By Melody Iafelice
Scrumptious Oils – Body Scrubs
Scrubbed, moisturized, delectably scented and glistening skin from one jar? This is the busy gal’s answer to multi-tasking body care. Vegan and gluten-free, this gentle scrub is made in small batches with organic ingredients. All you need is to choose Himalayan salt or organic cane sugar granules plus your favourite of five indulgent fragrances. These scrubs are truly scrumptious.
$24 8oz scrumptiousoils.com
Lifeline ProPlus Eye Firming Complex
When the styling team is enthusiastic about a skin-care item, it must be a sweet find. This eye cream immediately hydrates, blurs and softens the look of fine lines, making it brilliant for under-makeup applications. Add in the science of peptides and tightening ingredients for long-term improved brightness and skin smoothing. Use just a partial pump, as a little truly does go a long way.
$108 Holtz Spa & Rinaldo’s, 90 George Street.
Rahua Voluminous Shampoo
A volumizing hair-care duo collectively regulates oil production, combats scalp concerns and delivers volume. The shampoo removes product build-up using citrus juices and lemongrass, giving hair lift and maybe an extra day or more between washes. The conditioner is hydrating but lightweight, so hair maintains volume. Both shampoo and conditioner have lush aromatherapy benefits and are for all hair types, including colour-treated.
$45 and Conditioner, $48 / 275ml Oresta Organic Skin Care stores and online at oresta.ca
Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation
This is the makeup-artist foundation that works beautifully for real life. It is a waterproof liquid that resists humidity from workouts, photoshoots and the high energy of the runways, plus hot climates. The buildable sheer-to-medium coverage disguises imperfections, and skin is ready for the camera and daily living. It gives a luminous, natural finish in 40 shades and it’s made for all skin types. Drier skin should be hydrated before applying.
$50/ 50ml Sephora Rideau Centre and online at sephora.com
Stila Convertible Lip & Cheek Colour
A collection of creamy cheek and lip shades for endless dynamic combinations. The lush creamy texture gives you time to blend into the skin for a sheer wash or add more to develop colour intensity. You can customize shades, too, by mixing two or more colours and blending to desired shade. Apply and meld into skin with fingers for that effortless style. Shown in Petunia shade.
$33 select Shoppers Drug Mart boutiques.
Fornasetti Floral Candle
This hand-poured “Flora” candle infuses your home with exquisite white rose, jasmine and sandalwood fragrances. It’s also a visual prompt to take time for yourself and create a peaceful escape inspired by magnificent gardens in Milan. The painted ceramic canister is reusable and adds a touch of exquisite European charm to your décor.
$253.50 / 300g select Shoppers Drug Mart boutiques.
Nude by Nature – Natural Glow Loose Bronzer
This is a translucent mineral bronzer that is soft and never overdone. Only a little is needed to give skin that sought-after veil of luminous warmth. This loose powder contains Kakadu plum, which is a rich source of vitamin C, Kaolin clay for smooth application, plus Jojoba esters to soften skin. For the most natural look, apply very little all over with a large brush, then, with a blush brush, apply again over cheeks for extra definition.
$30 Shoppers Drug Mart boutiques.
Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
This styling tool may have your hair dryer collecting dust. It really does give a frizz-free blowout. Very easy to use, the unique oval design enables a smaller section of the brush to get close to roots, giving that boost of volume. Varied bristles glide through from roots to ends as you pull it through, leaving a shiny, smooth finish.
YSL Beauty Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick
Say hello to lustre and colour plus moisture with this stunning couture lipstick collection. Rich in pigments and luminosity, these lipsticks have brilliant shine while providing antioxidant care with pomegranate, and hydration with hyaluronic acid, to keep your lips comfortable through the day. Shown is #14 Corail In Touch.
$45 Hudson’s Bay