Category Archives: Beauty

The Enchantress of Bollywood

Doesn’t Aishwarya Rai Bachchan look stunning on the cover of this month’s Elle India?  She looks ethereal here in a dress by Rohit Bal, one of my favourite Indian designers.  Unfortunately, I don’t have a copy of the magazine in Canada to be able to share more. But, I think these pictures speak a thousand words about Ash’s classic beauty.

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Dior in Drawings

If you are in London town this holiday season, feast your eyes on the fabulous ‘Dior Illustrated: Rene Gruau and the Line of Beauty’ art collection in lovely Somerset House on the River Thames.  The exhibit showcases the work of the late Rene Gruau, one of the most famous fashion illustrators who captured the essence of the Dior brand beautifully.  In fact, he was responsible for creating the marketing campaign for Dior’s first perfume in 1947, Miss Dior.  The exhibit runs until January 9th, 2011 and includes Gruau’s original illustrations, vintage perfume bottles as well as a selection of Dior Haute Couture gowns including a special dress designed by John Galliano himself, in homage to Gruau.

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A Tartan Tale by MAC

Here’s another limited-edition collection from MAC Cosmetics that’s hard to resist for the holiday season.  The beautiful colors and preppy packaging make me want to dress in plaid and take off to the European countryside.  The Tartan Tale includes sets of glitter, nail lacquer, lipstick, powder blush, mineralized eyeshadow and mascara. The cute tins and bags are pretty enough to use long after your Scottish wanderlust subsides.

Noble Knights Lash & Line Kit

My Scottish Fling Mineralize Kit

Sassy Lassies Lipglass

Hark the Herald & A Triumphant Blush Face Kits

 

 

 

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The Magic of Morrocanoil

I often receive compliments on my hair being soft and shiny.  I think that a lot of it has to do with my East Indian heritage so I’m pretty lucky!  Nevertheless, I do take good care of my tresses with regular trims and minimal coloring.  My latest love is the Montreal-based Morrocanoil line of products which contain argan oil, a expensive oil derived from the berries of the argan tree in Morocco. After using the Moisture Repair shampoo and conditioner, I simply apply a few drops of the Moroccanoil Oil Treatment before styling. It’s absorbed super-fast for being an oil and doesn’t leave a sticky feeling in the hair at all.  During our cold Canadian winters, I periodically use the Moroccanoil Dry No More Scalp Treatment which provides that extra dose of nourishment.

Even Fergie is raving about Moroccanoil in this month’s People magazine,  “I brush it through my hair and let it soak all night.”

Ask your stylist for a sample and you’ll soon want more!

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CHANEL goes KHAKI

Les Khakis de Chanel limited-edition collection for nails is the perfect complement for Fall’s strong military trend. They look absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to get my nails into these beauties.  Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, is the mastermind behind the palette, which debuted at Fashion’s Night Out last week.  They can be worn alone for a sophisticated urban look or combined in alternating patterns for a chic camouflage effect.  Each shade retails for $25.

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