Benefits of Dry Brushing

While we’re all hard at work getting our beach bodies ready for summer it’s important to give our skin a little TLC too. The Dry Brushing technique is a quick, easy and effective way to smooth and renew your skin with many added health benefits – why wouldn’t you take 5 minutes out of your morning routine to do this?

Dry brushing is exactly how it sounds; Brushing your skin with a dry brush in a specific pattern. By doing this your skin instantly becomes a lot smoother and softer. Dry brushing also helps reduce cellulite, unclog pores are re-congests skin while also stimulating your lymphatic system which removes unwanted toxins from the body.

While working out is great for the body and mind unfortunately it can also lead to clogged pores on our body. Dry brushing also assists in clearing out dirt and oil caused by sweat. The technique helps to remove dead skin cells leaving room for new cells to form for a brighter and renewed appearance.

The-Body-Shop-Cactus-Body-BrushDry brushing can be done at any time of day but we suggest doing it first thing in the morning to awaken your skin before you shower. Our current favourite is The Body Shop’s cactus brush which retails for CA$15.00.

How to use:

Start by brushing your feet and move in long circular motions towards your heart. Be sure to always brush inwards because lymphatic fluid flows through the body towards the heart.

Repeat this same process with your arms and then abdomen brushing each section in the circular motion about 10 times.  Your back is an exception to the rules: start at the neck and brush down.

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For first time “Dry brushers”, start lightly and build resistance to the brush. You want to awaken skin, not harm it! If it still feels a bit too rough, apply a bit of coconut oil to your skin to ease up the pressure.

Have you ever tried Dry brushing? We’d love to hear about your experience!

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix With 02 Skin Complex

71080As Makeup Artist’s we know how important it is for an application to last all day long. Lucky for us MAKE UP FOR EVER re-launched one of their cult favourites, Mist & Fix. A universal setting spray that locks in makeup for 12+ hours.

If you’re on set for a long day of filming or working with an actress or bridal client it’s up to the professional to make sure the products will stay put throughout the day. This is why a great setting spray, like Mist & Fix is a must-have in professional Makeup kits.

As most of us know, Makeup sits best on a well hydrated canvas. Which is why we are loving Mist & Fix’s new formulation. The product contains an O2 skin complex which boosts oxygenation to the skin delivering a healthy and radiant glow which keeping it hydrated all day long which equals even longer lasting results.  A quick spritz will also take away the look of any excess powder and leave a natural looking finish.

HOW TO USE:

After makeup application, spritz MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix within an arms length from your face (2-3 sprays usually covers the face). This universal setting spray will provide a sweat-proof, rub-resistant barrier that lasts all day long.

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Spritz MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix on your eyeshadow or liner brush to intensify the colour and lock it in place.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix is dermatologist-tested, alcohol free and suited for every skin type. Available in a travel and full size at sephora retailing for:

CA$14.00 for 30ml and CA$34.00 for 125ml

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MAC Cinderella Limited-Edition Collection

MAC has done it again sweeping us off our feet with their whimsical collaboration for Disney’s latest film Cinderella. 

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The limited edition Cinderella collection arrived just in time for spring featuring 12 new items that will genuinely make you feel like a princess. Packaged in lavender blue and gold, the limited edition collection includes wearable shades that suit a wide range of skin tones. Here are a few of our must haves.

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The Stroke of midnight eyeshadow palette is  sure to be flying off the shelves but not to worry, the colours actually feature some classics from MAC which can be bought individually outside of the collection.

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Royal Ball lipstick is creamy textured light pink nude lipstick  with a hint of shimmer fit for any princess.

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Cinderella needs her glass slipper and in the world of Makeup lovers world a lip glass will do just fine. Glass Slipper Lip Glass is a sparkly champagne-pink gloss is gorgeous on its own or paired with either lip colour in the collection.

 

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Fairy godmother approved, Cinderella Beauty Powder in Mystery Princess will make your skin appear like it glows within. Apply this pearlized powder to your cheeks and collarbone for a touch of radiance.

MAC Limited-edition Cinderella collection has made all our makeup dreams come true. The collection is available while supplies last from March 5th to April 16th. Hurry and get yours now before the clock strikes midnight!

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