How To Revive Your Hair This Spring?

Live Clean Shampoo and Conditioner (price: 6,26$)

We all have a hair care routine and this routine should evolve as season changes to keep our hair healthy. I use Live Clean shampoo and conditioner for years because those vegan eco-friendly Canadian products made with certified organic botanical (more than 96%) and biodegradable ingredients deliver wonderful results. Live Clean hair care products do not contain: sulfate, petroleum, DEA, paraben, silicone, phthalate and phosphate. Based on my shopping experience, Live Clean brand is available at Walmart, Pharmaprix and Jean-Coutu.

To transition from Winter to Spring, I received in early March Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Pre-Wash Protein Treatment and Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask. Easily integrated to my routine, I use them twice a week for better results.

Madam C.J. Walker Pre-Wash Protein Treatment (Price: 32$ US)

Sarah Breedlove, founder of Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, is one of the twentieth century’s most successful self-made African American women entrepreneurs and her legacy inspired Sundial Brands to launch in 2016 a new brand named Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture that is sold exclusively at Sephora (online and stores).

The Pre-Wash Protein Treatment really helps fortify and protect against breakage. Suitable for all hair types, this treatment penetrates deeply to restore damages caused by chemical treatments, hair styling or environmental factors.

Made with certified organic and fair trade ingredients, this cruelty free product is easy to use. Before application, I spray my hair with warm water then I apply a generous amount of Pre-Wash Protein Treatment on hair and scalp by paying attention to mid lengths and ends (where breakage happens most of the time!). I put a shower cap to create natural heat then after 15-30 minutes I rinse with warm water and cleanse with Live Clean shampoo and conditioner.

Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask (Price: 43$)

After cleansing, I apply a generous amount of Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask on wet hair from mid lengths to ends, comb through and rinse well after 5-10 minutes. Suitable for all hair types, this mask hydrates and adds softness.

Pai-Shau products are made in Canada using Signature Tea Complex, a mix of African Red Bush (known as Rooibos), White, Black, Pu-erh and Japanese Matcha Green Teas. This mix provides rejuvenating properties that strengthen, nourish and protect the hair. Moreover, Pai-Shau products are eco-friendly, vegan, paraben free, gluten free, sulfate free, sodium chloride free and color safe. Sold only in professional environments, products are available at Pai-Shau website, fine beauty salons and professional distributors such as Capilex Beauté.

Happy Spring !!

5 Reasons To Wear Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick (price: 53$)

Looking for an oil-free, highly pigmented and long wear foundation stick? Here are 5 reasons to wear the new Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick

1) 20 chances to find the perfect shade

Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick is available in 20 shades which means you have 20 chances to find the shade that fit your skin tone. Lancôme extends its color range to be able to reach as many women as possible. At least 4 shades are potentially suitable for dark skins: 500 Suede (W), 510 Suede (C), 550 Suede (C) and 555 Suede (C).

2) Perfect travel size

No more dilemma when traveling! You don’t have to choose between putting your foundation in your checked baggage or leaving it at home because of its size. Now, you could bring this 0.31 oz foundation stick with you directly in your hand bag without any issues at the security check.

3) Moderate to high coverage

I have been testing this foundation stick for more than a month and I can assure you that depending of your desired finish look it delivers homogeneous coverage from moderate to high with a natural-looking matte finish (perfect for oily skins!).

4) Versatility

Thanks to its pigment-rich, this foundation stick is far beyond a basic foundation and can also be used as a concealer or for contouring. Here are Lancôme tips to guide you…

Apply Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick with a brush, makeup sponge, your fingers, or directly onto the skin, depending on your preferred method of application.
• When using a foundation brush, lightly feather the product, starting at the center of your face or where you see the most discoloration, and blend outward. Or, apply using fingers, blending with a cross-hatch pattern.
• As a concealer, apply where needed to spot treat and conceal imperfections. Using your finger or a brush, apply in a stippling motion for best results.
• To contour, pick a shade 2-3 shades darker than your base complexion, then apply and blend to sculpt and define your features.

5) Skin benefits

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick is fragrance-free, transfer-resistant, noncomedogenic and tested under dermatological conditions.

Teint Idole Ultra Makeup Stick is available at all Lancôme counters and online at Lancôme.ca.

12 Valentine’s Day Beauty Gifts to Buy Yourself

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my beauty queens!!

One thing for sure, life is all about sharing love every single day and sometimes we are so devoted to others that we forget to pamper ourselves! Here is a list of my current favorite products to cleanse, moisturize, repair and enhance your natural beauty…

#1 CLEANSE

Formulated with natural ingredients (without parabens, petroleum and SLS), Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanser and Yes To Tomatoes Daily Pore Scrub help to remove impurities. Together, these purifying ingredients clear you up without drying you out. Moreover, tomatoes help unclog pores and provide a daily dose of antioxidant. Designed specifically for combination and acne-prone skin, those cruelty free products are also suitable for vegans/vegetarians.

#2 Moisturize

As featured few months ago, Wild Rose by Korres helps restores skin tone. Use in combination from day to night for better results Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil, Brightening Targeted Tone Corrector, 24-hour Moisturizing & Brightening Cream and Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. Wild Rose products are not tested on animals and  are suitable for vegetarians/vegans.

#3 repair

Estée Lauder introduces its first-ever NEW Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask infused with Advanced Night Repair technology to rejuvenate the look and feel of the eye area after the stresses of modern life. In just 10 minutes, eyes look radiant and rested with luminous youth. This eye mask suits for all skin types.

#4 enhance your natural beauty

If you experience lips dryness, the first thing to do is to nurture and protect your lips all day long. Don’t look any further and try Sephora Goji Lip Balm. Be careful…the scent is really addictive! This balm formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates totally respects your lips.

Now that your lips are ready, chose a color that fit your look or your skin tone. This season, I have a crush on cherry color and I like when it’s highly pigmented to guarantee a proper coverage. During the day I go with Sephora Rouge Matte Lipstick (color M11 Rebel Chic) and for my night look I chose Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet (color Black Cherry #57). Both provide long-lasting moisture and intense pigment.

Let’s finished with nails, if you are not able to visit a nail salon, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is a zero light gel system to use at home. Step 1, apply your color (more than 70 vibrant shades) then Step 2 put Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat. Usually, I get up at least to 5-6 days of color and I remove it easily with my nail polish remover.

I hope that you are ready for your beauty shopping, take care of yourself!

My Burberry Black

Looking for a new scent to warm your autumn?

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My Burberry Black Parfum (50 ml, 102$)

Recently launched by the renowned British luxury brand, My Burberry Black is inspired by the black Burberry Heritage Trench Coat. The fragrance is housed in an amber-coloured glass bottle with a dark horn-finish cap whose overall design reflects the details of the iconic coat.

Wild Rose by Korres: Unify your skin tone

Fall season has officially began and days become shorter which means less hours of sun. Depending if you have well protected your skin during summer, you will notice uneven skin tone. Generally, dark skins are more subject to be exposed to discoloration issues due to hyperpigmentation.

Whatever your skin types, Wild Rose helps reduce the appearance of skin discolorations and restores skin tone. Moreover, Wild Rose products are not tested on animals and suitable for vegetarians/vegans.

Wild Rose Korres

Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturizing & Brightening cream (40 ml, 48$) is non-heavy and easily absorbed to repair fine lines and skin discolorations.

How to use? after daily cleansing, apply to the face and neck by avoiding eye area

Bonus points –> 84.6% of natural content! Contains vitamin C, Wild Rose oil, grape seed extract, olive oil, imperata cylindrica and macadamia nut oil.

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Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial (40 ml, 59$) is a weightless soufflé boosted with with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid for softer and more radiant skin by morning.

How to use? after nighttime cleansing, apply to the face and neck by avoiding eye area

Bonus points –> 95% of natural content! Contains vitamin C, Wild Rose oil, aloe jojoba oil and hyaluronic acid.

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Wild Rose Brightening Targeted Tone Corrector (30 ml, 60$) is an intensive facial treatment enriched with targeted actives.

How to use? apply day and night to face and neck where needed by avoiding eye area.

Bonus points –> 90.7% of natural content! Contains vitamin C, Wild Rose oil, hyaluronic acid, pancratium maritimun and rheum rhaponticum extracts.

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Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil (30 ml, 75$) is the first beauty elixir of Korres Herbal Apothecary with Rose petals and wild Rose oil.

How to use? Gently massage a few drops onto cleansed face and neck by avoiding eye area. Use alone or with Wild Rose moisturizer cream for maximum benefits.

Bonus points –> Fast-absorbing, non-greasy and 94.5% of natural content! Contains vitamin C, Wild Rose oil, fatty acids and antioxidants.

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Where to buy? Shop Wild Rose products at Sephora.com and beautyboutique.ca.

Alien by Thierry Mugler

Alien is celebrating 10 years and invite you to enhance yourself with Alien Eau de Parfum. The scent of absolute femininity, Alien is sensual, mysterious and rich. Thanks to the refill bottle or your perfumer’s source, you will make last longer this fragrant pleasure.

(30 mL, 96$ at Sephora.com)

(30 mL, 96$ at Sephora.com)

Notes: Solar Accord, Jasmine Sambac, Green Notes, Cashmeran, Vanilla, Transparent Amber.

Eau de Toilette My Burberry

L’Eau de Toilette My Burberry est le dernier chapitre de l’histoire du parfum My Burberry. C’est une version revisitée tout en légèreté de l’Eau de Parfum inspirée du trench-coat Burberry.

My Burberry (90 mL, 112$)

My Burberry (90 mL, 112$)

Bien que My Burberry se classe dans la catégorie des senteurs florales, cette eau de toilette sera un partenaire idéal pour la saison automnale grâce à son côté tonique et ses notes vivifiantes tels que la rose de Damas, la fleur de citronnier et de pêcher.

Une fois de plus, il vous sera possible de personnaliser votre flacon en gravant vos initiales via le service en ligne au burberry.com ou dans certains points de vente Burberry et grands magasins.

L’Eau de Toilette My Burberry est dès à présent disponible chez Baie d’Hudson, Nordstrom, Sephora, Pharmaprix, Murale, Jean Coutu et les boutiques Burberry.

Bon shopping 🙂

Rouge à lèvres PURE COLOR ENVY MATTE

La collection de rouge à lèvres PURE COLOR ENVY MATTE de la marque Estée Lauder a été élaborée en collaboration avec le mannequin Joan Smalls et propose un éventail de 12 couleurs allant du orange vif au violet.

Pure Color Envy Matte Lipstick

Grâce à la technologie Advanced True Vision, la couleur est riche en pigment et la texture est ultra matifiante. Notre coup de cœur? La teinte Shameless Violet 🙂

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Shameless Violet – 34$

La collection PURE COLOR ENVY MATTE est disponible chez Holt Renfrew, La Baie, Sears et Sephora. Bon shopping !!

Burberry Brit Splash

Burberry Brit Splash (100 mL, 84$)

Burberry Brit Splash (100 mL, 84$)

Burberry Brit Splash est la nouvelle vague de fraîcheur pour homme de la collection Brit disponible depuis juin 2015. Après l’eau de toilette Brit Rhythm For Him, Burberry propose une fragrance estivale rafraîchissante aux notes aquatiques et aromatiques. Facile à porter sans être trop discrete, l’eau de toilette Burberry Brit Splash est la partenaire idéale pour la saison estivale!

Côté ingrédient, les notes de tête se composent d’un mélange sucré épicé avec le melon miel et le romarin soutenu en notes de coeur par une association florale de violette et de cyclamen. L’incontournable musc se retrouve en notes de fond accompagné d’une touche de mousse. Ce cocktail estivale tonique et frais est disponible à La Baie d’Hudson, Sears, Sephora, Pharmaprix, Murale, Jean Coutu, Nordstrom et les boutiques Burberry. Bon shopping 🙂

Caudalie et Nuxe: Les huiles sèches indispensables de l’été

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Concentré Minceur Caudalie (37$, 75 mL), Huile Prodigieuse Nuxe (45$, 100 mL)

L’été arrive à grands pas et il n’est pas trop tard pour sublimer votre peau dans l’optique de briller de milles feux durant la saison estivale. Je vous présente deux huiles sèches (elles ne collent pas! On adore :p) indispensables à adopter selon vos besoins.

Caudalie

L’huile de corps regalbante de Caudalie est une huile sèche fait à 100% d’ingrédients d’origine naturelle. Combiné à de l’exercice physique et à une bonne alimentation, ce concentré minceur contribue à rendre la peau plus tonique et plus lisse. L’huile s’applique en massant la peau en mouvement circulaire du bas vers le haut du corps sur les zones rebelles (cuisses, hanches, etc.).

Nuxe

L’huile prodigieuse multi-fonctions de Nuxe est une huile sèche nourrissante, réparatrice et protectrice qui peut s’utiliser à la fois sur la peau et les cheveux (tous les types!). Composée de 98,8% d’ingrédients d’origine naturelle, elle ne contient ni conservateur ni sillicone. Grâce à son applicateur en spray, l’huile s’utilise très facilement sur l’ensemble du corps.

Voici une liste de point de vente où vous pourrez vous procurez l’une ou l’autre des huiles: Sephora, Murale, Pharmaprix, Jean Coutu, Ogilvy, Boutique Caudalie Square Dix30.

Bon shopping 🙂