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Beauty Jobs – Office Beauty Rules to Break

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The corporate side of the beauty industry can be a little confusing for BNTFers, as who knows exactly how balance staying on top of trends while looking professional. Good news: notions of which makeup looks and hairstyles are “acceptable” in a workplace have drastically changed over the years. Rules really are meant to be broken!


In this day and age, bold makeup does not equal unprofessional, glitter is not only for a night on the town and you can make falsies work, at work! Keep reading to see which office beauty rules you need to break right now so you can look glam nine to five.

Rule #1 – Don’t wear fake lashes to work

Oversized, dramatic falsies may have a bad rep of being too glam for daytime, especially in an office, which means if you want to rock the false lash look, focus on finding a pair that blend seamlessly into your lash line. The Demi Wispies by Ardell is famous for their nearly invisible lash band. Apply precisely with tweezers and a thin layer of clear lash glue for an undetectable enhancement.


Rule #2 – Maintain short, french manicured or plain nails

In other words, boring. We’re not suggesting you march into your nearest nail salon and ask for the longest acrylic set with the most ornate nail art of all time (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Instead, get inspired! The hashtag #nailgasm is nearly at 1,000,000 hits on Instagram and is packed full of designs ranging from subtle to seriously WOW.


Rule #3 – Keep hair sleek and styled

PSA: Straight, sleek hair is not the epitome of professionalism. Why fry non-naturally straight strands with styling tools? Whether you have loose waves, tight curls or textured kinks, Shea Moisture is a renowned hair care brand that caters to a wide range of hair types. For products with light hold and definition check out their Organic Coconut and Hibiscus collection.


Rule #4 – Avoid dark makeup shades 

A full-blown smokey eye, burgundy lip and deep plum cheek may be too much for a meeting or presentation at a typical 9-5. However, a perk of working in the beauty industry is that you no longer have to shy away from deeper tones in your day makeup. Focus on one element of your face (eyes, lips or cheeks) and enjoy your vampy look all day long.

Rule #5 – Scent-free work environment

Perfume is a tough one since it’s so important to respect the personal space of your coworkers, including their airways. If you happen to work in an open, well-ventilated space or have a reasonable amount of room around you, a spritz of your favourite scent shouldn’t be a problem. Roses de Chloé is a crowd pleaser that smells irresistibly of sweet, freshly cut roses.


Rule #6 – Neon = No No

Take notes from the runway when you’re in a neon mood. First, colour correct the skin’s base while keeping the finish ultra dewy. Then add dimension back to the face by using a matte neutral-toned contour. Lastly, apply a matte neon pink, purple or orange liquid lipstick. Big impact in three simple steps!



Rule #7 – Save the glitter for the weekend

Glimmer, shimmer and shine Monday through Friday. We admit a hot pink glitter cut crease might be pushing it, but just like the dark eye makeup rule, glitter concentrated to one area of the face can be done. Line lower lids with a sparkle-infused liquid liner for a work-appropriate pop of colour.


Rule #8 – You really can’t win

We’ve been thinking: is wearing absolutely no makeup to work seen equally as “unprofessional” as donning a full nighttime glam look? As crazy as it may seem, a fresh face is often taken as not put together or worse, just rolled out of bed! If you’re not heavily into makeup, a no makeup makeup look is just what you need.


Which other outdated office makeup rules should we break? Let us know in the comments below!


Inspiration image courtesy of Glamour


Product Info:

  1. Ardell Lashes Demi Wisipies in Black, $9.99, available at Trade Secrets
  1. Nail art inspiration courtesy of Nail Scope
  1. Shea Moisture Organic Coconut and Hibiscus collection, $7.99 – $32.97
  1. Smokey eye inspiration courtesy of Who What Wear
  1. Roses de Chloé Eau de Parfum, $128 – $165, available at Nordstrom
  1. Neon lip inspiration courtesy of The Fashion Spot
  1. Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy, $23, available at Sephora
  1. No Makeup Makeup Tutorial by Elenna Perchele


By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Beauty Jobs – How to Start Your Own Successful Beauty Blog

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

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BNTF is a platform that encourages men and women from all walks of life to turn their passion for the beauty industry into a career. You’ve undoubtedly considered starting your very own blog, so what’s stopping you? A blog is a great way to make a name for yourself, sharpen or develop tons of new skills and even make extra cash! If you’re thinking about launching your own beauty blog and you’re not sure where to begin, read on below to get tips on starting your own successful blog ASAP.

1. Google the Title of This Article

Seriously. Google is a guy/gal’s best friend when it comes to learning just about, well, anything! Scan through the articles you come across until you have a general idea of what creating a blog actually entails. Also, try a variety of search queries like “how my beauty blog changed my life” or “why I stopped beauty blogging”. You’ll get a better view of what you’re really getting yourself into.

2. What Do You Have to Share?

In order to stand out from the sea of beauty blogs out there, find your voice and audience and what sets you apart from everyone else. The beauty scene can feel a little over-saturated at times but everyone brings something unique to the table! What is it about face mask addiction, hair dyeing obsession, product launch reviews, dupes, cost comparisons, etc., that you need to share? Your niche is what people will eventually come to your site for so try to pin it down.

3. Set Yourself Up

You’ve done a little market research, you know what you want to say, now’s the time to get online. Owning your site will make it easier to monetize in the future (and rake in extra revenue). Although it may seem complicated, it’s pretty straightforward to get a host provider, think of a catchy domain name, install WordPress and choose a theme in less time than you’d think. Suzi at Cruelty-Free Kitty has the most thorough, helpful and aesthetic setup guide, here.

4. Content

Focus on consistent quality over consistent quantity. Balance eye-catching images with thoughtful and useful text. Whether you plan on showcasing makeup looks, swatches, nail designs, etc., get the best quality pictures that are available to you. That may mean your iPhone camera in natural light or a high-performance DSLR with studio lighting. Everyone starts somewhere!

5. Measuring Success

Let’s talk data. You can post the most amazing content the internet has ever seen but if no one sees it, what’s the point? Measure the success of your posts by using analytic tools that come free with your website host provider. Frequently reviewing your blog’s traffic and performance allows you to monitor and track your average site views, clicks and engagement rates. The insights you can pull from this data are limitless — it’s up to you to use them!

6. You Saw This One Coming

Network. As a new blogger on the scene, it’s important to connect with and show support for other bloggers around you. Genuine engagement is appreciated and doesn’t go unnoticed! Make it a point to attend a few blogger meet ups and product launch events in order to get your name out there. For more tips on networking, read up on How to Network in the Beauty Industry.

7. Don’t Stop

Beauty blogging is far from glam. It takes up a lot of creative juice, energy and antisocial time in work mode to get your baby beauty blog off the ground. The key here is to not give up. With these tips in your arsenal, you’re bound to be running your very own successful beauty blog in no time.

We never said starting your own successful beauty blog was going to easy, but it will be worth it! Are there any tips and tricks that we missed? Leave your beauty blog name below and share your know-how in the comments!

Inspiration Image:

Image courtesy of Bloglovin’

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Beauty Jobs – 11 Canadian Beauty YouTubers to Follow Right Now

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

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When it comes to YouTube beauty tutorials, there’s no need to go south of the border, we have all the talent up here! Canada’s YouTube beauty community is overflowing with hard-working young women and men who fill our feeds with inspiration, reviews, unseen releases and tips on the daily. Many are even lucky enough to call YouTube their full-time job (we’re just a little jealous)!

BNTF has put together a list of 11 Canadian Beauty YouTube channels you need to subscribe to ASAP. In no particular order, meet the faces of the Great North’s beauty scene.

1. Nee (Bebexo), Vancouver

West Coast native Nee a.k.a. Bebexo is a super successful beauty vlogger with 1.8M subscribers and counting. Her hair tutorials are second to none as they get right down to business by demonstrating a fully styled look in five minutes or less! Nee has a way of making the most complicated hairstyle straightforward and easy to replicate.

2. Krystal (Krystal Clear Makeup), Vancouver

If you’re on the hunt for detailed makeup how-tos and tutorials Krystal is your girl! Her attention-grabbing hair is only matched by her bubbly personality, which is further matched by her serious makeup skills— it’s really no wonder why she’s so popular on all social media platforms. This beauty chameleon also provides helpful solutions for those with acne-prone skin.

3. Fatima (Fatima Caser), Toronto

The glow is real! Fatima may be well known for her up close and personal selfies on Instagram but don’t sleep on her YouTube channel either. So far, she’s featured a full coverage foundation routine, lip swatches, and an everyday makeup look. Her recent collab with NYX Cosmetics as part of the Total Control Drop Foundation calendar tells us there’s much more to come!

4. Cristine (SimplyNailogical), Ottawa

Need a nail tutorial with hilarious commentary and appearances by an adorable cat named Menchie? Look no further than Cristine’s highly addictive YouTube channel, Simply Nailogical. This uber talented nail connoisseur is located in the capital and constantly delivers exciting and unique nail art content to her 3.8 million subscribers — we love the Canada Day Nail tutorial!

5. Emily (Beauty with Emily Fox), Montreal

Emily Fox is the full beauty package. From skincare tips to dupes of high-end products to huge Sephora and drugstore hauls, everything you crave can be found on her super popular YouTube channel. Consistent uploads and a positive demeanour have us looking forward to her next upload!

6. Jean François (JeanFrancoisCD), Montréal

Men in makeup are less visible than they should be, which is why we’re pleased to introduce you to Jean-Francois! The lovable MUA has two channels (one in French) where he shares everything from product reviews, tutorials and behind-the-scenes clips of his daily life. His larger than life personality will have you hooked.

7. Sylvia (BeautyCakez), Toronto

Chit chat GRWMs (get ready with me), makeovers, beauty hacks, are you subscribed yet? Watching one of Sylvia’s videos is like having a convo with your really down to earth friend who’s ten times better at makeup than you and has all the new stuff. All jokes aside, Sylvia a.k.a. BeautyCakez is a YouTube veteran having been on the scene for over seven years. Pls note: she doesn’t do brunch!

8. Stef (Stef Sanjati), Toronto

Stef is a talented beauty guru who has been making huge waves in the YouTube beauty community. Her channel, which discusses Waardenburg syndrome and gender identity, also features videos like “Feminizing make-up for trans-woman” which has reached over 180,000 people around the world. There’s so much to love!

9. Raschelle (MsRoshPosh), Toronto

MsRoshPosh shows us every week on her YouTube channel why she’s the Queen of a full glam beat. If you’ve been looking to achieve flawlessly blended skin, the smokiest eyes ever and a full pout watch two or three of her videos. As a former MAC MUA, Raschelle knows her way around a beauty counter.

10. Aya (Beauty By Aya), Ottawa

It’s all in the eyes with Aya  — her videos always start off with a warm smile that just pulls you in! This beauty guru’s videos may be entirely in Arabic but it’s easy to follow along using the products listed in the description bar. You can expect tons of glam, glitter, nude lips and killer winged liner on her channel, they’re her specialty.

11. Kyne (OnlineKyne), Kitchener

Kyne describes himself as an “artist/shapeshifter/glamazon/creator” which we think just about covers it! His YT channel, OnlineKyne, features extreme special FX makeup and wig 101s with talk-throughs and vlogs sprinkled throughout. Only 19 years old, Kyne has tons of interests that deviate from makeup but as a super talented, creative and well-spoken YouTuber, he sure has our views (and support)!

Inspiration Images

Image courtesy of Sylvia Jade

All additional images courtesy of YouTubers

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Makeup Artist Jobs – 6 Ways to Incorporate Coconut Oil Into Your Beauty Routine

Friday, June 30th, 2017

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It has found its way into the beauty routines and hearts of many, including some Hollywood beauties like Emma Stone and Angelina Jolie and supermodels like Miranda Kerr. It’s a reliable and extremely beneficial product that is rapidly changing the beauty and health routines of women all over the world. It acts as a one- stop shop for all your beauty necessities and is a natural remedy for all things beauty and health related; it is the ever-powerful coconut oil. If you have yet to incorporate this natural wonder into your beauty regime, here are six ways to take your beauty routine to the next level with coconut oil.

Hair Mask 

Say goodbye to dry scalps, split ends and damaged, dried out hair. Simply apply coconut oil throughout your hair and then tie your hair into a slick bun. You can use the option of a shower cap to keep all of the oils contained in one place and to let it really soak into your scalp or you can leave your bun as is. You can leave the mask in for 30 to 40 minutes for noticeable results or to really reap benefits of the oil, we recommend leaving the mask on overnight. Doing this mask at least once a week will drastically improve dry hair, split ends and overall damaged hair. The coconut oil will give your hair a new smoothness and shine, and above all, a healthy dose of protein and nutrients that it needs. Your hair will be feeling stronger and growing longer in no time.


Face Cream

You are definitely going to want to start incorporating this one into your beauty routine! Coconut oil has incredible anti-aging and healing properties and is a great preventer of wrinkles, blemishes, dry and sagging skin. Applying just a few dabs all over your face and neck as an overnight moisturizer will be extremely effective and will leave you with smoother, more radiant and softer skin. If you simply can’t get enough, applying small amounts of the oil on top of your daily moisturizer will also give your skin the healthy boost it needs.


Lip Balm

The burning feeling of sore and chapped lips makes us all cringe just at the thought of it, luckily, coconut oil has more than enough moisture to bring your lips back to life. Apply the oil just as you would any regular lip balm, and let the healing action begin. Coconut oil will provide your lips with hydration, leaving them feeling softer, plumper and smoother.

Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil, $27.35, available at Amazon


Natural Make Up Remover

What better way to quickly and effectively remove your makeup than with the most lubricating substance out there? Coconut oil is the one and only answer ladies. It is a natural product, therefore making it safer and healthier to use than any of the other makeup removers on the market. Simply apply the oil to a cotton pad or tissue and swipe against your face and your makeup will vanish!


Cuticle Oil

With all of its amazing healing properties, coconut oil is the answer to weak nails and dry cuticles. By substituting regular cuticle oil for coconut oil, your nails will be looking and feeling healthier than ever before. By using this natural product, your nails have a far greater chance of becoming stronger and your cuticles softer.


Body Lotion

Lastly, applying coconut simply all over your body as a moisturizer will be one of the best ways to reap all of its benefits. Coconut oil will not only keep your entire body silky smooth but will also help with healing bruises, fading scars, hydrating dry skin, eliminating stretch marks and any other unwanted little body blips we might have.


Are you already apart of the coconut oil craze? If so, what are your favourite ways to use it? Let us know in the comments below!


Inspirational Image

Image courtesy of Urban Outfitters via Byrdie


Product Info:
1. Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil, $27.35, available at Amazon


By: Ciara Koth of Toronto, @ciarakoth


Beauty Jobs – The Top Sunless Tan Options for Summer

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Whether it feels like it or not (looking at you, unpredictable Canadian weather) summer 2017 has officially touched down. BNTF is very well acquainted with the dangers of harmful UVA/UVB rays and advocates the practice of safe sun by using SPF daily. We have compiled a list of the best self-tanners ranging from luxury brands, drugstore steals, eco-friendly options, etc. to get you bronzed up literally overnight. Get your glow on without damaging your skin in the long run by reading on below!

Worth the Splurge

Start your summer off glowing the right way. Dior’s foolproof self-tanner is raved about online for good reason! The gel-based formula makes it easy to blend evenly over the entire body — it also intensifies gradually throughout the day. To keep up your skin’s newfound bronze radiance, apply two to three times throughout the week.

#1 Drugstore Self-Tanner

Beauty aficionado Paula Begoun is known for her science-backed skincare line Paula’s Choice. What isn’t as well-known is her amazingly affordable Sun 365 Self-Tanning Foam. For only $16 a pop, you can get your hands on this lightweight, odourless, self-tanner for use on the face and body.

Eco-Friendly? Yes, please!

Eco-babes rejoice! We found the perfect vegan, cruelty-free and certified organic self-tanner for you to try this summer. The Invisible Tan by Australian company ECO-Tan has received countless beauty awards throughout the years and is the go-to product for many conscious women and men around the world. The brand also carries before and after care products to extend your glow as long as possible.

Handy Dandy Towelettes

Don’t have patience for all the liquid foams, gels, sprays and mists on the market? These large (9 square inches!) towelettes are the perfect option for full body self-tan applications. Simply run the towelettes over clean dry, skin and allow the quick-drying formula to develop over the next eight hours. What truly makes TanTowel a winner is the fact that they’re travel-friendly!


No Time, No Problem

BNTF has discovered the best 15-minute “self-tanning” beauty hack for Summer 2017. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is essentially liquid pantyhose, it matches your skin tone and smoothes over your body’s complexion, covers veins, blemishes etc. all while being non-transferable and water resistant. By going a shade or two deeper than your actual skin tone you create an instant glow that will last all day long.

Tried and True

Let’s be real, is a self-tanner review legit if it doesn’t mention the iconic St. Tropez Self Tan? If you’re new to the world of self-tanning and are willing to spend a little more than you would at the drugstore look no further. A quick Google search will show you the thousands upon thousands of reviews on the St. Tropez line that promises non-orange, long lasting, summer ready bronze skin from head to toe.


Super Moisturized Glow

Jergens Natural Glow is a drugstore self-tanning line that’s been around for ages. They stepped up their game this summer with the release of their Wet Skin Self Tanning Moisturizer. As soon as you step out of the shower apply this gradual tanner all over body for a glow that lasts up to three days. Smooth, tan and touchable skin in just a few steps!


BONUS: Don’t get too messy

FYI sunless tanners can get pretty messy and stain your palms, knuckles and even under your fingernails. Keep it tidy by using this huge version of the Beauty Blender called the body.sponge. It has the same much-loved texture of the Beauty Blender but is large enough to efficiently cover large areas of your body.


Inspiration Image

Image courtesy of Our Good Adventure


Product Info:

  1. Dior Self Tanner Natural Glow, $51, available at The Bay
  2. Paula’s Choice 365 Self-Tanning Foam, $16
  3. Eco Tan Invisible Tan, $39.95, available at Organic Skin USA
  4. TanTowel Self-Tan Towelette Full Body Classic, $29, available at DermStore
  5. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, $14.88, available at Walmart
  6. St Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse, $42, available at Sephora
  7. Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer, $8.07, available on Amazon
  8. BeautyBlender body.blender, $37, available at Sephora


By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

Hair Stylist Jobs – From the Beach to the Boardroom: Summer Hair Trends You Can Wear to Work

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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For most of our fellow Beauty Nine to Fivers, summer is just another three-month time span on the calendar and not an actual vacay from the 9-5 grind. All the fun, beachy, effortless and (somewhat unkempt) hairstyles might just not cut it in a professional workplace. To balance the best of both worlds, we have compiled a list of eight hair trends that you can dare to wear to work. In order from least to most daring, read on for summer hair inspo, styling tips, and tricks!

Far From Basic Top Knot

When we think of summer hairstyles, two words immediately come to mind: Beach. Waves. You know the look that’s easily achievable with any salt-based texturizing spray? To take this look from the beach to your workplace, pull it together (literally!) by taking a section of hair from your crown and tying a sleek, mini top knot. Secure with bobby pins and you’re set.

Long Live The Lob

The lob (a long bob) is a breezy option for those not willing to commit to super short hair. Piecey, lengthy layers frame the face while the still being long enough for a ponytail. For extra sun-kissed vibes, selectively highlight sections of hair that fall around your eyes, temples, and mouth. This creates the effect that light is naturally being drawn to you.

Bang Bang Bang

Thinking of a super high, sleek ponytail in this humidity? Forget about it. Curly cuties, we have the perfect celeb style for you. Gather your hair at the very top of your head, pushing some of your hair forward. Gently pull a few wispy pieces from the back of your ponytail towards the front of your face, creating the illusion of bangs — the hair flowing over from your ponytail will hide everything. Once you’re done, you’re left with the perfect mix of carefree sophistication.

Tropical Tresses

Box braids 101: they’re a traditional hairstyle often used protectively for many women around the world. Attaching seashells or silver and gold beads and clamps throughout the length of your braids gives a distinctly tropical flair. We love the gold clamps pictures above to add a touch of island heat to any work setting.

Fresh Out The Pool Style

Ladies with straight hair: you know the way your hair looks when you climb out of the pool and it falls behind your ears? That’s what we’re going for! Blow dry damp hair with a firm boar bristle brush, directing strands towards the nape of your neck. Smooth over sections with a flat iron then backcomb the front to add volume. Pin sides of your hair discreetly behind your ears. Finally, spritz your entire head with a high-shine hairspray to complete the look.

Ariel, who?!

Aside from awesome pastel dye jobs, mermaid hair is also known for its extremely long flowing qualities. This summer hair trend is easy to try for a day or two — all you need are 40-inch hair extensions. If you can’t handle hair down to your ankles, opt for extensions that are noticeably longer than what you’re used to, around the 22-24 inch mark. This simple hack makes a stunning, glamorous difference without a permanent commitment!

Platinum Blonde Beauty

Hey, there risk taker! The striking trend of celebrities buzzing their hair and dying it platinum has been making serious waves. From Amber Rose who has donned the style for years, to the likes of Cara Delevingne, Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart and even Zoe Kravitz, a buzz cut makes a powerful statement while the bright platinum tone keeps it light and summery. If you’ve been thinking about going really short, this is the look to try (plus, it’ll grow out in a few weeks).

Millennial Pink Everything

Step up your casual Fridays at work with a millennial pink wig. We’re serious. Erase images of plastic, shiny costume wigs from your memory. 2017 wigs can be washed, bleached, curled, straightened, dyed, time and time again just like typical hair extensions. There are thousands of YouTube tutorials demonstrating where to purchase and how to wear wigs to make them look hyperreal.

This is our complete list of beach to boardroom hairstyles you can dare to try on your own this summer. Which style would you actually from this list? Which one are you skipping? Let us know in the comments below!

Inspiration image:

Image courtesy of Cool Chic Style Fashion

Product Info:

  1. Top Knot image courtesy of Harper Lange
  2. Lob image courtesy of ELLE
  3. Curly bangs image courtesy of Steal Her Style
  4. Box Braids with clamps courtesy of Prettie Major
  5. Wet, sleek hair image courtesy of Mane Addicts
  6. Extra long hair image courtesy of Stars Diary
  7. Platinum buzz cut image courtesy of Metro
  8. Millennial pink hair image courtesy of Buzzfeed

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Nine Beauty Tips for Bridesmaids

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Brace yourselves; wedding season is back in full effect. As you know, bridesmaids play an integral role in the wedding process as it’s typically up to these select few to host a crazy bachelorette party, attend rehearsal dinners, be in the millions of professional pics and to stay calm, cool and collected in the face of the infamous bridezilla.

Whether it’s your first wedding or you’re a seasoned pro, Beauty Nine to Five has put together the top beauty tips to keep you looking and feeling fab throughout the entire bachelorette experience. Read on below!

1. Superstay Mani + Pedi

Of course you’ll want to treat yourself to a mani and pedi a few days before the big day. Remember, as a bridesmaid, you’ll undoubtedly be helping with all the lifting, assembling and packing that go into putting on a wedding. Ensure your nails stay chip free throughout the festivities by opting for shellac. Please don’t go crazy with the design or colour; every little thing stands out in photos!

2. Pump Up Your Skincare

Treat yourself to a heavy-duty face mask packed with active ingredients that are proven to perform. Our recommendation is a skin saviour from Paula’s Choice that plumps the surface while also minimizing any blemishes due to its retinol content. Use this at least two nights before the wedding to ensure skin has time to chill out.

3. Oh, and Absolutely Do Not…

Get a haircut or worse, colour change right before participating in a wedding! Imagine the potential disaster of going in for a fresh “trim” the day before the big event and having your hairstylist accidentally cut off a few extra inches of hair. Or trying a new haircolour that ends up not suiting you at all. Play it safe!

4. Light It Up

We know, we know — white strips aren’t the best long-term option for overall oral health. But this is a special occasion! Use white strips a few nights before the wedding to brighten up your smile for the endless photos. This tip is best for bridesmaids wearing bright lipstick colours as they naturally draw attention to your teeth.

5. Until The Sun Comes Up

You’ll want to smell amazing as receptions often go on until the wee hours of the night. A well-known trick is to apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly over your pulse points. Then, spritz on your fave perfume. This combo allows the scent to sit on top of the skin for a long time since Vaseline acts as a barrier. Plus, it’s cost effective!

6. Element-Proof Your Makeup

Okay, so you’ll most likely get your makeup professionally done, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Once your look is finalized, mist Skindinävia’s award-winning spray over everyone’s face in the room. The Makeup Finishing Spray in Bridal promises to be “kiss-proof, cry-proof and sweat-proof” for up to 16 hours. Think of the wedding photos!

7. Practice Makes Perfect

In case you have to do your own makeup (no biggie!), practice the look you want to go for a few weeks in advance, multiple times. Try to nail the application by watching tons of YouTube tutorials and mastering your technique. Pro tip: Snap pics of yourself in a variety of lighting condition to make sure your makeup looks good from all angles.

8. Please Don’t Flake

As a member of the bride’s brigade, you’re bound to be rubbing shoulders with guests all day long, so make sure your skin is soft and well taken care of. Get down in the shower with Soap and Glory’s Flake Away Body Polish. Its yummy fruity scent combines sea salt, shea butter and plant oils for an intense exfoliation that is equally moisturizing. Focus on elbows, knees, feet, and underarms.

9. Plan for the Worst

We’re not talking First Aid when we say have a travel size kit at the ready in case of any potential disasters. A few days before the big day, brainstorm every possible beauty mishap that may occur and plan for it! Pack bobby pins that perfectly match the colour of your hair, mini makeup remover wipes for when you cry through your waterproof mascara, blotting sheets in case of unwanted shine and anything else you can think of. Store them all in a cute monogrammed makeup bag like this one from Sephora!

If you take anything away from this article remember to be supportive, let loose and smile! Let us know of any bridesmaid beauty tips we missed in the comments below.

Inspiration Image Courtesy of All Womens Talk

Product Info:


1. Nail design image courtesy of Alicia Torello

2. Paula’s Choice SKIN RECOVERY Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum With Retinol, $34

3. Bride Wars Movie image courtesy of Glamour Mag

4. Crest 3D White Whitestrips Glamorous White, $46.83 for 12 treatments, available at Walmart

5. Vaseline Original Petroleum Jelly, $3.67, available at Amazon

6. Skindinävia The Makeup Finishing Spray Bridal, $29

7. Bridesmaid Makeup Tutorials on YouTube

8. Soap and Glory Flake Away Body Polish, $21.21, available at ULTA

9. Sephora The Jetsetter: Personalized Pouch, $25

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Beauty Jobs – Q&A with On Air Beauty Expert Bahar Niramwalla

Monday, May 29th, 2017

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Beauty Nine To Five was lucky enough to chat with Canada’s very own on-air Beauty Expert Bahar Niramwalla! If you haven’t already seen her gracing your television screen hosting beauty segments for The Morning Show and CityLine, you’ve most definitely read her articles for Chrome Magazine. With 10 years of experience in the beauty industry, Bahar has earned a reputation as the go-to beauty know-it-all!

Take a peek at our interview which dishes on her career moves, tips for beauty industry hopefuls and even shares some of her fave Canadian brands!

BNTF: Your passion for all things beauty speaks for itself — what initially sparked your interest in makeup, skincare, and fragrance?

BN: The usual, watching my mom in the mirror, admiring how she paid attention to little details of the process for getting ready… even her regimen and steps in the whole “beautification” process.

BNTF: As the appointed Grooming Editor of Chrome Magazine, a luxury men’s publication, do you find that men and women have drastically different beauty needs?

BN: Not to speak down to the male sex, but, it’s a lot easier to speak to the majority of ladies looking for beauty solutions about detailed ingredient discussions, multi-step programs and minute details. Whereas the majority of men want an easy, quick, no fuss solution to all their problems — I am convinced 2in1 shampoo was a male invention for men.

Most of this does indeed speak to the fact that their “needs” are different. Women tend to find very small, specific issues and have many of them to deal with whereas men look at the grooming and beauty aspect as an overall picture and therefore see the solution as being the same overall thing to cure all their needs. The one universal need, however, is skincare, and it’s great to see both brands and their consumers responding positively to this necessary item.

BNTF: What are three ways someone obsessed with beauty can establish themselves as an authority in this field in the ways that you have?

BN: The three easiest avenues to stand out in this industry are rather simple: Be real, be honest and be yourself. There is nothing more refreshing (or marketable) than being real nowadays. That is why reality media has exploded. People want real life to unfold before them and, in this industry which can be full of “fake”, it’s always nice to see/hear someone who is being real.

Honesty seems obvious, but it’s often overlooked in communication within the industry, perhaps because the truth is often harder to swallow. And, it almost goes without saying: be yourself. You are the only YOU out there – no one can be you so it pays off tenfold to represent yourself in all your glory vs. trying to mimic a celebrity or a reality TV star. I think this also goes for your look and style, too. It’s great to have some inspiration from social media/online/TV, but be sure you’re repping’ you, at the end of the day.

BNTF: From The Morning Show to CityLine, you’re practically on-air 24/7! How can we create a camera-ready look that lasts?

BN: Skincare first, as it is the foundation (not the colour coverage kind) that sets the stage for a great on-air look. I adore the Omorovicza line of skincare products for both their sensorial aspect but also how they leave my face a perfect canvas for makeup. Next, figure out where you need foundation and concealer and apply accordingly instead of everywhere.

Strategic makeup is always better than a lot of makeup. Try using a matte bronzer as a contour instead of heavy, cakey colours and always fill in your brows. Make sure you slightly overdo your blush colour, as studio lighting can wash you out. Lastly, use a facial mist or makeup setting spray to keep everything in place!

BNTF: Brands have become increasingly creative and stepped up their product launch game in recent years. What’s the most memorable PR package you’ve ever received?

BN: The most recent was a personalized package filled with items selected based on a questionnaire. It was colour coded, had my name on items, came with some great scents and then also tied in SO well into the actual product offerings, I was left slack-jawed. Personal is always best in my books.

BNTF: Lastly, as we’re sure you know, Canadian brands are making huge waves in the beauty industry right now. Which ones have caught your eye and why?

BN: I have SO many!

  • Consonant Skincare – Hands down, the Hydrextreme is a game changer (and an award winner!)
  • Cake beauty – They are truly kicking a** in the hair styling game right now.
  • Vasanti Cosmetics – Their powder highlighters and gel formula lip colours are to die for!
  • Stellar Beauty – loving this more-inclusive shade range offering for your diverse nation!
  • Bite Beauty – If you don’t know, you need a bite lipstick/pencil/gloss/lip mask in your life.
  • Nudestix – Overall, so simple and easy to use, these (very young) entrepreneurs have created a great collection of eye, lip and cheek sticks that I can’t travel without.

P.S. You can follow Bahar on social media and follow her along her beauty journey: @BaharNiramwalla!

All Images Courtesy of Bahar Niramwalla

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Beauty Jobs – 10 Airplane Beauty Hacks

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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Why is travelling via plane always made out to appear super glamorous, when in reality it’s everything but? Well, unless you’re Bella Hadid than flying is a whole other story. If you’ve ever flown before, you’re probably well acquainted with the arctic cabin temps, standing in long TSA lines and being slightly cramped for hours while 35,000 plus feet in the air.

To ensure you can step off the plane feeling fresh and ready to take on the new city you’ve just landed in, Beauty Nine To Five has compiled 10 airplane beauty hacks that you need to try ASAP. Covering skin, hair and body, we’ll make sure you’re good to go straight off the airport runway. Read on below!

Get Your Beauty Rest (Literally!)

On a long flight? Overnight? Even better! Our #1 tip for long haul flights is a rich under eye serum paired with a light-cancelling sleep mask. Slather on an under eye serum with skin-saving ingredients like ferulic acid and retinol. Then, slip on your mask. You’ll never have to worry about waking up to puffy or dry eyes again.

Bye Bye Bacteria

Planes can be a breeding ground for germs *cringe*. We all know hand sanitizers can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria due to its high alcohol content but what about the extremely drying effect this has on your hands? The beautifully packaged hand sanitizing lotions from Renouve are 95% natural and contain vitamin e, aloe and chamomile to nourish and protect.

The Golden Rule of Travel

Note to self: all sunscreen rules still apply even though you’re technically “inside” a plane. Daytime travellers need to remember that airplane windows don’t block against UVA or burning UVB rays. Those sitting in window seats need to apply a nickel-sized amount of sunblock every two hours for optimal protection.

Avoid the Red Eye

We’re positive there’s an amazing one-liner involving dry, red eyes and catching a red eye flight somewhere on the Internet. But for now, all you need to know is that planes recycle air which causes irritated red eyes. If this is something you’re prone to, keep a bottle of TSA-approved eye drops handy.

Zoom In x10

This tip is key if you have a fear of public washrooms. Compact magnifying mirrors allow you to do everything beauty-related from your seat while avoiding the questionable airplane washroom. Go for the classic M.A.C Duo-Image Compact Mirror that comes in M.A.C’s signature sleek packaging.

Universal Skin Saviour

Products that can do everything are an airplane beauty hack in themselves. Glossier, the latest beauty brand to amass a social media cult following, carries a universal skin salve named “Balm Dotcom”. The original formula can be used on lips, hands, thirsty elbows and knees and everywhere else!

Hydrate on the Sly

For some of us, wearing a full face mask in public just isn’t going to happen. A less conspicuous way to keep skin’s moisture from completely depleting are under eye masks. Simply place sheets on under eyes for a hydrating boost, but before you toss them, swipe the excess serum over your entire face. This way you’ll get super hydrated skin without the awkward stares.

Effortless Overnight Hair

Be proactive and use the time you spend sleeping on the plane to get perfect tousled tresses. Before your flight, saturate “almost dry” hair with a medium hold shaping mousse. Braid your hair in two tight braids for a crimped look or looser braids for flowing waves. Once you’re aboard the plane, tie your hair up with a silk scarf and wake up to perfectly styled hair with barely any effort on your end.

Freshen Up

No matter how much we would love to, taking a shower mid-flight is not an option. If you feel the need to freshen up before landing use a no rinse body wipe that removes oils and odour while imparting a thin veil of moisturizing aloe vera onto skin. Use everywhere you feel could use a fresh boost!

Mini Makeup Bag

Makeup can clog your pores if kept on the entire flight. Instead, wait ten minutes before the plane lands to reach for travel-sized makeup necessities and apply sparingly. Choose kits that include a primer, tinted moisturizer/pressed powder as well as brow, cheek and lip products. Or, pack a homemade kit of your personal faves.

Which airplane beauty hack are you most likely to actually add to your travel routine? Leave it in the comments below!

Inspiration image courtesy of Vogue

Product Info:

.Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum, $85, available at Sephora

Renouve Anti-Aging Hand Sanitizing Lotion, $29

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Water-Light Daily Face Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 60, $12.67, available at Walmart

Refresh Optive Advanced Lubricant Eye Drops, $14.99, available at

M.A.C. Duo-Image Compact Mirror, $15

Glossier Balm Dotcom, $12, only available in the U.S.

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask, $77.62, available at ULTA

Inspiration image courtesy of Glamour

No Rinse Cleansing & Deodorizing Aloe Vera Wipes, $5.47, available at Walmart

Sephora Favorites Sunkissed Glow, $54

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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Beauty Jobs – 7 Beauty Tips Passed Down from Mom that Actually Work

Friday, May 5th, 2017

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Moms all over the world hold a special place in our hearts — no matter how easily they can make us roll our eyes or instantly regret telling a joke. Moms also know a thing or two about beauty regimens and have passed down timeless tips and tricks over the years to their beauty-obsessed children. Beauty Nine to Five scoured the internet for a full range of beauty tips from mothers around the world that actually work — just in time for Mother’s Day. Read on to learn more, you may even recognize a few!

1. Clinique

Nothing But Lipstick

An adage we can all attest to hearing our mothers repeat was, “you need to let your skin breathe”. This means no makeup except a bold lip colour. Debuting in the ‘70s to rave reviews, Clinique’s Black Honey Lipstick is a classic (and looks good on everyone)! Update this tip by using an undetectable BB cream to even your complexion and you’re good to go.

2. Kariderm

Shea Butter from Head to Toe

Shea butter is cocoa butter’s upgraded cousin. Originating in Ghana and loaded with vitamin E, this powerhouse is known to heavily moisturize skin, improve tone and even contains a small amount of SPF. Warm shea butter in the palm of your hands before applying from head to toe for the supplest skin ever.

3. Conair

Movie Star Hair Rollers

Moms were definitely on to something with the Velcro hair rollers trend. We strongly recommend tweaking this beauty tip to hot rollers for style that lasts without the headache. Use jumbo-sized rollers for glamorous, bouncy curls that you just can’t get with a curling wand.

4. Turmeric

Golden Face Mask

Turmeric root is ground into a deep yellow, pungent powder and has hundreds of uses around the kitchen and now, in your beauty routine. Mix enough turmeric powder and whole milk (or water) to form a paste and apply all over your face. Stay still as you allow this mask to dry and we promise you’ll wake up to a brighter, even complexion. Warning: turmeric stains everything.

5. Neutrogena

Never Sleep With It On

Never, ever, go to sleep with makeup on. And we know that you’ve probably heard this line from all ends, but Moms have a special way of reiterating this major beauty faux pas. Apart from clogging pores, spreading bacteria and ruining pillowcases what other reasons do you need to wipe off your makeup before bed?

6. Paulas Choice

Invest in Anti-Aging Products

You’re never too young to start taking amazing care of your skin. Most of us have memories of our mom using one potion or another that promised eternal youth. In modern times, this simply calls for a product that packs a dose of retinol plus antioxidants and other skin building ingredients. Don’t forget to top it off with an SPF of 30 or more.

7. Korean Italy towels

Korean Italy Towels

Korean Italy towels have definitely earned a spot in the top five list of holy grail body exfoliators. These towels are known to literally (TMI warning) have strips of dead skin roll off of your body after use. First, allow your skin to soften up by soaking in a hot bath for 20+ minutes. Then, firmly press the cloth into the skin in repetitive motions. Rinse dead skin down the drain and be amazed.

Let us in — which special beauty tips and tricks did your Mom pass down? Leave a note in the comments below!

Inspiration Image Courtesy of Honestly WTF

Product Info:

1. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $21

2. Kariderm Organic Pure Shea Butter, $6.99, available at

3. Conair Jumbo and Super Hot Rollers, $39.99

4. Inspiration Image courtesy of What Women Needs

5. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – Fragrance Free, $6.49, available at drugstores

6. Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment, $56 

7. Image Courtesy of Frugal Bits

By: Taja Jarvis, Toronto, @TVJV

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