It’s still cold outside… which sucks. The holiday bustle is officially over, which also kind of sucks. But don’t sweat it! We’ve come up with a stellar list of beauty buys sure to help you break away from your post-holiday blues and start 2017 fresh AF.


Bliss Climate Control Hot and Cold Facial Wand

This wand is like the ultimate skin crime fighter. When it’s warm it helps serums and creams absorb quicker into the skin. When using the wand on cold, it helps tighten pores and block out any access dirt or makeup. It truly helps to maximize your normal skin care routine and offers a great facial massage at the same time. Find it at Sephora

John Varvatos – Dark Rebel Rider

Let us just start off by saying this is a men’s fragrance. However, we have been wearing it for a few weeks now and are absolutely convinced it’s more unisex. Notes of amber, russian leather, bitter orsnge citron, and black violet make up this very dark and sultry scent. It has a bit of musk tone to it, but it will surely get you noticed with all the post-holiday hugs.

Caolin Premium Hot and Cold Pore Pack Duo

Keeping with the theme of hot and cold, this detoxifying duo is going to work wonders on your skin. The steam mask helps to open and deeply clean pores of all residual dirt and makeup that we can’t see ourselves. The cooling mask helps to minimize pores, clearing out any impurities and blackheads and exfoliating any dead skin cells away. You can purchase this as a duo or separately at Sephora.

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

This is a really great foundation, if you like to change your levels of coverage or if you like having only one foundation in your makeup bag. Basically the more drops you use the higher the coverage, the less drops, less coverage. It has a matte finish that doesn’t dry splotchy and will leave your skin looking flawless. Find your shade at your local NYX store or Shoppers Drugmart.

FLIRT Flashes Lash Applicator

For all you beauty lovers that haven’t yet mastered the false lash application, it’s either time to call us or get yourself a FLIRT Flashes Lash Applicator. This lash gun holds up to 44 induvidual lashes. Once you have dipped the band of the lash in lash glue, you hold it to your lash line and it dispenses the lash with one click. It’s a great tool if your in a rush and need glam fast, or if you’re weary about false lashes. You can purchase this gem online at FLIRT Cosmetics.

Kat Von D x Too Faced Cosmetics – Better Together Ultimate Eye Collection

The ever so bold Kat Von D has met with the soft and romantic Too Faced to create some magic with this limited editon eye collection. The palette contains six shades from Too Faced and 6 shades from Kat Von D plus a full size Tattoo Liner and Better Than Sex Mascara too. This collection isn’t going to last long so we suggest you gather your gift cards now and head to Sephora.

Dry Bar Sake Bomb Shampoo

If you have normal to dry hair, which most of us do during the winter months, this is a great shampoo for you. It keeps hair looking smooth and silky, while nourishing and hydrating strands at the same time. This and all other Dry Bar products are formulated without parabans and sulphates. You can purchase Dry Bar products at Sephora, but sometimes you can find them in the beauty section at Winners.

Surratt Beauty – Artistique Smoky Eye Brush

We’ll tell you right now this brush is an investment. You really have to love your smoky eyes. The brush is a bit larger than your regular fluffy brush. It’s elongated tear drop shape is ideal for blending colours into the eyelids and crease. It’s also great to use for highlighting the cheekbones should you decide to buy two 😉.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro in 507

It’s hard to choose one colour of Giorgio Armani’s soft, matte lip stain. It’s perfect for the winter months, it’s non-sticky, offers hydration, and even gives a plumping effect. 507 is that perfect rose colour to take you from winter to spring. You can find Giorgio Armani Beauty products at Holt Renfrew, online and in-store at Sephora.