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BEAUTY TALK The latest picks, tips and trends from our editors.

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BEAUTY CRUSH How Pixi Beauty’s Petra Strand turned her passion into profit.

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BEAUTY CONFESSION Sarah Daniel on loving everything about fragrance except wearing it. BEAUTY BY THE NUMBERS Superhero brows at every age.

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BEAUTY DARE The five hottest new trends in beauty, and how to pull them off IRL.

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BEAUTY THE MAKING OF Everything you wanted to know about Guerlain’s Orchidée Impériale The Cream.

FEATURES 30

PINK OUT LOUD Get ready for a whole new take on the soft girly colour.

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STYLE FILES Top spring trends, plus heart patterns, big earrings and dresses with pants.

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MODEL CITIZEN Canadian model Alana Zimmer in spring’s fresh fashion picks.

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BODY TALK Feel-good news you can use.

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MY MOTIVATION Girls’ Zosia Mamet shares her tips on stress relief.

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IS THIS HEALTHY-ISH? We tell the truth about the latest wellness trends.

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SOCIAL NETWORK How to deal with rejection.


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Writer Sarah Daniel was previously a beauty editor at FASHIoN and EllE Canada, where she interviewed everyone from nicolas ghesquière and François nars to pastry chef pierre Hermé and her perfume hero, Jean-Claude ellena. in this issue she wrote about loving perfume but not wearing it in “Scents of Self” (pg. 18). “talking to rachel Herz was a highlight,” she says. “Her research on scent, emotion and memory is fascinating.” if you see Daniel with earbuds, she’s likely listening to podcasts like invisibilia, two Dope Queens and Still processing; follow her on twitter @saredaniel.

“Hot toddies and mulled wine, of course!” Alex Laws is a freelance writer and editor who loves working on stories about beauty and travel, often at the same time—no wonder she’s an expert at back-seat makeovers. in this issue Laws wrote about perfect brows for all ages in “golden arches” (pg. 22). “i found the enthusiasm of [brow artists] mehae Kim and ravy mehroke infectious,” she says. “i haven’t looked at my brows the same way since.” Check out Laws’s website at misslawswrites. com, or follow her on instagram @miss_laws.

“Escape to Spain!” Originally from Hong Kong, Wilson Wong moved to toronto at 17 to further his education, and after studying visual presentation he fell in love with the arts world. He began working as a freelance off-figure stylist in 2000, and spent eight years as a stylist for Loblaws. in this issue Wong styled the earrings and dresses featured in Style Files (pg. 41), an experience he describes as being “Fun, fun and more fun!”

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My definition of a beauty dare? Rocking a purple pout.

LETTER Of ThE MOnTh What I enjoyed most in the November issue was Catherine Holt’s “Face Off.” I couldn’t have said it better myself: Makeup is a form of self-expression, and women should be empowered to do what they want when it comes to wearing makeup or going au naturel, and not have to worry about being criticized. Thank you for the reminder that we all need to start placing less importance on the opinions of others, and more on what makes us feel most comfortable. – Athena, Toronto

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You could say that we’re a beauty-obsessed bunch here at Glow. When we’re not writing about the latest and greatest products, trends and news, we’re deliberating over our many personal beauty ticks (think hacks, products we can’t live without) and, of course, our hang-ups. Turns out we have a few. Even I was shocked to hear that our assistant beauty and fashion editor has never worn red nail polish. Ever. And I’m talking about someone who went to makeup school and has a penchant for pastel hair. Her reasoning? “I tend to have long(ish) nails, and having them be red just seems like too much for me.” Another staffer refuses to wear fragrances traditionally, as in straight from the bottle, preferring to mix his own custom blends. I have my own issues when it comes to a few primping practices. For instance, I loathe the feeling of air-drying my hair, not to mention the flattening effect it gives me. The thing about beauty deal-breakers is that they’re personal and not meant to be shared. Well, unless it’s something weird, like extreme layering (see the “100 coats of…” challenges where vloggers apply a hundred layers of a single product such as nail polish, foundation or dry shampoo). I think we can all agree that these beauty challenges are not to be taken seriously. But they certainly make you rethink the products and looks you’re devoted to on a daily basis (ahem, dry shampoo). Here’s what we’re proposing: Take the concept of beauty dares and retrofit it to your own life. Whether that’s trying a new-to-you shade of nail polish or a technique you’ve always wanted to try out but haven’t, you might just surprise yourself.

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I’ve found a new favourite magazine! Read it from top to bottom once I got home from my classes this busy Monday. I loved reading about the best foundations for different skin types, and the “Gift of Gabby” article. Thanks for being so awesome! – Alex, Penticton, B.C. This issue was interesting for me in every way. I’ve been an avid reader and tried many trends, like the cover model outfit. I wore a dress so similar that I owned for 25 years. Recently I donated it to Goodwill, thinking I’d outgrown the look. Maybe I should have kept it! All the ageism about style has me thinking how I try to dress age appropriately, but still have a playful side. – Linda, Calgary

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Another great issue—especially your photo shoot in Northern Ireland. What beautiful scenery! And the clothes are wonderful. I also enjoyed the article about getting a metallic mani at home. It’s just what I need, along with a trip to Vichy, which sounds like a rejuvenating experience. I look forward to every issue of Glow. Thanks. – Susan, Calgary I recently moved to Calgary and got this magazine, and I think it was tailor-made for me, from “Cold Call,” which helped me decide what would be best for my skin in the winter (as I’m adjusting to the colder Calgary climate), right up to “Who’s having the best sex?” (I made my husband read that too!) Great magazine! – Hira, Calgary

Our cover model Leeza wears a top by Ann Taylor and earrings by Erica Leal Jewellery at Souvenir Studios. Makeup: Sheri Stroh/Plutino Group. Hair: Kristjan Hayden/Plutino Group. Nails: Wendy Rurong/Plutino Group. Styling: Emily MacCulloch GET THE LOOK: Try rose-flushed cheeks with Lancôme Blush Subtil in Rose Paradis, $42.

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BEAUTY TALK

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NEWS & PICKS BY EMILY MACCULLOCH

Vera Wang spring 2017

Nail Contouring Contouring for your nails is a thing. “[It’s] a clever and catchy way of polishing the nail to flatter the hand,” says Rita Remark, global lead educator for Essie. “If you have wide hands, stubby fingers or short nail plates, then you’re going to leave half a millimetre on either side [bare] to elongate the nail and make it look more slender.” Lifelong nail biters, rejoice!

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Move over, coconut oil. Here are three buzzy skincare ingredients that are vying for a spot in your beauty routine.

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Once reserved for breakfast bowls, the superfood is taking a starring role in skincare. Packed with vitamins and minerals, it does everything from evening out skin texture to protecting against free radicals.

This extract from carob seeds is at the forefront of Olay’s recently reformulated Regenerist line. The small but mighty seed acts as food for skin cells, helping with skin repair and cell regeneration, both of which slow down with age.

The leaf has a lot in common with our skin, including the ability to retain water and combat dehydration. Clarins tapped into the plant’s powers to help boost hydration levels and preserve the skin’s moisture barrier.

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Art Deco Magic Fix Lipstick Sealer, $22 If you’re tired of all the steps it takes to set your lipstick (blot, dust with translucent powder, reapply and blot again), we’ve got good news: There’s a much simpler solution, thanks to this pout-friendly topcoat. Just slick this lip saver over top of your fave lipstick to boost its wear for up to eight hours, says Macedonia Bezerra, international makeup artist for Art Deco. No flaking, smudging or fading.

PRODUCT PHOTOS: CARLO MENDOZA. VERA WANG PHOTO: INSTAGRAM.COM/JINSOON

The spring runways have made it loud and clear: Big, bouncy curls are back (see Jessica Rabbit waves at DSquared2 and ’80s kinks at Topshop Unique). Hot rollers may have a reputation for being old school (remember your nana rocking them?), but T3 has just launched a souped-up, millennial-friendly version. With their velvet no-slip flocking, two heat settings and rubberized rims, you can use them to create volume at your roots, beachy waves or give your pony a little flip at the tail. One thing’s for sure: These are definitely not your g-ma’s rollers. T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe, $149 (available at beautyBOUTIQUE.ca).


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Beauty PSA: A good body scrub is a must-have for soft, glowing skin. Here are two exfoliators to stock up on, because flaky skin is never in.

Breaking news for Shellac lovers: Salon fave CND Vinylux is about to hit shelves at Shoppers Drug Mart. Created as an alternative to gel manicures, the polish promises a week of chip-free digits, sans UV or LED lamp, courtesy of its long-wear topcoat. Our fave shades from the collection of 28 are Field Fox, a pretty neutral, and Butterfly Queen, a shimmery pink. CND Vinylux Nail Polish in, from left: Butterfly Queen, Brass, Field Fox, Married to the Mauve, Cake, Rock Royalty, Lavender Lace, Decadence, $14 each

Kat Burki Raw Sugar Body Scrub, $64 (available at beautyBOUTIQUE.ca)

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Want to knock ’em dead this Valentine’s Day? Take our quiz to find out what makeup you should be rocking on the biggest date night of the year.

1 What’s your fave movie? a) Basic Instinct b) 13 Going on 30

2 Where’s your ideal date spot? a) A super swish restaurant b) The latest exhibit at your local art gallery

*If you answered mostly a’s Try a sultry smoky eye à la Rita Ora at the VMAs.

3 Your go-to date outfit is: a) An LBD with a leather moto jacket b) A chic jumpsuit and mules

4 Your celebrity style crush is: a) Rihanna b) Solange

*If you answered mostly b’s Try a technicolour lip like Olivia Palermo at the Golden Globes.

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BEAUTY CRUSH

PETRA’S 5-MINUTE FACE Pixi Beauty’s claim to fame: giving women the shortcut to looking fresh-faced. Here’s how Strand does her own makeup, in five minutes flat.

Strand

Meet the makeup artist who turned her passion into a profitable project. BY mISHAL CAZmI PIXI BEAUTY is the best kind of beauty success story: It’s amassed such a devoted following that its Glow Tonic has become one of the most beloved toners in the world. When the brand abruptly left Canada, women— including hard-to-please beauty editors— rushed across the border to stock up on faves like the H20 Skintint and Endless Silky Eye Pen. Now, fans (and their wallets) can rest easy because Pixi returns to Canada this January. You can thank founder Petra Strand for creating the kind of products that compel women to whip out their passports just so they can get their hands on them. She started Pixi Beauty almost 18 years ago while working as a makeup artist in London. The Swedishborn entrepreneur had traded her modelling career for makeup brushes after deciding that it just wasn’t for her. “I was never a very good model, to be honest,” she says. “I was always way more interested in the makeup side of things and spent most of the [time] digging

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into the makeup artists’ kits and asking them a million questions. The minute I realized it was a job, I was like, ‘OK, that’s my job.’” After attending makeup school in L.A., she returned to London and started working as a makeup artist. Then a spark was lit. Strand and her sisters (a makeup artist and a skin therapist) were toying with the idea of starting a skincare-infused makeup line when one of them said, “Well, you know there’s no reason why makeup can’t have all the good ingredients.” And so Pixi Beauty was born, launching in 1999.

“I dId noT pAY mYsElf A wAgE for ThE fIrsT fIvE YEArs of pIxI.” It didn’t just go from idea to assembly line, however. Strand and her husband remortgaged their house in London so she could raise the money to start the company. “I did not pay myself a wage for the first five years of Pixi,” she says. When the brand launched in the U.K. as a bricks-and-mortar store, everything about it was unusual. Dressed up in pistachio-hued packaging, the products looked like they belonged on Ladurée patisserie shelves instead of makeup counters—a stark contrast to

Products shown (from top): LipLift max in Petal Ice, $20; Lash Booster mascara, $20; Sheer Cheek Gel in Natural, $24; Natural Brow Duo, $22; H20 Skintint, $34.

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Petra

“I start with the Flawless Beauty Primer. It’s really hydrating and evens out my skin tone. Then I put my tinted moisturizer all over my face and down my neck, smoothing it on with my fingers because I like to warm the formula so it melts onto my skin. Then I curl my lashes and apply two layers of mascara. I dab some natural cheek gel on the apples of my cheeks and smooth it on my lips as well because I’m always in a rush. I put some lipgloss on top. Then I define my brows with Natural Brow Duo.”


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Strand has a devoted following including celebs like Helena Christensen and Ellie Goulding.

Strand in the Pixi Beauty office

the sleek black aesthetic preferred by other beauty brands. Green wasn’t just Strand’s favourite colour, it was also a reflection of the company’s ethos. “Black is a forbidden colour for Pixi,” she says. “We did it in a fresh way, just all natural and fresh, that tied in with the makeup looks we were doing and the products we created.” Next, Pixi considered skincare as important as makeup. Its skincare range used non-toxic, good-foryou botanical ingredients like rosemary extract, aloe vera and lavender. “In 1999, there were no products that combined colour and ingredients that cared for your skin,” Strand says. “I started with a small collection and my sisters and I opened our own store in London’s Carnaby area.” Even the name, a nod to Strand’s love of folklore, was fun and playful. “Pixi in Sweden is a little fairy. It’s very mischievous, creating magic,” she explains. “We were just brainstorming names and loved this one. It wasn’t a corporate decision; it was like most things we do, on instinct and because it was just a gut feeling and it felt right.” And the brand’s beauty philosophy had nothing to do with getting dolled up. “We actually opened our doors with a note on the window that said, ‘I just want to have a good night’s sleep.’ And that’s pretty much still [the same] today.” With its cheerful packaging and refreshing outlook on beauty, Pixi went on to become an international success, finding a home at big-ticket department stores like Liberty London and major retailers like Target in the U.S.—the old-school way, without social media. “When we started, we were

faxing people,” says Strand. “It’s actually a lot easier for a small family brand like ours today because word of mouth through social media is so powerful.” Pixi still managed to build a loyal following based on a decidedly anti-Kardashian stance. “My beauty approach is to simplify it for women. It should not take 12 products to get ready in the morning!” Expansion is the operative word for the future. In 2015, the company rolled out its full range of skincare products called Skintreats in the U.S., which includes a beautifully scented rose oil and peel pads with a potent helping of glycolic acid. This year, the focus is on setting up shop in Canada again, this time at Shoppers Drug Mart, and introducing new products like an exfoliant called Peel & Polish. Strand has since become a Cali girl, moving to the U.S. with her family to expand the business. The similarities between her home country of Sweden and her adopted one are plenty, and they continue to inform her beauty choices. “I live in Santa Barbara with offices in L.A.,” she says. “The kind of beauty style here, with beach-wavy hair and sun-kissed skin and a little bit of glow and just some gloss and tinted lashes, is pretty much the Swedish style, so I feel right at home.” Remarkably, Pixi remains a family affair. Even though companies with deep pockets have come knocking on her door, Strand isn’t taking any meetings anytime soon. “I take pride in not having to answer to anybody or ask anybody’s permission. We are still 100 per cent family-owned and operated,” she says, with the same conviction she had when the brand started nearly two decades ago.

Beauty Hall of fame: GloW toNIC Pixi Beauty makeup artist Amanda Bell reflects on the brand’s most iconic product.

Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic

• One of the original products launched in 1999, it’s an alcohol-free toner that helps exfoliate, tone and brighten skin.

, $20

• Back in the day, “It was in a really unattractive, bland bottle that looked almost like hand sanitizer,” says Bell. “But it had a very loyal and small client base.”

• The tonic would arrive in bulk at the flagship store in the U.K., where the employees would fill the bottles and label them by hand.

• After beauty blogger and esthetician Caroline Hirons wrote about the product, it became an overnight sensation. “By this point it was about 15 years old, so it was literally the longest overnight sensation, but all of a sudden people around the world were ordering it.”

• The launch of the skincare line last year gave Pixi an opportunity to repackage (but not reformulate) the product.

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Scents of Self Beauty writer and fragrance lover Sarah Daniel reflects on why she’s given up perfume and whether she’ll ever pick up a bottle and spritz again. One Of COCO Chanel’s famous aphorisms has been on my mind lately: “a woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” Considering I haven’t worn fragrance for over a decade, that doesn’t bode well for me. It also makes me an imposter: as a beauty editor, writing about the eau of the moment is part of my job. Despite my naked pulse points, I love everything about perfume—the romance and ritual of wearing it, the sculptural bottles, the mix of science and serendipity that turns a formula scrawled on paper into a best-selling classic, and the perfumers who make them. Meeting well-known noses like Jean-Claude ellena and Jacques Cavallier—the fragrance world’s steven spielberg and Martin scorsese—were career highs. Maybe that’s why my colleagues assume that I have at least seven different scents in rotation, choosing what I’ll wear based on the occasion, like pairing wine with a meal. I don’t. I am the equivalent of a sober sommelier. 18 GLOW FEBRUARY • MARCH 2017

Of course, I’m not the only one to forgo fragrance, and people do so for various reasons. Blame allergies, workplace policies—hospitals and government offices often mandate that employees abstain from spritzing—or just straight-up aversion. But none of those reasons was behind my choice. I stopped wearing perfumes because I didn’t like some of the olfactive imprints they were leaving behind—those fragrant markers of time, relationships and moments that help create a highly efficient filing system in our brain that sends intense memories flooding back with the faintest whiff of a familiar scent. We can thank biology for fragrance’s Proustian power of recall. The two areas of the brain that process emotion and memories—the amygdala and hippocampus—are directly linked to our olfactory system. It’s why as a memory trigger, scent is superior to any of the other senses. “When we smell something, we are much more intimately and viscerally involved in its associations and emotions than we are in any other sensory experience,” says Rachel herz, a neuroscientist at Brown University and author of The Scent of Desire, who specializes in the psychology of scent. “In comparison to things that we hear and see,” says herz—like, say, catching Wham! on the radio, or flipping through a high school yearbook—“when we smell something we are much more intimately and personally engaged.” It’s what inspired a french biotech company to develop technology that can create perfume that captures the scent of a loved one who has died, just by using a piece of their clothing. Before I decided to take a sabbatical from fragrance, I couldn’t get enough of it. I was in menthol-and-eucalyptus heaven sniffing my grandfather’s jar of Noxzema; revelled in nina Ricci’s l’air du Temps sillage of carnation and powdery iris that lingered long after my grandmother tucked me in; and was far more interested in my mom’s rose-scented bath beads—which I

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A Perfumed Life highlight reel of unhappy memories snuck into her bathroom to play Philosophy Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser, $48 and unearthed artifacts I’d long with, squeezing them to release Batiste Original Dry Shampoo, $11 since buried. After that, I gave my the fragrant oil trapped inside— Korres Basil Lemon Shower Gel, $24 fragrance collection the Marie than in my Cabbage Patch dolls. Nuxe Rêve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream, $17 Kondo treatment and—since the In high school, I began acquiring Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint in Very only way to avoid these perfumed my own age-appropriate scents— Popular, $49 (available at Murale) trips down memory lane was to Exclamation and Electric Youth, ditch the perfume altogether—I the latter scored on a family trip decided to skip wearing it. to Florida—and not-so-ageThree years ago, after I had my appropriate scents like Boucheron daughters, I started to reconsider my and Elizabeth Arden Red Door. stance. Would my choice to eschew In the hallways and at school fragrance mean that their memories dances, my fragrance choices of me would be devoid of emotional mingled with the ones of crushes richness? Would there be nothing (Drakkar Noir, Cool Water) and to instantly summon my presence, friends (my closest, Karen, wore the way that a trace of L’Air evokes Cacharel’s Anaïs Anaïs). my grandmother’s tight hugs, quiet But when I encountered these laugh and the way she would stomp fragrances again—years later, and one foot when she was cross? Herz usually after involuntarily walking assures me that, even without doing into someone else’s perfume something as deliberate as wearing cloud—they didn’t spark a happy perfume, “Your children are still nostalgia. Instead, they prompted a learning your smell” through the major melancholy that lingered for everyday products I choose to days. I found myself overwhelmed wear. Instead of the May Rose in Chanel No. 5, there’s the powdery by memories of a previous life, and while I didn’t necessarily want floral scent of my Batiste dry shampoo. And rather than the citrus to forget them, I did want to be in control of when I remembered and green apple in Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue, it’s the fruity them, and how. And then Thierry Mugler Angel made up my notes that infuse Tata Harper’s lip and cheek tint that I dab on mind. I wore it religiously during a particularly rough patch of my every morning. A small pot of cream blush and a colourful can of early 20s, working at a job where the Sunday night dreads started hair texturizing spray may not look as beautiful displayed on my on Saturday morning, living in a city I wasn’t fond of and dating countertop as L’Eau d’Issey’s delicate conical bottle or one of Marc someone who, looking back, I wasn’t very fond of either. Then, Jacobs’s whimsical vessels would. Nor does applying them have the nearly five years after returning to Toronto, I was on the subway one romance of misting a beautiful fragrance over my pulse points. But morning and, out of nowhere, became overwhelmed by the scent. they will still—forcefully, and maybe when they least expect it— Thanks to a fellow rider—who must have bathed in the patchouliremind my daughters of me. and-chocolate blend before boarding the train—my brain cued up a

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Golden Arches They frame your face and can transform your look in a cinch: No wonder brows remain the MVP in the beauty arsenal. Here’s how to give yours clout. BY ALEx LAwS

“Every time I get my brows done, the tabloids say I’ve had a facelift,” Oprah winfrey once said to brow expert Anastasia Soare, who was on the show in 2006. Such is the transformative power of a good brow. And with techniques like microblading or “embroidery” reaching peak trend levels, there’s no end to the lengths we’ll go to get the coveted brows of Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins and Gal Gadot. Using these power brows as inspiration, we turned to the pros to find out how to overcome the hurdles to getting killer arches at any age.

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The TacTic: Stop plucking. “At this age it’s all about encouraging growth,” says Mehroke. A pro can show you where to let brows grow and which product will create the appearance of a full arch while you wait for that to happen. “Brow powder applied with an angled brush is the best way to start building shape,” she says, because it creates a natural-looking brow. Apply a clear brow gel and at night use a brow-growth serum (look for biotin and castor oil) to stimulate follicle growth. Top Tip: “When applying brow powder, start by colouring the arch of the brow before moving to the tail and then the front,” says Mehae Kim, senior artist at Damone Roberts Salon in Beverly Hills, Calif., whose clients include Nicki Minaj, Sarah Paulson and Johnny Galecki. “If you start at the front, you deposit too much colour there and get this angry look.” SecreT WeaponS: • Fusion Beauty StimulashFusion Brow Grooming + Enhancing Brow Duo, $44 • Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel, $11 • Vasanti Dynamic Brow Duo Kit, $26 (available at beautyBOUTIQUE.ca)

The enemy: Obviously Fake Brows By your 30s, some of your brow hairs will have regrown, but you’ll still need a helping hand with products. But beware, warns Kim. “If you wear more natural makeup, it might look odd if you’re suddenly filling them in heavily where there wasn’t hair before.” The TacTic: Gradually apply waxes and powders for a subtler effect. “You want it to be like a natural enhancement, not a thick fill-in from front to end—soft at the front and going darker towards the outside, creating almost an ombré effect,” says Kim. Top Tip: Careful application is the key to success, says Kim. “I love a double-ended brow tool because it has the angled brush on one end and a spoolie on the other, so you can fill in your brow and brush out the hairs to blend the product.” SecreT WeaponS: • Revlon ColourStay Brow Pencil, $13 • Benefit Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie, $26 • Quo Brow Wow Powder, $12

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The enemy: Over-Tweezing One obstacle to having brows with “kapow!” is over-tweezing them in your youth, says Ravy Mehroke, who co-founded Vancouver’s Bombay Brow Bar with her sister, Amy Minhas.


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The enemy: Strand Sparseness Brows are beginning to lose fullness by your 50s, says Mehroke, so this stage is all about sculpting. “By then hair is becoming a lot thinner, as brows can be falling out as you age due to changes in hormones.”

The enemy: Shades of Grey In your 40s you’ll see a little aging of the brows, says Mehroke. “They will start to lose colour, appearing lighter and with increasing grey.”

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The TacTic: Get on board with colouring your brows. “A tinted brow gel will cover any hairs that are going grey and give more density to the brow at the same time,” says Kim. Another popular option is tinting. “It’s an amazing way to change the colour and makes brows look fuller,” says Mehroke. If the hairs aren’t growing back, brow extensions, in which individual hairs are glued alongside your natural ones or directly bonded to the skin, can help you define your look, but they require commitment to maintain, she adds. TOp Tip: Avoid waxing, says Mehroke. “Each time you wax, you are removing a dermal layer, which can age the skin.” She recommends tweezing around the arch and then using threading to shape the brow.

The TacTic: Start with a combination of hair, skin and nail vitamins, as well as a follicle-stimulating serum, advises Kim. Mehroke agrees: “A [follicle]-stimulating serum is really good at this time. [It] keeps your hairs strong, so as you age they stay in place longer and are encouraged to grow back.” If you’re looking for a more extreme solution or if you’ve suffered hair loss, opt for semi-permanent microblading, which makes tiny cuts to replicate the look of hairs and lasts for two to three years. “It’s been around for a while now,” says Kim, “but it’s reaching its peak.” TOp Tip: Keep the brows fuller and softer because thin, higharched eyebrows can be aging, and stay away from shimmer, says Kim. “Reach for a matte highlighter to brighten up your brow bone.” SecreT WeapOnS: • Benefit High Brow Creamy Brow Highlighting Pencil, $29 • Maybelline New York Brow Drama Pro Palette, $19 • Life Brand Hair, Skin and Nails Formula Capsules, $20

SecreT WeapOnS: • CoverGirl Easy Breezy Brow Shape + Define Brow Mascara, $11 • Tweezerman Studio Collection Rose Gold Slant Tweezer, $34 • Joe Fresh Beauty Universal Brow Sculpting Wax, $12

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Q: What’s the best way to remove brow makeup without irritating brow hairs? a: “A very gentle makeup remover will [do the trick] and take product off easily,” says Janelle Dzombeta, a beautyBOUTIQUE manager at Shoppers Drug Mart in Richmond, B.C. She recommends trying an oil-based remover or a micellar water like Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution, $20. Apply it to a cotton pad and hold it over your brows for a couple of seconds, then gently swipe away (no rubbing as it can cause irritation).

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Chroming WHAt it is: Dubbed the anti-contouring trend, chroming—a.k.a. strobing or nontouring—consists of highlighting the high points of the face (no shading required). “[it’s about] letting your natural glow shine through and using products to accentuate that,” says mutyala. instead of using traditional highlighters, you use nude lipstick with a shimmery finish.

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australian makeup artist and beauty blogger Rachael Brook (@rachael_brook)

WHAt it is: a spinoff of contouring, this technique sculpts cheekbones and temples with blush rather than neutral tones. “The trend dates back to the ’60s from makeup artist Way Bandy,” explains Deepica mutyala. “The whole point of draping is to sculpt your face [with colour] based on your unique features rather than on a [specific] face shape.” WHo’s WEARing it: @rosiehw, @karliekloss

HoW to pUll it oFF iRl: “it’s a chic take on a vintage makeup trend— think Farrah Fawcett,” says mutyala. To make it look modern, the trick is to choose a soft, natural shade and blend, blend and blend some more. using a fluffy blush brush, apply your colour in a circular, buffing motion to your temples, blending down to your cheekbones. apply sheer layers of colour for a natural flush or build it up for more impact. gloW piCks: Nyx Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette, $30; Rodial Sculpting Brush, $46.

WHo’s WEARing it: @jaclynhill, @yemani_elise, @nikkietutorials HoW to pUll it oFF iRl: “it’s not a one size fits all thing because everyone’s face shape is different, but generally you focus on the high parts of your face because those are what you want to pop,” says mutyala. She recommends highlighting your cheekbones, brow bone, the bridge of your nose and your cupid’s bow. if using lipstick is too extreme for you, try a highlighting liquid or cream for a similar but subtler effect. and to prevent your glow from going dull by noon, adelaine morin recommends using a setting spray to lock your dewiness in for a highlight that doesn’t quit. gloW piCks: Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Private Viewing, $17; Art Deco Strobing Fluid, $25. FEBRUARY • MARCH 2017 GLOW 25


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Trend:

Sunset Smoky Eye

WHo’s WEARing it: @jamescharles, @ssssamanthaa

Trend: HoW to pUll it oFF iRl: “Invest in a good eyeshadow base,” says Yemani Bailey. “This will make it easier when it comes to blending out different colours.” And just like with a classic smoky eye, having the right tools is half the battle. “Get really good blending brushes,”

says Anudari. “Make sure all the colours are blended together nicely so you get that sunset effect.” gloW piCks: Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Mediteranee, $43 (available at Murale); Paul & Joe Eye Colour Brush L, $25.

Trend: Ombre Eyebrows WHAt it is: Ombre has moved past hair and lips and onto brows. The go-to look for bloggers is all about creating arches with dimension. “Ombre brows aren’t as drastic as ombre hair—they’re subtle and meant to create a depth of colour, focused on making the arch of the brow the darkest,” says Mutyala. WHo’s WEARing it: @missfamenyc, @staceyanudari, @sheikhbeauty

your brows on the top and bottom and fill in the outer part. Once this is done, take the spoolie and blend away the product until you get that perfect ombre brow.” Anudari recommends making the look your own. “Just because someone looks good with a certain brow [doesn’t mean it’s] the best for your face,” she says. And if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. “I feel like a lot of people just give up after a few tries, but it gets better over time.”

HoW to pUll it oFF iRl: Beginners should use a pot of brow gel and an angled brush with a spoolie at the end, says Morin. “Outline

gloW piCks: Dior All-In-Brow 3D Long-Wear Brow Contour Kit, $64; Pür Brow Sculpt & Groom Brush, $24.

Sunstripping WHAt it is: Bronzer is typically applied to the face in a “3” shape (temple, cheekbone then jawline), but this method involves placing colour on your nose and cheeks in a line across the face. “It’s applying bronzer to the parts of your face that would naturally bronze in the sun,” says Rachael Brook. “It’s not used for enhancing facial features, but instead to create a more natural look.” WHo’s WEARing it: @manufagundes. mua, @emilietommerberg HoW to pUll it oFF iRl: The key to getting your faux tropical getaway glow just right: “Use a mineral bronzer or something a shade or two darker than your natural skin tone so that it doesn’t look too harsh,” says Bailey. For Brook, it’s all about the right finish. “Don’t use a shimmery bronzer—a matte one is preferred for this look.” She advises using a fluffy powder brush and starting at the bridge of your nose then lightly sweeping the colour outwards over your cheeks. gloW piCks: Vasanti Mineral Bronzer in Brazilian Tan, $29*; Quo Powder Brush, $45.

OTT Trends Here are a few more daring beauty trends that are best left for virtual reality.

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WHAt it is: The smoky eye has been reinvented a thousand times, but this interpretation gives it a more colourful spin. Swapping out brown and black for orange, burgundy, copper and yellow, the look is reminiscent of a summertime sunset. “It’s flattering for all eye shapes and you can play around with any colour,” says Stacey Anudari.


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BEAUTY The Making Of Guerlain Orchidée Impériale The Cream, $510 for 50 ml

Crème de la Crème As fAr As luxe creAms go, guerlAin’s orchidée impériAle is right up there with the best of them. Lisa Hannam finds out why the little jAr is worth your money. HAVING A LUXE CREAM on your vanity is the beauty equivalent of The Jar having a Rolex on your wrist, a Rolls in your garage or a Birkin on your It looks and feels like an objet d’art (much like the beautiful bottle arm. Beauty buffs brag about the name (often the shorthand is all that’s for the brand’s iconic fragrance Shalimar). It’s the ultimate vanity needed to raise an eyebrow), the packaging (gorgeous, always) and table dressing and Instagram bait. The original design boasted a the price per ounce (you know, like gasoline). And they promise more disc-like jar designed to feel good in the hand because of its weight than status: namely, youthful and radiant skin that’s often worth the and curves. Today, the fourth iteration is eco-friendly, made with substantial price tag. more recycled materials and fewer raw materials, but it still feels Fancy creams are taking up more space on beauty shelves and just as opulent. our bathroom counters, each with its own extract, complex or ingredient, and there’s serious science behind them. Between July The Science 2015 and June 2016, Canadians spent $2 billion on prestige beauty We all know that the healthier a skin cell is, the better it will perform. products, according to Karen Grant, global beauty industry analyst In the cream’s latest version, Guerlain is banking on cell optimization for the NPD Group. “Canada had the fastest growth by addressing hypoxia, a condition that decreases for premium skincare in all the countries we track,” she the skin’s oxygen supply. “Hypoxia affects the says. Grant credits our desire for skincare, especially hydration of the skin,” Dr. Frédéric Bonté, director at higher price points, to a significant skincare-savvy of Guerlain Research, tells me at Guerlain L’Institut Asian population, easy access to such products and dry, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, explaining that cold winters. it increases free radical damage and oxidation of Enter Guerlain’s Orchidée Impériale, a 10-yearthe cells as we age. Instead of using antioxidants to old ultra-luxe skincare line that sources orchids for combat free radicals, the reformulation taps into a its fountain of youth. Its moisturizer, simply called The species of orchids called gastrodia elata, which, when Cream, is known to have a cult following. It’s had several combined with a glucan-rich extract, helps deliver upgrades over the years, but how does the fourth and much-needed oxygen to skin cells. What you get latest reformulation measure up? We delve into the is firmer, more radiant skin with fewer fine lines and carbon footprint finer details. wrinkles. Oh, and did we mention that it contains with the new diamond powder to make the skin glow? package design

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The cream’s velvety texture instantly absorbs into skin, leaving the kind of afterglow that makes you think twice about putting on makeup. It’s scented with notes of orchid, rose, musk and cedar wood. Even the act of applying the cream feels like an elegant ritual. In a technique created at the Guerlain L’Institut, you don’t just apply the cream, but use “specific gestures”—pressing on pressure points around the lips, nose, brows, chin and temples to stimulate blood flow while breathing deeply.

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Guerlain’s love affair with orchids has been going on for over 15 years, with scientists studying new ways to unlock the exotic flower’s full potential. Their beauty aside, these flowers mean business—Guerlain handpicks just four out of 30,000 species for their anti-aging properties, like the ability to improve skin’s cell function, which slows down as we age. They’re sourced from the TianZi reserve in China, where they thrive naturally, and cultivated in the brand’s own orchidarium in Geneva. The plants have a long lifespan, with many living for over a century, though extinction is threatening some species.


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This spring it’s all about how you wear blush. Place it high on your cheekbones and blend it up towards your brow bone in a shade that matches your lids. Use a light hand so your monochromatic look is more Chanel spring 2017 than Madonna circa 1989. PerfeCT Pair: Nars Blush in Bumpy ride, $37 (available at Murale), + Clinique all about shadow single in raspberry Beret, $21.


Nail Note: take a page from Rodarte’s spring show and apply a sheer layer of

pink polish with a gold glitter outline to keep your mani from looking too precious. try: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Shell We Dance, $12, + Essie LuxeEffects Topcoat in Summit of Style, $12.

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Go ultra glossy on your lids instead of the usual matte or satin for a more fashion-forward take on pink eyeshadow. Keep up the shine by choosing a lipgloss in the same colour family. PERFECT PAIR: Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Konpeito, $32, + Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! Lip Gloss in Crystal Clear, $11.


A matte raspberry-pink lip with blurred edges is the new power pout. Load up on lashes but skip the blush to keep the look soft and sultry. PERFECT PAIR: Annabelle Full Blast Mascara in Black, $8, + Gosh Velvet Touch Matt Lipstick in Raspberry, $14.

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Prep your canvas. Clean, even skin is the key to pulling off pink. “Make sure you even out [your skin] if you have any redness,” says Finney. To neutralize any discolouration around your eyes, try an illuminating concealer on your top and bottom lids. Physicians Formula Super CC Color-Correction + Concealer, $20

Go matchymatchy. Pair your rosy lids with a soft pink or rosy bronzer on your cheeks and a deep pink pout. “Keep [your other makeup] soft and pretty.”

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Pick your pink. “Warmer skin tones should wear a warm, rosy hue and cooler skin tones should opt for a cool, pale pink,” says Finney. “It’s just more flattering.”

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Texture is everything. “Avoid a shimmery pink,” says Finney. It can make eyes look sore and tired-looking. She recommends sticking with a creamy matte shade instead.

Pür Cease Crease Eye Shadow Primer, $22 Location, location, location. Applying pink either all over your top lid or blended through the centre works best, recommends Finney. Steer clear of wearing it on your lower lash line as it can highlight redness around the eye.

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MODEL CITIZEN Canadian model alana Zimmer has CheCked off every box on her to-do list when it Comes to fashion. here she takes spring’s biggest trends for a spin. By Mishal CazMi PhOTOGRaPhy By ChRis NiChOlls

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a Colourful printed jumpsuit offers a more playful daytime option than the usual blaCk and military green.

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Jumper, Lacoste, lacoste.com. Sneakers, Aldo, aldoshoes.com. Earrings, Anastassia Sel, anastassiasel.com. Necklace, Arielle de Pinto, arielledepinto.com. Ring, Laurie Fleming, laurieflemingjewellery.com.


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The season’s besT Trench coaTs are far from basic, swapping TradiTional khaki for bold prinTs, large buckles and inTeresTing silhoueTTes. Coat and belt (worn on shoulder), Drome, drome.it. Earrings and ring, Alynne Lavigne, alynnelavigne.com.

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Give athleisure an ’80s twist by choosinG a windbreaker with neon briGht accents. Coat, crop top and shorts, Louis Vuitton, louisvuitton.com.

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this spring, parkas are all about drama, playing with length, volume and Colour. Coat and boots, DKNY, dkny.com. Earring, Laurie Fleming, laurieflemingjewellery.com.

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once reserved for holiday parties, sequins are the new springtime staple. go bright instead of opting for black or metallic to inject a dose of glam without looking like a disco ball. Dress, Chanel, chanel.com. Earrings, AnneMarie Chagnon, annemariechagnon.com.

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A diAphAnous blAck top cAn be dressed down with A blAzer for the A.M. And dolled up with A pArty skirt for evening AffAirs. Top and skirt, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, preenbythorntonbregazzi. com. Bra, With Love Lingerie, withlovelingeriexoxo.com. Earrings, Anne-Marie Chagnon, annemariechagnon.com. Sneakers, Kaanas, kaanas.com.

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it’s time to break the bustier out of the bedroom. Layering a bustier-styLe top over a Loosefitting bLouse wiLL make it a.m. appropriate. Blouse, strapless top and pants, Christian Siriano, christiansiriano.com.

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The season’s go-To colour can be worn in myriad shades, from sofT, buTTery pasTel To warm musTard and cool lemon yellow. Dress, Delpozo, delpozo.com. Choker, Jenny Bird, jenny-bird.com. Shoes, Michael Kors, michaelkors.ca.

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AlAnA Zimmer is otherworldly in the way

only models of her stature and calibre are—with lithe limbs, graceful movements, carved cheekbones and a perma Mona Lisa smile. When she arrives on set for Glow’s fashion shoot, she’s fresh off an early morning flight from New York City, but nothing about her betrays the fact that she just got off a plane. (See? Otherworldly.) In fact, Zimmer looks perfectly fresh-faced and elegant, wearing an all-black body suit from No. 6, her favourite store in New York, vintage Prada pants and Common Projects sneakers. “I grabbed whatever was closest!” she tells me. And her skin is as impeccable as her manners. Though she’s a New Yorker now, Zimmer is as Canadian as they come. The Kitchener, Ont., native, who was discovered working at an East Side Mario’s at 18, has a nice-girl rep. It’s definitely a Canadian thing, she admits. “I’m very apologetic. It’s so opposite to the New York nature. I really had to learn to tone down my sorrys.” But being from up north also has its advantages. “People love Canadians— anywhere I go, anywhere I’m working, especially at the moment in America.” Zimmer, 29, has clocked 10 years in the biz, having starred in coveted campaigns and walked the major runways—Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and more. Which begs the question: Is there anything left on her fashion wish list? “I just love doing new things,” she says. “I’m excited to work with new people and do new collaborations, whatever they might be.” These days, those new things include ad campaigns with brands like Joe Fresh and shoots like this one. Zimmer has also shifted gears in the last two years, from modelling full-time to juggling work with school. She’s halfway through studying for a psychology degree from New York University (where fellow model Karlie Kloss is also a student). Going from fashion to psychology wasn’t that much of a stretch for Zimmer. “After working with people for 10 years, I was really inspired by psychology and how the brain works,” she says. “[I wanted] to study people. Figuring out personalities is really important in this industry.” Vogue took notice, putting her on its list of Fashion’s Brainiest Models last year. “That was a very proud moment,” she says. For Zimmer, pursuing her degree is a way of disproving model stereotypes. “Even now, I go on jobs and people— because they’re used to working with 16-year-old girls—think you don’t have an opinion or you don’t know what you’re doing,” she says. “Models are smart and it is a hard job, even though a lot of people don’t feel that way.” Zimmer’s intelligence is matched by a strong sense of volunteerism that started with taking care of her brother, who has a mental disability. She actively volunteers with several charitable organizations, including Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, God’s Love We Deliver and Project Sunshine. “When I moved to New York I was so busy,” she says, “but I really felt like I was missing something in my life by not giving back. I didn’t really feel like I connected with my community. Now I try to help out every week, sometimes more, and I make time for it. In a way, that makes me happier than partying with my friends all night.” For now, she’s got it all figured out, including a six-month exchange program that’ll take her across the pond and closer to her boyfriend, model Nick Rea, in the U.K. But at the moment, she has an exam to study for. She doesn’t seem too stressed about it though. It is, after all, just another day in the life of Alana Zimmer.

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Two for one

Who needs a tWopiece suit When you can still poWer dress With a matching skirt and turtleneck? Top and skirt, Jil Sander, jilsander.com. Earring, Betty Barbs, bettybarbs.com.


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Feminine details like ruFFles don’t need to look ultra girly. try pairing a Frilly top in a warm neutral shade with an a-line skirt in the same colour Family. Top and skirt, Kahle Studio, kahle-studio.com. Earrings, Camillette, camillette.com. Ring, Betty Barbs, bettybarbs.com.

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Can chocolate ruin your healthy diet? If your chocolate cravings are threatening to derail your good health intentions, try dark chocolate—but make sure it’s at least 70 per cent cacao and hasn’t been overly processed. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, which have been found to have a multitude of benefits, like protecting your cardiovascular system and lowering blood pressure, reports the Cleveland Clinic. They also contain antioxidants that help to prevent cell damage. Another sweet alternative is Canada’s favourite sweetener. Maple syrup has been in the news since researchers from the University of Toronto and the University of Rhode Island discovered that this waffle topping might protect brain cells from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Try using it in recipes instead of sugar. – Tara Nolan

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It’s time to revisit the burpee. That’s right, the move (and fullbody exercise) you dreaded in high school gym class is back, only better. We went straight to Abby Johnson, fitness team training specialist at GoodLife Fitness, for advice on improving the infamous squat thrust. The Around the World Burpee 8 to 12 reps It’s kind of like a regular burpee (start in a plank, hop your feet forward to your hands and then do a squat jump), but with a twist. After your first burpee, turn to the right (at 3 o’clock) and do another burpee. For your next burpee, turn to the right again (at 6 o’clock), and again (at 9 o’clock), and then you’re back at where you started your first burpee. That’s four reps. It offers cardio benefits because it gets your heart rate up really quickly, and it helps with muscular strength and endurance, especially with keeping your posture and core tight. As for modifications, Johnson says you can step back instead of hopping, and add a push-up. Just make sure it’s challenging.

What can I take to boost my immune system?

It’s funny how much we doubt ourselves, except for that feeling when a cold is coming on. There’s no question: We know what’s happening. In addition to eating healthy, staying well hydrated, not smoking, exercising and getting enough sleep, you can support your immune system and feel better at the beginning of a cold with these five things, suggests Maria Nenadovich, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacist and owner in Toronto.

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Sticking to a running program can be tough, so Apple and Nike have created a watch to motivate you. This GPS timepiece is comfortable and breathable with a bright anti-glare display. Taking fit monitors and smart watches to the next level, it uses the Nike+ app to act as your running partner, asking you to go for a run and tracking your pace, distance and route, as well as offering customizable coaching plans and data that is understandable and encouraging. It also tracks activity and heart rate and syncs with the Nike+ Run Club app on your phone, so you can fist bump your running crew. Plus, when the weather is nice outside, it nudges you to go for a run. How motivating is that? Apple Watch Nike+, $489, apple.com

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“I really love Outdoor Voices. It’s my favourite.” GyM ’dO: “shoshanna’s a hair icon. I don’t know if I am. I either wear it up in a bun with a headband or in French braids.” favOurite yOGa pOse:

Clockwise from top: Looking glam in a Kate spade video; secret, of course; her dressing room door on-set for the last season of Girls; a challenging yoga pose at her fave yoga studio.

“I love inversions. I like the more challenging poses.” BeinG sOciaL: “I enjoy Instagram because I get to look at pretty pictures, but otherwise I’m not really big on it.” fave snack: “Rice cakes and peanut butter, hands down.” niGhttiMe rOutine: “Brush my teeth, wash my face. I always read a bit before bed. I’m reading two books right now: the second Neapolitan novel [by Elena Ferrante] and You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt.”

Not iNto YoGA? GivE it A CHANCE.

ONe Of tHE GiRls If “Can’t Even” has been your MO lately, take a few cues from Girls actor Zosia Mamet, who recently partnered with Secret to promote awareness around women’s stress issues. Here’s how she stays chill and healthy and enjoys life. BY LIsa HaNNaM

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sqUEEzE iN A woRkoUt ANYtiME. “There’s a great streaming website called Yoga Vibes [yogavibes.com] that has basically any type of yoga you would want to do. There’s one teacher in particular I really like, and I do her classes a lot when I’m travelling. Her name is Goldie Oren.”

RECoGNizE wHEN YoU’RE stREssEd. “I come from a family of worriers and kind of angsty people, so I think I inherited that gene. But I’ve gotten much better at finding ways to manage it, like yoga. I just hit [my triggers] off by being like: ‘OK, you know what? I’m starting to get a little stressed out. I’m going to go for a run, I’m going to get on a yoga mat, or I’m going to do something on my to-do list and feel good and accomplished.’ I’ve figured out the ways to calm myself down, for sure.”

CHANGE YoUR MiNdsEt. “Putting things in perspective is incredibly helpful. a lot of the time, I think we stress for unnecessary reasons. Is your level of stress worthy of the thing that you’re stressing out about? By just shedding light on it, you realize that it’s totally unnecessary to be stressing out about that thing, and that helps me.”

doN’t GEt tHE wRoNG iMpREssioN. What do people assume about her? “That I’m like my character [shoshanna shapiro]. Lena [Dunham] was saying that the other day, like we walk differently. We’re totally different creatures.”

CHill oUt ABoUt BEiNG HEAltHY. “It’s all about balance. It’s easy to get caught up in it, but I think it’s really important to find a healthy balance in your life, being indulgent but also taking good care of yourself. and getting enough rest, but also working really hard.”

FiNd FUNCtioN iN YoUR BodY. With a history of battling an eating disorder and body image issues, Mamet is thoughtful about how to deal. “It’s a matter of just taking it day by day, and trying to find those things that ground you as a human. Our image of what is beautiful in society is in need of a revamp in a very big way. I think it’s a matter of us all trying to stay healthy and not letting that pressure make us hate ourselves, you know. That’s the biggest way to stand up to it.”

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“I found [yoga] really slow and kind of boring. I like to run, so yoga was totally the opposite of what I wanted. What made me fall in love with it was this studio in New York called Y7. It’s hot yoga and candlelit. They blast music and it’s really, really hard. I’ve been going for three years, and a bunch of the instructors are now my dearest friends. I love it. I try and go every day, but when I can’t go I’ll do an online class at home. I find it incredibly challenging. I always feel like, no matter how hard a yoga class is, it always feels beneficial to my brain, to my body, to my soul.”


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is this healthy-ish? Celebs can make some pretty wacky health choices. But they’re famous for their movies or music, not their medical degrees. Why then, when they’re tweeting about a new herbal supplement or detox cleanse, are we ready to try it ourselves? We might think because they’re rich they get access to health products and programs before the rest of us do. But more often than not, they’re sought out as “influencers” and given these “opportunities” for free to help spread the word about a new product. Some are even paid. (We’re talking to you, Kim K.) Should we follow their lead? “I think it can be dangerous,” says Timothy Caulfield, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? “There are celebrities who give ridiculous, sciencefree advice.” We’ve examined five trends to find out whether they’re perfectly reasonable or idiotic.

Some wellness trends sound too good to be true, and others sound like downright punishment (sitting in a freezer, anyone?). We’re here to bust some myths and find out what’s really good for you—and what’s not. by Lisa bendaLL Cryotherapy: Not So Super-Cool Lindsay Lohan and Mandy Moore have reportedly used cryogenic therapy, and comedian Chelsea Handler installed a cryochamber in her home for her namesake Netflix show. You basically stand in a freezer and brave a brief blast of super-cooled air, as low as -185°C. Elite athletes like LeBron James claim cryotherapy reduces joint and body pain. It’s also said to promote weight loss and relieve a range of conditions like depression, migraines, asthma and insomnia. “There’s no evidence to support the claimed benefits associated with cryotherapy,” Caulfield says. Both Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued warnings about using whole-body cryotherapy treatments. A group of American public health agencies cautioned that the machines pose dangers to people with high blood pressure and other medical conditions. In October 2015, a Nevada woman asphyxiated from the nitrogen vapour in a cryochamber. Also, Handler returned her cryochamber…after consulting her doctor. FEBRUARY • MARCH 2017 GLOW 69


We lack information on the longterm effects of a tough routine on our joints Fasting diet: Take It Slow

Extreme Fitness: Moderation is Key #Attack #Beastmode #Crushedit These are the hot tags for today’s gruelling highintensity workouts. Actors train like athletes for a movie, but what about those of us who just want to be healthy? Research shows that a burst of intense exercise can be just as effective for the cardiovascular system as a moderate routine that’s almost five times longer. Sygo notes that we’re lacking information on other physical effects, though, like the long-term damage a tough routine will do to joints. There’s also a limit to how 70 GLOW FEBRUARY • MARCH 2017

frequently we should exercise this hard. “Recovery time needs to be longer when you’re really demolishing your body,” Sygo says. “Your muscles need a good two days to recover.” And stars don’t train this way every day (except for maybe Zac Efron), which is why they might ultimately end up on a gossip blog in an unflattering beach pic.

Vaginal Steams: These Have Us Hot

Under the Collar Do not do a steam bath for your nether regions, even if Gwyneth Paltrow is doing it. During this spa session, warm steam infused with herbs supposedly cleanses your vaginal membranes and uterus with all kinds of alleged results, from fat burning to fertility boosting. The various blends of herbs—mugwort is a favourite—are said to protect against uterine tumours, promote regular menstrual cycles, ease arthritis, improve digestive complaints, treat headaches and even kill intestinal worms! The list of claims is long, but there’s no scientific evidence to back them. What we do know is that our vaginas maintain their carefully balanced environment. That’s why experts even advise against douching, which can cause irritation. “You don’t want the steam to be hot enough to destroy the good bacteria that are necessary for vaginal health,” says Dr. Jerilynn Prior, professor of endocrinology and scientific director of UBC’s Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research. Furthermore, she adds, our anatomy makes it impossible for steam to deliver medication into the lining of the uterus.

Sugar Strike: Pretty Sweet

(If You Do It Right) Tom Brady and Gisele say no to sugar. Going sugar-free is said to help with sleep, energy, hormones and concentration. More extreme claims include cancer prevention. (That one isn’t proven, says the Canadian Cancer Society, although sugary foods can lead to obesity, a known cancer risk.) Either way, you’d have to live under rock candy not to know that eating sugar will not replace the nutritious foods we truly need. And there may be something to the other claims. A 2012 University of California study, for instance, showed the negative effects a high-fructose diet can have on learning and memory. So how can banishing sugar be anything but beneficial? “Pick your battles,” says Sygo. If you grab a Hershey’s Kiss from the office stash, is it a big deal? Maybe not: Just don’t OD on them. And be sure to choose your sugars wisely. Processed sugars and sweetened drinks are the real bad guys, so avoid them. But your body can’t function without glucose, while fruits, which some stringent sugar-strikers may stop eating, contain essential vitamins, minerals and fibre. Even honey has nutrients. So maybe just cut back on those, instead of quitting altogether. “It can be healthy to reduce our reliance on sugary foods and sugarsweetened drinks,” Sygo says. “It doesn’t mean that we have to go 100 per cent sugar-free all the time.”

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Known as the 5:2 diet, the fasting diet involves restricting calories two days of the week, and eating normally for the other five days. Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Jennifer Aniston are said to be fast followers. The science is reasonably sound. “If you’re used to 1,800 calories a day, and two days a week you eat a third of that, you’re going to lose weight. It’s very simple,” says Jennifer Sygo, a Toronto registered dietitian and sports nutritionist. A 2015 study in Cell Metabolism suggested this type of fasting might even lower the risk for diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. We still need more evidence on the effectiveness of the fasting diet, though, and it may not be safe for some people. And it’s no fun. You can suffer from moodiness, insomnia, dehydration and bad breath. Plus there’s potential for pigging out on your free-for-all days, which will blow your calorie counts. “Intermittent fasting is going to work if you can stick with it,” says Sygo. “If you can’t, you’ll eat a tremendous amount of food, and then feel guilt and shame.” And it won’t be worth it if you’re at risk for an eating disorder.


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Reality Bites Rejection sucks, but how you react to it is up to you. These expert tips will help you deal, not dwell. BY ANDREA KARR also suggests meditation, in which you take an “uplifted and relaxed posture and feel the natural cycle of your breathing.” Your mind will drift, but that’s oK. instead of allowing your inner voice to say, “You’re meditating wrong,” simply refocus on your breath. “When we offer ourselves love and forgiveness and come back to the breath, that’s actually rewiring the brain,” he says. “the more we do that, the more we learn to be kind to ourselves.”

FEEL IT, FEEL IT GOOD Getting denied hurts, because it takes an expectation and turns it on its head. that promotion? not happening. Going for drinks with that dude tonight? ICYMI, he’s MIA. The first step is to notice and validate your anger, disappointment or sadness without creating untrue or speculative storylines (there’s something wrong with me; i’ll never find love again). Instead, feel the emotion viscerally, says Lodro rinzler, meditation teacher and author of Love Hurts: Buddhist Advice for the Heartbroken. “Put your hand on your heart or your belly—wherever you feel the emotion—and sink into your body,” he says.

LEARN YOUR LESSON You could look at the situation as a horrible thing that’s happened to you, or you could reframe it as a teaching moment. Perhaps nerves got the best of you in an interview; next time, prep with practice questions and research the company. or maybe you were too demanding of your ex’s time because you felt lonely; before jumping into something new, develop your own interests and relationships with friends. that said, sometimes rejection will be out of your control, and it’s important to recognize the difference.

BE YOUR OWN BFF If you continue to blame yourself and can’t stem the flow of critical self-talk, you’re likely dealing with low self-esteem. there’s no quick fix, but Dr. Ameneh Mirzaei, a psychiatrist at The Royal in Ottawa, recommends you write down “two to three things every day that you appreciate about yourself.” (the royal is supported by the SHoPPerS LoVe. YoU. program, which puts women’s health first.) read the list to remind yourself of all your positive traits. rinzler

TAKE A STEP BACK Ambition is important to living a fulfilling, purposeful life. “Goals give a sense of direction, and when we achieve them, we feel good and that builds confidence,” says Mirzaei. If a goal has been thwarted, go back and re-evaluate. How important is that goal? is there another way to reach it besides “x” job or “y” relationship? don’t give up, but reconsider your game plan because there are many roads to happiness and success.

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Life and rejection are like Winona ryder and the ’90s: You can’t imagine one without the other. Whether it’s a small slight (no invite to the wedding of a friend you haven’t seen in years) or a biggie (denied admission by your top three grad school choices), it’s never easy to hear the word “no.” Here are four ways to help accept rejection with the grace of Hillary clinton and move past it.


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Healthy or Bust! The last thing you want on your vacation is to get sick. Here’s how to feel your best on your next holiday.

Bikini: check! Sun hat: check! hepatitis A & B and Travellers’ Diarrhea: no thanks. “As soon as you book your ticket, start thinking about vaccines,” says Frank Hack, a Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist-Owner in Toronto. “Put it on your checklist: book flight, book hotel, look into travel vaccines.” Especially if you’re heading to spend spring break in the Caribbean, Cuba or Mexico, as you may be exposed to these viruses. hepAtitis A & B With the Hep A and B vaccines, you can protect yourself from these two viruses. Hepatitis A is contracted from contaminated food and water, and Hepatitis B is transferred through bodily fluids, and both are linked to liver disease. “To have full immunity, you need to be vaccinated six months to a year before your vacation,” says Hack. “About a month after the initial dose, you are at about 80 to 90 per cent of full immunity that the vaccine offers.” chOlerA & trAvellers’ diArrheA These two conditions, caused by contaminated water and food, can be prevented. The vaccine helps the body prepare its defence system to the exposure of these two conditions. “It’s an oral vaccine that needs to be taken two weeks before your vacation, and the two doses are taken one week apart,” says Hack. “It’s a liquid and it comes with effervescent granules that you mix with water.”

Packing Checklist What should you toss in your carry-on? Ask the Pharmacist on your next visit to Shoppers Drug Mart. They can ensure you have all of your prescriptions on hand, packing enough to last for the trip. As for over-thecounter medications, you might think it is easy to buy when you’re away, but Hack says that other countries have different medical regulations. That could mean you might need a prescription, the strength might not be the same and more. Plus, the instructions might be in a different language! It’s also important all meds are properly labelled. Here’s what Hack says to pack. medicAtiOns ¡ Pain: Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil), Naproxen (Aleve) ¡ Allergies: Diphenhydramine (Benadryl), topical hydrocortisone (Life Brand) ¡ Nausea: Dimenhydrinate (Gravol) ¡ Diarrhea: Loperamide (Imodium) ¡ Your prescription drugs, such as birth control

Ask your local Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist today about how they can help you with your travel needs.

First Aid ¡ Traveller’s first-aid kit ¡ Antiseptic ¡ Antibiotic Ointment (Polysporin) Other items Waterproof sunscreen ¡ (broad spectrum with a minimum of SPF 30) ¡ Insect repellent with DEET ¡ Condoms


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