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Top 3 Winter Picks for Chapped Lips

I’m no beauty expert, but I am a girl with chapped lips. Inspired by the freezing Vancouver weather and being snowed-in at home, I decided to come up with my own list of products to help chapped lips in the winter. Unlike my Mac lipglass and Chanel lipgloss (great color choices, crappy moisturizer), the below are my personal top three picks and the first products I reach for when my lips go dry and bizerk in the winter weather.

1) Bigelow & Co Rose Salve $5.50
Packaged in a cute vintage/retro tin, the rose salve has the consistency of petroleum Jelly (ie. Vaseline) with a slight rose scent from its 0.9% rose extract. This product actually places #1 on the Bigelow Chemists top-sellers’ list….

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Boudoir – Holiday Fashion Show at Opus Hotel

If there was any event that could put you into a holiday mood, it was this one. Opus is a beautiful L.A inspired lounge, with white tile walls, and high ceilings, which were decorated with sporadic large glittering stars hanging above us.

The dresses themselves, which can all be found at Boudoir in Yaletown, were a myriad of satins and modals, in blacks and creams for all of your formal events, as well reds, sky blues, champagnes, coffee brown and greens for a few punches of eye catching colors. Over 25 dresses traipsed down the runway, in styles for the flirty and feminine girl, such as their salmon satin dress (notably worn by the beautiful violinist), with a scoop neck and voluminous short sleeves.

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H&M and Comme des Garçons

While people elsewhere were lining up to purchase World of Warcraft’s expansion pack, young fashion-savvy consumers in downtown Vancouver lined up to H&M’s release of their collaboration with Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons. Available at only a few stores (only a half-dozen out of the hundreds of H&M locations in the States, and only three in Canada), Vancouver was blessed with the opportunity to host this event.

Comme des Garçons has been around for roughly 30 years and has been known to create extremely avant-garde fashion; pieces you can barely wear, much less justify the purchase for the average consumer. Jackets easily run upwards of 4 digits, and their wallets, lovely as they are, start at the 200-300 level. At their level of design, their pieces should be treated more as an art piece than as everyday wear that you can take to the office or the street.

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The Art Institute presents LA MUSIQUE

Although the entire graduating class displayed a sense of originality, I noticed three reappearing trends in the midst of their diversity:

1. The “sweetheart” shaped and strapless necklines which portrays a feminine look of glamor by accentuating the neck and shoulders.

2. Corsette-style, criss-crossing lace-ups. These appeared on the front and back of tops as well as more subtly on short-sleeved blouses.

3. Parallel columns of buttons, big and small. Similar to the buttons on double-breasted winter coats but on tops instead.

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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!