5 MUST HAVE MAKEUP ITEMS THIS SEASON

The beachy weather and bronzed skin are behind us! Alas! But that does not mean our makeup has to look dark, gloomy and dull like our winter ahead. This week, we are bringing you the hottest makeup looks straight from the beauty runway so you can GLOW this winter season!

GROW THE BROW

Thick brows have been trending for quite some time, but this year they are bolder, wider and thicker than ever before. If over plucking has caused you to have super skinny faded brows WORRY NOT because there are plenty of amazing products to help you shape your brows and make them appear softer and natural.

 MAC : Brow Sculpt $26 – This retractable pencil is waterproof, smudge resistant and long wearing. It comes with a grooming brush that adds definition to your brow hair 

SEPHORA:  Benefit cosmetics “gimme brow + volumizing eyebrow gel $36 – This is a tinted gel with microfibers that gives your brows an all-natural tint and volume without the mess of a powder

   

SHOPPERS DRUG MART: NYX Micro Brow Pencil $12.49 – This precise brow pencil coats even the finest hairs giving fuller, natural looking brows 

VAMP UP THE LIP

This trend is actually the easiest to follow because the bolder the lip, the less makeup you need to wear. Dark, plum shades look amazing against the whites in winter and the tans in fall.

     

          MAC: Retro matte liquid lipcolour $26 – This dark plum is the perfect shade of drama and gives a smooth finish

 

             

                      SEPHORA: Charlotte Tilbury, Birkin Brown $39 – This is a paraben free formula is long lasting, buildable and hydrating

                                   

            SHOPPERS DRUG MART: REVLON super lustrous crème lipstick $5.99 – This formula contains Vitamin E and Avocado Oil and comes in matte, pearl, crème and sheer finish

             

SHOPPERS DRUG MART: MAYBELLINE color sensational lip color $5.99

HIGHLIGHT RIGHT

 Highlight is the perfect way to instantly look fresher and brighter by adding it to the highest points of your face. This season, try adding highlight to your browbone to give yourself a beautiful glow and shine.

      

SHOPPERS DRUG MART: Clinique chubby stick Sculpting Highlight $29

      MAC: Mineralize Skinfinish $39

THE PINKS AND THE PEACHES

Another trend on the runway has been lighter shades of pink and peach blushes and it adds a natural beauty to your face without the harshness of a very bright blush. Here are our favorite shades to keep you blushing.

      

                SEPHORA: Natasha Denona mini blush and glow $23

         

                     SEPHORA: Tom Ford sheer cheak duo $102

These two products are all you really need to keep looking shiny and glowing for this winter. The pigmentation is subtle yet bright enough to give you a fresh face

THE STARRY EYES

This season is all about the glitz, shimmer, and the metallic when it comes to eye shadow. There are liquid shadows and liners to achieve that perfect amount of glitter on your lids. Below is our number 1 hottest product of the season. It is a MUST HAVE and right now they are available in a great deal at SEPHORA.

                                   

SEPHORA: STILLA *Oh my stars glitter and Glow liquid eyeshadow mini set* $33 – Each shadow is a perfect mixture of glitter and shimmer plus its very light weight and smooth

This is our list of the hottest makeup trends coming up this season! We hope this helps you stay fashionable for all your holiday parties or just an everyday mess free makeup look.

Halloween Decor and Costume Ideas

Halloween has become an actual season altogether and we aren’t mad about it at all. The weather has become super cooperative this year in YEG and has allowed us to actually feel Fall – making our Halloween spooktacular this year! To help you with any last-minute décor and costume dilemmas, we’ve made a list of stores and items to help you and your little ones relax and have some skele-fun!

CREEP IT REAL

‘Tis the season to host dark and ghoulish dinners. Let Homesense do the work while you have a gourd time! Homesense is our go-to store for home décor and style. They have the best stuff at unbeatable prices.

(From left to right: Homesense – Skull decor $12.99, Decorative skulls starting at $16.99, Skull dinner plates $5.99, Decorative pumpkin $12.99)

BRING OUT YOUR INBORN UNICORN

The easiest and quickest thing you can be for Halloween is a unicorn! All you need is a beautiful headband and an all-white outfit to complete your look! We have even got a mommy-and-me look for you and your little one to match and steal the show.

(From left to right: Forever 21 SOSHADEY Embellished Unicorn Headband $7.90, Forever 21 Chiffon Cutout Cami Jumpsuit $68.00, H&M $29.99)

LITTLE GHOSTS AND GHOBLINS

Every Halloween H&M brings the best costumes at best prices that keep your little ones looking scary and warm at the same time! This year Homesense has also brought the cutest costumes for children and all under $30.00!

(From left to right: H&M Turtle Onesie $29.99,  Reindeer Onesie $34.99, Minnie Top & Skirt $12.99, Homesense Belle Dress $29.99)

LET’S GIVE THEM PUMPKIN TO TALK ABOUT

If you want to stick to the good ole’ classic pumpkin costume H&M has the cutest options and the best prices.

(From left to right: H&M Pumpkin Onesie $13.99,  Pumpkin Hat $3.99, Dress with Tule Skirt $6.99)

GET THE PARTY STARTLED WITH CLAIRES

Claire’s is having a buy one get one 50% off on Halloween items and they have the biggest variety of costumes, wigs, and accessories. They even have “create your own” kits with many different ideas. For a last minute costume check out Claire’s for you or your little one!

(From left to right: Claires Devil ears, wings and tail $19.99, Create your own kit $20, Glitter Witch Hat $6.99)

We hope this list comes in handy when you are doing your last-minute shopping! Here is Witching all of you an unboolivable Halloween!

Winter Skin Care

Our skin is at its thirstiest in the winter months and definitely needs an extra amount of TLC. We all *try* to stay committed to our routines; whether it’s about fitness, work, home, lifestyle or as simple as a skin ritual. BUT let’s be honest after a week, we all end up going to sleep with our makeup on and regret it every.single.time!

We need to use products that keep our skin hydrated and moisturized all day without a lengthy process or a never-ending list of creams and serums. This week, we are rounding up our favorite skin products to keep you glowing even if the sun isn’t.

DON’T WAIT TO EXFOLIATE!

A lot of us forget that exfoliation is key to having a great complexion. Exfoliation helps by removing a layer of dead skin which in return reveals a brighter more younger looking skin. It is best to exfoliate 1-2 times a week with a product suitable for your skin type.

Tulasāra™ radiant facial dry brush  $52  – This brush is available at Aveda and is specifically “designed to sweep away dull surface cells for instant exfoliation”. This really is a game changer in skin care which makes exfoliation easy and fast.
Botanical kinetics™exfoliant $36 – This product will help you get a “smoother, clearer more refined complexion” and it is one of the best sellers designed for all skin types. It is scented with organic lime, geranium eucalyptus and pure flower essence.

WHY JUST MASK WHEN YOU CAN MULTI-MASK

One of the biggest issues in winter is that our skin tends to get dry in different spots while the T-zone still stays oily, so the best way to deal with that is to use specific masks for specific areas. Below is a list of masks that are especially designed to combat all issues in one go.     

 

Pumpkin is the latest in skin care and Bath and Body Works has a whole line of sheet masks that contain pumpkin enzymes and many other useful ingredients to prepare you for those harsh winter days. As always, you can Mix n Match any masks for just 5/$10.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth™ Youth Liquid Face Peel $25 – This dermatologically tested peel gently removes impurities and dead skin cells to keep your skin looking smoother and more youthful.
LUSH Oatfix $9.95 – Skin tends to be extra sensitive and irritated in the winter. This mask is a perfect blend of oats, banana and ground almonds to soften your skin while taking off the flaky and dry parts off.

CREAM BEFORE YOU DREAM

The best time to moisturize your face is right before you go to sleep because it helps keep the product in place for maximum amount of time. Make sure you cleanse your face thoroughly before bed and finish by applying a layer of moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated until morning.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream Sale: $19.20 Reg.$24 – It will not be wrong if this one product is called THE HOLY GRAIL product for winter or actually all seasons. This cream is enriched with Vitamin E which intensively hydrates your skin overnight and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. This can be applied all over your face and is made for all skin types. With regular use, it diminishes the looks of fine lines and blemishes as well.
LUSH Skin Drink  $26.95 – Skin feels extra tight during winter, and you can quench it by using this cream all over your face and neck. Its packed with ingredients like rose petal extract, fresh avocado, and calming aloe vera extract. This cream will keep your skin soft and moisturized by improving the texture.

We hope this list helps you stay fresh and put your best skin forward this season. All of these products are available at the above retailers right here at Kingsway! So, try adding these products to your winter routine and let us know how you glow!

FALL INTO FASHION

The weather here in Edmonton has everyone wondering if they should take out a trench or a parka- the struggle is REAL.  It’s not even Halloween and we are getting ALL the Christmas feels. Even though we would have been just fine without the white stuff, we can’t ignore that the calendar does not say winter for another two months! Which means we can still get our FALL FASH-ON!

We have gathered our TOP 4 hottest trends that will transition from fall right into the winter months. Keep reading to see our picks and get them in stores while they are trending!

The 80’s are back Ladies

The most divisive fashion era is making a comeback this year, and we are totally here for it! florals, neons, bold prints, mom jeans and oversized suits are all making a return and can be found right here at Kingsway.                                  

(From left to right: Dynamite Maxi floral Wrap Dress $20, Garage Mom Jeans $56.95, Le Chateau Crêpe Oversized Blazer $89.95, Aldo Neon Shoes $30)

No Cringe Fringe

Fringe is one of the most versatile trends of the season! It can be found in jackets, boots, and purses. It adds movement and dimension to anything you’re carrying. 

(From left to right:  Ardene Black heeled microsuede booties $44.90, Forever 21 Faux suede fringe poncho $44.90, Le Chateau Suede Fringe Pouch $39.99)

Know Your Camo

This hot trend looks good on everyone and it can be dressed up or down! It comes in tees, tanks, sweatpants, jackets and even skirts which can be paired with a pair of knee highs for a structured look.

(From left to right: Aritzia Alix Pant $85, Bluenotes Camo bodycon dress $19.99, Gap Print girlfriend Chinos $44.95, Forever21 Camo Cargo Mini Skirt $52.00)

Prepared for Leopard

Now this trend is all the roar in the fashion world at the moment, so much so that it has made its way into everything you can think of! Leopard looks best when it’s worn with a subtle look because the print itself is so loud. We have gathered the best ways to incorporate this trend into your daily looks or on a night out!

(From left to right: Forever21  Leopard Print Bodysuit $29.90, CallitSpring: $17.49, Dynamite: Hooded Parka $79.95)

That’s a wrap for all of our Fall favs here at Kingsway! Make sure to stop by and rab your must have items so you can be on trend and fall right into fashion this season! Happy Shopping.

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.