Beauty Ideas

Celeb Make-Up Artist on How to Channel Your Inner Sophia Loren

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Style
Katie Zeppieri

If you have ever watched a red carpet event, tuned into an awards show or flipped open a fashion magazine, you have most likely seen the work of the talented celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen. His signature style is a radiant look that goes beyond the makeup and draws attention to the woman wearing it.

Top Tips for Using BB and CC Creams

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I like my makeup routine to be easy and fast. With of course amazing results (who doesn't?). Recently I spoke with Denee Noel Makeup Artist and Cosmetics Sales Manager at Holt Renfrew. Denee shared with me her top tips on how to use BB and CC creams for easy quick coverage for women on the go.

The Wildest Beauty Looks We Saw At Fashion Month

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Style

Not for the faint of heart.

Top Tips For Perfect Foundation Application

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

It is easier to add than it is to take away. Start with small amounts and gently blend until even along your jaw line, face and neck. A great trick if you have your blouse or top on is to drape a towel around your neck, so the foundation doesn't flake on to your top or blouse during the application process.

The Hottest Beauty Looks From NYFW's Fall 2015 Shows

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Style

We've said it before: a standout outfit isn't just about the clothes -- beauty has a big part in completing the look as well. New York Fashion Wee...

Hot Trends For Nails This Spring

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.22.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I now believe having my nails kept clean and neat finishes off any outfit nicely. My nails can be a nice compliment to what I am wearing or my mood. Recently, I spoke with Irene Lee, the owner of Pure Nail Bar and she shared with me some of her tips to keep nails neat looking and the hottest nail trends for spring.

Top Tips for an Amazing Home Facial

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Getting a facial done at the spa is one of life's great pleasures. It is relaxing and my skin always feels amazing when it's done. It is good as a treat, but can get pricey if you get them done regularly. I wanted to learn more about the top tips of how to do a mask at home, so I spoke with Sephora and they shared with me the top tips for doing a mask in the comfort of your own bathroom.

The Beauty Video Everyone Needs To Watch

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Style

You guys, there's a new "100 Years of Beauty in 1 Minute" video and it's just as awesome as the original! This time, the folks at Cut chronicled th...

How to Choose the Best Products for Your Hair

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

The natural 'wave' for my hair is mushroom style. If I let it dry on its own, with no product to tame it, there will be a full on poof on the top of my head. I was lucky enough recently to speak with Brennen Demelo, L'Oréal Professionnel Ambassador. Brennen shared with me his top tips for choosing the right products for your hair.

How To Get The Most From Your Makeup Brushes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

A few years ago, I purchased an eyeshadow brush from a cosmetics counter. Initially, I walked away after my purchase thinking, "I can't believe I just spent that much money on an eyeshadow brush." But then I brought it home and found that it does a much better job and made my life a lot easier than those little applicators that come with the eyeshadow set.

The Hottest Eyebrow Trends for 2015

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Great eyebrows certainly frame the face. Recently, I spoke with Kiran Darred, Certified Esthetician and Threading expert and owner of Blink Brow Bar in Vancouver. Kiran shared with me the hottest trends for eyebrows for 2015.

How to Have Fabulous Eyelashes for New Year's Eve

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Joyce Poon, President & Founder, Noir Lash Lounge. Joyce shared her top trends for gorgeous eyelashes for New Year's Eve and the holidays. False lashes are seeing a HUGE comeback and are actually the fastest growing sector in the beauty industry.

How To Look Gorgeous Naturally For The Holidays

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

In the winter my skin goes from combination to dry and flaky to oily, all within 24 hours. Choosing beauty products and skincare routines can be difficult in this situation. Here are some tips that will help you keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout the holiday and winter season.

How to Have Fabulous Eyelashes for an Evening Out

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Lately, I have been flipping through fashion magazines and seeing celebrities like Kim Kardashian and others who have lush, gorgeous lashes that just look so amazing there must be something more to their look. Recently, I spoke with Joyce Poon, President & Founder of Noir Lash Lounge and she shared with me her insider tips and tricks to having amazing temporary lashes.

Hot Trends For Your Hair Colour

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently I spoke with Taylor Smits, the Creative Director at Aveda Tonic South Granville in Vancouver about the hottest hair colour trends and he also shared some secrets about the differences between store bought hair colour and having your colour done in a salon.

How to Have Fabulous Hair in the Winter

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

When my hair has the texture of crunch n' munch and is full of static I know winter is here. The colder months bring a new set of challenges for anyone's beauty routine. The drop in temperatures bring dry scalps and too much shampooing can strip away moisture. Fortunately, I spoke with Fabian Lliguin, founder of Rahua and he shared with me some of his top tips for caring for winter hair.

How Certain Scents Can Lift Your Mood

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

About five years ago, I was going through a really challenging life transition. I couldn't sleep and was experiencing a good amount of anxiety. I did not want to try medications or sleep aids, so I opted for essential oils to calm my nerves and bring my life back into balance. Since this period in my life, I have been curious about the benefits of scents.

Hot Fall Trends for Your Hair Colour

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

It is cooler outside and the leaves are falling. With the change in the season comes new and fresh hair colours to brighten anyone's look. Recently I spoke with Taylor Smits, the Creative Director at Aveda Tonic South Granville in Vancouver about the hottest hair colour trends and he also shared some secrets about the differences between store bought hair colour and having your colour done in a salon.

How A Silk Pillow Case Can Improve Your Skin And Hair

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Silk bedding including pillowcases are 100 per cent machine washable. Use a cool, gentle setting, lingerie soap and tumble dry on low heat for 20 minutes. The balance of drying happens quickly on its own. They don't require ironing.

How To Get A Gorgeous Blowout

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

A silk pillow case or tied silk scarf will provide the lowest amount of friction possible, which will prevent frizzy bed head. Dry shampoo can be helpful too, to keep the blowout fresh for days to come. If your blowout is a loose wave, at the end of the night do a high twisted top knot on the top of your head and secure with bobby pins rather than an elastic.

Top Tips For Gorgeous Eyelashes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

It seems everywhere you look these days, there are more types of mascaras and shapes of wands than ever before. I recently spoke with Denee Noel, Cosmetics Sales Manager at Holt Renfrew Vancouver to find out the best mascara wands for different lashes.

How To Get Super Sexy Eyelashes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Before you go out and get the extensions you should be aware of the maintenance involved. You need to be more careful washing your face. After you get eyelash extensions done for the first 24 hours you cannot get your eyelashes wet, but after that, they can get wet and are great for beach vacations.

Top Tips For a Perfect Pedicure

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I noticed that my toes could use a makeover. When I was at the pool for my weekly swim, I noticed other women having such pretty toes, polish in every shade and colour. In an attempt to have dazzling feet for the summer, I spoke with the regional manager at absolute spa.

Adult Acne: Why It Happens and How To Treat It

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Junk food, chocolate and fried foods have long been believed to trigger acne. The explanation, as proven by recent studies, is that the high-glycemic load foods like the ones mentioned above aggravate acne by causing internal inflammation and imbalances which can ultimately lead to excess oil production on your skin.

Lupita Breaks the Mold at 'Fairytale' Oscars

Fat in the City | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada
Fat in the City

The 86th Academy Awards finished with a bang as 12 Years a Slave won best picture -- the unsurpassed, highest accolade of the night. The film, dir...