) Interested in attending? GATHER's organizers are generously giving one lucky Solo Lisa reader in the Lower Mainland free admission, plus a gift bag which includes, among other items: To win free admission and the gift bag: Simply leave a comment on this post telling me which aspect of...

Boxx Cream Corrector - $26 - in 6 shades: 4 skin colours as well as a yellow and green shade - it's versatile and easy to use - blending seamlessly into the skin, effectively camouflaging dark circles, broken capillaries, sun damage, blemishes, redness and any other skin imperfection with a...

Givenchy is giving one lucky Solo Lisa reader even more reasons to indulge with an eclectic assortment of beauty and fragrance products, all bearing their sophisticated prismatic and silver-and-black packaging: Vernis Please nail polishes in 'Island Lagoon', an iridescent blue, and...

this first one is her introduction to the series on vintage make-up she is creating where she presents up front some really interesting cosmetic treasures from the past. This second feature which I love is her interview with Madeleine Marsh, writer of the bookCompacts and Cosmetics – Beauty...

MAC is known for their highly covetable and collectible limited-edition packaging, of which this cosmetic pouch by fashion illustrator Anja Kroencke ($43) is a prime example. Love the black-and-white line drawing and the intricacy of the wild, frizzy hair. Consider Sheen Supreme Lipglass...

While I was dragging my feet and fighting Nick on being a blogger, I got an instant message from Nick at work asking, "Do you like the name Cosmetic Sanctuary?" I said, "Yeah, it's good" and he said, "Good because I already bought the domain name." And from there, Cosmetic Sanctuary was...

LOFT evidently feels the same because they're offering one lucky Solo Lisa reader a $100 GC. All the more reason to hop in your car and make the trip to Vancouver's first LOFT store in Park Royal! If you've never been to the Park Royal store, you're in for a treat; it's wall-to-wall...

Commuting to campus for a day that lasted anywhere from 4 to 12 hours meant I often had to carry a lot of stuff. A laptop, books, a clipboard (it's so much easier to sketch economics graphs by hand), a snack, a water bottle, dance shoes...you name it, and chances are I've sherpa'd it around...

An offshoot of The Generic Man, the LA-based label takes "casual dressy" to a whole new level with their men's shoes. The resulting aesthetic is classic but modern and oh so sleek. For their latest collection, Generic Surplus drew inspiration from "how the cityscape changes with the...

I had a chance to stop by Albano's studio and check it out in person, as well as chat with the warm and personable Ms. Albano herself over espresso and a biscuit. The studio is a veritable one-stop shop for women seeking a little makeover magic. Albano is a Jane-of-all-trades in the fashion...

 

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