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Sephora

May Hot Shopping

By Suzanne Rent

LOCALLY MADE

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Made in the Maritimes

•For an eclectic mix of local, Canadian and international jewellery and accessories, visit Bedazzled in its new location in Sunnyside Mall in Bedford. Find unique and exquisite designers by artisans such as Earth Goddess, Arcane Angel, Myka and Tori XO.

Bedazzled

Bedazzled

Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique brings to its new location in Sunnyside Mall contemporary, high-quality products for its clientele. All of the products, which include woodwork, jewellery, glass art, toys and more, are made in the region.

 

SPRING SHOPPING

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Find the latest in spring styles at Halifax Shopping Centre, the largest shopping complex in Halifax. Retailers include Coach, Banana Republic, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora and Roots. Anchored by Sears, and the annex across the street is home to Winners and Wal-Mart.

FINE DESIGN

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•Art lovers will appreciate Art Zone Fine Arts Gallery on Barrington Street, which showcases some of the best of local talent by providing them a space to display their work. The gallery also hosts monthly shows, workshops and artist talks and more.

•For hand-crafted local treasures, visit The Bogside Gallery in the Hydrostone Market on Young Street. The elegant and whimsical art, made by artisans from Nova Scotia and around Atlantic Canada, make for great gifts or décor for your own home.

BEST OF THE EAST

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Drala on Grafton Street is the city’s home to supplies for a contemplative lifestyle. Find Asian-inspired décor items and gifts, as well as meditation cushions and supplies, beeswax candles, Japanese teas and buckwheat hull pillows.

MEMENTO

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•For fun and casual custom clothing, visit Cool as a Moose in the Historic Properties on Upper Water Street. Outfit the whole family with hoodies, sweats, pajamas and t-shirts, all of which are emblazoned with the store’s logo.

•Located on the rocks of Peggy’s Cove next to Nova Scotia’s most famous lighthouse, the Sou’wester carries a large mix of souvenirs for anyone visiting the province. Finds include kilts, postcards, sweatshirts, and giftware made my local artisans. You can also find books that explore local history and folklore. Visit the restaurant for a treat like lobster or gingerbread.

EDITOR’S CHOICE

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For one-of-a-kind shopping, visit The Piazza at Bishop’s Landing on Lower Water Street. Find a dinner wine at Bishop’s Cellar and dessert at Sugah or Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory. Pick up a new outfit at Unicorn and accessories at Frida Custom Jewellery Design or Pearl City.

Hot Shopping: Olympic-Level Make Up

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream

Artistic expression counts for a lot in the world of synchronized swimming, which is why Synchro Canada has made MAKE UP FOR EVER the official make up partner for its senior national teams. Luckily, you too can express yourself artistically without having to memorize all that complicated choreography. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new Aqua Cream line offers 25 highly pigmented shades that can be worn on the eyes, cheeks, and lips.  It’s smudge-proof, tear-proof, waterproof, and won’t run, crease, or transfer. Perfect for wherever your day takes you — Olympic swimming pool or otherwise. $25.

Available at Sephora locations including Bayshore Shopping Centre, 100 Bayshore Dr., 613-596-5050, and Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St., 613-567-1830. www.sephora.com

 

Hot Shopping: Special Edition Philosophy Products Available Now at Sephora

Philosophy, the beauty and skin-care line known for its packaging with charming vintage images of children and inspiring quotations, is celebrating its 16th anniversary. To mark the occasion, a limited-edition Cinnamon Buns shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath ($21) is being sold at Sephora.

And if you love the brand’s products, you can now take its bestsellers on the road with you: the Happy Travels kit ($42) includes conveniently sized versions of five items, including Hope in Jar moisturizer and Amazing Grace shampoo, bath and shower gel.

Hot Shopping: Beautifully (and Safely) Bronzed Skin

St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Moisturizer for Face

Get glowing with the Gradual Tan line by St. Tropez. From mousses to sprays to lotions, these easy-application products offer a pretty, natural colour for face and body. Perfect for getting that sun-kissed sheen without all the harmful UVA and UVB rays. Available at The Loft, 380 Elgin St., 613-232-0202, and Sephora stores.

 

Hot Shopping: Makeup Heaven

Sephora opened its newest location in Bayshore. There's also a store at the Rideau Centre.

Beauty mavens take note: Sephora has opened its second location in Ottawa! Boasting a jaw dropping 9,000 beauty, skin, body, and hair products from more than 200 top brands, it’s a must for any woman who wants to feel pampered. Hot tip: schedule a complimentary Express Service at the Sephora Beauty Studio for one-on-one expert sessions that range from attaining flawless foundation to perfecting the smoky eye. Bayshore Shopping Centre,
100 Bayshore Dr., 613-596 -5050, and the Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St., 613-567-1830.