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Today’s review is by guest blogger Meredith. Meredith is 12 and lives in Burnaby, BC.


Hello, my name is Meredith, also known as Lauren. I might be writing some reviews for my mom Airdrie Miller. Today at around three o’clock a Fedex package arrived at the door when my mom came upstairs and opened the package, she came to me and said, “These are those stick on nails that you like!” I put them on while I was watching television. So if your nails need an update you should try these nails.
These nails are sold for under eleven dollars. Nail Dress from Kiss can spice up your nails without even setting foot in the salon. These nails are used for hands and feet! These nails are truly fashion that sticks. Available in eighteen patterns and textures. Each kit includes, 28 Nail Dress strips in 14 sizes to fit your nails, a 2 sided nail file and a handy booklet that shows you how to put it on and also shows all of the different styles. In this it does say that there is no mess and no drying needed but I think that these do cause a little bit of a mess because these nails are very long and you need to trim them to fit it to your nail. Before you put the nails on you should prep your nails with nail polish remover or with alcohol. Apply as close as you can to the cuticle for best look and enjoy! The suggested retail price in Canada is $10.99. It has been available since February 1st and it is selling in drugstores and mass retailers across Canada.

Happy New Year!


Sephora is opening a store in Kewlona, B.C. on Sept. 30, 2011. The new location will be at Orchard Park Shopping Centre.

This is great news for beauty lovers in the beautiful interior of British Columbia.

Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept founded in France in 1970 and acquired from Dominique Mandonnaud (founder of Shop Huit) by Paris-based LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group, in 1997.

Sephora is a name that is synonymous with beauty. Zipporah is a biblical name; she was the wife of Moses and the daughter of a nomadic chief. She was renowned for her exceptional beauty. Sephos is the Greek term attributed to beauty and vanity. The combination of the two words became Sephora.

Sephora’s unique, open-sell environment features over 140 classic and emerging brands across a broad range of product categories including skincare, color, fragrance, nail care, smile care, bath & body and haircare, in addition to Sephora’s own private collection.

To build the most knowledgeable and professional team of product consultants in the beauty industry, Sephora developed “Science of Sephora.” This program ensures that our team is skilled to identify skin types, have knowledge of skin physiology, the history of makeup, application techniques, the science of creating fragrances, and most importantly, how to interact with Sephora’s diverse clientele. To further enhance the education program, Sephora opened the doors to an expanded training facility – Sephora University – in San Francisco in October 2007.

Sephora’s highly trained beauty experts are available to assist clients wherever they shop – in stores, online, or via 1-877-SEPHORA.

Stores – Sephora operates approximately 1000 stores in 24 countries worldwide, with an expanding base of over 280 stores across North America. Sephora opened its first US store in New York in 1998, and its first Canadian store in Toronto in 2004. Sephora currently has 25 store in Canada.

Sephora.com – Launched in the US in 1999 and Canada in 2003, the foremost beauty site on the Internet is also Sephora’s largest North American store in terms of sales and selection of products and brands.

Sephora inside JCPenney – In June 2006, Sephora opened its first “store-within-store” concept inside JCPenney. In 2011, there will be more than 300 Sephora inside JCPenney locations across America.

1-877-SEPHORA/Catalogs – Issued three times a year, Sephora’s catalogs offer trends, beauty must-haves, artistry tips and showcase a variety of brands and products.

Beauty Insider – In July 2007, Sephora launched the Beauty Insider program as a way of thanking it most loyal clients with an all-access pass to personalized beauty. In 2009, Sephora introduced a new program tier, VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider), to reward our best clients with specialized events, exclusive products and rewards. The program is available at Sephora stores nationwide and at www.sephora.com.

My husband Derek Miller passed away on May 3, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. Read more on my personal blog.

I have not been thinking about beauty much this month, but I have been having success with a few good products along the way. I’d love to write detailed reviews, but I’m simply too sad and tired. Becoming a young widow is complicated. And I’m a single mother now, too. So I’ll just list here what I am LOVING, and you may want to leave your two cents in the comments, or perhaps try these products yourself:

1. skoah face skotion SPF 30. I am committed to wear SPF every day. Smells like cucumbers. Not too greasy.
2. Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser. Removes makeup and makes my life easier. Orange Extract.
3. New Benefit Refined Finish Facial Polish. Apply to your dry face. Removes dead skin gently. Cool blue bottle.
4. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel. No more sun for me! Self tanners save skin and reduce risk of cancer. Best result I’ve ever had with a self-tanner. No streaks, nice golden brown. Not too dark.

DATE: March 1st to March 14th 2011

WHAT: Lancôme celebrates women by donating $7 to Look Good Feel Better for every bottle of Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate sold across Canada. In addition, Lancôme will also donate $1 for every new fan of Lancôme Canada’s Facebook page to help women “Look Good and Feel Better”. Look Good Feel Better is Canada’s only cancer charity dedicated to empower women to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment have on their appearance. Lancôme, the world’s largest luxury beauty brand, has pledged to donate a minimum of $10,000 to this charity to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Launched in March 2009, Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate helps even skin tone, refine texture and boost luminosity within just 7 days. Today, more than 3 million bottles of Lancôme’s Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate have been sold.

The $7 donation will be made for every Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate sold at Lancôme counters in Canada or at lancome.ca between March 1st and 14th. The suggested retail prices for Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate are $95 for 30 ML and $125 for 50 ML.

Moreover, Lancôme extends this initiative with social media by donating $1 to Look Good Feel Better for every new fan of the Lancôme Canada Facebook page between March 1st and 14th.

Lancôme is the global leader in luxury cosmetics. Perfume, skincare and make-up which complement each other, innovation and research for the highest quality have all made Lancôme the leading luxury brand, and the ultimate image of French femininity in 135 countries. Created by a pioneering visionary in 1935 to spread French essence and taste throughout the world, Lancôme has always embodied what a fashion beauty brand is. It is synonymous with accomplished and fulfilled femininity, responding perfectly to the needs and expectations of all women, on every continent, regardless of age.

Lancôme Canada is a division of L’Oréal Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oréal Group, the largest cosmetics company in the world. Headquartered in Montreal, L’Oréal Canada had sales of $858 million in 2010 and employs 1,200 people. The company’s prestigious brand portfolio of over 25 brands encompasses all aspects of beauty.

About Look Good Feel Better Supported by the member companies of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association and external sponsors, Look Good Feel Better was launched in 1992 to help women manage the appearancerelated effects of cancer and its treatment. Look Good Feel Better offers free, two-hour cosmetics and hair
alternatives workshops at 111 hospitals and cancer-care facilities across Canada. For more information,
visit lookgoodfeelbetter.ca.

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