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The BEAUTY blog


The BEAUTY blog

[2.25.08]

Eyeliner
TEST DRIVE While we don’t recommend sleeping with your eyeliner on, K-Palette’s One Day Tattoo Real Lasting 24 Hour Eyeliner, $30, keeps your eyes looking fresh and sexy way into the wee hours. This wildly popular liquid eyeliner has already sold one billion units in Japan and Singapore. The precise micro-fibre brush (think of a tiny magic marker) glided smoothly onto our eyelids and dried quickly. Don’t let the name scare you—the tattoo eyeliner washes away easily with just warm water! Available at: www.beautymark.ca; www.smashingcosmetica.com; www.kissandmakeup.ca.


[2.26.08]

Thomas Chase Hairdressing salon OSCAR HAIR With celebrity clients Katherine Heigl, Petra Nemcova, and Kirsten Bell (to name a few), hair gurus Eli Thomas of Fred Segal Beauty and Chase Kusero of the Sebastian World Design Team have joined together to create a salon with serious star quality. The luxe Thomas Chase Hairdressing salon is located on the exclusive Montana Avenue in Santa Monica, California, yet Thomas and his brother Yuri—who serves as CEO—are both proudly from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Chases will host hairstylist to the stars Ted Gibson for the Oscars to use their salon as his Hollywood headquarters. That’s good ol’ east coast hospitality for you.


[2.27.08]

Bronzeado HOT SPOT We discovered a new salon for quality airbrush tanning in Toronto—Bronzeado in the Yonge & Eglington area. Owner Stephanie Kluke opened the esthetics salon because she loves to travel, and wanted to offer all the services us gals require before we jet to the beach, under one roof. As any beauty editor worth her La Mer would, we ran past the new age tanning beds straight to the airbrush tanning room. Bronzeado’s Assistant Manager Cynthia Sharpe, who trained for airbrush tanning in Miami, did a great job ensuring we didn’t walk away spotty. She shined a black light on us to easily spot and fill in any unevenness. What we loved most? The clear formula doesn’t transfer onto our skinny jeans and doesn’t require standing around for 20 minutes to dry.


[2.28.08]

Oral B Triumph TEST DRIVE It’s been three months since we traded in our seemingly antiquated $7 toothbrush and started using the Oral B Triumph electric toothbrush, priced at $180. We were very curious to know if, at our next dental check-up, our hygienist would notice a difference. Were these relatively expensive gadgets (this one comes with a SmartGuide digital clock that counts down 2 minutes of brushing and alerts you if you’re pushing too hard) worth the big bucks? Turns out the answer is yes. Our hygienist instantly complemented us on our brushing noting, “Very little plaque and tarter build up and no bleeding after flossing.” She was very impressed—and so are we. Consider us converted.