Enjoy the summer months in beautiful style with exquisitely clear skin, chic botanical serums and hot yellow nail laquer.
HEALTHY CONTOURING Trending now: a healthy lifestyle and a body contouring device that slims and smooths noninvasively. Remember the name BTL Vanquish. It uses deeptissue heating to target and melt fat cells where they lurk. A minimum of four 30-minute sessions is recommended.
• Laser M Rockland, 100 av. Rockland, Montreal, (514) 439 7710.
SAHARA YELLOW The ultimate snobbery for nail addicts is No. 62 Jaune Babouche from Yves Saint Laurent. A hot, sunny yellow inspired by the soft leather of those Moroccan babouches (heel-less slippers) you find in the stalls of Marrakech markets. Warm, spicy colour right at your fingertips! Très chic. (27 $)
STYLO SIGNATURE We love the nomadic spirit, not to mention simple-yet-effective beauty products, which is why we’ve fallen for this eyeshadow pen that glides a summer shimmer onto your lids. The concentrated formula is perfect for the season and you get a gleam of colour with the stroke of a pen!
• stylo eyeshadow by Chanel ($36)
EVENING ROSE is one of the premier perfumes in the Aer in collection. It captures the universal beauty and multi-dimensional essence of rose in a fragrance that is at once pure, refined, surprising, and emblematic. ($205 for 100 ml) In some Sephora stores and at esteelauder.ca.
LIGHT AND BRIGHT Enjoy youngerlooking, radiant skin! Lytera by SkinMedica breaks up accumulated melanin, removing unwanted dark spots and brightening skin for a more even tone. Available at Spa Vitis Medica or online at vitismedica.com
ELIXIR Skin creams containing concentrated plant-based serums to boost their effect. That’s the concept developed by Odacité, founded in 2009 by Valérie Grandury and Romain Gaillard of France. Eighteen serums derived from plants for an elite clientele seeking natural, non-toxic solutions. Acaï, rose, passion fruit, orange, green tea and citronella produce results adapted to different skin needs.
• The brand now has its first point of sale at Annie Young Cosmétiques, 4908 Sherbrooke Ouest, Westmount, (438) 383 9939, annieyoung.com
SKIN RENEWAL Slough off dead cells with a chemical peel (20%, 30% or 40% concentration) that detoxifies deeply, illuminates and diminishes dark spots. Follow with an infusion (known as needle-free mesotherapy) that opens microchannels in the skin to allow for deep penetration. This new, highly effective, customized skin treatment by Nathalie Meunier is available at the very chic Nüva Spa.
• Nüva signature peel ($180 for 30 minutes) at Centropolis, 1750 av.
Top notes are a tasty floral fruit cocktail of pear, grapefruit, and passion fruit, blossoming around middle notes of jasmine and lily of the valley, with warm wood base notes. A luxurious, luminous, and lasting fragrance. MARC JACOBS DAISY SORBET ($85 for 50 ml). Pierre-Péladeau, Laval, (450) 682 3900.
CLEAR SKIN Radiant, luminous, even-toned skin. It’s what every woman wants and Expert of Light by Valmont of Switzerland takes up the challenge. A hybrid of Asian and European collections, the line helps restore that youthful glow by removing excess melanin, soothing the skin and protecting it with zinc, a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and regulator of sebaceous secretions. (Products range from $110 to $420).
• Lounge Valmont Art & Beauté, 446 rue Sainte-Hélène, Montreal, (514) 510 6850.