BEAUTY

The Golden Globes: the prettiest in pink, the passé plunge and the trend du jour

Let’s just call the deep plunge passé. J. Lo did it way back in 2000 with her tropical print Versace, and now, to make an impression, the plunge is going deeper and wider to the point of ridiculous. But a few new ideas emerged at Sunday night’s Golden Globes: particularly the cold shoulder with a covered [...]

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A beauty balm: Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien brings rejuvenating masks to market

Impeccable in a white Tom Ford frock, Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien held sway at a Holt Renfrew breakfast in Montreal recently to launch her line of rejuvenating beauty masks in Canada. The story of the masks’ stellar success internationally is remarkable – as perhaps are the masks. They are dry masks on printed Japanese textiles, [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A beauty balm: Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien brings rejuvenating masks to market

The Estée Edit: Mix-mastering lipsticks

There’s nothing better than the perfect shade of lipstick, especially for everyday, easy wear. You slide it on without a mirror, even in a resto, the car, on the go. But as we all know, perfect shades get discontinued, we always try new stuff and, too often, buy a hue too bright or too dull. [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Estée Edit: Mix-mastering lipsticks

Shooting a new profile pic: my new challenge facing the camera

My hair has a life of its own, clothes that look fabulous in the mirror can be awful on camera and I don't photograph well at all. The dull mauve-brown lipstick I love really doesn't suit me that well. And what's more, I've aged. None of this is new to me, but I have decided to [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shooting a new profile pic: my new challenge facing the camera

I scream for cream: an arsenal for the dry skin of winter

My winter arsenal of oils, creams, masks and salves. This is the time of year when three things happen: I wear only black, the sales are beyond tempting but it's time to pay the piper for holiday indulgences – and I wake up with cracking dry skin. Moisture masks, cream, oils and potions galore [...]

By | January 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on I scream for cream: an arsenal for the dry skin of winter

Golden Globes: who’s the fairest of them all?

The movie was stylish and its stars are perpetual red carpet winners, but Carol stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara were shut out of the awards at the Golden Globes Sunday night, both on and off the red carpet. Call it a case of trying too hard, and being just just too cool, although Blanchett can [...]

By | January 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Golden Globes: who’s the fairest of them all?

Lessons in packing: how one fashion fan got it all wrong – again – this time for Costa Rica

The sunhat is essential to avoid sunstroke – and to hide and flatten frizzy hair. Happy new year! I am back, with stories to tell. First up: my packing issues. I did it again. For a supposed fashion pro, I am the worst packer in the world. I just read EnRoute magazine's profiles of [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Lessons in packing: how one fashion fan got it all wrong – again – this time for Costa Rica

Beautifying Ste-Catherine St.: Pharmaprix ups its game

  Talk about the beautification of Ste-Catherine St. W. Pharmaprix has just opened its seventh "Enhanced Beauty Boutique," or Galerie Beauté as we say chez nous, in the country. It is 4,000 gleaming square feet of prestige and mass brands, plus the the usual drug store stock upstairs. And the concept boasts the only Chanel counters in drug [...]

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