Dior Rouge Liquid Lip Stain And Double Rouge

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Rouge Dior Liquid (price: 43$)

September was a busy month for Christian Dior French luxury house with the presentation of the spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear collection directed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, house’s first-ever female director, at Paris Fashion Week two days ago and the launch of two new Rouge Dior innovations that once again demonstrate the expertise of Dior as a “colour creator”.

Since its creation in 1953, Rouge Dior has never stopped moving, accompanying women, fashions, and society, with a single abiding feature: the pleasure and power of colour. Last year, the famous lipstick embraced feel-good femininity and coupled its cosmetic innovation with an extraordinary chromatic revolution. Today, Rouge Dior is reinventing itself again, exploring new techniques with two ways to play with your smile: Dior Rouge Liquid Lip Stain and Double Rouge.

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Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain (price: 43$)

Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain is a long-wear liquid lipstick with an innovative single-dose applicator wand. This is the first luscious ink with intense couture colour and multiple effects. “It’s a very interesting formula. The texture is so light, it really feels like you’re applying a gloss, but watch out, because the result is powerful! It dresses the lips with a very feminine gesture.” said Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup.

Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain saturates lips with comfort and coverage, delivering up to 12 hours of wear thanks to a combination of expert blend of mineral wax, moisturizing oils, and setting agents make for a seamless, second-skin finish in one swipe. I’ve been testing Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain for one week and I can guaranty that it survives to my breakfast smoothie, lunch salad, snacks and water refreshments throughout the day without the need to apply any retouches.

With a reservoir applicator that takes up and deposits just the right amount of product, its fine tip is the perfect tool for outlining the lips with precision. For bolder colour and longer wear, start by outlining the lips and filling them in with Dior Universal Contour Lipliner as a base. Then apply Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain directly on the mouth using the fine and precise applicator. Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain comes in three vibrant finishes of matte, metal, and satin that deliver highly pigmented and long-wearing color. My favorite color is Savage Matte 797, this fuchsia pairs well with my skin tone.

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Rouge Dior Double Rouge (price: 43$)

Inspired by professional techniques, Rouge Dior Double Rouge combines two makeup trends: matte and metal. In a single application, Rouge Dior Double Rouge produces an ombré effect with a highly pigmented matte contour and a light catching metal heart. “The hard part was identifying the right combinations of a darker, matte outer ring and a lighter, iridescent metallic core, which highlights the curve of the lip and therefore simulates volume.” explains Peter Philips.

For Rouge Dior Double Rouge, Peter Philips creates 4 colour families: fun and sophisticated reds, cheerful corals, electric purple pinks, and nudes that flatter every style of beauty. For bolder colour, start by applying Fix It 2-in-1 in the center of the lips. Fix It 2-in-1 is both a primer and a concealer (face, eyes, and lips) which is great to create a perfect base and amplify the lipstick effect. Then use Rouge Dior Double Rouge directly on the lips, by first using the contour starting from the corners then to the center of the lips to define them perfectly. For the final touch, use the stick in one stroke to achieve the double matte and metal effect. Rouge Dior Double Rouge is also a long-wear lipstick (at least 6 hours), perfect for a date or afterwork cocktail. Let me tell you that I’m really obsessed by Matte Metal 999, a tone-on-tone true red with a subtle ombré effect.

Rouge Dior Liquid Lip Stain and Rouge Dior Double Rouge are both available at Dior counters at The Bay, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, and other retail stores.

Clarins Double Serum Age Control Concentrate

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Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate ( 50 ml – 120$)

Based on more than 30 years of anti-aging expertise, Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate uses an innovative dual technology, composed of two-phase hydric (water-soluble) and lipidic (oil-soluble) system, successfully combining among the most powerful plant extracts to ensure a suitable affinity with the skin.

Clarins new Double Serum, bio-inspired scientific innovation, combines [ 20 + 1 ] potent age-control plant extracts, including Turmeric rich in turmerone, to effectively target visible signs of aging. Double Serum helps to firm and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, improve radiance, restore skin elasticity, tighten the appearance of pores, and hydrate the skin throughout the day.

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Clarins Double Serum launch party – Ritz Carlton Luxury Hotel Montreal

During the Clarins new Double Serum launch party at the Ritz-Carlton Luxury Hotel, as the Champagne flowed, we watched a short documentary about Turmeric history and benefits (the video is available on Clarins Youtube channel). For the 8th generation of Double Serum, Turmeric was chosen from over more than 100 plant ingredients for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is native to Southeast Asia and has been used by many cultures for more than 4,000 years.

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Clarins Double Serum – The 5 vital functions

The cocktail of plants extracts at the heart of the new Double Serum optimizes the abilities of the cells to communicate with each other by emitting and receiving messages from other cell and from their environment. This effective communication boosts the skin’s 5 vital functions for a more  youthful look: regeneration, oxygenation, nutrition, hydration, and protection.

How to apply Clarins Double Serum? Thanks to the made-to-measure application, you are able to dispense an amount customized to your skin type or climate. Turn the dial to select the correct dosage for your skin’s needs, and press the pump. Mix both phases in the palm of your hand. Apply morning and/or evening to clean face and neck, and follow with your regular skin care. Note that Clarins Double Serum is a non-comedogenic and mineral oil-free formulation suitable for all ages, ethnicity, and skin types (even sensitive skin).


Belle dans mon assiette – Dr Olivier Courtin-Clarins (22$)

In his recent book Belle dans mon assiette, Dr Olivier Courtin-Clarins suggests healthy eating habits for beautiful skin. Be aware that the beautyfood attitude is not a miracle solution or a diet. The book is simply about following a lifestyle that advocates healthy food and ensure you can achieve a perfect skin complexion while keeping your smile. It is packed with food recommendations and tips for wellness and beauty. It also contains recipes for dishes that are easy to make such as smoothies and nutritious salads. The content teaches you how to eat right each day, to ensure that staying healthy and looking beautiful goes hand in hand with an enjoyment of food.

To improve your skin texture and complexion here is the list of vitamins to consume everyday: vitamin B ( ex: whole grains, wheat, banana, mushroom, nuts, green vegetables, etc.), vitamin C ( ex: kiwi, strawberry, tomato, citrus, parsley, broccoli, etc.), and vitamin D (ex: sun exposure with adequate protection, shiitake mushroom, enriched beverages, etc.).

Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate and Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins book Belle dans mon assiette are both available online at Clarins.ca.

Angel Mugler celebrates its 25th Anniversary

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Angel Mugler celebrates 25th anniversary

What is better than balloons, champagne and gourmandises to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Angel Mugler fragrance? Launched in 1992 by Thierry Mugler, Angel is the first perfume of the olfactive Mugler family and remains a top-selling fragrance worldwide. “There is a goddess in every woman that I like to magnify.”—Thierry Mugler.

Angel Mugler provokes emotions with magical and dreamlike worlds. In 2007, Angel Mugler won the Fifi Fragrance Hall of Fame Award and confirmed its place as one of the most successful fragrances of all time.

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Maison du Chocolat – Angel Mugler gift box

In partnership with La Maison du Chocolat, a special gift box composed of 14 delectable pieces has been developed by Nicolas Cloiseau, Meilleur Ouvrier de France chocolatier, who has captured the deliciously surprising notes of Angel Mugler to create three rare chocolates. We are happy to let you know that La Maison du Chocolat France e-boutique delivers to Canada!

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Angel Mugler Etoile Des Reves Eau de Parfum (100 ml – 146$)

Originally created by perfumers Olivier Cresp and Yves de Chirin, Angel Mugler, the world’s first oriental gourmand fragrance, has been revisited into an evening ritual with sensual scents made for the nighttime: Angel Mugler Etoiles Des Reves Eau de ParfumInspired by the glamorous boudoir tradition, Étoile des Rêves is an intimate and intense version of Angel with a delicate fragrance that persists…all night long!

Angel Mugler Etoiles des Reves captivates a blend of flavours through its multiple facets. Celestial facet includes bergamot, delicious facet is made of praline and hedione, and voluptuous facet is composed of patchouli, vanilla, and musk to provide the illusion of silk lingerie.

As long time fan of Angel Mugler, we love this new scent which is soft from the first spray and a little bit more sexy than the original. Designed with structured stars and an atomizer pump, Angel Mugler Étoiles des Rêves bottle has a distinctive and luxurious look.

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Angel Mugler Perfuming Body Cream ( 200 ml – 120$)

Pure, soft and innocent, Angel Mugler Perfuming Body Cream features the delicious Angel Mugler Eau de Parfum including the Intense Diffusion System (IDS), a technology which enhances Angel’s fragrance on the skin. Contained in a shimmering silver and glass jar, reinforced by a shooting five points star rim, the heavenly cream envelops the skin generously. Mugler’s five points star is know as a symbol of perfection by making each star a cherished object for the woman who owns it.

Wrap your skin in a robe of rich and creamy softness evoking the emotion of tender childhood memories together with a sense of dreamlike infinity. Angel Mugler Perfuming Body Cream is made of a blend of sensual and passionate notes: bergamot is the top note, red berries compose the middle note, and base note is made of patchouli and vanilla. Angel Mugler perfume fragrance is a glamorous scent for the woman who is half-angelic and half-devilish!

Angel Mugler Perfuming Body Cream and Angel Mugler Etoiles Des Reves are available at The Hudson’s Bay, Pharmaprix, Jean Coutu, Murale and Sephora. You may also find the perfuming body cream at Nordstrom. After your purchase, use your unique code to unlock the doors of The Circle, a magical universe of exclusive benefits.

Summer Visit In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

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Visit at the Historical village of Val-Jalbert

Summer is not over! Even if the temperature is progressively decreasing, this is still a good time to visit the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. History, nature, and adventure, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area is diversified and has lot to offer.

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Ouiatchouan Falls – The Historical Village of Val-Jalbert

Opened from May to October, the Historical village of Val-Jalbert was the first stop of our visit. Thanks to the guided tour on board of the old trolleybus, we enjoyed a unique and immersive time travel experience while we learned about the life of an authentic company town in the early Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean’s industrial age.

The Historical village of Val-Jalbert is an open sky museum and offers numerous attractions designed to capture the essence of life in 1927: street animations, projections, scales models, immersive sensory experiences, breathtaking panoramic views and much more. The highlight of our visit remains the impressive Ouiatchouan Falls located near the pulp mill.

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Blueberry picking – Michel Rivard et Fille Farm

What will be Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean without their blueberries? We went to Michel Rivard et Filles farm to experience blueberry picking. The harvest season usually runs from mid-July to mid-September. The farm’s shop offers fresh products derived from the harvest, such as blueberry pies, blueberry jelly, homemade chips and many others items.

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Jardin Scullion

Would you like to visit an unusual landscape? Jardin Scullion, three times regional prizewinner of Grands Prix du tourisme québécois, celebrates its 30th anniversary and invites you to discover more than 2,000 species of plants from all around the world. Among the new features, you will be able to visit the site by electric carts and discover the largest conifers garden ever created. Add to this the new 35-meter arched bridge inspired by the great gardens of England.

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Véloroute des Bleuets – Plage le Rigolet

If you are looking for a quiet place to spend the afternoon, Plage le Rigolet located on the shores of Lac Saint-Jean will suit your needs. With direct access to the Véloroute des bleuets, this free public beach offers many services such as outdoor playgrounds, picnic area, observation sites, and a restaurant. In the evening, Plage le Rigolet is a great spot to admire the sunset with the reflections on the water.

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Double Room – Hotel Universel Alma

During our visit in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, we stayed at 4-star Hotel Universel Alma ideally located in the heart of downtown Alma with 72 newly renovated rooms. We were warmly welcomed by the hotel staff and received Coffrets du Royaume package: gifts made of local products.

Amenities offered at Hotel Universel Alma include spacious indoor pool and a spa on the 1st floor where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the river while sitting on the outdoor terrace. For those who are very active as we are, the well equipped fitness room will allow you to stay in shape. Foodies are not left behind with the Pacini d’Alma Italian restaurant located directly in the hotel. The menu features breakfast, Italian weekend brunch, as well as allergen free and gluten free options.

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Pool – Hotel Universel Alma

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Breakfast – Pacini Alma Restaurant

How to get there? If you are in a hurry, opt for the plane from Montreal to Bagotville. Many different airline companies operate regular and occasional flights out of the Saguenay-Bagotville airport located halfway between La Baie and Chicoutimi. For example, Air Canada operates approximately 3 flights per day and the duration is just 1 hour long. If you have plenty of time, you could choose among VIA Rail train, bus or car.

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2017 Ford Escape Titanium

In partnership with Ford, we comfortably drove until Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean on board of the 2017 Ford Escape Titanium. The new Escape takes confident style into fresh new territory with a rugged exterior design showing its strong SUV heritage. The range-topping Titanium model combines the Escape’s utility and fun driving feel with intuitive, clever technologies and premium finishes.

Here are 3 things we particularly like about the 2017 Ford Escape Titanium: the panoramic Vista Roof to let the outside in, the active park assist suitable for parallel and perpendicular  parking spaces, and the high-quality Sony audio system. Have a safe trip to Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean!

My Burberry Blush – A Fruity Floral Fragrance

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My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum

Burberry introduces My Burberry Blush, a new fruity floral fragrance with feminine and sparkling notes. My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum, created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, is the latest addition to the My Burberry family.

My Burberry Blush unlocks a bright, fresh scent and a confident, playful and energetic mood. This new fragrance perfectly suits my current back to work mood after this long summer break. One of the most important tips I gave to my clients while I was working as a beautician is to choose fragrances that reflect our true selves.

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The inspiration behind this new perfume comes from a London garden in the first light of day as flowers blossom with a spirited burst of energy. The bottle is enlivened with a feminine and sophisticated pink hue, reflecting the confident and spirited character of the new scent composed with heart notes of geranium, crisp apple, and rose petal.

If you are applying My Burberry Blush for the first time, verify if the scent speaks you by spraying the perfume on a card. If so, then try the fragrance using one of your body’s pulse point among the wrists, the throat area, behind the ears or the knees, the ankles, or between the breasts. Your body’s pulse point give you the best indication of how the fragrance reacts on your skin since it will smell completely different in the bottle or sprayed on a piece of paper.

Also, remember that the top notes dissipate very quickly! After about 15 minutes you are able to smell the heart notes support by the base notes. This is the best time to decide whether or not the perfume truly suits you.

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My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum (90 ml – 130$)

My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum opens with top notes of glazed pomegranate and vibrant lemon. Delicate rose petal notes are lifted with crisp apple, while a base of jasmine and wisteria accord round off the scent. A fruity floral perfume is a good match for the daytime since delicate scents are discrete and help to keep focused.

The My Burberry signature design details remain with a lighter-shade horn-look lid, inspired by the buttons of the Burberry trench coat. A hand-tied gabardine knot around the neck of the bottle, honours the weatherproof fabric invented by Thomas Burberry over 100 years ago.

As the other fragrances of My Burberry family, you will be able to customize your 90 ml bottle with your initials (maximum of 3 letters) thanks to the monogramming service available online, at selected Burberry counters, and department stores.

If you are curious about the smell of My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum and wondering if this fruity floral fragrance will suit you, feel free to stop at any Sephora store and ask for a sample so you could try it in the comfort of your home. My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum is also available at Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, Pharmaprix Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Uniprix, Familiprix, Brunet, and Murale.