Lunetterie Générale: First Canadian Luxury Eyewear Brand

Concept Store Lunetterie Générale – Sherbrooke (QC)

Unique in North America, Lunetterie Générale is the first Canadian luxury eyewear brand. Since its beginning in 2013 and after years of development, Lunetterie Générale has just launched its first collection featuring noble materials and modern designs.

The Spring-Summer 2017 collection is the result of a unique collaboration with the best Japanese craftsmen. This limited edition collection is inspired by the art deco movement characterized by order, color and geometry.

Bon Vivant RX Coffee (price: 475$)

We wanted to interpret some retro graphic elements by renewing them and incorporating noble materials and more modern engineering” said co-founder Julien Couture. Lunetterie Générale frames combine Canadian and international wood, acetate and high quality Japanese titanium.

This summer, dare to wear retro touch and colored sunglasses! Whatever your style, here are 3 choices to try…

Bon Vivant Smoked Crystal Green (price: 495$)

Medium Rare Smoked Black (price: 615$)

Le Vault Black Grey Tortoise (price: 615$)

Lunetterie Générale products are available at Alain Assedo Opticien, Vu, Tris Coffin, Boutique Valerie Simon and Globe Vision. For more information and online shopping visit Lunetterie Générale website.

Hydrogel Face Mask by Collagena

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.

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).

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.

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.

COS 10th Anniversary Capsule Collection

Since its beginning in 2007 at London based boutique on Regent Street, COS offers high-quality collections of wardrobe essentials featuring modern, minimalist and tactile design. After several years of international expanding, the Swedish brand opened its doors in Montreal in Fall 2015.

To honor its 10th anniversary, COS launches on March 24th a limited worldwide capsule collection influenced by art and Japanese design. This collection features 10 garments  for women, men and children created in puzzle style. These methods create a refined collection with slumped volumes and rectilinear silhouettes.

The collection is designed with lightweight cotton and technical polyester fabrics in a minimalist palette of sand and white. Just in time for Spring!

COS

1310 Ste-Catherine W, Montreal

Suitsupply Montreal Store Grand Opening

Suitsupply Montreal Store – Photo Credit: Suitsupply

Founded in 2000 by Fokke de Jong in Amsterdam, this Dutch company specialized in crafted men’s tailoring has since grown to over 80 international stores. As a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, Suitsupply is not involved in exploitation of child labour.

After Toronto, Suitsupply opens its second store in the heart of downtown Montreal. Grand Opening cocktail was held on Thursday, March 2nd with la crème of Montreal fashion bloggers and aficionado. This drink-filled evening was lively by Dj Bart Thimbles coming straight from Amsterdam for the occasion.

Suitsupply Montréal Store – Photo Credit: Pamela Lajeunesse

Also known for its sexist photography and ad campaigns, the company is trying to improve his image by being less provocative. Let’s have a look at Beach Boys Spring/Summer 2017 collection, hot days are coming earlier this year….
Suitsupply
2152 De La Montagne Street, Montreal

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!

Wig ED: What To Look For When Looking For a Wig

Wig ED: What To Look For When Looking For a Wig

Founder of the non-profit Suite HOPE (Helping Oncology Patients Esthetically) and veteran makeup artist with over twenty-five years, Jeanna Doyle releases her new book Wig Ed: What To Look For When Looking For a Wig.

Millions of women wear wigs on a daily basis as a way of experimenting with their personal style or because they are dealing with hair loss. Generally, except on specific beauty blogs, wig is not a common topic and is perceived as taboo.

If you are ready to buy your first wig and you don’t know where to start, this book is an excellent information resource to guide you through this journey. From believable-looking wig to stories, travel tips and instructions for care (how to wash? how to dry?), this book covers all you need to know before choosing the right wig for you.

For more information about Wig ED and to order your copy, visit wiged.com.

Grandiôse by Lancôme

Grandiôse by Lancôme

During Holidays season, I received new shades of Grandiôse Liner and Mascara Extrême from Lancôme. After using both of them for several weeks, it’s now a good time to let you know my thoughts…

First of all, we all agree that eyes are the most difficult part to makeup. If you want a ” wow ” effect, it takes time (well….at least 5 min) and concentration. This is where Grandiose Liner and Mascara Extrême come to rescue.

Grandiôse Liner (40$) and Grandiôse Mascara Extrême (36$)

Inspired by the techniques of make-up artists, Grandiôse Liner comprises a pivot allowing 35-degree curve in the handle to fit the shape of your eyes and simplify liner application. Moreover, the formula is intensely matte and is unaffected by moisture or sebum which means you don’t have to worry if you have an oily skin. At the end of the day, Grandiôse Liner is really easy to remove with your favorite eye makeup remover or just simply with hot water.

To complete and intensify your look, maximizes your lashes volume with Grandiôse Mascara Extrême. This very long-lasting mascara with its “Swan-Neck” wand allows you to grab the lashes close to the roots. Add a touch of pop by trying Bleu Nuit shade, yes don’t be shy to shine!

Grandiôse Liner and Mascara Extrême are available at all Lancôme counters and online at Lancome.ca.

The Face Shop Beauty and Care

The Face Shop beauty products have this little something I particularly appreciate: mixing beauty and care two-in-one. If it’s an usual practice for you to apply makeup, note that it’s even more important to take good care of your skin without neglecting any details.

Collagen Ampoule Lipstick (25$)

Collagen Ampoule Lipstick moisturizes your lips with shimmering colors. It contains anti-aging complex that reduces the appearance of fine lines and protects your lips. The key ingredient in this lipstick is the Macadamia Seed Oil known to prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Seed Cure Lash Essence Mascara (25$)

Seed Cure Lash Essence Masacara contrary to its name it’s not a typical mascara. In reality, it’s a nighttime eyelash essence rich in nutrients that helps your lashes look healthy and elastic. Seed Cure complex is made from extracts of five plants seed: barley, green tea, quinoa, pumpkin and cotton.

How to use? Apply an adequate amount on eyelashes just before bedtime by concentrating on the roots and massage slowly with the rounded tip for better results.

The Face Shop beauty products are available online and you can also visit a store or a local retailer near you by using “find a store” on their website.

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.