Style Days of Christmas: Dermalogica Giveaway

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I’ve been a huge fan of Dermalogica skincare for a few years now, which is why I am really excited to announce our Day 3 giveaway, courtesy of…you guessed it…Dermalogica! Cold weather can wreak havoc on your face, so it is crucial to make sure that your skin is given the TLC it deserves. From the magical PreCleanse, to the sumptious Active Moist moisturizer, to the refreshing Multi-Active Toner, today’s prize pack (valued at $250) will help you keep your skin from looking weathered this winter.

If you are not a Dermalogica convert yet, I just know that once you try it, you’ll be hooked! So let’s get you some beauty products, shall we?

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Prize pack will include:

Multi-Active Toner - An ultra-light facial spritz that refreshes and hydrates the skin while smoothing the surface. Helps condition skin to prepare for proper moisture absorption. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

PreCleanse - A lightweight Olive and Apricot Kernel-based cleansing oil, fortified with Kukui Nut, Borage Seed and Rice Bran oils, that gently liquefies sebum and oil-based debris from the skin’s surface. The hydrophilic (water-loving) formula enables PreCleanse and oil-based debris to be readily rinsed away without leaving behind any greasy residue. Follow with prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser for a thorough double cleansing. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

Active Moist - A lightweight, oil-free lotion for daily moisture protection that actively combats surface dehydration while smoothing the skin’s surface with botanical extracts. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

Daily Microfoliant – This unique Rice-based enzyme powder microfoliates dulling debris and instantly leaves skin noticeably smoother and brighter. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

Renewal Lip Complex – A daily lip treatment that restores delicate tissue, minimizes contour lines and helps prevent the signs of aging. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

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Style Days of Christmas: Rowenta Beauty Versa Style Giveaway

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Welcome to Day 2 of Style Days of Christmas Giveaways! Today’s awesome prize is Rowenta Beauty Versa Style (valued at $229.99) – a master tool that does the work of 5 salon tools (flat iron, roller set and 3 curling irons). This versatile styler lets you create beautiful curls, va-va-voom waves and flawless straight hair with ease. After my old straightening iron bit the dust last year, I’ve been stuck in a hair rut, but when Rowenta Beauty sent me this ingenious styler, it quite literally changed my hair, and I hope it can change yours too!

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More about Rowenta Beauty Versa Style:

- A master tool that does the work of 5 salon tools (flat iron, roller set and 3 curling irons)
- Patented Pro Curling System creates incredible root lift and curls hair in one easy step
- 1″ slim floating plates with Ceramic Titanium Tourmaline coating provides ionic anti-frizz smoothing with long lasting quality
- Rubber/Silicone grip slows down styling process creating perfect heat application for maximum results
- Heated lateral edges allows you to style perfect curls/waves without demarcation lines
- 30 seconds to reach 400°F
- Temperature Lock keeps the selected heat setting while in use
- Long professional 9 foot swivel cord
- Ergonomic handle for easy gripping
- Curved body and rounded edge
- LCD display

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Beauty: W Skincare Toronto Office Has Arrived!

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Toronto beauty junkies, rejoice! Lorinda Zimmerman (aka Magic Laser Lady aka Lainey Gossip’s Skin Whisperer aka all-around-amazing woman) has finally opened the highly-anticipated Toronto outpost of W SkinCare. I have written about Lorinda’s service before, and having experienced great results after a couple of sporadic treatments, I was ecstatic to finally be able to do a round of treatments as they were intended.

The new clinic, located in Toronto’s King West district is spacious and welcoming. Adorned with Pacific Northwest art, you could almost confuse it for an art gallery, if it wasn’t for the fancy laser machines inside treatment rooms and beauty products lining the shelves in the lobby. As for Lorinda, she was beaming with pride at the launch party, and she’s even made a temporary move to Toronto to make sure that things run smoothly and clients receive the same level of service  they’d expect from the Vancouver location.

As I approach the big 3-0, I couldn’t be happier to have a W SkinCare office nearby. It gives me a peace of mind. With Lorinda’s non-invasive, but oh-so-effective laser treatments, I intend to finally give my face the TLC it deserves.

If you are curious about Lorinda Zimmerman’s W SkinCare treatments, you can read all about my personal experience with her services here. And if you are interested in taking your skincare to the next level, make sure to call or email for an appointment ASAP. I have a feeling that spots will fill up in no time.

W SkinCare Toronto

67 Portland Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2M9
416.599.2711

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Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton Fall 2013

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Michelle Williams is the latest celeb to lend her pretty face to a Louis Vuitton ad. Starring in the brand’s Fall 2013 campaign featuring two new handbags – W and Capucines, Michelle looks picture perfect. Hair, makeup, her facial expressions…perfect, perfect, perfect! I simply can’t stop looking at these photos! The only problem is…Michelle’s stunning face totally distracted my attention away from the bags. Seriously, forget the bags, and just give me something that will make my lips/eyes/brows/hair look this good!

What do you think of these ads? Do you think Michelle is a good fit for the brand? Share in the comments.

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Beauty: Elizabeth Arden Untold

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As a little girl there was no bigger rush than sneaking into my mother’s room and spritzing a bit of her perfume on my wrist….Yes, I was a naughty girl. One of my mother’s favourites was Red Door - an Elizabeth Arden classic. Now, 24 years later, Elizabeth Arden is launching Untold, a new signature scent that celebrates and captures the essence of every woman.

With hints of peony, black currant and white musk, Untold creates a lovely balance of fresh and feminine without being overpowering – definitely a scent you can wear through summer into winter! And after letting Mummy smell Untold, I have a feeling that she’ll be the one sneaking into my room to steal a spritz!

xoxo

Aleyda

Photo Credits: Elizabeth Arden

Beauty: Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Vitamin C Hydra-Moist Super Fruit Collection

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I am super excited to introduce Style Blog’s new beauty editor – Aleyda Canales! This beauty junkie will be dishing on her latest obsessions and sharing her experiences with you right here. Enjoy her first post! Nelia

Is it me or has summer taken its sweet time to get here? But not to worry, the warmer temps are finally here, and what better accessory to go with that summer style than bright, luminous skin? I don’t know about you but I know my skin needs a little kick and I can’t imagine a better way to get that kick than with some lovely products from Elizabeth Grant’s Skin Care line.

A few days ago, I actually got to be one of the lucky few editors to try Elizabeth Grant’s latest  – Vitamin C Hydra-Moist Super Fruits Collection. Infused with natural ingredients such as Acai Berry, Dragon Fruit and Cranberry, these amazing skin care goodies promise to reduce fine lines, nourish your skin and bring out that healthy luminous glow! How can you not want to try them?

My personal favourite is the Vitamin C Hydra-Moist Super Fruit Concentrate. I’ve been smoothing on a small amount over my face before bed the past week and I can honestly say I’ve noticed that my face looks brighter and smoother. A great start! If serums aren’t your thing (why not?!), you can give the delicious-smelling Cleansing Mousse a whirl. It will leave your skin looking clean and refreshed like it did mine.

Named one of Profit 500’s fastest growing companies in Canada, Elizabeth Grant is a very successful company, and after trying their latest collection, I can totally see why. So ladies, grab your summer dresses, put some Super Fruit on those faces, and enjoy that natural glow!

xoxo

Aleyda

Photo Credits: Elizabeth Grant

Daria…and Roses By…

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So…this happened at Lancôme’s Luminato party last week – photoboothing with DARIA, y’all! Never even knew that this one was on my bucket list, but now am totally putting it on said list and crossing it off. Photoshoot with Daria Werbowy – CHECK!

As for Lancôme’s “Roses By…” exhibit, its final stop is in Toronto and is currently being shown in the main lobby of First Canadian Place, from June 14th to 20th, 2013 for the very last time, so make sure to check it out. “To celebrate (the rose), Lancôme has given carte blanche to twenty international photographers, from Peter Lindbergh to Patrick Demarchelier, Sølve Sundsbø to Nick Knight, in France, the United States, China and England, to create their personal interpretation. Twenty uniquely talented artists, all of whom have fostered a close relationship with Lancôme over the years. The end result is twenty works, in colour or black and white, which are powerful or moving, hyperrealistic or symbolic, but always sublime!” The photos are stunning, so try to check out this exhibit while you still can.

Beauty: Lancôme Show by Alber Elbaz

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Guys, I am so excited…and I don’t want to hide it! Tomorrow’s the big day!!! On June 15th, 2013, Lancôme Show by Alber Elbaz will finally be hitting the stores, which means we can all get a fill of great Lancôme products prettified by the incomparable (and adorable) whimsy of Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz. As a huge fan of Alber’s doodles, I simply can’t wait to get my hands on as many Lancôme Show goodies as I can! Those mascaras? Yes, please! The eyeshadow palettes?! A hundred times yes! And the first-ever Lancôme false eyelashes? Don’t mind if I do.

And while the products themselves are Lancôme mainstays, the collab (and the lovely designer packaging) are very limited edition, so if you are as enamoured with Alber Elbaz’ creations, run, don’t walk to your nearest Lancôme counter! Happy shopping!

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Photo Credits: Lancôme

Beauty: Lorinda Zimmerman’s W SkinCare is Coming to Toronto This Fall!

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You see that photo above? Those grey stripes…That’s the dirt extracted from my skin. Pretty gross, huh? Back in March, one of my favouritest bloggers ever – Lainey Lui Gossip invited me to try Lorinda Zimmerman’s grounbreaking “double-dose” skin treatments – cold light and microdermabrasion. Beloved by Hollywood starlets and regular folks alike, Lorinda’s near-magical technique not only promises to help skin look more youthful and radiant, but it’s also non-invasive. No injections/surgeries required!

After reading about Lainey’s positive results (her pores are basically non-existent!), I was stoked to see what the hype is all about. My treatment began with a round of microdermabrasion – an intense exfoliation process, which felt a little unpleasant, but not at all painful nor super uncomfortable. The treatment is most effective in treating “sun damage, age spots, superficial pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged or oily pores, blackheads, whiteheads and acne scars”. As someone with a ton of freckles…aka sun damage on my cheeks, I was curious to see if this treatment could help me lighten those pesky under-eye spots. And while my spots didn’t go away completely after my first microdermabrasion (that would’ve been a miracle!), they were a little less noticeable.

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Giveaways: 3 Ways to Win and Discover shu uemura Online!

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As promised, I have a really awesome shu uemura giveaway to share with you! But because I like you so much…there are three amazing prizes to be won. That’s right…THREE AWESOME PRIZES worth $3000 all-together!

How would you like to win a $2000 beauty and style makeover at an award-winning salon in Canada? Sounds dreamy, right? But wait…there are also two prizes of $500 worth of shu uemura products (each) up for grabs. If this sounds like a cool deal, then I have great news for you…it is incredibly easy to enter! Just follow the steps below and may the odds be ever in your favour! (Yes, I can’t wait to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!)

WIN A $2000 MAKEOVER!

- shu uemura is giving away a $2000 makeover experience at an award-winning salon in Montreal, and all you need to do is CLICK HERE and enter your email addy to be entered. It doesn’t get easier than that!

WIN $500 Worth of shu uemura Goodies on Style Blog!

- One of my readers will win $500 worth of legendary shu uemura beauty products by simply commenting on this post! I told you it was easy; just follow the steps below to enter:

1. Comment below and tell me which shu uemura product you are most excited to try. Please include a link from www.shuuemura.ca, and leave your name and email addy so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner. One comment per reader, please and thank you.

Example: Nelia (styleblog.ca@gmail.com): I am most excited to try Essence Absolue Nourishing Hair Oil http://bit.ly/YySgoo 

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WIN $500 Worth of shu uemura Goodies on www.shuuemura.ca!

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2. Find your favourite products

3. Add them to your wishlist

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ALL THREE CONTESTS WILL CLOSE ON APRIL 30th 2013, so make sure to get your entries in before the deadline! Good luck!!!