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Monday, December 15th, 2008
Give the gift of beauty this holiday season – even on a small budget. Surprise the beauty junky in your life with a little treat. These presents are all under $25 and are guaranteed to bring joy. (more…)
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
Breast cancer incidence is the number of new cases diagnosed in a population over a specific time period.
- In 2007, an estimated 22,300 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer. On average, that is about 429 women diagnosed every week.
- In 2007, an estimated 170 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Men with breast cancer make up a little less than 1% of all cases.
- In 2007, an estimated 5,300 women and 50 men will die from breast cancer.
Breast cancer prevalence is the number of people in a population living with breast cancer at a specific point in time.
- An estimated 162,600 Canadian women who were alive in 2003 had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the previous 15 years.
One in nine (11%) Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (this means by age 90), while less than 1% of Canadian men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Only one in every 27 Canadian women will die from breast cancer. This means that about two-thirds of the women diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada will live through it.
There is more cause to be optimistic. Since 1999, the incidence of breast cancer in Canada has stabilized. As well, since the mid-1980s, the number of people who die from breast cancer has declined steadily. The biggest improvement in survival has been in the 50 – 69 age group. Higher survival rates have been attributed to improved screening and treatment.
Source: Canadian Cancer Society /National Cancer Institute of Canada. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2007, Toronto, Canada, 2007.
This year, companies want to show their support for this terrible disease and have produced products to be sold in October. A portion or all proceeds of these items will be donated to Cancer Research:
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
Last year I wrote about April Jacob and her fantastic cosmetic company Pink Beauty. I am a huge fan of this newer company and follow its every step.
Jacob recently released her latest collection, Beloved, which is perfect for the modern day glamour girl on-the-go.
“The look for ‘Beloved’ is fresh, flirty, natural, and specially designed to flatter any skin tone and enhance inner beauty,” says Jacob. “A woman looks best when she radiates from the inside out – this collection, with its soft neutrals and fresh vibrant color echoes that sentiment – I want women to not only look refreshed and lively but feel it too.”
I have tried several items from the new collection and love them all. My favourite product from Pink Beauty will always be their lip gloss and the new Glamour Glaze Lip Gloss is now a firm fixture in my beauty bag!
Live in Vancouver? Come meet the Founder and President of Pink Beauty in person. April Jacob will be at Holt Renfrew this Saturday and will be sharing her beauty secrets for achieving that glamorous look on the go.
Saturday, July 28th
10:30am – 5:30pm
Vancouver Holt Renfrew
Call 604-681-3121 to book a personal appointment or just drop by to
Monday, January 22nd, 2007
Happy Rainy Monday.
This week I thought I’d share with you some of my absolute fav products. Each day from now until Friday I will post my top 5 items in certain categories.
Today to start the ball rolling will be my top 5 lip glosses (I adore lip gloss!!!). Here we go!
5. Not Soap Radio Talk Smart Lip Glosses
A natural, Jojoba-based line of brilliantly shiny glosses. Each gloss is formulated with plant-based botanicals that help eliminate dryness, chapping and reduce the effects of aging. Kiwi and Kukui Nut Oils contain essential fats and promote full, healthy lips.
Favourite Colours: Greta and Campbell
Price: $16.00 USD
4. MAC Lipglass
A unique lip gloss that creates a high gloss, glass-like finish. Lipglass is the perfect product for creating shine that lasts. It contains Jojoba Oil to help soften and condition the lips.
Favourite Colours: Lychee Luxe, Viva Glam VI, Nymphette
Price: $14.00 USD / $16.50 CAD
2. Benefit Her Glossiness V.I.P. Lip Gloss
The rich and luxurious formula is loaded with jojoba oil to make your lips feel five-star pampered.
Favourite Colours: Life on the A List and Didn’t Hear It From Me
Price: $16.00 USD
1. Lancôme Juicy Tubes
This ultra-brilliant formula slicks on easily and adds power to your pout with transparent shine. I have about 10 juicy tubes now I think.
Favourite Colours: Berry Bold, Spring Fling, Miracle
Price: $16.50 USD
Tomorrow I’ll share my top 5 lip plumpers. Have a great evening!