Whether it's the romantic scent of cherry blossoms lingering in the city’s early spring air or the pungent bouquet of wet polar fleece on the SkyTrain in December, Vancouver offers a range of olfactory experiences. From an everyday eau de toilette to vegan aromatherapy oils to the latest designer perfumes, follow your nose to find your next favourite scent at these local fragrance retailers.
For many of us, what we put on our skin during the summer months is as important as where we’re going on vacation. These local Vancouver shops carry sunscreens that not only protect your skin, but also will help you smell, feel and age well, among other benefits. [Photo credit: iStock.com/Alliance]
When it comes to vitamins and supplements, Vancouver has a ton of healthy spots to shop and explore. And not all of them have to break your budget either. Whether it’s a protein powder you’re after, or your monthly dose of Vitamin D, here’s a list of places to get your healthy fix and more. [Photo credit: iStock,com/stock_colors]
Beauty may come from the inside, but a little help on the outside never hurt. From the latest lipstick to elegant eyelash extensions to perfectly manicured nails, sometimes treating yourself to a little beautification can make you look, and feel, extra special. Visit these Vancouver beauty salons and boutiques for professional treatments or to pick up your own products. [Image courtesy of Beauty Mark]
Want to look beautiful without having to worry about animal testing and scary chemical names? Looking great and feeling great can go together if you shop at the right places. Here’s where to buy natural beauty products in Vancouver.[Photo credit: iStock/dolgachov]
Every day can be Earth Day when you shop with an environmentally-conscious mind. There are plenty of shops offering sustainable and fair trade products – to help reduce your carbon footprint – in our beautiful city. Next time you shop at the following stores, you can feel good about helping the environment! [Photo credit: iStock/lolostock]
The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! The holidays are definitely the busiest time of year for parties and get-togethers. When you’ve got a jam-packed schedule, it can be extra stressful getting beautified for all of your festive events. We've compiled a list of some of our favourite Vancouver spots to get your hair, nails and makeup done so you can get to that party on time and looking fly. You can thank us later!
South Korean skincare companies and cosmetics brands have become quite popular in recent years. Famous for their focus on skincare, these cosmetics come with a range of benefits for the skin, including high SPF and moisturizing elements. There are a number of beauty boutiques in the Greater Vancouver area that carry various different South Korean skincare products from affordable and high end brands.
While the dentist’s office is rarely anyone’s favourite place, it can seem especially intimidating for the little ones. Get them seeing the tooth doctor in a better light by visiting one of these kid-friendly dentists, each one equipped with just the things a kid needs to feel at ease.
A visit to the spa is the ultimate expression of self-love. Unfortunately, we don’t all have the time or money to indulge in professional treatment. Creating a spa at home can be as simple as a candlelit bath, an essential oil facial or a massage exchange with a special someone. Here’s where you’ll find everything you need for a delightful at-home spa.
If there was ever a time to call in the pros, planning your wedding or another milestone-marking event would be it. Trust these expert and experienced planners to take care of all the details leading up to and during your big day so you can focus on the task at hand: having the time of your life.
Whether you’re gearing up for party season, a gala event, a dress-up occasion like Halloween or simply just want to accentuate your natural beauty, the right makeup — and knowing how to apply it — can be your best friend. These beauty bars make “putting on your face” fun and fabulous.
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