Kate - May 29th, 2013
Review by: Meghan Mitchell, QMI Agency
A well-manicured set of nails is one accessory that never goes out of style. However, it can be a time-consuming process to do it yourself and sometimes the results are lacklustre. I recently tried the Sally Hansen Salon Insta Gel Strips gel manicure starter kit in the shade Shell We Dance.
Sally Hansen Salon Insta Gel Strips gel manicure starter kit. (Meghan Mitchell, QMI Agency)
Rosalyn Solomon - April 18th, 2013
Remix your spring beauty with a little bit of the ’60s from Bourjois Paris.
Pretty hues from the Bourjois Paris So Lacque collection. (Rosalyn Solomon/QMI Agency)
New for spring/summer 2013 Bourjois (celebrating their 150th anniversary this year) introduced their Sixties Remix collection, featuring lots of products for creating trendy retro looks. Here are just a few of the standouts.
Rosalyn Solomon - April 10th, 2013
Essie Sleek Stick Nail Appliqué in “a to zebra” is $14.99 at retailers across Canada.
Gone are the days of mono-shade manicures. Nail art has been the must-have fashion accessory for the past two years.
Brands like Essie have responded with amazing colours, textures and appliqués like the sleek stick black ones I recently tried out. Read more…
Kate - February 26th, 2013
Celebrities displayed a more natural look at the 2013 Oscars than in previous years.
Red lips were swapped for rose and nude hues, cheeks had dewy glows and eyes were less smoky than usual.
We often think stars use beauty products that are well out of the regular gals’ price range, but that’s not always the case.
Find out how celebrity makeup artists and hair stylists created some star looks using reasonably priced products.
Eyes: Kate Beckinsale
Kate - May 3rd, 2012
We’re in the little bubble of spring where it’s still too chilly for summery separates, but everyone’s itching to wear something plucky. (The exception here is your crazy neighbour who’s already in shorts.) Thankfully, you can brighten up the final remains of your winter wardrobe with cheerful colours on your nails.
Lacquers are bright again this spring and summer, but slightly toned down from the full-on neon hues that were popular the last couple of years. My favourites are rose, lavender, peach and teal palletes – the last of which will look great against Pantone’s colour of the year “Tangerine Tango,” and most coral and blush pieces.
Retro tones – think Cadillac car paint from the ’50s – are ladylike and sort of cinematic, Essie even dedicated their gorgeous resort collection to Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. Here are my favourite polishes for the warmer months, with a nod to my favourite filmmaker.
Broadway Danny Rose
Quo by Orly polish in Just Married, GOSH polish in Blissful, and Bourjois Paris So Lacque in Rose Lounge. (Supplied)