Category: Beauty

Natural is Nothing New

By Hermione Wilson It’s funny how we often package old trends as new. Like the organic DIY skin and hair product trend going on right now. You can’t swing a #catvideo on YouTube without hitting an all-natural beauty vlogger mixing her own hair and beauty products with items she found...

Alisha Botero of Artistic Nail Design talks new trends and new inspiration

By Hermione Wilson I had a chance to sit down with Artistic Nail Design’s Alisha Botero during their Rock Hard World Tour.  The executive vice president and creative director was in Toronto  to promote Artistic Nail’s new Rock Hard LED Gel product and hold workshops to educate nail artists...

Summer Essentials

By: Jodee Cave Summer is finally here and with the heat, humidity and fun it can be hard to maintain your beauty regimen. Whether you’re travelling, swimming or sunning this season, we found some products that you’ll definitely want to take along for the journey!   With the beautiful...

ABA Through My Eyes

Lindsay Grummett Earlier this week, the Allied Beauty Association (ABA) brought its annual trade show to Toronto and as usual, it was amazing! There were hair competitions and eyelash applications. You could get fresh makeup, a new mani or prepare for summer with a fake tan (like I did).  There...

What You Need to Know: Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions can turn lacklustre lashes into the focal point of your face. Celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have been using this trick to accentuate their eyes for years, but more recently the trend has hit the spas, and women everywhere are getting extensions to add volume...

Seriously? Adult Acne?

By Lindsay Grummett I’ve struggled with acne since I was in high school and chances are you have too. The American Academy of Dermatology says that nearly 85 percent of all people have had acne at some point in their lives, most often on the face, chest and back....

ABA Show a Bevy of Beauty

By Theresa Rogers The things we do for beauty… I didn’t feel very beautiful the other night when I was sitting at my kitchen table, products strewn across it, each finger wrapped in a robot finger of tinfoil. I was trying to remove the gel mani I had received...