Make Up For Ever Arty Blossom Palette for Spring 2014 | Photos and Information

Arty Blossom

Romantic pastels and soft, poppy hues make up the must-have color palette for spring 2014. MAKE UP FOR EVER is celebrating the colorful new season with Arty Blossom ($48 CAD), a limited edition eye shadow palette featuring earthy neutrals and feminine florals. With her strong roots in fine arts, MAKE UP FOR EVER Creator & Artistic Director Dany Sanz was inspired by painting when creating the shades for the palette.

Arty Blossom includes 8 fresh colors for spring including limited edition shades Gold Plum, Gold Beige, Fresh Peach, Fresh Pink, Gold Green, Pearly White and existing shades #122 Metallic Copper and #150 Pearly Turquoise. This palette includes an array shades that can be worn together or alone for endless color options to compliment any style. The customized mirrored compact also includes a mini Shader Brush #226 and mini Precision Crease Brush #214 for easy eye shadow application on the go.

Available February 2014 exclusively at MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques (Montreal and Toronto).

I love these slim and beautifully designed 8 eyeshadow palettes that MAKE UP FOR EVER releases seasonally. Blue Sepia remains a favourite palette of mine. Will you be contacting the boutique to get your hands on an Arty Blossom Palette?

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Would You Turn Down a Date with Brad Pitt?


Canadians Would Turn Down Dates with Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston If They Had Bad Breath


I thought I would share this survey information with you as I found it pretty interesting.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, singles everywhere are scrambling to find that perfect someone to wine and dine. A survey released by DenTek, a national leader in oral care products, revealed that 79 percent of Canadians surveyed would turn down a date with Brad Pitt, while 69 percent would say no to a night on the town with Jennifer Aniston if these A-Listers had bad breath. With mouth health proving to be important in the dating game, flossing could be the key to meeting a match.

According to DenTek’s “Look Who’s Flossing” Survey, Vancouver takes the title of Canada’s best flossing city, with 36 percent of Vancouverites surveyed declaring they floss daily. Toronto placed close to dead last with only 18 percent of Torontonians surveyed making flossing part of their daily routine.

Canada’s Best Cities for Flossing

  • Vancouver
  • Ottawa
  • Montreal
  • Edmonton
  • Winnipeg

Canada’s Worst Cities for Flossing

  • Calgary
  • Halifax
  • Toronto
  • St. John’s

In a similar survey undertaken by DenTek in the U.S., Los Angeles, California’s star-studded capital known for flashy smiles, ranked first in the nation for flossing, with Chicago taking last place.

It’s surprising how many Canadians revealed that they never floss,” notes Rachel Scharfman, DenTek’s Brand Manager. “Although 25 percent of Montreal’s respondents floss daily, 19 percent of respondents revealed they never floss, making it the city with the highest percentage of respondents not taking part in the habit at all.

Laws of Attraction - While 8 percent of Canadians surveyed believe good hair plays a key role in attraction; top votes were given to a person’s smile, with 51 percent of Canadian respondents noting it as the feature most likely to attract them to someone else.

Timid Flossers - When asked if they floss in front of their partners, Canadians surveyed revealed they are not too keen on having an audience. Only three of ten cities surveyed had over 50 percent of respondents who broke out the floss when their partner was near. Winnipeg is most likely to floss in front of their partner, with 59 percent of those surveyed claiming they floss in their partner’s presence. Edmonton is least likely, with only 16 percent of respondents revealing they floss in their partner’s company.

Location, location, location - When it comes to where people like to floss, there were few cities that liked to take their flossing outside of the bathroom. However, top flossing city Vancouver showed they weren’t picky about where their flossing took place, with 11 percent of respondents noting they would floss anywhere. Besides the number one answer of flossing in their home bathroom, Montrealers were most likely to take to flossing in the office restroom while residents of Ottawa preferred flossing in their cars to the workplace.

Date Night - While flossing might not be a priority for all, the majority of Canadians in all cities surveyed indicated they flossed before going out on a date. Vancouver led the pack with 84 percent of those surveyed flossing before date night, while Halifax followed with 83 percent flossing before hitting the town with someone special. Even St. John’s, the Canadian city with the worst flossing habits changed their attitude when it came to date night, with 76 percent of respondents picking up the floss before a rendezvous.

What a Smile Says - Fifty-six percent of respondents associated nice teeth with being well-groomed while 26 percent felt people with nice teeth are well-liked by others. “Maintaining oral health usually comes to mind when discussing flossing, however, our survey revealed there are additional benefits associated with flossing that can actually help attract others,” notes Scharfman. “If people are most drawn to those with a nice smile, it only makes sense to take care of it as best you can.”

Just a click away - With more singles than ever turning to online dating, a good-looking smile could mean more traffic to a profile. Although Vancouver women have been deemed the pickiest online daters in Canada according to dating site, Vancouverites are also Canada’s best flossers. If picky daters like flossing, it’s probably a good idea to keep that smile as healthy as ever – it could mean the difference between splurging on dinner for two or putting in the usual take-out order for one this Valentine’s day.

Use hashtag #DenTekKiss to discuss how you feel about flossing. I happen to love floss picks like the ones DenTek offers as they are such an easy and convenient way to floss, even on the go.

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Marcelle Launches New Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel

The Canadian Dermatology Association and Marcelle


Montreal, January 24, 2014. – The Canadian Dermatology Association is a known and trustworthy source of information when it comes to skin health. Since 1989, the CDA has helped Canadian consumers make the right choices when it came to selecting sun protection for the prevention of skin cancer by placing its logo on specially approved products. Because its mission is to “offer patients, their families and the public, education on the prevention of skin cancer and other ways to maintain a lifetime of healthy skin, hair and nails”, the CDA has just launched a new initiative: the Skin Health Program. Marcelle is proud to announce the launch of its brand NEW Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel, which bears the official seal of recognition of the CDA’s Skin Health Program.

This new initiative by the Canadian Dermatology Association, backed by objective medical specialists providing expert advice for the maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails, is to help guide consumers in choosing healthy skincare products. The CDA’s Skin Health Program’s seal of recognition can only be found on products that meet the following criteria:
-are fragrance free
-are non comedogenic-have been tested under dermatological for hypoallergenicity
-have a low potential for irritation
-do not contain the most common contact allergens.

Marcelle has always been recognized for its gentle, perfume free and hypo-allergenic products, all formulated for sensitive skin and tested under dermatological control. Marcelle is proud to showcase that this recognition also comes from medical experts in the field of skin health. As the #1 eye make-up remover brand in Canada, Marcelle is introducing the NEW Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel, an ultra-mild and non-foaming facial cleanser which is gentle enough to be used on the eyes to remove make-up most efficiently, thanks to micellar technology. Enriched with aloe vera and glycerin, the gel is as gentle as can be and protects the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Massage the cleanser gently on wet or dry skin; then remove the excess with a dry cotton pad or rinse it away with lukewarm water. The Marcelle Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel may be used over lids and lashes to remove eye make-up

. One bottle = One gentle facial cleanser for the whole family, and mommy can remove her make-up too!

-Suitable for all skin types, ideal for sensitive and dehydrated skin – SUITS THE WHOLE FAMILY!
-Gentle, hydrating and non irritating
-May be used as a facial cleanser and make-up remover -Formulated with aloe vera, glycerin and glyceryl oleate for superior hydration and soothing effect.

Key features:
-Recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association as part of the Skin Health Program

-Tested under dermatological control

-Tested under ophthalmological control
-Non comedogenic
-Hypo-allergenic and perfume free
-Devoid of: parabens, sulfate, oil and soap

Available in a generous 350 mL pump bottle ($12.95 CAD), the Marcelle Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel is the greatest quantity/price ratio cleanser the brand has to offer, not to mention that it is at par with similar cleansers that can be found on the market. 

Available at and in stores in February 2014

In addition to the NEW Ultra Gentle Cleansing Gel, Marcelle also features the CDA’s Skin Health Program logo on five of its already available products:

Already available at and in stores

  • Marcelle Cleansing Cloths ($12.50 CAD/25 cloths)
  • Marcelle Soothing Cleansing Water ($14.50 CAD/6.7 FL OZ/200 mL
  • Marcelle Eye Make-Up Remover Cloths ($12.50 CAD/30 cloths)
  • Marcelle Oil-Free Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion ($13.50/5 FL OZ/150 mL
  • Marcelle Eye Make-Up Remover Pads ($9.95 CAD/80 pads)

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