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A Beauty Party at Holt Renfrew with Emily Weiss!

5 Jan

Does anyone else love Into The Gloss as much as we do? If you haven’t checked them out yet, I would run and click on their site asap!. Just be sure to thank us after you’ve fallen in love with the endless beauty features they have on their site…No seriously, we would appreciate the recognition, haha. (seriously..)

Emily Weiss is the founder and creative director of Into The Gloss, a dedicated beauty blog with articles about everything from the best trick on nailing that winged eyeliner, to personal q&a’s with some of our favorite models/designers/editors/celebs/girls next door. Who doesn’t want to know what Coco Rocha has in her makeup bag? Or Kate Moss, or Gisele Bundchen? What is the inspiration behind the makeup used in Vivienne Westwood’s Spring 2013 fashion show? How about Proenza Schouler or Marc Jacobs? Do you want to know? Hello! We do! Emily Weiss is absolutely stunning, and her personality shines through her writing. Did we mention that she was stunning? I envy the short hair, and am seriously considering going super short this year – just putting it out there. (K) We love the style in which Into The Gloss conducts their interviews and features. ITG reels you in with honesty, fantastic photography, and amazing content for the beauty obsessed! Every time we read an article on ITG, we feel empowered, inspired and beautiful. We also find ourselves LOL’ing every now and then too. Beauty can be funny too. (That is, of course, when you aren’t the one with the lipstick teeth at Monday’s morning meeting..)

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Emily Weiss will be making an in-store appearance at Holt Renfrew – Bloor St. on Tuesday.January.22nd at 8pm for a little q&a. I (K) personally would love to meet Emily. She is a huge inspiration to me as a creative writer and she has such unique style. Holt Renfrew will be hosting a sure-to-be phenomenal cosmetic event at both Toronto’s & Vancouver locations offering exclusive previews of spring 2013 beauty products, prizes, complimentary beauty treatments, and more. Tickets are $25, and are redeemable towards beauty purchases of $75 or more on the night of the event.

Now, let’s talk about what’s being offered at said event. Apart from the exclusive insight everyone will receive on 2013’s newest beauty products, there will also be a pretty impressive line-up of complimentary services offered

● Mini-manicures and nail colour touch-ups from Holts Salon & Spa, Deborah Lippmann, Butter London, and YSL
● Mini makeovers from Chanel, Clinique, Estée Lauder, Guerlain, NARS
● Mini facials from Aqua di Parma
● Make-up demonstrations from Bobbi Brown, Burberry, Clé de Peau, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Laura Mercier
● Eye shadow and eye care demonstrations from Clé de Peau, Shu Uemura
● Makeup brush cleaning from Beauty So Clean – bring two makeup brushes and have them cleaned with Beauty So Clean, the world’s first cosmetic sanitizer
● Brow waxing from Holts Salon & Spa
● Hand massages from Aqua di Parma, Guerlain, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, and Balenciaga Fragrances
● Hand paraffin treatment from Sisley, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, and Balenciaga Fragrances

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Tickets are available now! Online at www.holtrenfrew.com or in-store through Concierge. Space is limited!, so book those tickets, and let’s get our glam on!

-Kathleen

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Sunscreen IS important !

16 Jun

If  you love makeup, if you love the look and feel of beautiful, healthy skin than this might be a bit repetitive for you to read about.

However if you’re thinking “Oh, I’m young”, “I love to tan” and “I don’t need sunscreen”..or maybe even “I wear SPF 15 all the time!” You are sorely mistaken if you think you shouldn’t be wearing sunscreen daily. Prevention is key ! Know this and live by this and you will reap the benefits ! An SPF of 15 won’t cut it either if you plan to be out and about in the sun this summer.

When looking for a moisturizer, aim for formulas with an SPF 30 or higher that are oil free. This will give you the most lasting power and will protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun. This will also still allow you to absorb the essential vitamin D and get some healthy color naturally.

Also try incorporating more tomatoes into your diet. Ever think about the skin of a tomato?? Tomatoes thrive and grow on vines in the beating sun and keep their firm,smooth skin in tact until they’re ready to be eaten.This is because tomatoes contain lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants. In some studies, lycopene, especially in cooked tomatoes, has been found to help prevent prostate cancer .Lycopene has also been shown to improve the skin’s ability to protect against harmful UV rays. Lycopene is great for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. It also helps our skin to generate and feel soft and resilient. Plus they taste great in a salad! Try it out !

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