May 12th, 2017

Pampering Gifts to Treat Your Amazing Mom this Mother’s Day

Your mom is amazing. She loves you, supports you, and always puts you first. She deserves a little ‘me’ time, and Mother’s Day is the perfect chance for you to spoil and pamper her. Our Beauty Advisors, many of whom are moms too, are sharing their favourite products for indulging in a little rest and relaxation, so you can find the perfect gift for you own mom this Mother’s Day.


Revlon MoistureStay Quick Heat Paraffin Bath

Mom shouldn’t just be pampered once a year. This paraffin bath from Revlon will treat her hands, elbows and feet to some TLC whenever she needs it. The warm bath uses thermal heat to ease stiff and aching joints, while removing dull dry surface skin to leave skin soft and beautiful.


Amope Pedi Perfect Pedicure Set

Gift mom everything she needs for the perfect pedicure. The Amope Pedi Perfect Pedicure Set comes with a rechargeable foot file, charging station, moisturizing foot cream, custom fit suction shower hook, and an Amope & Veet coupon booklet.



Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish & Top Coat

Pick out one of Essie’s new Gel Couture Nail Polishes in mom’s favourite colour, and pair it with a bottle of their Gel Couture Top Coat. The high performance nail polish comes in 42 beautiful shades and lasts for up to 14 days. Best of all, there’s no lamp needed: just apply the couture colour and top coat for impeccable gel-like shine.



Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubbling Bath

This luxurious and sudsy body wash and bubble bath from Bliss is just what mom needs for some downtime. Attach a DIY coupon for a few hours of ‘me time’ so she can enjoy a little relaxation all to herself.






MaskerAide Beauty Rest’ore

These super hydrating Beauty Rest’ore sheet masks from MaskerAide are infused with Argan Oil, Super Fruit Extracts, Green Algae and Vitamin E, and will go to work right away restoring, regenerating and repairing the skin. Choose a selection of different MaskerAide masks to create your own special Mother’s Day gift basket, specialized depending on her skin’s needs.



Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau de Parfum

Not sure what fragrance mom will like? Our Beauty Advisors recommend Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia. It’s a fresh aquatic scent that isn’t overpowering, and is ideal for the warm season ahead. Other Beauty Advisor favourites include Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium, Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria, and Lancôme Trésor.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, receive a $20 instant bonus with a minimum $100 purchase of luxury fragrances. Or shop these select fragrances, on sale for $21.99! These offers are valid May 12 to May 17, 2017 and are available in-store or online. Select brands are available at select stores, while quantities last.


Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Overnight Serum-in-Mask

If you notice mom has been a little stressed lately, this serum-in-mask from Lancôme is the best way to treat her. Let her forget the stress, tension and fatigue built up over the course of the day with this dose of overnight intense facial hydration. The formula reduces the visible signs of stress and will give her skin a boost of radiance overnight.


Youngblood Minerals in the Mist – Relax

This facial mineral mist from Youngblood will give mom an instant feeling of relaxation, no matter where she is. Youngblood’s signature mineral blend with lavender, vanilla, ginger and lotus instantly rejuvenates, protects and hydrates the skin. She can use it after cleansing, after makeup application to set foundation, or any time for a refreshing pick-me-up.



August 5th, 2015

Five Steps to Pull Off the Perfect At-Home Pedicure

You can pull off your own perfect pedicure at home with a few tools and pointers.

You can pull off your own perfect pedicure at home with a few tools and pointers.

Sandal season is in full swing, but if you’ve been a little shy to expose the toes, these five easy steps will have you pedi ready in no time.

1. Soak Those Toes

Hard, calloused, dry skin is a dead giveaway that your feet haven’t been given the attention they deserve. The first step in your perfect at-home pedicure is a nice long soak. Dip your feet in a warm bowl of water (bonus points for a drop of essential oil or a prepackaged foot soak) for a few minutes to soften the skin and cuticles, and make the next steps a breeze.

2. Slough It Off

Buff the rough skin with a foot file or pumice to reveal the baby soft skin underneath. Don’t be shy, put some muscle into it. Concentrate on the heels and the callouses on the outside of the feet where skin gets the driest. A foot masque or an exfoliating scrub will seal the deal.
3. Care for The Cuticles

Trimming your cuticles may seem like a good idea, but leave that one to the pros. If you think your cuticles need some love, grab an orange stick and gently push them back – (the post-soak skin will be easy to push back). If your nails have gotten a bit unruly, trim them with clean, sharp nail scissors or clippers and then file them into the shape you like.

4. Colour Your World

Next up, the fun part: color! This is the year of the pink. From subtle pastels, to bright fuchsias and berry tones, there is a shade for everyone. Of course, feel free to stick to something that’s in your comfort zone, whether you love a vibrant red or an oceany blue, nail color is more about personal preference than trends. To paint the nails, start with a swipe of remover or rubbing alcohol to ensure a clean surface for the polish to stick to. Next step is a base coat. There are lots to choose from and some double as top coats too, so find one that works for you. Then two coats of color and top coat for shine and longevity. There are some new formulations that have that act more like the gel colors we see in salons but can be applied (and removed!) at home. If you’re looking for long wear and low maintenance, try one of those – just make sure to follow the instructions.
5. Maintain, Maintain

Finally, maintenance. Now that your feet are fresh and soft, keep them that way with a few easy steps! Use the pumice or stone file to keep the dry skin at bay and if you’re really hard core, slather your feet in moisturizer at night and sleep in your socks. You won’t believe how soft they feel in the morning.

Happy sandal season!

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