This family day weekend I really needed a bit of self care so decided to take advantage of the February promotion at Glow Medi Spa for an OxyGeneo 3 in 1 super facial which I have heard many great things about. My winter skin definitely needed a little TLC. My skin is a bit sensitive to some facials and I often experience redness that always subsides. Not with this facial. I was immediately able to go about my day makeup free with SPF. My post-facial skin feels fabulous. Thank you Lily, Amy and Alex for an absolutely lovely first visit to Glow Markham.
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Lano 💗. For the most part, my makeup is pretty natural and I love the simplicity and nourishing feeling of a lip gloss plus a more understated lip colour. Recently I learned about Australian brand Lano Lips from a friend on the train. Love their line which is new to Canada and available at Sephora Canada.
A year ago today, I was lucky to finally meet Beauty Legend Bobbi Brown. Bobbi is so real, authentic and is owning 60. It was awesome to meet her and hear her speak live. I am a big fan of her beauty philosophy and the brand she founded. I love makeup that makes you look like a more beautiful version of yourself and Bobbi embraced that.
A little food for thought from my evening with Bobbi at Indigo Bay Bloor.
* Balance – our bodies know when we are out of balance.
* Nude is the colour of your lips – this is different for every woman. Sometimes when our makeup is done, all you need is a gloss
* Strong is better than skinny. If there is nothing else, walk. 10K maintenance, 12K to lose weight. We can walk anywhere.
* Instead of whining about what isn’t working, go do something different
* Blush colour – pinch your cheeks to find the perfect shade. Find a multi-use product you can use on your lips and cheeks
* Find what works for YOU
* Be Who You Are
* Be Kind
To learn more Bobbi tips, definitely check out her ninth book Beauty from the Inside Out and visit her brand new website Just Bobbi. Excited to see what is next for Bobbi as she evolves into health and wellness. No doubt she is will continue to make an impact.
“Your makeup is only as good as the tools you use to apply it. Therefore your tools must always be in their working condition.” – Bobbi Brown – Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
Regardless which makeup brushes you invest in, make sure you take the time to take care of them. I have both full sized and mini brushes – I keep them from collections as they are perfect to take on the go or when I travel.
The weekend is a great time to clean your brushes so they have the time to dry completely. While there are expensive makeup brush cleaning products on the market, I use a good old fashion gentle baby shampoo. Since I have scent-sensitives to some fragrant products, I find the Aveeno Baby Lightly Scented Wash and Shampoo is perfect for me. I wash my brushes one of two ways – one bowl with water and a bit of the baby shampoo and the other with water to rinse. For brushes that need a more in-depth cleaning like foundation, blush and bronzer brushes, I will drop some baby shampoo and water in the palm of my clean hand, swirl the brush to get them super clean and then rinse under the tap being careful to not get the handle wet. I find a dishrack is perfect for drying my brushes or lying across a rectangular shaped vase.
Take care of your brushes and they will take care of you.
Finnish design meets beauty.
If you are looking for a new spring look, the Marimekko for Clinique gift with purchase arriving to Hudson’s Bay Stores on Wednesday March 14th. Visit your local Clinique counter at Hudson’s Bay to get yours.
Looking for find your perfect Marimekko for Clinique lipgloss or lipstick shade? Drop by the pop up event at Hudson’s Bay Queen Street February 12 and 13th to find your perfect hue. Don’t forget to take a photo in the photo booth and post it to Instagram, tag Clinique Canada (@CliniqueCanada) with the #MARIMEKKOforClinique #CliniqueCanada hashtags for an opportunity to win $95 of Clinique products. If you can’t make it, a special Marimekko for Clinique gift with purchase is arriving at Hudson’s Bay on March 14th. Perfect for updating your look for spring.
Excited to finally find the Marimekko for Clinique limited edition lip gloss and lipstick collection this evening at Hudson’s Bay. The collection is available in stores and on-line across the world and I hear a gift with purchase event may be coming soon to a Hudson’s Bay store near you. Love this collaboration of one of my favourite Finnish brands and my very first makeup and beauty brand. Lots of beautiful shades to pick from. I decided to be pretty in pink with Watermelon Pop. If you love Finnish design and makeup, definitely check out this special MarimekkoForClinique collection.
It is not too often I get to glam up so it was very lovely to have a wedding to go to this evening. Makeup is from my Bobbi Brown Cosmetics collection. For a base – light bisque corrector, light sand instant Full Cover corrector, sand stick foundation, bare nude illuminating powder, stonestreet bronzer to add a bit of warmth to my skin, nude pink blusher and pink glow for highlighting. On my eyes, ivory is swept across the lid, black plum long wear eye liner along the waterline and lash line and a combination of eggplant, star beam and mica eye shadows on my lid followed by smokey eye mascara. To finish lip balm and crushed lipstick in Cali Rose. Crystal earrings from Swarovski. Autumn wedding glamour. Thank you to @glowbytamara and @bbpro_hannahmartin for teaching me many amazing makeup tips. 💗
Simple glowy Friday makeup thanks to inspiration from Lauren of Hunter and Heels (@huntersandheels) and her new video “Quick, Easy, Everyday Makeup for Mums“. While not a mum myself, I can definitely embrace a quick makeup routine that makes me look glowy and awake. I started with my R+F Soothe Steps 1, 2 and 3, REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream and then finished with REVERSE Suncreen. I started my makeup by applying Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer (Extra Light). Since I was challenged with lots of insomnia this week, I applied corrector (Light Bisque) followed by the new Instant Full Cover Concealer (Cool Sand) and Nude Finish Illuminating Setting Powder (Bare). On my eyes is Ivory shadow swept across my lid, Cavier applied with a wet eyeliner brush across the top lash line followed by smokey eye mascara (black). Applied blusher (Pale Pink – a blue based pink) to the apple of my cheeks for a pop of pink and Highlighting Powder (Pink Glow). Crystal Lip Gloss applied once on the go. Happy Friday!