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"Oil Country" Beauty Secrets

I’ve been told that spring is officially here, but my hair and skin are telling me otherwise. I know, I know, Alberta is dry! I get it! But it's also "Oil Country," so how about some oil-inspired beauty treatments? You may have heard of Bio-Oil already, but have you tried it yet? Let me tell you, this stuff isn’t just for scars and stretch marks. For instance, my husband and I recently took a trip to Mexico and I forgot to pack body butter. However, I did pack Bio-Oil which, until then, had...

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Winner of Style Guy's Complete Makeover

Rebecca Rose, a mother of three, lost over 90 pounds in three years by eating properly and exercising at home. After all that hard work, she said, "winning a makeover would be the best experience yet in my journey to my goal weight." She was one of more than 60 men and women who entered the complete makeover contest by Avenue and CTV Morning News. Lauren Hughes, creative director of Mousy Browns salon, gave Rebecca a new do, while independent shops...

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Goodies from Glymm

Remember when you were a kid and goodie bags were handed out at every birthday party? Well, Glymm boxes are goodie bags for adults who love to try out new beauty products — and there's a party every month. Every 30 days, a cute pink box arrives in your mailbox. Inside, tucked under tissue paper, is a note for you, and a card listing all the goodies inside, a short description of each item and the price of the regular-sized item. For $10 a month, subscribers receive four to five samples of different skin-care, makeup, fragrance and...

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Meaningful Beauty

Cindy Crawford has put her famous moniker on a variety of products: watches, whiskey, even furniture. While her handle on home decor can be questioned, her beauty really can't. The supermodel has managed to keep her stunning looks over nearly three decades in the business; her face seemingly (naturally?) frozen in time.  Recently, she decided to share her secret to defying age with us mortals. Crawford says she first discovered Dr. Louis Sebagh's "Meaningful Beauty" formula around 1995, and later convinced him to share his "age maintenance"...

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Review: EOS Lip Balm Smooth Spheres

"Easter eggs!" That's what tumbled out of my mouth when I first saw the new Lip Balm Smooth Spheres by EOS (Evolution of Smooth). The Lip Balm Spheres are colourful little nuggets of goodness with a ton of attributes worth bragging about: Each sphere made entirely with natural ingredients and is 95-per-cent organic; it's paraben- and petrolatum-free; and not tested on animals. But even the not-so-...

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LUX raises $3,000 for Suit Yourself

  Above: Suit Yourself founder Karmen Masson I had the pleasure of attending the first ever LUX Beauty Boutique's "Suit Yourself" fundraising auction at the new High Street location (12531 102 Ave). Despite the wind, the sun was shining, and LUX's boutique — inside and out — was bustling with positive energy and fun. The event was spearheaded by LUX owner Jennifer Grimm, who says the...

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