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philosophy’s Renewed Hope in a Jar

February 24, 2015

With Spring just around the corner there’s no better time to introduce a new skin product. A few weeks ago we were invited to attend a “journey of renewal”  we enjoyed a relaxing meditation with the wonderful ladies of 889 yoga followed by an introduction to the amazing new launch of and philosophy’s Renewed Hope in a Jar moisturizer and eye cream with director of international education and global press Robin White. Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 3.30.37 PM

philosophy is beauty brand that believes in constant renewal of the skin. While creating this new product they wanted to granting three of the most demanding skin wishes for woman everywhere which are;

1 – Refined texture with visibly smoother pores and fine lines virtually lifted away

2 – Soft, dewy smoothness comforted by all-day hydration

3- Re-energized healthy colour and glow

We would say it was a success. In an 8-week clinical study showed that women:

– 94% saw an improvement in hydration immediately

– 81% saw glowing skin immediately

– 100% saw an improvement in skin texture in 1 week

– 79% saw a reduction in pore size in 4 weeks

– 78% saw the look of fine lines reduced in 8 weeks.

To see for ourselves, we tested Renewed Hope in a jar for a few weeks and can say that there was definitely a difference in our skins texture and radiance. Our eyes also look brighter and felt hydrated all day long. The light scent (reminiscent to a baby) and whipped formula absorbs into skin like a dream making your skincare regime something to look forward to.

#BEAUTYNOTE Apply moisturizer and eye creams 15 minutes prior to applying your foundation.  This will provide your skin with a smooth soft base, which means a flawless application! Renewed Hope in a Jar is sure to have as much success as the original. is iconic to skin care lovers like us! It has been around for the longest time and from the looks of it, won’t be leaving us for a long time!We absolutely love this new duo in our skin care routine right now!

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Renewed Hope In a Jar Moisturizer (CA $59.00)  is a revolutionary lightweight, whipped formula of the cult favourite Hope in a jar. The formulation has been renewed and infused with a new innovation: clinically proven skin renewal technology. Featuring a triple blend of alpha hydroxy acids, 3 forms of hyaluronate plus an Asian fruit extract, which helps to deliver a longer-lasting glow and continuous hydration benefits, providing skin with all-day hydration. Renewed Hope in a jar helps minimize pores and creates a youthful appearance to your face.

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Renewed Hope in a Jar Eye Cream (CA $72.00) is a lightweight whipped eye moisturizer that hydrates, brightens and re-texturizes the delicate eye area. It is clinically proven to diminish the look of fine lines and reduce puffiness. The Renewed Hope in a jar eye cream includes Asian Fruit extract, algea extracts and yeast, which energizes tired looking eyes, brightens dark circles and like we said before smoothes out the look of fine lines!

Both products are available now at select hudson’s bay and shoppers drug mart.

Here is a link to enjoy Natasha Bedingfield’s latest song “Hope”  which was created and written in partnership with philosophy

After using philosophy’s Renewed Hope in a jar your face will be left with all your wishes granted, soft, dewy, smooth and re-energized. The original Hope in a jar is iconic to skin care lovers everywhere since 1996 and is only getting better. We can’t wait for you to try this revolutionary new product!


Events On Set

The making of Spirit Animals at NightShift WR !

November 17, 2014

The Beauty Team started off November with the opportunity to be a part of Kitchener’s second Night Shift 2014 event! The event is a nuit blanche-style festival of art, culture and nocturnal adventure!


We had a lot of fun executing creative makeup looks on the models from Gemini. Special thanks to JVT Photography for beautifully capturing these photos.


This particular look was spirit animal inspired, and I just put my own spin on it! I used a TON of feathers and applied them with lash glue. The rest of the face I mainly used the MAKE UP FOR EVER Flash palette to create the fur like makeup.


Always set liquid or cream makeup with powder so you don’t get creasing or smudging!


Makeup Artist, Krys (thebeautyteam.) also created some amazing spirit animal looks, with really defined contours and brows!

Night shift 2014 was such a fun evening bringing out our inner creativity with these Avant Guard looks! We hope to be a part of this fabulous annual event next year!


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Events Product Reviews

KISS Nails beauty blogger event

November 10, 2014

Last Monday’s KISS beauty blogger event, put together by ROI relations was a lot of fun! Our nail techs applied KISS and imPRESS nails and trendy nail art to beauty bloggers that attended the event.

New York based Celebrity/Editorial manicurist, Gina Edwards (@ginaedwards10), is the creative mind behind the products, She was there hosting the event, sharing a few pro nail tips and meeting with everyone. She is lovely and was so fun to work with. thebeautyteam_events.jpg
KISS just launched a gel based nail glue that is amazing for applying their nail art. No more slippery glue with your crystals sliding off your nail before they are set! Finally a product that brings ease to salon styles that can be applied in the comfort of your own home.

The most popular were the imPRESS self adhesive nails in turquoise . They are super shiny but no sparkle and the accent nails have a great black, red and white pattern on them.



My favourite were the imPRESS self adhesive nails in Coral. They also come with sparkle and accent nails so you can use them in different combinations.



Always prep your nails correctly using the prep pad (included in kit) to clean the nail bed before applying the false nails.  This will ensure proper adhesion and prolong wear.



The new KISS french manicure was also a popular choice.  The classic nail style requires glue to apply and like gels, they need to be soaked off for removal. All the nail sets come in different shapes and sizes so they fit any nail bed, plus they are a great base to add nail art!

KISS and imPRESS nail products are available at Walmart and Target stores.  If you’re a nail art fanatic, be sure to check out these new styles coming soon to a store near you!




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Beauty 101 Events Product Reviews

philosophy’s new serum gives you “no reason to hide”

October 3, 2014

This past week we attended philosophy’s latest event and were introduced to newest serum, “no reason to hide”. The name certainly got us thinking of what this multi-imperfection serum could do for our skin. We soon realized that this wasn’t only about what the product can do and hide but how it can help to bring out a confident reflection of ourselves.

As woman, we love our products and take time out of our days for our daily skincare regimen. We cleanse, we tone, we moisturize all to look our best on the outside. We rarely take the time to see what makes us naturally beautiful and practice positive self talk.

Beauty Note: 

Add a few positive affirmations to your daily routine and notice how it changes the way you feel about yourself.


The product:

No reason to hide serum was formulated as an all-in-one serum solution to target many skin concerns. It is clinically proven to treat blotchiness, redness, dark spots, acne scaring, pores and rough textures. In just 4 weeks 88% of women showed a decrease in red spots and blotchiness. By the 12th week, 100% showed transformative improvement on multiple skin imperfections.

After using the serum for a few days, our skin is feeling a lot softer, some redness has demised and our pores both seem to a bit smaller. Of course the most dramatic results will appear after at least 6 weeks of use but we like what we’re seeing so far!


Be sure to check out philosophy’s confidence community on Facebook .  Get involved with with #noreasontohide , reveal your confidence personality and enter for the chance to win prizes (like a $2,500 Hudson’s Bay shopping spree, a year supply of no reason to hide and other philosophy fan favorites), and of course help spread the confidence!

This event challenged us to bring out the positive in ourselves and exude self confidence. Just another reason why we can’t get enough of philosophy and what they stand for!

No reason to hide multi imperfection transforming serum ($72.00/30ml) is available at all philosophy retailers including Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson’s Bay company.

Victoria & Justine

The Beauty Team


#ScienceRocks – Beauty & Science all in one

July 23, 2014
ScienceROCKS!, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Events

Catch our pros Justine and Alysse live on CP24 Breakfast tomorrow for some pre-event rockstar makeovers as we get ready for #ScienceRocks on July 24th (ages 19+) at The Ontario Science Centre.

The Beauty Team will be providing Hair and Makeup stations with our pros to help channel your inner rockstar.

We are bringing Beauty to the Science Centre, and you can be a part of it!
ScienceROCKS!, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Events

This Thursday evening, The Ontario Science Centre will open up the doors to the ScienceROCKS exhibit as it transforms into a music playground accompanied by great food, cocktails and rock-it science!

Event Details:
Ages 19+ only.
Valid Photo ID required at the door.

$15 in advance
$18 at the door
$15 Members (anytime)

Refreshments available for purchase.

Please note: There is limited capacity for the ROLLING STONES AT THE MAX movie. The movie starts at 7:30 and entrance to ticket-holders is on a first-come, first-served basis.


We hope to see you rockstars there!



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Events Product Reviews

Dior’s blogger event

August 22, 2013

On August 19th we were invited to Dior’s blogger event in Toronto. Beauty Team Makeup Artist,  Justine Sly joined us and shares her experience and product reviews below. Enjoy!

I had the opportunity to attended Dior’s blogger event in Toronto and couldn’t have had a better time – not only did I get to learn some great tips from Anne Marie Van Meer, the education manager and Makeup Artist for Dior , I even got to have a little pampering myself with a Dior manicure!

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While receiving my Manicure, I learned about one of Dior’s best selling products and my new favourite nail polish: Nail Glow. This product strengthens and smooths the nail and makes the pink of your nail pinker and the white tip whiter giving you the most perfect and fresh French tip.


What I can not live without is Dior’s rosy glow blush. Rosy glow has fresh colour reveal: a technology that is intended to adjust to your colouring to develop a rosy radiance to match your skin tone. I love it because it works on every one! A staple to have in any Makeup Artist’s kit.

Blush tip : Add a little bit of your Dior rosy glow blush into the crease of your eye for that extra lift and pop of colour.

lip glow

Lip glow has the same effect by enhancing your natural lip colour. It is also extremely hydrating – it’s great for the gym or even a day at the office. For a more glammed up look try lip glow with the lip maximize which has collagen to make the lips plump and fuller.

These are just some of the many amazing products that Dior has to offer.

Stay tuned for more information on how you can sign up for Dior’s exclusive Backstage Pro Workshop’s happening at The Bay Sept 4th-8th, 2013. Customers will get to try Dior’s star products and learn some backstage tips and tricks from top Dior Beauty Experts.

We hope you can make it to one of the workshops and fall in love with these products as much as The Beauty Team has!

Christian Dior always said “Fashion’s finishing touch is fragrance”… What’s your favorite Dior  fragrance?

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