beauty review

Real Style Tries Shiseido Ibuki Skincare

Recently, Real Style had the chance to try Shiseido’s breakthrough new skincare system, set to arrive in store at both The Bay and Sephora locations across Canada in October. “Ibuki” means inner strength in Japanese, which is exactly what Shiseido strives for with its latest skincare collection (meant for busy young career women in their 20s and 30s’ who want a complete skincare regimen perfect for a hectic schedule).

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Real Style Tries Manna Kadar Cosmetics

After opening beauty boutiques and salons, young savvy and, of course, stylish Manna Kadar developed her own collection of makeup with al her own values. With plans to expand into stores shortly, Real Style had the change to try this prestigious makeup brand before the masses learn of their secret.

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Real Style Tries Pari Beauty

A new professional line of cosmetics, pari Beauty, has launched in Canada and Real Style tried out the new makeup to see if it stood up to our current favourites.

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Real Style Tries Four CC Creams

By now, you are probably comfortable wearing your favourite BB Cream every day, but CC creams have added a new element to your beauty routine that may be confusing to some. CC stands for Colour Correcting and are meant to fix issues like redness or dullness. While they are similar to BB Creams, some can be very different. Real Style tried four CC creams available now to see how they stack up.

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Real Style Tries Scent Of Departure Bali Fragrance

If you are looking to bring home a little piece of your summer vacation, The Scent Of Departure line of fragrances is hoping to transport you back to your exotic locale with just one spritz. With fragrances inspired by New York, Paris, Tokyo and Dubai, you decide where you want to go. Real Style tried the exotic Bali fragrance to see if we were transported to another world.

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Real Style Tries Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish

Textured nail polish is a hot commodity, so when we heard of Zoya’s PixieDust nail polish we knew we had to try it. This textured polish comes in vibrant colours for the summer 2013 season that will light up your manicure.

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Real Style Tries FarmHouse Fresh Beauty

FarmHouse Fresh is a hidden gem of a company that is just waiting to be your new favourite go to line for natural beauty. Farmhouse Fresh is much loved by those who are in on the secret and have even been included on Oprah’s favourite things list. All of their products are over 90% natural and many of their beauty products are vegan and gluten free. Real Style tries some of the natural FarmHouse Fresh products to see what the fuss is about.

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Make Your Valentine’s Day Special With Wright Spa

Still looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift for someone special? Get pampered just like the stars when Wright Spa may brings the romantic spa right to your home this Valentine’s Day. Wright Spa is a full service spa that brings the treatments to you whether its your home, office or a hotel room. From massages to facials to Mani-pedis, Wright Spa brings the whole spa to your home.

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We Tried It: Red Carpet Manicure Starter Kit

If you are anything like us then you love getting a gorgeous manicure, but don’t always have the time and extra cash to splurge on a manicure-pedicure. We are always looking for affordable ways to get a great manicure at home. When we heard that Red Carpet Manicure was offering a starter kit to get your own gel nails, we had to try it.

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Beauty Review: Avon Tint N Go Cheeks & Lips

If you are still on the hunt for the perfect blush and lip tint, Avon has an all-in-one product that they hope will replace your standard powder blushes and lip glosses. This cream stick is meant to add a hint of colour anywhere you need it to brighten your face.

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Beauty Review: Fructis Style Pure Clean Smoothing Cream

Garnier is helping the world one hairstyle at a time with their new Pure Clean line of eco-friendly hair products. This new Smoothing Cream is meant to control 98% of frizz for smooth hair all day long. We put it to the test on the first warm days of summer to see how it held up.

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Beauty Review: O.P.I. Nail Lacquer Minnie Mouse Collection

Anyone who loves nail polish is familiar with O.P.I. This company has past collections inspired by the city of Hong Kong, as well as the movie ‘Shrek’ and ‘Burlesque’, and have now created a line called the Minnie Mouse Collection to celebrate the famous mouse.

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Beauty Review: The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm

The Body Shop’s Born Lippy Lip Balm is a cult hit for the store with fans flocking to get this stick to soothe their lips. We picked up one of the plum flavoured lip balms to see what all of the fuss is about.

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Beauty Review: Clearasil PerfectaWash

Clearasil has always been the top of the drugstore acne skin care products on the market. They are now hoping to change the way you wash your face with their PerfectaWash system that gives you the perfect dose of face wash to get clearer skin. We switched to Clearasil to see if it delivered results.

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Beauty Review: Marc Anthony Bye Bye Frizz Keratin Smoothing System

Everyone loves that sleek finish on your hair when you leave the salon and Marc Anthony’s Bye Bye Frizz Keratin Smoothing System promises that look at home. This multi-step hair treatment promise to give you manageable hair for a whole month! We tried out this system for 30 days on two different hair types to see if it could tame our hair.

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