Apothecary & Apparel. Sounds catchy, doesn’t it? And that’s exactly what’s inside and online at Kiss & Makeup, a “friendly fashion and beauty resource”, newly relocated to West Vancouver’s The Village at Park Royal. Owned by Heather Huntingford, with her eye for niche products, Kiss & Makeup carries beauty lines that are “conscientiously made, original, organic, natural and amazing”.
Sephora is opening on July 10, 2009 at Pacific Centre. Founded in France in 1969, Sephora features over 200 classic and emerging brands across a broad range of beauty products – from skincare and fragrance, to haircare and cosmetics. Click on the below coupon to print out and redeem for a FREE Sephora umbrella. I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot of these in Vancouver in the next while.
**Thanks to Five Corners for this coupon.
From updos, to long tousled hair, to sleek bob cuts, the stylists at Suki’s can do them all. Most notably was the use of hair pieces and extensions to enhance the models, transforming their look into an almost space-like creation. Pre-made accessories were inserted into the hair, creating thicker texture, higher volume and more intricate hair styles. The audience came for a show, and a performance was what they got. Burlesque dancers came on stage with extravagant headpieces. Shortly after, models dressed in fashion outfits made completely out of paper walked across the stage, one with fiery red hair which contrasted the whiteness of her paper outfit.
Keep on reading for photos and video footage from the event!
Euphoria Spring Temptation is an updated interpretation of the classic Calvin Klein fragrance Euphoria.
“The dream unfolds with lush pear blossom and guava leaf, mingling with a fluid waterfall
accord and an intoxicating heart of pink lily and dewy violet. The weightless sensuality of
white sandalwood engages with the pure frosted musk and untouched amber to tantalize the
senses, creating an irresistible temptation.”
Top: pear blossom, guava leaf, waterfall accord
Mid: pink lily, dewy violet, freesia petals
Dry: creamy sandalwood, white amber, frosted musk
The clear glass bottle is tinted a pale pink from the color of the fragrance. A “sensuous” floral design decorates the outside of the bottle. A personal tidbit: this was the scent from the newly-opened bottle of fragrance which I wore to my university graduation dinner!
100 ml eau de parfum spray $98 | 50 ml eau de parfum spray $78 | 200 ml body lotion $58
Although Noir Lash Lounge (1150 Hamilton Street) has been around for a couple of months already, their official grand opening event will be on Thursday March 19th from 5pm to 9pm. Noir is Vancouver’s first and only exclusive lash extension service lounge, offering nothing but semi-permanent eyelash extension services at competitive prices. To celebrate its debut, Noir Lash Lounge is hosting Le Nuit Noir, featuring canapes, pink bubbly and black martinis. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your swag bag!
“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.