5 signs of sensitive skin and what to do about it

By |2019-03-08T12:59:40-07:00March 25th, 2014|Aveda|

Photo: Imaxtree.com One of the great things about being in the Aveda network is the super talented, knowledgeable, and all-around wonderful people we get the chance to meet and learn from.  Case in point, Anna Conte, makeup artist extraordinaire (aka Cocamia at her gorgeous beauty blog).  Anna is an expert on skin and makeup and she dishes about sensitive skin at ellecanada.com this month. Sign of sensitive skin: Skin is sensitive to hot and cold When it comes to the seasonal changes, it seems like people with sensitive skin just can't win: the Polar Vortex-like cold can cause windburn, while extreme heat leaves skin vulnerable to flare-ups. Avoid applying too-hot or too-cold temperatures to the face, advises Conte. Cleanse skin with lukewarm water, she adds (this will also prevent the skin from drying out further). And make sure skin is slathered in sun protection before leaving the house in the morning, to avoid sunburn or triggering rosacea.   There's plenty more where that came from at the link.  If you have [...]

Spruce up your hair colour with 2014 Spring Trends!

By |2019-03-08T12:59:40-07:00March 21st, 2014|Hair Colour, Trends|

Post by Kenzi You see that blue sky up there? The buds poking up through the soil? The sun that doesn't set til 8:00pm? These encouraging little signs mean one thing: it's officially spring! So how can you freshen up your hair as we step closer and closer to summer? Here are the four hottest hair colour trends for 2014. 1. Platinum If you've got the guts to do it, what better way to get set for the sunny seasons than brighter-than-the-sun locks? There are a few ways to go. First, there's purely bleached out, like Anne Hathaway's pixie. Or you can tame it down with darker roots and cooler tones, like Michelle Williams. You can also go for an all-over blonde, like Margot Robbie (pre-Oscars! She's a brunette now!), with hints of honey blended throughout. Whichever look you choose, bright blonde is one of the must-haves for spring and summer. (Photos: BroadImages/Louis Vuitton) Also, which colour do you prefer on Robbie? I'm torn. (Photos: Getty Images) 2. Rose Gold No, [...]

Best of the Best at the Oscars 2014

By |2016-09-06T11:18:04-07:00March 4th, 2014|Hairstyles|

Post by Kenzi The ballots are in and the Academy has spoken: this years' Oscar winners are signed, sealed, delivered. But while Hollywood's glamorous elite had their eyes on that little gold statue, all the public's eyes were on them - the red carpet fashion show that's almost as central to the event as the awards themselves. Did you tune in this past Sunday to see if your favourites won the prestigious award? While my opinion is by no means the final word, here's a peak at my favourite looks of the night from hair to fashion to beauty. A few posts back, I reprimanded Jennifer Lawrence for hacking off her hair. I wasn't used to it and I didn't think it suited her. Now, after seeing her at the Oscars, I have completely changed my mind. She switched up her pixie with bouncy curls that gave her a stylish bedhead look. Contrasted with her red Dior gown and backwards Neil Lane jewels, she oozed fabulousness. And she pulled it off [...]