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.

Roger & Gallet Is Now Available At Sephora

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Aura Mirabilis Roger & Gallet – Sephora

The legendary beauty and skin care brand Roger&Gallet is proud to announce its collaboration with Sephora.ca, Canada’s largest online cosmetics retailer. Today, beauty lovers will be able to purchase the latest facial ritual from Roger & Gallet, Aura Mirabilis, as well as the three fragrance ranges that make the brand famous: Fleur de Figuier, Osmanthus Flower and Red Ginger.

Roger&Gallet has developed an international reputation and a loyal clientele thanks to its “avant-garde tradition” signature style. All products contain 100% distilled precious essences whose numerous properties have been proven through time, and up to 95% of natural ingredients. Moreover, the unique fragrances of Roger&Gallet are concocted by famous perfumers, including Francis Kurkdjian, Alberto Morillas and Amandine Clerc-Marie.

To create Aura Mirabilis collection, Roger&Gallet took inspiration from the Aqua Mirabilis story. This powerful elixir was known for its numerous properties and was used by Emperors and royal courts around the world. According to the legend, it was the source of their aura! Here are 4 beauty gestures inspired by this natural elixir…

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Aura Mirabilis Collection – Roger & Gallet

1. Detoxify

Aura Mirabilis Extra-Fine Cleansing Mask (100 ml, 25$) is a two-in-one natural texture with a unique transformation that can be used as a daily cleanser to gently remove makeup and impurities, or as a detox mask to revive skin’s radiance. We love the scent which concentrates all the natural powers of 18 officinal plants combined with extra fine Helianthus flower oil.

This cleansing mask is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is ideal to target dryness, oiliness, dullness and uneven texture. We really appreciate the versatility of this product because our skin changes over the time. How to use?

As a daily cleanser: apply a small amount to dry skin, then massage gently until it transforms into an oil. When you rinse with water, the texture transforms into milk that leaves skin free of impurities, silky soft and more radiant.

As a detox mask: apply a fine layer to dry skin and leave on for three minutes. Then massage and rinse off well.

2. Refine

Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar (200 ml, 25$) should be used just after cleansing as a toner. It helps to gently remove make-up residues, smoothes the skin and helps eliminate dead cells while preparing the skin for the products that follow.

When we use a toner, we have the assurance to have a clean skin. Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar leaves skin feeling smooth, refines skin’s texture, helps to tighten pores and clarify the complexion. How to use?

Shake well to homogenize and apply Aura Mirabilis Beauty Vinegar morning and/or evening to clean skin with the fingertips or a cotton pad. We suggest using your toner with fingertips to avoid loss of product because cotton pad absorbs too much quantity.

3. Restore

Aura Mirabilis Double Extract Serum (35 ml, 65$) is a unique fluid bi-phasic formula – water and distilled essences. This ultra-concentrated serum works to restore the skin’s barrier, minimize the fine lines, and reveal radiance.

As the third step in the Aura Mirabilis ritual, the Double Extract Serum is a concentrate of youthfulness by promoting cell regeneration. How to use?

Shake well before use and apply the Double-Extract Serum morning and/or evening after the Beauty Vinegar. We like the bottle pre-dosing system which releases just the right amount for the face and neck.

4. Renew

Aura Mirabilis Legendary Cream (50 ml, 55$) concentrates all the natural power of the 18 officinal plants combined with an extract of an immaculately white Fleur de Lys extract. We appreciate the texture, firm at first then melting into the skin upon application.

The Legendary Cream helps to smooth and unifies the complexion of the skin while revealing the skin’s natural radiance. How to use?

Simply apply a small amount of the Legendary Cream morning and/or evening to clean skin, after the Beauty Vinegar and Double-Extract.

Note: Aura Mirabilis collection is tested under dermatological control and formulated without: parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Skin Treatments at Dermalogica Montreal

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Founded in 1986 by Jane Wurwand, Dermalogica products are free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts such as mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances. In addition to Face Mapping at Skin Bar (5 minutes, complimentary),  Dermalogica store located in Montreal Old Port offers 3 treatments: MicroZone Treatments, IonActive Power Treatment and Dermalogica Skin Treatment.

The Dermalogica MicroZone Treatment addresses the top skin concerns in a quick and efficient mode. During the  20 minutes appointment, the skin therapist analyzes your skin, then performs a targeted treatment using exclusive techniques such as the Dermalogica Double Cleanse routine.

The IonActive Power Treatment combines thermal activity and the latest treatment-room technology to optimize product penetration into your skin. This 45 minutes treatment is composed from up to six professional formulas and two gels. Based on an initial Face Mapping, the skin therapist will assess which combination of formulas and gels is ideal for your skin.

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Dermalogica Montreal Store – Private room

One week ago, I experienced for the first time the Dermalogica Skin Treatment. As a new client, I was invited to fill a form about my medical conditions then the appointment has started with a discussion about my skin care routine followed by the Face Mapping to analyze my skin in depth and to design the appropriate treatment.

This 60 minutes treatment is totally customized to your skin’s needs and it’s different every single time depending your skin condition. That being said, each treatment includes Dermalogica Double Cleanse routine, exfoliation, high frequency or Galvanic modalities, extractions, mask, toner and skin protection.

After the treatment, the skin therapist presents and explains the customized skin health prescription. On my Face Mapping, the skin therapist identified dehydrated and hyperpigmented zones. For my concerns, she prescribed the following products: Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant and PowerBright TRx (C-12 Pure Bright Serum, Pure Light and Pure Night).

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Dermalogica – Special Cleansing Gel (starting at 15$)

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Dermalogica – Daily Microfoliant (price: 77.50$)

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Dermalogica – PowerBright TRx (starting at 90$)

I’m currently using most of the recommended products and I hope to notice improvements at my next appointment in 6 weeks. For an appointment call 514-871-3003 or email peausaine@dermalogica.com. For more information, visit Dermalogica.ca.

Dermalogica Montreal Store

132 McGill Street, Montreal

Hydrogel Face Mask by Collagena

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Collagena Masks

If you follow beauty brand or influencer accounts on Instagram, chances are you have already watched videos featuring hydrogel face masks! Beyond their fancy look, hydrogel face masks are practical and efficient.

I have recently tried Collagena Hydranutrition and DermaLight Hydrogel Face Masks. Patented under the name Crystal Innovation©, several years of research and development were required to create and test the masks. Made with water, nourishing serum and active principles, Collagena Hydrogel Face Masks have a high degree of flexibility and are naturally compatible with skin tissue.

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Collagena DermaLight – Pack of 5 from 50$

Collagena DermaLight Whitening Face Mask contains a base of hydrogel with added marine collagen, hyaluronic acid and active anti-spot ingredients quickly absorbed into the skin to reduce dark spots and brighten your complexion.

As mentioned in previous beauty posts, dark skins are frequently concerned by hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. On a recent trip to Libreville (Gabon) for a friend wedding, I completed my skin care routine by applying the mask for 20 minutes before bed time and the next morning my skin was glowing. It allowed me to use less makeup and it was more comfortable due to the weather (30°C, 84% HR).

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Note that the mask does not stain, is not oily and does not require rinsing as it leaves no trace on the skin when removed. Whether you have normal, dry, combination or oily skin, you will find the perfect Collagena Hydrogel Face Mask for your skin type.

Collagena Hydrogel Face Masks (DermaLift only) are available at Supermarché Santé Avril, Marché Tau, Aliments Pleine Lune and specialized natural health shops across Quebec. Visit Collagena Canada page on Facebook for more infos.

Lotus Aroma Body and Massage Oils

Lotus Aroma Body and Massage Oil – Bergamot & Ylang Ylang (120 ml, 12.99$)

With their melting and fluid texture, Lotus Aroma Body and Massage oils provide unique moments of relaxation by delivering the highest concentration of 100% pure essential oils without leaving a greasy film. Quickly absorbed, they are a must for both sensual and therapeutic massages.

Lotus Aroma Body and Massage oils are declined in six synergies: Bergamot & Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus Globulus, Lavandin Grosso & Grapefruit, Peppermint & Eucalyptus Globulus, Indian Rose & Géranium, Orange & Mandarin and Odorless.

To learn more about the benefits of each essential oil, I invite you to visit Aroma Zone which lists very detailed technical data sheets about most common used essential oils. Currently, my favorite scent is Lavandin Grosso & Grapefruit which is very helpful to relax my muscles after workout session.

Lotus Aroma Body and Massage Oils

Moreover, those vegan eco-friendly oils are proudly manufactured in Quebec and tested under the most rigorous pharmaceutical standards and do not contained ingredients such as petrolatum, mineral oils, silicone, paraben, or dyes.

If you are looking for a massage therapist and you don’t know where to start, visit Académie de Massage Scientifique which is a school where massage therapists are trained. You could book an appointment directly at school and a massage therapist advanced student will take care of you for half price (30$/hour).

Lotus Aroma Body and Massage oils are available in pharmacy such as Pharmaprix or Jean-Coutu starting at 12.99$.