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Spring Cleaning: Makeup
Spring is a good time to clean the house, change your clothes, and prepare for spring and summer. It’s also a good time to check your makeup kit, add new colourful eye shadows and get rid of the products that have expired, or simply don’t work well on your skin. Be sure not to ignore the expiration date on cosmetic products; otherwise you run the risk of infection and irritation. 
Let’s take a look at the life expectancy of skin care and makeup products:

Mascara
You probably use it often, so it’s important to know that you should throw it away if it has been more than three months after you opened it, otherwise you risk a nasty eye infection. Mascara and eyeliner are very sensitive products, so it is best to change them every three months even if you haven’t used all of the product.

Powder
Powders last longer, approximately three years. If they are older than this they begin to go dull, and dry - they won’t go on smoothly and you may get a patchy application.

Primer
Primer allows for your makeup to last longer, apply better, keeps oil production in check and camouflages small imperfections. It doesn’t last more than two years, so you shouldn’t worry in applying it every time under makeup.        

Eye Shadows
Coloured eye shadows last about two years, but there are so many new colours and textures on the market every season that it would be a pity not to introduce new eye shadows every season to change things up. 

Lipstick
A lipstick’s life is between two and four years, depending on the ingredients contained. Generally, if it’s more than two years, you can tell by the smell if it’s still good or not.

Brushes
It is important to clean your brushes on a regular bases. Makeup brushes can become coated not only with makeup residue, but also with body oils and dead skin, making them havens for bacteria that will decrease the life of your brush, negatively affect the proper application of makeup and can also cause skin problems and possible infection. Check your brushes every 6 months. If they look worn out, they need to be replaced. 

Spring Cleaning: Makeup

Spring is a good time to clean the house, change your clothes, and prepare for spring and summer. It’s also a good time to check your makeup kit, add new colourful eye shadows and get rid of the products that have expired, or simply don’t work well on your skin. Be sure not to ignore the expiration date on cosmetic products; otherwise you run the risk of infection and irritation. 

Let’s take a look at the life expectancy of skin care and makeup products:

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Mascara

You probably use it often, so it’s important to know that you should throw it away if it has been more than three months after you opened it, otherwise you risk a nasty eye infection. Mascara and eyeliner are very sensitive products, so it is best to change them every three months even if you haven’t used all of the product.

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Powder

Powders last longer, approximately three years. If they are older than this they begin to go dull, and dry - they won’t go on smoothly and you may get a patchy application.

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Primer

Primer allows for your makeup to last longer, apply better, keeps oil production in check and camouflages small imperfections. It doesn’t last more than two years, so you shouldn’t worry in applying it every time under makeup.        

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Eye Shadows

Coloured eye shadows last about two years, but there are so many new colours and textures on the market every season that it would be a pity not to introduce new eye shadows every season to change things up. 

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Lipstick

A lipstick’s life is between two and four years, depending on the ingredients contained. Generally, if it’s more than two years, you can tell by the smell if it’s still good or not.

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Brushes

It is important to clean your brushes on a regular bases. Makeup brushes can become coated not only with makeup residue, but also with body oils and dead skin, making them havens for bacteria that will decrease the life of your brush, negatively affect the proper application of makeup and can also cause skin problems and possible infection. Check your brushes every 6 months. If they look worn out, they need to be replaced. 

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New at Etiket! 
Malin + Goetz Essential Kit. Perfect for travel and TSA approved! 

New at Etiket! 

Malin + Goetz Essential Kit. Perfect for travel and TSA approved! 

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We love reading reading Jane Iredale testimonials! Here is one we received recently that we had to share: 

Hello,
I am writing to share my complete satisfaction and admiration for the
Jane Iredale line.
Around 6 years ago, I was diagnosed with Vitiligo. It was something extremely hard for me to deal with, as my nice tan, Mediterranean skin was my favorite feature about myself, and all of a sudden out of the blue, it was gone. I was becoming a Dalmatian.  I was ashamed. I stopped wearing skirts and shorts, not wanting people to see my legs. I always had a cardigan or sweater on, not wanting people to see my arms.  I stopped going to public places where I would be seen in a bathing suit, completely embarrassed about how I look.
I have always been a very natural person, not wearing makeup other than a bit of blush, mascara, and a simple gloss.  However, given these circumstances, I had to start wearing some, as I wanted to hide my spots on my face too, not to forget to mention the new extreme sensitivity of my skin. The only thing I could not cover, were my hands. So I quickly became addicted to makeup, trying everything and anything I could to cover up. Since the beginning of my Vitiligo, I have spent thousands on makeup, trying every single brand available to me, determined to find the best one. But nothing really impressed me. Either they were too thick and heavy and made me feel like I was wearing a mask, of they didn’t hold and I would have to reapply regularly throughout the day. Or they were too expensive. I became discouraged. 
A few months ago, one of the most precious people in my life opened a great urban spa in the downtown Montreal area. I walked in last weekend, and noticed that she was now carrying makeup. Jane Iredale products. She said that she brought in this line with me and her in mind (she has skin cancer so has also been looking for cosmetics that are good for extremely sensitive skin).  
She started telling me about the brand and how great it is for people with skin issues. I smiled, loving her positivity and enthusiasm, but I was not convinced, as I tried so many kinds before. I thought to myself, how will this be any different?  Then she pulled out a book, showing me the different products for the different skin conditions. She flipped to the Vitiligo page, and there I saw a before and after picture that impressed me. I asked her to try the makeup on me - I couldn’t wait. I wanted to see if this stuff was for real, or was that picture Photoshop work. 
So she did - we used the Disappear concealer in Medium, the Amazing base in Amber, and the D2O spray.  I just loved the feeling as she was putting it all on me. The smell, the freshness, how it felt like there was absolutely nothing on my skin.I loved it already. But when she was done, and I saw myself in the mirror, I instantly became so emotional because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.  The most amazing coverage - we could barely notice anything. And I felt so natural - I didn’t look like I had makeup on. And I didn’t feel like I had any makeup on. I felt like myself again!  I gave my friend a giant hug thanking her for bringing this line in. I was sold. I bought those three items, and now I have a few more items I am going to pick up later on this week.  Jane Iredale is now all that I will be using. I feel that I am in good hands, and I know I am doing good for my skin with this brand.
So thanks to amazing people in my life, I have now given up on hiding behind thick makeup, and I have my confidence back. So all that to say Thank You.  I am forever grateful, and I am now a trusting and loyal customer.
With kind regards, 
M.S.
For more information on Jane Iredale products, please visit Etiket.ca


We love reading reading Jane Iredale testimonials! Here is one we received recently that we had to share: 


Hello,

I am writing to share my complete satisfaction and admiration for the

Jane Iredale line.

Around 6 years ago, I was diagnosed with Vitiligo. It was something extremely hard for me to deal with, as my nice tan, Mediterranean skin was my favorite feature about myself, and all of a sudden out of the blue, it was gone. I was becoming a Dalmatian.  I was ashamed. I stopped wearing skirts and shorts, not wanting people to see my legs. I always had a cardigan or sweater on, not wanting people to see my arms.  I stopped going to public places where I would be seen in a bathing suit, completely embarrassed about how I look.

I have always been a very natural person, not wearing makeup other than a bit of blush, mascara, and a simple gloss.  However, given these circumstances, I had to start wearing some, as I wanted to hide my spots on my face too, not to forget to mention the new extreme sensitivity of my skin. The only thing I could not cover, were my hands. So I quickly became addicted to makeup, trying everything and anything I could to cover up. Since the beginning of my Vitiligo, I have spent thousands on makeup, trying every single brand available to me, determined to find the best one. But nothing really impressed me. Either they were too thick and heavy and made me feel like I was wearing a mask, of they didn’t hold and I would have to reapply regularly throughout the day. Or they were too expensive. I became discouraged. 

A few months ago, one of the most precious people in my life opened a great urban spa in the downtown Montreal area. I walked in last weekend, and noticed that she was now carrying makeup. Jane Iredale products. She said that she brought in this line with me and her in mind (she has skin cancer so has also been looking for cosmetics that are good for extremely sensitive skin).  

She started telling me about the brand and how great it is for people with skin issues. I smiled, loving her positivity and enthusiasm, but I was not convinced, as I tried so many kinds before. I thought to myself, how will this be any different?  Then she pulled out a book, showing me the different products for the different skin conditions. She flipped to the Vitiligo page, and there I saw a before and after picture that impressed me. I asked her to try the makeup on me - I couldn’t wait. I wanted to see if this stuff was for real, or was that picture Photoshop work.

So she did - we used the Disappear concealer in Medium, the Amazing base in Amber, and the D2O spray.  I just loved the feeling as she was putting it all on me. The smell, the freshness, how it felt like there was absolutely nothing on my skin.I loved it already. But when she was done, and I saw myself in the mirror, I instantly became so emotional because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.  The most amazing coverage - we could barely notice anything. And I felt so natural - I didn’t look like I had makeup on. And I didn’t feel like I had any makeup on. I felt like myself again!  I gave my friend a giant hug thanking her for bringing this line in. I was sold. I bought those three items, and now I have a few more items I am going to pick up later on this week.  Jane Iredale is now all that I will be using. I feel that I am in good hands, and I know I am doing good for my skin with this brand.

So thanks to amazing people in my life, I have now given up on hiding behind thick makeup, and I have my confidence back. So all that to say Thank You.  I am forever grateful, and I am now a trusting and loyal customer.

With kind regards, 

M.S.


For more information on Jane Iredale products, please visit Etiket.ca


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Want the look of faux eye lashes without irritating your eyes? 
Here’s the lowdown on fibre mascaras (aka ‘sculpting fibre’) that promise to deliver the look of false lashes without the mess:
They contain a high amount of nylon, silk or rayon micro-fibres that attach onto your lashes, giving you that longer, fuller look. Some come mixed directly into your mascara; others are separate and need to go on in layers in between coats of mascara. The upside is that they do create length and volume superior to that of a regular mascara. 
If you have sensitive eyes or wear contacts, however, these same fibres can fall into your eyes and create a mess of issues.
One of our favourite mascaras is one that is safe and gentle, yet delivers what it promises - Long and thick lashes that will not flake off - Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening & Lengthening Mascara.

For more info on Jane Iredale mineral makeup products click here. 

This dual-purpose formula contains sea minerals that condition lashes so they can grow to their fullest potential, while thousands of cellulose fibers coat the lashes for a look that’s glamorous, rich and full. The extra large, tapered brush makes application easy and separates lashes effortlessly.
• Packaged in a squeezable tube with the highest quality brush
• Contains 75% more product than normal mascaras
• Conditions lashes so they don’t clump, flake or break
Tip: When Longest Lash Lengthening Mascara is initially used, it may feel drier than other mascaras. This is because the normal water content has been replaced with algae extracts. The power of the extracts is what nourishes and conditions the lashes. 

Want the look of faux eye lashes without irritating your eyes? 

Here’s the lowdown on fibre mascaras (aka ‘sculpting fibre’) that promise to deliver the look of false lashes without the mess:

They contain a high amount of nylon, silk or rayon micro-fibres that attach onto your lashes, giving you that longer, fuller look. Some come mixed directly into your mascara; others are separate and need to go on in layers in between coats of mascara. The upside is that they do create length and volume superior to that of a regular mascara. 

If you have sensitive eyes or wear contacts, however, these same fibres can fall into your eyes and create a mess of issues.

One of our favourite mascaras is one that is safe and gentle, yet delivers what it promises - Long and thick lashes that will not flake off - Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening & Lengthening Mascara.

For more info on Jane Iredale mineral makeup products click here

This dual-purpose formula contains sea minerals that condition lashes so they can grow to their fullest potential, while thousands of cellulose fibers coat the lashes for a look that’s glamorous, rich and full. The extra large, tapered brush makes application easy and separates lashes effortlessly.

• Packaged in a squeezable tube with the highest quality brush

• Contains 75% more product than normal mascaras

• Conditions lashes so they don’t clump, flake or break

Tip: When Longest Lash Lengthening Mascara is initially used, it may feel drier than other mascaras. This is because the normal water content has been replaced with algae extracts. The power of the extracts is what nourishes and conditions the lashes. 


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Etiket launched its on-line web store at Etiket.ca today allowing Canadian consumers the opportunity to buy exclusive luxury brands not currently available to the Canadian market from a Canadian resource. Among the brands now available on-line at Etiket.ca are: Atelier Cologne, l’Artisan Parfumeur, Osmotics, MALIN+GOETZ, Margaret Dabbs, Penhaligon’s, per-fekt, Sara Happ and Tocca.

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Remember the old fashioned remedy of cold spoons and cucumbers for puffy, tired eyes? Clinically-tested EYE PERFECTION GEL soothes puffy, tired eyes the NEW old fashioned way!
Of the women tested, after just 15 minutes:· 100% said under eye puffiness dramatically reduced.· 100% said eyes no longer looked tired.
Eye Perfection Gel comes in four colours:
Awake
Bright
Refreshed
VibrantIn celebration of our online boutique launch, enjoy $10 off your Eye Perfection Gel purchase! Shop and use Promo Code EYE10.How per-fékt is that?!

Remember the old fashioned remedy of cold spoons and cucumbers for puffy, tired eyes? Clinically-tested EYE PERFECTION GEL soothes puffy, tired eyes the NEW old fashioned way!

Of the women tested, after just 15 minutes:
· 100% said under eye puffiness dramatically reduced.
· 100% said eyes no longer looked tired.

Eye Perfection Gel comes in four colours:

Awake

Bright

Refreshed

Vibrant

In celebration of our online boutique launch, enjoy $10 off your Eye Perfection Gel purchase! Shop and use Promo Code EYE10.

How per-fékt is that?!

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Are You Addicted To Lip Balm?

If you use a balm more than three times a day, carry more than one in your purse and keep various balms in multiple places, you’re probably dealing with an addiction. 
Here’s the thing: When your lips are covered in synthetic ingredients, they feel moisturized and protected, yet their cells don’t have a chance to turn over and renew. So, once your lips feel dry, you probably simply reapply your lip balm and your lips never have a chance to repair themselves. It’s a vicious, waxy cycle. - The Globe and Mail (Beauty Section)

Break the cycle with an effective lip care regimen. Regular exfoliation and a high quality lip moisturizer should help you kick the habit and keep your lips in tip top condition!
Lip balm addicts, get hooked on these!
1. Sara Happ Lip Scrub & Lip Slip Gloss
Lip Scrub exfoliates lips and eliminates dry, flaky skin to reveal lips that are ridiculously soft and supple.  After exfoliating, smooth on a small amount of Lip Slip Gloss to seal in hydration. No need to reapply every hour, it’s that good!
2. Environ Ionzyme C-Quence Lip Balm
 Enriched with essential vitamins and antioxidants, this balm assists to nourishing and smoothing the lips leaving them feeling soft and supple. A serious balm for a serious addict. 
3. Sacred Nature Lipstick
A lip balm rich in organic Buriti oil to regenerate, soften and protect the lips against environmental stress such as the sun, wind and cold.




4. Jane Iredale LipDrink SPF 15

This colourless lip balm really is a drink for the lips! It contains no petroleum-derived products that dry out the lips. LipDrink is made of a base of macadamia nut oil, an added active sunscreen ingredient of edible zinc oxide for broad-spectrum sun protection and antioxidants (green tea extract, Vitamin E and C).
5. (Malin + Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm
Flavoured with Mojito, this lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. This gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Colour and Paraben free.
6. LaLicious Lip Butter
A delectably moisturizing lip butter that leaves lips supple and kissably soft.  Sugar Kiss Lip Butter is formulated with natural oils and extracts to condition, invigorate and revitalize lips. This hydrating butter goes on clear with a sweet scent of vanilla, rose and citrus.

All products are available for sale in Montreal at Etiket Boutique and online as of March 2012.
For more information please call 514.687.3886, email info@etiket.ca or visit us at the boutique.

Are You Addicted To Lip Balm?

If you use a balm more than three times a day, carry more than one in your purse and keep various balms in multiple places, you’re probably dealing with an addiction.

Here’s the thing: When your lips are covered in synthetic ingredients, they feel moisturized and protected, yet their cells don’t have a chance to turn over and renew. So, once your lips feel dry, you probably simply reapply your lip balm and your lips never have a chance to repair themselves. It’s a vicious, waxy cycle. - The Globe and Mail (Beauty Section)

Break the cycle with an effective lip care regimen. Regular exfoliation and a high quality lip moisturizer should help you kick the habit and keep your lips in tip top condition!

Lip balm addicts, get hooked on these!

1. Sara Happ Lip Scrub & Lip Slip Gloss

Lip Scrub exfoliates lips and eliminates dry, flaky skin to reveal lips that are ridiculously soft and supple.  After exfoliating, smooth on a small amount of Lip Slip Gloss to seal in hydration. No need to reapply every hour, it’s that good!

2. Environ Ionzyme C-Quence Lip Balm

 Enriched with essential vitamins and antioxidants, this balm assists to nourishing and smoothing the lips leaving them feeling soft and supple. A serious balm for a serious addict. 

3. Sacred Nature Lipstick

A lip balm rich in organic Buriti oil to regenerate, soften and protect the lips against environmental stress such as the sun, wind and cold.

4. Jane Iredale LipDrink SPF 15

This colourless lip balm really is a drink for the lips! It contains no petroleum-derived products that dry out the lips. LipDrink is made of a base of macadamia nut oil, an added active sunscreen ingredient of edible zinc oxide for broad-spectrum sun protection and antioxidants (green tea extract, Vitamin E and C).

5. (Malin + Goetz) Mojito Lip Balm

Flavoured with Mojito, this lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. This gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Colour and Paraben free.

6. LaLicious Lip Butter

A delectably moisturizing lip butter that leaves lips supple and kissably soft.  Sugar Kiss Lip Butter is formulated with natural oils and extracts to condition, invigorate and revitalize lips. This hydrating butter goes on clear with a sweet scent of vanilla, rose and citrus.

All products are available for sale in Montreal at Etiket Boutique and online as of March 2012.

For more information please call 514.687.3886, email info@etiket.ca or visit us at the boutique.

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The Best Scrubs for Smoother Skin
 1. Best At-Home Spa Treatment: [comfort zone] Fruity Peel
Despite being named as a “scrub” this gel-based formula is non-abrasive. The exfoliating action comes from the acids (AHAs, Glycolic, malic, citric and lactic acids, fruit extracts, jojoba microspheres) that work to delicately remove dry, rough skin while improving hydration. After use, your skin will feel silky smooth and soft, lasting for days as if you just received the most glorious spa treatment!

2. Best Scrub & Moisturizer: LaLicious Brown Sugar & Vanilla Sugar Soufflé
This natural body scrub is made with coconut oil which absorbs quickly and easily into your skin, leaving it moisturized and protected without feeling greasy. Pure cane sugar crystals exfoliate dead skin cells while sweet almond and vitamin-e oils condition, moisturize, and smooth you to perfection with the sweet scent of vanilla. There is no need for body lotion afterwards. 
3. Best Texture: Sara Happ Vanilla Bean Body Scrub
Silky, not greasy.  Hydrating, not oily. Gentle enough to do no harm and tough enough to remove even the roughest dead skin. The texture feels like tapioca pudding! Made with Kukui nut, macadamia and sweet almond oils that leave zero residue behind and space age-esque sugar crystals (tapioca-like) that are bigger and bolder than your average scrub.  Warning: you may be tempted to eat it!
4. Best Scent: Tocca’s Stella Esfoliante da Corpo, Blood Orange Rich Body Polish
This gentle, moisturizing body scrub contains crushed olive granules to delicately exfoliate dry skin. Rich in natural oils, Tocca’s luxurious formula boasts the emollient and healing properties of Italian olive oil, safflower oil and grape seed oil that leave the skin feeling soft, supple and delicately scented of sweet Italian blood orange.
5. Best For Rough Spots (Feet): Margaret Dabbs Foot Scrub
A scrub tough enough for the thickest skin on your body - your feet. Using Ground Tea Tree Leaf and Pumice, feet can be scrubbed to perfection! You can feel the scrub work to remove the dead layers of skin and replenish moisture using Emu Oil, revealing fresh illuminated skin and nails. You can also use this scrub for your knees, and elbows. 
6. Best In Shower: Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub
A creamy, lightly-foaming body scrub that dramatically smooths, polishes and energizes skin. Refreshing essential oils revitalize the body and awaken the senses. This scrub comes in a squeeze tube making it ideal for showers, as there is no dipping into a tub of scrub with your wet hands and causing the product to go runny. 

7. Best For Sensitive Skin: Sacred Nature Bio-Certified Gommage -  Delicate Face & Body Scrub.
The Sacred Nature Collection is an eco-friendly skincare line created in accordance with the standards defined by ECOCERT®. Surpassing their high standards for organic ingredients and low levels of synthetic additives, all products are completely free of parabens, mineral oil, colouring agents, silicons and synthetic perfumes making this scrub ideal for sensitive skin. 



All products are available for sale in Montreal at Etiket Boutique and online as of March 2012.
For more information please call 514.687.3886, email info@etiket.ca or visit us at the boutique.

The Best Scrubs for Smoother Skin

 1. Best At-Home Spa Treatment: [comfort zone] Fruity Peel

Despite being named as a “scrub” this gel-based formula is non-abrasive. The exfoliating action comes from the acids (AHAs, Glycolic, malic, citric and lactic acids, fruit extracts, jojoba microspheres) that work to delicately remove dry, rough skin while improving hydration. After use, your skin will feel silky smooth and soft, lasting for days as if you just received the most glorious spa treatment!

2. Best Scrub & Moisturizer: LaLicious Brown Sugar & Vanilla Sugar Soufflé

This natural body scrub is made with coconut oil which absorbs quickly and easily into your skin, leaving it moisturized and protected without feeling greasy. Pure cane sugar crystals exfoliate dead skin cells while sweet almond and vitamin-e oils condition, moisturize, and smooth you to perfection with the sweet scent of vanilla. There is no need for body lotion afterwards. 

3. Best Texture: Sara Happ Vanilla Bean Body Scrub

Silky, not greasy.  Hydrating, not oily. Gentle enough to do no harm and tough enough to remove even the roughest dead skin. The texture feels like tapioca pudding! Made with Kukui nut, macadamia and sweet almond oils that leave zero residue behind and space age-esque sugar crystals (tapioca-like) that are bigger and bolder than your average scrub.  Warning: you may be tempted to eat it!

4. Best Scent: Tocca’s Stella Esfoliante da Corpo, Blood Orange Rich Body Polish

This gentle, moisturizing body scrub contains crushed olive granules to delicately exfoliate dry skin. Rich in natural oils, Tocca’s luxurious formula boasts the emollient and healing properties of Italian olive oil, safflower oil and grape seed oil that leave the skin feeling soft, supple and delicately scented of sweet Italian blood orange.

5. Best For Rough Spots (Feet): Margaret Dabbs Foot Scrub

A scrub tough enough for the thickest skin on your body - your feet. Using Ground Tea Tree Leaf and Pumice, feet can be scrubbed to perfection! You can feel the scrub work to remove the dead layers of skin and replenish moisture using Emu Oil, revealing fresh illuminated skin and nails. You can also use this scrub for your knees, and elbows. 

6. Best In Shower: Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub

A creamy, lightly-foaming body scrub that dramatically smooths, polishes and energizes skin. Refreshing essential oils revitalize the body and awaken the senses. This scrub comes in a squeeze tube making it ideal for showers, as there is no dipping into a tub of scrub with your wet hands and causing the product to go runny. 

7. Best For Sensitive Skin: Sacred Nature Bio-Certified Gommage -  Delicate Face & Body Scrub.

The Sacred Nature Collection is an eco-friendly skincare line created in accordance with the standards defined by ECOCERT®. Surpassing their high standards for organic ingredients and low levels of synthetic additives, all products are completely free of parabens, mineral oil, colouring agents, silicons and synthetic perfumes making this scrub ideal for sensitive skin. 

All products are available for sale in Montreal at Etiket Boutique and online as of March 2012.

For more information please call 514.687.3886, email info@etiket.ca or visit us at the boutique.

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Healthy Feet Are Happy Feet All Year Round
How are your feet feeling today?
If you live in a part of the world that consists of seasonal changes, then your feet are probably feeling unloved and neglected during the colder months when less care and attention are paid to toes that will only see the inside of closed toe shoes for as long as six months! 
With 26 bones and 3000 nerve endings in our feet, there’s an awful lot going on down there and if your feet are in pain, life can be miserable! At Etiket, we have developed a supreme foot care treatment to make sure that your feet remain healthy, beautiful and enable you to maximize your day to day activities. Regular foot treatments can even be carried out at home with the right products and some good advice.
Fact: The skin on the soles of our feet is around 20 times thicker than other parts of the body - without regular care and attention, it can easily become hard, split, and dehydrated.
Foot expert Magaret Dabbs says:
"Feet are very much like teeth, if you ignore a problem it will not go away so the important thing is to treat any problem as it arises. Try and keep the feet in good order, use a foot file (try the Margaret Dabbs Superior Foot File) on dry skin once a week at home, and apply foot products to keep the skin healthy and moisturized."

1) The single best thing you can do for your feet daily is to nourish them with a moisturizer intended for feet. The skin on your feet is much thicker than the rest of your body, so your regular run-of-the-mill moisturizer will not be able to penetrate the skin. Margaret Dabbs Intensive Hydrating Foot Lotion truly does it all. It penetrates the tough dermal layers and moisturizes, replenishes and revitalizes the skin, leaving the feet illuminated, refreshed and light. Anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory.

2) File your feet once a week or every 10 days while the foot is dry. Feet should never be filed when wet. The Margaret Dabbs Superior Foot File is perfect for removing hard skin from the feet effectively and safely with a removable and re-usable stainless steel body for increased hygiene . 

2) Never cut cuticles when they are wet as this involves a high risk of infection. Cuticles should only be removed when completely dry and with sterilized instruments. Follow with Margaret Dabbs Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum. Uniquely formulated with Tea Tree to keep away infections of the nails, and Emu Oil to strengthen, protect and hydrate, this serum s quickly absorbed leaving nails healthy and with a glowing glowing buffed appearance. 
 3) Only use acetate-free nail polish remover to avoid stripping the nail and a solvent-free nail varnish if possible.
All Margaret Dabbs products are available for sale in Montreal at Etiket Boutique. 
For more information on Maraget Dabbs and our Etiket Foot Care Treatment, please call, email info@etiket.ca or visit us at the boutique. 
Margaret Dabbs products will soon be available for sale in Canada online at etiket.ca.

Healthy Feet Are Happy Feet All Year Round

How are your feet feeling today?

If you live in a part of the world that consists of seasonal changes, then your feet are probably feeling unloved and neglected during the colder months when less care and attention are paid to toes that will only see the inside of closed toe shoes for as long as six months! 

With 26 bones and 3000 nerve endings in our feet, there’s an awful lot going on down there and if your feet are in pain, life can be miserable! At Etiket, we have developed a supreme foot care treatment to make sure that your feet remain healthy, beautiful and enable you to maximize your day to day activities. Regular foot treatments can even be carried out at home with the right products and some good advice.

Fact: The skin on the soles of our feet is around 20 times thicker than other parts of the body - without regular care and attention, it can easily become hard, split, and dehydrated.

Foot expert Magaret Dabbs says:

"Feet are very much like teeth, if you ignore a problem it will not go away so the important thing is to treat any problem as it arises. Try and keep the feet in good order, use a foot file (try the Margaret Dabbs Superior Foot File) on dry skin once a week at home, and apply foot products to keep the skin healthy and moisturized."

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1) The single best thing you can do for your feet daily is to nourish them with a moisturizer intended for feet. The skin on your feet is much thicker than the rest of your body, so your regular run-of-the-mill moisturizer will not be able to penetrate the skin. Margaret Dabbs Intensive Hydrating Foot Lotion truly does it all. It penetrates the tough dermal layers and moisturizes, replenishes and revitalizes the skin, leaving the feet illuminated, refreshed and light. Anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory.

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2) File your feet once a week or every 10 days while the foot is dry. Feet should never be filed when wet. The Margaret Dabbs Superior Foot File is perfect for removing hard skin from the feet effectively and safely with a removable and re-usable stainless steel body for increased hygiene . 

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2) Never cut cuticles when they are wet as this involves a high risk of infection. Cuticles should only be removed when completely dry and with sterilized instruments. Follow with Margaret Dabbs Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum. Uniquely formulated with Tea Tree to keep away infections of the nails, and Emu Oil to strengthen, protect and hydrate, this serum s quickly absorbed leaving nails healthy and with a glowing glowing buffed appearance. 

 3) Only use acetate-free nail polish remover to avoid stripping the nail and a solvent-free nail varnish if possible.

All Margaret Dabbs products are available for sale in Montreal at Etiket Boutique.

For more information on Maraget Dabbs and our Etiket Foot Care Treatment, please call, email info@etiket.ca or visit us at the boutique.

Margaret Dabbs products will soon be available for sale in Canada online at etiket.ca.

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PureGloss For Lips

JANE IREDALE MINERAL COSMETICS

BY ZENYA SIRANT

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Just because you’re aware - and rightly scared - of the nasty chemicals in many lip glosses, you don’t need to exile yourself to the colourless wilds of lip balm land.

This popular line of 100-per-cent chemical- and preservative-free lip shines are made from a white lily gel base, comes in trendy shades and has a refreshing lemony-ginger taste.

Jane Iredale Skin Care Makeup is available at Etiket!

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Jane Iredale: How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

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Why clean your makeup brushes?

There are three big reasons for doing so.

The first is that dirty makeup brushes don’t perform as well.  This can cause your makeup application to turn out looking very different than you expected: darker, more intense, or just plain muddy.

The second reason to wash your brushes is that dirty brushes can transfer bacteria from our skin to our makeup products and back again. Cleaning your brushes regularly will ensure that you not only get rid of excess product but also bacteria and oils that have been transferred to your brush.

That’s where we come to the third reason: caring for your brushes actually helps them to last longer. Brushes are a big investment, so we should be doing our best to protect them.

How to Clean Your Brushes

    • Use warm water to saturate the brush hairs only. Be sure not to soak your brush as this will ruin it.
    • Place a pea-sized amount of Truly Pure Shampoo & Conditioner (see photo below), or any mild shampoo, into the palm of your hand and massage the cleanser into the hair. Do this until the cleanser has been completely dispersed among the brush hairs.
    • Rinse the brush thoroughly until the water runs clear.
    • Repeat as necessary.
    • Create a ring with your index finger and thumb and pull the brush through the fingers while applying gentle pressure to remove excess water and maintain the brushes shape.
    • Place on a towel and lay flat to dry. Never dry your brush in an upright position as this will loosen the glue that binds the brushes and lead to hair loss.

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    Truly Pure Shampoo & Conditioner - Available at Etiket

    For more information on Jane Iredale products come visit us at Etiket Boutique. Our make up application expert will be happy to walk you through the entire Jane Iredale line and help you choose the right products for you. 

    Rebloged from Jane Ireadal’s Makeup Blog

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    "I am what is loosely termed, a perfume addict.

    As far as addictions go, I realise it could be worse and at least it means that I am always fragrant which can only be a good thing. Ever since I can remember, I have never been able to resist the lure of a delicious smell in a beautiful bottle.

    Being one of those annoying customers who stalks the Liberty Beauty Halls sniffing and spraying myself in various delicious aromas, very rarely buying anything; how can I justify another bottle when I already have about 50 half used old friends sitting decorously in my bedroom and bathroom. Well sometimes I do justify it in a particularly female way – I buy another bottle because it just makes me feel good. I do the same with candles.”

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    Sunny Holiday Protection with Dermalogica
Etiket muse, Miss H.G. Lightly is off to sunny Miami this weekend and she knows that for her health and safety, she should stay out of the sun and wear protection at all times.
Dermalogica’s Daylight Defense system creates an invisible shield against skin’s worst enemy - the sun. Thanks to sophisticated sunscreen formulations with skin health benefits (think less chalky, less greasy), Dermalogica has made SPF a convenient addition to anyone’s daily routine. 
After consulting with Paule, our professional skin therapist, Miss H.G. Lightly has chosen SPF moisturizers that can be worn comfortable under eye-makeup, or alone to deliver defense against skin aging UV light. 
Here are some tips to keep in mind when on sunny vacations:
-Plan outdoor activities before 11am or after 4pm to minimize exposure when UVR is most intense. 
- Seek shade or create your own shade with an umbrella or other portable structure. 
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat and loose-fitting clothing made of tightly woven fabric.
- Liberally apply a broad-spectrum (with UVA and UVB protection) sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor of 15 or higher to exposed skin and lips. 
- Wear sunglasses that have/offer UVA & UVB protection.
What’s in Miss H.G. Lightly’s weekend bag?
Dermalogica multivitamin bodyblock SPF 20
Dermalogica oil free matte block SPF 20
Dermalogica solar defense wipes SPF 15
Dermalogica ultra sensitive faceblock SPF 20
Dermalogica solar shield SPF 15
Trina Essential Weekender - Lillie 
Trina 3 PC. Travel Pouch Set - Lillie 
All products available at Etiket
Follow Miss H.G. Lightly on Twitter: @etiketboutique

    Sunny Holiday Protection with Dermalogica

    Etiket muse, Miss H.G. Lightly is off to sunny Miami this weekend and she knows that for her health and safety, she should stay out of the sun and wear protection at all times.

    Dermalogica’s Daylight Defense system creates an invisible shield against skin’s worst enemy - the sun. Thanks to sophisticated sunscreen formulations with skin health benefits (think less chalky, less greasy), Dermalogica has made SPF a convenient addition to anyone’s daily routine. 

    After consulting with Paule, our professional skin therapist, Miss H.G. Lightly has chosen SPF moisturizers that can be worn comfortable under eye-makeup, or alone to deliver defense against skin aging UV light. 

    Here are some tips to keep in mind when on sunny vacations:

    -Plan outdoor activities before 11am or after 4pm to minimize exposure when UVR is most intense. 

    - Seek shade or create your own shade with an umbrella or other portable structure. 

    - Wear a wide-brimmed hat and loose-fitting clothing made of tightly woven fabric.

    - Liberally apply a broad-spectrum (with UVA and UVB protection) sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor of 15 or higher to exposed skin and lips. 

    - Wear sunglasses that have/offer UVA & UVB protection.

    What’s in Miss H.G. Lightly’s weekend bag?

    All products available at Etiket

      Follow Miss H.G. Lightly on Twitter: @etiketboutique

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      Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck
Plump, perfect and target lip lines with the perfect touch of long-lasting, universal colour perfect for any skin tone.  Wow, that’s a lot of perfect! 

      Osmotics Blue Copper 5 Lip and Tuck

      Plump, perfect and target lip lines with the perfect touch of long-lasting, universal colour perfect for any skin tone.  Wow, that’s a lot of perfect! 


      (Source: scentedlipstick)