Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener – Pro or No?

image1Our hair expert and OUAI Canadian Educator, Alysse, tested out the Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener and we just had to ask her about it!

Here are her answers:

Q: What are your favourite features of this product?

A: The number one thing was that it heated up quickly and was simple to use! I personally loved how it left some movement in my hair as opposed to making it pin straight and lifeless. My models also loved how it didn’t pull and made their hair feel silky and shiny.

Q: Who would you recommend this product to?

A: I would recommend this product to a variety of hair types however, if you have very kinky roots this product is not for you. The straightener doesn’t get close enough to smooth them out. I would say the target market is the girl on-the-go. It heats up quickly and smooths out hair giving you a polished look in minutes.

Q: Would you use this on a daily basis?

A: I would definitely use this on a daily basis. It’s always good to have easy-to-use products on hand to make mornings less stressful! Not to mention, if it makes my models happy I really can’t complain!

Q: Overall, do you give this product your stamp of approval?

A: Yes! It surprised me. I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did! I would definitely recommend trying the Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener.

Thanks Alysse!

If you’re always on-the-go but don’t want to sacrifice your beauty routine, the Conair Pro Infiniti straightener may be the perfect tool to add to your belt.

Try it out and let us know what you think of the Conair Infiniti Pro Straightener!

xo The Beauty Team

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Dior’s blogger event

On August 19th we were invited to Dior’s blogger event in Toronto. Beauty Team Makeup Artist,  Justine Sly joined us and shares her experience and product reviews below. Enjoy!

I had the opportunity to attended Dior’s blogger event in Toronto and couldn’t have had a better time – not only did I get to learn some great tips from Anne Marie Van Meer, the education manager and Makeup Artist for Dior , I even got to have a little pampering myself with a Dior manicure!

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While receiving my Manicure, I learned about one of Dior’s best selling products and my new favourite nail polish: Nail Glow. This product strengthens and smooths the nail and makes the pink of your nail pinker and the white tip whiter giving you the most perfect and fresh French tip.

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What I can not live without is Dior’s rosy glow blush. Rosy glow has fresh colour reveal: a technology that is intended to adjust to your colouring to develop a rosy radiance to match your skin tone. I love it because it works on every one! A staple to have in any Makeup Artist’s kit.

Blush tip : Add a little bit of your Dior rosy glow blush into the crease of your eye for that extra lift and pop of colour.

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Lip glow has the same effect by enhancing your natural lip colour. It is also extremely hydrating – it’s great for the gym or even a day at the office. For a more glammed up look try lip glow with the lip maximize which has collagen to make the lips plump and fuller.

These are just some of the many amazing products that Dior has to offer.

Stay tuned for more information on how you can sign up for Dior’s exclusive Backstage Pro Workshop’s happening at The Bay Sept 4th-8th, 2013. Customers will get to try Dior’s star products and learn some backstage tips and tricks from top Dior Beauty Experts.

We hope you can make it to one of the workshops and fall in love with these products as much as The Beauty Team has!

Christian Dior always said “Fashion’s finishing touch is fragrance”… What’s your favorite Dior  fragrance?

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Justine 

Makeup Artist for

The Beauty Team

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Sante Natural Cosmetics

The Beauty Team is excited to send some of our talented Makeup Artists out to work in pharmacies, natural/organic stores and events with a unique cosmetic brand such as Sante Naturkosmetik.

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The entire facial make-up line is developed and manufactured in Germany and meets the strict criteria for Certified Natural Cosmetics (according BDIH) with the exception of the Nail Polish. These purely plant sourced products offer palettes of pure colours derived from nature and are infused with Organic Jojoba and Chamomile.  They not only glide on like butter but they smell sweet and fresh. To tell you the truth the products smell better than some of our most favourite body butters or fragrances!

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Sante is geared towards (but not limited to) a young, fresh and trendy clientele and is great for sensitive skin.  The products are innovative and offered at an affordable price point (all priced under $30.00).

 Cosmetic companies are definitely recognizing that customer’s read ingredients and are very educated about what they put on their skin. We’re loving that this line offers some gluten-free and vegan options and that all of their products are not tested on animals. We will definitely be recommending this line to clients with sensitivities and specific ingredient requirements.

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We were lucky enough to sample a few products from this Natural Makeup line and look forward to sharing our reviews with our readers in the next few weeks.

So far our favourite products from the line are the Pressed Powder because of its ability to melt into the skin, even out skintone and add a healthy glow. Truthfully, what got us was the fresh scent. Who knew a natural product could smell so good!? We are also loving Sante Lipsticks  which have great opacity, moisturize, protect and are available in a wide array of 24 shades.

 Over all these made in Germany products are good quality and high in pigment. We do believe their range of colour is good, but would like to see a few more brighter shades as they attract the eye and always look great on the skin.

This line already has a big following especially by customers that are aware of healthy cosmetic ingredients and we applaud and appreciate them for that!

You can view and read more about Sante’s products at http://www.sante-usa.com

 Products can be purchased online or at most local natural and organic stores and pharmacies.

Keep an eye our for The Beauty Team demoing these natural products at select locations in the GTA this September!

Thanks for having us onboard Sante!

♥ Victoria & Jenna

Co-founders and Key Makeup Artists of 

The Beauty Team

 

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DIOR Mystic Metallics – sneak peek at fall 2013

 The Beauty Team  is grateful to be able to try out new Dior cosmetics ‘hot off the press’ for fall 2013!

On the counter in August!

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The new collection is breathtaking! The 5 colour palette of shadows is shimmery and mythical. The colour harmonies exist in shades blue-green and browns (384 Bonne Etoile) and are hot tones for runway fall 2013.

What we love is the way the new line of eyeshadows compliment the new lip shades.  The deep plum hue of  Dior’s Bonne Aventure paired with Ensorcelante gloss will create a dramatic and classy look that the Beauty Team is  more than excited to use especially for print and bridal clients.

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Tyen states: “The colour harmonies that I have created for this look reflect the mysterious colours of the galaxy. Like a journey from the earth to the moon.”

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The Diorshow Fusion Mono creates the depth and contrast of a catwalk look. Its unprecedented, rounded, gel-mousse texture weightlessly illuminates the eye with multi-faceted, long lasting colour! With Diorshow Fushion Mono, Dior has created the first multi dimensional light and shadow eye look.

Eyes ‘dress up in the dazzle of black diamonds, of amber…’ Eight shades with intense shimmer and a powerful emotional charge!

Application: Soft or Bold.

Soft: applied with fingertips, the eye shadow melts into the skin to create a light veil of colour and a subtly shimmering result.

Bold: applied using the smudging applicator, the finish is intensified to reveal pure and extreme colour.

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Last, the new Dior manicure makes your look stand out with a shadowy blue lacquer which, owing to its integrated magnet, reveals an enigmatic motif.  Shimmering lights of silvery pink (382 Destin) and brocade prune (992 Galaxie) propel nail lacquer into a new dimension, for a half-shadow, half-light aesthetic that is always stylish!

The Beauty Team has been blown away by the buttery-smooth texture of Dior nail polish.  What makes it unique is the luxurious applicator that gives a just-out-of the-spa look that we all love!

Thanks Dior.  Fall has never looked so good!

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 Jenna

Co-Founder and Key Makeup Artist of

The Beauty Team

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Redness Relief Alert!

So it’s summer and we all are guilty of some slight sun burn, I’m sure. I have a solution that will soothe the skin, take down your redness and actually hydrate. Who knew a powder would actually work as an after-sun aid? I first used this magic powder on set for Deck Wars for HGTV Canada. I always tell people the funny story about how the host of the show didn’t understand why his makeup wasn’t coming off his nose at the end of the night after a long season of filming. I remember Paul saying to me “Jenna, I wash my face and my nose doesn’t have it’s usual redness, why is this?” I laughed because it wasn’t that his makeup wasn’t coming off with his regular cleanser, it was because the product was actually helping to heal his rosacea . He wanted the name of it and needed to know where he could get it. I love when even the most masculine men get hooked on what’s in my beauty kit!

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This powder acts as a therapeutic anti-inflammatory to take down redness and/or puffiness caused by acne, rosacea or sunburn for example. This unique formulation neutralizes surface redness and soothes skin with ingredients including honeysuckle, zinc oxide, licorice and caffeine. Ideal for even the most sensitive skin, and after advanced chemical and microderm treatments.

Benefits

Surface redness is visibly reduced on the spot, while ingredients like lonicera japoninca extract (honey suckle), zinc oxide and caffeine help soothe Rosacea skin conditions or redness from overexposure to sun and wind. Formulated with glominerals’ exclusive blend of antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, E and green tea, it provides nutrients that are vital to maintaining skin’s healthy radiance.

Directions

  • Wear alone, under or over foundation and re-apply throughout the day as needed.
  • Beneficial for patients after chemical and microderm treatments or to aid sun or wind burn.

You can gain access to Redness Relief Powder retailing for $38 at The Beauty Team Boutique

Jenna

Co-Founder and Key Makeup Artist of

The Beauty Team

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Product Review – Diorskin Nude BB Creme

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I must admit I was not on the bandwagon when BB cremes hit the shelves a few years ago. I preferred applying my tinted moisturizers, serums and primers individually and didn’t really get the hype.

It wasn’t until I was sent Diorskin Nude BB creme that my perception changed. Enhanced with mineralized floral water, a blend of antioxidants and SPF 10, this product promises to moisturize, correct and protect the skin from the outdoor elements.

I first applied this product with my Beauty Blender and it literally blurred all imperfections and gave me a radiant glow while not feeling like I had anything on my face. My skin looked flawless!

A little goes a long way with this product. Start with less and add more as needed. If you start with too much product it tends to take a long time to dry. The best way to apply it is like I did (with a Beauty Blender) or your fingertips (freshly washed of course) as I found when I used a foundation brush it looked a bit heavy.

A definite recommendation to any woman on the go.

The BB creme comes in 4 shades and is suitable for all skin tones. Available at your nearest department store or Sephora.

Victoria

Co-founder of The Beauty Team

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