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.

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.