Is there anything more magical than date night? The sitter arrives, you are whisked off in a car to a fancy, romantic restaurant where the children will not be discussed and you can just focus on the magic of your relationship. Yeah...that doesn't happen around here either, but it's good to have … [Read more...]
Enter To Win A Back To School Quo Makeup Kit!
This contest is now closed. Thank you so much for entering. Back-to-School needn't mean doom and gloom for kids and parents alike. Brighten up your back to school routine with Quo's Limited Edition Back To School Collection. The kit features a Daily Beauty Palette (RRP $42) with 28 … [Read more...]
Should I Let My Tween Wear Makeup?
The year was 1984. I loved the movie Footloose, singer Tina Turner and the band the Culture Club. Other bands from England like Bananarama and Kajagogo had that wild hair and eyeliner that seemed so very edgy and cool. My best friend started teasing her bangs and spraying them super high, using … [Read more...]
Thousands Flood Social Media To Show #thepowerofmakeup
Women are taking the internet by storm and posting pictures of them wearing makeup on only half of their face to combat “makeup shaming”. The campaign, which has now gone viral with the hashtag #ThePowerofMakeup, was started when a YouTuber and hair and makeup artist NikkieTutorials transformed … [Read more...]
The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream: Your Summer Go-To
There is so much I love about summer weekends; days spent on the sidelines cheering my kids in soccer and baseball, afternoons spent on the back deck or puttering around the garden, and evening walks around the neighbourhood for gelato. My lifestyle becomes very laid back and my beauty routine needs … [Read more...]
“Mom…why are you trying to look so pretty?” This from my ten year-old daughter today. There was nothing in particular going on this morning, other than my second-day hair. I did my hair up, as I usually do every second day. I call these updos (from sock buns to French braids to chignons) … [Read more...]
La Roche Posay, Part Two
I know it sounds nuts, but even though I returned from France two months ago, I still keep thinking and talking about my experience at La Roche Posay. Just the other day, for example, my cousin said she'd heard I went there and wanted to hear all about it. I could have told her about the spectacular … [Read more...]
I have an addiction - to makeup! (And chocolate, but that's for another post.) Little pots of sparkly coloured eye-shadow, creamy lipsticks in shades of fuschia and red, silken tubes of sleek liquid eyeliner - it all fills me with joy. The cosmetics section at Shoppers, Holt Renfrew, Murale: … [Read more...]
Hot Lip Glosses at Cool Prices
I'm a bit of a beauty product junkie. I love to hear all about the latest beauty trends online, in magazines and at the cosmetic counters. So I know that every makeup artist and beauty expert is touting "a pop of colour" for Spring/Summer 2010. I've tried purple on my eyes (made me look like … [Read more...]
Well,one week into the school year, and if there's one thing I've figured out it's that I've got to simplify my morning routine. I'm still waking and getting out the door at the same time, but I've got a few more things to accomplish each morning. They include (but are not limited to) getting all … [Read more...]