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Best Spring Beauty Products 2016

I love spring for all that it brings, including a chance to update spring beauty products! What are some of the best spring beauty products for spring 2016?

I’ve been busy trying some lovely spring beauty products and bring you my “list” for spring 2016:

Best Spring Beauty Products 2016

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Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet&Dry Rechargeable Electronic Foot File

Get your feet spring and summer ready with the new Pedi Perfect Wet&Dry Rechargeable Electronic Foot File from Amopé. New waterproof dual-speed foot file makes it even easier to buff away hard skin in an instant.

You can use the device in the bathtub or shower, or on dry skin for quick touch-ups. I don’t have time to get a manicure or pedicure done professionally, and I often like to do it myself at home while I’m watching a movie. Use it with the Amopé Pedi Perfect Extra Rich Skin Recovery Foot Cream.

Best Spring Beauty Products 2016 Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet&Dry Rechargeable Electronic Foot File

Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System

While you’re at it, give yourself a manicure with the Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System. It creates natural looking, shiny nails in three easy steps with three different fittings used for filing, buffing and shining both toe and finger nails.

Use the blue filing head on the nail pen for your desired shape, in short time with great accuracy. Then, attach the buffing head to even out ridges and imperfections and smooth the nail surface. Last, use the polishing head to achieve natural looking shine, effortlessly.

What’s more fun than hanging out on a weekend night with your daughters or girlfriends and doing each other’s nails? Now you can do it right at home with Amopé.

Amopé products are available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream® All-Over Miracle Oil

I’m a huge fan of Elizabeth Arden skin care and cosmetics. With a potent blend of moisturizing ingredients, including Tsubaki Oil, the Eight Hour Cream® All-Over Miracle Oil delivers intensive all-over moisture for face, body and hair. Clinically proven to moisturize for up to 12 hours, this multi-use formula leaves skin hydrated, smooth and looking luminous, without a greasy after-feel. Hair regains its moisture and shine.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream® All-Over Miracle Oil is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson’s Bay, London Drugs.

 

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L’Oréal Paris  Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss

Introducing Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss, L’Oréal Paris’ 1st whipped matte gloss. The gorgeous collection offers intense high pigment shades to create lasting matte color. The gloss has a velvety texture, and the pro-sculpt applicator helps add shape and dimension to lips.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss is available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and other retailers.

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Lancôme My Parisian Pastels Shimmer Cube Eyeshadows and Highlighters Palette

This highlighter palette is so lovely to look at, you won’t want to touch it! Each individual square has beautiful shimmery pastel colour to layer over your eyes and cheeks. So Parisian!

$69 Hudson’s Bay.

 Best Spring Beauty Products 2016Lancôme My Parisian Pastels Shimmer Cube Eyeshadows and Highlighters Palette

 

Live Clean Vitamin Multi Boost Shampoo and Conditioner

I’m a huge fan of Live Clean products for both myself and my children. Live Clean has a new Vitamin Multi Boost Shampoo and Conditioner that we just love. This shampoo and conditioner has already made a difference in the way our hair feels – much softer and silkier. Plus it smells delicious!

Vitamin E improves hair quality and texture and smooths the fibre surface of the hair preventing splitting and dryness. Vitamin B works to nourish the hair strand by strand while Vitamin K, the “strength” vitamin, supports the follicle and brings dry, brittle hair to its softest and shiniest. Vitamin D supports the maintenance of healthy looking hair. The addition of Avocado Extract takes Vitamin Multi Boost Shampoo and Conditioner to a superior hair health and conditioning level.

Live Clean products are available at Real Canadian Superstore, Walmart, Well.ca and other retailers.

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NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 helps perfect the look of your skin with a soft, matte finish. The oil-free formula wears comfortably while controlling shine through the day. It helps even out skintone and blurs the appearance of pores and fine lines, while offering protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Suitable for all skin types (but optimal for oily, combination, and seasonally oily skin-types), it leaves the complexion with a visually smoother finish.

$54 Sephora.

 

Best Spring Beauty Products 2016 NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30

 

Dial® ADVANCED Bar Soap

For the simple bar-soap fan (like my husband), Dial® has a new ADVANCED Bar Soap is designed to be moisture-rich and non-drying. It has an ergonomic shape which makes it easy to use. Its advanced formula contains aloe and vitamin E, helping your skin feel soft.

Dial® ADVANCED is available Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, Walmart and other drug stores and retailers.

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göt2b kinkier Curling Mouse and Guardian Angel Flat Iron Spray

Embrace your curls with göt2b kinkier Curling Mouse, which is weightless while controlling the frizz. Add to your locks, and scrunch to help define those girly curls.

If curls aren’t your style but still need help in fighting the frizzies, try Guardian Angel Flat Iron Spray. Always use heat protecting products to prevent damage of your hair. Start with dry and brushed hair, and then spray as you work each section.

göt2b products are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Loblaows, Rexall, London Drugs, PharmaPlus and Jean Coutu.

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America’s Next Top Model – Cycle 14

By Maria Lianos

I truly hate to admit it but sometimes, I watch ANTM. It’s a guilty pleasure, yes.

But there is so much that is wrong about this show.

First of all, it makes many young girls think that they could model. In reality, only a few can reach supermodel status.

Sad that we’ve put celebrity and fame so high on the status pedestal that many young girls share the ultimate dream of becoming a model rather than wanting to win an Olympic gold, cure cancer or run for office.

Secondly, it makes many young girls think they need to be a size 0. I am aware that there are “plus size” models represented on the show but there are only 1, maybe 2 per cycle and the weight topic always seems to be an issue.

This season in particular, I was actually shocked when Alexandra said she was a plus size but wears a size 10. Am I missing something?

A size 10 is considered to be an average, healthy size! When did a size 10 become plus?  Oh in the modelling world, I see.  Makes complete sense – NOT.

I’m sure that first episode put a new wave of girls into a diet frenzy. I know it personally made me question my own size since I wear between a size 8 and sometimes 10.

When ANTM first started, it was fresh and appealing compared to some of the other reality shows out there. Tyra Banks seemed to be genuine in wanting to make a difference in the fashion industry. Giving ordinary girls the opportunity to be thrown into super-stardom was appealing. She embraced young women of every ethnicity. She put the idea of plus-sized into mainstream.

But, as season (oops) “cycle” after cycle has passed and Tyra is already on her 14th “cycle”, it seems to me that the show has become just as discriminating as typical top-notch modeling agencies. The comments from judges are becoming more brutal and insensitive. Editing of the show may twist reality, perhaps showing some girls in a negative light.

“It’s good TV”. Yes, putting a bunch of young, skinny and potentially hungry girls to live in the same house in a competition is bound to cause drama. And drama is great for ratings.

Andre Leon Talley, former editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, is the newest member on the panel. This eccentric new ‘character’ actually seems the most sympathetic of the judges.

I will say that I’m much more of a fan of Jay Manuel, not just because he’s stylish and gorgeous, but also because we went to high school together. His flare for fashion was clearly evident as he choreographed the schools’ fashion shows.

Back to Tyra – it’s coming to a point where Tyra should think about retiring her fierceness. I personally have seen enough about “smizing”.

Does Tyra think she’s making a difference with ANTM and her talk show? To me, it just seems like she can’t get enough of herself.  I wonder if I’m the only one annoyed by her sing-song dialogue and the bad accents.  She seems to be constantly performing, of being “on” all the time rather than keeping it real.

And now with this size 10 comment, the show is helping to feed more into the serious issue of poor body image and the damaging impact of the “thin” ideal on women in society.

When I first saw model Crystal Renn gracing Elle Canada’s glossy pages, I was pleasantly surprised. I give big props to Elle Canada for doing three shoots with this beautiful “plus-sized” model this past year.

I also am grateful for the Dove real beauty campaign, the Ben Barry Agency as well as End of Fat Talk. Hopefully these efforts will help get us closer to celebrating real beauty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Maria Lianos is mom to The Boss and The Destroyer and is amotherworld.