Beauty Ideas

How To Look Gorgeous Naturally For The Holidays

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 11.27.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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...

The Glamorous World of Fibre: 5 Beauty Benefits Of A Fibre-Rich Diet

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Antioxidants get a lot of good press (especially when it comes to helping people maintain their youthful good looks), but fibre? Not so much. But this...

How to Care for Your Skin After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

Changes in temperature, humidity and how you spend your days will all contribute to a change in how your skin acts. Each individual's skin will need different products at different times of the year (or the week for that matter!), and so you should seek products based on the desired effects rather than general skincare ranges based on your skin type.

What is BB Cream, and Where Can I Get One?

Kelsey Malenchak | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Style
Kelsey Malenchak

BB creams gained immense popularity in Asia and over the past summer most of the major brands have launched BB creams in North America. So why the trend? These creams combine benefits of makeup and skincare into one product. Find a BB cream that fits your needs (and budget).

Morning Routines are a Snap With a Stylish Vanity

Kimberley Seldon | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Style
Kimberley Seldon

At first blush, a vanity table may seem like an outmoded, though elegant, means of dressing something your grandma used. If you're tired of leaning over the bathroom sink for a view of your face; retrieving your makeup brush from the wet bowl and leaving the house with a toothpaste-stripe across your abdomen, it may be time to reconsider the ease of a dressing table.