Get a Whiter, Brighter, Beautiful Smile

Friday, July 10, 2009 | COLUMNS: Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

IStock_000000723490Large So, you’ve got your favorite lipstick, liner and gloss all picked out—what’s not to smile about? Well, if those pearly whites aren’t as bright as you would like them to be, you might be less inclined to open up. Don’t let a spotty smile drag down your look. Read on for tips and tricks on how to get that sparkle back and keep stains at bay.

Cut Back on Dark, Sugary and Acidic Drinks

If a beverage can stain carpet there’s a good chance it can do the same to your teeth. Coffee, black tea, soft drinks and red wine can easily leave there mark if regularly consumed. Worse still, if highly acidic or loaded with sugar, such drinks can wreak havoc on tooth enamel. However, for those who enjoy green or white tea, there is a silver lining. These teas contain potent antioxidants called polyphenols which actually help prevent plaque build-up. Polyphenols also provide exceptional free radical protection to the skin.

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Problem skin? We’ve got you covered.

Thursday, July 09, 2009 | COLUMN: Promotions

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Get the Look: Sun-Kissed Colour

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

Ashley-hairblowing Summer is the best time to let your natural beauty shine through. Shimmering pastels and golden tones will leave skin looking healthy and refreshed with a sun-kissed glow. Just follow these simple steps to look like a golden goddess and get Ashley’s gorgeous summer look.

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 | COLUMN: Party Time

IStock_000000445688_L2 Inflammation means “to set on fire” in Latin. When a disease name ends in itis, it is an indicator of inflammation (i.e. arthritis, dermatitis, gastritis, tonsillitis and hepatitis). Inflammation leads to high blood pressure; Alzheimer’s disease; cancer; diabetes; gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, indigestion and heartburn; weight gain; heart attack; and stroke. Additionally, acne and rosacea are inflammatory diseases, which is why skin becomes red and plagued by pustules.

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Red, White and Beautiful

Friday, July 03, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

Shutterstock_22129510 How to Celebrate July 4th in Style
Tomorrow is Independence Day—that means beach and poolside parties, fireworks, delicious BBQ and tons of outdoor fun. But July 4th also means braving the heat while trying to look your best. Here are a few beauty dos and don’ts to help you celebrate in style and keep your cool all day into night.

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Treat Your Skin Right this Summer

Thursday, July 02, 2009 | COLUMN: Promotions

MineralMoistureInfusion Starting today, you can get one of our two bestselling daily moisturizers, Mineral Moisture Infusion and Day Renewal Complex SPF 20, FREE when you spend $35 or more!

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The Skinny on Body Conditions

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 | COLUMNS: Around Town, Uncategorized

Shutterstock_1578817 When your skin looks good, you feel good about yourself. Skin conditions like stretch marks and cellulite are not only unsightly, but they can be disheartening as well. While there is no surefire remedy, there are several treatments on the market that can reduce the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. After all, dimples are for the cheeks on your face!

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Haute Summer Hairstyles

Friday, June 26, 2009 | COLUMNS: Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Wendy_purple-top Refresh your look for the new season and try a fresh, new hairstyle. This summer brings a wealth of fashionable ‘dos for every occasion, so ditch your signature look and show your locks some love with one of these simple, pretty new styles.

The Sleek Ponytail

This style is great for the office or an evening out, a perfect transitional day-to-night hairdo. Start by pulling dry hair back into a ponytail at medium height. Next, take a small chunk of hair from the bottom of the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic band. Secure with a bobby pin and finish off the look with a dab of smoothing serum to tame flyaways. To make things a little more interesting, add some curl to your ponytail. Separate hair into two sections. Spray the first section with hairspray and curl with a curling iron. Hold for 10 sections and repeat with the remaining section. Then, twirl both pieces together around your fingers so that they form one curl.

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Summer’s Most Wanted

Thursday, June 25, 2009 | COLUMN: Promotions

June-Kit-Image-2 Get this season’s beauty favorites at a sizzling price. Today and tomorrow only, shop the Summer’s Most Wanted Kit.

Featuring Our Top 5 Summer Must Haves Only $50 $95.50 VALUE

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Trend Watch: Aquatic Eyes

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | COLUMN: Tips & How-Tos

Shutterstock_14221186 Eyes in lagoon hues of blue, green and turquoise are a top trend this season, and the vibrant, fun-loving look is a refreshing departure from winter’s smoky, chrome-plated lids. Perfect for a day at the beach or those sultry summer nights, marine colours can be as bright and bold or as light and breezy as you make them—it’s all in the application. Best of all, deep-sea shades work with almost every skin tone. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you create this mermaid-inspired look and make a splash this summer.

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