-MAHAYATRA designs

Looking for something for the gentleman in your life?  Tired of the same old tie rack at the department store? You know….the one right next to the ‘sport socks’ that’s been picked over by everyone and their Grandma.  Well check this out:

Neelesh Mistry a local Torontian that seems to wear many hats. Technical
geek, owner of a spa and local stylist and now has recently launched his
own line of Men’s Accessories under the brand MAHAYATRA (meaning the great
journey). He comes from a family of tailors and funnily enough also
marries a person who’s families own manufactures womens clothing for
brands like Top Shop, Harrods and others. One can say that the passion for
fashion is a family thing.

MAHAYATRA has been a project in the works for several years and the
inspiration for the collection comes from his travels.  Years of traveling the globe, from its most authentic and rural
nooks to cosmopolitan and bustling cities, he has found a real need for a
wardrobe that weaves these global visions for the man who is on a similar
journey.

But don’t just take my word for it…..feast your eyes:

Mahayatra can be found:

on the web

*all images used with permission*

OOTN-Company Christmas party

I do NOT normally post this kind of thing but wanted to share this with you….

Here is what I wore to my company Christmas party on Friday night:

Dress: Jacob, Shoes: Nine West, Jewelry: various but mostly items I have already had!

 

Hair: Dina for Aldo Salon, Toronto

Hair: Dina for Aldo Salon, Earrings: Suzy Shier

What a great night!

 

Pantone’s 2013 color of the year-Emerald!!

It’s now official: Emerald has been named the 2013 colour of the year. Says who? Pantone of course.

It won’t be long before this colour is seen everywhere from garments to gadgets, so here are eBeauty.ca’s picks for all things emerald:

Vasanti Pure Mineral Shimmer Powder in “Emerald City” $14 – A highly pigmented pure mineral powder that can be used anywhere on the face or body, it’s formulated without mineral oil, petrolatum, sulfates, GMO’s, or Triclosan, these high-intensity powders are perfect for adding a touch of shimmering glamour to any look.

EF Studio Eye Pencil Duo $18 – A dual-ended pencil that blend together beautifully to enhance and dramatize all eye colours and shapes.

Rich and silky smooth on the skin, you can quickly and easily use this liner for smudge- and-fade-proof results that last all day. The shade features emerald green and plum purple shades.

Ciaté Paint Pots – Ditch The Heels $14 – This bright green is an ultra-trendy shade for a stand-out manicure. You can flawlessly paint your nails with the 250-bristle flat brush that’s ergonomically designed for perfect control. This polish is paraben, formaldehyde and toluene free and is never tested on animals.

Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow $27.50 – This eyeshadow has a pearlized formula that delivers a multi-dimensional effect. It combines matte, shimmery, and sparkly elements throughout for a gorgeous, unique makeup look.

blinc Kiss me Mascara – Green $24 – A specially formulated mascara that will not run, smudge, flake or clump. This unique formulation forms tiny water-resistant tubes around your lashes to add both volume and length. It will not run, smudge, flake or clump, yet is still easily removed without the use of makeup remover.

You all know how much I LOOOOVE ebeauty.ca for all things pretty!  Great prices, fast shipping-you can’t go wrong! 

 

Gift idea for the beauty in your life-Aveda hand relief gift set!

Tis the season…..for extremely dry hands!

Why not treat that special someone in your life to the gift of soft hands with this set from Aveda?

It contains 3 1.4fl oz (travel size) hand moisturizers in different fragrances:

1 tube of rosemary mint

1 tube of vanilla, ginger and cassia

1 tube of vitamin formula for stressed skin

Keep in mind, these would be great for travel-they are within standard size for carry on and perfect for any purse or pocket!

This set retails for under $30.00 CAD! 

Find Aveda:

on the web

SITAMAA day spa in Yorkville-that’s where I get the majority of my Aveda products!

 

Gift idea for the beauty in your life-Dior Grand Bal Makeup Palette for Glowing Eyes & Lips

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time and watched any of my YouTube channel, you will know that I love Dior.  I have been drooling over this palette ever since I saw it online.  I picked it up during the Bay’s Beauty Gala. It’s everything I knew it would be…..and if you have a Dior lover in your life, go get it!

Dior fashioned this palette as a gold ‘clutch’ held together by a black eyeliner

It contains 2 gorgeous shimmery eyeshadows, 2 lip colors, and a black eyeliner.  It’s absolutely beautiful and anyone who loves makeup/cosmetics will love it!

I picked up my palette at the Bay’s flagship store on Queen Street, (but you can grab it at any Dior beauty counter)….so if you swing by, be sure to say Hello! to Anne and Yaffa the manager! They’re fantastic people and will get you set up with some beautiful gifts sure to delight your beauty!

Gift idea for the beauty in YOUR life- essence twilight breaking dawn collection

Okay let me start by saying I am not a fan of the twilight series.  But honestly, these products were just too good to pass up.  Here’s what I was able to pick up the day after I first saw the collection at the drugstore.  The collection was SO picked over this was all I was able to get:

from Left: 01 Renesmee red blush, 02 Renesmee red lipgloss, 01 alice had a vision again lipgloss, 01 a piece of forever lipstick, 02 Jacob’s protection glitter eyeliner, 01 alice had a vision again glitter eyeliner

Like I said, while I am NOT a fan of the movies/books, this collection screams “Wear me for the holidays!”  And since the prices range from $1.99-$3.99 CAD for each piece, I couldn’t resist.  I am using these for my holiday looks!

If you have a twilight fan in your world and you’re at a loss for a Christmas gift, I HIGHLY suggest these….that is, if you can still find them.

essence cosmetics are found (in Canada) at Shoppers Drug Mart

find essence also:

on the web

on twitter

on facebook

 

Gift idea for the beauty in your life! NYX “All I’ve Ever Wanted” Box

Spotted this steal at Rexall pharamacy ….

Check it out!

72 Eye Shadows

1 Face Powder

1 Bronzer

1 Highlight

1 Contour

4 Blushes

6 Lip Colors

eyeshadows in the ‘All I’ve Ever Wanted’ collection from NYX

Face, cheek and lip products from NYX “All I’ve Ever Wanted”

The front of the box lists price as $19.99 CAD with a value of $80.00 CAD.  Check your flyer for sales as I picked this up on Black Friday for just $9.99 CAD!

YAHOOOOOO-someone is going to get a great gift this Holiday!