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Secret Obsession is an intoxicating floral oriental fragrance weaving together forbidden fruits, exotic flowers and a sultry wood signature for a provocative and addictive sexiness. In 100 words or less, tell us your “secret obsession” and the best entry will win a Calvin Klein “Secret Obsession” Prize Pack. DEADLINE: Monday December 15, 2008. Winners will be notified by December 16, 2008.

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Modern Mix Monday – Wink Beauty Lounge

Looking for something to do? Every Monday morning, we present to you “Modern Mix Monday”, a brief but link-filled one-liner review of our past weekend loaded with suggestions to inspire you for your next!

On Saturday evening, I went to Wink Beauty Lounge (67 East Cordova Street) for The Style Spy’s Holiday Shopathon event. After a fifteen minute walk from Waterfront Skytrain Station, we graciously accepted a warm welcome into the brightly lit Wink Beauty Lounge in Gastown. The retail shop, with its whitewashed walls and clean white shelves, allowed its beauty and makeup products to colorfully stand out and be tried on.

The retail part of Wink reminds me a lot of Beauty Bar in Yaletown, but perhaps with lesser known brands. Brands which were familiar to me included OPI and Essie. The brands that I didn’t recognize were all packaged in a young and trendy fashion, such as 100% Pure, a bath, body and skincare line which boasts its lack of “synthetic chemicals, chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins“.
The part of Wink that I didn’t get to experience this weekend includes its extensive list of beauty services – particularly its eyelash extensions which start at $65. Other services include facials, waxing, manicures & pedicures and even a special section dedicated to guys who want clear and energized skin.

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Suki’s Hair Contest – Winning Entry!!

Read the winning entry for MMV’s “traumatizing hair story” contest in collaboration with Suki’s Hair Salon!

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Sarah Jessica Parker – “Lovely” Fragrance and Sex and the City DVD Release

…purchase “Lovely” (Eau de Parfum Spray 100 ml) by SJP from Sears and receive a DVD copy of SATC The Movie.

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In collaboration with Suki’s Hair Salon

CONTEST: In 250 words or less, tell us about your most traumatizing hair experience and the best entry will win a redeeming pamper day at Suki’s Hair Salon or The Spa at Suki’s. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us cringe with embarassment! Entries will be judged on humor and trauma! Email us with your submission at with the subject line “Suki’s Hair Contest”. Please include your name, gender, age, contact information and preferred prize. Guys can enter too!

PRIZE: Your choice of
1) A hair cut, color, treatment (if necessary) and style at Suki’s Hair Salon; or
2) A facial, manicure and pedicure at The Spa at Suki’s.

DEADLINE: Thursday October 30, 2008. Winners will be notified by November 1, 2008.

*Submitted entries are property of Modern Mix Vancouver and we reserve the right to edit and post select entries on our website.

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Harajuku Lovers Fragrance (by Gwen Stefani) – free samples here

Love. Lil ‘Angel. G. Music. Baby. What do these five things have in common?? They are all the names of scents from Gwen Stefani’s new Harajuku Lovers Fragrance! I am super excited to be one of the 50 female bloggers in Canada to receive an exclusive Harajuku Lovers Fragrance kit in a promotional blitz by the word of mouth marketing company Matchstick. This morning, a big box was delivered to my front door containing a whole bunch of cutesy Harajuku branded items….and of course, there are perks and free samples for my Modern Mix Vancouver readers! Click HERE to get mini samples of all five scents of Gwen Stefani’s new Harajuku Lovers Fragrance!