Canada Beauty

Fashion Should Be for Everybody

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Style
Natasha Koifman

Boundaries are breaking down all around us. And this new wave of feminism we're experiencing has impacted many of the boundaries in the world of fashion too; the idea that there are standards of beauty that we must conform to, that being beautiful is a feeling that should be available to only a few privileged few, rather than something every woman should feel, from both inside and out.

Tell Your Daughters They're Beautiful

Darlena Cunha | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

I don't think that complimenting a little girl on her looks chips away at her self-esteem. I cannot see how simply telling a girl she's pretty somehow translates into telling her she's not pretty enough.

Redefining Beauty and Brains as a Middle-Aged Hippie

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada
Beverley Golden

When I was much younger people saw me as being so beautiful or sosmart. Some who knew me very well, actually saw both. I strove at all costs to have...

Ladies: Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" Are More Condescending Than You Think

Rondi Adamson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Rondi Adamson

Dove has been down this road before. Previously, they ran some ads with chubby ladies in underwear talking about how much they loved their bodies. I found those ads powerfully patronizing, as I find the "Beauty Sketches." It is as though women need to have their emotions managed and protected all the time.

Why Dove's 'Real Beauty Sketches' Video Makes Me Uncomfortable

Jazz Brice | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Jazz Brice

As I clicked the link and started watching the video, I started to feel a slight sense of discomfort. The message that we constantly receive is that girls are not valuable without beauty. My primary problem with this Dove ad is that it's not really challenging the message -- it just makes us feel like it is. It doesn't really tell us that the definition of beauty is broader than we have been trained to think it is. Don't let your happiness be dependent on something so fickle and cruel and trivial. You should feel beautiful, and Dove was right about one thing: you are more beautiful than you know. But please, please hear me: you are so, so much more than beautiful.

SavvyMom Roundup: Manteresting, No-Break iPhone and Why Paper Is Not Dead

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I have a few interesting things to report after a nice long break and a short week. The new site manteresting.com, family narratives, more on apple innovation, an old-school video and a new face cream all caught my attention.

VIDEO: This Woman Helps Others Find Their Inner Beauty

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg I initially connected with Jennifer Ettinger through Facebook some time ago and was intrigued by her work that focuses on helping women find their inner beauty. Ettinger's drive stems from her struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and having been bedridden and overweight. Today, she is the founder of Fit Your Style.

Five New Beauty Products to Try this Spring

Kendra Hagerman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Style
Kendra Hagerman

From new life to new buds on the trees, spring is synonymous with a new start. Embrace the season of new by breathing some life into your beauty routine. Start fresh by trying some of the latest beauty products to hit shelves for Spring/Summer 2013.

Dove 'Hacks' Photoshop

Huffington Post Canada | Stefani Forster | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada Style

Dove Canada says it has created a Photoshop Action that reverts edited images back to their original, un-airbrushed state. The local division of th...

How To Get Perfectly Plucked Eyebrows

TheKit.ca | Natasha Bruno | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Style

Strong, full eyebrows are having their moment and framed many models’ faces on spring runways like Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, and Marc Jacobs. W...

4 Beauty Tips From Makeup Guru Sonia Kashuk For Target Canada

TheKit.ca | Vanessa Taylor | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Style

We talk to Target Canada's makeup guru, Sonia Kashuk about 'There’s Something About Mary,' red lips and a bronzer's best friend. Tip #1: Sk...

Are Your Lips Cracking? Here Are 8 Quick Fixes That'll Smooth Them Out

Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Style

Got the winter blues? Chances are your lips do too. Cold, windy weather is never good for the skin, and most people tend to feel the brunt of this dry...

Got Spots? Here's How To Banish And Treat Adult Acne

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Style

You've got a job, a mortgage, furniture that isn't secondhand and a car with a fully functioning muffler. You've clearly crossed the threshold into ad...

5 Makeup Tips to Make Your Eyes Pop

TheKit.ca | Poonam Kaur Billing | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Style

The joy of makeup is how it can be used to play up or play down specific features that we love or loathe. If you’ve always wanted to maximize the ...

Get Romance-Ready With These Valentine's Day Beauty Tips

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Yardley | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada Style

No self-respecting contractor would walk onto a work site without his tool belt chock-full of all the equipment needed to get the job done. So why go ...

Put Your Best Face Forward With Our Blush How-To

The Huffington Post Canada | Mekhala Gunaratne | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Style

We're about to get cheeky. "Wearing blush is an instant pick-me-up. It livens up your complexion by warming up your skin tone and portraying a heal...

Emily Weiss Of 'Into The Gloss' Talks Beauty On A Budget

The Huffington Post Canada | Mekhala Gunaratne | Posted 01.24.2013 | Canada Style

If you haven't heard of Emily Weiss, the chief blogger and beauty aficionado over at Into The Gloss, then you're missing out. Tuesday, the ever-so...

10 Celebrities Who Have Aged Gracefully

TheKit.ca | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Style

In show biz, youth is equated with beauty, but we've all seen the terrible lengths some celebrities will go to retain their winning looks. Over ...

A Sartorially Sweet Gift Guide To The Best Valentine's Day Ideas Ever

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

This Valentine's Day, we're coating Cupid's arrows in layers of stylish savvy (love, as they say, is a beautiful thing). Whether you're buying for you...

5 Tried And Tested Cold Creams For Your Skin

TheKit.ca | Jill Dunn | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Style

Go Natural While traditional cold creams trap moisture in the skin by creating a physical barrier of mineral oil or petrolatum, this au naturel...

Get The Most Luscious Lashes For 2013 With Our Top Mascara Picks

The Huffington Post Canada | Mekhala Gunaratne | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Style

We've got a few too good to be true beauty products we just can't live without — mascara tops that list. "Mascara is like a fabulous pair of heel...

How To Get Longer, Lusher Eyelashes

TheKit.ca | Michelle Villett | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Style

If you think makeup trends are only about colour, think again. Facial features, too, fall in and out of fashion—and the ’00s craze for plump...

Are You Making These Beauty Mistakes? Here's How To Fix 'Em

The Huffington Post Canada | Mekhala Gunaratne | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Style

Does being caught with bright red lipstick on your teeth make you shudder? What about greeting the world with a cakey complexion after lathering your ...

The Only Beauty Tips You'll Ever Need

The Huffington Post Canada | Mekhala Gunaratne | Posted 01.10.2013 | Canada Style

To help you make 2013 a huge sartorial success, we recently brought you 50 of the best fashion tips of all time. And now, we turn our attention to bea...

Get The Perfect Pout For 2013 With These Trendy Lipstick Colours And Finishes

The Huffington Post Canada | Mekhala Gunaratne | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Style

There's nothing as alluring as a perfectly painted pout. Lacquered lips have been coveted by women since ancient Mesopotamia (they'd crush crystals to...