Eyelash Extensions – Keravie Lash Loft

Want to save time in your makeup routine?  Say goodbye to your mascara and hello to Eyelash Extensions! Lash Extensions are synthetic lashes semi-permanently glued onto your real eyelashes, making them look fuller and longer and can last for 3-4 weeks. Lash Extensions are applied to your individual eyelashes, one by one to achieve fuller, thicker lashes!

Keravie Lash Loft is opening on September 3rd, located on the second level near Entrance 7. Keravie will be providing eyelash services such as G.E.L and  Keratin Lash Lifts, and Classic + Volume Eyelash Extensions.

A G.E.L Lash Lift is perfect for those who prefer a more natural look. This technique uses ammonia-free tint which is milder than regular lash tints. Keravie uses medical-grade ingredients made up of keratin, silk peptides and botanicals which are safe, but also nourish and strengthen your lashes with every treatment. Once your lash lift is complete, your lashes will stay lifted until they naturally fall out- the tint lasts about 3-4 weeks, and it is recommended to have your lashes re-lifted every 6-8 weeks.

For those who want a more dramatic look, Keravie will be offering 3 types of Eyelash Extensions:

Classic – If you already have naturally full lashes and you want to add some length, the Classic set is for you! Get the look of mascara without the hassle of using mascara. These lash extensions are single strand lashes that are individually applied to your own eyelashes. 

Volume (Russian) – Volume lash extensions are multiple lashes that are made into a lash fan. If you’re looking for wispy, full looking lashes, this set is perfect for you! Lashes used in the volume sets are thinner, compared to the Classic set which is perfect for building a voluminous, feathery look without weighing down your natural lashes.

Hybrid – The Hybrid set is a combination of the Classic and Volume lash extensions to create fluffier lashes, with a multi-dimensional look.

Here is everything you need to know about getting eyelash extensions:

  • Within 24 hours of your new eyelash extensions – avoid steam showers, swimming and getting your lashes wet.
  • Your lash extensions should last 3-4 weeks, but if you want to maintain full lashes, 2 week fills are recommended.
  • Take care of your lashes – avoid rubbing your eyes or pulling on your lashes while wearing lash extensions as this can cause your lashes to fall out quicker.
  • Avoid oil-based makeup removers and cleansers – use a water-based remover instead!
  • Avoid wearing mascara with your eyelash extensions, but you can wear mascara on your lashes with the Lash Lift treatments.
  • Wash your eyelashes thoroughly at least once every three days – Keravie recommends using diluted baby shampoo (1 part baby shampoo and 3 parts water).

Keravie Lash Loft is having their Grand Opening on September 15th. To celebrate, we are hosting a giveaway where 1 lucky winner will their choice of a Classic Lash Extension Set or Keratin Lash Lift. Make sure to follow our Instagram for more details!

A Wee Bit Irish

Even though St. Patrick is strongly linked to Ireland, the St. Patrick’s Day celebration is not actually just an Irish event. The day is an international celebration, which means it’s celebrated all over the world. So whether you’re Irish or not, you can be a wee bit Irish on March 17, 2018.

So why is it customary to wear green on St. Pat’s Day? The tradition was popularized by Irish immigrants, who believed that wearing green made them invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see. Pinching people who didn’t wear green reminded them that leprechauns could sneak up on them at any time.

So whether you choose to deck yourself out in a green suit, like this one from Hudson’s Bay, or shamrock adorned accessories from Urban Planet, American Eagle, Claire’s or Thing’s Engraved, make sure you wear green on March 17 so the leprechaun’s can’t see you!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Kingsway Mall.

On the Beach!

If you’re heading south for a winter break, there’s one thing you need to pack multiples of…bathing suits. Here are the swimwear trends that are making a splash this resort season:

  • Deep plunging V-necklines, cut-outs and high-cut legs on one-piecers
  • Asymmetrical ruffles, floral appliqués, and decoration on one side of the swimsuit
  • Extra strings in the form of lace-up tops and asymmetrical accents on swimsuit bottoms.
  • Strappy and front tied monokinis
  • Mismatched bikini sets
  • Retro style two-piecers with a high-waisted bottom
  • A thick contrast belt around the waist or belted onto a bikini bottom, adding emphasis to the waist
  • Embellishments on swimsuits include tassels, metal rings, front ties and suspenders
  • Swimsuits in gingham-print, polka dots, fruit prints, stripes, metalics & velvet
  • Bright colors like marigold, orange, lime green and pink
  • Matching cover-up & swimsuit

And while you’re on the beach and in the sun, don’t forget to slather on lots of sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.  Check out the sun care products available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora and the beauty department at Hudson’s Bay.

 

Heading South?

Are you escaping the cold weather and heading somewhere warm? A break to a warmer climate rejuvenates the body and spirit, and makes what’s left of winter tolerable. And it also gives us a chance to slip out of our heavy winter gear and into what the fashion world calls “resort wear”.  Here are a few of the resort wear trends that will have you stylin’ if you’re heading south: 

  • Tropical prints are a resort mainstay for both men and women – in particular hothouse florals & palm leaves.
  • Citrus fruits are the biggest colour stories – clementine, lemon & tangerine.
  • Denim that is bedazzled, embroidered and distressed, but the most popular iteration for resort is a simple frayed edge.
  • Replace the skinny pant leg with a wide legged pant or a bell bottom.
  • Off-the-shoulder tops or one’s that feature small straps that will still bare plenty of collarbone.
  • Footwear trends include flatforms, sandals with a kitten heel and slides. Don’t forget a pedi if you’re wearing open toed sandals.
  • It’s hard to believe but sock-and-sandal pairings are on-trend as long as the socks have a cool-girl vibe.

Wherever you’re headed, travel safe, and stop into Kingsway Mall before you leave. Here’s just a sampling of resort wear that available from our retailers.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

“Love is in the air” and as we approach Valentine’s Day, here are some fun facts about this annual celebration.

  • Approximately 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged worldwide every year, making it the second most popular greeting card–giving occasion, after Christmas.
  • The first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868.
  • Every Valentine’s Day the city of Verona, Italy, is flooded with letters addressed to the fictional “Juliet” from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
  • The greatest structure built in the name of love: the Taj Mahal in India. The building was created by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife.
  • In Finland Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s Day”. It’s more about remembering your buddies than your loved ones.

And our final fact is that Kingsway Mall retailers’ are ready for Valentine’s Day with an impressive array of gift ideas that your loved one(s) will fall in love with.

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

“Love is in the air” and as we approach Valentine’s Day, here are some fun facts about this annual celebration.

  • Approximately 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged worldwide every year, making it the second most popular greeting card–giving occasion, after Christmas.
  • The first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868.
  • Every Valentine’s Day the city of Verona, Italy, is flooded with letters addressed to the fictional “Juliet” from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
  • The greatest structure built in the name of love: the Taj Mahal in India. The building was created by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife.
  • In Finland Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s Day”. It’s more about remembering your buddies than your loved ones.

And our final fact is that Kingsway Mall retailers’ are ready for Valentine’s Day with an impressive array of gift ideas that your loved one(s) will fall in love with.

 

Fitness and Wellness

Happy New Year! An annual tradition of the new year is to make resolutions.  What New Year’s resolutions did you make? Generally the most popular resolutions are health-based with people vowing to take better care of themselves…to lose weight, eat better or get fit. You can see this play out in gyms, which are packed with people in January but in the following months the crowds dwindle off.  And that’s because most people don’t stick to their resolutions.

If getting fit is your New Year’s resolution or fitness is a way of life for you, Kingsway retailers have lots of fitness gear to help you get in shape and workout wear that will have you stylin’ at the gym.

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2018!

What’s Kate Wearing?

January 17, 2018:  Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, visited Great Ormond Street Hospital to open the latest phase in the institution’s ambitious redevelopment project.

Kate met with young patients and their families to hear about their experiences at the enhanced medical centre. After officially opening the new building, the Duchess gave a short speech saying that she’d been very ‘impressed’ on her first visit to the hospital. The royal family has a long-standing relationship with the hospital with Queen Victoria becoming its first patron after it was founded in 1852.  As usual, Kate was stylishly attired and here are fashions inspired by what she wore and available at Kingsway retailers.

What’s Meghan Wearing?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were in Brixton on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 to visit youth radio station Reprezent Radio 107.3 FM. It was their first official engagement in 2018, and their second as a couple after their first appearance in Nottingham just days after they announced their engagement in November 2017. The couple were there to see the work supporting young people through creative training in radio and broadcasting, and to learn more about Reprezent Radio’s model of using music, radio and media for social impact. Here are fashions inspired by what Meghan was wearing that are available at Kingsway retailers.

Gift Ideas Under $100

We’re in the home stretch, Christmas is only a week away! Here’s our final post on gift ideas…these one are $100 & under.  At this price point, there’s lots to choose from. For kids, there’s the very popular Hatchimals Surprise, available at Hudson’s Bay or a skate board from Zumiez.  If you saw Star War’s this weekend, The Disney Store has Lego Star Wars sets or if you prefer the movie, Coco, they have a Miguel fashion backpack. There’s lots of jewelry choices at this price point from Pandora, Fossil, Peoples, Ben Moss and Micheal Hill. If someone on your list loves chocolate, how about a pail full from Purdy’s.

No time to wrap your gifts? Visit Kingsway’s Wrap & Roll Gift Wrapping Centre located beside Sephora. They’ll beautifully wrap your gifts for a donation with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation.