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6 ways to upgrade your beauty routine

Geoffrey Ross Image by: Geoffrey Ross Author: Elle Canada

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6 ways to upgrade your beauty routine

 

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6 ways to upgrade your beauty routine

Upgrade your beauty: Rev your skin with a booster

Just a drop of this booster juice promises to bump up the potency of anything else in your skincare cabinet. Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate ($78), available at shiseido.com.   GALLERY: 7 amazing scents to wear to work  

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6 ways to upgrade your beauty routine

Upgrade your beauty: Brush like a boss with fancy toothpaste

Chocolate, often your BFF but sometimes the culprit behind cavities, is being tapped as a fluoride alterna­tive in the chicest tube of toothpaste you have ever laid eyes on. Theodent Classic ($10) and Theodent 300 ($100), available at theodent.com.   GLOWING SKIN: Get it with these radiant products

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6 ways to upgrade your beauty routine

Upgrade your beauty: Good vibrations for tracking your health

We’re just a little obsessed with our Jawbone UP24 bracelets ($150 each), available at jawbone.com. Besides reminding us to move every 15 minutes and letting us know how close we are to our daily 10,000-step goal, this little digital BFF helps us get better rest at night. It tracks our sleep and gently buzzes us awake when we’re not in deep slumber—leaving us feeling rested rather than groggy. And if we’ve committed to getting eight hours a night and we’re averaging less, it sends us an alert suggesting we hit the sack a little earlier that day.   GALLERY: Shine-boosting hair products you need to try now

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6 ways to upgrade your beauty routine

Upgrade your beauty: Up your morning suds

Because they come from the House of Herme?s, one of the most luxurious brands on the planet. Because, just by sitting there, these cocktail-coloured potions will elevate the state of your shower and uplift the most quotidian task of dirt removal, transporting you to the brand’s flagship store, 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore? in Paris, where an Herme?s scarf flag flutters from the roof. Because, yes, you actually do need to enrobe yourself in all things expensive and French-smelling before facing the world every mor- ning. And because it’s another reason to have more sleepovers: Your guest(s) can bask in the aromatic goodness too. Just be sure to choose guests who are shower-gel-worthy. Herme's Hand & Body Cleansing Gel in Eau d’Orange Verte, Eau de Mandarine Ambre?e, Eau de Pamplemousse Rose and Eau de Narcisse Bleu ($57 each), available at hermes.com.   BEAUTY PICKS: Instantly gratifying beauty products  

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6 ways to upgrade your beauty routine

Upgrade your beauty: Your new nail varnish

Here’s how you elevate the most pedestrian of beauty products to an objet d’art: Start with a lustrous, glossy black cap, expertly weighted at the base for ease of use, and taper it to a point as sharp as a calligraphy pen. Place it atop a faceted ombré bottle inspired by 17th- and 18th-century European balustrades. Then, pour in a high-shine lacquer in that unmistakable crimson—the shade that, when originally paired with Christian Louboutin’s whimsical aesthetic, turned a high-heeled shoe into an iconic design signature. Et voilà. Christian Louboutin Beauté Nail Colour in Rouge Louboutin ($58), available at christianlouboutin.com.   BEAUTY 101: How to get the most perfect smoky eye

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6 ways to upgrade your beauty routine

Upgrade your beauty: The two-step blowout

1. Get the Ke?rastase Discipline Treatment (at salons across canada from September). It will take your home blowout from a sweat-soaked, bicep-quivering nightmare to an easy, curse-word-free experience. The in-salon treatment uses ceramides, wheat protein and amino acids to wrap hair in a protective skin that acts as a “do not enter” sign to frizz and a welcome mat to shine. Bonus: there are no chemical changes to the structure of your hair, so it stays curly, wavy or straight—whatever you were born with. Only better. 2. Invest in the state-of-the-art T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i dryer ($298), available at t3micro.com, which weighs less than a bottle of water and has been designed to deliver a wider airflow of ionic infrared heat that dries hair 64 percent faster than a conventional dryer and boosts volume too.   GALLERY: 6 hair masks to instantly revive your damaged locks

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