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We tried it: Philosophy’s The Cookie Exchange holiday gift set

- December 4th, 2013

Guest blog: Meghan Mitchell, QMI Agency

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Philosophy’s The Cookie Exchange set ($24, sephora.ca). (Philosophy)

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat during the holidays?

Philosophy’s The Cookie Exchange set ($24, philosophy.com, sephora.ca) includes cookie-inspired lotion, lip gloss and a shower gel/shampoo packaged up in a cute tin. Read more…

Freida Pinto steps out to launch L’Oreal Paris’ newest hair colour system

- September 10th, 2013
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L Freida Pinto at the L’Oreal Paris launch of Preference Mousse Absolue at the Trump International Hotel on Sept. 9, 2013. (Kate Kennedy/QMI Agency)

Freida Pinto, in town to attend the 100 Years of Bollywood Cinema Gala, made an appearance at a L’Oreal Paris cocktail party at the Trump International Hotel Monday night to launch their newest offering in hair colour.

The beauty brand ambassador walked the red carpet in a sparkling coral dress by Cue by Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna and Gucci shoes, accenting with  Swarovski’s Allegro clutch and a Birks ring.

“I’ve got a mix of everything,” she said with a laugh.

So what’s the key to feeling red carpet-ready?

“Feeling comfy with what I’m wearing -  (and) a very, very comfortable pair of shoes,” she said, gesturing to her Guccis.

As far as beauty goes, the actress shared that her favourite go-to item is  L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes mascara.

The brand had Pinto and up-and-coming actress Cara Gee out to support the launch of Preference Mousse Absolue hair colourant, which hits stores Nov. 12.  What sets their new product apart is that the dye can be re-used out of the same bottle, and has about enough for two full colours.

The hues are vibrant and youthful, with shades based on what their researchers found women are requesting most, like a deep bordeaux red, said a company spokesperson. The science behind their formula is impressive – each pigment is encapsulated to keep the colour true. Read more…

We tried it: L’Oreal’s EverCreme conditioner and EverSleek oil treatment

- July 17th, 2013

Guest review by Nicole Feestra

After a long, chilly winter I desperately needed some hair therapy. My tresses were feeling super dry and with a humid summer on the way, I knew hair-action needed to be taken before my naturally wavy hair became nothing but a big frizzy mess.

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L’Oreal EverCrème Sulphate-Free Moisture System Cleansing Conditioner and EverSleek Precious Oil Treatment. (Nicole Feenstra/QMI Agency)

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Dressing for your tresses II: Black and redheads

- June 25th, 2013
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Kerry Washington, Lucy Liu and Shay Mitchell compliment their black hair with rosy cheeks and bright dresses. (WENN)

The blondes and brunettes have had their fun.

Check out wardrobe, makeup and hair tips below from The John Frieda Colour Council, made up of Alain Larivee, John Frieda Hair Expert and Stylist, Anna Nenoiu, international makeup artist and Zeina Esmail.

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Dressing for your tresses I: Blonds and brunettes

- June 15th, 2013
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Charlize Theron and Taylor Swift boost their blonde hair with white dresses and bold eyes. (WENN)

From your hair to your pedicured toes, this season is definitely all about colour. But instead of styling yourself from your closet, start at the top – your hair.

The John Frieda Colour Council, made up of Alain Larivee, John Frieda Hair expert and stylist, makeup artist Anna Nenoiu, and fashion stylist Zeina Esmail,  have travelled the country encouraging women to use their hair colour to style themselves this spring.

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