Beauty & Skincare

ck one – Fragrance available March 2009

“One. The number of people it takes to make a difference.”

For those of you who buy beauty and fragrance gift sets, you are probably familiar with the little trinkets which come as a bonus with the product. For example, a cosmetic pouch to hold your new purchase, a mirror to check yourself out or a keychain with the product logo. Although these are all nice additions to your purchase, they are rarely useful.

However, with the relaunch of the “ck one” fragrance, the collector’s edition gift set comes with a mini speaker set! Available in March 2009 (exclusively at Shopper’s Drug Mart), the 100mL flask bottle is decorated with the tagline we are one” in many languages with a removable mp3 speaker slotted in the base of the packaging. Although the quality isn’t fantastic, I appreciated the unusual technological pairing with my fragrance bottle. (I’ve been plugging my iPod into it). Why speakers? Because the “ck one” message of unity explains that music is a universal language and no matter what language we speak, we are part of a larger group.

The scent itself is described as “naturally clean, pure…with a refreshing point of view”. It is a light citrus sheer fragrance. The top notes consists of a combination of bergamot, cardamom, tangerine, freesia and lavender. The middle notes are expressed with violet, rose and orange flower. Lastly, the bottom notes consist of musk combined with amber, “completing the effect of fullness and warmth”.

For more information, take a look at their multi-media website to listen to the “we are one” music track, download artsy photoshoot wallpaper, and read more about the ck one fragrance.

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Yaletown – Hamilton Street Doll-It-Up Beauty Hop (Feb. 14 & 15th)

I don’t know how to say it any better! So here is the press release information for Yaletown’s Hamilton Street “Doll-It-Up” Beauty hop on February 14th and 15th:

Meet the prettiest block that Yaletown’s got at the Hamilton Street Doll-It-Up Beauty Hop! Home sweet home to Skoah, Beautymark, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Noir Lash Lounge and Boudoir. To celebrate the date, every shop is doling out sweets and treats and a $25 gift certificate to Boudoir with any service booked for February 14th. Get primped in just one stop, this Valentine’s Day or any day you need a little pretty. Skoah will be sending all their facial guests go home with a Lover’s Loot bag filled with cheeky treats and surprises guaranteed to spice up the weekend.
Down the block, Beautymark has a goodie bag of deluxe-sized samples of their fabulous brands to go with that fabulous makeover. Just a few doors down, Blo Blow Dry Bar offers up 7 catwalk quality styles or whatever your a-la-carte-heart desires. As if the hair isn’t enough, cover is covered at Love Lockdown (Feb. 15, Republic). Right next door, Noir Lash Lounge is giving away those coveted Noir mirrors and products from Skoah with every lashing. The perfect finish to a perfect day of pampering? Bring your gift certificate to Boudoir to find the perfect dress to fit any occasion. We’ve lined it all up, now just come down and visit the Hamilton Street Doll-It-Up Beauty Hop.

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PURE Nail Bar >> 12 Days of Customer Appreciation (Jan. 5 to 22nd)

As a Christmas present to my friend and MMV Photographer Grace, I took her to Pure Nail Bar to get manicures. There they had a flyer promoting their upcoming “12 Days of Customer Appreciation”. Enjoy a free manicure (worth $25) when you purchase a pedicure ($35) from January 5th to 22nd! “HEY,” you might be saying, “that doesn’t add up to 12 days!!” That’s because this offer is only valid on Mondays to Thursdays. Other fine print: this offer cannot be combined with other promotions including vouchers and stamp cards and is not valid for the purchase of gift certificates. So what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and call any one of their eight locations to book your appointment today! All Pure Nail Bar franchises open from 10am to 7pm.