April 13, 09
On Wednesday, April 15th, Kiehl’s is welcoming shoppers to kick-start the Spring season with a very special ‘Shop for the Cause’. Shoppers can choose their favourite Kiehl’s products and the proceeds from the day’s sales will be donated to Camp Oochigeas, an extraordinary organization that gives children with cancer the opportunity to rediscover the magic of childhood through camp.
“Camp Oochigeas can change a child’s life – for better, and forever. Much more than a summer camp, Camp Oochigeas offers year-round programs for children affected by childhood cancer at their camp site in Muskoka, at the Hospital for Sick Children and in the community. Through these programs, Camp Oochigeas provides fun and magical camp experiences to over 500 children affected by childhood cancer each year at no cost to their families.”
WHO: Camp Oochigeas and Kiehl’s Since 1851 invite you to join us to Shop for the Cause
WHEN: Wednesday, April 15th , All Day
WHERE: Kiehl’s Toronto’s flagship stores, 407 Queen Street West and 2518 Yonge Street
Click Here for more information.
And, don’t forget to Shop for the Cause.
December 14, 08
If you’re anything like me – you haven’t even begun your Christmas shopping – you can’t believe it’s really Winter and you’re still mourning the loss of your flip flops!
So, I’ve made a pact to come to terms with the fact that Summer is long gone – and the Holiday’s are right around the corner! Yiiippee!
So, If you still have to buy a gift for your girlfriend, mother, sister or friend – here is a list of my Top 10 (Last Minute) Holiday Gift Ideas! To hopefully help make your shopping a lot easier!
What girl wouldn’t LOVE to receive a brand new set of makeup brushes this Christmas! You get 6 essential happiface brushes (Powder, Blush, Crease, Flat Liner, Eyeshadow and Concealer), which are all individually wrapped and packed in a beautiful reusable box-set case – for only $60! – Perfect for the holidays!
Click Here to buy them online!
There is nothing I love more then spending a day at the Spa! And, what’s a better gift idea then to give someone a Spa gift certificate! Recently I headed over to Concepts Day Spa Salon at 20 Bloor Street East in Yorkville (Toronto) to get some amazing spa services – here’s what I got:
A couples massage is such a great gift idea to give to someone who just recently got engaged and/or as a gift that you and your partner can enjoy together.
This was my first time getting a couples massage – so I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know if you should talk to your partner while getting the massage – should we hold hands? I had no idea. None the less, after about 4.5 minutes, my fiance was in full REM sleep – snoring! So, overall it was really romantic! lol!
No, but honestly – the massages with Nancy and Don were fantastic and extremely relaxing. My favourite part was the hot towel they put on you at the end! Aaahhhhhhhhh! I feel relaxed again, just thinking about it!
I absolutely love getting my nails done! My Esthetician at Concepts Day Spa Salon – Katie Laplante – was amazing – I highly recommend her – she gave me one of the best mani-pedi’s I have ever had! Not to mention she was super nice and extremely helpful!
Here are some tips I learned from Katie: ”Soft Square Tip” is still in style for the nails – And, to keep your cuticles nice and hydrated – take one Vitamin E tablet (that you can get at almost any drugstore), poke a hole in it and apply the Vitamin E to your cuticles. Gently rub it into the area – and voila healthy cuticles in minutes! Love it!
Thank you so much to everyone at Concepts Day Spa Salon and to Don, Nancy and Katie for giving me and my fiance a wonderful Spa experience!
Click Here for more information and/or to purchase a gift certificate online!
If anyone knows how to gift wrap – it’s Kiehl’s! No matter what you purchase in the store as a gift – they will beautifully wrap it in Kiehl’s classic style!
Try the Liquid Hand Soap Trio – which are splendidly scented for the Holiday’s! It comes in Grapefruit, Coriander and Pear Tree Corner – and let me tell you they all smell fantastic! You’ll want to get a set for yourself!
Click Here for more information on Kiehl’s and to purchase this set online!
Ladies, let me introduce you to the Diva Darling Hair Turban by H2O. It’s a super absorbent “hair towel” made of Aquitex and microfiber material that dries your hair in half the time and stays on your head with one brilliant little button! Plus, it’s super lightweight – so you can apply your makeup while your hair is drying without feeling like you have a weight on your head!
It’s a perfect stocking stuffer idea! I love love love it!
Click Here for more information on H2O and/or to purchase it online!
If you’re looking to buy something really chic and sexy this year for someone special – why not surprise them with an animal print clutch! The hottest animal print hand bags this season – in my opinion – are the ones from Michael Kors. I absolutely LOVE the Black & White Zebra print Berkley Haircalf Clutch! I think I might actually buy this for myself! lol.
You’re pretty much guaranteed to make someone happy with anything you get from Bath & Body Works – because they have just about everything for everyone – from hand sanitizers, to cleansers, lotions to lip gloss and essential oils – you really can’t go wrong!
Here are just a few of my favourite gift ideas from Bath & Body Works. (And, while you’re there don’t forget to buy something for yourself!)
Bath and Body Works Signature Collection Candles – come in a wide variety of incredible scents for everyone! My favourite is the Coconut Lime Verbena. I also love the scented candles from Henry Bendel, New York. Try the Lemon Verbena for a scent that is reminiscent of a Summers walk through a Guatemalan garden. AAhhhh…
A perfect gift and stoking stuffer for every girl on your list! They are super cute and I love the metallic pink shade!
Try the True Blue Spa – Shea Cashmere Body Lotion – It smells amazing and feels fantastic on the skin after a nice warm shower! A definite must have!
Click Here for more information and to purchase these items online!
My new favourite perfume this season is – Gucci by Gucci. I’m still not sure which I love more – the bottle or the scent! lol.
The notes in this fragrance includes guava, pear, raspberry, chamomile, Tahitian Tiare flower, orange blossom, spider lily, patchouli, honey and musk. It almost smells like a men’s cologne at first – but settles to a stunning fragrance – that I just love!
Click Here for more information and to buy this product online!
If you know someone who loves Sex and the City (really, who doesn’t?) – this is the perfect gift Idea! I know my SATC collection wasn’t complete until I bought the movie! A definite must-have!
Click Here for more information and to buy the movie online!
9. Lip Gloss
You can never go wrong buying a girl lipgloss – we all love it! Try Stila’s, Shine On Gift of Gaze Holiday Set. It’s a $48 value, being sold for only $22 at Sephora. I love these glosses – because they come in an easy to use, click pen that gives your lips a nice high shine splash of colour! A great Kris Kringle Idea!
The set includes:
- Vanilla (pearly nude)
- Brown Sugar (shimmering golden nude)
- Raisin (shimmering golden plum)
- Grapefruit (frosted pink)
- Apricot (melon nectarine)
- Gumdrop (vibrant pink)
Click Here for more information and to purchase this great set from Sephora online!
10. Makeup Gift Card
When in a hurry – you can absolutely never go wrong with a gift card from Sephora – there is definitely something in there for everyone. Click Here for more information and to see a list of all the brands they carry.
Well, I really hope this helps you out! Good Luck and Happy Holiday Shopping!
Let me know if you have any other great last minute holiday gift ideas!
And don’t forget to Wake.up & Make.up!
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December 11, 08
Do you suffer from really dry hands and feet? Well, I know how you feel! Every year during the cold Winter months my poor hands get really really dry – especially since I’m a makeup artist, and I’m constantly washing them all the time!
So, here’s a little tip to keep your hands soft and smooth!
Before bed, apply Vaseline or a really good hand cream (like the Ultimate Strength Hand Salve from Kiehl’s) to both your feet and hands (concentrating on the areas that tend to be more dry, like your heels, wrists and knuckles).
Then, once you’ve finished lathering on the lotion – cover your hands in a thin pair of gloves and your feet in a pair of socks. (I really love the Moisturizing Gel Gloves and the Soothing Socklets from True Blue Spa at Bath and Body Works – they work great!)
Then go to bed with them covered all night long – and in the morning you’ll awake to them feeling soft and smooth! Yiiipppeee!
And, don’t forget to Wake.up & Make.up!
November 26, 08
It never fails, that when the cold weather arrives, my hands are the first thing to get really really dry.
So, it’s super important to use a good hand cream all throughout the day and especially at night.
I recently started using the Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve at night before bed, and it works amazing!
Its not greasy, absorbs super quick and in the morning, my hands feel like butter!
The formulation is made up of a blend of botanical oils like: Avocado, Eucalyptus, Sesame Seed and natural wax derived from Olive Oil to soothe, moisturize and condition the skin. And, when applied, it actually forms a “glove-like” protective barrier to help prevent moisture loss.
This is a Definite Winter Must Have!
And, don’t forget to Wake.up & Make.up!