With Father’s Day coming up I’ve enlisted the help of my bestie, Daniel MacKinnon, to do the dad-grooming gift-shop for me (’cause he doesn’t have kids, and has the time). Here, he shares his top 10 products geared towards dads (and some for moms!) that look as good as they perform.
To celebrate we invited a group of our featured Real Moms to Saks Fifth Avenue at Sherway Gardens, where they received treatments courtesy of Tata Harper and noshed on yummies from Pusateri’s. Plus Joanna Track (the digital mastermind behind sweetspot.ca and now, thebullet.ca) doled out words of wisdom for career-loving moms. Read on for her life-changing tips and a chance to win this gift pack from Tata Harper.
What does a former club DJ, VJ and news anchor do when she has a gaggle of littles? Well, Monika Deol quit her on-air career to become a full-time mom to four. She’s most widely known as the host of CityTV’s Electric Circus, a live TV dance show that still gets mad props from headlining stars (Champagne Papi, for example, paid homage by wearing a tee with the show’s logo just last summer). It’s been more than 10 years since her on-air life and she’s coming into the spotlight with the launch of her newest baby, Stellar makeup.
When you meet Simone Otis (she’s prepped the faces of Rachel McAdams, Sarah Rafferty and Kendall Jenner) one of the first things you notice is that she has ah-mazing skin. She’s mastered the model-off-duty-makeup look (that’s pretty and minimal), thanks to her stylish intuition and her career cred (Simone’s handiwork has graced the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair and ELLE Canada). We convinced her to tell us what’s in her personal beauty routine so we can get glowing just like her.
Every year I research sunscreens (especially new ones), read customer reviews, quiz all my beauty peeps about which ones they love, and then head out to the store after I’ve made my final choices (there’s never just one, but more on that later). While some may blame it on my beauty editor background, the truth is it’s because a few years ago my dad died of skin cancer, a disease that could have been prevented.
I’m 40 and have a serious acne issue. Having been a beauty editor, this does not sit well with me. My skin should be youthful-looking, spotless and glowing, right? But even with my access to top skincare experts and products, my skin is behaving like a naughty child. So I’m consulting a naturopath and re-hauling my skincare routine. Here’s what I’m pinning my hopes on.
This time around we’re getting beauty truths from Carlene Higgins, a Toronto-based freelance style writer and editor. After 13 years jet-setting around the globe and producing glossy editorials for FLARE magazine as its Beauty and Fashion Director, this mom of two littles knows what it takes to keep up with ever-changing—and let’s admit, tiring—trends.
I know a lot of women feel like they can’t wear a red lip. They say it’s too bold; it’s too bright; my lips are too thin, I don’t wear red….I’ve heard it all. But trust me on this. Swapping your basic red for a deeper shade is a game-changer.
Lately I’ve been obsessed with Dr.Roebucks, an Aussie beauty company that totally ‘gets’ my good-for-you beauty jam. An all-natural based brand, Dr. Roebucks has gained a cult-following for those in-the-know. We spoke to its twin founders Kim and Zoe—both moms (hello, #bossmoms!)—about their international appeal and why Canadian women can’t seem to get enough of it.