Beauty products for less


I##Q##m always annoyed when I go by the drugstore to grab a couple basic items and end up spending $30. I##Q##d much rather spend it on “spendy”, fun stuff – an eye cream that turns back the clock or a lip stain that stays past lunch. Here are a few ways to save some money that actually do a better job:


  1. Cotton Swabs – the cheapest ear swabs are the best ear swabs for beauty purposes – head to the dollar store! The more expensive swabs, such as Q-tip ($4.50), the softer and fluffier they are – which means more fluff in your make-up or eye. The smaller tip also provides more precision – and a big box is a deal for a buck. Savings – $3.50
  2. Baby Wipes – while you are at the Dollar Store grab a package of these as well, unscented is best.

Beauty Products


Today we focus on Make-up, particularly waterproof as we continue to bring you products to help you get through the unpredictable weather of a Vancouver Winter.


Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner Duo

For a wedding day look with a little more edge, this crease-proof eyeshadow and eyeliner duo is a must. Each compact features two harmonious cream-to-powder eyeshadows that can be worn on the lids as a shadow, drawn across the lashline as aliner or combined to create a smudgy, dimensional smoky eye.

Price: $25

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Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencils

Not only can this creamy eyeliner stand up to tears and sweat, it goes on super-smooth, sets in just 90 seconds and lasts for 12 hours. Available in seven classic shades, it also contains vitamin E and jojoba oil to moisturize and protect delicate skin.

Celeb Style: Fiona Forbes


Questions by Tybie Lipetz @Tybielipetz

What are the top 3 must haves in your closet?

A killer pair of heels, a simple little black dress and my favorite leather jacket.

What’s your go-to outfit?

When I##Q##m not at work? J Brand skinny jeans, a simple tank or t-shirt and a great pair of boots.

What’s your go-to  store?

BCBG, Aritzia & Barney##Q##s

Who’s your favourite designer?

That is like picking a favorite child! I always love Burberry – they are both fashion forward and classic.

Tiffany & Co. was highlighted the 2012 Golden Globe® Awards

Tiffany & Co. was highlighted the 2012 Golden Globe® Awards with jewels and accessories of legendary style that captured Hollywood glamour at its best.
Presenters Jessica Biel and Natalie Portman walked the red carpet in magnificent Tiffany diamonds and accessories that shimmered with every step.

Jessica Biel and Natalie Portman radiated glamour in Tiffany & Co. jewelry and accessories at the 2012 Golden Globe® Awards:



Photo Credit: Frederic J.

Jillian Harris: Practical Style, Elegant Design


Jillian Harris: Practical Style, Elegant Design

We talk to the young Interior Designer and former Bachlorette contestant about her laid back, practical approach to style, being on TV and future plans with her Design business.

Jillian Harris fits a lot of the cliches of a petite energetic women; firecracker, spitfire, even bundle of energy. Cliches aside Jillian has a great work ethic and pure artistic talent that ensures her a status as a bona fide designer and not a “celebrity designer” who##Q##s popularity is based on fame and not talent.

Born in Peace River, Alberta, Canada Jillian was educated at BCIT for interior design and has a design resume that includes Cactus Club Café, Browns Restaurant & Bar, former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky and most recently Jillian designed the rail car interiors for the Rocky Mountaineer train.
Being on the Bachelorette has definitely boosted Jillian##Q##s name recognition, but Jillian told me she would be just as happy opening a design boutique where she resides in Kelowna BC and focus on her design work away from the spotlight and still feel fulfilled.

Fan Boy … Fan Girl … FANTASTIC.

Creator, executive producer and co-host of “The Electric Playground,” and “Reviews on the Run,” Victor Lucas is a videogame television pioneer. His first original TV series, “The Electric Playground,” hit the airwaves in 1997 and is now a daily TV series seen coast to coast in Canada and the US.