BEAUTY

FILM FESTIVAL READY IN THE L'ORÉAL BEAUTY SUITE

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The Beauty Suite at the Toronto International Film Festival takes us behind all the red carpet action! Stars and influencers get the L’Oréal hair and beauty treatment before taking on the film premieres. My experience at the L’Oréal Beauty Suite got our team an exclusive front row seat to all the red carpet TIFF action. The amazing makeup artists and hairdressers got me all ready for a big night with tickets to the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Steady Habits.

The industry is making great strides for women in media and this year L’O’réal decided to focus on this messaging for their campaign. The message is all about women empowering one another to take strides in the industry through collaboration and camaraderie.

I stopped by the L’Oréal Beauty to participate in this wonderful initiative and to share my ideas on why supporting females in the media is so important.

Before getting in the booth with L’Oreal, I got a hair and makeup upgrade from L’Oreal’s beauty professionals. Some of my favourite L’Oréal products got used to create this glowing red carpet ready look. Featuring a brown lip, voluminous lashes, sharp eyebrows and the chiseled lumee glow.

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1. HAIRCARE

We decided to keep the look really light and fun. Soft waves was the way to really help accentuate the contoured lumee glow.

First comes the deep nourishing cream conditioner treatment. Followed up with some soft curls on a heated wand. Finishing the look off with a voluminous hairspray.

 

SOFT WAVES

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2. CONTOUR & A POP OF COLOUR

Going with the theme of the night, we wanted to make sure that we had a natural look with the right hint of colour to bring out the soft pink tones of my Topshop dress.

The makeup artist opted for a bold brown lip and eyelids dusted in gold topped off with the blackest black voluminous eye mascara. We finished off the look with highlights to the cheek bone, brow bone, and temple using the Lumee glow nude powders.

 

SCULPTED GLOW

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Thanks for hanging out and reading all about my adventures with L’Oréal Pro! You can also get this look at home by entering the contest below to win your very own L’Oréal Beauty Glam Box!

Until next time

- xo Nai

 

CHANEL'S COCO GAME CENTRE

I just love March! It's the month of my best friend's birthday and just like last year, Chanel held its annual pop-up at Holt Renfrew

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The Chanel section of Holt Renfrew was once again transformed, however this time in all its arcade glory. Featuring fun games, installations and one of a kind gaming inspired beauty kiosks. The Game center also featured Chanel’s Rouge Coco, Hydra Beauty, and Chance fragrances. The Chanel Game Centre made its way to North America after stops around the world via Tokyo and Japan. 

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A KISS OF COLOR WITH ELIZABETH ARDEN'S GELATO CRUSH COLLECTION

After a long day of work, heading out for events and a night out means adding some glam touch ups to update my look. From office drab to evening glam Elizabth Arden’s Gelato crush collection is just what I need!

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The Elizabeth Arden push up lip Gelato lip-stick in the shade Peach Bliss is my fav! Paired with the Cool Glow Cheek Tint in Colar Daze, its the ultimate combination! Adding just the right amount of extra highlight to make my cheeks rosy! The luxurious Gelato cherish collection is truly irresistible with its sheer colors and buttery textures! 

You can get the collection in multiple shades and the three items are just what you need in your purse to update your look for a night out. The Gelato crush collection adds the perfect kiss of colour to any look. 

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BEACHES & BBQS WITH OMBRELLE

Ladies and gentleman it's summer time in Toronto!! The sun only shines up here for 3-4 months which means you only have such little time to take it all in!
 

Outings are a must on the weekends because how else are you going to get that amazing radiant tan? This means a whole boatload of exposure to the sunshine and sunny locations around the city for me. We all know that UV rays are not only damaging for the skin but also help it age - Yikes! 

Ombrelle has me covered!  The leading UV skin-care protection line of products that stop those pesky UV rays from getting under your skin! 

REVOLVE

Recently Ombrelle invited me out to their BBQ jam and I headed out there to see some of my favourite blogger friends! Nothing says BBQ party quite like marshmellows on fire! 

My absolute favourite product from their line is their Ultra-light mineral sun screen for your face. What I love is that it feels like a nice BB cream because of the tint in the moisture rich base. It feels super duper light on the skin. This has become my go-to product when I'm spending my days out and about or working away.

Days when I don't need to have any makeup on but really want to just let my skin rest. It gives me some glow and protection while feeling bare faced as I rack up on makeup free day brownie points ;) I know I'm not the only girl who feels good when spending the day sans makeup, Its like this super-healthy glowy feeling! 

The water-resistant Ultra-Light Ombrelle spray was so perfect when I went hiking one weekend as we made our way to the lake and into the water! Its water-resistant qualities make it easy to wear during a weekend day out between beaches and pools! What I also love is that it comes in a spray aerosol form so it's super easy to put on! Of all the Ombrelle products I've tried so far, the Ultra Light line is my fav! Check out my photo diary below: 

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SPA DATE WITH ALUMIER MD AT TEMPLAR HOTEL

On a summer morning, Alumier MD invited me out to the Templar Hotel for a relaxing spa date to try out some of their up and coming products. 

This was my first time trying any kind of Alumier products, this European line of  medical products is science based and was created by two biochemists. 

It all started with my spa date at the Templar Hotel Penthouse where a certified Alumier aesthetician customized my treatment to my custom skin needs. My personal issues with my skin in particular has been discolouration and hyper pigmentation and the oily aspect of my combination skin. 

I have to say that between now and my first Alumier product experience. Not only had my skin dramatically improved, but I've actually felt comfortable being without makeup. Sometimes makeup can act as your shield and give you that extra confidence to attack your day. However, with Alumier my skin just felt healthy, flawless and hydrated.  When Alumier sent me a box full of skin care products, I was beyond excited to see how my skin would transform over the course of the month.

The Alumier Enzyme treatment was the first order of business, a green paste applied on my skin after it was cleansed and prepped. The goal of the enzyme treatment was to exfoliate the skin in an peel back any dirt or dead skin cells. 

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AlumierMD Enzyme Treatment

An enzyme retexturing treatment is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells. The fruit enzymes exfoliate the skin and promotes skin renewal

Moisturizing & Brightening Treatment

The moisturizing treatment and under eye peels makes helped with hydration for the skin - my skin has never felt so smooth!

After continuing to use Alumier products like the their sunscreen, mattfying primer, toner and night cream. My skin has drastically improved in softness and has become dramatically clear! I didn't realize how much of an affect the products were having until various friends started to compliment my skin.  

What really draws me to the Alumier line is that the results are almost instant and you can really see the difference after changing your skin regimen! My biggest skin routine change was using sunscreen!! For the longest time I had thought that sunscreen is only necessary for sun protection but in reality it makes a huge difference in slowing down aging.  After this journey of learning more about my skin through Alumier I feel like my routine has really levelled up! 

THE NEW GARNIER FRUCTIS

A night out at the launch of the new Garnier Fructis was one for the books!! I headed out on a Thursday night with my best friend Sheena to Thompson Hotel's underground venue Wildflower, for the launch of the new Garnier Fructis. 

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Right away we were greeted by the amazing team at Garnier welcoming us to take in the fruity festivities for the night! 

The ceilings were decorated with so many life size fruits and flavours available of the new Fructis Garnier line. The left side of the venue was lined with fridges stocked with the various options of shampoo formulas available!! 

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Whats New with Garnier?  

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The shampoo formulas are now 100% vegan, meaning that the product is not tested on animals!  

100% recyclable and better for the environment  

While also being paraben-free! Paraben is a chemical preservative can cause health risks like damaged skin, allergic reactions and aging due to exposure to sun. 

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My personal favourite is the Colour Shield in the red Garnier Fructis bottle!! My hair is always coloured so it's always good to have some protection, keeping the colour fresh. I also love the Mositure Lock formula which really works for days when my hair feels really dry! 

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I even got a chance to get my hair done with Garnier's own stylist Jasmine Merisnky who gave my look some extra volume keeping it fresh for the night!  

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The night was complete when Sheena and I bumped into old friends and industry peeps like Mutari and The Airplane Boys!

Both the musical talents are dropping new music in the upcoming months so I'm stoked to hear their new sound! All in all it was an amazing experience and I love stopping by Wildflower in Toronto, always a hot spot for industry insiders :) 

Be sure to check out Garniers new fruity line of products! The amazing part is that the products are cruelty free and environmentally conscious. I just love the new direction the Garnier brand is headed in.  

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WINTER BEAUTY FAVS AND GIFTING IDEAS

I don't often shop at Sephora unless it's for base products that have a huge impact on my skin. I think every girl can agree Sephora is a luxury at times and when the items add up it can be a whole lot. I like to mix my high-end products with drug store bought finds all the time! With winter and the cold seasons its important to take care of your skin and using products that can help combat any wear and tear by the dry weather.  

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I was recently introduced to the Fresh and Origins collections and I must say that I love how much of an amazing effect they have on the skin! The Origins Go Ginzing™ at Sephora is the perfect starter package for your face. The starter package come with a scrub cleanser, an energy-boosting moisturizer, energy-boosting treatment lotion-mist and eye cream. That's a lot of products for the price, It's the ultimate skin care starter package!!

I like to pair this with the Fresh - Skincare Darlings which has sample versions of the of the Fresh - Soy Face Cleanser and the Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment which is super ideal for winter months!! I also got the Sephora Collection - Lip Mask for when the winter months get a bit more brittle. 

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I'm obsessed with Bite lipstick ever since I tried my first sample I can't stop using them! I love the velvety feel of the lipstick that has such a matted finish!

I definitely needed to add more to my collection so the Bite Beauty - The Perfect Bite Set is the perfect introduction to some more shades that you can wear everyday! What I love about these is the size they can fit in anywhere!! My next step is getting the Amuse Bouche Lipstick Vault Collection with 38 colours!!! It's perfect if your gifting a friend! 

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Last but definitely not the least is my two mains steals from Shoppers that I wear everyday. L'Oreal's Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream and Maybelline's Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner. These two are my ultimate go-to products for Winter 2016!!!