Lime Crime Tips

This summer season, brighten up those tips with Lime Crime Nail Lacquers. They are bright, vibrant and bold. We are in love with two tone tips with ‘funky’ designs, which can be easily created using these fun nail polishes. With a few simple steps you can re-create designs straight from the nail salon.

All you need is your chosen nail colors and some nail art tape, which can be found at your local beauty supply store.

STEPS:

1. Paint your nails a base coat in your desired color

Lime Crime, Nail Polish

2. Apply nail art tape on dried nail polish in your chosen design

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3. Apply second coat of nail polish in a contrasting nail color & let it dry

4. Take off nail tape & apply top coat

5. Voila! You have fun & creative tips

Nail Art, Nail Designs

#BeautyNote: If you stick your nails under cold water, your nails will dry a tad bit faster!

 

Happy #ManiMonday!

 

 

xo

The Beauty Team

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Marc Jacobs NEW Daisy Dream Fragrance

Marc Jacobs reveals a new fragrance “Daisy Dream.

It is a fruity floral fragrance with a mix of “intricate details, elegance and femininity for a fresh interpretation of the iconic Daisy motif.” The fragrance bursts with a variety of notes including the following: Top notes– Blackberry, Grapefruit, Pear Mid notes – Jasmine, Lychee, Blue Wisteria & Base notes – White Woods, Musks, Coconut Water.

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The glass bottle is draped in daisies, topped with a silver cap with gold hues and more daisies, making it a beautiful addition on any dresser or vanity.

The perfume’s launch is intertwined with the Daisy Dream Capsule Social Media Platform – a campaign that is unique and primarily driven by social media and creative platforms.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Capsule: A moment in time, captured and then returned

The Daisy Dream Capsule is a digital forum allowing consumers to create their own personalized and customized dream boards to be shared with their social networks and community. You can check out more about this ‘daydreaming’ inspired creation here.

 

 

What do you think of Marc Jacobs’ campaign & new fragrance?

 

 

xo

The Beauty Team

 

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#ScienceRocks – Beauty & Science all in one

Catch our pros Justine and Alysse live on CP24 Breakfast tomorrow for some pre-event rockstar makeovers as we get ready for #ScienceRocks on July 24th (ages 19+) at The Ontario Science Centre.

The Beauty Team will be providing Hair and Makeup stations with our pros to help channel your inner rockstar.

We are bringing Beauty to the Science Centre, and you can be a part of it!
ScienceROCKS!, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Events

 
This Thursday evening, The Ontario Science Centre will open up the doors to the ScienceROCKS exhibit as it transforms into a music playground accompanied by great food, cocktails and rock-it science!

Event Details:
Ages 19+ only.
Valid Photo ID required at the door.

TICKETS
$15 in advance
$18 at the door
$15 Members (anytime)

Refreshments available for purchase.

Please note: There is limited capacity for the ROLLING STONES AT THE MAX movie. The movie starts at 7:30 and entrance to ticket-holders is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

We hope to see you rockstars there!

 

xo

The Beauty Team

 

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MAKE UP FOR EVER 's Aqua Matic Waterproof Eyeshadow

 

 

MAKE UP FOR EVER has introduced yet another must have product to it’s aqua line; Aqua Matic Waterproof Eyeshadow.

Make Up Forever, Aqua Matic, Eyeshadow, Waterproof

 

Aqua Matic has been tried and tested by the pros (including myself) and this product delivers as promised! Many cream based eye shadows work best as a base because they don’t stay put. This fool proof shadow holds its own and can even double as a primer if you want even more intensified color. The formula is water proof, sweat proof and melt proof. It even holds up in the most humid weather and on the oiliest eyelids!

The twist up crayon makes it easy to apply and travel with. The shadows glide on with ease and if you’re looking for a little more precision pop off the bottom to reveal a hidden mini sharpener. Once this product has set it does not budge, meaning no primer required!

 

Make Up Forever, Aqua Matic, Waterproof, Eyeshadow

 

#BeautyNote

Pair Aqua Matic with Smokey Extravagant and you’re set to enjoy a carefree (and smudge-proof) day in the sun!

Aqua Smoky Extravagant Mascara, Waterproof, Make Up Forever, MUFE

 

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Matic Waterproof shadow is available in 10 incredible shades at Sephora and retails for C$25.00

 

 

xo

Victoria

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Colbie Caillat's new video embraces Natural Beauty

Colbie Caillat‘s recent video release, “Try” has gone viral all over the web. Everywhere we turn her video seems to pop up, being shared by individuals all across the globe. And what a great message it conveys – empowering women to embrace their natural beauty and allowing the world to see the real “you” without the makeup, the hair extensions, the false lashes, and filter free! She encourages women to let it all go and put their natural beauty forward.

Colbie Caillat, Music Video TRY

As women, we do turn to makeup, false lashes, hair pieces and more to shine light on our best features, accentuating and enhancing them. As much fun as the glitz is, we have to remember, at the end of the day we all should embrace the natural beautiful beings we are, from head to toe. We are beautiful.

Watch this inspiring video below.

What do you think of Colbie’s message?

 

xo

The Beauty Team

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Dior's Transat Nail Lacquers

Dior’s NEW Transat Collection is inspired by the nautical world, which is “synonymous with freedom, elegance and idyllic destinations.” The entire collection from clothing to makeup to nails reflects summery looks with intensely bold colors and sailor stripes.

Christian Dior, Dior, Nail Lacquers, Transat Collection, Summer 2014

The Transat nail lacquers bring the colors from sailing on the waters right to your fingertips with vibrant red, sailor blue & rope beige. Each of the lacquers are accompanied with a transparent sticker kit featuring the ‘CD’ logo and maritime stripes. Simply add some “oomph” to your manicure with these nautical inspired stickers!

Christian Dior, Dior, Transat Collection, Nail Lacquers, Nail Polish, Summer 2014 Which nautical inspired shade will you rock on your tips this summer?

 

xo 

The Beauty Team 

 

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Wake Up Radiant with Carly Woods Overnight Beauty Secrets

Carly Woods, writer for HSN online, believes that “we generally fall into two categories; those who have managed 8 hours of sleep a night and those who haven’t. For the ones who haven’t, they consequently have to do a darn good job faking it.” Sleep is key in everyone’s skincare routine, so pack in the proper amount of z’s for healthier skin!

She recommends 4 overnight beauty products that should be a part of your overnight regimen including a good facial serum, oil for hydration, a great moisturizer, and a wrinkle reducing eye cream. To read further about these overnight products, check out Carly’s article at HSN online here.

In the same spirit, we rounded some additional beauty fixes that will have you saying goodbye to tired looking skin, and hello to younger-looking luminous skin by morning. After all, it is called ‘beauty sleep’ for a reason!

1. Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate & Eye Cream

Kiehls, Kiehls Canada, Overnight Recovery Cream, Overnight Recovery Oil, Skincare, Overnight Routine, beauty sleep.

Apply a little bit of these products on the face and around the eyes every night. They have essential oils that help to improve the youthful appearance of skin around the eyes and also work to strengthen and replenish the skin. Making this a part of your beauty regimen has many beauty benefits, including diminishing the appearance of fine lines and reducing puffiness and dark under-eye circles.

2. Glo Therapeutics Brightening Polish & Conditioning Hydration Cream

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To brighten and hydrate your skin, use GloMinerals Brightening Polish & Hydration Cream together 2-3 times a week. Before hitting the hay, massage a small amount of the brightening polish onto clean skin. Remove the product after 5-10 minutes. It brightens and refreshes skin by removing dead skin cells. This product includes Turmeric Extract which contains curcuminoids, which are phytochemicals with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and healing effects.

3. Glo Therapeutics Conditioning Hydration Cream.

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After cleansing and toning, layer on this conditioning hydration cream to hydrate, strengthen, & rejuvenate skin overnight. Layer over one of the glo therapeutics serums for additional treatment benefits. This will infuse the skin with moisturizing ingredients that are rich in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. You can use this daily as well.

Active Ingredients:

Alpha Lipoic Acid – potent antioxidant that defends against free radicals

Collagen – helps physically support skin and enhance elasticity

Soy Isoflavones – antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties that help protect against environmental stressors.

4. Peppermint Tea

Peppermint Tea, Skincare

Drinking peppermint tea before going to bed has many beauty benefits. This way, you are attacking your skin from the inside out! It has anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to lowering the secretion of oil, it helps with excess oil and reveals flawless skin overnight. (The menthol in the tea has a magical effect on oily and pimple-prone skin, it helps get rid of acne and skin blemishes). So drink up before bed, or even during the day!

#BeautyNote: Peppermint AKA mint tea is a great stimulator for your scalp and promotes hair growth. So , if you are worried about the health of your hair, consider treating it the peppermint way!

5. Re-position & Prop it up

Sleeping Position

Sleep flat on your back with your pillow slightly elevated, for the best beauty sleep results. It helps to drain fluids and keep your face (especially the eyes) from looking puffy the next morning. An extra pillow should do the trick. It works wonders!

6. Soften your skin from head to toe

Vaseline, Petroleum Jelly, Overnight Routine, Skincare, Multipurpose

While in “la la land” apply Vaseline to the soles of your feet and put on socks before you sleep. This overnight pampering trick will have you waking up to soft soles that are ready for a long day’s work in beautiful stilettos, pumps, & all the others that you love so much! Don’t hesitate to rub some Vaseline on your hands and your lips to hydrate those areas as well! This product is tried, trusted, and true. It has been around for a long time for a reason!

#BeautyNote: HSN has re-vamped their skincare page, and we must say that we love it! From skincare tips for choosing products for every skin type to facial treatments to cleansers and more, get all the information you need to put your ‘flawless’ face forward here.

What does your night time skin ritual involve? We would love to know!

Tweet us! @_thebeautyteam

 

xo

The Beauty Team

 

 

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Get the Look: Jessica Simpson's Bridal Makeup

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson tied the knot on July 5 in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. The bride wore a stunning champagne and gold strapless multi-layer tulle custom Carolina Herrera gown.

Jessica Simpson, Bridal Look, Wedding Picture, E-online

The bride chose a bridal look that was “sexy, easy and ethereal,” says Simpson’s hair stylist Roque Jimenez. “Nothing too contrived.” Complementing her beautiful gown, Simpson’s makeup artist Karan Mitchell chose a romantic palette for her makeup, with plum, orchid and pink makeup that played up her brown eyes and perfect pout. For her bridal hairstyle, Jessica opted to let her gorgeous blonde tresses flow with a half up-do that framed her face beautifully.

Get the Look:

Eyes: Face Atelier eyeshadows ‘In the Pink’ and ‘Purple Passion’ hues blended together will perfectly replicate the color on her lids.

Face Atelier, Eyeshadows, In the Pink, Purple Passion, Eyeshadows

Highlight: For the subtle highlight, use YSL Touché éclat, down the bridge of the nose, centre of chin, top of cheekbones -and under eyes.

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Blush/Contour: For a defined cheek like Jessica’s try Make Up Forever’s HD blush in
‘Pink Sand’ and use it to softly contour cheekbones.

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Lips: Get her nude pink lip with Tom Ford’s ‘Nude Vanille.’

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Take a sneak peek into the bridal party’s wedding looks, picked specifically by the bride herself, who envisioned each bridesmaid differently: http://www.etonline.com/news/148190_jessica_simpson_wedding_dress/index.html

 

#BeautyNote: Picking the right wedding photographer is key in bringing together the theme and feel of the wedding. This photograph, by Elizabeth Messina ties in the ethereal theme Jessica was going for beautifully. Something to remember when choosing your photographer.

 

 

xo

The Beauty Team

 

 

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