Here’s my pick of the ultimate beauty buys that save time, money and make you look and feel beautiful!

The Hide Guide

Stepping out in Hollywood sans make-up is career suicide, unless, of course, you’re JLo, who makes a make-up detox look glamorous! No matter your age, skin type or complexion shade, there’s a team of products to cover and brighten up skin imperfections and zap spots.

What you need….

Start with a skin primer:


Photo Finish Primer, $36 USD

And follow with one of my favourite, botanical bases:

By Terry

Cover Expert SPF15, $58USD



UV EXPERT Mineral CC Crème SPF 50, $39 USD

Lastly, a pimple and concealer in one, Zap & Hide is a pocket-rocket for covering adult-acne:

Jane Iredale

Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer, $32 USD


Eye Openers

Want an eyelift in minutes? Yes? Then update your peep kit right now!

First, don’t fork out hundreds of dollars on eye lash extensions, grow them out with lash growing serums:


Eyelash Growth Serum, $49.95 USD

Follow by applying a lash extending mascara like:


Lash Slick, $16USD

And Save room in your tote for on-the-go brow emergencies with:

Sisley Paris

Phyto-Sourcils Design 3-in-one Architect Pencil, $63 USD


Quick Lips

A sexy pout is only seconds away with a creamy, lightweight lip tint that you can also wear on your cheeks like cult favourite:


Benetint Cheek & Lipstain, $18

Oh! But my beauty surprise of the week is when Fenty Beauty by Rihanna arrived on my desk. It’s a shimmery gloss designed to look wonderful on all skin tones and it’s perfectly purse-worthy.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Illuminizer, $19


Sparkle and Shine

Beat dry skin with Super Oils! These lightweight, quick absorbing and anti-aging oils do not clog skin. In fact, they work wonders on dryness, dullness and impurities. No wonder they’re so hot right now, so what are you waiting for make you’re match…

Bod Booster

Will leave you moisturized and glowing like a goddess!

Sol de Janiero Body Glow Oil, $35

Beat Dullness

Gently cleanses and intensely hydrates.

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil with Coconut and Argan Oil, $16

For Sensitive Skin

Helps repair damaged skin barriers with soothing thermal spring water and evening primrose oil.

Avène Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream 40ml,


Nails on the Go

In between school drop-offs, food shopping and dinner prep, you can’t stop noticing how drab your pointers look. Problem is you have no time for a full manicure, or do you? Try an at- home quick manicure with press-on nails so glamorous that everyone will think you had them done at a fancy salon.


Glam Fantasy, $9


Glossy Locks

To make hair colour and condition last between salon visits you need to shield tresses with heat protectors, UV resistance, hydrating crèmes…the list goes on. Sounds all too much? No worries a quick spritz of Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Infinite Color Hold Topcoat Spray has you covered!

Alterna Haircare

Caviar Anti-Aging Infinite Color Hold Topcoat Spray, $32 USD


Get a Glow in 1, 2, 3

Get a mini facial! OleHenriksen’s professional-strength three-step resurfacing system—a scrub, facial peel, and mask— with smoothing and brightening power, giving you a long-lasting Ole Glow!


Power Peel Transforming Facial, $50USD

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