Monthly Archives: November 2012

skin save{io}rs …


well. its on its way folks. the colder breezes. the snow. the really REALLY dry indoor heating.

your skin might be feeling a bit drier, flakier and more sensitive – which is perfectly normal so don’t panic. i repeat, no need to panic. but that doesn’t mean you have to grin and bear it either. there are plenty of great new products out there to help hydrate your skin and help defend against cold weather punishers!

korres wild rose and vitamin c advanced brightening sleeping facial: the easiest thing to do is switch to a slightly creamier heavier night cream during the colder months. while its main focus is to correct and repair the skin overnight, i’m favouring this delightfully smelling korres cream which i find is rich enough to soften and smooth but not too thick that i feel oily or greasy or need to worry about clogging up the pores.

consonant body hydraextreme: while pricey, this is a wonder treatment, where the price drops to just pennies per use. a little goes a long way … a drop or two added to any face cream or lotion infuses the skin plenty of moisture to last throughout the day. I’m also partial to using it over chapped lips and cuticles. i’ve been using a drop in the morning and night with my face cream, and then placing a couple of strategically placed drops on the lips and around the eyes.

maskeraide weather warrior sheet mask: its the holidays, so you deserve some pampering too! maskeraide sheet masks are not only extremely affordable, but they are nourishing and relaxing too!  key ingredients like aloe, argan oil and green tea work to calm and soothe the skin from cold-induced rashes and windburn.

these are just a few of the great new products available in stores now. start implementing your winter skincare routine now and you’ll be sure to look fabulous by the time the holidays arrive! And don’t forget: you still need your SPF!


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beauty off duty: nasya n. of the sewing studio


“The most important part to beautiful make up is that it starts with beautiful skin.  When I was a kid, my Dad was always on to “drink more water”.  Which now usually ends up being more like, lots of coffee instead of water, but at least I try. To take everything off at the end of the day, I use Almay oil free makeup remover pads.  They are so easy to take with you when you travel and they don’t leave your skin feeling all slimy. I also wash my face with Neutrogena, Acne Stress Control Foam Face wash.  My skin is very oily and tends to break out when I am under presser, so this comes in handy to help keep my skin in check.  I could definitely do a lot more to take care of my skin, but for now I mirror my same mind set as makeup, less is more.”

- straight from Nasya’s mouth …

To learn more about Nasya’s Beauty ON Duty, check it out here.

from Denver, Colorado, Nasya is a self-proclaimed New Yorker whom moved
to the city to pursue an education in Fashion Design at FIT.  She
graduated with her BFA concentrating in Special Occasion and bridal and
went on to intern and study at design houses like Zac Posen and J.
Mendel, after which she honed her skills doing custom bridal gown and
accessories  while getting back to the heart of what make fashion so
exciting for her, the sewing. Coming from a long line of seamstresses
sewing is something that in beaded at a young age.  At The Sewing
Studio, she melds her design background and sewing skills together by
interacting with students and instructors as the Studio Director.  This
job is ideal, allowing her to sew and teach, leaving time for custom
projects, and being able to move the studio forward as they grow,
passing on our sewing knowledge.  She is always looking for
opportunities to pass on her skills and share her passion for sewing.

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november 2012 promotions


the holidays are just
around the corner so let us help you kill two birds with one stone: book a
preserve+nurture treatment for yourself at $100+hst (reg. $125) and
recieve one holiday gift certificate for a preserve+nurture treatment to give to a loved

or book three preserve+nurture treatments for $315+hst (redeemable over 12 months), and receive three holiday
gift certificates
to stuff stockings with!

see. take care of yourself first, and then cross off one more person from your gift list. two birds. one stone. it’s a win win for all -
pretty you, pretty them!

in addition … let’s not forget movember madness …

the men will be growing their
‘staches in honour of Movember this month … but ladies … let’s leave the extra hair growth to them. come see me throughout november at the studio for $8 (plus HST)
eyebrow or upper lip waxes
(or get both for for $12 plus HST). we will
donate $2 from every service to Prostate Cancer and the Movember

just email us at or call at 416.727.1754 to book an appointment or purchase your promo plan.

hope to see you soon!


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