Canada Beauty

Hey Maria Kang, I'm a Size 0 But I'm Not Healthy

Lauren Messervey | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

I was born small, grew up a size 0, and am still a size 0 today. I have friends that are slender, and I have friends that are curvy. I have friends who you would consider to be overweight. The truth of the situation is that every single one of them is in better health than I am.

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...

Guns and Gems: The True Cost of Your Diamonds

Ramp1885.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

If you knew that [Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front] were coming, or if you even heard a rumour that the RUF were on their way, knowing that they cut the hands and feet off babies, you wouldn't hang around very long. And it worked -- it was very successful. It helped them clear the diamond fields, and they could dig diamonds to their heart's content. There are 1.5-million artisanal diamond diggers in Africa -- they produce about 16 per cent of the world's diamonds. So there's a good chance that 16 per cent of the diamonds in any store are part of that problem.

Five Breakthroughs That Will Change Your Beauty Routine

Kendra Hagerman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Style
Kendra Hagerman

The beauty industry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to technology and innovation, but like most industries, innovation plays a major role in its advancement. The next time you reach into your beauty bag for the product you've been using for years, consider these unique tools of the trade to help you complete common beauty tasks in a new and improved way.

Life is Beautiful? Even the Marginalized Can Benefit from Art

Imelda Nurwisah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Imelda Nurwisah

As humble as they might be, beauty and art can play a part in the support service toolkit that helps the homeless with life challenges and provides assistance that is emotional, social, and spiritual in nature.

Rihanna Takes A Saucy Bubble Bath

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Style

Following her recent controversy in Abu Dhabi, Rihanna tried to wash away her sins in a bubble bath. It seems that the minute badgalriri covers up...

Makeup Tips for the Over-40s

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I am always on the lookout for great tips on how I can feel pretty and live a healthy lifestyle after 40. As far as beauty goes I need all the help I can get. I am most comfortable in my pj's and with a headband in my hair. Which, let's face it, is not the most professional or sexy look. I spoke with one of the top makeup artists Ruben Potrebenko, National Brand Educator for Canada Jane Iredale Cosmetics and he shared some of his top tips for women over 40 to look their best this fall.

Six Reasons To Buy Skin Care Online and Tips To Do it Right

AJ Lloyd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
AJ Lloyd

Buying skin care used to be about touching, feeling and smelling a product -- and perhaps dodging the pushy sales person at the cosmetics counter. Not sure you're ready to forgo the in-store experience? Here are six reasons to re-consider and the tips you need to get the most out of your online regimen.

I Was a Dark-Skinned South Asian -- Now I'm White

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

I miss my dark skin. I have Vitiligo -- an auto-immune disease where the body creates antibodies that destroy the pigment, melanin, leaving patches of white pigment-less skin, which spreads over time. So when I see girls electively going through various beauty treatments to achieve that sort of lightness of being, my blood boils. It took me up to a year to go completely white, and that was 10 years ago. So for those who voluntarily want to go lighter, I know deep down, even fifty shades won't make the least bit of difference for them.

How To Have Fabulous Hair After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I had been wearing my hair in a perpetual pony tail for about 5 years now and thought it was about time for a change. Looking in my bathroom drawer you could find elastics in every shape, texture and colour. My hair was lacking its own style. Having a good 30 years or so of bad haircuts behind me, I have an idea of what I don't like and some elements of what I do like. But how do I put this all together into a modern shape for my lifestyle and age?

LOOK: A Complete About-Face For Rihanna

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Style

When it comes to personal style, Rihanna is one girl who isn't afraid to experiment. We've seen her rock ice blue lips, a camo onesie, and of course ...

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.

Fall Salvation: The Must-Have Beauty Products

Christine E.Laprade | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Style
Christine E.Laprade

Time is money and you don't have time to keep up with all the news in the cosmetic world so relax, breathe, sip on that kale smoothie and keep reading. The good news? we did it all for you. Here are our top September beauty products (and why).

The Real Housewives and Other Myths About Cosmetic Surgery

AJ Lloyd | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada TV
AJ Lloyd

Love 'em or hate 'em, reality stars like the Real Housewives have come to dominate popular notions of cosmetic surgery. To be sure, the Real Housewives are about as real a representation of the typical plastic surgery patient as they are the typical "house-wife."

Enjoy Beauty, Enjoy Life. Repeat

Yasmin Grothé | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada
Yasmin Grothé

Too often, as we age, we lose the ability to be filled with awe by the most simple things that surround us, and seeing beauty in its pure state is slowly stripped of all its magic and replaced with doubt, fear and cynicism. It has to fit in a box, have meaning in the proper context and be absolutely practical, of course.

5 Secrets To Bright, Beautiful Skin

Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Style

We all want a clear, glowing complexion. While a lucky few of us are blessed with it naturally thanks to great genes, others have to work a bit harder...

Is Dark Beautiful? The Fairness Debate Opens Wide in India

Jugni Style | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jugni Style

The darker girl's mantra: stay out of the sun, don't tan, and use this homemade concoction to fade your skin colour. Unless you're born fair like Aishwarya Rai, you've likely been subject to some version of this growing up -- but the Dark is Beautiful campaign is working to change this.

Huge Overseas: The Hottest Asian Beauty Trends

Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Style

Asia has emerged as a hub for new beauty and cosmetics products. How often have you read about a fabulous new product, only to find out that you could...

The Future Of Beauty Is Now: Highly Scientific Products To Use On Your Skin Immediately

Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Style

Every year beauty companies come out with the latest product that will improve your skin. Some of it makes sense (better sunblock) while some leave us...

Maybe She's Born With It? Like Hell She Is

Renee Gold | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Style
Renee Gold

I think the biggest ruse that women try to sell themselves, and each other, is that WE are aging naturally. While some of us are 'maturing' better than others, my belief is that after a certain age most women are actively doing their personal best to slow down father time -- they're just not telling anyone about it.

Maybe It Isn't Maybelline

masalamommas | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Living
masalamommas

Every so often, I like to remove a luxury in my life for a few days, weeks, or months and see how it affects me. I never want to be too dependent on anything. Whether it be my television, cellphone or eating habits, I like to change it up a bit and see how my body, mind and soul react to it. I wear makeup to hide my flaws.

Skin Secrets Of Asian Women

Posted 08.15.2013 | Canada Style

Women from many of the countries in Asia enjoy good health and a longer lifespan thanks to their traditional diets -- Japan has more than 50,000 cente...

Do Hair and Make-Up Models Need to Be Runway Thin?

Cynthia Cheng Mintz | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Style
Cynthia Cheng Mintz

I was recently at a beauty-related event where models were used to show off the product. Most of the models there were of the fashion variety -- very tall and extremely thin. I've always pondered on why it is. After all, the models there were present for beauty demonstrations, whether it be hair or make-up, not there to show clothing.

I Love My New Eyelash Extensions

Shannon Skinner | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Style
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg What I noticed is that eyelash extensions create an illusion of the eye being more open and wider than it normally is, giving the eyes that "wow" factor. I decided to go for that magical optical illusion.

Global Street Style: the 'Staches of Istanbul, Turkey

Ramp1885.com | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

One of the great pleasures of life is kissing a man with a moustache. (Yes, you can quote me.) I am completely in luck because Istanbul is full of handsome men with moustaches -- not just any kind of moustache, but sexy ones. In fact, all of the facial hair here in Istanbul is süper sexy.