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“Dark and Sleek”
Made for all hair colours and types Sebastian “Dark Oil” is a hair must have. This styling oil works like magic by smoothing out the cuticles and disappearing, leaving no oily mess – only hair that’s bouncing with incredible shine and manageability. It’s just perfect for sleek styles or crazy curls.
Augment your style with Sebastian Professional
Why not add a little beauty to your next “Duck Face” selfie. The Face Shop is bringing a whole new set of friendly faces with their limited edition Kakao Friends “Character Masks”. They are so convenient for travel and give your face the perfect little pick-me-up for beauty on the fly. With 5 masks to choose from, you’ll be set for all your moisturizing and brightening needs.
Get your beauty on at The Face Shop
When it comes to my eyes, I love finding products that give me a golden glow all year round. I’ve discovered Teeez Trendy Cosmetics “Spectrum Of Stars” eyeshadow in “Vanilla Sunbeam” and can you say “Hello, Luminescence”? They have 18 different shades that come in a pretty little gold pots and can be worn as a light shimmer or built up to really make your eyes pop. To top it all off, this beauty treat contains argan oil with anti-aging properties.
Find your Shade at Teeez Cosmetics
They say the eyes don’t lie and with Essence Cosmetics “For-Bidden” volume mascara you’ll be telling nothing but the truth. And the truth is, this product gives you intense volume and show-stopping, voluptuous lashes in just one swipe. I absolutely love the definition and boldness my peepers get and there is no clumping. Who needs false eye lashes when you’ve got this beauty weapon.
Make heads turn at Essence Cosmetics
Acne? Check. Fine lines? Check. Pigmentation? Check. These are just some of the skin problems solved with Dermapen Skin Needling. The treatment consists of tiny needles penetrating your skin to stimulate the collagen and rejuvenate your complexion. The pain is quite minimal, kind of feels like tiny bees buzzing on your face. Honestly, this is one of the best treatments I’ve ever had and my skin has never been in better shape thanks to Essence of L Medi Spa and Laser Clinic. In the season of giving, I have teamed up with EOL and want to treat you to experience one for yourself.
Use code #GLOW for $50 towards your next treatment.
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Playing with bold lip colour is my new thing and I am completely obsessing over NYX Liquid Suede cream lipstick in “Brooklyn Thorn”. It glides on wet but drys to a gorgeous matte finish, without drying out your lips. You need to check out the other 24 shades – they have smoking hot colours that will make you play on the wild side. From glitter to glam, NYX will have your lips making a statement! Shop at NYX Cosmetics
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Jeanine Lobell Creates a Dewy Smokey Eye For Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett dazzled in a pink gown on the Golden Globes Red Carpet. To compliment the dress, Makeup Artist Jeanine Lobell wanted Blanchett’s look to be pretty but not too soft so she gave her a dewy smokey eye.
To achieve the look, Lobell used a combination of three Giorgio Armani Eye Tints instead of powder shadow to create a sheerer version of a traditional smokey eye. She started with Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #12 Gold Ashes across the lid. She then used Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #1 Obsidian instead of a pencil or liquid liner, using it along the lash line placing it from the top and then wrapping it around to the bottom creating a small C around the outer hallow of the eye crease to give a smokey effect. On top of the Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #1 Obsidian in the crease, she layered Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #7 Shadow feathering it lightly.
Lobell wanted to give Blanchett a “glow-from-within” on her cheeks so she used Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in #507 and then brushed Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Compact over it.
Jeanine didn’t want a heavy look on the lips so she just tapped on Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in #508 Daybreak to keep the sheer textures consistent.
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Call it destiny and hard work, or passion with a purpose, Erin Cebula has been gracing our TV screens since 2000 with her infectious smile and charming personality on Global BC. As the go-to reporter on the West Coast for Entertainment Tonight Canada, Erin brings a high level of energy to her interviews. When Erin’s not in front of the camera, she’s giving back by lending her genuine heart to rewarding everyday heroes and changing lives with the various charities she is involved with (Spokesperson for the BC Children’s Hospital Lottery and Host of HGTV’s Makeover Wish , to name a few). Erin shares a passion for life, from her love for animals (especially her late dog Lenny), beautiful marriage to her wonderful husband, strong bonds with her girlfriends and indulgence for everything entertainment. This “former farm girl” & “undercover jock” brings beauty and style to everything that surrounds her!
When she’s not filming you can find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen, enjoying the outdoors or spending quality time with family and friends. I had the chance to speak with Erin and find out a little more about beauty, life and the things she loves……
EC~Dress-up has always been part of my life and I still have a well stocked tickle-trunk. In 86’ I started interviewing my poor family at Christmas Dinner, and I guess I just never stopped.
BB411~How would you describe your style?
EC~I suppose I strive for “sophisticated bohemian”, but I can be really lazy too. My go-to look when I’m not working are leggings, gumboots and a toque! Stilettos just don’t belong in the dog park.
BB411~You rock short hair! Do you ever think you will grow it long?
EC~My short do’ has become a bit of a trademark over the years, but I am open to long locks. I’m just not sure I have the patience to make it through the dreaded “inbetween” stage. Shudder.
BB411~What is your favourite hair product?
EC~I was recently introduced to the Oribe texturizer and I’m hooked. It gives my hair some grittiness without being sticky. It’s magic.
EC~I wore Samsara by Guerlain when I was a teen, and when I do catch it in the air (which is very rare) it takes me back to awkward high school dances and bush parties.
BB411~Do you have a best kept beauty secret that have been passed onto you?
EC~Healthy food was big in the Cebula home and it’s just as important to me now. I avoid junk food and splurge on good wine and cheese instead. I eat organic when I can and I am a really good sleeper!
BB411~3 beauty products you carry with you always?
BB411~ I Love, Love, Love this product too (see post)
BB411~You are in amazing shape, what’s your secret?
EC~First of all thank-you! But the props should go to my trainer Tom Taylor at T3Athetics. He kicks my butt and Moksha yoga keeps me balanced.
BB411~What does giving back to charities mean to you?
EC~I love to be a part of positivity, and helping others makes the world a better place.
EC~To me, beauty is health and confidence.
BB411~Fun fact that your fans may not know about you?
EC~I can limbo like a hot damn!
EC~ “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching”.-Unknown
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“The Mother of all Exfoliants”
Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Thermafoliant is your beauty tool for sloughing off the dead cells to reveal a brighter glow. The Great thing about this product is it not only polishes the skin, but with a touch of water it’s self-heating, creating that extra touch of exfoliation. With scrubbing action like this, products penetrate and melt into the skin more deeply.
Refresh your skin at Dermalogica
The key to a perfect shave is preparing the skin before. I love looking for products that have fresh ingredients, and that’s exactly what you get with LUSH Cosmetics! D’Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap is like dessert for your legs (and other body parts too). Whisked together is this combination of strawberries, egg whites, coconut oil, cocoa butter and many more antioxidant goodies. The fluffy, whipped, marshmallow texture brings fun to the shower and you’ll be showing off those silky legs.
Discover a new way to shave at Lush
“Like Oatmeal in the Morning”
What better way to start off the day then with the sweet smell of “Let The Good Times Roll” from Lush. This maize, cinnamon and polenta facial cleanser gently washes, soothes and conditions your skin. I can’t get over the heavenly scent that makes me think of sweet and salty popcorn, caramel and oatmeal with brown sugar all-in-one! A real treat for your face.
Get your morning burst with Lush
“In the Buff”
Bring Hawaii to your bathtub with the exotic and natural scents of “Kai” body buffer. This unique sponge is infused with good-for-you oils like coconut, olive and palm. This product really does it all, cleanser, exfoliator, moisturizer, bubble bath AND provides up to 30 showers. Oh and it’s a great companion for the travel bug on-the-go (Packs Perfectly)!
Let Kai take you away at Kai Fragrance
Cocoa butter is the bomb! Garnier body’s “Intensive 7 days” Conditioning lotion brings moisture-rich hydration and an amazing scent. You’ll love that you can jump out of the shower and it absorbs quickly, while still providing continuous moisture for days. It’s perfect for full body coverage and all weather conditions throughout the year. And the best part, is it contains L-Bifidus, which is inspired by probiotics found in yogurts.
Slather up today with Garnier
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Lise Watier Cosmétiques and its partner Shoppers Drug Mart are proud to announce that Jessica Kruger of Coquitlam, B.C. is the face of the new Something Sweet fragrance. This effervescent young woman dazzled the panel of judges with her infectious enthusiasm, unfailing positive energy, determination and eloquence, and because she so clearly represents the Lise Watier brand values. She is definitely the Something Sweet they were looking for!
“I have all the character traits that Lise Watier is looking for to represent Something Sweet, but choosing me also means choosing to embrace diversity and changing the world’s perception about what a model should be”, said Jessica Kruger. A fourth-year student at Simon Fraser University, Jessica is also Canada’s youngest female player in the wheelchair rugby association. As a quadriplegic, Jessica accommodates her challenges and enjoys life to the fullest. She also gives motivational sessions for WorkSafeBC (sic) and the Rick Hansen Foundation. Encouraged by a friend, this inspirational young woman enrolled in the competition at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Burnaby, B.C. Although she entered for fun, Jessica quickly realized the impact her application had when she garnered huge support from her community.
It was an absolute pleasure to meet and interview Jessica. Her story is inspiring and she is a great role model who shows what it takes to rise above challenges and see the possible in the impossible. I love that I get to share this interview with all of you, Enjoy………!
BB411~ You are currently in university, what are your focused studies and career plans?
JK~ I am studying at SFU to get my bachelors of English. Once I have gotten that I will apply to the PDP program, which is a one year education/teaching program. The ultimate goal is to be a high school English teacher.
BB411~ You are Canada’s youngest female player in the wheelchair rugby association, what do you love most about the sport and organization?
JK~ Honestly, I love everything about rugby—my team-mates, the physical challenges, the contact aspect of the game, the strategy—it’s all so much fun!
BB411~ What did winning and becoming the face of the new “Something Sweet” fragrance campaign with Lise Watier mean to you?
JK~ It meant that Lise Watier was ready to help make my dreams come true, that they thought the world was ready to see somebody with a disability be a model—an unheard of feat!
BB411~ What do you hope to accomplish being an ambassador?
JK~ I hope to show both girls and women that being different can be beautiful and that confidence is admirable.
BB411~ What do you think it means to be a good role model?
JK~ I think that a good role model empowers those that look up to them. I think that they remember that all of their actions could have an effect on other’s and that they truly embrace the message that they are trying to send.
BB411~ Where does your drive and focus come from?
JK~ Honestly, I think that it comes from my stubbornness, which I suppose comes from my Dad. I have always been one of those people who refuses to accept no for an answer, and being stubborn has made me strive for things that may have seemed impossible just to prove that they weren’t.
BB411~ Who did you admire growing up or do today?
JK~ I wouldn’t say that there is one specific person that I admire, but rather that there are a number of people who possess the traits that I admire. I admire hard-work and determination, positivity and kindness, loyalty and drive. I see these traits in so many of the people that surround me, my friends, parents, sister, and team-mates, that it is nearly impossible to choose just one.
BB411~ How did your parents influence the person you are today?
JK~ My parents are, and always have been, my greatest supporters. They are the type of people who have encouraged all of my dreams and never ever told me that something seems impossible or stupid. They have raised me to be the person that I am today. When I was six years old they took my sister and I on a four-year sailing trip around the world. In choosing to expose me to so many different cultures they gave me the gift of understanding other’s challenges and struggles. This trip showed me that people can have virtually nothing and still find happiness, it made me realize how ridiculously blessed I am to live the life I live.
BB411~ How do you stay motivated with life’s daily stresses that come up?
JK~ I remember that I really don’t have it all that bad, and recognize that this is the life I have been given, it is up to me to make the most of it, feeling sorry for myself will ultimately accomplish nothing.
BB411~ Have you always been in love with fashion and beauty?
JK~ I think that many little girls grow up with an admiration for all that is beautiful and glamorous, and I was no exception. While I have not always been a “girly girl,” I have always appreciated the fashion and beauty world.
BB411~ Who is your favourite designer?
JK~ My favourite designer would definitely have to be Betsey Johnson.
BB411~ Ditto (One of our faves too!)
BB411~ Any beauty/fashion tips or tricks you have?
JK~ The best tip I could give anyone is to wear something that makes you feel fabulous. Going out with confidence is probably the most attractive thing you can wear.
BB411~ Describe your style?
JK~ I would describe my style as girly, fun and flirty with the occasional edge. I love, love, LOVE dresses and boots!
BB411~ What does beauty mean to you?
JK~ I believe that true beauty comes from within. Someone that is truly beautiful is seen as externally beautiful because their spirit shines from within.
BB411~ What inspires you personally and professionally?
JK~ I am inspired both personally and professionally by people who are not afraid to work hard to achieve their dreams. I have a huge respect for anyone that has “beaten the odds” and remains humble.
BB411~ Are you involved in any charities that are close to your heart?
JK~ I have had some involvement as a speaker for the Rick Hansen Foundation, which is of course close to my heart, as their work is in support of people with spinal cord injuries. I learned about the work that The Lise Watier foundation is doing, and am hoping to be able to contribute to that in some small way. I think that the work that they do with women and girls in need is extremely important.
BB411~ What does it mean to you to give back?
JK~ It means using all of the wonderful opportunities that I have been given to make a difference to others.
BB411~ If you could tell your younger self something you have learned and know now what would it be?
JK~ It would be that everything happens for a reason.
BB411~ 3 words that best describe you?
JK~ Determined, Positive, Loving.
BB411~ What is your skin care regime?
JK~ Extremely simple, wash with water and Lise Watier’s Hydra Smart self-foaming cleanser, moisturize with their Hydra Smart hydration gel cream.
BB411~ 3 beauty products you carry with you always?
JK~ My purse sized Something Sweet perfume, Lise Watier Dramatique Intense Mascara, and my Lise Watier Sun Ray lip gloss!
BB411~ #1 beauty product you could not live without?
JK~ Lise Watier’s feline black liquid eyeliner! Amazing!
BB411~ Do any certain scents remind you of your childhood and what is your favorite fragrance?
JK~ Any sort of baking related scents remind me of my childhood, as that was one of my favourite things to do with my mother, and my favourite fragrance is Lise Watier’s Something Sweet!
BB411~ Fun fact that people may not know about you?
JK~ I have been to 45 different countries.
BB411~ Favorite quote?
JK~ “May the bluebird of happiness do cartwheels in your oatmeal” I actually have this quote up on my bedroom wall!
BB411~ I absolutely love this, this is going in the vault!
BB411~ Favorite food?
JK~ Tacos and sushi!
BB411~ Favourite movie?
JK~ The Guardian or John Tucker Must Die.
BB411~ #1 thing you want to cross off your bucket list?
JK~ Travelling to India.
BB411~ What has been your biggest Aha Moment so far in life?
JK~ Realizing that people in wheelchair’s are capable of doing anything an able-bodied person is, just in a different way.
BB411~ Describe your perfect day when you have some down time?
JK~ Spending time with friends, family, and my boyfriend, baking, and curling up on the couch to watch wedding shows with my sister.
BB411~ What advice would you give young entrepreneurs starting out that are following their dreams?
JK~ I would tell them to remember that achieving them will probably not be easy, but ultimately hard-work and determination are always rewarded. Be patient, never say no to an opportunity, and go get those dreams!
BB411~ Where do you see yourself in 1 year, 5 years and 10 years?
JK~ 1: Starting the PDP program at SFU, continuing to train for wheelchair rugby, hopefully doing some part-time modelling!
5: Teaching, playing on the national wheelchair rugby team, getting engaged (**hint hint nudge nudge** haha!), living in Vancouver.
10: Playing on the national wheelchair rugby team, opening my own cupcake shop, married, living in Vancouver, and starting to have children!
BB411~ When I say the words #lovethis, what is the first thing that comes to mind?
JK~ On a non-materialistic level, My family, my dog, my friends, my life!
To keep up to date with Jessica: Follow her on Instagram
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” Cherry Love”
As someone that’s always on the go, having a product to freshen my hair in-between washes is a must (especially with a shorter style). Batiste new dry shampoo wakes up my roots with a luscious cherry scent. This quick touch-up adds instant life and texture back into my hair.
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Dermalogica’s not just skin care, they keep you smelling fresh too! “Environmental Control Deodorant” keeps me dry with a blend of odor-neutralizing and natural ingredients. What I love most is its lemony scent and that it contains NO Aluminum Chlorohydrate. Perfect for sensitive skin and as a foot deodorizer too.
Collection after collection, Lise Watier continues to blow my mind. The new “Aurora Beauty” eyeshadow palette features 6 shimmery shades, perfect for day or night. With a creme-powder finish, you can keep it simple and matte or dress it up with a Metallic shine.
Though I’m a sun bunny, I know the importance of being sun-smart. Jergens “Natural Glow” foaming daily moisturizer leaves my skin glowing and hydrated with a blend of moisturizers, antioxidants and Vitamin E.
I love how this formula creates a gradual tan and it quickly dries without transferring onto my clothes!
Snap, Crackle, Pop goes Lush Cosmetics new “Northern Lights” bath bomb. I could not believe my eyes how quickly this little wand turned my tub into a colourful sea of neon blue and green. The next best thing to relaxing and being wrapped by scents of Jasmine and Ylang Ylang, was the blanket of tiny stars that floated above.
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