Beauty bloggers and lifestyle media from the Lower Mainland and Western Canada attended the 4th annual London Drugs Cosmetic Event on Wednesday June 18th for a preview of the upcoming launches. This exclusive event showcased 21 beauty vendors and their products.
Taking place at the London Aviation Centre at the YVR South Terminal in Richmond, B.C., media and beauty brands mingled and interacted over all things beauty.
It’s party season. Are you ready to sparkle? With these exciting products available in our cosmetic department, you’re sure to turn a few heads—in admiration of course…
Begin your party look with the perfect canvas. Every makeup artist begins with the perfect base on which to apply her magic. Lise Watier Base Miracle Pore Minimizing Primer (25ml) will give your skin a matte and silky finish, priming it for foundation application. You also won’t have to worry about oily breakthrough as you dance the night away. Follow with Clarins Everlasting Foundation – SPF 15 (30 ml) for lightweight texture and perfect, long-lasting results every time. Clarins exclusive High Fidelity Light-Optimizing Complex instantly captures, diffuses and magnifies light. Fine lines and small imperfections are visibly minimized and the complexion appears even and luminous.
On Wednesday June 19th London Drugs invited key fashion and beauty writers and bloggers from across the Lower Mainland for a special cosmetics preview event. Showcasing upcoming products and fall launches, 60 media were treated to interactive product displays from 16 beauty vendors. This exclusive event was set against the backdrop of the beautiful London Aviation Centre located at the YVR South Terminal in Richmond, British Columbia.
It is easy for women to overspend going to the nail salon during the spring and summer months. The pressure of keeping your nail and toes perfect often comes with a high price, so we have searched for the perfect alternative.
imPRESS Press on manicure delivers an instant salon perfect manicure without the hassle of drying time, smudging or messy polish. The application and removal process is easy and only takes a few minutes. Each package includes 24 nails in 12 different sizes.
We love to switch nail colors often in the summer and it is so easy to do with these nails! imPRESS Press On Manicure comes 36 different styles so it is easy to find the perfect shade or pattern to match your mood. There are a variety of patterns that are perfect for a night out, special occasion or if you just want something special. The colors all have a gel like shine and are guaranteed not to chip.
Applying is simple! Just peel off the plastic tab from the back of the nail and press the nail cover onto your natural nail. Apply pressure then you’re all set!
Gently peel off from sides or apply polish remover around edges, wait 1 minute and peel off.
A manicure has never been so easy! This summer skip the trip to the salon and give yourself a perfect manicure.
Spring is here, and you know what that means—it’s time to take your nails out to play. Your London Drugs beauty advisor can show you the latest nail toys, whether it’s an instant manicure, shatter polish, or a magnetic polish that suits your personal style. And coming soon, a salon-quality, do-it-yourself LED gel kit! To find out more about these fun new products, read on.
Do you want extraordinary looking nails in an instant? Then you’re going to love the new innovation from Broadway Nails, Broadway imPRESS Press-on Manicure. Easy to apply, long-lasting, and available in a range of 12 sizes, this exciting nail collection comes in solid colours and an array of patterns. Unlike other false nails, imPRESS Manicure is easy to remove and doesn’t damage your nail bed.
Watch imPRESS in action.
DIY gel nail manicure
Everyone seems to be trying gel manicures lately, and soon you won’t have to go to the salon to get that long-lasting look. DIY gel kits are a fast, easy way to get beautiful nails without leaving your home! Arriving at London Drugs stores mid-May, Red Carpet Manicure’s Gel Polish Pro Kit comes with LED Gel Polish, and a professional-strength LED light used to cure the polish. In just a few seconds, you’ll have a manicure that stays shiny and flawless for weeks.
See how it works.
OPI Nail Shatter polish is an easy, inexpensive way to give your nails cutting-edge style. Apply your usual base coat and a coat of solid colour on clean, dry nails. Once the base colour has dried completely, add a layer of shatter polish. From the second it’s applied, shatter polish will begin to “crackle” your original nail polish colour.
If you’re looking for a wow factor, give magnetic polish a try. This revolutionary new product lets you create gorgeous 3D nail art effects in moments with the help of magnetic attraction. Each bottle comes with a magnet embedded in the cap and iron powder mixed into the polish. Simply hold the cap containing the magnet over your nail polish and watch in wonder as magnetic forces create a chic new look.
Long-wear nail lacquer
There’s never been a better time for DIY mani fans who are tired of constant chipping. Today’s nail laquers deliver brilliantly coloured, chip-resistant finishes that last far longer than regular polish. Top of the list for lacquer mavens is OPI’s new launch, Nicole, which boasts four new fashion-forward shades for 2012: A Lit-Teal Bit of Love, A Million Sparkles, Shoot for the Maroon, and Vio-let’s Talk about Red. These new shades give any look instant glamour and edge.
Essie’s new “A Spring To Invest In” collection features six new hues: Navigate Her (fresh light green), A Crewed Interest (soft peach), To Buy or Not To Buy (shimmery soft lilac), Tour di Finance (shimmery fuchsia), Ole Caliente (red orange), and Orange, It’s Obvious (bright orange). These gorgeous bright and pretty pastels were designed with the self-made woman in mind, and don’t disappoint—something for every occasion.