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Beauty splurge versus steal

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Beauty splurge versus steal

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All about eyes
We found a great alternative to the usual black liquid eyeliner, in a hue that hits the right note with fall -- a deep, inky purple.

Splurge
Guerlain Divinora eye-liner in Mauve Profound ($32) has a super fine brush that allows you to create a thin line close to the base of your lashes for a day look, or by spreading the brush out, you can create a sexy night time look with a thicker line. Available at Sephora stores across Canada. Visit
guerlain.com for more information.

Steal
Almay Intense I-Colour Liquid Liner in Purple Amethyst ($10.99) gives a lighter shade of purple and can be smudge right after applying for a smoky look, or if you let it dry it gives a nice clean, budge-proof line.
Available at drugstores across Canada. Visit for more information.


Smooth cover upLooking for a double-duty concealer? We found two -- that both cover up darker circles or imperfections and they smooth out fine lines at the same time! The best of both worlds in one product, who could ask for more?

Splurge
Dior Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer in beige ($29) does exactly what it says it will do -- it provides a light coverage for dark circles and smoothes out any tiny lines around your eyes. Available at Dior counters across Canada. Visit
dior.com for more information.

Steal
Revlon Age Defying Concealer with Botafirm in light ($11.99)
is a creamier concealer that you pat on with your finger. It gives a thicker coverage while disguising those pesky fine lines. Available at drugstores across Canada. Visit for more information.



Raspberry lips
Prolong your love of summer glosses with two raspberry hinted glosses that add not only shine and flavour, but a hint of shimmer.

Splurge
Lancome Juicy Tubes Jelly Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss in Raspberry Ice ($17.50) is super sweet, shiny and stays put for a long length of time. The gold flecks of shimmer will have you thinking of warm sunny days on cool autumn nights. Available at Lancome counter across Canada. Visit lancome.ca for more information.

Steal
Cover Girl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers in Raspberry Splash ($7.99) covergirl.com



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Yummy body lotions
Awaken your senses with the aroma of ginger, while getting soft and smooth skin! It makes waking up so much easier when you have treat for your skin and senses.

Splurge
Origins Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream ($33) is not only an Oprah fave (she gave it away during one of her Favourite Things shows) but the thick, creamy and hydrating cream will surly win you over too! Available at Origins locations across Canada. Visit origins.com for more information.

Steal
Life Botanicals Aromatherapy Ginger Citrus Awaken Body Lotion ($4.99) has a soft, clean ginger scent that is as pleasing to your nose as it is to your skin. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart across Canada. Visit shoppersdrugmart.ca


Shine on hair
With cooler weather approaching, hair can start to look dull and lack luster. But we found two great and easy ways to had some shine back into your locks!

SplurgeAlterna Hemp Spray Shine ($28) is a light finishing spray that adds shine to any hair type and protects in from sun damage thanks to the hemp seed oil. Available at high-end salons across Canada. Visit 4alterna.com for more information.

Steal
Pantene Pro-V Style Ice Shine Hair Spray ($6.49) not only gives you shiny locks, but it also holds your style in place. All you hairspray lovers out there can have the best of both worlds! Available at drugstores across Canada. Visit pantene.com
for more information.



Flawless skin
Not many are born with picture perfect, flawless skin. But there is a solution to getting you closer to that goal via supplements. Be sure to consult a doctor before adding new supplements into you diet.

Splurge
Imedeen Systemic Skin Solutions Time Perfection Tablets ($95 for 60 tablets) are taken daily to help give your skin a beautiful look form the inside. This product contains biomarine complex fish oils and proteins that support healthy skin cell growth along with tomato and grape seed extracts to help you achieve flawless skin. Available at leading pharmacies and select spas, plastic surgery centres and dermatologists across the country. Visit http://imedeen.com
for more information.

Steal
Genuine Health Perfect Skin Soft Gels ($49.99 for 120 soft gels) contains fish oil concentrates and green tea extracts to help reduce and prevent acne and other skin blemishes or inflamations. Vitamin E helps with the skin healing process and renewal. Available at health food, pharmacy and grocery stores across Canada. Visit genuinehealth.com
for information.




All about eyes
This fall, the dramatic eye is hot and was all over the runway. We found a great alternative to the usual black liquid eyeliner, in a hue that hits the right note with fall -- a deep, inky purple.

Splurge
Guerlain Divinora eye-liner in Mauve Profound ($32) has a super fine brush that allows you to create a thin line close to the base of your lashes for a day look, or by spreading the brush out, you can create a sexy night time look with a thicker line. Available at Sephora stores across Canada. Visit guerlain.com for more information.

Steal
Almay Intense I-Colour Liquid Liner in Purple Amethyst ($10.99) gives a lighter shade of purple and can be smudge right after applying for a smoky look, or if you let it dry it gives a nice clean, budge-proof line.
Available at drugstores across Canada. Visit almay.com<>almay.com<> for more information.


Smooth cover upLooking for a double-duty concealer? We found two -- that both cover up darker circles or imperfections and they smooth out fine lines at the same time! The best of both worlds in one product, who could ask for more?

Splurge
Dior Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer in beige ($29) does exactly what it says it will do -- it provides a light coverage for dark circles and smoothes out any tiny lines around your eyes. Available at Dior counters across Canada. Visit dior.com
for more information.

Steal
Revlon Age Defying Concealer with Botafirm in light ($11.99)
is a creamier concealer that you pat on with your finger. It gives a thicker coverage while disguising those pesky fine lines. Available at drugstores across Canada. Visit revlon.com<>revlon.com<> for more information.


Raspberry lips
Prolong your love of summer glosses with two raspberry hinted glosses that add not only shine and flavour, but a hint of shimmer.

Splurge
Lancome Juicy Tubes Jelly Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss in Raspberry Ice ($17.50) is super sweet, shiny and stays put for a long length of time. The gold flecks of shimmer will have you thinking of warm sunny days on cool autumn nights. Available at Lancome counter across Canada. Visit lancome.ca for more information.

Steal
Cover Girl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers in Raspberry Splash ($7.99) covergirl.com
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