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Fashion and beauty trends: Nine ways to update your look

We show you how to pull off these fashionable spring finds in style
By Photos by Roberto Caruso
Fashion and beauty trends: Nine ways to update your look

Turn your feet into eye candy with colourful flip-flops

Liven up your summer whites with these playful flip-flops.


Flip-flops, GAP.

orange, turquoise, gold, pink, yellow flip-flop sandals from The Gap

Add a touch of sophisticated edge with a stylish vest

Lighten up in leather this spring: This motorcycle-inspired vest’s tough-yet-feminine style is just the thing.


Vest, H&M.

White leather motorcycle-inspired vest by H&M
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Hair products to add shine, fight frizz and soften your locks

Time to purge those goopy, sticky, waxy hair-care lines from your bathroom shelf! This new crop of products will style your locks without weighing them down.<br />

Add shine: Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Conditioner
Goodbye, buildup! This gel-like formula is easy to rinse out and leaves hair nourished, yet loose and airy.


Fight frizz:
Saijojo Calm Eco Smoothing Serum.
Natural biodegradable ingredients, vitamins and flaxseed oil make this residue-free, high-shine serum a keeper.



Soften up: L’Oréal Evercrème Sulfate-free Moisture System Nourishing Leave-in Spray
No matter the thickness of your hair, this lightweight leave-in conditioner is a smart styling fix to protect against damage.

Straight chin-length hairstyle on brunetteImaxtree

Look radiant instantly using highlighter

This pretty highlighter is perfect for a fresh-faced spring look. Apply the shimmery powder with a large blush brush for a natural glow.


Guerlain Météorites Cruel Gardenia Iridescent Illuminating Powder, The Bay.

Guerlain Météorites Cruel Gardenia Iridescent Illuminating Powder

Glam up your gadgets with these tech accessories

Who says you can’t do techie with style? Trick out your gear with a patterned sleeve or colourful case.


Clockwise from top left: Kobo Touch silicone cover, Indigo. Ipad case, Roots. Bottega Veneta Iphone case,  Holt Renfrew. Michael Michael Kors Ipad case, Holt Renfrew. Marc by Marc Jacobs Iphone case, Holt Renfrew. Blackberry skin, Iskin.com. Marc by Marc Jacobs earbuds, $40, Net-a-porter.com.

Tech accessories: Kobo Touch cover, Ipad case from Roots, Bottega Veneta Iphone case, Michael Michael Kors Ipad  case, Marc by Marc Jacobs Iphone case, Blackberry skin, Marc by Marc Jacob earbuds
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Go au naturel with organic skincare

Fluffy, sweet-smelling and made with TLC, this homegrown moisturizer proves green can be luxe. Organic and 100-percent natural ingredients like mallow-root extract will leave your skin smooth and hydrated.


Smith Farms Marshmallow Face Cream, Smithfarmsproducts.com.

Organic skincare products: Face cream moisturizer by Smith Farms

Bring on the bright nail polishes

We’re crushing on the colours in Nars’ collaboration with N.Y. designer Thakoon. Inspired by the spice markets in India, these brilliant, high-shine polishes will make your fi ngers worthy of the best-dressed list.


Thakoon for NARS nail polish, NarsCosmetics.ca.

Nail colour trend 2012: Bright nail polishes, Thakoon for NARS

Customize your lip colour

Layer on this double-sided lipstick to make your own perfect shade. Use the creamy colour, then highlight the centre of your lips with the shimmery end to create the illusion of a fuller pout, says CoverGirl’s global creative design director, Pat McGrath.


CoverGirl Intense Blast Lipstick, Covergirl.com.

Lip colour trends 2012, CoverGirl Intense Blast Lipstick
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A floral fragrance for spring

Close your eyes, take a deep breath in and instantly be transported to the English countryside with this new fragrance that’s just as luscious as the cascading vines and blue blossoms that share its name. With notes of gardenia, ylang-ylang, mandarin and nashi pear and a hit of musk, this scent is a must for May.


Crabtree & Evelyn Wisteria eau de toilette, 100 ml, Crabtree-evelyn.com.

Women's fragrance and perfume 2012: Crabtree & Evelyn Wisteria eau de toilette, 100 ml

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