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Face Mapping with Dermalogica

Face Mapping Skin Analysis – Prescription For Skincare

Do you ever fall asleep without taking off your make-up or neglect your skincare routine? I have to admit I sometimes get so busy and tired that I fall asleep on the couch, later crawling into bed and neglect my skincare. Once in a while I have to kick-start my self-care, so I do a check in at a spa for a facial and take some me time.

My latest facial was at Demalogica’s training center where I tried out their the newish technique, based on ancient practices, Face Mapping.


Face Mapping® is Dermalogica’s unique skin analysis that provides insight into your skin’s past and present, and with the information gathered, the technician prescribes a home care regime crafted especially for your skin.

Rather than analyzing the skin in general terms, the therapist uses Face Mapping® to divide the face into fourteen zones. Each zone is examined inch-by-inch through touch and sight, and findings are notated on a prescription sheet. The sheet serves as a customized visual guide, and notes conditions including congestion, breakouts, dehydration, and/or hyper-pigmentation are present.

My biggest concerns are aging (damn wrinkles), rosacea and the occasional blackheads and whiteheads (yuck!!). My therapist, Cory mapped my face and came up with suggestions for skin care in the “UltraCalming” line of skin care. I’ve been using the UltraCalming cleanser, UltraCalming Sensitive Tint with SPF30, and a Microfoliant to prevent the skin from clogging and my skins doing a ton better. I still have issues with rosacea and broken capillaries, but I think that will take some laser treatments to deal with, such as IPL or some sort of zapping. Looking into that.



Face Mapping® is only available from Dermalogica skin care professionals at authorized skin treatment centers, salons and spas worldwide. Want to get mapped? Find your nearest location here.

CONTEST CLOSED #Giveaway Total Anti-Aging Gift Set ($275)

Congrats Maria B! If you’re a beauty maven, then you know the holidays are one of the best times of the year – because it means beautifully packaged gift sets featuring the latest must-haves. Whether buying for yourself or others, gift sets are a great way to try new products or purchase your favorites. AND we’ve got a #Giveaway of a Total Anti-Aging Gift Set ($275) to get you or a friend ready for 2016!

Nerium International introduces two limited-edition holiday gift sets featuring their innovative skincare products that contain SIG-1273® – a powerful, patented new anti-inflammatory molecule. SIG-1273 was created over 20 years of research at Princeton University. It’s a huge development in skincare because it’s actually able to mimic the skin’s own natural age-fighting mechanism. With daily use the result is a radiantly gorgeous complexion.

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  • 24-Hour Skincare Gift Set ($165) – Includes the Age-Defying Night Cream, Optimera ™ Formula and Age-Defying Day Cream, Optimera ™ Formula, both clinically proven to reduce many signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, uneven skin texture and sagging skin.
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  • Total Anti-Aging Gift Set ($275) – Flawless skin from head-to-toe with the Age-Defying Night and Day Creams, Optimera ™ Formula plus the BRAND NEW Firming Body Contour Cream, Optimera ™ Formula, which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimpling for a taut and sleek physique.

We are doing a giveaway for 2 lucky winners!

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TEDxVancouver 2015

TEDxVancouver 2015 is coming! Saturday, November 14, 2015

Link to purchase tickets: http://tedxvancouver.com/countdown/

9:00AM-5:30pm at the theatre at Rogers Arena  800 Griffiths Way Vancouver Tickets: $99.00

TEDxVancouver returns for its seventh edition and will be the largest TEDx event in the city’s history! This year’s theme is ID – a unique focus on the conceptions and realities of individual identification. Who are we? Who am I? Who will I be? This year’s speakers will help answer these questions and share in the discovery of individual identification. Speakers include John Herdman, Head Coach of the Canadian Senior Women’s National Soccer team, and Dr. Garth Webb, the inventor of the revolutionary Ocumetrics Bionic Lens.

Escents Outdoor Survival Kit

Bugs love me and I am constantly being bitten from everything from mosquitoes to spiders, and I’ve got the scars to prove it; I am unable to stop scratching. I’ve tried those patches and the disgusting smelling repellents out there, but I’ve now found a fragrant alternative to keep the mossies away that is chemical free and reeks of nothing but lavender and lemongrass.

Made by Escents and available at www.escents.ca and British Columbia retail locations, the Survival Kit is available now for $39.95.

Wash with the shower bar, spray on some body mist or smooth on the body balm on those dry spots. There’s even an aroma blend if you have a diffuser so you and your room can smell glorious!

If you do grab one, you can share on social media with @escents #EscentsSummerSurvival and mention where you’ll be taking the Outdoor Survival Kit this summer!

Outdoor Body Balm
Outdoor Body Mist
Outdoor Aroma Blend
Outdoor Shampoo, Shower and Shave Bar

  • Made with pure essential oils
  • 100% natural
  • Biodegradable
  • No mineral oil
  • No artificial colors
  • No animal testing
  • Great for adults and children
  • No parabens
  • No DPG or phthalates

Spring Into Spring and Nail Your Nails

This spring the CND™ Garden Muse Collection has arrived colours reminiscent of floral spring gardens. I dropped my usually very nude nails and went a little bolder with some sparkly pink. I even got some fish net-like stamps done. I’m not usually a fancy pants nail person, but it’s been fun living on the wild side these past couple weeks.

Garden Muse Lineup ShellacTry the Garden Muse salon Shellac in Beckoning Begonia, Hot Pop Pink, Wisteria Haze, Lost Labyrinth, Water Park, Butterfly Queen. They now even have a home kit to remove the shellac so you don’t have to head back to the salon, or, chew off the polish and ruin your nails like I do. I know I’m not the only one.

Garden Muse Lineup VINYLUX

Try it at home with Vinylux and change your Garden Muse manicure every week with Beckoning Begonia, Crushed Rose, Wisteria Haze, Lost Labyrinth, Reflecting Pool, or Butterfly Queen. The  Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat and dries solidly in just 8.5 minutes. Good for a week and no formaldehyde in either!

If the spring colours do inspire gardening, so be it, but just be sure to cover up those now beautifully decorated hands with some equally appealing gardening gloves.