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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.

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 ...