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Britt’s Christmas Shopping List

It is never too early to start thinking about the perfect Christmas gifts for your beloved friends and family. Need some expert inspiration? Here are Britt’s top beauty picks for 2017 that are sure to make you the most popular Santa around.

For the hair goddess

1) T3′ Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand

 

We all want our hair to look great, but who has the time to achieve that ‘just left the salon’ look every day? This award-winning styling wand from T3 definitely makes looking effortlessly glamourous, actually effortless. It’s suitable for all hair types, be it straight, curly or wavy; and with three interchangeable barrels, you can create defined spiral curls, beachy waves or full-body glamour waves for any occasion.

For the makeup palette-lover

2)Huda Beauty’s Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette 

 

The name of this palette conjures warm, tropical vacations in a distant land…the perfect escape for our cold Canadian winters. The shades are breathtaking to look at, and with names like Saffron, Amethyst and Amber, this palette looks almost as beautiful in the package as it is on your eyes. Huda Beauty is also a growing beauty brand with a very charismatic make-up artist/beauty blogger and her two sisters as the owners, so it’s worth checking out if you want to support a (fairly) new and promising brand.  

For the contour expert

3)Fenty Beauty by Rihanna’s Match Stix Trio

                 

Rihanna’s beauty line has barely been out for a few months and it’s already become a massive top-seller and fast on its way to achieving cult status. It’s not just Rihanna’s star power (although that likely helped), but the actual products themselves have been critically acclaimed by beauty experts and regular users alike. It’s been especially praised for its inclusivity, and this trio of long-wear, light-as-air highlighters are curated by skin tone, and are meant to “conceal, contour, and highlight on repeat”. This is the ultimate gift for the Rihanna fan on your list, or anyone else for that matter!

For the makeup lover who loves the ‘no makeup look’
4)Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Blush Kit

During the winter months, a lack of sun and warmth can leave your complexion looking pasty and tired (especially from all that Christmas shopping!). Create a natural glow by infusing your cheeks with the rosy colours in this blush kit that comes in two sets of shades, with four full-pigments in each set. Anastasia started out and is still known for crafting expert eyebrows, but we are glad to see them branching out into other beauty products.

For the romantic party-girl

5) Too Faced’s Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette – Peaches and Cream Collection

Just the name ‘velvet matte’ is enough to attract a makeup lover’s attention. With the recent craze for matte lips, it’s nice to see that it’s finally the eyes’ turn to get the matte treatment. Glitter and metallic shadows are fine and well for holiday party looks, but there is just something very romantic and mysterious about matte eyelids (or matte anything for that matter!). As an added plus, this product promises to smell like peaches and cream. Get this for the makeup fanatic who already has enough metallic and glitter in their arsenal.

For the scent hound

6) Elizabeth and James’ A Little Bit of Nirvana

 

It is said that certain memories are embedded in certain scents, and that we are often not even conscious of the association between these memories and their scents until we encounter that scent again. That’s why choosing the right fragrance is such an important and personal thing. You can associate one specific fragrance with only one person forever, which can either be a good or a bad thing (depending on who that person is). This elegantly packaged fragrance set allows you to remember someone with four different scents. The mini bottles are named: Nirvana Black, Nirvana Bourbon, Nirvana White and Nirvana Rose. The wearer can choose which one to wear depending on the memories she wishes to create that day.

For the makeup pro
7) Sephora Collection’s House of Lashes Lash Story Pro Edition

                         

False lashes are the essential finishing touch in every makeup artist’s routine, but they can be notoriously tricky for a makeup novice to apply. However, this collection of lashes will make you want to practice and practice until you get it right.  Each set is distinctive in the look it creates and will make a lasting impression regardless of the occasion. Buy this for the makeup enthusiast, or anyone else who’s been reluctant to try false lashes by themselves. Once they open the package, they’ll be itching to wear a different set everyday.

For the facial-addict

10) TATCHA’s Bestsellers Set

                  

Do you have that friend who loves going to the spa and knows about every new skincare craze there is? Well impress him or her with this collection of the four essential bestsellers from TATCHA, a brand created around centuries-old Japanese beauty secrets. This set embodies the four essential skincare steps: 1) Clean – Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil melts away makeup and dirt; 2) Exfoliate – Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder exfoliates and tones skin without harsh abrasives; 3) Moisturize – The Water Cream contains anti-aging ingredients that hydrates and refines skin without leaving any greasiness; and 4) Prep skin for makeup – Luminous Dewy Skin Mist can be used under makeup or throughout the day to refresh makeup or bare skin.

 

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Brittany’s Fall Favourites

In this series, we share products that Brittany Gray, our Owner and Creative Director, have used and fallen in love with.  With her vast experience and passion for makeup and skincare, she’s the perfect person to get advice from. So…early Christmas shopping anyone?

 

Yves Saint Laurent’s All Hours Full Coverage Foundation

Brittany – “I use this every day. Whenever I wear it, my makeup lasts from morning until night and I always get compliments on my “flawless” skin. It’s the foundation at work!!”

The formula allows for up to 24 hours of long, waterproof, comfortable and no touch-up needed wear. The matte shine control of the oil-control formula keeps the skin shine-free and reduces the appearance of pores.

Benefit Cosmetic’s Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel

Brittany – “I use this everyday alone on my brows. Fast and easy!”

A cult favourite and deservedly so. It’s brush application allows for an easier application and a more natural look than brow pencils. The formula builds easily for thick, full arches, and a tapered brush can be used to blend while the precision tip for shaping the perfect brows.

Nudestix’s Magnetic Luminous Eye Color

 

Brittany – “Obsessed with these: so long lasting and so much pigment!”

This innovative company is known for its easy-to-apply makeup that all comes in either stick or pencil form, perfect for those of us who are short on time. These “touch n’go makeup stix” glides on and blends easily, and can be used on not only the eyelids but the cheekbones, brow arch and tear ducts as well.  

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna’s Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Brittany – “Love the Fenty Beauty product because it creates the perfect glow without being too liquid or too greasy. Love the consistency. Apply before or after foundation or after. Super easy to use & creates a candle lit glow. I love Starstruck!” 

Rihanna’s foray into the beauty market is definitely one of her best career moves and it was a long-time coming. Her style is legendary, classic but somehow edgy at the same time. We can’t wait to see what Fenty Beauty comes out with next!

Tarte’s Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer Rainforest of the Sea

Brittany – “The tarte moisturizer is packed with hydration and smells amazing. Perfect for the fall and winter months. Lightweight too!”

Cute, must-have packaging aside, this moisturizer is packed with electrolyte hydration that soothes and refreshes parched skin courtesy of the marine antioxidants from Tarte’s trademarked Rainforest of the Sea complex. This cooling gel is a mixture of hyaluronic acid and electrolyte-balancing sea salts that works to hydrate skin without weighing it down.

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Featured in Wedluxe Magazine: Pink Gets the Royal Treatment

We are proud to present our latest WedLuxe feature, which can be found in the latest issue of WedLuxe Magazine (Toronto & Eastern Canada Edition). 

Pink is the perfect accompaniment to a blushing bride and as these gorgeous photos attest, it is possible to do pink and look grown up and elegant at the same time!

Check out the full list of vendors we had the pleasure of working with:

PHOTOGRAPHY, CINEMATOGRAPHY, ART DIRECTOR, AND CONCEPT CREATOR • L’Atelier Lumière International Photographie, CO-PRODUCER, STYLIST, AND PLANNER • Biji Planners, CO-PRODUCER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AND DECOR DESIGN • G.P.S. Decors, FLORAL DESIGN • Royal Orchid Florist, STATIONERY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN • So Pretty In Print, VENUE • Aga Khan Museum, GOWN • Lazaro from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, EARRINGS • Ti Adoro from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, HAIR AND MAKEUP • Fancy Face Inc., LOUNGE FURNITURE, TABLES, AND CHAIRS • Luxe Modern Rentals Inc., DRAPING, BIRD CAGES, WHITE PEDESTALS, VASES, AND CHAIR TASSELS • G.P.S. Decors, CHARGER PLATES, FLATWARE, AND STEMWARE • Plate Occasions, LINENS • Susan Murray International, CAKE AND DESSERT DESIGN • Fine Cakes by Zehra, TABLE, CHAIR, WALL, AND FLOOR DECAL PRODUCTION • Designer Dance Floor, DOVES • Dove Release Toronto