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Everyone loves a sequel so here's one to the co-authored January post, Good things grow in the ground. To recap, the original piece looked at beauty products that contain ojon oil, jasmonic acid, beec...
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I love fall. Pretty, light, fresh makeup. There are so many options: to go from a touch of tinted moisturizer (when I am going for a hike outdoors) to glamorous holiday party looks! The options at this time of year are fantastic.
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Our skin gets parched when the temperature starts to cool down, and as we spend more time in centrally heated air and wearing woolen clothing.
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Beautiful makeup starts with balanced skin. In order to have your foundation work for you and look its best, you need to use the right skin care products for your skin type. Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Jessica Kmiec, Makeup artist based in Winnipeg.
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India is obsessed with skin colour. India's skin bleaching business racks in over 450 million a year! Fair & Lovely, a skin whitening brand that launched in the seventies is still one of the more profitable brands under Unilever's portfolio. In fact, it's the largest skin whitening cream in the world. The Indian community believes the paler you are, the more beautiful you are. And this is where things get confusing.
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Travel can be exhilarating but steep culture shock awaits you if you're unprepared for a foreign country's culture, customs, and day-to-day lifestyle. This is not only in reference to external factors...
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Perhaps you've thought of trying one of the many at-home handheld devices, such as the Quasar MD Plus that Kim Kardashian uses (apparently, she's "really big on laser facials"). LED skin treatments all the rage nowadays. Here's what you need to know about them.
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It's summer, and we are all showing a bit more skin to keep cool. Our skin reflects what is happening inside our bodies, and I see so many people spending money and time to improve its appearance. The foundational pieces need to be in place, or it is an uphill struggle!
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I love the summer time. Pretty, light, fresh makeup. It feels so much easier to wake up and just put on a touch of tinted moisturizer, some gloss and a bit of mascara and go! The ease of it is fantastic. To find out all the latest makeup trends for summer and how to keep your skin looking fresh, I spoke with Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist, Smashbox Cosmetics.
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When travelling, the skin can become rather dehydrated. Often at times, the business, associated with travel can add stress, which also interrupts your skin's natural levels of moisture production. If flying, or spending more times outdoors, the water levels in the skin can also be robbed by recycled air and the environment (sun/ wind).
100 Days of Makeup (#100daysofmakeup) is an Instagram challenge designed for makeup artists to showcase their skills. The goal may sound simple but artists must post interesting and creative makeup pictures or videos for 100 consecutive days.
To find out the latest beauty trends for fall, I spoke with Canadian beauty expert Sonia Leal-Serafim at Giorgio Armani Cosmetics. Sonia shared the top trends and tips for beautiful makeup this fall.
During the summer months my skin can be all over the place... Some days it is oily from the heat and other days it feels dried out (especially in the evenings). Curious to find out how to deal with the stress on my skin, I spoke with Kimberley MacEachern, Esthetician with Suki's South Granville.
Now, we have a better understanding of the long term damage that the sun can cause. At the same time, self-tanners have improved and can now provide a real looking tan on the skin. To find out the top tips on how to use self tanners and get the best glow, I spoke with Alyson Hogg, Founder and CEO, Vita Liberata.
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It won’t be easy. It will require regular exercise, dietary changes and the strength to make it to the bathroom sink before passing out in last night’s makeup. But it's totally worth it.
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The best start to any outfit is having flawless skin, but how to achieve it? Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist at Smashbox. Lori shared with me the top tips that everyone can use to create flawless skin.
We all encounter stress in different parts of our lives. But in a nutshell, stress affects skin in five ways: accelerated aging, adult acne, irritation, dullness and dehydration. When skin is stressed it does not act properly, it's out of balance, it's literally exhausted, irritable, drained and depleted.
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.
There's another "100 Years Of Beauty" (yes, another one) and it's two times as cool as the others! In their most recent installment of the series, Cut looks at the beauty evolution of Korean woman, f...
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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.
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Regular activity is shown to help everything from increasing hair growth to reducing acne. So before you go spending hundreds on skin care, spa treatments and hair products, take a gander at what the gym has to offer in the cosmetic department!
Being proactive and wanting to get the very most out of my 40's, I spoke with one of the top makeup artists Ruben Potrebenko, National Brand Educator for Canada to find out how I can look my very best. He shared with me some of his top tips on how to keep my makeup routine fresh and create smooth looking skin that is natural looking.
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.
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.
After sharing her money saving, skin treating DIY oil cleanser, actress Anita Majumdar shares another one of her secret beauty remedies. (Photograph from Cahoot's Theatre Company & Nightswimming's p...
The majority of sunscreens on the market today are more harmful than beneficial. Sunscreens are designed to decrease your risk of skin cancer and allow you to enjoy the sun without worry. Unfortunately, most modern day sunscreens may increase your risk of cancer and disrupt the functioning of your hormones.
By: The Skiny How can you still turn heads when you look run down? We suggest walking — with “head turns” — straight to your dermatologist’s office asap. Here’s why. Your Skin After 40 There are new f...
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 adulthood... so why are you still dealing with zits,...
If you have dimpled areas on your hips, thighs, buttocks or even your arms, you aren't alone. Today, women spend millions every year on anti-cellulite treatments ranging from fancy creams, to promising pills to surgery and laser treatments. While it is difficult to eliminate completely, you can certainly reduce the appearance of it with these four suggestions.
Do you ever wish you could pick a beauty expert's brain? I had the chance to sit down with the official makeup artist of L'Oréal Paris Canada, Eddie Malter, and ask him some of my burning beauty questions. As the Artistic Director for L'Oréal FashionWeek and a beauty expert on Project Runway Canada, he is definitely the man with all the answers.
By: Amanpreet Dhami, TheKit.ca We spoke to Dr. Jaggi Rao, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at the University of Alberta to dispel some common myths about your skincare routine. Plus, we...
Whether you like it or not, fall is here. With it comes dryer weather and cooler temps -- two things that wreak havoc on our beauty regimes. To cope with the transition from summer to fall, we want t...