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Beauty Trends and Skincare Event This Month with Spring’s Beauty Bloom!

16 Mar

Spring is just around the corner, although Mother Nature is shy to show it. Coax her out this season with radiant jewel tones, soft pearly pastels, and BOLD contrasting patterns!

Trending can be tough to pull off properly, but this season we are making it fool proof! In combination with Shoppers Drug Mart in Kingsgate Mall, we will be showing you how to take Spring 2012’s trends off the runway and out your doorway. Why – it’s Spring’s Beauty Bloom!

Stay tuned next week when we will be posting one street ready spring make up with needed products, tools, and how to. Then, on March 31st, take advantage of all the perks corresponding to the exact products used in each design!

What kind of perks you say? Gift with purchase, draw basket, and free services!

From 12 noon to 6 PM on March 31st, skincare specialists and make up artists will be at Shoppers Drug Mart in Kingsgate Mall. Book a FREE appointment with any specialist and receive a complimentary service of hair styling, mini manicure, chair massage, or take some time and enjoy them all!

This month we are proud to present experts with three CANADIAN brands!

Starting with the repair of the largest organ in your body, Reversa will be on sight to educate guests in anti-aging, healing sun damage, and the use of glycolics. Wondering just how much damage your skin has had from the sun in past years? Step into their light machine and see how it has effected you and how to protect your skin in the seasons coming.

Maintain your skins healthy while moving into your beauty regime with Cover FX Skincare Canada. The Foundation Authority, Cover FX specializes in creating a flawless face. Find out the secrets to perfect completions in works such as Harry Potter and True Blood, or how Angelina Jolie covers her tattoos for film. Cover FX uses innovative products to train and heal your skin while applying the perfect base. Never caking, never clogging pores – this oil free, fragrance free, paraben free line has amazing triple action primers, tinted moisturizers, and the largest shade range in foundation to match your perfect shade ever time!
Pick up on the line most recommended by dermatologists for your spring feature products – enhance your flawless face with rich tones from their highlighting powders, bronzers, blush, and moisturizing lip tints. Cover FX is the number one brand recommended for those affected by sensitivity, Rosacea, acne, or pigmentation.

To amp up any look, a make up artist from Lise Watier will be showing guests how to apply looks from this season, or any that you would like to try. A gorgeous range of color in eye shadows, liners, lipsticks, stains and gloss – pull off any look, or any event, any time with these high quality creaming products.

While walk-ins are more than welcome, priority seating will be given to those with appointments. To book your appointment or have any questions answered contact the beauty department at 604-873-3558 ext 42 between 8:30 am and 11:30 pm.

Pamper yourself Saturday March 31st, and stay tuned next week when we post one street ready look for each day of the week! Get ready – spring is just around the corner and trends are blooming everywhere.

  • matte flawless skin
  • highlighted features
  • popsicle inspired lips
  • creamy pastels
  • striking jewel tones
  • color blocking
  • contrasting patterns
  • sea inspired patterned
  • ’90s rules the world
  • blue is the new black

St Patrick’s Day Beauty Event at Royal City Center (New Westminster)

12 Mar

This Saturday treat yourself to a number of added services at the Shoppers Drug Mart Royal City Center St Patty’s Beauty Gala!

From 12 to 5pm brand specialists from Cover FX, Reversa, Lise Watier and more will be on site to answer any questions and train customers on the proper products for their individual skin or style. Call ahead to book an appointment or walk in for available seating. Each FREE appointment comes with a complimentary service of make up application or chair massage. Hair styling on site and gifts with purchase. Don’t miss out on your chance to get in on the gold!

Saturday March 17. 12 – 5PM. Shoppers Drug Mart. Royal City Center. 604-521-0767 ext 42.

Photo copyright 2011 Ken Villeneuve
Model // Kelsey
Brii-Anne Rose for GlassCity™ // Make Up and Body Paint
Jessica and Cara for GOOGH Salon // Hair

SNEAK PEAK // Ziicka gives us a glimpse inside Unique Beauty Studio

11 Jan

Glass City artist posts a preview from last week’s lighting play date.

via Thoughtless Coloured Pencils.

As part of Glass City’s testing series, I was set up in North Van for a play date at unique beauty studio. The first in two sets we played with light and form. Below is an unedited spread, take a peak ❤


H&M’s New Lingerie Models Are Computer-Generated — The Cut

7 Dec

via: H&M’s New Lingerie Models Are Computer-Generated — The Cut.

The models fronting H&M’s new holiday lingerie campaign are unreal, literally.Jezebel translated an article from Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet in which H&M press officer Håcan Andersson confirms that their new lingerie-clad bodies are “completely virtual.” For H&M’s website or catalogues, much of the store’s clothing is now shot on mannequins, which are then humanized via photo-editing software — which explains the eerily uniform pose now increasingly commonplace online.

H&M also shot real models for the campaign, but only to superimpose their heads on the standard body form. Aptly, H&M calls them “facial models,” who are apparently aware of their abridged role in the finished catalogue shots. The form, which is also the base used at online styling studio, is then edited some more to sync with differing skin tones, and even for the addition of subtle detail, like a spattering of freckles as seen on the model on the far right above (whom Top Model fans might recognize as cycle 12 alum Fo Porter). Meanwhile, more well-known models like Heather Marks and Cintia Dickerappear to keep their own bodies, since they’re pictured in different poses than the generic stock form.

Håcan Andersson, again quoted in Aftonbladet, argues that H&M’s decision to move its modeling away from actual human bodies isn’t irresponsible. “It’s not about ideals or to show off a perfect body… we are doing this to show off the garments,” he stated. (He notes that H&M treats many of its menswear models the same way.) But if even a model’s real-life frame can’t be trusted to show off H&M’s clothing, it seems odd to tweak the body instead of the garment in question.

Miss Piggy Models Designer Looks In November’s InStyle

21 Nov

Miss Piggy Models Designer Looks In November’s InStyle. via TheGloss

The PR campaign for the upcoming Muppets movie is surprisingly fashion-centric. Or, it was surprising until we learned that Miss Piggy plays a Vogue editor. And Zac Posen did her wardrobe. …Then it all made sense.

So, we really should have figured this out by now, because we were pretty confused as to why Opening Ceremony hosted Piggy, Kermit, et al for Fashion’s Night Out. And why O.P.I. collaborated with the little guys on a collection of Muppet-inspired nail polish.

Anyway, next month Piggy will star her own InStyle editorial. She wears Prabal Gurung (above), Jason Wu, Opening Ceremony (ah) and more. Here she is in Wu:

(via WWD)

VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK 2011 | C-Heads Magazine

21 Nov

The Vancouver Fashion Week 2011 is over. More than 50 national & international designers showed their spring/summer 2012 collections. New fresh and also established designers presented diverse prints, while other ones selected block colors for their collections. The designers experimented with draping, asymmetry and wild slicing fabrics. Here are some selected favorite impressions of the Shows.

more: VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK 2011 | C-Heads Magazine.

Vogue Names Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen ‘Best Dressed’ via TheGloss

11 Nov







Vogue Names Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen ‘Best Dressed’.

Vogue just rolled out their annual best dressed list and the top distinction goes to: Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. Looks like the theme of the issue is ‘Dynamic Duos’ as honorable mentions go to Kate and Pippa MiddletonDakota and Elle Fanning, and Beyonce and Solange Knowles. …Which we’ve helpfully repeated here.

Do you think they deserve the title?




Product Review List

3 Aug

Product Review List

If you do not find the product you are looking for, please visit our requests page.

Self Absorbed Shampoo & Conditioner

Atoderm Gel Moussant
Hydrabio Serum
Sebium Pore Refiner
Sebium Purifying Foaming Gel
Sensibio AR Anti-Redness Cream
Sensibio H2O Micellar Solution

Sensative Face Wash

Cover FX
Setting FX Translucent Loose Mineral Powder

Elizabeth Arden
Ceramide Lash Extending Mascara

Estee Lauder
More than Mascara

Etival Labratoire
Ener-C Moisturizing Lotion

Deep Steep
Organic Foaming Hand Wash

Hawaiian Tropic
After Sun Lotion

Helios Suncare
Self Tanning Lotion

John Frieda
Root Awakening Detangling Spray

Hair Play – Makeover Spray

La Roche-Posay
Hydreane Legere

Lotus Pure Organics
Cream to Powder Blush
Pressed Bio-Mineral Eye Shadow
Pressed Powder Foundation


Organic Indulgence
Silkening Body Lotion

Lipstick , v2
Photo Ready Liquid Foundation

Sally Hansen
Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color

Shea Go
Lucky Lips Lip Balm

Photo Finish Primer/Adjusters

Aqualia Antiox Moisturizer
Normaderm Active Anti-Imperfection Concentrate
Purete Thermale Hydra-Perfecting Toner

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