Posts Tagged ‘lavender’

  1. June 7, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Get the Perfect Pedicure This Summer…Please!

    If there’s one thing I hate seeing in summertime, it’s dry, cracked feet in a pair of sexy slingback sandals. You can go for the trendiest polish of the summer on your toes but if your feet aren’t in great shape, it won’t look fab at all.

    Give yourself a pedicure with Yves Rocher’s new collection called Organic Lavender for Beautiful Feet. The products hit stores this month. I received my samples for testing about a month or so ago and I’ve been an addict ever since. Here are the products:


    Lavender Effervescent Tablet – $2
    Just toss this little gem into a pail of water and soak your tired feet in it for about five to 10 minutes. This will soften your skin and make removing calluses and other unsightly foot conditions with ease.


    Polishing Foot Scrub – $11
    This sweet-smelling scrub feels amazing. Scrub all around your feet and toes to get rid of dry or cracked skin, especially around the heels.

    Foot Repair Balm – $17
    After soaking and scrubbing, apply this nourishing moisturizer to get your feet feeling as soft and smooth as possible.

    Nourishing Foot Cream – $9
    To keep your feet silky smooth all summer long, apply some of this every night before bed.

    12H Foot Deodorant Cream – $16
    This organic lavender cream will keep your feet from falling victim to foul smell. If you tend to have this problem. Try this cream every day to keep your feet fresh and smelling great.


    Anti-Fatigue Iced Gel – $9
    This is by far my fave in the bunch. This extra cool gel works wonders after a long, hard day at work. Use it to rub your aching feet when you get back from work and I swear, you’ll be amazed by the spa-quality results.



  2. January 27, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    New Pure Color Wild Violet Makeup Collection from Estée Lauder

    Didn’t I tell you the purple trend was going to be all the rage this spring? Estée Lauder, one of my favourite top-quality-yet-affordable brands has just launched their violet-inspired makeup collection at Murale, Holts, The Bay and Sears.

    I think this collection is a particularly wearable one. While lavender is hot, it doesn’t necessarily complement every skin tone out there. If the season’s purple eyeshadow trend is one you’re dying to try but you have a pinkish complexion, this collection is perfect for you. The Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Wild Violet ($48) pulls off the shade of the season by pairing it with neutral tones. So if full-on purple is too much for you, you can choose to opt for just a hint of it instead.

    I love the elegance of this palette and it’s so easy to make different combos suitable for day or night. Plus, you can opt for Pure Color EyeShadow in Sugar Cube or Untamed Violet ($22.50 each) to make your own eyeshadow combinations.

    These amazing eyeshadows, along with the rest of the makeup collection and all-new Wild Elixir Fragrance ($68) are all available in store now. Which purple products have got you desperate for a beauty-shopping spree?

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  3. January 18, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Spring 2011: The Lavender Makeup Trend

    I know it’s still the dead of winter and spring seems so far off but I swear that thinking about spring actually makes me feel warmer! As I showed you last week, Lancôme is releasing a spring-infused makeup collection focusing on one of the hottest shades predicted for spring 2011: lavender.

    The ultimate feminine, 70’s-inspired colour is resurfacing this year in Lancôme’s Ultra-Lavande Collection by Aaron De Mey and it’s taking pastels to a whole new level. I am not a huge pastel fan to be honest, but lavender like this works for me.

    The Butterflies Fever Blush ($48) is one of my favourites. It’s the perfect way to throw this trendy shade into the mix without overdoing it. Paired with a subtle pink and various shades of lavender, this blush is great for highlighting cheekbones and giving the contour of the face just a subtle hint of this vibrant trend. It’s so pretty.

    Next on my list of faves from Lancôme’s 70’s-inspired Ultra-Lavande Collection is Le Vernis ($16) is available in Lavender and Disco Silver, both on trend for the warmer season. The lavender lacquer is an opaque one and it screams summer! If you want to embrace the trend but aren’t comfortable with wearing purple makeup, this is the perfect alternative. I absolutely love this shade and can’t wait till we get some warm weather to match it.

    For the gloss gal (that’s me), you’ll absolutely love Color Fever Natural Origin Gloss ($31). It’s a sweet, slightly metallic lip colour with a high-shine finish. It’s so gorgeous. Those these are my faves and the items I find to be most versatile, the collection also includes shimmering eyeshadows, eyeliner and lipstick. Keep your eyes peeled for this new collection this coming spring.

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  4. January 13, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Lancôme and the Lavender Spring Trend

    As you can see, lavender is going to be a major player this season. What are your thoughts on the shade? And what do you think of Lancôme’s ad?


  5. January 5, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Nicole by OPI Releases Exclusive Walmart Collection

    While the thought of entering a busy Walmart on a Saturday morning scares me, I’d actually brave the crowds just to get my hands on these exclusive Nicole by OPI shades. Kicking off the new year with some vibrant polishes, OPI has successfully released another slew of trend-approved lacquers.

    With four shades ranging from reds to purples, there’s something for every feminine gal out there. Personally, I’m in love with Count on Me which is a shimmering lavender shade. To give you a quick heads up, spring 2011 is going to be exploding with lavender from clothing to makeup. It’s a huge trend for the new year and once again, Nicole by OPI is ahead of it all. Aside from the trendy shade, I’m also really loving the pearly finish of it.

    For the woman who loves to be on trend but prefers a more classic and sophisticated look, Never Give Up, a deep plum lacquer, is going to be right up your alley. Moving into the reds in this collection is He’s A Keeper. This particular red encompasses all the characteristics of the classic signature shade that has topped the trend charts countless times over the last few decades.

    The more adventurous girl may want to experiment with Got Style?, a matte dirty rose (pictured below) that gives the traditional shade a stylish twist. You can find all four of these new polishes exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com starting this month. Which one of these new shades is going to top your must-have list?

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  6. April 27, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411

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    Eau de Fleurs Lavande: Chloe’s new summer scent


    Chloé recently released three new fragrances for summer: Eau de Fleurs Lavande (right), Eau de Fleurs Capucine (centre) and Eau de Fleurs Néroli (left). I’m a big fan of Eau de Fleurs Lavande for the summertime. It’s airy lavender aura appeals to the senses and is light and fresh.

    This luxe fragrance is elegant and romantic and super feminine. Plus, the smell of lavender always evokes a calming and soothing feeling. My favourite part is that the scent is very subtle. The French label’s flowery collection of fragrances live up to reputation of the elite brand: trendy, classy and utterly fabulous.

    You can find all three of Chloé’s new fragrances at Holt Renfrew stores in Canada, select Bay stores and Murale for $135 each. It’s definitely a splurge but once in a while, every gal needs to spoil herself.

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